Tin Salamunic: Video games for kids don’t have the hottest track record. They’re usually quick cash grabs for companies and they tend to lack innovation, polish, and particularly challenge. So when I say that Skylanders: Giants is a fantastic game, for small and big gamers alike, that’s kind of a big deal. I was never lured into the whole Pokémon phenomenon when I was younger, and while Skylanders is conceptually very similar, it’s so superbly executed that I found myself instantly hooked from the moment I plugged in the Skylanders portal. Maybe it’s the kid in me reminiscing the days of Monster Hunter, maybe I’m just flabbergasted by an exceptionally good kid’s game, whatever the reason may be, Skylanders: Giants is a sleeper hit.