DHGF: Skylanders Swap Force is an interesting mix of genre. Aimed at younger players, people looking for a more involved platformer are probably going to be disappointed. As it is, what you get is a solid platformer if a bit simple, with some interesting mechanics tied to the characters you put through the portal into the game. While you don’t have to have played the previous games, having the figures and having played the other games certainly won’t hurt and other than a few weird bugs I came across the game ran fairly solid. If you’re looking to complete the game in its entirety there’s a heavy investment in figures involved but if you’re just looking to go through and have fun with it the starter figures are more than capable of getting you through the game. While it’s not a perfect game, it is fairly solid and is something that you can play with the whole family which is becoming something of a rarity in the video game market these days.