Brandy from Fangwheel writes:
"Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure had me at the first mention of Spyro. I grew up playing Spyro games with one of my friends in school and my older sister. Somewhere along the line I stopped playing altogether only to pick back up again for The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and let me tell you I was shocked. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it but they swapped my platforming and item hunting seemingly for Elijah Wood and a story. When researching Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure I was only slightly miffed to find out that the game didn’t revolve around Spryo and now that I’ve played it Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure definitely has the similar feel of an old Spyro title. The platforming is there (kind of) but finding hidden objects albeit the levels are definitely less confusing (no more guessing which portal that one thing you couldn’t get before is in). Once I found out about all that it did offer, I was sold: hook, line, and sinker. I’m definitely familiar with the “collector craze”, my fiancé’s vices are Magic: The Gathering cards and Transformers while mine are Deadpool, anything Alice in Wonderland related, and the aforementioned Magic cards. This is the type of game I would encourage my kids to be playing (if I had any, if only my dog could learn) rather than parents allowing their children to be babysat by Halo, Call of Duty, or Gears of War and fellow gamers. It offers good clean fun and a break from games that can be punishing (totally glaring at you Dark Souls). Does Skylanders really need the publicity of Spyro’s name or can it stand on its own?"