"It'd be easy to pass Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure off as a gimmick. I think we've all been burned a time or two by plastic peripherals that plug into a video game system, and most of those gadgets have come from games published by Activision, the same publisher behind Skylanders. So inviting more plastic toys into your home for video games might not seem like a great idea. But the more I continued to play Skylanders, the more I found myself genuinely impressed with the concept. The game itself isn't what I'd label great, but I'm pretty surprised nobody has come up with this concept before now."