GR: I want to love this franchise so much.
It’s just not for me. There’s a very obvious wall between Skylanders and the audience that frequents this website, that consumes games like candy, and generally drives the circle of forward-facing consumerism feeding the industry’s crystallized core. The shooter genre has slowly stopped evolving. The same can be true of action games, adventure games, and even role-playing games, but when Toys For Bob or Vicarious Visions (responsible for last year’s Skylanders Swap Force) talk about innovation, I actually stop and pay attention.