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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the multi player mode and design. The action and graphics are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Xbox 360)

 

First impressions of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure aren't good. There's a new peripheral to clutter the living room, a collectable range of toys required to play the game, and the reappearance of a tried and tested video game character--all the...

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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Review

 

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure combines a kids game, with pricey toys, and a brilliant ad campaign. It's on your kid's Christmas list, so listen up.

Yes, ultimately the content in the game is already on the disc and you have to pay money to unlock it, which sounds like BS. But even without the extras, Skylanders is a pretty substantial action game for kids (with a small cast). It's fun, it's...

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Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure

 

As a game, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure isn't bad. The problem is you can't separate the game from the commercial trappings of the project. The base package includes the game, the portal, and three figures costs $70. That's a hefty sum. In order to...

Fun action gameplay ; Can take characters to friends house and play, regardless of console

It's very expensive (game and figures) ; Cost to game completion ratio is horrible ; Offline co-op only ; Can't simply drop out of a game ; Figures aren't fun to play with on their own (kid tested) ; Paying more to play the game already purchased

Oh, and the co-op play. Only two player, offline only, and it’s easy to come into a game, but nearly impossible for the second player to exit. The only way we discovered to “drop out” of a co-op game was to completely end it, and then start over...

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Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Review

 

When we first started getting material about Skylanders, one question was echoed by nearly every member of our staff, “Are those toys?!” We didn't “get it” and, honestly, we didn't really want to.

Engaging for kids and adults ; Depth will keep players coming back ; User-friendly design ; Interaction technology is more than a gimmick

Expanding a collection can get expensive

When we first started getting material about Skylanders, one question was echoed by nearly every member of our staff, “Are those toys?!” We didn’t “get it” and, honestly, we didn’t really want to. The game was barely a blip on the radar until I had the...

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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

 

Skylanders reinvents Spyro for a new generation with its innovative tie-in toys, but it needs more content to offer true value.

Toys with brains ; Role-playing-style progression ; Game expands with figure collection ; Adventure Pack toys DLC works well

Multiplayer is offline only ; Costly to complete everything ; Portal peripheral can be temperamental

The campaign mode follows a story where you, as the Portal master, must recover each of the different element pods to bring life back to the land of Skylanders and defeat Kaos. Each level is themed around its related element and culminates in a boss...

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Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Review

 

Can I just say it? The last few Spyro the Dragon games have left me feeling a little iffy about the franchise. Ever since Insomniac Games left behind its creation on favor of Ratchet and Clank and Resistance, Activision hasn't really done much with it,...

So if you’re playing a game on your 360 and decide to join a friend in co-op at his or her house on the PS3, you bring your character along, set them on their portal, and their abilities, levels and hats (yes, you can find hats in the game) are...

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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

 

These days if a game is lucky it will get its own line of corresponding toys for kids or to collect. Skylanders: Spyros Adventure is doing things the other way. It's a game releasing alongside a series of toys that will be used to play the videogame...

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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure- Xbox 360

 

Overall, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is one of the more innovative gaming experiences I have played on the Xbox 360 to date. Its cross-platforming abilities, slick looking toy figures, and enjoyable gameplay all make for a game which should not only...

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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

 

Activision is promoting a game with figurines and exclusive peripherals. Is it just a shallow novelty? Read the review to find out.

$70 for the starter pack might seem a bit steep, with additional figurines at eight dollars a pop. For a hardcore gamer with an arsenal of Mature-rated titles, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure might not have enough appeal to make it worth the introductory...

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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure review

 

It has been a while since Spyro has graced a console game. While Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is technically a new game in the series, Spyro is really just an accessory. Speaking of accessories, if you have not already heard, Skylanders Spyro's...

Activision took what would have been a generic but cute platformer and turned it into an expensive money trap for parents. The concept is honestly pretty neat for kids. I’m surprised that it hasn’t been done before with a game like Pokemon. Imagine...