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Skylanders Giants Review: Easily A Top Toy For Christmas 2012

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Skylanders: Giants is the sequel to the hit 2011 game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. In that game, players used real action figures which plug into a special adapter to become playable characters in the video game itself. This unique feature has been carried over into the sequel, with the developers promising to take this special feature further than in the original title. So what does Skylanders: Giants offer to young players? Let’s take a look.

Key Features Of Skylanders Giants

* Includes 3 Skylander figures,
* Collect other figures for more gameplay options,
* Use figures from the original Skylanders game on Skylanders: Giants.

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Is Skylanders Giants Worth Buying?

If your child was a fan of the Spyro games, and especially if your child enjoyed Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, then this game will definitely appeal. It’s a direct sequel to Skylander’s: Spyro’s Adventure, and builds on the essential gameplay of the original game by introducing loads of new features and characters.

The basic principle of the Skylanders games is that you use real action figures, three of which are included and almost 20 others are sold separately, to play specific in-game characters and give you certain abilities. This means that the game crosses the divide between action figure toys and video games creating a unique playing experience.

The Portal of power is what allows players to connect their Skylanders action figures to the video game. It works by simply placing the figure on the portal – the game automatically recognizes which figure it is and loads up saved games so that your child can pick up where he left off last time with that character.

If your child had the original Skylanders video game, then the good news is that he can use his characters from the first game in Skylanders: Giants. Not only will he be able to continue developing his old characters in the new game, but they’ll be able to get stronger than ever before.

For fans of action figure collections, Skylanders: Giants also offers a total of 20 new figures to collect. Each figure is unique, and offers up extra content in the video game as well as its own unique skills that add to the fun.

Skylanders: Giants, is available on Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as on some handheld games devices. That means that you can buy this game whichever console you own. It’s set to be one of the top toys for Christmas 2012, so if your child enjoys video games and action figures, this could be the perfect choice! Naturally, the best deal you’ll get is at Amazon for this one and you can check out their sales on them here.
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