Sunday, February 12, 2012

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure by Activision Video Game Review

Spyro has been a cool dragon in my eyes since the days of playing the original adventure game on the original Playstation console, long long before I had kids. Now that I have my son he thinks Spyro is a cool dragon too. Its funny as a gamer you want to pass down the fun you had as a kid or in my case a teenager to your kids. Like some people and sports. My son is much younger than the ratings for Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure but he LOVES it. All during the holidays the display was a magnet to him. He would run over to it and get excited yelling "Dramum", his way of saying Dragon. He would push the buttons on this display and his little blue eyes would sparkle as he saw the game portal of power light up and the characters appear on the little display screen. My husband and I also though it was a neat aspect for gaming to have a small toy like character that you place on a game piece that will "place" your character into the game. So cool!

Like many other kids Santa did not bring Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure for Christmas. He bag must have been full of other cool stuff, but my son still wanted the game. We thought Valentines Day is a great time to buy one really cool gift for our son that we can all play together. When we were at the mall in the game store last month my son saw the game display again and went wild. We knew that was the gift we would be getting for all of us to enjoy.

When my son saw the Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure game pack in my hands after he woke up from his afternoon nap he squealed and yelled "YES!". He grabbed the game from me and took off down the hall. He spent the next 30 minutes looking at just the box saying "Wow" and "Cool". This was even before we opened it!

Besides the game being really fun with each character having its own set unique abilities and powers, the characters remember their in game experiences and upgrade as they play. They collect treasures as they explore the game world too. When we were at the game store the store manager told me he and his friends (all grown men) play Skylanders. They collect the many characters and can take it over to anyone house who has the game and portal. I thought that was a great aspect that your character can play on the Wii, PS3 or XBOX 360. How cool is that!?!

Love Spyro!

My son was even playing with the characters on his train set. He thinks they are really cool. Thankfully they are well made and can hold all the data in them without being fragile like most gaming items. I know we will be adding more cool characters to our collection. My son and husband had a great time playing together and I love that they are bonding over something they both like, Video Games! On the Skylanders website they have a special section just for Parents so you can read all about the game and the different aspects of game play. 

You can buy Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack by Activision for your family and many stores including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Game Stop and Best Buy.

The Starter Pack includes:

  • The starter pack comes with everything you need to start your adventure including:
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure software
  • Portal of Power
  • 3 Skylanders Figures
  • 3 Trading Cards
  • 1 Sticker Sheet for all three characters
  • 3 Skylanders Spyro's Universe Codes
  • Collector Poster

*I was not paid for our review. The opinions are 100% mine and may vary from others. I was provided the game in this post to review for free from the PR company that represents them.

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