Holiday Gift Guide Rev!ew – Skylanders Giants

I know you have seen the numerous and colorful displays, well, now let me take a moment to tell you about the amazing world of Skylanders.

We had the opportunity to try this game on our XBox 360 and oh my goodness; it is amazing. First of all, if you haven’t played a Skylanders game before, how it works is that you connect your Skylanders Portal of Power to your system, and then begin the game. Throughout the game,  you can switch characters by putting a new character on your portal. This transports your character INTO the game!!! How cool, right???

Skylanders Giants is like  Spyro’s Adventures but with a twist; the Skylanders in the Giants game are twice the size of their comrades with new Giants that have new powers and abilities, as well.

Plus, Skylanders Giants introduces new LightCore Skylanders, that glow when near the Portal of Power.

Some of the amazing things about this games are:

1. The graphics – these graphics are out-of-this world. They are crisp, clean, and awesome. These are actual photos of the game on my TV!

2. The game play choices are awesome, promising hours of game time. When turning the game on you are given the choice of playing Story or Battle Mode. Hubby and I love Story Mode (yes, we end up playing without Little Man!) Meanwhile, Little Man loves the Battle Mode.

3. There is so much action in this game that it definitely keeps the kids engaged –

4. The choices are endless – with the purchase of extra Giants you can play as different characters…

5. You can play on the go – Skylanders games can be played at home on your system, on the go, and even online!

6. Endless fun… I am telling you, I completely understand why every child I meet talks about this game and why it seems to be front and center in every store I walk into! This games is awesome. It is rated ‘E10+’ by the ESRB but Little Man is almost six and has no issues understanding or getting around the game.  Little Man LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it and all he ever talks about is how he loves his burly Tree Rex, ha, ha, ha!

So, I highly recommend you place a Giant or two under your tree this holiday season!

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**Disclosure** Adventures of 8 was given a product for this post – all opinions are honest and our own.


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  7. These games look very fun. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

  8. My nephew would love these.

  9. Jahna Smith says:

    My son would love this! Do you know if you can buy it for other systems besides an X-Box?

  10. I have 3 sons and they all LOVE Skylanders. They are all getting these for Christmas along with the new Giants game.

  11. Melissa Hartley says:

    These look so cool!! I’m sure they are on my nephews’ Christmas list 🙂

  12. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts
    Twitter: dragonfee64

    I think my nephew would love this. He’s always telling me about a new game he’s playing or has played =D

  13. This is on my to do list to buy. Just found out my kiddo asked Santa for it.

  14. Anne Younger
    Twitter: anne54304

    My nephew is big into Skylanders but I didn’t know much about them before this. Thanks for the review.

  15. Mine are not old enough yet but love gaming! Thanks for sharing!

  16. skylanders are so much fun for the kids

  17. I have to admit before Black Friday ads I didn’t know what Skylanders were. Now I keep seeing it everywhere! Thanks for sharing the review, I feel old when I don’t know what the hot toys are!

  18. My son has this on his Christmas List! He played the demo and loves it.

  19. Great review! This is on my son’s Christmas List!!

  20. I bought this for the kids for Christmas – Can’t wait!!


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