Skylanders SWAP Force

Skylanders: Swap Force Review

by Angelo Dargenio October 15, 2013 @ 9:09 AM
While these days we love to consider video games to be interactive tools of artistic expression, there was a time when games were just toys, and that’s not a bad thing! Toys are important. They help to foster creativity in young developing minds and remind adults what it was like to be a carefree adolescent. There is, perhaps, no video game better at owning its toy-like identity than Skylanders. It’s fairly obvious to all that Skylanders: Swap Force is basically just a vehicle to sell more action figures, and that alone would make it a success, but Activision goes so far above and beyond the call of duty to create a brilliant action game experience that reinforces the things that make toys great. It’s exactly what a toy should be, rewarding creativity in children while providing a sense of nostalgia for adults.

Skylanders: Swap Force Trailer: Mix and Match Your Heroes

by John Llewellyn Martin September 25, 2013 @ 10:42 AM | ScreenCrush
Your wallets won't receive respite until the year's over, gamers. And if you're looking forward to Skylanders: Swap Force, then you should probably just mail your wallet to Activision right now, making it your first swap.

E3 2013 Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

by Angelo Dargenio June 18, 2013 @ 3:57 PM
What do you think is the most successful game franchise in existence? Call of Duty? Nope. Mario? Still wrong. Give up? The answer is Skylanders, one of the most absurdly successful money making games ever to come out of Activision. This year, at E3 2013, we got a chance to take a look at the newest Skylanders game, Skylanders: Swap Force, and picked up a limited edition E3 run Hot Dog Skylanders figure by doing so. We are all now 300 dollars richer after pawning off this figure on eBay, but how did the game hold up?