A girl's thoughts on everything on video games.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Skylanders Multiplayer

In most video game campaign modes, I prefer to venture out alone. Multiplayer is usually meh for me but there are those rare occasions where I do prefer multiplayer for example, Little Big Planet or Halo. I'm one of those people who stray away from the yellow brick road in main missions, to go explore the map - just in case there's some super-rare-mystical-bonus item waiting to be found, and usually am the person to be yelled at for not focusing on the mission at hand.

Hex and Drobot being noobs on Skylanders

Playing Skylanders in multiplayer mode would have to be one of those rare occasions where I prefer another player on my screen with me. Why? Because I'd be switching characters in and out, left, right and centre. 


Like I said in my previous post, Skylanders is one of those games which relies on specific elements to unlock a special bonus section to retrieved awesome items. Therefore in real life, relying on me to switch characters on the portal often. And in even simpler terms, having to move my lazy couch potato butt over to the coffee table and moving the damn character onto the portal myself. It's a task I can't ignore either, I have the need to open these secret areas - I can't just walk past them all hoo haa and pretend they're not there. It's like seeing a massive white puss filled pimple on the middle of your forehead and you just leaving it there...  Some things just need to be popped and in this case, opened.

Don't get me wrong, I'm loving this game so far; however I'm just stating it's less effort to play Skylanders with another person around who can lessen the blow of needing to shift characters around - which is a good thing.

Flameslinger's Flame Attack
Playing campaign multiplayer in Skylanders is very amusing. I like it a lot, and very useful too. Too bad you can't have more that 2 players on the portal at the same time; it's a bummer but probably for the best. Having 2 players on the screen can sometime get a little hectic. Weapons, ammo, all shit possible just flying around hitting monsters, objects etc. it can get so distracting and spam worthy. But eye candy-ish in my opinion, destruction, I love it.


Hex vs Dark Spyro Battle Mode Opening Art
Multiplayer battle mode is a great aspect of the game too. You get to fight each other, race to collect the most gems or play for points. A downside is, you can't play against people online, but oh well. And O M G. The voiceover for battle mode is hilarious! It gets me giggling everytime. Just picture this, you have a kiddy graphics, with an epic Mortal Kombat style voiceover. Epic lolz.

I'm not going to lie, even with the annoying dialogues you can't even skip... I'm loving this game so far.

6 comments:

  1. I find this game to be an ingenious way to introduce kids to DLC.

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  2. Agree with Philip. I wish they'd develop a proper Spyro title and not this consumerist bullshit that's only meant to promote the toys. I thoroughly enjoyed the original Spyro games, and there's still a market, so why must Insomniac not capitalize?

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  3. Yeah I agree. They should make a proper Spyro title and NOT link it to this game. Old Spyro games were leet. When playing this game, Spyro has no importance in it whatsoever, so they don't even need Spyro in it. They just had "Spyro" in there to get a few more sales. Sad... And in the end, Skylanders is a VERY expensive game to play + targeting it to kids... evil, but smart. It's a fun game on its own but... meh.

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  4. Gee - imagine that? Targeting a game towards kids. What will those evil, greedy companies think of next. No wonder this generation is considered one of the dumbest.

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  5. Skylanders game is increase our concentration power and get lots of enjoyment. I really like to play this game so much.

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  6. They should make a proper Spyro title and NOT link it to this game. Old Spyro games were leet. When playing this game, Spyro has no importance in it whatsoever, so they don't even need Spyro in it. They just had "Spyro" in there to get a few more sales.space strategy games.
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