Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
While many people may not like the practices of Pokemon games and any games like it, with the consistent waves of new games, usually several times in a year, year after year, with relatively few changes and new content, you have to admit, it's ingenious. Skylanders Spyro's adventure follows the same principles to the letter: Provide collectible merchandise, make it fun and cute to look at, give the merchandise some property or characteristic the others lack so each is unique, and require further purchases to unlock in order to reach the fullest potential of the main product. In this case it's a video game. And while the grown up in me can't help but roll my eyes and scoff, I then think. Well, I pay for Xbox live. I buy many new games a year. I pay for DLC. I upgrade my computer to keep up with the games out there that require enough firepower to create a mushroom cloud. So I calmed down and approached the game from a different angle and decided to do a review of the game while trying recall what it was like to be a 6-8 year old, and how much I probably would have wanted a game like this. And for parents out there, I'm sure you're question is this: With everything else I pay for, school, clothes, toys, music, games, etc, should I dish out additional cash for more collectibles? Read my review and decide for yourselves.