Skylanders PlayStation 3 Pack
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is a virtual-world game available for most gaming consoles. The game is also available for web players. Primarily for young children, the game takes place in Skylanders, an imaginary place where toys come alive. The starter pack includes action figurines that allow real-world play to merge with virtual gaming. Young players find this particular feature pretty cool.
Players serve as Portal Masters and have control over more than 30 characters each. Spyro is the popular dragon. Once teleported through the Portal of Power, figurine characters arrive in a mysterious and magical world with the purpose of saving this world from Kaos, a wicked Portal Master. Along the way they must collect treasures, fight strange beings, and solve challenging puzzles.
Every character has a predetermined online persona that includes special powers, personality traits, and individual abilities. Each one is a member of one of eight elements which include Earth, Fire, Air, Life, Water, Magic, Tech, and Undead. This membership determines what the characters can do in the game. Membership cannot be changed.
Various characters allow kids playing the game to select different personas each time they play the game. Information from past game experiences is stored in the figurines and virtual characters, so players can take them anywhere and play the game. Players can customize and add powers in different situations. Players can also battle characters using their special powers. The Adventure begins with players selecting characters to be teleported into the virtual realm. Portal Masters can team up or play against one another. This can change throughout the game. The mission of players is always to protect Skylands. The story is presented in such a way that every player believes they are the only one capable of saving Skylands.
To team up, players simultaneously add their figures to the Portal of Power. Depending upon the battle, characters learn various strategies to beat enemies and overcome obstacles. Battles are available in various arenas and modes with the goal to become the definitive Portal Master.
The interaction of figurines with a virtual-world is an innovative approach to gaming, especially for younger players. It keeps them engaged and allows players to take part of the game, via the figurines, with them wherever they go. The Portal of Power teleports figurines and adds a touch of realism for players. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is a game that teaches strategic thinking as well as subtle leadership skills to players.