We played the Skylander Giants demo at Best Buy!

We headed to Best Buy over the weekend to check out  an in-store demo of Skylander Giants on PS3. Skylander Giants, which is sure to be the hot video game of the holiday season, is available of a variety of gaming platforms, including Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, or Nintendo 3DS.! You can even play online or mobile (Apple App Store and Kindle Fire)
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What is Skylander Giants?

Skylanders Giants is the sequel to Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure—the critically acclaimed game, where toys come to life! In Skylanders Giants, the rich mythology of the Skylands continues, engaging audiences with new, super-sized Giants with super-sized powers, an all-new story, new puzzles to solve, and new discoveries that will fire the imagination.

Frozen in our world. Alive in theirs. Skylanders are special action figures that come to life when you place them on the Portal of Power®!

Getting started…

To get started, you’ll need to pick up a Skylander’s Starter pack for your at home game console. The Starter Pack includes the Skylanders Giants video game, a Portal of Power, three Skylanders figures, a character collector poster, three sticker sheets with secret codes and three trading cards.


Our thoughts

The only time we’ve played is the demo at Best Buy, but basically you put the Skylanders figure of your choice on your Portal when you enter your world. Different Skylanders have different traits, so you’ll want to use different figures for different levels or areas of the game. Now, we didn’t try it while were doing the demo, but apparently you can put 3 toys (which includes 2 playable Skylanders (for 2 player mode only) and 1 Magic Item or 1 location Piece (sold separately)on the portal. I’m guessing that starts all sorts of shenanigans. (I’m hoping someone reading this will fill me in on that!)

The game itself was pretty intuitive, not bad for knowing nothing about it, just picking up the controllers and having a go. I’m guessing it would have helped us to read the Skylander Giants Game Manual first, but the nice folks at Best Buy probably wouldn’t have appreciate us playing for that long if we had! My husband says it’s fun, quick game play. Great developed worlds and even had a boss fight! Pretty cool!

I received a promotional item from Best Buy in exchange for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

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