Where Disney Infinity delivers a series of small self-contained stories and LEGO Dimensions is just getting started, the Skylanders series has spent the past five years building an original fictional universe -- and tearing it apart.
First Skylanders, then Disney Infinity and now LEGO -- the video game sections of major retailers everywhere are slowly being taken over by toys. Which plastic portal of power should you be plugging into your game console? Let's see if we can help.
Children's console games have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the motion controlled mini-game bundles and second rate movie tie-ins. In their place we have experienced and talented developers working with budgets the size of blockbuster movies.
Be careful unboxing your Wii U Skylanders Superchargers starter pack. I managed to tear the lever off the side of Donkey Kong's Barrel Blaster freeing it from its package, and will be sad forever because of it.
Activision revealed today that they're adding online multiplayer to Skylanders: Superchargers. The game's getting online land, sea and air races for up to four players, along with an online co-op story mode.
Dark Edition Skylanders starter packs and their exclusive toy variants have always vexed collectors, but the upcoming SuperChargers Dark Editions add a deeper level of frustration in the form of two different Nintendo sets, each with their own exclusive Skylander/Amiibo toys.
With attacks that spawn adorable skeletal bandmates and a ride that was once his coffin-shaped kids bed, Skylanders: Superchargers Fiesta is an unliving, unbreathing example of why I love this stupid series.