Quantcast
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Skylanders Spyro's Adventure  



Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure


2:30 PM on 07.15.2011
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo



Activision's pitch for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure has been met with some derision from gamers, and it's not surprising. The idea of plugging toys into a thing in order to interact with a videogame seems tacky as anything but ... I kinda dig it. 

I think Skylanders reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in the nineties, so gimmicky plastic crap essentially ruled my mind. Be it Mini Boglins, Barcode Battlers, or Tamagotchi, I was all about newfangled silliness that were manufactured purely to be collected in their hundreds. Skylanders reminds me of that, I can't help but feel suckered in. 

Even the designs, stuck between edgy and cute, remind me of an era where Monster In My Pocket littered the shelves at Woolworths. I can't help being strangely excited for it.

Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo
Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure



4:00 AM on 08.05.2011
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure gets an overview trailer

Activision is trying to revive the Spyro franchise with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The new game sees players needing actual toy figures of the playable characters being placed in a "Portal of Power" extern...more



2:45 PM on 08.04.2011
Pachter: Spyro Skylanders will underperform

I've previously expressed a strange excitement for Activision's toy crossover Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures due to its nineties-flavored gimmickry. The publisher is pumping big marketing dollars into the franchise, but analy...more



4:40 PM on 06.06.2011
E3: Use real toys to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure sees the return of the lovable purple dragon and he's joined by a wide variety of heroes. All 32 of the playable heroes will also come in actual toy form. The figures are important here as you ha...more




3ds

12:30 PM on 04.17.2014
Nintendo Download: Super Mario Bros. 3!

This is the week you've all been waiting for, as Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtually Consoles -- just in time for the upcoming release of NES Remix 2. The Wii U is also getting Golden Sun, and F-Zero: M...more



11:30 AM on 04.17.2014
Etrian Odyssey Untold Europe demo out now

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is a fantastic 3DS RPG that is taking its sweet ass time to get to Europe. But you'll get yours come May 2, friends.  For now, enjoy the demo, which is freshly available on the ...more



7:30 AM on 04.17.2014
See you on the green: Mario Golf: World Tour international tournaments

As someone that spends his life bragging about his superior ability in videogame golf, I'm excited that Mario Golf: World Tour will feature both regional and worldwide tournaments. Nintendo says it's easy to get into: get onl...more



View all 3ds






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more