To start off with: Spyro fans. Who is a Spyro fan and who isn't, shall we say. I've noticed that quite a few of Spyro 'fans' practically worship the older Spyro games and almost literally butcher the newer games, currently Skylanders being their latest victim. Now don't get me wrong, I love the older Spyro game, I grew up with them and the first 3 were some of the first game I ever played but I'm ok with the newer games and the 'new' Spyro. My issue is with these so called fans who moan whenever there is a new Spyro game and it's 'not the old Spyro', 'cause apparently every new Spyro game has to be exactly like the old ones. Surely if somebody wants the old Spyro, they would play the old Spyro games instead of wasting their time bashing the ones without even trying them. I think these fans need to realise that the old Spyro is not coming back and they have to accept that at some point and even if the old Spyro came back, there would probably still be changes that fans would moan about.
Now onto Skylanders itself. My friend and I bought the starter pack on her birthday (Feb 13th) and we found out just hard it really is to come by. Some places were sold outon certain versions but managed to buy it in Game Station. Then we wanted a couple of extra characters other than the three starters. Turns out the characters are even harder to get and they were sold out pretty much every where we could think of(by the way, this was before I found out that the figures work on all versions, which is pretty nice feature). Neither of us had any idea how popular the game really was, so it was quite a surprise. Just goes to show that no matter how much people may hate a game whatever ridiculous reason (such as Spyro's look, which is very shallow and a bit silly since you can play as other characters), people will buy the game regardless and, toput it simply, sales and income don't lie.