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#1 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

Your best option depends on whether you are buying for PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360.

Once you get Spyro's Adventure you DO have a portal, *but* if you're buying for Wii or PS3 it is a battery operated one which means you will end up spending additional money. 

The second game (Skylanders Giants) is $60 for the game + a copy of TreeRex, or it is $75 for Game + Portal + TreeRex + Jet-Vac + Cynder.

The characters are $10 a piece, so if you are getting the PS3 or Wii version and only have the battery operated portal, you're saving $5 off an additional character and lord knows how much on batteries. 

If you're on 360 it's a tougher call and totally up to you. Gopd luck! 

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#2 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

Seems we're both in a smilar situation. Here is the research I have gathered:

Since you are getting the two starter packs, that should mean you have (1): Water, Tech, Magic and Undead that will work with BOTH of the games. You also have (1) life (TreeRex) and (1) air (Jet-Vac) who will work only with Skylanders Giants (since Tree is a Giant and Jet is a new character for Giants that was not present in Spyro's Adventures.) 

This means that for maximum cross-game playability you are going to need (1) Air, Earth, Life and Fire. *OR* You could get Earth and Fire and then decide if you love the games enough to fill in the missing gaps. 

To make sure that a character is compatable with both games, check the front of the box and make sure there are green check marks next to "Works With..." which is to the right of the character's name on the box. 

As for choosing the best characters, you can learn the characters stats on the Skylanders Wiki. You might also want to watch some character footage videos on YouTube. Classic Game Room has done a nice series of showing off each character in general, or you could check out CoinOp TV's Skylanders 101 for a more in depth presentation. 

Consider the characters you already have. How do you like to play? Fast? Slow? Up Close? Far away? Lots of direct attack abilities, or characters who have some defense / support? 

Last and most important, don't let it stress you out. :) Depending on how you want to play--collecting the figures for artistic reasons, just looking to get things unlocked, or w/e--the important thing is to have fun. Good luck! 

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I am sad to see this game is receiving such a wide array of poor reviews. I will likely still buy this and play it once PSN is back up, since my purpose in getting it was to play with my brother (who only has PS3) but I was really hoping this would be a big success. I always hope that a new IP is, truthfully. I notice a lot of opinions floating around here (and elsewhere) and ultimately people need to remember that their own gaming preferences are what they should ultimately follow in deciding whether to buy this (or any game, for that matter). I would not buy this alone -- the "single player" does not seem truly appealing since the A.I. is apparently unbalanced and I am not extremely strong at shooters. Playing with famiy should still be alright, though. We shall see.

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My brother and I are both very excited about this game and are looking forward to picking it up when it releases. It is always fun to try a new MMO. Its like opening a book and having the images on the page fill your mind for that very first time. I also like the emphasis on PVE combat and the fact that it is going to support a 360 controller.

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#5 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

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They should autodetect little kids on headsets by their high-pitched voices and boot them from the game. :twisted:

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What if it was a girl. She might be old but have a high-pitched voice. Think about that one... :) You don't want to ban all ladies from games now do ya?

Indeed this is an issue. Although I am sure there is actually an active component of the gaming community who would either be willing to take this sacrifice or possibly even see it as a bonus. The trouble is not screechy kids with mics: its lazy parents not following the ratings on game boxes. Its a shame there is not some type of touch technology that can monitor age of someone giving a finger print or something, so that when you turn on a headset or even touch a controller it will scan you and set up legal pre-sets appropriately. Then again, that sounds far too much like 1984 and the whole Big Brother thing for me. In all truth, the mute button tends to do the trick of parents don't do the right thing from word go.

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#6 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

I'm very strategically minded when I play a game. I want every extra goody possible that will give me the edge over whatever I am facing. I also need this since I am technically not a strong gamer due to a couple physical limitations. I would also consider myself a social gamer since I love playing with friends, as well as a collected (I like being rewarded with stuff) and an explorer (I like seeing new places). I am also hugely into good story and deep (and preferably customixable) characterization. So you can see there is a lot that can attract me to a game and the more of these things that a game allows or encourages the more likely I am to be interested. :)

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#7 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

As much as we all likely think our ideas are great, each one I have seen comes at a possible price. For example, banning short campaign modes would only give deleopers reason to dilute the quality of the campaign to pad it and make it longer. Forcing all non-continual content to be free would mean developers would have no reason to make non-continual (content that effects game play rather then cosmetic things) anymore. Banning entire genres is rediculous: we already have a massive over-population in certain genres as it is. This would not help the gaming industry.

Me? I would ban the ability to ban things. Because whether you, I or anyone else likes or dislikes something is a matter of personal choice and integrity. It is our responsability to decide what we feel is acceptable and to take action regarding our own purchasing habits to ensure a quality gaming experience for ourselves. Doing this at the expense of another's experience to the profit of sheer personal laziness is absurd, and would forfeit such an individual any logical right to have the power to make such decissions in the first place.

Am I too serious about this? Yes, indeed. But I see far too much in this industry that is wittled down into being repeated copies of the same things over and over again. Anything of this nature would only add to that problem.

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#8 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

I'm getting MAG and I am getting Uncharted 2. MAG for large group play; seems like it will be fun regardless of whether you are incredible at shooters since there are so many people. If me and a bunch of friends make a squad we should have some fun. As for Uncharted 2, grabbing this to play along with my best friend since it is going to have co-op. Also looking forward to checking out the online as well.

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#9 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

To all of those pointing out that I did not get MGS4 there are two reasons: 1) I never played any of the previous games. and 2) I am not sure I would actually be able to play it, honestly. I'm sure one of my brothers were grab that up quickly and then I will try it out since it is a greatest hit now. Oh, and quit calling me "sir" !!! :P Hope the pink does not hurt your eyes, but I am sure it will remove some of the confusion. :p Anyway, I have about 6 friends who have PS3s, it just happens the two who did buy Red Faction Guerilla chose to grab it for the 360. As usual, thanks for all your responses.

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#10 Posted by narakubeloved (53 posts) -

Congrats on getting the system and also out of those 8 games i would have picked something else up instead of World at War (something like Red Faction ect)

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Just to clarify, World at War was a request from my brother since he has real life friends with a PS3 who play that. He is paying for half of the cost of my LittleBigPlanet to make up for that. As for why I didn't get Red Faction Guerilla? My friends have that for Xbox 360 and if I got that for PS3 instead I think they would be rather annoyed. ;) But truthfully Call of Duty has never been my cup of tea. Just something nice for my brother driving me, etc.

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