Skylanders Giants is just a bigger gimmick than it's predescessor to get more money, which is all Activision really gives a shi+ about pretty much nowadays. It's basically the same game as the Gawd-Awful Skylander's: Spyro's Adventure (which just threw a poorly designed Spyro in just so Skylanders would become popular, which is why his name isn't in Giants) but with bigger Skylanders and a slightly different story. They didn't make any improvements from the predescessor either, they didn't fix the Spyro problem either, they just ignored all the Spyro fans and just said in their heads, "We don't care about the true Spyro fans, we just care about the money!"and kept that ugly beast imposter that they refer to as Spyro. The Portal of Power is also bound to break very very easily and the Skylanders are still really really expensive. From my advice, please do not buy this game or it's predescessor, just wait for the better upcoming games likes New Super Mario Bros. U, Black Ops 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Madden 13, NBA 13, Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon, Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse and all the other upcomin games that I bt are a gazillion bajillion adn fufillion times better than this stupid crap.