LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Matt Wales 29 November 2012
Skylanders Battlegrounds | Developer:
Vicarious Visions | Publisher:
Activision Blizzard | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action | Players:
1 | Version:
It's easy to be cynical about the Skylanders franchise. Activision's phenomenally popular collectible toy and video game series sounds like little more than a greedy grasp for frazzled parents' wallets.
That would probably be the case, too, if the console games weren't much cop - but they are, combining kid-friendly platform action and puzzling into a genuinely satisfying romp.
Skylanders Battlegrounds, one of three iOS Skylanders games, takes the core elementally-based battling seen in console versions and expands it into an entire game, mixing turn-based overworld exploration with real-time combat.
A simplistic, reasonably captivating blend of turn-based exploration and real-time combat that's disappointingly hollow without additional investment