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Skylanders Battlegrounds
Cloud busting
By Matt Wales 29 November 2012
Game Name: Skylanders Battlegrounds | Developer: Vicarious Visions | Publisher: Activision Blizzard | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Action | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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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.
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Summary
A simplistic, reasonably captivating blend of turn-based exploration and real-time combat that's disappointingly hollow without additional investment
RATING
6/10
 
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