Finally, there are also Giant chests that will require the use of a Skylander Giants to open. Any Giant will do in these cases and you donít have to match any specific symbols. Just pull the right trigger and tap X to open the chest using a Giant.
Every level has a ton of items and tasks for you to find and accomplish. Youíll be collecting Soul Gems, Hats, Treasure Chests and more as you scurry around the level. Be sure to keep an eye out for hidden items or hidden caves entrances as some of your items will be located in these areas. At times youíll want to use the stationary binoculars youíll see to pinpoint the location of a collectible item as well.
Visuals and sounds in the game and the figures are fantastic. The levels are bright and colorful and the characters on the screen are full of life and enjoyable. The creativity that goes into this game is second to none and I have to say that this is the best looking Skylanders game yet. I canít wait to see it on the Xbox One. I especially loved how each level was themed. The figurines even seem so much more in color and full of character even when just sitting on the shelf. This game is so alive which makes it fun for everyone. The voiceover work is great and the wide cast of characters really lend to the storyline. Kids and adults will be sucked into the game.
Swap Force takes the gameplay of the previous titles and refines it completely. The game is a great platformer and the level designs are a perfect combination of skill and hack and slash. There are a ton of new enemies to hinder your way as well as a few large bosses. The story line is fantastic and funny and will keep children as well as adults giggling. I love the humor that is there that makes even adults chuckle and that makes this a game not just for the young crowd. There is even a musical interlude with one of the bosses that I found fantastic.
Once you complete the story mode you are about 50% through the entire game to completion. There are bonus, score and time missions to complete. Each of these missions earns you stars towards your overall rank as a Portal Master. Yes, you not only rank up the Skylanders but youíll also be ranking up as a Portal Master for completing levels to 100% and completing the bonus missions. All of the missions, tasks and story chapters are worth anywhere from 1 to 3 stars. Itíll take you 6 stars to ran up each time.