Daily Gaming: Issue 10
Whoo! I was able to finish my review of Super Smash Brothers. Even it was a sunday and I was supposed to relax, I simply couldn’t, so I decided I had to do whatever I could to work on the backlog of reviews, and while Smash was the newest game coming in, getting rid of it quickly was a good decision. It is important to show Nintendo that we can cover their games before they are outdated.
The full review is in danish and can be found here, you can go read it with translate or just read my short review here. Smash for Wii U is fantastic, beautiful, fluid and fast. Runs at 60 frames per second, has like everyone from the Nintendo Universe in it, and heaps of weapons. With up to 8 player Smash locally, there’s no doubt the action will be wild.
Now I need to write about the Amiibo figure I recieved, which is Mario. Not a big deal, it will not be a big hazzle at all. The look, feel and functions it has, finito.
On topic of figures, since my blog post today is rather meh, I’ll start a debate. Did Skylanders really need Spyro to kickstart the franchise? My opinion is a big fat no. Spyro has NOTHING to do with the popularity at all, because those who remember the little purple dragon fondly from their childhood is not the main target group for Skylanders.
However, Activision did choose wisely. The other choice would probably have been Crash Bandicoot, and I am sure the fanbase would have been yelling their heads off and hated on Activision.
As said, I don’t think Spyro was needed in Skylanders. He is actually the one standing out, and Swap Force only has him as a re-iteration while Trap Team doesn’t have him at all. Of course the name “Spyro” turned some heads and made people stop and read more about Skylanders, but depending on marketing, I am sure the game would have sold just as much without damaging Spyro in some of the old fans eyes.