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Skylanders: SuperChargers is just bursting with content, and fortunately, all of it is great fun. If you're invested in the series, SuperChargers is on par, if not better, than the best the series has offered in the past. If you're a newcomer, SuperChargers is a fantastic jumping-on point, as it has the lowest barrier of entry to see the majority of the content. As opposed to past games, which were filled with eight different elemental gates, the only gated story content is with sea and air vehicles. Even factoring out the sea and air segments, SuperChargers is still stellar. The Skylanders series is now into year five and as long as they keep being this entertaining, varied, and lively, then each one should still be worth playing, whether you're 7 or 27 years old.
Superchargers is another impressive evolution in the Skylanders brand that series fans and newcomers alike should not miss.
Activision and Vicarious Visions have seemingly done the impossible by keeping Skylanders fresh for its fifth outing. SuperChargers is jam-packed with enough content to fill at least two separate games and it's all quality stuff.
A major disappointment with a silver lining: We likely only have to wait a year for Activision and Toys for Bob to get the series back on track
Overall, SuperChargers is a competent sequel and one that's bound to keep the Skylanders fandom transfixed for yet another year. Where previous iterations have kept the series afloat using fun albeit superficial gimmicks, this latest edition feels more like a genuine step in a new direction. It's great news all around, yet the developers at Vicarious Visions and Toys For Bob will definitely be feeling the pressure in trying to top this latest effort next year.
[My daughter] told me several times over the last week that this was her favourite toys-to-life game yet. And speaking as both a gamer and a parent I can't find much wrong with her reasoning. Skylanders SuperChargers has great toys and loads of fun stuff to do. Better still, it isn't (necessarily) going to break the bank. It gets my dad stamp of approval.
More ways to have fun, fewer manufactured barriers to do so. Inventive game mechanics lead to some truly breahttaking levels. Driving and flying is a blast. Underwater vehicle levels are the worst.
Skylanders SuperChargers is a fast-paced affair, never lingering in one spot for too long, always offering something new and fun to do. It's a great game to play with kids, and one grown ups shouldn't be ashamed to try.
A solid outing for this year's Skylanders, SuperChargers is a lot of fun to play and you can now do it online with friends.
Skylanders: Superchargers is a smorgasbord of gameplay and aesthetics, a much-improved romp through the toy-fueled world of Skylands. But at times it feels too hurried to allow you to enjoy the diversity of play and aesthetic it has on offer, leaving the game bordering on staccato, almost to a fault.