So Skylanders: Swap Force
earns the distinction of being the first game I've played on a PlayStation 4. It shows; it's a very attractive and charming-looking game. Even the enemies are adorable; the demo I played featured a legion of one-eyed gremlins engaging in a fierce snowball fight in the Cloudbreak Islands. The Spyro Series One is on the scene, dishing out adorable pain alongside a team of friendly Frost Elves. It's then that we're told that all toys in the Skylanders
line will work on this portal. So we're talking over a hundred at this point.
Let's talk about some of the Skylanders and some of the things they can do. For starters, there's a top and bottom part to each toy. These can be mixed and matched for whatever purpose you need. For example: Rattle Shake is an Undead gunslinger who uses snakes instead of guns. His six-shooter spits venom while he can deploy Deputy Snake to clean up behind him. Boom Jet surfs on a turbine. If you detach the turbine and snap it onto Rattle Shake, he can surf on the turbine. And really, think about it: this is a guy who uses snakes for guns and surfs on a turbine. Sold.