Swap Force is quite refreshing!!!! It has just enough “old” to make it familiar and lots of new to make it exciting again! It doesn’t matter if you are new to the franchise or an old fan, a young child or a parent playing along, you will enjoy SWAP FORCE!! I LOVE THE WAY THEY HAVE THEIR CAMERAS ANGLED FOR BATTLES, ESPECIALLY IN 2 PLAYER STORY MODE. You can see the “big” picture (it’s not a split screen view) and so you don’t hurt your partners in battle because you
can see where they are.. Divide and Conquer!;)
OLD vs NEW:
The graphics are more colorful and some of the characters do have a little bit of a “cartoonish” appearance and the lip syncing to words is off(not a deal breaker, read the words you won’t notice). For instance,
the Chompies are back but their eyes are longer which makes them a little more silly looking. Don’t let that deceive you into thinking that this game is a breeze. It has the ability to adjust the level of difficulty like it did in GIANTS. From Easy, to Nightmare Mode it has something to offer everyone. It still has hats, treasure chests, puzzles, Kaos and Glumshanks, Flynn, ability to buy upgrades, quests, battles, two players in story mode, and the same camera angles to attack from. You can use ALL of your older Skylander figures and in fact, if you are new to the franchise, make sure to buy a Giant if you enjoy being able to complete everything. I am early into the game and the first and second levels have an area where you need a giant to unlock a treasure chest worth coins. So it is not mandatory to have a giant, but don’t put them away if you already have them. The narrator reads the words on the screen, so a younger child could play it alone or you can play with the sound down.