GiN Review: Program Your Own Heroes with Skylanders: Imaginators

By: John Breeden II
October 20, 2016

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Right from the start, we need to say that this is, by far, the most creative and impressive Skylanders title to date.

One of the new Creation Crystals which can become a full Skylanders hero inside the game.
One of the new Creation Crystals which can become a full Skylanders hero inside the game.

While other games in the beloved series have added elements like giants or vehicles, we were still confined to buying the toys and putting them into the game with all the in-borne characteristics and development paths created by the game’s makers.

Skylanders: Imaginators completely changes that. In addition to the core characters, the game also comes with new Creation Crystals. The crystals are clear physical cylinders that encapsulate what looks like a Dungeon and Dragon’s dice. Each one glows with its elemental color when placed on the power portal. Crystals are basically blank Skylanders, able to become almost anything that a player wants.

And each crystal has memory built into the figurine, so your homemade character is saved and can level up just like the pre-built ones.

Character creation in most games is not that big of a deal, but in Imaginators it’s actually really fun. You can choose so many different options for your character, from their head type and hair to their outfit and body size and even their voice and catch phrases.

Read our entire review at Gameindustry.com, and find out how Skylanders: Imaginators stood up to our kid test lab!