Activision is pushing the boundaries of innovation in the toys-to-life genre with Skylanders SuperChargers. Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life — a new way to experience the magic of Skylands. At the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles, fans can engage in a high-octane action-adventure videogame like never before. Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich story-driven gameplay experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures set within new environments.
Why we like it: Once again, Skylanders goes to great lengths to both innovate on the game as well as be inclusive of previous versions. My favorite part of Superchargers, which is also it’s big selling point, is the new vehicles. Rather than introduce a new kind of Skylander as they have in the past, they are now introducing vehicles for Land, Sea and Air. I like that the vehicles themselves have a certain amount of customization available to the player, but what I really like about them is how this opens up the world to the player. There’s always been the freedom to explore, but now players will be able to explore more 3-dimensionally. Granted these are levels specifically designed for the vehicles, but it does open up a new aspect of gameplay. The ability to super-charge the vehicles by pairing them with specific characters is another nice touch.