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10-28-2012, 08:12 PM
So US release date?
11-08-2012, 11:36 AM
No longer to buy?

11-08-2012, 11:21 PM
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Skylanders Lost Islands (by Activision Publishing) - Universal

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11-09-2012, 02:45 AM
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Wow, I actually got excited there for a second..
11-09-2012, 02:59 AM
I`m on it. Expect the usual when I`m back from Breakfast :-)
11-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 100
who plays in this game ?
11-09-2012, 05:25 AM
Doing a brief look, it's your standard Farmville / Dragonvale fare (as one would expect).

It looks like they were smart in that you can't just own a few dozen figures, throw the codes in and instantly level up to 20 or something. Likewise, the Skylanders figures are separate from the "town population" you need to staff certain buildings.

So unless there are character-specific quests, you won't miss out on anything other than the Element of the Day if you don't have a particular Skylander - it's not going to stop you mid-game and say "Go buy Legendary Trigger Happy to play any further!"

You can use gems to buy the Skylander of your choice, or when you level up you'll periodically get rewarded with a random Skylander. If you spend gems (the usual "premium currency") to buy a Skylander and later purchase the physical figure and put the code in, the game will refund those gems, which I thought was a nice touch.

Basically, if you want another Farmville with a Skylanders theme, you'll probably like it. If not, wait for Skylanders Battlegrounds, which they've confirmed DOESN'T require the portal or $50 starter pack to be playable - you can buy the ~$6 app by itself.
11-09-2012, 05:36 AM
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Location: England
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Originally Posted by Jdragoon19 View Post
Wow, I actually got excited there for a second..
Ha ha same here and then i remembered it was the usual Farmville type IAP game.
11-09-2012, 05:57 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Pokke Village, Indonesia
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can't wait for the battlegrounds!!!

Currently Playing: Crashlands, Pokemon Heart Gold, Digimon Re: Digitize, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
Officially moved to android
11-09-2012, 07:42 AM
Game Impressions

I`m reall asking myself if that`s the right Way to milk the Sklander Franchise on iOS.

Last edited by Sanuku; 11-10-2012 at 12:38 AM.