Friday, December 2, 2011

Kaos! Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Hours Debut


Coffee Beans
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was released on October 16, 2011 for the Wii, as well as the PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and PC. The game released in a "Starter Pack" with a MSRP of $69.99.

The console version was developed by Toys For Bob, and published by Activision. It received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Cartoon Violence" listed as the only content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

Does it appear Wii owners are enjoying Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, and how many gameplay hours have they reported? Let's take a look!


The Brew
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure has 2,496 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through Wii's Nintendo Channel with 43 days possibly reported, and the game's average play-time per day/session reported is 2 Hours 38 Minutes.

The Wii version of SSA has a "professional" review score average of 80.22%, based on 9 reviews on GameRankings.com. The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 43 customer reviews.
Captured December 1, 2011

Caffeinated Thoughts
I remember seeing initial coverage for Skylanders Spyro's Adventure and thinking that it was a very unique idea for a game. If you have not seen the idea behind the game, the video below will give a decent idea:


Basically, now you can literally "play" with toys in a video game. I honestly can see this continuing to be a success with proper marketing, and perhaps expanding to other toys.

Seeing Skylanders Spyro's Adventure average hours "Per person" being more than 20 hours on its debut is extremely impressive, and shows the audience playing this "game" seems to really be enjoying it, as I believe the Amazon.com customer reviews testify as well.

I have never played a Spyro game, but I am definitely interested to see how this game continues to do. Mrs. Coffee watched the trailer as I was downloading it, and when she realized what it was she said, "Oh no, that game used to make me sick!" Now, I don't know which older Spyro game she played, but the flying/gliding/free camera movement aspect is what made her sick. Hopefully though, that would not be such an issue with this game, as she could choose which character(s) to play with.

Questions
Have any of you been playing Skylanders Spyro's Adventure? If so, what do you think of the game, good or bad? If you haven't played Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, were you a fan of the older Spyro games?

If any of you are interested in Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, you can see the Starter Pack of each console version on Amazon.com below:

9 comments:

  1. Here's a series I don't think about much anymore - but I recall Spyro's earliest adventures. My oldest is not much of a gamer now, but when she was little, this was probably her all-time-favorite Playstation game. I don't think I've picked up a Spyro title though, in at least 7 or 8 years.

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  2. I've only played the original Spyro by Insomniac via PS1 Classics on PSN. I liked what I played, but I remember when I rented it when I was younger that I got a headache from the jaggy visuals.

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  3. @Chalgyr:
    7-8 years makes sense some though, as the series kind of had a mediocre run(from what I have read) during the middle 2000s. Apparently though, this one here is not only a fresh idea, but seems to be pretty popular right now.

    @superphillip32:
    Kind of funny you mentioned, "jaggy visuals". In my research/ADHD phase of writing this post, I was looking at the older games on YouTube, and I remember thinking, "Yup, those are the graphics don't stand the test of time, and perhaps and update is due."

    Thank you both for the comments/feedback! If anybody else reads this post, and you have played this game, please leave a comment/feedback letting us know what you think of it.

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  4. I love it.Thank you for letting me to know this.

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  5. @Coffee - so, sort of interesting that you posted this. I just read that 3 of the older Spyro games are going to be given away with the Playstation Plus offers next week. I do believe they are 3 of the earliest titles, under PS1 classics, so I may have to take a small trip down memory lane there. :)

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  6. I miss the Original Spyro :( the PS1 had some smart platformers.

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  7. @Chalgyr:
    Interesting. Glad to see PlayStation Plus members still getting some love, and glad to see Sony supporting the service. I didn't sign up for the service, so I don't know how well it has been working out for those that are subscribed to it.

    @Richard:
    Did you play the other Spyro games after the original?

    Thanks for the comments/feedback!

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  8. @Coffee - it was funny yesterday. I showed my oldest that I had grabbed the game, and I am sure I've mentioned before, but she's not a big gamer. She plays like 3 or 4 different titles a year is all. Just sticks with what she likes. She gave me a big hug and said "You're my best friend" - so that was pretty funny coming from a 15 year old.

    Even funnier? My younger two were both playing the crap out of it yesterday and thoroughly enjoying it. Neither one had ever played a Spyro game before, so that was cool.

    Dunno if you saw my recent blog article about Xbox live vs Playstation + but yeah - I'm definitely digging the Playstation plus service. The free minis and PS1 Classics, plus the other free titles have been worth it alone imo.

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  9. Although Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is released for all the consoles but I didn't played it as I'm too much addicted to Battlefield 3 and Skyrim 5 but now I'm thinking playing it on friends console as one of my friend have this game after reading it I found it interesting and definitely gonna go for this.

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