Skylanders: Swap Force is the third game to feature Activisionís toys that come to life, and this time, they are introducing a whole new type of gameplay that leaves the lumbering giants of the previous title behind. Most fans know what Swap Force is all about, but in case you hadnít heard, here is the basic rundown.
Skylanders: Swap Force introduces 16 characters that can be separated at the waist and combined with other character body parts. Letís say, for instance, you have Wash Buckler and Magna Charge. One is a Water character that has tentacles for legs, while the other is Tech-based and has wheels for feet. When swapped, the new characters have an interesting mix of powers. With the body of Wash Buckler and the body of Magna Charge, you get a fast-moving character with water-based attacks, while the other pair ends up being a character that can use his tentacles for attacking and has a magnetic charge attack.
This gives the developers at Vicarious Visions a few new ways to challenge the players. For one, the different legs have abilities that allow them to gain access into new secret areas. Another comes with the fact that combined characters can have two different element types. In the case of our above pair, the two new characters would be of Water/Tech type. What this means is that elemental gates that previously only required one type of element to open up can now require two. These gates require either the right type of combined character or a pair of non-Swap Force characters of the right elements in order to be opened.