Skylander’s Giants has been a runaway success that attracts gamers from multiple genres to the world of Skylands. What started as a mere adventure for Spyro and company has become a phenomenon like no one could have predicted. Whether you’re gaming on the go with Nintendo 3DS or enjoying some co-op at home on the Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii- it’s an experience that’s not to be missed.
Now gamers have to make some tough decisions on just who is worth buying. You can pick up a Skylander for between $8-$10 and the starter packs are bundled with three already. Which figures are worth your cash? If you find yourself unsure of who to invest in, look no further. This time we’ll be taking a look at a Life Skylander. Is Camo the plant prankster a crowd pleaser or a bombing act?
The Life Elemental faction features some the poorest Skylanders in circulation- namely Zook and Stump Smash. Despite these failures, excellent alternatives exist in the form of Stealth Elf and Camo. While the jury it still out on Shroomboom, you shouldn’t hesitate to add Camo to your collection. Why? Grab some exploding watermelons and settle in.
Camo’s moveset is composed mostly of exploding fruit with an emphasis on mid to long range tactics. He generally deals moderate damage, but it’s through proper utilization of his variety of attack options that you can decimate foes. How can the trolls and mages of Skylands withstand a constant barrage of volatile plant-life? That’s just it- they can’t. Whether you’re toppling bosses or trying to survive an endurance run- Camo is an excellent choice.
Camo can eliminate most enemies from a distance- or at the very least cripple their life bars. His skills are a little more rudimentary in the 3DS version, but this shouldn’t stop you from investing in him. He doesn’t really outperform other projectile users on the portable side of things, but he’s certainly no slouch. From his Firecracker Vines to his Sun Burst and Melon Fountain- Camo isn’t short on destructive vegetation. He isn’t the best direct attacker and taking on powerful monsters head-on should be discouraged if you want to survive.
The figure itself reminds me of Warnado- extremely well detailed with all the spikes and nuances you can spot in-game. You can really tell that Toys For Bob and Activision put some effort into making Camo a displayable figure. He just looks great on the shelf with other stand-outs like Prism Break or Flameslinger.
If you’re trying to get your hands on a great Life Skylander, just ignore Stump Smash, Shroomboom, and Zook. Stealth Elf and Camo are both excellent champions that present wildly different gameplay styles. With that said, Camo works well with either Bash or Slam-Bam and performs better on the Melon Master path. If you want to outfit him with a good hat- go with the Pumpkin Hat!