Skylander’s Giants has been a huge hit- much like the original. Gamers adore the franchise’s unique take on ‘DLC.’ Rather than simply downloading new characters and levels, gamers can purchase them in toy form and utilize them through the use of a battery-operated or USB-powered Portal accessory. You can pick up a Skylander for $10 and the starter packs are bundled with three already. The Adventure Packs will cost you about $20 and contain an exclusive Skylander, additional level, and a couple of bonus items.
Skylanders is a massively popular series that is determined to sit alongside Pokemon and… Well, to be realistic, Pokemon is pretty much the lone ruler of its ‘Gotta Catch’em All’ kingdom. Digimon, Monster Rancher, and numerous other pretenders have all fallen by the wayside, but Skylanders is an excellent alternative.
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 the cunning Stealth Elf worth your money? Of course, if you invested in the 3DS version, you already have Stealth Elf.
The Life elementals have it rough in Skylanders. You have two excellent ones and two decidedly awful ones. Stealth Elf, fortunately, is on the excellent side along with Camo. Stealth Elf can’t take much punishment early on, but she’s a fantastic damage dealer with an arsenal of assassin tools at her disposal. There’s a reason gamers swear by this slashing, dodging killer.
You can attain Stealth Elf with the 3DS version, as a Skylanders single, or in a three pack with Wrecking Ball and Sonic Boom. The last of the three options seems to have been a deliberate attempt to attract female gamers by including one of the cutest Skylanders with two of the girls.
Stealth Elf can fool her enemies with decoys, rapidly slash with dual blades, and automatically heal. She represents the Elf clan of Skylands with her likely lover, Flameslinger. The two together make an excellent team for any co-op fans. Alternatively, Stealth Elf is a great partner for Hex. Any long and close range combination is great.
It is also worth adding that in the 3DS version, she has a mildly useful projectile. The Stealth Elf figure is one of the finest Skylanders in terms of design and craftsmanship. She and Whisper Elf, her sidekick, are adorable. Stealth Elf, along with Hex and Wrecking Ball, are typically three of the favorites among female Portal Masters.
With all that said, Stealth Elf is not without her flaws. Those that dislike melee fighters will immediately disapprove of her close combat style and her abundance of survival skills may turn-off pugilists. Her preferred upgrade path is Pook Blade Saint. That may sound silly, but it is far more useful than the scarecrow allies you would otherwise be getting.