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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Skylander Giants: Tree Rex

Hello Portal Masters,

When Skylanders: Giants was first announced, only one Giant was previewed. It was the Life Skylander Giant Tree Rex. Today, lets have a closer look at him.

First his art work:

(source: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604215623/skylanders/images/thumb/e/e6/Tree_Rex_Artwork.jpg/290px-Tree_Rex_Artwork.jpg)

Wow, he seems like a pretty impressive dude. Although he is woody as Stump Smash, he looks really different and captures the life essence quiet well.

His toy also is stunning:
(source: http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/176/2227933-007322.jpg)

Especially when his eyes light up, he really comes to life. And I think his horns are just cool.

The story:
Long ago before the Giants protected Skylands, Tree Rex was a majestic tree living peacefully in the ancient woods. But this tranquil peace came to an end when the Arkeyans built a nearby factory to produce war machines. After years of his soil being poisoned by the magic and tech waste from the factory, he mutated into who he is now - a powerful Giant who will crush anything that threatens the natural order of things.

The Arkeyans are really playing a big role in the game.

Ok, let's now have a look at the powers:

First we have hi Giant Right hand smashing the opponents:

 Yeah, ok, very basic melee, not enough to excite me.

Second is his Charge attack.


Ok, so he can crush and charge...
Based on what I have seen in the trailers, he also seems to be able to combine them into a combo:

As always, I don't know how good you can really see it all on the pics. To see him in motion go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V7b0AQu_Tk

What is happening: He charges and than jumps to smash the ground.
I like this attack more but I wasn't a big fan of the combos in Skylanders.
They seemed rather difficult to me.

Coming to his last attack (as far as I found it)


He shootsa little light bubles out of his arm, although in other sequences it seems more a beem than single shots.
Who knows... maybe an upgrade?!

Let's go to a vote about Tree Rex.

Looks: 4/5
Orignality: 4/5
Powers: 2/5
Variety: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.25/5

Tree Rex was the first Giant Ever, but in comparison to Crusher, I think his powers are a little Boring, although I like his Design a little better.
But who knows, maybe I will like him more once I actually played him...

What do you guys think? Does the Life Giant impress you?

Let me know!

C U soon!

Charon

4 comments:

  1. i like the fact that he has a powerfull melee atk
    as well as a lazer move

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    1. Yeah, I think that is really versatile, just not super inovative.

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  2. i don't know why, but i think that tree-rex is the main giant. to me he seems like the most important one

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    1. I don't know, it may just seem like that, since he was the first one previewed and is included with the game and.. wait, maybe you are rigth :)

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