Spyro was on the Playstation back in the 1990s and everyone fell in love with nearly every game that ever came out. The Reignited trilogy looks amazing with the art style and updated graphics. However, there are some changes that bug the heck out of me and make the game much more challenging than necessary.
At long last, they brought Spyro back, and rather than creating a new game that could’ve risked the franchise yet again they faithfully remade the first trilogy that looks simply amazing.
Much Improved Graphics
When it comes to the graphics everything looks amazing. But with this, now it’s so much harder to get to certain platforms and dying becomes much more frequent than the original game. When you try to fly to a far off platform that you KNOW you can make in the original game, it cuts you short in the Reignited game because of an added texture and you barely miss it.
I have memorized all of the Spyro games because I played them constantly over and over and over again and those platforms would not usually this difficult to get to.
The control with trying to move Spyro up is delayed. It takes an additional 1 to 2 seconds to actually go up and you end up hitting a wall or other obstacles that cancel your flying and puts you in water. Sometimes you can catch yourself and start flying again, but 9 out of 10 times it doesn’t and you have to start over again.
If you start charging or jump to start flying and then turn suddenly, the camera jerks behind you to “reposition” itself and throws you off course.
Minor Issues With The Game
The voices are all different except Spyro. But then again Spyro sounds younger and less tough compared to the original.
They changed the dragon babies to look practically the same. The original dragon babies were adorable, unique even but on this remake, they’re bland and not much life in them.
Great graphics yes but if there isn’t voice acting and it’s coming off fake like someone just reading lines, anyone could do that. I wish they had just kept all the voices the same, the dragon babies the same with a little more color and obviously personality.
Is It Worth Giving A Try?
As only one of the many recent titles or series to get a reboot, remaster, or remake, the Spyro trilogy for current consoles is one to pull on the nostalgia strings of anyone who’s played the original releases. But it’s more than just nostalgia. Updating the game as much as could be without changing the core gameplay, Toys For Bob did a pretty good job at the release.
It’s a faithful and enduring recreation of the original and pulled me back into my childhood. It’s not groundbreaking and it’s not creating new ideas. If you loved Spyro, this game is for you. I’ve seen many reviews criticize this game for being “dated” and “old school”. But it brings me back to a simpler time when games were just a fun adventure. Sit back and enjoy the charm of this game.