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Reviewed: The Legend of Spyro - Dawn of the Dragon
Producer: Activision
Required System: Xbox360, PS2, PS3, Wii
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: December 10th, 2008


In 1998, the original Playstation title Spyro the Dragon wandered out into the hands of gamers. For its time, it was a brilliant title - snarky protagonist, pretty good visuals, solid gameplay. It was popular enough to rate as "demo tech" for many of the Playstation emulators of the time; getting Spyro to run, and run well, was a mark of pride.

In 2006, the series got a reboot with the Legend of Spyro line; the goal was to give the graphics and gameplay an upgrade, and give the "E"-rating crowd something to enjoy. Sadly, the first two in the series were a bit of a letdown, mediocre titles at best that were much more an exploitation of a formerly great series, than a solid addition to it.

For the final portion of the trilogy, a new studio's been tapped, some new voices are in the mix, and the game? Well, it's probably great for the "E" crowd, but it may not be enough to hold the attention of an adult gamer. On the other hand, if you've got a younger sibling or child to play with, it may well be the best game of the Christmas season for you.

Added:  Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/3

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