Reviews and Problems with The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
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Value for money 5
Purple With a Punch
13 April 2009
Excerpt: It's a purple haze! No, this isn't a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert I'm talking about; it's another Spyro game, with emphasis on the word "another." No matter how many times the little purple dragon graces gamers' consoles, people never seem to tire of him. The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is the latest installment in the long-running game series. But in a market so focused on first-person shooters and all action, all the time, Spyro faces some stiff competition.
PS3/X360 Review - 'The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon'
2 February 2009
Summary: In the final chapter of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.
Excerpt: The fall of a beloved videogame icon is perhaps the greatest tragedy in the gaming world - the more revered the series or character, the more devastating the fall is. I was a fan of the Spyro the Dragon series back during the purple dragon's glory days on the PlayStation. I enjoyed its simple yet charming approach to gameplay, and I knew then that franchise creator Insomniac Games would go far in the industry.
Conclusion: The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a decent platforming title for the PS3, but it's definitely not the cream of the crop. So many other games have done what this game does and they have done it better. Fans of the purple dragon will be pleased enough, but newcomers to the franchise may be left scratching their heads. A glitchy framerate and many frustrating moments during gameplay really overshadow the highlights.
Conclusion: Spyro’s shortcomings have been evident for a few years now and this game will do little to change that. The visuals at least look the part on the PS3, but the disengaging action will only find forgiveness with die-hard fans.
Excerpt: Spyro the Dragon, much like Crash Bandicoot, was the closest thing Sony fans had to a mascot back in the 90s. Thanks to Sony, the Spyro the Dragon franchise has really established itself as a solid platform-adventure series of games. Thanks to Sony's enormous budget, the original three Spyro games were heavily campaigned by the publisher, and it certainly didn't hurt that developer Insomniac put together a solid set of games.
Review-PS3: The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
16 November 2010
Excerpt: Når man smider The Legend of Spyro i maskinen, forventer man et legendarisk godt eventyr. Det er bare så ærgeligt, når man så ikke får det. Når man får selveste Frodo (Elijah Wood) til at indspille Spyros stemme, så forventer man også, at resten af spillet er af nogenlunde kvalitet. Spækket med fejl og et meget ensformigt gameplay, er Dawn of the Dragon et eventyr, man bør flyve klart udenom.
Pros: : Over at have Spyro tilbage, samt den udmærkede historie og muligheden for co-op., : At Dawn of the Dragon var forblevet under udvikling et par måneder længere. Fik man styr på kameravinkel, AI og styringen, ville Spyro være meget sjovere og bedre, end det er lige nu.
Cons: : Over det utroligt store antal fejl, den stupide AI og over, at styringen ofte er til grin.