The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: The Legend of Spyro series has few connections to the original line of games and is a re-imagining that is focussed on fighting as opposed to jumping, and brings in a host of celebrities to voice the cast of characters. The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is the third and final game of the story arc.
Excerpt: Dating back to the PlayStation One days, Spyro the purple dragon has been with us for quite some time. Not being familiar with the series I was very curious to see what the action and adventure based game was all about. After some extended time with the latest title, and after reading about some of the other successful ones in the franchise, I have say I am left a little disappointed as this one just did not live up to any of the expectations I had.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-2 Memory: 360KB I'll have to be honest with you, The Legend of the Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is my first time playing a Spyro game, so I don't know how it compares to the rest of the series. I'll tell you this though; it's an enjoyable little platformer, especially if you're looking for a good two player experience.
Excerpt: Once again it’s that time when we critics swarm down onto the latest release of a dying series, and tear what little life there once was from the rotting corpse of the franchise; we are the vultures and you are our family waiting to be fed. Spyro was once a fresh catch which we all loved to devour slowly and time and time again we came back for more, until one fateful day in November 2002 the dish went stale and other recipes looked to give us the same satisfaction and...
Conclusion: Some stellar V/O work with the likes of Elijah Wood and Christina Ricci providing voice-work for the main characters. Co-op is a lot of fun, and really adds to the experience. The absence of XBL co-op is a bit puzzling though. All-in-all a very good game that'll keep you entertained for a few days. Reminds me a lot of a combination of Kameo and the Lord of the Rings movies. 8/10 for me.
Excerpt: Welcome my friends, to Spyro:Dawn of the Dragon (The review). This game marks the third and final installment of the “Legend of Spyro” trilogy and has players thrown back into Spyro’s magical world and must once again help people for no real reason what-so-ever! But don’t let this put you off, see how much I enjoyed the title in our review… The story so far… The game begins with a mysterious set of enemies, who enter the ruins of “The Mountain of Malefor”(Big evil dude),...
Excerpt: Spyro has been around for quite some time now and since his incarnation on the PlayStation, our little dragon has come a long way. Although our colourful and fire breathing dragon has had a few ups and downs in his career, Spyro Dawn of the Dragon is the latest title of the franchise which not only pays homage to the original premise but also takes the franchise onto the next evolutionary stage.
Excerpt: The worlds have a vibrancy that recalls the original PlayStation games, special effects are suitably dazzling and the whole affair is efficiently produced whilst making the most of the host hardware. It’s close to being the sort of Spyro game that, judging by their PS3 Ratchet & Clank adventures, series creators Insomniac would have made had they still an active interest in all things purple dragon, and an appropriate way to mark Spyro’s 10th anniversary.