So, I’ve finally got around to playing the final instalment and once again, what can I say about Spyro that I haven’t already said. It is a beautiful series that we’ve been blessed with. Now, my favourite game of the trilogy is the third and final instalment as it was more than just running and flying around as Spyro. It brings a few a missions where you have to interact with certain objects in order to progress through the level, feeling somewhat more interactive than the other games.
Visually once again the game is absolutely stunning and give it another 10/10 for the graphics but the game play is smooth as anything and yet to find any bugs in the game play. My only thing is with the loading screens, you can sometimes mistake it for needing to press a button to continue but it can be just dead slow.
Now I can hear you screaming with excitement on the edge of your seats for this next bit, Spyro skateboarding his way through the sunny valley and all I can say is that 6-year-old Connor was reliving this mission like it was yesterday – What a mission. It’s easy to control and just as fun as I remember it being, as we know Spyro can charge at his enemies but it’s not quite quick enough to catch the free roaming lizards so you have kickflip these little terrors back to their pen.
Another one of my favourite missions is based on a sandy beach where you control cannons to blow up sand castles to get rid of the rhino’s that are causing havoc. This is what I mean when I say you a bit more than just charge round starting fire’s and fights along the way.
Now one thing that has confused me for the previous Spyro games, is what’s the points in the eggs. Now the answer finally came in the third game as the eggs contain baby dragons your meant to be saving. It’s brought some sense of the first game back into the fold as I did enjoy finding your fellow compatriots, however this would have been better if it was explained better.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Spyro reviews and it’s brought back all of your nostalgia needs, like I’ve previously said, with this game retailing at a price of £30, it’s an absolute steal and would recommend everyone putting this on their Christmas lists.
Spyro Year of the Dragon
A wonderful blast from the past, that perfect blend of nostalgia and entertainment, all in time for christmas.
- More varied gameplay compared to the other titles
- Good mixture of characters who have different abilities
- Links back to the first two titles really well
- No narrativity
- Characters have little backstory
- Moneybags forces a grind