After the phenomenal success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it was inevitable that a remastered Spyro the Dragon collection would soon appear on the market. Earlier this year, Activision provided Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, just as fans predicted, revealing a new and improved look on the purple platforming sensation. Following a last-minute delay and controversy on the game’s release, most fans were worried that the game wouldn’t live up to the original legacy. Thankfully, the adventures of Spyro is just as incredible as it was two decades ago.
Gameplay and Graphics
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy comes equipped with virtually identical gameplay mechanics like that of the original series. Gems will be in the exact same place as before, and the overall level layout also remains the same. However, everything else has been significantly improved in terms of graphics with vibrant, colourful, and bright game worlds along with unbelievable animation quality that ensures a treat for the eyes. Overall, the new Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is one of the most graphically pleasing games this year and is absolutely fantastic.
Spyro the Dragon
Players are welcome to jump into any of the games they choose to play first. However, we highly recommend starting with the original as they tend to get more content-rich and complicated. The first game is rather easy with very little in terms of a challenge which you can complete in less than 5 hours. This includes unlocking all Skill Points, saving all dragons that are trapped, and locating all the hidden gems. Skill points were initially introduced during the second Spyro game, but Activision decided to add Skill Points to the original release as well for additional challenges to complete.
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
This is undoubtedly the most well-rounded game in the Spyro trilogy. It comes with the simplistic gameplay functionality of the first game but incorporates new features to make it more challenging and engaging. The bosses in the second game are no longer simple pushovers and actually put up quite a difficult fight. Furthermore, gems can be utilised to buy new abilities, making everything in the game much more fun and exciting. The game also includes a wide range of creative and unique tasks to earn Dragon Orbs, including ice hockey matches and locating hidden areas.
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
This is the third game available within the trilogy and features a few issues when it comes to the camera. This is probably the least impressive game within the trilogy collection. It provides tons of new features to freshen things up. However, it will be quite gimmicky for most players. Every level is jam-packed with distractions and mini-games that aren’t nearly as entertaining as the core gameplay in Spyro. They are in fact necessary if you want to beat the game and find all the dragon eggs.
The new features embedded in the third game can definitely be improved on which would make a great fourth instalment on the franchise. Until then, we highly suggest getting the new Spyro trilogy collection to relive one of the most epic games from two decades ago.