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Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

Not Rentable
Also on:Xbox, PS2, DS, GBA
GF Rating
7.4

404 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Not worth renting

posted by kriggens (RICHLAND, WA) Dec 25, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The graphics were lovely, and that is where the joy ended. This game is linear and short. I finished it in 8 hours. There is no replay value, no side quests, no extras, no way to return to previous areas, and it lacked the humor of the previous Spyro games. If you loved the earlier games, don't bother with this one.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Not like the PS1 spyro games

posted by jepler0 (LINCOLN, NE) Jun 4, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This does not have the same atmosphere as the earlier Spyro titles for PS1. It's more of an RPG, with much hordes of foes and more complicated battle "moves" (XXX A L? Give me a break). The cute level design and whimsical characters of the earlier games are gone as well. I don't know for sure, because I didn't play very far, but I doubt the minigames (such as skateboard riding) from the other titles are here either.

Skip it and rent one of the classic spyro games instead.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

They've murdred Spyro

posted by Waffles (MAMMOTH LAKES, CA) Feb 14, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

11 out of 14 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

Remember the original Spyro games, with all the mini games, skateboarding, gems, running around and exploring and collecting things? That Spyro is dead. They have resurrected the purple dragon into a crummy world of agonizingly repetitive combat, elaborately dull plot, and small levels with little to explore. The only reason the game is this long is that you are constantly trapped in combat, wave after wave of the same mobs, over and over and over again. No more bears that take all your money, no more funky themed levels, no cow-abducting aliens. They've tried to make Spyro dramatic and serious, and that just makes this game identical to all the other 'run around and kill things' games. The old games were beautiful, quirky and original. The only redeeming factors in this one are the voice talents, but I would take old buzzing Sparx in a colorful, engaging and humorous setting than David Spade any day. Don't rent this game, don't buy this game. Get on eBay, buy all the old ones and play them over again. It will be much, much more fun, I promise.

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