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GF Rating
6.0

1335 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

good game

posted by jorge0189 (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Oct 18, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

i beat the game in two days most difficult part was finding the eggs graded by the alien looking thing but over all very nice game

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GF Rating
7

Good

rent if you want to beat a game in 12 hrs

posted by MichaelCO (LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 14, 2008

Member since Apr 2004

15 out of 18 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Okay well first I have to tell you that I did play all the other Spyro games before this so if you are just starting with this one put the game down and play something else. The game starts off with the ending of the last one, with no backstory at all.
Pros:
1. Cant think of many. Well you can fly, but slowly.
2. It does have to players but not 2 players on live.
3. Well cant think of anything, just another Spyro game.

Cons: This game has a lot of them
1. the camera in the game is horrible. There will be some spots where you cant see anything because the camera wont go there. They could have really used an RS button to get the camera right behind Spryo...but no.
2. The action in the game is really confusing. Bad guys spawn up and basically you just button mash or use some magic in the circle of fighting. Now I have my tv with HD but I can not figure out where I am in the fighting. There is sparks and enemies everywhere around you so the best thing you can do is button mash and run around in a cirlcle till they are gone.
3. The story is boring and, like earlier, you need a backstory to understand why you are doing this mission in the first place.
4. Flying is stupid. If the say you can fly where ever you want that is a lie. At times spyro has to land or go 1 foot off the ground because you have to climb or jump instead of climb.
5. you have to switch between dragons while playing to get points for each character...the computer sucks as a partner.

Well to sum it up it only took me about 12 hours to beat the game but it has no replay value at all. Rent it if you played previous spyros and you want to finish the story. Good luck with the flying in the game as well as fighting. 7/10 just cause i feel bad for the purple dragon.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Review

posted by nightmare6 (GAITHERSBURG, MD) Nov 7, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

I can't spend much time on this review.
The game is a solid game, not a bad rental, but not a good game either. I am giving it a 7 out of 10 since overall, the game is well done and fun and the story is quite good.

The story is for all ages, kids or adults can enjoy it. Think Lord of The Rings with dragons. This is the end of a trilogy, so keep in mind that some aspect might get you lost if you don't know the back story.

The game plays like a clone of God of War. YES, a God of War clone, and not badly done I might add. You have two character at once at all times. You can control Spyro or Cynder (evil female dragon from previous games). You have different combos than you can perform, and you each have 4 magic attacks you can use. Fire, Ice, Earth and Lightning for Spyro and Cynder has Shadow, Wind, Scream and Poison (the later is 100% useless). You will need some of this power to complete puzzles, and there are a lot of puzzles, but mostly are good and break the pace quite well.
Some of the levels are quite generic (like a castle, and a green field) but there are some level than although a little frustrating, are worth a rental just for them alone. The Destroyer level is a monster that you must take out, but the monster is the level, and he is HUGE. I had a lot of fun, but it get frustrating since you NEVER know were to go next in this game, and you will get stuck. You can level up your magic attack with orbs the enemies drop and from chest that you find along the game. The problem is that the game is very beat'em up, no real strategy except for elite enemies is ever used. Just hit, combo, retreat, and do again or use magic.

The graphics are ok, nothing special, best looking Spyro game, but worst than 80% of games in today market. It not bad, just generic and nothing special. The sound is good, it not bad, but nothing to see or hear here that's special.
The game has LOCAL-only two player co-op, which makes the game a lot better, but has no online co-op. Fun rental

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