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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  1. Jan 2, 2011
    4
    I love Spyro games.... well, I *used* to love them when Insomniac made them. This version was my first DS game that I played... and with a mix of confusing controls, confusing environments, confusing sense of depth, and a mediocre story, I just couldn't give support for this game... it left me very much confused in the end.
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50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. 40
    The horrible production values are Spyro: Shadow Legacy's real killer.
  2. It does mark a departure, adding light RPG elements to the isometric-adventure style seen on the GBA. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  3. Spyro would score a 5 were it to work properly - smack bang in the middle of middlyness, doing nothing well, and utterly without imagination (for goodness sakes, travelling back and forth between two versions of reality - where did they get that idea from?!).