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  • Summary: Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is the third chapter in the Legend of Spyro trilogy. Reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, are two popular Hollywood leading men, Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films). Joining the Spyro roster this year are Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Mark Hamill and Wayne Brady, rounding out an all-star voice cast. [Sierra] Collapse
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  1. Fun, shallow gameplay with cool 3D stages, cheap enemies and a fair amount of repetition.
  2. The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a fairly decent DS platformer and action game, but because of its linear and somewhat shallow design, as well as a number of minor flaws, it doesn’t quite make it past that.
  3. Dawn of the Dragon may be lacking the polish and spark of big name DS titles, but it’s a solid time-waster.
  4. If you are a Spyro enthusiast, then Dawn of the Dragon definitely delivers all the platforming action you are used to, and you probably won't be disappointed. But if you are looking for something more than just the usual grind, you may want to leave this Dragon on the shelf.
  5. The Legend of Spyro trilogy finishes on a high note. It's imperfect, but highly enjoyable, lacking only polish and length.
  6. The decision to focus on the superficialities of visuals and voice work rather than gameplay defines Dawn of the Dragon as a work of style over substance.
  7. 40
    Once you beat the game (few hours at best), there's no reason to return, other than to torture yourself further. That said, unless you're a masochist, avoid The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.

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  1. henkkaa
    Nov 26, 2008
    it`s a good game. The only problems are that the gameplay a little repetative and the game is VERY short. Meaning that once you complete the game (3-5 hours)the idea of playing it again is not too attractive. I`m a spyro fan but the game still didn`t complete my expextions. Expand