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  • Summary: The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night continues the strong action-infused gameplay focus established in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and takes it even further with new powers, including: Four new, upgradeable Breath Attacks (one for each element type), such as Ice Bomb, ElectricThe Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night continues the strong action-infused gameplay focus established in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and takes it even further with new powers, including: Four new, upgradeable Breath Attacks (one for each element type), such as Ice Bomb, Electric Orb, Earth Vine, Enhanced Fire; Four new elemental melee moves, including Comet Dash, Artic Blast, Earth Pound, Electric Spin; Four new Fury attacks – Earth, Electricity, Ice, Fire; Monstrous new and explosive boss battles against the likes of Skabb the Pirate, Gaul the Ape King and more. The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night also expands Spyro's combat arsenal by adding "Dragon Time," a new advanced move that allows Spyro to bend time to his will. Players can engage Dragon Time to dodge attacks, out-maneuver enemies or solve tricky time-based environmental puzzles. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. What Insomniac began Krome have now made completely their own, taking Spyro from a lighthearted adventure to a hardcore dark platformer. [Nov 2007, p.56]
  2. Spyro hasn't the strength to soar into the realms of a must buy title but he's got more than enough stamina to hover above the current crop of average platformers. [Christmas 2007, p.74]
  3. It does feel like an eternal night when you're playing it, due to the repetitive gameplay and lack of detail and innovation.
  4. The gameplay is fine but it really needs freshening up to make it more appealing.
  5. Spyro's gameplay works just like it's suppose to--just like it has in every other game in the last decade, so it feels like the development team just phoned this one in. [Nov 2007, p.142]
  6. Spyro continues his quest for mediocrity in yet another frustrating, unoriginal adventure.
  7. 36
    The biggest problem with Eternal Night is just how pointlessly difficult it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. BeckyM
    May 4, 2008
    10
    I loved spryo for a long time and when it was given to me as a present i thought it was going to be terrible cause it was on the wii, but I I loved spryo for a long time and when it was given to me as a present i thought it was going to be terrible cause it was on the wii, but I honestly have fallen in love with the game again. The graphics are amazing and the voice couldnt be better. Plus who doesnt love a game with a cute purple dragon that can kick some major but. Expand
  2. EttörillöP.
    Oct 30, 2007
    9
    Excellent game hidden under a bad box art. It could have been a 10 because of its well structured story, exciting & wide playability, great Excellent game hidden under a bad box art. It could have been a 10 because of its well structured story, exciting & wide playability, great voice acting, good sound effects and atmosphere & above all a really fun game. The only thing I can´t believe are those pathetic graphics taken from a dark period between N64 & gamecube, is like if you were playing on an early demo or on a sketch of an unpolished stage idea Expand
  3. RolfH.
    Nov 19, 2007
    9
    A sequel with such great production values, gorgeous graphics, continuation of a solid storyline and a ton of stimulating action. And the A sequel with such great production values, gorgeous graphics, continuation of a solid storyline and a ton of stimulating action. And the reprise of some very hard-to-get voice talent. All within one year after the first superb episode! How brilliant is that!...Although I do agree about the box-art. But then that's not down to the guys who made this episode. Vivendi's marketing team should have stayed with the first style of box art ,which was mature, represented the darker style well and was eyecatching on the shelf Expand
  4. JuddM
    Jun 5, 2009
    6
    Although it starts out quite interesting, overall Eternal Night is dreary, dark and incredibly repetitive. Many boss fights are re-hashes or Although it starts out quite interesting, overall Eternal Night is dreary, dark and incredibly repetitive. Many boss fights are re-hashes or direct copies with new models from the previous game. The abilities are the same, although now they are less powerful, less practical, and burn through your magic bar at a remarkable rate, making all but fire pointless except for solving puzzles. Having to relearn them as you go makes no sense, A few hours playing it will have you craving a bit of sunshine and bright colour. The environments are all dark and dreary and depressing. Expand
  5. BeckyB.
    Jan 6, 2008
    1
    This is the worst of the Spyro games. IT is missing all that I played it for previously. Too bad. They have ruined Spyro. He just isn't This is the worst of the Spyro games. IT is missing all that I played it for previously. Too bad. They have ruined Spyro. He just isn't the same. Expand
  6. DanielY
    Dec 1, 2009
    1
    Everything that I loved about the original Playstation Spyro games is gone. I applaud Sierra's courage in reinventing such an Everything that I loved about the original Playstation Spyro games is gone. I applaud Sierra's courage in reinventing such an established game. However, it fails to recapture the persistently popular elements that had made Spyro games so enjoyable. This is the Spyro franchise's death. Expand