The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Wii

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
Buy On
  1. It does feel like an eternal night when you're playing it, due to the repetitive gameplay and lack of detail and innovation.
  2. The gameplay is fine but it really needs freshening up to make it more appealing.
  3. 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]
  4. Spyro continues his quest for mediocrity in yet another frustrating, unoriginal adventure.
  5. 36
    The biggest problem with Eternal Night is just how pointlessly difficult it is.
  6. Play Magazine
    85
    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]
  7. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    76
    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]
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    70
    This looks a bit lightweight when you think it's this or "Galaxy" for the same price, but it's a decent addition to Sypro's post-PlayStation gameography. [Christmas 2007, p.62]

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#57 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Nov 14, 2015
    7
    As much as I hate giving this game a low score, I have too. The story was decent, but got me confused at some times. The graphics were good,As much as I hate giving this game a low score, I have too. The story was decent, but got me confused at some times. The graphics were good, but didn't really look any different from A New Beginnings. The gameplay was the main part of the game, and it was atrocious. With no invincibility frames, 2 seconds of lag after being hit, and being able to have your entire health bar depleted by 3 enemies comboing you, The Eternal Night gets a 7 for me. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »