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  • Summary: The original roast master is back. Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto'sThe original roast master is back. Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there's a realm that needs saving, there's only one dragon to call. Expand
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  1. Positive: 71 out of 80
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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    100
    The Reignited Trilogy comes in at exactly the right time and hits all the right notes. Spyro is just as accessible and fun for newcomers as he is for veterans, with updated visuals, audio and gameplay allowing everyone to really have a blast with these classic games. Whether you played Spyro 20 years ago and fell in love or just saw his mischievous face on the cover art and were intrigued, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is for you.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a wonderful recreation of three of my favorite games from my childhood. I’m so happy that I got to experience the games again in a new way, and it really excites me knowing a new generation will get to experience it as well. Is it the last time we’ll get to see Spyro and his buddy Sparx outside of the Skylanders franchise? I certainly hope not. And if this much love has gone into this remake, it would be a shame if it was.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    88
    The new, vibrant graphics make Spyro a playable fantasy cartoon. It’s one of the most attractive kid-friendly games you’ll find.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 21, 2018
    81
    The studio redrew every model and changed the engine, but managed to keep the gameplay faithful to the original. Level architecture, Spyro’s abilities and his enemies – Reignited Trilogy plays just like the originals, only with modern graphics. [Issue#234, p.63]
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    This bundle offers three fantastic remasters of the platformers. The gameplay feels a bit outdated, but the visuals definitely do not. A great nostalgia trip if you ask us.
  7. Nov 19, 2018
    50
    It’s a visually rich release that’s bound to appeal to new and veteran players, but it’s also one of the shallowest remasters this console generation has seen thus far.

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  1. Negative: 14 out of 145
  1. Mar 10, 2020
    10
    Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a wonderful remaster of the original Spyro trilogy. It draws similarities with Crash Bandicoot's comeback. ItSpyro Reignited Trilogy is a wonderful remaster of the original Spyro trilogy. It draws similarities with Crash Bandicoot's comeback. It stays true to the originals, but with graphic adjustment to our present. The controls are fluid and responsive. Level design is nearly flawless for me, when it comes to recreation of original. Being able to play this, to revisit my dream world of childhood is really a dream come true. I love it, this game is surely wonderful! Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    Great & enjoyable game, But **** the PS4 pro.
    This game is so beautiful graphics wise, but sadly we are forced to play it in PS4 or Xbox one,
    Great & enjoyable game, But **** the PS4 pro.
    This game is so beautiful graphics wise, but sadly we are forced to play it in PS4 or Xbox one, with only 30 fps and an obnoxious motion blur to cover the frame rate drops!!

    Why can't they release it on PC so we can't enjoy this game properly!
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  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    This is an outstanding remaster in the same vein as Crash Bandicoot. It stays true to the originals with only the major graphic overhaul andThis is an outstanding remaster in the same vein as Crash Bandicoot. It stays true to the originals with only the major graphic overhaul and some minor improvements in other areas (mostly menu related). The controls are fluid and responsive, nothing feels stiff at all. The price for all three games is damn good. Spyro was the first Playstation game I got back in the 90s and I loved it then, and it was strange realizing how dated the polygons looked when I tried revisiting it a few years ago. The dragons look fantastic. Being able to play this is a dream come true.

    These games aren't difficult by any means nor are they terribly long. If you played the Crash Bandicoot remaster then know this follows a similar formula as do most PS1 platformers.

    The flight levels could give some people trouble but that's about it. You have to be perfect with some objectives. These games are remembered for their fantastical elements and whimsy, not brutal difficulty. Most people would probably rate this an 8-9, but I give it a 10 based purely on my own nostalgia of the franchise and how grateful I am that we got an honest remaster without bloating the game with extra content to make it seem relevant. It knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything more.
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  4. Nov 25, 2018
    9
    t’s 1998 again grab your favorite HitClips and heat up some Hot Pockets because it is time for some Spyro Reignited. This is my favoritet’s 1998 again grab your favorite HitClips and heat up some Hot Pockets because it is time for some Spyro Reignited. This is my favorite remastered game to come out of 2018 by far. Not because of sheer nostalgia alone. You get three games for a discounted price. All three have graphical upgrades that are significantly better than they were on the PlayStation. Last, they are games that hold up that are fun for both adults who grew up with it and kids who maybe never heard of Spyro before.

    The games story only get better as you progress through the trilogy. The first game is the barest of bare games. Gnasty Gnorc has imprisoned all the other dragons and it is up to Spyro to stop him. There is nothing more than that maybe about three cutscenes in the whole game.

    The second game Riptos Rage is slightly more story heavy. Spyro must take out evil Ripto and his minions and save this new world where he is the only dragon.

    The third game Year of the Dragon is the most cut scene heavy game which isn’t saying a lot but it is about Spyro trying to rescue these dragon eggs from some crocodile sorceress queen thing. All three games are fun stories for kids if you are an adult and never played Spyro before this stuff is going to seem a bit childish due to the fact it is. The writing reminds me of Dragon Tales on PBS where you can tell every bit of it is aimed at kids and they don’t even have hidden adult humor mixed in it. With me saying that as an adult you don’t play these for the story it is all about that gameplay.

    The gameplay is fun, addictive, and perfect if you only have 30 minutes to an hour to kill before work. This is the easiest pick up and play style of game and makes me wish I had a couple more of these in my life. Each of the Spyro games play very similar to each other with the game mechanics only improving as you go through the trilogy. Unlike the Crash Bandicoot trilogy (I really enjoyed) this game isn’t hair pulling hard. In fact, it is stupid easy. The only trouble I had with the first game was the final boss Gnasty Gnorc, but not because he is hard but because the whole fight is a chase and you can miss a jump and must start it all over again. While none of the games go over 8 hours of gameplay this is still a perfect for kids/adults who want to be completionist there are so many gems, eggs, dragons, keys…etc. to find it will take up a good chunk of your month trying to do it in all three games.

    In the end this is how you do a remaster. You don’t mess with the core controls too much to keep the heart of the series intact. You make it up to today’s graphical standards because this is seriously one of the most colorful games I’ve played. It was such a nice breath of fresh air to see a game that wasn’t dark greys and browns. I loved this more than the Crash re-release which is funny because I was more excited for the Crash one. I give this a high, HIGH BUY. This is well worth checking out with your kids for the first time or going back to good ole childhood memories.
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  5. Nov 18, 2018
    8
    Spyro Reignited is a breath of fresh air for me, as it not only brings back a beloved game series from many gamers' childhood years, but itSpyro Reignited is a breath of fresh air for me, as it not only brings back a beloved game series from many gamers' childhood years, but it also lovingly recreates the Dragon Worlds with the added details that our childhood imaginations previously had to fill in due to the limitations of the Playstation 1's hardware. While not a 100% 1-for-1 recreation, due to the creative liberties taken to make the game look and feel a little more modern, it still feels like you remember if you grew up with these games. If you want to play the games with a more classic approach to the controls, including the non-analog camera controls of the PS1 originals, you can do that via the options menu. Otherwise, the controls feel like they should if they were modernized, with a few interesting tweaks made for comfort. With the Reignited controls, the R2 button now serves as a secondary button for your fire breath, so you only have to focus on X and Square face buttons if you really want. Another interesting change is now all 3 titles have the roll move, which was previously only in the original Spyro the Dragon, accessible with the L1 and R1 buttons. Sadly, this doesn't translate to the hover, and ability that would have made some of the more tricky jumps of the original game a little less teeth grinding, as it remains a part of just Ripto's Rage and Year of the Dragon. It sometimes feels as though the game's gliding physics were made more for the second and third entries, as there are times when the game expects a little too much precision from your glides in the first game. It's nothing game breaking, but it does mean you might fall into death pits in the first game a little more than you would like.

    A lacking element of the game is additional content, as there isn't really anything new in the game. While that may seem like a great thing to the more die-hard OG Spyro fans, it may be off putting to newer fans who expect a little more. There are no unlockable skins, or any content that was previously region exclusive, such as the Dragonfly Eggs from the Japanese versions of Spyro 1 and 2, which required the Pocketstation. It would have been nice to see that content, even if all it did was
    effectively unlock skins for Sparx in those games, they could have unlocked extra skins for both Spyro and Sparx. Unlike Crash's recent N.Sane Trilogy, Spyro lacks an optional secondary playable skin. Of course, there are color changing cheat codes that were carried over from the PS1 games, so you can still play as a red Spyro and pretend it's Flame if you so desire (though do note that there are a few codes that don't work as of present). The only addition you'll find is that now Spyro 1 has Skill Points, though one has to wonder what the point is when the game has Trophy support that serves a similar function.

    The graphics are gorgeous to look at, with the added detail to all of the previously flat, textured environments, and the more easily decipherable enemies that you probably didn't realize what they were meant to be as a child. The added animations to Spyro make him feel more alive, bouncy, and expressive. The added details, such as making each of the Dragons (barring two) look visibly distinctive from one another really adds more character to the universe that the series lives in. There are a few design decisions, in terms of the graphics, that you may find questionable if you're super familiar with the originals, but otherwise it's a huge step up from the extremely dated (if still charming) PS1 graphics.

    Voice acting wise, the game is more dynamic than the originals, with Tom Kenny adding a youthful playfulness to the character he first voiced nearly 20 years ago. Some may miss the old voices, and some of the line delivery doesn't land as well as the original (a personal example being Agent 9's deliver of the lines he says when you enter his level lacking a little bit of the craziness of the original voice's delivery), but for the most part, all of the voices feel like they suit the characters well.

    In terms of other audio, some may find the absence of some sound effects to be a little disheartening, but the new sounds work well.

    Musically, the game has two soundtracks, so if you want to hear the new versions of the songs made for this trilogy, you can do just that. Or, if you're feeling like the game needs an extra touch of nostalgia to scratch that Stuart Copeland itch, fear not, the original soundtrack can be toggled on in the options menu. All of the Reignited versions of the songs are great, and suit the environments well enough, but the option is nice.

    All that said, the game has some glitches. I personally had an enemy in one of the Magic Crafters worlds of the first game be invisible, but that was the extent of anything serious. There is some slowdown to expect if you restart areas a lot, but just restart the game and you'll be fine.

    Overall, I'm super happy with this remaster, despite it's flaws. 8.5/10
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  6. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Really good remastered. 3 games in one. Great job. Gameplay is perfect and for childs it's a fantastic game.
  7. Jul 20, 2020
    0
    Glitchy, off-putting wannabe of the originals that lacks the ingenuity and talent that made the originals work. It's all too easy for theseGlitchy, off-putting wannabe of the originals that lacks the ingenuity and talent that made the originals work. It's all too easy for these multi-billion dollar companies to slap together a lazy, soulless remake in Unreal Engine to make money from desperate fans of a dead franchise. Convenience kills creativity. Ugly, lifeless Fortnite-style graphics that are inferior to the PS1 version in both style and design. Terrible physics and game breaking glitches abound that were never present in the originals. The re-orchestrated music is so-so and incomparable to Stewart Copeland's original work. Don't waste your time with this assembly line trash, play the original PS1 versions instead. Expand

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