It has a fantastic score, an excellent cast and some genuinely good ideas, but its inability to find balance between narration and game, along with poor execution, means that this is one purple headed monster you won’t want to be playing with.
Definitely one of the best games in the entire Spyro franchise. I remember, back in December of 2003, on Christmas Day, I got Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage for Christmas (along with my PS1). Three years later, I was still really into Spyro, and I saw the trailer for this game, and I shouted, "I WANT THAT GAME!" Well, fast-forward to Christmas Day, 2006, and I was gifted with a PS2, and—you guessed it—this game. I love all the Spyro games, and in my opinion, this one is in the top three, along with the other two Legend games (the originals are right behind). The game has a great voice cast, with Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman certainly stealing the show, while David Spade, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Cree Summer give a great amount of life to their respective characters, the score is perfection, and the graphics are very good for its time. This game is very nostalgic for me, and I will forever cherish it.
A good start of a decent series. It can never beat the originals, but I felt it was better than most of the other Spyro games that came out after Spyro 3. Some of the levels can kind of overstay their welcome, but it's fun overall.
I can see why people hate this game, but I like change if it's done correctly and well, this game is really good, instead of a collect-a-thon we have a Beat-em-up, Spyro like in Enter the Dragonfly has new breaths, Fire, Electricity, Ice and Earth, all 4 feel very useful in their own situations and neither outclass each other, there's also Convexity which is only used at the end boss, I also like how some enemies resist one element while vulnerable to another. The game looks really good and I enjoy the gameplay, I also like Cynder in this game a lot, she's badass when you see her fly around in the distance.
The only downsides are...
If you expect this to be like an old school Spyro game, it isn't and you properly won't like it.
The game can become very linear.
If you replay the game you cannot skip the tutorials for the new elements, which is very annoying.
The guardian dragons except Ignitus are pointless and add nothing besides teaching Spyro.
Overall it's a good game.
I like this game, its really good because of the way they rebooted the story, added melee combat and added new breath attacks. Some the disadvantages of this game are that there aren't enough flying levels, you aren't allowed to visit previous levels like in the old spyro games and there aren't enough vehicles for spyro to control but overall I think the game is good and the replay value is alright.
A New Beginning falls flat on its face, its ugly face. Pros: Graphics, visuals, and sound effects. Cons: Generic, formulaic, and the new design may repel familiar gamers even more than Enter the Dragonfly did.
SummaryThis completely new Spyro adventure, featuring gameplay focused heavily on dynamic action and fast-paced combat, uncovers the true origin of Spyro the Dragon as he evolves into a living, breathing weapon of explosive destruction. This epic story of Spyro's quest to discover his roots and realize his destiny is brought to life by leading ...