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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a running, jumping, bashing and exploring game. It’s a re-release of the classic platform games featuring the purple dragon, Spyro. The attraction is the well designed levels, collecting and exploration. It’s an amiable game that invites players to find and collect every gem.

The original three Spyro games included in the pack were exclusive to the first PlayStation:
  • Spyro the Dragon (1998)
  • Ripto's Rage! (1999)
  • Year of the Dragon (2000)

Each game features the titular dragon who attempts to restore peace in a set of worlds specific to each game by vanquishing enemies. Unlike other games platform games that offer abilities, progression and puzzles, Spyro games keep things simple and are loved for that purity of play.

You can play the older Spyro games on previous systems:
  • Season of Ice (2001) Game Boy Advance
  • Season of Flame (2002) Game Boy Advance
  • Enter the Dragonfly (2002) PlayStation 2 and Gamecube
  • Attack of the Rhynocs (2003) Game Boy Advance
  • Cortex Conspiracy (2004) Game Boy Advance
  • A Hero's Tail (2004) GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
  • Shadow Legacy (2005) DS
  • A New Beginning (2006) Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox
  • Eternal Night (2007) Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii
  • Dawn of the Dragon (2008) Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds

Release Date: 03/09/2018

Platforms: DS, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @ToysForBob

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 21 hours and 24 hours to complete. Each of the games is about 7 hours long, so the trilogy is over 21 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Spyro Reignited Trilogy usually costs £34.99.
 

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Xbox One £34.99
PS4 £34.99
Switch £34.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 because it features violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings in a child-friendly setting or context. For example, the player can dash into trolls, making them fall over and vanish. The game also contains non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, for example the player can spit fire onto sheep, which will stand still and look astonished before vanishing. The words “jerk” and “imbecile” are used rarely.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ For Cartoon Violence and Comic Mischief. Enemies generally disappear amid puffs of smoke when defeated. During some sequences, Spyro can take to the air and shoot down enemy planes, resulting in large explosions. Some enemy soldiers comically taunt Spyro by exposing portions of their buttocks (i.e., "mooning").


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 6-12 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Particularly the earlier levels are suited to the very young. Also, the visuals and characters help keep them engaged. There is still a considerable challenge for older players here too. Adults who remember the game from when they were children also like to revisit this in it's newer form.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Health is indicated by the colour of Sparx the dragonfly. This is constantly moving, and also not colourblind friendly. Although the original games had subtitles, the remastered trilogy leaves these out.

You can choose between 2 different control schemes; Reignited and Classic. Classic reverts the controls back to the way they were in the original Spyro games, while the Reignited control scheme is the standard one in the game.

You can set the camera control to Active, which means that the camera automatically follows you around, negating the use of one of the joysticks. If you want more control over the camera, you can set it to passive, which allows you to move it using the second joystick.

The subtitles are white and on a dark grey background, are relatively large and clear. Other text in the game is often on a purple background, but is also large and clear.
 
Our Spyro Reignited Trilogy Accessibility Report details 21 accessibility features:


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