The Legend of Spyro: A new beginning
I loved Spyro ever since
it came out on the PSX back in the day and played it all the way through
to its ending. There was just something so cool about this little dragon
and his dragonfly buddy as they made their way through the various
worlds that you have to battle your way through.
The first and second game were awesome then afterward
the series seemed to flatten out somewhat and I wasnít sure if we were
going to see a resurgence of it. Now we have a new Spyro title out on
the shelves and with the title A New Beginning, it was interesting to
see just what the heck they had in mind for the little guy.
This one take us back to the beginning where we find
that Spyro as a child thinks he is a dragonfly. A series of events
unfold where Spyro and Sparx have an altercation in a forest where Spyro
steps up and saves them both by breathing fire for the first time and as
a result is told by his parents that he is actually a dragon, not a
firefly. The mission then starts where Spyro tries to find his parents
with his good buddy Sparx by his side.
Whilst this is not quite the jump that they were
probably looking for, this title is a solid game that long time fans are
going to enjoy. Graphically, New Beginning is one sweet looking game
with all sorts of funky effects being thrown in for some neat visuals
that should be enjoyed by players.
This game has a ton of big names doing the voices,
with Elijah Wood doing the voice of Spyro and David Spade as Sparx.
Whilst this adds some interest to the game, the script is a bit long
winded at times and the actors clearly were not recording their bits
together which has been confirmed by Wood in an interview about the
Whilst there is a small amount of time learning how
to control Spyro, the game will lead you through how to control your
little purple friend. The things that the dragon can do in battle are
pretty cool with a variety of combos that can be used and upgraded via a
menu that can be selected in game.
I think that fans of the series will be very happy
with this new game. You can tell that a lot of time and effort has been
put into the development and it has paid off. Gamers will be happy about
the overall look and feel of how it plays. Spyro looks the best he has
for some time and Iíll be keen to see the next Spyro on a next gen
Good stuff that the whole family will get a kick out