The Spyro the Dragon remake isn’t really a remake, it’s the same game just with better graphics than the original. Everything else is exactly the same, which isn’t a bad thing.
When you think about it, no one is really going to have a working PlayStation 1 and working copy of the original Spyro the Dragon. Therefore you buy the Reignited Trilogy, you get all three games for your console and it looks better than the original.
The original was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony in 1998. The remake was developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision in November 2018 and is currently available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
When I was younger I used to always play the original version of this game on my PlayStation 1, even though I was 8 years late to it. Being able to play it 20 years after the original and actually be old enough to understand what I’m doing and how I’m supposed to be doing it, instead of just running around setting fire to sheep is really exciting.
This is a nice game that I put about 8 hours into, that’s just because I wanted to 120% the game. Depending on how much of the game you want to complete, whether you want everything or you just want to play through the game as quickly as possible will affect how much time you need to put into the game.
It can be a fairly quick play through if you don’t want to collect all the gems, eggs or dragons. If you want to get everything then you’re going to come across a lot more puzzles, some of which are pretty difficult and would frustrate someone that kept dying, just trying to get a few gems to 120% the game.
Nevertheless, it is still one of my favourite games and probably the best platformer I have ever played. If you played the original it also comes with some nostalgic value.
I give it an 8.5/10
Age Rating: G
– Gaming Editor
I have loved games since I was a kid and at multiple points in my life I have considered becoming a game developer but decided against it in the end. However, it didn’t stop me from wanting to enjoy them and I can admit that I do spend a bit too much money on games – I pay for them with my own money so I see it as fair. I enjoy every genre, ranging from simple platformers to intense horrors. I put as much time into each game as possible to get the most out of each game.