Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4/XBO)

  • Finished Year of the Dragon. This time I did what I couldn't as a kid 18 years ago: I managed to beat that stupid skate/sledge challenge in the bonus world and actually saw the "last page of the story" finally, with 150 eggs and all. Peace of mind, mmm.

    A really enjoyable collection, playing Spyro felt as good as back then. I love the way he moves, how you control him. And the structure of pretty much all the worlds and levels is just solid, as time hasn't really done damage anywhere. Some fine platforming and collect-a-thons.

  • @sentinel-beach

    I had that same experience a few years ago. It felt goooooood to be that much better than you were as a shitty kid, aha.

  • Small nitpick - Remastered Electrolls in Hurricos sound off. In the original, their voices were straight up Spongebob calm voice. Absolutely loving playing through these again though! It's one of those instances where the world's are exactly as my 10 year old mind imagined

  • @kirkking2000
    Maybe Tom Kenny (the voice of Spyro, the trolls, and Spongebob) felt like doing something different this time.

  • @kirkking2000

    I have that same nitpick but it pertains to most of the voices in Spyro 2. Its ingrained in my mind so changing the audio just feels off to me. I'll never forgive them not having the monk people yelling WHY AY AY AY WHY AY AY AY. Drops .5 points lol

  • Easy Allies Review by Michael Damiani
    (I think this might be his first time playing Spyro if I remember correctly. About to watch.)

    Youtube Video

    EDIT: Some pretty blasphemous statements in this review. I can't get on board with the criticism of the music. Spyro 2 and 3 have some of the best music in any game of that era in my opinion. I will agree that the "humourous" cutscenes do not translate well in this remaster. They feel more charming in the older games. Also think the formula of Spyro works better than other platformers of the time. Still a great score.

  • @dipset The problem is not with the music itself (which is phenomenal), it's how it was changed in the remaster/remake. The remastered versions of the songs are much more subdued and lack the oomph of the original. The mastering on these tracks is just... odd.

  • @capnbobamous Yeah I did notice I was struggling to hear the music over the rest of the game at points.

  • Hmmm I liked the music so far. I thought it was less aggressive than a track just playing over the level. Damiani wrote “[...] with no standout tracks”. He damn near hurt my feelings there.

  • I love the short videos for every world as you enter or leave in the second game.