Rated 2 out of 10 by EnragedSonyFangirl Not the Spyro I know.
I got this game after I traded in some games for the DS. I haven't played a Spyro game in awhile, not since the original Playstation days. Well, while the game looked amazing with the graphics, and the story was pretty interesting the gameplay and controls made me what to faceplam. I don't mind challenges in games, not one bit. But, when it takes around 800 hits to take out one enemy we're are stretching it here. (I used a cheat to see how many hits some enemies took to take down, because some felt like forever until they died) I mean, even in a game like God of War which is geared for be more challenging doesn't have enemies that powerful, maybe except the bosses. The controls aren't that great either, it took me quite awhile to even remotely get used to them. And even then, I had enemies just owning me left and right. Needless to say this game is not fun to play. So, if you're a fan of the series I slightly recommend the game to you, but even then I shake my head. I suggest one of the Ratchet and Clank games. As they are done by Insomniac, who was the studio that used to do the Spyro games way back when.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DarkStar_25 Great game
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon was a huge improvement compared to the previous 2 games in the trilogy. The graphics were amazing, very colourful and very peaceful at times. The voice acting in it suited all the characters extremely well. The only bad thing about this game was the story was too short. The controls are very easy to learn and not confusing at all. All of your elements are chosen from the D-Pad. A really cool thing in the game was being able to fly for once! Another cool thing they have in this game is being able to play 2-player co-op. The only bad thing about 2-player co-op mode is that if the person you are playing with is not good, its frustrating trying to battle, climb or even just getting around. I recommend this to anyone that is a fan of spyro and wants to be able to do the things you could not do in the previous games.
Rated 1 out of 10 by gamelover69hot waste of money and time.
i have played so many games for the ps3 and this was such a half hearted production. the graphics are extremely poor since they made the same game and ported it over to every system. the game horribly lacks any sense of a story. the cut scenes are SO cheap. i read somewhere that once the original team that worked on the first spyro stopped working on the game the other parts were horrible i never played any other ones than the first and now this last installment. i would have to agree. sierra did a horrible job. the controls especially for two players are horribly clumsy the flight mechanics are horrible as well. sometimes it makes you want to stab your self in the eye as it would be more fun than to play. I'm sure you will soon see a post from a GameStop employee saying how good this game is ( obviously not revealing his/her identity ) as they usually do on games that have bad reviews. this is one that you'd want to wait for it to reach the bargain bin. if your looking to buy this game... i got a better idea. go to your local hardware shop and purchase a nail gun with a clip of 100 nails and start shooting yourself in the face with it, trust me you'll thank me for it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by poptartman Spyro...AMAZING SERIES!
Ive played all the Spyro games but this takes the cake even though Elijah woods aka froto off of lord of the rings plays spyros voice and the voice just matches. If you were to try to match any other voice it just wouldn't cut it. In the older series you could just TAP TAP and fly there was special moments you would be able to or you would just walk through a sparkling gate which made things BORING. But now you can fly whenever you want where ever you want and not to mention the graphics are Way better than any of the other series. In the game the New Beginning (not to be a game ruiner) you fight cinder aka baddy and get rid of the possession holding her and then save her weird. Now your fighting with her ah man theres gonna be some but kicking now because if you have played The New Beginning you know that cinder is basically the grand theft auto of spyro(you don't wanna mess with her). But heres the twist your a teen and your fighting these other creatures as a teen. Also something that has never been available with spyro you can play 2 player co-op...AMAZING! Now I'm not gonna say anymore in fear of people tracking me down and shooting me for giving away the game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Small Its is a great game but it could have been better
Lets start off by this I am a spyro fan a big one but I have to say dawn of the dragon could have been better theres not many controls very basic simple like X,X,X and O the graphics are alright I dont think they truly believe they captured cynder's true personality the levels are a great size with plenty of room to fly or run theres a good amount of game to play and great scenery around there are cool moments in the game and some that are funny I just believe that they got cheap and didnt really want to make this game they could have made it a lot better if they put more time in it to make it a much better game but ya for a quick entertainer and a good laugh with friend or family member you should get this game or if your just a spyro fan - Small out
Rated 9 out of 10 by gamer900 Great for fans of the Spyro series
One of the only ways of truly enjoying this game is to be involved with the previous games. Any new comers will most likely get confused with the storyline. Flying is a great new aspect of the game and the engine of it all is great. Like all games, though, it has it's downs as well as it's ups. The repetitive soundtrack is one of the flaws that i did not enjoy. They just used the same music as in the previous installments. The fighting is just like the other Spyro games in the series, repetitive as well. The only difference is that you can now switch dragons to get somewhat of a variety. The new design on the breaths that each dragon is now capable to wield is worth mentioning. Each dragon has 4 breaths and each breath has a secondary breath. The graphics of the game far surpass the graphics in any of the other games, but they could use some adjusting. Like the ones before it in the series, this one does not differ in the fact that it was short. It took me one day to fully complete the game. There aren't a lot of unlockables either. Just some art galleries and some extra abilities for completing a single armor set. It was mentioned that there would be armor available for you to find and use. In the game, the armor is only used to give you a certain ability. In all, this game is great if you like the series.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A good fan of the trilogy Comment
I have played all of the previous Spyro the dragon games and i don't see why some people are stuck on the old spyro. I know they were great and all, but these new Spyro games are even better. The new Spyro games are awesome, not just because of the new elements you can breath, but introducing melee attacks, new abilities and the new co-op. Personally, my favorite new addition is flying whenever you want. So to all of you who can't let go of the old Spyro you don't have to, you can have your old Spyro PS1 or not play it and have the new and improved one too.
Rated 0 out of 10 by sambia please not again
please not another spyro game. the very first spyro games created by insomniac were my favorite games but when insomniac dropped spyro the franchise went downhill. far down a very steep hill. the last one was a disaster and so will this one be. i miss the good old spyro but unfortunatly hes never coming back. i wish they would just give spyro back to insomniac but theyve moved on. we miss u spyro but dont come back with this crap, youre better off dead.
Rated 0 out of 10 by ps3 id shadow1550 awesome
The first 3 spyro games were awesome going through portals collecting orbs, but the others were crappy. This game is awesome. The graphics look great. You can play with co-op which is awesome, but i hope that going through portals one day comes back, because i miss the good old days of spyro. When i was little all i did was play spyro with my mom. This game is great, please don't make me regret getting it.
Rated 7 out of 10 by wagonrider very very good game
l cant speek for everyone but l can for myself. for one thing about this game is that its a very good story line. for me l like a game that is fun to play and fun to fallow with the story. this is the 3 game to fallow the new beggining. l have played the old spyro games and they have done a very very good job on the game to make it more intresting and fun for kids. l reckoment this game to eny young players.