What2Play: Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
Miloslav Valko / March 26, 2019
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It's 11 pm on a Saturday evening, and after days of grinding I am on the verge of throwing my controller away in absolute disgust. This is due to the boss fight in the remastered version of Spyro. After last year's Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is the latest attempt to feed the near-insatiable demand for gaming nostalgia.
If the title hasn't already given it away, Reignited takes the three games from the original trilogy - Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon - and gives them a fresh lick of paint. The developers have nailed the feel of controlling Spyro. He leaps, glides, and charges with the momentum I remembered, but with much more adorable animation. Navigating the worlds and completing puzzles still works well all in all, with the original intention maintained and only amplified by the new, easily readable look. Keeping level layouts pristine and accurate, just like the original, allowed me to easily re-find secret side challenges and solve puzzles a decade after I first beat them.
The year 2017 was the year of remastered games, as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was introduced to the gaming community, putting Spyro up to an impossible challenge to beat Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in both sales and rankings. The challenge was set, and the results were stunning. Spyro beat Crash with 84,23% to 80,28% according to www.gamerankings.com on both the PS4 and the XBOX ONE combined. Although this was a rather unexpected result, there was no doubt that Crash will maintain the number 1 spot of remastered console game in sales. Over 10 000 000 copies of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy were sold in 1,5 year. Spyro Reignited Trilogy was sold less than a 3 000 000 times but in 5 months. We can hardly make any assumptions from these figures, but Spyro has to be the number 2 remastered game right after Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. It is now the turn of Crash again, as he joins the race in the 2019 summer mega hit Crash CTR, what is known as a record breaker based on PlayStation 1 sales.
If you want a blast from the past, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy will certainly stoke the fires of nostalgia and deliver the pleasures of the past you are seeking.