An upgradable power scheme lets players choose from four different, elementally-themed breath styles, and then customize them by collecting crystals and allocating them toward augmentations. It's a nice concession, perhaps, to older players who might not be as enthralled with the game's love of bright colors and cheery environments. A series of well-done flying sequences bridge the game's various stages, and the shifting of gears is very much welcome after an extended series of brawls.
It's a fine new Beginning for one of the original PlayStation's flagship characters. Soar on, you crazy dragon.