The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning review

  • Some of the voice work
  • The colorful stages
  • Upgradeable powers
  • Obtrusive training stages
  • Getting lost in the effects-heavy action
  • David Spade as Sparx

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.

More Info

Available Platforms: GBA, GameCube, Xbox, PS2, DS
Genre: Action
Published by: Vivendi
Developed by: Krome Studios, Amaze Entertainment
Franchise: Spyro
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Cartoon Violence
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending


  • adrenaguy - January 4, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    i actually loved sparx... it's easily one of my favourite of the series.
  • Agent36496 - December 18, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    I watched this on YouTube to know this was genius even though for all I know it all seemed too easy. I hated the jokes but loved the story and the graphics.

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