PSI writes: "The fall of a beloved videogame icon is perhaps the greatest tragedy in the gaming world - the more revered the series or character, the more devastating the fall is. I was a fan of the Spyro the Dragon series back during the purple dragon's glory days on the PlayStation. I enjoyed its simple yet charming approach to gameplay, and I knew then that franchise creator Insomniac Games would go far in the industry. I've been proven right in that respect; their two current flagship franchises (Ratchet & Clank and Resistance) have been well received critically and commercially. But what of the little purple dragon who helped the company get airborne? If The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is any indication, those who make the new Spyro games seem overeager to break away from the franchise's roots. Unfortunately for Dawn of the Dragon, this results in an extremely derivative and otherwise unimpressive conclusion to an unremarkable trilogy".