Boomtown: Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Review

Boomtown writes: "Exciting, beautiful, majestic, fun, impressive and awesome are just a few adjectives I could think of off the top of my head that I would not have believed I would be writing about French developer Etranges Libellules' Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. I, like most gamers of my considerable old age, have become cynics. The very mention of a cute, cuddly videogame character in the Crash Bandicoot and yes, Spyro the Dragon ilk, makes me grit my teeth and shake my head at the games industry churning out pre-packaged garbage "aimed at kids" which is just cover for, "we don't have to try as the little'uns have no idea what's good and what's not."

So imagine my surprise when almost instantly I found myself marvelling at the graphical style and the quality of the voice acting in Legend of Spyro. And what an opening it is: a huge Golem make out of molten rock, screaming and flailing around wildly is attacking you. He's so big he fills the screen. At the same time, you're airborne, gliding across the map avoiding the ensuing hammer blow from your monstrous foe. Doesn't sound bad, does it? It isn't."

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