Spyro’s 360° make over
The Legend of Spyro
A New Beginning
Spyro is still being made by Sierra but he has a new look and a new story. The old dragged on story line is gone. Spyro and Sparx have a new look…
He’s pretty much the same Spyro but kinda tougher looking. His nose, body structure,and horns are really the only difference. This is also the first game all the other dragons in it walk on four legs like Spyro. Previous games young dragons walked on four sometimes but older ones always walked on two. The worlds are complex, sort of in a realm of underdevelopment were it’s mostly nature and the civilizations are primitive. You play Spyro who was adopted by dragonfly’s when he was just an egg. He finds out he came from another world where there are other dragons, Guardians in fact who posses talents in manipulating the elements.
As their colors show each is a master of a different element. Ignitus- Master of Fire, Volteer- Master of electricy, Cyril- Master of Ice, and Terrador- Master of Earth. These guardians have disappeared as well as all other dragons because the Dark Master, (AKA Malafor)
plans to take over all the worlds. Unfortunately for Malefor he is currently trapped, in an alternate universe. The Dark master then creates a powerful puppet to do his dirty work, a female dragon named Cynder.
Cynder was kidnapped when she was just an egg, while the temple was being destroyed by the dark master, where Spyro is originally from too. She was brainwashed and manipulated by the Dark Master, causing her to be evil and grow to a extreme size. Cynder kidnaps the Guardians and harnesses their power of the elements to open a portal to free the Dark Master. Spyro must fight threw Cynder’s minions to save the dragon guardians and ultimately stop Cynder herself. Once she is defeated she reverts back to her original size, about the same as Spyro’s, and is no longer influenced by Malafor.
This is what I always expected of Spyro. Challenging, hard at times, and fun. Some people don’t like the now look and layout but I like it. The levels are complex and the villains don’t die after one hit. 4.9 out of 5. I also added the ending clip to the game, so if you haven’t beat it, i suggest not watching this. It doesn’t include the secret ending though, i couldn’t find it.
The Legend of Spyro
The story begins with Spyro following Cynder through the jungle surrounding the Dragon Temple. Spyro catches up with her and asks her not to leave, revealing that he does hold some feelings for her. Cynder then leaves saying she doesn’t want to hurt Spyro. Cynder runs off, leaving Sparx and Spyro alone. Soon after she is gone, the Temple is attacked by an army of apes. After Spyro repels the attack, Ignitus, the leader of the dragons and master of fire, sends Spyro to seek out a tree that Spyro saw in a vision(that in his dream, he gets his powers back as he lost them at the end in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning) while Ignitus looks for help against the Apes. As Spyro searches for the tree, he also searches for another dragon known as the Chronicler, who asked Spyro in a vision to find him. As he searches, Spyro is captured by pirates, and taken on board their ship.
After Spyro escapes the pirate ship, he discovers that the Apes have established a base on the Well Of Souls, in an effort to revive the Dark Master using a lunar alignment called the Night of Eternal Darkness. He also discovers that they are keeping Cynder prisoner hoping to turn her to their side.
Spyro eventually finds the Chronicler, who tells him about the Dark Master. According to him, the Dark Master was the first purple dragon; his raw power allowed him to master practically every elemental power. When his growth failed to stop, he was exiled and sealed away by the dragon elders, but not before he taught the Apes how to use dragon magic. The Chronicler wants Spyro to hide from the Apes until a later time, but Spyro insist on going to Cynder’s aid.
When he gets to the mountain, the Ape King, Gaul, orders Cynder to attack Spyro. When she attacks Gaul instead, he knocks her out and challenges Spyro himself. During the fight, the lunar alignment comes, and the evil energy it generates is channeled through Spyro. He uses his immense power to kill Gaul, and then leaps back into the beam of evil energy. Cynder awakens and knocks Spyro out of the beam, freeing him from the beam’s power. When the alignment passes, the mountain crumbles around Spyro, Sparx and Cynder. Spyro uses his powers to encase them in crystal to protect them from the collapsing mountain..
The Legend of Spyro
Dawn of the Dragon
After 3 years have passed imprisoned in the crystal, it is broken apart and Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx are freed. Spyro and Cynder are much older looking. While still unconsience, Cynder and Spyro were chained together majically with a rope so they can not go far without the other. They are stuck inside the catacombs and have to get out. After several waves of enemies and a huge Golem that attacks they manage to get out, and find Sparx with the mysterious Hunter of Avalar. Hunter shows them the destruction Malafor has caused since he was freeded from the Well of Souls. But before more can be explained, they are captured by Hunter’s tribe.
This is the first Spyro game ever that allows you to have a two player c0-op. You can play as either Spyro or Cynder, switch between them, or grab a friend and play together, and beat the whole game. The levels are much larger and are more fun to explore, and collecting gems(they never seem to go away) can be crucial to game progress. Spyro still retains fire, ice, electricity, and earth, but Cynder can use fear, wind, poison, and shadow. (Side note: I like playing as Cynder.)
You progress through vast levels and are sometimes asked to complete specific tasks before moving on. You come to the Dragon City, where you are reunited with the Guardians, but must fight a vast dark army and fight that darn Golem again and again till you blow his butt up!!! Unfortunately once that is done the Dark Master summons a huge beast from his volcano to destroy the Dragon City. This creature is freaking huge and a pain to kill. Once you flood the dam and blow his butt up, Ignitus takes you to the entrance to Malafor’s Lair area, and … well…(lets just say a moment of Silence) Spyro and Cynder go through this huge volcanic level and eventually climb up the rocks and make it to Malafor’s surprisingly beautiful lair. You kill some enemies, la di dah and you fight Malafor, FINALLY!!! He was fun to fight, not like that accursed Golem.
Like i said prior, do not watch the ending videos if you haven’t beaten a game, they contain spoilers.
This will not be the last Spyro game everyone. The company said they plan to make more. If your wondering how I know this check out my other post about Spyro called “Is this the end of Spyro? Part 2” but if you don’t want to look for it i provided a link.