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Spyro Reignited Trilogy is certainly beautiful, but is it fun?

June 12, 2018 1 min read

Activision absolutely hit it out of the park last year with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PlayStation 4. It was a beautiful throwback to the early years of 3D platformers before developers actually started getting good at making those types of games. It was very much a love it or hate it type of experience, one that appealed far more to fans donning a pair of nostalgia goggles looking to recapture the adventures of their youth. Spyro Reignited Trilogy may be the same type of divisive game.

I got a chance to go hands-on with Reignited before the kick-off of E3. In a hotel room near the convention center, I was given a look at the game running on an Xbox One X and crikey does it look amazing. Spyro Reignited Trilogy features some of the most charming animation and designs I've seen out of this console generation. Spyro himself has 100 times the geometry for more expressive facial animations and every dragon you save on your adventure is now unique. For instance, the dragon of the Toasty Realm is an artist, something that ties into the various paintings seen throughout the stage. Toasty himself has never looked better and everything from the dogs to the wizards to the primates of Tree Tops all sparkle and shine.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is certainly beautiful, but is it fun? screenshot