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Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (PS2)
- Dynamic dragon-breath, including Fire, Ice, Electricity & Bubbles
- Over 25 levels, each with unique weather environments
- Classic Spyro action--avoid obstacles, jump on platforms, ride vehicles, collect gems
- All-new vehicles, including tanks, UFOs and a Spitfire
- Brand new collectibles--thousands of gems plus over 100 dragonflies
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly is a sequel to Spyro: Year of the Dragon, a bestselling title for the second PlayStation console, in which Ripto returns with a plan to steal the Dragonflies of the Dragon Realms. To combat his foes, Spyro's existing set of abilities will be enhanced with features such as: electric, ice, and bubble-breath. Equipped with his newly acquired skills, amazing new vehicles, and help from new and old friends, Spyro must find a way to return the Dragonflies and restore order to the Dragon Realm.
The Spyro games on the PSone are remembered by many as some of the console's best 3-D platform games, and quite rightly so. In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, his first next-generation adventure, the world's smallest, friendliest, purple-est dragon is back to jump, glide and start brush fires, and the new game starts off well as you watch the dastardly Ripto accidentally disperse the magic dragonflies across the gameworld and force you, as Spyro, to bring them all back to safety.
One of the best things about Enter the Dragonfly is the huge number of moves at Spyro's disposal. As you'd expect of any dragon he can jump, fly, hover, head-butt and breathe flames--but now he can also breathe ice and electricity as well as magic bubbles (very handy for catching dragonflies, and a clever nod to arcade classic Bubble Bobble). Unfortunately the main problem with the game is the graphics, which, although they look okay in the screenshots, are very jerky when you play the game. The level design isn't terribly imaginative either and the game as a whole is surprisingly short.
Since Enter the Dragonfly isn't made by the same team as the previous Spyro games--those guys went on to make the excellent Ratchet & Clank instead--it's perhaps no surprise that it isn't quite up to its predecessors. It's still a quality game though and certainly one to consider for fans of the series. --David JenkinsSee all Product description
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As far as the graphics go, it's stunning! There's all sorts of brilliant effects like grass that moves as 'you' walk through it and weather effects like fog which make things a bit more interesting (even if it does reduce visibility too much at times). However, I think that in the effort to make it look good they've sacrificed too much in the game play.
The first thing you should know is that it's nearly impossible to play using the direction buttons. It's very slow to respond, the turning circle is almost non-existent and it's generally just a pain in the neck. It's obviously been designed with the joystick in mind and, once I figured that out, game play improved - a bit. Even using the joystick, it's far from perfect. It's very sensitive, turning far too much with just a tap. Your best bet is probably to switch between the stick and the buttons depending on what you're trying to do.
There's other niggles too. It's extremely difficult to make jumps that involve hovering. There is a trick to it (you've got to wait to hover until the very last moment, when it looks like you've practically bumped into the side of the object you're trying to land on) but even knowing that, it's not easy. Spyro will to come to a complete stop if you try to make too tight a turn, which can be very annoying and waste a lot of time. Also, the camera is very slow to follow (whatever you have it set to - there's not much difference), sometimes not bothering at all so you have to centre it yourself. This can be more than just annoying if you're surrounded by enemies!
Another thing is its tendency to go into slow motion at the most inconvenient moments. It happens less in wide open spaces unless there's lots going on, but in corridors and small spaces it's best to keep to the centre if you don't want it to slow down.
The worst part is the over all size of the game. I got to over 50% after just two plays. There's only one world and not many levels. There are a number of sub levels but these are just the usual flying or challenge stages. It's probably just as well though, because it takes forever to move between them.
All the Spyro games have been big and I expected the upgrade to PS2 would have a corresponding increase in size - instead it's shrunk amazingly. That said, I haven’t finished it yet (I lent it to my sister) so there could be surprises in store that will lengthen it, however unlikely!
After all that though, I've got to say I enjoyed it immensely! Some of the challenge levels are great fun, like the slalom ice slide and the different vehicles you get to play in like a tank and a spitfire. The flying levels are as good as ever, with a choice of time trial or race in each one. The different breath weapons are good too, as long as you remember to change it in time! Aside from everything else, the game play is much the same as in the others making it very worthwhile!
If you enjoyed the other Spyro games, you'll probably like this one too, even though it's no where near as good as the others. It's definitely worth having, but probably not at this price - wait 'til it comes out on platinum!
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