Spyro the Dragon 2
Genre Action -> Platform
Today's Rank 0
Date N/A
Publisher S.C.E.E.
Date 2001-01-12
The feisty little adolescent dragon is back in Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer, a sequel that is far superior to the original. Both Spyro fans and those who didn't play the first game will revel its exploratory greatness. Gone are the impossible tasks, unbeatable enemies, and fragmented game flow. This game sports superior controls, more colourful and faster graphics, a tighter story, achievable goals, and plenty of gameplay variety. Don't be fooled by Spyro's cuteness--this isn't a children's-only game. With multiple goals and side quests, a fantastic soundtrack by ex-Police band member Stewart Copeland, and a veneer of understated humour, this is highly addictive. The playfulness of the main character comes through in the exploration of the otherworldly levels using the new moves, including super high jumps, rapid underwater swimming, and extended flight and hovering manoeuvres. Determined explorers are always rewarded--sometimes with an ice hockey match or other sub-game, sometimes with riches enough to learn a new move or uncover a new area. Simply put, Spyro 2 is one of the best action/adventure games for the system. Despite the fact that this game is a sequel, it manages to bring a fresh new look and feel to PlayStation gaming. --Jeff Young

- Platform: PlayStation.
- ESRB Rating: Everyone.
- Ages 6 and up.
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