Spyro the Dragon

released on Sep 10, 1998

Spyro the Dragon is a platform game developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation. It stars the title character, a young purple dragon named Spyro and his dragonfly friend, Sparx, and is the first game in the Spyro the Dragon series. The first game was massively popular at its initial release and Spyro would later become one of the most recognizable, popular and respected gaming icons for the PlayStation gaming console. Spyro's best friend, Sparx the dragonfly, acts like the player's health meter and assists in gathering gems. The various dragons Spyro unfreezes along the way are also key characters in Spyro's progression through the game. Gnasty Gnorc is the main antagonist, who froze all the dragons of the land in crystal.

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The game's both helped and hindered by the more empty areas compared to later games, thankfully it feels good enough simply to play as Spyro that the experience remains a good one throughout

It hurts me more than I thought it would to give Spyro such a middling score, but setting my nostalgia aside this game just isn't as good as it could have been. Make no mistake, at it's best Spyro 1 is still very fun, but as it's worst it's slow, empty, and lifeless. Also, don't even get me started on the boss fights, if you can call them that.

Jogava nos cybers, achava uma delícia de jogar.

My least favorite of the trilogy because it was developing mechanics. It was a lot more high fantasy than 2 though and I appreciated that. But it lacked variety as the world's tended to be very much like the home world's from which they sources, but that also gave it continuity. But if you didn't like a home world, there was a lot to slog through.

The other Spyro games have made many improvements after this one but I still personally love going back to this one. The ost is fantastic and it's very easy to jump in and make a ton of progress in a short amount of time.