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The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (DS)

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      02.04.2009 19:13
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      Great end to the Legend of Spyro Trilogy..

      The tenth anniversery of Spyro The Dragon see's the last in the Legacy trilogy. Since Spyro was first released on the Playstation, way back in 1998 it became one of the most popular action adventure game series.

      The legend of Spyro : Dawn of the Dragon was released last October, and features new and exciting ways to play the game.

      - Gameplay -

      It's the first Spyro game that lets you fly whenever you want, with the 'free fly mode', you can explore the new and bigger worlds at your own free will.
      The game also features an awesome co-op playability where you can take control of two characters, those being Spyro himself and Cynder. Or you can choose to complete the story as either character.
      Spyro still has his same powers, fire, electricity, earth and ice. Whereas Cynder has the control over poison, wind, shadow and fear.

      Spyro's story in this game begins with Cynder, Sparx and himself escaping their 'time prison'. Sparx is re-captured, by the evil beings who work for The Dark Master, Malefor. It's up to Spyro and Cynder to rescue him and bring about the destruction of Malefor and all of his evil. Along the way they come up against much evil and must against it to reach the heart of the world, where Malefor has set up base. Will Spyro and Cynders defeat Malefor before he brings about the destruction of everything good in the world?

      The game makes good use of what the Nintendo DS has to offer, various actions will require you to use the DS Stylus pen, but most of the game is used just using the basic controls of the DS. The top screen of the DS has all of the items you've collected and how much power you have, and what your upgrades are etc.

      The graphics for the game aren't too bad seeing's though its on the Nintendo DS, the colours are bright and vibrant which is expected as all the other Spyro games are the same. The sound is good, and there's even some famous faces featured in the game, well their voices anyway.
      Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins - Lord Of The Rings) plays the voice of Spyro and Christina Ricci (Addams family, Monster) plays the voice of Cynder.

      The game has good longevity, once you have completed all the levels you can go back and select any of them to play again, to collect anything you might have missed first time round.

      - Overall -

      I'd recommend the game to anyone who's played any of the previous Spyro games, this ones just as good as the rest if not better. It's recommended for ages 7+, so is great for the younger gamers, but I'm 23 and still enjoyed this game. The graphics aren't amazing, but for the Nintendo DS they're not too shabby either.
      It can be found at most video game stockists, I bought it from Gamestation for £15 just after Christmas.

      Thanks for reading :)

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