Spyro the Dragon appeared in three games bearing his name between 1998 and 2000. Though the purple, fire-breathing character is a heavy point of nostalgia for most people, when it was announced that all three titles were being remade for release in 2018, there was a certain amount of trepidation.
While there is little doubt that anyone who played these games extensively during their childhood has (mainly) fond memories of them, it always feels like a risk to get yourself excited for something that holds sentimental value to us.
What if it isn't as good as we remember? What if we just don't get it anymore? What if it turns out to be a shameless cash-grab, and we end up feeling scammed?
In a time when remakes and remasters are becoming more commonplace as developers realise the power that nostalgia holds over its audience of a certain age, what was there about the Reignited Trilogy that made it either exceed or fall short of our lofty memories? And how accurate and fair were these memories in the first place?
Let's examine it together.
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