When That Crash Bandicoot trilogy came out last year, all I could think was one thing: When Spyro!
Insomniac’s three original Playstation Spyro the Dragon titles were amongst my favourite Playstation games growing up. They were some of the earliest I remember being able to 100%, and so I played them over and over. It was also one of my earliest memories of following a developer, playing the Ratchet and Clank series afterwards because the same people were making it.
I was really excited to get my hands on these games again, especially two and three, having played the original again not too long ago. Even now, I remember these games being the antithesis to Crash Bandicoot.
Where Crash was unforgivingly brutal in its difficulty, Spyro was a more laid back and relaxing affair. As I play through the trilogy I’ll give my thoughts on each game in turn, starting with the original: Spyro the Dragon.