The updated visuals are accompanied by a great new voice and pungent music. It just seems so natural and after a quick online check, it`s clear why. Tom Kenny, who spoke about both Spyro in Ripto`s Rage and Year of the Dragon, took over the voice for these games in the new trilogy as well as for the first title. And the musical composer of the original series (Stewart Copeland) also returned to compose a wonderful new theme. The recurring music has also been remastered. But for all fans who yearn for untimely music, you can also listen to it in its former splendour by selecting the soundtrack from the Options menu. In combination, the new voice work and beautiful music really accentuate the gameplay and form the perfect setting for the wonderful new visuals first up, control. Despite a new grated configuration that removes the now obsolete camera movements of the keys on the L2 and R2 shoulders, the mapping button is not available. I really would have liked to move the charging button (Sprint) up one of the shoulder keys (R2), which allowed me to move quickly and easily, but this was not possible. Second, the camera.
The camera has improved markedly compared to the original. Still, it still doesn`t feel like right — and during the action sequences (especially The Gulp boss`s fight at Ripto`s Rage), I really struggled to keep the camera where I wanted to, while I was walking, jumping and changing direction quickly – and it`s that kind of original loyalty that I could have done without. Third, the difficulty spikes. One thing we get used to less and less in the modern game is a sudden jump into trouble. And while that doesn`t happen often – from time to time, you`ll easily gather everything and ignite everything in your way in one shot, and the other loses 14 lives in a quick episode. Finally, after a strangely long license agreement that must be signed at the beginning, you will notice another relic of the originals: long loading screens. Every time you jump through a portal to go into a new world or home, you`ll get stuck for a surprisingly long time and you`ll fix a Spyro slippery loading screen.