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Spyro is back in a huge way this fall. Console gamers will have to wait a bit for Enter the Dragonfly (my choice for the coolest game title of the year), but the handheld crowd can start flying and charging right away. Spyro 2: Season of the Flame breathes new life into the GBA platform scene. It's a solid game that'll satisfy old Spyro fans and make new fans out of those who've never mixed it up as "The Purple One."
Spyro 2: Season of Flame is a great game for both kids and adults. There are some challenging levels and the mini-games are a blast. There is a substantial quest to be found beneath the charming visuals and excellent sound and music, and I can easily recommend this game as an addition to anyone’s GBA library.
A great game for everyone in the family! The only things that slightly detract are the shortness of the overall game, and the sameness of many of the mini-games. When compared to most of the current offerings, though, Spyro is heads above most of the recent platform releases, with the exception of Yoshi's Island, which is in a class of its own. Most players won't go wrong with Spyro.
The original game was a good first shot...but Spyro 2: Season of Flame is way better than that. It's a great 3D-style platformer with loads of variety and a solid challenge throughout the adventure.
Pros: Easy to learn, even for those players new to Spyro games. Strong graphics. Appropriate difficulty level for kids (approximately ages 8 and up) Cons: Mini-games somewhat predictable. Too short of an adventure for experienced players.
All said, Spyro 2: Season of Flame is an excellent platforming adventure title with loads of entertaining extras thrown in for good measure. The gameplay, like the first title in the series, can be a little floaty, sometimes causing needless deaths, but it is noticeably tighter than Season of Ice in this regard. The extra playable characters add a whole new style of play to the game, and the non-linear progression makes gaming in short bursts very much a viable option. Collecting all the gems and fireflies in Spyro 2 will take even a seasoned gamer quite a while, but if you do manage to achieve a 100% completion rating you’ll be rewarded with a cool little mini-game to keep you occupied. If you are a fan of Season of Ice, or even 3D platforming games in general, you’d do well to pick this game up. You won’t be disappointed.
The only downside to this fabulous adventure is the tricky controls. The digital directional pad doesn’t allow for smooth diagonal movement, which Spyro does a lot in each world. Still, with plenty of gameplay variety, including fun mini-games, Spyro’s latest quest to save his homeland is an adventure that everyone can enjoy. For a fun, non-violent, and engaging game, Spyro 2 is it.
If you're absolutely burnt out on action adventure games, especially those with an emphasis on collecting, Spyro 2: Season of Flame probably isn't going to change your outlook. Nevertheless, it's a sequel that does everything a sequel should. It looks better, it sounds better, it plays better, and it's ultimately more enjoyable than the original.
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Sadly, there's little depth in Season of Flame. Yes, you do run around and restore fire to Spyro. In fact, later on, he even gets a super electrifying attack. However, there's a question as to how much more can be done with this game. This is a more polished and by all accounts, a superior version of Season of Ice; albeit with a different story. This was the game that should have been released last year. But the continuing reliance on the 2D isometic view will hamper any progress the franchise will make later on the Game Boy Advance.
Spyro 2 : season of flame sur Gameboy Advance est un très bon titre qui vous donnera de nombreuses heures de plaisir sur votre console. Réalisation soignée et excellente jouabilité sont ici les maîtres mots de cette cartouche qui trouvera une bonne place dans votre ludothèque.
Spyro 2 starts off really quite well, but when it fails to gradually improve on its own good starting points and doesn't introduce more variety beyond the initial extra game modes, it gets stale very quickly. There's a well produced title in here somewhere, with excellent cheerful visuals, nicely realised characters and a skilfully crafted progression model - all that's missing is fun. It's strange how the game avoids being fun so easily, and despite having its moments, particularly early on, we just weren't hooked by it.
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Kanske är jag för hård mot spelet. Love tyckte om ettan när han recenserade den för drygt ett år sedan. Vet du med dig att du också gjorde det tänker jag inte alls stå i vägen för ett köp av del två. Själv har jag emellertid så många bättre spel att spela att jag utan tvekan prioriterar bort Spyro 2: Season of Flame.