Thursday, March 21, 2019

#DeannaPlays: Spyro Reignited - Ripto's Rage

Deanna Plays is a monthly feature on this blog where every third Thursday of the month I talk about something related to video games. Sometimes these are reviews of the games themselves, sometimes it's a list of books to read if you play X, and anything in between!

This is part two of my three part installment talking about the Spyro Reignited game. If you want to see my post about the first game Spyro The Dragon go here. Today I'm going to be talking about the second game in the series Ripto's Rage.

I played the crap out of the second game in the series as a kid, and I have to say that I really think it might be my favorite of the whole series. Although, super frustrating too! I could never find those gems in Summer Forest. So annoying! Since everyone does videos of games now, I totally cheated and looked up a video so I could finally find those last two orbs...and I am so mad! They were so easy to find, but my little kid brain never was able to parse those out. 

As much as I love this one and it's super fun to play, playing it now and back-to-back with the first game it does feel a little disjointed. For one, the concept of the game is to find the Talismans in the different world levels and to find the orbs...but when you get to Winter Tundra the last world level, you no longer are finding Talismans, but rather just orbs. It makes it feels like the Winter Tundra levels don't really matter unless you are trying to 100% this game. I felt like the boss levels on this game were a little easier too, I defeated Ripto in like two tries, not like 50 like when I was a kid. This might have just been a testament to my progression as a gamer. 

I also felt like the game was a little shorter. The Spyro games aren't very long to begin with, but I felt like it didn't take me nearly as long to defeat the second game than the first one. Is it because I wasn't spending hours trying to get that last orb? Possibly. I still really loved playing the second game and it really brought me back to my childhood, but it definitely felt like this second game could have had some fixes. 

I still had a really fun time playing the second game in the series, and if you were a fan of this game as a kid, or have never played it and are looking for a game to get you into video gaming, I think this would be a good one to start with. 

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