Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly for the Nintendo GameCube was only 30 dollars, so I decided to pick it up. The story is short
and dumb. Some guy has captured all the dragonflies and scattered them throughout the worlds. Wow! I wonder which genius
came up with that great story. There are 9 levels with 10 dragonflies in each level. Which makes a total of 90 dragonflies,
and guess what? Each dragonfly has a name and Spyro seems to know them all. I don't even know 90 people and even if I did,
I sure as heck wouldn't be able to tell you all their names! As I played the game, I wondered if coming up with 90 individual
names is the most time the developers spent on the game. Gems are also scattered throughout the worlds, which acts as currency
in the game. You would expect to use them often in the game, but I used them only once and it was during one of
the early levels.
Controlling Spryo is pretty easy. Controlling the camera on the other hand, is practically impossible. Spryo breaths fire,
ice, electricity, and bubbles. But they should have added more abilities to the game. You also get to control a plane, tank,
UFO, and manta ray; all of which controls differently.
Most games don't have many glitches, but then again this game isn't like most games. Glitches are found frequently. The
worst one is when you go up to someone to speak with them, the game freezes. It even keeps you from saving your game sometimes,
so you would have to do all the stuff you had done since your last save again; which is a major pain. Isn't it weird how you
can play a great game and hours seem like minutes, but when playing a bad game, the minutes seem like hours.
The animation in the game is weird. For example, when a enemy attacks you and actually lands the hit, you're surely to
die. When you are hit, Spyro becomes momentarily stunned, but before you could react; you are hit again and the process is
started all over again which usually results in Spyro's death. The camera doesn't help much in that situation neither. It
took me a while to beat this game, not because of my skills, but because of the unbalance difficulty of the final boss character.
It is by far the worse boss I ever fought. This is one of worst games ever, but I couldn't seem to force myself to give it
a 0.0. I know in my mind, the developers did take some time to create it, the graphics are done fairly well. (Good graphics
means nothing without good gameplay) So I give it a overall score of 0.25
Replay Value factor: 0 out of 25. (Playing it once was bad enough.)
Visual factor: 0 out of 25. (The graphics aren't bad, but not great either. There's glitches but the overall
appearance is good.)
Sound factor: 0.25 out of 25. (Not many sounds in the game, the ones in it are not very well done. When
Spryo saids one of the dragonfly's names, it's often cut short.)
Difficulty factor: 0 out of 25. (Its very easy until the final boss, which is ridiculous and explained
Story factor: 0 out of 25. (There's no real story to it)
HardCore Gamer and Casual Gamer factor: 0.25 out of 25. (I don't think any kind of gamer would enjoy this