Review of The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night – Nintendo DS Version

Spyro the dragon keeps having nightmares. Having lost his powers in the battle against the black dragon Cynder, he is now plagued with dreams and visions. In these, he sees a tree, as well as a dragon called the Chronicler.

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night begins with one of these nightmares. When Spyro wakes up, he and Sparx track down Cynder, who is sneaking out of the temple. She feels sorry for what she was forced to do under the Dark Master’s control, and she wants to go into the world to learn who she really is.

Once she leaves, the temple is besieged by the Dark Master’s army of apes. Ignitus tells Spyro to get out and to find the tree from his vision, and the dragon and dragonfly set out to do so.

With simple controls and plenty of breath and melee attacks in your arsenal, the closed world of this game provides a world of fun. Challenging yet simple, The Eternal Night is the perfect continuation of the series reboot. It’s a really good sequel, and a better game than A New Beginning.

With Cynder, Spyro, Sparx, and our new villain Gaul, our purple hero faces many levels and many puzzles. With a straightforward storyline paired with an awesome story, The Legend of Spyro series takes a place in my heart next to the original games (which is saying something).

The sound effects and music in this game are amazing, and are very easy on the ears. These sound effects make sense and are vaguely reminiscent of the original trilogy, and the music is memorable.

The graphics in The Eternal Night are even better than those in A New Beginning, and bring back the feel of the original games, which I very much appreciate. You follow Spyro and Sparx in a third-person view, charging and gliding everywhere you need to go. I really wish the first game had this, as this angle is the perfect way to go for a Spyro game. This third-person angle is one of the many reasons that The Eternal Night is my favorite The Legend of Spyro game.

As a huge Spyro the Dragon fan, I feel that this game has a lot of replay value. My opinion may be biased by my love for the purple dragon, but at the same time, I honestly believe that this game deserves my praise. I’ve played it multiple times over the years, and of the thirteen Spyro games, this one is pretty high up on the list.

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is a fantastic Spyro game. It is a lot of fun: you get to use fire, ice, earth, and lightning breaths; you can use melee attacks to destroy your enemies; you can unleash the purple fury attacks and slow down time; and much more.

This game has an amazing story, and although it doesn’t progress very quickly, there is always something to keep you busy and distracted.

Although the game can be somewhat strange at time, and there are a lot of unanswered questions, I still highly recommend this game, especially to fans of the original Spyro the Dragon games. It is a tribute that pays true homage to the series, and I love this game for that. I absolutely love this game, and I am proud to display it in my video game library.

What do you think? Have you played The Eternal Night? What about the original trilogy? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.


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