Does this game live up to the expectations set by it's predecesors? No.

User Rating: 5 | Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (UK) PS2
After the immense success of the original three Spyro the Dragon games for the Playstation, this game had a lot to live up to. Unfortunately, it failed miserably. For a game that came out in 2002, the cartoony graphics look very nice, even by today's standards. The character models and movements aren't as fluid as they could have been, which is shown frequently in this game.

So, who, you may ask, is the big, bad antagonist of this game? Well, it's none other than our old pal, Ripto. As I started playing this game, I thought that this could be a great fourth installment to a fantastic series, but it was not to be. The clunky controls make tight manouvres that should be easy, very difficult. For certain mini-games and tasks, the controls work pretty well, maybe slipping now and then. But for others, the controls are just too clunky to work properly. The difficulty of this game is fairly easy. However, the controls make certain sections much more difficult than they needed to be.

For this game, spyro comes armed with his trusty fire breath. However, you can eventually unlock Electricity, Bubble and Ice breath. It's a nice addition to the game, but they perform the same for most of the game.

Now, in every Spyro game there has been a certain collectible that you need to advance in the game. This game is no exception. You must collect Dragonflies. How does one do this, you may wonder? Well, you fire your Bubble Breath at them, and hope to god it catches them. In most instances, when the dragonflies run away from you, it's easy enough to chase them down and seal 'em up in a bubble. However, when they're gliding across platforms, it becomes very tedious and irritating, when you slip up and fall, requiring you to work your way back up there.

All in all, this game isn't too bad. It's nowhere near as good as the originals, but it's a decent debut to Spyro's somewhat disappointing career on more modern consoles.