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Should Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure be considered a Spyro the Dragon Game?

Updated on October 24, 2011

There have been a lot of mixed reviews about the game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. A lot of people who have actually played the game have enjoyed its fun gameplay and unique concept, but some people who have played the game but not enjoyed it, or that refuse to play it all together because it is different from the old Spyro the Dragon games.

These people need to keep in mind though, that while Spyro is in the title and is one of the 30+ playable characters, the game does not revolve around Spyro at all.

The story of Skylanders is that Darkness is invading skylands and it is up to the you, the player and newly found portal master, to summon the Skylanders who were cast away from skylands and fell onto earth. When they got around earth’s orbit, they turned into toys. As you can see, the plot does not involve Spyro at all. My speculation is that Spyro was thrown in as a playable character so there would be a character that people are familiar with, and to boost the games sales.

The next Skylanders game could easily have Sly Cooper, Jak, or any other platforming character in next game. It wouldn’t be that hard at all since Spyro is just a playable character; He isn’t important at all in the story and easily could have been left out of it.

Another reason why it is not a Spyro game is because there are no other Spyro characters in the game. If there were returning characters from the earlier games in Skylanders, then it could be considered to be a Spyro game.

So to sum everything up, Skylander’s Spyro’s Adventure isn’t a Spyro game. It merely offers to let you play as Spyro the dragon, and to boost sales. There is not much else that is similar to the old Spyro games except maybe some of is moves. The only way in which you can consider this a spyro game is just by the fact that he is one of the playable character, and if you are one of those people just keep in mind that Soul Caliber 4 has Yoda and Darth Vader in it, but it isn’t a Star Wars game.


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    • Kexul profile image

      Luke Falconberry 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee

      Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you liked the hub!

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      WatchPlayandTry 5 years ago from PA

      I thought the game looked fun, but I would have to agree that it is not a Spyro game. Anyway I liked the way you explained your points there sir. They were clear, and clean. Plus your examples were very good too.

      Good hub!

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      Luke Falconberry 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee

      yeah maxing out every character would take forever. thats why I'm only buying characters i really want. I agree with spyro, it seems like he was just thrown in there for the game to have some buzz and recognition before it was out.

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      Jack-joe Tipper 5 years ago from Rotherham

      I don't think they should have involved Spyro in the title without making him somehow vital to the story :/ Although, I loved the game on whole, if a bit repetitive maxing out all the characters.