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Hello everyone! Im Ollie, a 21-year old student from Hull, North East England. I am a triplet (no not identical) and we are all very different, the eldest a Brain box who can solve anything in life, the second a professional ballet dancer and finally me.. currently I’m not sure what talent I behold yet. I started my adulthood as a party-goer and went out frequently (one of the lads), then my spirits settled and I picked up a PlayStation controller for the first time in 3-4 years…

My love for gaming had rekindled since I was a youngster and I play many hours everyday (somehow never missing a deadline). I am starting this website to share my thoughts and recommendations from 15+years of gaming, not only gaming but I am an avid fan of fantasy, action and adventure films which I will also be sharing my hopefully-not-hated reviews on. I will aim to post 1-2 times a week on games and films I have recently played or seen. But without further or do… LETS GET STARTED!


From playing the Playstation1 when I was 5-6 years old, I have loved the classics. My imagination driven wild by the likes of Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Rayman and many others. So when first hearing that Spyro was going to be remade into a trilogy, the same as ‘Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy‘ was, I was unbelievably excited. Many thousands of people’s childhood game being remade only with better graphics and better gameplay…THE DREAM.

There were very high bars to be achieved for the little dragon Spyro as Crash Bandicoot with his new game the year prior being the best-selling game in the week of release and currently, has sold a whopping 2.5 million copies on PS4… WOW. So expectations were high for Spyro’s little wings.


Spyro Reignited trilogy also had a new developer from the old games; Spyro the dragon, Spyro 2: Rypto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the dragon. The new developer being ‘Toy’s for Bob’. Now, I think we’ve established that I loved Spyro as a kid, such as chasing them ‘thieves’ or as I used to call them ‘genies’, but what I hated about the Spyro franchise was the later Playstation2 games. Games such as ‘Enter the dragonfly‘, they took away the classic Spyro, trying to update the graphics and added to many new features to the game. Spyro was no longer the little dragon, but an over-graphical-teenager. But, after viewing the trailer for ‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy‘, Toys for Bob did not disappoint.


After the success of ‘Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy‘, the Spyro game was announced, Eurogamer stated that there was ‘a high public demand for a classic Spyro trilogy‘. After the E3 expo, the Spyro game had some pretty favourable reviews as well. Toys for Bob had made sure that everything was the same apart from the graphics. At this point all I was thinking is ‘please god turn Spyro back into that little dragon‘. They did, the graphics weren’t overdone and the game kept that original animation feel to it. There wasn’t any nonsensical details added or major changes. SPYRO WAS BACK!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy reached No.1 in the UK all format sales in the first week! Also being the best-selling Playstation4 game in Australia for the first week. And the experience of the game, was like sitting on my bed, Playstation1 controller wire tangled up around my legs, chasing them genies all over again.


The game itself, story wise, was the exact same. The worlds and levels were not changed but just graphically enhanced to give it that modern 3-D feel. Being remastered 20 years on is very risky, games now have evolved so drastically with games having moved onto things we never deemed possible such as VR. But Spyro did not disappoint. Every level was like a flashback, I had to go to the supermarket and buy that many light bulbs for them flashbacks, I’m broke! The cinematics of the game are also very good, with the witty humour of our favourite little dragon and the voices matching well with the characters. I was also very surprised to see that in the first game ‘Spyro the dragon‘, all the dragons you save were different, I thought this was a nice touch.

The game was not hard to complete. It’s also a bonus as when you complete one game, you forget that you have two more games in the package to still complete (well you only forget if you are stupid like me). The only thing I would say is that they could have made the game a bit harder. The main audience for this game is people like me who played the originals all them years ago (makes me feel old), so 20 years on, the main audience are more skilled at gaming (apart from me who still takes a day to complete the speedway levels). With Crash Bandicoot and his N-Sane trilogy, it was possibly one of the hardest games I have ever played, some off the levels I would never be able to complete again EVER, but you need that sense of accomplishment in a game and maybe this game is lacking in that.


Overall, I would recommend this game highly, ESPECIALLY if you played the originals, it makes you feel like you’re a child again (in a good way). The graphics are really good for the game and what the game is trying to do. It is a remake, it is not a new game to come and ‘outshine’ every other game (like every single god damn FIFA game). Toys for Bob have done an exceptional job on the remake. I haven’t given too much away about the content of the game, this is because you should go and play the game yourself, find out what all the fuss is about!


If you are reading this, I would like to say a massive thank you for reading this all the way through! This is my first ever blog post and I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed it (I’m not actually going to say it as I would sound like an idiot here in my room all alone). It means a lot that you have read this far and I would love to hear from you! Please email me your opinions and what you would like from The Cyclops Circle! Thank you!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m playing through the Spyro Reignited Trilogy right now. I never played these outside of a tiny bit of 2. It’s been a pleasure playing them now as a big fan of platforming games and Insomniac’s later games (like Ratchet & Clank), I’d always wanted to play them. I agree they are a bit too easy, but otherwise well-made and fun.
    Good luck with the new blog!

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    1. Ollie Payne says:

      Thank you Mattew!! Pop me a message for some reccomendations for games! And yeah its a bit gutting that hey are that easy


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