Few memories of childhood remain as uncomplicated and joyful as the first time I played Spyro. I was nine years old. Me and my friends stayed up until 4am, huddled around the tiny CRT television and whisper-screaming expletives at the screen.
We got caught, because at one point I could not hold back a shriek of anger at a particularly vexing flying level.
Like most gaming nostalgia, those memories are forgiving and clouded in reminiscence. But the hands-off E3 demo I saw of the newly remastered Spyro trilogy (which includes Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, and Spyro Year of the Dragon) not only brought me back to that same place, but also somehow managed to coat my fondness for the series in an even greater sense of wistfulness. Read more...More about Entertainment, Nostalgia, Activision, Classic Games, and Spyro Reignited Trilogy