GAMEPLAY: Same as before, but all too often you play horribly controlled mini-games or as Spyro’s shitty friends. I skip way more missions than before. Also more bugs and surprising inconsistencies, like “you can swim in that water, but in this water you insta-die”, and invisible walls galore.
AUDIOVISUALLY: Same, but there are more visual bugs than before, like clipping and one-frame cuts between scenes. I get the sense that they didn’t polish this final game as much as the rest of the trilogy remake.
STORY/PRESENTATION: No more random comedic cut-scenes, and instead they’re focusing on advancing a story, with some light character development. Definitely the best plot of the trilogy.
I don’t know what the consensus is about these games, but Spyro 1 was enjoyable enough for me to 100%, but this game has way too much crap and I just wanted to do the bare minimum; the stuff that was actually fun, because the core gameplay still is. I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you really thirst for more Spyro.