Spyro 2: Rypto's Rage
Completionist Info
The Completionist - Spyro 2 All I wanted was a vacation

The Completionist - Spyro 2 All I wanted was a vacation

Episode Number 142
Date Released September 4th, 2015
Completionist Rating Complete It!
Link Spyro 2
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, known in Europe asSpyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer and in Japan as Spyro × Sparx: Tondemo Tours (スパイロ × スパークス トンでもツアーズSupairo×Supākusu Tondemo Tsuāzu?) is a platform video gamedeveloped by Insomniac Games and published bySony Computer Entertainment for thePlayStation, and the second game in the main Spyro series following Spyro the Dragon. It was released in North America on November 2, 1999, in Europe on November 5, 1999, and in Japan on March 16, 2000. The game has also been re-released onPlayStation Network. Like its predecessor, the game was met with highly positive reviews.

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed Spyro 2 for the 142nd episode of The Completionist, nearly two years after reviewing the original game.

Though Jirard finds the story convoluted, he finds it appropriate for a Spyro game. He also notes that the visuals look incredibly similar to the first game. Special note is given to Tom Kenny’s voice acting in the game. The level design gives him major Jirard syndrome, but he finds it a leg up from the original. However, it doesn’t always feel satisfying to overcome for him. He also praises the music in the game, composed by drummer Stewart Copeland.

Jirard notes how similar the game is gameplay-wise from the previous game. He appreciates the extension flutter while gliding to help salvage some platforming, but notes it’s not a perfect system. The timed skills also help give the gameplay variety.

Jirard finds completing the game frustrating, as the controls still haven’t been perfected and the game didn’t always perform well. However, as a whole, he does find the game worth completing, and a leg up above the first.

The review ends with a compilation of "Jirard Syndrome" in many games recently reviewed on The Completionist.

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