No game has ever delighted me quite as much as the original Spyro The Dragon for the PlayStation. I'm not saying it is one of the best games of all time here, just that it was a sheer delight to play. Controls, music, characters...everything fell into place for me in a way that they've never managed to capture since.

The reason I bring that up is that these new screens for the Xbox 360 version of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon...specifically the screen I chose for the top image of the post...gave me a hint of that sense of delight that I enjoyed in the first game. This graphical upgrade, along with the power of flight that a maturing Spyro gains in the game just might return the franchise to a place it has missed for a long time.