So aside from download concerns, reception to the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been pretty positive. When it was first announced, I saw lots of praise for the level design and Spyro’s appearance in particular.
Toys For Bob had seemingly accomplished the impressive feat of creating a remake that looks the way we remember the originals.
But the reception to other redesigned characters hasn’t been as good. The star of this blog post is Sheila.
I didn’t pay too much attention to the early redesigns. I don’t remember what most of the common enemies looked like, and while the dragons from the original game have definitely become more fancy, they still look in line with the original.
Sheila, though… looks like a completely different character.
After seeing Sheila’s redesign, I started looking at some of the others. And you know, most of them are fine. They updated Ripto and now he looks great, I think Moneybags also looks fantastic, they’ve definitely made changes to Hunter but he’s still recognizably the same character, and while there’s been a lot of fuss over Elora, I think a few adjustments are all she needs. I’m not crazy about Zoe’s redesign, but it’s not terrible.
(If I missed any major ones, let me know.)
So what happened to Sheila?
My guess is that since Sheila’s original design was so plain to start with, they couldn’t just spruce her up like they could with someone like Moneybags… and so what we ended up with was way different. Of course, we haven’t seen Sgt. Byrd and the others yet, so who knows what they’ll look like.
The good news is that Toys For Bob seems to be taking fan feedback into account and making adjustments. Personally, I hope Sheila’s redesign sees a redesign.
How do you feel about the redesigned characters in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy? Are there any you particularly like or dislike?---
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