Spyro and Guilty Gear Next Up for Xbox Originals
Microsoft will be bolstering the Xbox Originals library this coming Monday with the addition of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload and The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. As is always the case, each game will be overpriced at 1200 Microsoft points ($15), which is actually how much a used copy of Spyro would cost, according to GameStop.com, although Guilty Gear is a fraction of the cost at $6. Of course, the main benefit of Xbox Originals is having a digital copy of the game, which I’m a big fan of.
From the respective Xbox.com pages:
In Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, a newly discovered form of energy has been used to create devastating bio-weapons from fused human and animal DNA. Known as the Gears, they are now intelligent, self-aware creatures set loose upon the populace and threaten human control of the planet.
- Game variety: The exciting game modes include Medal of Millionaire (a brutal one-fall, medal competition), Versus (two-player battles to settle scores), Survival (1,000 levels of endurance), Story (multiple endings to learn the truth behind the Gears), Mission (take on opponents with certain rules and specific conditions), and Training (training mode lets you to fine-tune your skills).
- Multiple characters: Choose from regular 20 characters plus hidden characters and EX characters.
- Moves and combos: In addition to Signature Instant Kill moves for each character, use thousands of moves and combos, including Psych Bursts and Overdrive Attacks.
- Rock and roll: Battle your enemies to the beat of the intense metal and rock soundtrack.
Explore the origins of the one and only powerful purple dragon in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Uncover Spyro’s secret history as you embark on a dangerous quest to face off against the ultimate creation of the Dark Master, Cynder.
- Destroy!: Unleash Spyro’s true power, using his fiery breath and devastating combos to destroy menacing enemies and bone-chilling bosses.
- Power-up!: Develop greater firepower as you upgrade Spyro’s breath into a more powerful weapon.
- Gasp!: Experience Spyro’s adventures through stunning cinematics and through voices provided by some of Hollywood’s finest talent.
Guilty Gear received fairly good reviews when it was released back in 2004, but the same can’t really be said for Spyro. I was a big fan of the original Spyro games on PlayStation, but ever since then the quality of the series has dropped off dramatically. That being said, this is far from the worst Spyro game, but $15 might be asking a bit much for a game that’s not much better than “average.”