Its still an ok game but I wish there weas actual exploration inside the castle and not the annoying backtracking to places like the greenhouse garden to fight things just to get certain items or whatever.
Plus I was disappointed in the underwater level and the flying away from the ridgeback dragon or whatever it was called.
The only thing good about the game was the unlokcable photo gallery
That is the worst Gamecube game I own, without a doubt. It's also the only "crappy" game I own, and it's pretty much 99% nostalgia, 1% I attempt to run through it when I try to do a Spyro series playthrough. As much as I hate to admit it, it's Spyro 4. I have a similar relationship with Sonic 06 in that I own it just for the sake of owning it.
I'm not a dedicated collector of GC games so if I'm in possession of one that is complete garbage, its gonna be sold or given away. That said....
Compared to MK Double Dash, F-Zero GX, or even Kirby's Air Ride, its just so damn shallow in every aspect and although occasionally it can be a fun game, it sorely lacks in replayability when the game doesn't showcase enough gameplay modes or snowboarding levels as the SSX series does.
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