Top 5 video game controversies of 2018

4. Spyro subtitle controversy

The Spyro games left many players – especially younger ones – delighted back in the 90’s, so it makes sense that many were ecstatic when Activision announced that a remastered edition featuring the first three games from the series would be coming last year.

This turned out to be great by most accounts (it’s Metacritic score stands at a very healthy 82 after all), while Spyro Reignited Trilogy also shot to the top of the charts last fall too, even if one thing about the game left many fans reeling after launch last year. This is the fact that while Spyro Reignited Trilogy featured subtitles during gameplay, these were absent from the game’s cutscenes. This means that those heard of hearing had trouble figuring out what cute dragon Spyro was up to in the game’s non-interactive scenes, leading to controversy last year.

After all, it really wouldn’t take Activision much work to patch in subtitles to the game, even if admittedly this was one of the best games to hit shelves last year all the same.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision)