"Nope. What let everybody down is the fact that the game looks A LOT like Spyro the Dragon.
And that cant be good."
Only if you assume it's going to be like the later games, not the awesome trilogy by Insomniac.
A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.
Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs