I have not played the new game, so I won't say anything bad or good about it. But I will always be a legends supporter. As for the new Spyro, I think it looks like he was raped by a troll, and this is their love child :\ Oh well, everyone sees what they see.
I only did this pic out of fun. I actually like the Skylanders game. I think that the new Spyro design grows on you. But it takes time.
As for the people who actually criticize the game, all I have to say is that they have to realize that Skylanders is NOT a Spyro game. It's just a game with Spyro in it. And honestly, I have a theory that the Skylanders Spyro is not the same Spyro, but perhaps Spyro's son (or something like that).