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3:33 AM - Friday the 11th of February, 2011 - by dark52
Activision have finally revealed their plans for Spyro, and those plans are in the form of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. USA Today have the details of this new direction for the franchise.

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This is apparently the "innovative new universe" that "will bring the world of toys, video games and the Internet together in an unprecedented way" that Activision recently mentioned in their Financial Results. Which means the game is likely unrelated to any previous Spyro games and you'll be using various real world action figures from a set of more than 30 characters to interact with the game in some manner.

No platforms are mentioned specifically other than "multiple systems as well as computers, handhelds and phones" but earlier rumours suggested Wii and DS as candidates. They also give a release date of "this fall".

Thanks go to Aura24 for finding the article.
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#101 KZomb 16:50:42 11/02/2011
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I, for one, love his new design. I think he's cute!

But as they say, hater's gonna hate.
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#102 CAV 16:51:29 11/02/2011
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Quote: Gwenio
It would if you what the complete experience. They are chopping it up and you cannot even get the full game on your platform of choice.


It's offering variety for the systems. Exclusive items. Nobody complains about that when the Joker was made only available on the PS3 copy of Arkham Asylum. Nobody complains about how Black Ops First Strike is exclusively on Xbox Live. What makes Spyro so special?
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#103 AvaXRaven 17:04:47 11/02/2011
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OMG Spyro looks ugly... 8O
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#104 Blackholes_Wolf 17:11:38 11/02/2011
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All of my hate

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#105 chimera 17:14:40 11/02/2011
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Spyro has never looked uglier.

If they can't make him look like what he used to in the beginning, I'd rather want the series dead than being humiliated like this.
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#106 Blackholes_Wolf 17:18:31 11/02/2011
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Though it sounds like a lot of love is going into the actual game -- with a script penned by the writers of Toy Story and a score composed by Hans Zimmer


I'm okay with that
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#107 Jayne_Szarotka 17:21:26 11/02/2011
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WOOHOO!
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#108 MasterBlui 17:32:08 11/02/2011
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#109 dragon_lover642 17:39:35 11/02/2011
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I don't like this new Spyro at all, I prefer the other versions
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#110 Faun 18:30:15 11/02/2011
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I like the look of it. I don't see the point in complaining really. You don't like it? Well keep it to yourself because NO ONE CARES.

Does anyone know how big the portal of power is going to be? I really don't want a huge ugly piece of plastic like that in my house.

Anyway, if the game is crap, than at least you have the cute little figures.
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#111 Apoc 18:36:34 11/02/2011
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*laughs*

What is that? He looks funny.

Other than that, the game might be fun, but this is Activision so I'm not holding my breath.
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#112 Cynder_fan 18:48:30 11/02/2011
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Meh, I'd try it but I don't like how Acti ssaid they were going to continue to TLoS series but now give this.

It's like saying I'll give you an ice cream later, but never do.
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#113 Aura24 19:03:56 11/02/2011
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They probably changed their minds. And made their own Spyro game.
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#114 bionicle2809 19:05:40 11/02/2011
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Quote: Cynder_fan
Meh, I'd try it but I don't like how Acti ssaid they were going to continue to TLoS series but now give this.

It's like saying I'll give you an ice cream later, but never do.


Technically, Sierra said they were gonna continue TLoS...
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#115 CAV 19:29:54 11/02/2011
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Quote: chimera
Spyro has never looked uglier.

If they can't make him look like what he used to in the beginning, I'd rather want the series dead than being humiliated like this.


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Quote: bionicle2809
Technically, Sierra said they were gonna continue TLoS...


Yes but they were absorbed by Activision. And Activision claimed they were going to do the same. I guess they changed their minds.
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#116 SpyroGuy 19:39:35 11/02/2011
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Seriously, WTF is THAT????

As a first look, it's even worse than nothing. (Just because I'm a fan of the Legend-series.)
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#117 SpyroGuy 19:43:55 11/02/2011
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This is that "other direction" which made the Spyro movie to be cancelled!!!
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#118 Aura24 19:51:01 11/02/2011
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No need to double post, you can edit your comment to add more content.
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#119 spyro14ever 19:52:22 11/02/2011
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I hate how people are hatin' on the game already... >.>

The only think I find bad so far is Spyro's awful design, but if the game's good I'll get over it.
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#120 bionicle2809 19:53:22 11/02/2011
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Quote: SpyroGuy
Seriously, WTF is THAT????

As a first look, it's even worse than nothing. (Just because I'm a fan of the Legend-series.)


Watch the trailer or look at another screenshot that's from a side view and you'll change your mind... That screenshot isn't the best image...
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#121 Cynder_fan 20:08:23 11/02/2011
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Quote: bionicle2809
Quote: SpyroGuy
Seriously, WTF is THAT????

As a first look, it's even worse than nothing. (Just because I'm a fan of the Legend-series.)


Watch the trailer or look at another screenshot that's from a side view and you'll change your mind... That screenshot isn't the best image...



Spyro still looks pretty bad and the game seems to be deviating badly from the classic series, which is to expected during a reboot (Seriously stick iwth a single series people).
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#122 GamingMaster_76 20:11:20 11/02/2011
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Quote: MasterBlui


It looks epic. smilie
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#123 Malefor0001 20:12:00 11/02/2011
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Hmm, short, stubby, spotty, one eye bigger than the other...
I dunno, I don't seem to care much for this design, looks slightly better than previous design (DotD), But I'm really looking at the gameplay and if it'll feel like the classic series, like AHT or YotD...
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#124 Carmelita Fox 20:21:00 11/02/2011
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Quote: dark52
More images: Joystiq
Kotaku has a promo image of the Spyro toy.
VG 24/7 has a video and more promo shots.



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#125 CAV 20:28:50 11/02/2011
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Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.
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#126 Forgotten World 20:29:56 11/02/2011
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Well this is what Gamespot will say. Here you go, have a game label called disappointing.
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#127 Malefor0001 20:33:23 11/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.


Wise old statement.

Quote: Forgotten World
Well this is what Gamespot will say. Here you go, have a game label called disappointing.


Don't judge it so soon.
Plus, I feel the same way about DotD.
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#128 Aura24 20:37:25 11/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.


^This. But Haters gonna hate.
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#129 Malefor0001 20:38:40 11/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Quote: CAV
Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.


^This. But Haters gonna hate.


I personally have to agree.
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#130 GamingMaster_76 20:38:50 11/02/2011
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Gill Grunt is mine. Back off of face the wrath of... Toy figures. smilie
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#131 CAV 20:49:01 11/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Quote: CAV
Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.


^This. But Haters gonna hate.


Yes but they're hating for all the wrong reasons. If they said "I don't like the way the gameplay looks" then fine. But why complain about the design and then say that Spyro's dead?
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#132 Aura24 20:49:53 11/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
Quote: Aura24
Quote: CAV
Ok, I'm going to say this nice and slow: graphics and designs don't make a bloody game.

You guys wanted a game to resemble the Classics. You got it. You didn't like the DotD designs and wanted them gone. You got it. And you still have the balls to complain? Especially about the new design? Insomniac isn't making the game. If you want that precious old design, just play the Insomniac games. How's about you play the game before you decide that you don't want it?

My god, this is Sonic 4 all over again.


^This. But Haters gonna hate.


Yes but they're hating for all the wrong reasons. If they said "I don't like the way the gameplay looks" then fine. But why complain about the design and then say that Spyro's dead?


Overreacting response?
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#133 doctorwhofan042 20:53:56 11/02/2011
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Wait...I read about "action figures"? It's like Spyro goes Dungeons and Dragons...
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#134 CAV 21:09:48 11/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Overreacting response?


Wait.....who's overreacting? Me or them? I personally think both.
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#135 Aura24 21:13:28 11/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
Quote: Aura24
Overreacting response?


Wait.....who's overreacting? Me or them? I personally think both.


Them, the fans who are overreacting over Spyro's design so badly that they think Spyro's dead.
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#136 wanderist 21:19:10 11/02/2011
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So far I don't like it but I do like it... (crazy, I know)

The whole toy thing seems childish. I know that seems to be what they are aiming for, but it's odd how they choose to make a game that's meant to be for all ages and now they're making THIS. On top of that, like most have said, the design looks ugly, and since (in my opinion) Activision is usually pretty good at designing Spyro, I don't think they really tried with that picture. Just my opinion. Hopefully they won't be keeping it.

Even so, I'm just grateful to finally get some news. And who knows? Maybe it won't be so bad. We'll just have to wait and see, won't we?
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#137 black dragon 21:32:24 11/02/2011
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Quote: MasterBlui



Spryo looks really adorable in that video imho.
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#138 Malefor0001 21:39:07 11/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Quote: CAV
Quote: Aura24
Overreacting response?


Wait.....who's overreacting? Me or them? I personally think both.


Them, the fans who are overreacting over Spyro's design so badly that they think Spyro's dead.


So true.
I mean, people say that they don't mind the graphics of PS1s or Gameboys, but when a game with the slightest wrong graphic comes out we end up in trouble.
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#139 Pyro-Spyro 21:42:11 11/02/2011
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What...The...Heck?? Spyro's some mutated zombie dragon now?? Oh dear Lord I think I am going to die....
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#140 Malefor0001 21:43:25 11/02/2011
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It looks weird, but the Gameplay, we have no idea what it'll be like.
May be the best gameplay yet.
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#141 CinderLover 21:49:32 11/02/2011
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Err ... Even if the game-play was great, and the storyline was awesome ... I'd have to play as that thing! Seriously, I could've made a better appearance of the purple dragon. This version looks like a demon/dinosaur ... thing!
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#142 Pyro-Spyro 21:56:08 11/02/2011
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What I also find VERY annoying is that they didn't use the original tradition of the Spyro logo! Now it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Games menu... Tsk, tsk tsk...
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#143 Malefor0001 22:03:13 11/02/2011
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Quote: CinderLover
Err ... Even if the game-play was great, and the storyline was awesome ... I'd have to play as that thing! Seriously, I could've made a better appearance of the purple dragon. This version looks like a demon/dinosaur ... thing!


So how the Game looks in terms of Design are more important than the Gameplay?
It may look weird, but its a nice change from the DotD designs.
Plus, we have no idea if the gameplay is going to be good. If the gameplay is spetacular, with a solid storyline, I'd love it. Even if the graphics were crap.

Quote: Pyro-Spyro
What I also find VERY annoying is that they didn't use the original tradition of the Spyro logo! Now it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Games menu... Tsk, tsk tsk...


That is the only Downside I see as of yet.
Even tLoS kept the original Spyro logo.
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#144 Crystal 22:04:08 11/02/2011
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This just isn't the same spyro........
looks like anyone who gets this will have to spend a lot of money. If all the Action figurines are sold separate.
Spyro looks like one of those spore creatures......disappointed
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#145 Malefor0001 22:11:53 11/02/2011
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I personally see the "Toy" part of the game Uncalled for.
And as P-S said, they deleted the old Spyro Logo.

But I'm not jumping to conclusions until I've played the game, or at least a Demo.
Then I can judge whether its Worthy to go on my True Spyro Game Colection or if it'll go on my Fail'd game Collection.
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#146 LordRattler 23:14:08 11/02/2011
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...

You know, a person who sees furry art of your game character usually thinks at that time their childhood is ruined...

BUT THIS ABOMINATION JUST DID IT INSTEAD A FEW YEARS LATER!

That is not Spyro. THAT IS NOT SPYRO! At least the Legend of Spyro Trilogy makers TRIED to make it some what resemble the old spyro!!!
BUT THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A MC DONALDS HAPPY MEAL TOY ANIMATED IN A 3D RENDERING SOFTWARE!

SPYRO ISNT PROBABLY EVEN A MAIN CHARACTER! THEY PROBABLY JUST SLAPPED HIM IN AT THE LAST MINUTE AND ADDED "Spyro's Adventure" ALONG WITH IT!

Activison...

I HOPE YOU GO BANKRUPT. smilie
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#147 Malefor0001 23:18:50 11/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
...

You know, a person who sees furry art of your game character usually thinks at that time their childhood is ruined...

BUT THIS ABOMINATION JUST DID IT INSTEAD A FEW YEARS LATER!

That is not Spyro. THAT IS NOT SPYRO! At least the Legend of Spyro Trilogy makers TRIED to make it some what resemble the old spyro!!!
BUT THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A MC DONALDS HAPPY MEAL TOY ANIMATED IN A 3D RENDERING SOFTWARE!

SPYRO ISNT PROBABLY EVEN A MAIN CHARACTER! THEY PROBABLY JUST SLAPPED HIM IN AT THE LAST MINUTE AND ADDED "Spyro's Adventure" ALONG WITH IT!

Activison...

I HOPE YOU GO BANKRUPT. smilie


Actvision has caused certain greif for most fans of Spyro.
But still, do we really value how Spyro Looks over the Gameplay, story and Characters?
I just hope they don't make Spyro "Emo" again like in DotD.
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#148 PrincessCynder 23:26:14 11/02/2011
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God, what have they done.
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#149 Malefor0001 23:30:34 11/02/2011
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Bought back a Bright Happy atmosphere where you chase sheep, eat Butterflies, just like the older games everybody has been demanding to adapt the style to?

People, just chill. Graphics don't matter.
Do the Graphics in Spyro 1 Matter to you? Do the graphics in Spyro 2 matter to you? Nope, its the Gameplay, teh construction, the Worlds. I seriously don't know why people hate it so much just because of the Designs. At least, as I have repeated, the Atmosphere is light and happy.
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#150 LordRattler 23:57:38 11/02/2011
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No they did not mention at all the sheep butterflies or anything at all related to spyro


THEY JUST SLAPPED HIM IN AT THE LAST MINUTE


It is not a spyro game. They just slapped him in.

I mean half the characters don't even look like they belong in the spyro universe, Original and LOS ALIKE!
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