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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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#151 KitsuCettie 00:29:59 12/02/2011
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Oh man, and just when I thought it couldn't get any worse. He is kinda cute in the trailer as his own character, but I hate the idea of him being Spyro. Especially since the game doesn't seem related to him at all. The other characters are also poorly designed and incredibly forgettable.

This makes me glad though that I'm going into videogame concept art, so hopefully I can try to make sure anything I'm a part of does not turn out to be an abomination design-wise smilie
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#152 sillyworld 00:37:26 12/02/2011
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No... just no.
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#153 GamingMaster_76 00:40:34 12/02/2011
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Hey, dark, it's coming out for 3DS as well, and there are some bios you may as well put up on the game page as well. http://uk.kotaku.com/5758025/t...ll-of-duty-hope
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The Skylanders toys can also be made to connect with more than just the Wii, which Activision made clear from the get-go. Executives said they want to put the game on multiple platforms. A 3DS version, for example, is also in development and will connect to the same toys. The intention is for a single toy to be connected to multiple games and to always carry the player's stats to that toy.
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#154 ThePurpleDragon 03:33:30 12/02/2011
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When I heard that there was a new Spyro game I was all "YAY FINALLY!" Then I saw... Elroy, as I now call him. I was like "Thats. Not. Spyro.". I'm still happy he's at least in a new game and it's an interesting concept, which reminds me of the Think-Chip Pokemon figures from back in the day. I do like the figure so far since it's kind of pretty despite... Elroy. Overall I hope this game turns out better than what we're expecting, even though that seems unlikely.

I really can't look at... Elroy and call him Spyro though. I'm just too used to his older designs. I think they tried to combine his DOTD style with his STD, RR/GTG, YOTD style. Sort of like how The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword combined Link's Twilight Princes and Wind Waker styles. Unfortunately for... Elroy it didn't work out so well.
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#155 Kariana 04:04:42 12/02/2011
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This does not look like Spyro at all. The new characters look don't look so well, they look more like enimies, why couldn't they bring back the dragon characters like Ember or Cynder? The DOTD haters are going to have something new to complain about now. I don't understand why after all the requests for more old Spyro style games and Legend of Spyro games, they chose to go with this. I find the toy idea interesting, but the only good looking one is Spyro. And...where is Sparx???
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#156 Amulet_Star 05:06:03 12/02/2011
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Wow...This is insane. Retarded. Crazy. Unbelievable. (Insert several more bad descriptions here)

Me and my sister had the same reaction. WTF?

Me: He looks like a *****.
Sis: Well, he does look like a chihuahua and a girl...
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#157 C1nder 05:37:04 12/02/2011
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Good lord...he looks like a Gremlin...
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#158 ivanus777 09:53:11 12/02/2011
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WHAT THE F [User Posted Image]
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#159 Robo-Spyro 11:11:28 12/02/2011
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Doesn't sound or look that bad, though I'd say Spyro looks quite a bit like a monster.

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So much better.



Just needs improvement on the eyebrows, eye color, wings, horns, etc.
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#160 Ice Dragoness 11:36:53 12/02/2011
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It is just a way to get your money. I bet the starter thing costs £50 (It said $70 in the article) and the little toys are gonna be 10 quid each!

Spyro has tured in to MJ, he has gone to far with plastic surgery!

smilie And you said I was ugly...
smilie Oh i'm sorry man... *Stares at other Spyro* smilie
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#161 Black-Dragon 12:31:01 12/02/2011
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OMW , i feel like e-mailing Activision and telling them how, how, ugly spyro looks in that game.

Spyro: My career is over smilie
Legend: Lets burn burn down every Activision office in the world!
Spyro: I agree! I look nothing like that!
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#162 Carmelita Fox 13:53:15 12/02/2011
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Why the hell is everybody paying attention to Spyro's design instead of the game itself?
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#163 Malefor0001 13:54:53 12/02/2011
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I'm suprised how people are judging the game just how Spyro looks.
I mean, if it had bad gameplay, bad story, ect, I'd hate it, but I'm not looking for the Animation of one character. I prefer story, characters, settings.
Of course he is ugly, but its a nice combination of "Real" and "Cartoon" animation, as well as having nice bold colours.
I don't care what he looks like, just as long as the games good.
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#164 Carmelita Fox 14:20:24 12/02/2011
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The idea for gameplay is a cool concept, though they probably shouldn't have put Spyro in it. That just seems like a cheap way to merchandise this game.


But if the game is good I won't mind.
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#165 Malefor0001 14:28:01 12/02/2011
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Agreed.
The only downside I see so far is the "Toys" part, seeming slightly childish...
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#166 Carmelita Fox 14:33:41 12/02/2011
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They should probably call them "figurines" to make them sound MANILER.


then again, spyro IS a game about a purple dragon with a dragonfly in a fantasy world.
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#167 chimera 14:40:05 12/02/2011
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Quote: Carmelita Fox
The idea for gameplay is a cool concept, though they probably shouldn't have put Spyro in it. That just seems like a cheap way to merchandise this game.


But if the game is good I won't mind.



Agreed.
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#168 Fips 15:01:55 12/02/2011
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Spyro is getting more and more ugly with every game!
...WHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TT______________TT
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#169 CAV 15:06:14 12/02/2011
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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!


Quote: LordRattler
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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


Ok, so by your logic (both of you), the game automatically sucks just because Spyro looks different. Did LoS suck because Spyro looked different? No. Which is why I made this image for anyone else that dares complain about the design:

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The design doesn't make the game. The gameplay does. And the above person even stated that even if the game is good they won't play it just because of Spyro's design. Are you kidding me?
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#170 dragmundis 16:24:49 12/02/2011
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Now this looks interesting, I saw the video of how you play the game with the action figures, I can't wait to get this game.


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#171 Malefor0001 16:26:28 12/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
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!


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


Ok, so by your logic (both of you), the game automatically sucks just because Spyro looks different. Did LoS suck because Spyro looked different? No. Which is why I made this image for anyone else that dares complain about the design:

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The design doesn't make the game. The gameplay does. And the above person even stated that even if the game is good they won't play it just because of Spyro's design. Are you kidding me?


Way da Go dude!
Plus, I didn't like DotD. Not because of Spyro's design, because of the gameplay!
Seriously, people haven't played the game but are saying and jumping to conclusions just because of the Character Animation?
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#172 Amulet_Star 17:10:09 12/02/2011
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...So we have to buy the figurines separately for more characters?

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It's Funkeys all over again...

Oh well... We can get over this... We can get over this... We can- you get the point.
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#173 Malefor0001 17:13:01 12/02/2011
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Personally I prefer just to play as Spyro.
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#174 chimera 17:20:26 12/02/2011
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I wonder what the rest of the characters will look like. There hasn't been one this far that I have really liked.
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#175 Black-Dragon 17:23:28 12/02/2011
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I quess this wont be on PS2 smilie Oh well. It might be interesting but Spyro looks like an alien not a dragon. Maybe they'l improve the design. If not, i just hope the games good. SPΨRΘ THΣ Δ|IΣΠ Lol
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#176 ThePurpleDragon 17:24:00 12/02/2011
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I just saw that gameplay demo video and it actually looks kind of fun. I actually do want to play this. I don't really like Elroy's design still but I'll warm up to it. Yeah the figure thing is kind of gimmicky but at least they're trying something new. Besides I've wanted a Spyro figure for a long time.
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#177 Malefor0001 17:26:17 12/02/2011
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Quote: ThePurpleDragon
I just saw that gameplay demo video and it actually looks kind of fun. I actually do want to play this. I don't really like Elroy's design still but I'll warm up to it. Yeah the figure thing is kind of gimmicky but at least they're trying something new. Besides I've wanted a Spyro figure for a long time.


I have to agree.
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#178 Black-Dragon 17:27:10 12/02/2011
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Maybe theres a hidden demo on one of Activision's latest games? Like Riptos Rage with the hidden demo game.
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#179 Malefor0001 17:27:53 12/02/2011
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Hmmm....
I hope so.
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#180 Kookie 18:32:21 12/02/2011
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Spyro's design kinda scares me a bit but the more I look at it the cuter it gets. I hate the idea of buying the game then having to get the toys in order to play the characters... I would probably only play as Spyro anyway unless Cynder or one of the older characters are available, like Ember.
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#181 Malefor0001 18:37:02 12/02/2011
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Same.
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#182 Cynder_fan 18:52:45 12/02/2011
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Looking at the "portal" demo, it looks interesting, but sucks for me since I have no space for it, figures will be lost/broken and it's a bit gimmicy, not to mention how if your portal breaks you're screwed.
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#183 tiske 19:12:01 12/02/2011
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So much better.

i agree smilie
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#184 LordRattler 19:51:32 12/02/2011
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Hey, I am saying this is not a spyro game. Don't get fooled. Its a greedy money trick by activision trying to get us fans to buy the game...

Thankfully the lure they used to lure us into the game is not effective... not really THANKFUL THOUGH! smilie

Again, SLAPPED IN AT LAST MINUTE.
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#185 waytodawn96 19:51:42 12/02/2011
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why activition? why??? why must you kill our favorite dragon?why? whats next? ember, maybe hunter, CYNDER???!
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#186 Malefor0001 20:01:23 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Hey, I am saying this is not a spyro game. Don't get fooled. Its a greedy money trick by activision trying to get us fans to buy the game...

Thankfully the lure they used to lure us into the game is not effective... not really THANKFUL THOUGH! smilie

Again, SLAPPED IN AT LAST MINUTE.


Technically its a Spyro game if it has Spyro in it and has Spyro in the title.

Plus, whats so bad about it? He looks different? Does that dominate over;
- Gameplay?
- Settings?
- Graphics?
- Colours?
- Characters?
I sincerly doubt so.
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#187 chimera 20:02:14 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Thankfully the lure they used to lure us into the game is not effective...



[insert pokemon joke here]
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#188 Ice Dragoness 20:04:05 12/02/2011
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The design is not that bad. It is more the shock of the other characters and the old ones are gone.
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#189 Malefor0001 20:04:55 12/02/2011
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Does anybody else find it straneg how people don't like the agme when all thats been seen is... 3 minutes of footage? People are complaining just because of how Spyro looks. I seriously feel alot of ignorance here.
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#190 Aura24 20:07:01 12/02/2011
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Quote: Malefor0001
Does anybody else find it straneg how people don't like the agme when all thats been seen is... 3 minutes of footage? People are complaining just because of how Spyro looks. I seriously feel alot of ignorance here.


Well, it's Sonic 4. They judge the game by its work in progress state and claim that they won't play it, but they'll still play it anyways.
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#191 Malefor0001 20:08:16 12/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Quote: Malefor0001
Does anybody else find it straneg how people don't like the agme when all thats been seen is... 3 minutes of footage? People are complaining just because of how Spyro looks. I seriously feel alot of ignorance here.


Well, it's Sonic 4. They judge the game by its work in progress state and claim that they won't play it, but they'll still play it anyways.


Sigh... why must people be like this? All over the art and designs...
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#192 Aura24 20:08:58 12/02/2011
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Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: Aura24
Quote: Malefor0001
Does anybody else find it straneg how people don't like the agme when all thats been seen is... 3 minutes of footage? People are complaining just because of how Spyro looks. I seriously feel alot of ignorance here.


Well, it's Sonic 4. They judge the game by its work in progress state and claim that they won't play it, but they'll still play it anyways.


Sigh... why must people be like this? All over the art and designs...


They take the game way too seriously.
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#193 Malefor0001 20:10:46 12/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: Aura24


Well, it's Sonic 4. They judge the game by its work in progress state and claim that they won't play it, but they'll still play it anyways.


Sigh... why must people be like this? All over the art and designs...


They take the game way too seriously.


So true.
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#194 Gwenio 20:16:23 12/02/2011
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Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: LordRattler
Hey, I am saying this is not a spyro game. Don't get fooled. Its a greedy money trick by activision trying to get us fans to buy the game...

Thankfully the lure they used to lure us into the game is not effective... not really THANKFUL THOUGH! smilie

Again, SLAPPED IN AT LAST MINUTE.


Technically its a Spyro game if it has Spyro in it and has Spyro in the title.


It has Spyro in the title, he is in it, but it has nothing else going for it as a Spyro game. It is a marketing ploy and nothing else.
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#195 LordRattler 20:23:16 12/02/2011
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Quote: Gwenio
Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: LordRattler
Hey, I am saying this is not a spyro game. Don't get fooled. Its a greedy money trick by activision trying to get us fans to buy the game...

Thankfully the lure they used to lure us into the game is not effective... not really THANKFUL THOUGH! smilie

Again, SLAPPED IN AT LAST MINUTE.


Technically its a Spyro game if it has Spyro in it and has Spyro in the title.


It has Spyro in the title, he is in it, but it has nothing else going for it as a Spyro game. It is a marketing ploy and nothing else.


Exactly. Another person at least gets what I mean when I said Spyro was just slapped in at the last minute.

How is it that hard to tell he was slapped in?
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#196 Malefor0001 20:27:23 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Quote: Gwenio
Quote: Malefor0001


Technically its a Spyro game if it has Spyro in it and has Spyro in the title.


It has Spyro in the title, he is in it, but it has nothing else going for it as a Spyro game. It is a marketing ploy and nothing else.


Exactly. Another person at least gets what I mean when I said Spyro was just slapped in at the last minute.

How is it that hard to tell he was slapped in?


Just because of his apperance?
Just cause he looks different makes the game a fail?
You're judging it by small amounts of footage. Jumping to conclusions. "Judging a Book by its cover".
Play the game first when it comes out, you might like it.
Seriously, we haven't even had 10 minutes of footage yet and people complain.
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#197 LordRattler 20:31:19 12/02/2011
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Really, you should do the first thing if you don't want to hear people complaining.

IGNORE THEM.

Is it that hard.

And back on topic, if you just look at how he looks different from the worlds, and from the other characters, you can tell that he does not fit in, a misfit in the group.

There is your proof.

Just don't light the proof on fire. Yeesh.
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#198 Gwenio 20:45:56 12/02/2011
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Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: LordRattler
Quote: Gwenio


It has Spyro in the title, he is in it, but it has nothing else going for it as a Spyro game. It is a marketing ploy and nothing else.


Exactly. Another person at least gets what I mean when I said Spyro was just slapped in at the last minute.

How is it that hard to tell he was slapped in?


Just because of his apperance?
Just cause he looks different makes the game a fail?
You're judging it by small amounts of footage. Jumping to conclusions. "Judging a Book by its cover".
Play the game first when it comes out, you might like it.
Seriously, we haven't even had 10 minutes of footage yet and people complain.


We have a plot summary, that indicates he is not important.

From all that has been said, you can beat the game without Spyro. In fact they said you can beat the game with any one of the 30+ characters.

Every time more than one character has been shown, Spyro has not been in center stage (including the website).
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#199 Malefor0001 20:55:51 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Really, you should do the first thing if you don't want to hear people complaining.

IGNORE THEM.

Is it that hard.

And back on topic, if you just look at how he looks different from the worlds, and from the other characters, you can tell that he does not fit in, a misfit in the group.

There is your proof.

Just don't light the proof on fire. Yeesh.


So what if the story might be crap? What if the gameplays awesome? What if it comes 1st for "Best Gameplay in a game"?
Plus, I'm acceptable ignoring them, but if it comes to somebody saying things like; "They raped/ slapped Spyro", it seems very extreme.

Quote: Gwenio
Quote: Malefor0001
Quote: LordRattler


Exactly. Another person at least gets what I mean when I said Spyro was just slapped in at the last minute.

How is it that hard to tell he was slapped in?


Just because of his apperance?
Just cause he looks different makes the game a fail?
You're judging it by small amounts of footage. Jumping to conclusions. "Judging a Book by its cover".
Play the game first when it comes out, you might like it.
Seriously, we haven't even had 10 minutes of footage yet and people complain.


We have a plot summary, that indicates he is not important.

From all that has been said, you can beat the game without Spyro. In fact they said you can beat the game with any one of the 30+ characters.

Every time more than one character has been shown, Spyro has not been in center stage (including the website).


And?
Who cares? Those characters are just add-ons. They haven't shown Spyro to build suspension.
Hows aboot we play the game first before judging?
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#200 Gwenio 20:59:04 12/02/2011
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A game that is not a Spyro game is not a Spyro game, regardless of how good the game play is.
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