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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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#201 Malefor0001 21:01:12 12/02/2011
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The other characters are add ons.
Hell you don't even start with them, you have to buy them sepretly.
So basically you start as Spyro.
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#202 Gwenio 21:04:46 12/02/2011
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Quote: Malefor0001
The other characters are add ons.
Hell you don't even start with them, you have to buy them sepretly.
So basically you start as Spyro.


You start with others.

The only ways for it to be less of a Spyro game would be to remove his name from the title and/or not have a purple dragon-thing named Spyro.

And the others are not add-ons, they ARE the series. Spyro was just injected into this first iteration to help sales.
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#203 Glen 21:05:16 12/02/2011
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No, No, NO! that's not spyro, i don't want to know about this game no more, it looks ****! what happend to it, this is Spyro the Dragon no more!
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#204 Aura24 21:07:06 12/02/2011
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And people also overreact that 'Spyro in this game isn't Spyro the Dragon anymore and all that whiny drama just because of his design...
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#205 ThePurpleDragon 21:07:21 12/02/2011
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Guys, yeah this was most likely not a Spyro game originally but here's something to take note of and remember:

Pokemon Snap wasn't originally going to be a Pokemon game. Most people enjoyed it and want a sequel on the Wii/3DS.

Kirby's Epic Yarn wasn't originally going to be a Kirby game yet a lot of people enjoyed it.

Starfox Adventures wasn't originally going to be a Starfox game, again, a lot people enjoyed it.

There are many other games out there that probably weren't originally going to be their current titles. Not everyone is going to like it but who knows, it could be a great game or it could be a total flop. Just give it a chance. With Activision who knows what will happen.
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#206 Malefor0001 21:11:27 12/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
And people also overreact that 'Spyro in this game isn't Spyro the Dragon anymore and all that whiny drama just because of his design...


Agreed.

Quote: ThePurpleDragon
Guys, yeah this was most likely not a Spyro game originally but here's something to take note of and remember:

Pokemon Snap wasn't originally going to be a Pokemon game. Most people enjoyed it and want a sequel on the Wii/3DS.

Kirby's Epic Yarn wasn't originally going to be a Kirby game yet a lot of people enjoyed it.

Starfox Adventures wasn't originally going to be a Starfox game, again, a lot people enjoyed it.

There are many other games out there that probably weren't originally going to be their current titles. Not everyone is going to like it but who knows, it could be a great game or it could be a total flop. Just give it a chance. With Activision who knows what will happen.


So true.

People, just listen - Spyro may not be the main character.
But you can CHOOSE whether to be him. If you want to play as him you can.
Please, just Keep it stooled. It well and good saying that you don't like it but you're being dramatic and overreactive.
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#207 LordRattler 22:46:49 12/02/2011
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Ok, here is the list of things I can say so far of the game.

1.Its not a spyro game

2.Spyro's new look now has officailly burned into my brain

3.It was not ORGINALLY A SPYRO GAME

4.The seperate toys you have to buy, why bother?

5.The game story probably is going to be horrible, and won't fit any of the characters (mostly spyro) at all.

6.The level designs are not really creative as I have seen, except for the first part, somewhat reminds me of Peacekeepers Homeworld.... except its in THE FREAKING SKY!!!

7.GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK ON TOYS!!?!? I sense bad omen!

Overall: It probably won't be good from my looking at screenshots and game concept art. And the concept of toys having to be bought almost seperately to play some of the characters is a greedy and probably going to fail money gimmick. And oh yeah. ITS NOT A SPYRO GAME!

There. Flame all you want (although I don't recommend it). Look at the screenshots/concept art and you might see my point. If not... Well sorry, I still stand with my thinking. smilie
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#208 Spyro411 23:19:07 12/02/2011
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And....there went any hope for a new Major Platform revival of spyro.......

Oh well......
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#209 Malefor0001 23:21:15 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Ok, here is the list of things I can say so far of the game.

1.Its not a spyro game

2.Spyro's new look now has officailly burned into my brain

3.It was not ORGINALLY A SPYRO GAME

4.The seperate toys you have to buy, why bother?

5.The game story probably is going to be horrible, and won't fit any of the characters (mostly spyro) at all.

6.The level designs are not really creative as I have seen, except for the first part, somewhat reminds me of Peacekeepers Homeworld.... except its in THE FREAKING SKY!!!

7.GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK ON TOYS!!?!? I sense bad omen!

Overall: It probably won't be good from my looking at screenshots and game concept art. And the concept of toys having to be bought almost seperately to play some of the characters is a greedy and probably going to fail money gimmick. And oh yeah. ITS NOT A SPYRO GAME!

There. Flame all you want (although I don't recommend it). Look at the screenshots/concept art and you might see my point. If not... Well sorry, I still stand with my thinking. smilie


I can understand that you don't like it, the problem is that I do quite like the look of it, and what bugs me is when people just leap into a conclusion and say things that have been said in the last few pages.
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#210 CAV 23:26:28 12/02/2011
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Quote: Glen
No, No, NO! that's not spyro, i don't want to know about this game no more, it looks ****! what happend to it, this is Spyro the Dragon no more!


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Quote: LordRattler
Ok, here is the list of things I can say so far of the game.

1.Its not a spyro game

2.Spyro's new look now has officailly burned into my brain

3.It was not ORGINALLY A SPYRO GAME

4.The seperate toys you have to buy, why bother?

5.The game story probably is going to be horrible, and won't fit any of the characters (mostly spyro) at all.

6.The level designs are not really creative as I have seen, except for the first part, somewhat reminds me of Peacekeepers Homeworld.... except its in THE FREAKING SKY!!!

7.GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK GIMMICK ON TOYS!!?!? I sense bad omen!


1. Yes it is. For the most part he's the main character.

2.[User Posted Image]

3. That's the same statement as #1. I refer you to my answer to #1, as well as to Malefor's last post stating how other games weren't going to be games of certain franchises.

4. YOU DO NOT NEED ALL OF THE TOYS. YOU ONLY NEED ONE. Actually read what me, Malefor, and everyone else is saying. You only need one toy to complete the game. Everything else is OPTIONAL.

5. The writers are the people that wrote Toy Story. Does that still sound like it will suck?

6. LoS didn't have the most creative designs either, but I didn't see many people complain about that.

7. It could be a gimmick. It could also be an innovation of gaming and toys. It all depends on how the game turns out.
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#211 Gwenio 23:31:28 12/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
1. Yes it is. For the most part he's the main character.


Nope, he is minor.
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#212 LordRattler 23:31:50 12/02/2011
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Quote: CAV

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Ok seriously, that is annoying to people having to see it even if they like the design. It makes the post longer plus some people who don't like the design HAVE TO SEE HIM UP CLOSE NOW!

So stop. smilie
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#213 CAV 23:33:13 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Ok seriously, that is annoying to people having to see it even if they like the design. It makes the post longer plus some people who don't like the design HAVE TO SEE HIM UP CLOSE NOW!

So stop. smilie


I got an idea. How about you read what the picture says.

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DESIGN.

If you guys would simply do that, then I can easily stop posting that picture.

And you have yet to adress a single point I made.
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#214 LordRattler 23:36:01 12/02/2011
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Quote:
I got an idea. How about you read what the picture says.

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DESIGN.


Uh

NO.

I can complain all I want. I will not stand for my child hood videogame hero being reduced to this! ITS HORRIBLE! smilie
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#215 CAV 23:42:03 12/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Quote:
I got an idea. How about you read what the picture says.

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DESIGN.


Uh

NO.

I can complain all I want. I will not stand for my child hood videogame hero being reduced to this! ITS HORRIBLE! smilie


So because of that, you refuse to play the game? Are you freakin kidding me? People said this about LoS how Spyro looked different and nobody was going to play it. But yet it's as popular as it is now, and in some places more popular than the Classics themselves. How's about you try out the game before saying it sucks.

And because you refuse to stop complaining about a few screenshots, I refuse to stop posting the photo. Every time someone complains about the design, gets the photo, because I'm not going to repeat myself.

[User Posted Image]
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#216 LordRattler 23:47:20 12/02/2011
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Seriously dude, stop, it WASTES BANDWIDTH

Its annoying. SO STOP.

I can say if I hate the design if I want, I can take people who reply try it even if the design sucks, but that image is ANNOYING!
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#217 Aura24 23:49:21 12/02/2011
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CAV, stop. It's not going to help if you keep pestering fans who don't like the design, and it isn't going to change their minds either..
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#218 Zithdaitoh 23:59:17 12/02/2011
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Quote: Aura24
CAV, stop. It's not going to help if you keep pestering fans who don't like the design, and it isn't going to change their minds either..


I second this. It's just annoying.
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#219 Black-Dragon 00:27:21 13/02/2011
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Ill mod the game! Theres a way to change his appearance and stop the complaining. Step 1: Get a PC lol.
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#220 CAV 00:46:52 13/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Seriously dude, stop, it WASTES BANDWIDTH

Its annoying. SO STOP.

I can say if I hate the design if I want, I can take people who reply try it even if the design sucks, but that image is ANNOYING!


Alright then.

But I still want you to address the points I made. I took the time to read your points and come up with responses to the both of them. It would be nice if you did the same.
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#221 Cuzzberry 00:46:59 13/02/2011
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Hmmmm... I don't know what to think. It sounds kind of cool, but it almost looks like a kid had made him on Spore.smilie

Also, it's taking away Spyro's thunder. It's called Skylander's (Spyro's Adventure). I can't say I'm disappointed, but I'm not pleased either.
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#222 Kitty 01:01:30 13/02/2011
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Well, this is just the cherry on top of Spyro's death. What is this? I don't even...
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#223 Aura24 01:02:25 13/02/2011
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Quote: Kitty
Well, this is just the cherry on top of Spyro's death. What is this? I don't even...


Your views and opinion of course...
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#224 CAV 01:07:45 13/02/2011
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Quote: Kitty
Well, this is just the cherry on top of Spyro's death. What is this? I don't even...


Care to explain why?

And if it's for the same reason as everyone else, I'm going to riot. (not really)
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#225 Blackholes_Wolf 01:10:45 13/02/2011
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wow the fantards will defend any old crap that activision throws at them

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#226 CAV 01:19:56 13/02/2011
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^All I really want is a proper excuse to not want the game. Saying "THIS IS NOT SPYRO!" does not make a good explanation.
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#227 InsomDog 01:47:17 13/02/2011
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1. I think the toy interaction thing is a good enough reason not to want the game. Sure, the kiddies will love it because they like toys but what about everybody else? I don't want to use a toy and portal just to play as Spyro. I also don't really want to spend that little bit extra for them either. Can't we just play the game without a toy?

2. It doesn't look like a Spyro game. It just seems to me like a game that happens to have him in it. I sure will miss that famous Spyro logo.

3. Spyro's design is another reason. I don't like this design. In general, I have not liked the design changes in any Spyro game since Legend of Spyro. When you play as a character for several games and like them, you become attached to them but when the character drastically changes look and personality, you lose that attachment and start to dislike them.

4. There are many games that I want this year that look a lot better that this game. The gameplay of this game doesn't look that impressive, just a standard platformer.
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#228 Dragons-go-hrr 03:33:54 13/02/2011
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Wow... and I thought he looked ugly in LoS O.o Why do all good things become money making schemes? WHY???? smilie
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#229 Miles Tails 04:15:10 13/02/2011
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omg...after I saw the toy part...no...just..NO!!
WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON HERE!? e.o
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#230 Miles Tails 04:16:44 13/02/2011
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Quote: Ice Dragoness
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


smilie^Lawl
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#231 LegendOfZelda 05:22:39 13/02/2011
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spyro looks like some sort of weird gecko/iguana thing
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#232 ThePurpleDragon 07:18:25 13/02/2011
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About the Figure/Toy thing... What's so weird about it? Plenty of people young and older, such as in college, own figures of characters they like. Not necessarily to play with more for the fact that it's their favorite character or they collect them. Lots of these people also play video games and have figures of their favorite video game characters such as Cloud and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy. This, as the article says, is a way to bring these two worlds together. It could turn out good or bad we just need to wait and see.

Also, so what if it costs a bit more? You payed more for Guitar Hero/DJ Hero and every other music game(The guitars,drums,etc). You payed more for DDR(The dance pads), You payed more for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver(Pokewalker). You payed more for Animal Crossing: City Folk with Wii Speak. There are many games that you payed extra for the included peripherals. This is no different. All of the Characters are optional and you are not forced to buy them nor are you forced to play as them. Besides none of you seem to like the other characters so why do you care if you will have to buy them or not? You only seem to want to play as Spyro.

Also about Activision being "greedy".They are definitely not the best game company, that's for sure, but they ARE a company and they ALL want your money. It's just some are better at masking it than others.
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#233 GamingMaster_76 07:20:08 13/02/2011
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Personally I'm looking forward to the figures. :3

And buying Animal Crossing with Wii Speak? I now regret it, horribly...
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#234 TheFlyingSeal 13:27:11 14/02/2011
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Oh, I saw this.
IT"S SO....FRICKEN.....RETARDED.

WHY WHY WHY?

At first, I thought it was fan made....untill I looked it up.
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#235 CAV 14:01:24 14/02/2011
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Quote: ThePurpleDragon
Also, so what if it costs a bit more? You payed more for Guitar Hero/DJ Hero and every other music game(The guitars,drums,etc). You payed more for DDR(The dance pads), You payed more for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver(Pokewalker). You payed more for Animal Crossing: City Folk with Wii Speak. There are many games that you payed extra for the included peripherals. This is no different. All of the Characters are optional and you are not forced to buy them nor are you forced to play as them. Besides none of you seem to like the other characters so why do you care if you will have to buy them or not? You only seem to want to play as Spyro.


^this
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#236 Blackholes_Wolf 14:24:00 14/02/2011
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Quote: CAV
^All I really want is a proper excuse to not want the game. Saying "THIS IS NOT SPYRO!" does not make a good explanation.


Spyro's design is just bad, it doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it trying to be realstic or cute? You can't tell. It's also way overdesigned, too many pointless things added like more spikes, those 2 teeth sticking out and way too many spots. It just looks tacky, way too rushed and unoriginal. Also add a money grabbing gimmick and pointless characters.

SUCH A WINING FORMULA
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#237 Demonic Angel 14:58:53 14/02/2011
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wtf?? did spyro turn into a midget little troll now? I was hoping that the game would be another from the collection not some randome junk.
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#238 darkfurydragon 15:10:19 14/02/2011
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^this. at least a classic spyro sequal or an los sequal. not another reboot.
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#239 wanderist 20:46:12 14/02/2011
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Ehhh..... I agree, the design isn't exactly that great, but no offense, but some of you are sorta jumping to conclusions a little too soon. Sure, the toys are dumb, Spyro's design is just sick, and overall it dosen't LOOK like it's going to be that great. But at least give it a chance. We don't even know about the actual story yet. For all we know, the game may actually have a story about Spyro and not just him being slapped into the game like a lot of you claim he was.

The only thing I completely HATE about this game is that I don't see Cynder anywhere. I know this is either another reboot or a game about the classics, but I still hate how you get to like a character and then they just disappear off the face of the earth like they never even existed. I'm sure the thousands of Cynder fans aren't exactly pleased with that(and the Cynder haters are probably happy about it.) But oh well. (And now that I look again, I don't see Sparx either. Or did I just not see him?)

BTW, all this is just my opinion. You're all entitled to your own. If you still hate this game to death, go ahead and hate.
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#240 Tufu911 23:03:55 14/02/2011
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... Epic Fail
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#241 Dark_Spyro999 23:34:50 14/02/2011
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And what about us who DON'T have fancy gamings systems OR money? I guess we just miss out.

I'm very pissed.
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#242 Cynder_fan 23:47:35 14/02/2011
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@Guys who defend the game: Fair enough we haven't played it, IT'S OUR OPINION WETHER WE CONSIDER IT A SPYRO GAME. Even I can see it's a ploy for money. And you call us ignorant.
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#243 madnesshank545 02:30:10 15/02/2011
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i know many of you will not agree with me (duh, of course) but...

THIS GAME MUST BE AWESOME
this "portal" thing look cool too, i never saw something like that

in my opinion, spyro looks cute.
(btw, i don't mind if cynder aren't in the game, she was in DotD, and it was the TRILOGY, NOT THE WHOLE HISTORY!)
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#244 spyro77 03:47:34 15/02/2011
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Quote: LordRattler
Quote:
I got an idea. How about you read what the picture says.

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DESIGN.


Uh

NO.

I can complain all I want. I will not stand for my child hood videogame hero being reduced to this! ITS HORRIBLE! smilie



personaly i agree,,,it is horrible. they changed like everything about spyro. his look,his logo,the game in genral. its kinda upsetting rilly...
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#245 super spyro 03:52:31 15/02/2011
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This spyro looks weird. like he's going to stab someone
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#246 madnesshank545 13:17:55 15/02/2011
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Quote: super spyro
This spyro looks weird. like he's going to stab someone


thats why he have horns!
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#247 snake-s 18:58:16 15/02/2011
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I liked his look smilie, way diferent from the last ones but still good, and hopefull the game will be epic *cross fingers*
actually i liked all of his games from ps2 and ps1 console, no matter what ppl say about then... isnt my fav game but is one what i can count when i havent nothing to do smilie

and *cross fingers* hope it release to x-box 360 x3
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#248 Demonic Angel 02:31:04 16/02/2011
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when I first saw it I was hoping that spyro would look the same but then I saw a purple little troll thing and was wondering wth is that thing? two seconds later I find out it's spyro. I started to cry with saddness.
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#249 AngelicBeast 02:39:16 16/02/2011
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Personally I love his new look, he looks pretty cool to me.
Heck, I like this design WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY more than ALL of the DotD dragons, because that game messed up EVERYONE's design. But that's just me. I'm hoping to get the game after it comes out, and give it a try. Since I was little I've owned/played all of the Spyro games. The least I'm gonna do is give it a try, and if I don't like it then I'll sell it and make money.
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#250 CAV 01:25:06 17/02/2011
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Quote: Blackholes_Wolf
Spyro's design is just bad, it doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it trying to be realstic or cute? You can't tell. It's also way overdesigned, too many pointless things added like more spikes, those 2 teeth sticking out and way too many spots. It just looks tacky, way too rushed and unoriginal. Also add a money grabbing gimmick and pointless characters.

SUCH A WINING FORMULA


First off, I want to thank you for giving a proper reason why you don't like the design instead of just saying "it sucks because I said so". Since it's my nature, I'm going to respond to them.

I highly doubt it's trying to be cute, and that it's trying to be realistic. But I'm going to assume that you are correct and that they were trying to balance out the two. It's not cute if you ask me, it looks more like the pet of a demon. Frankly, I like that kind of stuff, so I guess that could be a reason why I like the design.

To say it's overdesigned is to say that Call of Duty or Uncharted is too detailed. It doesn't make much sense.

Personally, I think unoriginal would've been to copy the LoS or DotD design. At least these guys tried something new instead of playing it safe.

The only way you are going to get the Classic design that everybody wants is if you get Insomniac to make the games again. I would be shocked and glad if you manage to pull that off.

And yeah, it's a gimmick. So was Guitar Hero and the Wii. And look how those two turned out. I'm not going to say that the same will happen to this, or that it won't. I'm saying that I'm looking at it with an open mind, and it could actually turn out good.

And you can say that several LoS and Classic characters were pointless as well.

It's a winning formula is people are going to buy it. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean its sales are going into the crapper.

Oh, and for referring to me as a fantard, I find it strange you assume that when time and time again I've shown hatred for Activision and their business decisions, and how I constantly note that ETD was one of the worst games of all time. Yep, that stuff definately makes me a fantard. /sarcasm
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