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9:39 AM - Wednesday the 20th of August, 2008 - by dark52
Video Gamer have a new hands-on preview of The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon along with a video of some flying plus some new screenshots.

The new information includes the anticipated length of the game: 8 to 10 hours over 12 levels.

They've also got some Wii screenshots too.

Thanks go to EternalSpyro for finding it.
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#1 Night Owl 09:51:12 20/08/2008
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I watched it, it was good but why is the tether there all the time? I thought that Cynder and Spyro would be able to go further away than that. But it was better than nothing!
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#2 Pip 10:39:33 20/08/2008
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It looked so cool! But ye know at a certant point you can see little purple balls. So I want to know what are they cuze I'm geussing you touch them and it telleport you elce where
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#3 Spyro Fanatic - Hunter 11:00:58 20/08/2008
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The flying doesn't look so good... but I like the combat.
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#4 bionicle2809 11:39:35 20/08/2008
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smilie WOW! That is like the best thing I have ever seen in DOTD EVER!
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#5 SpyroGirlCazy 11:57:18 20/08/2008
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smilie YES !!! that video is sooooooooo AWESOMRE !!!! smilie
and the new clips !! WOWZ ! i love it and my new xbox 360 has come today so when this game comes out ill be alble to play it on ther !! this is the best day EVER !!
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#6 bionicle2809 11:58:59 20/08/2008
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Does anyone know where to download this?
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#7 SpyroGirlCazy 12:06:29 20/08/2008
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no sorry try the site wich you see the video from..... hoped i helped
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#8 dragonwar2 12:10:00 20/08/2008
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Bionicle 2809 do you have Real Player? If you have Real Player you can download it.
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#9 SpyroGirlCazy 12:57:22 20/08/2008
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the wii ones are so cool but not as good as the xbox 360 ones
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#10 bionicle2809 13:14:48 20/08/2008
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Quote: dragonwar2
Bionicle 2809 do you have Real Player? If you have Real Player you can download it.


Kwl! Thanks smilie
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#11 Mewnaphy 13:27:54 20/08/2008
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This made my day.smilie The flying looks kinda annoying with that tether thing,but the landscapes are BEAUTIFUL!The combat looks cool,too.

I'm happy that the Wii version doesn't look that different at all from the Xbox360 version.:3
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#12 SpyroGirlCazy 13:31:48 20/08/2008
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ahhh mabye it just me then ... oh well !
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#13 Ross 14:07:30 20/08/2008
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That looks pretty good! Well, the flying looks a bit edgy, but I guess it's still OK. Those fighting moves are AWESOME, though! It was cool when Spyro grabbed the skeleton and slammed it down to the ground!

O.o In the review it said that at the end some well-known characters will die!
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#14 Dragginwings 14:18:04 20/08/2008
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The flying looks iffy, but the rest looks pretty good.
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#15 SequoiaDragon 14:25:57 20/08/2008
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WOW, that flying bit was so incredible it almost moved me to tears, smilie. It's hard to tell who's in control, or if its multiplayer mode. And skeletons! Wow, that's almost as good as zombies! And they can pick up things in their mouths? How neat! smilie
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#16 spyros-angel 14:35:32 20/08/2008
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omg pure awesomeness! smilie man i cant wait =D
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#17 Dragonhope 15:27:40 20/08/2008
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OMG! The video looks awesome and so are the Wii screenshots! And I was surprised that they can pick up that lantern. I only wonder what they do with it.
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#18 DARK CINDER 15:44:41 20/08/2008
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The Dawn of the Dragon picks up the story 10 years later thats what the texed says but i thought it was 3 AND "At the end the Spyro story is finished. Some known characters will die." maby one will die then afterall

being rescued from the frozen crystal by a cheetah - they're actually about to be sacrificed to the golem in the Catacombs, the game's first level
dose that meen hunter wernt going to save them but he was going to kill then??????
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#19 IcelectricSpyro 16:16:44 20/08/2008
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Soooooooooooooooooo awesomeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want it !!!!! MORE AND MORE I WANT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#20 Anonymous 16:36:42 20/08/2008
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"(you won't have to take on the elite bad guys - they're for advanced players only)"

Does that mean OPTIONAL BOSSES? AWESOME

And if I read that right, we'll see the Manweersmalls and the apes (or what is left of them) again! Yay for recurring characters!
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#21 Robo-Spyro 16:38:12 20/08/2008
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Why don't ya put the new screenshots in the gallery?
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#22 Dragonhope 16:44:22 20/08/2008
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Optional bosses? Then there must be modes such as Easy, Normal, and Hard. I heard some had elemental sheilds.
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#23 cynder11 17:07:04 20/08/2008
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wa 2 go eternalspyro!!! thanks
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#24 Cloudtail4ever 17:13:56 20/08/2008
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Those graphics are truely amazing...though the flying looked a bit choppy at times...
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#25 Carmelita Fox 17:48:54 20/08/2008
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Quote: Dragginwings
The flying looks iffy, but the rest looks pretty good.


Yeah.
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#26 Forgotten World 17:55:08 20/08/2008
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This game may not get great reviews. Also free flight needs to be changed, so that you can get more free space to roam around.
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#27 Michael 17:57:38 20/08/2008
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I hope that, perhaps as a game-completion unlockable, you will be able to go through the game with just one character(i.e., as just Spyro or Cynder by themselves), as that flying does seem... flawed, as it is. It shouldn't be hurt too much in single player by the tether, but in co-op, it could be annoying.
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#28 anime9333 19:07:55 20/08/2008
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It won't let me watch the new video! smilie
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#29 AntauriWolf 19:35:37 20/08/2008
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*Sniffs* The flying bit is so beautiful! I KNOW I'm going to love this game.
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#30 Invader Zarra 19:58:06 20/08/2008
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Me Too I Know I'll Love it :')
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#31 fantasy luver 20:49:08 20/08/2008
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This looks awesome! I WANT IT NOW!!!smilie
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#32 Anonymous 21:52:52 20/08/2008
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Looks pretty good for the Wii ,much better than TEN ,Ive always liked ANB graphic but I feel TEN didnt go anywhere with the graphics
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#33 Kurtassclear 23:46:22 20/08/2008
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the flying tether only seems to be there for co-op
in the comic con video the guy demistrates one of the flying parts and theres no tether.so obviously the people playing in this video have absolutly no idea what there doin, he he

smilie
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#34 Aura24 00:01:48 21/08/2008
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The tether thing is probably there because there were probably two people playing the game.
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#35 Cynder_Rox 00:42:17 21/08/2008
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It will probablly only be there for the Co-Op version.

Or, so I surmise.
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#36 Shrazer320 03:00:02 21/08/2008
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"At the end the Spyro story is finished. Some known characters will die."


Why don't they come out and say that it's gonna be at least Cynder? *shot for very hopeful wishing*

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We're playing the 'next gen' versions - Xbox 360 and PS3 - and not only does Spyro look older but the gorgeous HD graphics give everything a more modern look.


smilie But the "HD" TV we have only supports 480p (or i, I can't remember)! Damn old crap. ...But I'm also still using RCA cables for my PS3, so I think I'm gonna start pestering my mother to sell that huge thing so we can get a new TV.

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"Let's start with the free form flying - Spyro and Cynder are able to fly wherever they want when above ground - the game will see a mix of indoor levels and open environments."


Nice...

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"Our flying works differently to many games with flying," says Edith. "Superman or Lair were not very good. We understood why."


I'd like to slap her/him. Lair was damn good, even if the motion control only option at first was impossible; after the patch(es), it's the best game I've EVER and probably ever will play.

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Pressing A or X will set you off, but you have to almost rhythmically time your subsequent presses to keep you in the air and build up momentum.


Alright, I don't think this is worth 60 bucks.

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And, of course, on the PS3 version you'll be able to use the Sixaxis controller's motion-sensing technology to fly, Lair style, if you fancy that.


They better have a training/free-form area like Lair then.

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Puzzles are incorporated into the flying sequences, too. Spyro will be forced to carry items in his mouth at certain points, items which weigh him down and restrict his ability to fly.


Like tapping the X button and left down pressing with Lair was bad enough for enough speed (and with the Wind Dragon, you can't even see straight).

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In one sequence, one player needs to grip on to a boat while the other pulls by flying.


...

What?

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The God of War references come from the revamped, more complex combat system. Both Spyro and Cynder have four elements at their disposal, which consume elemental energy gathered from orbs. Spyro has fire, as you'd expect, ice, electricity and earth. But it's Cynder's elemental attacks which we're most interested in - poison, wind, fear and shadow - all nice and dark and evidence of Etranges Libellules' more mature approach with the title.


And it's sounding ruined.

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Each element has two separate attacks, one heavy and one light. Spyro's earth element, for example, fires an earth missile attack or, alternatively, brings an enemy-clearing earth boulder attack from the sky.


I doubt it'll be useful against anything besides the little enemies that take one or two melees to kill.

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"We wanted to have enemies that were made from existing materials," explains Edith. "Each of our enemies is made from a different element. They are destructible. Some of them even have elemental shields."


That's cliche even to Manuel and I's roleplays in Yahoo Messenger!

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Perhaps Spyro's most impressive foe, however, is an enormous golem so huge it's got a small town on its back. Think PS2 classic Shadow of the Colossus but even bigger.


I call that Iblis.

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The third level - the Valley of Avalar, thrust us in a fight to save a village from being burnt to a crisp. The village itself has a health bar, displayed at the bottom of the screen.


1) Yay, something from the older games I really liked;
2) Sounds like something Lair, like when you have to destroy the "Armory".

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The game's fourth level, which we got hands-on time with exclusively during our studio visit, is set in Dragon City itself.


At least I don't see "Mokai" in the dictionary like I do with "dragon".

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You spend your time repairing catapults and escorting artillery moles so that they can be fired into the incoming invasion force. It's actually quite intense - you need to keep the artillery moles alive so that they can fire the catapults by defeating the baddies that make it over the wall.


Why would DRAGONS be doing this!?

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...at times refreshing action game that's well worth keeping on your radar


Yeah, for Christmas.

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The Dawn of the Dragon looks in great shape and should round the trilogy off nicely.


Like I've thrown up enough in my mouth already!


I'm not happy at all with this. I think I'll wait until Christmas for this, or if everyone's whinning so much for help I'll get it. I couldn't be bothered to watch hardly any of the trailer either: the wing flapping sound was horrible, and I won't even START about the leash for them.
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#37 Aura24 04:16:26 21/08/2008
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Keep your LoS: DotD hating comments to yourself, please.
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#38 Shrazer320 05:14:56 21/08/2008
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Yep, no one can handle any one else's opinion any more.
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#39 Anonymous 09:07:45 21/08/2008
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@Shrazer: it's not like we can't handle your opinion, but if you really want to post negative comments you should at least explain why you don't like DotD. I mean, it's easy to go "LOLSUX" at every new feature in the game, but I feel that this kind of opinion on this kind of site could sound a little harsh to the main demographic here (that is, kids in their early teens).
If you took more time to explain why you didn't like this or that feature, I guess you wouldn't be nearly as hated.
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#40 Spyro VS Evil 17:36:45 21/08/2008
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what?! the anticipated length of the game is 8 to 10 hours
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#41 Aura24 22:51:09 21/08/2008
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How do you download the gameplay? It's a little annoying since you can't get it from videogamer.
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#42 Shrazer320 05:42:26 22/08/2008
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Quote: Anonymous
@Shrazer: it's not like we can't handle your opinion, but if you really want to post negative comments you should at least explain why you don't like DotD. I mean, it's easy to go "LOLSUX" at every new feature in the game, but I feel that this kind of opinion on this kind of site could sound a little harsh to the main demographic here (that is, kids in their early teens).
If you took more time to explain why you didn't like this or that feature, I guess you wouldn't be nearly as hated.


I did explain. If you couldn't see that, then that's not my problem.

Quote: Spyro VS Evil
what?! the anticipated length of the game is 8 to 10 hours


I'll probably beat it within a week. xD I did with ANB and I think TEN took a week and a few days 'cause I died quite a lot. The one game that took me the longest to completly beat was Sonic Next Gen, and that took about a month.

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How do you download the gameplay? It's a little annoying since you can't get it from videogamer.


You should be able to. If you're going to the one link with a lot of download links, keep trying and make sure you're downloading a video with .WMV (or the same in lowercase) since you should have Windows Media Player installed on your computer or the option too, and WMP is absolutly safe to use since it's made by MicroSoft. If you try to download a file with a .MOV (or lowercase) extension you'll have to have QuickTime on your computer, and that's made by Apple, plus it's a pain in the butt.
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#43 Aura24 05:53:39 22/08/2008
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Which link?
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#44 Anonymous 09:42:03 22/08/2008
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Quote: Shrazer320
Quote: Anonymous
@Shrazer: it's not like we can't handle your opinion, but if you really want to post negative comments you should at least explain why you don't like DotD. I mean, it's easy to go "LOLSUX" at every new feature in the game, but I feel that this kind of opinion on this kind of site could sound a little harsh to the main demographic here (that is, kids in their early teens).
If you took more time to explain why you didn't like this or that feature, I guess you wouldn't be nearly as hated.


I did explain. If you couldn't see that, then that's not my problem.


I mean, explain as in "tell us what's wrong with that feature", not "hay guise let's throw some obscure references in my rant and make everyone else go "WHAT" (Mokai? What's that? Iblis? Are you talking about Iblees or is it something else?)"
Besides, you didn't really explain a lot...

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The God of War references come from the revamped, more complex combat system. Both Spyro and Cynder have four elements at their disposal, which consume elemental energy gathered from orbs. Spyro has fire, as you'd expect, ice, electricity and earth. But it's Cynder's elemental attacks which we're most interested in - poison, wind, fear and shadow - all nice and dark and evidence of Etranges Libellules' more mature approach with the title.


And it's sounding ruined.


But whatever, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion and I'm not gonna bug you anymore. I know too little English to start a looong post on the differences between objective and subjective claims, after all. Hope you didn't, like, get angry or something.
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#45 Cynder28 17:55:22 22/08/2008
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AWESO0ME!
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#46 Forgotten World 22:38:45 22/08/2008
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Right now I give the game a 65 out of 100
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#47 dragonlover11 23:52:27 22/08/2008
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Quote: Night Owl
I watched it, it was good but why is the tether there all the time? I thought that Cynder and Spyro would be able to go further away than that. But it was better than nothing!


that is because it was 2 player
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#48 Aura24 02:30:07 23/08/2008
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Here's the gameplay on Youtube:

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#49 Shrazer320 05:48:43 23/08/2008
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Quote: Anonymous
I mean, explain as in "tell us what's wrong with that feature", not "hay guise let's throw some obscure references in my rant and make everyone else go "WHAT" (Mokai? What's that? Iblis? Are you talking about Iblees or is it something else?)"
Besides, you didn't really explain a lot...


But whatever, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion and I'm not gonna bug you anymore. I know too little English to start a looong post on the differences between objective and subjective claims, after all. Hope you didn't, like, get angry or something.


... Huh?

Thank you, all I want is for people to know that everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it is weird like "OMG! TELLETUBBIES AND BARNEY ROX!"

Oh, and your English is actually very nice.

Quote: Aura24
Here's the gameplay on Youtube:



Just about everything on YT has terrible quality, and the sound will ALWAYS be terrible since it's in mono.
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#50 Anonymous 12:06:38 23/08/2008
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Quote: Shrazer320
... Huh?


I finally got your reference to Mokai! It's a place in Lair, right?
I still don't get the Iblis one, though. Is it something related to Lair too?

Quote: Shrazer320
Oh, and your English is actually very nice.


THX
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