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3:21 AM - Thursday the 19th of May, 2005 - by dark52
Vivendi have finally officially announced the game Spyro: Shadow Legacy for the Nintendo DS, though Amaze Entertainment are the people actually responsible for developing the game.

Shadow Legacy will take use of the DS's touchscreen by way of inputting spells which are shapes and symbols. The second screen is shows the actual view of Spyro moving around. Wireless also plays a part too allowing you to trade collectable creatures. The game will also feature a levelling system, the more enemies you defeat, the more skill points you get to put to Spyro's strength and abilities, you'll also be able to put your experience towards building Spyro's collection of magical powers and martial arts combat abilities. The game also reportedly focuses a lot more on the story and development of characters then any previous Spyro game.

Experience the magic, live the adventure! Spyro returns home to the dragon realms to find them in ruins. He soon discovers that a powerful magic force has banished everyone to the mysterious Shadow Realm. Spyro must master the use of magic and hone his skills - take touch-screen control of the fire-breathing dragon and save the day!

The short video of the game in action on GameSpot shows an almost familiar view of play on the top screen with the camera following Spyro from overhead, though it also seems a more RPG like style of view then before. Here are three screen captures from that video:

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See more screens by clicking here to get to the Nintendo page for Shadow Legacy.

Storyline from Nintendo. Also thanks to Mozepy for finding the IGN, MyGame and GameSpot articles.

In other news, I've finally finished adding the pictures to the Spyro the Dragon walkthrough and altered the Character Guide a little as well as finishing off another page of dragon profiles from Spyro the Dragon. Unfortunately this will be the last content update until the end of June, due to other commitments. Hope to bring you more Shadow Legacy news before then though.
2:45 PM - Monday the 2nd of May, 2005 - by dark52
You should now be able to register and login to accounts and post with them on the new forum. The News and Updates forum is exactly the same as the news and comments you see on the front page and news archives, but there it is displayed in forum form and you can edit your messages there as with the rest of the forum. And since the news reads directly from the same tables as the forum, it changes there too.

No doubt there will be a few problems here and there, if you experience any just post it in the Bugs/Suggestions board or email me if the error prevents you from posting.

In other news, I've also changed the default style of the site to the newLight scheme which is currently my favourite, most likely because it's the newest of course. newLight has also seen a slight makeover with the style of text too. I also finally managed to solve a problem that was being created in Internet Explorer where the titlebar and footer would decide to randomly go off by a few pixels, all sorted now thanks to nested divs.

Please note that this forum system is currently temporary and may be taken down at any time. It is in the test stages and many features may be altered, added or removed during this time. Also, due to a change in the system, you will need to register an account if you want to change the style of the site now. This keeps all options within your profile.
5:12 AM - Sunday the 17th of April, 2005 - by dark52
I've added another page of dragon pictures to the Spyro the Dragon section, the Magic Crafters ones, and finally added the totals of the levels underneath their names.

Also newly added is a slight modification to the righthand side menus for the different sections which now shows which page you're on clearly rather then just removing it from the list.

In the next couple of weeks I'll try to both finish off the Spyro the Dragon section completely as well as creating some new forums for the site which will include a sitewide login system. It's nearly done but needs a few tweaks here and there.
2:07 PM - Sunday the 3rd of April, 2005 - by dark52
Also fixed a slight problem with the random images in the corner, ie I've put the file extension in.

UPDATE: The problem has sorted itself out, though not without causing another problem, which I believe has been sorted now as well.
4:21 AM - Monday the 28th of March, 2005 - by dark52
We've reached the 50th news post. Great. Took nearly ten months to do so, but I got there! Anyway, the update is another stylesheet, the classic one. It will transform the site into what it looked like way back near launch on June 6th 2004. Very little practical use for the stylesheet, but still it's there if you want a change back to the old.

Happy Easter!
3:20 PM - Friday the 18th of March, 2005 - by dark52
No real content this update I'm afraid.

Sorry about the lack of updates over the past month, I've been quite busy and there hasn't been any Spyro news at all. This update is just a behind the scenes one, a slight modification of the stylesheet implementer which should work just as before. Also I believe there are a few more images in the Light stylesheet then before as I hadn't written the right value in before.

I may get back to work on the Season of Flame guide next week, but I might just continue playing World of Warcraft instead, unless I'm bored of it by then of course.
6:32 AM - Sunday the 20th of February, 2005 - by dark52
That's right.

Ripto Quest
I've written a full and complete walkthrough to the game taking you from Main to Snake. Also included with this update is a full script to the game. All fully furnished with pictures and all. Hurrah!
11:04 AM - Wednesday the 16th of February, 2005 - by dark52
Finally got around to completing the alternate stylesheets to match up with the default one, so switching between them shouldn't cause any problems with viewing the site. If they do, please post the error in the Error Reporter.
5:28 AM - Tuesday the 15th of February, 2005 - by dark52
Please post any errors or mistakes you find within the site here so I can set about fixing them, no matter how small or large. If you do not wish to be credited please either don't include a name or specify so in your post. Include any errors from any of the chooseable stylesheets be it for one or all of them.
5:28 AM - Tuesday the 15th of February, 2005 - by dark52
Just a general update to the site.

A Hero's Tail
The entire guide is now up and ready to be read. All I need do is finish off the maps which I got bored of making as it slowed me down as I wrote. Meh.

Web Desgin
I've changed the sidebar to be more compact and only links to the games rather then all the pages within each game. This should reduce a little bit of clutter. Also some other minor changes around the site that you might notice. Over half the static pages of the site are now up to XHTML 1.0 standards and I'm hoping to get the rest finished off within the next few weeks, despite that fact that there'll be little noticeable difference.
7:49 AM - Friday the 11th of February, 2005 - by dark52
We went over bandwidth, though I'm not sure how many times this has happened really, so I've changed the host earlier then I would have hoped as the site is still in testing stage, though most should work. Oh, and only this dark theme is currently tested for the most of the site, the other two are a bit off, especially the dropdown menus one, the links don't work at all.
12:14 PM - Thursday the 10th of February, 2005 - by dark52
This news post is merely to test out a feed that I've added to the site. Should be fine I believe.
11:54 AM - Thursday the 10th of February, 2005 - by dark52
Once again, we've moved. Hopefully this time it'll be better as this host seems okay.

Web Design
Now hosted by, I can use both php and MySQL to now allow me to change alot of the stuff that I couldn't before. Though of course me being the lazy git I am, only the Spyro the Dragon stuff is here so far.
1:03 AM - Sunday the 23rd of January, 2005 - by dark52
And here we are again.

Web Design
I've added a comments function to the news now so you can pointlessly comment all you like. It should be better then the old forums I used to have. Though of course you could just use our new forums!

Yep, no more InvisionFree forums, it's all punBB now. What that means, I do not know. But it's hosted on this server and should be more useable then the crummy Invision ones. Though of course it's only going to be there incase you need to ask a question or to socialise if you want.
8:00 AM - Saturday the 22nd of January, 2005 - by dark52
I'm still working on the new php/MySQL version of the site.

Web Design
I've transfered the profiles to a MySQL database as well as all the news. My how I used to posted long pointless news posts.

A Hero's Tail
Reformatted the .txt version of the guide, and I must say it's looking a lot better then before, the items all fit into the text now instead of breaking the flow. I've also added a few extra things such as a task list at the start of the levels as well. Once I have Sunken Ruins finished up I'll submit it to GameFAQs.
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