History YMMV / SpyroTheDragon

5th Dec '16 8:57:14 AM Scabbard
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** Also in ''YOTD'', Fireworks Factory has two of the eggs titled [[LampshadeHanging "You're doomed."]] ''"You're still doomed."'', for good reason [[spoiler: (you have to kill ninjas with Agent 9. which is harder than it sounds, despite Agent 9 being a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with a space suit and wielding a laser gun]].)]].

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** Also in ''YOTD'', Fireworks Factory has two of the eggs titled [[LampshadeHanging "You're doomed."]] ''"You're still doomed."'', for good reason [[spoiler: (you have to kill ninjas with Agent 9. which is harder than it sounds, despite Agent 9 being a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with a space suit and wielding a laser gun]].)]].gun]])]].
4th Dec '16 1:27:00 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** As above, the EscortMission in Fracture Hills.

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** As above, the EscortMission in Fracture Hills. It involves escorting the Alchemist past all the Earthshapers without him getting hit by an angry rockman. The main issue here is that the Alchemist takes the most dangerous path by walking by as many Earthshapers as possible. He even tries to fake the player out at the last one, for no reason other than to make you lose at the last second. The extra salt in the wound is that he doesn't ''need'' to walk this much, as there's nothing stopping him from just walking around the whole course by making a left out of his hut.
23rd Nov '16 1:26:13 PM HotHead1987
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The first game was Sony's answer to Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie. Sony's first property, Crash Bandicoot, wasn't exploration based like those games. Sony needed something to compete with Nintendo's 3D platformers, and Spyro was that game. While the sequels improved upon the firt game in every way, it did set the stage for titles like Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and Sly Cooper.
11th Oct '16 7:44:52 PM themisterfree
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** The franchise also seems oddly friendly with most of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]] fandom, thanks to the classic series sharing a similar art style and aesthetics. The ''Legend'' side is fairly friendly too, though whether or not it's friendly with the classic or legend series, [[BrokenBase as always]], varies from person to person.

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** The franchise also seems oddly friendly with most of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]] Magic]]'' fandom, thanks to the classic series sharing a similar art style and aesthetics. The ''Legend'' side is fairly friendly too, though whether or not it's friendly with the classic or legend series, [[BrokenBase as always]], varies from person to person.



** Dear lord, Dawn of the Dragon's Elite Enemies. At least they're optional.

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** Dear lord, Dawn ''Dawn of the Dragon's Dragon'''s Elite Enemies. At least they're optional.



** Both battles with Captain Skabb in The Eternal Night.
** Spike in Year of the Dragon, due to few opportunities to attack and Spike being able to attack you very easily.

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** Both battles with Captain Skabb in The ''The Eternal Night.
Night''.
** Spike in Year ''Year of the Dragon, Dragon'', due to few opportunities to attack and Spike being able to attack you very easily.
11th Oct '16 7:44:15 PM themisterfree
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* ThatOneLevel: In ''Spyro the Dragon'', Tree Tops. ''Oh God, Tree Tops''. The level appears simple enough, but in order to get to one dragon and a clutch of gems, the player must take a completely unintuitive (and difficult to pull off) route via the supercharge ramps.

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* ThatOneLevel: In ''Spyro the Dragon'', first game, Tree Tops. ''Oh God, Tree Tops''. The level appears simple enough, but in order to get to one dragon and a clutch of gems, the player must take a completely unintuitive (and difficult to pull off) route via the supercharge ramps.



** The rather annoying challenge in "YOTD" has Spyro swimming in the long tunnel at super speed to get to the dead-end where the egg is at and if you got hit by a wall or a rhynoc, you'll have to start all over again. Have fun.
** Also in YOTD, Fireworks Factory has two of the eggs titled [[LampshadeHanging "You're doomed."]] ''"You're still doomed."'', for good reason [[spoiler: (you have to kill ninjas with Agent 9. which is harder than it sounds, despite Agent 9 being a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with a space suit and wielding a laser gun]].)]].

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** The rather annoying challenge in "YOTD" ''YOTD'' has Spyro swimming in the long tunnel at super speed to get to the dead-end where the egg is at and if you got hit by a wall or a rhynoc, you'll have to start all over again. Have fun.
** Also in YOTD, ''YOTD'', Fireworks Factory has two of the eggs titled [[LampshadeHanging "You're doomed."]] ''"You're still doomed."'', for good reason [[spoiler: (you have to kill ninjas with Agent 9. which is harder than it sounds, despite Agent 9 being a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with a space suit and wielding a laser gun]].)]].



* VindicatedByHistory: In the late 1990s and early 2000s this series was snark bait amongst 'hardcore' gamers due to being another 3D platformer and being geared at a younger audience than many other [=PS1=] titles. As the little kids of yesterday became the gaming audience of the late 2000s and 2010s it's become fondly remembered and seen as one of the better Playstation franchises.

!!The games release between the classic and ''The Legend of Spyro'' trilogies of:

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* VindicatedByHistory: In the late 1990s and early 2000s 2000s, this series was snark bait amongst 'hardcore' "hardcore" gamers due to being another 3D platformer platformer, and being geared at a younger audience than many other [=PS1=] titles. As the little kids of yesterday became the gaming audience of the late 2000s and 2010s 2010s, it's become fondly remembered and seen as one of the better Playstation [=PlayStation=] franchises.

!!The games release released between the classic and ''The Legend of Spyro'' trilogies of:



** Ever since ''Skylanders'' Spyro and Cynder are showing some signs of being this, since whilst they were eventually an OfficialCouple in the ''Legend'' series, their ''Skylanders'' counterparts do not appear to show any romantic attachments to each other.

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** Ever since ''Skylanders'' Spyro and Cynder are showing some signs of being this, since whilst they were eventually an OfficialCouple in the ''Legend'' series, their ''Skylanders'' counterparts do not appear to show any romantic attachments to each other. (But considering how Spyro and Cynder have been pushed off to the side in those games because of their MerchandiseDriven nature, it's possible they're in a relationship, just off-screen.)



** The franchise also seems oddly friendly with most of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]] fandom, thanks to the classic series sharing a similar art style and asethetics. The legend side is fairly friendly too, though whether or not it's friendly with the classic or legend series, [[BrokenBase as always]], varies from person to person.
** Believe it or not, there ''are'' a few fans out there that like both the classic and legends series equally, and an even rare few who like the franchise as a whole, inluding Skylanders.

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** The franchise also seems oddly friendly with most of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]] fandom, thanks to the classic series sharing a similar art style and asethetics. aesthetics. The legend ''Legend'' side is fairly friendly too, though whether or not it's friendly with the classic or legend series, [[BrokenBase as always]], varies from person to person.
** Believe it or not, there ''are'' a few fans out there that like both the classic and legends ''Legend'' series equally, and an even rare few who like the franchise as a whole, inluding Skylanders.including ''Skylanders''.
30th Jul '16 8:14:33 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Depending on who you ask, Agent 9 is either insanely hilarious or insanely annoying.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Depending on who you ask, Agent 9 is either insanely hilarious or insanely annoying.
25th May '16 5:17:35 PM TokoWH
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** Believe it or not, there ''are'' a few fans out there that like both the classic and legends series equally, and an even rare few who like the franchise as a whole, inluding Skylanders.
25th May '16 5:11:33 PM TokoWH
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* BrokenBase:
** Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.
** Speaking of ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', there's some hot debate over whether or not it was an EvenBetterSequel to ''Spyro 2'' or if it's a ContestedSequel that shows the original trilogy isn't flawless. Pros often point to the more fleshed out Spyro parts, the pretty good boss battles, and the story line being surprisingly deep and [[SurpriseCreepy creepy]] when you really start thinking about it. Detractors point out how less than half the game is spent actually ''playing'' as Spyro, with the other half usually consisting of being bounced around other characters [[GameplayRoulette with greatly different playstyles]], with quite a few of them[[note]]Shelia, Bentley, and a few of Sgt. Byrd's missions being the prime offenders[[/note]] controlling rather awkwardly at times.

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* BrokenBase:
** Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.
** Speaking of
BrokenBase: With ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', there's some hot debate over whether or not it was an EvenBetterSequel to ''Spyro 2'' or if it's a ContestedSequel that shows the original trilogy isn't flawless. Pros often point to the more fleshed out Spyro parts, the pretty good boss battles, and the story line being surprisingly deep and [[SurpriseCreepy creepy]] when you really start thinking about it. Detractors point out how less than half the game is spent actually ''playing'' as Spyro, with the other half usually consisting of being bounced around other characters [[GameplayRoulette with greatly different playstyles]], with quite a few of them[[note]]Shelia, Bentley, and a few of Sgt. Byrd's missions being the prime offenders[[/note]] controlling rather awkwardly at times.



* BrokenBase: {{Sierra}} fans versus Insomniac fans; so bad that it would lead anyone who didn't understand the fans to believe everyone was either a [[FanNickname LoS-tard or a "Classics"-tard]].

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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{{Sierra}} fans versus Insomniac fans; so bad that it would lead anyone who didn't understand the fans to believe everyone was either a [[FanNickname LoS-tard or a "Classics"-tard]].


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** Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.
25th May '16 5:10:29 PM TokoWH
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* BrokenBase: Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.
** Speaking of ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', there's some hot debate over whether or not it was an EvenBetterSequel to ''Spyro 2'' or if it's a ContestedSequel that shows the original trilogy isn't flawless. Pros often point to the more fleshed out Spyro parts, the pretty good boss battles, and the story line being surprisingly deep and [[SurpriseCreepy creepy]] when you really start thinking about it. Detractors point out how less than half the game is spent actually ''playing'' as Spyro, with the other half usually consisting of being bounced around other characters [[GameplayRoulette with greatly different playstyles]], with quite a few of them[[note]]Shelia, Bentley, and a few of Sgt. Byrd's missions being the prime offenders[[/note]] controlling rather awkwardly at times.
25th May '16 5:00:10 PM TokoWH
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* BrokenBase: Even within the Classic series, there's still this trope. Mainly, it seems to be a split over Insomniac trilogy fans VS fans of the classic series as a whole. Most Insomniac trilogy fans refuse to accept anything past the original trilogy as "true" canon, and feel like everything past them isn't anywhere as good. Fans of the classic series as a whole point out how certain games, such as ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' are also generally well regarded too, and that Insomniac's Spyro games are by no means flawless either, often pointing to the big BrokenBase over whether or not ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' was good thanks to certain design choices. The constant CreatorWorship also tends to grate on non-Insomniac fans, especially those who think Insomniac's [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank other platforming series]] has been going steadily downhill since ''Deadlock''.
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