History YMMV / SpyroYearOfTheDragon

14th Nov '17 10:33:42 AM WildKatGirl
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* JerkassWoobie: [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Bianca]] in ''Year Of The Dragon''. Steals the entire colony of dragon eggs for the Sorceress, and smack talks Spyro for most of the early stages of the game. In reality though, Bianca is only doing so to preserve magic in her world, having no genuinely harmful intent, and is usually too {{Adorkable}} and downtrodden to come off as particularly fearsome. She pulls a HeelFaceTurn when repulsed by the Sorceress' real intent for the eggs.
13th Nov '17 9:10:48 AM WildKatGirl
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* HarsherInHindsight: "What are you saving your money for, [[VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly another sequel?]]" Ouch.
13th Nov '17 9:09:59 AM WildKatGirl
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Refusing to pay Moneybags in one of the levels in ''Year of the Dragon'' will make him say "What are you saving your money for, another sequel?" Better pay up...
13th Nov '17 8:57:53 AM WildKatGirl
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sheila is this among Spyro's playable friends.

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Sheila is this among Spyro's playable friends.friends.
** Bianca was quite popular for her role in ''Year Of The Dragon''. Even Legends series only fans find her character and development to be extremely enjoyable.
13th Nov '17 8:57:19 AM WildKatGirl
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sheila is this among Spyro's playable friends.
13th Nov '17 8:49:52 AM WildKatGirl
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* BrokenBase: The over focus on other characters instead of Spyro himself. About half the game is spent controlling Spyro while the other half is spent controlling other characters with many, many different playstyles. Some feel it was a good way to spice things up, while others felt it took away from the game, to the point some claim Spyro was mostly there to get you to buy the game in the first place. (The fact that GameplayRoulette fell out of style near the mid-UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 era doesn't exactly help either...)

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The over focus on other characters instead of Spyro himself. About half the game is spent controlling Spyro while the other half is spent controlling other characters with many, many different playstyles. Some feel it was a good way to spice things up, while others felt it took away from the game, to the point some claim Spyro was mostly there to get you to buy the game in the first place. (The fact that GameplayRoulette fell out of style near the mid-UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 era doesn't exactly help either...)
13th Nov '17 8:49:33 AM WildKatGirl
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** BrokenBase: There's also 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: There's also 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.
13th Nov '17 8:49:15 AM WildKatGirl
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** BrokenBase: There's also 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.
22nd Sep '17 10:06:19 PM ReikoKazama
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** Scorch is a fine boss by himself but he comes after a Spike, the toughest fight in the series save Finals, so the devs decided to throw you a bone. The missiles Bently throws to you lock in on Scorch so easily that you almost have to try to miss. The battle format also allows you to hit him every time that he attacks, which is often, and Bently throws more healing items than normal as aposed to Spike's battle where S. Bird rarely, if ever, throws any healing items.

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** Scorch is a fine boss by himself but he comes after a Spike, the toughest fight in the series save Finals, the FinalBoss, so the devs decided to throw you a bone. The missiles Bently Bentley throws to you lock in on Scorch so easily that you almost have to try to miss. The battle format also allows you to hit him every time that he attacks, which is often, and Bently Bentley throws more healing items than normal as aposed opposed to Spike's battle where S. Bird Sgt. Byrd rarely, if ever, throws any healing items.



* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she means well, the Sorceress [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist chastises her for thinking this]]. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill 151 infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she means well, the Sorceress [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist chastises her for thinking this]]. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill all 151 infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn.



* ScrappyMechanic: {{Downplayed}}. While no one hates the characters specifically, a few of the partners aren't looked upon favorably thanks to their levels resembling a slower paced, less interesting version of an existing character's level. The prime offenders tend to be Sheila [[note]]which gets compared to Spyro's own gameplay[[/note]], Bentley [[note]]which, again, gets compared to Spyro's own gameplay, and somehow manages to be far more clunkier than Sheila's[[/note]], and Srg. Byrd. [[note]]thanks to his flight being a clunkier version of Spyro's own, which could have been easily expanded upon.[[/note]]

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* ScrappyMechanic: {{Downplayed}}. While no one hates the characters specifically, a few of the partners aren't looked upon favorably thanks to their levels resembling a slower paced, less interesting version of an existing character's level. The prime offenders tend to be Sheila [[note]]which gets compared to Spyro's own gameplay[[/note]], Bentley [[note]]which, again, gets compared to Spyro's own gameplay, and somehow manages to be far more clunkier than Sheila's[[/note]], and Srg.Sgt. Byrd. [[note]]thanks to his flight being a clunkier version of Spyro's own, which could have been easily expanded upon.[[/note]]



** The slide in Crystal Islands, which is relatively simple in terms of the later sidequests in the game but the fact that you can lose lives just by falling makes it a lot more dangerous. There's also the matter of Spyro's slippery controls on the slide being a combination with the tight turns you'll have to manuveur and there's also gems (which you might miss and have to return to the beginning to get) along the way to add to frustration.

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** The slide in Crystal Islands, which is relatively simple in terms of the later sidequests in the game but the fact that you can lose lives just by falling makes it a lot more dangerous. There's also the matter of Spyro's slippery controls on the slide being a combination with the tight turns you'll have to manuveur maneuver and there's also gems (which you might miss and have to return to the beginning to get) along the way to add to frustration.
15th Aug '17 3:07:20 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, the Sorceress [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist chastises her for thinking this]]. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill 151 infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Sorceress]]'s first act has her KickTheDog by stealing every unborn dragon. While [[TheDragon Bianca]] claims she is a WellIntentionedExtremist, means well, the Sorceress [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist chastises her for thinking this]]. She states that she wants to [[WouldHurtAChild kill 151 infant dragons]] for their wings, which she will use for a spell to make her [[ImmortalityImmorality live forever]]. When the horrified Bianca asks why she has to kill them, she replies that she doesn't; she just doesn't want them squirming around when she cuts off their wings. This one line prompts Bianca to pull an immediate HeelFaceTurn.
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