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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:10:39 AM

A thing I also learned from the game’s page was that it was consistently hamstrung by low budgets that forced them to cut out a lot of stuff during development, so that was also likely a problem as to their quality, not to mention Christmas rushes. While it would definitely take like a full remake, I bet if they were given money, proper time, proper resources, and enough talent, that if they tried it again it could be a great series.

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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:23:17 AM

I think I'd rather prefer just having the elements adapted into the main continuity myself. It'd probably be easier and less 'risky' than a full-on remake.

Having Malefor become a Big Bad for a classic game could be really neat, provided it doesn't make things dark to the point of suffocating. As a reminder, things wouldn't need to be adapted 100% though.

I think it'd be a neat contrast to have Malefor becoming more and more unhinged over the fact that he can't seem to break Classic Spyro's cocky, upbeat attitude despite his ability to get under peoples skins in the original games he appeared in. Maybe have Classic call him out on his BS that he's just making up crap as he goes along to try and get into peoples heads.

Nov 24th 2018 at 6:36:33 AM

Yep, keep the cast and characterization, and introduce characters like Cynder and Malefor (and, all in all, the original continuity was gravitating toward that kind of antagonist by A Hero's Tail after all)

Honestly, I only played the PSX and GBA games.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:42:06 AM

So in your way just introduce Malefor and Cynder and then toss the rest out? Eeeeeeeeeeh, Skylanders kinda did that already. It was a good idea, cuz Cynder was Malefor's daughter and thought she was destined to be evil because of it, but I don't really know if Malefor would fit a more lighthearted classic-like Spyro game.

Edited by theLibrarian on Nov 24th 2018 at 8:46:11 AM

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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:47:09 AM

I would also throw Ignitus into the mix of characters to get ported over too, if because he was basically Spyro's surrogate father in the Legends series and we know nothing of Classic Spyro's parents. That's actually something I kind of wish would get addressed in future Classic Spyro games.

Edited by TokoWH on Nov 24th 2018 at 6:47:59 AM

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:49:36 AM

Yeah, that's something I saw last night while browsing DA, that one artist headcanon'd that Ignitus was Spyro's father. It'd be nice to have an actual mentor too, instead of just...Sparx.

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Nov 24th 2018 at 6:53:11 AM

We already have 74 other dragons tho...

Nov 24th 2018 at 6:57:17 AM

I do hope that with the whole giving all the dragons their own unique design, we do get to see them again in larger roles in a future game. Even if they're basic NPCs.

I would like for the Dragon Realms to be expanded upon in general. We only got one game for it, thinking about it. Maybe get to explore the places that were blocked off in Spyro 1 and have some form of explanation for why they were blocked off in the first place. There's actually a lot of things they can do with that premise, actually.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 7:07:50 AM

Yeah, that could definitely be part of it too. The Legend games did a way better job at worldbuilding than the originals, though Reignited helped a lot with that. Dragons had their own histories and cities and culture there, meanwhile the Dragon Realms just seem to be...there. We get like roles for each of the dragon types, but that's it.

I mean, if there was like a mix between light and dark, like bits of humor and lighthearted moments alongside the epic fantasy stuff, that might work better.

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Nov 24th 2018 at 7:13:21 AM

Yeah. The biggest problem with the Legend series was how it didn't leave a lot of breathing room with its story. The Classic series can easily handle a much better balance overall.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 7:32:57 AM

If anything the mix could probably be like the later Jak and Daxter games, which got more serious as they went but could still be pretty lighthearted. Stuff like that, with the lore and story from Legacy but still with lighthearted humor and whatnot from the Classic games, might make it a pretty good mix.

Edited by theLibrarian on Nov 24th 2018 at 9:35:01 AM

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Nov 24th 2018 at 12:30:59 PM

Finally got around to beating the remake of the first game in the Reignited Trilogy.

I'd post my thoughts on the ending but apparently, the spoiler markup code is borked right now. :/

Edited by TokoWH on Nov 24th 2018 at 12:32:30 PM

Nov 24th 2018 at 12:39:52 PM

You know that ending is 20 years old right?

Nov 24th 2018 at 12:42:46 PM

They added something new to the credits itself. I'd go into it but again, the spoiler tags don't seem to be working right now. :/

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 1:12:05 PM

It's just Spyro being cute with a bunch of the dragons, right?

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Nov 24th 2018 at 1:13:41 PM

Yeah. Basically.

I do like how it confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is, in fact, an Artisan dragon. I remember there was some debate back in the day if he was an Artisan or a Peace Keeper who was moved to the Artisan for some reason.

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Nov 24th 2018 at 1:14:59 PM

I would actually love if they recycle the original plot of Enter the Dragonfly and have both Ripto and Gnasty team up to take down Spyro.

At least that's what the epilogue hinted at. But then again, Spyro 1 ends on a cliffhanger that never was resolved (Although that can be assumed as "Spyro went to Gnasty's world and torched that Gnorc ass")

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Nov 24th 2018 at 1:19:38 PM

Gnasty also appears in A Hero's tail for what its worth.

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 24th 2018 at 2:45:28 PM

There's been a lot of fanart of him as an Artisan Dragon too.

Also, I found the perfect way to show what a remake of LOS could be: Kingdom Hearts.

In there there's a lot of comedic moments along with moments of heavy drama and they're pretty well-balanced with each other.

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RedSavant Demon
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Nov 24th 2018 at 7:29:27 PM

Well, I 100%'ed Ripto's Rage yesterday. Again, didn't bother with the skill points for now. Entertainingly, when I played the original I never got any farther than Autumn Plains, so Winter Tundra felt like a whole new game, especially with the general genre shift to science fiction for the worlds.

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Nov 24th 2018 at 7:51:57 PM

I really liked Winter Tundra levels. The marsh level was my favourite for how varied it was.

Screw those baboons tho.

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RedSavant Demon
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Nov 24th 2018 at 8:22:32 PM

Yeah, I took some stupid hits (and stupid deaths) by underestimating how mean the tracking is on some projectile-users, including Gulp.

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Nov 25th 2018 at 4:24:43 PM

Since I got a PS4 recently, I went ahead and downloaded the remaster.

Having fun so far with the first game. Though man this is a massive Excuse Plot.

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Nov 25th 2018 at 5:54:10 PM

I like how the Reignited Trilogy doesn't even pretend that the first game wasn't an Excuse Plot, given how the opening was Played for Laughs much more than the original one was.

At the very least though, it does give a much-needed expansion for the Dragon Realms themselves as a whole, what with giving every dragon their own unique designs and playing up the architecture of each hub world much more than the original did.

Really hope the (possible) next game in the series leans more towards the first game than it's latter two sequels. If not because I like how it focused on Spyro's movement alone (which I consider to be the bread and butter of a good 3D platformer) then because I really want the Dragon Realms themselves to be further expanded upon in some way.

Edited by TokoWH on Nov 25th 2018 at 5:54:36 AM

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Nov 25th 2018 at 6:29:15 PM

Yeah, the Spyro games are textbook early 90s platform/collectathons; there's barely any sort of plot there, the fun of the game lies in the places you go.

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