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Vast majority of character swap mods never go that far. They usually just change the model, maybe adjust some of the animations, and call it a day.
Any good Playstation 2 Spyro games?
A Hero's Tail is the best game outside of the original trilogy.
Hero's Tail would be the best spyro game, post-insomniac, imo
Edited by Jetyl on Sep 6th 2019 at 9:33:01 AM
Just about to finish the first game, as Reignited has me finally trying the Spyro series.
So far a very enjoyable and comfortable platformer, with satisfying attacks and a good balance between a quick pace and rewarding exploration.
...The Tree Tops stage however can burn in the deepest fires of hell.
Tree Tops is an adquired taste.
I am playing through the trilogy with a rule of not backtracking nor doing speedways until after the final boss. So far, 1 went down in 4 hours 50 minutes (55 of those minutes being postgame Flights), and 2, well, Ripto is down, but my inner child is back at deeming the alchemist an utter moron...
In other modding-related news, someone seems to be attempting to port the elemental dream areas for tEN into Reignited.
I feel like people porting in LoS areas into Reignited is gonna be one of the more common mods the game is going to get. Personally, I'd like to see someone try to restore the Aquarian world that was planned to be in the first game but got cut because of time.
Edit: WIP video.
Edited by TokoWH on Sep 8th 2019 at 5:17:13 AM
Speaking of The Legend of Spyro, I hope that they add Hunter's design in that series as an Alternate Skin for him in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
Considering they added Dark Spyro, it is definitely a possibility.
I am rather happy that they don't seem to be afraid of adding Legend series elements into the Classic series reboot. That was one thing I was worried about the Classic reboot; them trying to pretend like the games post-Insomniac never existed, despite a number of those games still having a very active (and talented, given someone made the Cynder model from the Cynder mod from scratch in the span of two days) fan bases.
A bit of reasoning as to why Gnasty Gnorc is a turn character.
About 2/3 done with Spyro 2; I do enjoy the more lived in world and while not without its frustrating execution at times, the hover move is a nice touch and has made gliding a bit more natural.
I am a bit bemused that much like Tree Tops, the Gulp boss fight feels like an inexplicable spike in difficulty that I suspect will not be matched again outside the final boss battle.
You need to lead Hulp's first shot, otherwise it will hit. Also, rolling makes for an easier fight.
I wonder if they could bring back Ember and Flame. They're post-trilogy characters, but they have the rights to them, right?
The fun part about Gulp is how much he got buffed compared to the original game. In the original, his attacks were still rough but had much, much more margin for error when it comes to dodging them. In Reignited for whatever reason they made his hitboxes much larger or something meaning you near to play near flawlessly to dodge most of his attacks.
As for Flame and Ember, was Spyro: A Hero's Tail published by Activision? If so, I don't see why they wouldn't still have the rights to them. The question is if Toys for Bob even remembers that they exist, considering they didn't even show up in Skylanders despite both of them still being Ensemble Darkhorses in the Spyro fanbase.
Edited by TokoWH on Sep 15th 2019 at 9:33:58 AM
I'm pretty sure Activision owns the entirety of the Spyro franchise, not just bits and pieces.
That is true. There would be no rights conflicts. The devs involved have either chosen not to use those characters or were instructed not to.
Ugh, the Spanish localization is even worse in the Reignited as it was in the original: In the original, Sunrise Spring was translated as, pretty much, "spring sunrises", as in the season, but the Reignited Trilogy just went with "Sunny Spring", again, as in the season, and called it a day.
Between that and the unspired voices that were the exact same as in both Crash remasters, I'll just forego nostalgic names and use English. Dubbed videogames are nowadays plain soulless shit.
In more Reignited modding news, people are finally starting to figure out the basics of level modding.
Someone managed to successfully port one of the Warehog levels from Sonic Unleashed into Reignited.
Additionally, the person behind the Cynder mod may be taking model swap commissions in line with the Cynder mod in the future.
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