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I believe this guy is hand-crafting his own 3D models that perfectly resemble the ones from the original PS 1 games (though I'm pretty sure that background scenery was ripped directly from the actual games). You can tell because Spyro's a brighter shade of purple.
They did a really good job other than that, though. I'm really hoping this guy ends up making an entire Spyro fangame with brand new levels, but unfortunately I've seen far too many promising Spyro 3D fan projects get cancelled, so I'm not getting too excited here.
EDIT: Found a video of the aforementioned hand-crafting of Spyro's model:
edited 24th Aug '16 3:12:37 PM by thebandragoness
While it looks nice, there was something about it that didn't quite feel as natural as the Playstation version did. Something about the movement felt just a little bit Uncanny Valley.
Replayed Ripto's Rage and Year of the Dragon over the past few days, got 100% and 117% completion respectively.
Never realized that RR actually has sort of a New Game+ feature — that is, you get 100% completion and the permanent superflame Bragging Rights Reward, save it, use the start menu "Quit Game" option, start up a new game in one of the other files, and WHAMMO! you're starting a new game with infinite superflame.... which is naturally, appropriately, and hilariously broken.
A little creative targeting on the cave gem lamps even led me to 100% Glimmer without even being able to climb ladders yet.
I've known about that thing for years thanks to my old Prima Guide; I still have the damn thing too. It's also the only Spyro guide I still have, since the other two got ruined beyond use, though I still have that small pocket guide for the first Legend of Spyro game.
After seeing an LP of the first Spyro game, that really helped me understand how to do those Supercharge things, I went back to that game in...high school I want to say, and finally beat the game to max completion; moved on to doing the same with Ripto's Rage and Year of the Dragon as well, and did so at least three times each. I pretty much have all the games engraved into my memory now.
So, I've heard that apparently Enter the Dragonfly was all kinds of horribad due to being rushed.... what about A Hero's Tail? What's the word on that entry?
Not sure, never got around to going beyond beating Mecha-Red for that game; and yes, I 100% Enter the Dragonfly, the PS 2 version. I'm insane like that.
A Hero's Tail is pretty great. It's a more open world-esque game, but it has great environments, the platforming is fun, and there's a lot of good humor.
It's honestly my favorite post-PS 1 era Spyro game.
To be fair, the Gamecube version of Enter the Dragonfly fixes pretty much all the glitches and loading times. I played it to 100% completion and actually had a good time. I basically just view it as a Mission-Pack Sequel to Year of the Dragon.
As for Hero's Tail, I liked the parts where you play as Spyro and Hunter, but I didn't care for the other characters too much (Luckily they're usually optional). My main gripes are that there are infinitely respawning gems, which takes the fun out of collecting them in my opinion, and the minigames are harder and less interesting than the ones in the PS 1 games. It's still a decent game, though. (Also, I don't know why they randomly changed a bunch of characters' personalities...)
By the way, what does everyone here think of the suggestion that Skylanders!Spyro is actually the same person as classic!Spyro? In the new Skylanders game with Crash Bandicoot in it, Spyro is referred to as an "old friend" of Crash, which could be a reference to Crash Purple / Spyro Orange (since both games were made by Vicarious Visions). There's also been some evidence before, like one of the tie-in Skylanders novels mentioning that Spyro met Eon in Summer Forest.
I mean, Cynder and Malefor also exist in the Skylanders world, so it's probably just some weird composite Spyro.
I agree with that, but what weirds me out is that Spyro got rebooted while Crash didn't get rebooted, which means Crash has met both classic and Skylanders!Spyro, apparently. It... It just hurts my brain, is all.
There, problem solved.
GREAT! WE ARE FINALLY TALKING ABOUT SKYLANDERS! THANK GOD.
I dunno, Depends on who's doing the talking. Maybe they (Aku Aku?) are mistaking Skyro (who is for the most part, until now, implied to be the Legend version) as the buddy he met before.
Nope. First of all, Skylanders!Sparx doesn't have any arms and talks in a kazoo-like voice, so unless he suffered a tragic accident involving amputation and brain damage, he's not Legend!Sparx. Also he can breathe fire and is voiced by the guy who voiced classic!Sparx, so that's actually a point in favor of Skylanders!Spyro-and-Sparx being their classic versions.
Second of all, in the Skylanders tie-in comic with Malefor, Malefor specifically says he's fought Spyro before, but Spyro doesn't remember it. So unless Spyro got amnesia, this seems to be implying that he's a reincarnation / Alternate Self of Legend!Spyro.
Right now, I'm in the camp that thinks Skylanders!Spyro is a third version who happens to be a Composite Character of the last two Spyros, but that could all change if the Crash Bandicoot level in Skylanders Imaginators has Spyro or Aku Aku say, "Hey, remember when we teamed up to stop Ripto and Cortex? Good times." That probably won't happen, though. I think the creators are keeping all this vague on purpose specifically to encourage wild speculation.
edited 16th Sep '16 5:42:42 AM by thebandragoness
Speculation and theories keep a fandom busy, so at this point it's not a surprise that creators would be deliberately vague.
Hey, if anybody's interested, the Skylanders Academy Netflix show is incredibly good (I've only watched the pilot so far, though), and it's got Spyro featured quite prominently as the main protagonist. They did his character really well in my opinion.
edited 28th Oct '16 5:59:29 AM by thebandragoness
Aaaaaand it's got custom maps now, apparently. Goddamn, I hope this project comes to fruition.
What was this for again?
I'll try to revive this thread, I guess.
Would you have preferred the Spyro movie that got cancelled, or Skylanders?
Personally, I would have liked to see what a Spyro movie would look like.
I would have liked to have seen the movie myself; depends on which of the two continuities it would have used as a base.
I think Skylanders was ok, but I'd prefer it if they started untangling Spyro from it so they can make some proper Spyro games again.
Well, next year IS Spyro's 20th anniversary. Maybe they'll do what they did for Crash.
The movie could use both continuities. Two stories of a purple dragon. One from the artisan clan that shouldn't be anything special but manages to do great things, another from an ultra special dying breed trying to realize his full potential, both heroes in their both right, both named Spyro.
I honestly think we'll get a Spyro remastered trilogy depending entirely on how well the Crash N-Sane Trilogy is received and sold.
Finished Dawn of the Dragon earlier this month. The ending was satisfactory.
I was satisfied with it.
Rumor: Original trilogy remaster incoming Q3 2018; one year PS4 timed exclusive.
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