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Spyro Reignited 2018-11-30 20:51:05


This one seemed to slip under the radar - anyone been playing it?

I've been enjoying it, I'd actually say it's a better and more faithful remake than Crash was, although I probably prefer Crash's gameplay overall. The only notable change is Spyro's movement and it's absolutely been changed for the better.

Got the platinum trophy on the first game a few days ago.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-02 07:52:29


Looks good and I watched some game play hopefully there's an option to use the old voice audio for the games, not everyone returned for reignited.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-02 19:51:08


I 120'd Spyro 1 on launch week and I'm well on my way to 120'ing Year of the Dragon. I don't care too much about Ripto's Rage but I'll 120% that one too for the platinum trophy.

The only thing I hate is that they retooled Agent 9 to play like a modern third person shooter and didn't give him his actual retro controls either. They also removed the option to un-invert the flight controls. Other than that it really is a solid remaster.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-04 03:15:42


I love it. Been doing a Let's Play on the trilogy.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-04 07:06:41


I don't have a Playstation, but I might check out a playthrough of it since I played it a bit as a kid and enjoyed it


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-04 16:01:59


i played it on xbox to piss every1 off ahahahahahaha


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-04 16:06:12


I'm so glad it came out. I never got to play Ripto's Rage the first time around.

The only complaint I have is that it feels like some things were sped up especially in the flying levels of 1. But then, I was barely passable at those levels to begin with. I feel like a plat for 1 will be hard won, but 3 will be cake since I guess I already did it once.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 01:06:15


I've really been enjoying the Spyro remakes!

I enjoyed the Crash Bandicoot remakes A LOT, but there were things in them that irked me. I wasn't a fan of how they handled the art style of the game. For some reason they took a more realistic approach with the characters, adding a lot of fur effects and making the overall look more "realistic." To me, a lot of what made the original stand out was lost. The original had a very crisp, sharp "Looney Tunes" look to the characters, combined with lush, beautiful environments. The environments are intact for the most part and look better than ever, but the way the characters were rounded out and softened made me wish they referenced the concept art for the game rather than the original models.

I applaud the way they did the Spyro remasters, though. Instead of going for realism, Toys For Bob went with a more cartoony, angular style. While I think some of the character redesigns went a bit overboard (looking at you, Sheila,) everything just feels more "Spyro." Seeing how good Crash Bandicoot's Skylanders redesign looked made me a little upset that the N. Sane Trilogy wasn't made by them, so as soon as I saw the Reignited Trilogy in motion I was sold. You could say that a lot of the charm of the original was lost for this remake, too, but everything's got a new "groove" to it that just meshes together in a unique way.

The gameplay aged better than Crash, too. Crash was trying to shove twitch-styled platforming in a 3D space, which was fun but lead to a lot of moments of frustration. Spyro's more open-ended and exploration based, which I think meshes better with the more "relaxed" approach to single-player games we have now. My little cousins seemed to enjoy playing it, anyway, which I think says a lot about how ubiquitous Spyro's design is. I honestly think the games have held up well enough that the kids of today will probably look back on it the same way they look back on rereleases of classic Disney films.

The motion blur that you can't turn off in Spyro can eat a fat one though, lol

...I guess I had a lot to say about this game.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 01:26:57


I love the design decisions they've made in this game. I've only gotten to play the originals and the new version briefly (I only have a pc atm and no controller), but I'm really enjoying watching other people play it and explore the game maps. The colors are really on point.

I've also started to draw all the dragons of the game in alphabetical order - so far I've only gotten 3 ready lol

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 01:45:12


Knowing that Crash had a remake I was looking forward to Spyro and it blew out of the park with the graphics mostly. Still getting through the first one but it's a 5/5 for me.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 02:15:59


At 12/5/18 01:45 AM, spazz0id wrote: Knowing that Crash had a remake I was looking forward to Spyro and it blew out of the park with the graphics mostly. Still getting through the first one but it's a 5/5 for me.

Yeah! It's not even about just having more pixels - they've done some really great decisions with the style they've gone for. Even the concept art for the game is so beautiful.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 04:48:02


I was happy to see that the Reignited Trilogy outsold Fallout: 76 when they first came out. I've been 100% completing the games but struggling in certain areas due to memory, and its almost always those dumb Speedway and Flight levels.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 05:11:10


What's great is my friends who grew up with spyro tell me what they learned from the original games carries over to this collection.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 12:02:40


I'm in the camp of enviously watching from the sidelines. Spyro was a huge part of my childhood, but I haven't had a console for a few generations now.
Still, fingers crossed for an eventual PC release.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-05 12:11:56


They did great with the visuals. My complaints are with how buggy the camera can be and often some of the NPCs can go through the ground. My biggest gripe is how Sparx will completely ignore some gems and its to the point where you have to be right on top of the gems from him to even notice. The game overall is still playable and doesn't entirely ruin my experience.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-06 02:43:44


I actually just beat the first one couple days ago. Honestly blew my mind with how good it looked and plays.

It's funny because I remember liking crash bandicoot infinitely more than spyro in every way when I was younger (art style, theme, aesthetic, controls, character design, etc...) but now that I've played the remasters, my opinion completely flipped the other way around.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-06 13:16:17 (edited 2018-12-06 13:16:31)


At 12/4/18 07:06 AM, YellowisCOOL wrote: I don't have a Playstation, but I might check out a playthrough of it since I played it a bit as a kid and enjoyed it

It's a multi-plat game my dude. You can get it on Xbox One as well, and I feel like it's inevitable for the game to eventually port to switch & PC as well since exclusives are becoming less and less of a thing this generation.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-06 13:20:49


This game is made entirely for people who haven't touched any of the 3 original Spyro games in a whole decade or even more. It's not really for people like me who play retro games regularly and have recently just 100%'d the original spyro on PS1. Playing through spyro again right after finishing the original is tedious as fuck and i'd have to wait a good long amount of time before it'd be fresh to me again. So for this reason I just probably am never going to get the remake. I had his same issue with the Crash bandicoot remake too.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-06 13:40:43


At 12/6/18 01:16 PM, Gameplay34 wrote:
At 12/4/18 07:06 AM, YellowisCOOL wrote: I don't have a Playstation, but I might check out a playthrough of it since I played it a bit as a kid and enjoyed it
It's a multi-plat game my dude. You can get it on Xbox One as well, and I feel like it's inevitable for the game to eventually port to switch & PC as well since exclusives are becoming less and less of a thing this generation.

Thankfully, because exclusives (while a good idea for console manufacturers like Sony or Microsoft) are a horrible idea for consumers. I hope that with the loss of exclusives we gain better cross platform support as well.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-06 18:27:44


At 11/30/18 08:51 PM, Jackho wrote: This one seemed to slip under the radar - anyone been playing it?

I've been enjoying it, I'd actually say it's a better and more faithful remake than Crash was, although I probably prefer Crash's gameplay overall. The only notable change is Spyro's movement and it's absolutely been changed for the better.

Got the platinum trophy on the first game a few days ago.

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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-15 15:02:12


At 12/2/18 07:52 AM, SolidPantsSnake wrote: Looks good and I watched some game play hopefully there's an option to use the old voice audio for the games, not everyone returned for reignited.

You can switch to the old soundtracks but afaik you're stuck with the new voices. Which isn't a bad thing, some of the characters in 3 are a little more cartoony in a generic way, but they still sound good, and everyone in the original game sounds absolutely miles better than they did on the PS1.

At 12/2/18 07:51 PM, Chdonga wrote: The only thing I hate is that they retooled Agent 9 to play like a modern third person shooter and didn't give him his actual retro controls either.

Uhhhh what did you expect? They were already shooter segments, just with terrible controls. Making it actually play like a shooter is a clear upgrade imo.

At 12/4/18 04:06 PM, Aibiki wrote: The only complaint I have is that it feels like some things were sped up especially in the flying levels of 1. But then, I was barely passable at those levels to begin with. I feel like a plat for 1 will be hard won,

The flight levels took a few attempts but I don't think they're too bad or noticeably worse than the original. The plat was very easy to me, it's a breeze next to the Crash games.

At 12/6/18 01:20 PM, Gameplay34 wrote: This game is made entirely for people who haven't touched any of the 3 original Spyro games in a whole decade or even more.

...it's a remaster my dude. No shit they're not expecting you to be coming right off the originals, but I got 120% in the original Spyro a little under a year ago and still enjoyed doing the same in Reignited.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-15 15:08:32


At 12/5/18 01:06 AM, WhiskerMidi wrote: I enjoyed the Crash Bandicoot remakes A LOT, but there were things in them that irked me. I wasn't a fan of how they handled the art style of the game. The original had a very crisp, sharp "Looney Tunes" look to the characters

Totally agree. The look of the N Sane Trilogy grew on me over time but I still prefer the original designs, Crash actually looked cool rather than just looking stupid. I wish they stuck closer to the original concept art rather than (seemingly) basing Crash's look and feel on later games like Twinsanity.

I applaud the way they did the Spyro remasters, though

For sure. I actually went in with a little bit of cynicism because of the Crash designs, but the visuals of Spyro thoroughly impressed me all the way through.

The gameplay aged better than Crash, too.

Here's where I disagree. Crash 1 is a bit rough since it came from an amateur team, but 2 and 3 are very well made and no other platformer is like them. Spyro doesn't do much to differentiate from every other collectathon platformer, which were already popular when the originals released. In other words Crash was a bold pioneer while Spyro was just following the leader, granted with great visuals and enough polish to stand out (and it's worth noting how Spyro is still better than recent attempts like Yooka Laylee).

I enjoy the relaxed pace of Spyro but like every other collectathon the levels just feel 'aimless' and provide a very limited challenge, if any. I love Crash's purposely designed, focused challenge far move.

Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-15 15:20:16


At 12/15/18 03:02 PM, Jackho wrote: ...it's a remaster my dude. No shit they're not expecting you to be coming right off the originals, but I got 120% in the original Spyro a little under a year ago and still enjoyed doing the same in Reignited.

I'm not doubting that at all, i'm just speaking personally that I myself won't enjoy these games as much as someone who hasn't touched the original Spyro trilogy in a very long time would. I'm not saying EVERYONE who has played the original Spyro trilogy recently won't enjoy these games, some people have more patience than others.


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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-17 21:22:08


At 12/15/18 03:02 PM, Jackho wrote:
At 12/2/18 07:52 AM, SolidPantsSnake wrote: Looks good and I watched some game play hopefully there's an option to use the old voice audio for the games, not everyone returned for reignited.
You can switch to the old soundtracks but afaik you're stuck with the new voices. Which isn't a bad thing, some of the characters in 3 are a little more cartoony in a generic way, but they still sound good, and everyone in the original game sounds absolutely miles better than they did on the PS1.

I don't really mind the new VAs at all in hindsight it was just hunters VA that I didn't like, and I still kind of the miss the over the top deliveries from some of the side characters but I got used to it. Surfer dude hunter isn't all that grating and the majority of the main cast is an improvement.

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Response to Spyro Reignited 2018-12-18 22:33:47


At 11/30/18 08:51 PM, Jackho wrote: This one seemed to slip under the radar - anyone been playing it?

I've been enjoying it, I'd actually say it's a better and more faithful remake than Crash was, although I probably prefer Crash's gameplay overall. The only notable change is Spyro's movement and it's absolutely been changed for the better.

Got the platinum trophy on the first game a few days ago.


Currently on Ripto's Rage, it's been super fun so far. Gotta get back into it soon =P


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