I have not played the new game, so I won't say anything bad or good about it. But I will always be a legends supporter. As for the new Spyro, I think it looks like he was raped by a troll, and this is their love child :\ Oh well, everyone sees what they see.
I only did this pic out of fun. I actually like the Skylanders game. I think that the new Spyro design grows on you. But it takes time.
As for the people who actually criticize the game, all I have to say is that they have to realize that Skylanders is NOT a Spyro game. It's just a game with Spyro in it. And honestly, I have a theory that the Skylanders Spyro is not the same Spyro, but perhaps Spyro's son (or something like that).
I don't hate the design at all truthfully . True, he looks drastically different but that's because this is a different universe for the character and for this new universe, the design works... at least to me it does . What I really like about him in Skylanders is how ferocious his face looks. Overall though, I prefer The Legend of Spyro Dawn of the Dragon look though
Actually, that's yet to be determined. Yeah, they have have ruined the design. But the game isn't focused on Spyro. Also, the design isn't that bad. It's just that Activision sucks at advertising. The only reason people complain about Activision ruining Spyro is because they changed his design. But the fact of the matter is that Skylanders could be a good game. People put too much into graphics these days. They forget that a good game is about gameplay.
The only reason I'm making fun of the new game is because it's so easy and fun to do.
Did she actually have a chance to actually play the game? If not, I don't think she should be judging the game. And if that's the case, then she's just being close minded. She was probably expecting it to be like previous Spyro games. But the fact is, it's not like previous Spyro games for 2 reasons. First, the game is NOT continuing previous games. Like when TLOS: ANB came out, it was a entirely different series. And Skylanders is the same situation. It's a different game. Therefor, you have you look at it as such. Second, Skylanders may be technically a Spyro game. But the fact is that the focus is not just on Spyro. It's focused on all of the characters.
If I sounded like I was insulting your friend, I apologize. That was not intentional. I meant no disrespect to your friend. My comments were basically directed toward everyone.
Well, that's one possible scenario as to why Spyro now looks like a deformed goblin with wings strapped to his back. But I still don't care what Spyro looks like. To me that incarnation will be Spyro Jr. or the son of Spyro and Cynder. By the way Cynder grows up with Spyro, that's why she changes so drastically through the trilogy. As for hunter, that change is understandable, it's a new world, with a new story, so it's not going to be the same Hunter who was in the classic series. Besides, I liked Hunter's change.
I'll still give this game a try when I can afford it, or watch a let's play of it. I'm not too crazy about the figure collection gimmick to play the game because the figures often get lost, stepped on, or chewed up by a pet, younger sibling, or an infant.
Normally, the "growing up" scenario would make sense. But Spyro and Cynder were frozen in crystal for those three years. They were in a state of suspended animation and wouldn't have been able to grow. And even if she did, wouldn't she look more like the Cynder from ANB? Plus, why didn't Spyro change in appearance?
As for Hunter, I'm pretty sure that the new design was intentional. But it is supposed to be the same Hunter. Otherwise, you would have to say that that isn't the same Spyro or isn't the same Sparx...although, technically that would make sense.
They aren't the same. Besides, Cynder probably wasn't going to reach the same size in A New Beginning until she was a true adult (from various sources I have found, that's not until around 50 human years) She's only 15, the same age as Spyro. Spyro didn't change in appearance because the face never ever changes when growing. Also, just because they are in suspended animation doesn't mean that their bodies won't grow naturally (besides it was a magic crystal. You know how logic dies in video games. As for Sparx, he is completely different than he was in the classic series, because A) in A Hero's Tail, he was brave when it came to collecting stuff, like the light gems in crevasses that Spyro cannot fit through. In the Legend of Spyro, Sparx acts like a complete scardy cat. You're right in the sense that Hunter is still basically the same, in the sense that he still uses the bow and arrow, and he helps Spyro out along the way. And besides Spyro's appearance did change, well his size did.
Spyro and Cynder are still not fully grown in Dawn of the Dragon; they are only teenagers, and will probably not reach true adulthood until age 50 in human years. But even still. I also learned that Activision already owned the rights to Spyro when Dawn of the Dragon came out. The brand is printed right on the disk to prove it, and it was their decision to cancel the planned Legend of Spyro movie, which was probably a wise move. (It wasn't a wise move for them to change Spyro's appearance so much for Skynanders though, but I'm still not going to judge it by its cover.
Wow, I don't know why I just started ranting there. Sorry for wasting your time like that.
"They aren't the same." I agree that they aren't the same. But that was unintentional. A New beginning was originally supposed to be a prequel to the original series. It just came out so different that it turned into a reboot of the series. So in a sense, neither of us are really wrong about that.
"Cynder probably wasn't going to reach the same size in A New Beginning until she was a true adult (from various sources I have found, that's not until around 50 human years) She's only 15, the same age as Spyro." Well, those various sources are probably referring to how everyone sees a dragon's lifespan on being. I won't disagree with what you have to say though. I will...kind of disagree with how old Spyro and Cynder is. You say they're 15. But they never specified how old they are. I agree that teenagers would be an adequate age range for how old they are in DotD. But where is it ever mentioned how old they are? Other than fan made information that is.
"Spyro didn't change in appearance because the face never ever changes when growing." But the body does. Spyro's body never changed.
"Also, just because they are in suspended animation doesn't mean that their bodies won't grow naturally (besides it was a magic crystal)." I won't disagree with the crystal being a magic crystal. But if I'm not mistaken, it was created with Spyro's ability of Dragon Time. So they would've been frozen in time (literally). And being frozen in time means they wouldn't grow.
"As for Sparx, he is completely different than he was in the classic series, because in A Hero's Tail, he was brave when it came to collecting stuff, like the light gems in crevasses that Spyro cannot fit through. In the Legend of Spyro, Sparx acts like a complete scardy cat." Well if it means anything, he's still annoying in both the original series and the TLoS trilogy. And again, the A New Beginning was originally supposed to be a prequel. So who's to say he had the same level of bravery back then than he did in A Hero's Tail?
"You're right in the sense that Hunter is still basically the same, in the sense that he still uses the bow and arrow, and he helps Spyro out along the way." Well, in the original series, Hunter was a "cool cat". And he was a bit clueless as well (with the exception of A Hero's Tail where he appeared to know what he was doing). But in DotD, there's not a single member of the CHEETAH village of Avalar that is actually a cheetah. They are all big cats. But not a single one of them is cheetah. And Hunter is no exception. That doesn't really have anything to do with my argument though.
"Activision already owned the rights to Spyro when Dawn of the Dragon came out. The brand is printed right on the disk to prove it, and it was their decision to cancel the planned Legend of Spyro movie, which was probably a wise move." Perhaps the original idea of a TLoS movie was a bad idea, since the cutscenes in the games pretty much make the movie. But I have an idea for a TLoS movie that would most likely be a good idea because it would basically be a prequel to the trilogy. What would you think of a TLoS movie about Malefor rather than Spyro? It would be about Malefor growing up. You could see what truly caused him to become the Dark Master, you could see if he had any love interests (for all we know, Malefor might as well be Cynder's father). Basically you could also see what the world was like before Malefor was the Dark Master. Another good idea for a Spyro movie could be one based off the original series.
And you said you were wasting my time? Technically, I was only piggybacking off of your information though. You may have saw it as a rant. But I saw it as a possible topic for a debate. And I tend to get really into debates. I guess I just enjoy expressing my point of view.
Well yea. I personally don't really look at all that too closely. But I think I remember seeing the information of Spyro's actual age on Wikipedia. I don't think the Legend of Spyro trilogy was going to be a prequel because it follows its own storyline anyway that has absolutely nothing to do with the classic series, that and the fact that Cynder is exclusive to the Legend trilogy. While I'm not the topic of Cynder, WHAT THE HELL?!! If Cynder were Malefor's daughter, then I don't think that Spyro would have been able to break the spell she was under in A New Beginning. As far as I know, Cynder had no relation whatsoever to Malefor. As for Spyro's parents, I read in a fan-fic that his real parents had been killed in battle at the claws of Cynder while she was under Malefor's control.
Making a movie about Malefor and his childhood would be an interesting idea for a movie, to explain what happened his his past, rather than the game downright telling us his backstory in a cutscene. I also think it would be pretty hard to make a movie based on the original series because...well...Actually, I can't think of a good reason why that shouldn't happen.
Still, you know how logic dies in video games. We know these things happen, but it is never explained how it happened.
Also I should point out that in various cultures such as Chinese, dragons are believed to represent long life and prosperity (and dragons can live to be well over 1,000 years of age, but the adult age of 50 was just an estimate on my part)
And yes, Hunter and the villagers of Avalar are in fact Cheetahs. You just never see the spots because they are covered with the cloak. He just looks more so in Dawn of the Dragon than he does in the classic series.
Just FYI, I seem to have a problem with looking at the big picture, so I love debating on that as well; if I don't get it at first, I ask around, and I get the in-depth information that way, it may not always be reliable but it's effective.
Actually yes, his body did change slightly besides size that is. I did notice a change on his chest scales, in Eternal Night, I don't think he had those little notches on the far right or left. The tip of his tail changed shape slightly, and I think his horns and the fringe (that's what I'm going to call it anyway on top of his head changed shape too. But most changes to the body take place internally, such as a change in personality.
It's good to be proven wrong, it's how I learn best. So if you still see some information here that you think may be false, let me know. I like hearing other observations when it comes to a story.