[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
Spyro Thread
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /v/ - Video Games

Thread replies: 129
Thread images: 32
File: fireworks factory.png (195 KB, 500x376) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
fireworks factory.png
195 KB, 500x376
Name a better Spyro level.

Here's a hint:You can't.
>>
>>323915830
Breeze builders. Lofty Towers. Haunted Cove.
>>
the one with the cobra slide
>>
File: 1432886314729.png (2 MB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1432886314729.png
2 MB, 1920x1080
>>323915830
Here you go. The music alone... I love you stewart copeland
>>
>>323915830
Spyro 3 is not a good game.
>>
>>323916628
Tell us why, anon.
>>
File: Elora_the_Faun.jpg (6 KB, 179x224) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Elora_the_Faun.jpg
6 KB, 179x224
>>323916532
what this nigga said
>>
File: 1452480837890.gif (17 KB, 188x185) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1452480837890.gif
17 KB, 188x185
>>323915830
>that fucking dragon minigame
No spyro level can ever top this.
You are 100% correct OP
>>
>>323916737
What is she, /v/?
>>
>>323916725
Too much mini game shit. Spyro 2 had the perfect balance. And spyro the dragon is the best because of the atmosphere, theres no need for a story for you to go on with the game and this somehow doesnt make the game bad. I still like spyro 3 though, its just the worst of them all
>>
>>323916865
beastman
>>
>>323916865
a thorn
>>
>>323916865
A dork you shit
>>
File: photo.jpg (18 KB, 296x296) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
photo.jpg
18 KB, 296x296
>>
File: 1439145142698.jpg (76 KB, 770x291) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1439145142698.jpg
76 KB, 770x291
>>323917809
>>
>>323916906

>Too much mini game shit. Spyro 2 had the perfect balance

I don't really like the minigames at all. Spyro 1 had the perfect balance, i.e. no minigames. I felt like the level design took a massive nosedive too in Spyro 2, which improved a bit again in Spyro 3
>>
File: treetops_spyro.jpg (81 KB, 900x675) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
treetops_spyro.jpg
81 KB, 900x675
TREE TOPS
>>
>>323918342
I agree with you. Spyro 2 had the perfect balance because it didn't have too much of it like spyro 3. But I completely agree with Spyro 1 being the best. It had the best music. Best level design, and it some kind of mysterious atmosphere.
>>
>>323916725
- The game features multiple playable characters, but individually each one is more limited than Spyro, which makes their levels less interesting. Some of them have awkward controls and the console FPS segments are out of place in a collectathon platformer.
- There's too much emphasis on minigames. I admit that it's fundamentally a question of preference but the minigames aren't necessarily any fun. Either Insomniac gave up too early in their attempts to expand Spyro's core design, or they made an unnecessary game that no longer has focused design.
- Like in Spyro 2, the levels are more segmented than in Spyro, when the more open design was previously a core design element. This is related to the point above, since the minigames are separated into their own zones.
- Backtracking. It stretches the game by making the player visit levels (or hubs) more than once, but there's nothing about the level as a whole that's different on the second go, you're just rushing through to access a part that was arbitrarily denied.
- Another thing that depends on preference, but Spyro 3's world doesn't engage me like 1's did. 1 had a cohesive aesthetic, while 3 is a collection of wildly different environments and NPCs. I don't really know how to express it properly, there's no 'sense' of geography. You're jumping from cartoon stereotype to another without an aesthetical link being established that creates the sense of exploring something larger than an individual level.
>>
File: 1432879758811.png (840 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1432879758811.png
840 KB, 1920x1080
>>323918645
>>
>>323918980

>Insomniac gave up too early in their attempts to expand Spyro's core design

I remember some dev saying that they moved to Ratchet and Clank because Spyro was too limited since he walked on four legs. They couldn't figure out how to expand Spyro's abilities so they threw in all these weird mascot creatures to compensate
>>
>>323919432
They should have just concentrated on making new levels with the same engine as in the first spyro. Oh and of course keep stewart copeland to make the music
>>
>>323919586

Maybe they just got bored of it. I know the Crash Bandicoot guys had the same dilemma, they couldn't think of a way to really improve the core platforming and the third game started becoming swamped with those gimmick levels. Then they just decided to make a kart racer instead and after that they moved onto Jak
>>
>>323918645
that level was genius. I loved it when i was a little fag
>>
>>323919848
CTR is still Naughty Dog's best game.
>>
>>323919432
I was referring to that particular quote. Like I wrote, it sounds bad. Did Insomniac force themselves to make Spyro 3? It better have been due to a contract mandate, otherwise Spyro 3 sounds like a half-assed cash-grab.
>>
>>323917923
I always thought the turtle one was easy.
>>
>>323918645
Holy shit that level was amazing. Best atmosphere, best level design, amazing music, I could go on and on, man. 10/10 Spyro level
>>
File: 1420006756891.png (419 KB, 1024x716) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1420006756891.png
419 KB, 1024x716
>>323920281
i only found the potion one and the hunter shit in that volcano level hard, especially the hunter shit, this was horrible
>>
>>323919987
I don't know about that but it can't be far from it. Maybe it's nostalgia, but the first three Spyro and first three Crash games (plus CTR) just seen to show so much devotion and love of the craft.
>>
>>323919987
Agreed.
>>
>>323918980
>>323916906
I'm just hearing reasons why Spyro 2 is better than Spyro 3, not reasons why Spyro 3 is a bad game.
>>
>>323919586
I hope you mean second Spyro engine, as the first one's playability is noticeable weaker than in 2.
>>
>>323920436
Yeah, pretty much this. Just takes a little bit of repetition and trial and error, and that's about it on most of the minigames.
>>
These platformer mascots should just die after the third game, just because i don't like seeing how a good franchise goes to shit. I know names sell but i allways prefer something new after a while
>>
>>323920484
thats because those games were made with love, those games were made by a small group of people mostly friends, now you have hundreds of people working on a game, just doing their job to get the next paycheck, jews ruin everything
>>
>>323920667
take the second one then, but you get idea. >>323920572
i already stated that i dont find spyro 3 to be a bad game, its just not as good as spyro 2 or 1 because of the stated reasons
>>
>>323920572
That's because Spyro 3 isn't bad, it's just generally weaker than Spyro 2.
>>
File: maxresdefault.jpg (113 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
maxresdefault.jpg
113 KB, 1920x1080
>>323916565

My male of african american descent
>>
>>323920572
It's not really a bad game.
It's just the worst out of the trilogy.

Though the animal buddy sections, excessive minigames and all the levels apparently being the inspiration from which Skyrim dungeons would draw inspiration in the future certainly did put a damper on things.
>>
File: dorks.jpg (70 KB, 436x298) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
dorks.jpg
70 KB, 436x298
>>323916865
>>323916983
>>323917031
>>323917213
>>
>>323921023
Is there a comfier game than spyro 1?
>>
File: s3-1_152_1-n.T.24.png (781 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s3-1_152_1-n.T.24.png
781 KB, 1920x1080
I'm not sure about favourite level but how about 'dem skyboxes
>>
>>323921093
Didn't mean to quote
>>
>>323915830
So...
3>2>1 or
2>3>1?
>>
>>323916865
a daun you fork.
>>
File: s1-1_031-n.T.3.png (692 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_031-n.T.3.png
692 KB, 1920x1080
My personal fave, it's like interstellar if it was rendered 20 years ago..
>>
>>323921202
1 > 2 > 3, you blithering retard.
>>
>>323921127
Is there a website with a collection of them all?
>>
>>323921202
3 is seen not as good as 2 because at that point there wasn't much you could do with the game anymore, same as the people who prefer Crash 2 to Crash 3, provided you played the two games before C3 there is not much you can be surprised with anymore
>>
>>323920572
Alright I'll make an easier to read version of my post:

- Spyro 3 has levels that are played as characters who control worse than Spyro
- The minigames don't reward the player for learning how to play as Spyro
- There's less exploration and discovery
- Padding in the form of backtracking
- Weak and incoherent visual design
>>
>>323915830

I liked that harbor level from the first game, the one where everyone is shooting you.
>>
>>323920814
Hardly Jews. Just the economies of larger software products.
Even if a team of seven is a hundred times better than a team of a thousand individually (which it isn't), the team of a thousand is still going to give you a million manhours first.

The same applies more for one guy vs a team of twenty five or whatever, partially because one guy won't have the specializations (anyone got the article on S1 at direction?) a team can bring to bare.

Taking a leap here, I think we don't see that do much anymore because current industry doesn't support the existence of those small (but >3 people) teams very well.
>>
>>323921337

I unno lol I saved a bunch of stuff from a thread a while back.

How do I dump images because I do in fact have them all.
>>
>>323921672

Well, the older sypros are certainly better than the newer, despite having inferior staff number, software and etc.
>>
File: s1-1_079-n.T.6.png (2 MB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_079-n.T.6.png
2 MB, 1920x1080
So fucking gorgeous
>>
>>323915830
Just put this on for my son to play. He's only one but he knows what hes doing somewhat. I hope he enjoys these games like I did when I was 4-5.

Autumn Plains was the best level solely because of its comfort level and how much you can explore.

>That Spryo 2 hub music
>Those skyboxes on all games


Does anyone else feel like World of Warcraft's art design is reminiscent of Spyro?
>>
File: 1422153156226.png (2 MB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1422153156226.png
2 MB, 1920x1080
Contributing with best world
>>
>>323921657
Twilight Harbor is the shit. You thought you knew the game but then it throws Twilight fucking Harbor at you.

I know Spyro 1 isn't a hard game, I'm just impressed by how dangerous that level feels due to the switch in aesthetics.
>>
>>323922002

Is your son Superman or something?

Well, perhaps someone at Blizzard liked Spyro.
>>
>>323922131
... Hard to argue, anon.
>>
File: 1421718849536.jpg (8 KB, 250x182) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1421718849536.jpg
8 KB, 250x182
>the drummer of the police made the soundtrack to the first 3 spyro games
>the amanda show theme is wizard's peak from the first game
>>
>>323921741
You can upload them all to imgur i believe
>>
>>323921336
I'm a 1 > 3 > 2 man myself

1 = 2 = 3 is also perfectly acceptable
>>
File: s1-1_063-n.T.2.png (789 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_063-n.T.2.png
789 KB, 1920x1080
>>
File: cool spyro.jpg (37 KB, 500x504) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
cool spyro.jpg
37 KB, 500x504
>>323922131
My man, it feels good just remembering it
>>
File: 1422152473975.png (2 MB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1422152473975.png
2 MB, 1920x1080
Also here is a thing I found that you guys might like

https://imgur.com/a/p2WHl

https://imgur.com/a/Yw04X
>>
>>323922410

attempting
>>
How do you guys feel about Skylanders?
>>
>>323922605

lol nigga u beat me to it.

I got my own coming guys
>>
>>323922676

Super Shit Game Super Shit

Unworthy of the Spyro title.
>>
>>323922676
I wouldn't advise you mention that here...
>>
>>323922605

Turns out this is from the same collection I have. So I won't bother with these ha
>>
>>323922676
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>
>>323918980
>tfw I liked all the minigames
>implying spyro 2 didnt have backtracking
>Designs coherency is fine, just not as tightly knit as the firsts
>>
File: Bianca.jpg (11 KB, 141x340) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Bianca.jpg
11 KB, 141x340
I miss her...
>>
>>323922379
I knew about Stewart Copeland, but I never noticed the Amanda Show part.
>>
File: 1432882189458.jpg (2 MB, 2668x2585) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1432882189458.jpg
2 MB, 2668x2585
>>323922961
spyro 2 did have backtracking but spyro 1 didnt which also makes it the best of them 3, also enjoy this picture
>>
https://youtu.be/Cnd0f65O0OI

Cliff Town blew my mind as a kid when I found out you could fly across what I thought was an impassable river and find a whole other half of a level, it felt like an open world as laughable as that seems.
>>
>>323923058
so much this
>>
File: s1-1_027-n.T.2.png (793 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_027-n.T.2.png
793 KB, 1920x1080
>>323923058
>>
>>323923057
I have achromotopsia so I cant even see color anon
>>
>>323923058
the music, just the fucking music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kc2gGycBXc
>>
>>323916865
Inferior to Bianca.
>>
File: s1-1_027-n.T.3.png (624 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_027-n.T.3.png
624 KB, 1920x1080
>>323923194
>>
File: s1-1_015-n.T.3.png (311 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
s1-1_015-n.T.3.png
311 KB, 1920x1080
>>
>>323923230
>He can't see greentext
>>
>>323923481
thank god for the meme arrows
>>
>>323922965
Same. Along with most of the cast by the time of YotD.

I seriously feel placing their personalities into an actual full-fledged Spyro-related story would've been wonderful.
>>
>>323922961
Some of my criticism already applies to Spyro 2, but I was explaining my stance on Spyro 3 specifically. I enjoy playing Spyro 2, but it's not as engaging as Spyro 1.
>>
>>323922224
He's actually super intelligent. Doctor's said they wouldnt be surprised if he could see color when he was 2 months old. He knows his ABC's, can't really talk but understand's just about everything you tell him.

>Hey son, got find my Sega you took
>runs to other room
>comes back with my Sega emulator
>"DADA"
>>
>>323923650
>He can't tell why it's actually called greentext
>>
File: tree tops.jpg (1013 KB, 840x1890) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
tree tops.jpg
1013 KB, 840x1890
>>323918645
I will defend that stage. Even though there's some stupid bullshit if you lose a charge halfway and it takes awhile to get back and try again, it's such a fun and huge stage.

Although it's one of the stages where I realized how hover in the later games is stupidly useful.
>>
>>323922131
>that music
>that atmosphere

There's very few cases where a game managed to make me drop everything I was doing and just had me relax and appreciate the scenery. This was one of them.
>>
File: 1432882106635.jpg (3 MB, 2512x3552) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1432882106635.jpg
3 MB, 2512x3552
>>
>>323922676
I'm not too mad about it, just disappointed.
They just put Spyro's name in it to sell more. If they didn't include him, Spyro would still be dead and the game would have been made anyway.
>>
File: 1446255971506.gif (2 MB, 250x158) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1446255971506.gif
2 MB, 250x158
>>323923284
>They pay me for this
>>
Hey guys I really liked A Hero's Tail
>>
>try to replay spyro 3 on emulator
>30 fps lock
I can't do it it just feels unplayable
>>
>>323923230

Can you tell the difference between a blue board and a red board
>>
>>323924102

Me too, cloud city was a good level, it reminds me of levels like Tree Tops and Wizard Peak.

Fuck that first ice level forever tho.
>>
File: pleaseno.png (171 KB, 511x263) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
pleaseno.png
171 KB, 511x263
>>323922676
>>
>>323922605

Oh well here is 1 to complete the collections

http://imgur.com/a/32yq0
>>
>>323924704

1 more coming, skyboxes
>>
>>323924462
The one where you had to play as Hunter? I replayed the game not long a go and I was fucking dreading it remembering that it took me days as a kid. I did the whole thing in about 30 minutes
>>
>>323924859

No, i was talking about the yellow city in the clouds, everywhere is a tower around holes.

Just like the old maps.
>>
>>323924704
>>323924829
You're doing God's work, anon.
>>
I wanted to start a Spyro thread last night. No idea why I didn't, usually mine don't take off. Now there is one during the day but I'm at work so I can't really enjoy it. I'm hoping for a few nightly Spyro threads like we had a few months back. Those are always /comfy/.
>>
>>323925143
No I meant the first ice level
>>
>>323921093
Spyro 2

Forreal though, the home worlds are so much comfier in 2 and 3, especially with the friendly NPCs.
>>
>>323925225

I think that was the second, after that Mammoth that unceremonsely leaves the games without a fight.

I was speaking about that hub world of the ice level, shit was confusing to me.

Hunter level was meh.
>>
>>323923926
That's one reason why the later games are superior. In 2 or 3 you could just tap triangle there.
>>
I really don't like most of the levels in Spyro 2 and I can't quite work out why

A lot of them feel dull and ugly aesthetically I guess
>>
>>323924829

HERE

http://imgur.com/a/c3Nue
>>
>>323919005
motherfucking treetops

Best level in any game ever.
>>
>>323925940

To me it felt like platforming was less of a priority, the levels seemed flat and not as clever as in the first game. I played the game for the first time a few months back, I can't really even remember many levels. But playing them all back to back it felt like the third game had slightly better level design than 2. First game had the best hidden areas though
>>
>>323926130
I could frame these.
Thanks man
>>
File: 689126.png (287 KB, 494x368) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
689126.png
287 KB, 494x368
>>323924704
>>323926130
>>
>>323923481
>>323923650
I was using them before to quote people like they are intended and I can see a slight difference in darkness between regular text and maymay arrows
>>323924212
which board is red?
I know worksafe boards use yotsuba b which are blue boards
I use tomorrow on everything since its easier on my eyes
>>
File: kKdfHf9.png (573 KB, 1920x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
kKdfHf9.png
573 KB, 1920x1080
>>323926130

How were these skyboxes actually made? They have this really interesting visual quality to them, they don't really look like they were drawn
>>
>>323926253
>>323925940
Post-spyro 1 levels are cartoony stereotypes, not very creative design and they're also more linear with more pauses when you encounter chatty NPCs or barriers.
>>
>>323926680

boards where porn is allowed.

go to the main page, and check the 18+ ones, they are the red ones.
>>
>>323926680

/b/ or /pol/ for instace, I'm just wondering if there's any discernible difference in the darkness of the colors. I suppose I could just turn them grayscale and see if I can tell them apart
>>
>>323915830
Dark Hollow was always my favorite as a kid
>>
>>323926680
>I know worksafe boards use yotsuba b which are blue boards
And Yotsuba is the red theme.
>>
>>323926964
>>323927007
extremely slight difference in the backgrounds but I've been here so long I already know which boards are nsfw and like I mentioned I use tomorrow on everything
>>
>>323919987
Jak X is still one of my favourites. Only if ND went back to making fun games again instead of cinematic micheal movie: the game
>>
>>323927541

It's really weird trying to imagine not seeing colors. But I guess a bird would say the same to me when I can't see ultraviolet light
>>
>>323927776

Do they still even have any of the original people, or have they all gone their own paths? I would imagine a lot of them might have entirely jumped from videogames to some other IT field
Thread replies: 129
Thread images: 32
Thread DB ID: 416828



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.