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TLoS: Dawn of the Dragon turned 10 years old this year
sonicbrawler182 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5950
#1 Posted: 03:58:16 28/11/2018 | Topic Creator
It's now as old as the first Spyro game was when DotD came out.

Feel old yet?
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kardonis Emerald Sparx Gems: 4906
#2 Posted: 04:23:21 28/11/2018
It's been ten years since I got the biggest disappointment ever? (being the DS version of DotD)

Damn I do feel old...
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XSparxX Emerald Sparx Gems: 4269
#3 Posted: 09:42:54 28/11/2018
RIP Entranges Libellues. I wished you've got a chance to make a another Spyro game.
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Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6282
#4 Posted: 10:33:48 28/11/2018
Not to be a but being a jerk anyway, thank god DOTD was the only big name game they were handed other than the HTTYD shovelware they made out of its remains. I have nothing against the individual EL devs, but their work at the time wasn't AAA ready, that's for sure. Not too different from Check Six that got handed Spyro 4 before they actually made a big game to begin with.

But yes I do feel old. Early X360 gen was weeeird and always feels newer than it's supposed to.
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HeyitsHotDog Emerald Sparx Gems: 4727
#5 Posted: 13:15:46 28/11/2018
DOTD really butchered the story of LoS.
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sonicbrawler182 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5950
#6 Posted: 15:05:18 28/11/2018 | Topic Creator
Quote: Bifrost
Not to be a but being a jerk anyway, thank god DOTD was the only big name game they were handed other than the HTTYD shovelware they made out of its remains. I have nothing against the individual EL devs, but their work at the time wasn't AAA ready, that's for sure. Not too different from Check Six that got handed Spyro 4 before they actually made a big game to begin with.

But yes I do feel old. Early X360 gen was weeeird and always feels newer than it's supposed to.



EL was perfectly competent, it's that their games were rushed into year long dev cycles by the publisher when they needed more time.

Just look at the concept art for DotD, there was a bunch of scrapped stuff.
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FedUpWolf Blue Sparx Gems: 625
#7 Posted: 15:14:22 28/11/2018
I can't believe it was so long ago.
ThunderEgg Green Sparx Gems: 338
#8 Posted: 15:39:36 28/11/2018
10 years old and still beautiful.
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HeyitsHotDog Emerald Sparx Gems: 4727
#9 Posted: 16:13:56 28/11/2018
Quote: ThunderEgg
10 years old and still beautiful.



Graphically?
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#10 Posted: 16:42:21 28/11/2018
Quote: HeyitsHotDog
Quote: ThunderEgg
10 years old and still beautiful.



Graphically?



Yup. At least the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
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Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5530
#11 Posted: 19:17:31 28/11/2018
Quote: ThunderEgg
Quote: HeyitsHotDog
Quote: ThunderEgg
10 years old and still beautiful.


Graphically?


Yup. At least the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.


Outside of probably some of the environments, DOTD is not beautiful by any means. lol (Even for its time)

Spyro and Cynder (Among other characters) look like they've been doused in vegetable oil, characters like Ignitus and Malefor have butter sticks for teeth, and some animations are stiff as hell.
The PS3 and X360 versions are probably the best looking versions of DOTD despite all of that, but that isn't saying much at all. :/
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parisruelz12 Hunter Gems: 6693
#12 Posted: 20:12:59 28/11/2018
Quote: ThunderEgg
Quote: HeyitsHotDog
Quote: ThunderEgg
10 years old and still beautiful.



Graphically?



Yup. At least the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.


yeah i know! its on par with such great games like sonic the hedgehog 2006
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sonicbrawler182 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5950
#13 Posted: 20:19:57 28/11/2018 | Topic Creator
The environments in DotD do actually look great. Especially in native 4K.
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IsisStormDragon Platinum Sparx Gems: 7127
#14 Posted: 10:01:34 29/11/2018
Now I feel old.
ThunderEgg Green Sparx Gems: 338
#15 Posted: 18:46:12 29/11/2018
Quote: sonicbrawler182
The environments in DotD do actually look great. Especially in native 4K.


smiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmilie Glad to see someone agrees with me.smiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmilie

It's totally cool for people to think DOTD is ugly, btw. I won't argue against it.

It's nice for people (on both ends!) to have similar opinions, though.
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StevemacQ Platinum Sparx Gems: 5632
#16 Posted: 23:06:37 06/12/2018
I never played Shadow Legacy but hearing LoS was a reboot, I gave up Spyro forever but after DotD came out, nostalgia for the PS1 Spyro games kicked in, especially since there was at least one or two new Spyro games out every year until 2009 when there was suddenly none.

Funny how you're so used to a game series having a new sequel or spin-off every year or two until the cycle breaks with larger gaps, reboots and then revivals. It's happened to Spyro and it's happening to Devil May Cry.
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Ice Dragoness Platinum Sparx Gems: 7074
#17 Posted: 14:37:21 07/12/2018
Quote: ThunderEgg
Quote: sonicbrawler182
The environments in DotD do actually look great. Especially in native 4K.


smiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmilie Glad to see someone agrees with me.smiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmiliesmilie

It's totally cool for people to think DOTD is ugly, btw. I won't argue against it.

It's nice for people (on both ends!) to have similar opinions, though.



Anyone who thinks Valley of Avalar and Twilight Falls are ugly is blind. And I like the in-game character models.
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Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 5430
#18 Posted: 04:55:33 08/12/2018
^ I beg your pardon!

Twilight Falls was gorgeous and I wish it hadn't been so short. Valley of Avalar would have been nice but the bloom effect was way too high and it gave me a migraine.
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6282
#19 Posted: 13:58:56 08/12/2018
Avalar is just too bright, yeah. It also aged really badly considering it's JUST a riverside forest with rocks and hills and has very little of the fantasy world the other games had. Twilight Falls was MUCH more because it felt overworldly all around.
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ThunderEgg Green Sparx Gems: 338
#20 Posted: 20:41:37 09/12/2018
JUST a riverside forest???
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Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6282
#21 Posted: 20:55:58 09/12/2018
[User Posted Image]
http://www.darkspyro.net/dawn/gallery047.jpg

Well, uh... Yeah? Unless you count perfectly square plataforms a fantastical addition.
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HeyitsHotDog Emerald Sparx Gems: 4727
#22 Posted: 21:31:14 09/12/2018
Quote: Bifrost
[User Posted Image]
http://www.darkspyro.net/dawn/gallery047.jpg

Well, uh... Yeah? Unless you count perfectly square plataforms a fantastical addition.



It's more so a valley than a Forest
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Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 5430
#23 Posted: 08:47:17 11/12/2018
Honestly, I'd say Valley of Avalar was better than most environments in the game (eye gouging pain notwithstanding) but it didn't impress me like Twilight Falls, the Floating Isles, and the Catacombs. Those places all had some personality and world feel to them. Valley of Avalar was just a place I honestly didn't think about after I left it, nor do I think of it when I remember the game. It's just a river in a valley with too much bloom turned on.
Fireball Gold Sparx Gems: 2959
#24 Posted: 03:23:36 12/12/2018
I would've liked to see how Sierra handled DotD rather than Activision. I know a lot of people weren't fans of the first two game's fighting mechanics, but I would've liked to see them continue this but fix up the things people didn't like.

I liked the fact that the game was originally called "The Darkest Hour", I hated "Dawn of the Dragon". The fan-made posters were also super awesome.

[User Posted Image]

But we got Activision's version of LoS. It wasn't bad, but definitely my least played of the three. Oh well.
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XSparxX Emerald Sparx Gems: 4269
#25 Posted: 14:39:02 12/12/2018
DOTD was handled by Sierra, it's just through the fusion of Vivendi Games and Activision that Activion had its logo on the American boxarts for DotD.
European versions of DOTD still had the Sierra logo.
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Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6282
#26 Posted: 14:52:59 12/12/2018
Sierra but Étranges Libellules. The main developer of ANB and TEN was Krome.
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XSparxX Emerald Sparx Gems: 4269
#27 Posted: 15:28:30 12/12/2018
Yeah Sierra was the publisher ~
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ThunderEgg Green Sparx Gems: 338
#28 Posted: 15:38:43 12/12/2018
Quote: Fireball
I would've liked to see how Sierra handled DotD rather than Activision. I know a lot of people weren't fans of the first two game's fighting mechanics, but I would've liked to see them continue this but fix up the things people didn't like.

I liked the fact that the game was originally called "The Darkest Hour", I hated "Dawn of the Dragon". The fan-made posters were also super awesome.

[User Posted Image]

But we got Activision's version of LoS. It wasn't bad, but definitely my least played of the three. Oh well.



Where'd that cover art come from? I've never seen it before, but I have a sinking suspicion it's fanmade.
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FedUpWolf Blue Sparx Gems: 625
#29 Posted: 20:08:28 12/12/2018
When you fly out of the tunnel and you see Twilight Falls and it plays the music it's just beautiful on this game, I loved that.
Fireball Gold Sparx Gems: 2959
#30 Posted: 07:20:27 14/12/2018
Quote: ThunderEgg
Quote: Fireball
I would've liked to see how Sierra handled DotD rather than Activision. I know a lot of people weren't fans of the first two game's fighting mechanics, but I would've liked to see them continue this but fix up the things people didn't like.

I liked the fact that the game was originally called "The Darkest Hour", I hated "Dawn of the Dragon". The fan-made posters were also super awesome.

[User Posted Image]

But we got Activision's version of LoS. It wasn't bad, but definitely my least played of the three. Oh well.



Where'd that cover art come from? I've never seen it before, but I have a sinking suspicion it's fanmade.


It is, hence why I said it was a fan-made poster. And it's been around since the game's announcement in 2007-2008. There's a bunch of other ones too
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ThunderEgg Green Sparx Gems: 338
#31 Posted: 15:29:59 14/12/2018
Oh, herp a derp. I was skimming the comments and didn't see that part. smilie
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