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#1 Jan 12, 2018 12:11 AM

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Just bought this game again...

It's been years, and I decided to buy an Xbox and get this game again. It's such a delight! The graphics are pretty, and I love the combat system. Wish you could do more with it, but hey! Hours into the game and I'm still learning new techniques I didn't know existed.

Been playing with a friend. We complain about the 'fly anywhere' mechanic being a lie. There's invisible walls everywhere and places which would be easily accessible if you could... uhh... fly anywhere. The dragon elders wouldn't even fly over the tsunami or the door in their respective cutscenes. I think they know that the invisible walls and flight paths will just push them down if they try.

On a serious note, I wonder if flying was implemented mid to late stage development. A lot of areas look like they were designed for gliding.

Anyway, love this game. Anyone else still playing it?

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#2 Jan 13, 2018 6:01 AM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

I only ever played it once or twice in co-op and we both despised the arbitrary flying limitation that you referenced, and it just kind of looked bad on PS2 with the amount of bloom lighting. But glad you're enjoying it tongue

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#3 Jan 13, 2018 6:49 PM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

Paranoia wrote:

I only ever played it once or twice in co-op and we both despised the arbitrary flying limitation that you referenced, and it just kind of looked bad on PS2 with the amount of bloom lighting. But glad you're enjoying it tongue

It's such a blast to play with friends, I wish more people were into this game.
Right! I saw the PS2 version on Youtube. Bloon lighting looked awful. It's so much better on the Xbox (never played the PS3 one but I'm assuming that one is just as good too).
We originally tried to play the Wii version, but decided it would be a more worthwhile experience on the Xbox.
Anyway, nice to see you around!

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#4 Jan 13, 2018 7:52 PM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

The flying mechanics felt more like a hovercraft tongue I think including the flying was very unfortunate "feature". There were more issues, where they tried to mechanically combine strange stuffs that didn't fit together, like the part with the burning house... Still I enjoyed the game, though I had noone to play with. Also, compared to the previous games it felt like a completely different game.

Except graphics, another positive I find is the music. It was still perfect just like in previous games in the trilogy.

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#5 Jan 14, 2018 2:50 AM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

i never did understand why Spyro and Cynder couldn't just fly over that building after it fell.

or why ... well, not sure how far along in the game you are yet big_smile so i'll put it in a spoiler:

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why Spyro, Sparx, Cynder, and Ignitus, ALL HAVING WINGS, couldn't fly over the Belt of Fire


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#6 Jan 14, 2018 5:24 AM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

Man, it's been so long since I've played DotD. I used to love just flying around in the valley of Avalar enjoying the scenery and music. The soundtrack was top notch. I can still hear bits and pieces of it in my head even after all these years smile


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#7 Jan 15, 2018 6:17 PM

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Re: Just bought this game again...

Very slow flight, didn't feel right, especially that landing. I swear, it's because the characters know about those flight paths. =o
Still love this game. Graphics and soundtrack were great.

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