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#1 Feb 27, 2008 9:07 PM

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Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

Well, IGN gave The Legend of Spyro: TEN a "3.5" because the game was too hard. Yes, too hard! It was too hard!

Excerpt from PS2 review:
"it's ridiculously difficult in certain areas"
"The Eternal Night eventually ends up being too difficult "
"The biggest problem with Eternal Night is just how da*n difficult it is."

Oh, oh, oh.... Difficult? Difficult! DIFFICULT!!! Those reviewers can do God of War, Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy but Spyro? Those critics can't handle Spyro! The critics are DEFECTIVE. Not the game.

This game is fine with me, it's so challenging.  <_<

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#2 Feb 28, 2008 5:04 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I found it hard, but not fun hard, irritating boring and annoying hard.

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#3 Feb 28, 2008 8:10 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

It sure is challenging, but I love challenges. And if its not challenging its rating would be much lower cause game would be too easy.
So its better that its challenging than too easy. I had hard times playing it especially in bosses. But still I finished them some day.

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#4 Feb 28, 2008 7:17 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

What IGN was saying is that TEN was hard in a way that is unfair, boring, annoying, repetitive, and just plain bad gameplay design. I happen to agree with them. Many other games are harder, but they are hard in a way that allows the player to learn on the way. With TEN, you get the stuffing beat out of you by a mob of apes and you can't do anything about it, and then you have to start over from the beginning. I enjoyed TEN, but even I was ready to snap the disc in half at least twice because of certain obnoxious battles.

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#5 Feb 29, 2008 7:06 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

the battles with the apes were easy in my opinion, it was just the bosses and a few extra parts that wanted me to flush the dic down the toilet

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#6 Feb 29, 2008 9:04 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

It got stuck on a few bits but it isn't too hard! I finished it in less then a month!  Though I hated it when you had to start something all over again! Gee.. that annoyed me in so many ways.


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#7 Feb 29, 2008 12:35 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

Except for Skabb, I didn't have too much trouble with the boss fights. It was hordes of apes/monsters that kept killing me with sheer force of numbers.

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#8 Feb 29, 2008 5:07 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

That....stupid...wave of dead ghouls and yaks.....killed me soo much I wanted to BASH UP MEH TV DIEEEEEEE STUPID GAME DIEEEEEEE.

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#9 Feb 29, 2008 6:54 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

In the IGN review, when the guy said there was one point that he just stopped playing at, I KNOW it was that thing with the ghouls and yaks. That fight sucked! D:

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#10 Feb 29, 2008 8:29 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

Ugh, that wave fight with the ghoul swordmen and yaks on Malefor was annoying yes. I died about... 5 times from that before I figured out an alternative, hehe. On the platform that you jump off to get to the ground with all those waves, just do a double jump, use the electric orb, and make it explode to send the yaks into the air. Wait for the yaks to become 3d again, and keep repeating. There's a green gem behind it that gives infinite gems, so you can just keep recharging electric orb XD. Tip though: Avoid the ghoul's magic attacks (when they're in their armor), and you'll be fine.


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#11 Mar 01, 2008 12:27 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I think the game difficulty really VARIES. It jumped up and down from too hard, to easy to hard, to easy. It was more how they LAID OUT the fights that bothered me.

Remember in ANB the enemies were easy to beat and never came back after being defeated? That, plus the fact that it's an unlimited lives game, made it easy to complete. I guess some people moaned it was too easy so Sierra took that part out for TEN - and then went to the oppositeend of the scale. All of a sudden dying from one dumb ape sent you back to the beginning of a really major challenge that took you ages to complete.

I notice that you're quite close to my age, so I guess with us being odler we just find the game a little easier than some.


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#12 Mar 01, 2008 5:29 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

For me, TEN is really hard. But for me it is "Fun" type of hard. But I could see not all peeps can handle the difficulty. My brother just quit because it was too hard. Yeah, even me take hours to complete a section. It's fun for me! (Yay! I DID it!)

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#13 Mar 01, 2008 2:33 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

TEN was kind of fun but kind of not for me. I much prefer ANB out of the two so far. I've got a low frustration tolerance and TEN sets it off pretty quickly.

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#14 Mar 01, 2008 6:34 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

TEN is really hard O_O
there was this one part in that forest near the beginning. i died like 10 times before i beat that one part >_<


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#15 Mar 01, 2008 10:20 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

as i've said before, TEN wasn't fun hard, but frustrating boring hard

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#16 Mar 02, 2008 12:07 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I get your point by now, Ratchet tongue

TEN is really hard O_O
there was this one part in that forest near the beginning. i died like 10 times before i beat that one part P

Urgh. I hated that bit too. I think you were supposed to use dragon time, but that just made it feel *bleep* awkward and was really hard to time.


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#17 Mar 02, 2008 3:07 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

ANB was short, fun and easy and I liked it. TEN was REALLY hard, long (playing it for almost a month) and even more fun! I really loved hard games.

Here are the parts that I had hard times with. (Spoiler!)

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1. Blundertail Twins in the arena. Cleared after two days. (!)
2. Rouge Rider (the ship) in the arena. Cleared after one day.
3. Chasing blue buttons in the Cave. "Hey! Come back here!" Tried melee attacks, flames then fury. After that I remembered Dragon Time and nailed it after half an hour. It's really hard to chase those buttons, especially when hey are many.
4. Facing Gaul. As time of writing, I'm totally beat! 

NOTICE: I want to solve the game by myself. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME TIPS, TRICKS, HOW-TOS AND CHEATS.

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#18 Mar 02, 2008 9:31 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

NOTICE: I want to solve the game by myself. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME TIPS, TRICKS, HOW-TOS AND CHEATS

That's really admirable ^_^ You go for it! I have faith in you.


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#19 Mar 03, 2008 12:11 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

NOTICE: I want to solve the game by myself. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME TIPS, TRICKS, HOW-TOS AND CHEATS

Scrabbug:

That's really admirable ^_^ You go for it! I have faith in you.

Why, thank you.  smile

That makes a game enjoyable, when you solve something REALLY hard. It's like "Yay! I did it!"

"And you thought finding that d*** pencil was hard..." In a way it is.  big_smile

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#20 Mar 03, 2008 12:15 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I thought TEN was a little hard but it was fun to play, the end was teh hardest. (:)


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#21 Mar 03, 2008 7:07 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

"And you thought finding that d*** pencil was hard..." Yes i did, and in a fun way, unlike TEN

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#22 Mar 04, 2008 1:17 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I thought that the game was challenging. Skabb gave me some serious trouble though. I nearly chucked my PS3 controller.

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#23 Mar 04, 2008 1:33 AM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

I like when you do all the challanges and are able to use dark spyro, it's sooo fun. (:)  smile


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#24 Mar 04, 2008 5:14 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

That makes a game enjoyable, when you solve something REALLY hard. It's like "Yay! I did it!"

Thats how I feel too, though some bits really get my goat. I had to go away for half an hour during my first battle with Arborick or I would probably have smashed the screen. Mature, aren't I? tongue

"And you thought finding that d*** pencil was hard..." Yes i did, and in a fun way, unlike TEN

Ratchet, please, you're beginning to sound bitter.


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#25 Mar 04, 2008 9:26 PM

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Re: Too Difficult? No, I don't think so.

Scarabbug:
Ratchet, please, you're beginning to sound bitter.

It's ok if you don't like TEN, but try not to sound... unhappy?

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