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#1 Feb 22, 2015 8:43 PM

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Is This Game Good?

Is this game any good?

I haven't played this game myself however, I was thinking about ordering it off Amazon. And can someone tell my why it has two names: Ripto's Rage and Gateway To Glimmer?

I wanted an honest opinion on this game, because some people say it's great and other's say differently...

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#2 Feb 22, 2015 10:57 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Well, I can't go too deep into opinions right now. It's been so long since I've played such an epic game. For now, I'm just going to say my opinion on the differencing names: USA, Spyro's "native dev" country, decided that the focus was defeating Ripto, hence "Ripto's Rage." The Europeans either thought that name was too dark or thought the public would be confused as to who "Ripto" is, hence the "Gateway to Glimmer" title.


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#3 Feb 22, 2015 11:15 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

I think the game is great, a vast improvement upon the first. I heard that the title is just a difference in what they thought would sell better versus the NTSC version, but maybe what Scaler said is correct.


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#4 Feb 23, 2015 2:48 AM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Yeah, Western releases always like the be more "edgy" I feel like. Just look at the Japanese Kirby vs. American covers. Kirby's always angry in the American ones, lol.

But seriously, all 3 PS1 titles are great. Each game adds something new that makes the game fun. The first game is still my favorite because of the music, atmosphere, and level design, but they're all great.

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#5 Feb 23, 2015 3:42 AM

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if you've played and liked either the first or third games, you'll like this one, too.


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#6 Feb 23, 2015 7:35 AM

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"edgy"

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#7 Feb 23, 2015 10:15 AM

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If you liked Year of the dragon, you'll like this one too smile What I like more on this game is that it has funny intros and outros for each level big_smile

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#8 Feb 23, 2015 8:30 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

It sounds like a really cool game! I have to wait till I can order it off Amazon though, as I have just ordered Year of The Dragon (I've played it and owned it before I didn't have a case for it though and lost it, so had to buy it again) so I'll order Ripto's Rage when I get more pocket money. spyro

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#9 Feb 24, 2015 3:06 AM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

you live in England, right? you should probably specifically buy "Gateway to Glimmer" since that's the version that would work on a European console.

they're basically the same game, from what i understand, but somehow the hardware itself works differently in different regions. (i don't know much about technology, so i can't explain why tongue )

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#10 Feb 24, 2015 6:49 AM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Europe and Australia tend to use PAL format for display on televisions, while the rest of the world tends to use NTSC. There are minor differences in how they display stuff, but it's not too noticeable. So, if your area uses PAL, which England uses, you probably have a PAL console, therefore you can only play PAL games on it. There are also things like NTSC-J, what Japan uses, and such. If you want to get the game on a PAL console, you'd have to get Gateway to Glimmer, as that's the PAL name for the game.


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#11 Feb 24, 2015 4:36 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Okay, I guess I'll buy Gateway To Glimmer! I live in the United Kingdom, England. When I enter the British version of Amazon it says Gateway To Glimmer and not Ripto's Rage. spyro

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#12 Mar 18, 2015 10:25 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

No its bad. 2/10
- Hardcore PS1 Spyro fan

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#13 Mar 18, 2015 11:03 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Attackfrog277 wrote:

No its bad. 2/10
- Hardcore PS1 Spyro fan

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#14 Mar 19, 2015 8:55 AM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Flapjacks wrote:

There are minor differences in how they display stuff, but it's not too noticeable.

Minor and minor, there are:
♦ Different resolutions (meaning things would get cut out / stretched).
♦ Different frame rates (meaning missing screens or possibly severe screen tearing if your TV refreshes while the frontbuffer is being written to).
♦ Some sort of colour carrying difference? (I recall an NTSC game I tried to play using a PAL TV displayed everything in grayscale).
♦ An unmodified console will reject any games for the other region.

So you should definitely buy the one that corresponds to your area. wink

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#15 Mar 31, 2015 3:43 PM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

The PAL runs in 50 Hz and NTSC in 60 Hz.

Mostly the PAL has a much more smoother feel to it when playing games. While NTSC is more rougher on the edges. Atleast that was in the past. I think that changed when HDMI and the new generation consoles came, so now everything runs in 60 Hz.

But then again, in some cases 60 Hz runs faster aswell, while in some cases 50 Hz can be slower. But it depends on what type of game you play.
But its like checking if there is any differences between games on PS3 and Xbox 360, even though its the same game. Its kinda like that :3 Although its kinda neat i guess with the hz differences i think. Nice hobby i think.

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#16 Apr 04, 2015 7:04 AM

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Re: Is This Game Good?

Gateway To Glimmer is my favorite Spyro game and easily one of my all time favorite games. It's really worth buying espesially for 5€ from PSN Store or 10€ for the Spyro Trilogy.

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