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#1 Apr 26, 2018 4:55 PM

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Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

For my next YouTube video, I thought it would be fun to gather some opinions of the Spyro fanbase. Kind of like what they do with that Spyro confession blog on Tumblr. These don't necessarily have to be unpopular opinions, but I think it's more fun that way.

So, if you'd like your comment featured in my next video (I'll be reading each comment aloud and then sharing my personal thoughts), please post below! All Spyro canons acceptable.


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#2 Apr 26, 2018 8:04 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I like Moneybags.

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#3 Apr 26, 2018 10:56 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

Justin Long has the best Spyro voice.
#2 Carlos Alazraqui
#3 Jess Harnell
#4 Tom Kenny


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#4 Apr 27, 2018 2:05 PM

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^ Jess Harnel before Tom Kenny? That's surprising lol, I couldn't stand Spyro's voice in AHT.

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I like Moneybags.

Same, I thought he was a funny character. I was surprised at all the hate he gets.

Now for mine... I actually liked Shadow Legacy and even replayed it a few times.


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#5 Apr 27, 2018 3:04 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

Asise from the original trilogy, I think A Hero's Tail is the next best Spyro game

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#6 Apr 27, 2018 11:18 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I prefer Spyro and Cynder as friends as was originally intended, and not a couple.


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#7 Apr 28, 2018 12:12 AM

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^ Yeah, I liked the idea that they were siblings that mistakenly came from... was it one of the GBA games? The romance thing felt kind of forced because of fan demand.


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#8 Apr 28, 2018 1:43 AM

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It was added in at the last minute just to appeal to the SxC fanbase lol.


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#9 Apr 28, 2018 1:54 AM

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Huh, I was unaware of this. I guess now I know why that "I love you" felt so... distant. I still like the pairing, but it could have been expanded on more. Now I'm kinda *bleep*ed knowing that Cynder was reduced to the role of love interest when it was never intended.


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#10 Apr 29, 2018 3:02 AM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

Aura24 wrote:

It was added in at the last minute just to appeal to the SxC fanbase lol.

did they actually say that?


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#11 Apr 29, 2018 10:49 AM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I think A Hero's Tail is a good game.

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#12 Apr 29, 2018 5:22 PM

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36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:
Aura24 wrote:

It was added in at the last minute just to appeal to the SxC fanbase lol.

did they actually say that?


Lead concept artist Jared Pullen who did the art of ANB and TEN confirmed that in an interview: https://dragonoficeandfire.deviantart.c … -591799120

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Q: (...)"everyone I know seems to believe she ends up with Spyro in some romantic manner...." Are you hinting that she doesn't really?

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A: hehe, no its more that them getting together wasn't a thing we'd intended originally - it's pretty much something that emerged from fan conversations... like I've marveled at with appreciation now for years: Cynder and Spyro have a life all their own. They've grown up, flown the coop, and have nested comfortably smile Seeing the fans delight in wanting Spyro and Cynder to get together prompted me and the team to consider it.... it only seems natural to me. I think it's now common-place belief (if not unwritten lore) that they are an item. It's the way I would have eventually gone with it.


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#13 Apr 29, 2018 5:52 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I prefer Spyro 1 over any of the sequels.


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#14 Apr 29, 2018 11:57 PM

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Good video.  You are absolutely correct about my preferred Spyro personality.  I love the 'trying to be a tough guy'/showoff Spyro the most.  It comes off arrogant, but is my favorite flaw about a hero that means well in the end.  Even Tom Kenny's Spyro portrays this a little, but Carlos and Justin made Spyro the character that I most accept.  Fyi, Justin Long does the voice for Spyro only in Skylanders Academy.  Iirc, Josh Keaton did the voice of Spyro for the first 5 Skylanders games, but they were mostly just used for portal intros and animated commercial cinematics.  Matthew Mercer did the voice of Spyro in Imaginators. 

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#15 May 03, 2018 2:19 AM

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I love the character of Cynder so much, I wish she was in the original trilogy. And this is coming from someone who loves the original trilogy and isn't much of a fan of the Legend of Spyro trilogy.


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#16 May 03, 2018 2:49 AM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I actually think AHT is underrated and a great game.

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#17 May 03, 2018 5:24 AM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

@Mr. John isn't that a popular opinion?

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#18 May 03, 2018 10:36 PM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

I prefer Enter the Dragonfly over Hero's Tail.

I have my reasons, such as I prefer how EtD attempted to emulate the style of original trilogy and be more consistent, having the same voice cast, Stewart Copeland soundtrack, and overall the same gameplay style.

It probably sounds like nitpicks, but small parts of Hero's Tail really ruined for it for me. I'm not a big fan of the more open-world huge level style, it makes navigating more confusing than it should. Hero's Tail didn't really feel like a Spyro game imo, and while EtD had many problems it at least had a more "Spyro" feel than Hero's Tail did.


Also, this is sad, but I think Spyro and Cynder should have stayed dead at the end of DotD. Imo, it makes the impact on their sacrifice to save the world have a much bigger and deeper impact.

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#19 May 03, 2018 11:52 PM

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@Kurasshu I agree to disagree. I say that Hero's Tail is better despite not feeling like Spyro, as there's still many things to like about it. Enter the Dragonfly kind of feels like Spyro IMO but because it was rushed due to corporate meddling, Check 6 couldn't completely nail the charm of the PS1 games, but it was fairly close, which I have to respect.

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#20 May 04, 2018 4:21 AM

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Re: Unpopular Opinions About Spyro

True edited looking back on it now fair point.

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#21 May 04, 2018 5:22 AM

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@Kurasshu - I'd be somewhat willing to agree, if not for the incredibly buggy (and clearly unfinished) nature of EtD. That just kills it for me. You have to admit, that whether you like the different direction of AHT or not, it's much more polished and well executed of a game.


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#22 May 04, 2018 7:30 AM

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Thieves Den, in my opinion, is one of the best designed levels in all of Spyrodom.  EtD doesn't have a lot going for it in terms of redemption, but if you every got far enough to play that level, it was a pretty good shaped level with excellent themes and good music. 

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#23 May 04, 2018 9:31 PM

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Kurasshu wrote:

I have my reasons, such as I prefer how EtD attempted to emulate the style of original trilogy and be more consistent, having the same voice cast, Stewart Copeland soundtrack, and overall the same gameplay style.

same. when i was a kid, i didn't even know it was developed by different people - Check Six did an astounding job capturing the original games' ... well, everything, basically. it's just such a shame how painstakingly glitchy (etc) the game is. but just talking theoretically, i'd take EtD over AHT too.

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Thieves Den, in my opinion, is one of the best designed levels in all of Spyrodom.

hm... is that an unpopular opinion, though? i always thought Thieves' Den was really cool, too.


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