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xx What happened to the characters?!
« Thread started on: May 30th, 2005, 4:00pm »

One of the most annoying things I noticed about Attack of the Rhynocs is the characters. I'll put all the things I noticed down here, in a calm and collected format so you can see without my rants. >_> <_<


  • Elora isn't in this game, much less mentioned.
  • Professor is acting too much like a damsel in distress in this game.
  • Zoe is the head of the Fairy Library now.
  • Bianca wears a top hat and lives with her so-called uncle, who is a forgetful magician that looks like the White Rabbit. And she doesn't seem to know that Hunter exists.
  • Hunter wears pink sun-goggles and sounds like a "surfer dude" instead of an idiot. And he knows nothing of Bianca.
  • Agent 9's outfit is no longer multicolored, rather it is pure white, like a Storm Trooper's. And he doesn't have a gun any more..it's a vaccuum, which you use to suck up rhynocs and replace them with pink inflatable bears.
  • Sgt. Byrd's rocket launchers are no longer silver...they're bright pink. Ah yes, and his soldiers are now penguins, not hummingbirds.
  • Bentley is apparently now a rock climber/archaeologist who has problems prounouncing big words but tries to use them nonetheless.
  • Exactly when and where did Sheila get those boxing gloves?
  • Generous Moneybags? Yes, it's true. See the little Breath comment below.
  • While we're talking about Moneybags, he no longer sells his services to you..he "loans" things with outrageous prices.
  • Since when did Ripto control the rhynocs? Since when did he control ANYTHING, for that matter?
  • Why is Ripto wearing blue clothing instead of purple clothing? Why does he attack by throwing BOMBS and CLOCKS at you?!
  • And why do we have to fight this rhynoc/centipede creature two times instead of Crush and Gulp? Why are Crush and Gulp not even mentioned?
  • Spyro no longer has the Headbash manuever. It's been replaced by the Butt Slam ability.
  • No powerups in this game. Heck, you can breath Fire Breath, Super Fire Breath (upon recieving a pepper), Ice Breath (upon recieving an ice scroll), Super Ice Breath (upon recieving a breath mint), Wind Breath (upon recieving a top that powers your Super Weak Wind Breath), and Electric Storm breath (upon recieving a dynamo gadget that Moneybags gives you, FREE OF CHARGE).
  • All your friends send you on these collect-a-thons.
  • One of the Elders is a complete arsehole to Spyro--he cares more about the toddlers getting toys than Ripto taking over the realm.
  • Only one realm--its different locations are interconnected, much like AH'sT.
  • Theives are no longer your enemies. They're your friends...they give you items.


-_- All this proves my point....VU's tamperings with the Spyro games turn it into a bunch of BS.
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #1 on: May 30th, 2005, 4:15pm »

That's bad, AHT is worse...


Professor is more or less a complete a-hole. "I see you found the secret entrance to my lab, Spyro, now to show you the not-so-secret exit."

Moneybags sounds Russian. And wears a fez. A FEZ.

No portals, or anything. Free-roam. Around every world.

Infinite gems. I liked when there was a point to them besides to buy "lock-picks" from Mr. Russiabags.

Sparx... SPEAKS.

No more Spyro speedways, Sgt. Byrd does them all!

Gnasty Gnorc has become nothing more than a lackey!





AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I hate VU!
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #2 on: May 30th, 2005, 4:22pm »

^^^ I ALSO HATE VU!!!!!! angry angry angry angry angry
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #3 on: May 30th, 2005, 4:29pm »

Sure, I liked AHT. TTE has now made me hate it.

VU, burn in Hell!
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #4 on: May 30th, 2005, 8:56pm »

I sort of tiny bit had more fun in Attack of the Rhynocs than A Hero's Tail. But when I look back at it, yeah, I should've seen it as a sign of what was to come. undecided

The butt slam bugged me. (Spyro =/= Mario, for crying out loud!) The fact that their was a rhynoc/centipede monster that wasn't named at all bugged me more. The fact that Chateau Ripto is located in rhynocian territory and the fact that he's controlling them bugged me the most.

If they wanted an Attack of the Rhynocs, the Sorceress would've made much more sense!

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Though I liked the idea of Hunter running a spa.
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #5 on: May 30th, 2005, 9:23pm »

I found something interesting a while ago. This guy worked on the GBA Spyro games developed by Digital Eclipse. Here's a quote from his text under Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs/Spyro Adventure:

"As an aside, I really wanted to put Elora somewhere in the game, but our work load was simply too intense, and Elora unfortunately fell through the cracks. If we do another Spyro game, I'm going to push for Elora as a playable character. smiley"

Here's the web site if you want to read it in full (and his comments on the other GBA games he made: http://www.user.dccnet.com/dschebek/index.htm

VU has to always do the most foolish of things. But I don't think they could have added Elora to the Cortex Conspiracy/Fusion anyways.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31st, 2005, 06:34am »

^ sorry Darren (owner of the website at the end of the above link) but you should really email VU an electronic finger... if you know what I mean.

I noticed that for his comments on Attack of the Rynocs, he mentioned that "...The game turned out well, though Universal did make us 'dumb down' several puzzles to satisfy their target market..."

Excuse me, what exactly is your TARGET MARKET!!! COME ON! I look around this board, and what do I see? A bunch of TEENAGERS staring at me!!!

Then again, I guess that younger kids are the ones who will rope in the royalties, but its the older kids who are the real fans.

Dang little kids, glad I never was one...
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xx Re: What happened to the characters?!
« Reply #7 on: May 31st, 2005, 06:51am »

That's the thing. I thought Attack of the Rhynocs/Adventure was fun, but a pain in the neck. Like gathering every little item on those collect-a-thons, why there were no hummingbirds in Sgt. Byrd's level, why Bently....(self explainatory). At least the original four playable characters in the game, but why not put Elora? It only makes sense. I thought some of the new abilities were fun, but I do miss the powerups.

About the only things I liked about it were that it had Ripto in it, and I thought those turban thieves were cute. Like going to a little school to learn how to steal...then again, just because it has Ripto in it, doesn't make it a good game.

Gosh, VU is only concerned about ca$h. Venom's right: they're trying to appeal to a younger crowd when the fans are older.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31st, 2005, 07:34am »

There was something adorable in the credits, though. Butler (The robotic cheetah) and Ripto! SQUEEEEE! It was adorable. I'm gonna watch them again now.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31st, 2005, 11:00am »

Well, we know that at least one game developer remembered Elora. Having her as a playable character would be cool. Heck, having Elora, Hunter, and Bianca all as playable characters sounds good to me.

Not like it's ever going to happen.

*sigh* though the PS2 games' graphics may be better, the old PS1 games were by far the best.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 1st, 2005, 2:35pm »

after playing Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, i stop play the Spyro games. i did rent AHT, but it didn't impress me, at all -_-. VU ruined the spyro games. i'm upset to see what spyro has now become. i mean, i love the little dragon to ths very day. and i love the spyro games, the first three, then after that, i stoped play spyro. though i may want to play the games again.

well as for characters missing, there not like IG's use to do them. i really miss Elora, she is the best, and i love SpyroXElora, they make a great pairing, i don't care there not the same species. i like them together, so yah.

Spyro has good really down hill.

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« Reply #11 on: Jul 18th, 2005, 03:17am »

^ I'm in the same boat as you, LQ, I rented EtD and never played another Spyro game. I tell you, when I played EtD, I nearly cried. I felt sick in a way that had never really had before. I continued to play it, but it never improved. For me, Spyro died that day.

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« Reply #12 on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 10:39pm »

on May 30th, 2005, 4:15pm, Time Travelling Echidna wrote:
That's bad, AHT is worse...


Professor is more or less a complete a-hole. "I see you found the secret entrance to my lab, Spyro, now to show you the not-so-secret exit."

Moneybags sounds Russian. And wears a fez. A FEZ.

No portals, or anything. Free-roam. Around every world.

Infinite gems. I liked when there was a point to them besides to buy "lock-picks" from Mr. Russiabags.

Sparx... SPEAKS.

No more Spyro speedways, Sgt. Byrd does them all!

Gnasty Gnorc has become nothing more than a lackey!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I hate VU!

I agree! Those are the reasons I also dislike that game. Especially the infinite gems and buying stuff with them. Arg, and no portals? WHY?! Portals were fun....but noooo... angry And the speedways were fun, too.

Also, the music! It's boring and forgetable. Even the music in EtD was better. And the music in the old PS1 games were great! I almost wish they would remake the old Spyro games for PS2....with the levels switched around and stuff to make it better...with improved graphics...or something, anything but VU!

Okay, that's my rant for today.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 3rd, 2005, 05:44am »

Graphics are nothing... as long as the graphics are good enough to appeal the gameplay - gameplay and plot is what's important!

Yep, the PS1 games' music are awesome, especially the music from the very first game (I even have a few mp3s for that game)
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 3rd, 2005, 1:53pm »

You do? Cool! Could you send the MP3s to me? My email's in my profile. grin
Also, where did you find them? I've been looknig all over for the music from the Spyro games. tongue
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