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  2. Can someone please do me a favour and explain why Zero is considered OP in X6? Because against High Max, he's absolute garbage.

  3. You’ve heard of surf and turf, not get ready for a

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    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      JK Rowling is not a TERF, ffs. 

  4. that's not an entirely true because what gave everyone a sense of unity across the board was the focus on an ever expanding cast and the relationship between them so even though say sonic battle is very tonally different from sonic 06 they share a certain designing principle
  5. did Birds of Prey have that sucky of a marketing campaign or what 

    1. Celestia

      Celestia

      As far as I saw they were barely advertising it at all, lol.

  6. Yeah, ideally negative feedback is supposed to help improve something so I wouldn't even call it a twist really. It is a pretty extreme case here though that's for sure. I'm still not really interested in seeing the movie...but I have to admit I'm curious to see what how the sequel will be like now.
  7. Over the past couple months, I've been playing: A Hat in Time (Nintendo Switch) - Love it, love it, LOVE IT! This game easily ranks as one of my absolute favourite platformers ever; from its lovable and quirky cast of characters, to the wonderful level design, everything about this game just oozes charm. The only issue I've had with it so far is a couple times where the game crashed on me, but otherwise it's been a great experience! Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) - I'd seen this game (and the first Gravity Rush) being recommended by some friends for quite a while, but I never got around to actually picking them up. Eventually I'd watched a playthrough of the first game, and the second was gifted to me for Christmas last year. I haven't gotten too far into it yet (only finished the DLC prequel and left the first overworld) but it's been quite a blast to play! The gravity manipulation gimmick took a bit for me to get used to, but it's a lot of fun once you've got it down. I'll need to get back to this one soon. Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4) - So, this was a game I never expected to pick up, namely due to its disastrous launch and frankly disgusting microtransaction/lootbox system. However, after the 'Celebration Edition' was released (and the game was on sale for a HUGE discount) my brother decided to purchase it, since we were looking for a new multiplayer game to play that wasn't CTR. And honestly... I enjoy it. It's a pretty good shooter to play every now and then. Not a big fan of the single-player content, though. With that said... Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4) - ...THIS has been a lot of fun to play through! The story's okay, nothing to write home about, but the gameplay is very engaging. Learning when to strike the opponent, or when to dodge or parry, has kept me coming back to this game over the past few days, no matter how many times I keep dying. I've just finished the main story, so it's just cleanup left to do. But I really do hope to see more Star Wars games like this in the future.
  8. Looks like it beat Detective Pikachu https://io9.gizmodo.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-had-the-best-domestic-opening-of-any-1841730582 Saw the movie myself, enjoyable and hopeful for a sequel.
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  10. God, it felt like it's taken forever, but I've finally beaten the mavericks, gotten Zero, and gotten all heart tanks/sub tanks/Jumper part. So it's time to do Gate's shitty stages.

    I hope to god Ultimate Armour makes this bareable.

  11. Wouldn't pound your chest too hard for that one. It was quite literally the backlash to the original vision that pushed the movie back to the drawing board, slid it into an infinitely more favorable time slot, and dumped a buzz worthy level of free press into its lap that it wouldn't have had otherwise. In an M. Night Shyamalan level plot twist, the negative nancies probably had more to do with the success of this film than the positive pete's. Everything came together as a result of the vitriol and lack of faith the masses had for the original vision. Without them, this movie would have been both visually unappealing and buried behind a time slot featuring the highest grossing animated film in the history of cinema.
  12. TIL Popful Mail was designed by the same mangaka as Xenogears, Xenosaga and Xeno Chronicles X.

    1. Tornado

      Tornado

      Mail for Smash.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Oh wow I can't believe that Xenoblade is canon to Sister Sonic

  13. I am convinced that Sonic 06 and Mega Man X6 are kindred spirits

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I'd much rather play 06

    2. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Coming from Sean, that's saying something

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      At least 06 has some things you can genuinely enjoy.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      how dare you, x6's ost is an absolute banger and i won't hear anything else on the subject

    5. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      Forces and X3, too.

  14. Who's excited for the Tom the Cop DLC announcement for TSR?

    1. Jack at the Cinema

      Jack at the Cinema

      That's not how you do a movie cash in...

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      SEGA will probably mis-spell his name and call him Tim ;)

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      It'd be funny if they threw him in the mobile games too alongside movie Sonic.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm still not over them cutting Danica Patrick from Team Sonic Racing.

  15. So is it better for a series to keep it's core fanbase in mind always or for it to try and appeal to as broad an audience as possible...

    1. Jack at the Cinema

      Jack at the Cinema

      Both? Trying different projects, for example use Mania for long time fans and new things to bring in new folks.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Mania is aimed almost entirely towards people who grew up on the Genesis games though. 

    3. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i don't think there's a singular right answer to that. some series thrive on niche appeal and have a small but fanatical following, others have massive widespread appeal but don't necessarily have that many diehard fans, most are probably somewhere in the middle trying to find a balance that works for them. dedicated fans can be a long-term source of sales if you keep them happy, but they may not be enough on their own, and in the long term you'll want to bring in new fans as some inevitably drop out. widening your target audience can bring more sales and potentially create more dedicated fans, but it's taking a risk both in trying to connect with a new audience and in risking pissing off existing fans.

      it's just something that's got to be judged on a case by case basis.

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Diogenes So what's your take on this when it comes to Sonic?

    5. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i'd say it's somewhere in the middle, but it's hard to be more specific than that. it's never been deep or unique enough to rely entirely on a hardcore fanbase, but platformers aren't exactly in high demand these days either. plus it's spent a lot of time alienating both hardcore and casual fans so there's a lot of repair work to be done in general. i would say it'd be better to go back and reexamine the genesis Sonics, figure out what made them work, and then build off that than to go off in some new direction, not specifically to appeal to long-time fans, but because it's already proven itself to appeal to at least some people. better to start with something than nothing, but it can't be only that going forward.

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      And what about the fans that are generally fans of the aesthetics and features from the Modern games?

    7. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      Maybe we need a Dreamcast-pandering game, to see how that works?

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      you can't please everyone all of the time. they could certainly pull some bits and pieces from various parts of the series but sonic's tried to be too many different things to consistently be everyone's favorite version of it. they've got to prioritize some things over others, and i've got more faith in the classic games than any other version, so that's what i'd recommend they focus on.

    9. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I can make a decent argument that the classics have been what they've been focusing, regardless of its actual quality. We just had Mania, literally the most critically acclaimed game in years which was all classic focused to begin with, both Generations and Forces have classic gameplay in it.

      You can't please everyone, that's true. But I feel like most Modern and Adventure fans are the ones getting the short end of the stick here since the series hasn't really referenced or tried anything from that era in over a decade. 

    10. Joy

      Joy

      Classic Sonic is nice and defined. People know what sort of form that game should take. Mania knew it wanted to be that and is stronger for it.

      3D Sonic (let's ditch the Adventure and Modern subtitles) has been so many things now that I honestly think they need to figure out a nice flexible 3D formula that can last long-term and go with it. Forces is the ultimate conclusion of trying far too hard to cater to everyone. Create something fun and fresh and people will come. 

  16. So I've just been on the Star Wars Celebration site, and...

    How have I not known that the event this year is taking place at the end of August until today?

    Well, there goes my expectation that we'll see LEGO Skywalker Saga get its own panel at the event. I guess it could still release in April?

  17. Just jumping in again with the Unleashed discussions. For me, the game embraced the strengths of the boost formula and focusses on them. Platforming and exploration absolutely take a back seat but instead there's a strong focus on reactionary-based gameplay.


    Colours and Generations feel like they try to bring back more traditional platforming elements and for me it's at odds with the formula. The more open level design in Generations also gets made a bit redundant when you're expected to stay at top speed and there's a definitely "best path" for that. 
     

    That definitely highlights how inflexible the boost formula is, but taking it for what it is Unleashed played to its strengths.

  18. Sonic's characterization is definitely interesting and different here, no doubt, it makes sense for the story they wanted to tell, the fact that he's lived alone and wanted to try out as many things as possible. I couldn't have seen a different Sonic here, and it's really refreshing to see him so active and not laid back which I hated in other media, it's just a boring representation of the character, especially in Boom where he's like a mono-expressive comedian. And I'm so so so glad it's breaking records at the box office! As one of the literal few fans who believed in the movie since it was announced (lol) it's really satisfying. But I don't blame other people for wanting actual proof that it was gonna be good, because the genre had a lot of misteps in the past, so… I still don't buy that shit though, every movie is a different case IMO, and it proved true.
  19. We have a topic on the Sonic movie where you can post and talk about it with others.
  20. Reaction: The Rock voices Knuckles in the Sonic movie sequel.

    1. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      I can actually picture that. That would be ironic too, since there was the Rock joke in the movie

      But what if . . . he actually plays president in an upcoming sequel?

    2. Jack at the Cinema

      Jack at the Cinema

      It's only a matter of time at this point.

    3. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      Michelle Rodriguez as Blaze, too.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Shit Rock, yeah 

  21. oh I just understood why I see so many random off-topic k-pop videos replies on twitter in usual popular tweets.

    And I don't get it.

    K-pop is cool but that fandom is... Weird.

  22. There used to be an extremely obscure console called the Pixter which I used to play quite often as a small kid. There was this one game in particular where there were three sections; you would start in a car, the next in a boat, the last in a plane. I think it was math themed in some way. There was this extremely catchy music that played through the whole thing that I remember in a foggy sense. I don't know what the game was called and I have tried looking it up to absolutely no results.
  23. Not to say I trust he's honestly engaging with conversations because yeah, he does come across as intentionally misinterpreting things all the time. But I could understand assuming that random people online are accusing you of stealing ideas if they bring something like that up.
  24. The thing is with the game characterization though is that Sonic has been there and done that. His confidence and skills are because he's been really good at what he does. He already knew Eggman in the first game and had run ins with him. The dynamic was already established, and the games never touched on what Sonic was before he was. The point is, we don't know who game Sonic was before he was as it was never explored in Japanese media by Naka and co. outside of a really weird background where he's the reincarnation of an airplane pilot.
  25. Hello everyone, recently watched the new Sonic movie in my local cinema, and I thought it was actually pretty enjoyable. Maybe a little simple on the story but that didn’t destroy the entertainment from it. Made a little mini non spoiler review video on it, if anyone might like to view it? So what is everyone else’s opinions on the movie?? Send any of your YouTube review links on the Sonic movie too.
  26. *Seeing Sonic's apparent success in the Box Office*

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's had a better three day opening weekend than Detective Pikachu. It's officially the best opening of any video game movie to date.

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