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  1. 4 points
    Zeer

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    Hard to have any real positive outlook after Forces turned out how it did after 4 years of waiting and at this point I have no clue where they go next. I doubt they have much of an idea of what to do next either. Their return to Boost was a flop and sidescrolling gameplay in the 3D games has only gotten worse and worse with each time it's used since it's return in Unleashed. Adventure is the most requested style, but I doubt they have the talent, funds, and money to give it a real shot. Not only that, it feels like the team is burnt out or just floating along. There's no real passion in their games anymore. Mania was full of it. You could tell the people working on it wanted to deliver something special and worked their asses off to provide it. I don't see that from Sonic Team, I can't feel or see that in their recent games. The team needs people who want to do everything in their power to try and deliver a game like Mania or Unleashed that looks and feels chock full of passion and effort, but I doubt that will happen. I really don't know what they do next, but I'd lean towards it being another lackluster title, maybe a movie-tie in (which will sink my expectations further, but whatever at that point) in 2019. I don't have high hopes.
  2. 2 points
    For at least the tenth time now, Ken has announced a new release date for TLSC: I'd really thought that he'd finally learned to not announce any dates until he's completely certain, but apparently not.
  3. 2 points
    The moon being the assist trophy is one of the funniest things Ive seen in this game.
  4. 2 points
    The Moon should be playable. I can see the tag-line now. "The Moon CRASHES DOWN!"
  5. 2 points
    Wow! A game for the Vita in 2019? That's 2 forgotten things coming back next year
  6. 2 points
    MetalSkulkBane

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Knuckles always had a dirty mouth. Remember Sonic Heroes?
  7. 1 point
    What looks to be an updated version of the cover was found at the bottom of an EB Games Australia in-Store advertisement. I tapped on the image, zoomed in on it and found no mention of a download being required from what I can make out. Look at the bottom where it says “pre-order special edition”. Again, you’ll have to zoom in. Imgur album comparison. https://www.imgur.com/a/fgEmHVz
  8. 1 point
    I’m not talking about whether they could. I’m moreso saying, “would they?”
  9. 1 point
    One thing that sticks in my mind is how Sonic Team went on a trek to South America in search of inspiration for Sonic Adventure. Let’s set aside talent and just focus on passion here. Would modern Sonic Team have the spirit to do that? Not a chance.
  10. 1 point
    Razule

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Guys... we gotta.. we gotta move on from this... Let's just all agree that Tails dropping the F-bomb would be completely okay.
  11. 1 point
    New figure announced: And a limited-edition version with Sparx! Looks neat, but I'm still waiting for that leaked NECA action figure to be revealed.
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    Big Panda

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    ...since when is “suck” a bad word?
  14. 1 point
    Gamescom technically starts tomorrow, but I wouldn't really expect a new trailer for the game. Also I smell moreso a Forces situation than a delay and the game itself might actually not have much content, but that's just me tho...
  15. 1 point
    THE MOON Eclipses the Competition! But yeah, I wouldn't mind Skull Kid being added- Or any new Zelda character, really. Strange that one of Nintendo's biggest series hasn't had a unique newcomer since Melee.
  16. 1 point
    StaticMania

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    If that's what you believe, I guess. I don't get that impression...
  17. 1 point
    Tailikku

    Ducktales (2017)

    Apple shortbread pie with a scoop of sea-salt ice cream
  18. 1 point
    Yeah, that's early for me, too, so I'll probably skip out as well. I can always find out later.
  19. 1 point
    Conando

    TMNT Goes Nickelodeon

    After watching a few of the episodes that Nick put up, I can say it’s not bad. It’s not amazing, but it can be fun and entertaining. The highlight is the animation for action scenes, they’re phenomenal. The voice acting has ranged from solid to great too, even Cena was pretty good as Drax. I do hope they start to give the series a direction in time, though. After 2012’s connected plot, it can be a bit aimless.
  20. 1 point
    StaticMania

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I didn't know "Oh my stars and garters" was profanity...
  21. 1 point
    You realise that's a scenario that could happen right? The audience is 6-12 year old American children*, there's going to be some like that in there. I don't care at all about the usage myself, but hey. *Not that it's exclusively American parents that may take offence, not with the mother and child exchange I saw in person just a few days ago.
  22. 1 point
    Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I generally liked it when writers try and get creative with swears. As long as its not too forced, it adds a unique charm to the character. We all know what he wanted to say there. Cleaver censor dodging gets us around the obvious and keeps him in character. No controversy, no fuss, no muss.
  23. 1 point
    Bowbowis

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I'd rather the comics include some mild cursing where appropriate (i.e. When the damn writers aren't going out of their damn way to force damn swear words into every damn sentence like in Shadow the damn Hedgehog) than bend over backwards to avoid it at all costs. People swear, it's a fact of life. Trying to use euphemisms or write around an offending word (especially a mild one) can come off as awkward when a succinct , "Oh crap!" would get the job done better.
  24. 1 point
    DabigRG

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Her Sonic needs a little work, though. Also, who usually does colors for her?
  25. 1 point
    Yup. An oddly shape hill that resembles a loop and Sonic feels sad and nostalgic at the same time because "Oh man, we have these everywhere where I come from. I miss home, Tom." It could just be a very beautiful scene. I'm reminded of this At 2:28. Imagine that but with Sonic. Or even a live action version of the Sonic CD intro (P.S I chose this version cuz I like the remix of the Boom song) Him just letting loose and finally getting to free roam, running past all of the wild life. Running on the water. We can finally get a taste as the audience, what its like to be him. Why he loves adventure; why he loves to run. Why he loves freedom.
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  27. 1 point
    Lord-Dreamerz

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    I agree with you there. I never understood the idea behind people without much context saying how 2D games will get old and boring... yet 3D games doesn't have this curse somehow? Doesn't make any logic to me. A good game is a good game and a bad game is a bad game, being 2D or 3D don't change that by itself. If the 2D games got boring to everybody later-on then it's simply because the new titles don't have enough interesting good ideas put into them and or good enough execution of ideas... and going 3D instead wouldn't fix that problem.
  28. 1 point
    Jim Carrey is going to be filming on Wednesday? WE FINALLY GET TO SEE EGGMAN! :D
  29. 1 point
    Sean

    Your dream remaster

    If it weren't for Sonic 3 Complete, that would be my #1 most wanted remaster because it is my favorite Sonic title but the base game has aged somewhat. S3C is literally only missing widescreen and Mania-specific features (and has those crappy Knuckles underwater physics), but it otherwise suits my needs well and I'm not squirming in a seat for an official remaster. Likewise, SA1 and 2 on PC have fan modifications that make them close to definitive for me and I'm not itching for Sega to put out an official effort themselves. SADX has the Dreamcast Conversion and other stuff which are good but unfortunately don't make it 1:1 to the Dreamcast version due to the presence of bugs and engine oddities specific in the GCN/PC ports and are unfixable without access to the game's source code. However it's good enough and it's a lot more convenient to play than busting out the old Dreamcast again, and fan mods have helped this version of the game be the best it can be, which is a lot more effort than Sega was willing to put in any version of SADX. So I'm happy with it. As for SA2 my definitive version is probably Super SA2: The New Challengers by Neo, and I actually recommend it over MM's character select mod due to how well it integrates itself into the game. It lets you choose alternate characters for stages (like any speed character in any speed stage), but it also is specifically tweaked to enhance the game and iron out any possible oddities that may arise, such as the broken sound banks in Green Hill when playing as Amy or Metal or preventing alt. characters from obtaining upgrades they shouldn't get (lest it breaks the game and prevents the proper character from getting it). A lot of bugs were fixed up as well from what I've observed in my experience. It may not sound like much, but it's a set of features that Sega really should have implemented themselves when porting SA2 to Steam. And I have a few separate mods to fix up other setbacks such as an unlocked emerald radar for the treasure hunting stages, and giving Amy and Metal a spin dash. Like with the aforementioned mods for S3 and SADX, I can't play the base SA2 game anymore without this mod. I want an Unleashed remaster but Wraith and Jez have already covered what I want nicely. I think a Colors remaster would be good and it's getting to the point where it might be necessary outright because of how... held-back the game looks and feels on Wii hardware. Make the game HD and 60fps, and change the controls so that they're more like Unleashed and Generations. I'm actually not the biggest fan of Colors, at all, but I wouldn't be against a port and I never understood why there wasn't one because it's the most well-received game of the post-2006 line-up of 3D Sonic games aside from maybe Generations. So I don't think a re-release would hurt at all. I know there's Dolphin but my computer can't handle that shit, and I want a dedicated port over an emulation.
  30. 1 point
    We're not praising the company tho', we're praising the developers for sticking to their guns and actually facing the company they work for to actually get this shit fixed. Activision can fuck off for all I care because of that move. Toys for Bob on the other hand, have my respect for actually sticking up to their project.
  31. 1 point
    We shouldn’t be praising companies for doing the standard, and going as far to say they’re too good for us. Great that they did it, as opposed to not, but this simply brings the game to the bare minimum standard of quality and customer goodwill. Like many games that have the product on the disc and available. I shouldn’t have to be grateful, like they did some Herculean task. Like, I shouldn’t be grateful the waiter got me a plate for my food to go on, when that’s, Yknow, the standard thing to do. Again, I’m appreciative they did it, but this shouldn’t be something to sing praises about either since this should have been a “no shit” thing in the first place
  32. 1 point
    TOYOTARO, YOU ABSOLUTE MAD LAD ! !
  33. 1 point
    Dr. Detective Mike

    Your dream remaster

    Eh. The fanbase raged WAY harder when the 4kids actors showed up. They'll be fine.
  34. 1 point
    Won't Stop, Just Go

    Your dream remaster

    Sonic Unleashed Remastered is the one I'm pining for the most right now. Ideally: - Tighten up the framerate issues with modern hardware so we have the full 60fps experience -Fully custom controls or at least the ability to remap the jump dash/homing attack -Severely nerf medal requirements if not outright removing them -Tweak Sonic's controls to make him a bit less slippery and make things like the drift more reliable -Increase the Werehog's base damage and streamline the "growth"/level up process to 2 or 3 categories so it's easier and faster to unlock new moves for him. Also give the player more moves to start with. -Werehog battle music toggle -Straight up replace the tornado minigame with something else or just remove it -Keep the level design mostly intact and let it speak for itself -Include all DLC.
  35. 1 point
    Razule

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    When people say it's a bad word they just mean it's not something commonly heard in kid's stuff. Maybe these low-level slightly inappropriate words are something Sonic has been missing. They add an extra flavor to the dialogue. Here's hoping they bring back Shadow's "damn" at some point
  36. 1 point
    Meta77

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I really hope your joking about that being a bad word. I cant even....
  37. 1 point
    StaticMania

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Apparently crap is now a bad word...of the mild variety no doubt. Hopefully this reaction doesn't become the norm.
  38. 1 point
    Diogenes

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    It's bad! It's bad, and I don't think Sonic Team has the slightest idea how to fix things, and they probably don't have the resources to try to figure it out. I like to think that after Mania's incredible success and Forces' poor reception, they're going to step back, look at what the series has become, look at what it could be instead, and genuinely try to sort out their problems and do better...but that's the same desperate hope I've clung to after every mistake and failure over the last 15-ish years, and the same promise they've made and broken again and again. I just do not believe they have what it takes to make great Sonic games at this point and I struggle to imagine how they'd change that.
  39. 1 point
    You guys are expecting too much from the story.. again. Remember Forces and to an extend Mania. Not trying to be a buzz kill, but c'mon.
  40. 1 point
    Silvereyes

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Sonic Universe #5-#8: It is great to finally reach Mobius: 30 Years Later after knowing about it for a while. And good grief, after the very rocky and very Penders M25YL saga, and its good but somewhat rushed conclusion in issues #166-#167, I think M30YL is easily the best of the bunch. Probably because it is mostly cut loose from the Penders M25YL saga and can basically do its own thing, with it writing out all of Penders characters aside from Lara-Su. Hell, even Knuckles gets written out, despite the fact he was the main character of M25YL, presumably because Universe #9-#12 is focused on Knuckles in the present day. Plot is fairly simple. Since M25YL, Sonic and Sally have gotten married, they have 2 new kids to replace the old kids wiped out by the timeline shift, the world is at peace. Lien-Da however is working with her conspiritors, the Dark Presence, to take out Sonic and Sally, but get foiled by an arriving Silver. Silver, having apparently come straight from issue #196, warns Sonic and Sally about a traitor and a big catastrophe. The Dark Presence however storm the castle, as well as capturing Tails and Mina in their hotel, forcing Sally, the kids and a knocked out Silver have to hide in the castle's safe room while Sonic and current guardian Lara-Su work together. They form a new set of Freedom Fighters with Tails and Mina's 2 kids, Bunnie and Antoine's 2 kids and Vector's son. Lein-Da is able to break Shadow out of his stasis beneath the castle, but rather than wanting to rule again, he decides he wants to destroy the world, and kills Lien-Da by breaking her time bracelet erasing her from the current timeline, which is pretty awesome. And to wipe out humanity, he gets Tikhaos - a combination of Perfect Chaos and Tikal, who has an unquenchable hunger for chaos energy, which is such a dark idea but one that I love. Shadow retreats to somewhere unknown to come back to rule the world when everyone is dead, while Sonic, the new Freedom Fighters, and then eventually everyone else fights Tikhaos, eventually winning out. Everything is fine, the Dark Presence has no leader and want nothing to do with Shadow anymore, and a new set of Freedom Fighters are ready to help save the world. Silver goes back to his future, with still the question of a traitor in the ranks of the Freedom Fighters. Compared to the overlong M25YL, M30YL is definetly more straightforward, with Shadow and Lien-Da being our antagonists, while Sonic has to cope with being an older man who is king while we get Lara-Su being more used to being a guardian without her dad or the Chaotix to assist her. We also get many kid characters, who are all fine if very much in that vein of being "original characters, do not steal". If a mixed species couple have kids, the son will be the father's species, the daughter will be the mother's species. Although I did notice apparently for Mina's daughter, she has gotten Tails' muzzle which is slightly weird honestly in certain frames. I find it especially funny that Antoine's son has the French accent and Bunnie's daughter has the Southern accent. Not to mention the apparent implication that Bunnie's kids were born with cybernetics? Wait, if Bunnie is robotisiced from the waist down how did she get preg... you know what, never mind. Still, I think the story works for me way more than M25YL because it feels far more connected to the actual Sonic comics, rather than it being Penders just doing his own thing in a Sonic comic. The formation of a set of Freedom Fighters who are all descendents is a cool idea. Sonic being married to Sally with kids and dealing with his age is great, with several great moments for him, like calming down Tails' kids and Lara-Su when things are bad, still being sad at the loss of his first set of kids, and the way his marriage with Sally is handled. I love this page from #6 especially, it feels like a commentary on how useless Sally was in M25YL. Sally and Sonic's relationship is very well written, Tails and Mina work really well together as well, including Mina saying she'll have a word with Sonic about bringing her kids into the fight and Tails being a bit of a confident guy now. Even Shadow, as much as he is basically a Bond villian in this future, at least excuses his actions by being like in Adventure 2 and being motivated by what he felt Maria would of wanted. If he couldn't change the world from ruling it, he'll just purge it. I think the darker elements are handled well here, Sonic can be dark if done in the right dosage, and Tikhaos is actually very tragic. It feels like the kind of thing I would want from a possible future story, rather than the politics and pretentious dialogue and awkward relationship stuff from M25YL. I mean, I guess if I had to find flaws, again, in M25YL, Knuckles was the main character, so arguably M30YL perhaps isn't being that faithful with him absent, but I don't care to be honest. I do find it funny that with issues #1-#4 all about Shadow trying to be a good guy, these issues are about him being a bastard. Must of been confusing to anyone who hadn't read the M25YL issues. There is also the issue of Silver coming in, and apparently confirming this is indeed the future, rather than a possible alternate reality which arguably gets rid of any wiggle room. But then I'm sure you can have a timey-wimey explanation from things being different here than in the present. I guess this is the end of the M25/30YL storylines. At this point we're only about 4 years away from the Archie reboot, and as far as I'm aware this is the last story. Still, it had its fun spots, even in the Penders era, but I definetly think this is the strongest of it. Urgh, I just wish my copies of IDW's Sonic #7 and #8 would arrive. May have to file a complaint at this rate.
  41. 1 point
    "Dorky Silver" is when he's at his best imo. Gives the guy some humility without turning him into a complete joke. Him trying his hardest to be friendly but being a bit awkward just makes him endearing compared to when he was just another stiff imo. I like the contrast between Silver trying to be more of a proper hero and Sonic's more laidback approach to everything.
  42. 1 point
    Silvereyes

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Sonic Universe #1-#4: Like I said before, I've been very eager to get to Sonic Universe. This first 4 parter focusing on Shadow is pretty great, although really it isn't a typical 4 parter. Rather it is 4 stories centering on Shadow, with a loose arc about the formation of Team Dark. I guess I should bring up Sonic X #40 that takes place before Universe #1? Not sure what to say about it, aside from it being neat. I forgot Metal Sonic was never in X so that was interesting having X Eggman react to him. Shadow interacting with Sonic and Chris was interesting, although I imagine this must clash with the TV show when Shadow comes back in season 3 in some capacity. Nothing much else to say really, maybe if I cared more about X I'd find it more emotional about Chris reacting to Shadow, but it is a cool thing that happened. I suppose maybe if you were to be cynical, it is perhaps a bit cheap that X's final issue is used to basically advertise the comic that would replace it, but I don't think it is an issue, especially when the X comic probably couldn't ever have a proper ending since they were stuck at the end of season 2. #1 has Shadow and Metal Sonic arrive in Blaze's dimension, when Metal Sonic knocks Shadow into the sea and has to be rescued by Blaze and Marine. Blaze explains that she knows about Sonic by meeting him in the Sonic Rush tie-in way back in issues #160-#161, and then again in the Sonic Rush Adventure adaptation in #180, with that game's plot seemingly happening comic wise off panel. The trio head to port when they find Metal Sonic blowing the place up, forcing the 3 to fight Metal. Shadow tries to reason to Metal about not being a slave to the Eggman, but Metal refuses to change sides, forcing the 3 to take him out. Shadow returns to his dimension with a Chaos Emerald Blaze had gotten from Sonic from their off panel adventure. Pretty good issue, if perhaps a little odd for a first issue. It is odd for the first issue of a new series to start in the middle of a story about Shadow and Metal Sonic, not to mention doesn't really have that much to do with the other 3 issues of the Shadow Saga which have a focus on Team Dark as a whole. Still, it is a fun story. It is cool Blaze is now properly a character now in the comics, Marine is written well as being funny and annoying, and Shadow works as a lead character. It's a minor problem, but I must admit I am disappointed about how Blaze is handled. At the end of the Rush adaptation, after fighting Sonic, she promises to turn up again to see him about a future destiny. The Rush Adventure adaptation seems to purposely omit Blaze and the alternate dimension when Sonic and Tails meet Marine and run into Johnny, I premuse so that Blaze coming back was kept for a proper issue story. So it is a little disappointing that as it turns out, it turns out the Rush Adventure adaptation was basically a 1:1 retelling of the game off panel, meaning Blaze's foreshadowing in #161 essentially goes nowhere, and it means Blaze's development from a cold loner to learning the power of friendship happens off panel too, since when we meet her in Universe #1, she is friendly and chill. Like I say, it doesn't bother me that much, but I guess it is a little disappointing. Still, Blaze is now properly established as a character now, which with Silver being introduced only a couple of months ago in the main Sonic comic and Omege's introduction in Universe #3, it does feel like a push to try and get all the remaining Sonic secondary characters in the comicsverse. I think at this point Cream is the only noticable absent character. Still, fun issue, and it is a nice way of showing that Universe will be focusing on characters other than Sonic. It has a very funny moment with Marine too. #2 is fairly simple. It focuses on 2 stories, with a retelling of Adventure 2 in the comic continuity while in the present, Sonic, Shadow and Rouge stop one of Eggman's machines from blowing up the Freedom Fighters. Pretty good overall, we did talk about this earlier in the thread and it is neat having the comic show what happened in the comic's version of Adventure 2, since previous it happened off panel. It is kindof funny seeing it happen with Tails, Knuckles and Amy present, with Sonic teaming up with Rouge for half of it, which makes it feel like a bit of a "what if?" story, even if the result it essentially the same as the game. It is a nice twist though that when Rouge gets locked in the GUN facility, Sonic actually makes a truce with Shadow to go rescue her, that is a nice detail of this version. More of an action packed issue, with the focus more on Sonic and Shadow basically being friends now, which Rouge teases Shadow about, and Shadow's development from villian to hero. Solid stuff and helps give Shadow some development, as well as making his backstory nice and clear. I think the only bit that bugged was that apparently, the Adventure 2 events happened only 1 year before the present day, which I think is inaccurate since it would mean the last 100 issues of the main comic have taken place over a single year, and I'm pretty sure Sonic was lost in space for a year after being thought dead at the end of #125. Ah well, whatever, probably best not to think about it, I imagine a comic like this is going to always have a compressed timeframe, otherwise Sonic should be in his 20s by now. #3 has Shadow sent to retrieve Gamma for GUN, as Gamma has been working as a lone agent fighting Eggman's badniks after the Adventure adaptation, and Eggman is going to send Omega to have him terminated. Shadow finds Gamma in the snowy mountains, but Omega arrives causing problems. Shadow tries to save Gamma, but Omega is able to destroy him, with Gamma uploading his soul essentially into Omega's systems, causing Omega to feel guilt for destroying Gamma and being a living weapon... even if Omega is still not exactly a nice robot. Still, pretty good stuff. More parallels for Shadow with him and Omega being built as weapons, a nice finale for Gamma, and Omega is now in the comic. #4's plot is about invading the Special Zone to get another Chaos Emerald for GUN, but really it's an issue about Team Dark working together, and Shadow having to work with others, as well as him being insecure about failing when he considers himself the Ultimate Lifeform. Hope, who now works for GUN as a genius scientist and who presumably was let go by Snively back in issue #177 I think, helps consol Shadow. Team Dark has to do the challenge of the god like being in the Special Zone to gain the Chaos Emerald, and working as a team they get it, with it ending with them being branded as Team Dark. Again, solid stuff. The Shadow Saga is very interesting to me. Unless I'm mistaken, it is a bit unique in how it is 4 stories with a theme, whereas from what I understand, most of Universe will have single stories told over 4 issue chunks. As the name implies, this focuses on Shadow, with him having to deal with his own problems of him being built as a weapon and trying to do the right thing. Honestly, aside from his usual angst, Shadow is pretty nice alot of the time really. Hell, I think he is nicer than a few incarnations of Sonic really, even with a bit of an attitute. All 4 issues are solid. I guess to nitpick, I do think issue 1 has little to do with the other 3 aside from Shadow and Metal talking about being living weapons. For a set of stories also about Team Dark, Rouge doesn't really get much focus even if she does alot in #2 and #4. She does stuff and pulls her weight, but it is never really about her, unlike Shadow and later Omega. Not to mention is has that game problem where Rouge is now suddenly a good guy spy for GUN, whereas last time we saw her in the comic I believe, she was teamed up with Scourge to try and steal things. #4 doesn't feel like much of a conclusion, hell, it feels like with the formation of Team Dark at the end it feels like it is setting up some future issues when it just awkwardly cuts to the teaser page for the next storyline about Mobius: 30 Years Later. Still, I really enjoyed this though. If the rest of Universe has this kind of quality and interesting storylines focusing on other Sonic characters, it wouldn't surprise me if Universe winds up being my favourite aspect of the Archie Sonic series. Hell, I think the quality of these issues prove that a Shadow/Team Dark spin off series could of worked by itself, it is that strong.
  43. 1 point
    Before people say it could be "just a general JRPG reference": That camera angle is almost never used for JRPG's. Camelot loves to use it, though. They used it in Shining Force and Golden Sun at least. However, I don't want to read too much into it either. I'm just hopeful we'll get GS content because of the ballot.
  44. 1 point
    Adamis

    Sonic Concept Art

    Pierre DeCelles worked on AoStH and Underground (mistakenly labelled SatAM) and posted some concept-arts.
  45. 1 point
    The site's been updated with item pages and such, and Sakurai tweeted a picture he particularly liked. .... After that "red eye" comment, I can't even anymore.
  46. 1 point
    A lot of the bad stigma for clones in the past came from the misconception that it diverted resources away from making wholly original characters, which was never really true, at least not in the sense that most people imagined - Sakurai even back in the day went on record saying that he could make a pretty large number of clones with the resources it took to create just one proper newcomer, and that the sheer amount of them we got in Melee was more down to time constraints than anything else. They've been welcomed more readily in Ultimate because Sakurai has made that distinction crystal fucking clear this time - these aren't glory stealers, they're just the little bonuses on top of the main event. The fact that many of the new echos are fan favourites that would have been only Assist Trophies at best before - and some of which that were ATs before - certainly helps
  47. 1 point
    Man you really sold me on introvert Sonic. Your read on what he's doing when dispensing philosophy (he's deflecting) really clinches it for me. I've never really been able to see Game!Sonic as anything but an extrovert, he's sociable, and making friends just seems to come as natural as breathing to his main incarnation, but I've always found the introvert of Sonic X fascinating. It was a trait in myself that I have never seen in Sonic before. Now it's possibly my favorite take on the character and in Sonic X he lines up perfectly with your description. Another surprising trait that's stuck out to me is how calm and lackadaisical he can be when he doesn't have a world to save. Again in the early days Sonic was often described as brash and impatient but those elements are severely down played ever since Sonic gained a voice. OVA!Sonic kicks back on a lounge chair at the beach, and low and behold Adventure 1 opens up to practically the same scene, and he's sleeping under a tree at the end of it. Again in Sonic X there isn't a tree or roof he hasn't slept on, or flower he hasn't sniffed. My take away is that he travels for a purpose, he runs to a destination and takes the time to appreciate the location, nature, culture etc. That's why I love the fact his Japanese voice actor is bilingual. It gives credence to Sonic's image as an experienced world traveler.
  48. 1 point
    In SC/ SG e SLW Sonic and Tails were forced too much. I didn't feel any emotions when Tails protected Sonic from Eggman in Sonic Colours, or when he was thrown in the capsule by mistake. There is no feeling, it doesn't keep you on "spikes", is just a mass of "try hard" scenes that, honestly, didn't work. And in my opinion 2010-present Sonic Isn't Sonic, is a flat clone.
  49. 1 point
    I like Sonic's personality in the storybook games a lot. He's shown to be his normal, cocky, careless self, and is quite selfless and self sacrificing, as well as forgiving towards both Shahra and Merlina (Who both were manipulated into doing bad things). However, there's also a hint of a darker-side to Sonic. His inability to trust Eggman (poor king Shahryar), and he's shown to be quite vengeful towards certain villains (condemning Eazor to his lamp, destroying King Arthur, slaying dragons without a second thought). While I feel there's room for improvement (he can come off a little bland at times), this is one of my favourite portrayals of Sonic. Ideally for me, there'd be some mix in of some of the attitude and dorkiness from the Warren/Graft take on Sonic, but all-in-all, I think the storybook games got it pretty right.
  50. 1 point
    So I know this topic is really old and completely forgotten by now, but I kinda want to bring up something that I wasn't really sure where to put it, or if I wanted to start up a new topic that won't really get anywhere: Sonic strangely always strikes me as a person who is exactly what he appears to be (friendly, heroic, freedom and stuff)...but only when everything works to his favor, and he isn't the cause of the problem. Think about it: In almost every adventure he's ever been in, most of the things that go bad tend to be the result of outside forces, and rarely has he ever been in a situation where bad stuff happens BECAUSE of his philosophy on life, or his own personal actions. Granted you could note cases such as Unleashed and Lost World, but I'm a little iffy on both because of the former not really doing anything with the concept due to a lack of development plotwise in that regard, and the latter handling the concept so clumsily that I honestly felt like it didn't really do it very well.
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