Jump to content


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 06/21/2019 in all areas

  1. 7 points
    *Just another art update.* Added the Hero and Banjo & Kazooie to my Smash Bros. Art piece. *twitter post*
  2. 6 points
    I will not have Twinsanity being disrespected like this in my house.
  3. 4 points
    The Netflix release is a fucking disaster in every respect
  4. 4 points
    social anxiety is spending 30 minutes writing a silly joke post then another 5 hesitating to submit it before ultimately deciding not to
  5. 4 points
    He has some really great ideas, but unless he can create well-designed stages that take advantage of these abilities then it's just another Sonic fan engine to add to the pile.
  6. 4 points

    next smash fighter leaked

    next smash fighter leaked
  7. 4 points
    Richter is an echo fighter, not an alternate costume. This sounds like splitting hairs when echo fighters are already very similar, but alt costumes don't even have different taunts. It's hard for me to imagine Leon and Claire having 1:1 animations in absolutely everything they do. Especially when they're different heights, body types, etc. Yes it could happen anyway, but it strikes me as unlikely. Olimar and Alph work as alt costumes because they aren't really that expressive in their own games (outside of the captain's logs) and because the Pikmin themselves feel like the real stars of the show, on top of being the basis for the entire moveset. The Koopalings are admittedly more distinct from each other in their home series than they are in Smash, but they strike me as being a sort of "package deal" where they were either going to be included as costumes or not at all, and you could argue that their moves are based primarily on the clown car anyway. Not a fan of how they're portrayed, personally, but it works for most people.
  8. 3 points

    plz send help i can't breathe

    plz send help i can't breathe
  9. 3 points
    September solicitations are out!
  10. 3 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    A bio for Tangle was posted on the Facebook Group and an interview with Evan Stanley.
  11. 2 points
    (pic/art) god i haven't drawn these two fuckers in forever
  12. 2 points
    Please support the official release. Unless Netflix puts out a crappy version. Then just pirate the good version.
  13. 2 points
    What the actual legitimate fuck is wrong with some people? You expect a kid who’s too young to watch John Wick to know fully well who the man is?
  14. 2 points
    Adventure 2 and STH '06 were both new games with new levels and new characters; and the fact that they were anniversary titles was a defining moment of their marketing and development (to the detriment of the latter, of course). Just because it's an anniversary title doesn't mean it's another Generations; especially in the time since Generations itself Sonic Team haven't really done shit anyway.
  15. 2 points

    link 2: zelda: the faces of evil

    link 2: zelda: the faces of evil
  16. 2 points
    I don't think Resident Evil lends itself to a composite character the way Dragon Quest does. The heroes in DQ are all pretty interchangeable blank slates, but the RE protagonists are a lot more distinct. They each have different personalities, signature martial arts, and even weapons (although I don't think Smash would care about whether or not Leon has used a grenade launcher in his games).
  17. 2 points

    it makes so much sense

    it makes so much sense
  18. 1 point
    There's a Comic Book https://www.activision.com/cdn/crash/CTR_NF_COMIC.pdf
  19. 1 point
    https://www.activision.com/cdn/crash/CTR_NF_COMIC.pdf Love how they made a comic for CTR Nitro Fueled.
  20. 1 point
    Highly doubt a 2d game is worth having as an anniversary title. also not sure they would call it mania 2 if another 2d game was to come which it will eventually. If its a 3d I WANT to hope they would give us something new and fresh like how mario does in most all his main 3d games. But honestly it most likely will be another rushed 3d game with classic sonic shoehorned in somehow someway.
  21. 1 point
    Well that was terrifying. Just played race "Android Alley" for the first time ever (Online race), had no idea of the lay-out...and I finished 1st.
  22. 1 point
    Shaddy Zaphod

  23. 1 point
    after seeing TS4 i am very adamant (i always was tho) that Toy Story is the greatest film franchise of all time, and i will take no disagreements, thank you, class dismissed
  24. 1 point
    Crash still going strong on the Switch y'all. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/06/here_are_the_top_10_best-selling_third-party_switch_games_as_of_may_2019
  25. 1 point
    I'm applying for a writing job, and they want me to give them a two page research paper by tomorrow. I sent the application weeks ago and thought it a lost cause, so I'm actually happy to have a homework assignment omg.
  26. 1 point
    Yesterday I stayed out of home for most time and couldn't post the selection, so this means today comes in double dose! Solister's Tune of the Day #79 (Sonic Birthday Countdown 20/23) - Zebrahead - His World (Original Version) - 2006 [Sonic 2006] Solister's Tune of the Day #80 (Sonic Birthday Countdown 21/23) - Cashell - Un-Gravitify - 2007 [Sonic Riders Zero Gravity] The first one is basically a cliche. It's one of the main Sonic themes, specially from the new era. Not much my favorite one but it's very important for the series. In the counterpart, the second one is my favorite Sonic track which I found after distance a little from the Sonical tracks. I think I would put it in 3rd place, only preceded by the Julien-K ones. And well guys... We are that near. Only two tracks until the end of the Sonic selection, and just 20 until 100 tracks in overall. At the same time I always believed I would reach there, it always looked a hard mission which looked even more near after each day.
  27. 1 point
    Have to use phone SSMB... computer SSMB is faster to use and more handy. 😞 I might make a few spelling errors as a result.
  28. 1 point
    I don't think that was ever up for debate regarding Let's Go though? Everything about it suggested a lower budget to begin with. As for Sword and Shield, it's possible that the new camping gimmick (replacing Amie or whatever) includes new animations, which might go some way to explain their claim that the Pokémon require extra work to put in the game. I can't imagine it satisfying people either way, but I feel there must be some truth to their official line on this. Because they can't seriously believe the usage of the same models would ever go unnoticed.
  29. 1 point
    Sega should be more willing to throw money at the IP if they want a better return.
  30. 1 point
    I'm kinda mad that they didn't got the pre-console mixes for the Legacy Soundtrack or at least a FLAC file from Josh, because the version they put in the game is like 240p... ;/
  31. 1 point


  32. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Oh, I just remembered something else from Bumblekast ...Forward to...? Alright Aleck. She has the same stats as Sonic himself. How im-- Did they forget to finish outlining her hair?
  33. 1 point
    Toy Story 4 is good! Not as good as TS3, but still a great watch.
  34. 1 point
    Big Panda

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Considering the comic’s still doing yearly arcs, and that 25 will supposedly be the first issue of year 3, I’m not sure.
  35. 1 point
    I'm guessing it's either because he decked him out enough that K'nox" is legally distinct from what SEGA would say represents Knuckles and/or it's the same way he allowed Archie to reprint his stories for a while: he won't be on covers.
  36. 1 point
    Metacritic score currently 85 for PS4 & Xbox1. Currently no score for Switch.
  37. 1 point
    That's been a huge problem for a while now. There hasn't been good 3D level design in a Sonic game ever since Sonic Generations. If we let Sonic Team make some levels, how do we know it won't end up just like Sonic Forces' level design?
  38. 1 point
    They should hire this guy. The 3D Taxman.
  39. 1 point
    I don't mind waiting longer for a better game, but at the same time I think the 4 year wait for Sonic Forces was not worth it. A game I finished in 3 hours and was left very disappointed by. 30th Anniversary means another 4 year wait between Sonic Forces and the next mainline game. Of course since we have no idea what they're doing for the next Sonic game we can't really judge it just yet.
  40. 1 point
    Enough with the anniversary titles! Just make a new game with entirely new levels and new characters except Sonic and Tails and Eggman and Amy
  41. 1 point
    Going into debt by pursuing an english degree so i can achieve my lifelong dream of becoming the guy who writes the funny things on taco bell sauce packets
  42. 1 point
    Huh... A bookstore in my city has a book listed in their database with a page on their website, but it’s not being sold or is it in stock. Mega Man: Master Mix Vol.1 Information on this book is scarce, but it was meant to have issues #1-#12 of the Archie Comic series... 3 years ago, yet it’s still listed in some places. This book is a total mystery.
  43. 1 point


  44. 1 point
    Why u make me feel all nostalgic now @Indigo Rush I wanna listen to the past now
  45. 1 point
    NPD May charts are in. TSR barely made the general Top 20 at #19. Nowhere to be seen on any of the top ten platform-specific charts, not even on Switch. For perspective, Sonic usually fails to make the general Top 10 / Top 20 for monthly NPD charts--this just shows how quiet May was if a Sonic game could even manage to tunnel into the bottom. (For further perspective--TSR was bested by the five-years-and-still-karting Mario Kart 8, which took #11 in the Top 20 and #2 on the Switch charts.) One can only imagine how June's NPD is going to look with Crash Team Racing...will TSR even appear to begin with? (Spoiler: don't count on it.) By the by, it kinda seems as if making Sonic games that are even cheaper in budget / content / presentation and less advertised than before isn't helping sales. Time to give the game series a honest break on the shelf for the next several years? Total War: Three Kingdoms, another Sega game, had a better debut (#3 in general Top 10) than any Sonic game, probably to date; so it's not like you don't have other franchises (active or dormant) to lie back on. You're not rushing out two/three/four Sonic games a year like what was going on in, say, 2009 either.
  46. 1 point
    The Hype Train? No, this locomotive is grander.
  47. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Thank god, I was starting to get worried he'd been forgotten.
  48. 1 point
    With the added costs of the extra 3 months of work I don't think a dump on streaming is being considered as an option.
  49. 1 point
    Here' a high quality render of Banjo and Kazooie. If you select "Open Image in New Tab," then you can look at every individual strand of fur as well as the many texture in all their glory.
  50. 1 point
    Not to defend a viewpoint I'm personally critical of, but this is a bit of a false equivalency that you're using that barely relates at all. The disdain for the movie is based on personal preference and expectations where as Sonic 4 not playing like the classics is an objective that those who obsessed over the most minute understanding of were able o see well in advance. Even when one can prove that the majority thinks something is ugly or likely you fail you have to consider that hat is a collection of subjective viewpoints that happen to align. The only fact that can be gleaned from that is that the majority, which can literally be defined as ≥50.0...1%, think it is ugly and that it will fail. It's not a fair comparison even if your intentions are in the right place. So onto the problem in general The problem is that you aren't taking into consideration how much affect that first opinion has on most people (my dad and I were just discussing first opinions the other day) and a number of the other factors that result in these outcomes. Most importantly however is that most forums like this one are made up of eth minority of people who will be consuming the product in any form. We are though particularly loud so we can seem like a lot more voices than we are. So these other movies succeeding for a number of entries is typically due to the silent majority continuing to partake to some extent since the declining numbers speak for themselves. For most studios whose primary purpose is to make money that is enough reason to let the creators go at it again regardless of critical or fan reception. That is one of the unique hurdles that the Sonic movie has encountered though, like New Coke their was enough public outcry and disdain that the prospect of making money looked threatened and the studio doubled back to avoid that and recover as much of the production costs as possible even if it has cost them more money in the process. Considering that let's break it down a little bit further There are three things to consider here. 1) The marketing department is using millions of dollars to convince us that we should want to see it. They have failed at that in part to not putting out a great trailer which overrides the controversial design and because they had to promote a movie from a franchise whose main character in the 90s had a design rivaling Mickey Mouse in global recognition. That means you have a lot of people already having a pre conceived notion of what Sonic should look like that they've passed o to their children, nieces, and nephews. Thus you have a very large amount of people who are trained to think of Sonic in a particular way making the marketing team's job even harder since the trailer shows nothing outside of Sonic smashing an unrecognizable and unnamed even Dr Eggman/Robotnik that one could relate to the IP in any existing interpretation. It's a astronomically hard sell at this point. 2) You frequent mentioning of the test screening actually references back to saying see it to know for sure. Trust your own eyes in other words, and considering the one South American screening got me hopeful we would get something I found better than the motion poster and not less appealing to me, "seeing is believing" became a very good point of reference for me and a lot of others. it what I meant when I said that people have felt betrayed, and it definitely was not in a good way based on the response from Paramount to rebuild Sonic for the movie. 3)I wonder if you are familiar with the saying "speak with your wallet". If not it is a saying that generally means if you want the company trying to convince you to spend your money on their product that you don't like then don't spend any money on it. At this point most people contributing to this thread who don't like it have expressed a dislike of the live-action setting for Sonic, a human audience surrogate who will naturally take away from Sonic and Eggman to justify their presence, the lack of most game elements beyond use as Easter Eggs and a general avoidance of the source material, a generic plot of human with problems gets help from alien (in)directly while helping alien (part of why E.T is kind of a horrible thing to say to think of for this movie as again it makes Tom the main character and not Sonic), the movie design for Sonic, Eggman, and Eggman's robots, as well as the lack of that fantastical and surreal worlds presented in the games no less the cast of characters, and even Sonic's unusual never seen before lightning and EMP powers. In short, regardless of how valid or not the complaints seem to you, to the person expressing them they are extremely important and enough reason to dislike the movie and express that in any form they can think of, up to and including not spending money on the movie. So, while you're right that one can not, and should not pass final judgement on something they have yet to experience for themselves, they can say that it looks bad to them and that they don't want to give it the chance to prove them wrong. Now of course you also have to consider that sometimes when you see someone say "this is bad" that they simply aren't fully detailing their opinion as they are being economical with their time and are frequently action under the presumption that when they say they think something is bad and going to fail that everyone already understands all of eth additional information that goes into those words. And frankly they are not wrong to as most people talk to those they immediately know who typically do already presume all of that background information when the statement is said or something similar enough. When those presumptions don't exist typically that is when "why do you think that" should be asked. Unfortunately not everyone is willing to elaborate simply due to either an inability or refusal to believe that someone doesn't see something the same way they do. In those cases it is usually best to move on as there is no need to hurt yourself trying to engage with people like that. My favorite example of a movie I found great but had horrible trailers was Get Smart starring Steve Carrell. Problem there though is that it mostly looked like they were being untruthful to the character of Maxwell Smart and not making him an elite agent like we was. In other words it was appearing unfaithful to the source material just like the Sonic movie. The big problem here though is that only Maxwell Smart seemed off (fortunately he wasn't, didn't even miss it by that much) where with the Sonic movie everything seems off or looks off. Bright fantastical worlds that can support darker narratives and themes. Nope, just the good ol' USA as Hollywood is wont to stick with. Oshima's iconic design that once rivaled Mickey Mouse in global recognition. Nope, instead a strangely human take on a cartoon hedgehog that doesn't even try beyond the most basic description of the character (I am kind of surprised that they didn't take inspiration from how Sonic's eyes were in the OVA and just give him a white raccoon mask to simulate his mono eye/eye mask). Eggman's colorful and inventive robots that highlight his playful and goofy sides. Nope, just generic Hollywood evil drones in black and red. And it goes on and on. This of course leads us to your question of why not go in with neutral expectations and waiting to judge until after you've seen it with your own eyes. Well, if we look at the above paragraph there are very hefty amount of expectations that go with using Sonic and not meeting them is frequently met with disappointment (Paramount is alone here as SEGA isn't safe from that either). Now the problem that your idea of stay neutral is very hard to have as usually the only way someone can stay neutral is to be completely unfamiliar with something. If you don't know anything you don't know what to expect and can't have any expectations; only hopes of liking what you see. But you won't find that wit hSOnic here at least. This is a Sonic fansite so everyone here knows Sonic and has there own expectations for him so there is no way they can look at the movie and stay neutral. Even major supporters like @PeterPancake and @Myst are so overjoyed to see Sonic on the big screen that their expectations of the joy that should bring most Sonic fans ill prepared them for the reality that unfolded. They expected the love of Sonic that Sonic fans have would have made them love the movie but their expectations underestimated just how much people love Sonic. They love him to the point that they only want to see him done right and done justice, and unfortunately even if this movie were to put Shakespeare to shame it isn't doing Sonic right or doing justice to the brand. it is changing nigh everything and telling people that what they love can't succeed. Believe it or not but that is very easy to take as a personal insult because you're effectively being told what you like sucks and can't entertain anyone, yourself included. Arrogant hyperbole like that leaves people actually hoping for failure just to spite those who wronged them and prove that they had no understanding of why something was popular in the first place which has already been proven just by saying they have to change it or it doesn't work It's a bit of a messy situation where respect was lost the moment the creators didn't show any to what they were adapting and the fanbase of nearly thirty years. When you start by insulting people, no matter how unintentional, you lower people's expectations out of the gate making it even more difficult to have neutral expectations. There is in the end a lot of negativity around this project because their is a lot of love from the fans and the creators of the movie, but the creators lacked respect and created distrust and lowered expectations. When those lowered expectations were exceeded in ways that were not well received it only made the original distrust stronger and the emotions built from feelings of betrayal that much fiercer. Unfortunately no amount of positivity on your end can overcome that instilled bitterness that you've been seeing here. just know though that it is so deeply ingrained because of how much everyone here loves Sonic, even if it is their view of Sonic that they potentially love instead as it is still Sonic.
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.