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  1. 4 points
    Tornado

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    You know what is extremely common and easy for the moderation staff to grasp? You treating people who disagree with whatever dumb take you've decided to pretend you can support like they are too fucking stupid to form sentences. It's so easy to grasp that we've even had members express that they stop being comfortable posting in threads they were active in once you start posting in them. So you know what? This is your last warning on this nonsense. Argue the point and not the man, or don't post at all. Those are your two choices from now on when you come back, in any thread you post in; or we'll make it for you.
  2. 4 points
    *Thinking about Luigi's Mansion 3* Nice.
  3. 3 points
    "Carrey's Eggman is surprisingly faithful to the original design visually, but don't expect any good characterization beyond Carrey's usual wackiness that he plays in nearly every movie." - We know that isn't the case AT ALL regarding his appearance though. He looks nothing like Eggman. The classic look was wedged in at the end, rumour has it because of a test screening reaction? "I know some basic plot stuff and little bits of script and even pre-vis stuff I've seen and that's it." - Then by this point, we've seen more of the movie than he has. By the looks of things, he was probably a runner or someone on set who got to see a bit of storyboard (where Eggman was drawn in the classic style from what we've seen elsewhere) and a plot outline, possibly some raw footage, and is basing it on that. The one interesting bit is the redesign. Where as I don't think it was planned, I don't think they were confident in it either (how could you be??! Haha) Hence keeping it hidden for so long and promptly announcing a redesign. The studio probably knew it was on the cards. Overall, thanks for the link. You're right, I didn't read it properly first time. Apologies. I still call mostly bullshit on it. We've seen more than he had and I think, hidious design aside, it looks okay.
  4. 3 points
    You know I really hate being reminded that I'm nearly 30 and haven't done anything worthwhile every time I wake up.
  5. 3 points
    Zaysho

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I think that's a very general thing. My understanding of the conversation prior was about mandates and supposedly how they direct the comic, and while that is keeping things On Brand™, I didn't see what your post had to do with Wraith's point that Sonic--as a character--just isn't on top of a situation all the time. He was talking about the character being flawed and how it works fine within the context of the narrative. Your post read like a tangent complaining about Sega mismanaging the series as a whole (e.g. referencing the movie and well as saying the brand is being left behind on certain trends). I'm willing to admit I misunderstood the conversation before I commented if it was meant to tie together with the mandates However, that doesn't mean I have to let remarks like this slide: Now I'd like for you to pinpoint where I said any of these things or you can stop condescending to me. I've been responding to the words you actually wrote--like I always do and even admitted I misunderstood something you did--so I expect the same courtesy. And try to do it without throwing my moderator badge in my face. If you have an issue with me in that capacity, you're more than welcome to make a complaint to the admins. The only thing I suggested you stop doing is an annoying end comment that read like some of your other condescending comments disregarding people's arguments like you've done here or here.
  6. 3 points
    You know I kind of miss the unique animations from the Stadium games prior to Gen 6, mostly because of how much personality they gave them. I'm not a big fan of Golbat but I'm a sucker for its dumb swaying animation like its trying to be Dracula or something. Now? It just flies. That's it. Its not as interesting as its previous 3D models.
  7. 3 points
    Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (26% complete) Huge progress today! I've been working on it for about 16 hours straight, with a tiny break here and there. Intro is complete. I've added so many instruments. I've tweaked the harmonica as planned, and added a piano like as well as acoustic guitars and trumpets. And a percussion instrument known as a quijad. It makes that kinda rattlesnake sound. Perfect for something western. Mixed up the drums a little bit too from the usual. It's really coming together. I'm using a lot of jazz chords with this one. It's so cool because the original is already very jazzy, innovation is crucial. I'm gonna have to study this song a little more in order to move on. That and I think I'm done for the day. I've accomplished a lot, and I'm very proud. At this rate this song should only take around three weeks maybe less. Assuming my real world schedule isn't too harsh.
  8. 3 points
    Wow this is pretty detailed *upon close inspection* TOO MUCH DETAIL TOO MUCH DX
  9. 3 points
    PublicEnemy1

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    So there's a neat story about these two OCs. You see, these OCs were created by a Venezuelan girl. She was going through a rough time, so her friend asked Mr. Yardley if he could put the OCs in an official comic. We even have names and species. Now, as you can see, Yardley had to alter the design of the echidna to make her a more ambiguous species, since those are NOT echidna ears and Knuckles is still the last echidna, according to SEGA. Still a heartwarming story nonetheless. Also, a female character that doesn't wear pants/dress/lower garments? B L A S P H E M Y (jk)
  10. 3 points
    Sonic deserves to suffer for his innumerable sins against God.
  11. 2 points
    Another Western dev has gotten their hands on the Kunio-kun IP (after 2017's River City Ransom: Underground), this time by Shantae/Mighty Switch Force creators WayForward. You'll be playing as the girlfriends of Kunio and Riki, Misako and Ryoko, as they attempt to rescue their boyfriends from the nefarious organization known as "the cops." I haven't played much Kunio-kun aside from the first game on NES and Underground, but I was sold even before the trailer dropped today. Delinquent girls, great graphics, and a theme song by Actual IRL Shantae (or as her friends know her, Cristina Vee). Nice to see some competition to Streets of Rage 4!
  12. 2 points
    I have no idea who the fuck thought it would be a good idea to fill Marvel vs. Capcom 2's OST with Jazz and only jazz But they were absolutely right and it's amazing
  13. 2 points
    Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Thats a heck of a blanket assumption there. Like wow. Even if that is a dude, your going to need more behind your reasoning than that. yikes. Plausible Deniability. It is an echidna, but if anyone "asks" then it isn't. Best of both worlds for this situation I guess.
  14. 2 points
    Thank you! To elaborate though, I wasn't trying to say Sonic shouldn't have light hearted moments. Ultimately, the series did its best when the creators were able to balance the more light-hearted and more serious tones of the series, and got the most criticism when it ried too hard to swing towards an extreme towards either direction. Basically? People want things they can take seriously enough without it feeling too pretentious. Also, I'd argue Sonic's image and the portrayal of the series is a lot more important than you think. Platforming isn't as popular anymore. Trying to rely heavily/exclusively on an unpopular genre, for the amount of money they charge upfront aren't going to help the franchise survive. They want to market to kids, but SEGA doesn't have a viable market plan to reel them in on Sonic's standard gameplay alone. Kids post recession aren't going to blow $50-$60 for a 20 hr game, when they have cheaper Steam options, micro-transactions, or AAA games they can choose from. YES Sonic Mania sold well, but that was because it didn't sell for nearly as much as a standard title. It was a classic 2D game, half the levels were extensions of older levels, and that meant costs to produce the game were a lot lower than an average Sonic game; allowing them to sell it at a low price. A standard Sonic game isn't going to thrive on those tactics. Sonic can't AFFORD to rely soley on platforming gameplay. He's not even part of a popular genre anymore. And to make matters worse, his games keep flopping. To survive, Sonic needs to reach out and utilize what other avenues of entertainment can keep him relevant, but are also feasible for him. But what about Mario, you ask? PARENTS introduced their kids to Mario. He is the mascot of a viable console company, has different IPs to keep the console brand going, and unlike SEGA, Nintendo thought ahead, and pre-emptively placed Mario in different genres of gameplay outside of the standard platformer so that he could remain relevant even in the potential event platforming failed. And the kicker? Some of Mario's other genres sold better than the actual platformers he was based on. Meanwhile, SEGA alienated their fans which reduced their capacity to sell to the newer generation. Those SatAM fans who left years ago? They matter. The adventure fans who left because they disliked the direction of the series? They matter. Because when they grew up, would have been the ones who introduced to the future generations the franchise. SEGA should have tried harder to integrate these fans as opposed to completely disregarding them for 'their vision', which never sold well in the first place. If anything, I think the over-emphasis on gameplay is actually hurting Sonic, because its making him too defined by a genre that doesn't sell, and its creating characters, who don't have long term direction for remaining relevant in the series beyond 1-2 games.
  15. 1 point
    Can you guess which (in)famous Sonic lines I put through the Google Translate ringer: -No service! -It’s too long! -I’m pretty good! -Come on your big gecko, where are you from? -The weather is not too long! -Where’s the fourth call? -Oh, yes, it happened! -I am just as confident as I am.
  16. 1 point
    How embarrassing is it to try release someone's private address only to end up getting it wrong?
  17. 1 point
    Its literally raining on this parade!
  18. 1 point
    Soooo, I've unlocked Tawna, Ami & Liz. Reached Silver Tier. Played lots and lots more races online.... I also won a Twilight Harbor Online race, yay. I've been unable to get a Battle Match today. Will keep playing until I unlock Isabella & Megumi.
  19. 1 point
    I do too. That's kind of why I'm posting this as well. I want this movie to surprise us, but I'm scared.
  20. 1 point
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hitting-wall-amanda-richardson Welp, Rabbit's shutting down. guess i ain't streaming any shows on motobug anytime soon
  21. 1 point
    Meta77

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    One thing that both annoys me but its understandable cause they are kids. Charmy and Creams naive but good nature make situations worse for everyone. Charmy while good natured in the reboot just wants to help everyone but like vector tried to get over to him and failed was that they could not help anyone. it was a tough call but they had to save those uninfected which charmy could not understand and in turn was caught cause of it. Cream as well. Although she did use Gmeral as an example her do not hurt anyone command possibly could have been what caused the zoms to get into her house. Had she simply let him continue to drive them by force he could have possibly made it back to her mom instead of trying to subdue the zoms by non lethal "failing" means. But again they are kids .
  22. 1 point
    https://gematsu.com/2019/07/capcom-themed-card-battle-game-teppen-now-available-for-ios-android I'll give it a try, why not. Wonder how characters from more anime-like series like Ace Attorney will look with this art style.
  23. 1 point
    Spirits are all well and good, but I would’ve preferred if Event Matches returned (with even some revamped versions of Brawl events).
  24. 1 point
    TheOcelot

  25. 1 point
    I was okay with the boost formula in Unleashed, but for me, my biggest qualm became more apparent with subsequent games: every level is basically the same thing in a different setting: same spike traps, same balloons, same springs, same grind rails, slightly different level layout. I think Sonic Lost World's gameplay was subpar at best, but I would argue it had more imagination put into it than all the boost games combined. Throughout all the years of 3D Sonic, I know there's a winning formula in there somewhere, but whether a Sonic game ever actually finds it...
  26. 1 point
    It's a shame that Disney never did anything with Spectrobes again after Origins on Nintendo Wii. That franchise had some of the most creative monster designs I've seen, with almost every creature being a fusion of relics, folklore and architecture from ancient times (Maya civilization, Aztec empire, Ancient Egypt, etc.) with animals, transports or objects: The games weren't 10/10s (I think 7.0 or 7.5 is enough for them, there's some very unnecessary things and a lack of polish here and there), but the last two were a fun and addictive experience. If Disney uses this series again someday or sells it to another company, I'd like to see it in the hands of a more experienced RPG developer.
  27. 1 point
    Astra Lost in Space is getting an anime adaptation and simuldub by FUNimation and I came real close to squealing like a girl when I found out. I'm so pumped!
  28. 1 point
    Failinhearts

    Morning!

    Morning!
  29. 1 point
    Aww yeah, time for Stranger Things S3
  30. 1 point
    Sonic Jam. Everything from the music to the overall aesthetics make me super nostalgic, and the Sonic’s World mini-game was a genius way of incorporating all the bonus features. It was also through this game that I first learned about a shit-ton of old games that I had no idea existed. I first played the game in 2002, and before then, the only games I knew about (from before Adventure) were the original trilogy, Spinball, Mean Bean Machine, Sonic 3D, and Sonic R. I’d never heard of this “Game Gear” with its range of Sonic titles, or Sonic CD, and I finally learned where the Chaotix originated from! I also love Mega Collection, which has great music and aesthetics of its own, and the fact that it properly introduced me to Archie Sonic. Finally, since this thread’s title is “favourite Sonic compilation”, I may as well give a shoutout to the literal Sonic Compilation I played Sonic 2 and Mean Bean Machine for the first time through this collection.
  31. 1 point
    The same thread states that the eyelashes were a mistake.
  32. 1 point
    LukA8

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    While I enjoyed the issue just like the last one, the comic has always felt very formulaic for something with only 18 issues so far. I love seeing the cast handle this dark storyline though, but this one could have taken a bigger risk by infecting Sonic handling his own infection and being unable to help already feels old to me since it was the exact same as in #17, but Gemerl raised a good point about him being dangerous. Now we're getting two more parts of this with Team Dark, and I'm going to be really annoyed if there's no pay-off and Sonic won't end up turning by the end of it. I'm sure the comic can survive one mini-arc with him as an antagonist. The three-parter starting with Tails will hopefully shake things up, I'd like to see the story used to its full potential rather than "just fighting off Zombots". For example, have Charmy infiltrate the shuttle and force Vector and Espio to face and capture him. This causes panic to break out among the survivors while Amy, Rouge(?) and Cream try to keep things in control. If you wanna get Knuckles involved, have them evacuate everyone to Angel Island and give us a reason why he supposedly worked as Resistance leader. Heck, let Eggman fall to the virus and have Orbot and Cubot lead Tails to the source of it. With this ending at either #23 or #24, I doubt there will be much place for any of it.
  33. 1 point
    I just hope Beenox make the deformacoots actual unlockables one day.
  34. 1 point
    Sonic Mega Collection. Nice menu music, a good assortment of artwork, and the first time I saw Sonic CD's intro & endings. I really would like to try Sonic Jam though someday.
  35. 1 point
    PublicEnemy1

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Yup. Unless that headband is actually a hat with kitty ears that just happens to be her skin color, she's not an echidna.
  36. 1 point
    PublicEnemy1

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Nope. Eyelashes.
  37. 1 point
    Random thought: Early Bakugo would be a durian if he were a fruit. It’s prickly, it stinks to high hell, and most people don’t like it unless they’re willing to peel the prickly bits away to get at whatever’s in the center, and even then it’s an acquired taste sort of thing. Also you kinda want to pull a Super Mario Sunshine and kick it like a football.
  38. 1 point
    If it's an error saying something like 404, it's a error for downloading it when it isn't quite ready. I got it last night with the proper patch and had to wait a few mins before it downloaded proper. Just keep trying every couple mins.
  39. 1 point
    Meta77

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    No one wants sonic to suffer? What in the........ A lot would like that. It would open the stories up a lot more than happy go lucky stories sega keep churning out. Remember that "torture" in forces. Yea sonic is in a cell cracking jokes and smiling like no ones business.
  40. 1 point
    Amazing what you can do with a quote taken out of context. XD It’s just an opinion post, which I laid out a number of times. I merely read the last couple pages and found myself falling down on Jango’s side of the argument (if you want to call it that) just because it’s all quite depressing to read. But hey, complain all you want. That’s fine, I just personally don’t see much value in the argument over the Pit Stop. I agree that the system sucks (especially as I don’t play online). But at the end of the day I can accept it. I’m not paying beyond my means, and the blasted thing actually gives me reason to continue playing beyond Adventure Mode (and now with the Grand Prix there is even more reason) so it’s pretty decent incentive to keep coming back. Grinding is a freaking pain and I would like to see this improved for offline but I also get why they have fixed the system in this manner. As I said - my view is that I paid for Crash Team Racing Remastered, and I got way more than I bargained for (actually I got the game free, but that’s besides my point) - there is more here than was promised, all the goodies in the original game are still unlocked by usual means alongside even more. Also the bonus content that’s was never a part of the original game is unlocked by means of incentivised goals and playing the game lots and lots. This is not a bad deal. And at the end of the day it’s just a means of artificially lengthening the game for the player. That’s nothing new. Yes the method sucks, but we are not paying for it. If, for example, parts of the original base game were locked away like this... then yes, it would be annoying. But it’s not, and the unlockables are mostly cosmetics and 3rd rate canon Crash Characters anyway. So this is a pretty acceptable bonus in my view. As for bugs and stuff and the volume of players it affects? No. I have no proof of it being a minority. How would I know that? XD I’m just saying that the general rule of thumb with the internet is that the negative vibers are often more vocal and forefront. Problems are discussed to a higher capacity than that of Praise. It’s just the world of the web unfortunately. But not always true for all. My counter is that there is no proof of totals beyond there being known issues and it being discussed and blown out of proportion. Sure, I personally have had no problems so far (actually - quite a few posters have said the same on here, but again, that is interestingly overlooked). But hey, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t sucks for those that have had problems, so I am sorry for those actually affected. At least we live in day and age of patches. I don’t think it’s excusable, but at least it’s possible.
  41. 1 point
    Take a shot every time a new “theory” pops up in the Smash fanbase
  42. 1 point
    Please let this theory be true...
  43. 1 point
    thumbs13

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Think of all the stories to be told with the same 8 characters and 4 locations! The possibilities are limitless.
  44. 1 point
    Are you really complaining about the mere title of the video instead of what is actually inside the video? Kinda petty don't you think? Click bait title or not, the guy offers really good arguments against people who are trying to blindly defend the game without really knowing what they are even talking about. So yes I think the 2 videos I linked are doing a fine enough job here regardless if the title isn't the best and might turn away a few peps.
  45. 1 point
    PublicEnemy1

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    It'd be an even duller story if the hero always won.
  46. 1 point
    DabigRG

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I AM NOT AWESOME!!! rraaaAAAGH!!!!!
  47. 1 point
    Ryannumber1Santa

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Brief thoughts on the issue: In general though, I'm really kind of getting bored of the formula. I'm sad to say that after the shock value of the premise is over, it feels like we're repeating the same formula over again. Sonic runs to a village under attack, protects citizens from Zombots, helps friend of the month deal with invasion, and help evacuate the people away, Sonic talks about having to leave villagers to fend for themselves while he burns off the virus again, and by the end, someone gets infected. We had it with the Chaotix, we had it with Cream this issue, and next issue seems to be setting up Team Dark next. I mean, I guess you can have the excitement of wondering who'll be turned next, but I think because this issue lacks the shock value of it reveals the formula that much easier because there's no shock value of "ballsy move" behind it. Literally all that happened this issue in terms of Sonic's "friends" getting infected was and to that point, I found it almost kind of laughable that it was those two being turned that caused him to get serious about it, because they haven't had a lot of interactions that would make that reaction make sense. It feels like it was meant to be someone else getting turned and then it was changed last second. From here on, Ian really needs to start breaking up the formula, because once the shock value dies down, it becomes really apparent quickly where the cracks is in the story arc. It's a different premise from Year 1 and yet the formula is basically the exact same with one new added thing - which is someone being turned at the end. It's a weak as hell story device to rely on shock value to mask the repetitive formula. Honestly, I'd kind of like if Sonic ended up turned and Sonic's remaining friends had to go up against him to cure the virus. Make like a small task force with Tails, Knuckles, Amy, etc and force them to fight Sonic without allowing him to touch them. At the very least, I just want a break from this formula, and it doesn't seem like we'll get it til that solicited Tails issue.
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    DarkRula

    Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)

    I'd really love to know how much Let's Go impacted SwordShield's development. If the Let's Go games were never a thing, how much better would SwordShield look?
  50. 1 point
    RosaRosaRosalina

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