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  1. 5 points
    Sean

    Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)

    I think Pokémon's strongest potential lies in slice of life and episodic moments, which is where I actually think the anime does very well. I never cared for the main plots and it's rather disappointing that side stories like the aforementioned creation of Mewtwo have largely been dropped from the picture. NPCs aren't ever important either, the only reason to talk to everyone in a town is to see if any of them give you an item. I don't think the games even need an evil team or plot-relevant legendary, just giving each town its own mini-plot would go a long way in helping me become more invested in what's going on
  2. 4 points
    OK, so this is interesting:
  3. 4 points
    Look. As soon as my reputation clears 8,000 points, you all have to stop upvoting me so I can keep the "Ingenious Doctor" rank forever.
  4. 3 points
    Friendly reminder it's the 25th anniversary of S&K and S3&K in two days... What a perfect time for SEGA to announce an official 3K remaster.
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    The Olympics must be hard, it made Espio age like ten years. Or at the very least that's a very different voice.
  7. 3 points
    Congratulations! You've won a free mansion! Come to the totally not haunted cemetery at midnight to collect your prize. All prize winners will leave satisfied and not encased in a magical painting. All professors named "Gadd" need not apply.
  8. 3 points
    From the story mode preview, I really like how Eggman is characterized so far. Despite being trapped with his enemies, he seems intrigued and fascinated by his new surroundings, which fits his scientific curiosity: I don't know. It would've been easy to just write him and Bowser as a pair of interchangeably evil jerks, but so far they're doing a good job making Eggman more manic and curious, while Bowser's more grounded. Given Eggman's interest in exploring ancient cultures and finding lost continents in the mainline games, him wanting to experience the history of the '64 Olympics for himself feels right. I'm really looking forward to more of his interactions with Bowser, as well as all the others.
  9. 2 points
    DanJ86

    Profiles Show No Activity

    Perhaps this is common knowledge but it was pointed out by @Solister that profile activity seems to be empty. Don't know if it's like that for everyone but we have confirmed that it's like that for some of us at least. Is it the same for you? Discussing it, they seemed unsure whether to make a topic so I figured I'd do it for them. This is one of those bug report things. I'm not sure what else to say. I haven't noticed anything else, but maybe you have?
  10. 2 points
    The Special Pikachu, Eevee, & Meowth that can Gigantmax cannot evolve.
  11. 2 points
    Panda Claus

    Supertoilet

    Supertoilet
  12. 2 points
    I'm liking the Virtual Boo; a nice nod to the Game Boy Horror. I'm hoping it'll still have the GBH's scan functionality, complete with Luigi commentary, like the first game. It was so great to hear Luigi's perspective on the various parts of the mansion, and I'd love for that feature to return.
  13. 2 points
    Dr. Mechano

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    Yet another: Sonic X - Eggman cooks for Bokkun After Decoe and Bocoe temporarily abandon the Eggman Empire, Eggman's left without either of them to take care of the household chores. So does he shove the work onto another robot? Nah, Eggman steps up and does it himself - notably attempting to make Bokkun breakfast. He's, uh... not a very good cook. But he still tried to make Bokkun something to eat. Bokkun - being a robot - probably doesn't need to eat to survive, so this isn't even just Eggman being pragmatic and feeding his crew just because he has to. He knows Bokkun enjoys food, and tries his best to make some for him in his chefs' absence. While it doesn't go as planned, it's still a nice gesture on Eggman's part.
  14. 2 points
    More videos from GameXplain:
  15. 2 points
    Okay. Need to vent. I don't give a s*it what side you're on with the Vic situation. I just saw a KickVic conversation in which one of them insulted the IStandWithVic people by calling them Autistic. Again, I don't give a f*ck what anyone thinks about Vic. Using Autism as an insult thoroughly PISSES ME OFF!!! (I have a type of Autism if you didn't know.) That is all.
  16. 2 points
    thumbs13

    What If Sonic Died?

    Elise senses his presence in the wind and they use the Chaos Emeralds to revive him.
  17. 2 points
    Assuming this is real, now we have what looks like a more on-model Sonic (blue arms aside) in a movie where Sonic interacts with the human world with bad jokes and what looks to be poor writing and weak storytelling. ...so, on par with most modern Sonic games.
  18. 2 points
    Ivo-goji

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    The purest example: Not to forget his ordering the Chaotix to locate and protect wild Chao from Metal Sonic in Heroes, or sheltering a whole garden of them in Cryptic Castle during Shadow the Hedgehog.
  19. 1 point
    Dr. Christmas Mike

    What If Sonic Died?

    It'd probably play out similarly to how Into the Spider-Verse did only, instead of another Sonic (hopefully) it'd be Tails. He got out of having to face the consequences of a possible Sonic death in SA2 but it'd officially be time to take the helm here. Eggman, honestly, feels like he goes back and forth on what he wants to do with Sonic. I feel like he might go further into the realm of insanity. Some days he might be happy that Sonic is dead and others he might decide to ruthlessly and vigorously stir up more trouble to push someone into challenging him in a similar way Sonic did. Not just by trying to beat him (because its not just Sonic who can do that) but trying to do so with the same game-like, fun mentality. I kind of also feel like if Eggman did take over the world after Sonic's death, he'd be the first one to make a grave for Sonic and would probably visit it often... mostly to gloat but to also show a little respect.
  20. 1 point
    honey-dew

    What If Sonic Died?

    I feel like the fact that nobody would be able to save the world without Sonic's aid is just there for plot point, as Sonic is the main character of his series. Funnily enough, reminiscing on this topic bought me back to Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic 06 and Sonic X. In Sonic Adventure 2, during the battle on the Ark, when Sonic *supposedly* dies Tails is willing to avenge him and fight against Eggman, while Eggman himself seem rather happy that he finally destroyed his nemesis once in for all. However, then again, the SA2 personas of Tails and (especially) Eggman are different than what they are now. In Sonic X, when everyone barring Sonic, returns back to their home world, Eggman was actually pretty disappointed that Sonic was still on earth. And while he was not dead, I feel like in proper canon, Eggman would be actually pretty disheartened to hear that his main rival was gone forever. It would be pretty boring for him, assuming a new hero doesn't rise up to take the challenge. In 2006, everyone was pretty bummed that Sonic was gone, and obviously, they would be. So anyways, with my own speculation, I feel like Eggman would definitely be bored for one, as Sonic is his main enemy. Two, just like in forces, Sonic's friends would obviously fight Eggman in his stead. (Amy and Tails would be extremely depressed, however). If it were up to my head canon, I would love a game where Sonic was "dead" and in which Tails plotted to avenge his friend. It wouldn't be edgy, just a bit dark. I would absolutely love to play some sort of spinoff like that. I recall reading something years ago with a similar atmosphere, I think it was either a fanfiction or a sprite comic and the idea just stood out to me.
  21. 1 point
    Cuz

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    That very much the one. As for the broader topic, I generally like this take on Robotnik. I specifically like the idea of him living up to his stated 300 IQ, and the idea that that causes him to crossover into morally sound stances once in a while is cool. Personally I'd like seeing the opposite applied to Sonic, dubious traits and elements of the doctor reflecting onto him. For all the ways they're different both of them do share an ego, and I think that's an interesting perspective just with far less material to work with.
  22. 1 point
    What the fuck?! Galar is basically a region with literal godzillas just casually roaming around.
  23. 1 point
    DabigRG

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    Which they cut out of the dub for the most part. Yeah, that just adds to the confusion, since Bokkun looks nothing like most of Eggman's robots in that show besides Lady Ninja. There was also the cut scene where he's hanging out in a malt shop. Was he that often?
  24. 1 point
    Pikachu and Eevee's forms being tied to Let's Go, and Meowth being a timed event is very stupid but also very Game Freak. I think Mothrafree and Mega Charizard Z Gigantamax Charizard are pretty dope looking, however. Kinda makes me wish they just brought back Megas instead of doing the whole thing with Dynamax and Gigantamax; it's the same function with additional Z-move effects and a time limit. They could've rebalanced Megas to be like that.
  25. 1 point
    I really feel for you there, that kinda story stuff ranges from dull to painfully cringe inducing regardless if the viewer is a kid or adult. I also feel modern Sonic games suffer from that problem too... That cheesy speech Sonic gave at the end of Sonic Forces really hurt me inside. :V The main plots rarely ever feel like something we can relate to or even would want to typically. For sure I think slice of life side story stuff should get more focus in the games, let the player discover on their own tons of interesting side stories of both people & Pokemon tucked away waiting to be found.
  26. 1 point
    Shadowlax

    What If Sonic Died?

    Fine fine I'll listen to your mixtape read your fanfiction
  27. 1 point
    Failinhearts

    Working on my next review!

    Working on my next review!
  28. 1 point
    We were debating more in favor of a "choose your own adventure" style story. And I am not sorry to say that I especially hated the story in the Black & White games SO MUCH... those stories from that set made me feel as if I wanted to burn those games alive and watch the flames. As for Pokemon not having ties to the player... that is why we were saying that Pokemon SHOULD have more connection to the player, or at least have better ties to the plot and other characters you meet instead of barely existing in a game named POKEMON. If I wanted to play a JRPG for human character focus stories, then I would go play nearly any other JRPG.
  29. 1 point
    Harkofthewaa

    Profiles Show No Activity

    Yeah, it's been empty for me, on my phone at least. Dunno about my laptop though.
  30. 1 point
    Absolutely! Gen 1/2's basic stories are infinitely better than the rubbish that's come since. In an ideal world the stories would be interesting and involve Pokémon or interesting human characters and Pokémon together, but if that's too much to ask for then I'd just like as little story as possible. If a CYA element could be adapted into Pokémon, or anything that really emphasises that it's your journey with Pokémon, it would be an instant winner.
  31. 1 point
    We may not exactly agree on Ultra Beasts/ Gigantamax / Mega Pokemon. But I agree with you that I wish Pokemon took the center stage plot for the stories more often instead of the human characters that never do a good job making me feel invested in them. I personally like the more simple story telling style of the old gen 1 & 2 Pokemon games as the plot was less in your face and the gameplay was far less hand-holding too. I understand the company and fans wanted more detailed interesting plots going forward, but eh I was not a fan of how they handled it. I instead would prefer to see Pokemon go for slightly more of a choose your own adventure style as I think that is suited better for these games.
  32. 1 point
    Kuzu

    Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)

    I liked SuMo Well enough, but mostly because the writing was stronger there than it usually is for this series, which I very much appreciate. Gameplay wise.....eehhh, 50/50. I don't dislike the direction the series has gone, but its certainly more....commercialized. Saying they care more about getting people's attention to sell more units than focusing on improving the game feels accurate. I'm mostly interested in ShSw for the potential QoL changes that will hopefully come, but can't say I care much for these gimmicks.
  33. 1 point
    New Gigantmax Forms Gigantmax Pikachu Type: Electric Ability: Static Height: 68'11"+ Weight: ????.? lbs. Gigantmax Eevee Type: Normal Ability: Run Away / Adaptability Height: 59'1"+ Weight: ????.? lbs. Gigantmax Charizard Type: Fire/Flying Ability: Blaze Height: 91'10"+ Weight: ????.? lbs. Gigantmax Butterfree Type: Bug/Flying Ability: Compound Eyes Height: 55'9"+ Weight: ????.? lbs. Gigantmax Meowth Type: Normal Ability: Pickup/Technician Height: 108'3"+ Weight: ????.? lbs.
  34. 1 point
    If the leak design is legit then I will say that it is indeed a good improvement and is something they should had just gone with in the first place instead of trying something super risky with no real public testing beforehand. Maybe those pics are just posed oddly, but his body in the leaked pics shown feels wonky in proportions. Next is the fact he looks so cartoony again now... to the point I don't see why in that case they didn't just use the canon modern Sonic game model with a few extra minor edits, including movie detailed fur texture and just separate the eyes if that really bothered them and otherwise left it alone, because to me their movie model here still looks slightly inferior to SEGA's model in certain ways. On another related note, the movie story is making Sonic a "alien," so from the start they never needed to force him to fit in when it comes to realistic designs... however part of me still likes the idea of seeing somebody skilled enough try to do a realistic Sonic, regardless the movie team had their shot with that and failed big-time. Part of the problem is trying to bring over-stylized fantasy anthropomorphic characters into real life often leads to horrible results in general, It is a super challenge to take on.
  35. 1 point
    I kinda wish theatrical movies based off of TV shows were more common nowadays. There’s a certain charm about seeing characters you watched on TV suddenly make a massive transition to the big screen with higher production values.
  36. 1 point
    so blizzard didn’t actually take down pre-orders for the mei statue because of the current controversy it’s because they are reformatting their store, and took down all pre-orders just to be safe what horrible, horrible timing for that
  37. 1 point
    >Gemini Man bombed and got bad reviews. aw man its After Earth all over again. I was looking forward to it too
  38. 1 point
    why can't i see anyone's content on their user page
  39. 1 point
    Dr. Stone is so good.
  40. 1 point
    Dr. Mechano

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Oh, same. The handheld games in general tend to go largely overlooked (barring Rush) when it comes to being referenced again - both by the games and supplementary material. Seeing anything from a Game Gear or GBA game get a callback is a rare treat.
  41. 1 point
    I'd also argue he was more prone to making mistakes in the Adventure games which made him feel a little more vulnerable/relatable. He was more like a kid, which is when I find Tails most endearing. After that he kind of became the exposition/plot device guy. Nothing inherently bad or annoying about that but you're not grabbing me if that's all you're doing.
  42. 1 point
    If this is true, it's miles better. It actually looks like Sonic and not some weird art from someone who has never really seen Sonic. At least, that was my impression of the first design and trailers. (Shudders). Though, I'm waiting for whenever they decide to release the new trailer. Even though they say this is real, it could still be rumor and we won't actually know if it's true or not until the trailer drop. To be honest, I don't look for a trailer until sometime around December since the movie is in February. October or November, realistically, would be too early for a trailer. Yet, I have seen the rare occasion when a movie is about six months from release so we'll see. Either way, this is a whole lot better. Blue arms aside, of course, but that's just a tiny detail really. I honestly didn't mind his blue arms in Boom so it's not a deal breaker for me.
  43. 1 point
    And taking so long you forget a lot of vital little nodules that made Generations work. And how not to appropriate a budget. And level design skills going to an all-time low.
  44. 1 point
    Imagine the unholy timeline where Cream was dropped and Omochao and Big were playable in the same team in Sonic Heroes
  45. 1 point
    Nintenboi

    Weird Official Sonic Art

    Here's the box art for Sonic Compilation. There are a few things wrong with this. First of all, we get another piece of Tails art thats just a copy paste of that one piece of art for SATAM. Second of all, why does Robotic look so confused? Couldn't they have used more fitting art where he has an angry face of an evil smile? Sonic looks fine enough but overall, this has to be the worst box art made for the series.
  46. 1 point
    Ivo-goji

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    That reminds me of the Twitter Takeover where Eggman gets a question about Maria and immediately stops reading it and suggests they move on to a different question, out of consideration for Shadow. It's more utilitarian, but Eggman has also behaved civilly towards Shadow and Rouge on occasions where it made as much sense for them to be enemies, like during their scenes together in Next Gen. Eggman is usually rather polite towards Rouge compared to how he interacts with other characters (he probably remembers how she never openly betrayed him in SA2). Made funnier in Team Sonic Racing when she attacks him on the track and he says "Rouge, I thought you liked me."
  47. 1 point
    Blue Blood

    Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)

    I've enjoyed how little if these games they've shown off so far. But with only a month to go, yeah, they probably will be showing off the starter evolutions very soon. That means I'll have to be backing off from all news! I managed to avoid everything about SuMo a few years ago, but that was back when I used a PC for most of my internet time and could install blockers to avoid spoilers. Now that I mainly just use my phone, it'll be much more difficult.
  48. 1 point
    The mouse cursor is not reason to make it a fake. It looks like someone has snapped a photo of a screen. It could well be mid-edit.
  49. 1 point
    That was a fantastic read , really laughed as I can relate to all of that when my wife tried to play the Sonic games a little while back. Labyrinth Zone nearly drove her to the brink of psychosis and when we tried a change of pace and went to the 3D games , namely Generations..... well. I thought she was going to cry 😂 I honestly do think there is certain type of person than can tolerate and enjoy these games and this series.
  50. 1 point
    Dr. Mechano

    Dr. Eggman's Good Deeds

    This is true! Eggman genuinely, canonically likes Chao and thinks they're cute. Even in Team Sonic Racing, Eggman is sweet to the Chao and tells them how adorable he thinks they are. Also, now with sound! Gotta love that "Yooosh" Eggman does when petting Chao: For a maniacal supervillain, Eggman's a lot nicer to the Chao than Knuckles' ancestors were. And actually, this Chao talk reminds me! Other Robotniks from non-game media have been shown to care for pets as well! Here are the Robotniks who've had literal "Pet the Dog" moments! AoStH Robotnik's Pet: Spalding In "Sonic is Running," we learn that Robotnik has a spitting cobra named Spalding. Not even, like, a robotic snake or something. He just owns and cares for an actual living reptile, and seems rather fond of them. I'm glad Robotnik gave Spalding a good home! SatAM Robotnik's Pet: Cluck One of the few creatures SatAM Robotnik showed any empathy toward, Cluck was his beloved pet robot chicken. And man, Robotnik loved this bird. He was constantly doting on them and showing genuine affection. It doesn't excuse Julian's atrociousness at all, don't misunderstand me. But it is interesting to see at least one being on the show that he truly loved and cared for. Sonic X Comic Eggman - Cheese Clones These guys are a little ambiguous as to whether they count as "pets." Eggman took a DNA sample from Cheese and cloned a bunch of Chao that he kept in his own garden, and used a special signal to evolve them into Dark Chao - using them as adorable little minions for one of his schemes. So this could be considered an example of Eggman just using the cloned Chao for his own selfish ends, but he is pretty nice and affectionate toward them. He pets them, gives them a spacious garden to live in, and compliments them on their cuteness. When they become rambunctious Dark Chao, he even gives them space to trash parts of his base, letting them enact their more aggressive tendencies. I'm going to say Eggman loved and cared for these Chao, and didn't just treat them as expendable tools for his plans.
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