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  1. 6 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I think it’s also worth noting that the details we’ve been getting from Ian in the Bumblekast surrounding SEGA’s characterization requirements usually backfire pretty bad, so he could be intentionally ambiguous so as to not start another bout of twitter hashtags. Regardless, I’m enjoying seeing the influence of the comics’ (both Archie and IDW) creative team on the games and vice versa. Omega in TSR is very much a hilariously violent character who can never seem to frame anything he says as Not a Threat (“Accept my thanks, or be destroyed!”) which plays masterfully against the rest of the cast imo. Silver’s also a more innocent and singleminded character with an endearing lack of social graces, much like his portrayal in IDW so far. I really enjoy seeing these characters branching out and blooming into their own like that, it’s neat.
  2. 5 points
    here's my annual wallpaper image thingy for sonic musical spectacular 5! this time, i tried to fit a bunch of characters (and a car) from every series represented in this year's music lineup. i also tried to make it look like it's one big ol' music party. sorry if i somehow misrepresented a series or character here. enjoy this cheesy, celebratory thing i made! i think this is my best one yet, personally.
  3. 4 points
    Aggretsuko season 3 LETS GOOOOOO
  4. 4 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Evan Stanley did some fanart of the STC Amy.
  5. 4 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Stuff from Supergirl Bumblekast Also, he is working on Rivals of Aether as a lore consultant.
  6. 3 points
    As I gather stuff for the Musical Spectacular, I thank all of those who have NOT changed their avatars over the years. It makes my life easier for the videos. Those of you who have changed their avatars at any point, I'm going to kill you. And myself, because I also changed my avatar. But I am going to kill you too.
  7. 3 points
    Does Half Life: Alex count as Half Life 3? Because if it does, we actually got Half Life 3 before Ken released an issue of TLSC. Like, holy Jesus, it's been about ten years since this shitstorm started? Ken is actually going to die from old age before this comic gets done. It might not even get started if he continues on like this...
  8. 3 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I thought it was a crossbow, not a KND weapon.
  9. 2 points
    (tweet) Ubi making games like it's 1919
  10. 2 points
    Two more pages!
  11. 2 points
    Origami King has so many moments that feels like the Devs are crying out against the limitations upper management set on them with what they can do with characters. Everything with Bobby especially has moments that feels like they're being tongue and cheek. He insists that his name is Bob-omb, and remarks he has no special abilities, etc. It's like the game is just screaming for more to do.
  12. 2 points
    ONE MORE GOD REJECTED I was going to get this as a PS2 Classic on my PS3, but this works too, especially with portability. I wonder if the subtitle will change for my region, because the game was known as SMT: Lucifer's Call here... Maybe it'll finally become the Nocturne it was always meant to be. No Dante fight sucks, but what can you do.
  13. 2 points
    Playing up to the third streamer. Yeah, I really like if, but the game confirms to me the RPG parts are really the worst of it. If this game was more committed as a puzzle/adventure game, I'd say it could be brilliant. The soundtrack is really ace though.
  14. 2 points
    You know, I can forgive all of the storytelling issues from the latest DBS chapter because the main villain talked shit about Vegeta's Big Bang Attack. Dude can't stop taking these L's.
  15. 1 point
    it's been 25 years ago today that this overly popular portion of the Sonic franchise ended on ABC. It debuted around the 7:30 AM/8 AM time slot and since then has garnered a fan base like no other. The first season originally ran from September 18 to December 11, 1993. When I look back as a fan at the impact that this show has had on the franchise and on the fan base which I am proud to say I'm a part of. It's no wonder why fans look back on it with such fondness and why new fans who get introduced to it, often wonder why they never heard of it or wish they were around when it originally aired on ABC. Because when you compare it with its "Adventures" counterpart which debuted about two weeks earlier in syndication, the comparison/difference is night and day. With the syndicated version of Sonic, you had a show that was more closely related to the games then anything at that time and was more dependent on the Tex Avery style of slapstick then it was on an actual story, you could also see that the syndicated version was targeted towards a younger audience. Now SatAM was the complete opposite of the syndicated one. And the reason it was the complete opposite, was because it was targeted towards an older audience and had a darker tone, focused more on the action/adventure, as well as had a more dramatic tone to it then the syndicated version. True, the Saturday morning show did have some slapstick moments to it, but unlike the syndicated counterpart, those slapstick moments were toned down and only used it when necessary. Now as far as my own personal experience as a fan of the show goes, I remember 20 years ago, me and my family were living in Kansas, and were less than a month away from moving back to California. Now me and my sisters had two different rooms, and of course I had a television in my room, so did they. And I remember the night before, when networks like ABC would still air these preview specials, I remember watching the Saturday morning preview special, which was hosted in character by the cast of Family Matters. Now you might wonder, why did they have the cast of Family Matters host this preview special in character, very simply because their breakout star Jaleel White was chosen to be the voice of Sonic in both the syndicated and the Saturday morning shows. The episode that was previewed during this special and then fully aired the following Saturday morning, was "Super Sonic". And I have to give the writers of that episode a lot of credit, because it made you believe that season one was going to be spent having Sonic trying to rescue both Sally and Bunnie from Robotnik;s mind control. That's how good the writing was for this episode and gave you the idea and showed you that the writing for the entire series with a few exceptions would only get better in time. What's funny however, is "Super Sonic"was not the pilot episode, no, the pilot episode which usually is aired first and would give you an idea on who the characters were and what the show was going to be about, the pilot episode actually was the last episode of season one to be aired, and I remember watching it on December 11, 1993, when me and my family were living with my grandparents at that time. Now you may ask yourself, what was the season one finale, which episode? Well, according to the DVD set, "Sonic Past Cool" is the last episode, which is understanding, seeing how it is the only episode in the first season to have all the characters on an adventure. However though, I look at "Sonic And The Secret Scrolls" as being the season one finale, mostly because of how it ends with Robotnik vowing revenge on Sonic and The Freedom Fighters, which traditionally with shows like this leads you into the following season. However we may never know. The first season was more of an introductory season, it introduced you to who the characters were, what the mission was about, and it even gave the characters back stories that the games never did. And the back stories, specifically for certain characters would be explored more so in the second season. Speaking of the second season, I watched and tried my best to record that entire season on one VHS tape, and what's funny about this, is I started watching the series in Kansas when it originally began the year before, and now here I was, a year later watching the second season as it originally aired, and I was back in Kansas with my father due to some personal family reasons. But I can say this, I watched the pilot episode twice, once in California and secondly in Kansas. But getting back to recording or at least trying to record the second season, I took a page out of my cousins playbook, you see he loved watching the 1990s X-Men cartoon, that he dedicated several six-hour VHS tapes to recording each episode of each season. So I took that play out of his playbook and used it to try to record the second season of SatAM. Unfortunately I was only able to get six out of the 13 episodes, the reasons being, 1. When the season two premiere episode came on, I over slept, and was only able to catch the last 10 min. of the episode, 2. Secondly, after I recorded "The Void" episode, which was a prelude episode to the final four episodes of the series or as we thought at the time the second season. Me and my dad's VCR decided to die out, or at least the recording function decided to die out, because I remember when I put the tape in there the following week, and I pressed record, I thought I had the episode, well after the episode was done, I decided to play it back to see how it came out and imagine my surprise when I saw nothing but fuzz where the episode should have been. So I tried one of my variety tapes, and I got the same result, which basically told me the recording function was dead. Because the play function was all right, the recording function however just went to crap. And all I can say this, let this be a lesson, never buy a VCR from a secondhand pawnshop, unless they test it out for you. So yeah, with just a few episodes of season one scattered about some variety VHS's that I had recorded other shows on and with only six episodes of the 13 second season episode recorded, I still had enough to suffice me, but still a part of me wanted the rest of the second season. Well, years later, a fellow Sonic fan that I met at of all places, The Acorn Café message board, decided to help me out and mail me a copy on VHS of the final episodes or at least three of the final episodes of season two that they had. Okay, that brought my count up to having nine out of the 13 episodes of the second season. But still I wanted to complete the season in full. Well, basically many years later, actually about 2 to 3 years later, a fellow fan by the name of Rachel Avery a.k.a. RaphaelaXD decided to help me out, she help me out because I helped her out, I can't remember what I did to help her out, but an in exchange she sold me at a decent price, her VHS recordings of the entire Saturday morning show on VCD. That's right she used her computer to transfer her VHS recordings of the entire show to VCD, and she would sell copies of the show on VCD to financially help herself out. And I appreciated it, because now I had the entire series in my possession. And at the same time, I was also the owner of my first DVD recorder, which was an Apex, and I used the six hour function to record 2 singular DVDs, one dedicated to season one and the other dedicated to season two. So for a few years, that really sufficed me for while. It also helped me to create and improve on making my fanvids, and sharing them with fellow fans as best as I could, even before uploading video sites came into being. Now imagine my surprise, a few years after I got these these VCDs, that I hear/read the announcement, that Shout Factory is going to release a complete series set of the show in March 2007. Just like many fans, I was blown away at this news. And what made this even better, was Brian Ward of Shout Factory, wanted the fans to help make this the DVD for the fans. And how would this happen, by allowing fans to submit fan art to Shout Factory and Brian Ward, and have it displayed as part of the outside and inside covers of the DVD set, which like I said, made it a DVD by the fans for the fans. This however wasn't the first time the series was released onto DVD, you see three years before the complete series release, Loin Gates home entertainment and Trimark home video released a singular DVD, containing four episodes of season one and a bonus episode of season one. Now even though, these were just random episodes from season one that had been released onto DVD, fans like myself were happy that at least the show was finally being released in some ways onto DVD. However this first release would not last long, for you see Buena Vista home entertainment had the DVDs pulled from the shelves, because DIC entertainment didn't get their permission to have an outside company distribute the series in any way on DVD. But ironically, 2 1/2 years later, after the licensing expired for BVE on the DIC properties, only then were they able to negotiate with the likes of Shout Factory and finally get the show released as a complete series DVD. As a fan, the announcement and timing of this news couldn't have been better, around this time, I had just started working as an unloader for Walmart. Now when you're an unloader, you unload and see items that are not intended to be released until a certain time. Well again, imagine my surprise as I'm walking in the back, and one day walking by the storage aisles for the DVDs, video games, etc., Imagine my surprise when I took a peek into one of the boxes containing soon to be released DVDs, and I saw in one of those boxes, a bunch of DVD complete sets of the Sonic Saturday morning show. When I saw this, I was smiling like a Chester cat, because as far as I was concerned, before any other Sonic fan in Lawrence, Kansas, I had laid eyes on the complete series DVD. So on March 26, 2007, because I have SSDI, I could only work a certain amount of hours or at least a certain kind of schedule, so after me and the other unloader's clocked out for the night, I went to McDonald's to get something to eat and bide my time, so finally when 11:50 PM hit, I went back into Walmart and I waited until midnight hit, and when it did, and they wheeled those boxes of DVDs, games, etc. out to the other customers who were waiting to be the first to grab a hold of what ever movies or games they wanted, I remember looking at a certain box that I knew contained the complete series DVD of the SatAM show, and as soon as they opened that box, I snatched a copy of the series and I went to the checkout line upfront, paid for it, exited out the doors and went home. I did document me buying the DVD set to share with other Sonic fans, unfortunately that document was lost, when my second main channel was deleted from existence. And along with it, went my documentary of me buying the DVD set during its original midnight release. But I did make up for it though, for you see, to make sure I would have a copy, I pre-ordered and bought from places like Amazon, Hastings, Best Buy and even once again at Walmart, I bought several more copies. I sent two copies, one to Rachel Avery for helping me out, and the other to JayFoxfire because she help me out I believe with a commission of some sort I can't remember. And then I sent a copy to my cousin in Hayward California, and then one to my 18-year-old nephew in Modesto California, when he was 11 1/2 years old. As for me, I have my viewing copy, and a copy which for 6 1/2 years since its original release, has yet to be opened. Kinda tells you how big of a fan I was and still am. To say the impact of this show for the past 20 years has been influential and felt throughout the entire franchise and fan base, would be an understatement. For you see the show in some ways, influenced a live stage show down in Sydney Australia at one of the many indoor SegaWorld theme parks. And what was unique about this stage show, was yes, you had Sonic, Tails and Robotnik in it, but imagine the surprise of many fans who never knew about this stage show outside of Australia, when they found out that Sally was also costarring with Sonic and Tails in this stage show. From what I understand, the stage show went through two different versions, one I believe I've heard consisted of people in costumes, while the other version consisted primarily of puppets. Not to say Sally's popularity didn't take off to an all time high because this stage show would be an understatement as well, because just like Sonic and Tails, she too had merchandise based around her. Merchandise that ranged from overalls, plush dolls of various sizes, cups and mugs, you name it. Speaking of the plush dolls, I have a medium-sized Sally plush doll from the Sydney show, that I had spent days, and wee hours to obtain on eBay. And obtain that plush doll I did, for around $250. Because of that, I can say that I do own a Sally plush doll. Now throughout the past 27 years, the Saturday morning show has had its ups and downs. Most notably, in the mid-1990s, USA Network had obtained the rights to air both Sonic cartoons as a part of their action extreme weekday morning block, now if you're a fan of the Saturday morning show, you think this is great news, unfortunately it wasn't, because even though I only caught glimpses of the show on USA, because I was taking a two-week vocational summer program, where I was living with other people, kind of getting the idea of what it would be like living in a college dorm room, I was only able to catch a few glimpses here and there. So I had no idea, that USA had, as some fans put it, butchered the series, in other words cut out certain scenes from the episodes for time restraint reasons, but when I finally did see what they were talking about through various online sources, I could definitely see that it's run on the USA Network was not the best idea for the show. Now between all that, apparently Ben Hurst was planning on somehow making season three a reality. For you see, season two ended on a cliffhanger, and Ben didn't want to give too much away about what was to come in the third season, if he was able to finally make it a reality. So from what I understand, he wanted to go in several directions, the first of course, was to try to get the third season made and aired in someway, the second choice was to do a movie, basically taking I'm assuming the best elements of season three and putting them together into a movie that would make up for the long lost season three that was never aired. And I guess thirdly, he was probably planning, from what I understand, a possible direct to video approach. Unfortunately none of this came to pass. He did however work with Ken Penders on possibly making a movie happen, but Ken decided to go off and do his own thing. So around 2000 I'm guessing, he did an online chat, where I guess he finally revealed what season three was going to be all about, and he did the same thing in late 2006/early 2007, were again he revealed what was going to happen and a little bit more, because as he put it the questions had gotten more mature by the fans who asking them. Now there is speculation, that Ben Hurst had more than season three planned out. Now I read this somewhere years ago, I can't remember where, but from what I read and understood, this speculation was, that Ben and I'm guessing several of the other writers on the show, were planning out future seasons, either planning them out in their minds and discussing them with each other, or maybe even writing them down to remember them for future use. But apparently, the speculation is, that Knuckles would arrive on the scene towards the end of season three and be more involved in the show and with the characters in the fourth season, which from the speculation was also going to introduce Amy rose as well. Remember now, this is all speculation that I had read somewhere many years ago, even before the DVD set was scheduled for release or even was being considered. Again this was pure speculation and rumors that I had read somewhere online. But yeah, that was what the fourth season was being planned out to be like, according to speculation/rumors. However what's ironic, as you have a fan base nowadays, that is ready, willing and able to make that third season a reality. For you see, there is a group of fans that have come together and have created a web comic series based on some of the ideas that Ben Hurst had originally written down for the first few episodes of the third season, as well as putting their own original ideas as to how they feel the third season could have panned out. But you see this group of fans are determined and have showcased that they are going to take this to the next level. Because they are planning to release the third season in animated form as an online exclusive show. A show that will be seen exclusively on sites like YouTube, blip.tv and Dailymotion, among many others. And they are doing their damnedest to make this a reality. For they have gone to several conventions over this past year, the super convention in Florida, and most recently the San Diego comic con a few months ago. Were they have showcased at both conventions the progress in animated form of what they are doing. And so far they have gotten strong positive feedback from those they have shown the footage too. So if you were to tell me back in 2003, which was the 10th anniversary of the show, that 17 years later, the third season would finally see an animation debut of some kind, honestly I would have believed you, my only question would be how that would happen. And it seems we have gotten that answer. In closing, let me say that as I reflect back at the past 20 years, to say it has been one heck of a ride, would be a true understatement. Because here you had a show and a fan base so dedicated to the show, that they stuck with it through thick and thin. I mean even when ABC had to move it to earlier timeslots due to college football and other sports like it, fans still did their best to watch it. I remember a few times living in California with my grandparents, that even though me and my family shared the same bedroom, I would do whatever it took to watch the Saturday morning show, knowing that it had been moved to a certain time slot due to college football. Fortunately it didn't do it as much if at all in the Midwest when I was living in Kansas. But even then I would get up early to watch and even record the show.
  16. 1 point
    Man, it's been over a year since this tweet, and I'm still laughing at its sheer stupidity. Goddamnit, Penders.
  17. 1 point
    I decided to revisit Sonic and the Black Knight, but this time I wanted to be as authentic as possible. First time I played on an emulator, I just used a 3rd party controller and mapped one of the buttons as a slash. This time I decided to hit myself in the nuts and pair my Switch joycons to PC and map each one separate as a wiimote and a nunchuk. I'm surprised at what I'm gonna say next, but this might be a Kishimoto designed game I hate the least. It was actually somewhat enjoyable. The story is not really as deep as some people might think, it's actually quite simplistic, but it's also charming, which is fine by me. VAs have done a solid job, though Griffith still had some weird line deliveries. The gameplay wasn't great, which is par for the course with Kishimoto, but it didn't make me want to pull my hair and become bald. Overall I kinda enjoyed it, which is weird, cuz I expected it to be worse than I remembered.
  18. 1 point
    I'm gonna make my first character mod for Sonic Robo Blast 2 Kart. Today's subject is my favorite Sonictuber, SomeCallMeJohnny.
  19. 1 point
    about to make my usual wallpaper for sonic musical spectacular 5 (i do this for every SMS event as a personal tradition for those who are unaware) i'm going full-on cheesy this time. disco ball background baybee!!!!
  20. 1 point

    Sonic Team & It's fans.

    The only way I see the "SEGA hire this man" meme dying down is if Sonic Team consistently gives us high quality Sonic games, it might not happen after one game but 2 or 3 games later people might trust Sonic Team again.
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  22. 1 point
    Haha, swords do exist in Dragon Ball though just saying. What i mean is that he DOESN'T need swords to fight as he's powerful enough without one, it also compromises his fighting style that so many people have known and loved him for, so it seems out of place.
  23. 1 point
    I feel Halo Infinite is going to be the "Resident Evil 7" to Halo 5's "RE6" AKA a return to form for the series.
  24. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    That’s a commission from someone else, but even so I LOVE Fleetway Amy so much.
  25. 1 point
    https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/1285319750927609856 So safe bet that he's missed yet another deadline he's set for himself. I can't imagine how he feels busier now than when he was actually held to a deadline.
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  27. 1 point
    I finished the game yesterday. Most of the things about the story that bothered me before made sense after beating the whole thing. I decided to take a few hours off and then I started watching some Youtubers I like reviews of it. Marcus' review is the one I agree the most, 100% actually. Part 2's story is good, but it could've been much better without the back and forth dynamic. The characters' motivations, actions, arcs, everything is fine, but because the whole thing is arranged in an unorthodox way, it slows the game down and many scenes end up loosing some impact. The story is good, but the way ND decided to told it? Not the best it could've been. By the end of the game, yeah, I could finally see the bigger picture, but damn, they really picked one of the worst ways to tell this tale. I think in that case, Part 1 story wins, simply because it's told better most of the time. The gameplay tho', is fantastic, eventhough it's not that innovative, it's just tight and fun to play. Murder never felt so good. Graphics, music, voice acting are also obviously superb.
  28. 1 point
    He couldn't jump on enemies in Donkey Kong. And the Hammer is made for spiky, fire, or metal enemies.
  29. 1 point
    My take on how to incorporate Tails and Knuckles into gameplay is simple. And this also applies on how i think Sonic level design has gotten on the wrong track for the sake of just going fast. Just don't make levels that go down vertically. Levels going down vertically? How so? Heck, just look at the second half of Windy Valley! or most of Sonic's and Shadow's stages in Adventure 2! Below: City Escape Level Layout These kind of level designs are meant just for going fast with minimal platforming, and are going to be completely broken if you have a character with any sort of flight ability. Instead, introduce levels that go up vertically instead. They work well with multiple playstyles and was closer to the spirit of 2D Sonic games. A good example from Adventure 1, and also one of my favorite stages in the game, is Sonic's Red Mountain. It challenged the player as Sonic to go upwards quickly using his skillset and experimentation. The level also taught me to do spindash-jumping on slopes to reach the top of the peaks to reach a faster route (you are even rewarded with Item Boxes for succeeding!). With a level that goes up, If you play as Tails, with limited flight ability you still cannot really reach the top easily without having to do some platforming but could be designed as the easiest character to play as, with Knuckles you are forced to do some climbing, or maybe even some digging through ground to find shortcuts and secrets. While as Sonic, if you go fast, then you can reach the top route. In my opinion, using that as a design direction really brings back the Skill = Speed spirit that classic 2D Sonic has. Each character is also balanced in a race because each has their own way to get to the goal without breaking the game. Another good examples of levels that go up in 3D Sonic games are Sonic Heroes (mainly because there are flight leader segments), and the fangame Sonic Robo Blast 2, which really has the Skill = Speed thing going on. Contrary to something i've heard a lot of people say, you DO NOT need vast open world stages to do this. With some clever emphasis on verticality, all three playstyles can work fine. In fact, going open-world/sandbox means that balancing is gonna be way harder because that means there are going to be so many things the player could do to break the level. Unless the game is designed around exploring or treasure hunting, why bother making open world stages if you're gonna take the fastest route anyway?
  30. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    So I accidentally seen this cover (small spoiler for issue #29) and I realized It's not real complain, but now I am imagining Shadow in the bar, drinking and swearing heavily how life isn't fair. And Tails, Knuckles, Mighty and Ray are pointing and laughing at him, because they have Sonic Mania. Amy is quite though. Fingers crossed for sequel
  31. 1 point
    People be calling SatAM Sonic stupid and I'm like "but he's not, tho?" He was definitely flanderized a bit in Season 2, but in Season 1 he's shown to be quite crafty and intuitive. Prone to thinking on his feet and adapting in tense situations. He might not be a braniac like Sally or Rotor, but Season 1 showed a Sonic who could plan attacks on Robotropolis, who was able to compromise and understand others' plights (see: Griff and splitting the power stone), and who had genuine trauma (see: Sonic's Nightmare). SatAM Sonic is someone who comes across as a cocky cheeseball protagonist. He's also someone who lost his only family at age 5 and still has baggage from it, as shown by basically any episode that has Uncle Chuck as the focus. Also, even in Season 2 he had moments where his craftier side showed, like when he pretended to surrender himself to Robotnik so he could rescue his uncle. I'm just really tired of people acting like SatAM's version of Sonic is a flat character. Some of his qualities get exaggerated depending on the writer, but he still has a kind, caring side to match his attitude and some genuinely somber moments, too. And he knows when to humble up, too. He wasn't mad when Bunnie saved him in Sonic and Sally, for instance. He was thankful. Not all, "man, I coulda totally done this myself!" like other heroes of his archetype might've been. SORRY IF THIS SEEMS EXTRA NERDY, but SatAM's version of Sonic is the version of Sonic I knew first. Before the games. Before the comics.
  32. 1 point
    I agree with the vast majority of this (though, granted I haven't really watched the show in any significant quantity in years). The only disagreement is that I think Antoine was fine in season 1, even though it didn't make much sense that he was a major Freedom Fighter when he was so cowardly. But season 2 Antoine....EEEUURRRRGGHHH. Just horrendous. Overall, I definitely like Archie Antoine the best.
  33. 1 point
    As a kid, I enjoyed SATAM for what it was and have fond memories of it. Now that I'm older, there are parts of the show that I still like, but it definitely is far from perfect. Just some of the things I like even now: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters didn't always win - especially in the first season. Sure, they were able to foil Robotnik's schemes, but sometimes that came at personal loss. Two examples that come to mind are the mission where Cat was captured (and later roboticized) and also when Uncle Chuck reverted back after helping the Freedom Fighters out. Sonic was able to show some emotion. For example, he actually shed a couple of tears when the Freedom Fighters had to ditch Uncle Chuck after a mission. Yeah, Sonic might try to be all "cool" most of the time, but it also shows how the war affects him on a personal level. Nowadays Sega would shoot down the idea of anything close to Sonic showing any emotion like that because it doesn't jive with the image they want to portray of him. Bunnie Rabbot. Out of all the Freedom Fighter characters created, she was my favorite. I loved the moments where you can tell she has serious conflict/shame/insecurities about her robotic limbs. I wish they would have focused less on Antoine and giving him his own episodes and put more of the focus on Bunnie. The OP theme song/intro. The opening animation/theme song still holds up to this day as the best one out of all the Sonic shows. Helped to keep the Archie series alive. If the Sonic comics in the early days had kept to the slapstick, stand alone stories, I seriously doubt it would have lasted as long as it did. But relying on the SATAM lore to build off of initially when taking the series in a different direction, I believe, helped it evolve and survive. What I don't like: The drop in quality in season 2. I probably could create an essay on this alone, but I feel like season 2 was an overall downgrade compared to season 1 (although S2 did give us Tim Curry, and I can't hate on that...) "Tails". This one is hard for me. In the spirit of what the show was about, you would not expect a 5-year old kid to be heavily involved in a war. I think Tails was aged up to be closer to 10 in season 2 so there was some justification around giving him a bigger role as a Freedom Fighter-in-training. Ben Hurst hinted that Tails would have a bigger role in Season 3, so I always wonder what they would have done with his character. Dulcy. I like the idea of a dragon character, but she was kind of annoying and created supposedly to fulfill a need to have another female lead. I just don't think she added anything of value and actually took away from another female character (Bunnie)... Antoine. I. can. not. stand. this. character. Just so cringe worthy for so many reasons and filled with too many French stereotypes. Why did the Freedom Fighters keep bringing Antoine on missions when he constantly messed things up?? Redesign of most characters in season 2. The one with Rotor especially is such a downgrade. I liked Rotor season 1 - sadly he got pushed to the side big time in season 2 and had such a baffling new look that I don't know what the producers and such were thinking. Sonic's outdated language. It was cool in the early/mid 90's but now it makes me cringe hearing some of his talk - although "way past cool" still makes me smile sometimes.
  34. 1 point
    This was an awesome cartoon and I have to disagree, it has aged better than any of the other cartoons(besides Japanese Sonic X which is my second favorite--AoSTH is great meme material for Robotnik alone, Underground is ehhhh, BOOM is mixed). They actually put effort into this one and had some great lines (who can forget "MARGARINE!!! HAHaHAHA) from time to time. It's not perfect and without fault of course. DULCY I could've done without. She came out of nowhere in Season 2 and I only knew her because she was that also the voice of that black baby(I'm sorry I forget her name...I think it's Susie) on Rugrats. Antoine was turned into a joke character for the sake of a joke character(though, again...he did get some good lines lol). But despite that, we got a great cohesive storyline with "The Doomsday Project" in Season 2 which continued "in spirit"(IMO) in the Archie Comics with the Ultimate Annihilator, then the Naugus storyline. We also got some great female characters in Sonic...Sally, Bunnie and Lupe when all the games had was fan girl Amy and you couldn't even play her until Sonic Adventure. The comics would continue with that tradition in Hershey, Mina, Fiona Fox and so on. I kind of adored Sonic's time with Nicole and turning her into a slang talking computer(Sally was like "What did you do to her?!"). Robotnik was actually turned into a great villian with this show and why a lot of people preferred this incarnation. He was actually a THREAT. He already won and the Freedom Fighters were fighting an increasingly futile battle against someone who had a great big advantage. That was great and it was good to see a more mature cartoon for such a new franchise at the time. I wish they'd do another cartoon like this again or at least something of a mix. Overal though, a great cartoon and one I'll hold close to my heart always.
  35. 1 point
    I think there could be more creative ways to use it, like you could probably use it like a pole to do a sharp 180, or hold on to it longer to go off into any direction at the cost of losing speed the longer you hold on it, could be a nice move to turn sharper without losing most of your speed (using SS3 rules here). you could also use it like the spike wisp, but would maintain your momentum, so you would need to gain speed to fully get up the wall. The sword could be used to do cool things you probably wouldn't expect. Maybe if we stretch our imagination, he could go full cappy, and use it like a boomerang stepping stone, gaining more height the faster you go.
  36. 1 point
    A new installment of the Sonic Gems Collection with as many games as can be crammed into it and ported well would be amazing. Remakes of the Adventure duology would be welcome as well, because right now the only exposure younger gamers have of sonic games is YouTubers complaining about its glitches and how much it sucks, with the more positive videos very much buried and targeted towards the niche of sonic fans specifically.
  37. 1 point
    I wondered that too to begin with, but after having played her a bit more, I'm realising how broken she'd be if her Tail Strike were more powerful; the main benefit to it isn't so much the effectiveness of a single use of it, but that you can benefit from the boosts even when you're ahead, something that most other characters (other than Zazz and his Star Trail) can get. On the face of it, a single Tail Strike seems very anaemic compared to other powers, but once they start stacking (and especially if you're ahead) they can essentially keep giving you a small but noticeable burst - and the fact that you can get them in multiple slots (with multiples in both slots at higher levels, no less) means that you can keep a steady stream of bursts going. Most racers have their first slot ability as a straight shot which can't be used if you're ahead (with the exception of Lightning and Chao boomerang powers), while Tangle can be constantly using hers to boost with Tail Strike, which can really stack up on tracks where you can get almost back to back items. Of course, in order to balance this, she loses the long range shot and trap abilities - she still seems to be a good addition though, she's pulled out the stops and come through a number of times against higher level opponents a decent number of times for me. I also didn't mind her Tail Spring, actually - it seems comparable to Teen Sonic's Ring Portal, and while slower but longer duration boosts can be more useful for long term building ground, the super quick Tail Spring can be devastating at the end of a close race. A competent matchmaking system should be putting you in easier races if you continually lose though? Granted that the match-making seems a bit hit and miss a lot of the time, with some.... questionable match-ups, but this actually sounds like it's working as intended for a change. There really aren't AI characters though; sounds like you were playing against someone who had timed out and left the game. That always creates a phantom character who defies all game physics.
  38. 1 point
    When I translated this story three years ago *, he provided me with just (bad) scans of the pages. * He recently asked me to translate the story. Which I did. In 2017. He forgot and was ready to pay a second time for that work.
  39. 1 point
    Guys, guys, clearly this just means Geoffery was a woman this whole time.
  40. 1 point
    Ken Penders: *says something stupid about how the Sonic movie took inspiration from his fugly designs* Ken Penders to himself: "Hold mah beer Kenny boy!" Ken Penders: *talks about the sexual lives of fictional character from a franchise whose main target are young kids in an attempt to copy J.K. Rowling* Like Detective Kaito said, he never ceases to impress... in a bad but still amusing way. I'm actually wondering what will he say next time. XD
  41. 1 point
    Why should you be? It fosters discussion and opinions, and teaches me a little more about the laws of another country.
  42. 1 point
    I'm so sorry you actually had to go and research that.
  43. 1 point
    Just as a reminder, based on ages Ken himself gave during the book's run, Sally would have been 16, while Geoffrey would have been 22.
  44. 1 point
    I'll stick my neck out and say giving them seperate goals based on their abilities like in the Adventure games may not have been a bad idea. It's either that or nerfing them. Just stick to the classic playbook and don't do anything like shooting shit and it'll work out a lot better I think.
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