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    Wolfy got a reaction from NintendoSoul in Was Sonic Ever Good? - A discussion of the popular narrative   
    While no, I do believe it's root games are genuinely good video games (whether or not for it's time or still holds up is still argument), I fully believe Sonic has been able to skirt by based on design alone. Sonic himself is a pretty masterful piece of design to tell you the truth. He's insanely iconic on image alone, and his core design (not talking about his 2 handfuls of design variants throughout the years) is incredibly likable by many. He's a striking balance of cool and cute and just in general aesthetically pleasing. Add this with 25 years of nostalgia and add the icing that he's from a still infantile era of video games, and we have this creature that's able to stand the test of time, no matter how good or bad his games are. Now that he has legacy, I'm pretty sure Sonic will stand throughout gaming history either until Sega goes under and decides to bring their company mascot with them to the grave, or video games are finally phased out of our culture for good. Though as I think, I guess if a generation of people come along and Sonic is not latched onto in the slightest, it could spell his death as well (ex. Popeye or Felix something of similar caliber, and even then they still lurk in the shadows).
    And that's from a perspective where I don't hardly consider myself much of a Sonic buff anymore. Games are much more than the games themselves; they're pretty much a mashup of variant art forms to create something new with the level of immersion video games can offer. That said I don't think it's unfair to say that his design has been perfected enough to rival that of Mickey Mouse (and we all have heard before that he was even more recognizable than Mickey for a period of time).
    So was Sonic ever good?
    As of subjective as that is of course, I'd personally say yes. I think his combination of being unleashed to planet Earth at optimal timing and presenting an exhilarating new and fresh game we haven't seen before mixed with his stellar design has resulted in a well done product. The games aren't a broken mess by any means, are fresh and new for it's time of mixing pinball and platforming, and are visually/audibly unique. The thing is however, if you'd ask me, is Sonic was able to carry this momentum through design and nostalgia alone to coast out the rest of his history. Is that saying none of the games after the classic sets are any good? No not at all, but he hasn't been able to reproduce this "planet aligning phenomena" since, whether that be on wish-washy core gameplay, lack of advertising, change to the video game market, Sega dipping out of consoles, or even just being plagued by Sonic's own success story and failure to ever live up to it. Whatever may be the problem from game to game, his design has allowed him to stay relevant throughout maybe failed to mediocre attempts (in the mass public's eye mind you, I really don't mean to trigger anyone haha). Other 90's animals of the week that sought to replicate him hardly kept up, yet Sonic still sells pretty dang decently and managed to pump out games on a regular basis.
    I guess all in all Sonic's problem has just been adaptability. I can't imagine every game is created equal in the sense of ever-changing technology, and it's impressive that Sonic can still manage to still hang on after an incredible list of games that try so many forms of gameplay. I guess that's the fun part of being a Sonic fan, is you have this underdog that you know isn't really going anywhere any time soon, and it's fun to sit on this roller coaster to see what is tried next and if Sonic will truly have worldwide phenomena ever again.
    My two cents anyway, I hope it wasn't too deep looking or wordy or not really answering the question lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from MightyRay in Was Sonic Ever Good? - A discussion of the popular narrative   
    While no, I do believe it's root games are genuinely good video games (whether or not for it's time or still holds up is still argument), I fully believe Sonic has been able to skirt by based on design alone. Sonic himself is a pretty masterful piece of design to tell you the truth. He's insanely iconic on image alone, and his core design (not talking about his 2 handfuls of design variants throughout the years) is incredibly likable by many. He's a striking balance of cool and cute and just in general aesthetically pleasing. Add this with 25 years of nostalgia and add the icing that he's from a still infantile era of video games, and we have this creature that's able to stand the test of time, no matter how good or bad his games are. Now that he has legacy, I'm pretty sure Sonic will stand throughout gaming history either until Sega goes under and decides to bring their company mascot with them to the grave, or video games are finally phased out of our culture for good. Though as I think, I guess if a generation of people come along and Sonic is not latched onto in the slightest, it could spell his death as well (ex. Popeye or Felix something of similar caliber, and even then they still lurk in the shadows).
    And that's from a perspective where I don't hardly consider myself much of a Sonic buff anymore. Games are much more than the games themselves; they're pretty much a mashup of variant art forms to create something new with the level of immersion video games can offer. That said I don't think it's unfair to say that his design has been perfected enough to rival that of Mickey Mouse (and we all have heard before that he was even more recognizable than Mickey for a period of time).
    So was Sonic ever good?
    As of subjective as that is of course, I'd personally say yes. I think his combination of being unleashed to planet Earth at optimal timing and presenting an exhilarating new and fresh game we haven't seen before mixed with his stellar design has resulted in a well done product. The games aren't a broken mess by any means, are fresh and new for it's time of mixing pinball and platforming, and are visually/audibly unique. The thing is however, if you'd ask me, is Sonic was able to carry this momentum through design and nostalgia alone to coast out the rest of his history. Is that saying none of the games after the classic sets are any good? No not at all, but he hasn't been able to reproduce this "planet aligning phenomena" since, whether that be on wish-washy core gameplay, lack of advertising, change to the video game market, Sega dipping out of consoles, or even just being plagued by Sonic's own success story and failure to ever live up to it. Whatever may be the problem from game to game, his design has allowed him to stay relevant throughout maybe failed to mediocre attempts (in the mass public's eye mind you, I really don't mean to trigger anyone haha). Other 90's animals of the week that sought to replicate him hardly kept up, yet Sonic still sells pretty dang decently and managed to pump out games on a regular basis.
    I guess all in all Sonic's problem has just been adaptability. I can't imagine every game is created equal in the sense of ever-changing technology, and it's impressive that Sonic can still manage to still hang on after an incredible list of games that try so many forms of gameplay. I guess that's the fun part of being a Sonic fan, is you have this underdog that you know isn't really going anywhere any time soon, and it's fun to sit on this roller coaster to see what is tried next and if Sonic will truly have worldwide phenomena ever again.
    My two cents anyway, I hope it wasn't too deep looking or wordy or not really answering the question lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Mark1 in Console Wars The Movie "Sega Vs Nintendo, Made by Sony"   
    Can Nintendo and Sega both be personified and fight in giant mechs and shit, equipped with suiting weapon/move names like Mode 7 and Blast Processing? I mean a documentary is cool and all but
     
    I NEED IT, D;
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Darinian in Console Wars The Movie "Sega Vs Nintendo, Made by Sony"   
    Can Nintendo and Sega both be personified and fight in giant mechs and shit, equipped with suiting weapon/move names like Mode 7 and Blast Processing? I mean a documentary is cool and all but
     
    I NEED IT, D;
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    Wolfy reacted to Candescence in Are Game Reviews Becoming Outdated?   
    I'm going to be perfectly frank about my opinion on this:
    No. Absolutely not. And they won't be for a while yet.
    Are games more able to 'evolve' over time? Yes. But it's often quite rare that this 'evolution' ever fixes fundamental problems in the game that was launched, and games being an 'evolving' medium is no excuse for a low-quality work on launch. Usually major reworks of a game itself come in the form of re-titled rereleases that are enough to draw the attention of the press, such as Slain: Back From Hell, which took the rather disappointing indie game and revamped the mechanics and design in major ways to make it the game that players originally expected in terms of quality.
    Also, the example you used is Destiny, which is essentially an MMO-lite. It's one of those genres that 'evolves' a lot more than any other, and essentially an exception, genres outside of MMOs and MMO-lites (and other constantly-changing online games) don't change so much (and even Destiny hasn't changed nearly as much as, say, Warframe, which is pretty much a completely new and way better game compared to when it launched). Besides, last I checked, the expansions don't really actually change the base game progression anyway, just lets you skip it if you want. Most game expansions are generally just expansions to the base content, and thus judged on their own merits.
    tl;dr: You're severely exaggerating the extent that most games 'evolve' through expansions and patches. Reviews around launch are still quite important, and usually reflect the game's quality long after release, barring certain exceptions.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Sean in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm probably going with Primarina this time around. While the owl is cool, I'm really dead set on Marowak and he kinda covers my ghost stuffs, as well as fire so the fire starter is kinda out too. I mean I guess I could still without much issue but I really do like the water starter haha. Water/Fairy is a pretty awesome typing and while I don't like the first two evolutions very much, this last one really takes the cake. I miiiiiight struggle awhile when I'm allowed to select my Pokemon, since there's a part of me that wants this cocky ass fire wrestling cat on my team, but we'll see lmao. He just reminds me so much of the beast dude in A Boy and His Beast.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Lord-Dreamerz in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm probably going with Primarina this time around. While the owl is cool, I'm really dead set on Marowak and he kinda covers my ghost stuffs, as well as fire so the fire starter is kinda out too. I mean I guess I could still without much issue but I really do like the water starter haha. Water/Fairy is a pretty awesome typing and while I don't like the first two evolutions very much, this last one really takes the cake. I miiiiiight struggle awhile when I'm allowed to select my Pokemon, since there's a part of me that wants this cocky ass fire wrestling cat on my team, but we'll see lmao. He just reminds me so much of the beast dude in A Boy and His Beast.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from azoo in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Wanted to chime in my thoughts too lawl.
    What I saw is very good.
    I think the Switch is really going to resonate with many people simply because the gimmick this time around, as far as I can tell, isn't necessarily forced upon you. You don't have to waggle and you don't have to use a giant gamepad if you don't wish; if wanted (granted a game doesn't make you move it), you could unbox the Switch, set it in it's dock for all eternity, buy a pro controller, and you have a standard Nintendo gaming console. Call me boring, but I honestly think that's what a lot of people just want, and the great thing is it's a totally valid option. I myself will be enjoying taking this to college for my breaks in between classes when I'm just sitting there messing around on my phone.
    The Joy-Cons are pretty neat I have to say. While I definitely think I'll be picking up a slick pro controller, these do look fun and usable if all else (probably most comfortable with the tablet itself understandably). The big thing I'm actually crossing my fingers on, even if it's a stretch, is that when playing with the Joy-Cons freely without connecting them to anything, that each will have it's own motion controls/tracking. Why? If Nintendo ever DOES decide to jump onto the VR train, you have two free controllers for each hand, perfectly suited for VR. Will that happen? Probably not, especially if the PS4 and such is needing some extra power to pull of it's own VR, but it's a neat idea anyway. I mean if all else fails they could make motion-based ones in the future.
    But like speculation and wish making aside, I think a really neat thing that the Switch could do to really stand out and become accessible to everyone is to give it access to an app store. With Nintendo going mobile, they could slap all their mobile games on a native Nintendo product still (possibly unique features to the Switch as well), and also bridge the gap of Android and Apple, having a plethora of apps available on your game tablet for when on the go. I personally would love to have my little apps that I frequent on my phone blown up on this thing, especially if I plan on taking it everywhere I go. Essentially a two-for one deal of buying a regular ass tablet and a cool Nintendo product.
    While I do hold some questions like many about it's battery life and whatever, I'm pretty pleased so far with what's been seen and the potential behind it. It just seems like a very good idea for just about everyone. It's quick to understand, it's smashing the home/mobile barrier finally, it offers and even highlights traditional gaming, and all the while still has a fresh Nintendo spin on it to make it stand out from the rest of the competition. Unless there's some truly horrific side to unfold, like 3rd party support going out the window months after release or the battery life is abysmal, or we find out it's pretty weak power-wise and that affects consumers buying it over a PS4/One, I really can't see this thing being a flop. All I'm kinda sad about is my Wii U really did not get any love since I've had it and was kinda a big waste of money in retrospect, especially if so many games will be ported forward like rumored. I just can't help but think the Wii U is going to be this "Dreamcast" cult following 10 years from now haha. That said I do hope many games are brought forward as the Wii U has a great library and would be a shame if it all went to the closet, especially for those who never got the chance.
    I think my biggest lingering question that will undoubtedly be answered is the what of the fate for the 3DS line. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon to tell you the truth, but at the same time, will it all depend on the boom of the Switch? If it's a successful console, then what's the need for developers to make games for a system that most will be like "why would I play 3DS that doesn't look very good compared to my current gen console that can sit in my backpack." Maybe the 3DS/2DS would run until the eventual price drop of the Switch years to come? We're just finally at that point where Nintendo doesn't need to have a mobile branch and a home console branch, and the transition will be interesting to watch. It's just almost hard for me to believe the 3DS line would ever go away completely, as the brand name "DS" has been such a huge thing for the past decade, even with the lackluster 3DS sales there for awhile.
    Anyway, I'm excited, obviously. Just sucks when you realize you basically have a half of a year to wait for this thing still lmao.
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    Wolfy reacted to Carbo in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    I dig it. I also like how Nintendo announced it the way it had to be. After the months of mixed messages in regards to the Wii U they had to nail the first impression for this one, and they did it in three minutes without confusing the message. We know what the console is. We know what it does. We know who it's aimed at. The only questions that remain are "how" and "what games will we see on it". The former isn't something that needs answering in a formal capacity, and the latter is something we have a fairly vague idea of based on third party relations and footage shown.
    Main issue with Wii U's reveal aside from the idea itself not being as enticing is they just crammed too many details into it's initial reveal, which ended up being saddled with way too many questions they couldn't satiate even over the course of a year and a half. People didn't even know if it was a console. This on the other hand, being summed up in three minutes, and being five months away from release, already has a laser-pointed effort. If they keep this up, they'll be gold. No matter what you think of the console itself it's hard to see this in any way, shape or form as a bad initial reveal.
    Oh and I like how the video is already bordering 10 million views and had some insane trending on social media. Who's the person that said you need a live conference in order to kick off a reveal with a bang? Can't believe Nintendo of all people managed to make people forget that RDR2 was a thing that was announced yesterday.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from MainJP in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Wanted to chime in my thoughts too lawl.
    What I saw is very good.
    I think the Switch is really going to resonate with many people simply because the gimmick this time around, as far as I can tell, isn't necessarily forced upon you. You don't have to waggle and you don't have to use a giant gamepad if you don't wish; if wanted (granted a game doesn't make you move it), you could unbox the Switch, set it in it's dock for all eternity, buy a pro controller, and you have a standard Nintendo gaming console. Call me boring, but I honestly think that's what a lot of people just want, and the great thing is it's a totally valid option. I myself will be enjoying taking this to college for my breaks in between classes when I'm just sitting there messing around on my phone.
    The Joy-Cons are pretty neat I have to say. While I definitely think I'll be picking up a slick pro controller, these do look fun and usable if all else (probably most comfortable with the tablet itself understandably). The big thing I'm actually crossing my fingers on, even if it's a stretch, is that when playing with the Joy-Cons freely without connecting them to anything, that each will have it's own motion controls/tracking. Why? If Nintendo ever DOES decide to jump onto the VR train, you have two free controllers for each hand, perfectly suited for VR. Will that happen? Probably not, especially if the PS4 and such is needing some extra power to pull of it's own VR, but it's a neat idea anyway. I mean if all else fails they could make motion-based ones in the future.
    But like speculation and wish making aside, I think a really neat thing that the Switch could do to really stand out and become accessible to everyone is to give it access to an app store. With Nintendo going mobile, they could slap all their mobile games on a native Nintendo product still (possibly unique features to the Switch as well), and also bridge the gap of Android and Apple, having a plethora of apps available on your game tablet for when on the go. I personally would love to have my little apps that I frequent on my phone blown up on this thing, especially if I plan on taking it everywhere I go. Essentially a two-for one deal of buying a regular ass tablet and a cool Nintendo product.
    While I do hold some questions like many about it's battery life and whatever, I'm pretty pleased so far with what's been seen and the potential behind it. It just seems like a very good idea for just about everyone. It's quick to understand, it's smashing the home/mobile barrier finally, it offers and even highlights traditional gaming, and all the while still has a fresh Nintendo spin on it to make it stand out from the rest of the competition. Unless there's some truly horrific side to unfold, like 3rd party support going out the window months after release or the battery life is abysmal, or we find out it's pretty weak power-wise and that affects consumers buying it over a PS4/One, I really can't see this thing being a flop. All I'm kinda sad about is my Wii U really did not get any love since I've had it and was kinda a big waste of money in retrospect, especially if so many games will be ported forward like rumored. I just can't help but think the Wii U is going to be this "Dreamcast" cult following 10 years from now haha. That said I do hope many games are brought forward as the Wii U has a great library and would be a shame if it all went to the closet, especially for those who never got the chance.
    I think my biggest lingering question that will undoubtedly be answered is the what of the fate for the 3DS line. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon to tell you the truth, but at the same time, will it all depend on the boom of the Switch? If it's a successful console, then what's the need for developers to make games for a system that most will be like "why would I play 3DS that doesn't look very good compared to my current gen console that can sit in my backpack." Maybe the 3DS/2DS would run until the eventual price drop of the Switch years to come? We're just finally at that point where Nintendo doesn't need to have a mobile branch and a home console branch, and the transition will be interesting to watch. It's just almost hard for me to believe the 3DS line would ever go away completely, as the brand name "DS" has been such a huge thing for the past decade, even with the lackluster 3DS sales there for awhile.
    Anyway, I'm excited, obviously. Just sucks when you realize you basically have a half of a year to wait for this thing still lmao.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Nepenthe in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Wanted to chime in my thoughts too lawl.
    What I saw is very good.
    I think the Switch is really going to resonate with many people simply because the gimmick this time around, as far as I can tell, isn't necessarily forced upon you. You don't have to waggle and you don't have to use a giant gamepad if you don't wish; if wanted (granted a game doesn't make you move it), you could unbox the Switch, set it in it's dock for all eternity, buy a pro controller, and you have a standard Nintendo gaming console. Call me boring, but I honestly think that's what a lot of people just want, and the great thing is it's a totally valid option. I myself will be enjoying taking this to college for my breaks in between classes when I'm just sitting there messing around on my phone.
    The Joy-Cons are pretty neat I have to say. While I definitely think I'll be picking up a slick pro controller, these do look fun and usable if all else (probably most comfortable with the tablet itself understandably). The big thing I'm actually crossing my fingers on, even if it's a stretch, is that when playing with the Joy-Cons freely without connecting them to anything, that each will have it's own motion controls/tracking. Why? If Nintendo ever DOES decide to jump onto the VR train, you have two free controllers for each hand, perfectly suited for VR. Will that happen? Probably not, especially if the PS4 and such is needing some extra power to pull of it's own VR, but it's a neat idea anyway. I mean if all else fails they could make motion-based ones in the future.
    But like speculation and wish making aside, I think a really neat thing that the Switch could do to really stand out and become accessible to everyone is to give it access to an app store. With Nintendo going mobile, they could slap all their mobile games on a native Nintendo product still (possibly unique features to the Switch as well), and also bridge the gap of Android and Apple, having a plethora of apps available on your game tablet for when on the go. I personally would love to have my little apps that I frequent on my phone blown up on this thing, especially if I plan on taking it everywhere I go. Essentially a two-for one deal of buying a regular ass tablet and a cool Nintendo product.
    While I do hold some questions like many about it's battery life and whatever, I'm pretty pleased so far with what's been seen and the potential behind it. It just seems like a very good idea for just about everyone. It's quick to understand, it's smashing the home/mobile barrier finally, it offers and even highlights traditional gaming, and all the while still has a fresh Nintendo spin on it to make it stand out from the rest of the competition. Unless there's some truly horrific side to unfold, like 3rd party support going out the window months after release or the battery life is abysmal, or we find out it's pretty weak power-wise and that affects consumers buying it over a PS4/One, I really can't see this thing being a flop. All I'm kinda sad about is my Wii U really did not get any love since I've had it and was kinda a big waste of money in retrospect, especially if so many games will be ported forward like rumored. I just can't help but think the Wii U is going to be this "Dreamcast" cult following 10 years from now haha. That said I do hope many games are brought forward as the Wii U has a great library and would be a shame if it all went to the closet, especially for those who never got the chance.
    I think my biggest lingering question that will undoubtedly be answered is the what of the fate for the 3DS line. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon to tell you the truth, but at the same time, will it all depend on the boom of the Switch? If it's a successful console, then what's the need for developers to make games for a system that most will be like "why would I play 3DS that doesn't look very good compared to my current gen console that can sit in my backpack." Maybe the 3DS/2DS would run until the eventual price drop of the Switch years to come? We're just finally at that point where Nintendo doesn't need to have a mobile branch and a home console branch, and the transition will be interesting to watch. It's just almost hard for me to believe the 3DS line would ever go away completely, as the brand name "DS" has been such a huge thing for the past decade, even with the lackluster 3DS sales there for awhile.
    Anyway, I'm excited, obviously. Just sucks when you realize you basically have a half of a year to wait for this thing still lmao.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Fr0zenanus in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Wanted to chime in my thoughts too lawl.
    What I saw is very good.
    I think the Switch is really going to resonate with many people simply because the gimmick this time around, as far as I can tell, isn't necessarily forced upon you. You don't have to waggle and you don't have to use a giant gamepad if you don't wish; if wanted (granted a game doesn't make you move it), you could unbox the Switch, set it in it's dock for all eternity, buy a pro controller, and you have a standard Nintendo gaming console. Call me boring, but I honestly think that's what a lot of people just want, and the great thing is it's a totally valid option. I myself will be enjoying taking this to college for my breaks in between classes when I'm just sitting there messing around on my phone.
    The Joy-Cons are pretty neat I have to say. While I definitely think I'll be picking up a slick pro controller, these do look fun and usable if all else (probably most comfortable with the tablet itself understandably). The big thing I'm actually crossing my fingers on, even if it's a stretch, is that when playing with the Joy-Cons freely without connecting them to anything, that each will have it's own motion controls/tracking. Why? If Nintendo ever DOES decide to jump onto the VR train, you have two free controllers for each hand, perfectly suited for VR. Will that happen? Probably not, especially if the PS4 and such is needing some extra power to pull of it's own VR, but it's a neat idea anyway. I mean if all else fails they could make motion-based ones in the future.
    But like speculation and wish making aside, I think a really neat thing that the Switch could do to really stand out and become accessible to everyone is to give it access to an app store. With Nintendo going mobile, they could slap all their mobile games on a native Nintendo product still (possibly unique features to the Switch as well), and also bridge the gap of Android and Apple, having a plethora of apps available on your game tablet for when on the go. I personally would love to have my little apps that I frequent on my phone blown up on this thing, especially if I plan on taking it everywhere I go. Essentially a two-for one deal of buying a regular ass tablet and a cool Nintendo product.
    While I do hold some questions like many about it's battery life and whatever, I'm pretty pleased so far with what's been seen and the potential behind it. It just seems like a very good idea for just about everyone. It's quick to understand, it's smashing the home/mobile barrier finally, it offers and even highlights traditional gaming, and all the while still has a fresh Nintendo spin on it to make it stand out from the rest of the competition. Unless there's some truly horrific side to unfold, like 3rd party support going out the window months after release or the battery life is abysmal, or we find out it's pretty weak power-wise and that affects consumers buying it over a PS4/One, I really can't see this thing being a flop. All I'm kinda sad about is my Wii U really did not get any love since I've had it and was kinda a big waste of money in retrospect, especially if so many games will be ported forward like rumored. I just can't help but think the Wii U is going to be this "Dreamcast" cult following 10 years from now haha. That said I do hope many games are brought forward as the Wii U has a great library and would be a shame if it all went to the closet, especially for those who never got the chance.
    I think my biggest lingering question that will undoubtedly be answered is the what of the fate for the 3DS line. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon to tell you the truth, but at the same time, will it all depend on the boom of the Switch? If it's a successful console, then what's the need for developers to make games for a system that most will be like "why would I play 3DS that doesn't look very good compared to my current gen console that can sit in my backpack." Maybe the 3DS/2DS would run until the eventual price drop of the Switch years to come? We're just finally at that point where Nintendo doesn't need to have a mobile branch and a home console branch, and the transition will be interesting to watch. It's just almost hard for me to believe the 3DS line would ever go away completely, as the brand name "DS" has been such a huge thing for the past decade, even with the lackluster 3DS sales there for awhile.
    Anyway, I'm excited, obviously. Just sucks when you realize you basically have a half of a year to wait for this thing still lmao.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Jeffhog in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Wanted to chime in my thoughts too lawl.
    What I saw is very good.
    I think the Switch is really going to resonate with many people simply because the gimmick this time around, as far as I can tell, isn't necessarily forced upon you. You don't have to waggle and you don't have to use a giant gamepad if you don't wish; if wanted (granted a game doesn't make you move it), you could unbox the Switch, set it in it's dock for all eternity, buy a pro controller, and you have a standard Nintendo gaming console. Call me boring, but I honestly think that's what a lot of people just want, and the great thing is it's a totally valid option. I myself will be enjoying taking this to college for my breaks in between classes when I'm just sitting there messing around on my phone.
    The Joy-Cons are pretty neat I have to say. While I definitely think I'll be picking up a slick pro controller, these do look fun and usable if all else (probably most comfortable with the tablet itself understandably). The big thing I'm actually crossing my fingers on, even if it's a stretch, is that when playing with the Joy-Cons freely without connecting them to anything, that each will have it's own motion controls/tracking. Why? If Nintendo ever DOES decide to jump onto the VR train, you have two free controllers for each hand, perfectly suited for VR. Will that happen? Probably not, especially if the PS4 and such is needing some extra power to pull of it's own VR, but it's a neat idea anyway. I mean if all else fails they could make motion-based ones in the future.
    But like speculation and wish making aside, I think a really neat thing that the Switch could do to really stand out and become accessible to everyone is to give it access to an app store. With Nintendo going mobile, they could slap all their mobile games on a native Nintendo product still (possibly unique features to the Switch as well), and also bridge the gap of Android and Apple, having a plethora of apps available on your game tablet for when on the go. I personally would love to have my little apps that I frequent on my phone blown up on this thing, especially if I plan on taking it everywhere I go. Essentially a two-for one deal of buying a regular ass tablet and a cool Nintendo product.
    While I do hold some questions like many about it's battery life and whatever, I'm pretty pleased so far with what's been seen and the potential behind it. It just seems like a very good idea for just about everyone. It's quick to understand, it's smashing the home/mobile barrier finally, it offers and even highlights traditional gaming, and all the while still has a fresh Nintendo spin on it to make it stand out from the rest of the competition. Unless there's some truly horrific side to unfold, like 3rd party support going out the window months after release or the battery life is abysmal, or we find out it's pretty weak power-wise and that affects consumers buying it over a PS4/One, I really can't see this thing being a flop. All I'm kinda sad about is my Wii U really did not get any love since I've had it and was kinda a big waste of money in retrospect, especially if so many games will be ported forward like rumored. I just can't help but think the Wii U is going to be this "Dreamcast" cult following 10 years from now haha. That said I do hope many games are brought forward as the Wii U has a great library and would be a shame if it all went to the closet, especially for those who never got the chance.
    I think my biggest lingering question that will undoubtedly be answered is the what of the fate for the 3DS line. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon to tell you the truth, but at the same time, will it all depend on the boom of the Switch? If it's a successful console, then what's the need for developers to make games for a system that most will be like "why would I play 3DS that doesn't look very good compared to my current gen console that can sit in my backpack." Maybe the 3DS/2DS would run until the eventual price drop of the Switch years to come? We're just finally at that point where Nintendo doesn't need to have a mobile branch and a home console branch, and the transition will be interesting to watch. It's just almost hard for me to believe the 3DS line would ever go away completely, as the brand name "DS" has been such a huge thing for the past decade, even with the lackluster 3DS sales there for awhile.
    Anyway, I'm excited, obviously. Just sucks when you realize you basically have a half of a year to wait for this thing still lmao.
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm pretty impressed with this gen to be honest. There's hardly any "duds" in design for me this time around and most of the gen 7 Pokemon look pretty appealing or at the very least interesting to consider using. The dragon line is ace, and for once looks like an obligatory 3 stage dragon psuedo-legendary group that I might want to use. Silvally has quickly become my second favorite Pokemon this gen right under Lycanroc, though peeking around Smogon it looks like it's just about everybody's favorite Pokemon this generation thus far haha. It's funny (this is my own projections but) because I almost feel like Type:Null/Silvally fill Mimikyu's personality better as this Pokemon that just wants to be accepted since I can see somewhere (anime, game, etc) being that Type:Null/Silvally is going to be bummed out about being this frankenstein monster of a Pokemon that shouldn't exist. I almost wish at this point that all man-made Pokemon had their own typing since we're getting quite the group of them now haha.
    Anyway Bounsweet's line is adorable and I really like her ability. Speaking of new characters the internet is destined to destroy, that rock-based lady in the trailer is super rad, and really glad she uses a midnight-Lycanroc since I think they match stylistically pretty well. As for that CoroCoro Grimer we saw, I was kinda "eh" on it at first, but the Alolan Muk really sealed the deal with those moving colors and added...rocks/teeth? Either way it's looking pretty fantastic, and I love the entry about it not smelling anymore. I just can't wait for what it's shiny form looks like.
    Pretty surprised we got all this though with the demo just like 4 days away tbh. That said I don't really think the demo will be giving us a lot of new information anyway, and more over just a toy to tide us over for the next month. I'm kinda wondering if maybe information will slow down a bit from here on out due to the demo? All I can really see being revealed between now and release are the starter's final evolutions besides the random Alolan forms in between. Speaking of, I'm actually VERY surprised that they've gone with revealing more new Pokemon rather than filling our thirst with just Alolan forms. I feel like these remixed Pokemon would be treated as more filler to save them from revealing too many new Pokemon before release, but it's been oddly the opposite. I'm just crossing my fingers that there's a large number of Alolan forms, and maybe even more outside of Gen 1. It's just such a good idea on getting more milage out of the Pokemon you already have by fleshing out the world more, introducing new concepts and possibilities with existing Pokemon, and giving forgotten Pokemon a second chance to just have so few/restricted amounts of them.
    Anyway sorry for the crazy amount of text, but Pokemon has been like my #1 hype game these past few months and I feel like I never get to talk to anyone about it lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy got a reaction from MightyRay in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm pretty impressed with this gen to be honest. There's hardly any "duds" in design for me this time around and most of the gen 7 Pokemon look pretty appealing or at the very least interesting to consider using. The dragon line is ace, and for once looks like an obligatory 3 stage dragon psuedo-legendary group that I might want to use. Silvally has quickly become my second favorite Pokemon this gen right under Lycanroc, though peeking around Smogon it looks like it's just about everybody's favorite Pokemon this generation thus far haha. It's funny (this is my own projections but) because I almost feel like Type:Null/Silvally fill Mimikyu's personality better as this Pokemon that just wants to be accepted since I can see somewhere (anime, game, etc) being that Type:Null/Silvally is going to be bummed out about being this frankenstein monster of a Pokemon that shouldn't exist. I almost wish at this point that all man-made Pokemon had their own typing since we're getting quite the group of them now haha.
    Anyway Bounsweet's line is adorable and I really like her ability. Speaking of new characters the internet is destined to destroy, that rock-based lady in the trailer is super rad, and really glad she uses a midnight-Lycanroc since I think they match stylistically pretty well. As for that CoroCoro Grimer we saw, I was kinda "eh" on it at first, but the Alolan Muk really sealed the deal with those moving colors and added...rocks/teeth? Either way it's looking pretty fantastic, and I love the entry about it not smelling anymore. I just can't wait for what it's shiny form looks like.
    Pretty surprised we got all this though with the demo just like 4 days away tbh. That said I don't really think the demo will be giving us a lot of new information anyway, and more over just a toy to tide us over for the next month. I'm kinda wondering if maybe information will slow down a bit from here on out due to the demo? All I can really see being revealed between now and release are the starter's final evolutions besides the random Alolan forms in between. Speaking of, I'm actually VERY surprised that they've gone with revealing more new Pokemon rather than filling our thirst with just Alolan forms. I feel like these remixed Pokemon would be treated as more filler to save them from revealing too many new Pokemon before release, but it's been oddly the opposite. I'm just crossing my fingers that there's a large number of Alolan forms, and maybe even more outside of Gen 1. It's just such a good idea on getting more milage out of the Pokemon you already have by fleshing out the world more, introducing new concepts and possibilities with existing Pokemon, and giving forgotten Pokemon a second chance to just have so few/restricted amounts of them.
    Anyway sorry for the crazy amount of text, but Pokemon has been like my #1 hype game these past few months and I feel like I never get to talk to anyone about it lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from FFWF in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm pretty impressed with this gen to be honest. There's hardly any "duds" in design for me this time around and most of the gen 7 Pokemon look pretty appealing or at the very least interesting to consider using. The dragon line is ace, and for once looks like an obligatory 3 stage dragon psuedo-legendary group that I might want to use. Silvally has quickly become my second favorite Pokemon this gen right under Lycanroc, though peeking around Smogon it looks like it's just about everybody's favorite Pokemon this generation thus far haha. It's funny (this is my own projections but) because I almost feel like Type:Null/Silvally fill Mimikyu's personality better as this Pokemon that just wants to be accepted since I can see somewhere (anime, game, etc) being that Type:Null/Silvally is going to be bummed out about being this frankenstein monster of a Pokemon that shouldn't exist. I almost wish at this point that all man-made Pokemon had their own typing since we're getting quite the group of them now haha.
    Anyway Bounsweet's line is adorable and I really like her ability. Speaking of new characters the internet is destined to destroy, that rock-based lady in the trailer is super rad, and really glad she uses a midnight-Lycanroc since I think they match stylistically pretty well. As for that CoroCoro Grimer we saw, I was kinda "eh" on it at first, but the Alolan Muk really sealed the deal with those moving colors and added...rocks/teeth? Either way it's looking pretty fantastic, and I love the entry about it not smelling anymore. I just can't wait for what it's shiny form looks like.
    Pretty surprised we got all this though with the demo just like 4 days away tbh. That said I don't really think the demo will be giving us a lot of new information anyway, and more over just a toy to tide us over for the next month. I'm kinda wondering if maybe information will slow down a bit from here on out due to the demo? All I can really see being revealed between now and release are the starter's final evolutions besides the random Alolan forms in between. Speaking of, I'm actually VERY surprised that they've gone with revealing more new Pokemon rather than filling our thirst with just Alolan forms. I feel like these remixed Pokemon would be treated as more filler to save them from revealing too many new Pokemon before release, but it's been oddly the opposite. I'm just crossing my fingers that there's a large number of Alolan forms, and maybe even more outside of Gen 1. It's just such a good idea on getting more milage out of the Pokemon you already have by fleshing out the world more, introducing new concepts and possibilities with existing Pokemon, and giving forgotten Pokemon a second chance to just have so few/restricted amounts of them.
    Anyway sorry for the crazy amount of text, but Pokemon has been like my #1 hype game these past few months and I feel like I never get to talk to anyone about it lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm pretty impressed with this gen to be honest. There's hardly any "duds" in design for me this time around and most of the gen 7 Pokemon look pretty appealing or at the very least interesting to consider using. The dragon line is ace, and for once looks like an obligatory 3 stage dragon psuedo-legendary group that I might want to use. Silvally has quickly become my second favorite Pokemon this gen right under Lycanroc, though peeking around Smogon it looks like it's just about everybody's favorite Pokemon this generation thus far haha. It's funny (this is my own projections but) because I almost feel like Type:Null/Silvally fill Mimikyu's personality better as this Pokemon that just wants to be accepted since I can see somewhere (anime, game, etc) being that Type:Null/Silvally is going to be bummed out about being this frankenstein monster of a Pokemon that shouldn't exist. I almost wish at this point that all man-made Pokemon had their own typing since we're getting quite the group of them now haha.
    Anyway Bounsweet's line is adorable and I really like her ability. Speaking of new characters the internet is destined to destroy, that rock-based lady in the trailer is super rad, and really glad she uses a midnight-Lycanroc since I think they match stylistically pretty well. As for that CoroCoro Grimer we saw, I was kinda "eh" on it at first, but the Alolan Muk really sealed the deal with those moving colors and added...rocks/teeth? Either way it's looking pretty fantastic, and I love the entry about it not smelling anymore. I just can't wait for what it's shiny form looks like.
    Pretty surprised we got all this though with the demo just like 4 days away tbh. That said I don't really think the demo will be giving us a lot of new information anyway, and more over just a toy to tide us over for the next month. I'm kinda wondering if maybe information will slow down a bit from here on out due to the demo? All I can really see being revealed between now and release are the starter's final evolutions besides the random Alolan forms in between. Speaking of, I'm actually VERY surprised that they've gone with revealing more new Pokemon rather than filling our thirst with just Alolan forms. I feel like these remixed Pokemon would be treated as more filler to save them from revealing too many new Pokemon before release, but it's been oddly the opposite. I'm just crossing my fingers that there's a large number of Alolan forms, and maybe even more outside of Gen 1. It's just such a good idea on getting more milage out of the Pokemon you already have by fleshing out the world more, introducing new concepts and possibilities with existing Pokemon, and giving forgotten Pokemon a second chance to just have so few/restricted amounts of them.
    Anyway sorry for the crazy amount of text, but Pokemon has been like my #1 hype game these past few months and I feel like I never get to talk to anyone about it lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from BlueFlare in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
    I'm pretty impressed with this gen to be honest. There's hardly any "duds" in design for me this time around and most of the gen 7 Pokemon look pretty appealing or at the very least interesting to consider using. The dragon line is ace, and for once looks like an obligatory 3 stage dragon psuedo-legendary group that I might want to use. Silvally has quickly become my second favorite Pokemon this gen right under Lycanroc, though peeking around Smogon it looks like it's just about everybody's favorite Pokemon this generation thus far haha. It's funny (this is my own projections but) because I almost feel like Type:Null/Silvally fill Mimikyu's personality better as this Pokemon that just wants to be accepted since I can see somewhere (anime, game, etc) being that Type:Null/Silvally is going to be bummed out about being this frankenstein monster of a Pokemon that shouldn't exist. I almost wish at this point that all man-made Pokemon had their own typing since we're getting quite the group of them now haha.
    Anyway Bounsweet's line is adorable and I really like her ability. Speaking of new characters the internet is destined to destroy, that rock-based lady in the trailer is super rad, and really glad she uses a midnight-Lycanroc since I think they match stylistically pretty well. As for that CoroCoro Grimer we saw, I was kinda "eh" on it at first, but the Alolan Muk really sealed the deal with those moving colors and added...rocks/teeth? Either way it's looking pretty fantastic, and I love the entry about it not smelling anymore. I just can't wait for what it's shiny form looks like.
    Pretty surprised we got all this though with the demo just like 4 days away tbh. That said I don't really think the demo will be giving us a lot of new information anyway, and more over just a toy to tide us over for the next month. I'm kinda wondering if maybe information will slow down a bit from here on out due to the demo? All I can really see being revealed between now and release are the starter's final evolutions besides the random Alolan forms in between. Speaking of, I'm actually VERY surprised that they've gone with revealing more new Pokemon rather than filling our thirst with just Alolan forms. I feel like these remixed Pokemon would be treated as more filler to save them from revealing too many new Pokemon before release, but it's been oddly the opposite. I'm just crossing my fingers that there's a large number of Alolan forms, and maybe even more outside of Gen 1. It's just such a good idea on getting more milage out of the Pokemon you already have by fleshing out the world more, introducing new concepts and possibilities with existing Pokemon, and giving forgotten Pokemon a second chance to just have so few/restricted amounts of them.
    Anyway sorry for the crazy amount of text, but Pokemon has been like my #1 hype game these past few months and I feel like I never get to talk to anyone about it lmao
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Potada in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Pawn in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Jeffhog in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy got a reaction from MightyRay in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy got a reaction from Celestia in Pokemon Sun/Moon PLUS ULTRA (Alola Region Games)   
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    Wolfy reacted to Klinsy in [Expirement] Which Sonic character attracts certain personalty types   
    Now that the experiment has gone as long as I wanted to, it's time to evaluate and
    SCIENCE IT UP IN HERE!
    Let's do this!
     
    Given all the data collected I can say the results are ...
    INCONCLUSIVE?!

    But it's not the fault of the experiment, but rather the fault of the experimenter, I did not include good enough data to get the point across and I made the mistake of posting in a place where there isn't many extroverts, thus I wasn't able to get a full conclusion on this, I am the one to blame here and I'm sorry.
    But on the data I did gather, I can say my hypothesis was true, as the sticking point was "not necessarily", and  while a few did match the personalty of their favorite characters, others did not, so it shows your favorite character   and you won't necessarily have the same personalty.
    Now, to give you my ulterior motive for doing all of this, I wanted to show one can still like another despite not having the same personalty, to show there is hope for a friendship to be born even with differences, and what better way to show that than with Sonic?

    Additionally, me myself was able to learn something, to make sure you give the full details when you conduct like this, so even if we weren't able to reach full results, something was still learned.
    I might do another experiment in the future, since this was fun despite the bumps and I know what to do next time. I won't do it practically soon, since I'm taking a break from topic making for awhile and if I do it, the subject will be much simpler, we'll see.
    And thanks to @Mightyray @SonicEkkusu@Knucklesgirl@YoshiParty@Miru@Haalyle@Werewolfy@Scape@Lucid Dream@VEDJ-F@Sparky@NeoZero@Toa Axis@Bauhaus@Bowbowis@King Koopone and @Conquering Storm's Servant!
    I would get nowhere without you! You are the reason why I have any success!
    And I thank you kindly, you are all awesome!

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