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  1. One of my favorite parts of internet reviews is skipping the three-minute skit at the beginning to get to the part where they actually talk about the show/movie/game/etc.

    1. Soniman


      You really watch Nostalgia Critic?

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      That's always good. But the real fun part of it is when they think they can put these skits in the middle of videos, often as crossovers with other channels because they think it's hilarious if one acts awkward, but you just click off the video because you're tired of that shit.

    3. Wraith


      Anyone who does skits just goes on my ignore list now. If you were a good actor/comedian you'd be doing that and not reviewing games

    4. Kuzu


      Yea, that got extremely obnoxious a long time ago. Its funny fuz SomeCallMeJohnny kind of moved away from that, the older he got. He probably throws a joke or two in there still, but he plays his reviews straight for the most part. 

      .....God, there was a time when I probably found all of  that stuff funny. To be young...er

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      YouTube won't stop recommending Nathaniel Bandy to me... Dude's unbearable.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The Joys of Hypocrisy: When critics spend a video trashing a media for been unfunny and unbearable to watch, yet partake in unfunny and unbearable acts of their own at the same time.

    7. Ryannumber1gamer


      I'm someone who's a little more forgiving of skits, if short and done well (Caddicarus has a good few opening ones), but when they're bad, christ do I fucking h a t e them. Nostalgia Critic has been awful from the beginning when he came back following Demo Reel.

      The ones I have a real pet peeve for is the sponsored skits. Where not only do they have the balls to interrupt a video in the middle, but they do a long tedious unfunny skit about something for two minutes trying to sell you something. Caddicarus got really fucking bad with last year.


    8. Soniman


      Crossover reviews definitely are the worst because it's never entertaining or funny like I dont get the appeal. I clicked on the review to watch this person not some random Joe schmo I don't care about who seems to always lack any charisma when making a guest appearance 

  2. Did shields appear in any of the Sonic cartoons, comics, or other adaptations?

    It's so weird to think how Mario's powerups were so intrinsic to his various spinoff media, but Sonic items (other than Rings, which are usually depicted differently than in the games) pretty much never come up.

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Shields were in the early Archie stuff definitely.

    2. Wraith


      Shields became less and less common in Sonic games over time so I'm not surprised. 

    3. Cuz


      Shields show up like twice in Archie. Once in the Sonic 3 tie-in and I think it's supposed to be the insta-shield of all things, and again in the Genesis special where humorously it's actually here because Spaz (or Yardley I forget which artist was on that section) misinterpreted the script, and turned what was supposed to be a barrier wall into a shield. xD

      and I loved how Rings are used in the early stuff wish they'd bring them back. 

    4. Kuzu


      Sonic power ups aren't emphasized as much because focus has always been on the character's innate abilities

    5. Zaysho


      @Cuz That moment in #13 was always funny to me because it just reads like Sega gave the comic staff a list of things to put in from Sonic 3 and they just went down the line lol.

    6. Sonictrainer


      Sonic Man had Shields during the Worlds Unite Saga & Chaos Zero saved Sonic & Rotor's lives using Bubble Shields in Part 4 of Wave of Change.

    7. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      That's good to know. Interesting that Archie highlighted them a little over its long run. 

    8. Dejimon11


      A flame shield did appear in the Eggman arc in pre reboot. And I believe sonic did get a normal shield in the genesis arc 

    9. Plumbers_Helper


      The shied also showed up once in issue 10 of the Sonic X comic.

      I've always been fascinated by the power-ups in Sonic. In Mario the question blocks and power-ups are treated as naturally concurring things in Mario's world. But with Sonic his power-ups feel too artificial to assume they just naturally occur in nature. Where do those computer monitors come from? Why do they give futuristic shields and rings when broken?

      To add to the mystery they're never mentioned in cutscenes. The only time characters do mention them are in tutorial-like tips where they're also telling you controls like "press the B button" which are things you're not really supposed to take at face value. So it kind of makes it feel like the power-ups in Sonic don't even exist sometimes and are just "gamey" mechanics that you're not supposed to think about.

      The closest thing we get to an acknowledgement of them in universe as far as I know is that poster in Sonic Adventure 2 advertising the "10th ITEM BOX EXPO" which at least seems to imply that item boxes are artificial in creation. But even then how do they work? Are they like the capsules in Dragon Ball? Who makes them? How and why are they scattered everywhere? The item box poster is only in the Battle ports of Adventure 2, in the original Dreamcast version the poster is advertising the 10th "Spring Festival" which seems to imply not even the springs in Sonic's world are naturally occurring. It's just odd how these things are never given any explanation, even Crash Bandicoot explained where the crates and Aku-Aku masks came from.

      The only piece of media to actually try to explain where the item boxes came from in the games are Sonic the Comic and the Stay Sonic novel, but even though they try to explain why there are computer monitors everywhere, they don't explain how or why they give you shields, invincibility and rings when you break them.

  3. Yeah, this is how I feel. I don't dislike Blaze. I just don't find her particularly entertaining or interesting. I don't even think you'd need to drastically change her personality to make me like her; Just reframe it a little and come up with funny/charming moments that play to her strengths. You can still do decent comedy with a stoic, serious character; having her underreact to things, give some deadpan responses, etc.
  4. The Eggman announcement for Forces mobile shows a quick montage of classic Eggman all the way to modern.

    Classic and Modern Eggman are the same character, confirmed. Forces' "alternate dimension" retcon is destroyed.

    1. Diogenes


      classic and modern eggman are the same character, classic and modern sonic are not

    2. Dejimon11


      This doesn’t explain jack 

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      So every official evolution of Sonic video deconfirms alt dimension canons

  5. Strictly speaking, even common enemies like GUN Beetles or Hunters are capable of beating Shadow; And that's always been true, ever since his debut in Sonic Adventure 2. I wouldn't favor the clunkers in a matchup, but if it's capable of happening in gameplay, then it depicts a possible (however unlikely) outcome of such an encounter. It is possible to be stronger, smarter, and faster than your opponent and still lose due to carelessness or dumb luck. And if you like Shadow as a character, honestly, you should be okay with that. Shadow would be boring if he were some unstoppable invincible figure who "only Sonic can properly fight." Allowing Shadow to have compelling fights with other characters gives him more variety, makes him more versatile, prevents him from being pigeonholed to one specific role over and over again.
  6. Eggman playable in a Sonic platformer(-ish) game. It's been years. I don't have a phone that'll run this game but I'm definitely going to find a way to play this now.
  7. FINE, I'll get Sonic Forces Mobile if it means I can play as Eggman.

    My phone's too old though, I'll need to emulate it.

  8. The Sonic movie missed a golden opportunity to call the cowboy bar "Mirage Saloon."

  9. Chip in Japan: a kid

    Chip in English: a grown man kinda doing a kid voice

    It isn't the actor's fault but I think that was a baffling decision.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Everytime I look at Chips expression, I reminded of a poor man's Daxter. So I can't help but feel Max Casella coming out of his mouth would be a much better fit- Hyper and obnoxious, but still endearing. 

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I thought Chip's English voice was cute. Not every cute critter in a Japanese production has to sound like a squeaky five year old child.

    3. Sonictrainer


      I mean, he's also an ancient light god with amnesia.

      If we want talk about Chip, we have to talk that chocolate

    4. Marcello


      English Chip is better. 

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I can never decide if I like or dislike Chip's English voice. Something about it is definitely off, but I like what they were going for. I'm glad that he didn't sound like another high pitched, squeaky and cutesy exposition fairy. They made him sound gentle and friendly without being totally annoying. And it also meant that his eventual reveal as Light Gaia didn't come off as jarring. He could be taken as mature when it counted. Maybe it was just that his tone and inflection were off-key? Or perhaps it was the raspiness? I really don't know what it is. Perhaps another VA would be able to do a very similar voice but make it sound better. Kind of like Quinton Flynn's Silver in Forces vs Pete Capella's in '06.

      The Japanese voice is exactly what I feared his English voice would be. I'm really glad that the English voice direction went in a totally different direction.

  10. Bowser's Fury is fantastic but it needs to be like 5 times as long.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      If Captain Toad can get a full length game, so could this. If they won't settle with a mere Odyssey expansion pack and calling it a sequel like with Galaxy 2 (no offense to either, I would love that anyway), this would be the perfect foundation for the next big Mario. It'll prove Nintendo's willing to break traditions and give Mario his first ground-up (sorta) sequel on the same console since the olden days. 

    2. Jack-ted


      It was probably an experiment and the basis for the next game? Maybe

    3. Sonictrainer


      Also, there should be Shadows of Toad, Peach, & Rosalina.

      EDIT: Also, they should be playable.

    4. StaticMania


      As a separate game sure

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's the best 3D Mario I've played in ages. I'd absolutely love to see more of it. 

  11. I'm gonna say it: Despite being the goofier of the two cartoons, AoStH had objectively better continuity than SatAM.

    SatAM had two separate episodes where the heroes believe "There are no other freedom fighters" but themselves, as well as the whole "King stuck in the void" plotline contradicting early plot threads about the king being out leaving clues of his wherabouts on Mobius.

    AoStH meanwhile repeatedly and frequently called back to previous episodes and characters (Characters which had proper introductions no less, as opposed to just popping into the show out of nowhere mid-series a la Dulcy). 

    It was a consistent - if bizarre - world.

    1. E-122-Psi


      Add to that, ironically I think AoSth could think of more ideas to do with characters other than the two main protagonists. Even more ironically its comic relief actually felt less juvenile and formulaic, keeping in mind nearly every AoSth episode is basically a low budget Looney Tunes cartoon.

      Season Two of SatAm really feels like it was taken over by a team who only liked a very condensed amount of things about the series and how they worked and couldn't be bothered with anything else, even if it was vital to the core of the story.

      It's interesting how Sonic Underground borrows both SatAm's premise but AoSth's bizarreness and relatively light hearted tone, similarly Underground for all its faults has a bit more solid foundation than SatAm, even if it's arguably blander.

  12. Pre-reboot Archie Sonic crossed over with Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which is part of the broader Archie Comics universe.

    A reboot didn't happen in the Archie Comics universe which means Sabrina still canonically remembers meeting preboot Sonic.


    1. Dejimon11


      Actually I hate to break it to you but that universe also got rebooted 

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Awful news.

      Sabrina's and Sonic's deep bond has been forever erased.

    3. Plumbers_Helper


      One cross over Archie Sonic had that still might be canon is his brief encounter with The Savage Dragon(the green guy on the cover). His brief encounter with Spawn is unlikely to be canon since that series is well know for it's retcons. As far as I'm aware, the Savage Dragon series hasn't had any major retcons that would make this non-canon for him.

      As an example to how confusing intercompany crossovers can be, the Savage Dragon also encountered the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but all of the TMNT's Image comics stories were later retconed when Mirage Studios started printing the comic again.

      So the Savage Dragon meeting the the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is canon, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meeting the Savage Dragon is not canon.

  13. Sonic Designs According to Me
    (games only or we'll be here all day)

    👑 Classic Japanese
    👍 Modern
    😕 Boom
    :wastebasket: Sega of America

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      So for Classic Japanese, we talking Mega Drive Sonic or CD OP/ED Sonic?

  14. Mania was an exceptionally good game. Ergo, I want sequels to Mania. That we're probably not getting those is really disappointing. The last modern-style game I felt was any good was Generations, roughly ten years ago. There are elements I enjoyed from Lost World, but as a game I still think it was pretty mediocre, while Forces veers into outright bad territory. I just wish we could have both, you know? Keep making modern 3D games. Keep making classic 2D games. Give both sets of fans (as well as people who enjoy both types of games) what they want. Ah well. I'll close out by saying I always thought Eggman looked better with the cape.
  15. If the "multiverse" aspect in Sonic Prime actually revisits other official continuities and we get to see Sara from the OVA again, that would be pretty neat.

    1. Kuzu


      That would be cool, but this is still Sonic so keep those expectations in check

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