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About Dr. Mechano

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  • Birthday 06/05/1988

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  1. When I was a very young child, I thought Space Ghost and Racer X were the same person.

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    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I mean....I can see why you would think that 

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I thought he was batman without the ears for awhile as a kid

  2. Sonic Underground: Make an entire Sonic cartoon premised on Sonic and his siblings playing in a band and using the power of music to fight Robotnik

    And then every song other than the opening is terrible.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      - Premised around finding their mother

       

       

      - Never found her

    2. Celestia

      Celestia

      Ok but you can't deny that one and only(?) time someone other than the hedgehogs sang was fire

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KggcEdDbjIg

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      And then every song including the opening is terrible.

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Well, the Green Ninja isn't exactly required to be a good vocalist. /j

  3. Eggman releases a monster...

     

    ...and legit becomes its friend. No betrayal, no counter-betrayal, no mechanizing the monster a la Time Eater. Eggman and the monster just bond over similar goals and become buddies, then use some evil teamwork against Super Sonic in the finale.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Infinite. 

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Eggman kinda betrayed Infinite though, didn't he? He sucked him back into the Ruby instead of truly working with him.

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Still won't change the fact that the monster will disappear without a trace and Eggman will still be the final boss 

      (You killed my friend, your going down)

    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Doesn't have to die.

      Defeated semi-depowered recurring ally for Eggman.

      I guess Infinite could have been that, but eh.

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      They would either become a better character than Eggman and deserve better than being his lackey, or they just become another Metal Sonic and become just another lackey. 

      Working for Eggman sucks man. Just ask Orbot and Cubot, they fucking hate working for him, and he created them.

      You have to be a supremely shitty person to have everything you create, hate your existence. 

    6. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Cubot likes Eggman, actually. Both official profiles and his dialogue in Team Sonic Racing attest to this.

      One official profile from around the time of Lost World put it best: "Orbot dislikes Eggman but is very loyal to him. Cubot likes Eggman, but isn't very loyal to him."

      The vibe I get from that is that Orbot's a hard worker who resents Eggman, while Cubot's the slacker who comes into work late all the time who thinks he's the boss's friend. He likes him but isn't super committed to actually doing a good job.

    7. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That doesn't really reflect how they act in the games. They both are pretty upfront about not liking him.

    8. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Nah, in TSR we get this exchange.

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  4. The very idea that Eggman could lie to Shadow about him being a robot and he couldn't instantly think of at least half a dozen ways to test that claim is incredible.

    Does Shadow need to eat or sleep or go the bathroom? I mean, even if he can't because he's a special lab experiment or whatever, he could totally go see a doctor and get x-rayed or something.

    This was a seriously short-sighted plan.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      The more you spend thinking about plot points in this series, the more of a headache you're going to get. 

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      he's a meat robot

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Wait, Shadow TOTALLY needs to sleep!

      In Sonic Battle, at one point Rouge says Shadow is in the back of her club taking a nap!

      Robots don't "sleep" in the conventional sense; they might need to recharge or something, but they don't take naps. That alone should've totally given away that Eggman was lying, right?

    4. Speedi

      Speedi

      What did Eggman even stand to gain from lying to Shadow in the first place? It's not like Shadow at any point considered joining Eggman's side even with amnesia. Maybe it was just to mess with him, but Eggman strikes me as someone who wouldn't just do something like that to be a dick.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Shadow's too edgy to commit to basic needs like food or going to school or the doctor

    6. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Or, instead of saying he's a full-blown robot he could have gone with "clone". Then he could have just said the Shadow Androids were just mass produced at a lower expense because they were easier to make then Shadow clones. Or he wanted androids first and then decided to move onto making a clone.

      I dunno doctor. That sounds better than just rolling with Shadow thinking he's an android.

    7. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      It's even worse when you notice the Shadow androids attack by vomiting missiles...

      And people give Knuckles grief for being gullible.

  5. The worst part about S3&K compared to vanilla Sonic 3 is the S3 midboss music being replaced with S&K's even for the S3 zones.

    The S&K midboss music is fine but you can't beat "WHOO! C'MON!"

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      I always thought that the minibus music was just an extension of knuckles' theme.

    2. Cuz

      Cuz

      (Briefly imagines Vanilla in Sonic 3 and shakes his head.)

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I like the compromise made in the mods where you can have the S3 midboss play just for fighting Knuckles, to make it stand out more as the climax of he and Sonic's rivaly throughout the two games.

       

      You know, seeing how the SK midboss and the beta/PC music were made by the main composers, and sound more in line with the rest of the game... I gotta wonder: what if Michael Jackson got to compose for the whole soundtrack? They'd have his music would play in western copies of it, while the original soundtrack plays on Japanese copies ala CD. What would that sound like?

    4. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I love both of them. The S3 version is delightfully funky, and the SK version is delightfully sinister. Honestly, though, I think I like the SK version a bit more. Fits the typical classic Sonic boss music vibe a lot more.

      @AWild No.1 washed up gamer It took me decades to realize that they had the same baseline melody.

    5. Azure Blue Tori

      Azure Blue Tori

      I think S&K Mini-Boss music may be better than the Boss theme, actually, except for the fact that Red Eye at the end is the only one that's remotely difficult.

    6. pppp

      pppp

      Sonic 3 Complete and Sonic 3 A.I.R give you the ability to revert to that.

  6. Chauvin has been declared guilty.

    Good.

    1. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      My mom sent me a text informing me of it.

      That's really good. 

      I've been a lot more frightened of the police nowadays, for obvious reasons. I hope I don't end up becoming a statistic because of some unfortunate hand of fate. 

  7. None of your examples are "cancel culture," is the thing. A company choosing to change its own products of its own volition - even if it is for the purpose of adapting to changing worldviews - isn't being "cancelled." It's just redesigning or - in Pepe's case - retiring a character. I do think "cancelling" can be a serious issue when it applies to real people, but I also want to be clear that I don't think rightly criticizing someone for their words and actions is "cancel culture" in and of itself. I'm referring more to digging up decade-old posts that espouse views that these people may not even hold anymore for the purpose of tearing them down. That's not good, and it certainly doesn't help anyone. I'd happily agree that this sort of "cancel culture" is bad. So yes. I think something you could call "cancel culture" exists and is a problem. But I also think the term is ridiculously overused to deflect criticism in general, and is even applied to things that are so far removed from the very concept of "cancelling" - like this example of a private company changing aspects of its own brand - that the term is quickly losing all meaning.
  8. My favorite fake Sonic leak was back in 2008, when someone claimed Unleashed's final boss was going to be a "Were-Eggman" where Eggman turned into a walrus.

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      I thought that was a fever dream.

  9. If Eggman can just instantly make Infinites with the Phantom Ruby, then why was he growing Infinites in tubes in a lab? 

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I'm convinced that Infinite was meant to be an experiment like Shadow but Eggman created him for evil unlike Shadow being made for a force of good. 

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      So was the official comic backstory of Infinite joining Eggman just fabricated memories or what?

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Because Sonic Team screwed it up.

      Infinite was originally supposed to be a creation of Eggman's specifically designed to make usage of the Phantom Ruby's power. That's why the penultimate level of the game has Sonic say this is where Infinite was created, and why Amy comments on how he must've felt so alone being created in such a bleak place.

      Sonic Team later changed the backstory at the eleventh hour to instead have Infinite be a regular jackal who gets humiliated by Shadow, and offers himself up to Eggman as a test subject for the Phantom Ruby. This was so poorly done that it was only explained via the Forces tie-in comics, and the Episode Shadow DLC (which were done near the end of production I'd imagine), while the main game wasn't altered to reflect that, leaving Infinite's backstory a contradictory mess.

      As for your question specifically - I don't think Eggman can create infinite copies of Infinite. Infinite was the one using the Phantom Ruby's power, not vice versa. The reason Infinite vanishes is because Eggman tears the Phantom Ruby from him upon another defeat by Sonic and the avatar, deciding to just use the power himself instead of leaving it up to Infinite. The quick and short answer is Infinite needs the Phantom Ruby to live, and Eggman effectively killed him by taking it.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Maybe the tube grown were artificial prototypes that maybe gave better results than the phantom formed Infinites- whose efficiency let him instead have them as fail-safes in the event of the practical vessels' absent. The final "draft" of Infinite being powered by a real "Mobian" jackal proved most satisfactory in harnessing the Ruby's full power, with Eggman having the convenience of hiring Jackal Squad. Upon hearing the team's decimation, he brought in the one survivor to don the Infinite gear Darth Vader style, with the "promise" that it'll help him take revenge on Shadow and CO.

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Ryannumber1gamer was that confirmed?

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      @Dejimon11

      IIRC - not officially, but yes. I believe the leaked original Forces script had more concrete details on Infinite being a Eggman creation.

    7. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      they way i interpret it, the episode shadow backstory is real, infinite was originally just a normal jackal. but after getting his ass beat, his need for power and control led him to agree to let eggman experiment on him. this involves the flesh-and-blood jackal ceasing to exist and his essence/soul/consciousness/whatever coalescing around the phantom ruby prototypes, creating a new "virtual" body that can better harness the ruby's powers and doesn't have all those mortal weaknesses. the other tube cubes are failures to bond the two properly or just undercooked.

    8. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Gotta love the lack of consistency.

  10. I do like Sonic Colors for breaking Eggman's "3D final boss curse" where he'd always play second fiddle to some other villain, consistently from Sonic Adventure all the way to Sonic Unleashed. Seeing him as the big bad in 3D was historic.

    But eh, I'm just not wild about the boost gameplay. 

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      But then like every good thing Colors did Sonic Team had to ruin it by copy pasting the boss two more times 

    2. Guy Strong

      Guy Strong

      Besides that I think Colors honestly had the best final boss in the series (gameplay wise anyway), so much so sonic team held onto it and went on to reuse its template for every single game to come afterward totally overstaying its welcome and becoming super stale.

      Seriously it's like the one boss fight they got right and couldn't manage to come up with something in the same vein without a complete copy paste of what the egg nega wisp was.

    3. Guy Strong

      Guy Strong

      Ninja'd by Espio av

    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Right, I agree.

      I'm definitely cool with Eggman being the big bad of Lost World and Forces. I just wish he'd had an all-new original mech for each of those battles.

  11. The teaser trailer looks somewhat promising, but it is just a simple dialogue scene. It's well-acted and the animation is expressive, if a bit stilted (which is understandable given the smaller budget). But y'know, I'm still curious to see how this team handles animation for more demanding action scenes or fights, which we haven't really seen yet. They do update with production images fairly regularly, so they're still consistently working on it. I'll keep my eye on the project and see what comes of it.
  12. In SA1 Tails crashes his plane repeatledly but there's a reason each time; unstable power source, being shot down by the Egg Carrier, and not having landing gear.

    Then in Shadow the Hedgehog, in what's probably a callback to Adventure, he just kinda crashes his plane in Circus Park for no reason. It's great.

    1. Nast

      Nast

      i can tell from the timing of your posts that you watch raocow and i just think that's kinda funny (and cool)

      also yes to your observation, it's pretty transparent what they were going for

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Oh man! Yeah, seeing him play through all the Sonics has been a fun time so far.

    3. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I always thought it was supposed to be because of the fireworks that go off right by his plane. It's not animated well so it was always just a speculation.

      I want to go back and play through all the Sonics again too.

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      Just finished SA1 myself and moving onto SA3, I guess everyone is going through sonic withdrawal lol

  13. I think my favorite part about the 2016 Sonic announcement event (which revealed Mania and Forces) was when someone on stage went "You guys excited for Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice?" and then like, one voice from an otherwise silent crowd goes "Whoo!"

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      best part was when classic Sonic appeared in the Project 2017 trailer

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I mean, at the time I thought that was a good sign.

      "Whoah, is this Generations 2? Generations was good, so how could this go wrong?"

      Ha ha... haaaaa...

    3. OwlEyes

      OwlEyes

      Hey speaking of which - anyone have any idea where the 30th anniversary parties will be?

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      If only this was how Bethesda E3 2019 conference went

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      This status was brought to you by Totinos.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Dr. Mechano I find it so interesting that you thought that "Generations 2" was a good thing. Like, Generations 2 would have been much better than what we actually got. But still, my immediate reaction upon seeing Classic Sonic was basically "oh fuck off". I've never been so disappointed that I didn't record my reaction for something! Pretty sure I let out a very loud, totally disdainful "what" at the sight of him being the "help" instead of a wealth of other characters. Generations always felt like one-time deal, a special treat that wouldn't feel right to do again. Forces ended up being kinda like a Generations 2, except worse in every conceivable way. Such a mess...

      Anyway, the best part of that whole came when Mania launched, and we learned that they put the infamous buzzing into the ending of Studiopolis. The stream was a hardcore nightmare (and m wasn't without one or two big technical goofs for the live audience either) but the Easter Egg was brilliant.

    7. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      @Blue Blood

      I mean, you can see the logic, yeah?

      If "[Game]" was good, then "[Game 2]" will probably be good too. Obviously bad sequels exist, but my train of thought was basically "I like this thing, so I'd therefore like more of this thing."

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Dr. Mechano Sure, I see the logic on a surface level. But the whole concept of Sonic and Classic Sonic teaming up, potentially to revisit past locations, was a very meta premise and one that was obviously done as a means to celebrate the series' history. Doing that again so soon after Generations was always going to be a terrible idea.

      "I like this thing and it was a nice idea, but it's got no legs and its novel premise needs to rest a while before its brought back up in a meaningful way." Not everything needs a sequel. Sometimes a sequel is a bad idea, especially if that sequel fails to understand why the original managed to succeed and instead feels like a cynical cash grab. Generations 2 as a premise is like all the direct-to-video Disney sequels of the 2000s (Mania 2 made made up of old levels and no new characters would fall into the same category).

    9. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Eh, I'm looking at it more as a game first. Game 1 was fun, Game 2 could also be fun. Obviously when thinking about artistic merit we can get out into the weeds about whether something "needed" to be made but just as a fun experience I wouldn't have minded a Generations 2 if it played well.

      Don't get me wrong, I want a Mania 2 with all new stages. But a Mania 2 with reused stage themes (the levels themselves would still be new, strictly speaking) would still be fun, so I'd probably still like it.

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Whilst gameplay will always be the most important factor, a huge part of the appeal is the artistic merit. A game might still be fun, but I can't divorce the two concepts. That's partly why Mario games stagnated so much during 3DS and Wii U era (and the Wii era to an extent), and why Sonic games are stagnating right now. 

    11. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      "This will be a brand new experience!"

    12. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Yeah, but I don't even think Sonic games are particularly good in the gameplay department either. Sonic games are stagnating because they're bad games.

      Mania being the obvious outlier. Though I'd argue even on an aesthetic standpoint, the game is really charming and has a lot of personality despite its relatively simple story presentation.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh sure. Sonic is stagnating because the games suck and there's only so much mileage you can get out of "hey guys remember the good old days?!" which is 90% of Sonic's output in the past ten years if you discount the laughing stock that was Boom.

    14. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Eh, I mean, they've tried plenty of new things.

      Wisps and the Avatar from a gameplay stance, Deadly Six and Infinite story-wise... These new things just generally weren't well-received. But they definitely weren't resting on 90s nostalgia either. They're fresh, new bad ideas.

  14. Lava Shelter is like

    Hero Mission: Openly try to kill Eggman
    Dark Mission: Pretend to help Eggman but then try to kill him

    It's literally the same result but I guess the treachery makes it more evil

    1. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Ah, but don't you see? The neutral path is a fine line of potential consequence and whatnot.

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I also like that the "neutral" ending is Shadow murdering a guy and then declaring that he and a bunch of androids are going to take over the world. 

      Very normal neutral thing to do. 

    3. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      I guess cause it's neither for humans or the Black Arms.....eh? Eh?

  15. When I was a kid, I don't think I understood the concept of animal control service, so I thought dog catchers in cartoons were just criminals who kidnapped dogs.

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I mean, depending on where you live, that's technically not wrong...

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