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JezMM

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    JezMM reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, Corona Mountain really has absolutely no redeeming features. Zero.   
    Corona Mountain really has absolutely no redeeming features. Zero.
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    JezMM reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, Why do the authorities of Isle Delfino care so much about prosecuting Mario for suppo   
    Why do the authorities of Isle Delfino care so much about prosecuting Mario for supposedly scaring away the Shine Sprites when actually most of the Shines are instead just blatantly being held hostage by residents as ransom for box breaking minigames and Blooper races etc?
    Maybe arrest the tanukis trading in untraceable Blue Coin currency for stolen Shine Sprites and seize all their assets, no?
  3. Way Past Cool
    JezMM got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, After seeing mention again of Sonic's real name in Archie Sonic being "Olgilvie" I wa   
    After seeing mention again of Sonic's real name in Archie Sonic being "Olgilvie" I was about to make a joking update about how I'd be fine with every Archie character getting added to the canon games if I could just get through the remainder of my life without ever being reminded that Archie Sonic introduced that horrific piece of lore to the public.
    But after looking into how it came about, I see that it was actually an intended but unused piece of Ken Penders bullshit and has been officially confirmed as non-canon since and I've never been happier.
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    JezMM reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, I cannot play Sunshine with two buttons for spraying water and the inverted aiming. I   
    I cannot play Sunshine with two buttons for spraying water and the inverted aiming. It's really bad.
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    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, While it's theoretically a shame about the Michel Ancel news, I'm not the biggest Ray   
    While it's theoretically a shame about the Michel Ancel news, I'm not the biggest Rayman fan and wasn't super keen on what BG&E2 was turning into anyway so I'm not too bummed out if this affects the future of those games. Good luck to him with his noble career switch.
  6. Chuckle
    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, Dreamt that I got 3D All-Stars and I'm pleased to confirm some features that went unr   
    Dreamt that I got 3D All-Stars and I'm pleased to confirm some features that went unreported previously:
    - Sunshine let's you unlock Rosalina (in a long Mario dress) as a playable character
    - Galaxy now has full voice acting (and Toadsworth is in the intro for some reason)
    - Wind Waker lets you create your own mini custom overworlds by slotting new & old islands together on a map like Dampé in Link's Awakening Switch.
     
    ...Yeah the dream lost track of the narrative a little towards the end there I think.
  7. Chuckle
    JezMM got a reaction from Celestia for a status update, Dreamt that I got 3D All-Stars and I'm pleased to confirm some features that went unr   
    Dreamt that I got 3D All-Stars and I'm pleased to confirm some features that went unreported previously:
    - Sunshine let's you unlock Rosalina (in a long Mario dress) as a playable character
    - Galaxy now has full voice acting (and Toadsworth is in the intro for some reason)
    - Wind Waker lets you create your own mini custom overworlds by slotting new & old islands together on a map like Dampé in Link's Awakening Switch.
     
    ...Yeah the dream lost track of the narrative a little towards the end there I think.
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    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, Sonic Games: No Ice Cap because we don't own the music The Music: Here's Ice Cap   
    Sonic Games: No Ice Cap because we don't own the music
    The Music: Here's Ice Cap
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    JezMM reacted to Indigo Rush for a status update, Sonic Colors is pretty much 10 Years Old now. Anyway I wrote a thing about it: https:   
    Sonic Colors is pretty much 10 Years Old now. Anyway I wrote a thing about it: https://www.sonicstadium.org/2020/08/retrospective-sonic-colors-ten-years-later/
     
  10. Chuckle
    JezMM got a reaction from A wild west steam engine for a status update, I know mocking SA1's cut-scenes is pretty low-hanging fruit but this one doesn't come   
    I know mocking SA1's cut-scenes is pretty low-hanging fruit but this one doesn't come up much:
    «video» I can't get over how this tracking shot that's clearly designed to just follow the character somehow goes wrong and has to be manually corrected at the end
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    JezMM got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog for a status update, It's neat that Sonic & Tails' endings in Sonic Adventure are all retro and evoke   
    It's neat that Sonic & Tails' endings in Sonic Adventure are all retro and evoke the endings of the older, voiceless, (relatively) storyless games... but it drives me nuts how they play their main themes for a minute and then start the track over again when the credits begin lol
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    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, Kind of in the mood to replay Sonic Adventure 1. What mods would folks recommend? I'm   
    Kind of in the mood to replay Sonic Adventure 1. What mods would folks recommend? I'm sure I could find widescreen or Dreamcasty stuff by googling but just wondering if there's any other stuff that improves the game that might not be so obvious.
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    JezMM got a reaction from Waveshocker Sigma for a status update, The SA2 Chao music is much more fit-for-purpose, but dang if the SA1 Chao music isn't   
    The SA2 Chao music is much more fit-for-purpose, but dang if the SA1 Chao music isn't more enjoyable to listen to out-of-context, so full of energy and excitement. I'm kinda glad I got to hear them in reverse order due to playing the SA games via the Gamecube ports. SA1 feels like the upgraded sequel versions of SA2's twee midi music (I mean... only the main garden theme is the same melody but yeah).
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    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, While Hunnid-P turning out to be a nasty person is a bummer, I'm shocked at the amoun   
    While Hunnid-P turning out to be a nasty person is a bummer, I'm shocked at the amount of people who think he was solely responsible for the SA2 Knuckles music, that was all the wonderful Tomoya Ohtani.
    Like... Sonic soundtracks aren't exactly high art, I'm pretty sure they just hire vocalists they know/like/can afford (not necessarily all 3). And let's not forget that even if the lyrics were HP's, the Knuckles raps are beloved because said lyrics are so hilariously awful anyway.
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    JezMM got a reaction from Zaysho for a status update, While Hunnid-P turning out to be a nasty person is a bummer, I'm shocked at the amoun   
    While Hunnid-P turning out to be a nasty person is a bummer, I'm shocked at the amount of people who think he was solely responsible for the SA2 Knuckles music, that was all the wonderful Tomoya Ohtani.
    Like... Sonic soundtracks aren't exactly high art, I'm pretty sure they just hire vocalists they know/like/can afford (not necessarily all 3). And let's not forget that even if the lyrics were HP's, the Knuckles raps are beloved because said lyrics are so hilariously awful anyway.
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    JezMM reacted to Sean for a status update, classic Sonic mix versus modern Sonic mix   
    classic Sonic mix versus modern Sonic mix
    «video» «video»  
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    JezMM reacted to Dr. Mechano for a status update, AoStH episode pitch: Dr. Robotnik replaces Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts with Slice   
    AoStH episode pitch:

    Dr. Robotnik replaces Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts with Slicer, Asteron, and Shellcracker - a crack-team of elite Badniks from Metropolis Zone - who prove to be much more efficient at thwarting Sonic. 

    Sonic and Tails have to team up with the old SSSSS Squad to sabotage the new robots and get the old ones their jobs back.
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    JezMM reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, I'm so glad that I went back to Unleashed this week. I played it and all the other ma   
    I'm so glad that I went back to Unleashed this week. I played it and all the other mainline 3D because I wanted to see what my opinions were on all of them, because recent years (Colours onwards) have left me wanting so much more from the Sonic series.
     
    SA1 was a delightful experience.
     
    SA2 was frustrating but really good when the stars aligned. 
    Heroes was frustrating and boring.
     
    ShTH was frustrating and bad.
     
    '06 was a clusterfuck of unfinished good game design, sloppy game design and the worst aesthetic direction.
     
    Colours was decent. Dull but ultimately better than I remembered.
     
    Generations was like Colours but a bit better.
     
    And then there's Unleashed. Why SEGA thought it was a good idea to include the Werehog considering that Sonic had been through critically by 2008 I'll never understand. And they were so focused on the delivery of a Sonic game for Christmas that they squandered their chances of having Unleashed received well by putting it out the door when it was still so unpolished and unbalanced. But the game aside from the obvious issues... Holy shit. It's really good. The game has style, it's huge, it's exciting and it's so full of personality. Everything lacking in Colours, Generations, Lost World and Forces is right there in Unleashed. I forgot how sparing the 2D sections were in this game, and the fact that the game didn't feel at all arbitrarily segregated into 2D and 3D like subsequent boosters. Sonic is ridiculously slippery on the ground, but he's actually got control over his jumps; he can turn in mid air and gain or lose lose speed at the push of the analogue stick. And the levels are so fast and so big. Each one is an adventure. The Werehog isn't bad either. It doesn't belong and it's certainly repetitive, but it's not unpleasant. 
     
    Iron out the cheap deaths, fix up the performance, tighten Sonic's insane controls and streamline the hubs... Then Unleashed would be a great game.
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    JezMM got a reaction from Mil-O-Lantern for a status update, I did a lil' fanart for the big day:   
    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:
     
  20. Way Past Cool
    JezMM got a reaction from I Have Berry! for a status update, I did a lil' fanart for the big day:   
    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:
     
  21. Way Past Cool
    JezMM got a reaction from A wild west steam engine for a status update, I did a lil' fanart for the big day:   
    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:
     
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    JezMM got a reaction from Ryannumber1Scarer for a status update, I did a lil' fanart for the big day:   
    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:
     
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    JezMM reacted to Dr. Mechano for a status update, In a parallel universe, Sonic Adventure 2 opens with Eggman releasing a character who   
    In a parallel universe, Sonic Adventure 2 opens with Eggman releasing a character who would become Sonic's rival and change the series forever:
    It's-a WAAAAANIC, the greediest 'hog around! He tells Eggman to "bring-a me more Chaos Emeralds, you worth-for-nothing human" but doesn't actually have a plan for world conquest; he just swipes the Emeralds and hocks 'em for cash. Then he spends the whole game running around stealing everything that isn't glued down, calling Sonic names every time they run into each other.

    He becomes a fan-favorite and gets his own spinoff where he fights the Hook Arms, a rowdy crew of space pirates led by the charismatic Captain Doom, in which he crashes their comet and takes all their treasure.

    But then he gets a bunch of minigame collections and never goes on adventures again.  
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    JezMM reacted to Dr. Mechano for a status update, I used to think it was hilariously unbelievable that GUN would waste their time going   
    I used to think it was hilariously unbelievable that GUN would waste their time going after Eggman's stolen money in Shadow the Hedgehog (the premise of Circus Park) during the middle of an alien invasion.
    The government prioritizing the economy over its citizens' lives during a global crisis? Ha ha, how silly. How ridiculous. Ha ha... ha...
    Hm.
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    JezMM reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, Super old video from shortly after Colours' release that talks about the difference i   
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    Super old video from shortly after Colours' release that talks about the difference in platforming, speed and spectacle in Unleashed and Colours. It's interesting to watch as this is all from a pre-Generations and Forces perspective, the points still stand and IMO apply to those newer games as well. And it's from @JezMM. 
    At least watch the comparison between S-Ranks that starts at 8:15. It's rather hilarous.
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