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SaturnWolf

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  1. 21 minutes ago, Polkadi~☆ said:

    For all of this film’s faults, I’d suggest knocking off this suggestion. Time and money has been invested into this, making a redo very costly, no matter the eventual failure of the film. That’s why the film will run it’s course and release the way it’s already designed to be, a fact that has to be acknowledged. A redesign is simple enough, but a completely redone film is too much to ask.

    Then there is no way to "fix" the movie. If Paramount insists on putting out a nightmare, well, just another addition to the ever growing pile of crap this franchise already has, I suppose.


  2. Yeah, I'm not buying the whole "We were with you!" thing. Sure, Sonic looking less like something I'd see at the foot of my bed during an episode of sleep paralysis is nice, but that still leaves a cavalcade of unfunny jokes, dated CG, annoying, bland and dumb human characters that take center stage...the design is only the most obvious and most horrific problem that we can see from the one, single, bad trailer they put out.

    The problem with the movie is the very concept. Just as a band-aid won't heal a broken arm, a simply design fix won't fix a movie that's doomed to fail. The only way to truly "fix" this movie now is to scrap everything and start over from scratch. Maybe get better writers this time.


  3. 1 hour ago, Miragnarok said:

    Nor Zavok or the Wisps or Cubot or so on and so forth, so I don’t see too much of a difference. And it’s up to the writers to make people care about characters like Jerry the Used Car Salesman.

    The difference is those are now established elements of the franchise. You can argue they're poorly established, sure. But they're established all the same and at least were kind of worked in to fit into Sonic's world.

    What's Tom the Cop and *flips through IMDb* Minivan Kid's excuse?


  4. 38 minutes ago, Miragnarok said:

    Live-Action Sonic, What a wonderful phrase

     

    Live-Action Sonic, There's no Pontaff to see

    It mean's no Classic

    Sonic in this film

    It's Our Zavok-free, philosophy..

    Hakuna No-Wisp-a!

     

    At least those are familiar elements (for better or for worse) that would make it feel more like a Sonic thing. This has none of those things. There's a reason none of the games with G.U.N ever focused on individual troops and had them team up with Sonic. Because nobody cares about characters like Tom the Cop or Jerry the Used Car Salesman


  5. 1 hour ago, Kellodrawsalot said:

    So if this is to be believed, it sounds like they may just be giving him slightly larger eyes and gloves.

    Which...if this is true, it doesn't really change my mind on the movie at all? I still think it all sounds like total and complete garbage, just with a Sonic that's slightly less horrifying to look at now.


  6. Hmmm...

    Sonic Jam. Mostly for my love of the Saturn controller, the Easy Mode for games being good for just kicking back and relaxing on an afternoon, and the Sonic World is a pretty cool feature, especially with all the content you can view with it and the context of it being an early prototype for Sonic Adventure.


  7. Sword and Shield are a hard pass from me. Unfortunate, as I really did like Sobble and was looking forward do it, but so much of what I hear in favor of removing the National Dex are just flimsy, poor excuses.

    Mr. Amateur Game Developer here, but Game Freak has had the Switch development kits since like, what, 2015? But they still made the decision to split off their teams to things like Home, this, LGP/LGE...it really makes me scratch my head and wonder what they were thinking.

    Obviously I'd never advocate for harassment and death threats, especially as someone who has been on both sides of the fence as far as developers vs. consumers go, but a response that basically amounts to "Yeah, we hear you, but we aren't going to do anything about it" feels like a really half-assed statement. Which, if that's to get back at the people who have been sending those things...well, fair play, I guess, but what about everyone who hasn't been doing those things?

    That's my take, anyway. I'll probably wait for the inevitable third edition where this is all curiously not a problem anymore, but until then...well, at least I'll always have Gen 1-5.


  8. Like Diogenes said, if it's good, then sure.

    I'm a big fan of the Classic series, but I also like plenty of the Modern games like Unleashed, Adventure 1 and 2 and Generations. I even like Sonic Advance and the Rush games. I'm less concerned what perspective the camera is in and more that the game doesn't suck. I truly don't care what gameplay style it is, either. Just give me something well designed and fun to play.


  9. Because Mario's fuck ups are nowhere near as atrocious as Sonic's. Like, okay, even if we look at stories exclusively and not the games themselves, Sonic stories are almost universally awful. The go-to examples are Sonic '06 and Shadow, which are riddled with plotholes, inconsistencies, things that simply don't add up or make sense...there's a lot less that can go wrong narratively with "Princess captured, go save her" than constantly introducing new McGuffins and new world ending threats.


  10. Gonna have to go with Sonic Mania. It's a simple story that doesn't really have that cheese factor that I love from games like Sonic Adventure 2, but it's charming, albeit falling short of the same kind of charm and storytelling Sonic 3 had.

    The Heavies are fun characters, much more enjoyable than the D6. So I guess that's my vote.


  11. 2 hours ago, Witto150 said:

    I still believe people should see the movie first before saying it's bad. So what if a few CGI movies were bad.

    This is the exact kind of goal post moving that gets us nowhere. If fans can deduce from a few seconds of footage that Sonic 4 doesn't play like the Classics, then I don't see how it's unreasonable for fans to think that a movie, based on a trailer, plot synopsis, casting, leaked style guide, among other things, will be bad.


  12. 2 hours ago, Witto150 said:

    Edit: I'm not sure if this counts as an Easter Egg, but the text "Every Hero has a genesis" is the same as in Bumblebee trailer "Every hero has a beginning". I have seen the trailer just now. Which reminds me Robotnik's truck is called an easter egg too as it resembles one of the car-bot 😉 And the genesis refers to the console where Sonic started... so I guess just another useless reference that is a complete misunderstanding!

    It feels like we're back in 2013 and are learning that the writers know next to nothing of the franchise beyond what you can skim on a Wiki. "He's blue, he's a hedgehog who runs fast and wears red shoes, he's a video game, he started on the..."

    I'm not handing out brownie points for the bare minimum. Easter Eggs don't make up for the bad writing.


  13. 4 hours ago, Witto150 said:

    It's weird and smells fishy:

    • the movie is bad because I don't like the design/it doesn't reflect my vision. => "completely" ignore actors, VA's, CGI effects, pacing, action sequences and everything else like only one aspect makes the whole movie 😉
    • we are getting the re-design but will still hate the movie (what was the point then?)
    • the "FIXED" redesigns are porno-based or clearly insulting => It feels it's just for the sake of trolling or getting popularity
    • calling people by names for looking forward to the movie and forcing them to not go
    • sending hate mail to people wanting to enjoy it
    • saying "nobody likes it" without any proper data (numbers or something similar)
    • being weird out about plot-points/hints that were officially hinted/revealed weeks/months ago (I mean, I'm not that hard-core fan yet I feel I know more about the movie than actual fans XD)
    • talking bad about certain points without taking a minute to think about them (see missiles x gun scene) when there is "logic" (but yeah, movie logic can be weird, but not that nonsensical XD)
    • complaining about the changes despite they (will) make sense in the movie (see some theories about the Movie Sonic that are able to cast a light on them ;-))
    • The trailer has around 10 easter eggs yet fans yell - Show me the easter eggs, don't talk about them! (Strange, as I, who needs the egg to hit me, saw one well hidden - or it was just a coincidence, it's still worthy of being called easter egg ;-))

    We've discussed for over 400 pages why the movie looks like shit. If all you took away from it was "it doesn't fit our vision" and "we don't like the design", then that's your problem.

    And yeah, even with the re-design, the movie will probably still suck. Sonic looking like a nightmare demon was only the most obvious problem, there's still the lackluster writing, the annoying and dumb human characters that will inevitably take up most of the plot and screen time, eye-rollingly terrible jokes (that are again the focus of the movie), and the list goes on. Fixing Sonic's design at this point is the equivalent to slapping a band-aid on a broken arm.

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