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Everything posted by DreamSaturn

  1. If my life was an anime it would be called My Indie Dev Academia 

    1. Ferno


      mine would probably be Art Piece

  2. It doesn't really make a lot of sense and it makes things even more inconsistent, but there's not really much any of us can do about it now.
  3. All I want for Christmas is for Namco to remember Klonoa exists. And for them to get his voice right next time.

    1. Red


      I always imagined Klonoa to have a voice kinda like Kate Higgins' Tails. Something kid-like but not high pitched/too childish.

  4. The simple answer: We don't. The important thing to note about Mania's development team is that they have over a decade's worth of experience with mods and fangames, they've perfected the art of 2D Sonic probably better than even most people at Sonic Team could do. 3D fangames are a rarity, even then, most of them are extremely rough proof of concepts that never advance past the demo stage. There's no real, solid background in 3D fangames in the Sonic community that anyone can point to. 3D games are exponentially more expensive and time consuming to create than something like Sonic Mania because of the very nature of 3D games; it's a significantly higher risk to hire a bunch of people that made a "pretty alright but rough around the edges" proof of concept once than a team that has an extensive history of successful, well-made 2D mods and fangames plus has earned Sega's trust with remakes widely considered to be the best versions available of those games.
  5. I used to hate them a lot more, but as I've grown older and wiser I've mellowed out on a lot of things, them included. Do I think their writing is good? No, not particularly. Do I want them to stick around forever? No, not particularly. Do I think they're the worst thing to ever happen to the franchise? Well, no. The important thing to note is that they're more localizers than just writing out the stories; as was the case with Sonic Heroes and Maekawa, the plot was basically already written before they even walked in the door and they were just told to fill in the blanks. Sonic Heroes' plot and dialogue was laughably cheesy, more so than most things in the games that Pontac and Graff have been involved with. It's not even like they haven't done any good, either. Sonic Lost World had a few moments I really liked, like Sonic finally seeing situations that can't be solved by just jumping in head-first, or Sonic thinking all his friends were dead. It wasn't perfect, but the potential to grow is definitely there, and I don't expect any writer ever to be perfect. The root of the problem goes deeper than just "Writers that don't know what the hell they're doing", the problem is someone at Sega and or Sonic Team giving the orders to whoever it is that's in charge of the story for the given project. That's not me trying to handwave their faults away, because trust me, I realize they're there, but for as much as I love and support the #Flynn4Sonic and #Maekawa4Sonic campaigns, ask yourself this: would they REALLY have the creative freedom you'd like for them to have? Would they REALLY be able to stretch their wings as far as we'd like? They wouldn't. Getting rid of Pontac and Graff is a temporary "solution" to a problem that goes way deeper than them.
  6. Because there's zero consistency at all, in or out of universe. We get new writers almost every game and they all either have their own ideas for what Sonic should be or just don't pay attention to past games. The inconsistency with the inhabitants of Sonic's world, the moon have been pointed out at nasuem and at this point, it's broken to the point where the only way to "fix" it is a total reboot, but even that's a bad idea because we've had so many of those and they like, never work.
  7. I'm gonna echo what @Mad Convoy said; There is such a thing as too much content. If you reach that threshold, the game will collapse under it's own weight and nobody wants that to happen, right? Think of games like Portal; short bursts of fun is always much better than long, drawn out mediocrity or worse. I think games like Sonic Mania, the Genesis trilogy or the Adventure games had the perfect amount of content. Generations came close, but I would've liked a bit more.
  8. Funny that this topic should pop up, because I actually designed something exactly like this almost two years ago now. I never really came up with a name for it, but I do think I have a project file somewhere for how it would work in an actual game. Anywho, my general thinking for this was to give the player a sort of Casino Night Zone-esque arena for the boss, a platform or two in the middle (collapse-able platforms) to get some Rings and Robotnik jumping at you from side to side, throwing a razor blade at you, Sonic must avoid this and speed up to Robotnik to boop him in the head until the machine explodes. I'm not so sure if I like it entirely anymore, I have often thought about going back to this and making some changes and actually giving the mech a proper name and design but I never got around to that. Maybe someday soon!
  9. Well, Fallen Kingdom...

    In a lot of ways it was better than I expected, but in a lot of ways it was also exactly what I feared.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Without spoiling anything, I gotta know- Does the Indoraptor deliver?

    2. Jango


      I saw it last week. Shitty movie all around. Weak writing, predictable situations, the most tedious/cliche human villain ever. Dear Lord, it's a mess.

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Its good. Indoraptor is the Raptor from the first film in terms of clever, just played more monstery.

    4. DreamSaturn


      @Forte-MetallixHonestly? I don't think so. There's no real way to dive into my complaints without spoilers unfortunately. 

    5. KHCast


      Is it “the last Jedi” of Jurassic Park?

    6. Nix


      Yeah, the movie is pretty bad.  There were a lot of good shot compositions in the movie though.  It's a damn shame that the plot and script let it down completely.

      There was one scene towards the end of the movie that I thought was edited together remarkably, but bleeeeergh... it's just not enough.

    7. DreamSaturn


      @KHCastin terms of "changing the status quo" for absolutely no other reason than to be different? In that regard, yeah. 

      But I do think it's at the very least a better movie than TLJ.

  10. Today I rewatched all the Jurassic Park movies and Jurassic World since I'm seeing Fallen Kingdom tomorrow. Despite reassurance, I can't shake my fears that I won't enjoy it.

  11. Agh. Really wanna get a game or two on the Steam sale, but I gotta save for other things, specifically Team Sonic Racing so I can do a review on it.

    1. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      I'm thinking of getting a couple Steam games myself due to having some left over wallet funds. Just thinking what to get that's all (a game that don't already have on a console/can get cheaper, whether it would work and Steam's search function is a bit broken). It's a bit tricky when much of the reviews are jokes and cases where you are unsure whether you are going to like the game.

      As for Team Sonic Racing, I'll wait for the verdict first and its good to save up for something.


  12. 1) Your argument here doesn't work because you're assuming the absolute only reason anyone likes Sonic is for his gameplay and nothing more and that's absolutely untrue. Even back in the Genesis days, while the speed was a huge part of the marketing, so was his character, his attitude. This was emphasized in the cartoons of the era like Sonic SatAM, and especially the comics. More character driven narratives than just "Watch Sonic go fast." I mean, we even have the other cartoons like AoStH, Sonic Underground, the OVA and the Archie/IDW comics where no gameplay is involved but still manage to connect both with pre-existing fans of the franchise and people who don't play the games at all. Anecdotal evidence doesn't really count, I know, but I've spoken with a few people who would call themselves Sonic fans who haven't played a game in years (or at all!) but love(d) the comics (Archie, when they were still going.) 2) And that's the problem - you can't just take a giant franchise like Sonic, give it a theatrical release and tell the fans who made that possible that it isn't for them. That just doesn't work. That's not to say that they should be pandering to us, but this is the entire problem - this movie isn't being made from a place of love, or care, or passion for the source material. It's being made for money, and nothing more. Yeah, at the end of the day, the goal of any commercial product is to make money, but with something like this, the quality will suffer greatly because the people making don't care about the franchise if this is their mindset.
  13. It's best to just ignore those kinds of people. If that's really how they're gonna play, then they're not even worth paying any mind to.
  14. Hearing some pretty bad things about the new Jurassic World, which...please dear lord let this movie be good, I can't handle being disappointed by another things I love.

    1. Corviknight


      Eh don't listen to it

      Just enjoy the movie as you see it

      Don't worry about stupid shit people are saying until afterwords

    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I liked it, been a JP fan for years. True, it has problems but all films do and its a great ride. Ignore the naysayers, give it a go.

    3. Red


      I saw it yesterday and loved it. Don't listen to the critics with this one! It's a good movie.

  15. So the Star Wars spinoffs have been put on hold. I guess this sorta stomps out what hope I had for a Revan movie or Netflix series.

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Know the feeling dude. My poor Obi Wan movie is crying over there.

    2. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      >Implying Disney would actually acknowledge the Old Republic era.

  16. I don't care who shows up in Smash Ultimate as long as Klonoa makes it. That's all I want in life. My baby floof deserves some spotlight. 

    1. Failinhearts


      Once he makes it in, will this be you?


    2. DreamSaturn


      Absolutely it will be! 

    3. Failinhearts
    4. Teoskaven


      I just want Bamco to remember Klonoa in the first place...

    5. DreamSaturn


      ME TOO MAN

      ME TOO 

  17. That are aliens all the same and GotG Vol. 2 and Infinity War set up Rocket as the main.
  18. Sonic fans do, and I've seen nothing but ire against it. It's not JUST on Facebook or Twitter. I also find it hard to believe that "most people don't know it exists" when we have big sites like comicbook.com reporting on it. And Sonic is a cartoony, animated character in a cartoonish world populated by cartoon characters, with Eggman being the only human in that world (apparently if Forces is a thing), much like how Star Lord is the only human in GotG but thanks to the MCU that's now one of Marvel's more popular properties. Aliens and all, hardly any humans in sight. With mostly aliens surrounding them, yes. And I've given you the example of GotG.
  19. How about Guardians of the Galaxy, then? Star Lord is the only human in sight in those movies.
  20. If the general reaction I've seen from fans is anything to go by, then, no, they don't have our support. Most of what I've seen among my friend group and among people in general, mostly everyone thinks it's gonna suck. It's not even like you need human characters when animal/anthro characters to tell an engaging story, either. Disney, for instance, has The Lion King and that doesn't have any humans at all. To go off on a bit of a tangent, isn't this just part of a larger Hollywood issue? That they're not willing to take any risks? Why are we assuming that people NEED humans to connect and relate too, as opposed to just well written characters? Star Wars doesn't take place in our world and that's still one of the most popular films of all time.
  21. Windii just responded to this, too: So really, who knows. I'd sure love to get some solid answers on this but Sega is very hush hush.
  22. But what does Tom the Cop add? Sonic having a friend? Isn't that what, y'know, his actual friends are for? We don't even need to see everyone, Team Sonic and Eggman and maybe Metal Sonic could make a movie on their own (see: The OVA) but introducing a bunch of human characters is somehow a better alternative?
  23. At the risk of the ire of many, I really did like Sonic Riders, Sonic 3D Blast, and I even have a higher opinion of Sonic 2006 and Black Knight than most do. I like them all for their own individual reasons, but obviously for '06 and Black Knight aren't exactly cherished classics old and new fans alike look back on fondly. And yeah, they've got problems, I will never ever argue that they don't, but I can have a lot of fun with them as, as bad of a reason as nostalgia is, I do have a lot of happy memories associated with '06, both with the game itself and just how much better my life was back then. I also do like Sonic R quite a lot and streamed it a lot earlier this year, and I even considered remaking it in Unity at one point. A lot of the Game Gear games, too! I love most of them.
  24. I dunno. Everything about this movie sounds like everyone involved is making the absolute worst decisions imaginable. The way the synopsis puts it, it's basically "Sonic X: The Movie" but somehow Sonic X did this same concept better? If they're trying to establish this supposed Sonic Cinematic Universe as it's own thing separate from the comics and games, then I guess maybe? But making it in the same style as those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies is a bafflingly awful idea. Could Sonic and Eggman really carry an entire movie on their own? Even with the human characters, how are they going to divvy out that focus? Even in the MCU's solo flicks, we see other characters or at least allude to them. And looking at the writer's resume... Yikes. SUPER yikes. I'd rather we at least get Tails and see some of Sonic and Tails' brotherly bond grow.
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