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SaturnWolf

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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    We've been here before. Don't be like this
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Redemption in Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited (A.I.R) - 16:9 Support, Achievements, Drop Dash, Oh My!   
    Impressions up to Launch Base:
    Holy heck I love this tons. I love all the changes made. The Angel Island bombing actually being kind of a challenge and not just cool spectacle is something I never knew I wanted.
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Sapphirine Wind in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Snowragnarok in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    We've been here before. Don't be like this
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    We've been here before. Don't be like this
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Naean in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    We've been here before. Don't be like this
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Winston in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Kittea in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from caitash in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Johnny Boy in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Rabbitearsblog in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    It's hardly Roger's fault that his scripts were garbage. There's only so much you can do with a performance when the writing sucks, and complaining about that when you're hired talent is a great way to get fired
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Johnny Boy in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    We've been here before. Don't be like this
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Wraith in Balan Wonderworld (Yuji Naka + Square Enix)   
    Honestly thought what I played was garbage. The gameplay never looked particularly impressive but it's hard to fathom how much of a let down it is until you get it in your hands and feel just how much of the basics of 3D mobility feels off. The slow walk speed and the lack of a real arc when you jump make it feel like something you'd dig up on Dreams, not a full fledged 2021 release. It feels like the team has somehow missed out on every 3D game that has come out since they've last gotten together and thus hasn't implemented anything from any of them to improve game feel. Getting these core aspects wrong alone makes many aspects of the game feel like a chore before even you get to the game's costumes. 

    The game values simplicity to a fault. I'm all for streamlined titles that trim the usual fat that go into given genres but Balan feels like a reversal where the fat was the only thing that was kept. They've committed to one action button for the sake of simplicity, but it kind of feels like a misread of the current gaming audience to think this type of limitation would draw in more players.
    There are around 9 costumes in the demo most of them are completely binary and context sensitive. Unlike Sonic curling into a ball, none of it is just fun to use for it's own sake. It's all used to unlock doors, open pathways or activate simple mechanics. Having some that cut off your jump might turn out to be an interesting limitation in some areas but here it feels like it's just added tedium. The limitation that comes from switching means that there's no way to really combine them in interesting ways either unless something changes in the final game. 

    This combines with slow movement speed to exploration pretty boring overall. A lot of the game's depth seems to come from bringing back suits from later levels to the right places but since movement is so slow and the levels don't change that much overall when you have a new toy it comes off as tedious. A few shortcuts that open up when you play a level with a later suit would have done wonders but instead it feels like you go through the motions until you spot the part you're supposed to interact with and get treated with a minor offshoot.

    Every action feels so goddamn sluggish. It's like Yuji Naka came full circle and made the antithesis of his earlier titles. Aimless, slow, plodding and filled to the brim with clunk and bloat that doesn't need.

    Some later game levels open up after the initial trial run. The complexity seems to go up as the game goes on, but not by much if world 6 is any indication. It might pull out some genuinely interesting tricks later but I'm not sure how interested I am in finding out now. 
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Tracker_TD in Balan Wonderworld (Yuji Naka + Square Enix)   
    Played the demo.
    It's pretty bad. I'm not too burned because I didn't have my expectations too high in the clouds after the initial gameplay showings, but some of the design decisions made with this game are just... baffling, even by those standards. They've got balls of brass putting $60 on this. 
    Switch port is atrocious, and for a game like this I don't understand why it has to be that way. 
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Kuzu in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    The last time Ryan auditioned for Sonic, Sega wanted him to leave his union. 
    I don't think Ryan is ever coming back in an official capacity to the series, so I'd get that expectation out of our head now. 
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Tarnish in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    Now for SEGA to find someone who sounds even worse as a Sonic VA. It's tradition.
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Strickerx5 in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    While I was critical of Roger during the initial years, his Sonic grew on me to honestly become one of the strongest things about this series currently. While I felt the same way with Jason when he was replaced, I can't help but feel that Sega's decision here is a lot more... foreboding.
    Like they're, again, fixing things about the series that don't need fixing instead of honing in on the stuff that does.
    Anyways, Roger is a a great VA and was a great Sonic. I'm just sorry his talent wasn't better utilized.
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Angyu in Sonic Adventure 2 Vs Super Mario 64   
    This isn't really a fair comparison? They're two entirely different games with two entirely different goals. I mean, sure, MAYBE you could argue the Emerald Hunting is kinda similar to Mario 64, but only tangentially, really
    SA2 is sort of like, a proto-3D Sonic Rush where it's more about how fast you can go, how many points you can rack up and how cool you can look doing it. Adventure 2 is a very flashy, style-centric game, whereas Mario 64 is about more slowly and methodically making your way through the world and solving puzzles to get stars
     
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Tornado in AMERICA: 2020   
    Yeah we're not doing this. Armed terrorists attacked the US Capitol building at the behest of the president of the United States. Get these stupid bullshit Sonic comparisons off this forum. 
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    SaturnWolf got a reaction from Piko in Sonic Adventure 2 Vs Super Mario 64   
    This isn't really a fair comparison? They're two entirely different games with two entirely different goals. I mean, sure, MAYBE you could argue the Emerald Hunting is kinda similar to Mario 64, but only tangentially, really
    SA2 is sort of like, a proto-3D Sonic Rush where it's more about how fast you can go, how many points you can rack up and how cool you can look doing it. Adventure 2 is a very flashy, style-centric game, whereas Mario 64 is about more slowly and methodically making your way through the world and solving puzzles to get stars
     
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    SaturnWolf reacted to Wraith in How old do YOU feel the characters should be?   
    They are power fantasies for 8-11 year old children. Their canon ages are just fine for this and I never understood why anyone had a problem with them beyond needless griping. Any complaints about their supposed maturity can be explained by the fact that most of them have canonically been raising themselves since they were young. Why have they been raising themselves? Cos parents aren't cool.
    They've never really come off as super mature to me regardless though honestly. It'd be weird if Sonic and Knuckles were 25 and still acted the way they do about girls. Multiply this weirdness for Shadow/Blaze/Silver and how often their clear emotional immaturity causes problems. Amy's completely idealized perspective on love that lacks any of the nuance that comes with experience. Espio's faux-intellectual philosophy that comes off like he watched one too many movies more than anything else. Charmy and Marine just genuinely acting their age in most regards. Its a 'problem' I see less and less logic behind the more I think about it. I don't think I find a single thing about their current personalities relatable as a 23 year old aside from Vector's empty pockets. 
     
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