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    Regen got a reaction from Writer's Blah in Downsizing   
    The irony is I'd be totally down for a 2D console classic Sonic game and Sonic Adventure 3.
    Yee haa.
    My friend once told me something that stuck with me that I think applies to this forum:
    "We agree on 90% but focus on the 10% we disagree on".
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    Regen reacted to Dee Dude in Downsizing   
    You know what confuses me? If they were gonna tag-along Tails with Sonic in the main games.
    WHY NOT JUST MAKE TAILS PLAYABLE!?!
     
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    Regen reacted to Monkey Destruction Switch in Downsizing   
    I'm no advocate of shoving in other characters when they're not necessary, and I'm certainly no advocate of taking the focus away from Sonic. But to be perfectly honest, I do sort of like series that have tons of characters laying around, and I can find something to like about almost every Sonic character, even if I'm fairly apathetic about many of them. Also, formally "axing" characters that haven't actually done anything for almost ten years seems really unnecessary. I mean, they're not going to do anything anyway. Nothing would actually happen other than annoying the fans of the axed characters.
    However, I think it would be far, far better to put more character depth, development, and general good writing into a small cast of characters than find something for every single one to do, even if it doesn't have much to do with the story at hand. I mean, if one day they come up with a good way for Silver, the Chaotix, or whoever to contribute to the story while not taking the focus away from Sonic, fantastic! Like, seriously - I would love that. But if you're going to take the focus away from Sonic (and a nucleus of core cast members like Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Eggman) to write a story about Blaze or Shadow or whoever, I...would really rather you didn't, to be honest.
    I am not saying this just because I like Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, etc. more than Blaze, Silver, Big, etc. (though I do). I think Sonikku has a point about how some characters have more reason to interact with Sonic than others. (I guess Knuckles is a little iffy, but let's face it, it's been very well established that he doesn't spend all his time on Angel Island guarding the Master Emerald and sometimes just goes on adventures because. It may not "make sense", but it has tons of precedent, even going back to the classic era - Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Blast, maybe even Sonic the Fighters and Sonic R.) I would not get rid of characters that aren't immediately relevant to Sonic's life, but I totally understand them not appearing very often, and I wouldn't go out of my way to give them a role if doing so would take focus away from the main plotline and the main cast.
    OK, I'm going to be honest here: I certainly do not think this forum is a "hive mind", but I do think that there are certain opinions that are widely shared here which are rather rare outside of the Sonic fandom, and due to the latter fact, people get kind of defensive very easily. I have to tread carefully here, but I also feel like there's a little bit of a mentality of entitlement - that because we like certain Sonic characters, it's unfair to us if Sega doesn't include them in future games. But if we're going down that road, is that actually "fair" to the many people who DO like "Solo Sonic"? It honestly seems as though people think that characters they like are entitled to more appearances and more development. And the more I think about it, the more this simply doesn't make sense to me. The characters you like don't exist in a vacuum. The Sonic series exists as a whole. If Sega feels that focusing more on other characters is going to take away from the things that are much more popular among the general public, it just doesn't make sense to focus on those other characters.
    I mean, how much sense does it make to appease one segment of your fanbase and completely discard what's wanted both by a segment of your fanbase and other people besides? I mean, I don't know. Are people who don't want a big focus on the supporting cast just less worthy of getting what they want than those who like them? Maybe I'm focusing on too small a point, but it's just a vibe I've been getting from this forum, I guess: people who are fans of the Adventures, supporting characters, or whatever other opinion that's very popular here but very unpopular elsewhere essentially demanding more recognition. And I mean...that's okay I guess, but I'm not gonna lie, they come across as very defensive sometimes. It's not hard to understand why, considering what the "larger world" thinks of the opinions shared here. But I'd dare say that the amount of defensiveness combined with the seeming uniformity of opinion does create an environment where those with different opinions don't feel like they can make theirs known without a rather excessive amount of opposition. And come on, there's nothing WRONG with wanting a game with just Sonic in it, but everyone on this forum is so darn defensive that it really is difficult to express that opinion without feeling a little attacked.
    The irony being, I'm not even a "Solo Sonic" supporter. I'm just not as enthusiastically supportive of the supportive cast outside of Tails, Knuckles, Amy, etc. as most people here seem to be, but I certainly do like them to an extent.
    And yeah, I'm aware that many people here who are coming across as attacking probably don't intend to come across that way, but, well...they do. I know it's a cliche, but you kind of have to be careful about that over the internet. And in all honestly, some people here ARE overreacting. Of course we all care about Sonic the Hedgehog more than is normal, but geez Louise.
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    Regen reacted to Bolt in Downsizing   
    I'm not angry, certainly not at you, at least, I'm only angry at Sonic Team, and the writers for neglecting all the other characters, along with them being written badly when they do show up. Also I suppose at critics for even, to this very day, complaining about Sonic's friends, like a bunch of little kids whining that someone else has friends and they don't. I was sick of it in 2008, and I'm even more sick of it now.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    Ok look Nepenthe, I don't want to get into an argument because we do it all the time. 
    We need to stop this idea that my demands are being met because they aren't. I only want a console 2D Sonic game, and I'm still waiting. Sonic 4 doesn't count because it was a low budget arcade title not made by Sonic Team that sucked. Yeah okay, Sonic's friends have been almost made useless and the game has gone to back to its roots with the art style. That doesn't matter, especially because I like Sonic's friends, I just want a console 2D Classic Sonic game. I appreciate the aesthetic of games like Lost World but the gameplay is nothing like what I want.
    By the way, I put emoticons on everything because I'm trying to be tongue in cheek and fun . I thought that was the purpose of that emoticon  
    Don't worry, you are fine.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    Yeah, and those people tend to argue it in really bad ways and don't represent me at all. I hate most of what critics think on Sonic. I don't hate all of Sonic's friends for example and I don't think Sonic should have no story. I also actually like both Adventures believe it or not.
    I think people like me who prefer games like Sonic CD are rare in the fanbase and tend to get treated differently because we get unfairly associated with these clowns  . Not that I mind, but I think it's something that happens.
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    Regen got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Downsizing   
    Yeah, and those people tend to argue it in really bad ways and don't represent me at all. I hate most of what critics think on Sonic. I don't hate all of Sonic's friends for example and I don't think Sonic should have no story. I also actually like both Adventures believe it or not.
    I think people like me who prefer games like Sonic CD are rare in the fanbase and tend to get treated differently because we get unfairly associated with these clowns  . Not that I mind, but I think it's something that happens.
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    Regen got a reaction from MegasonicZX in Downsizing   
    It's a matter of moderation.
    I'm vocally annoyed about a lot of what Sonic Team does, but I don't go fucking bananas that we aren't getting another 2D Classic Sonic Console Game. I don't go bashing people on the head for wanting more of a Sonic Adventure direction.
    I don't mean to get into arguments with people so, if I did offend or upset anyone I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of person who sugar-coats everything. So if I did offend or upset anyone, sorry.
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    Regen reacted to Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    you should start a thread and i think that people will respect it more. ive been saying solo Sonic but people are angry when I say and when I try to be balance peopel confuse me. I even was told I about weird mindset and disconnect ... wtf?
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    So people here never stop talking about Sonic Adventure 1 gameplay, we need more playable characters, classic pinball physics and Sonic needing a story?
    Really?!
    My point of view is actually really unusual for a place like SSMB.
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    Regen got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Downsizing   
    So people here never stop talking about Sonic Adventure 1 gameplay, we need more playable characters, classic pinball physics and Sonic needing a story?
    Really?!
    My point of view is actually really unusual for a place like SSMB.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    Lol calm down. This is what I mean by people losing their shit over Sonic's friends.
    They do know what to do with Tails, he's Sonic's tech sidekick and best friend. No, I don't like the direction either, but to say he just "spouts unnecessary shit" is pretty absurd. And he's not needed in the other games but he served a purpose in every game's plot from Generations onwards. There are loads of characters in many things who aren't strictly needed.
    And just because he's called Tails doesn't mean he needs to be constantly flying about. Knuckles doesn't need to be constantly punching things.
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    Regen got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Downsizing   
    I'm going to be honest, I think fans get very snappy when it comes to other characters because they've all done basically nothing and will most probably continue to do nothing because of Sonic 06. And Sonic 06 wasn't ruined by the friends, it was just a terrible game, so it's kind of unfair.
    I think it's important to note that having a game just focused on Sonic and Eggman isn't bad in itself. I'm not saying Sonikku's idea here is amazing, but I do think fans get over-protective over their favourite characters.
    I like Tails and, well, he's been badly done since Adventure 2.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    To be fair they do know what to do with Tails, it's just a lot of fans don't like his new direction  
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    Regen got a reaction from FriendBot in Downsizing   
    I loved it when Big was in Sonic and SEGA All Stars when he was supposed to be axed.
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    Regen reacted to Dee Dude in Downsizing   
    Me too, Big was a very strange and unexpected choice... and I mean that in a good way
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    I loved it when Big was in Sonic and SEGA All Stars when he was supposed to be axed.
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    Regen got a reaction from Writer's Blah in Sega of America's chief operating officer says 'words'   
    I think it's pretty funny that so many people here seem to be big fans of Adventure, going as far as being to be anxious of the success of a 2D Sonic game because the Adventure formula might be lost forever for it, but when I make a joke about Sonic Adventure 3 then I get shut down immediately as though I'm an idiot. Like, what?!
    I'll go as far as to say Sonic Adventure 3 isn't even a stupid idea. It makes sense from a business sense, people would buy the fuck out of it and you all know it. Sonic Adventure 2 in particular is popular with two generations of gamers because of when it released. Critics would be sceptical, but they already are sceptical of a new Sonic title. They would treat it fairly if it was good.
    Sonic Adventure 3 has become such a lost title people just laugh when it's brought up without thinking. If Sonic 4 can happen and sell as well as it did then you can bet Sonic Adventure 3 certainly can.
    And I don't even like the Adventure games, I want a 2D Classic game, but I wouldn't be against Sonic Adventure 3. In fact, I welcome Sonic Adventure 3.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    It matters because I don't get pitchforks out if someone attacks Tails like people do here at the mention that their favourite character shouldn't be in  
    I don't mind people who are defensive about what they believe in, it's the extreme knee-jerk reaction and sensitivity involved when someone doesn't support the friends that I find pretty daft honestly. I've noticed there's a bit of a hive mentality here (nothing wrong with that) and people tend to be big Adventure 1 fans here, but the friends I think takes it all.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    Yeah, I get that. The hate the friends get is really cringe-worthy and it's really dumb. I love Tails (he's my favourite character) and he gets away from it to an extent because of nostalgia but some even hate him.
    That said, I do think everyone should try to chill about this, because I feel like I'm walking on eggshells when I want a truly solo Sonic game
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    I'm going to be honest, I think fans get very snappy when it comes to other characters because they've all done basically nothing and will most probably continue to do nothing because of Sonic 06. And Sonic 06 wasn't ruined by the friends, it was just a terrible game, so it's kind of unfair.
    I think it's important to note that having a game just focused on Sonic and Eggman isn't bad in itself. I'm not saying Sonikku's idea here is amazing, but I do think fans get over-protective over their favourite characters.
    I like Tails and, well, he's been badly done since Adventure 2.
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    Regen got a reaction from Rey Skywalker-Ren in Downsizing   
    I still think it's a perfectly fine position to not want the friends in at all mind. I would like to see a Sonic game one day with only Sonic in it. Not even Tails or Knuckles, just Sonic and Eggman. Maybe one other villain, Metal Sonic or Shadow maybe. 
    One of my favourite Sonic games is Sonic CD and I really liked how alone you felt in that game. Sure, Amy was in it but she had hardly any role in it. It was just Sonic fighting Eggman in these really dark zones. It felt very solitary in a good way. Kind of like the original Portal.
    I know most fans would hate that and you guys probably would too, but I would like to see it one day.
    There's a big difference between a game that has lame token friends appearances in it and one that doesn't have them in at all.
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    Regen reacted to Kiah in Sonic Lost World heading to Steam (2 November)   
    And you must not see how rude this is calling the member's post in question as "stupid" as well as your sarcasm following. If you wish to address the thoughts or opinions of another member be sure to do it in a respectful manner in addition to being contributive to the topic which this post isn't on both accounts.  
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    Regen reacted to WhoWhatMan in Sonic Lost World heading to Steam (2 November)   
    This is my counter argument 

    Seriously, people gotta stop using metacritic as a way to shut down any possible port.
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    Regen got a reaction from FantasticMrRobb in Sega of America's chief operating officer says 'words'   
    I think it's pretty funny that so many people here seem to be big fans of Adventure, going as far as being to be anxious of the success of a 2D Sonic game because the Adventure formula might be lost forever for it, but when I make a joke about Sonic Adventure 3 then I get shut down immediately as though I'm an idiot. Like, what?!
    I'll go as far as to say Sonic Adventure 3 isn't even a stupid idea. It makes sense from a business sense, people would buy the fuck out of it and you all know it. Sonic Adventure 2 in particular is popular with two generations of gamers because of when it released. Critics would be sceptical, but they already are sceptical of a new Sonic title. They would treat it fairly if it was good.
    Sonic Adventure 3 has become such a lost title people just laugh when it's brought up without thinking. If Sonic 4 can happen and sell as well as it did then you can bet Sonic Adventure 3 certainly can.
    And I don't even like the Adventure games, I want a 2D Classic game, but I wouldn't be against Sonic Adventure 3. In fact, I welcome Sonic Adventure 3.
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