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About G-Force

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    Power Suits never go out of style.
  • Birthday 03/30/1988

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    Video Games mostly, I like a variety of series including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Metroid, Megaman, Sonic obviously, Kirby, Dragon Quest, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros, the Tales series, the occasional Final Fantasy, among others.
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  1. The robots are generic because it's a live action movie, and thus "needs" to be more "realistic." It's Sonic '06 all over again.
  2. I know this is kind of a dick thing to say, and I'm sorry for that, but this is pretty much the perfect example of how bizarrely dumb the Sonic fanbase can be. We're literally talking about a franchise built around brightly colored rubber hose cartoon animal people with superpowers, and yet there are still people who insist on calling out weirdly specific parts of this inherently absurd fictional world. Knuckles can be red, sentient, 3 feet tall, bipedal, super strong, glide through the air, and have no visible genitalia, but the fist spikes are too ridiculous? That's where the line is? Why is that where the line is?
  3. Nintendo seems to operate on the assumption that Luigi can't be the star of anything unless Mario's missing for whatever reason.
  4. Ok, so, here's the thing. I have a variety of opinions on different aspects of the Sonic franchise, and I have seen some posts in this topic that make me want to throw down and argue about some of them. For the moment, though, I'm not gonna do that. Instead, I'm gonna try to focus on batson's original post and express my own feelings about how the series has been going lately. In recent years, the revelation of the "Classic/Modern" and the "Animal World/Human World" splits have been one of the single most agonizingly frustrating things I've ever seen come from the Sonic franchise. I genuinely HATE those splits, and that should mean a lot coming from me. Sonic Team has done A LOT of dumb crap over the years, and it's been very, very, verrrry hard for me to genuinely hate any of it. Mostly because there always seemed to be something decent buried under the problems. The Adventure shouldn't have tried to juggle so many gameplay styles, but they were definitely made with a lot more care and attention than most of what came after. Heroes' team mechanic was a pretty cool idea, but four teams that were almost exactly the same was a huge waste of it. Shadow's branching story concept was cool, too bad every branch was poorly written. And so on and so forth. In contrast to all of that, the franchise splits don't have any redeeming qualities, they only do one thing: murder possibilities. There is no advantage to locking Classic characters like Mighty and Ray out of Modern games. They could have easily spiced up Team Sonic Racing's roster, and that game sorely needed it. Likewise, there's no benefit to locking Modern characters out of old-school style Sonic games. I have what I think are some pretty good ideas for how characters like Shadow and Big could be implemented in a game like Mania, but those ideas will never see the light of day as long as the Modern/Classic split is still a thing. I have tons of ideas I'd love to throw around and discuss, actually, but I can't help but feel like it's pointless to actually talk about them because I know, for a fact, that they can't possibly happen right now. That's the most frustrating thing of all to me, actually. The Sonic franchise means a lot to me, so I really can't stop myself from keeping an eye on it and seeing what it's doing, which means I can't help but make myself frustrated. The way I manage that frustration is by focusing on one particular fact. The Modern/Classic split and the Animal/Human split are just dumb ideas that Sonic Team came up with to pacify fans. If Sonic Team can just choose to break their franchise into pieces, then there's no reason to think they can't choose to put it back together again later. So I recognize that the splits are real, and are relevant right now, but doesn't mean they're permanent, and i have no problem telling anyone that these splits should be erased as soon as possible.
  5. Ok, sure, credit where it's due, but this just makes it seem like the resistance had everything they needed to get these jobs done, and yet completely failed to do so until they had a random shmuck and/or Sonic to do the heavy lifting for them. That doesn't really seem better to me.
  6. I mean, it's not even a question. Sonic's friends shouldn't be defenseless without him. Exactly how capable they are should vary depending on who you focus on, but none of them should be outright helpless.
  7. Since most of the Mii Gunner costumes already use arm cannons, it may have been done for variety's sake. Or, perhaps, they wanted it to be visually clear that it's regular Tails with a blaster, and not some kind of Bionic-Commando-robot-arm Tails.
  8. Yes. I know. And I'm saying that it's fucking stupid. The fact that Sonic Team is actually doing this doesn't stop it from being stupid, it just makes them stupid for thinking it's a good idea.
  9. The key word was "should." Anything you can say about one version of any Sonic character SHOULD apply to any other version of that character, because there SHOULD only ever be one overarching definition of who that character is. The fact that there is more than one is a problem that SHOULD be fixed. We SHOULD NOT be embracing the idea that they're separate.
  10. Generations by itself is fine, because that game was just using Sonic's old design as a "past" Sonic, which is actually kinda cheeky and clever. Forces is the game that established the "Classic-is-an-alternate-dimension" garbage.
  11. He's broken. It seems he can't move anything but his head.
  12. The only reason the modern characters are inconsistent is because Sonic Team has screwed. Up. The problem with saying "oh, Amy's been too many different things," is that, honestly? She probably shouldn't have been all of those things. You can't look at a history of mistakes and treat everything like it's worth serious consideration. The Modern, Adventure, and Classic characters are all THE SAME CHARACTERS, so any characterization you would give one version should just as easily apply to any other version. The only actual, practical difference would be voice acting, and there's no good reason for anyone to believe that can't be done well. The idea that these variations of the characters are separate, or somehow should be separate is stupid. Even if Sonic Team themselves are among the ones saying it. If we're all looking at this interpretation of Amy and saying "this is the ideal," then this is the way any version of Amy should be.
  13. Surely I'm not the only person who- Well, shit. That's basically what I wanted to say. Piranha Plant is INTENTIONALLY stupid. He's an extra character, which is good incentive to buy the game early, but he's also stupid, so no one will care if they miss getting him for free. And anyone who does care about having him will be able to just buy him later on anyway. Yeah, except you actually CARE about Toad, otherwise you wouldn't consider him a better choice. Piranha Plant is designed to be expendable. He's lame enough to be offered as a freebie. He's lame enough for people to not care that he isn't in the base roster. He's lame enough that people won't be bothered when he isn't free anymore. And, thinking about it, honestly? Piranha Plant might actually have more to offer as a unique character than any Toad does, but that's not the point I'm trying to make here.
  14. You know, personally, I'm hoping that the Grinch leak isn't real, because I'd like at least one character reveal to catch me off guard. I don't even really get why people are so attached to that leak anyway. To me, it's just a list of characters that people were already talking about. It seems very plausible, but it's also exactly the kind of list that someone doing a fake leak would put together.
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