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  1. Video game movies tend to fail because whichever concept they're based on doesn't compress well into a third-person feature-length movie.
  2. And you'd be calling them out if they tried to pretend it never happened in the first place not even six months after its release.
  3. So does cancelling Forces without ever releasing it to begin with the first time they saw Mania footage, which I was honestly believing they might still do to save their skin before Forces came out because of how 'we don't know how to not make bad decisions' it looks like, but we're not living in that world. They made the thing, 'finished' it, it's being sold, and it's the current product. And once it's out, nobody forgets. And if they try to either cover it up or admit their mistake, nobody will let them forget, because they made the mistake in the first place and no sweeping under the rug will ever eliminate that they've made the mistake. The only way they could have saved face was to never make Forces. But we don't live in that world, and neither do they. So it's still worth more to them to scam children via a bad product that they wasted their money on making, because how the fuck do you fix a mistake in business? You can't.
  4. Do you think Sonic Team maybe want to try and sell the product that they actually made and that they're actually proud of regardless of what we say or something?
  5. Apparently, it's absolutely nothing to do with FNAF and is just part of a major rebrand to make it more parent-accessible, since they want to be less of a party venue with food and more of a restaurant with distractions for children.
  6. They're removing all the animatronics from Chuck E Cheese's, actually. They've even been straight-up destroying the robots. Somebody caught it on film; two staff members taking a sledgehammer to Chuck's head.
  7. Knuckles is the kind of rival who's Sonic's friend. Shadow is the kind of rival who's Sonic's enemy. These can totally co-exist as character types. But that's not really the point of the thread. The point of the thread is that Knuckles is a territorial doof. Eggman isn't a territorial doof. Eggman is in fact very specifically an asshole, not a doof. It's not hard to imagine that Eggman knows the exact buttons to press.
  8. You mean it sold what a normal bad 3D Sonic game does? While Mania sold what a good Sonic game does? Stop the freaking presses.
  9. I like the innocence in this statement. The kerfuffle over stage reuse doesn't really count as 'many' people or even 'some' people. In any case, although I certainly would never and should never be allowed a Classic Sonic game development cycle, being the idiot that I am, I'd still really like more than five original zones. Actually I'd have preferred the game be all-original zones. Mania's only really halfway to a good strong identity the way it ended up being, and it'd be interesting to feel like we're actually moving in a positive direction after stepping back instead of just edging along within our comfort zone. Not that it isn't obviously highly profitable to stay inside that comfort zone, of course.
  10. …Anyway, on review of this thread, I guess I'm putting some kind of riff on Scourge in my this-but-done-better series concept.
  11. Is he supposed to be a white bird in a green outfit? I thought that was supposed to be an eggshell. On the other hand, the closest thing Speedy actually looks like more than anything is ol' Pinhead here.
  12. Nah, he's not the 'real-life' version of that, because that'd imply he's not responsible for this mess. It's not the fictional characters' fault that their creators are only qualified to let people down. The Penders version of that is Lara-Su, nothing more or less.
  13. Known family: [entire cast list] Okay, look, if nearly everybody is related, you don't put that section on the character sheet. You make a separate tree and figure out a reference. …Anyway, I don't have much of a problem with him copy-pasting a rough pencil for layouts, but knowing that he's copy-pasted final lines and colours before in his professional work does make one wary even if they ignore the photo backgrounds.
  14. Why is everybody acting like soft continuity is a thing that's restricted to Sonic?
  15. important advice for new sonic fans brought on by sonic mania:

    unless mania gets a sequel, there's no point being a franchise fan for only one game, especially when the rest of the franchise is absolutely nothing like it.

    you've already seen forces. that's the normal state of things in this series, not mania. unless mania gets a sequel it is a lucky blip. it's the most profitable, well-reviewed blip they've ever had, and doing anything other than a sequel to mania has already proven to be critical/financial suicide (for the eightieth time), but until it's actually followed up it's still only a blip. it's not worth calling yourself a fan of something you don't actually like more than 2% of, no matter how 'true sonic' you want to paint it.

    tl;dr: if you're a fan of sonic mania, you're not a fan of sonic. you just like the one time it was good again.

    don't get your hopes up.

    1. Bobnik


      >for the 80th time

      What an exaggeration lmao. That's like saying all of the games outside of Mania were received poorly(and I mean "less than 60 on metacritic" poorly, not "less than 80 on metacritic" poorly, cuz thinking anything less than 86 is "garbage" is just dumb).

      To new people that only played Mania - try out other games. If you like them - great! If you don't - great! Have your own opinion, don't be dictated by others saying "this game is garbage" or "this game is the only good game". Then you can ask yourself if you are a fan or not.

    2. kirby1up



      especially when the rest of the franchise is absolutely nothing like it.

      soo sonic 1,2,cd,3 ,& knuckles don't exist then?

    3. Wraith


      oh lighten the fuck up

    4. Stasis


      They're only 16-bit lol

    5. Celestia


      You don't have to like literally everything about a series to be a fan of it.

    6. DoubleXXCross


      when the gap between them is 20+ years and 60-something other completely different games it's hardly exaggerating to say the majority of sonic the hedgehog as a franchise has nothing to do with the original classic sonic trilogy. in fact I'm pretty sure that's why sonic died in the public eye up until mania's release when suddenly everybody was acting like it hadn't even existed since then

      meanwhile, we have no evidence that sega's actually going to arrange a mania 2. we know it would be smart (we know it would be the smartest decision they've ever made) but we also know sonic team have legitimately no idea what the fuck they're doing so we have no actual assurance that mania 2 can actually be a thing.

      so basically nobody should be jumping the gun on the sudden revival of the 'real' sonic or anything

    7. Celestia
    8. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      So, people who only like classic-styled games aren't "real" Sonic fans just because they don't like a large enough percentage of the series? Really? That's not how being a fan of a series works. Where's the rule written anywhere that you need to like a certain percentage of a series in order to be a fan of it?

      This and previous experience with your posts and statuses tells me that you have a VERY distorted and unhealthy view of what it means to be a fan of something. You need to chill, seriously.

    9. Bobnik


      Your statement was "something that's not a follow-up to Mania is a critical/financial suicide (for the 80th time)", not "other games between Mania and other classics are completely different and are not "real" sonic", whatever the fuck that means. Which is why "for the 80th time" is an exaggeration.

      Also yeah, agree with the statement above.

    10. DoubleXXCross


      what would it actually benefit you to say you like something as a whole if you can't even like most of it because that most of it is legitimately objectionable to you?

    11. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Because you really like the parts of it you like???

      What else are you going to say? Do you expect people to go around saying "I'm a Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic Adventure, and Sonic Generations fan" if those are the only games they like, instead of just saying "I'm a Sonic fan"? Seems like it would get tedious instantly. That also ignores the fact that people might like the fundamental concepts behind Sonic notwithstanding the fact that the execution is hit or miss.

    12. DoubleXXCross



      Your statement was "something that's not a follow-up to Mania is a critical/financial suicide (for the 80th time)"

      my statement is that the thing that actually did follow up mania that was intended to be the actual tie-in/sequel to mania, that was the thing that sega actually made and that the man running the series actually put his faith behind, is indeed a critical/financial failure.

      and it is. forces is a critical/financial failure.

      I mean obviously "for the 80th time" is an exaggeration because sonic team haven't screwed up the series 80 times but they've screwed it up more than once and once is unacceptable as is.

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