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Singapore Sling

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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in How has Sonic Forces affected your opinion of Sonic Team?   
    ...they'd be way better?
    Seriously. Sonic Adventure 2 gets by a lot on style but the story is astoundingly undercooked. I'd pay real money for Classic Sonic to cutesy goofball his way through a GUN base or something. I'd play that.
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    Singapore Sling reacted to SonicWindAttack in Sonic Legacy (Sonic Paradox Comic Series)   
    Sorry to triple post, but the first issue has been released! https://tapas.io/episode/1191915
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Nix in Mega Man: Fully Charged   
    Right, but my point is that it seems a bit silly to herald Mega Man as this beloved, sacred work when Fully Charged is really just doing for Mega Man what Mega Man did for Astro Boy. There's really no difference, except for the fact Fully Charged is still called Mega Man (And given Legends, Battle Network, Star Force, et al., that seems very arbitrary to me).
    Why can Mega Man get praised for some kind of uniqueness by just changing Astro Boy elements, but when Fully Charged does it (MUCH less drastically than other incarnations of Mega Man, no less) it's bad?
    Granted, I've only seen the two part premiere of Fully Charged...but it's not really that bad. I even really enjoyed some elements of it. I think it was one of the few times I ever gave a shit about Dr. Light, bare minimum. It just doesn't seem like the slaughtering of a sacred cow (a sacred cow that was another, more insightful story with all the edges filed off, no less) people make it out to be. I've seen way more drastic tonal and conceptual shifts than this.
    Mega Man was an accomplishment of masterful game design. Its "mythos", such as it is, was always a bit of arbitrary nonsense.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Someguy in Mega Man: Fully Charged   
    Right, but my point is that it seems a bit silly to herald Mega Man as this beloved, sacred work when Fully Charged is really just doing for Mega Man what Mega Man did for Astro Boy. There's really no difference, except for the fact Fully Charged is still called Mega Man (And given Legends, Battle Network, Star Force, et al., that seems very arbitrary to me).
    Why can Mega Man get praised for some kind of uniqueness by just changing Astro Boy elements, but when Fully Charged does it (MUCH less drastically than other incarnations of Mega Man, no less) it's bad?
    Granted, I've only seen the two part premiere of Fully Charged...but it's not really that bad. I even really enjoyed some elements of it. I think it was one of the few times I ever gave a shit about Dr. Light, bare minimum. It just doesn't seem like the slaughtering of a sacred cow (a sacred cow that was another, more insightful story with all the edges filed off, no less) people make it out to be. I've seen way more drastic tonal and conceptual shifts than this.
    Mega Man was an accomplishment of masterful game design. Its "mythos", such as it is, was always a bit of arbitrary nonsense.
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    Singapore Sling reacted to SpongicX in Artwork: SpongicX's artwork   
    I drew Sticks as Moana, and Knuckles as Maui from the Disney Movie Moana. "What can I say, except, You're Welcome!" LOL
    (It took forever to draw Maui's tattoos! Good Lord!)
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Blazey Firekitty in Ludonarrative dissonance   
    ...All of it?
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Heckboy in Sonic Forces | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC "The Next Generations"   
    Do more lores.
    My favorite lore is Classic Big.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from SBR2 in Ludonarrative dissonance   
    ...All of it?
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Azul in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    I know we never agree on anything, but Rouge confirming all of Sticks's conspiracy theories is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.
    Well done.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Cheese the Ducking Chao in Sonic Headcanons   
    Shadow and Biolizard pretended to kiss when they were kids.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from MainJP in Sonic Headcanons   
    Shadow and Biolizard pretended to kiss when they were kids.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Heckboy in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    I know we never agree on anything, but Rouge confirming all of Sticks's conspiracy theories is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.
    Well done.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from caseykz in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    I know we never agree on anything, but Rouge confirming all of Sticks's conspiracy theories is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.
    Well done.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from AngelSlayerN64 in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    Silver should be going back in time to prevent a horrible future, but everything Sonic does just makes a worse and worse future and Silver is like Dib from that piggy episode of Invader Zim where he keeps getting more and more prosthetics and medical devices. 
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from WakanoBaka in My opinions on Sonic stories   
    The structure of the game is the perspective of two different ideologies, "Hero" and "Dark" (not even "Evil" or "Villain", which is especially odd and kind of slanted, one is clearly granted more ambiguity and depth than the other...since the Hero side's actual narrative arc is next to nonexistent in terms of theme and character, that makes sense). Which makes its whole structure a pretty hollow gimmick, really. 
    Even without that though, it's a genuine cheat for Shadow to be pushed to changing sides because he realizes he misremembered what Maria said, giving him a convenient excuse to go the other way. He didn't actually LEARN anything as much as he learned he was the wrong kind of sentimental sheep.
    SA2 gives no actual arcs to its real protagonist, the guy whose name is on the disc, and gives a pretty half assed one to the actual protagonist it wants. It's about as surface level an approach to any of its ideas you can get. 
    I say this loving Sonic Adventure 2. I love that it's basically a hokey anime Die Hard and love that it's the kind of game where you randomly fight a ghost while struggling against vengeful terrorists (though it IS odd that, while King Boom Boo is thematically appropriate to a game about the dead, a ghost monster can so casually, irrelevantly exist...maybe he shoud've been a Team Dark boss?). But holding it up as a gold standard does NOBODY any real favors, and trying to insist it is one that other games should live up to is basically saying you want nothing but dramatic monologues of occasional power strung together with the most superfluous structural and thematic gimmicks possible...
    ...which I thought people didn't want?
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from WakanoBaka in My opinions on Sonic stories   
    It's really not. The entire game is based around the concept of two warring ideologies and Shadow only changes his ideology because he realizes he's misremembered, not really because he's had a change of heart.
    It's a story based entirely around two sides with strong beliefs and never once are those beliefs meaningfully challenged, despite the entire climax of the story hinging on one of these sides changing their beliefs.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Miragnarok in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    I know we never agree on anything, but Rouge confirming all of Sticks's conspiracy theories is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.
    Well done.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Well, I'd fuck them.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Jhreamer in My opinions on Sonic stories   
    The structure of the game is the perspective of two different ideologies, "Hero" and "Dark" (not even "Evil" or "Villain", which is especially odd and kind of slanted, one is clearly granted more ambiguity and depth than the other...since the Hero side's actual narrative arc is next to nonexistent in terms of theme and character, that makes sense). Which makes its whole structure a pretty hollow gimmick, really. 
    Even without that though, it's a genuine cheat for Shadow to be pushed to changing sides because he realizes he misremembered what Maria said, giving him a convenient excuse to go the other way. He didn't actually LEARN anything as much as he learned he was the wrong kind of sentimental sheep.
    SA2 gives no actual arcs to its real protagonist, the guy whose name is on the disc, and gives a pretty half assed one to the actual protagonist it wants. It's about as surface level an approach to any of its ideas you can get. 
    I say this loving Sonic Adventure 2. I love that it's basically a hokey anime Die Hard and love that it's the kind of game where you randomly fight a ghost while struggling against vengeful terrorists (though it IS odd that, while King Boom Boo is thematically appropriate to a game about the dead, a ghost monster can so casually, irrelevantly exist...maybe he shoud've been a Team Dark boss?). But holding it up as a gold standard does NOBODY any real favors, and trying to insist it is one that other games should live up to is basically saying you want nothing but dramatic monologues of occasional power strung together with the most superfluous structural and thematic gimmicks possible...
    ...which I thought people didn't want?
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from SBR2 in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    I know we never agree on anything, but Rouge confirming all of Sticks's conspiracy theories is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.
    Well done.
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    Singapore Sling reacted to SBR2 in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    Who say's there's no Government for Rouge to be part of? Hell maybe she's the one stealing Sticks' plants.
    I think with The Chaotix do what was done on X but multiply it by a thousand. Play up the Chaotix as extremely inept Detectives. Vector takes leads from the Lightening Bolt Society and traps Sonic. Basically make them the Aqua Teen Hunger Force.  
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from Heckboy in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Well, I'd fuck them.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from SBR2 in How would you introduce old characters in Sonic Boom?   
    Silver should be going back in time to prevent a horrible future, but everything Sonic does just makes a worse and worse future and Silver is like Dib from that piggy episode of Invader Zim where he keeps getting more and more prosthetics and medical devices. 
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from SBR2 in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Well, I'd fuck them.
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    Singapore Sling got a reaction from The KKM in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Well, I'd fuck them.
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