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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Sonic Concept Art   
    I look at this, then I look at the game, and it makes me sad.


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    Green Eyes got a reaction from MightyRay in Sonic Concept Art   
    I really like the "Burning Blaze" design, if indeed that's what it's supposed to be; I'd have liked to see her "burning" form looking more flame-like.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from BlueSky in Can we talk about the Sonic Social Media outlets for a moment...   
    I have mixed feelings about Aaron Webber's PR stunts. On one hand, it's given me a few laughs. On the other hand, it's all we really have, and the situation's kind of gone from "lets never mention this again" to "lets make our image all about this" and this... isn't good to be honest. It isn't the jokes alone that are bad, it's more the fact it's all he's doing.
    As PR Aaron's job isn't just to spout dumb jokes with fans, his job is to show everyone what the Sonic series is about, in turn this kind of implies what he thinks people expect from the series.
    I also think the jokes lose context because of this, too. A part of the point of the jokes is that the Sonic series isn't about that. The Sonic series isn't about "Ow the Edge" or "GOTTA GOFATS" those statements are supposed to be extreme hyperbole, or to point out a creative mishap where it happens to be true for a while.
    I'm suspicious that Shadow and Knuckles' characterisations in Boom aren't entirely unrelated to their memetic exaggeration either. I most definitely believe in self-fulfilling prophecies.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Fr0zenanus in Can we talk about the Sonic Social Media outlets for a moment...   
    I have mixed feelings about Aaron Webber's PR stunts. On one hand, it's given me a few laughs. On the other hand, it's all we really have, and the situation's kind of gone from "lets never mention this again" to "lets make our image all about this" and this... isn't good to be honest. It isn't the jokes alone that are bad, it's more the fact it's all he's doing.
    As PR Aaron's job isn't just to spout dumb jokes with fans, his job is to show everyone what the Sonic series is about, in turn this kind of implies what he thinks people expect from the series.
    I also think the jokes lose context because of this, too. A part of the point of the jokes is that the Sonic series isn't about that. The Sonic series isn't about "Ow the Edge" or "GOTTA GOFATS" those statements are supposed to be extreme hyperbole, or to point out a creative mishap where it happens to be true for a while.
    I'm suspicious that Shadow and Knuckles' characterisations in Boom aren't entirely unrelated to their memetic exaggeration either. I most definitely believe in self-fulfilling prophecies.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Uraraka in Sonic Channel   
    "daily routine with cour" I'm pretty sure that'd be "cool",I don't understand the text, but I do know that "cour" would be pretty much pronounced "cool" in Japanese phonetics.
    Thanks very much for the translation, these are too cute.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from BlueSky in Have Sonic characters been given more stereotypical personalities?   
    In that case, current interpretations of Knuckles and Shadow just kind of seem...there, I wouldn't say I can gather much from them to say what their personality is. They've been around for like what... a minute. For all that bragging Knuckles doesn't do shit like he probably should, but he's kind of just kind of "here for 20 seconds and has to say something" and that's what happens when Sonic Team doesn't actually want him to do anything.
    EDIT: just realised the OP mentioning Mario&Sonic @ Rio Olympics
    If we're talking Mario&Sonic at Olympics, I'd say characterizations do seem a bit odd throughout the entire Mario and Sonic series and I take it with a massive pile of salt   The example of Shadow does seem rather excessive to me, he seemed to at least respect Sonic after SA2, even if there was dislike. I'd more easily imagine him saying something curt but text doesn't easily carry tone of voice I guess.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Uraraka in Sonic Channel Translation Project   
    What is the goal exactly, a 1:1 replica?
    Copying Sonic channels assets may not be a good idea,and neither would including the fanart sections, legal issues yo.
    Translations of the text would be superb though.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Goldenlink64 in The Best Voice Acting in Sonic   
    I'd say Ryan and Jason probably have the most fitting sound for Sonic's voice, and for me Jason kinda wins out over other English voice actors currently for his later performances.
    Junichi's a tough one to place, I'd say he edges slightly over Jason largely because of acting ability but his voice is a little odd (I can't even explain why) and strikes me as dorky rather than cool. There are a few things that very much make him stand out though, his sarcastic tone is so thick you could cut it with a knife, his bashful tone is adorable and so his his laugh.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Writer's Blah in Good Things About Bad Sonic Games.   
    I really like the idea of team-based gameplay, as seen in Sonic Heroes and Rise of Lyric, I think more closely resembling something in Sonic Heroes, which I do think was pretty fun to go through once at least .
    I like the idea of swapping between the characters different powers and personalities, seeing them interact and go through the story together.
    I kind of liked the chemistry between Amy and Elise, and Amy and Silver, I think Amy was pretty cute in Sonic 06.
    Shadow was a bloody badass in 06.
    It actually makes me ponder at the possible implication that Shadow make take Sonic's role as "the hero" as he outlives Sonic, out of the disgust he expressed for evil and some of the Christ-like symbolism between him and Mephiles, suggesting Shadow as a persecuted savior. (OK, I agree Shadow was a bit sue-ish in this game, but otherwise...kind of interesting) It goes to show that Shadow refuses to be pushed back where he started and is ready to wipe the floor with a creepyass evil half-god.
    Also I kind of like the idea that they were "going for" with Sonic's character, and his friendship with Elise;
    Sonic takes the role of supporting Elise, he seems more openly caring and gives thoughtful advice to her (though kind of awkwardly written) and seems to represent a theme of transience, focus is put on the briefness of Sonic and Elise's friendship and he is associated with the symbolism of wind and cherry blossom. He dies and is reborn. When the story comes to the end, Sonic is there to help Elise let go. He's has always been a character of the moment and of the present, and it's interesting to see it utilised in a way that's a bit more chill and thoughtful, and used to guide another character, rather than just kinda...yolo. It's a shame that this is kind of all they did with him in this game, leaving the rest of his character at the wayside. I do think it marked a shift in Sonic's character though, and that this kind of angle is utilised in SatSR, Sonic Unleashed and SatBK also, where they actually didn't decide to forget the rest of him.
    This is pretty cool.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Dizcrybe in How was Sonic Team capable of making Unleashed?   
    Yeah a slightly sad thing is the one  big area where they really shouldn't have skimped; the gameplay, they kind of did. I don't ignore that.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Wraith in How was Sonic Team capable of making Unleashed?   
    Yeah a slightly sad thing is the one  big area where they really shouldn't have skimped; the gameplay, they kind of did. I don't ignore that.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Haalyle in How was Sonic Team capable of making Unleashed?   
    Yeah a slightly sad thing is the one  big area where they really shouldn't have skimped; the gameplay, they kind of did. I don't ignore that.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Dizcrybe in Why "Adventure Sonic" is Modern Sonic   
    I don't really like the idea of classic Sonic and modern Sonic as "different Sonic's" to be honest, either. I believed that the monikers were for convenience only, and very much on the same level as "SA Sonic". I never really considered it a thing with Generations because I assumed "classic Sonic" wouldn't be back.
    If we're really going to do the separation thing then arguably "neoclassic" Sonic isn't classic Sonic.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Dizcrybe in Classic and Modern - More than just a Stylistic Choice   
    Since the "SA Sonic is modern Sonic" thread got shifted to classic Sonic, I'm continuing this here.
    I can't help but feel Modern Sonic's a more believable evolution of Classic Sonic than the "neoclassic Sonic" seen in Generations. I may not be able to canonically prove my point, but at the very least, out-universe, neoclassic Sonic acts as an extension of Sonic, while modern Sonic acts AS Sonic, and this isn't how classic Sonic should function, especially if you want me to believe neoclassic Sonic is classic Sonic but modern Sonic isn't. Classic Sonic went to all that trouble just to be nostalgia bait and modern Sonic's cute mini-me, and modern Sonic loses his history, great.
    I suppose at the very least, if classic Sonic keeps getting his own games, he will be the default Sonic in that setting and I wont have to deal with demoted-to-sidekick/fanservice nonsense anymore.
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from VolatileMike in How was Sonic Team capable of making Unleashed?   
    Yeah a slightly sad thing is the one  big area where they really shouldn't have skimped; the gameplay, they kind of did. I don't ignore that.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Mad Convoy in How was Sonic Team capable of making Unleashed?   
    Yeah a slightly sad thing is the one  big area where they really shouldn't have skimped; the gameplay, they kind of did. I don't ignore that.
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from MightyRay in I have a plan to "fix" Game-Canon Amy Rose   
    I kind of like the idea of Amy being the "weapons girl" using her hammer as both a melee and ranged weapon, and also using it to vault her self or launch another character(like she does in the Sonic Advance games).
    The phycic abilities thing, I mean it HAS been bought up in the Sonic Channel comic, so it's not like it's no longer canon, she also seems to have some uncanny intuition that could be chalked up to powers so there's that.
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Heckboy in Funny Sonic Stuff   
    Sonic no.

     
    I think they were going for "pisses all over the competition." but they kinda faffed it and got this instead.
    I can't tell what Sonic's sitting on?
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Cheese the Ducking Chao in Sonic Headcanons   
    Here's a few, ED's post actually reminded me of a few things.
    Sonic characters have really good balance and coordination to start with, so they can hop on a hoverboard reasonably, Knuckles and Tails just kind of hopped on and got on with it, too. That said, Sonic himself is kind of an unusual case, he's been wing-walking ever since Sonic 2.
    More on Sonic, he's a very unusual case,assuming he understands his environment as well as he traverses it, he's pretty intelligent, though it's limited in area. Sonic deals with balance, motor-skill, decision-making and other perception/processing related issues while flinging himself at objects at super-speed, which is pretty mean feat. The intuitive knowledge might not translate well into conscious knowledge, which is why he doesn't really mention it.
    The way I see it Knuckles is gullible because he believes anyone can be good if they just try (that part I believe to have been canonically stated), but he also believes the inverse is true, anyone can decide to be an asshole, he sees the world as grey and finds it difficult to compartmentalize people into "friend" and "foe", he trusts everyone and the same time trusts no-one, he also has difficulty reading people's intentions so he's basically screwed.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from isCasted in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    I think the main split is classic vs modern, all other splits being variations upon, so I don't see why Sonic Team can't cater to both sides, at least occasionally if one has to be the default,it's not like Sonic Team hasn't been making 2D Sonic games as well as 3D ones, it would probably just be a lot better if the 2D games were more classic oriented rather than "modern Sonic but 2D". Though a part of the problem was that Sonic Team didn't know how to replicate the classic physics and couldn't until they hired Christian Whitehead.
    I'll tentatively say I think most of us will compromise to some degree, as in, even if you like boost, or parkour, it's not necessary right? The main aspects of the series are speed and platforming, and I'd argue the basic idea of Sonic is always the same and aspects like boost, parkour, wisps, whathaveyou, are gimmicks and that if Sonic Team wanted to, they could put less focus on them and be left with something like either classic Sonic, or something somewhat similar to Sonic's Sonic Adventure gameplay, and if it's polished I think most of us would be cool, right? Or am I sadly mistaken?
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    I think the main split is classic vs modern, all other splits being variations upon, so I don't see why Sonic Team can't cater to both sides, at least occasionally if one has to be the default,it's not like Sonic Team hasn't been making 2D Sonic games as well as 3D ones, it would probably just be a lot better if the 2D games were more classic oriented rather than "modern Sonic but 2D". Though a part of the problem was that Sonic Team didn't know how to replicate the classic physics and couldn't until they hired Christian Whitehead.
    I'll tentatively say I think most of us will compromise to some degree, as in, even if you like boost, or parkour, it's not necessary right? The main aspects of the series are speed and platforming, and I'd argue the basic idea of Sonic is always the same and aspects like boost, parkour, wisps, whathaveyou, are gimmicks and that if Sonic Team wanted to, they could put less focus on them and be left with something like either classic Sonic, or something somewhat similar to Sonic's Sonic Adventure gameplay, and if it's polished I think most of us would be cool, right? Or am I sadly mistaken?
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from isCasted in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    Now this is an argument I can't quite get with. The "not cool anymore" one. I honestly don't think "cool" has really changed all that much, at least not in the context what Sonic's supposed to be. Some people have this idea that Sonic's this lingo-spewing pseudo-rebel that likes every single "hip" thing only it was only hip in the 90s, when that's not what he is.
    Sonic isn't so much defined by fads but by many things that have endured as "cool" for a very long time. Speedsters are cool, magic chaos powers are cool, cockiness is cool, break is cool,parkour is cool and Sonic freaking started the "animals with attitude" trend, it wasn't a fad he hopped onto, not that cartoon animals are somehow "outdated" anyway.
    What's more Sonic is cool, he deals with shit, he's calm in a crisis, he holds himself with proud dignity.
    The exact language and execution around it may have changed, but the right ingredients are there and I'd say the main reason Sonic isn't "cool" is more to do with various factors involving a couple of broken games,Sega losing the console war(sometimes the impression that you "lost" can be pretty harmful to your reputation), inter-fandom hostility, holding Sonic to a different standard because of the other factors, and maybe something else I'm missing.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from -Ace- in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    Now this is an argument I can't quite get with. The "not cool anymore" one. I honestly don't think "cool" has really changed all that much, at least not in the context what Sonic's supposed to be. Some people have this idea that Sonic's this lingo-spewing pseudo-rebel that likes every single "hip" thing only it was only hip in the 90s, when that's not what he is.
    Sonic isn't so much defined by fads but by many things that have endured as "cool" for a very long time. Speedsters are cool, magic chaos powers are cool, cockiness is cool, break is cool,parkour is cool and Sonic freaking started the "animals with attitude" trend, it wasn't a fad he hopped onto, not that cartoon animals are somehow "outdated" anyway.
    What's more Sonic is cool, he deals with shit, he's calm in a crisis, he holds himself with proud dignity.
    The exact language and execution around it may have changed, but the right ingredients are there and I'd say the main reason Sonic isn't "cool" is more to do with various factors involving a couple of broken games,Sega losing the console war(sometimes the impression that you "lost" can be pretty harmful to your reputation), inter-fandom hostility, holding Sonic to a different standard because of the other factors, and maybe something else I'm missing.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    Now this is an argument I can't quite get with. The "not cool anymore" one. I honestly don't think "cool" has really changed all that much, at least not in the context what Sonic's supposed to be. Some people have this idea that Sonic's this lingo-spewing pseudo-rebel that likes every single "hip" thing only it was only hip in the 90s, when that's not what he is.
    Sonic isn't so much defined by fads but by many things that have endured as "cool" for a very long time. Speedsters are cool, magic chaos powers are cool, cockiness is cool, break is cool,parkour is cool and Sonic freaking started the "animals with attitude" trend, it wasn't a fad he hopped onto, not that cartoon animals are somehow "outdated" anyway.
    What's more Sonic is cool, he deals with shit, he's calm in a crisis, he holds himself with proud dignity.
    The exact language and execution around it may have changed, but the right ingredients are there and I'd say the main reason Sonic isn't "cool" is more to do with various factors involving a couple of broken games,Sega losing the console war(sometimes the impression that you "lost" can be pretty harmful to your reputation), inter-fandom hostility, holding Sonic to a different standard because of the other factors, and maybe something else I'm missing.
     
     
     
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    Green Eyes got a reaction from RK64 in Innuendo Studios' Sonic video: It's not easy being blue   
    Now this is an argument I can't quite get with. The "not cool anymore" one. I honestly don't think "cool" has really changed all that much, at least not in the context what Sonic's supposed to be. Some people have this idea that Sonic's this lingo-spewing pseudo-rebel that likes every single "hip" thing only it was only hip in the 90s, when that's not what he is.
    Sonic isn't so much defined by fads but by many things that have endured as "cool" for a very long time. Speedsters are cool, magic chaos powers are cool, cockiness is cool, break is cool,parkour is cool and Sonic freaking started the "animals with attitude" trend, it wasn't a fad he hopped onto, not that cartoon animals are somehow "outdated" anyway.
    What's more Sonic is cool, he deals with shit, he's calm in a crisis, he holds himself with proud dignity.
    The exact language and execution around it may have changed, but the right ingredients are there and I'd say the main reason Sonic isn't "cool" is more to do with various factors involving a couple of broken games,Sega losing the console war(sometimes the impression that you "lost" can be pretty harmful to your reputation), inter-fandom hostility, holding Sonic to a different standard because of the other factors, and maybe something else I'm missing.
     
     
     
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