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    Azul got a reaction from Nintenboi in Interactions between Sonic characters who never met   
    Thannnnnnnk you.
    I'd be interested in seeing how either Sonic and Amy would interact with Omega. Sonic because he shares Omega's "Gotta destroy Eggman's bots," fetish as Sonic and I'm curious to see as to what kind of comparisons Omega would make between Sonic and Shadow. I'll be it'd be something along the lines of "I CAN DESTROY YOU JUST AS EASILY. AFTER ALL, YOU ARE JUST AN INFERIOR PALETTE SWAP THAT LACKS HIS RANGE AND VERSATILITY." And Sonic would say something like "Oh no, I agree. By the way, did I ever tell you about the time he never beat me?" Whether it'd be a fight, a team up, or a conversation, these are two characters that would definitely have some interesting chemistry.
    Now, Amy and Omega is probably something that might go over your head (or not, I try not to condescend). But, let's not forget that at one point there was another E-Series robot that went rogue. Interestingly enough, Omega only knows of his brothers through battle records. Amy would surely make a comment about meeting Gamma at one point. You might (or might not) think that Omega's detached from any thing sentimental with his whole "Kill first, ask never" mentality. But, have you ever considered the possibility that Omega's one of the most outwardly emotional characters?
    Like seriously. He talks about being the best of Eggman's creations and wears that title with pride. Sure, that could be a deduction based on comparisons from data in other robots' performance assessment. But, he also assumed he could take on Shadow, some random ass thing he's probably only seen recordings of, without anything to go on besides "I'm tough shit. GG, loser" (But given what happened in 06, at least 200 years down the line in a possible future, he was able to best him for whatever reason but that's another conversation). Also, his entire purpose for joining Team Dark, aside from Rouge's suggesting, was to get back at Eggman for simply forgetting about him. If he was some cold hearted, unfeeling death tank that merely functions on whatever prime directive he was given, then he would have never joined up with Shadow and Rogue in the first place or formed a close bond. That also defeats the purpose of most of his commentary in Sonic Heroes.
    He has selfish desires. He is a being of autonomy. He is capable of learning. And if he's capable of learning, then he's capable of being curious.
    Amy would be the first person (technically second to Rogue in Sonic Battle) to make a comparison between Omega and Gamma. Because of his pride which may or may not be backed up by supplementary information, Omega would simply dismiss Amy's claims, calling him "an inferior specimen." Amy would then go on to explain his more noble qualities; his sacrifices, going against Eggman not out of spite or vengeance but because he honestly believed that what he was doing was wrong. Even though Omega most likely already knows that there is value in people aside from their destructive potential, he at no point internalized it. He's a trigger happy, vengeful driven WMD. He joined with the military probably because it opened more venues for him to kill bots (or because Rogue asked him). For the most part, his self-value has been defined by how much he can destroy.
    He knows he can help, he knows he can fight for the greater good, he knows he can form relationships. But has he ever really thought of himself as anything more than a weapon?
    According to getting an E-Rank with Team Dark in Sonic Heores, Omega sees Gamma as a level for him to overcome. He greatly looks down on him. Obviously, he was never close to his older brother or otherwise he may have taken a very different path of development. The two are essential opposites: Gamma saw the world as beautiful and something worth protecting. He didn't agree with his creator's purpose but he loved his brothers enough to want to free them from Eggman's tyrannical grasp, even if that mean killing them one by one. He'd rather they die with freedom then live a life of servitude to a malevolent mad man.
    E-102 valued life. He cared for other people. He saw meaning in more than wanton destruction. He didn't care about how much he could destroy, rather he was concerned with how much he could protect. And he sacrificed his own life to protect the planet he knew so little about.
    This would probably confuse Omega. "AN EGGMAN CREATION THAT DOESN'T HAVE A HANKERING FOR EXPLOSIONS AND SHIT? YEAH, RIGHT." But at the same time, this could arouse his curiosity. Even if he's not exactly the same as Gamma, he might see that they're both at least somewhat mindful of others. Gamma used violence as a means to protect. Omega uses it as a means. Given some time, Omega could grow to admire Gamma. Perhaps after learning a little bit about the world that he's a part of, he might learn that there is something else to fight for than his own pride.
    Perhaps even a WMD can learn to see the value of a simple smile or being free in the wind. 
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    Azul got a reaction from Sonario in Interactions between Sonic characters who never met   
    Thannnnnnnk you.
    I'd be interested in seeing how either Sonic and Amy would interact with Omega. Sonic because he shares Omega's "Gotta destroy Eggman's bots," fetish as Sonic and I'm curious to see as to what kind of comparisons Omega would make between Sonic and Shadow. I'll be it'd be something along the lines of "I CAN DESTROY YOU JUST AS EASILY. AFTER ALL, YOU ARE JUST AN INFERIOR PALETTE SWAP THAT LACKS HIS RANGE AND VERSATILITY." And Sonic would say something like "Oh no, I agree. By the way, did I ever tell you about the time he never beat me?" Whether it'd be a fight, a team up, or a conversation, these are two characters that would definitely have some interesting chemistry.
    Now, Amy and Omega is probably something that might go over your head (or not, I try not to condescend). But, let's not forget that at one point there was another E-Series robot that went rogue. Interestingly enough, Omega only knows of his brothers through battle records. Amy would surely make a comment about meeting Gamma at one point. You might (or might not) think that Omega's detached from any thing sentimental with his whole "Kill first, ask never" mentality. But, have you ever considered the possibility that Omega's one of the most outwardly emotional characters?
    Like seriously. He talks about being the best of Eggman's creations and wears that title with pride. Sure, that could be a deduction based on comparisons from data in other robots' performance assessment. But, he also assumed he could take on Shadow, some random ass thing he's probably only seen recordings of, without anything to go on besides "I'm tough shit. GG, loser" (But given what happened in 06, at least 200 years down the line in a possible future, he was able to best him for whatever reason but that's another conversation). Also, his entire purpose for joining Team Dark, aside from Rouge's suggesting, was to get back at Eggman for simply forgetting about him. If he was some cold hearted, unfeeling death tank that merely functions on whatever prime directive he was given, then he would have never joined up with Shadow and Rogue in the first place or formed a close bond. That also defeats the purpose of most of his commentary in Sonic Heroes.
    He has selfish desires. He is a being of autonomy. He is capable of learning. And if he's capable of learning, then he's capable of being curious.
    Amy would be the first person (technically second to Rogue in Sonic Battle) to make a comparison between Omega and Gamma. Because of his pride which may or may not be backed up by supplementary information, Omega would simply dismiss Amy's claims, calling him "an inferior specimen." Amy would then go on to explain his more noble qualities; his sacrifices, going against Eggman not out of spite or vengeance but because he honestly believed that what he was doing was wrong. Even though Omega most likely already knows that there is value in people aside from their destructive potential, he at no point internalized it. He's a trigger happy, vengeful driven WMD. He joined with the military probably because it opened more venues for him to kill bots (or because Rogue asked him). For the most part, his self-value has been defined by how much he can destroy.
    He knows he can help, he knows he can fight for the greater good, he knows he can form relationships. But has he ever really thought of himself as anything more than a weapon?
    According to getting an E-Rank with Team Dark in Sonic Heores, Omega sees Gamma as a level for him to overcome. He greatly looks down on him. Obviously, he was never close to his older brother or otherwise he may have taken a very different path of development. The two are essential opposites: Gamma saw the world as beautiful and something worth protecting. He didn't agree with his creator's purpose but he loved his brothers enough to want to free them from Eggman's tyrannical grasp, even if that mean killing them one by one. He'd rather they die with freedom then live a life of servitude to a malevolent mad man.
    E-102 valued life. He cared for other people. He saw meaning in more than wanton destruction. He didn't care about how much he could destroy, rather he was concerned with how much he could protect. And he sacrificed his own life to protect the planet he knew so little about.
    This would probably confuse Omega. "AN EGGMAN CREATION THAT DOESN'T HAVE A HANKERING FOR EXPLOSIONS AND SHIT? YEAH, RIGHT." But at the same time, this could arouse his curiosity. Even if he's not exactly the same as Gamma, he might see that they're both at least somewhat mindful of others. Gamma used violence as a means to protect. Omega uses it as a means. Given some time, Omega could grow to admire Gamma. Perhaps after learning a little bit about the world that he's a part of, he might learn that there is something else to fight for than his own pride.
    Perhaps even a WMD can learn to see the value of a simple smile or being free in the wind. 
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    Azul got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in The "Other Sonic Knowledge & Discoveries" Topic   
    FAAAAAKE.
    I'm calling it. Sonic does not swim. What is this nonsense? Nonsense is what it is.
    Don't make me point out this is a joke folks.
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    Azul got a reaction from GamerGirl54321 in Interactions between Sonic characters who never met   
    Thannnnnnnk you.
    I'd be interested in seeing how either Sonic and Amy would interact with Omega. Sonic because he shares Omega's "Gotta destroy Eggman's bots," fetish as Sonic and I'm curious to see as to what kind of comparisons Omega would make between Sonic and Shadow. I'll be it'd be something along the lines of "I CAN DESTROY YOU JUST AS EASILY. AFTER ALL, YOU ARE JUST AN INFERIOR PALETTE SWAP THAT LACKS HIS RANGE AND VERSATILITY." And Sonic would say something like "Oh no, I agree. By the way, did I ever tell you about the time he never beat me?" Whether it'd be a fight, a team up, or a conversation, these are two characters that would definitely have some interesting chemistry.
    Now, Amy and Omega is probably something that might go over your head (or not, I try not to condescend). But, let's not forget that at one point there was another E-Series robot that went rogue. Interestingly enough, Omega only knows of his brothers through battle records. Amy would surely make a comment about meeting Gamma at one point. You might (or might not) think that Omega's detached from any thing sentimental with his whole "Kill first, ask never" mentality. But, have you ever considered the possibility that Omega's one of the most outwardly emotional characters?
    Like seriously. He talks about being the best of Eggman's creations and wears that title with pride. Sure, that could be a deduction based on comparisons from data in other robots' performance assessment. But, he also assumed he could take on Shadow, some random ass thing he's probably only seen recordings of, without anything to go on besides "I'm tough shit. GG, loser" (But given what happened in 06, at least 200 years down the line in a possible future, he was able to best him for whatever reason but that's another conversation). Also, his entire purpose for joining Team Dark, aside from Rouge's suggesting, was to get back at Eggman for simply forgetting about him. If he was some cold hearted, unfeeling death tank that merely functions on whatever prime directive he was given, then he would have never joined up with Shadow and Rogue in the first place or formed a close bond. That also defeats the purpose of most of his commentary in Sonic Heroes.
    He has selfish desires. He is a being of autonomy. He is capable of learning. And if he's capable of learning, then he's capable of being curious.
    Amy would be the first person (technically second to Rogue in Sonic Battle) to make a comparison between Omega and Gamma. Because of his pride which may or may not be backed up by supplementary information, Omega would simply dismiss Amy's claims, calling him "an inferior specimen." Amy would then go on to explain his more noble qualities; his sacrifices, going against Eggman not out of spite or vengeance but because he honestly believed that what he was doing was wrong. Even though Omega most likely already knows that there is value in people aside from their destructive potential, he at no point internalized it. He's a trigger happy, vengeful driven WMD. He joined with the military probably because it opened more venues for him to kill bots (or because Rogue asked him). For the most part, his self-value has been defined by how much he can destroy.
    He knows he can help, he knows he can fight for the greater good, he knows he can form relationships. But has he ever really thought of himself as anything more than a weapon?
    According to getting an E-Rank with Team Dark in Sonic Heores, Omega sees Gamma as a level for him to overcome. He greatly looks down on him. Obviously, he was never close to his older brother or otherwise he may have taken a very different path of development. The two are essential opposites: Gamma saw the world as beautiful and something worth protecting. He didn't agree with his creator's purpose but he loved his brothers enough to want to free them from Eggman's tyrannical grasp, even if that mean killing them one by one. He'd rather they die with freedom then live a life of servitude to a malevolent mad man.
    E-102 valued life. He cared for other people. He saw meaning in more than wanton destruction. He didn't care about how much he could destroy, rather he was concerned with how much he could protect. And he sacrificed his own life to protect the planet he knew so little about.
    This would probably confuse Omega. "AN EGGMAN CREATION THAT DOESN'T HAVE A HANKERING FOR EXPLOSIONS AND SHIT? YEAH, RIGHT." But at the same time, this could arouse his curiosity. Even if he's not exactly the same as Gamma, he might see that they're both at least somewhat mindful of others. Gamma used violence as a means to protect. Omega uses it as a means. Given some time, Omega could grow to admire Gamma. Perhaps after learning a little bit about the world that he's a part of, he might learn that there is something else to fight for than his own pride.
    Perhaps even a WMD can learn to see the value of a simple smile or being free in the wind. 
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    Azul got a reaction from Jar Jar Analysis 1138 in In Defence of Boost   
    They are still actions you can do in Boost Mode. The way you say it makes it seem like Quick Stepping is a Boost Mode exclusive move. The QSSs are only one section of gameplay and don't represent the totality of what the Boost Mode is capable of, nevermind that boosting isn't necessary in those sections. You're making it seem like it is Sonic Dash, which is basically an entire game of nonstop running, when it's only one relatively short section of shifting gameplay styles. Additionally, there's a huge difference with being only able to run, jump, slide, and move to the side and having all of those on top of being able to drift, homing attack, boost whenever you have fuel in the gauge as opposed to only when it's full. Same difference between "it's" and "its." The entire Sonic Dash comparison is a hyperbole trying to pass itself off as a valid argument.
    Opinions don't strengthen arguments. Neither do baseless claims.
    Again, this is an opinion. I can just say "No, it is compelling," but that doesn't prove anything. And it weakens my credibility as a speaker.
    It's his superpower. The only repercussions are a draining Boost Gauge and the potential running into shit you weren't quick enough to notice but those are really the only flaws in traveling at high speeds. Besides, 300mph is a snails pace for Sonic. Again, how can you argue for an accurate portrayal of his abilities? What more do you want?
    This is mostly true. They have placed greater importance on speed but it doesn't entirely overshadow the exploration and platforming sections to that extent. Especially when you consider some routes, notably in Colors, get you Cs at most. Actually, speed running in Colors doesn't get you S ranks. It forces you to destroy enemies, collect rings, red or otherwise, and use the Wisp abilities as much as you can which always involves taking different paths. 
    Also, boosting doesn't take up 75-80% of the gameplay. Boosting is one thing you can do. If it feels like it takes up that much space, it's because you're using it that often. Think about this: how often are you actually forced to boost?
    Sonic Rush-Adventure, Sonic Unleashed, Colors, and Generations are the only games that meet your requirements.
     
     
     By choose, I mean you can do it whenever you want as long as you have fuel in the gauge. And actually, you do have to earn it since it's not self-sustaining or unlimited. You get it by collecting rings, destroying enemies, and successfully doing tricks. Heck, in Rush it goes down when you get hit. Additionally, using it is mostly up to the player. If you can point out which kind of sections actually require boost mode and compare it to those which don't, I may have a reason to consider your statement.
    Here's a major point you're missing with the Advance boost:
    Also, with the current boost, you literally can't maintain it throughout an entire level unless you use it wisely. Even the extended boost runs can run out on a straight away. This notion is just an exaggeration everyone arguing against the boost is falling back on because it makes the unchallenging gameplay argument much easier to use.
    You were the one who brought up challenging level terrain. And challenging ties directly into difficulty. 
    For the final time:
     
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    Azul got a reaction from Jar Jar Analysis 1138 in In Defence of Boost   
    It wasn't an assumption. The main issue people have with the current Boost Mode is that they feel it turns the game into less of a challenge since it decimates almost any obstacle in their path. At least with the current one, you can flicker it on and off at a whim with the press of a button but the one that Soni proposed, ergo the one you've been defending, is the same thing except, taking cues from the Sonic Advance games, it'd be achieved by pressing forward long enough without getting hit or stopping. So basically, you're achieving the same thing that people were already complaining about in the first place except, again taking cues from Sonic Advance, it can be achieved at any point in the game and the addition of rings only makes it easier to achieve. And judging from how ring plentiful the games have been as of late, this would actually make the games even easier, which is the exact opposite of what everyone who's expressed distaste for it wants. And again, challenging level design is something that can be addressed with either Boost Mode. Actually, that's one solution to the issue at hand: making levels that challenge your use of Boost Mode.
    There's also jumping. Or slowing down. And sliding and homing attack. Point is: you only three 
    Mechanical - (of a person or action) not having or showing thought or spontaneity; automatic.
    By the very nature of Boost Mode being activated by the press of a button combined with several things trying to kill you, it's actually not mechanical. Sure, you're being propelled forward at high speeds but that's combined with you pressing forward. 
    Depth - complexity and profundity of thought.
    Actually according to Google, mechanical depth is an oxymoron.
    The fact that they made several events and obstacles that don't literally make levels "boost to win" shows they did put some thought behind how they'd like to implement it and the complaints are less about the levels being painfully easy and more them being good at the game and blaming it on a game mechanic. It's not super deep but it's about as deep as you can get with a mechanic that turns you into a high speed death ball that's nearly invincible.
    Depends. Does it have drifting or platforming sections? I haven't played it either but correct me if I'm wrong, it's basically Sonic Dash with Boom characters. And Sonic Dash has four options of movement with a Boost Mode that literally makes you invincible. Also, the movement is much more rigid than anything made on the Hedgehog Engine.
    Actually, why did you bring up Sonic Dash when it plays entirely different than Sonic Unleashed, Colors, and Generations?
    The faster an object moves, the more mass relativistic mass it has. Meaning the faster something moves, the more likely it is to knock a 40 ton robot into orbit. Also, it's harder to change direction with with faster moving objects. You're complaining about an accurate portrayal of physics.
    Your last point is legit.
    You're right. Saying "all about" is a stretch. But it is a core component of the appeal, if not the driving force behind the games.
    You do realize that the games with the Boost Mode have both, right? I mean, your first example is an obvious hyperbole and sections of nothing but running at top speed isn't something new to Sonic, but that's describing at least 5 games.
    Completely ignoring the stunt argument because sometimes, they go over bottomless trenches. So you're telling me I can beat any level solely by boosting because, your words, it...
    and not because I, the player, is actually doing anything to sustain it? The way you phrase it, it's a free pass to the goal at no expense.
     
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    Azul reacted to CrownSlayer’s Shadow in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    I'm in favor of bringing back the Freedom Fighters, the Egg Bosses, Breezie and the S6, Gold, Von Schlemmer, and Nigel Acorn, Ellidy, and Uncle Chuck  as far as the more ambiguous selection go.
    Scrapped game characters would be nice as well, but they're in a stronger placement by comparison (even if they might not appear).
    Honestly, what I want is a format of appearances based on context and not on the so-called "Main Four" who show up just because people expect them. That was one of the better aspects of Archie as characters like Knuckles didn't just skimp out on guarding the Master Emerald without a strong reason forcing him to (and I'm not talking about the cop out "Eggman is threatening the world" excuse people make as a dog whistle to ignore all of this) and often minded his own business, and Silver actually had more room to maneuver in his appearances due to events making holes in time-space. And if we want to make things more balanced, we could rotate the character's appearances so that it makes sense for them being involved as well as giving more dynamic interactions between characters that haven't associated with each other much or at all, like Shadow, Blaze, and Marie, or Amy, Cream, and Blaze with Team Dark.
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    Azul reacted to Ryusuke in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    Really, I just want new things. We get thrown so much nostalgia bones for the last decade that anything would be acceptable. Also the MAIN characters changing throughout the story. Not too stuck on status quo. Though, I guess it depends how they do it. It may be a comedy for all I know. But, yeah. I just want to see what IDW can do with Sonic. Not to copy anyone else.
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    Azul got a reaction from MightyRay in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    It's really your own fault for thinking that.
     I never said that he had to be completely different. I just suggested a few additions and better writing of his character. You're either intentionally misrepresenting what I'm saying to justify your reaction or you just don't understand what I meant, even if it was stated very upfront.
    I get that. But I specifically asked for a different version of the character. 
     
    I'm getting the impression that you guys aren't listening because you read a word and it reminded you about something you don't like. If you're going to ignore me, I'll kindly bow out of this conversation.
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    Azul got a reaction from MightyRay in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    That can happen to any series. And if future publishers collect the same writers of said characters,  if the original creators sell them the rights or if the creators are just fine with them being used, that's fine too.
     
     
    As in a different version of the character that led you to having those opinions in the first place. You don't have to agree, but it makes zero sense to complain about someone's characterization when we're talking about a different iteration altogether.
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    Azul reacted to NikoS in Humans in Sonic   
    THIS!, Agreed 100%
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    Azul reacted to Polkadi~☆ in Humans in Sonic   
    Humans are fine when put in the same artstyle as all other Sonic characters (because we all know what happens when you put Sonic next to realistic characters *shudder*), but they're not so fun when they take attention away from the blue hog himself.
    What I'd really like to see, to make Sonic's world a bit more seemless, is other animals amongst the humans, living in harmony. This would make humans not stick out as painfully as they do. Plus, it breathes life into the world, and opens up for story potential (including racial topics, if ST really wants to go for it). Sonic Forces looks to be doing this, but I don't think they will.
    Sonic in a world with humans is weird. Sonic in a world with both humans and animals so that Sonic and Eggman's existence feels justified, it's much better.
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    Azul reacted to Lord-Dreamerz in Humans in Sonic   
    Excluding Dr.Eggman... humans are fine in Sonic only in side roles in my opinion. I don't play/watch Sonic media for humans.... If I wanted humans... well I have near infinite other media I could buy for that instead!
    As background characters or very minor reoccurring characters they are fine however. Just keep them art style wise the same as the rest of the cast, there's no good reason for any human character to look more realistic then Robotnik himself.
    In the games I would like to see towns for the animal people too, not just human towns all the time. Be cool as it'd show us cultures for both that exist.
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    Azul reacted to Enderwoman in Humans in Sonic   
    I mostly like the use of humans in the Sonic series, it's never particularly bothered me that in most Sonic games Sonic & pals seem to be the only anthro animals around. To me it always seemed like more of a western sensibility that Sonic *needs* to be surrounded by other animals for his existence to be justified while Japan has never seemed concerned with making anyone but the central characters cartoon animals. It looks like a way to make Sonic and cast stick out more, and seeing as Sonic's or anthros origin has never really been an important part of the series I'm not bothered. The earlier stuff for the Sonic series has be convinced that Sonic was sort of portrayed as this weird superhero guy who exists in a world ostensibly similar to our own surrounded by regular people, just a thought.
    Whether there's a right way or a wrong way to use them is largely dependent on the context. Their useage in Sonic Adventure is alright, they're there to give life to what is pretty much a realistic looking city. I really like how they're used in Sonic Unleashed, being there to represent the different cultures and nations the game was trying to represent that would be incredibly awkward if done with animals. I do kinda feel like the overt usage of humans other than Eggman spits in the face of the "nature vs technology" theme they had going, seeing as Eggman was a suspiciously the lone human doing what humans do to nature in the real world in Sonic's fantasy environment but that hasn't been much of a thing since the classics anyway. And then again, the classics didn't feature too many characters anyway, so it could have been their intention all along to have more humans. They DID have Madonna at one point.
    To make them good all you need to do is give them good personalities and a non intrusive role, the Unleashed humans were recieved very well due to their obvious personalities and their exaggerated designs in contrast to 06's realistic humans. Though, I think Unleashed's designs are are a bit too much and they should look towards a slightly more realistic anime style for the human characters, kinda like with the people's faces in Sonic Adventure. I would enjoy it if they looked towards 80s and 90s anime and manga for inspiration, as that is where most original Sonic designs pretty much came right out of.
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    Azul reacted to FFWF in Humans in Sonic   
    The existence of humans in the Sonic universe from day one is impossible to deny because of Eggman.  However, my own opinion is that humans should be used sparingly, as when you place more emphasis on humans, you detract from the story's quality as a Sonic narrative, as something that could only happen in the Sonic universe.  It seems to me that some games in the series got a little too preoccupied with human drama, almost looking as if the writers wanted to write a story about humans but were reluctantly forced to include anthros, and choosing to act as if Sonic and his friends are the only anthros in an entirely human world - which seems to me to be outside both the spirit and the sense of the original games.  Considering the way Eggman appears as a lone human in Sonic's world in the classics - some have, I believe, compared him to an alien invader, and I'd broadly agree with that - then I'm increasingly of the opinion that humans and anthros generally may not be particularly integrated, or at least not generally or largely integrated.  And I would come firmly down on the side of Sonic's games concerning themselves with the anthro side, reacting to rather than immersing themselves in human drama.  Perhaps there was potential for a fish-out-of-water tale of Sonic having to speed through human lands and dealing modern society exactly the same kind of sarcastic quips he usually reserves for Eggman, drawing a contrast to his own carefree existence.  (I'm approaching this with a mindset of "how would I have done this differently?" rather than "what is the status quo?," which is apparently that no anthros natively exist in most human territories but are completely unremarkable when they do pass through.  An odd arrangement.)
    Fundamentally... I don't think Sonic games should plonk him in the middle of a human world without commenting on the incongruity.  And I think all humans, like Eggman, should be at least slightly exaggerated parodies of the real thing.  Sonic should be a dynamic and rebellious force in the human world, not just another face in the crowd.
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    Azul got a reaction from RedFox99 in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    It's really your own fault for thinking that.
     I never said that he had to be completely different. I just suggested a few additions and better writing of his character. You're either intentionally misrepresenting what I'm saying to justify your reaction or you just don't understand what I meant, even if it was stated very upfront.
    I get that. But I specifically asked for a different version of the character. 
     
    I'm getting the impression that you guys aren't listening because you read a word and it reminded you about something you don't like. If you're going to ignore me, I'll kindly bow out of this conversation.
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    Azul reacted to Meta77 in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    I will agree with what some said I like the main cast but a new face every now and again be nice. Breezie being one of my top picks she's adorable and honey
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    Azul reacted to RedFox99 in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    Maybe Breezie anf the former SSSS, amongst other things
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    Azul reacted to KingScoopaKoopa in Shadow problems topic   
    I might be misreading this, but it sounds like "I don't like Shadow's progression in the game, but I'm going to blame the comics/Ian, and I also don't like him having a life outside of Sonic."
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    Azul got a reaction from RedFox99 in IDW Sonic Comic: Who do you want to see new or old   
    A refurbished Chris Thorndyke, and by extension his family and friends,  would be excellent. Give him the ol' Batman treatment and gadget him up with Sonic related tech (Extreme Gear, something akin to the Tornado Walker from SA2,). It'd be sick if he got Sonic themed power armor too.
    I'm hoping the president and the General will play a more active role. In fact, why not throw G.U.N. as a whole in the mix? I wanna see the world government's reaction to a single guy seeking world domination.
    False dichotomy. That's really more your opinion than anything. Recurring characters are a thing. Archie had a whole bunch of new characters towards the end of its run. IDW seems to be going for the long run, and even if they're an anthology thing, the possibility of them being killed off or leaving the story through any other means exist. It's also odd hat you give the possibility of having good characters "ripped away" but ignore the same possibility for bad characters. 
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    Azul reacted to Arranos in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    I feel like that's not gonna come out for a while.
    I'd appreciate seeing them, but not right now.
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    Azul reacted to Zulon Eredas in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    on the upside, maybe Ian will finally be able to post Lost Hedgehog Tales
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    Azul reacted to Maxtiis in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    The writing's been on the wall for Archie Sonic a long time now, but still I'm pretty sad to see the comic go. I just came here as soon as I heard about it to lament its passing because this comic was a huge part of my life. I'm actually having a huge wave of nostalgia coming in thinking back to weekends hanging out with my dad when we'd go out to the city and I'd always buy the comic during those trips when the new issue came out.
    And yeah this comic certainly had its series of ups and downs much like the games, but damn it you have to admit this comic was a big part of this franchise's identity, and while we've essentially already gone through what it's like for it to be cancelled considering the over half a year long hiatus, to actually see it confirmed leaves a large impression. I know Sega said Sonic and comics isn't done but who knows how that'll turn out? In the meantime I wish the best to all the writers and artists that worked on it during its current run, hopefully they can all find steady work elsewhere provided Sega doesn't just rehire some of them to work on a potential new comic of course.
    I know they won't see it here, but I have to extend a special thanks to Michael Gallagher, Ian Flynn, Tracey Yardley, Spaz, Scott Shaw, and recently Tyson Hesse; you guys did a great job during your runs on this series and are responsible for many great memories I've had with it. Godspeed you magnificent bastards.
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    Azul reacted to Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    Being mad, I understand. Pointing the blame at one party without having the facts straight though, is not a wise decision. Archie themselves have been shakey with the comic at times, so they haven't objectively escaped the blame radar in this debacle yet.
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    It looks like SEGA's opting to disassociate with them altogether. I mean, why would they not inform him? Did they only want to reveal the news once? Is the partnership that big of an issue?
    It's also interesting to note that they said the comics are up for grabs by other companies in the future. This has me thinking if Archie and SEGA ever had marital disputes.
    It's not like the discussions have to stop. I mean, it's going on right now as we type. People talk about things that finish all the time.
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