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  1. Your daily reminder Knuckles led his troops to an early grave and Classic Sonic is now a mass murderer.

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    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      more like operation big wave o' blooood

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Forte-Metallix It's only a hypothesis but that giant spherical object in the background of classics stage had to have been some kind of interactive core that had to be destroyed. My guess is that due to development issues and budget all of it got cut from the final game.

      @tailsBOOM! Well yeah, but there's so much blood on our heroes hands now.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      #impeachknuckles

    5. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Yeah, that thing looked like a core. Could've been fun to run around inside it and smash everything up. (I do occasionally go back to that level with Super Sonic and pretend I'm in 3&K, manually blowing the Death Egg up before chasing down Eggman in space)

    6. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i choose to believe the nameless, unseen npcs were only knocked out/mildly inconvenienced

      because aside from the possible deaths "knuckles' plan is dumb and leads to an embarrassing defeat" is one of the few good and character-appropriate plot points in forces

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      If they wanted to show how the death egg got destroyed, they could have easily just made a red button or breakable power source/wall to spindash through, same as any other model or object in the game. Forces may have been lower budget but that doesn't mean everything can be lumped into "it would have happened if ___". They just... didn't do anything with it.

    8. Celestia

      Celestia

      Going by Egg Gate the prison seemed to be part of those buildings on the asteroids or whatever, rather than part of the Death Egg itself.

      Either way it is kind of amusing they never addressed what happened to the prisoners though. They could have had a throwaway line indicating the rest of the team were evacuating the prisoners while Classic went in to smash that mf self-destruct button.

    9. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      did everyone miss the line where knuckles thought of operation big wave in the timespan of, in his own words, 5 minutes

      even if the point of this whole thing was that the phantom ruby is dangerous, knuckles is still a dumbass

    10. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      that's why it's called war

    11. Ferno

      Ferno

      i'll forever be irritated that tails wasn't the leader to begin with

    12. Scape

      Scape

      @Ferno the 8 year old who can't even control sonic and knuckles?

       

    13. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      @Ferno Tails does deserve much better than SEGA's been giving him (Always Smash, though... Hopefully)

      Tails would have been the more logical choice since he's a natural strategist. 

    14. Ferno

      Ferno

      tbh do any of the characters in this series even act their age

    15. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ferno I mean within the context of the story the resistance would be in a worse position with a leader that suffered a breakdown with the absence of Sonic.

    16. Scape
    17. Ferno

      Ferno

      i just wanted tails to have an awesome growing-up moment like Simon from Gurren Lagann is that so wrong

    18. Wraith

      Wraith

      Amy is the only sonic character that is actually good at getting other people to do things they don't want to 

       

      So she should do it

    19. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      @Wraith she does that by swinging a friggin' hammer, not through leadership qualities

    20. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Quote

      tbh do any of the characters in this series even act their age

      blaze is 14

      age doesn't matter in this franchise

    21. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Not to mention that Tikal is technically both 14(ish) and 400...

    22. Wraith

      Wraith

      yeah but out of the main sonic characters shes the best shot

      knuckles is stupid and nobody takes him seriously

      tails still has confidence issues apparently


      amy talked shadow down from the brink and is otherwise more of a people person

    23. Scape

      Scape

      @tailsBOOM!

      Amy is compassionate, confident, determined and can be trusted to defend herself in a fight

      But if we're going to be judging the characters by their bad portrayals, she's still better than "Cowers at Chaos 0"

    24. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      Well IIIRC Vector was on the Death Egg as well while Classic was there.

      Perhaps he was there to save the prisoners?

    25. KHCast

      KHCast

      Cheese should be the leader. There.

    26. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Omochao would be the greatest leader of all time.  He could just scare away everyone:

       

  2. Lando being Bi holds as much impact for me as Lefou being gay.

    That being none at all. It's 2018 why are Disney still treating differing sexuality as a big deal?

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    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      That's why I stay the fuck away from the star wars fandom. Watching every female/minority character get cross examined gets tiring, and that fandom is becoming some of the worst about it

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Just start complaining about the “straight agenda” that’s what I do to annoy those people 

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      I don't like feeding into their paranoia because it makes them crazier, as funny as it is

    5. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      @KHCastUnfortunately that doesn't work even, because the phobes are that fucking persistent to not have a fictional gay character.

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Are all fanbases just a vermin infested marsh of hypocrisy and belittling other people to the point mental breakdowns?

    7. KHCast

      KHCast

      Why are you asking that in the Sonic fanbase?

    8. Wraith

      Wraith

      They're the minority at the end of the day. 

      And even then it's just a blockbuster for kids. I don't believe in begging this shit to give minorities a bit part when there's other shit I can watch that actually does it all well

    9. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Huh. Lando never struck me as bi before. Interesting. If true or not,  meh. Don't really care. We'll see how it's handled. 

      Granted, it sounds like nothing's sure here or whatever. Doesn't help or mar my worries about how troublesome the Solo movie is looking to be either way. 

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @KHCast That's a real good point you just made.

    11. KHCast

      KHCast

      What exactly does someone need to act like to come off bi?

    12. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Thinking about it the only impression we've only ever been given about Lando is that he is charming and smooth. That and his self preservation when his back's against the wall.

    13. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Josh can’t think of many films that aren’t come out empower stories that have lgbt characters in non extremely side character roles.

    14. Wraith

      Wraith

      @KHCast They gotta walk the  tightrope of somehow making it obvious but not too obvious cause that's forcing it    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    15. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @KHCast Is easy TV wise,  there's Korra, but I don't consider last minute ditch efforts as counting so I guess I'd raise you a Jessica Jones Season 1.

    16. KHCast

      KHCast

      But even in those cases it feels like they’re straight pandering, since they’re usually attractive female characters whenever there’s lgbt rep in any notable role 

    17. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @KHCast okay, Agents of Shield then if you prefer Male gay couples.

    18. Wraith

      Wraith

      @KHCastIt's more common on TV but it's still difficult to find a show with a gay lead. One of Dear White People's central characters is a gay dude. The first ep that centers on him has him dealing with the awkwardness of an attractive room mate but it seemed to avoid the tropey coming out stuff from what I saw. 

    19. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Also,  how does having a main character who's female be gay come off as pandering,  if I may ask? @KHCast

    20. KHCast

      KHCast

      Less threatening to the straight audience in writers eyes, lots of men fantasize about two chicks getting it on so are probably more okay seeing that than two masculine men, cause that would threaten their perception of being a manly man 

    21. Wraith

      Wraith

      If you want a good movie about the gay experience there's Moonlight, but I feel like you're understandably not interested in the baseline struggle stuff and just want a sci fi/fantasy series with a gay male lead. 

    22. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Josh oh yeah forgot about that show! Need to get back to it. I especially did like that gay character and his story because of that 

      Not just sci fi, just a regular film that doesn’t do the typical lgbt tropes/ plots 

      Comedies, horror films, action films, etc

    23. Wraith

      Wraith

      Well, there's not much of a coming out story in Moonlight, it's more of a romance. 

       

      I'll keep that in mind and keep a look out, but you're not gonna find any big budget action films like that

    24. KHCast

      KHCast

      I’ll check it. It on Netflix?

    25. Wraith

      Wraith

      It's on Amazon Prime but it's not on Neftlix

    26. KHCast

      KHCast

      Oh also I forgot Grown-ish had a bi dude that was a jock bro, but he’s only there for a few episodes. Hoping he comes back next season 

      You know the sad thing? Hollywood’s more progressive in this regard than the AAA game industry. And Hollywood still has a ton to do...

  3. Pick your side! Are you for or against Episode 2?

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    2. Komodin

      Komodin

      What Wooly said.

    3. Cinematic Speedster CC14

      Cinematic Speedster CC14

      I'm for it. I like what I'm seeing.

    4. Debug Ring

      Debug Ring

      Though I haven't played it, going from footage here, I'm for.

    5. KrazyBean

      KrazyBean

      For. It looks like a lot of fun to play, and that's what I play games for.

    6. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Looks decent enough, so I guess for. Though I'm against the price tag.

    7. PeanutButterDimond
    8. Marcello
    9. Jeffhog
    10. Nintendoga

      Nintendoga

      Was against before I saw footage.

      Now I'm pro-life

    11. Phantomime
    12. Neon

      Neon

      I'm the only one against. Ha!

    13. PeanutButterDimond

      PeanutButterDimond

      Wow, this leak sure did a world of Wonders for Sega and Dimps.

    14. Shaddix Leto Croft
    15. Cola
    16. Rave

      Rave

      neither.

    17. BlueTidalGamer

      BlueTidalGamer

      For. I'm avoiding watching anything of the beta but i'm hyped.

    18. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Haven't seen anything yet.

    19. Red Cap

      Red Cap

      For. I luv me sum Sawnik Fore.

    20. Solkia

      Solkia

      I don't care, I just want to play it.

    21. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      For. Was For for Episode 1, and even more for for this one considering how much better it looks.

    22. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Isn't 'Sawnik Fore' Sonic Golf?

    23. JezMM
    24. King Frosty
    25. T-Min
    26. Koala Poop

      Koala Poop

      For. After playing the Beta completely i have this to say.its certanly no masterpiece but it deffinetly improves on rEp.1's flaws. Its a good game, but nothing spectacular.

  4. So what was your favorite and least favorite newcomers for Smash 4?

    For myself it's Little Mac as my favorite, and well pretty much the Fire Emblem characters as my least favorite.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Favorite: Cloud

      Least: Bayonetta

    2. Milo

      Milo

      Least favorite newcomer is Bayonetta. But only because she's virtually to Smash 4 what Meta Knight was to Brawl, she's super OP. And from personal experience, I've been bodied by a multitude of Bayos online (especially in Team Battle). :[

      Favorite newcomer is Villager. Not fantastic with him, but he has probably THE best recovery in the game and his projectiles / attacks are great. Pac-Man is a close second, for his Bonus Fruit, Fire Hydrant, and the gleefully batshit combos people have been able to pull with him. It's absolute insanity.

      e: example combo video

       

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      Favorite: Little Mac. Shitty character but he has a fun playstyle tbh.

      Least Favorite: Corrin

    4. kirby1up

      kirby1up

      favorite:Megaman

      Least fav:Bayonetta

    5. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Bowser Jr's definitely my least favourite. Nearly all the other newcomers have a neat gameplay quirk to them that completely changes the way they approach the game (Duck Hunt's zoning mechanics, Bayo's Witch Time and chasing combos, Cloud's limit break, etc). Jr just has nothing really going for him. He's a really boring bog standard character by comparison, and sometimes isn't even good by those standards (Oh boy I like having people getting juggled right out of my Fsmash before I can actually launch them)

      My favourite's hard to say, but I think there's a slight lean towards Corrin. Just wish his Counter wasn't so absurdly powerful.

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Man so many Bayo's. I stopped playing long before she came but what's so bad about her? Does she just have combos you can't escape from or is it worse?

    7. Wraith

      Wraith

      Combos that are really difficult to escape from and a Witch Time mechanic which honestly isn't even the most punishing counter in the game, but it's mechanics make it really annoying to deal with. You're basically held in place for 5 seconds while she does whatever combos she wants on you.

      She's really annoying to play against but I honestly have fun with her so I put her over characters like Corrin who don't add anything unique to the game and add onto a franchise that's been covered to death, or Rosalina who I just think is poorly designed gameplay wise lol.

    8. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      When Bayo first released she could casually 0 to death on anyone from pretty much anywhere.

      She received a big nerf at some point but that still hasn't stopped her literally carrying people all the way to the blast zone Jiggly-Wall-Of-Pain style, and unlike Jiggly she isn't squishy as fuck to balance that out.

    9. Milo

      Milo

      @Balding Spider "Combs you can't escape from" is lightly putting it. Esp. with the Witch Time as Josh mentioned.

      And it allows for some of the absolute worst traps and mindgames since she has so many options

       

    10. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      I think Balding meant hype and roster wise lol.

      Favorite: Villager, Mega Man, Little Mac, Shulk, Duck Hunt, and Pac Man.

      Least favorite: Wii Fit Trainer (the concept is still dumb to this day no matter how much I enjoy her), Rosalina, Bayonetta, Greninja (He’s cool and fun but he didn’t really deserve it), Lucina and Corrin.

    11. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Goddamnit Yeow now I want a burger

    12. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Fav is Bowz Jr cuz I love wreckin' people's shit with him. 

      Least fav is... some fire emblem stooge i guess el oh el

    13. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      I'm in the Monado boy camp as Shulk is one of my favorites, for the same reason people had that magic feeling for discovering a Nintendo franchise they probably never heard of if wasn't thanks to playing Smash that made it gain some attention.

      Can't say I have least favorite since I believe every character has particular playstyle that one can resonate with even if the character isn't that good. It's all for the good fun I say.

    14. Milo

      Milo

      @Dee Dude Oh man you made me forget how much I love Duck Hunt Duo. Again I'm not very good playing with them but I love the general Banjo-Kazooie concept they have (I almost always use the dark brown dog / red duck color scheme).

      @Blacklightning sorry lol

      @Chili Dawg One cool thing I learned about Bowser Jr/Koopalings was that if you shorthop and release the Mechakoopa (Down B ) in the air the Mechakoopa has some tumble animation/windup before it starts moving on its own. It allows you to pick it up and use it as a projectile much faster than deploying it on the ground and dashing toward.

      Also learned you can also start the Koopa Clown Car Dash (Side B ) but then hold back and jump to only inch forward, it works as a great to bait reactions and mix-up your actions.

    15. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Favourite is Pac-Man

      Least favourite is fuck all the Fire Emblem characters holy fuck it's like all the Batman characters in Injustice.

      Except Lucina, Lucina is great love Lucina.

    16. Milo

      Milo

      On the topic of Fire Emblen I admittedly don't use him much but I do like Robin, for what it's worth. 

      @Shiguy You should have a chat with @Fhoughts about playing as Shulk, he plays an insanely good one.

    17. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Duck Hunt Duo was a brilliant choice and thus I must commend Sakurai for one of his few smart decisions lol.

    18. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Man that pac-man video. I loved playing as him but man I had no idea what you could pull off.

      And Yikes at that Bayo revelation.

    19. Wraith

      Wraith

      Most of the picks for Smash 4's roster make perfect sense to me and they got really creative with the movesets to justify a lot of them

      You get the odd 10th Fire Emblem character but that doesn't ruin the game

    20. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      WHO THE FUCK IS CORRIN.

      They removed fucking Wolf and added this weaboo shit fuck anime and fuck motion controls.

      And fuck Nintendo you ruined Star Fox you Star Fucks.

    21. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      i'm sad this got patched

    22. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      Ya'll be writing off Corrin And I'm like,

      "Nah I like em, even I don't know who da r."

    23. Milo

      Milo

      @Chili Dawg A video was posted a week ago by Beefy Smash Doods that had a couple of Megamans do the same thing lmao

       

  5. You think Sonic Team know that by removing lives and the function of rings they've basically removed the point of a casino zone entirely?

    1. Ferno
    2. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      Not trying to sound like a cynic but I honestly don't think they even thought about that when making the stage, just filling out their trope quota with no regard as to how it was going to fit with the overall package.

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      ... B-b-but S Ranks!

      *every average joe gets an S rank first try due to how easy the score in the game is*

      ... It makes fun sounds...?

       

      real talk even I hadn't realized that yet... wow

    4. Celestia

      Celestia

      They uh, haven't removed the function of Rings? Like you can't pick them back up from losing them but they're still used for the same things.

      Also we should have moved on from lives systems a long time ago but that's a whole other discussion

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      Rings don't give you lives and they don't fall on the ground so they've removed the difference between having 1 or 100 unless they serve some other purpose outside of levels.

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Celestia: Collecting more of them doesn't have any benefits anymore, though, especially with ranks valuing speed or collectables just as much, handing out an S rank if you finish the game with any one of the three

    7. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Maybe rings get you more oc character costumes.

    8. Balding Spider
    9. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      The rings will most likely be used for currency to buy stuff for the avatar

    10. Milo

      Milo

      @Dejimon11 People have been assuming that for weeks

      But we're literally four-five weeks away and they've said nothing of the sort being in the game

    11. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      ... *sigh*

      And what if no one cares about unlockable clothing options?

      What if no one cared about the chao garden, and rings were justified by being tied to them and them alone?

      At least with lives rings were intrinsically tied to a core element that you're playing a platformer for: progression. And the more you had the larger safety net you'd get, giving incentive to mastering or exploring the game in depth.

      But hey, lives are outdated and everything, so they gotta go, don'tcha know :V

    12. Celestia

      Celestia

      If there's no shop, maybe you just unlock stuff from doing the missions?

    13. Wraith

      Wraith

      Even if it's currency now it's gonna be annoying if you make it to the end of a level with a big haul and get tapped once and lose all of it lol.

    14. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Yeow man barely know anything about this game as it is. Stuff like that is what they should be talking about tbh

      @Josh ya gotta git gud

    15. Ferno

      Ferno

      *gets punched once*

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      NOOOOOO

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      WHHHHYYYYY

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      OHHH MYY GOOOD

    16. Celestia

      Celestia

      I don't see that being much of an issue tbh, based on what we've seen. Not even because of the enemies / hazards not really being much of a threat (though that's definitely an issue), but the Acts are pretty short so it wouldn't take much time to do another run.

    17. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Sonic's blood has evolved from being rings \_/(•__•)\_/

    18. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Why is this game so strange?

    19. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Creep Dude Not strange, directionless.

    20. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Creep Dude  Because we're Sonic Forces 

    21. Milo
  6. So The Last Jedi... It was a good movie with trappings of a bad one shoved into it.

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    2. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Most accurate description of the film I've seen. It could've been good. There are parts that ARE good. However it felt like a completely new, pointless, terrible movie reared its ugly head all too often and consumed the majority of potential it had.

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      It went out if its way to subvert way too much and ended up losing focus to far too big a cost of its quality and structure. 

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Well for starters

      Spoiler

      Everything about Poe this time was terrible. He got so many people killed in defiance of General Leia, and then goes behind the next commanding officers back plots against her and then stages a coup

      While with Finn

      Spoiler

      His subplot was better, at one point it straight felt like it came from the prequels with everything in the Casinos. Lame gag's and all around in there. And Fuck Rose too. How many people got killed when the laser struck?

      And what even was the point of

      Spoiler

      Setting up the mystery of Rey's parents, or introducing Snoke in genral? The two amounted to nothing.

       

    5. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Thoughts exactly, @Ini Miney Jovahexeon

      There's a difference between being different and being good.

      Don't worry, @Balding Spider, I bet everything about the underused characters will be explained in books, like everything nowadays!

      ...except, you know, i shouldn't have to consult external media to actually enjoy something

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Failinhearts I just realized something. This was their Return of the Jedi. Snoke got so little revelation like Bobba Fett, they forced in sequences that didn't amount to anything and introduced a new setting primarily for comedic purposes. While the actual Jedi related stuff was good.

    7. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      i bet snoke wouldn't sell as much toys, though

    8. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

       You know,  I get that Star Wars isn't supposed to be just light saber duels,  but goddamn

      Spoiler

      Did we really have to squander them this much!?

       

    9. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Well... that one lightsaber scene was fucking awesome. I will not lie.

      You know the one.

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ini Miney Jovahexeon I'm actually happy they've pulled back on that stuff.

    11. Penny

      Penny

      eh, i found it to be fantastic, which was surprising considering i expected to hate it after seeing the spoilers. but after actually watching it, they actually pulled off all the things i thought i'd hate surprisingly well. and the one thing i didn't have spoiled for me,

      Spoiler

      yoda making an appearance

      , was a really cool moment. felt a lot like KOTOR 2, which is always welcome, because that game kicks all kinds of ass. yeah, there were moments that sucked (the prank call and milking scenes were awful), and some story elements were... not the best, but those have been problems in pretty much every Star Wars movie. maybe i just like Star Wars too much (i'm someone who loves the prequels and the originals equally), but to me, The Last Jedi was really great. definitely better than Force Awakens, and probably up there with Empire and Revenge of the Sith for me.

    12. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Failinhearts Oh without a doubt. 

      @Balding Spider Eh,  I kinda feel they fell into the opposite extreme sadly though. 

    13. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Yeah. I'm totally fine with the lightsaber action we got. What we got was awesome, as I said before.

      What matters is the story.

      Story sucked.

    14. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

       Also,  about that light saber duel. You don't have a character pull off something that amazing,  cheating death just to putter out and die film seconds later!!!

    15. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Failinhearts If only it was just the Jedi stuff and just, at minimum one subplot. It could've been much better.

      @Ini Miney Jovahexeon Welcome to Star Wars.

    16. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Oh, I didn't mean that scene. @Ini Miney Jovahexeon

      Spoiler

      I meant Rey and Kylo fighting together. MMMMM. Delicious.

      But yeah, I still agree with your sentiments.

      And yes, precisely @Balding Spider. If it was the Jedi stuff only with maybe something sprinkled here and there, you would have one of if not my favorite Star Wars movie.

      Problem is that there's way too many sub-plots that mean NOTHING.

    17. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      I think we can certainly agree that Rian Johnson's vision clashes badly with J.J. Abrams and what he set up in Force Awakens.

    18. Failinhearts
    19. Balding Spider
    20. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

       Hmm,  let's see how do we follow up a movie made by Abrams who works best with the familiar? I know! Let's hire a guy who's pretty the antithesis to him for a sequel in this ever so united trilogy! 

      Oh and Abrams had been hired for Episode IX atter its original director got fired. This ought to be good considering what Abrams has to work with. -_-

  7. And the award for most pissed off reaction to Wreck it Ralph goes to Wanderer Fox! http://www.tssznews.com/2012/07/14/first-screenshots-of-wreck-it-ralph-in-asr-transformed-released/

    1. Silencer226

      Silencer226

      He wrote a fucking essay... *facepalm*

    2. Pawn

      Pawn

      Mad-on for Disney much?

    3. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Yup, thats the guy I was talking about in my last status.

      The guys a freakin mob. :V

    4. Motwera

      Motwera

      SEGA: Problem, Fox?

    5. #EndyGate

      #EndyGate

      I kinda find it funny how he mains Tails and wants Fox to be a Nintendo rep :U

    6. BlueTidalGamer

      BlueTidalGamer

      Funniest reaction i've seen in ages.

    7. Marcello

      Marcello

      I was expecting that reaction from him.

    8. Neon

      Neon

      SEGA ARE EVIL MASONIC SUPPORTERS!

    9. Marcello

      Marcello

      Scar: "Think"? It's as clear as day. :P

    10. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Sounds like Vulpine.

    11. Scar

      Scar

      Jesus Christ the butthurt. And total intolerance of others' opinions. Holy shit, this individual is not going to like real life.

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      "Wanderer Fox"?

      Hates Disney?

      Rants about Kingdom Hearts?

      Guys... you know who this is.

    13. Jetronic

      Jetronic

      I fully expected this *reads*

    14. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Who Blue Blood, who?

    15. Jetronic

      Jetronic

      @Balding Spider

      Vulpine

    16. Space☆Tomoki

      Space☆Tomoki

      Vulpine... never understood why the guy acts like Disney is the devil.

    17. -blank-

      -blank-

      You mean that guy is still around?=/

    18. Jetronic

      Jetronic

      Oh yes he is, I don't know if he was banned here though, though Tristan seems to have done so awhile ago on tssz.

    19. Scar

      Scar

      No, Vulpine "Quit" SSMB, because people were disagreeing with his/her opinion. Probably mostly calling him/her out for her pathological hatred for anything remotely related to Disney.

    20. -blank-

      -blank-

      hmm....I have just the rant that would put him in his place. >=3

  8. If you could "retire" up to 5 of Sonic's friends which ones would you "retire"?

    1. Shrek

      Shrek

      Cream, Cream, Cream, Cream, and Cream.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Silver,Silver,Silver,Silver and umm.......oh Silver!

    3. Raxz

      Raxz

      ^So we'd have just Cheese then?

    4. Raxz

      Raxz

      timing fail

    5. Silencer226

      Silencer226

      Shadow, Rouge, Cream, Knuckles, Amy

    6. Steve

      Steve

      SILVER...

    7. KHCast

      KHCast

      Why knuckles?

    8. Raxz

      Raxz

      Silencer I hate you now, just so you know.

    9. Solkia

      Solkia

      Amy, Big (o wait), Cream, Rouge, and Charmy.

    10. Abominal SnowTaz

      Abominal SnowTaz

      All of them to perform the dark ritual of reviving Big.

    11. Silencer226

      Silencer226

      What has Knuckles done lately?

    12. Raxz

      Raxz

      My previous statement is not meant to be taken too seriously by the way

    13. azoo

      azoo

      Silver.. wow, I think that's all.

    14. KHCast

      KHCast

      Well just because he hasn't had a role doesn't mean he doesn't have the potential.

    15. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Son-... Wait.

    16. KHCast

      KHCast

      He could easily be used in the plots unlike characters like big.

    17. -Robin-

      -Robin-

      The three Babylon Rogues, Omega (though a game where he gets a proper sendoff would be ideal), and I guess Cream.

    18. Silencer226

      Silencer226

      Big has potential to be an evil master mind, Knuckles... digs in dirt all day :P

    19. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Sora & Silencer,

      Personally I think Knuckles should be allowed to stay, but only show up when he's got something to do with the games plot. Like if Eggman wants to jack the master emerald again or something.

    20. Raxz

      Raxz

      Also, I wouldn't retire any of them -- I think they all have potential. The ones that are "bad," Sonic team's just not using them correctly -- because I don't see what's wrong with them if you look at them as just a character. Even Cream has potential -- if you'll see Sonic Battle and Sonic X then you know that she can kick ass if they just let her.

  9. Hated Griffiths Shadow voice. Not nearly as much as his Jet voice but still...

    1. Chooch

      Chooch

      I thought Griffith's Shadow voice was the best voice he ever did.

    2. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      I like his original voice in SA2 and Heroes way better.

    3. Neon

      Neon

      Griffith's Shadow is easily my favorite.

      His new voice, Kirk Thornton, is dreadful.

    4. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      Griffith was dreadful as both Sonic and Shadow when he first started

    5. Neon

      Neon

      I find David Humphrey's Shadow awesome, aswell.

    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      Oh come on, Griffith's "Maria!" atleast Sounded better than Humphrey's "MariaaAAaA!"

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      *talking about the one in the first cutscene in ShTH

    8. Marcello

      Marcello

      Humphrey was the best. Thornton could be good, but his acting wasn't very good in Free Riders.

      Griffith.... Eh.. I don't have much positive to say.

    9. Silverfang

      Silverfang

      Thorton just needs to lose his strange accent when he's acting.

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Neon, I wish Kirk would use his "Thomas Mutton" voice for Shadow. Personally I think it fits.

    11. Ferno

      Ferno

      STOP NOT LEIKING WHAT I LEIK

    12. Marcello

      Marcello

      *slaps Inferno*

    13. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      @Balding Spider: I don't think Thomas Mutton's voice fits Shadow. It fits the character in the Catherine game but not Shadow

    14. TwoTailedFox

      TwoTailedFox

      I honestly like both Jason and Kirk's Shadow voice :3

    15. Neon

      Neon

      You can compare some clips here.

      http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Sonic-The-Hedgehog/Shadow-the-Hedgehog/

      Thornton is easily inferior to Humphrey and Griffith. It doesn't even sound like he's trying. He slurs all of his words. He's just downright bad.

    16. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      @Neon: Thornton is still a better voice actor then both of them. It's his first take with the character, he's not going to get it down perfect the first time. Griffith was horrible when he first started as both Sonic and Shadow. It took him atleast 5 years to get it right.

    17. Marcello

      Marcello

      SA2 was Humphrey's first time as Shadow, and Shadow's first ever appearance, yet he was far better than Thornton.

    18. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      Good for him. He's got lucky then. I want to hear how he sound in Generations before I say that he's just bad.

    19. Neon

      Neon

      It doesn't matter. Right now, Thornton is inferior to both other VAs.

    20. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      Yes it does matter. I like his voice better then Griffith but I like Humphrey better then both of them.

  10. Quick! Pick a Game Track that best reflects your feeling toward Sonic Forces.

    Here's mine:

     

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

       

      Little to negative for me. But I can't think of something else funny and little more upbeat.

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine
    3. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      The mellow tone implies that there are a few issues with the game and that it honestly could've better but the overall upbeat music shows I'm still satisfied with it.

      Spoiler

      Bite me

       

    4. Sean

      Sean

      oh you said game track

    5. Polkadi~☆
    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      not a game track but

      food...water...competent sonic team sonic games...

    7. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      generally pretty happy with it.

      inb4 someone posts royalty-free screaming

    8. Diogenes
    9. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      @Diogenes wow, you super hate sonic forces. :lol:

    10. Balding Spider
    11. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Is anyone really suprised? I mean I was expecting a disaster or horror track but god damn....

    12. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      @Diogenes do you need medical attention?

    13. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Dee Dude Not surprised, but posting that lets you know Dio fucking hates it. Like really fucking hates it. Like how everyone hates X7.

    14. Soniman
    15. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      So what else is new? Lol

    16. Osmium

      Osmium

       

      especially at 1:05 

    17. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Not gonna lie, that made me laugh.

    18. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      I'm genuinely surprised no one has posted this yet:

       

  11. Pffffft, DC are teasing that Damian's not Batman's son. He's going to be Deathstrokes biological son now or something...

    https://www.cbr.com/deathstroke-vs-batman-dc-comics/

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      So that Batman can fight Deathstroke cause they have such a great rivalry. No seriously this sounds so stupid.

    3. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Fuck Damian.

    4. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      comics are dumb

    5. Balding Spider
    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      That makes more sense than him being Batman's son

    7. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Fuck Damian but I agree with Josh. Never liked him as Batman's son. He's a spoiled brat and a dipshit. 

      Rather have him as Deathstroke's son just so at least they stop having him around Batman.

    8. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Great, they had to find a way to ruin Deathstroke somehow.

    9. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Josh Does it? Cause I'm not actually sure if Deathstroke actually had ties to anyone from the league of assassins prior to the NU52 reboot debacle.

    10. Wraith

      Wraith

      No him being a spoiled brat and a dipshit is in line with Bruce wayne and Batman would probably take him in anyway so nothing changes

      I just like that Batman and Deathstroke have an actual connection now

    11. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      hold the fuck up did you just call my boi bruce motherfucking wayne a spoiled brat?

    12. Wraith
    13. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Fun fact about Damian, hes easily at his best when Jon Kent is handing his ass to him.

      a-perfect-insult-image-dc-comics.jpg

      TJH_11-4-2_581bdeb6296529.64840290.jpg

    14. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      IT'S TIME FOR A D-D-D-D-D-DUEL

    15. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      @Balding Spider Look at it this way.  At least Wilson and Damian go well together...

    16. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @QuantumEdge It's not that I have an issue with that in particular it's that it feels like the fakest reasoning ever to have Batman and Deathstroke fight. Like some tired NU52 plotline that didn't make the cut elsewhere.

    17. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      True that.  I mean, forget 52, it feels like an idea not outside the ballpark of a trashy 90s comic story.

    18. Wraith

      Wraith

      The current Batman team has turned ideas I was iffy on into gold and ideas I thought would be a sure bet into a misfire so I'll wait and see.

  12. This is me after watching the Shantae 5 trailer, then immediately learning she's 16

    glee-fuckery.gif

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      I don't know WHY the devs are making her that young if they're just going to lewd her in the first five seconds of the trailer.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Welcome to Wayforward.

       

      @SenEDDtor Missile

      > Yeah. And the franchise is a western property?

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Japanese consent laws influencing their work again? (IIRC their age is a bit lower).

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      Shantae is not a japanese character

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Oh, nevermind then. I thought it was Japanese for some reason.

    6. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      nerds horny

    7. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Well, the animation WAS done by Studio Trigger, but WayForward OK'd it.

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      This is fucking with me really hard. I mean in one of the games she's wearing a more revealing slave Leia outfit, and then there's the crawling animation from 1/2 Genie hero.... I don't feel comfortable playing this series anymore.

      @SenEDDtor Missile For the record the consent law in Japan is 13

      @PublicEnemy1 It's so fucking wrong the opening focuses on her boobs and crotch/waist.

    9. TCB

      TCB

      It funny how this is popping up again but not to this sort of level to me

    10. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      I mean, this COULD be a game where it takes place in two years in the future. Still weird.

    11. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I'm genuinely curious why that does not concern me at all.

      I guess part of it is that she belly dances, so I just go "sounds about right."

       

      Also, the age of consent in Japan is 16. The laws say 13, but every prefecture said "fuck that," and raised it in their local laws.

    12. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I assumed due to being a genie is the typical "oh yeah she's older than she looks" thing but wow.

    13. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      @Polkadi~☆that doesn't concern me at all either and is weird cuz I hate that kind of shit... but I give Shantae a pass cuz... reasons I guess. I dunno why. Maybe I am just used to people sexualizing minors like highschoolers to death that when I see Shantae... this is fine in comparison I guess.

    14. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      I'm not accusing all of them being perverts. Hell, Shantae herself was made by series creator Matt Bozon's wife.

    15. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      yeah maybe that's why I give it a pass? Shantae herself is well taken care by her creators and the backstory of her creatiom is pretty cool. But things would be much comfortable if she was around 20. I don't see why they couldn't change that up. 

    16. Milo

      Milo

      *BANG*

      *BANG*

      *BANG*

      FBI, OPEN UP

      tenor.gif?itemid=11500735

       

      This really feels like a situation that whoever was responsible for doing a certain job picked arguably the absolute worst option possible.

    17. Sean

      Sean

      I enjoy the series and I really love its art style and characters designs (some aspects of my art are influenced by Bozon's style lol) but I think it's fair if people don't like it. I elect to ignore Shantae's age since it's never mentioned in the games themselves, like how Yoko is SUPPOSEDLY 14 yet this is never once mentioned in TTGL so I just pretend that isn't the case.

  13. Aww looks like Perlmutters Inhumans is canceled.  What a shame

    http://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/01/21/marvels-inhumans-cancelled-ABC/

     

     

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      In honor of this waste of money and talent I'm gonna randomly post gifs from the show throughout the day.

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I can’t tell if you’re serious about it being a shame or not.

      But hey, this mess was worth Marvel screwing the X-Men over right? 

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Ryannumber1gamer It was part of Perlmutter's thing of trying to give the middle finger to any Marvel franchises that weren't a part of the money making MCU. Extended to videogames, comic cover reprints, and of course visual media in general.

      Inhumans, an already existing factor in Agents of Shield was suddenly shoved to the forefront. They hadn't been a big thing before, but now Perlmutters was trying to stick it to the X-Men with them, and oh boy did it crash and burn!

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I mean the thing I find funny is the sheer fact Disney have movie rights to X-Men again anyway so the whole thing ended up a wasted venture of cash.

    5. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ryannumber1gamer No I wasn't serious, I was however so goddamn sick of Marvel pushing Inhumans down our throats as the new X-men you should love and how everyone in the Marvel universe loves being Inhuman... Fucking hell they pushed these guys in the worst fucking way.

    6. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Balding Spider

      Quote

      Fucking hell they pushed these guys in the worst fucking way.

      Like how they tried to push Doc Ock as the superior Spider-Man we were supposed to like?

      How they pushed Carlie Cooper as Peter Parker's one true love despite One More Day being about how he can't be in love for BS reasons?

      Trying to push the idea that Captain America was a sleeper agent Nazi?

      Don't even get me started on Jubilee as a vampire.

      Them trying to make Carol Danvers SpiderMan's love interest in a desperate ploy to get us to like her?

      How they tried to force the return of the Clone Saga, Ben Reilly turning evil and becoming the jackal, and all of Avengers vs X-Men down our throats.

      Storm and Black Panther's divorce.

      Redskull eating Xavier's brain. That's all you need to know.

      And yes, there are plenty more examples where that came from.

    7. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I mean, I liked Volume 1 and 6 of Superior, but then I read Volume 2 and didn't know if I liked the idea of asshole Spidey being given free reign for three additional volumes.

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ini Miney Jovahexeon3 Things

      Black Panther and Storms divorce was as poorly done as there marriage to one another. It didn't add anything and in most cases the writers forgot they were together/

      The idea for Hydra cap wasn't a bad one. Turn the most trusted hero in the community against his friends could've worked. The set up led us to believe it had a shot... then the actual event started and yeah... Though I will say this you can make the arguement that Bendis really fucked him over with that Civil War II nonsene. With Banner suddenly being alive again, to the whole Miles thing.

      And on Carol loving Spider-man. That was Bendis, he had no idea what to do with her and just changed her so he could do something with her. That's also why you get stuff like Hawkeye killing Banner in cold blood, or Kitty Pryde getting engaged to Star Lord.

    9. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Quote

      Black Panther and Storms divorce was as poorly done as there marriage to one another. It didn't add anything and in most cases the writers forgot they were together/

      @Balding Spider

      It's a situation similar to Peter and MJ's marriage though. Yeah, the way they got married was clumsy as all heck and there were a lot of rough writing patches, but when there was actual good content to it, it showed.

      It also helped world building in a sense, and the relationship was nice enough when writers actually remembered it. We even got some good stories out of it.

      If anything, it getting scrapped was just the loss of potential stories to tell. And maybe I wouldn't be so sore if it weren't handled so fucking badly in Avengers vs X-men, ugh. Again, like OMD, it's more of an agenda to suit what the bigger heads want for drama.

      Besides, they're already teasing them getting back together. :U Like I said, drama and publicity stunt.

    10. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      Well... at least they fixed Moon Knight...

    11. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    12. JaidynReiman

      JaidynReiman

      @Ini Miney Jovahexeon

      Quote

      Inhumans, an already existing factor in Agents of Shield was suddenly shoved to the forefront.

      To be fair, they had already planned an Inhumans film that got cancelled. The existing factor in Agents of Shield weren't the royals, the main members of the Inhumans. And, well, if Agents of Shield could have used the X-Men, they would've used them instead of the Inhumans anyway.

       

      Of course, the reason why the Inhumans film was planned at all was because of Perlmutter anyway...

       

    13. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I can't believe the only reason we even have a Black Panther movie is because Perlmutter was promised to get his Inhumans movie.

    14. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Poor Inhuman never got a chance to shine. 

    15. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      @Ini Miney Jovahexeon From what I've read and heard, his Marvel NOW! and All-New, All-Different volumes were much more solid material compared to previous examples.  The directions taken seem to finally be paying for his character.  I'd read them if I could, but I can't ever seem to get my hands on the GNs.

    16. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Could someone explain why and how Doc Ock came back in Secret Empire and is now evil again?

    17. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Because comics

  14. And always remember friends don't let friends play Megaman X7

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Is it really that bad? Curious.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @A 3 KINGS Heavy engine

      I this is coming from someone that completed the game. It's the worst Megaman game I've ever played. I'd rather playthrough MN9 again. I'd sooner consider playing through FF13 again, I'd sooner buy a copy of Sonic Forces.

      I'd rather play through Megaman and Bass again... WITH MEGAMAN. And if you haven't played that game, he's the impossible mode.

      It's that bad

      You know what? Projared tackled this game if you've got like 18 minutes take a look

       

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Whoa, thanks for the warning.

    4. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Santamus Prime Brah,  I like ya,  but you've got to know that MegaMan and Bass, and Sonic FORCES don't deserve comparison to the crud that is Mighty No. 9, let alone,  X7.

    5. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      @A 3 KINGS Heavy engine

      Also here's a sample of the "qaulity" voice acting in the game.

      Yes that happens in-game.

    6. Sean

      Sean

      I quit this game halfway through the tutorial.

    7. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

       Oh god,  the tutorials were everywhere. 

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      It was so bad. You really have to wonder what fuck up thought it was a good idea to sideline X in his own series. I mean sure he's unlockable, but he's the fucking main character! By the time you get him at that point he's so laughably under powered he's just useless.

    9. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

       Not to mention how the game trivializes aiming by having your shots lock onto enemies automatically. 

    10. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      If you ever want to see the end-all, be-all review of X7, Retropolis Zone has you covered:

      Have a snack on stand-by.

    11. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Wow...

      How could they stray so far from the better games in the series?

    12. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @A 3 KINGS Heavy engine Why not? They did it with RE:6 too, and that's a much bigger franchise for Capcom.

    13. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      I feel like the odd one out having X7 as one of my favorite games in the series. I mean I guess nostalgia may have something to do with it since it was technically the first one I played but I still go back to it every now and then and still enjoy it to a fair degree despite the issues.

    14. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Quote

      Why not? They did it with RE:6 too, and that's a much bigger franchise for Capcom.

      @Santamus Prime

      And to say nothing about Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, well......

       

    15. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      FUCK MEGA MAN X7 

      but love X8 that game is THE SHIT.

    16. Blacklightning
  15. Is it wrong that whenever I think back to Star fox Zero I think "Wow Nintendo really Sonic'd this franchise"

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      Yeah coz that game is good >8C

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Wow, it was that bad? I really need to try this.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @A Hyper KING heavy engine It's not anywhere near Sonic's lows. But within it's own franchise it bears some similar issues you'd see with most Sonic team game. The need to redo old stuff again, not properly building off of what worked in previous installments, the need to toss in some gimmick that doesn't really do anything to enhance the experience.

      Hell that last part was the whole reason Starfox skipped out on the Wii.

    4. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      Honestly, for me it's less the controls that bother me and more that it's Star Fox 64. Force Awakens style. 

      I get the series kind of needed a reboot after the mess that was command but seeing as how I'm kind of tired of Star Fox 64 this point, It kind of left me underwhelmed.

    5. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      While I'm at it, I might as well say this. The Wonderful 101 did Starfox better than Starfox zero. And it was only for few bits throughout the game

       

      @Emperor RobrainiacThats fair and oh boy they had no business doing 64 for again when the remake was made not so long ago. At the very least you'd think they'd bring the extended cast from Starfox 2 right? Or make co-op mode where you could play as another character.

      Or make Andross emote. Like at all.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      It's funny considering they did for a time seem to be going somewhere with Star Fox with Star Fox Assault, and to a lesser extent Star Fox Command (as fanfictiony as it could get) at least in terms of the narrative.

      But seriously, how hard is it to come up with a new villain that isn't Andross?

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Not really, nah. Tons of similarities. Can't think of a time Sonic Team made a divisive control scheme that actually evolved the series like Zero did, tho ;V

      Also Wonderful 101 did not do Starfox better than Zero, thank ya very much >:V They're good as more simplistic Space Harrier styled levels but they're nothing more than that. They are closer in terms of intensity or complexity than Bayonetta's After Burner section was, tho, which more people tend to compare to Zero overall, for whatever reason.

    8. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      I would've loved to see more of the Aparoids

       

      love me some star fox assault

       

      still the highlight of the series for me. Although 64 is fucking amazing either way

    9. JezMM

      JezMM

      I get bothered by when people say the controls added nothing because honestly, going back to Star Fox 64, I feel really limited not being able to fly and shoot in different directions.

      Zero had a steep learning curve but once I got it down I LOVED that aspect of the controls.  My main criticisms for the game are that most of the repeated moments from Star Fox 64 are done worse than the original, and that the story path most likely to be taken on one's first play uses the whole bag of vehicles (pretty much) throughout, only providing a couple of traditional arwing levels.  There's a ton of great arwing stuff, but if that first playthrough turns you off the game, you'll never see it.  They should've paced the more unusual vehicles out way more.

    10. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      It should have just scrapped the multi-route philosophy entirely and created a longer game to begin with, I've come to think. That way:

      • The players would get accustomed to the controls sooner than they would through a short playthrough
      • The levels could keep the same difficulty curve the main story had, but delve into even more complex and worthwhile stages later on in the game, like the Zoness Arwing level or more Corneria 2's
      • The player would experience the full amount of Arwing stages alongside whatever other vehicles the game has to offer, rather than them being relegated to side-missions
      • And the gameplay is harder to come to grips with than the simplistic gameplay of 64 was, like it or not. It'd fit a meaty, long-term game a lot better than a short, arcade-y game, especially if no one comes back to play it again, yeah
    11. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Multi-route is great for replay value though, it gives you more options as to how you reach Venom. 

      But yeah that's part of why I loved Assault, even though I'm not a big fan of the on-foot sections, the story felt more... Great and/or relevant than 64 and Zero. Just wish it was a biiiiit longer. 

    12. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      If that replay value comes at the cost of the rest of the game, though, is it that justified in the first place?

      Plus Zero's methods of route design... really weren't that great, imo

    13. Milo

      Milo

      Nope, it's completely correct. Maybe not strictly with just Zero, but as far back with Adventures (lol coincidence) they've run the series into the ground with different directions.

      And as much as The Deleter hates it everytime people say it I really do think Zero is the StarFox equivalent to Sonic 4 in getting the basic design of a sequel backwards (old content, different gameplay).

    14. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Yeow:

      You are literally the only one who says this |U
       

      You cannot seriously, unironically compare it's fundamental execution

      To the games

      Which were clearly stripped down, pasted-together, inferior versions

      Of games that had core elements that defined them

      for no reason other than sheer laziness or ignorance, misunderstanding the identity entirely

      To a game

      that understands

      exactly what it's core identity and elements were

      While also

      Iterating

      and improving

      upon one of the defining core elements of the series that's been pushed for since the beginning

      Quote

       

      What led to the change in direction from on-rails to free-roaming? Was it a conscious effort to get back to your early 3D attempts in the Gameboy title "X" or something planned for the original that didn't fit?

      The FX Chip 2 was more powerful and Miyamoto always wanted to do free-roaming - the original was only on-rails because of the technical limitations. I think that became a major part of the gameplay mind you, but back then there were complaints of "it's on rails and not proper 3D". Miyamoto always said that Star Fox should be for experimenting with different forms of 3D gameplay. So we added a robot walker and platform elements, and experimented with the randomly constructed encounter based missions.

       

      https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/300852/QA_Dylan_Cuthbert_on_making_Star_Fox_2_and_its_surprise_release.php


      It's main flaw (!) was adding something to the game not everyone could come to grips and control: The Gamepad. Everything about the core game is still there, though, and with the controls, even enhanced in most every case. Evolved.

      It is not comparable to pasting a boost pad on a straightaway to make sure the player plays the same experience over and over again
      It's not comparable to giving the player a homing attack and making enemies homing-chains for guarenteed platforming fun boredom
      It's not comparable to the unfaithful and lazy graphical art produced
      It's not comparable to the ear-grate of a soundtrack that was made in an attempt to appeal to nostalgia gone horribly wrong
      And it's definitely not comparable to how low-effort of a "sequel" it was, with S4 only having 4 actual zones.

      You can't even label that kind of stuff as just "different". Sonic Rush or Advance 2 would be "different". This is the same thing, but flat out inferior.


      What it is comparable to, is in terms of nostalgia-pandering. But, guess what?
       

      Sonic Mania exists now, sucker >8V


      Which one is more comparable to Zero in their execution?

       

      • Zero uses the same story and villains as before, and does little to mix things up narratively speaking...
      • But Zero also revamps previously used bosses in radically new ways and in unexpected places, remixes planets with completely different level design or areas and mission structure entirely, utilizes references and elements from the entirety of the classic games rather than a single one, and throws in it's own unique levels in the process.

      And not to mention...

      Sonic 4 labeled itself as a sequel.

      Sonic Mania labeled itself it's own thing as a mini-celebration of sorts.

      Star Fox Zero labeled itself as a flat-out, self-proclaimed reboot/reimagining.

       

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       

      Star Fox Zero

      Like it or not

      Is not the Sonic 4 of the Star Fox series

      No matter how much you want it to be

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      (And seriously while we're on the subject of videos how does this:

      Or this:

      Look like a better Star Fox than this:

      ???

       

      If you're gonna aim high, aim really high, lmao

      Note: I am not in favor of Star Fox going completely ballistic for a full game, as that'd severely limit the creativity the stages could have in terms of environment and enemy layouts :U)

    15. Milo

      Milo

      @The Deleter

      >11 hours after my reply

      I was expecting you to be faster than that fam

      (and okay maybe not everyone but i do recall some other people here aside from me making the sonic 4 = SF Zero comparison)

    16. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Hey it's bloody hard to find footage of people doing well at Zero alright? Cut me some slack >:V

      (Seriously tho it's flat out depressing going through so much footage and seeing people flounder like that. Or, in the case of experts, play in the most stilted way possible for gamepad precision, without any flair or fun to be had throughout :\

      Why on earth don't I have a capture card yet...)

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      It's not leaving anytime soon is it?

    2. Johnny Boy

      Johnny Boy

      It's not. Sorry spider.

    3. Solkia
    4. NGw00d
    5. Chibinuva

      Chibinuva

      Why on earth would you think it would leave anytime soon?

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @I<3Pelly, wishful thinking.

    7. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      It's the first issue of a popular cult following, of course it's going to sell stupid numbers.

    8. Cola

      Cola

      I'm worriedd

    9. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Not seeing the problem.

    10. Cyalume

      Cyalume

      It's spreading. Soon, it will envelop all of humanity.

    11. -Ace-
    12. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      What Cola said.

    13. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      IT ONLY GAINS POWER IF YOU CALL ATTENTION TO IT

    14. -blank-

      -blank-

      As Komodin would say....meh

    15. Celestia

      Celestia

      I don't see how this effects you guys in any way so I'm not sure why people are upset.

    16. Chibinuva

      Chibinuva

      Cola, let's be honest. We both know you're going to buy that magazine and hide it among your porn...which will be really awkward if that collection ever gets found.

  16. Not since Cap's Avenger's suit have I been so disappointed

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    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Who is that meant to be?

    2. Balding Spider
    3. Ryannumber1gamer
    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I know, dude looks like a member of the Cyber Lin Kuei

    5. KHCast

      KHCast

      What the fuck no

    6. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeesh. The PS4 Spider-Man version of Taskmaster had a better design.

      The MCU design just looks like if Ultron came back as an assassin or something.

    7. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      ...THAT is Taskmaster?

      I am very dissapointed.

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      latest?cb=20180913235247

      Look at this guy, he looks like he'll take your ass down as opposed to the MCU version that looks like he's two glow-sticks away from scratching his shield on the turntable

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      Even the MvC3 design looks better. Especially his alt.

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I just remembered Taskmaster is fighting Widow on a ruined bridge.... just like the Avengers game. *sigh* I'm so tired of corporate synergy

    11. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      ...Oh crap, I just thought of something else the MCU Taskmaster is unfortunately reminding me of...

      Spoiler

      Terminator_T-3000.jpg

      That stupid nanotech Terminator!

    12. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Aside from the mask everything else seems to check out, i don't get what the fuss is supposed to be.

    13. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @TeoskavenIt's just uninspired and boring. I mean they gave us Red Skull & mysterio and made it work. It didn't even need to a 1 to 1 adaptation it just needed to be... not a Destiny character.

    14. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      But that's what Taskmaster's armor is ever since they wanted to mix the classic costume with the Udon armor, and when they did it for PS4 Spider-Man noone complain.
      Also, this is concept art, for all we know the end results will be different altogether, for better or worse.

    15. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      God, it's so dull looking and bland. 

  17. So what there's another petition against Sonic 4?

    1. sonfan1984
    2. krazystitch

      krazystitch

      ..What's it for now? And are they threatening to boycott them by buying more original games? Because that worked so well last time

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yay it was so much fun the first time around.

      /sarcasm

    4. Blacklightning
    5. Balding Spider
    6. krazystitch

      krazystitch

      I love this fanbase

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Krazystitch

      It's pretty much just them saying that they won't buy future episodes if there's no improvement over episode 1.

    8. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      It also serves as a helpful list of people who have no brain.

    9. krazystitch

      krazystitch

      To be honest, I don't see why. I personally thought that Episode 1 was good. It wasn't perfect, but it really wasn't bad. If they touch up some stuff like the physics and level design a bit, which I'm sure they will if they're listening to the fans, then there shouldn't really be a problem. At least, that's the way I see it.

    10. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      yeah, but I've also heard that the guy who've started that petition made petitions against Sonic 4 before and has been against Sonic 4 since last year.

    11. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I like how there are people in that link still blaming Sega over the whole Sonic 4 mess and not even considering Dimps's role in it. That being, you know, the primary developer.

    12. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @sonfan he did, I mentioned it earlier, he's been at it since before sonic 4 actually came out... LOL.... Loser.

    13. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      @Hogfather

      So I guess he's also the one who've made that 'buy Sonic 1 instead of Sonic 4 on release day" petition too, right?

    14. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Not sure on that one.

    15. Eternal EX

      Eternal EX

      Well someone is not a fan. -__-

      Can I shoot him and be on to something better like winning the lotto?

  18. What the fuck happened to Attack on Titan?!

    This shit is fucked up beyond belief... Like is the creator actually anti-semitic?

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      tumblr_m9ewimmIg01rb1f7lo1_500.gif

      Wut? Context?

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Jovahexeon Ghost Trick @Mayor DUh well https://www.resetera.com/threads/im-getting-super-annoyed-by-the-casual-antisemitism-in-attack-on-titan-massive-manga-spoilers.24832/

      Spoiler

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      Titans are pretty much people of the Jewish faith that became power mad Nazis, got their shit kicked in and fled to where the main story takes place. And this basically gives justification for some not so subtle anti-semitism.

       

    4. TCB
    5. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I thought it was well known that the AoT creator was anti-Semitic, I've seen it banded around for months at least. 

      Edit: Looked more into it. Accusations of him being a Nazi sympathiser have been around since 2013!

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @VEDJ-F Honestly this was news to me, like I just found out hes in with Japan's Nationalist party.

      Edit: Errrrggg, fuck me. That's bad.

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Maybe I just circle the right circuits (at the right time) to hear about this sort of stuff, I dunno. 

    8. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      You mean... The titans are the Jews...

      And the people are the Nazis!?

    9. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Mayor D If I read that right all the people dealing with the Titans are also Jews too. Everyone suffering currently is a jew.

    10. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Well... this is news to me. And I had recently just caught up with the anime too.

      Fuck man, it seems like everyday I'm learning about a creator of something (that at least use to be) good actually being a complete asshole.

    11. Blue Wisp
    12. CottonCandy
    13. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      What the fuck? Man im glad i never got into attack on titan 

    14. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      So wait... the Titans are the Jews...

      And the people are the Jews?

    15. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Mayor D Pretty much everyone on the island is I guess?

  19. Neogafs reactions to the Sonic X Megaman event is just great: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=482021

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Good or bad reactions?

    2. Balding Spider
    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      wow. seriously wow.

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      Eh, can't expect any less from NeoGaf and their stupid community

    5. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Perhaps I spoke too soon. Just got to the next page and woah.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      everyone hates bas.:P

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Sora, one dude thought he was a megaman redesign.

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      *FACEPALM*

    9. Komodin

      Komodin

      What happens on the second page?

    10. buba

      buba

      @The Noodle :´(

    11. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      You got to love how much hatred Shadow still has.

    12. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      So..It's cool to hate something with a vague reason? I assume most on the thread are probably still chilling in their "Sonic Sucks" bandwagon..Cause I can't seem to find anyone at the first page that even explains their hatred besides "OMG This sucks donkey ballz! *insert gif* "

    13. KHCast

      KHCast

      someone actually on the last page complained about the eye colors.....oha nd the shadow hate and sonic hate is a little late considering people are actually....you know starting to re-like sonic.

    14. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Eye colours are suddenly serious business....Again..

    15. sonfan1984

      sonfan1984

      complaining about eye color is soooo 2010. They need to get with the times.

  20. God. Even MVCI's final boss got leaked. Beware everyone that cares.

    1. Wraith
    2. Balding Spider
    3. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Unless it's not either Ultron-Sigma, Ultron & Sigma (seperated) or... I dunno, Thanos(?) then I doubt anything would surprise me.

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      It's surprised me. By how cool it looks at least. Understand that this is a rarity for this game IMO

      There's also a nice call back to another game in it.

    5. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Huh... okay then. [Spoilers]

      Spoiler

      So it's Ultron-Sigma, but reminiscent of a Mega Man X final boss. That basically acts like Galactus in MVC3. And is called Ultron-Omega. I'll admit, it looks pretty cool.

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Is that a Megaman X callback?

      That's awesome

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @The Deleter

      Spoiler

      Yeah straight out of X5

       

    8. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

       

      It's Gamma Sigma, his final form from X5, with Ultron's prime body attached to his head.The naming makes no sense tho', especially since there IS a character called Omega in the Mega Man series.

      Thanks @Balding Spider for fixing my fuck up

    9. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Aw. I was hoping for Kung-Fu Cut Man.

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Forte-Metallix He's the true final boss, but he's also locked behind DLC

    11. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Darn, I missed it. The video is gone. D:

    12. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      @Waveshocker Sigma

      Took some screenshots just in case

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      NjuBNj1.png

    13. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      @Ratcicle KingThanks dude! You rock! =D

      And yeah, that's definitely what I was imagining he'd look like. lmao

    14. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      Spoiler

      Honestly just wished we'd get to see more of it's body instead of just Head and hands like in the original, since much of it was offscreen because of the system limitations, but I guess it wouldn't stay true to the original if that were to be the case.

       

    15. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Gonna have to agree with you. Why stay true that to the original when you can 

      enhance it instead? Besides, we saw most of Galactus's body.

  21. Good new, Fantastic 4 is finally confirmed to come back with Sara Pacilli on art.

    Less good news, It's Dan Slott writing.

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      let em stay dead

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      dan slott ree

      but hey at least marvel doesn't hate fantastic four anymore

      i guess

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Josh Even with Slott I still want them to return. The MU as a whole doesn't feel right without them, and it gets worse when you realize they pretty much took away a really strong relationship with Peter and Franklin Richards

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    4. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      Quote

       

      Mr. Slott will complete a 10-year-run writing Spider-Man this summer. He is envisioning writing at least 55 issues for the Fantastic Four, which would get the heroes to issue No. 700 (using comic book math, which stitches together three previous series)

       

      Boy am I glad I don't bother with modern cape comics.

    5. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      To be honest I mostly liked the Fantastic Four cast rather than the team himself. Franklin included. And especially the villains, god, so many cool villains. 

      I love me some Annihilus, I hope he shows up more. 

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      This is definitely good news. One of the big reasons IIRC that the original series got canned was because of Fox's absolutely bastardisation of the group with the 2015 reboot and fallout was the reason Marvel originally got rid of the FF.

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Mister X You should look into limited run solo books. Like, ironically Dan Slott's Silver Surfer, it's strange and odd but oh so good.

      JVQjJ99.jpg

      Its pretty much Marvel's take doing the whole Doctor Who thing.

    8. Soniman

      Soniman

      What's wrong with Slott, only passingly familiar with the guy but I thought he was well liked as a writer 

    9. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      His Spiderman run wasn't really good, and just felt sort of... aimless. A lot of the time which is why you have body swapping peter into owning a company, and a stupid amount of Doc Ock fanboying from him. Then when people had issues with his writing he took to his twitter to "troll the haters"

      He is a good writer, but man was he a poor choice for Spider-man. Dude took a character that was supposed to be relatable and turned him into a bumbling manchild.

    10. Celestia

      Celestia

      I like his stuff outside of Spider-Man so I'm more than okay with this. Silver Surfer was fun and that's definitely in the same ballpark as the kind of thing I expect from FF.

      It's a shame he's been kind of a dick to anyone who dares to criticize him in the past but y'know...comics!

    11. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      @Balding Spider I read the first GN of that Silver Surfer run.  It kind of bored me to be honest, but out of curiosity, does it liven up afterwards?

    12. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      It pretty much keeps a similar tone, throughout so it's not gonna grab you if you weren't already on board.

    13. Marcello

      Marcello

      Who cares about the Fantastic Four.

      Or should I say Lametastic Four.

      Or should I say Lametastic Bore.

    14. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Someone didn't read Hickmans Fantastic Four run/secret war/ new avengers

  22. So many people are shocked PewDiepie is a racist pile of shit. Meanwhile my other brothers of color be like

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    1. Osmium

      Osmium

      what did he do

    2. CleverSonicUsername

      CleverSonicUsername

      He casually dropped the n word a couple times on stream and then made the excuse that he forgot he was streaming.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Well... he used the N-word on stream.

      NSFW

      https://oddshot.tv/s/g_05U6

    4. Osmium

      Osmium

      Alright maybe it's just me and context is of course everything, but I don't think just saying the n-word qualifies one as a racist. Like I said I don't know the context. 

    5. Balding Spider