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Tara

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  1. I will at least give one positive. I do quite like that DVD menu track (if that's what it is). Though it for some reason reminds me more of Sandopolis, Act 2 than it does Zombie Island.
  2. I actually quite like the idea of romance being explored in Sonic and think it could be an interesting exploration of character. Just not for ANY of the reasons listed above.
  3. Pretty much. I liked some of the designs of some of the Megas, but in terms of both gameplay and narrative I don't think they added much. Like, there's no limits on them, and for as much as I played ORAS, I never noticed a situation where the Mega Evolution increased my stats significantly enough to turn the tide of the battle. Like, if I one-hit something as Mega Latias, I could probably do the same with regular Latias.
  4. Fair enough. Alolan forms were pretty fun, but I thought Mega Evolutions were kind of... neat in concept but extremely shallow in execution? It's easy to forget about them.
  5. Oh god, I forgot about Zeena. Yipes.
  6. I do quite like the regional forms, though. Very creative spins on the old Pokémon, which is something I wish they'd do more often rather ethan shoving out hundreds of new ones every year.
  7. Indeed, and that's another issue I sort of take with their stance on the matter. They talk as though cutting corners to rush the release of a game is somehow a trait we're supposed to respect. Like, come on. =V
  8. "Good" is a bit of a loaded term. "Good" in relation to what specifically? Generally, any problem I have with the female cast are usually the product of poor writing, as opposed to unintentional sexism or demographic pandering. While most of the characters in the series, male and female, have shown propensity for three dimensional portrayals, it rarely ever sticks. Similarly, while there's a whole plethora of diverse female characters in the series, only one (Amy) has ever had any staying power. For much of the mid-to-late-2000's, the characters in the games were just one-dimensional cut outs of existing character traits ripped from popular anime shows of the time. Today, most of the cast is still one-dimensional, but in different ways, and largely a result of Sega attempting to play it safe with laid back stories and minimal stakes. The only character I ever really took issue with was Cream, and that's mostly due to her voice. They give her this high pitched voice that most people use when they're trying to make fun of girls, but portray her entirely straight and unironic as a character. Not helped that her first playable role is essentially a "so easy you don't even have to do anything half the time" route. I don't know; she always just came across as cynically designed to me. That being said, I thought she was a great supporting character in Rush, acting as a timid, worldly anchor to Blaze's fiery and boisterous personality, so under the right direction even she has good potential. If we had an iota of good writing, and if Sonic Team would stick to developing their existing characters for once instead of creating new ones every single game, then I think many problems in this department could be improved significantly without any real conscious effort given to improving female representation specifically. Otherwise, it's really hard to properly gauge the state of one demographic when all of them are sort of in a rut.
  9. I don't even have a problem per se with the change, though mostly because it doesn't impact me specifically because I don't have Switch Online and am not paying $20/year for it when the service is kind of trash. But I do take issues with Nintendo's faulty reasoning for it. They complain that they need to make new models and animations when anyone who's played the games long enough will instantly recognize many of the models and animations as being direct rips from the 3DS titles. While the game does look fine on its own merits, it doesn't look fine enough to validate the claims that Nintendo desperately needs to cut content to properly polish the game. Even those excuses I would be fine with if it weren't for the fact that nothing about the game has convinced me by any measure that they're going to going to do anything to make the single player campaign a better and more memorable experience. I quite like Pokémon and I'd like to eventually get Sword/Shield, but the staleness of the formula is only made even more glaringly obvious when you take out the one thing it's had going for it since Gen 4. It's less to me about the fact that I won't be able to use the Pokémon that I like, and more about the fact that I won't be able to use the Pokémon I like while I play the exact same game I've been playing since 1999.
  10. Got excited at the notion of a Birds of Prey movie. Then I saw the "Suicide Squad Spin-Off" addition. I guess WB wasn't content with just one terrible movie.
  11. Yeah, not really a topic of discussion. Please leave this sort of stuff for the status updates, thanks.
  12. Since it wasn't posted, for those that are curious, the source of that image is here. Give their DA gallery a look through, it's well worth it. With that said, I'm going to lock this topic since it looks like the question has been answered.
  13. I'm reminded of when people were coming to the defense of the live action Sonic design before it was fully unveiled because a test screening in Brazil had people citing it as "cute." I'm also a tad skeptical, given what we've seen.
  14. She was a very talented voice over artist with a huge roster and this is a great loss for animation. Disney won't be the same for me without her.
  15. Can we not throw the "No fun allowed" retort around just because someone doesn't agree with something? Like, for real?
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