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The KKM

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  1. 16 hours ago, batson said:

    I never played the game, but didn't Amy once threatened Cream with violence in Sonic Battle? Because if so, then that's definitely going way to far with the whole psycho-angle.

    Being a fighting game, EVERYONE's hyper-aggressive in it. Faulting the characters for it feels to me a bit like faulting characters in a racing game for wanting to solve everything with racing.

     

    EDIT: Really, these arguments are really sort of bizarre to me because it feels like everyone's coming from an alien world with alien versions of these games where context doesn't exist. Like, she didn't corner Sonic to make her marry him in SA2, she bantered a bit before rescuing him regardless. She wanted to beat him in Heroes, but as it turns out cutscenes exist to facilitate gameplay and EVERYONE wanted to beat everyone so we could have those bossfights.

    Yet it feels it's only with Amy that people insist in not taking things like that in context, ignoring stuff like Espio wanting to steal Cheese instead of asking "is that your Chao, little girl, because we're rescuing Chao and if you just found that one that might be one of the Chao we're rescuing" but making sure every single little exaggerated-for-gameplay Amy moment or comedic short-tempered moment sticks around and is never forgotten, overshadowing everything else she was doing.

    And now here's the result. She's been turned into Minnie Mouse but responsible. She spends Lost World just going "oh me oh my", she spends Forces and IDW doing leadership stuff, she's made into the bossy almost-"Karen" of the group in Sonic Boom for laughs. As usual, Sega overcorrecting things, and then patting themselves for it (you seen that Sega guy say how proud they were of how Amy now isn't a damsel in distress? Despite her not having been so for like 20 years?). But I can't help but be frustrated because their overcorrections are addressing complaints that by and large shouldn't exist in the first place.

    Hope we can eventually get a fun energetic optimistic lovable Amy back.


  2. While there can be a point made that the references for reference's sake aren't adding anything beyond "I clapped when I saw thing" and aren't funny for kids who won't get it, they're not really the intended audience here. Nor, probably, is a lot of this forum tbh. This is very clearly a bunch of people who were kids and hardcore into the Sonic fandom online circa 2002, the Archie stuff, etc, and are taking the chance to just rave endlessly about it. Hence AoSTH references, Sonic Adventure references, a cover from the Death Egg minisseries from Archie, etc. It's Ian JQ and friends reminiscing about when they'd go and draw Shadow on dA in 2002 while wondering if the Shadow in the screenshots for Sonic Heroes is real or not and wondering when Knuckles will stop being green in the comics while posting on Penders' forums and making fancomics on Team Artail.


  3. 1 hour ago, Kuzu the Boloedge said:

    In a vacuum, it was an interesting moral dilemma. But in the bigger picture, it has just started to lead to more narrative problems.

    Eggman is never going to be killed off, he's one of the faces of the franchise and Sega probably mandates that he's always the main villain no matter what.

    So by calling into question the moral compunctions of killing him, the series has to acknowledge something it's never going to ever give a satisfying conclusion to.

     

    Yea, it is kind of a mess.

    gotta say it feels grand to stop by after a few years and see people realise what I was saying years ago when saying the freedom fighters format and evil eggman writing was unsustainable for the book


  4. I can get people wanting Eggman to win and whatever

     

    What I don't understand is why want this now

    It's a zombie story

    Eggman pretty specifically has to lose unless you want year 3 to be 12 issues of zombots going "uuugh" endlessly

    In this specific story Eggman very obviously has to lose and I'm not sure how this isn't pretty clear


  5. You get what I mean though :P

     

    EDIT: Harder to tell due to the quality and also the fact it's sketchy kid drawing, but that pink apartment building next to the Tails house might be meant to be the pink building Amy lives in in Battle, too


  6. at the risk of ruining a streak of jokes since the last few pages show what people'd think are jokes being taken as seriously as possible so there's an excuse to be unhappy, the blob feet are an art style. common in both 1920s cartoons and old cartoony anime. they're not literal blob feet, they're depicted with as many toes as needed- normally that's none, but if wearing a slipper, then one toe, etc.


  7. 1 hour ago, Swing said:

    O boy. Just say already what is canon. And what's not. Sonic is as complicated in it's lore as a series just as mush as Kingdom Hearts with its. 

    If we tell you a third time, will you just ignore it a third time to complain a third time that this cartoon hedgehog's status quo is too complicated and ask a fourth time for someone to explain to you a fourth time how it works so you can ignore it a fourth time and complain a fourth time and ask for a fifth time?


  8. Jesus christ you people are grabbing a tangled wire and then tangling thirty more wires into it and complaining it doesn't make sense.

     

    There's two worlds. Neither are realistic. They are separate but contact between the two is relatively easy. Games that happen in places with mostly humans, happen in Human World. Games that happen with mostly animal people, happen in Sonic's World. Rouge works for GUN in human world. Echidnas lived in human world in the past. Floating Island goes anywhere it wants. Chaos Emeralds go anywhere it wants.

    Classic Sonic is different timeline.

    Again, I get thinking the setup is superfluous. But each and every question is answered in like, five words. It's really not that complicated.

    As for why it happened at all in the first place, thank some 15 years of western communities loudly complaining "bluuh humans suck get them out where's Mobius".


  9. I can get not liking it, but the setup of the two worlds is really not confusing or inconsistent. Hell, Sonic X has taught you how it works for over a decade now, just the games' version has it be easier to go between worlds. There's a human world, and a cartoon animals world. It's not timelines, it's different planets/dimensions, just like Blaze's world. And there's a Modern Sonic timeline, and since Generations, a Classic Sonic timeline.


  10. 1 minute ago, QuantumEdge said:

    Can we finally concern ourselves with the elephant in the room here?  Damn near all of the Archie art team are confirmed to contribute in some capacity, except for Spaz and Skelly.  I mean I know there's the old saying "Save the best till last", but IDW's starting to make me a little worried :wacko:

    There's not enough jobs to confirm literally everyone already. Four pencillers, one per issue, plus a colourist and a writer, and the guy who made the first teasers. That's what's been confirmed. Maybe issue five is Skelly, maybe not.


  11. They're not giving you answers because there aren't answers to give.

    Sega owns the characters but probably isn't interested in using them right now. But they may allow IDW to use them in the future. Or they may not.

    IDW can't come and say "we're not using these characters now but maybe some day" any more than they have already. If they start going on specifics, it won't calm people, it'll just get more rabble rabble "why are you saying you're not using Sally now if you say you can use her maybe in the future? Use her now!!!"


  12. 2 minutes ago, superman43 said:

    Just one question.

    Metropolis level... resembles a bit of Sonic 2 Metropolis, Sonic Heroes Grand Metropolis or neither of them (just reused assets from Colors, LW, whatever) ?

    You see the white city in the giant stretched Infinite screenshot on this page?

    That's Metropolis.


  13. the virtual reality element doesnt really contradict Mania, it just makes Mania dumber. Basically you have to assume the Ruby somehow both does illusions and also for some reason, teleportation (which was easier when it just rewrote reality, instead, since teleportation was a natural expansion of that).

    From there, just assume Sonic and mates had the Mania adventure overall, but what we/they saw wasn't what was actually happening. They weren't facing the Hard Boiled Heavies, they were facing Egg Robos; etc.

    It works, but dang is it a dumb plot.

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