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  1. I will take a Shadow of The Colossus movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki, please. A Sonic movie directed by George Miller (of Mad Max fame) would also be incredible - Miller really knows how to direct fast action in a clear sense, and that action is often stunning. I'm struggling to think of the best ever directorial fit for a Metal Gear Solid movie, though - Kojima's talents in direction are so tied to videogames and player agency, which doesn't translate into cinema, despite the obvious influence cinema has on Kojima. He straddles this weird line between arthouse fuckery and straight action movie cliche, with a twist of Japanese Anime heroics. Maybe he's gotten the best deal with Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed the superlative Kong Skull Island, but even writing that script should be a nightmare that even the Sonic screenwriters can look at and say 'guess we dodged a bullet there!'
  2. The vibe here seems very nitpicky and negative, but I'm still kinda hyped for this. So, things I like... Shadow being an antagonist is good by me - hopefully they can give him a better logic for his joining the dark side schtick than Sonic Boom. Sonic's villains are at their best when they can either match him with his speed or beat him in skills he hasn't mastered. Shadow, being a genetic mutation with alien dna fits that, I don't mind Shadow here. The idea that Sonic/Classic/Edgelord The Hedge is going through the stage whilst a wider fight is going on, with the ingame dialogue. I hope that this means the cutscenes will be very strong with appearances from everyone. Metal Sonic, fuck yeah. Chaos, Fuck Yeah. A being that Sonic can only kill in his Super Sonic form? Chaos is the true threat here. I like the way the stages play out so far, it is absolutely Generations 2, but then I will play Generations everyday. Game's a good'un. I want more of that. I fucking love that every Avatar stage has vocal tracks. That's a super dope touch. Things I dislike... What does Robotnik have to do with this story? If the Infinity dude has the true power, why is Robotnik there? How do they both play into the story? I am being teased and I don't like it. Is anyone hyped for Zavok? Too much 2D in Modern Sonic's Park Avenue - hopefully later stages incorporate the twitch-reaction gameplay of Generations/Unleashed rather than Colours, because Park Avenue doesn't have that so far. The Score Ranking music sounds like a Midi file that's going to be replaced by real music later. The scoring system in general seems to be too generous again - you're telling me some bozo from IGN can get an S-Rank on these? The way it seems, each character will go through every stage - there's probably Modern Sonic going through Green Hill that we haven't seen yet - and I'd rather see them put the effort into making some unique stages for each one. Given the expense of modern game development, it's not likely. But it's annoying all the same. Really, Zavok?
  3. Hmmm, I wonder how Guile's theme would sound on my organ... except I'd need a reference or the sheet music  @Hyp3hat

  4. Have I gone insane or did someone delete my autobiographical goof from the 'Why are u like Sonic' thread?

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Oh, a moderator believed it was posted in the wrong topic, but I see now that's not the case, so I've restored it.

    2. Hyp3hat

      Hyp3hat

      Thank ye Monkey, for allowing my strange goof place on this forum.

      It's been a while, what's up with this place?

  5. What is up, have had a strange couple of weeks, every single expat in China is fucking mental. Had multiple people address with 'Sup N****' after I sent them polite introductory messages on social media, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING PEOPLE

  6. So I bought a PS3 as a little birthday gift to myself, and it finally arrived yesterday - Turned it on, it works, but i need to update the firmware in order to sign in to PSN. When I install the new firmware, it completely shits up the console. Now nothing works, all of the safe mode features just work for a few seconds then go to a black screen forever. 

    Piss. 

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Sucks that had to happen. See if you can get it repaired under warranty.

  7. I played thru the Hero story of SA2 last night and I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen if, instead of the boring anime president, Dr Robotnik threatens Donald Trump with the eclipse cannon.

    There's still time, 2016.  

  8. I have made the single worst purchase of my life - a keyboard where the backspace key is tiny.

  9. 1) Aye, I thought so. I don't hate the idea of Sonic being the sole playable character, because the series has demonstrated that throwing a bunch of different of different playstyles at the same levels just drags the whole thing down - it worked in the Adventure games due to them thinking it through, but 06 shows how it can go horribly wrong. I'd like a system where beating the game unlocks Tails or Shadow, or another character where you don't have to drastically fuck up the level design to make them get from start to goal ring. 3) A Sonic CD esque thing would be a great thing post credits, but considering how short the game is it clearly wasn't feasible. 4) Sort of think seriousness was overdone at that point in the franchise - Where do you go from Dr Robotnik blowing up the earth in the opening cutscene? It was a nice pivot. Honestly, I think the last few years of light hearted romps have done a lot to mend the franchise, and Project 2017 should look better next to that. Again, questions of tone and things are something we're not going to convince each other on. Which is OK! For your last few points, if you're retooling the game to add a whole bunch of new wisps, which would be a drastic change with loads of new content... why not just make a new game? With all that stuff properly balanced? Colours is a fine game, in an nice minature sort of way.
  10. 'Sola Sonica'? A lot of my problems with Colours, such as they are, could simply be fixed with the bump in resolution an HD port would make - the camera zooms out so far at points that Sonic can disappear, which is a problem I don't have nearly as much in Dolphin. Sonic and Tails don't have a fight in Colours, either? The planets are corrupted, Eggman's put robots and shit all over them. Unless you think a factory with lasers is a native structure in Sweet Mountain, or giant robot fish live in the ocean of Aquarium Park. I will agree with you on the scoring system being slightly rebalanced, though. You shouldn't really have to mash quick step to get S ranks on boss fights. And, surprise, humour is subjective - I find Sonic and Tails being dorks in space fine, it's not ballbustingly funny but I don't hate it. I'd rather that than 'Sonic is serious action dude', being an egotistical doofus suits him... in my opinion, of course. I think adding more Wisps would be a mistake, because the Wisps in Lost World have a very different purpose to the ones in Colours. In Colours, they are unlocks that encourage you to replay levels and explore, and there are several different routes through some levels that you can't access without Frenzy or Drill or Spikes. They also encourage smarter play - some secrets need you to hang onto a wisp for a while until you get to the relevant section. They're nicely incorporated into the game in order to keep people playing past the credits. It worked for me... Lost World's wisps have none of that, they are simply alternate ways to get from A to B with no reward for using them except rings (not even points, as grades are no longer a thing). There is barely any advantage to using the Rhythm, Asteroid or Eagle Wisps (besides blissing the fuck out to the latters song), and in fact you are more easily killed by them. I suspect that they pared back their role in exploration due to the level design not being suited for it and the Wii U touchpad/gyro controls for them. I think if they did add a bunch more wisps, the game would have to be substantially redesigned in order for them to organically fit with the existing levels. And again imo, those new Wisps suck and would not be close to worth it. TL;DR it just needs an HD remaster and maybe some score balancing, no major changes necessary. It reviewed well for a reason, I guess.
  11. As an Englishman abroad, I cannot stress this enough - this event should be a catalyst for you Americans to mobilise, if even in a small way. Go ask your local Democratic office what you can do, go ask your local Planned Parenthood clinics how you can volunteer or assist, turn up and speak up at town hall meetings in your community, just go and do something. There's a lot of these places that could make a difference in your local community but for boots on the ground, and you could be those boots. This stuff beats apathy or misinformation, you have to get out there and help and educate these people. It doesn't have to be a big change, but you can do valuable work within your communities. I am personally gutted by the fact I cannot be that change back home - my career has taken me to China, so I cannot fight the tide of right-wing Brexit fuckery back in England even though I wish to, as I hate it with a sublime passion. I fled, I guess, although I was planning to go anyway. Now I catch myself wondering whether I want to go back and nothing makes me feel quite as sad. You have a duty to the Americans that Trump has left behind or demonised in his candidacy to stand by them during his presidency, and any small way you contribute can help. I welled up tonight thinking about the fact that I kept a copy of the paper from the day Barack Obama got elected, and how at the time I thought that moment finally put a lot of America's dark history straight into the dustbin. As I grew up, there was a lot I learnt that changed the naive picture I had, but I still hold onto that moment as a lovely vision of a future. You are still the country that elected Barack Obama twice, and you can make that change. I'm very sentimental tonight, I guess.
  12. Is he saying to leave North Carolina's law the way it is, or leave alone the law (or whatever it is) permitting transgender people to use the bathroom they identify with? Oh my god, that is incomprehensible. This must be why he's such a good businessman, he'll be in the middle of a negotiation and suddenly just let forth with a stream of non-committal gibberish in response to a simple yes/no question, then sit back and watch his opponent collapse mentally as they attempt to parse it. Of course, he doesn't realise he's doing this, it all made sense in his head, and he's always right, ergo, Trump's the best at deals, you can't believe it, people come up to me and say 'Donald, you're so good at making deals', etc etc.
  13. Ok, what the hell is going on, America. It ain't over til it's over, but fucking hell lads could you not give me a fucking heart attack when I turn the news on. Cheers.
  14. I have to go to class and can't watch the results for the next two hours, which is good as I'd be injecting coffee into my veins and refreshing seven different forums, vote trackers and news broadcasts until results start coming in... Reports of high turnout and record breaking early voting are both promising signs, historically benefits Dems iirc.
  15. I do like the idea that Rush Adventure takes place over months and years because Tails is building things like a battleship in real time, though. 'Sure Sonic, you got the materials, and I got blueprints, but this thing is going to take at least 6 months to build by hand, and thats if these weirdo koalas are going to help out. Go race that weird shark guy, i guess'
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