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Delta Starfire

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Delta Starfire last won the day on March 31 2015

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  1. Help me out, SSMB hive mind. SA2 seems very fondly remembered these days. Was it as well received back in 2001 when it was new or have people come to appreciate it more in the... *counts* ...nearly 18 years since? I honestly can't remember.

    1. Polkadi~☆


      It was well recieved on release. This is the game that had such a high Metacritic score for a Sonic game until Mania came along and beat the record.

    2. Delta Starfire

      Delta Starfire

      Ah, okay. Thanks. I've been out of the Sonic fandom loop for such a long time that I just don't have the same working knowledge of the various games' reception anymore. Then again, maybe I never did. I was re-playing SA2 a few months ago for the first time in years and I felt it held up pretty well still.

    3. Strickerx5


      From what I've gathered, It's always been a relatively divisive game. You had fans and press outlets alike split. Some claiming it to be the best Sonic game ever made, while others downright hating it. Honestly, I think the only reason why I (and many others around my age) think that it was remembered fondly at one point is because we were the people doing that. As far as I can tell, my general generation still loves this game while the reception of it is far more mixed in other age groups. SA2 was a lot of peoples' first Sonic game with Battle being dropped on the GC.

    4. Delta Starfire

      Delta Starfire

      Yeah, what I recall is more divided opinion at the time of release. But it seems more fondly remembered these days, so I was wondering if opinion on it has since softened, or if it is just the people who always liked who still talk about it most.

    5. Milo


      I still think it says a lot that the Battle GC port that came out half a year later got worse reviews, despite virtually being the same game with added multiplayer content.

      I really can't help but think reviewers were caught up with the whole "Sega going third-party / last Sonic game for a Sega platform" atmosphere and were cutting the game some slack in light of that.

    6. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      The problem is that back then I couldn't give an accurate answer. Like the Dreamcast magazine that I was reading didn't even get to the Sonic Adventure 2 review because it finished around then and it was all PS2 coverage then where I was from because the Internet wasn't much of a thing. So there weren't much reviews of the game around. The Gamecube version got positive reviews though but much of it was "Sonic on a Nintendo console OMG!" type of thing.

      This is my guess. The reviewers loved the game and fans of the time were more split. Some absolutely loved it while others were picky. There were complaints about the Tails/Eggman stages, there were complaints about the camera. Those two issues are the ones that I remember. I think a few even complained about the game not being finished because they had problems with the final stage with the DC version. Don't know if it was down to a dodgy print run as it was common with the console or American copies of the game. In my case, I saw it as the decline of the series but wasn't a terrible game, more of an okay/quite good game. This was from the Gamecube version as I don't recall seeing the Dreamcast version around back then like most of the late games on the console like Headhunter, Virtua Tennis 2 and Shenmue 2.

      For the Nintendo fans, it was their first Sonic game (either that or the more forgotten Advance) so there is that nostalgia effect. A lot of the positive about the game is due to that and that is why it is fondly remembered. The ones who were more picky about the game, you don't see much online.

  2. Hey, cool, we got some snow here. :)

    1. Failinhearts


      Take my snow, I don't want it anymore.

    2. Delta Starfire

      Delta Starfire

      Heh, fair. We rarely get much in Edinburgh, so it's nice to see when we do.

    3. TheOcelot


      Just walked outside not thinking there would be snow  ...and there was snow

    4. Kiah


      Take mine please. I work in a grocery store and work overtime every single time it snows so I’m exhausted as it snowed last night. 

      I’m so ready for spring...

    5. Delta Starfire

      Delta Starfire

      Honestly, same. Snow is nice to watch as it falls and looks pretty. But it comes with a raft of disruptions and is pretty gross when it turns to slush. 😕

  3. JezMM hit the nail on the head for my opinion of Cream, at least initially. I was very apathetic towards her for many years. I never hated her, I never even particularly disliked her. She was just there in some of the games I played early last decade and she was in Sonic X. The last game I must have played her in was Sonic Chronicles, which I had forgotten she was even in, and I don't know if she's been in any since. (To be fair, I haven't played every Sonic game basically since the XBOX 360 days, because I could never have afforded all the consoles needed to play them.) So, for me, I had no real feelings towards her one way another -- at least, not until I read the comics, where I grew to really quite like her. (This was true for many characters in Sonic lore I'd d been apathetic to or even actively disliked, honestly.) The advantage of comics is that they don't have to be non-stop action. They can stop and focus on characters for a bit and tell stories that don't need to end with boss fights, so you can get a lot more characterisation in. Of course, games can and should be able to tell good stories with good characters, and I think Cream would make a fine NPC at the very least, with the right kind of writing. I think she was good in Sonic Rush, for instance. But I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for some truly excellent writing from Sonic Team.
  4. Alex Milne liked my tweet about 'The Dying of the Light'! Senpai has noticed me! ❤️

  5. Read 'The Dying of the Light', one of the last story arcs in 'More Than Meets the Eye'. Jeez, too many feels. ❤️

  6. Hey, thanks for starting this topic, @Monkey Destruction Switch I've been working on the same webcomic, Eon's World, more or less since 2002, and last year I got a bit sidetracked with a project to remaster the first volume, which was a sprite comic. I did some good work on that, but I underestimated how big a project it would be, so I've taken some time to re-think my approach before returning to it. In the meantime, I've continued work on Vol. 2 (which continues the same story, but not as a sprite comic) and, since I was able to finish the last few pages of Chapter 8 fairly quickly towards the end of last year once I really focused on it, I decided to take a stab at doing Chapter 9 on a regular update schedule -- something I haven't done with my comic since Chapter 5, which I did in 2014. Well, so far, I've completed 12 out of 27 pages for Chapter 9, the first 6 of which have been uploaded on a regular Wednesday/Saturday schedule, beginning January 9. I'm making good time on it and confident I'll get through the chapter without any delays or rescheduling. And once that's done, I'm going to start work on a secondary project to properly remaster and re-release Vol. 1, which I hope I'll be able to work on alongside future chapters of Vol. 2. I hope to get at least another complete chapter of Vol. 2 done this year, as well, and I'm well positioned for that, since I've already written the script for Chapter 10.
  7. Well, I'm kinda reassured by this. I'd sooner a game was delayed than rushed out to meet an arbitrary deadline.
  8. Well, I may check that out some time, if I fancy looking at the trainwreck again. 😛
  9. I got the impression somewhere that this game was coming at the end of 2018. Is there a release date for it yet? Also, I'm with Mayor D on the subject of Eggman's teeth. He must have an excellent dentist.
  10. I guess my biggest unpopular Sonic opinion is that Ken Penders isn't (or maybe wasn't) a completely talentless hack. On the contrary, I think he did some good for the Archie Sonic series early on. Later on, he got a bit too pretentious with his ideas, but I do appreciate that he recognised the potential was there for serious storytelling rather than just a gag comic.
  11. Well, that's reassuring. Is that topic still going?
  12. Well, I hope that's a positive memory. 😛
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