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  1. Wait, MK8D now has actual voice chat in basic online matches?! When did that happen!?

    Damn, ngl that might have sold me on Nintendo's service... even if I have to use that stupid phone app.

    1. Blacklightning


      Doesn't voice chat only work between friends? Or am I remembering that wrong

    2. Strickerx5


      They apparently just added in the ability to speak with others in regular online matches with the recent service. Not just friends, but everyone in the lobby who are also in the app.

      Like, I don't know why I'm so excited about Nintendo doing something (worse with the app might I add) that Sony and Microsoft have been doing for over a decade now but... here I am. XD

    3. Wraith


      I'll never feel like paying for nintendo's online service

  2. Oh yeah right, yeah! She does there. Don't know why I misread your post as having to do with the comics and not an episode title. My mistake!
  3. Probably. Honestly, can't say I pay much attention to the comics outside of the ones with Luna in them...
  4. This week's episode was a bit of a weird one for me... though I will say that I did end up enjoying it anyways. To keep it short and sweet, I did like the moral of the episode. It's a message that any age group can relate too. It was neat seeing Rockhoof trying to adapt to the new world along with seeing how the others were getting along as well. It gave the episode a wider scope with the various locations they visited. There were small details added in throughout the episode that even took me a bit to see. Like how AJ was the one to help Twilight out here. At first I found it as a bit of an odd choice but then I remembered that she was the element linked to him back in season 7. That's just a well placed detail by the writer's doing honestly. The weird part for me came towards the end when Rockhoof wanted to be turned to stone. Like... I get what they were going for and I have to say it rubbed me the wrong way. Especially with Twilight's willingness to go through with it after a while. Though, it again highlighted the student six who rightfully saw the whole thing as a negative. They were, again, a highlight for the episode. So yeah, overall a pretty good episode. It stumbles in a section or two but the morale it gets to is well worth it. This brings up something I've been wanting to say for a while now so by no means is this solely a message to you man. Going forward, I'd appreciate it if we could keep all discussion regarding episodes yet to be released everywhere in the spoiler tag. There are a few people here (including myself) who prefer to stick to the US airings as their source for the show and, as such, are in the dark with the rest of season 8. I know it's been one hell of a leaky season (with some episodes having been out for almost a year now if the few files I saw flowing last year were real) but let's try to keep the forum's courtesies in place here. Even details as small as the one above can say a lot about the overall path an episode will go down. Not to mention future events.
  5. If this is real, modern or classic, I just hope that they have a bigger focus on narrative this time around. Something akin to the comics. With that being said, I'd prefer it be more modern based because of my biasbecause I simply do think that there's a lot more to work with story and character-wise there. The classic side of the series usually follows a more light, cereal commercial vibe and I have no problem in saying that's exactly where I hope this series doesn't go. I don't want the opposite end, but this is literally a story telling medium here. Mania Adventures was great for a short little online promo for DLC, but if they're planing to go full time with this, I hope they bring more to the table this time around. Like, for one, you have a great VA cast now. Use them. Though, this could easily be another short YouTube thing so who knows. If one thing's for sure, I'm excited for the likely prospect of getting more of that animation at least.
  6. Guess the thought I had a while back was right. Nintendo was just going to use this direct for every other game and only have, like, one echo for Smash.

    Makes sense though. Sakurai said that there really aren't that many newcomers and with what we've already seen and the game being so close they could skip this one.

    We'll probably get another Smash only Direct come November.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Uh, Isabelle isn't an echo.

    2. Strickerx5


      Wait what... *checks site*

      How did I miss that?! I don't know how to feel about this...

      Eh, actually she looks as much of a new fighter as Dr. Mario is so hey.

  7. Strickerx5

    New Super Mario Bros U - Deluxe - Switch - January 11th 2019

    Huh, well I guess my Mario Maker > New Series was wrong. At least they're throwing in some actual characters this time around so there's that. Can't say I'll pick it up due to already having U and being pretty underwhelmed by it already though.
  8. Welp congrats AC fans. You applied the patien- lol during that super long wai-pfff nope, can't say it with a straight face. Ya got what ya wanted though so I guess Nintendo did good for most people.

    Though as someone who can't stand AC... yeah, not a strong direct personally. Though, I am surprised with how good the new Yoshi is looking and Luigi's Mansion 3 is lit so there's definitely those.

  9. The thing is, Unleashed's reliance on the Werehog for game length is far from the only case of the series doing this. It's been a thing since Adventure. It wasn't really until Colors that Sega learned that they could sell a game of decent quality even if it was a tad on the short side. Though with that being said, I still argue that any decent Sonic level is going to take a lot of time and resources to make no matter what. If you shrink down the stages, make Sonic slower (but not too slow), and make them meatier that's still work you have to do applying the "meatier" part. To that end, I don't think the actual length of Unleashed's stages was/ is the problem. Sonic is just a fast character who's going to require larger levels than other series to support that (we've seen this across the entire series). The only thing I can reasonably see Unleashed adding to the equation is putting the art team on a bigger workload. Otherwise, I don't see how crafting, say, a decent adventure styled level is any different from crafting a boost one. To go into the topic more directly, well... it's hard to say. There are very few cases of 3D Sonic games sticking with one overall gameplay formula and not relying on some other means to pad out its length. The ones that come to mind are Heroes which made you basically play through the game 4 times over and often repeated segments in levels. Shadow which, again, required you to replay the game a bunch to get to the ending (with certain goals tied to some of the levels beyond simply completing them). Colors (probably the best one to go off of) which relied on, again, copying and pasting levels with slight tweaks in order to make different acts. And LW which had a severe gimmick problem. At some point I have to fear what ST would've replaced the Werehog with to pad out the game's length. At the end of the day, if the game is good, I think length becomes much less of an issue. If, in a perfect scenario, ST were literally just taking out the Werehog and applying those exact resources to the daytime stages then the game would probably be around your average 2D Sonic game length. Would that be long enough for a full priced 3D game? Well again, it's hard to say and I'm sure that opinion would vary among different people like it already does with other games. For me personally though, probably. I guess it's also worth mentioning that Sonic games have also always relied on their replayablity factor as well which, I think, is why the issue of length is never really brought up. You beat the game, you replay it and get better times and scores. That alone has already proven to be dozens (and sometimes even hundreds) of hours right there.
  10. KH3 continues to look to be worth the wait (at least as far as anything other than the story is concerned) but damn...

    (Y'all already know where this is going)


    ... really wish it was coming to PC. This game deserves 60fps.




    1. Dejimon11


      The sad part about you being a mod now is that you can get away with this 

    2. Strickerx5


      My role as a mod is to help you and others, Deji.




      by telling you that everything should be on pc because it's just better


    3. KHCast


      The story is gonna satisfy my curiosity on certain aspects and make me laugh at its ridiculousness. So even though it’s not good, it’ll do it’s job for me and be somewhat bearable. (Also Aqua’s story arc will hurt me I’ll admit that)

    4. Zaysho


      We knew what we were getting.

  11. Oh yeah, forgot to mention. On Friday when I went to pick up Spidey PS4, Best Buy gave me a copy of Destiny 2 for free with it. I literally don't know why though.

    ... yay, I guess?

    1. KHCast


      Isn’t it free on ps plus?

    2. Ryannumber1gamer


      Likely because it isn't selling and they wanted to get rid of copies, so they probably just ran a random promotion of "well if you buy a new game, you get this free".

    3. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      yeah the game was on a humble monthly and has been given away on ps+ already, they're trying to rejuvenate their playerbase for the expansions

      I would had given the expansions a shot since it played really well (especially on PC) but The Division 2 is coming out and I think I'm on that train instead haha

  12. Well this week's episode was certainly interesting. I think I'll start with what I found to be the strongest aspect of it, Rainbow herself. It's another example of clearly seeing how far a character has come over the years. Sure she still does her usual shtick of self love towards the beginning but the further along the episode progresses the more you see her handle things with a certain maturity. A side of her that definitely wasn't there in the earlier seasons. It was quite surprising to see as she really played that older sister role well here. Hell, even the rest of the main six played a good role in this. You saw that they knew Rainbow's tendency's and literally just serve as support instead of directly trying to steer her down a specific path. It was all actually some well done character interaction and writing. Though, I did have a bit of a problem with the way the episode was told. Honestly, the plot itself is still verily predictable and I was left just seeing it through till the end without much to go along with it. Most of the jokes it tries to tell fall flat and while the moral was good, you saw it coming from a mile away. So yeah, overall a very well written episode (character-wise) but one that lacks a bit in actual entertainment value. A strange combination to say the least. Also, is it just me or does Spitfire's voice change literally every single time she's in an episode? Her she sounded like Ruby from SU.
  13. Strickerx5

    New Moderators

    Thank you all for your kind words! This forum has been great to me over the years and I want to help out in keeping it amazing for others going forward. Basically, I'll try super hard not to mess anything up!
  14. sega.png

    I still can't get over how perfectly this sums up Sega with Sonic right now.

    1. Dejimon11


      I don't get it

    2. NikoS


      Hey kid...


      w a n t  s o m e  t o a s t ?  ?  ?


    3. TCB



    4. Yeow


      @Dejimon11 Back at E3, Sega had a livestreamed panel in which Sega said they would have a "Competition Battle" or whatever with Sonic Mania Plus at some point.

      When the panel showed up, they had zero gameplay and instead made a lot of toast with the Sonic toaster and showed the Sonic shoe from a while back. They did show the retail packaging of Mania Plus and the artbook....for all of about twenty seconds or so. 

    5. TCB


      Thank the Lord my own attachment to the series currently aint what it used to be and i got their non sonic stugf to fall back on lmao

    6. Harkofthewaa



      AHA! Here's the problem, too many Tostahs!

    7. PaulyBFromDa303


      Always remember . . .


  15. Look, if Forza Horizon 4 doesn’t have a ludicrous amount of eurobeat in at least one of its radio stations then what’s even the point?

    1. DarkRula


      If Forza Horizon 4 doesn't have a station focused solely on classic British rock then what's the point?


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