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About Strickerx5

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  1. Is it just me or is Paramount throwing a ridiculous amount of money into the marketing for this Sonic movie?

    1. Stasis


      Definitely, although not seen anything in the UK as of yet

    2. Adamabba


      It's nice to see Sonic actually get a lot of advertising again lol

    3. Miragnarok


      Maybe Nickelodeon is considering buying Sonic if not SEGA as a whole?

    4. Ferno


      imagine if we still had the old movie sonic design and THAT thing was plastered everywhere

    5. TheOcelot


      They should. They want it to be a success even if the movie sucks.

    6. Solister


      I guess it's because of the redesign, they really want people to forget that abomination and notice "Hey, we changed, give us a try".

      Yet, they still want profit and as mentioned, they want people see it even if sucks.

      I personally seeing some good ads around here (I don't remember when (or if) Sonic was ever that advert here, but that's because I'm too new (Maybe in the time of Generations/ASRT, but yet, I was only 10 and getting to be a Sonic fan)). Though, not "subject of the moment" but ads on theaters and on buses/metro are a thing. It got some real notoriety with the boom it was the first design, when they noticed Paramount heard the fans with the redesign and a little less when Baby Sonic was announced and the immediate comparisons with Baby Yoda.

    7. Rabid-Coot


      The general rule I've seen quoted for movies is that the marketing budget is around the same as the production budget.

  2. Ya know, I was pretty miffed about FE getting another rep in Smash earlier today...

    but then I remembered that Dark Pit, the only character we actually need, is already in there so I stopped caring

    1. Sean


      Dark Pit deserves to be in Smash

    2. Strickerx5
  3. First Microsoft and now Sony


    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    2. TheOcelot


      My fav PS4 game coming to PC

      Image result for yes gif

    3. Harkofthewaa


      At least Microsoft has the logic of having a presence on PC for obvious reasons (although it's still dumb). This is next level. 

    4. Strickerx5


      now only another 7-8 years before nintendo wakes up and follows suit

      oh who am I kidding, they're having trouble releasing older ports on their own system...

  4. I’m legitimately more excited about that Cuphead costume... is this going to be a running thing? Mii costumes becoming more hype than the actual characters 

    1. JayRaR


      Im only getting the costume the same reason I got Sans, the music track. Costume looks ok but still neat that its acknowledged by Nintendo

  5. How long before the FE community goes to war with... literally everyone else.

    It’s not even Lyn...

  6. Sony is skipping E3 again? Ah bloody hell..

    Look, I get it, E3's general relevance has been in question for a while now and Sony is only 1 of the big 3... but this is still a major downer imo. If E3 fully goes, wtf is there to look forward to during that entire quarter? It's always been a fun, almost holiday like event where the gaming community can just come together to either riff on or get hyped about the industry. A time of year when you could always bet on something happening. If these no shows keep happening... damn man.

    Not to mention the fact that both Sony and Microsoft don't even do anything with their little directs most of the time.

    1. Dejimon11


      I guess with how well the Playstation Experience was they would want to do that to ride the PS5 hype till the holidays. But whatever happens I hope that Sony and Microsoft deliver this gen. 

    2. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      They didn't even have a Playstation Experience last year.

    3. Miragnarok


      Doesn't CES have a lot of game stuff? TGS?

    4. Strickerx5


      CES not really, no. TGS yes, but that comes rather late in the year still.

      Seriously, E3 is about to be one of those things that people are going to miss once it's gone. Especially when June comes around and the big 3 remain quiet af.

  7. If Flynn or some other proven new blood isn't apart of the writing staff for the next thing ST spits out then it's already a losing battle.

    1. Blacklightning


      tbh I tend to be more worried about exectutive mandates than the specific writer involved when it comes to Sega. The best writer available probably won't matter much if they're hamstrung by something unbelievably dumb at the core of the game's narrative concept.

    2. Kuzu


      To be fair, Pontac and Graff were popular when Colors first came out, so sticking with them made sense. 

    3. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Pontaff's script for Forces was arguably their best work, so if they keep up that level of quality instead of sliding back into the cringe-a-minute style of their other games, I'm all for them returning.

    4. Strickerx5


      Weren’t they simply translators for the English script and not the original writers of the game? If so, then they’re responsible for that torture line.

      I’ve been with the opinion for a long while that those two aren’t a good fit for this series and Forces only strengthened my feelings. Though with that being said, I think a reworking of the the entire story department would be nice.

    5. Blacklightning


      Just the story department?

    6. Kuzu


      Some people prioritize story over the other stuff. 

    7. Strickerx5


      I prioritize everything but, at the same time, don't like it when things are left for dead either. Even the so called "unimportant" aspects. Full package or bust.

      Hence... most of my post regarding Sonic from Colors- now.

      @Blacklightningwith how much of a revolving door every other department seems to be, i assume the others will take care of themselves at this point lol

  8. Thank you Titans.

  9. Another reminder that it wasn’t uncommon, back in late 2008-2009, to see HD Unleashed ranked lower than 06.

    1. Ferno


      yuuuup, i was dying back then good god

    2. Kuzu


      That physically hurt.

    3. Dejimon11


      I'm sure that they were all reviews by completely different people 

    4. Sean


      Possibly a combination of multiple things including a much lower tolerance for Sonic games after 2006 and a unanimous disbelief at the decision to put in the werehog.

    5. Kuzu


      Yea, I just had the same thought. After 06, the last thing people wanted was another gimmicky gameplay style even if it was mostly harmless.

    6. Sean


      Even though I love Unleashed a lot and enjoy the werehog gameplay, having the werehog after all that Sonic went through in the mid-2000s was the stupidest fucking thing Sega could have done to torpedo the goodwill the rest of the game promised. I don't think it deserved lower scores than 2006 but I don't feel too sorry for Sega either. They brought it upon themselves.

    7. Kuzu


      It was extremely tone deaf of them yea. It wasn't even a bad idea, just the wrong time and place to do it.

    8. Thigolf


      "People hate Sonic's friends for their shitty alternate gameplay, so we're gonna fix it by giving Sonic the shitty alternate gameplay!


      now they will hate Sonic himself, it's brilliant!"

    9. Ferno


      I'll always say that the game probably should've been co directed by Hashimoto and Iizuka. Hashimoto would've brought on the new tech, visuals and sheer scale, etc, but Iizuka probably would've reigned in some of Hashimoto's wilder ideas like the Werehog, or atleast diminished it to atleast just being some kind of temporary beast-powerup in certain stages, etc.

  10. Might be a bit obvious for most but I've just now come to the realization that I generally prefer levels that are more grounded in their environment. As in, ones that are more connected to the world around them and not just suspended above some themed void like LW for example. I like me a level that I can actually see characters existing in.

    That's also not to say that I want more realism (lord knows that's a heated take).

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'll always love the fact that Unleashed manages to use real world cities as inspiration for all of its locations, but somehow makes them work with Sonic. I think the fact that they're all full of saturated colours, and some slight exaggeration of a few features. And the Colours is quite contrary to Unleashed. It's locations are all themed around a giant space amusement park, but they also work. Everything has a purpose and is pretty believable.

      Do stages like Starlight Carnival, Shit Sanctuary or Egg Fleet count as grounded? They're literally all floating above voids. But despite not being grounded in a literal sense, they're believable and I can see the characters and stories talking place there. 

      Lost World just throws Sonic into random planetoids with no rhyme and reason, and they can be made up of fruit, cakes or chunks of Green Hill. I really can't stand those kinds of environments. Heroes falls into this trap too with levels like Frog Forest being totally detached from the background, albeit not to the same extent.

    2. Strickerx5


      When I was writing this I was specifically thinking about those three levels as they do sort of contradict this statement lol. I agree that they all still feel grounded as, while they're positioned high up in the air, that's just it; they're positioned there. There's a reason why everything is suspended up there so they end up still feeling connected to the world which I love them all for.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I just noticed that SwiftKey apparently thought I said "Shit Sanctuary" instead of "Sky Sanctuary". Whoops 

      Grounded meaning "believable locations". I'm on board with that.

  11. Happy New Years everyone! Here's for a good, safe one. Filled with a new console generation and memes aplenty!

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Happy New Year!

  12. Hmm

    *snaps* Got it, a Secret Rings remake

    1. Soniman


      Sega fire this man 

    2. Zaysho


      Does it use the Ring Fit accessory

    3. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Only if they redo, like, everything except the character designs.

  13. *random thought* Ya know, I think the idea of "Modern" and "Classic" fans is really dying out. I mean, not only are the terms dated and don't really represent the standard grouping of games within them anymore, but the franchise is so different from when they first became a thing that saying you are one really doesn't mean much at all. Each game has subtle features to the point that such blanket terms don't really cover anything. At this point such labels really do just come down to character design choices which I think we can all agree is petty nonesen-

    *opens up twitter and is instantly greeted by a long thread of people arguing whether Classic or Modern fans are being catered to more*

    aight, nvrmind, fuck

    1. Diogenes


      i don't think the divide is going anywhere considering it's now official canon.

      if anything i expect modern will (continue to) split and we'll be dealing with 3 separate factions.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      And here I am, still disappointed that Boom never managed to find its feet after that awful game released exclusively for one of the worst performing platforms ever. I really didn't like Boom at first, but RoL could have been the start of a third pillar for Sonic. But it wad laughed out the door because SEGA fucked up the franchise the same way that they always do.

      Don't get me wrong, I can't stand the arbitrary separations either. I just think that Boom could have been a fun sub-franchise.

    3. Sean


      I'm a fan of the classics and they have my favorite Sonic gameplay but I don't think of myself as a "classic fan" since I like plenty of stuff throughout the series, including some games that are nothing like them. Seems really limiting to label myself as that and subsequently write off most of everything else. I still would like to see elements from them incorporated into other games the way I don't necessarily feel with other gameplay styles though.

    4. Kuzu


      I don't see it that much differently from how Mega Man separates the classic, X, and Zero series. 

      Sonic fans are just different and have to make a war out of everything...


      But yea, it's stupid; I'm a fan of Sonic. Classic or Modern be damned

    5. Zaysho


      The only people who give a shit about that distinction are Sega and nothing they say about series canon ever matters to me.

    6. Milo


      Personally speaking I think it's dying down because people are losing interest in the series themselves. I think people have started to resigned to not expecting Sonic Team to deliver, irregardless of what type of Sonic game they do or don't prefer (with Mania being an exception in how it succeeded as a followup to the Genesis games, but also wasn't actually developed by ST/Sega themselves). 

      @Kuzu What do you expect from the fans when you have Sega saying it themselves? As far back as Sonic 4 and Sonic Colors, Iizuka was talking about how both of those games were targeting their own demographics. Sega used their own trumpets to talk about the different Sonics people wanted.

      Sonic fans aren't different or alone if you know where to look. Even Mario has instances of this:


      ( ^ This is from the official reveal of the game, during the JP stream of the Nintendo Switch Presentation)

      "Why is Super Mario Odyssey the first true 3D game in 15 years..." 

      "What is the difference between a 'true' 3D Mario game and one that's not a 'true' 3D Mario game?" 

    7. Sean


      It's kind of surprising that the Galaxy games aren't considered by Nintendo to be in the same category as Sunshine. Honestly I consider even Sunshine to be radically different from 64 and I'm not talking about the FLUDD, rather the mission structure and amount of freedom you had in doing tasks out of order, which was carried over to Galaxy 1. Galaxy 2 is a weird case where I see it as an in-between of the 64/Sunshine/Galaxy 1 gameplay style and the later, more linear 3D Land/World style.

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Sunshine still offers large, open ended levels even if it forces the mission order and has dozens of those purely platforming "secret" areas. Galaxy doesn't. A few of the stages, like Honeyhive Galaxy, may be more open on the surface, they don't reach the size of anything from 64 or Sunshine and funnel you down specific routes. Galaxy 1 always felt like a bit of a departure from the previous two 3D Mario games in its level layouts, and this was doubled down upon in Galaxy 2. 

    9. Kuzu


      I never actually knew that Nintendo considered two separate categories of 3D Mario games; I suppose this isn't just a Sonic thing. It's still a weird thing though, like what's the underlying line that separates the two? 


  14. Hope everyone had a good day and/ or a very merry Christmas

  15. Come to find out that streaming service DC has up doesn't have any of the three Nolan Batman films, TTG (some might consider that a good thing but I still think it should be an option for the specials at least), nor Krypto the fucking Superdog...


    the point

    where is it

    1. Miragnarok


      Is Wild C.A.T.S. on there, at least?

    2. Strickerx5


      Not from what I'm seeing...

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