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Strickerx5 last won the day on June 30

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  1. I... don’t even know how to respond to this announcement. Like, it’s really fucking cool, but like fucking how and why? lol

  2. Personally, I sort of like the general FS changes for the most part. They've gotten most of them into a good place where they don't really hinder the base game's flow all that much. Though, at the same time, a lot of them need some major re-works. Sonic is just one of the more main examples of a FS that is literally useless. There are quite a number of characters that could use the same treatment Rosalina got relatively recently. Her final smash use to be one of the worst in the game and now, thanks to one of the recent patches, it's pretty decent. More changes like that need to happen imo. Also as a bit of a side note, I'll just say here that I don't like Pit's new FS. The Three Sacred Treasures was so much better and already fit into the base special move window they were going for with Ultimate. Now it's just a Dragoon reskin that's way too simple to dodge.
  3. Ok, genuinely curious here. I know that the general consensus is that TSR is the weakest out of the three modern kart racers we have but is there anyone who doesn't at least consider its soundtrack to be the best of the three?

    Cause holy shit I still can't get over these tracks y'all

    1. NegaMetallix


      TSR's soundtrack is awesome! I love listening to it whenever I'm working on things.

      Even though I prefer CTR as a kart racer, I honestly think it's soundtrack is the weakest of the three. It's nowhere near as memorable to me as TSR or MK8.

    2. Ellipsis-Ultima


      I really like most of the songs in TSR'S soundtrack.

      Boos House, Ice Mountain, Frozen Junkyard are some of my favorites.

      The Quemists remix of Green Light Ride is a banger, as well as the Tyler Smith version.

    3. TCB


      TSR's soundtrack is so good it stands out even while racing

      CTR's is good but it's more atmospheric to the actual racing, outside of it it just don't have the kick to most of them to stand out on their own 


    4. Dejimon11


      I’m convinced that the game existed because they wanted to make a soundtrack. Like what is it with this series when the music is a hell of a lot better than the actual games?

  4. One thing I feel that is pretty problematic about the Lite is the fact that it can’t play some major titles out of the box. Like, let’s say a kid got this thing but later on wanted to play Mario Party or something. That’s an unexpected up-charge of around $80 or so for the standard joy-cons and charger needed to play it. At that point, the better value is the standard Switch. I’m having a hard time seeing a world where Nintendo can properly notify these consumers that these specific games won’t work on the system beforehand. It’s easy for us to know because, well, we actually like paying attention to this stuff. The standard parent and child aren’t going to know this. I can imagine there’s going to be a number of cases of them getting blind sighted by this down the line. Though honestly, this is probably one of those cases where the number of times of that happening is severely outweighed by the number of people who will never run into this issue at all. The fact remains that there is a clear market for this. Nintendo probably knows that the majority of people who will buy this are the same ones that only play Pokemon, Mario Kart, Smash, and some other cheap licensed 3rd party title.
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    1. Polkadi~☆


      me trying to draw pictures with depth

    2. Celestia
    3. Milo


      this is the new blue/white dress, guys

      don't fall for it

    4. Ellipsis-Ultima


      The answer is literally on the file name you guys

    5. Strickerx5


      @Ellipsis-UltimaActually no, that's just what I named the file when I saved it. So... it's my take, not the actual answer... or is it

      @Milohush you, let the discourse flow

    6. Ellipsis-Ultima



      Then the answer is yes.

  6. You know what probably would’ve sold me on the Lite. A swappable backplate like the new 3DS had.

    Actually, speaking of customization.... Nintendo, why the fuck can’t I change my background yet?

    1. RedFox99


      You can do that one the Switch. They were even generous enough to give us 2 options: light and dark theme. What more do you need?

    2. Wraith


      My only real beef with the lite is them putting out hardware while the OS still feels unfinished

  7. Huh, so the Lite really is the 2DS equivalent of the Switch. Eh, not my thing but it is good for the people who can’t quite afford the base model and/or don’t care about playing it on a TV.

    Hell, in a lot of cases the Switch works better as a handheld machine anyway.

    1. Speederino


      Agreed. I wouldn’t mind a slimmer Switch but no TV mode just doesn’t appeal to me. I can see how this would be a good option for other people, though.

  8. Friendly PSA/ reminder:

    If you have access to a Netflix account, please watch Aggretsuko.

    1. Ellipsis-Ultima


      Especially since Season 2 is out

    2. RedFox99


      I watched all of S2 the day it came out

  9. Yes, it is, but not for the matter at hand. To my knowledge, I don't remember a single review praising these games for their lackluster story or even lack there of. Honestly, the only thing I do remember are people making fun of how cheesy lines like "No copyright law in the universe is going to stop me!" were. Those games were rightfully praised for their gameplay among other things. We're talking characters and narrative here. You should be able to have good gameplay along with a good narrative. Tails absolute dependence on Sonic has no bearing on whether the level design of a game is fleshed out or something. You might argue which one is more important, but I'm not in that business as I'd rather just have good content whenever possible. Especially in a topic where the OP is well past that question to begin with.
  10. I wouldn't say skimping on story details and characters is what led these games to be good at all. More that the teams involved with the other factors of the game did their job and people took note of it. That still doesn't mean that others didn't take note of the writing team's consistent failures. And that's not even getting into how titles like Gens and Colors (the latter of which having its own issues outside of story to begin with) are going on a decade old and are still really the only examples of this ever being the case. Though, we're now getting mainline games that don't do anything beyond the soundtrack well... and even that's debatable depending on who you ask. Even with Mania I still argue that its entire game was more about emulation rather than pushing anything forward like the classics actually did. It didn't have a narrative because the classics, going by today's standards, didn't either. Completely ignoring the fact that 3&K was very ahead of its time with how it showed progression with the tech it had. Eh, but honestly. I'm getting really off topic here. My point is that Tails, in the hands of better writers, can go back to actually being enjoyable to watch even if ST continue to not want to use him in actual gameplay. It's pretty clear here that a lot of people generally aren't happy with where he and the rest of the cast currently are and it's also clear that simply cutting characters or dumbing down the plot aren't that helpful either.
  11. The games that did this are the same games that actually solved this exact issue already. Secret Rings, Unleashed, Black Knight, all of these games have Sonic as the only playable character but still managed to make use of its supporting cast without making them lesser. A culling of characters is far from necessary. Hell, it's probably one of the worst routes they could ever take. Though, like they've been doing, you don't need to have every single one of them appear in each game. If the game only calls for a few of them, then so be it. The problem is that these latest games have been going by the ideal and yet still manage to mess up the few cast members they do deploy. So the issue here really isn't the cast size. Imo, again, it's more of the people that are writing them.
  12. True, that is the main goal. Although, truth be told, I've never been one for the argument of simply meeting the main goal. You might not need this stuff to ship the product, but lord knows that's a slippery train of thought that can lead to any game getting a pass. I'd rather not have corners cut just because the main goal was reached. These are different teams within ST at the end of the day so I'm really not for one team doing fine and the other doing fuck all (that's of course acting like the rest of these games are fine but hey). The truth of the matter is, it simply isn't that hard to let Sonic be the hero at the end of the day while also not shitting on the other cast in the process. This series has done that before so I fail to see why it's ok for that same bar not to be met now. It shouldn't be hard to have other cast members doing background task during levels instead of getting 80% of their forces wiped out because Sonic isn't around. Dumbing down the characters to that extent, to me, is terrible writing.
  13. The thing with Tails (and really the rest of the cast) is that they really are in a bad spot due to a number of reasons. The main point of contention being that they're not seen as important because they're not " the main character" and the games often treat them as such. It's a problem that a lot of series run into. Where writers will take the main character and only focus on them. Tbf, in a loose sense that is the main's job. To be the one that comes out the biggest hero at the end of the day. Though, for some series (including Sonic) the writers don't have any sense of balance with that. The world these characters live in seem scripted around the fact that they can't fail and that, in turn, also hurts the secondaries as well. Often to the point where their own characters are dumbed-down just so that the main character is shown as being ahead at all times. That lack of balance is lazy/ downright bad writing and it's only one issue that's been plaguing the series for a decade now. Again, this is an issue that every secondary is suffering from but Tails seemingly gets the worst of it because he's the one that still gets any substantial amount of screen time at all. The real sad part here is that while other series manage to at least succeed in making the main character interesting, the current writing team still has trouble with Sonic himself. You also have to consider that, with these being games, there's the added element of Tails (and others) "having" to be side-stepped. They're not playable, Sonic is. As a writer, you basically have to form each cutscene around what Sonic does in the next level. Of course, there are a multitude of ways that you could form the script to not mess over the secondaries but to be frank, that takes a level of competence I don't think the current writing staff have in regards to this series. So imo, that's the reason why Tails is less in the forefront of the action now and why they've locked him into the path of being IT support. Now tbf, I'm actually not against his role in LW on paper. Hell, they even manage to show Tails excelling in the role at certain points. The problem is that, like the rest of LW's narrative, it's not all there and that simply applies to Tails too. For every one scene we get of Tails outsmarting the Zeti, you get three others of him in jealous mode or bragging about how he made a super computer out of gd soap. It's a small slice of what makes LW a poorly written mess and a lot of those issues carried over into Forces. Only there, Tails doesn't get any scenes of him outsmarting Infinite or anyone. He's simply set to "support the main character no matter what" mode. Someone has to be around to help move Classic's "narrative" along.
  14. One thing I wanted to stress with Ryan here is the rule about posting you votes. Please keep your votes to a simple text and hyperlink format. No videos. In the past we've found the pure excess of videos posted to the page to be a hindrance to the thread itself, bogging it down and making it hard to navigate for everyone. Please be respectful to those here and keep the videos out. Otherwise, the regular forum rules (outside the list one really) still apply here so here's a general reminder to be polite, respectful, and kind to others. Keep this in mind and most importantly, have fun!
  15. Super Mario Maker 2 is one of those games that I’m glad exist for the YouTube content alone.

    1. JosepHenry


      Welcome back to Soup

    2. TCB


      And that's how I'm going to experience the game.

    3. Zaysho



    4. JosepHenry


      .... THAT'S what he says?!

    5. Zaysho


      haha, yep!

    6. JosepHenry


      Almost 5 years later and now I have been enlightned.

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