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    Jambone got a reaction from R.C. in Team Sonic Racing: Cool Edge Gameplay @ Comic Con 2018   
    Definitely the Unleashed stage with the least character, but I guess at least it's not another Generations/Forces level.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Neo Metal Sonic is among the worst designs to ever hit this series, alongside Mephiles.  He's overdesigned for the sake of looking "XTRA KOOL".

    Metal Sonic is just that: a metal Sonic.  Every feature of his is representative of a feature on Sonic.  Even his turbine is a stand-in for Sonic's peachy stomach.  All other details are just "he's a robot" stuff.

    NEO Metal Sonic...what even happened here.  His head is now as large as the rest of his body, for some reason, and his ears have been turned red because...yellow wasn't KOOL enough, I guess?  He has also applied some lovely white eyeliner because Shadow gave him some makeup tips.  His spines are LONGER than his arms and legs.  The bolts holding his mouthplate on are now spikes, because SPIKES ARE KOOL.  He is now dressed (???) like some kind of wizard, with pointy shoes (XTRA KOOL spikes included) and his simple arms and legs are now large sleeves and pant legs.  Best of all, he is wearing a studded belt with a butt cape and what appears to be a...robe tie or loin cloth?  There are other weird design choices here that aren't really offensively bad but just confusing like the white stripes on everything or the oversized turbine engine.
    Opinions are opinions man, but I'm hard pressed to see how anyone could think this looked cool.  It looks like someone told me to draw a cool Sonic robot when I was 14.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Miragnarok in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    That sketch of Egg looks pretty alright.  I wonder if they're going to be calling him Robotnik in this, considering it's much more acceptable of a surname than Eggman.
    it would be nice if this movie causes a resurgence of the occasional use of egg's real name, i miss that
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    Jambone got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Mania: Version 1.04 and Plus DLC PS4 Leaks (SPOILERS)   
    What dimension do you live in where Generations had a satisfying ending?  You have the worst Super Sonic boss in history (Mania's isn't great, but a painful electrical shock is better than Time Eater) and then Sonic tells his past self to start drinking because things are going to get rough.  I mean, I know He-Man episodes with better stories and endings than both Generations and Mania but at least Mania has the excuse of being a tie-in to Forces.
    I'll give Generations the Robotnik name drop though, that was nice.
    Generations also literally ends with Eggman lost in a void.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Mania: Version 1.04 and Plus DLC PS4 Leaks (SPOILERS)   
    I'm honestly surprised Mighty and Ray weren't all you get for $5.  I think people set their sights a little too high for Plus if they're expecting anything especially substantial.  Any reason to go back to Mania is good enough for me!
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    Jambone got a reaction from MetalSkulkBane in Sonic Mania Reviews/Impressions Thread   
    Do you think in hypothetical future classic games, Knuckles' climbing should be sped up?  I'm not talking a massive speed increase, but I feel like bumping it up a little would make it feel a little less tedious.  I really like exploring with Knuckles but his climbing feels incredibly slow.
    Additionally, after playing Ray, Tails' flight feels like trying to maneuver a greased sausage through molasses.
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    Jambone reacted to Gemster312 in Sonic Mania Reviews/Impressions Thread   
    Yeah its really interesting because wasn't Super/Hyper Knuckles in S3&K faster when climbing walls?
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    Jambone reacted to Diogenes in Sonic Mania Reviews/Impressions Thread   
    Speeding it up might make it a bit less tedious, but I'm not sure if it's the best solution, because it means you're still stuck with a very static way of moving compared to the core gameplay being so fluid and dynamic. I've thought about him having something like a mini-spindash while clinging to a wall; normal climbing would still exist as the safe option, but you'd also be able to launch yourself upward at a decent speed, at the risk of falling if you didn't reach the top or didn't jump off somewhere.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Well, there isn't a Super Mario comic, and looking at Archie's history with Sonic, I don't really blame Nintendo for not wanting to risk it becoming...whatever the fuck Archie Sonic became for a good half of its run.
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    Jambone got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I can understand not using them in the Modern games, because there are enough useless characters as is, but comics benefit from having a huge cast.  Why take away that option?
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    Jambone got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Team Sonic Racing: Cool Edge Gameplay @ Comic Con 2018   
    Definitely the Unleashed stage with the least character, but I guess at least it's not another Generations/Forces level.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Detective Kaito in The Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2018   
    SONIC UTOPIA DEMO 2 BAYBEE
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    Jambone got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in What if Sonic and his friends died in the Last Story of Shadow the Hedgehog?   
    I love it.  However, I don't think you're putting enough thought into the concept, as there are a lot of implications here that should, nay need to be explored in a rich, well-written world like Sonic the Hedgehog's, and in the franchise as a whole.
    You have to remember, these are basically the only people Shadow has any connections with at this point.  Friends or foes, they are his tethers to the world around him, the only thing keeping him grounded rather than being consumed by the rage and confusion inside of him.  With the others gone, Shadow would likely experience a deep depression, made worse by his identity crisis.  Assuming Sonic Team were to follow through with this bold (and honestly, downright brilliant) direction for the series, any further games would have to star the remaining characters in the series, with Shadow of course being the main character.
    In Shadow the Hedgehog 2, we could see Shadow's fall from grace: the use of alcohol and narcotics to numb the pain of utter detachment from the world as it exists.  The Black Arms are defeated, but at what cost?  Is a world without others to connect to worth living in?  The humans around him remind him far too much of those once lost, yet without the likes of Sonic, Rouge, and Knuckles, he's no one left to measure himself by.  As Shadow further drowns himself in sin to mask his sorrow, he finds himself needing increasingly bizarre and exotic antidotes to the poison that is guilt.  Shadow the Hedgehog 2 would put on display the deepest depravities and harshest extremes a person will go to, just to hide from that which causes them suffering.
    This is where Charmy the Bee comes in.  If you'll remember, one of the many sublime character moments from Shadow the Hedgehog was Charmy's idolization of Shadow.  He, a young boy with aspirations of heroism, sees Shadow as the pinnacle of masculinity and coolness.  One day, as Shadow awakes among a sea of spent needles, empty bottles, and strange women, he, by happenstance, sees the number for the Chaotix Detective Agency in an open phone book on the floor.  The word, "Chaotix", reminds him of his days playing cat and mouse with others of his kind, playing his part in the Saturday Morning Illusion that was his life before it was all violently ripped from him.  Should he risk trying to reconnect, thus opening his defunct, blackened heart to be shattered yet again?  Or should he continue his cycle of self-destruction until the icy black hand of Death takes him to what would hopefully be final peace?
    Shadow weighs the fragile hope in his heart against the crushing agony of losing everything a third time, at which point he is at his most relatable, basic state.  We have all been reduced to nothing.  We have all been given the opportunity to begin rebuilding and risk destruction, and considered remaining as nothing.  We have all been at that point where you either decide to continue down the path you're walking, or start walking a new one.  This, right here, is what will define not only Shadow the Hedgehog 2, but redefine video game storytelling as a whole.
    I applaud you, lulzers, for being brave enough to present this idea in a world where simplicity and ease rule all.  Others may call your idea grim, or unnecessary, or even (God-forbid) edgy, but I will call it what it is: the seed of an incredible work of art.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Gumbit in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    At the very least, if we're to get a classic companion comic, it means that those characters will have a greater spotlight in that one.
    I don't have a lot of hope for Sega to follow Mania's success with anything meaningful (Mania sold well? They must want more Green Hill!), but if they did, a companion series would be pretty likely, I think.  Seems silly for them to just let these characters sit and rot while they introduce new ones, especially ones that look like they could be made in Forces' meager DeviantArt machine (Tangle looks unique enough, even if only being a species you can't use).
    Can't get mad at Ian for not being (visibly) upset, though.  He's a professional and is probably working his dream job right now: writing for a series he loves.  If I got the chance to write for Metroid, I'd take Nintendo shoving a broom up my ass every morning with a smile.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I can understand not using them in the Modern games, because there are enough useless characters as is, but comics benefit from having a huge cast.  Why take away that option?
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    Jambone got a reaction from Riseodvi in The Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2018   
    Are they just showing off the stuff they have then?  Because I swear I just saw a tweet from one of them saying there'd be stuff at SAGE.
    I'm not complaining, as long as there's something to play at the end of the day I'm fine with that.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    At the very least, if we're to get a classic companion comic, it means that those characters will have a greater spotlight in that one.
    I don't have a lot of hope for Sega to follow Mania's success with anything meaningful (Mania sold well? They must want more Green Hill!), but if they did, a companion series would be pretty likely, I think.  Seems silly for them to just let these characters sit and rot while they introduce new ones, especially ones that look like they could be made in Forces' meager DeviantArt machine (Tangle looks unique enough, even if only being a species you can't use).
    Can't get mad at Ian for not being (visibly) upset, though.  He's a professional and is probably working his dream job right now: writing for a series he loves.  If I got the chance to write for Metroid, I'd take Nintendo shoving a broom up my ass every morning with a smile.
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    Jambone got a reaction from MegasonicZX in The Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2018   
    SONIC UTOPIA DEMO 2 BAYBEE
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    Jambone got a reaction from Mr Silvia in What if Sonic and his friends died in the Last Story of Shadow the Hedgehog?   
    I love it.  However, I don't think you're putting enough thought into the concept, as there are a lot of implications here that should, nay need to be explored in a rich, well-written world like Sonic the Hedgehog's, and in the franchise as a whole.
    You have to remember, these are basically the only people Shadow has any connections with at this point.  Friends or foes, they are his tethers to the world around him, the only thing keeping him grounded rather than being consumed by the rage and confusion inside of him.  With the others gone, Shadow would likely experience a deep depression, made worse by his identity crisis.  Assuming Sonic Team were to follow through with this bold (and honestly, downright brilliant) direction for the series, any further games would have to star the remaining characters in the series, with Shadow of course being the main character.
    In Shadow the Hedgehog 2, we could see Shadow's fall from grace: the use of alcohol and narcotics to numb the pain of utter detachment from the world as it exists.  The Black Arms are defeated, but at what cost?  Is a world without others to connect to worth living in?  The humans around him remind him far too much of those once lost, yet without the likes of Sonic, Rouge, and Knuckles, he's no one left to measure himself by.  As Shadow further drowns himself in sin to mask his sorrow, he finds himself needing increasingly bizarre and exotic antidotes to the poison that is guilt.  Shadow the Hedgehog 2 would put on display the deepest depravities and harshest extremes a person will go to, just to hide from that which causes them suffering.
    This is where Charmy the Bee comes in.  If you'll remember, one of the many sublime character moments from Shadow the Hedgehog was Charmy's idolization of Shadow.  He, a young boy with aspirations of heroism, sees Shadow as the pinnacle of masculinity and coolness.  One day, as Shadow awakes among a sea of spent needles, empty bottles, and strange women, he, by happenstance, sees the number for the Chaotix Detective Agency in an open phone book on the floor.  The word, "Chaotix", reminds him of his days playing cat and mouse with others of his kind, playing his part in the Saturday Morning Illusion that was his life before it was all violently ripped from him.  Should he risk trying to reconnect, thus opening his defunct, blackened heart to be shattered yet again?  Or should he continue his cycle of self-destruction until the icy black hand of Death takes him to what would hopefully be final peace?
    Shadow weighs the fragile hope in his heart against the crushing agony of losing everything a third time, at which point he is at his most relatable, basic state.  We have all been reduced to nothing.  We have all been given the opportunity to begin rebuilding and risk destruction, and considered remaining as nothing.  We have all been at that point where you either decide to continue down the path you're walking, or start walking a new one.  This, right here, is what will define not only Shadow the Hedgehog 2, but redefine video game storytelling as a whole.
    I applaud you, lulzers, for being brave enough to present this idea in a world where simplicity and ease rule all.  Others may call your idea grim, or unnecessary, or even (God-forbid) edgy, but I will call it what it is: the seed of an incredible work of art.
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    Jambone got a reaction from Miragnarok in Character and Circuit Discussion for Team Sonic Racing 🏁   
    That new fella was mentioned at SDCC I guess.  I still stand by my prediction of who we have now + Chaotix with Charmy switched out + Egg/Metal/New Guy.
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    Jambone reacted to Razule in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    What's he supposed to say? "Screw SEGA"? So it goes is right, that's how it goes. Just something that one has to get used to when using another's characters, or having a "powers-that-be".
    I remember someone on Bumbleking saying something, one of the artists or whatever. Like, "if SEGA says Sonic has pink polka dots, that is what we do". 
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    Jambone reacted to Legendary Emerald in Sonic Forces Final DLC - What is it?   
    So how about that San Diego Comic Con panel? Very excited that they finally announced the last piece of Sonic Forces DLC, “Episode Decomposing Corpse.”
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    Jambone got a reaction from Gresh11990 in Team Sonic Racing: Cool Edge Gameplay @ Comic Con 2018   
    Definitely the Unleashed stage with the least character, but I guess at least it's not another Generations/Forces level.
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    Jambone got a reaction from knuckles20 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I can understand not using them in the Modern games, because there are enough useless characters as is, but comics benefit from having a huge cast.  Why take away that option?
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    Jambone got a reaction from Legendary Emerald in Team Sonic Racing: Cool Edge Gameplay @ Comic Con 2018   
    Definitely the Unleashed stage with the least character, but I guess at least it's not another Generations/Forces level.
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