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  1. Life starts with a sunny day, let's feel the ocean breath

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      ~ Theme of Perfect Chaos, Sonic Generations (2011)

  2. ... Why a Mephiles toy?

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Because evil needs hugs too.

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    2. Cuz

      Cuz

      Hmmm....

      One of the Shadow figure molds was defective, and some enterprising business man said: "Not a problem!"?

    3. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      sonic 06 2 elctirc boogaloading

    4. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I'll laugh if its "Blue Shadow" Mephi and not Crystal Meph.

       

      That'd just be all kinds of messed up.

    5. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      So you can "toy" with him! Haha!

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Was it not every 7-12 year olds' fantasy to live out the tragic murder of our blue rodent in cute dolly form? 

    7. Snowragnarok

      Snowragnarok

      Infinite, a character literally designed to be hated, got a plush, so the more charismatic Mephiles would of course later get one.

    8. The Master

      The Master

      Cause I deserve a win for once.

    9. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Infinite is at least a recent character. Mephiles is from the considered-by-many worst Sonic game who got literally no representation whatsoever after 06 besides a scene here and there in the comics. Like, why give him a plush over anyone else lmao.

      Where's my Solaris phase 2 plush. I'd buy that.

    10. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Forget Mephi, what about Emerl? He's been killed off from the only spin-off game he appeared in like 18 years ago, was re-built as someone else, and somehow he's getting a toy?

       

      Gemerl spinning in his grave right now. WTF?

  3. That body of light is the sign of a supeIT'S ALL YOU SHADOW, standard attacks wonUNDERSTOOD on him, he eaSILVER IT'S YOUR TURN dimensions for lunch. But there shI'LL TAKE CARE OF THIS

    THIS IS THE END! PREPARE TO MEET YOUR DOOM!

  4. When you're hyped for a possible Sonic Colors remaster but you remember that they apparently ditched nearly the entire voice cast once again so it may have a new voice cast. 

     
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    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I really doubt they're redoing the voice acting. Everything we know labels this as a remaster, not a remake. My guess is that they're just adding in the German dub.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      German, French, Spanish and the others that they've been doing some Generations. More if @Jango is right. I don't think they'll redub the game. But depending on what this remaster entails, it might be necessary. 

    3. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      The italian voice direction for Sonic games since Generations has been questionable with VAs being miscasted at best, so i dread how they'll handle a redub of Colors with this style.

    4. N000

      N000

      Keep in mind this came from a portfolio website with a date of December 2020. Not sure how long a localisation project like this would take but it'll definitely have been completed in December 2020 assuming that date is correct in the first place. If there was any new content requiring new English voiceover as well it's entirely possible Roger and any other required outgoing cast members were contracted for a short time in order to do this and it turned out to be their final Sonic performances.

      It's part of the reason that I think this is due for announcement in the next week or two, German localisation being completed feels like it'd be quite far along in the pipeline. Admittedly I don't not game development so I'm mostly guessing.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The slim chance it will get redubbed with the new cast does heighten the possibility of a expanded and/or retranslated, de-Pontaffied script in exchange so...

      Spoiler

       

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      Complete the trade?

      @N000

      Kate Higgins did say she ain't done with Tails just yet, so it's possible this is the project she refers to

       

    6. Jack-al

      Jack-al

      @Supah Berry Kate voiced Tails in Colors, but you are talking about Colleen who is the current voice, she said she's not done yet...

      It really depends on what the extra content is, if any.

      @Teoskaven I'm italian, I've listened to the dub of various games... honestly they are fine, we have a voice actor world that's very talented, yeah some things are weird though, like Amy, Eggman and even Shadow's current VAs. I don't think they are fitting although very talented in general. Claudio Moneta as Shadow does a good job though, it's the other 2 I mentioned... heh. The rest are great, I'm not convinced about Jasmine Laurenti as Rouge though maybe?

    7. Jango

      Jango

      @Blue Blood regarding the stuff I heard, only text localization, not dubbing, at least not yet... 

  5. When Sonic the Hedgehog finally gets a game update and it's a Sonic Colors remaster for modern consoles

     

  6. so where's my sonic forces 2 at

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Probably just around the corner...

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Must be waiting for Sonic Prime to release so they'll have Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, Boom Sonic and Prime Sonic all playable + playable Avatar. 

      SEGA are geniusssses.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Serious thoughts; will the avatar ever return?

    4. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Eeeeeeeeh it really depends what they want to do with the franchise going onwards gameplay-wise imo. 

      Considering the Boost formula is most likely gone because god damn SEGA can't hold a playstyle for more than three games reee, I don't think the Avatar style that Sonic Forces had will return. I can see a create-a-character thing happening for a platformer but I'd really rather have the rest of the already existing cast as playable characters instead.

      What I do wonder is if the Wisps will return or not, considering Iizuka mentioned by Generations I think that the Wisps would be a regular part of Sonic's gameplay. Is Iizuka still even at Sonic Team? After Forces I'd imagine everything at Sonic Team got flipped upside down.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      There's no such thing as Sonic Team officially anymore. It's just the brand logo that's slapped on Sonic games created by SEGA CS2, and involving key staff like Iizuka and Hoshino. That's been the case for several years now. 

    6. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      SEGA lies to me once again.

      SEGA is the new Konami to me

      Well at least Konami is licensing Silent Hill to other companies (rest in peace Castlevania and Metal Gear).

    7. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonic Forces 2 will be mobile exclusive

    8. Jango

      Jango

      No 

    9. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I'd honestly be surprised if we didn't have the create a character system back for the next game. 

       

      Kinda surprised they didn't already try to splice it into the spinoffs like TSR. 

  7. My reaction when SEGA takes any Sonic the Hedgehog franchise decision. 

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  8. Travis is the only one left so far right? Everyone else of the main cast is gone?

    Besides Mike Pollock that is.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Willingham left before TSR came out and was replaced.

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Wait he's gone?

      Damn I loved his Knuckles. Haven't played TSR so didn't have a clue.

      Well guess the voice actors for the main cast are all gone. Again.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The new guy in TSR is... some of his lines are fine, and other times they are actually legit awful. Skip to 15:34 here:

      In that little scene, Knuckle's VA sounds like he's trying way too hard with the whole tough-guy act. And Rouge's VA sounded just fine in both Generations and Forces, but her TSR performance is ghastly. At least Omochao is alright in that scene? lol

      A lot of the cast largely sound off in TSR. You can tell that their lines were given to them in the same disjointed way that we seem them presented in the cutscenes. The production values for the story are so low that I have to wonder why they even bother. 

    4. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      @Blue Blood from what I had listened to I got the impression he was more directed to imitate Travis who was already being directed to imitate Dan Green so it just sounds really weird. It sticks out more when Papenbrook and Lindbeck got to interpret Silver and Blaze differently and they sounded better for it.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I know Silver was pretty different, but Blaze? All three of her VA's has been incredibly similar.

    6. Snowragnarok

      Snowragnarok

      Even the guy who replaced Travis could be gone, too. This would leave TSR as his only performance.

    7. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Eugh that voice acting. Team Sonic Racing always felt off to me but I never saw the """"""cutscenes""""" until now.

      Feels extremely cheap. 

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The "cutscenes" in TSR are so inconsequential, so removed from the gameplay and so low quality they the game would have probably benefitted from not having them at all. The least that they could have done to improve these scenes would have been to not include a stupid whoosh sound effect each time the character portrait changes. In one of the first scenes they talk about taking a rocket to Planet Wisp so that they can enter the first race, but they're soon dotting around all seven zones from the game like it's nothing. Why add a story if it's meaningless?

      The default/normal way to start a race in story mode skips the story anyway, which is really bizarre. Like, pressing A will go straight to the race and pressing X will take you to the cutscene and then the race (Switch version). It's unusual, and suggests that the development team thought little of the story scenes.

      Some of the dialogue alone is pretty nice. I enjoy watching Sonic try to trash talk Silver only for it to go way over Silver's head and annoy Sonic in the process, or Big being the only one who isn't super racist against tanukis and the fact that he calls everyone out on their shit simply by being a nice guy. But yeah... Super cheap. Free Riders' cutscenes don't even feel as cheap as TSR's.

    9. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Even Free Riders's cutscenes had more love put to them. That game would've worked wonderfully with standard controls as an alternative without the obligatory motion controls imo. 

      What is it with Sonic and static .jpg VisualNovel-like cutscenes like come on SEGA. Sonic Rush (Understandable due to being a DS/3DS handheld series but even they had some cutscenes using the ingame models), Sonic Rivals, Sonic Free Riders, Team Sonic Racing.

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'll give Rivals a free pass because it was also a side, handheld game. Rivals 2 had full voice acting for it's static portrait cutscenes too. But there's no excusing Free Riders and TSR, even if the they budget side productions. They weren't handheld games. Even Boom F&I had proper cutscenes (but not Shattered Crystal):

      Although ngl, I actually preferred the portraits/models with text boxes in Generations 3DS to the super ugly, highly compressed cutscenes of Lost World 3DS. That game just took some of the Wii U cutscenes and cut out the rest. Not only were they incredibly ugly, but they also some random plotholes. The first time that Sonic and Zeena meet in the 3DS version, she accuses him of messing up her nails during their last encounter. 

      Rock bottom production values have been pretty common this decade.

  9. Sky Fortress Act 2 and 3 are the apex predators of Sonic music themes because they're at the top of the food chain.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      They are pretty fucking good. It's just too bad that the synth and them just overall being tied to Sonic 4 makes them severely overlooked a lot of the time.

  10. What's this about Shadow's character in the IDW comics being controlled by SEGA or something like that to be like Vegeta without the character development? I don't read the IDW comics but I saw a comment about that in the Pontac/Graff topic.

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      sega keeps a closer eye on the comics so that things don't spiral off in weird directions the way archie sonic did and some people don't like the direction/limitations they've imposed on how shadow is written.

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Is he too edgy as expected or what?

    3. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      It should be noted that Sega was already keeping an closer eye on Archie Sonic after the Penders Lawsuit and was calling shots on it before IDW.

    4. CrownSlayer’s Shadow
  11. Konami purchases Sonic the Hedgehog and does two Pachinko cabinets and absolutely nothing else with the franchise. I see it coming at this point. 

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It's borderline for the best at this point. Sonic loves going to casinos anyhow

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      There are fates worse than death.

  12. Love how the first game-related news we get in five years is Roger leaving the role. Grand.

    Wait what do you mean that Sonic Forces released five years ago. 

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Oh right Team Sonic Racing was a thing.

      God damn when's my mainline Sonic title SEGA come on. I'm starting to feel like a Silent Hill fan with all this news drought.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Green Hill is looking more like Silent Hill now

    3. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Silent Hill Zone

  13. I got recommended from songs from Evil Within and damn they're great. Thinking about playing them but I'm not too knowledgeable on horror games besides Resident Evil or Silent Hill, are they good games?

  14. If a true Sonic Generations 2 happens someday I hope they remake the Solaris boss fight. That boss was really good. 

    Plus gotta say I love Solaris. Its design was really nice. 

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Only if they can find a way to justify a way for non-Super Sonic to fight that thing. Of all the excuses Perfect Chaos had, for one he couldn't fly.

  15. Where's my third Sonic Storybook game SEGA come on you ported Lost World to PC you got no excuse for any business decision you make.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      I always wanted a Greek mythology Sonic storybook game tbh 

    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      i legit want sonic and the bible

       

  16. Holy crap that The Suicide Squad Roll Call got me hyped up as hell.

    I hope Ratcatcher is DC's Ghost (from Ant-Man and the Wasp) counterpart in that they're male villains in the comics but they got a female version in the films. I loved Ghost, one of my MCU's top favourite antagonists.

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      And Harley Quinn's new costume is god damn amazing.

  17. So uh I kind of lost track of the show after a few episodes but apparently people didn't like Star vs. The Forces of Evil's ending? Why? What went wrong?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer
    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      I watched it all a couple months back. Didn’t personally see what the rage was all about. Like the ending wasn’t entirely satisfying, but nothing to go “this show sucks” over 

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I've never heard of this program before so Googled it and now I finally know what the second face is in the Cal Arts meme.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I can't speak personally but from what I've heard, an insulting as hell finale coming after two lackluster seasons that throws away the charm of Season 1 and 2 for a bunch of relationship drama, and turning Star into a garbage asshole of a person.

    5. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      It's one of those endings where, if you watch it in a vacuum divorced from the rest of the series, it's not the worst thing ever, but when you stop and think about the context of the rest of the series, it has a bunch of unintentionally ugly implications (you know how people joked about Sonic killing people with that blackout in the movie? Think that, but this time it's intentional, and we see actual victims).

      Though beyond that, it also does a couple of things that play into this unintentional "white saviour" narrative that I've realised kinda hangs over the series ever since it decided it wanted to be Baby's First Game of Thones instead of a lighthearted dimension-hopping comedy.

      EDIT: And as Ryan said, it's also the culmination of issues that are present since the start of the third season, and are largely unaddressed even by the fourth.

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      people tend to over exaggerate to hell and back when it comes to cartoons so i can never tell until i watch it myself

  18. Imagenthe fuck

    How much money did Sony give Square Enix?

    1. Thigolf
    2. pppp

      pppp

      I don't get why people are so baffled. Exclusive deals like this have been in games since the 90s. Earthworm Jim had exclusive Sega content, The PS1 Mortal Kombat games had content not on the N64 versions, the Xbox 360 had exclusive Call of Duty stuff, this is all part of competition, companies trying to give us reasons to get their console.

    3. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Doesn't make it less shitty, dude.

    4. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      I think he's wondering what has changed now for people to actually start complaining, because this has been the first major example i see for this case. Hell, only a few years ago everyone was a-ok with Ubisoft having Star Fox content for the Switch version of Starlink and no deal for the other versions.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Not to mention that is one of the most egregious examples ever. If you're dismissing that just because "it's the way it's always been", you're being wilfully ignorant and dismissive.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      It was always shitty. It was shitty with star link, it was shitty with Sonic & sega all stars, and it’s shitty now.

      but good god, I hate that I was right in thinking there’d be more sectioned off in this game 

    7. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Lol, fuck off Square and Sony

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @KHCast I forgot about that! I could accept Banjo/Avatars on 360 and Miis on Wii because of first party rights, but having several SEGA brands exclusive to PC was lame. Although IIRC it was a much later release and SEGA simply weren't interested in the going through the associated costs of updating all the other platforms.

    9. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      That and some of the added characters (2 from Total War, one from Company of Heroes and one from Football Manager) had more presence (if not complete) on the PC market. Although in that case it could be Sumo just got told the exclusitivity beforehand and decided to pick and choose themed racers.

    10. pppp

      pppp

      @Thigolf  Why is it shitty? So basically you're saying Nintendo is shitty for doing that Wii U exclusivity deal with SEGA a few years back. Are they also shitty for putting their games only on the Switch? In the entertainment industry if you have no exclusive content you're nothing dude, why would I spend money on something, be it a console, a streaming service or whatever if there's nothing it offeres that others don't ?

      Was SEGA shitty for not putting Sonic 2 on the SNES as well?

    11. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Blue Blood Even in those cases, it still was a case of devaluing the PlayStation version and charging the same amount for it. Still shitty even if it “makes sense” given the characters. Hell, having different content in the same game based on different consoles is still in itself a ridiculously dumb idea to me, since it essentially tries to FOMO us and make us feel bad for not getting the other “better” version(s)

       

      @pppp that’s a lotta false equivalences you’re making 

      “In the entertainment industry if you have no exclusive content you're nothing dude” 

      In the case of video games, that’s why first party exclusives are a thing 

      “Was SEGA shitty for not putting Sonic 2 on the SNES as well?”

       

      LOL WHAT? 

    12. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      If a rich as fuck company shoves money up the ass of another company to keep content from other platforms, it's shitty, yes.

      Especially if the former rich as fuck as company has plenty of studios and cash to make their own content anyway. Noone is mad that Sony made games are Sony platform exclusives. People are mad that Sony and Square gatekeep their third party shit. Sony gets sales. Square gets cash. The consumer gets NOTHING out of this, other than fucked over.

    13. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

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      So basically you're saying Nintendo is shitty for doing that Wii U exclusivity deal with SEGA a few years back.

      Thinks back to how RoL literally had one leg in the grave coming out the gate as they had to port the game down from hardware they already had working builds for. Not to mention how the series in general had next to no footing tech wise this generation largely due to being stuck on that gen for another 3 years...

      ... I mean to be fair, it was largely Sega being stupid there too.

  19. So I JUST learned that Silent Hill Homecoming was made by Double Helix... The same studio that made the amazing Killer Instinct reboot for the Xbox One (which Iron Galaxy continued developing from S2 onwards).

    ... How. 

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      There was originally a LOT of skepticism over Killer Instinct because of Double Helix's prior work, to the point it's honestly throwing me for a loop to suddenly see this from the reverse angle now.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Would you really be surprised if it’s probably because Konami was being fucking Konami and meddling and putting pressure on DH resulting in what we ended up getting?

  20. The biggest part of Spider-Man being exclusive to Playstation means that he'll do jackshit in the story lmao.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Gee that's not blatant advertisment for the (indefinitely better) PS Spider Man games at all

  21. Holy shit Yuki Naka and Naoto Ohshima

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Looks a bit rough but reminds me of Billy Hatcher a bit.

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Is this the first time Naka and Oshima have worked together since...what, Sonic Adventure?

      What's more, is this the first time Square-Enix has ever done a platformer?

  22. So uhhh i wanna get into danganronpa

    Should I watch the anime as an entry point thing?

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Ehhhh....

      The anime is a simple way to understand the plot of the first game, but it will ruin the experience for you. There isn't enough time to develop many of the characters, so if they die... they don't make as much of an impression on you as the game would.

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I do recommend playing the games but I also recommend playing the games in Japanese because the localization isn't great.

      I will forever stick to saying that Super High School Level is more iconic than "Ultimate" for example and some things I just find super weird in it in general like the changing of names for some weird reason. This kind of localization isn't acceptable when Persona 4 did it faithfully.

      You can watch the anime yeah where it has a better localization but it goes by fast and you don't get to learn about the characters as much as you would in the games due to the games having free time events. Its up to you if you how you spend your time ultimately.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Please just play the first game, it’s on PS4, Vita, PC, and both IOS/Android.

      The anime is a very bare basic adaption, and rushes to fit everything into the episodes they got, meaning a lot of daily life is cut entirely, leaving most of the cast painfully underdeveloped.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Duplicate post, ignore

    5. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      What people said, play DR1 or at the very least watch a playthrough of a game. The anime is pretty barebones.

      Also a word of caution - DR3 anime (not to be confused with DRv3 the game, those are different things) is considered to be bad, so watch at your own risk

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Quote

      but I also recommend playing the games in Japanese because the localization isn't great.

      crow, you know this is an english speaking forum, right?

       

      The best way to enjoy a series is through it's source. So yes, play the games. They go for crazy cheap during Steam sales.

    7. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

       Play the games sure. 

      Just make sure to get them on sale and cheap when you can.

      They're better in english though. Sure it's localization may not be as great as Ace Attorney's, but it's still the better way to play them.

    8. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Just keep in mind the games are going to be delisted from stores as the publishing rights for the games are being changed. So if you wanna nab Dangan before it disappears for a tad bit, best get them now.

    9. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Oh FUCK RIGHT they're getting delisted for a while.

      Okay I'll try the first game and see what's up. Thanks everyone.

  23. So I saw a Youtube comment mentioning that Metroid Prime's use of the scan visor and method of storytelling is one of the precursors of the "environmental storytelling" that games like Dark Souls use and...

    Yeah... Sounds accurate to me? Like, Dark Souls has the same type of storytelling as Metroid Prime doesn't it?

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