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

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. With stuff like this sometimes I wonder if SEGA even knows what its doing with the franchise. So many voice acting changes, so many gameplay swaps, so many writers coming and going. Like, voice acting changes are normal in media I know but Sonic's been through like 6 voice actors in 25 years and I sometimes wonder if it's due to not finding the voice actor or if it's a matter of some kind of "Well your time's up, bring in some new blood" mentality which is kind of mindboggling to think about to me. Sonic's lack of persistent consistency pisses me off to no end.
  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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

       

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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

  16. 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?

  17. 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~☆

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      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 Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

       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.

  18. 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?

  19. god beerus and whis are such a good addition to dragon ball imo

  20. It was never mentioned what happened to Navi after Majora's Mask right?

    1. FReaK

      FReaK

      didn't navi already leave after oot? it was a different fairy in mm, tatl in the english version.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The implication is that at the start of MM Link is searching for Navi before he gets jumped by Skull Kid. After that, the plot threads of what Link was doing at the start of the game and Navi's disappearance are never brought up again.

  21. Spoiler

    Beautiful Princess Zelda with short hair! HYPED for the sequel ...

    Short Hair Zelda is best Zelda

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Proof #2.

  22. Not really all characters but Mirage got a big rework back when Loba released, completely changing his ultimate to be more "useful" since you could find him easily when he was invisible in his previous ultimate. I'm Level 80 on the Battle Pass and oh god I'm extremely tired of grind but that's more on me, the game is extremely lenient with how much """"free"""" level ups you can get. You level up extremely fast. I might have some issues with the microtransactions ($20 for a skin, really, sure they're pretty and the game is free but come on, it's a FPS skin.) but overall the game has a really good monetary system for a F2P game.
  23. I really expected Johnny to give Black Knight a negative review but I'm surprised and happy with what he thinks about it. 

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I think he was very fair. The game has LOTS of bad traits, but several really good ones too. Ultimately, I think the bad wins out, but eh.

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      The gameplay is definitely the worst part of the game (which is kind of the most important thing but eh...) but everything else makes it up so much for me that it's still one of my favorite Sonic games. 

  24. Oh crap Tangle and Whisper crossing over to a game.

    Took them long enough. Wonder if the next Sonic game will have IDW stuff on it.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Wonder how this has made Sally fans feel 

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      That name is redacted from all SEGA archives.

      ...

      Wait.

      Nicole the Holo-Lynx is gone too now.

      Fuck I didn't think about this until now. Loved Nicole.

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Sally was in a game already:

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    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      But seriously, what game are they being added to?

      Like, I'm guessing Speed Battle, but I googled it and didn't find anything.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Sonic Dash

    6. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      What will their voices sound like?😮

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      im still wondering what marine sounds like tho

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Pelvic WOO! engine Neither Dash nor Speed Battle use voice clips.

    9. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      In fairness Sally had her turn used in SEGA marketing in the mid 90s, just stuff like spin off games was a less lax process those days (they sure did TRY though, just they never got off the ground).

      Also at this point I can see why characters like Sticks, Tangle and Whisper have been considered more compatible with this sort of marketing, not just because their works are the fresh new 'hot topic', but because they're more easy to translate. They all have one consistent design and characterisation and it's largely flexible with the games universe. You don't lose a ton of important lore and character building slapping Sticks in her Boom design in the games world for example.

      With Sally and the other Freedom Fighters, they've went through an excessive amount of retools and development. It's WAY easier to alienate actual fans of the characters by just picking one interpretation as the 'official' one and sticking them in.

  25. I had NO clue that they patched in Dingodile's losing quote in N-Sane Trilogy.

    God damn that's awesome. Always loved that quote.

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