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  1. Mega Drive Mini announced. "It's ATGames... :("

    This is quite a prominent position for a company like AT Games. They've only got themselves to blame if they're getting negative reception for frankly shoddy work in the past. It's quite unlikely that this is going to be any different if their response is sweep scepticism and criticism under the carpet.
  2. I'll just patiently wait for the Switch or Steam versions of Mania to update...

    1. Josh


      I'm pissed that we'll probably be waiting weeks for an update on switch again 

    2. The Loudest Loud

      The Loudest Loud

      I'd love for this to turn out to be a shock "gotcha" and it's releasing extremely soon but let's face it it's unlikely. I do feel bad for the devs for all this. I deleted my one gameplay spoiler out of respect but let's face it there's probably a hundred people who were gonna reveal this if I hadn't found it at all.

    3. JezMM


      Switch still hasn't got the first update right?  Last time I played it was less than a month ago and it still had Dunkey easter egg and no super transformation button.

      I assume this was a mistake for sure, they explicitly said that Mania Adventures was gonna be the countdown for it's launch, basically (I assume with Episode 5 landing the same day as the game).

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The Switch got that update ages ago along with the rest of the platforms. The Dunkey Easter Egg remains intact on the Switch, but otherwise it's got the same updates as the rest. I'm playing the game literally right now and am finding myself bothered by the transform button in the upper corner.

  3. Hey guys, any big spoilers like changes to levels, bosses and zone transitions are spoilers. Please tag them.
  4. Nice set of updates. I'm especially glad that there's now an option to disable the time limit - it adds absolutely nothing to the game except limiting your ability to explore. For longer levels like FBZ2 and TMZ, it's a real nuisance. I'm a little disappointed to see that "& Knuckles" is the only partner option available still. I'd like to be able to choose any partner for any character. Some people have said they was to see an option for three or more characters at once, which is think is messy and don't particularly like even in the famous S2 Heroes mood. Can't think of any reason why the co-op character needs to be limited though.
  5. Turnabout Time Traveller was baaaaaaaaad

    1. Sean


      Didn't even finish it

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I just played it for the first time today. I don't recommend that you ever bother finishing it really. 

      Both DD and SoJ are pretty naff games really. A shame.

    3. Sean


      I thought 6 was great personally. Like yeah it's way more visibly flawed than the trilogy was (retcons up the ass, especially) but I thought the final case was particularly gripping and finally gave Apollo the sort of focus and character development I've been wanting to years that 5 only teased us. And it kinda felt like retribution for how Phoenix stole the spotlight in 4 haha

      5 I would have to replay but it's a mixed bag in retrospect. First time I played it I really liked it, and it had a fantastic DLC case.

    4. Fusion-Ellipsis


      Turnabout TT was ehhhhh...

      Turnabout Reclaimed on the other hand was alright Imo


      Yes there's the absurdity of defending a freaking orca (and cross examining it) but newbie Athena was one of the few things that I liked about this case.



  6. I'm trying to play through Spirit of Justice for the first since I completed it when it was new, but I sincerely do not have the patience for any of the long and drawn out character animations right now. Turnabout Time Traveller is brand new to me and I can't even wait around for that right now. 

    1. Thigolf


      That damn butterfly Nahyuta bullshit. Just...stop, game. STOP.

      And Turnabout Time Traveller has an animation from a client that might be even worse than that. Roughly the same length, maybe longer. 

      It's frustrating really, the animations are so good and charming, but after like the third time, it's like "Okay, I get it" and after the fifth time you're just sick of them. I'm honestly having a hard time appreciating them anymore, no matter how much I liked them the first time.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yeah, exactly. It's actually a huge nuisance. Although I appreciate what they can do with models over sprites, good fucking for they need a skip function for these animations. It was never like this in the 2D games  

    3. Fusion-Ellipsis


      Nahyuta's butterfly animation is cool but yeah I agree it gets super annoying when it's repeated a billion times. It's soooo slow -_-

  7. Sega Ages Collection (Switch)

    M2's emulations are good, but not perfect. As emulations they lack the ability for any real technical upgrades like wide-screen support or reductions in slow down. Even though the 3DS version of S1 has the spindash added in, it's buggy and doesn't work correctly. It's still a poorer quality than you've been able to get from emulations and rom hacks for well over a decade. The sound emulation still sounds quite off in some places. And really that's all these amount to - rom hacks on an emulator. I appreciate that they're good by all relative standards compared to other officially licensed emulations, but I honestly want much more in this day and age. At least as far as the Sonic games are concerned which have already been remade to a fantastic quality.
  8. I really like the way that The Simpsons addressed the problem with Apu. https://www.thewrap.com/simpsons-problem-apu-hari-kondabolu/

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      we're reaching levels of selfawareness that we may never come back from

      consequences shall never be the same

      I love your random scenes of geniusness Simpsons 

    2. Ayliffe


      I see the Simpsons has graduated from the school of "Acknowledging genuine problems with the thing in-universe but doing literally nothing to fix said problem"

    3. KHCast


      Kinda doing the family guy thing. “If we let them know we know about the issues, while we still do the issue, it’s okay then.” This is kinda a nothing response from Fox/the simpsons until action is actually, yknow, done.(and I’m with the guy that they link to who’s tweeting in response to the episode tbh.)

    4. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      Well considering most of the episode was a bit out of touch (Minecraft con in 2018 seriously?). If it didn't show Apu, I swear it would have talked about the show in general since it did seem out of ideas and just tired, both from Marge and Lisa saying it. A hidden message? Even Homer was a bit OOC late into the episode (only bit that I liked about the episode was the conflict between Bart and Homer, the first time around but not the other way around, that and Mr. Burns' last line).

      @KHCast It's a bit of a complicated issue. Voice actor aside where I sort of do agree, where it might be a stereotype in one country is a part of life in another. Go to a corner shop/off license/small not big chain supermarket in England and there is a chance that the person serving/owner is an Indian/Pakistani or other Asian ethic, either that or Eastern European. It's why I don't really see Apu as much of a stereotype, in fact my local is a mixture between Apu and Mr. Burns in terms of the owner as in overcharging (the former) and the greed (the latter). Besides many Indians have their own stereotypes that are part of life such as the cricket fan who is crazy over the sport or the player who is treated as a celebrity, helpful computer technician (I believe even Simpsons touched this a little when they went to India, if parodied), Bollywood (again parodied).

    5. KHCast


       By that logic no stereotype is a stereotype then as they all derive from truth in essence 

      I’m sure someone can go “gays aren’t stereotyped as all flamboyant sass queens I know a flamboyant sass gay myself, so it’s based on reality”

      The issue is the lack of promoted diversity above these cliches.(on top of the issue of this being a harmful stereotype in certain places like here in America. I mean no offense to England, but they seem pretty passive on being “pc” usually from what I see.)

  9. And even that is a real push. Designing a game that is enjoyable and functional is a skill well beyond programming an engine.
  10. Yeah. It's not impossible to jump back up as Knuckles, but it's really difficult and worsened by the risk of getting crushed. The entire boss fight is basically hard mode of the original S2 OOZ boss, which is cool and something I can definitely appreciate. It could do with some adjustments though. It's just feels unfair at times. I'd actually really like a boss rush mode. The bosses in Mania are a lot of fun.
  11. Who Owns Who?

    Actually, the images of X were replaced in the most recent versions of SADX. The most obvious reason would be due to the fact that they were only put in the game to advertise X in the first place, as it was relevant back then. As the changes are nothing but the most basic of texture replacements, it makes sense to swap them put as necessary. Like you, I also never touch mission mode because it's as dull as the winter sky in Scotland. So I can't tell you what the replacement pictures are.
  12. My God I don't think that I have a single nice word to say about the Ace Attorney anime. It's complete and utter ass.

    1. JosepHenry


      The last episode is the worst of all in terms of animations.

    2. Marcello


      Good thing I'm an ass man.

  13. I'm a fan of Advance 2 and think exactly the way that JezMM described. But all of that is irrelevant. Just because people could potentially have issues with the bosses in both games doesn't mean that it would hinder their opinions in the same way. They're two entirely different games. Stop trying to force that people have some bizarre double standard. You're not making a lick of sense.
  14. Praising a game doesn't mean saying that it has no faults. You're not making any point at all.
  15. Should Sticks join Main universe?

    I mean, it's not superficial at all when the actual basis of her character is to be "lol so crazy and random".

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