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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Sonikko in God damn the story that connects the games in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is so cr   
    Tong Raider always had a story. Right from the beginning, there was a story going on that pushed the games forwards. The first game was about Atlantis, the third about some meteorite, the Legend trilogy connected things like excalibur and Avalon to Norse gods and a retooled version of the TR1 story, all as Lara attempted to find her mother and deal with her old emo friend... It's was flashy, it was sometimes kinda trashy, but it was all round fun. Camp, and fun.
     
    No t-rexes in the new games; just gritty realistic army men by the hundreds and some army zombies at the end of the first two games in the reboot trilogy.
    The new games just aren't Tomb Raider. I wish they were called something else, and didn't star a so-called Lara Croft. They're really good games, but they're really not Tomb Raider. The original series and first reboot series (Legend to Underworld) are great. I much prefer the fantasy stories and settings, less gritty, realistic and grounded atmosphere of those games. Lara should be swan diving down waterfalls and doing crazy acrobatic flips as she blasts two pistols into the face of a dinosaur. None of this saving humanity from a military controlled by an ancient Christian group, who's subsequently involved in every significant historical event since time immemorial conspiracy crap. It's so boring. So gritty for the sake of being gritty. So unoriginal.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in God damn the story that connects the games in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is so cr   
    Tong Raider always had a story. Right from the beginning, there was a story going on that pushed the games forwards. The first game was about Atlantis, the third about some meteorite, the Legend trilogy connected things like excalibur and Avalon to Norse gods and a retooled version of the TR1 story, all as Lara attempted to find her mother and deal with her old emo friend... It's was flashy, it was sometimes kinda trashy, but it was all round fun. Camp, and fun.
     
    No t-rexes in the new games; just gritty realistic army men by the hundreds and some army zombies at the end of the first two games in the reboot trilogy.
    The new games just aren't Tomb Raider. I wish they were called something else, and didn't star a so-called Lara Croft. They're really good games, but they're really not Tomb Raider. The original series and first reboot series (Legend to Underworld) are great. I much prefer the fantasy stories and settings, less gritty, realistic and grounded atmosphere of those games. Lara should be swan diving down waterfalls and doing crazy acrobatic flips as she blasts two pistols into the face of a dinosaur. None of this saving humanity from a military controlled by an ancient Christian group, who's subsequently involved in every significant historical event since time immemorial conspiracy crap. It's so boring. So gritty for the sake of being gritty. So unoriginal.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Winston in God damn the story that connects the games in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is so cr   
    Tong Raider always had a story. Right from the beginning, there was a story going on that pushed the games forwards. The first game was about Atlantis, the third about some meteorite, the Legend trilogy connected things like excalibur and Avalon to Norse gods and a retooled version of the TR1 story, all as Lara attempted to find her mother and deal with her old emo friend... It's was flashy, it was sometimes kinda trashy, but it was all round fun. Camp, and fun.
     
    No t-rexes in the new games; just gritty realistic army men by the hundreds and some army zombies at the end of the first two games in the reboot trilogy.
    The new games just aren't Tomb Raider. I wish they were called something else, and didn't star a so-called Lara Croft. They're really good games, but they're really not Tomb Raider. The original series and first reboot series (Legend to Underworld) are great. I much prefer the fantasy stories and settings, less gritty, realistic and grounded atmosphere of those games. Lara should be swan diving down waterfalls and doing crazy acrobatic flips as she blasts two pistols into the face of a dinosaur. None of this saving humanity from a military controlled by an ancient Christian group, who's subsequently involved in every significant historical event since time immemorial conspiracy crap. It's so boring. So gritty for the sake of being gritty. So unoriginal.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Crow the BOOLET in God damn the story that connects the games in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is so cr   
    Tong Raider always had a story. Right from the beginning, there was a story going on that pushed the games forwards. The first game was about Atlantis, the third about some meteorite, the Legend trilogy connected things like excalibur and Avalon to Norse gods and a retooled version of the TR1 story, all as Lara attempted to find her mother and deal with her old emo friend... It's was flashy, it was sometimes kinda trashy, but it was all round fun. Camp, and fun.
     
    No t-rexes in the new games; just gritty realistic army men by the hundreds and some army zombies at the end of the first two games in the reboot trilogy.
    The new games just aren't Tomb Raider. I wish they were called something else, and didn't star a so-called Lara Croft. They're really good games, but they're really not Tomb Raider. The original series and first reboot series (Legend to Underworld) are great. I much prefer the fantasy stories and settings, less gritty, realistic and grounded atmosphere of those games. Lara should be swan diving down waterfalls and doing crazy acrobatic flips as she blasts two pistols into the face of a dinosaur. None of this saving humanity from a military controlled by an ancient Christian group, who's subsequently involved in every significant historical event since time immemorial conspiracy crap. It's so boring. So gritty for the sake of being gritty. So unoriginal.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from A_W in God damn the story that connects the games in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is so cr   
    Tong Raider always had a story. Right from the beginning, there was a story going on that pushed the games forwards. The first game was about Atlantis, the third about some meteorite, the Legend trilogy connected things like excalibur and Avalon to Norse gods and a retooled version of the TR1 story, all as Lara attempted to find her mother and deal with her old emo friend... It's was flashy, it was sometimes kinda trashy, but it was all round fun. Camp, and fun.
     
    No t-rexes in the new games; just gritty realistic army men by the hundreds and some army zombies at the end of the first two games in the reboot trilogy.
    The new games just aren't Tomb Raider. I wish they were called something else, and didn't star a so-called Lara Croft. They're really good games, but they're really not Tomb Raider. The original series and first reboot series (Legend to Underworld) are great. I much prefer the fantasy stories and settings, less gritty, realistic and grounded atmosphere of those games. Lara should be swan diving down waterfalls and doing crazy acrobatic flips as she blasts two pistols into the face of a dinosaur. None of this saving humanity from a military controlled by an ancient Christian group, who's subsequently involved in every significant historical event since time immemorial conspiracy crap. It's so boring. So gritty for the sake of being gritty. So unoriginal.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from HPX in If 3&K are so legally fraught, how were the 2009 Backbone emulations on 360 and P   
    Sirroco and some of the other parties involved specifically cite the Steam release when talking about their unpaid royalties. Whatever the situation is, it didn't become an issue or at least it wasn't legally challenged until around the time of the Steam and DS Classic Collection releases. I've heard the same argument that Thigolf is putting forwards existing releases being fine, but new releases being more difficult.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from DanJ86 in Nice to see the Great Ace Attorney use actual British VA’s for the characters   
    Not just that, but it's some variety too. Video game voice acting seems too be handled by the same few dozen VAs, often shooting for very similar performances.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Supah Berry in https://www.capcom-unity.com/2021/04/21/kurae-the-great-ace-attorney-chronicles-summo   
    So just for the sake of reference, these are sales figures of the HD trilogy from the Capcom leak:
    Switch - 462,395
    PC - 245,339
    PS4 - 103,235
    Xbox - 4,821
    You can see why the Xbox is getting shafted here...
    Anyway, this is great. I'm very much looking forward to this!
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Failinhearts in The best part of the Balan novel is that it actually explains why the hell NPCs disap   
    That sounds kinda convoluted and dumb, but I don't know what I actually expected... 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Failinhearts in The best part of the Balan novel is that it actually explains why the hell NPCs disap   
    From what I've heard, the novel is still pretty crap and formulaic. It just provides basic platformer level context to a basic platformer that had none.
    But I'm curious, how do they explain NPCs disappearing as you get close?
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from HPX in Happy 420 Day one and all!   
    I almost managed to avoid having hear this today. 
  12. Chuckle
    Blue Blood got a reaction from Crow the BOOLET in Happy 420 Day one and all!   
    You were right the first time. 
  13. Chuckle
    Blue Blood got a reaction from Crow the BOOLET in Happy 420 Day one and all!   
    I almost managed to avoid having hear this today. 
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    Blue Blood reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in It's sorta weird how Sega just hasn't up and announced that Sonic Colors remake alrea   
    I don't like thinking about Sonic Forces. Everytime I do, it just makes me angry. I suppose its release was vindication in some way. I've always been a strong proponent of the idea that something being technically sound wasn't and shouldn't be the end all, be all for Sonic games. At the time I was saying this, most people (on a dead forum) weren't too concerned because the games were so jank but everything in a game affects a game. It's all important.
    I meant that mostly when it comes to creativity concerning level aesthetics and story but even basic things like how to properly handle the reusing of assets they just flub up there. 
    Casino Forest is obviously just Silent Forest from Lost World with some lights strung up everywhere. I kind of want to like the way it looks but it always looks so off. 
    Then there's the nameless "City" that had those Lost World style grasslands in the background. People speculated on whether it was the work of the Phantom Ruby molding the areas from Lost World together with the more Generations looking City without the "Escape" but no. They just reused assets from Lost World in a way that clashed.
    Then there's the final area. The most uninspired, boring looking Eggman Fortress ever created surrounded by what looks like a JPEG of a baron rocky wasteland.
    Yeah, I could go on but as was stated earlier, there's full books on the site about everything wrong with it.
    To me, Sonic being bland, boring, and wrote is the worst it can be. I at least thought Lost World was "interesting".
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from larrelle in The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot is such a good game. For some reason I get the urge to re   
    What's Shadow like in terms of combat? The over-abundance of shoot-outs is my main sticking about the first one. That, and the relatively small number of tombs that were all very easy. The one thing that I think Rise improved upon was the complexity and size of the puzzle tombs. But it had way more combat against generic army mooks and more systems designed around it. If the original had too much already, Rise really made things a LOT worse. 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Jack-al in So, in comparing Tom from the Sonic movie and Chris from Sonic X, I actually like Tom   
    Their roles are barely comparable. The dynamic is completely different. Sonic is the "child" in the movie and needs to win Tom, the adult, over to get some support. Tom is capable of providing Sonic with knowledge that he doesn't have himself and acts as a confidant. Sonic and Tom grow together throughout the movie, and their relationship develops from slightly antagonistic to unlikely allies to best buddies.
    In X, Sonic is the adult and Chris is the child who Sonic needs to look out for. Whilst Chris of course knows Earth better than Sonic and Sonic lives at Chris' house, Sonic wouldn't exactly be lost without him. Sonic is capable and Chris kind of drags him down. Rather than seeing much growth of Sonic, the main character, most of the hardship and development is focused on Chris. X is kind of the story of Chris making new friends. Sonic is the main character, but it's not really about him very much.
    X's approach is perfectly fine and could work out pretty well in theory, but in practice Chris ended up being unrelateable and uninteresting which meant that it often felt like he was stealing the spotlight from Sonic (and that's not even counting moment's like Chris taking Amy's role in the SA2  adaprat). 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from AWild No.1 washed up gamer in So, in comparing Tom from the Sonic movie and Chris from Sonic X, I actually like Tom   
    Their roles are barely comparable. The dynamic is completely different. Sonic is the "child" in the movie and needs to win Tom, the adult, over to get some support. Tom is capable of providing Sonic with knowledge that he doesn't have himself and acts as a confidant. Sonic and Tom grow together throughout the movie, and their relationship develops from slightly antagonistic to unlikely allies to best buddies.
    In X, Sonic is the adult and Chris is the child who Sonic needs to look out for. Whilst Chris of course knows Earth better than Sonic and Sonic lives at Chris' house, Sonic wouldn't exactly be lost without him. Sonic is capable and Chris kind of drags him down. Rather than seeing much growth of Sonic, the main character, most of the hardship and development is focused on Chris. X is kind of the story of Chris making new friends. Sonic is the main character, but it's not really about him very much.
    X's approach is perfectly fine and could work out pretty well in theory, but in practice Chris ended up being unrelateable and uninteresting which meant that it often felt like he was stealing the spotlight from Sonic (and that's not even counting moment's like Chris taking Amy's role in the SA2  adaprat). 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Rabbitearsblog in So, in comparing Tom from the Sonic movie and Chris from Sonic X, I actually like Tom   
    Their roles are barely comparable. The dynamic is completely different. Sonic is the "child" in the movie and needs to win Tom, the adult, over to get some support. Tom is capable of providing Sonic with knowledge that he doesn't have himself and acts as a confidant. Sonic and Tom grow together throughout the movie, and their relationship develops from slightly antagonistic to unlikely allies to best buddies.
    In X, Sonic is the adult and Chris is the child who Sonic needs to look out for. Whilst Chris of course knows Earth better than Sonic and Sonic lives at Chris' house, Sonic wouldn't exactly be lost without him. Sonic is capable and Chris kind of drags him down. Rather than seeing much growth of Sonic, the main character, most of the hardship and development is focused on Chris. X is kind of the story of Chris making new friends. Sonic is the main character, but it's not really about him very much.
    X's approach is perfectly fine and could work out pretty well in theory, but in practice Chris ended up being unrelateable and uninteresting which meant that it often felt like he was stealing the spotlight from Sonic (and that's not even counting moment's like Chris taking Amy's role in the SA2  adaprat). 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Supah Berry in So, in comparing Tom from the Sonic movie and Chris from Sonic X, I actually like Tom   
    Their roles are barely comparable. The dynamic is completely different. Sonic is the "child" in the movie and needs to win Tom, the adult, over to get some support. Tom is capable of providing Sonic with knowledge that he doesn't have himself and acts as a confidant. Sonic and Tom grow together throughout the movie, and their relationship develops from slightly antagonistic to unlikely allies to best buddies.
    In X, Sonic is the adult and Chris is the child who Sonic needs to look out for. Whilst Chris of course knows Earth better than Sonic and Sonic lives at Chris' house, Sonic wouldn't exactly be lost without him. Sonic is capable and Chris kind of drags him down. Rather than seeing much growth of Sonic, the main character, most of the hardship and development is focused on Chris. X is kind of the story of Chris making new friends. Sonic is the main character, but it's not really about him very much.
    X's approach is perfectly fine and could work out pretty well in theory, but in practice Chris ended up being unrelateable and uninteresting which meant that it often felt like he was stealing the spotlight from Sonic (and that's not even counting moment's like Chris taking Amy's role in the SA2  adaprat). 
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Supah Berry in someday i will have to come to terms with the fact that i will probably be falling in   
    Not to trivialise what an unhealthy, harmful relationship might be, but sometimes being a Sonic fan does feel like that. I still love the series even though it constantly lets me down. I have more bad to say about it than good and dislike it most of the time... But I'm always waiting for it to change.
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    Blue Blood reacted to Cosmos Rogue in someday i will have to come to terms with the fact that i will probably be falling in   
    The thing that makes Sonic's current status so frustrating is that most parts of the franchise is doing well. The comics are good! The movie was okay! We're getting a Netflix series next year! We got some some awesome short films on YouTube! Most importantly, we actually got a genuinely great game in Mania. And yet... I have zero confidence that the next game will be any good.
    We're so close to having the Sonic we deserve, and yet so far away.
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Strickerx5 in It's sorta weird how Sega just hasn't up and announced that Sonic Colors remake alrea   
    I know, right? Forces isn't the worst Sonic game ever. Far from it. I don't think anyone would be successful in convincing non-fans or more causal fans that it's worse than something like RoL or 06.  In terms of "game quality", I think most people would probably agree that it's nothing too offensive. It's not so obviously bad like any of the more infamous Sonic games.
    But when it comes down to how the game makes me feel as a lifelong fan of the franchise? Fuck off. It makes me seethe like nothing else. The only game that I can compare it is S4, but even so my feelings for that game have cooled down significantly over time. Forces almost feels like a targeted, personal attack against me and fans like me. Obviously that's hyperbole, but I actually do hate the game and using the word hate is not hyperbole.
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    Blue Blood reacted to Strickerx5 in It's sorta weird how Sega just hasn't up and announced that Sonic Colors remake alrea   
    @Blue BloodBefore release I was one of the remaining few pulling for it. After playing it and now, I get more angry with it each time I think about it honestly. I won't go into why I hate it (I think the literal novel-long amount of text on this forum about it says enough) but holy shit did it not just kill my optimism with its bs. It's not the worst Sonic game out there (hell I still enjoy it more than LW but that's like comparing a kick in the groin to a kick in the stomach) but honestly, fuck it lol
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    Blue Blood got a reaction from Strickerx5 in It's sorta weird how Sega just hasn't up and announced that Sonic Colors remake alrea   
    I can 100% agree with that. It's approaching four years since Forces, a game that disappointed a lot of people. (And on that note, how did you feel about Forces?) The only game we've had since then was TSR, and it most certainly did not set the world on fire. Disappointing games, lots of nothing for a length of time practically unheard of for Sonic... Yeah. Getting filler after all of that isn't great. 
    I guess in my mind I've been sick and tired of SEGA's shit for ages. I waited literal decades for a game like Mania; not just a true new Classic Sonic game but also one that almost everyone including myself would look at and agree was really good. Colours and Generations weren't that for me.
    And on top of that, I'd been pessimistic and cynical about the series for a long time. Between Mania making feel finally feel vindicated as a Sonic fan (as strange as that is to say) and SEGA getting right back to their usual form of underwhelming games mere months later, I guess I just don't care anymore. SEGA finally broke me. I expect to feel cynical, disappointed and pessimistic about the series. A long wait for a proper new game doesn't mean much when I'm only expecting to be let down again.
    The reason that Colours Ultimate merely existing kind of piques my interest is because I'm not used to seeing the series really bother with filler like that these days. Filler means just that; filling up the space whilst something else is taking longer to roll around. That can only be a good thing, in theory, right? I'm not convinced that whatever comes afterwards will be any good. But it's interesting nonetheless to make such an observation.
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    Blue Blood reacted to Strickerx5 in It's sorta weird how Sega just hasn't up and announced that Sonic Colors remake alrea   
    I guess my feeling here reflects my overall level of confidence in the end of all this. Now what I'm about to say here will rustle jimmies but like idk, I'm just throwing it out there.
    Personally speaking, a Colors remaster after all this time is disappointing to say the very least so the sooner they just rip that band-aid off the better. Possible filler that they have to talk about before we get to something else. I understand it's an off way of viewing all this, but again, this is really the first time my pessimism has been significantly higher than my hope for the series going into any announcement so it's difficult for me to see the the glass half full scenario here. Sega doesn't owe us this, of course. But, at the same time, I can't really say I have much patience left with them either.
    When there's a high chance that this is literally just an HD remaster of Colors straight up, I just wanna hit the fast-forward button on it all lol
     
    @Inkling CooperWe have a thread I think...
    Yeah
     
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