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  1. So if anyone is still miffed about Pokemon, read this thread because your hate is kind of misplaced.

     

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Don't change the already perfect formula, they say???

       

      Then what do you call taking out an (unspecified) number of Pokemon when you could always get all of them in every prior installment?????

    2. TCB
  2. Toy Story was certainly...a thing

  3. See, the real reason Sword and Shield look underwhelming is because they were developed for the Switch Lite.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Which has a more efficient processor than the original Switch, and higher pixel density on the screen.

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      720p gaming in 2019 baby

  4. This whole Pokemon discourse really makes it apparent that adults are extremely reluctant to move from series they may have outgrown. 

    I'm not really into all of the gimmicky stuff the series has been doing either...but I also understand that I am not the target demographic but then I see so many other people on the internet hate this stuff. Its weird. 

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Somebody out there needs to make a Pokemon/digimon type game series for adults. Capturing and raising fantasy creatures is something half of everybody enjoys regardless of age. If nobody offers anything else similar but suits their more mature tastes... then they have no reason to leave. Even including the problems that people hate on these kid targeted games... there is still aspects they love about them. Same deal with Sonic fans.

    2. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I feel like if you have gotten to a point of hating a product that's not for you and actively ruining it for the ones who it is for, then you need to move on.

      I don't agree with that tbh. I don't need Pokemon or Digimon to be "mature". But people get super insecure when they indulge in something that's deemed childish and swear up and down it's not.

      It's a series about weird and colorful creatures, it doesn't need to be "mature" to be enjoyable.

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I do want to point out Shin Megami Tensei exists and its a mature take on the Mons genre, way before it existed even. Yes Persona does exist and ellipses SMT in popularity but there IS an equivalent out there.

      ...Man if people back then knew that the first Mons were about demons and satanic shit people would had flipped their shit.

    4. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Ah, so basically you don't care what anybody wants, don't wanna hear even compromise ideas and just are upset people are hating on something for reasons you don't agree with. Fans don't need to move on from anything if they don't want to. It doesn't matter if Pokemon is mainly targeted towards kids. it is in no shape or form is limited to kids and never has been. Adults are not ruining Pokemon for kids either, most folk complaining mainly just want the series to be improved instead of getting downgraded because of BS. I also never said Pokemon needed to be a more mature series... if you actually paid attention, I said somebody else should make a similar type series more focused on the adult player-base regardless if the actual content itself is "mature" or not. On a related note. Feeling " insecure " is not the problem for many folks who like mature content, it is more a preference type deal.

  5. Now comes the part when we debate on whether new Pokemon designs are good or stupid.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      For the most part, SwSh have some really solid designs. They're mostly quite soft and cute, even Dreadnaw. It's just the general style for Pokémon nowadays. 

    2. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I saw a video on it actually; the designs have become less angular and more stylized.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You know, I've seen lots of commentary about that but haven't seen any videos or posts that go into it. Got any links?

    4. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      This one springs to mind

       

       

  6. So I'm going to ignore all of the...discourse about SwSh and think about other things. Like what is Dreadnaught evolve into and will I get a new badass turtle continent mon.

    1. Red

      Red

      There's hints Yamper will evolve into an electric Greyhound Pokemon. I hope we get to see the mid evos of the starters soon too.

    2. Sonictrainer

      Sonictrainer

      I'm wondering if Wooloo will evolve or not

  7. I feel the worst part is that everyone saw what was happening but no one could stop it. It sucks seeing someone just breakdown like that, but can't do anything about it.

    Anyone going through severe anxiety, please don't be afraid to speak up and get help. No matter what you're going through in your life, just know that you are not alone.

  8. Crash Team Racing

     

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Team Crash Racing

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Racing Team Crash 

    3. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Crash Kart 8 Deluxe

    4. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Racing Crash Team

    5. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Team Racing Crash

    6. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Crash Tag Team Racing

    7. Tornado

      Tornado

      Sonic Team Racing

    8. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Team Crashing Race

    9. TCB

      TCB

      Mortal Kombat 11

    10. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sucks balls

    11. TCB

      TCB

      He said Crash Team Racing @TheOcelot not Team Sonic Racing haha

    12. KHCast

      KHCast

      Mario Kart Team Racing

    13. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      @TCB

      Ha, I was joking

    14. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Cash Banooca Running on Veichles

  9. Shofu giving his thoughts on the whole Pokemon situation.

     

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      is the thumbnail a sign

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Those “high quality” animations man. Lol

      He makes some valid points for both sides. Personally, I do hope The Pokemon Company come out soon with a response though a part of me does believe that they might just see where this goes and say nothing.

      At the end of the day, there are probably millions kids out here who will probably never figure this out before it’s too late to do anything. It’d be dirty money, but money nonetheless.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge
    4. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      So they finally lost the original fanbase(Fans from gens 1-5 some that have been here since day 1). Game freak knows that at some point these fans would leave. 

      They now have little kids that started with Kalos as their first games and gained more kids with the Alola games and the casual fan base with pokemon go. 

      Why do you think they remade pokemon yellow with let's go. It's to get this new kids they gained and take them to a region unknown to them and have them not care when they dont have a national dex in their new games cuz they wouldnt even know what that is

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Alienating any significant portion of your consumer base is never a smart move. Especially when that portion are the ones that have stuck with you for all these years and, for the majority, now have their own income.

      Hell, I’d be interested to see what the age divide actually is in sells. Wonder how the charts look in terms of the younger generations that now have smart phones to occupy their time.

      It’ll be interesting to see how things progress come November. 

  10. It took over 20 years, but I can't believe Pokemon is actually dead. 

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Just when it got a decent Hollywood movie that will no doubt surpass Sonic's...

       

      Now Game Freak has finally descended to the same levels of "what were they thinking" as Sonic Team.

    2. TCB

      TCB

      Game Freak been removing features that's been beneficial to the quality of life of the games for years. Unfortunately this was the one to break the camel's back for some.

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      Tbh aside from following Pokemon ala HGSS this is probably the most reasonable thing to get cut, though obviously I'm a lot more concerned about this than I was that. I really hope in the future they can work this out somehow but it'll definitely take a lot more time and resources than GF seems to get nowadays.

    4. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Ah please, if Sonic can survive so much worse than this, Pokemon will be fine. Now if we have the trainer turn into a werewolf, brought back to life via pokemon kissing corpses, BOUNCE PADS, then they may have a problem XP

  11. I can't believe Thanos snapped half the Pokemon from Sword and Shield.

  12. The whole cut Pokemon deal really says how much we took it for granted that they would never do this lol. 

    1. Sapphirine Wind

      Sapphirine Wind

      The thing about it was, they seemed to get it!

      Like, there are some ways this can go. This can either get fixed in free updates/dlc, or they could eend up with a gen 3 on their hands, only it's worse, because technical limitations don't have anything to do with it. They're literally saving themselves some time at their fans expense.

  13. To anyone wondering why Dragon Quest is in, allow me to educate.

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's not that nobody cares or is asking why... 

      It's that people only cared for the 30-minutes before Banjo got revealed.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Honestly, while it wasn't something I was personally rooting for, I *am* glad to see Dragon Quest get some recognition. That series deserves way more credit for giving us RPG's as we know them.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      It's also the closest we get for Goki in Smash.

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      That’s all good and all, but he’s still pretty bland and I just cannot give much of a shit for the games.

    5. Speederino

      Speederino

      The only reason I felt disappointment at first was because I didn't think we were going to get more than one character reveal today, and we had already gotten a JRPG character that I personally had no attachment to. So I went in hoping for Banjo or some other crazy out-of-left-field character to pop out and blow my mind.

      And then they did exactly that 30 minutes later so all is well.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      I prepped myself for DQ for awhile, so I guess I wasn’t as disappointed as some who went in blind. But I just had a meh expression for the reveal. The actual gameplay of him looks nice, but nothing new. 

    7. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      On a serious note isn't it weird that Square seemed more lenient with Dragon Quest stuff in Smash compared to Final Fantasy? 

    8. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @KHCast That's fine, but at least respect that there are other regions with a different preference. And ya know, Smash is a game made in Japan too. 

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      In what way did you take me not liking a character and finding him personally bland, as me insinuating other people can’t enjoy them and the franchise, or that I underplay it’s importance or significance in certain regions? Like shit, I don’t give a fuck for Minecraft or fortnite, but acknowledge the impact it’s had within the industry and social sphere. It’s why I had no issue personally with if Steve showed up instead of Banjo. I even said to defend Erdrick a few statuses ago how it was more of a character for the Japanese player base since they barely ever get a rep they want.

    10. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Usually with Smash reveals, people have this extreme sense of entitlement when it comes to the characters they want and treat any character that's not their preferred choice as a "wasted slot", so sorry if I misinterpreted your statement. 

  14. I liked Nintendo's Direct, but FFVII still looks really nice too.

  15. So....when did Battle for Bikini Bottom have such a dedicated fanbase?

    1. TCB

      TCB

      Since the mid to late 2000s idk

    2. Milo

      Milo

      apparently it's been a cult classic for a while, especially with speedrunners

  16. Everything BUT Sonic Adventure is getting a remake...fuck this.

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Well there is a rumor going around Sonic Adventure might get one. So who knows. If it does not happen by the time of the next mainline Sonic game reveal... then I'll say it likely won't be happening at that point.

    2. Little T

      Little T

      I still don't get why everyone wants a Sonic Adventure remake. The game is fine as is and if on the unlikely circumstance that Modern Day Sonic Team don't completely screw it up, I just know it would lose all of the charm the original had. I'd much prefer a good new game than a retread.

    3. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      - Something does something good

       

      - Sonic doesn't do that something good

       

      THIS FRANCHISE IS DOOMED TOO ETERNAL DESPAIR

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Give them a couple years

    5. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      and thats a good thing

    6. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @SupahBerry I meme this franchise a lot, but this is a personal thing for me, not in general 

       

       

    7. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      very excited for Fishing in a Sonic Game DX Remastered HD

    8. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Diogenes If they had sense, they'd make it optional.

    9. TCB

      TCB

      I know ain't it great

  17. The more I think about it, the more I feel they could have made Zavok and the D6 foils to Eggman's group. Certainly would have helped flesh them out imo.

    1. DabigRG

      DabigRG

      That's sorta what I've thought as well.

  18. So...best Eggman theme?

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      I hate to be boring but prolly E.G.G.M.A.N., even after all these years.

      But his themes in Sonic CD JP and Sonic 3 are pretty fantastic too if one considers those to be themes for Eggman's appearance (as oppose to scoring the scene of "a boss battle").

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Personally, I'm fond of his theme from Sonic Adventure

       

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Definitely not his "Ohtani theme", i.e. the really boring SSMB uncharacteristic orchestrated theme from '06, Unleashed, Colours etc.

      E.G.G.M.A.N. is basically perfect for him. 

    4. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      ...but really it's probably still E.G.G.M.A.N.

    5. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      His AOSTH theme is actually really good for him lol. 

    6. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      SA2 E.G.G M.A N. or ShTH E G G.M.A.N. remix is best.

    7. FReaK
    8. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      ....Wait a minute...

  19. So I bought TSR for Switch over the weeknd while I was away in Illinois; holy fuck balls the game is hard on higher difficulties. There's such a fucking jump between Normal and Hard. 

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      RIGHT? It actually pisses me off how cheap the AI gets. Like no matter how well in doing they ALWAYS find a way to beat me by the last lap 

    2. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      The real bullshit is that as soon as I get first, they get Burst or Rocket and fuck me sideways. Whats' even shitteir is that your teamate AI's are so much worse than them .

    3. Soniman

      Soniman

      I feel like using the ultimate move is bad luck because everytime I've used it it ends up fucking me over or the other team gets their ultimate tight after I use mine  and puts them in a crazy lead I can't catch up to because it's usually the last lap bleegh

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      It's best to use the team ultimate until the end of the race....the problem is the AI computer teammates are rock stupid that they activate it whenever they want to which makes things harder for you. 

      It's also BS that the items screw you over but if you hit the AI they rubber band like crazy and let's not mention how bad the games physics are. Like yikes. 

    5. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      At least till chapter 5 or so you can abuse the item transfer mechanic to gain more than 1 team ultimate during the race. I got through hard races that way.

      Otherwise yeah, there's a big jump in difficulty between Normal and Hard, and I don't even wanna try a race on Expert.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Dejimon11 You sure about that? I'm pretty sure the AI teammates don't actually activate the Ultimate in their own at all. Just because they say stuff like "Let's go ultimate" or whatever doesn't mean they're using the move.

      But yeah, Ultimates are so unbalanced and tend to guarantee at least a temporary bump up the rankings that you always want to use one on the last leg of the final lap.

    7. DarkRula

      DarkRula

      @Blue Blood I know how it is. I was saving a team ultimate until the final lap, but when I saw that message come up [which is highlighted as a gold bubble] I never activated my ultimate and watched as both of my teammate's bars depleted. I just had to hope that I could do enough to get their bars back to full before the final sprint otherwise I'd be leaving them in the dust.

  20. This scene is so fucking cool, even a whole decade later. This pleases the Tokusatstu fan within me.

     

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      One more reason why I STILL love Sonic and the Black Knight so much. Excalibur Sonic was fucking awesome.

  21. You can tell which time period a fan grew up in by their preference of characterization; if they like Sonic as a cocky jock, they probably grew up in the 90's. If they prefer him more as a laid back and straight laced hero, they probably grew up in the 2000's.

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I like him as an overconfident combination smart-ass dork. Which time period did I grow up in?

    2. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      And those 2010 kids???

    3. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Sonic from the OVA is my favorite incarnation of him. I also liked the AOTH personality well enough. I really hated when they started portraying him as almost a generic shounen hero around the Sonic adventure era.

    4. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      I grew up in the 2000's (but mostly with Sonic X Sonic).

    5. Mega

      Mega

      I will forever stan SataM Sonic because a lot of people don't actually understand his characterization. :P He's not just a cocky idiot!

    6. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Balding Spider that depends, which game has that characterization for him?

      @SupahBerry Ironic self referential humor.

       

      @Mega I'll be fair and say he's not like that all of the time, but he is like that for most of the series. 

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I think Colors was the only one to do it the best thus far, most notably when Sonic gestures at Eggman to kiss his ass, and shit talks a dead robot, leading to Tails making fun of him for it.

    8. Mega

      Mega

      I'd say there are still a lot of examples where he does show more depth, though. Like, I was browsing tumblr and this post here sums it up super well: https://robotnik-mun.tumblr.com/post/183782548786/sonic-is-an-egotistical-stupid-jerk-in-satam

      But SatAM was my introduction to the character, so it's basically the first thing I think of when I think of Sonic characterization.

    9. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Balding Spider You fucking 2010 kid.

      @Mega That's a good post, but I'll admit that it's hard to look past how blatantly 90's he was back then if you didn't grow up on that.

       

       

  22. Oh Dodonpa is staying? Cool. Host a fighting tournament next. DO IT!!!

  23. TSR is warming me up to Silver and it honestly frightens me...

    1. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Silver game coming soon

    2. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      @JosepHenry I would love that actually.

  24. I completely forgot that Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham had their first child last year. Might explain why they couldn't reprise their roles.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Assuming that the voices were recorded well in advance of the intended December 2018 release date, that would make sense I think.

  25. So has Sega shortchanging Sonic spin offs been a thing for a while now? Because it definitely explains the relative lack of spin offs for the past decade or so lol. 

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      If you want to count Boom as a spinoff we technically got 4 games. 

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't think so. There were diminishing returns on the spin-offs and too many Sonic games coming out that they're were kind of fighting against each other. 

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I mean...it IS a spin off.

       

      What we got...Free Riders, Boom ROL, Boom Shattered Crystal, Boom Fire and Ice, and now TSR.....yea, none of those games had a real budget Iiirc. 

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Boom RoL had a HUGE budget. It was all part of the creation of the new Boom brand. BRB were involved in that project from the outset, designing the characters and world. The game was horribly shafted and given a death sentence from SEGA, but it wasn't a low budget effort. It was an enormous money sink.

    5. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      True. I think most of the money went towards the advertising though. Don't know about the game itself

    6. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I remember when the amount of money that was being sunk into Rise of Lyric was reported to us. We were all flabbergasted by how much it supposedly was. Some people thought the large figure we saw meant it was going to be a super high quality product as a result but, as we all learned, spending a ton of money on something doesn't mean jack shit if you miss-manage things as badly as they did. 

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Remember that the entire game is a total shadow of what it was supposed to be. There's so much cut content on the disc and in trailers, and oodles more that we'll never see. The game was basically entirely remade when it was forcibly made a Wii U exclusive.

    8. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Yeah, I was about to bring that up. They probably lost a ton when they had to switch from the Unreal Engine to something that the Wii U could handle.

      The fact that it had to be re-worked to cater to the Wii U, of all consoles, is just an extra hard kick to the balls. 

    9. Milo

      Milo

      IIRC, BRB in one of their interviews mentioned $20M was spent on a project that from the description given was all but rise of lyric (or project apollo/sonic synergy as it may had been titled at the time)

      it was never said who exactly fronted the money for the budget (although it's very likely that it came out of sega's pocket)

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