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Kuzu

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  1. Guess its time to play the OG TWEWY....I heard the Switch version blows tho right?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      From what I know, Switch version is fine, you just want to play it in handheld mode instead of docked.

    2. Soniman

      Soniman

      I never understood that. Just play it in handheld mode and it's fine 

  2. I've had some of the most interesting conversations about Sonic in ages on Retro, it's very refreshing. 

    Always fascinated by how this fanbase have different ideas on what make this series work versus what it needs to leave behind, and where the disagreements in that come from. 

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Hm, maybe one day I'll look into seeing what happened to my account over there.

      Remember being accepted back in 2017 but just ended up never really using it. When I went to check it on a whim a few months back I learned that I was placed back into the pending member section for some reason. Didn't feel like doing the whole first post song and dance so I just left again lol.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I actually made an account years ago, forgot about it cuz I thought the screening process was bullshit. Then I realized it was implemented for a reason to prevent...less passionate fans from joining. 

      Made a topic about wanting to join, and I was given the keys. 

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Makes sense I guess. I'll probably give it another stab when a new game announcement is on the horizon or something.

  3. Oh boy, J reviews has reached the point in the series that fans never shut up about to this day.

     

  4. Yo Generations is baller as fuck, I forgot how fun this game is. 

  5. Sega, can you please acknowledge that the modern games exist? For fuck's sake.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Sega: "b-bUt DArK aGeE"

    2. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      Well, we did get a ton of modern levels in Team Sonic Racing... does asset recycling not count?

  6. I think the main difference between Fleetway and Archie; the former deviated from the games, but still respected them at least. Like, they had things like Vector being the leader of the Chaotix, and Charmy being scatterbrained, long before they showed up in their modern incarnations. And more than anything, it was still about Sonic primarily. He was the main focus at the end of the day. Archie/SATAM seemed like it was interested in being anything BUT a Sonic comic, and Penders all but admitted that he was using the series as a launching point for his own ideas than anything relating to Sonic. And the series wasn't even about Sonic more often than not, but about the setting he was in. IT was about the politics and commentary than anything about Sonic. I know it's mostly in hindsight, but it really say something that the Archie really only started to get notability when Ian Flynn came on and actually started bringing the series closer to the video game series.
  7. I do like how they've integrated both Peter and Miles, and gives us different flavors of Spider Man; Peter is forced to mature and act like an actual adult and mentor the next generation, which brings him closer to the people who grew up with the character and had to mature themselves. While Miles occupies Peter's old spot as the younger and less experienced hero, while also embodying today's youth and the problems they have to face, which are very different from the problems Peter had to face in his youth. It's a genius way of modernizing an old concept, without letting go of it entirely. It really establishes there's more than enough room for both Peter and Miles to coexist without downplaying one or the other. And I really enjoy Peter and Miles` dynamic.
  8. This honestly doesn't seem all that wild, western comic books do crazy shit like this all of the time. The only difference is that Sonic was probably given a LOT of leeway in what they could do, and lord did they take advantage of it. Its funny because now fans are complaining that Sega are too restrictive with the comics nowadays and should be more lenient, but they were lenient at one point and that's what led to all of this craziness.
  9. Hmm, what problems are you having cuz I'm kind of enjoying him.
  10. This isn't really the game's fault, but people's reaction to it. And I get where it comes from, because people are deathly afraid of another experimental title bombing the series` reputation even further. But as a result, the series has just kind of lost any sense of ambition imo. I know people mock that word, but it's genuinely how I feel about the series nowadays. It's certainly nowhere near as bad as it used to be, but I really don't feel like the series is living up to its potential and just coasting on brand recognition alone. I really don't want to downplay the people who genuinely love this game for what it did, but I also can't help but feel that it just reinforced to people that Sonic shouldn't be experimental at all and just needs to play it as safe as possible. Sonic never got to where he is by playing it safe, and I kind of wish people started to realize that.
  11. This is absolutely not true at all. The people who like Colors still do as we see in this topic. The only "hate" it gets is from the vocal minority of Sonic fans who never cared about the game to begin with, its just that their voices were drowned out by the game's praise in 2010 and were just forced to stir. 10 years of this game dictating the series direction has only made said vocal minority louder in their hate towards it. And that's just kind of how it goes with Sonic games. There's always going to be a subset of fans who hate what the series does that's not to their specific preferences, and they vocalize it over social media. "Its not Adventure" "Its not classic" etc etc. Colors is absolutely still loved by the people who loved it back in 2010, but the vocal people who hate it for stripping the things they loved about the series away have only just grown up to be more vocal...hence all of the video essays of Adventure fans tearing the game down and why its shit.
  12. Like, I really do feel bad for this fanbase at times because the opinions of the masses always outweigh the voices within the fanbase. The public had deemed Sonic was "bad" and "needed to change" and Sega had almost no choice but to listen to move away from all of the controversy surrounding it. And all of that overwhelming praise this game got just reinforced the idea that everything from the 2000's was "wrong" and that Sonic Colors was the way to go. It's a game that is the complete inverse of its predecessors in a way; instead of getting unwarranted hate, it gets unwarranted praise unto itself for doing the bare minimum. And that is not a condemnation of people who like the game; if you feel like Sonic Colors was an amazing title, then by all means. But the contention surrounding this game cannot be ignored.
  13. This is why I feel Sonic Colors was the game the series needed, but not necessarily what some wanted. Like it or not, the series` reception was gradually declining due to, as you said, the constant experimentation and misfires. Sure, you had some gems here and there like Advance games, Rush, and the like. But almost everyone ignored those games and focused on the controversial mainline ones. To many people, Sonic wasn't who they remembered him as anymore and became something too alien from it's roots and needed to go back. Hence Sonic Colors stripped ALL of that away for something more simplistic and casual friendly, but arguably at the cost of the identity the series had built up at that point. But that's what many people want Sonic to be; simplistic and easy to understand, whereas the appeal of the series lies precisely because it's a complete mess of itself that does whatever it wants. The problem is that approach isn't really conducive to long term game development, at least not anymore it isn't. In the early 2000's, games were pretty simple to make, so even if Sonic didn't necessarily have quality titles, there were enough of them to keep people satisfied. But after the 7th generation, with the rising costs of game development, games weren't as simple anymore and needed to be hits. It was do or die and that continued in the next generation. That crazy ass experimenting isn't valid anymore, because that means potentially risking millions of dollars in game development for game that's not guaranteed to do well. It was just easier for Sonic Team play it safe and simple, but that in turned alienated the people who preferred the wild ass experimentation. They could experiment again, but it would mean that they have to be on their A game and produce an actual quality product
  14. You know, these comments about Sonic Colors I see here and on Retro really tell me how different some of the priorities of the fanbase lie, and why there's alway some dumbass topic people are arguing about. 

    It's a truly divided place this fanbase.

    1. azoo

      azoo

      it was bound to happen when people outside of the fanbase wouldn't stop saying it was the only good 3D game besides generations, even though it's only like 30% 3D lol

    2. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      It is a service, to the Sonic brand.

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @azoo Well we wouldn't have gotten Colors if everyone out of the fanbase didn't continuously say that 3D Sonic sucked and needed to change. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Public recognition is a bitch when the fans and masses can't agree. 

  15. I think it's more accurate to say, it's a Sonic game for the people who didn't like what Sonic was at the time, which was a very vocal amount of people. I posted this same topic on retro, and many have expressed how it was the game that got them back into the series after being burned by what the series was doing after the Adventure games. So yea, that's the perfect description for this game and I think that's why it's so contentious; the people who love it prefer it for it's simplicity and easy to understand nature versus fans who prefer the wild experimentation the series was going for.
  16. I'm curious, but what Sonic games do offer you incentive to return to them on repeat playthroughs? And how important is that for the series?
  17. And with that, I leave this place for the next couple of hours. Deuces. 

    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Uh oh. What's this about?

  18. Today is the 10 anniversary of one of the games with the most...fascinating turnarounds of opinions in the past decade. Sonic 4 Sonic Colors. This game is rather funny to me because I actually like it for what it is, but got more critical of it when I was more involved with the fanbase. Nowadays I'm sitting more on the line of it just being a pretty good game. Nothing particularly special, but really doesn't deserve the vitriol it gets from the portion of the fanbase crying about another Adventure game. One big praise I'll give this game though, that can only be seen in hindsight, is that it is the last Sonic game with a truly unique aesthetic that is not based on prior games or the generic level tropes imaginable, and that's commendable.
  19. This did feel somewhat rushed BUT... Pretty great issue overall, and I'm actually excited for the next to see how this plays out.
  20. It took twelve years for consoles to be able to run Unleashed properly. Sega were three console generations ahead of everyone else lmao.

     

     

    1. FReaK

      FReaK

      Okay, that's one plus point for the XSX. But still..PC Port pls!

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh nice. I didn't know that XSX could improve the performance of older games. Shame that he X360 version of the game is capped at 30fps.

    3. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I dunno how hard it is, but if Sega could release a patch that just removes the 30fps cap and ups the resolution... Dreamy...

  21. Well My Hero Academia just dropped a bomb.

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Did Deku win Pennsylvania?

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I think I know what it is.

      In which case lol

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      When MHA's biggest twist is one that you can see coming a mile away...

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Its funny, because up until recently it was a crack theory lol. 

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Everyone knew it was coming. No one knew how.

      And without spoilers, imagine the poor mother.

  22. Ya know, it's not their fault since they don't have control over the scheduling but man, this REALLY should have came after the main series revealed it was Starlene to begin with. The twist was spoiled before it even came out.
  23. ....So if Shadow's name is meant to be "one who leads to light" 

    Wouldn't that make Sonic the light that Shadow points towards? 

    1. Shadow Chaos Control

      Shadow Chaos Control

      Is this in the new comics? I’ve never heard of this meaning of Shadow’s name. 

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I didn't know that Shadow was a glorified compass this whole time!

  24. This is the part when I shill one of my favorite characters.

     

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