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Kuzu the Boloedge

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  1. Sun and Moon started pretty controversial, but has ended rather amazing in the end. 

     

    The exact opposite to how X and Y, go figure.

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Sun and Moon did end up being pretty great.

      What was wrong with the ending to XY?

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @PC the Hedgehog They kept hyping up that era as being the one where Ash would finally win the League, only to more or less make him trip up at the last biggest fight.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Meanwhile, nobody had any expectations of Sun and Moon, and it ended up breaking the most trends. 

  2. This is quite literally, everyone's main issue with the story; it's contrived as hell. Tails being insecure and getting jealous over his position as the tech guy isn't a bad idea in of itself, but how it was done was just very bad and made him look even worse overall.
  3. Wait, they're straight up going back to Kanto?
  4. To be fair, when was the last time he used those extra powers? Outside of Chaos Control, which is his signature move, he hasn't really used anything else. That said, you are right that those abilities put him a little over the top. Knuckles is canonically an insecure hothead, so he's a bit more flexible. But now they're passing that characterization onto Shadow so I dunno.
  5. In all honesty, these remixes will probably be used in the new Mario & Sonic given it's the next major release of this year and they've remixed music in the past for dream events

    1. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      This just made me realize....

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Mario remixes by Tee Lopes...

    2. JosepHenry
    3. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

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      Mario remixes by Tee Lopes

       

  6. As mentioned, this is probably not indicative of anything, so don't read too much into it right now That said, its nice for something from Adventure to get acknowledgement. The remix itself is alright, but certainly busier than the original.
  7. Yea, without their pre established contexts they just kind of exist with no real reason to. I can understand why writers find them hard to use, especially if you want a more character driven narrative like recent media has been going for. Characters like Tails, Amy and even Sonic himself don't have this issue because their personalities lend them being able show up whenever and wherever regardless of context; Tails is Sonic's sidekick, so of course he sticks with him. Amy chases after Sonic, so its not weird for her to show up. And Sonic is a drifter who goes where he pleases and gets caught up with whatever is happening. Their personalities are simple yet broad enough to fit whatever context is needed. Characters like Knuckles, Shadow, and Blaze are harder to work with because you need to construct the story in a way where they don't feel out of place due to their established contexts. And whenever they try to work off their personalities, it tends to feel awkward and forced (i.e. Shadow in Boom, and Knuckles in basically any game pass Heroes) I never actually realized how different these characters are and how they work due to their backgrounds and personality.
  8. >Remix of station square.

     

    Please stop, this isn't good for my heart or emotional state.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Don't read into it. It's just a cool remix for the sake of it, like when they did the extended Mania Adventure remixes. And the logo has been remade with a flat colour scheme because the original is busy, textured and difficult to use with other graphics. 

      Cool remix, but not something that needs looking into further. There's three more remixes to come, and I doubt that they're all going to be from SA1.

    2. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Can I just...appreciate that a piece of music from one of the few games I actually like in the series is remixed?

      It's not that deep.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I literally said "it's just a cool remix for the sake of it", because it's a really cool remix.

  9. The entire point of the character is to be "Dark Sonic", which kind of necessitates he be as fast as him. He's not as strong as Knuckles tho. Yes, he did stupid shit in his game, but his game was stupid and he's had no comparable feats since. A Shadow related unpopular opinion; I've realized recently that looking back, Shadow's personality was actually very undefined, in the sense that outside of his big backstory, you never really get a sense of who he is without it. He's an extremely context-sensitive character, hence he tends to feel out of place when he's not in some big epic story related to his backstory. So I can kind of understand why they started exaggerating some of his personality traits so that he can be defined by an innate personality quirk and not some big backstory. Same deal with Knuckles too actually
  10. I was kind of ambivalent towards it at first, since XY kind of burnt me out. But overall, I actually really liked SM. It got really slow at times and had a lot of filler, but that's nothing new for Pokemon. But when it's good, its really good and that tends to be when the characterization is at the front. And to top it off, they finally pulled the goddamn trigger and let Ash win a league for once. My only real negatives is that the plot would kind of meander a bit (The entire Ultra Beast arc didn't really serve a purpose in the end) and some characters are less developed than others (Poor Mallow and Sophicles). But overall, it was a solid series. Maybe not as strong as Sinnoh's best moments, but still consistently good.
  11. You know what, if nothing else, Shadow being kind of an arrogant idiot who thinks he's stronger than he is, is actually kind of funny...

     

    In of course, the ironic meme way. 

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      also the unironic way

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      He's always had shades of this.

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      Isn't this how he died

    4. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Wraith Its "funny" so it doesn't matter.

  12. I've started to realize that characters like Knuckles, Blaze, and Shadow; all of them are very heavily defined by their backgrounds rather than their own personality quirks. 

    Like, when you think about those characters, your first thoughts are immediately said backstories.

    While somebody like say, Sonic, Tails, or Amy are things like; Sonic likes chilidogs, Tails likes machines, Amy likes...girly things. 

     

    Its a pretty big difference in how these characters are defined. 

    1. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      I was about to say where Silver would fall under considering his whole Bad Future gig with his debut and 06 and such, and his more naive and socially awkward quirks developed in the comics.

       

      Then I remember when you think Silver, your real first thought is IT'SNOUSEDIEIBLISTRIGGER

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      When I think of Knuckles, I think of his original characterization as kind of a smug rival. The guy who's always a step ahead of you, always laughing in your face as he knocks you aside, dumps you down a trap-door, blows you away with a fan, etc.

      Knuckles was taking Sonic seriously as a threat to his home, but damn if he wasn't having fun messing with him the whole time. It's an element of his personality that I kind of miss in later games.

      We see this humorous playful side a little bit, like when he's all "Maybe that was the ghoooost of Shadow" in Sonic Heroes, or him reading the "Knuckles and Knuckles" story to the little animals in Sonic Mania, but I feel like generally they've mostly stuck to writing him as grumpy more than anything in most later titles.

    3. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      those three are definitely more defined by their background than most of the cast but i'm not sure i'd say that's more of a factor than their personalities. or at least when i think about what i like about the characters it's stuff like, knuckles is this big tough hotheaded dope who clearly considers sonic a friend and ally but still butts heads with him over trivial stuff, and blaze is always projecting this image of elegance and control but a lot of it comes from suppressing her emotions and she struggles to really deal with them or let anyone else in.

    4. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Silver was already kind of awkward and bumbling, so they just turned that up so it doesn't feel out of place. Same thing with Knuckles` temper and lack of intelligence, they were always there they just got exaggerated to give them some personality. 

       

       

      Shadow is weird because...well...outside of his backstory, he really has no definable personality that ISN'T dependent on his backstory. Hell, you only have to look at his Boom incarnation to see what Shadow without his backstory would be like. 

    5. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Diogenes Its certainly a large reason why those characters have large fanbases however. But take Blaze for instance; sure, she was kind of a hotheaded mess in her debut games, but later games just kind of settled on her being a rather stoic, older sister figure for the rest of the cast (Silver mainly).

      And most of the complaints about Knuckles stem mainly from the lack of focus on the backstory they established in Sonic Adventure. 

       

      And then we have Shadow...who is by far the biggest offender of a character being defined by his backstory. Its actually really hard to pin down his personality without talking about his backstory. Hell, he canonically has no likes whatsoever. He's so defined by his actions and whatever plot he's in, I never realized that he's lacking in a personality quirk. So when they try to give him a personality quirk (like they've been doing lately), it always feels awkward because...well....that's never been what defined the character.

       

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      When I think of Blaze, I think of how cool she is, and how cute she can act at times. Her background hardly occurs to me when I like her for the unique type of character she stands as among the Sonic cast. She's cool, she's responsible, she kicks ass, and she's unlike anyone else in the way she acts.

      But oh, she comes from another dimension too, I guess.

    7. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Eh kinda hard for me to agree with now a days as they try and skim over those backstories and barely acknowledge they even exist. They are barely relevant to the characters anymore. Knuckles backstory has barely anything to do with him. He has it but it doesn't really drive him anywhere. It's more of an explanation of why he does a "thing" rather than a compelling narrative importance. It COULD be, but the series doesn't care to make it so.

      Same with Shadow. Except they did like a trilogy of games then dropped the whole thing. So he had more than Knuckles at least. Then it basically stopped effecting him at all and it feels like he might as well have been Shadow Android as at least then his personality wouldn't be such a step back from his arc and would make sense.

      Blaze....er....her Princess role really doesn't effect or mean shit. She never really does anything that seems to show she is a royal authority. Her guardian role is far more delved into by comparison, but they didn't want that to be her only thing, or people would go "Fem Knux". So she's slapped with Princess....of a monarchy we know jack shit. 

      Does Amy have much of a backstory? Tails at least does, but it doesn't really contribute to him all that much now. The big difference between the likes of Shadow, Knuckles, and Blaze when compared to Sonic, Tails, and Amy is they have more established independence compared to Tails and Amy, and not purely reactionary when it comes to Sonic. Sonic is mostly a guide for us to interact with the characters more than establishing himself. Tails and Amy are far too linked to Sonic that they don't have much of anything driving them on their own.

       

  13. I'd certainly prefer a series focused on one of the lesser characters; I love Shadow and Knuckles as much as the next person, but even I'll admit they got really overexposed in Sonic Universe. Think they had the most arcs about them combined out of the entire series. I get they're popular, but jeez.
  14. Kids like seeing Sonic and Shadow fight, Sonic and Shadow fighting sells comics. That's all there really is to it.
  15. Wow, someone found some unused Heroes dialogue after all these years, take a listen.

     

    1. Dr Egg-Gin

      Dr Egg-Gin

      I dunno, I can't tell any difference from the used dialogue.

    2. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      Now we need to hear Big the Duke Nukem Trashmans unused lines.

    3. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      Ryan Drummond saying "Pizza" and "Homie" 

       

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    4. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      For those wondering what this actually is, well... 

      Spoiler

      Let's just say that Ryan Drummond and Jon St. John lended their voices to Twisted Metal 4 and decided to beta test their Sonic and Big voices.

       

    5. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Best dialogue in Heroes ;)

    6. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Twisted Metal 4 was horrible.

  16. The Anime kind of has moved away from significantly referencing past events. Misty and Brock returning is kind of an outlier in that respect.
  17. This is the best news I've gotten in a while.

  18. The Sally thing is interesting to me, because I feel that's a thing people are taking an issue with in how Shadow is written. He's too major of a character to simply drop, but I don't the writers necessarily like writing for him.
  19. You can clearly tell who are Nintendo fans versus who are Sony fans because the reactions are so different on Twitter compared to here lmao.

    1. Blue Blood
    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Honestly, the more I move away from consoles the more I notice similarities between the groups.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Blue Blood Sony fans on Twitter are reacting positively to state of play, while most of the lukewarm reactions are primarily from fans of Nintendo consoles (from what I've noticed)

  20. Sonic is functionally the "Ryu" of the game; his toolset is "vanilla" and meant to be simpler. While some might see that as "boring", that's why you have characters like Tails and Knuckles that function as alternatives. You don't really need to change Sonic in order to make him "interesting"
  21. Hey remember when Eggman made that meaningless threat that was immediately preceded by an ice pun and attempting to be self aware at said pun. Well, I'm here to remind you.

     

    1. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      So its multiple meaningless threats and taking anger out on a fragile block of ice preceding an ice pun, then?

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      yeah it was good

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      It was a thing that happened 

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