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Kuzu last won the day on April 15

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  1. Think I can confidently say that Barret is the best character in FF7R. Free. There is no contest.

  2. That quote at the end just spells it out; cops dehumanize non-cops and desensitize themselves to justify what they're doing. If they didn't, they would not be able to look at themselves and say what they're doing is in any way moral or right.
  3. Why do people hate Mephiles for being "terribly written" but then like Infinite despite being "terribly written"?

    1. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Who says I hate mephiles? 

    2. Kuzu


      @Wrapped in Black Not you in particular. But I was speaking with someone who never understood why he was ever popular and always hated them.

      But then turned around and said that Infinite is better because he's funny to laugh at.


      Yes, I'm just as confused as you.

    3. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      As someone who enjoys Infinite he's like dollar store Mephiles. Infinite was Sonic Team at like 30% power and Mephiles was them at their prime. He's WAY funnier.

    4. KHCast


      Mephiles overcomplicates things and certain retcons and plotholes in the game just make him look like an idiot. Infinite is bad, but he doesn’t go to nearly the extent of stupidity in his plans executions. But @Wrapped in Black is right, Mephiles is funnier because of his stupidity to me

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Taking a gander, but part of it might be because Mephiles is an idiot that the story made out to be a mastermind and never really gets called out on it.

      Infinite is an idiot that the story makes out to be a threat...and for the most part he actually is to an extent, he's just also one that gets called out to an extent, and also is a lot easier to see as being a poser bully who's high as a kite on power.

    6. Kuzu


      i think they both got cool themes and suffer from dumb writing, but that's about it.

      I guess the memes make it easier to mock Infinite tho.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Look at their leitmotifs.

      One of them gets a creepy, dark and intimidating instrumental. The other gets "I AM SHARPEST OF BLADES I'LL CUT YOU DOWN IN A SECOND".

      Mephiles is like a master puppeteer. Throughout the entirety of '06, he's pulling the strings. He's genuinely very powerful and has an air of mystery about him. His moments of "cringe" are pretty few and far between as well. He has the whole "chicken comes from an egg" line sure, but otherwise he's quite good at appearing serious to the audience. Mephiles is outright evil. First of all he is revived through Shadow's shadow so that he looks like Shadow's shadow, and later becomes a somewhat twisted, powered up version. None of it pays off, because Mephiles is totally forgettable, bland and his story is beyond convoluted and stupid. But you know, he's interpreted the way that was intended. Mephiles is bad, and it's easy to just not care about him. All of his nuances and attempts to be creative with the character fall-flat. He is, without a doubt, generic. 

      Infinite on the other hand is like a 9-year old's fan character. Let's just read off the list; he's the "ultimate mercenary" who, after a single defeat that was barely worth being called a battle, was gifted an incredible power that essentially let him do anything; his villainous breakdown is is literally a temper tantrum; his theme tune is full of try-hard tough sounding lyrics and electric guitar; he puts out cliché after cliché in his dialogue; he's got an edgy black and white design with an eye scar, a mask and an eye scar on his mask; his role in the story is just to float around menacingly and say shit like "I can taste your fear, it's delicious". Sonic Team took every single edgy character cliché they could find and they played it each and every one of them absolutely straight. Infinite sucks hard, but he's not forgettable. It's easy to see Infinite falling into the so-bad-it's-good category, where you like something because of how awful it is. He's not generic because he's so overdone.

      To my understanding, people dislike Mephiles for what he is and they also dislike Infinite for what he is. But Infinite goes a little further in being something that's unintentionally hilarious and relatable, and that makes him likeable (albeit not in the intended way). I kind of wish that Infinite was intentionally written as a try-hard edge-lord that constantly got called out on his shit. Like, no need to change his powers or anything, just have everyone else and especially Eggman get real tired of his shit and laugh at him. 

    8. Kuzu


      Kind of hard to say that Mephiles is forgettable when, upon his debut, was constantly herald as one of the best villains in the series. Like legit, it got to the point of overhype just a bit.

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's really quite subjective, and certainly at my school and in the corners of the internet where I hung out nobody ever liked him. But you know... people have different opinions about Sonic and stories, the characters therein and what's cool or effective. Like... really...


    10. Kuzu


      Oh you don't gotta tell me...This status actually came because I found the blogs of older members who used to frequent this site like Verte, Darklight, and Dr. Crusher and all of whom had some pretty visceral hate for Mephiles, but praised Infinite for being "funny" lol.

      But yea, Sonic fanbase is...."unique"...which also means its batshit crazy.

    11. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Infinite isn't funny or effective as a character. You know the phrase "I'm not laughing with you, I'm laughing at you"? That's what people mean when they say that they like Infinite for being funny.

    12. Kuzu


      Oh yea, I get that too. I do suppose Mephiles isn't as unintentionally funny. I mean, at worst I'd only find Mephiles boring.

      I guess it does go back to what you said.

    13. Diogenes


      i hate both, but (as much as it pains me) i can give infinite some slight credit for his breakdown scene almost amounting to a personality that you could do something with, while mephy is basically nothing.

    14. Zaysho


      Personally I think Infinite looks cooler so what happened with him feels like a waste, especially since the marketing made him look much better before you actually see him in the game.

      I'm kinda whatever about Mephiles but I don't really have any investment in '06. Kinda feels like they could have done more with him looking like a warped version of Shadow or how he was allied with Silver.

    15. DryLagoon


      Just wanted to say I like both. Although with Infinite it's more for what he could have been. I've considered posting about it but was worried it was too cringey. But a tl;dr is you could keep the scenes mostly the same while upping his connection to Shadow and the Avatar. Instead of by chance Infinite having Shadow's worst traits to the extreme, actually play it off for contrast in a similar way to the original Sonic vs Shadow.

  4. No you don't, because I didn't say anything about quality control; why are you associating the idea of actually taking risks with quality control when the two aren't mutually exclusive? It is seperate regardless of how you feel; video game companies in general prioritize quality control above anything. Making sure the game works properly is not the same as actually implementing ideas that aren't just standard and going through the motions.
  5. I suppose this is related more to my personal tastes as a person, but I'd honestly prefer a game that tries to do something more and falter than a game that simply does just enough to get by. Do not get me wrong, I loved Mania and I do think it was a wonderful game, and from what I've seen of SOR4, it is similarly a great game that builds on what the classics did. But I grew up in an era when Sonic wasn't afraid to take risks and go headfirst into a new idea regardless of what the outcome was; I know that isn't exactly good business sense in the long run, but ever since 2010 things have just been so lackadcial and boring. I don't wanna say that there's no care, but it does certainly feel like the series is just going through the motions at this point.
  6. I can't say the Sony isn't disappointing to read, but I respect their commitment nonetheless. Waited this long, a little longer won't kill anyone.

    1. TheOcelot



      Wonder if SEGA will do the same?

    2. mayday2592


      Or nintendo with the pokemon reveal.

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I don't really know how much Japan gets involved with big problems that have no direct effect on them. With Nintendo, then maybe.

  7. Part of me feels a little sorry for Tristiain, because I can see his heart was in the right place. But it's rather clear he had neither the maturity to really understand the situation he was posting about, especially if his first response to being questioned was...to make a direct comparison to Sonic. 


    It's not the worst thing someone has done, but eeesh.

    1. Tornado


      I'd say what Randy said last night was even worse than what Tristan sajd, but you should set your baseline for maturity a bit higher than Randy fucking Pitchford.

  8. While it's good to see people stand up for what is right admists all of this chaos...the rational part of my brain can't help but think that this is gonna fizzle out just like every other protest has before and we're right back to square one. And I really hate thinking like that, because I do want change, but it's not like this is the first case of a riot after an unlawful murder either.

    Shit sucks...

    1. Jango


      Also, agglomerations.

    2. Dejimon11


      Honestly I'm not so sure. With all the shit that's been going on this past year now everybody's true colors have been revealed. This won't fizzle out at all the whole world is watching. 

    3. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      i hear ya, tho this time around does feel different, like we're hitting a breaking point

    4. Strickerx5


      I do think a part of this will sadly subside in the coming days. Thing is, most people simply don’t have that long of an attention span. We’re currently seeing that with the virus.

      Though with that being said, this last week felt different. There generally has been a lot more support than ever before and for a much longer time. We’re getting to a boiling point and I do think something will have to give here soon. Sadly though, I don’t think that’ll happen before more innocent lives are lost.

    5. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      I'm mostly worried about the Coronavirus. Lots of protesters are wearing masks but there's still a danger there. Hopefully not too many of them catch it.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I dread the same.

      It feels like at this point they all could just sweep anything under the rug at the end of the day. No matter how much blood has been stained on the hands of the oppressors. No matter how many minds have been lost in the system. No matter just how much the world finds out on how bigoted and resentful these once trusted people could be. No matter how many rules are broken by those who enforce them in the first place. And no matter how many innocent lives are caught in the crossfire.


      My paranoia keeps telling me that this government has come too far to truely change for the better; it had plenty other oppurtunities to overhaul itself into something more competent for today's world, and it didn't. To change it now would basically equate to dismantle it altogether and try starting from scratch, which obviously we can't afford. We let ourselves become content in living in a world of madness and our progress in stopping it was all for nothing.


      But I want to find solid proof that my paranoia is wrong, cause I'm not about to call it quits.

      @Radiant Hero Ike

      If a deadly, contagious plague can't stop these people from fighting for what's right for them, I'm afraid nothing will.

  9. I think after 20 years of dropping the ball, fans are just tired and exhausted at this point; you can only fail but so many times before people just lose all faith in you. Even if the next game does have a higher budget, there's no reason to assume that they aren't going to throw in some gimmick out of a misguided attempt at padding out game time. Alternatively, if there is no budget, we just get a game that isn't much better than Forces. There's really no reason to assume that they have learned any real lessons from this and we won't know until we see the next game and play it.
  10. Given that Sonic is their flagship franchise, it's honestly hard to say; but I can't say for sure that going for budgeted titles is the way to go but it's rather clear that throwing gimmicks in the game just has not worked. It's honestly hard to say what the right direction is, but they really haven't sat down and truly thought out the best direction for the franchise without either cutting the budget in half or just padding the length of the game out. In other words, they have yet to truly modernize this series in a way that moves forward; the biggest mark I've seen against Mania, as great of a title it is, is how it doesn't really push the series in any new direction and just retread of what came out in 1994.
  11. I remember a big complaint about Generations was how short it was for the price that it came with, despite how good the game was. I'm not saying you're wrong because I do agree actually, but it is a thing to consider.
  12. >People have already moved on from Tails and want Knuckles in the next movie. 

    Tails isn't even my favorite character and I feel bad for how badly he tends to get overshadowed like this...

    1. Lord-Dreamerz


      I don't really care about Knuckles much myself. But to be fair to folk asking for Knuckles, the movie creators did talk about they might include him in the 2nd movie during some interviews... so it isn't as if everybody is getting that idea outta nowhere.

    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      i want every shitty friend tbh

    3. Diogenes


      put blaze and marine in

      they've already introduced dimension-hopping anyway

    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Oh gosh.

      If Blaze gets involved, we could have Jim Carrey as Eggman and Eggman Nega.

    5. Strickerx5


      blaze and marine are definitely more of a phase 2 in the scu

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Tails is already due to be overshadowed by all the other human protagonist that are due to return. Bringing Knuckles in would better round out the game characters vs the non Eggman humans. If we are gonna go back to see more Sonic's world, it'd be difficult for the echidnas from the first film to not be elaborated on asides from a stinger. 

    7. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      My prediction for sonic 2 is that they're going to get an inflated budget this time and dump like half of the series cast in it so yeah, expect everyone up to like shadow and rouge

    8. Polkadi~☆


      tails and metal sonic, they make fitting characters and i wanna see ‘em

    9. Plumbers_Helper


      Metal Sonic is a no brainer, the idea of him being powered by Sonic's quills is just a facinating idea on it's own. Same with Super Sonic and the Chaos Emeralds. I'd also really like to see Amy, especially if they introduced Metal Sonic. I wonder how they would handle the cartoony nature of her hammer? Knuckles I feel would need to be saved for another sequel since I feel his history needs more proper time and focus to develop correctly. Introducing Tails and growing his and Sonic's friendship would already take up a lot of the movie's runtime, but I'm sure the right writer could make it work somehow.

      Hopefully the movie gets a bigger budget this time. I hope they don't look at the previous movie's success and think since the movie did so well with a low budget, that it doesn't need more for the sequel.

    10. dbzfan7


      Tails was already confirmed so I don't think he's overshadowed. Knuckles we don't know about yet. But Tails did have massive applause in all those theater react videos. He had the biggest ovation. It was like he got into Smash Brothers with how loud and active the audience was.

  13. You know, at some point I started to think that my inexperience with other video game music genres made me think that I kind of overrated Sonic's OST a bit. But since I've delved into other franchises and gotten a taste of their music, I can definitely say this series music holds up extremely well as time passes on. Even if I think the current games are lacking a lot of appeal, I can't deny the soundtrack is still something worth listening to. Even Forces, for everything completely meh about it, it's soundtrack still is pretty good and does a lot to sell the atmosphere that the game attempted to go for.
  14. For the sake of cohesion, I hope they don't add Knuckles and focus mainly on Sonic & Tails for the sequel; given that this will be the first time their dynamic can be explored in a different way. I want to see how this specific version of Sonic & Tails develop their iconic bond.
  15. I'm definitely looking forward to this; the first one wasn't exactly spectacular, but it I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. So I can say that I want to see what they do for the sequel.
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