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  1. Never realized how dark Season 3 of Sonic X was until I rewatched it in Japanese. It's not grimdark or nothing, but it's along the lines of "Geez, that's kinda fucked up" 

  2. Vergil's theme in DMC5 straight up sounds like one of Shadow's themes, and it makes me love it very much lol. 

    1. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      It's really mid-2000s - edgy, kinda emo, tries real hard.

       

      It's probably 2nd best vocal track for this game, only slightly worse than, ironically, Devil Trigger. It's that good

  3. Establishing a three way rivalry between Sonic, Shadow, and Knuckles was probably one of the best things the comics have ever done, because it's something I never thought I'd ever want or like. 

    We need more uncommon character dynamics like that. 

  4. My ideal version of Sonic is better than your ideal version of Sonic. 

    1. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      *amalgamous blob of uncountable realities shifts and churns inside my head*

      heh

      Spoiler

      *isn't actually imaginative enough to come up with ideas on my own*

      1560561829536.jpg

       

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      you've distilled sonic posting down to its very essence, they can close the forums now

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      i will see you in court :3

    4. Celestia

      Celestia

      Guess we'll just have to fight to the death over it

      🗡️

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Diogenes oh how I wish this could be true

  5. DEVIL MAY CRY 5

    DEVIL MAY CRY 5 
     

    DEVIL MAY CRY 5

  6. >Game Apologist uploaded a video about Sally

    Fucking yes

    >It's forty seven minutes.

    Goddamnit. 

    1. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      Meh...I’ve watched longer Videos than that...

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I see that channel come up in my recommendations from time to time and I always pull back because something about the video titles puts me off. Pretty sure it was like a "Was Sonic ever good" type of thing I saw once though I imagine it's a lot different than I expect.

    3. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      Just finished watching it.

      T’was excellent. Give it a watch, it’s worth the 47 minutes! Delves into the good and bad, and even the Game Apologist admits he despised the early elements, but praised Ian’s writing and handling of the character and is interested in the idea of her returning with a “Rally4Sally” quip.

      Pretty positive overall.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      I'll probably check it out tomorrow. Need to hear some Sally discussion that doesn't make me want to go to sleep for four days

    5. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      You’re in for a treat then...

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      It honestly touched upon a lot of my feelings surrounding Sally too.

      For better or worse, she is an important figure in Western Sonic media and they put particular effort in getting people to like her.

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Willing to admit I was probably pretty judgmental about stuff I'd seen recommended to me before. That was actually a pretty solid essay. It was an interesting perspective on the dynamics of her and Sonic as a couple I hadn't thought about very deeply (or at all) or how her role works. Hell, it got me to ink a redesign I was playing around with so that's a win.

  7. "If Sonic Team won't put the effort into their games, then we'll just have to do it ourselves."

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Modern Game development: "Just throw it out, we'll patch it later"
      Modern Sonic Game Development: "Just throw it out, fans will patch it later"

    2. A wild west steam engine

      A wild west steam engine

      ..."They're showing up SEGA with each decision"...

    3. Supah Berry
    4. A wild west steam engine
  8. You know, as often as people joke about the superficial similarities between Sonic and Dragon Ball; they do in fact have some things in common beneath the surface. 

    Both series kind of suffer from the creators abruptly changing things at the drop of a hat, and have a clear "by the seat of their pants" approach for one. 

    Which tends to be considered a good or bad thing depending on who you ask in the fandom.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      That's just a problem with long running franchises 

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Clearly all franchises need to start having an expiration date.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Nah video games can stay unless it's a incredibly story driven series that inter connected. 

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That happened to Sonic and look where that turned out.

       

      Should have never had a story it knew it couldn't deliver on.

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      Sonic has always been up front about how far it's willing to take continuity and people need to stop expecting it to deliver on being a long running narrative. They literally tell a new story each time so anyone who picks up a new game can get into it. That's their intent. There's no dishonesty there. 

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I don't think Sonic's problem (at least in the story department) is that the series has gone on for too long. There are a lot of issues to consider but there are two that stand out in this case. One is that they never commit to a single damn thing anymore and the other is that the series rarely has people in that department that actually care. The later there being particularly damning as we've seen over the last decade.

    7. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      The only time sonic had a story arc that spanned across a few games was Shadow's and that wasn't good. 

      A major problem with the series is that they kept churning out a game every year and the higher ups didn't care about the quality just as long as they reached a deadline which caused burn out for the devs and departing.

    8. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      The Simpsons is about 33 years in now

      Look how many things pretty much derived from that style. Family Guy being the most notable, plus all those shows that have since been canceled lol

  9. The anniversary logo fills me with much joy and confidence. It is genuinely clever.

     

    I don't rhink they went all in with the merch on any prior anniversary either.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      They did with the 20th one 

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Am I... off for not thinking that much about any of the announcements today? Like don't get me wrong, all of this stuff is neat but none of it really screams major to me. I mean funko pops and pins... cool I guess but eh.

      Though really I'm probably in the wrong here. Guess I'm just numb to Sonic merch these days.

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I've been wanting new merch for years. So yea, I like this.

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      They have a "New Merch" segment in the Sonic Live Stream every two weeks with several items so I don't think we were in a merch drought.

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      But it's an anniversary year so that makes it special 

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      personally i just don't think they'll ever be able to top the toaster

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I don't think any of the stuff they announced is for me, but the actual design of that logo really got me.

    8. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I've a hunch whatever news they would've dropped at the SXSW would tell us that "Sonic's 30th will be big in several ways." It's likely that Covid's been gumming up the works of their orginal roadmap just like it did with Mario's. 

      Let's hope most of the good stuff can make it out in one piece.

    9. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      if the legs don't have that swirl in the next game I'm going nuts.

  10. Ahh, so issue 32 of IDW is a classic scenario of "the supporting cast get their shit kicked in until the stronger characters show up"

    Love it 

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      *flashbacks to mlp with a symphony of annoyed sighs playing over it*

      yeah... i might just read a summary on this one then

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      come om, you never watch A Shonen. This is textbook

       

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      i've never been around to see it happen on air repeatedly in a shonen before mlp

      like I know dragon ball is the go to for this shit but i came in after the fact on all of that, when i already knew it was a thing

      either way that shit rubs me the real wrong way nowadays. like, just let the strong characters be strong without making the others fucking krillin or some shit

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      If a character is strong, that means another character has to be weak. Its like Syndrome said, if everyone is Super, then nobody will be.

      In other words, respect the pecking order. 

       

      In all seriousness tho, its kind of one of those necessary weasels for dramatic storytelling. You can't really add tension if everyone is capable of handling everything. Not having the strongest characters around creates tension at how the underpowered characters can prevail and hold out.

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I see what you mean and while I do understand that it is a needed thing in some cases... idk man, sometimes it just feels forced lol. Like, when a show gets to a point for me where I'm actively rutting against the main protagonist so that a side character can get a win for once... that's not good imo.

      Of course, like with everything, there's a balance there that I just think some shows/ media handle better than others.

      Guess I'm just more knee-jerk to this trope after mlp because real talk, they stopped giving a fuck about anyone other than a few of the main cast in that last half lol. Really rather not see that become a major thing in Sonic.

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Its definitely hard to balance, especially the longer a series runs its lifespan.

      Its why so many people hate how prevalent it is in modern Dragon Ball. It gets tiring after a while.

  11. Oh hey, I finally got my Sonic retro account after like...ten years :V

    And now I can't post yet...

     

    I'm older now, so I can understand the need to gatekeep people...but jeez...isn't there an easier way.

  12. You know, given the similar reactions to them. I'm inclined to believe that Sonic Forces is as close to a 3D equivalent of Sonic 4 as possible.

    A tone deaf attempt at pleasing the fanbase's (very generalized) wants, that ultimately failed to do so.

    1. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      Except worse because it was only Lost World between it and the last boost game.

  13. I find it incredibly ironic that Sega have been trying so hard at copying other franchises for success in the past decade or so, rather than do anything original for Sonic. 

    That's...incredibly sad. 

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      sonic's been copying things for a lot longer than that

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Yea, but it wasn't as blatant and they tried to add their own flair to it.

    3. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      Quote

      Yea, but it wasn't as blatant

      death egg

    4. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      and super sonic...

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It's impossible to do something "original" anymore. Anything Sonic comes up with, people are bound to claim it ripped off something that came before it. Just ask TV Tropes

       

       

       

      (ok I joking on the last part)

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Diogenes @Tracker_TD I literally said, they try adding their own flair to it to make it their own. 

      Like, nobody is going to say that while Super Sonic is a blatant Dragon Ball shout out, that Sonic kind of made it into it's own thing.

  14. Is Shadow a good character?

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Shadow has the potential building blocks of a good character, but I don't think he (usually) is one.

      SA2 gave him a fairly alright arc, but I feel like the Heroes-ShTH saga just needlessly drew out him learning the same lesson a second time, but worse. And then all his appearances since then have been super inconsistent, and I just get the impression Sonic Team doesn't really know what to do with him anymore.

    2. Strickerx5
    3. Blue Blood
    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I like how 20 years later, and he still gets mixed responses like these.

  15. I'm really tired of Sonic fans on Twitter and/or Reddit trying to hate on Mario 64 because they're jealous it got better reception than Sonic Adventure. Grow the fuck up.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Who does this?

    2. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      You'd be surprised, BB. 

      I think some Sonic fans still think Sonic's supposed to be in constant direct competition with Mario, as if that console war didn't end like 20 years ago. It's baffling. 

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Pretty much all of Sonic twitter. 

       

      @Tracker_TD I get it on some level, because Sonic WAS on that level at one point. But people take that shit way too far and it's embarrassing to see. 

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Do you guys remember the Mario 64/Sonic Adventure comparison pic that made the rounds a while ago? It was hilarious.

      Edit: I found it!

      h7buk9gank411.jpg

    5. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      I die a little more inside every time I see that image 

    6. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      speaking of 64, there actually is a sonic fan on twitter I know who actually genuinely doesn't like 64, pretty tame compared to the rest of sonic twitter. and before you ask, no he's not a fan of adventure 1 either.

    7. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      There's nothing wrong with having legit criticisms towards Mario 64; but it's rather transparent that most people who accentuate it's flaws are jilted Sonic fans who are still bitter over Sonic's reputation versus Mario's. 

      Mario 64 isn't a great game, but to deny it's effect on the 3D platforming genre is just straight up trying to deny history.

    8. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I love both games, but I do genuinely think SM64 is a better and more complete experience.

      In SA1, the only campaign that feels "finished" is Sonic's, and even that's just ten stages. The rest of the stories - while fun in their own way - feel kind of underdeveloped in terms of gameplay and amount of content. 

      Compare this to SM64, which is a bigger, grander, more holistic experience. 15 exploration-based courses, a handful of bonus and boss stages, and 120 collectibles total to find in the game. 

      I think SA1 has a lot going for it in terms of atmosphere and story, and even its gameplay is still fun. But to me, it feels less like a complete game.

      (SA2, by contrast, fixes these complaints imo. It narrows the gameplay down to three main modes instead of six, and its emblem/ranking system offers a ton of replay value/collectibles to find.)

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I mean, Mario 64 is a great game and so is SA1. Their strengths are in different areas though, and SM64 much more consistent and easy to digest without turning a blind eye to some glaring issues.

      I'm always super glad that I don't use Twitter and Reddit.

    10. Tornado

      Tornado

      lol "controls so clunky it ruins the experience for a lot of people"

    11. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Like I get it having a game you like being bashed by big named youtubers especially ones that flat out suck at the game and causing people to think that the game is bad does suck but man having a well received game to satisfy your own insecurity is stupid.

    12. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      That graph doesn't work on me because I don't really like Mario 64

    13. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      I really don't like Mario 64 either,  but I will admit it was revolutionary for the genre.

    14. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      yeah, since it was the first of it's kind.

    15. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Don't forget "both got a remake/remaster on a newer system that fans consider weaker than the original despite all the added content"

  16. Today I found out that there's a "RIGHT ON" at the end of the SA1 version Unknown from M.E. and I'm still in disbelief...

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I'd seen that on lyric sheets for years but there wasn't any rip I ever had of that song that had that. I only actually heard it from an upload Sega did on YouTube this year lol

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I never knew until I downloaded the anniversary Sonic Adventure soundtrack. What was up with Adventure having songs with so many different endings? There has to be at least four different versions of Open Your Heart with different endings.

  17. Ok, I finished Sonic GT; I liked it for the most part, but boy is it rough around the edges. 

    I appreciate the focus on momentum, but it often feels like Sonic has no weight to him and will be airborne at the drop of a hat. 

    Also, the level design of the first two levels is obnoxiously large, and there's really a cohesive flow to where you're supposed to go. 

    Also voice acting is bad; I know unprofessional fan actors and all, but oh man. 

    Music is also kind of forgettable 

    Other than that though, I thought it was pretty fine. Once you get a solid flow going, it's pretty damn exhilarating, and the last two levels were better designed for what they were going for. Graphics were pretty on point, though I think the lighting was off in a few areas. I like the idea of having the Motobugs try to snipe Sonic while speeding. 

    Its good to actually have a finished fan game for once. 

    1. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      The level sizes show themselves better when hunting for the extras.

    2. Celestia

      Celestia

      Literally the first thing I did when I booted it up was turn the voice acting volume all the way down. I heard enough in videos of the pre-SAGE demo.

  18. Wait, Sonic GT is finished? A fan gsme actually finished?

    1. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Outside of a cut boss fight, yeah. Has a final boss, challenges, unlockables and everything

    2. Kuzu
    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      It's about a good hour or two of content, depending on how much you choose to complete.

      Here's the game download if you have a computer and controller set up and ready to go for it:

      https://gamejolt.com/games/Sonic-GT/533291

  19. Age of Calamity being connected to a main game is actually kinda similar to how Sonic Advance 3 connects to Sonic Battle.

    I love shit when spin offs connect back to the main series.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Sure makes you wish mario had the same benefit-(shot)

    2. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Calling it now, AoC introduces a plot point that's foreshadowing for the upcoming sequel.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Kingdom Hearts stays winning

  20. Next thing you know, they'll just shadow drop the next Sonic game.

    Seriously, I'm all for these casual game reveals nowadays.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Hype cycles are BS for most games so I'm all for it

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It's a natrual evolution from how they literally drop reveal teasers with characters hidden in shadows

  21. A new Hyrule Warriors out of nowhere and its a prequel to BotW at that lol.

  22. Oh, they announced Spark 3? Noice. 

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Wait, there's three games already? Feels like the first one just came out.

      Why exactly isn't this series on Switch? It looks fantastic, like it could scratch the GOOD 3D Sonic itch I've had since, like, Generations.

    2. Marcello

      Marcello

      Spark the Electric Jester? I didn't even know 2 came out.

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      2's been out since last year lol. In fact, 2 was just put on XB1 in the Spark 3 announcement trailer. 

  23. Heh; Sonic and Shadow have lost every one of their death battles :V

    1. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      I mean he won his first time. A redo doesn't undo the first time.

      Still hilarious Wally outruns the meme force that is the speed force. The lauded meme of speed force don't gotta explain shit is slower than the Wall Man.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      The slowest speedster can outrun anybody with Super speed. The speed force is literally that ducking stupid.

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Speed Force, ain't gotta explain shit.

      @dbzfan7 actually it does, the rematch basically retconned the first given they make no reference to the first at all in it.

    4. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      I believe in their QnA they said it didn't. Was treated more as a result based on different research.

  24. Ya know, I just realized how ironic Sega's use of the Deadly Six is; people will say "stop listening to fans and do what you want" 

    So then they decide to keep using the Deadly Six, and nobody likes them for it :V

    1. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      I don't hate the Deadly Six, though I think I've got myself pinned as a contrarian around here. :P

      They do need to put more actual thought into using them though.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      If they can make them work fine, but they haven't, so it doesn't exactly instill confidence.

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      To be fair, there are a sizable portion of fans rooting for the Deadly Six to stay, so we can't really claim they aren't listening to fans.

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      call me biased, but there hasn't really been anything to suggest to me that the Deadly Six are in any popular.

      Compare them to most of the other series fan favorites on their debut; can you really say the Deadly Six are comparable to the likes of Shadow?

    5. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Well no duh,  they're not on Shadow's level, but it's not like they're unpopular. 

      Granted, I suppose it always pn where you check, but they've definitely got their fans.

      Whether that's enough for you is up to you sure. But there's enough to not really disregard that they do have a fan standing.

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Of course, everything has their fans. But it's most definitely a minority to the majority. Most fans hate them, and most of the general gaming community don't really care about them either way.

      They could be scrapped tomorrow and I guarantee there would barely be a whimper about it. 

      So I don't think Sega are really trying to cater to the 5-10 people who actually like the Deadly Six, versus just trying to take a concept they made and trying to make it work, 

    7. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Eh, I'll wait to see definitive proof before calling the Deadly Six's fanbase a minority.

    8. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Popularity isn't that easy to discern, but you just really have to compare the ACTUAL popular characters in the series. For instance.

      Shadow debuted in what's generally considered one of the best Sonic games in the series to this very day, and in spite how divisive his later appearances would be, would go on to headline the series for the next couple few years. Even non-Sonic fans know who Shadow is, to the point where he has a world recording placing in gaming, the other character having that honor being Sonic himself. 

      The Deadly Six debuted in a game that's pretty divisive overall, with opinions on it varying wildly. And their only major appearances after just being one-off boss fights that have no meaning to anything. Nobody ever really talks about them either unless it's to mock them, and they've made no impact outside the series in spite of being around for almost a decade at this point. 

       

      Think it's pretty clear cut which character Sega actually gave a damn about, and made a much bigger impact as a result. 

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