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  1. I called people on this before, but damn playing Crash 4 really drives home how easy Sonic could have used all of these abilities mixed with its level design.

    Alas...Sega sucks. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @E-122-Psi I don't know what else to say lol. I loved Crash 4, and many others did too.  I never felt any of the things that you are feeling and even the people I spoke to about the game claimed that there's very little actually wrong with the game. So I honestly have no idea what is it that you want.

      When something is too samey, you accuse of it being stale. When something changes too much, you accuse it of changing too much. 

      It honestly feels like you can't be satisfied with something unless it goes against what the majority likes or it's catered to your specific tastes. I'm not trying to be hostile here, but thats honestly what it feels like when I read some of your stuff. I wanna believe you when you say you aren't being a contrarian, but that's what it honestly feels like when I speak with you. 

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  2. I called people on this before, but damn playing Crash 4 really drives home how easy Sonic could have used all of these abilities mixed with its level design.

    Alas...Sega sucks. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      You need to keep in mind that Crash 4 is a sequel to Crash 3 primarily, so it needed to do SOMETHING to differentiate itself from that game. Wrath of Cortex played too similarly to Crash 3, and was considered vastly worse for it. 

      On that end, I honestly liked how Crash 4 did things; it added enough new things to keep the game fresh, but still kept the game familiar to people who played prior Crash games. 

       

      Wrath of Cortex is the exact reason you can't just rehash the same gameplay and expect it to go well, diminishing returns. You need to change it up once in a while. Now whether those changes are good or not is up to the individual, but I really didn't have an issue with Crash 4 and I'm sure many people didn't either. 

      And even if I did have a major problem with the game, I'm sure as hell more tolerant of them than I am with the many problems that plague Sonic games whenever they attempt this. 

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  3. It doesn't make up for the main game being lacking, but I do think the SwSh DLC tries to address the percieved issues with the base game. 

    Both DLC's feature far bigger and better looking environments to explore, and there's very little railroading to speak of.

    Was honestly kind of shocked that the Crown Tundra just left me to my own devices rather than holding my hand on this Legendary hunt.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Like I said, it does not make up for all of the shit that happened. BUT it is a step in the right direction at least.

      An easy af main game and more difficult DLC.

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  4. It doesn't make up for the main game being lacking, but I do think the SwSh DLC tries to address the percieved issues with the base game. 

    Both DLC's feature far bigger and better looking environments to explore, and there's very little railroading to speak of.

    Was honestly kind of shocked that the Crown Tundra just left me to my own devices rather than holding my hand on this Legendary hunt.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Yea, there's way more to do than just Dynamax battles. Like I said, the main quest is essentially a Legendary Pokemon hunt. Outside of the opening, you don't have to do Dynamax battles.

       

      Same is true for Isle of Armor, although the main quest is a bit more story driven but for the most part, you can do whatever you want and explore.

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  5. The new Dragon Ball Super chapter sounds absolutely horrendous.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      You know the worst part about it; the chapter itself was honestly not that bad. 

      What makes it bad is that the pacing is absolutely gone to shit. 

       

      Its like...damn, it reminds DBZ in the worst way possible, I just never noticed how bad the pacing was cuz I was a dumb kid who liked pretty lights. I never knew...

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  6. The voice of Sally Acorn and the voice of Lola Bunny are the same...

    Ya know...if I go just by memory, I guess I can hear it. Their voices aren't that different really.

    The thing that catches me off guard is that Lola from Space Jam & Lola from Wabbit/New Looney Tunes (2015) have the same VA...

    That's actually shocking.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      She voiced Phil, Lil, and their Mom.

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  7. The voice of Sally Acorn and the voice of Lola Bunny are the same...

    Ya know...if I go just by memory, I guess I can hear it. Their voices aren't that different really.

    The thing that catches me off guard is that Lola from Space Jam & Lola from Wabbit/New Looney Tunes (2015) have the same VA...

    That's actually shocking.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      IF you grew up in the 90's and early 2000's, you'll realize how versatile Kath Soucie's voice is. She voiced like 3-4 characters in one show, all of them with a different pitch. 

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  8. One issue with Forces I have is the squandered potential of its premise.

    Eggman has finally taken over the world, and we see literally nothing of what society under his rule is actually like. We see burned-up and destroyed resistance cities, but nothing about how citizens that he's ruling over actually live. Nothing about what laws he puts in place or even any sense that he's governing his empire in any meaningful way.

    Metropolis is just a squeaky-clean but ultimately lifeless city. Nothing about it really screams "Eggman's in charge here."

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That actually would have been a good way of have a unique final boss while also subverting the themes of the game. 

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  9. One issue with Forces I have is the squandered potential of its premise.

    Eggman has finally taken over the world, and we see literally nothing of what society under his rule is actually like. We see burned-up and destroyed resistance cities, but nothing about how citizens that he's ruling over actually live. Nothing about what laws he puts in place or even any sense that he's governing his empire in any meaningful way.

    Metropolis is just a squeaky-clean but ultimately lifeless city. Nothing about it really screams "Eggman's in charge here."

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That wouldn't have worked cuz the whole point is that Eggman and Infinite "have no friends, and are therefore weak" 

      It's like the game literally had no idea what to do with itself and was just going off a checklist of plot cliches with no coherence on how they work,

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  10. One issue with Forces I have is the squandered potential of its premise.

    Eggman has finally taken over the world, and we see literally nothing of what society under his rule is actually like. We see burned-up and destroyed resistance cities, but nothing about how citizens that he's ruling over actually live. Nothing about what laws he puts in place or even any sense that he's governing his empire in any meaningful way.

    Metropolis is just a squeaky-clean but ultimately lifeless city. Nothing about it really screams "Eggman's in charge here."

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Forces feels so at odds with itself; it makes a big deal of Eggman taking over...but most of the game is focused on Infinite as the new big bad guy, only to toss him out for an Eggman boss fight despite the fact that Eggman has barely done shit through the game. 

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  11. Welp. Crash 4 finally did it. The Completionist is actually NOT going to get every single thing this time around.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Talk about not living up to your name...

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  12. So maybe its just because I've been playing Crash 4 so much...but I really do feel like Sonic doesn't need 3D level design to be too open for it to be fun.

    Like you're already going to be moving through the levels fast anyway, so why does it need to be open ended...

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Diogenes That's' true, and I do agree. But it also depends on the content of those alternate paths too. If Path B doesn't offer much different from Path A, then they are functionally the same. 

      The genesis games generally split this up by having the higher paths be much less treacherous than the lower paths, but in general, every path in the level was pretty much a line to the finish. 

      I feel like where 3D Sonic falters a bit is that it's level design is much more horizontal, which does necessitate it being more linear to accomodate for how fast Sonic moves. The faster Sonic moves, the less controllable he is so you need level design that lets you dictate where Sonic goes while maintaining control. 

      I honestly wonder how more vertical level design would work to for that same feeling; in 2D, losing control and falling into a pit will just put you in a slower path as opposed to the 3D games where losing control and falling off the level is a death by bottomless pit. 

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  13. You know, I just realized that since Sega don't really consider Team Dark a thing anymore...it actually allows Rouge to stand on her own for once instead of just being Shadow's sidekick. 

    Not that the games have done anything with it, but the comics seem to be playing with that idea now. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I will gladly sacrifice Team Dark if it means Rouge gets to do her own thing. It's not like Shadow doesn't already get tons of focus anyway. 

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  14. This is your reminder that Knuckles and his ancestors are technically war criminals. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Dude killed 80% of his army with a plan he thought up in two minutes. 

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  15. I'm still trying to figure out how you come up with characters like Zeena and Zomom and think "yea, this is fine as it is" 

    Like Jesus fuck, I'm not even apart of the group the represent and I'm offended by their existence. 

  16. I'm still trying to figure out how you come up with characters like Zeena and Zomom and think "yea, this is fine as it is" 

    Like Jesus fuck, I'm not even apart of the group the represent and I'm offended by their existence. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      yea, see THAT I get. 

      What I don't get is how do you make something so offensive without actually thinking about it. It's like 

      Its like Zeena is written by someone who has never actually interacted with a real female and based their personality on what they see in cartoons. 

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  17. I'm still trying to figure out how you come up with characters like Zeena and Zomom and think "yea, this is fine as it is" 

    Like Jesus fuck, I'm not even apart of the group the represent and I'm offended by their existence. 

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Do you see nothing wrong with a character's entire personality being "lol, I'm fat and stupid" ?

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  18. The shadow arc in sonic universe was the best version of shadow to me. This idw shadow just doesn't give a crap about anyone and It's..... kinda depressing. Idk, maybe one day the new comics might explore his character.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      If he was just being a tsundere, I'll forgive everything the book has done with him so far. 

      Spoiler

      Hood guy not letting him finish boasting was also funny

       

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  19. The shadow arc in sonic universe was the best version of shadow to me. This idw shadow just doesn't give a crap about anyone and It's..... kinda depressing. Idk, maybe one day the new comics might explore his character.

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      Kuzu

      I'm kind of hoping this arc actually gives him some personality beyond "I hate everything", because oh man am I bored of him. 

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  20. Has Rouge's character been flanderized in recent games akin to Knuckles and Shadow?

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      Kuzu

      She doesn't get enough focus for that.

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  21. I know this question gets asked a lot, but it's been on my mind lately; how comfortable would you guys be with a full on reboot of the franchise versus just going down the road we've been going?

    At what point does the series need to reestablish itself, and inject some adrenaline?

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I'd argue Brb knew what they were doing, but Sega was being executive as fuck and trying to dictate everything...and then forced them to develop on a consolet they weren't originally developing for...

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  22. I know this question gets asked a lot, but it's been on my mind lately; how comfortable would you guys be with a full on reboot of the franchise versus just going down the road we've been going?

    At what point does the series need to reestablish itself, and inject some adrenaline?

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      You remember the last time they gave Sonic to another developer do you?

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  23. I know this question gets asked a lot, but it's been on my mind lately; how comfortable would you guys be with a full on reboot of the franchise versus just going down the road we've been going?

    At what point does the series need to reestablish itself, and inject some adrenaline?

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I honestly have no idea what to infer from Sonic Forces` existence; that game confuses the fuck out of me. I legit cannot even begin to understand what the thought process was with that game, and what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall during development. 

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  24. I know this question gets asked a lot, but it's been on my mind lately; how comfortable would you guys be with a full on reboot of the franchise versus just going down the road we've been going?

    At what point does the series need to reestablish itself, and inject some adrenaline?

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I didn't say it was a good thing; just something that might actually motivate the creators. 

      Whatever happens, it's going to be controversial, because the series is just too big to satisfy thirty years of fans. 

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  25. I know this question gets asked a lot, but it's been on my mind lately; how comfortable would you guys be with a full on reboot of the franchise versus just going down the road we've been going?

    At what point does the series need to reestablish itself, and inject some adrenaline?

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      To be honest, I just want a reason to care about this series again; it honestly does feel like the creators just have no idea what to do anymore and just going through the motions of making games. 

      Like, you can argue the series has been that way since 1998, but shit, at least the series TRIED to do something new. It didn't always work, but it was something. 

      Now it's just like....everything is so damn phoned in. So like...who is actually satisfied with how the series is as a video game series right now? Even people who jump into the series nowadays don't think it's anything special, let alone the older fans who have long since become jaded. 

       

      I don't think we need a reboot or just retread Sonic Adventure until the end of the time. But for fuck's sake, can SOMEONE actually give a damn about this series for once? I've never seen a series as iconic as this one be treated with such apathy.

      Maybe a reboot is what they need, a clean slate to worth with or just remember the shit that actually got people to give a damn to begin with. But this half-assed, phoned in shit they've been doing since 2013 ain't it. 

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