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Everything posted by Kuzu

  1. Eggman using technology for nefarious purposes is hardly a theme, at least any more then when he usually does it. The game doesn't really call attention to it, so I fail to understand how it stands out as a central theme of the game. The only time I could say that this might have been a theme is the factory scene, but there's no pay off to it. If that is a theme, it's not a very fleshed out one. The friendship between Sonic, Tails, and Yacker is fine for what it is, but once again, the lack of build up and pay off is what hurts it overall. Yacker disappears after the first world, and the factory scene leads one to believe that he might have been captured. But this is only ever implied, and Yacker shows up in the ending no worse for wear or with an acknowledgement of where he was. It's not bad, but it is incredibly bland. The story never bothers to gives any real catharsis to what it sets up, so it kinda fails to really leave an impression. It's fine if you just want to play the game and nothing more, which I'm sure was the intention behind it but I'd hardly call it one of the series' stand out cases of writing, which it often is considered.
  2. Once again, you're not actually addressing any of the criticisms being labelled here. Generations and Forces have their own problems, but we're talking about Colors here. I don't see how saying "well it's better than these other two games with worse stories" is anything worth merit. That's the most faint praise you can give it. About the only positive you've listed is that it's simple and easy to follow, which yea it is, but that's where the praise ends. It's not really a necessity I admit, but it would be nice if they tried to contextualize the setting as they have done in the past. It's not a deal breaker or anything, but nobody is really going to remember anything about Lost Hex as anything other than where the game took place compared to say, Angel Island or even Little Planet which are pretty memorable in their own right.
  3. "Its not that bad if you remove the bad parts" isn't a good defense. If you don't mind the game's flaws, fine but you haven't really addressed the issues given about the game's structure or overall storytelling. A good moment or two does not make a story well written.
  4. When these games came out, the series' reputation was pretty low, to the point where Sonic was basically a large meme of mockery. So the fact that it actually released a game that had very little in the way of a forced gimmick, or at least a gimmick that wasn't as obtrusive as the Werehog, it was seen as some sort of revolution or renaissance, which made people gloss over the fact that the game didn't really have much to offer in the end. I don't think people hate them, so much that the magic has worn off and people have moved on. The ones saying the game is trash and whatever are mostly Adventure fans who hate everything about these games since it was the point when the series distanced itself from the Adventure era and how, those games were heavily mocked when these came out. Like for real, between Game Grumps and Projared, the collective community actively turned on the Adventure games as "archaic".
  5. Good but heavily flawed is probably the most accurate description to be honest. No game can ever be perfect, but I feel these games miss the mark a bit too much to the point where the good barely outweighs the flaws. And when those flaws started to become way more apparent in the later entries without much improvement to balance them out, you get things like Forces which is a shadow of what Generations is.
  6. Reading these responses, there's a pretty good case study to be had on how Sega can take a good idea and then just run it into the ground. But yea; Colors and Generations are fine games for what they are, and were certainly the breath of life the series needed at the time. Subsequent games would lean heavily on their elements, but as usual, Sega missed the point and half assed those elements so people just grew tired of them over time. So I can certainly see why people wouldn't really look fondly at them in hindsight.
  7. Holy Shit, Mike Pollock is in Dr. Stone. 

    1. Red


      He's also in Promare as well

    2. Kuzu


      I knew that already. 

  8. A wild Roger Craig Smith appears at the TGA.

  9. I can't believe Sonic the Hedgehog is fucking dead.

    1. PaulyBFromDa303


      I can't believe it's not butter

  10. Having read the Tangle and Whisper finale, yes it's pretty underwhelming. I was expecting a bigger emotional payoff or even some type of struggle, but things pretty much went smoothly from start to finish. It's not bad, just incredibly stale and basic after three issues of buildup. Oh well.
  11. There are a lot of characters I feel that shouldn't have become recurring characters in this series given their introductions are their main source of plot development, only to become just another friend in subsequent games.

    At the very least, some characters should have had their roles adjusted so they fit better in a recurring role if the series was going to keep them around (Glares at Silver and Blaze)

    1. Ferno


      Heck Shadow too. Boom only further proved how "out of nowhere" and "nothing" Shadow feels when stripped of his SA2 backstory

    2. Wraith


      There's nothing wrong with Shadow and Blaze just hanging around.

    3. Kuzu


      There's nothing really right about it either. They're just kind of there, which was my point. 

    4. Wraith


      You don't really have a point.

    5. dbzfan7


      Gotta agree with Kuzu unless they serve some sort of purpose. Just merely existing is fine, but if they're merely gonna exist and make appearances is a whole other story. It's fine in spin off titles but it wouldn't really be acceptable in a main title.

  12. I feel its because a difference in the focus; Eggman is the primary threat on the OVA, even when Metal Sonic takes the scene, so he has to be competent to give the heroes a good fight. The primary threat of the Metal Virus arc is the virus itself. And unlike in the OVA, Eggman is sharing the villain spotlight with newcomer Starlene, and one of the main components of that arc is showing how he is quickly growing disillusioned with Eggman as his flaws become more apparent; Eggman kinda has to be a bit more incompetent to justify that dynamic otherwise it just falls apart. I don't think Idw IDW Eggman is bad; it just highlights a part of him that doesn't usually get showcased, while he's a rather straightforward villain in the OVA.
  13. So I guess the next game is being announced at the Game awards. You guys ready to start the cycle again.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      "Yeah, I don’t know, we may do something fun with the movie that’s coming out next year. We’re still talking about that. There could be something fun around that. Yeah, we love Sonic, so Sonic may make an appearance in some form inside of the show”

      That's all that was said, and it doesn't really sound like any indication of a game being announced. And even if a game does get announced, we all know that it'll be dead on arrival unless it's a Tom the Cop spinoff.

    2. Kuzu


      Why did I have a feeling that it would be related to the movie in some way. Oh well, back to not caring I guess.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Because the movie is all that's going on in the franchise at the moment and because that's all that was mentioned? There's not really any reason to expect it not to be related to the movie.

  14. Going purely by comments, the joke now in the Sonic fandom is that any remix Jun and Tee do means that game will be remade :V

    1. TCB


      it's a joke?!

    2. Tarnish


      I think the real joke is thinking the current Sonic Team could even remake a game properly.

  15. You know its funny how Sega went out of their way to delist Unleashed way back in 2010...then re-added it back in 2014. 


    I think on some level, they realize the game didn't deserve to be delisted at all. 

    1. Ferno


      "scores don't matter"

      *sega delists a whole game because of several bad reviews from PS360 reviewers fresh off their 1st person games and sports titles including a few reviews where people didn't even try to play the game right before giving their scores*

      *on the flipside sega kept stuff like wisps and blocky level design going for the next decade because the game those originated from got good scores from nintendo reviewers who're used to playing platformers and scored more leniently overall*


    2. Strickerx5


      Sonic Unleashed.

      One of the few games where review scores really did matter... just my fucking luck really...

      Too this day I’m still low key boiling over that IGN review and how it and others like it probably did actually have a direct correlation on certain discussions Sega has made since.

      like a fucking pc port

  16. Vic Mignogna has had one of the worst years of his career, but on the flipside Johnny Yong Bosch has had one of the best years of his career. 

  17. I don't see that happening, those shows have been over for years. There's no point in redubbing them. All we can do is move forward.
  18. You know, unlike a lot of my contemporaries at the time when it came out, I really was confused on why exactly Shadow's game existed. I didn't think it was BAD, it was just a resounding "But why tho..." even after beating the game, I couldn't help but think "Why does this game exist" 

    Fourteen years of wisdom later and I'm like "Oh, it was to appeal to edgelords"...and you know what, there was actually nothing wrong with that. But I notice this trend of video game developers having a massive split opinion between newer fans and older veterans.

    Shadow the character is just kind of the embodiment of that split in a single character.

    1. Wraith


      Shadow got a game because Shadow brought the bag 


      Tails or Blaze or whatever won't sell copies like that. 

    2. Kuzu


      It is true; I mean, who wants to play as the boring ass sidekick instead of "THE DARK AND COOL SONIC" 

  19. In the end, it always goes back to Shadow...

    1. Jack at the Cinema

      Jack at the Cinema

      And he hasn't even been in the last 3 issues, imagine what happens when he appears again.

    2. Kuzu


      I never thought I'd get to a point of being sick of hearing about him, but here we are.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

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    4. Wraith


      What are you guys even talking about, who's talking about shadow

    5. Ellipsis-Ultima


      It's the idw Sonic thread

    6. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Shadow is the ocean of this franchise. Everything goes back to it.

    7. Radiant Hero Ike
    8. JosepHenry


      I love Shadow




      but yall are making me reconsider

  20. Hmm, I find that angle both interesting and quietingly dark; Sonic succumbing to his emotions and willingly infecting Eggman feels like crossing a certain line. But I do admit it feels like this is where such a thing makes most sense to do .
  21. It doesn't flow like natural dialogue, which is what immediately tipped me off that something was off about it until I realized what it was from .
  22. Sometimes his lyrical dialogue fits...and other times it does not. I admit, I did chuckle when I realized what it was referencing.
  23. If a lyrical reference makes this irrational, then perhaps you should not be reading this comic?
  24. Ahh yes, we've reached a point where Flynn writes Eggman as TOO dark of a villain for people.

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