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    Kuzu reacted to Diogenes in Sonic Channel   
    I mean it's basically just fanboying. They expect everybody else to like Cream as much as they do and blame everybody else for not giving her a chance, not considering that people already have and can legitimately just not like her that much. And it's not like the story's some hit piece against her; she's one of the youngest characters in the series, she was always meant to be cute and innocent and nice, showing that people worry about her getting involved in dangerous adventures but also showing that she can contribute in other ways than fighting is an accurate and overall positive take on the character.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Kaotic Kanine in Sonic Channel   
    As Wraith pointed out, its Cream pointing out that she's more capable than what Sonic thinks.
    Its pretty straightforward so yea, I can't see where this extremely negative impression you get is coming from. It almost feels like you're nitpicking.
     
    I know you probably didn't intend for it to come off that way, but you chose the most uncharitable interpretation for what's a pretty small scene and I'm just really confused by it.
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    Kuzu reacted to Wraith in Sonic Channel   
    The story is about Sonic underestimating Cream and realizing she's more capable than he thought. I don't really see the issue here. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Movie Megathread   
    Poor Amy, probably getting the shaft. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Movie Megathread   
    Poor Amy, probably getting the shaft. 
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    Kuzu reacted to Tornado in Police Brutality Thread   
    Chauvin was just convicted on all three counts he was charged with. 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and manslaughter.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I doubt its going to drop all that much. Objectively speaking, there's nothing really wrong with Sonic colors as tends to be the case with most Sonic games, that alone is what earned it a lot of its good will. And the general public doesn't give a single fuck what the fans think, so I'm sure they'll be more lenient. 
     
    I can't see the Metacritic score dropping anymore than like 70 in that case. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I doubt its going to drop all that much. Objectively speaking, there's nothing really wrong with Sonic colors as tends to be the case with most Sonic games, that alone is what earned it a lot of its good will. And the general public doesn't give a single fuck what the fans think, so I'm sure they'll be more lenient. 
     
    I can't see the Metacritic score dropping anymore than like 70 in that case. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Speedi in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I doubt its going to drop all that much. Objectively speaking, there's nothing really wrong with Sonic colors as tends to be the case with most Sonic games, that alone is what earned it a lot of its good will. And the general public doesn't give a single fuck what the fans think, so I'm sure they'll be more lenient. 
     
    I can't see the Metacritic score dropping anymore than like 70 in that case. 
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    Kuzu reacted to Wraith in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I think the reception thing is being overthought. The metacritic is probably going to drop, but the game will do okay at worst and the risk factor is low overall.

    Plus, this is in line with SEGA's recent efforts to get all their old titles that have actually done well over the years on all recent platforms anyway. They released Bayonetta, Vanquish, Catherine, Persona 4, Yakuza 0, Project Diva and Panzer Dragoon all last year and Banana Blitz HD the year before that. These releases don't get a ton of buzz either way, they just quietly collect and improve the company's MC score in the background.

    I'll be surprised if many people are talking about this rerelease outside of Sonic fan circles(where they'll act like it's the end of the world, like when Forces came out). Seems more like getting more evergreen shit on the shelf for kids to buy than anything else.
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    Kuzu reacted to Indigo Rush in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
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    Kuzu reacted to Wraith in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's the safest way to test the viability of Sonic remasters so I'm not toooo surprised. I'm just not interested as an enthusiast. I wanted a deeper cut.
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    Kuzu reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Nah, Nintendo didn't do that. They just zoomed, cropped and filtered the videos. Lazy. SEGA could possibly do the same though and I totally overlooked that option.
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Archie Sonic Main Discussion   
    In fairness (and god I hate having to say that about anything in regards to this shitshow of a love triangle) - Fiona didn't turn into a villain because Sonic was a bad boyfriend to her, she turned villain because she originally dug Scourge's bad-boy persona, and began initially dating Sonic in order to try find the same appeal, only to find nothing. This bundled with the fact that she couldn't get over her grudges with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters is what causes her to turn villain. Fiona made an attempt to be a good person, but ultimately decided she'd rather just damn the consequences, turn traitor and be with her "love".
    In fact, if I remember correctly - it was stated that the irony is it was believed Fiona was Sonic's rebound after Sally, but it was the other way around - Sonic was Fiona's rebound after falling for Scrouge. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Chika Takami in Should the Freedom Fighters come back to IDW Comics?   
    It should kind of go without saying that if they were to bring back all of these old concepts, it wouldn't be under the same context as the original. Mainly because the old Freedom Fighter concept  does not work in the concept of the Sonic series is nowadays. 
    What the series is nowadays is a hell of a lot different from what it was when SATAM came out; it's completely unrealistic to expect things to go back to being exactly the same in that case. 
    If, hypothetically speaking, they were going to bring those concepts back they WILL be changed, it is not a matter of if. They have literally done this before, and it's just a standard practice in media for the most part to recontextualize elements so that they fit within the confines of the setting. 
     
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Cornelius Fudge in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I mean when the series constantly squanders its own potential and underperforms its kind of hard to not be a little cynical.
    Forces was the last game released, which doesn't exactly instill confidence in the direction of the series.
    The uncertainty is what's driving the cynicism unfortunately 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from BadBehavior in Being Optimistic About Sonic, The Franchise and The Future   
    When you get down to it; after Mania, Forces had HIGH expectations, particularly after all of the grand standing on focusing on quality and promising things will be different, only to release another subpar product. 
    For us old heads who have been around the block for a while, this is nothing new; after a certain point, you just kind of accept that Sonic's inherently controversial and quality is hit or miss. 
     
    But to those young bloods who had legitimate hope and saw the game could be something more; the disappointment just hits harder. Disappointment is always as result of expectations after all. It doesn't justify the obnoxious ass attitudes in the fandom, but I can understand where it comes from. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Cadence in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I mean when the series constantly squanders its own potential and underperforms its kind of hard to not be a little cynical.
    Forces was the last game released, which doesn't exactly instill confidence in the direction of the series.
    The uncertainty is what's driving the cynicism unfortunately 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from McGroose in Being Optimistic About Sonic, The Franchise and The Future   
    When you get down to it; after Mania, Forces had HIGH expectations, particularly after all of the grand standing on focusing on quality and promising things will be different, only to release another subpar product. 
    For us old heads who have been around the block for a while, this is nothing new; after a certain point, you just kind of accept that Sonic's inherently controversial and quality is hit or miss. 
     
    But to those young bloods who had legitimate hope and saw the game could be something more; the disappointment just hits harder. Disappointment is always as result of expectations after all. It doesn't justify the obnoxious ass attitudes in the fandom, but I can understand where it comes from. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Angyu in Balan Wonderworld (Yuji Naka + Square Enix)   
    Think its safe to say that Naka won't be headlining any games anytime soon.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Blue Blood in Being Optimistic About Sonic, The Franchise and The Future   
    When you get down to it; after Mania, Forces had HIGH expectations, particularly after all of the grand standing on focusing on quality and promising things will be different, only to release another subpar product. 
    For us old heads who have been around the block for a while, this is nothing new; after a certain point, you just kind of accept that Sonic's inherently controversial and quality is hit or miss. 
     
    But to those young bloods who had legitimate hope and saw the game could be something more; the disappointment just hits harder. Disappointment is always as result of expectations after all. It doesn't justify the obnoxious ass attitudes in the fandom, but I can understand where it comes from. 
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    Kuzu reacted to Blue Blood in Balan Wonderworld (Yuji Naka + Square Enix)   
    I'm in complete agreement with @Ryannumber1gamer on this. A delay might have improved the Switch version and they could have polished a few things, but as they say... you can't polish a turd. The problems with this game are rooted in design and concept. What could they realistically improve with a delay (or patches)? I think it's safe to say that there'll be no further significant updates and Square will sweep it under the rug.
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    Kuzu reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Balan Wonderworld (Yuji Naka + Square Enix)   
    I don't really think it's fair to say it was rushed. From what I've seen, the game itself is finished and completed, the problem is the game was built on a very, very faulty structure from the offset.
    Problems like the one-button gameplay, the boring and tedious level design, the limited mobility of the characters, the wasteful nature of suits, those are not issues of time and budget, they're conceptual problems that shouldn't have been there to begin with and yet make up the very core nature of the game. The levels are built around these faulty costumes, and their incredibly simplistic designs. The first level alone requires several detours with costumes in order to reach the top of a series of ledges for example. The game didn't need a simple delay and polish, it would've needed a literal overhaul from the very bottom because the game's issues are constructed right into the heart of the game itself, and everything, everything was designed around those problems.
    Square-Enix have their share of issues, no one's denying it. But I'm not going to pin the blame for the game's design issues on them. They gave the budget, and time to Naka. They told him this was his one shot to make this platformer he wanted to make, and Naka and his team were the ones to blow it. They were the ones who came up with the game's design, they were the ones who came up with the games' concepts, and the gameplay. They were the ones who thought these problems somehow equalled out to a good experience for a player.
    Put simply, Balan's problems aren't issues with budgetary or time constraints, they're problems baked right into the design of the game by the very people designing the game, and as harsh as it is to say, unless Square for some utterly bafflingly idiotic reason ordered Naka to do this, which is doubtful since Naka is well-known for simplistic game design and controller layouts, it's on the team who designed the game to be like this. The people who thought from the start this was a good baseline for building a game upon and let it be the building block that the rest of the game's design comes from. I hate to say it, but they were given a shot to make this work, and they missed the mark by a landslide.
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    Kuzu got a reaction from Azure Blue Tori in Being Optimistic About Sonic, The Franchise and The Future   
    When you get down to it; after Mania, Forces had HIGH expectations, particularly after all of the grand standing on focusing on quality and promising things will be different, only to release another subpar product. 
    For us old heads who have been around the block for a while, this is nothing new; after a certain point, you just kind of accept that Sonic's inherently controversial and quality is hit or miss. 
     
    But to those young bloods who had legitimate hope and saw the game could be something more; the disappointment just hits harder. Disappointment is always as result of expectations after all. It doesn't justify the obnoxious ass attitudes in the fandom, but I can understand where it comes from. 
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    Kuzu got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Depends on which type of Shredder.
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