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  1. A Hat in Time is still awesome, you guys.

  2. Honestly I'm willing to bet that they snuck Peach into Super Mario 3D World without Miyamoto knowing about it
  3. I'm cool with it. It's still Peach in spirit, and having Toadette gives her a chance to shine in some way
  4. Something I found out the other day that I had no idea until now was that Sonic Mania was released in South Korea, minus artbook and OST. Here are some pics of the box, but I didn't buy it.

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    1. Polkadi~♪

      Polkadi~♪

      Huh, I saw those exact cases, but for Australia... You can get the game, but with no artbook or holographic cover. Except you will always get those with the Switch version.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Cool. I mean it's lame, but interesting that such exists.

    3. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      South Korea got the short straw of the stick but at least got the game.

      I'll be surprised if there is a reversible cover with a Samsung Super Aladdin Boy variation.

    4. Jango

      Jango

      There's also a version exclusive for Brazil, it does comes with the artbook, but not the holographic cover.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah needless to say I'm glad I imported the US and JP versions.

  5. I went with my friend for him to buy a Switch and Tropical Freeze yesterday. Interesting to note that while he bought a Korean version of the game, he set up an American account and the game was entirely in English (including using its western name, whereas its name in Japan/Korea is simply "Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze"), and even downloaded a patch for the American version, so I guess not only is the Switch region free but it converts a game's region into the user's when possible.

  6. The art style for Forces and SLW isn't one of my favorites in the series, but the vehement hatred for it kinda weirds me out

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      What vehement hatred? I'm cool! We're cool! It's just video games right?!

       

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    2. Nix

      Nix

      I love the way Lost World looks.

      I don't care too much for how Forces looks though.

    3. Yeow

      Yeow

      For starters, there's the simple fact that the three games in question the art direction are directly associated with (aside from LW and Forces, it also shows up in Runners) aren't very good on their own terms. So from there you've already got some negative association attached to the art direction itself.

      On a more broader point, I'd say it's also reflective of a point that the Sonic series has proceeded to move away from being a graphical showcase; which has historically been a constant element for the games (even the more subpar/terrible games) until this artstyle started becoming en vogue. While the current art direction has been generally received well outside the fanbase (and even among fans, isn't universally considered awful); the games they're attached to haven't really been considered visual showstoppers--nothing from Sonic released so far in this generation can really be said to compete with the best of the current generation, even in terms of its own genre (re: the remakes for Ratchet and Clank, Crash, and Spyro; or even Super Mario Odyssey). Yes, as others have said, cutting-edge graphics are far from necessary to make great games, but it does make for a favorable point for the games and the series as a whole in regards to their presentation/production values.

      Another thing is that it also has the "NSMB" symptom in which its presentation is starting to seep into other venues of the series, as part of a general branding image. It's shown up in the aforementioned Runners mobile game, and the upcoming TSR racing game has been accused for adapting this art direction.

      On a side note, I also think the first and third point is also a factor on Mania's presentation having been very well-received. Going for an authentically 16-bit/32-bit approach means you'll have to wait longer if you want a Genesis Sonic game with 2010s graphics, akin to current Donkey Kong Country or Rayman games. But it's art direction does offer something visually distinct from the current crop of Sonic games, let alone Sonic titles in recent years; and it's also attached to a great Sonic product inof itself.

      E: Fourth point--for people who aren't really jazzed about the NSMB art direction, or Mario's artstyle in general; Sonic taking heavy aesthetic notes from its former rival (especially Lost World in particular) also isn't really a fantastic look to them either.

  7. Sean

    The Topic of OMG FREE STUFF!?

    https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly/trove Humble Bundle is giving away some games until tomorrow (9/16). The ones labeled "Free until 9/16" are eligible, and you don't need to be a subscriber to Humble monthly. The list of games are the following: Alan Wake's American Nightmare LIMBO Uurnog Fortune-499 Tiny Echo Cat Girl Without Salad Drawkanoid THOR.N Crescent Bay
  8. I personally never understood why people are so quick to write off classic Amy's design. I was never big on her modern look even if it makes her look more distinct

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I personally just think pink and green don't go together very well.

    2. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      @Sean

      I always thought her classic design was cute. I do however agree with the idea some folk have that her spikes would look better pointing upwards instead of just being a direct copy of Sonic's spike style.

      @Blacklightning

      Actually red & green or pink & green are technically complementary colors the same as blue & orange, so when used right it can look really nice... but oddly it doesn't seem to appeal to nearly as many people as blue & orange or yellow does.

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      The colors bother me. Literally just change her shirt to another color and it would be good to me.

    4. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      too many colors. most sonic characters have one clear main color, maybe a secondary color, and a few small accents, but classic amy is kind of splattered with all different colors and it ends up feeling a little garish by comparison.

      also while i'm not really onboard with the whole "pink sonic in a dress" line of thought, a different hairstyle does make her more visually unique.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      Weird. The colors never stood out to me in any particular way

    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      the stars leave streaks so long

      the colors feel so wrong

      i've always felt like this- i'll keep on fleeing

  9. I like the classic designs more than modern* and welcome any opportunity to use them again outside of a Generations/Forces situation. *including Amy's -shrug-
  10. Sean

    Sega Ages Collection (Switch)

    I legitimately can't stand playing any version of Sonic 2 that isn't the Taxman version. So I probably won't get it. Hell, the MegaPlay version (if they do include it) isn't nearly as interesting as Sonic 1's since there's no race against the clock or truncated levels iirc
  11. How do people who don't wash their hands before playing video games live with themselves

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      I never knew that was a thing...

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      People who don't wash their hands in general are disgusting

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      I wash my hands after gaming, to avoid catching gamer disease.

  12. legit don't trust people who don't like Peach

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Peach, Rosalina and Bowser are my favorite Mario characters. What do I win? ;')

    2. Sean
    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      Everyone I met that didn't like peach was a fucking loser

    4. Forte-Metallix
    5. Sean
    6. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Dragon maid was a great anime. I hope we get more seasons.

  13. wow I can't believe Nintendo is implementing Denuvo into NES games

  14. also I remember selling off my Wii U copy for Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. That was the biggest mistake of my life, not because I loved NSMBU but because Paper Jam is garbage I'll probably get this again
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