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  1. The secret acts in Sonic Forces were pretty fun... Too bad there weren't more of them and the rest of the game isn't as entertaining

    1. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Normally I like to unlock everything in a Sonic game but I just couldn't be bothered to for Forces

    2. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I found them infuriating and gimmicky for the most part personally, but to each their own.

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      They were alright, but not really of much value. Even the missions in Sonic Generations were more interesting and unique, and there were a hell of a lot more of those.

  2. Hover wispon in Sonic Forces is the closest we'll ever get to playing as Tails in a modern game

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Unless fans finally make a proper 3D game and show how it's done.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      The sun will become a red dwarf before we ever get past the tech demo stage.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I can't wait until next week when the new best ever 3D Sonic fan game engine deep comes out.

      Now I'm not knocking the remarkable efforts of some of the projects and I understand the difficulty involved in making a fully 3D Sonic game, but really... These projects all go the same way.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Project Hero is my favorite one so far. I'm not expecting to hear anymore updates from it ever again.

    5. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I think the weirdest thing is that so many of these frameworks are open source, meaning ANYONE can theoretically use them to make "a classic Sonic game in 3D" like everyone asks, but it's never really happened.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      There's nothing weird about that at all.

      It's one thing to have open source engines of varying qualities, and a completely separate thing to know how to use the engine and to have the time and will to make a game using it.

    7. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      That's fair, I guess it's that I see more attempts at making fan engines than I do attempts to utilize those engines to actually make games, but that's basically just the same thing as before.

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      The thing is, I imagine the crossover in the venn diagram of "people who are good at making games" and "people who would rather make a fan game than their own original ideas" seems to be pretty small.  Christian Whitehead is one of like, what, 4 or 5 people who have managed to put the time in to make a perfect or close-to-perfect classic Sonic game engine from scratch?  I know if I was that talented at programming, I'd be making my own dang games.

       

      Wait, no, I admit I would probably make a sequel to Super Mario Bros. 2 first actually, never mind.

    9. Wraith

      Wraith

      The process will speed up exponentially once people warm up to the idea that not every idea Sonic Team came up with for 3D Sonic is bad.

      Everyone wants to reinvent the wheel from scratch when whats necessary is refinement 

  3. BioShock 4 being set in outer space is some tiny galaxy brain shit

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      After infinite they are not gonna try anything cool again so I expect it if not literally rapture again

    2. Sean

      Sean

      It'll be GAAS and everyone will eat it up and everything will be terrible

    3. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Isn't "Space Bioshock" literally just System Shock

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Not only that but it's just literally every sci-fi ever

      I see people clamoring for BS4 to take place in space and I don't get it. Really boring location for this particular series

    5. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I think part of the problem is they've almost run out of "ridiculous extreme" areas to base a civilization in already. Only other thing I can think of off the top of my head is something subterrainium, but looking at nothing but grey rock until the inevitable magma section sounds kind of boring to be perfectly honest.

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      they opened up the space tome rabbithole in infinite so bioshock 4 could be literally anything

       

      But we all know what it's gonna be 

  4. I've chilled on my feelings towards Forces (though I still don't like it much) but Mortar Canyon is the one level that pisses me off over how utterly disappointing and "nothing" it is

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Don't you like mindlessly homing attacking before mindlessly boosting and then mindlessly homing attacking again before finally mindlessly boosting into the goal?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      No I prefer just flying over the entire level.

      Also this shit is why I don't regret turning off the radio dialogue in my playthrough. All of the conversations from what I seen are just a bunch of nothingburgers, like the game as a whole. I don't give a flying shit over attack formations or ship 3 being hit, because it doesn't actually mean a single thing for the game

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      iirc that was the one level people tended to praise shortly after release, it was one of the few that stood out gameplay wise but still wasn't great overall. Its music was one of the best tracks in the game tho

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Network Terminal is a much better level and the only real high point of the game for me.

      It's crazy that this is the one Sonic level to have multiple routes with an interesting level gimmick.

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      My absolute favorite thing about the stage is that there's a part with three paths

      A platforming section on the left
      A platforming section on the right
      And a ramp that you can just mindlessly boost on with doing a fucking thing

      And guess where they put the red ring

    6. Sean

      Sean

      lol what's funny is that the ramp isn't there in the beta version of the level. The Forces team just couldn't figure out how to design a platformer I guess so they scrapped the whole thing

  5. I went from not really caring about Sunset Heights to feeling it's one of my favorite songs in the game

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      It's the chorus 

    2. Sean

      Sean

      The guitar in the chorus you hear at 1:01 is what seals it for me

    3. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      I would've liked it a lot more if the lead synth was replaced with something better

    4. Sean

      Sean

      The synth is what made me not care about most of modern Sonic's music in Forces for a while. After replaying the game and giving the OST a few more listens I appreciate them a lot more despite that. I enjoyed SLW's OST a lot but it's nice for Forces to return to something resembling more traditional Sonic-y music.

  6. lol it's funny that the PC tracks were the originals considering I played S&KC first and didn't know about the Genny songs until a few years later.

    1. Celestia

      Celestia

      Same

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      SAME 

    3. Sean
    4. Milo

      Milo

      late response

      but same here as well

      (S&K PC group represent)

    5. Celestia

      Celestia

      IMAGINE BEING A VERSION OF A GAME WITH SOME TRACKS THAT ARE THE LIKELY EXPLANATION FOR THE GAME NOT BEING RERELEASED IN YEARS

       

      THIS POST MADE BY S&K PC GANG

  7. P-06 got a patch that fixes the brightness issues in Flame Core, which means it no longer looks like this:

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    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Hey! That's an insult!

      DOOM 3 is WAY darker than that!

  8. I think with some tweaks, the avatar gameplay in Forces could work pretty well for Tails. Give him flight, let him switch between different wispons, and bam, you have decent gameplay for him that combines both his natural abilities and inventions.

    1. Strong Guy

      Strong Guy

      Since Unleashed it's easy to imagine them tweaking the -other- characters (Werehog, Classic Sonic, Avatar) to just be another already existing character and fans would probably have enjoyed the games more for it.

  9. Also I finally finished Forces last night, after putting it off for almost two years. So ironically this is the longest it has taken me to beat a Sonic game

  10. I noticed only recently that they changed modern Sonic's design in Forces, with the shorter quills and lighter shade of blue. Seems like they were trying to make him look closer to classic Sonic than before.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I think that's been the case since Lost World, especially blatant in Runners

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I know his model is redone every game but his SLW model is pretty close to his previous ones. Forces looks like the most drastic redesign since Unleashed.

  11. I've been playing a bunch of Sonic and Shadow's levels in 2006 and I have many questions about how the controls / moveset got from SA2 to this

    1. Sean

      Sean

      - why is the spin dash so useless, and why can I only use it while standing still

      - why does Sonic have zero forward momentum when using the bounce attack

      - why are the right and top face buttons still unused for actions

      - what's up with the homing attack taking 10 million years to accomplish

      - why does Sonic shoot in a straight line when using the air dash (I ask the same thing for the boost games)

  12. EJK09GWWkAAV7E7.jpg:large

    Sonic looks like he just learned for the first time what Hitler did in WW2.

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      I would have went with " Sonic looks like he just learned he's not the popular icon he used to be in the 90s", but that works too.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Now he truly understands the meaning of war

    3. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      @Zaysho Duh, none of it’s good. That’s why it’s called war.

    4. Pelvic WOO! engine
  13. I'LL FILL YOUR STOMACH WITH ROCKS TWINKLE TWINKLE

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Actually, that’s all I’ve been eating for the past three days.

  14. Ordered a cheap copy of Sonic 06 which should be arriving tomorrow, so uh, looking forward to playing that for the first time in 13 years

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      w-why are you doing this

    2. Sean
    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i nearly picked up sonic 06 on ps3, but my father told me "if it's bad, why would you buy it?"

      well fuck you dad, i will get it some day

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      With the way P 06 is progressing I might as well wait until the 06 fanbase finally achives its dreams and creates the perfect 06 that never was to take it's place

      Physics mods

      Graphics mods

      Level design mods

      Even story mods

      Then 06 fans can finally be like:

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    5. Sean

      Sean

      "YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD"

    6. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      I've beaten it 4 times or so, IIRC

    7. Sean

      Sean

      I don't really have the patience to go through the story. I grabbed a completed save file off GameFAQs and plan on playing the levels through the menu.

    8. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      Oh yeah it can be a nightmare to do all those annoying side missions just to keep going, I don't blame you

  15.  

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      The thing I find most impressive is how they styled the missile launcher to look like Chaos Gamma's from Sonic Battle. Love how Adventure 2 seems to have been cracked now.

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      This looks so right

  16.  

    (twitter thread)

    Apparently Jacques has a history of harassing other composers, specifically ones that he feels are treading on "his" territory, and his stint against Tee was nothing new.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I hate this

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      This is very upsetting to me. I love his work. 

       

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      This really blows. Unless something changes, I'm going to be actively disappointed if SEGA works with him again on future Sonic titles.

    4. TCB

      TCB

      That's disappointing, just like that many lost respect for the man. 

    5. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Well, that’s disappointing, although admittedly, I never was that into his work.

    6. JezMM

      JezMM

      Ugh I was hoping to start moving on from the Jacques stuff but I'm glad Bentley has been able to share this.

    7. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Maybe it would've been more preferred that he spoke out about the harassment sooner. Although part of me feels he kept it all private cause he thought no one would believe him. With false accusations abundant, I get why he would just until Jacques ended up making his bias public before revealing he acted that why in first place. 

       

      Not really the best choice, but I can kinda relate to Bentley if that's what he felt. 

    8. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Posted this earlier but yeah that's despicable. 

      It also stinks that Sega didn't do squat about the harassment either.

    9. JezMM

      JezMM

      @Supah Berry This is pretty much exactly why people come out with stories like this after the fact.  They don't feel safe to do so at the time  - either due to concerns about belief, job security, etc.  Once the antagonistic party presents themselves as such in public - making them less defensible by fans who would be drawn to do so because of their work (Richard Jacques until now, was one of the most beloved Sonic composers for his legacy in the Saturn era), it creates a space where it's safe to talk about it.  Obviously in a case where someone hasn't been publicly awful like Jacques was, enough people being brave enough to come forward first in spite of the risks can also create that safe space.

  17. https://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2_(16-bit)/Development#Time_travel

    Was reading about this, think it'd be neat if the series revisited the time travel mechanic for zones again.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonic CD 2 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

      Image result for please gif

  18. Just finished watching the Real-Time Fandub of '06 and I'm still recovering from not being able to breathe

    1. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Oh yeah that one had me in stitches.

      Have you seen the Sonic Adventure 2 one? 

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah it was pretty great

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Now I can carry around my boyfriend whenever I desire.

      And what do you know... the perfect shape.

  19. Something that bugs me for some reason is Sonic's more realistic jump animation in some games. Like how Sonic's jumpball animation is only perfectly spherical when spin-dashing in SA2, and how they just got rid of it entirely starting with Heroes for a while. And while I'm at it, I don't like Sonic uncurling during a jump, something that also appeared in the 2D games starting with Advance 2. It's just really weird-looking

    1. Celestia

      Celestia

      I appreciate the modern games avoiding most of this (he does uncurl in the boost trilogy but look...pobody's nerfect). I don't like the aura thing that SA2 started and has continued to this very day outside of LW though. I actually like how he looks like a buzz saw in Forces but I wish they had just added like...normal spikes to his LW jumpball.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah the SLW jumpball is weird to me because it's basically that one single frame in the Genesis games that's a solid blue with no spike texture. Feels like it needed more animation to it

      The aura thing reminds me of Sonic's spinning animation in Sonic X which was early 2000s CG and always looked out of place to me lol. I saw someone on Twitter mention that the only time he does a "normal" spin attack is in episode 5 in the fight with Knuckles, and I'm never gonna get over that fact

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      I'm surprised LW didn't incorporate the flickering between states like that since he even has a normal spinning animation (for the weird somersault move, but also when hitting the huge planetoid springs among other instances I think).

  20. The Vertebreaker situation really sucks, hope Stealth can turn things around and salvage the campaign eventually.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm really not surprised. The enormous funding goal was probably a turn off to many potential backers, regardless of the fact that the game looks brilliant.

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Yeah, it's a shame. Vertebreaker looks promising.

      If Taxman was working on this it probably would have a much better chance of reaching the funding goal within the time. 

    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

       

      Double post, meh

  21.  

  22. Richard Jacques' response to the remix on Twitter is fucking disgraceful. All my respect for him and his work has crashed through the floor.

    1. TCB

      TCB

      At the very least if you didn't like it and in his profession must give constructive criticism fine, but he didn't even do that. Just completely flung Lee's name in the mud. From what I saw, Lee didn't directly credit him or TJ at first, but even she endorsed it. And that wasn't even posted on his own Twitter to begin with. 

      If the real problem is between him and SEGA and his words paraphrasing that "this wasn't the first time" about not getting proper credit why unceremoniously bring Lee and his sister down like that? 

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Going by the replies in his Twitter thread, it's clear he doesn't care about being wrong about the situation. He has a bone to pick and is coming off as a monumental jackass over absolutely nothing.

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      What makes it worse for me is I remember people attacking his Burnout track he did for SaASRT, where he made it clear this was his interpretation. Now someone remixes his track he attacks him.

    4. TCB

      TCB

      I get wanting to be credited for your contributions and SEGA can be lazy about it here and there, but he went after the wrong party in such a tasteless way. 

      Yeah we get it now you got beef. You got beef with the wrong party from what I see here.

    5. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Okay think I need to see the source of this

    6. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Quote

      What makes it worse for me is I remember people attacking his Burnout track he did for SaASRT, where he made it clear this was his interpretation. Now someone remixes his track he attacks him.

      Honestly, this discredits anything he has to say as far as I'm concerned.

       

      And besides, he was credited, his name just wasn't stamped over the video--it's in the description.

    7. The Tenth Doctor
    8. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      So I guess Sonic R music is going into the vault right alongside Sonic 3's stuff. 

    9. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Kind of ironic, I love R's soundtrack, but Can you Feel the Sunshine has always been the exception for me, and while I don't love the new mix, I find it a bit better with the more laidback groove that Tee gave it.

    10. blueblur98
    11. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      So someone is claiming the credit was added later. Still not an excuse to go off the deep end at Tee.

    12. Sean

      Sean

       

      Multiple people have tried correcting him saying it's Sega he should be blaming and not drag Tee's name like this, and he's just telling them they're wrong without backing his shit up. He's only doubling down on his resentment towards Tee because he doesn't want to admit he's mistaken. Fucking lunatic.

    13. JezMM

      JezMM

      Ugh I'm so mad/bummed out about this.  Sonic 3D is absolutely one of my favourite soundtracks of all time and now it's ruined forever.  Was always excited to see Richard dip back into composing for the modern games, I even liked some of his Boom stuff. He might save himself for me if he apologises.

    14. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Nooo, not Richard Jacques, dangit ::/

    15. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      He's deleted the tweets. It's still a petty response tho

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