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  1. I've been rewatching the Japanese Unleashed cutscenes and I really appreciate how Tomokazu Seki's werehog sounds like just a regular dude: 

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Chip sounds like two and I don't think it helps his case

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I like him better as a kid than as a surfer dude trying to sound like a kid in the English version

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yeah I don't know what they were going for with his English voice. It's like '06 Silver, but deeper. I don't hate it though, and am grateful it wasn't an "annoying child" or obnoxiously high pitched anime voice. His dialogue is what makes him hard to listen to. The voice itself is inoffensive.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      I don't mind the anime kid voice in Japanese but I don't think it would have translated as well into English. I think this game has one of the better dubs in the series; even though I only replay Sonic games in Japanese, I liked Griffith's performance here better to Shadow and 2006.

  2. If I was told to give up my entire video game collection and keep only three games, it'd have to be Hotel Dusk, Last Window, and Paper Mario 64

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      how do i choose which 3 zelda games to keep

    2. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Oh, this is easy.

      Super Paper Mario, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

      There are games that I do like over some of these games, but they are also games that I currently don't own physically or digitally, whether I owed It at one point or not, so...

    3. Sean

      Sean

      @Wraith If I were limited to Zelda games I'd go with The Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, and Breath of the Wild. BOTW isn't a favorite of mine and it was hard for me to get into, but I immensely appreciate what it was doing and what it offers, and it's one of those games I absolutely would squeeze every drop of playability from it if I were stranded on an island with just the one game.

    4. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      I love Paper Mario 64 to bits, though I do prefer TTYD. What made you choose 64 over it? 

    5. Sean

      Sean

      @Strong Bad I bounce between TTYD and 64 regarding which one is my favorite Mario RPG but I've come back home to 64 due to it having what I consider to be better map design and the most pure Mario story in the series.

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      nah but for real probably uh
      devil may cry 5
      breath of the wild
      dustforce

      open world adventure, linear action hack n slash, tough as nails platformer. my 3 favorites

    7. Sean

      Sean

      Dustforce is pretty tight

    8. Wraith

      Wraith

      it came down to which 2D platformer is the most replayable to me and none of them come close to that one

    9. Red

      Red

      Fire Emblem Three Houses
      Sonic Adventure 2
      Pokemon Emerald

    10. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Damn this is hard. The first one either has to be Mega Man X1 or X4 because hot damn they’re great.

      The other 2 idk this is like choosing my favorite children 

  3.  
    CD beta stream was fucking wild
    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Aw, wish I caught it earlier.

      When I looked at the stream it was already on Metallic Madness, and since I didn't get that far in the final game I assumed it was just a regular playthrough. Maybe if I stuck around longer or earlier and caught this, I'd get a better clue.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Most of the really interesting stuff was at the beginning with the 0.02 demo, I can't wait to hear more of that CD-quality version of Palmtree Panic Past when they release it.

    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Early prototypes are fascinating. Hope they finf some R2 assets when they do some more digging.

  4. https://hiddenpalace.org/Sonic_Month_2019

    A Sega CD demo (featuring the infamous "Sonic holding up a CD" pic) was dumped yesterday and more prototypes are to be streamed and released in the coming weeks, including later today which apparently is...

    Spoiler

    ...the earliest known prototype of Sonic CD predating the 510 beta by five whole months.

     

    1. TCB
    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Yep, I've played the SEGA CD demo. It's neat. 

      An early prototype of Sonic CD?

      Image result for bart drools gif

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    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      "I guess he was a fake after all!"

    2. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Has anyone tried to get a full Underground episode as a gif like they did that full SpongeBob episode?  Because that would be great 

      Edit x2: here's a tweet since the reddit link didn't want to play along

       

  6. Sonic-Lost-World?$pdp$

    "Hello, is this child protection services? I'm reporting an incident where a nine-year-old child has purchased and played Sonic Lost World™ on the Nintendo Wii U™ which has an ESRB rating of E10+"

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Understood sir. We will send you out three repacement games free of charge-

      !!e!VVKQBGM~$(KGrHqYOKkIE0YDfEyuyBNP4TPB

      Super-Paper-Mario?$pdp$

      Kirby-Super-Star-Ultra?$zoom$

       

    2. Sean

      Sean

      no I want them arrested and executed for their crime

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Meanwhile PEGI authorities in England continue to deal with the harrowing case of a 11 year-old child being exposed to Sonic Rush Adventure on the Nintendo DS.

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      Attempting to imitate the idolised and sailor-mouthed character Marine the Racoon, unconfirmed reports state that the child said "bugger me, I'm knackered" upon their arrest.

  7. I bought a copy of Sonic CD on ebay and the seller decided to include Sonic's Schoolhouse with it to make me regret becoming a Sonic fan

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    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Who knew you could decrease the value of something by adding a freebie 

    2. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      I’ll take that from you if you don’t want it. 👀

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    Night of the Werehog was good

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      If only we could get a whole non-short movie like that. I'd be super happy.

    2. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Night of the Werehog was a miracle. 

    3. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Dayumn that Chip face is awesome

  10. Sonic is a kids series. When you see stuff like Chaos destroying a city or Eggman splitting up the planet, I don't think you're meant to interpret those incidents as having a death toll. It's true that lives have been put on stake from time to time like the bombing of Station Square or the ARK's collision course to earth, but the point is that they were successfully averted and characters can move on with their lives and focus on the next adventure, because a lot of series such as Sonic aren't concerned with the off-screen repercussions of the villains' actions. Death only really occurs when it's plot-relevant like in Maria's case; as far as the image of Eggman is concerned he's not a murderer (even if he's an attempted one like in SA2 where he tried to kill Sonic lol). EDIT: I know that people are going to respond to me accusing me of saying death doesn't belong in a children's series like the last time this happened which I'm not advocating at all. I'm saying that death should be taken seriously in kids' media and used only when relevant, and the creators should not depict droves of citizens being slaughtered on-screen or implied off-screen. Murder is not a part of Eggman's character and never has been, he's just a goofy cartoon villain who isn't supposed to be condemned for implied crimes that aren't relevant to his actions or the story or tone.
  11. You're being incredibly condescending for no reason (also saying you don't understand "big words" doesn't make you clever) so I suggest you knock it off. Your attitude is extremely poor right now and there's been nothing in Tara's post to warrant this tone.
  12. I heard this level in Billy Hatcher is used as a method of torture in 17 different countries.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh fuck, that level. I have a mini heart attack every time you have to do a bounce jump with an egg, for fear of ending up dropping the egg on the upper platform but falling down yourself 

       

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I spent the entire fucking evening trying to complete this level without dying so that I could get the S-rank. The part at 5:30 claimed the most deaths from me, what a miserable level lol

      stupid boss too, the cloning attack is unpredictable and feels like it's impossible to dodge.

  13. Also that Billy Hatcher PC cover looks naked without the "from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog" logo at the top corner. HOW WILL I KNOW WHO MADE IT NOW

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Lol back in the days when "from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog" was something to get excited about.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Clearly it was stolen by Sonic Forces, cause "they made Colors and Generations"

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    Bought a copy of Billy Hatcher on PC because it's a neat game

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Seriously, what's taking SEGA so long for a Steam port? They practically have the code on a silver platter.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      If anything I want this to get a Steam release so that it gets more attention and people can mod it to fix the issues it has compared to the GCN version (poor sound mixing and imperfect controller support being a few). The only mod that exists for this version is a widescreen hack that breaks 2P compatibility. It's otherwise about as functional of a port as the PC version of Sonic Riders is.

    3. Strong Guy

      Strong Guy

      Do this and Sonic Riders function on windows 10?

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Yes... almost.

      You can't install them from the discs on Windows 10 unfortunately. You'd need a program capable of ripping SafeDisc-protected discs and then install them from the images; this is because SafeDisc hasn't been supported on Windows since W8.

      Once you get that over with, they run just fine, but you might need a program like BorderlessGaming to force windowed fullscreen in order to eliminate the bad screen tearing these two titles have.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      @Strong Guy btw I might be mistaken about the ability to install them on Windows 10 even with the disc image. I just remembered now that what I did was install them in Windows 7 and then copy the installation folder to my Windows 10 computer (along with a no-CD crack). I also had to edit the registry in Sonic Riders' case so that the game's launcher can pick up where the installation folder is due to manually copying it.

      At the same time, every article I read about SafeDisc's broken compatibility says that it's also broken on W7, and I was able to install the games fine using the images, so maybe it's the case on W10 as well? I haven't tried it yet.

      There are many articles out there that explain how to circumvent SafeDisc protected games on W10 so I suggest looking those up if you plan on checking these games out.

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    Naughty Dog can try, but they'll never match the sheer genius and emotional highs of the Luigi's Mansion series

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I was looking at the thumbnail off the corner of my eye, and I somehow thought she had giant lips photoshopped on her (Goldeneye 64 boxart, anyone?)

  16. Thought for a moment that Sega was adding new content to Sonic Forces for some reason

    1. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      It's a bit confusing, but they renamed Sonic Forces: Speed Battle so now it's just 'Sonic Forces'. SEGA probably wants everyone to forget there was a console version, I suspect.

  17. Only counting versions that I "deliberately" bought and are not part of a compilation like Sonic Mega Collection or Sega 3D Classics Collection, I have both the iOS and Android versions of Sonic 1, the ROM that's sold on Steam, and the standalone 3D Sonic 1 on the 3DS eshop.
  18. Toy Story 5 with Jessie as the main character

    1. Supah Berry
    2. Sean

      Sean

      Toy Story 5

      with Jessie as the main character

  19. Honestly, I don't blame anyone for thinking back then that humans weren't around back in the Genesis games. You never really got to see them and the western branches really played up the pro-green interpretation of the series, because Eggman remained the only human while more and more anthros got introduced. Aside from the games, the main version(s) of Sonic that were in the public eye were the various western cartoons and comics, which featured few to no humans, and certainly no main human characters. The way I see it, SA1 introducing them as interactable NPCs was more of an addendum rather than a contradiction, it simply updated our knowledge of what the games' world was like. Stuff like Man of the Year and Tails Sky Patrol/G Sonic are so obscure that I can't really use those as a "see? you should have known there were humans all along" type of rebuttal. And things like paintings and statues are typically representative of stuff that existed in the past, so...
  20. If anything I feel the series has historically shied away from animal NPCs than human ones. It took until Forces to get any sight of Sonic-like citizens hanging around the main Sonic world, and Sonic X only featured them in the international pilot. It's really weird and makes me wonder why anthro characters aren't ever seen hanging around Station Square or in any of the continents in Sonic Unleashed. "why are there humans" is a question that never entered my mind, rather it's been "why are there only humans (except in Blaze's world and Forces)"
  21. Forces OST is pretty good actually

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Modern sonic/shadow music>>>>>avatar music>>>>classic sonic music

    2. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      network terminal outside REPRESENT

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Network Terminal Inside is one of the best, as is Metropolis Highway. And Space Port, oh man, I love it.

       

      ...i somehow knew who the vocalist was in space port's theme from the first listen...

    4. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Some of the Avatars songs are nice too albeit cheesy. My favourites are Justice (Park Avenue), Moonlight Battlefield and Imperial Tower.

  22. I never appreciated just how fucking good this Forces song is until now

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      Probably because we all fell off the stage or finished it before the track even gets going

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Imagine putting effort into making a soundtrack and in the end nobody appreciates it fully because they made stages the music plays on 20 seconds long

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Eh, I really don't care for that one all. There are other Modern Sonic tracks in Forces that I do think are really good, but just not that.

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      It's a good track. Though I'm partial to not!Chemical Plant and Sunset Park for Modern songs 

    5. TCB

      TCB

      @Adamabba I'm looking at you Mortar Canyon 

  23. I miss Fumie

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      The best song in the series

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      everytime I listen to a track she made I get hella sad that she left

      and... I actually never listen to the night themes in this game and forgot what they sound like so it's blowing me away how good this is. 

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      As soon as the first snowfall hits I usually have this on loop for the rest of the holidays.

    4. Chili Dawg
  24. https://sonic-sms-remake.blogspot.com/

    This Sonic 1 8bit remake is a good effort but it's ruined (pretty badly) by a lot of the differences from the original version like the lack of rolling physics, sluggish controls, and horrible camera placement that makes it impossible to see where you will land after a jump, as well as using (for some FUCKING reason) the horrible MS version of Jungle Zone 2 that uses ratchet scrolling and kills you when you touch the bottom of the screen. All of the extra features like Tails/Knuckles and spin-dash don't amount to anything to me if it doesn't play at least as good as the original version. I'm gonna give the rest of this fangame a hard pass.

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      oh wow, that sounds really disappointing

    2. Sean

      Sean

      It's like the creators looked at Sonic 4 and thought that would be a great way to remake Sonic 1 8bit. You can't roll down slopes - I tried, and Sonic just skids to a halt like in Sonic 4. I did notice they removed a slope in Green Hill 1 that launches you in the air, but I didn't think much of it until I encountered Jungle Zone and attempted to roll on the vines. His acceleration is slow too.

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      Master System Bridge Zone can fuck right off

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Someone must've found Iron Fortress to be a quality Sonic level

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      I did play this and it was okay, I assumed the lack of rolling was something they just hadn't done yet coz it was a WIP.  Regardless, the level design changes are just kinda weird, it's not like Sonic Chaos' remake where the whole point is to provide expanded levels, it feels more like they expanded the levels when they felt like it and trimmed bits out that didn't work anymore due to missing features, the game constantly flipflops between being a 1:1 port and an expansion, and sadly the expansion stuff is kinda eh.

      Hopefully if they can get the game mechanics 1:1, they might be able to add a "proper" classic mode that doesn't mess with the level design, and then they're free to go hog-wild with their own redesigns and have them more consistently paced in their appearance across the game.

      Including Marble Zone as a secret level is a nice gesture too, but I have to say the visuals didn't feel in line with the rest of the game.  It looks almost the same as the Mega Drive version "but 8-bit" rather than being a stylised downgrade in a similar, flexible way (like how Master System Green Hill has a solid colour for sky and sea, with the distant islands providing the illusion of them being seperate - or the heavy black usage that Labyrinth/Scrap Brain have).

      But yeah, in it's current state it feels very "fangame creator did what they felt like" rather than a faithful port.  Which they have every right to do, it's their passion project, but they do risk this lukewarm reception if their changes aren't widely considered on-point.

    6. Sean

      Sean

      They're already working on Sonic 2 MS, so I have a feeling that they're preparing to move on from 1 if they haven't already. It felt like a finished project to me, so unless they address the remake's shortcomings and commit to improving it rather than moving onto 2 and risking another botched effort, I'm not going to keep an active eye on future updates.

    7. JezMM

      JezMM

      Oof, sure hope not, rolling was a pretty minor mechanic in Sonic 1 but in Sonic 2 it was a massive part of it.  If they can't be arsed to program it then the Sonic 2 remake is gonna be a joke.

       

      EDIT: Tried the Sonic 2 download, it's called a BETA but it's more like a pre-alpha tbh.  Sonic handles slightly worse than he did in Sonic Genesis for the GBA so yeah.  Their original special stage concept isn't bad and feels in-line with the game's style (also a good use of the Good Ending theme for something else since I prefer the "Bad" Ending theme) though it's a little too simple at the moment.

  25. Another thing I don't like about the anti-FF sentiment is people accusing the fans of not being able to let go of them and let IDW be its own thing (whatever that means). I don't see how wanting to see certain elements from certain continuities is inhibiting identity of what's supposed to be an adaptation of something else anyway - is wanting Tails in Sonic Underground, or Sonic as the lead focus in Sonic X, contrary to what those shows were trying to do because if it had adhered closer to game elements they "wouldn't have been its own thing"?

    In fact, why is this complaint never levied against people who want to see the AoStH gang in the comics, or the classic characters in IDW/the games?

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      The purists consider AOSTH acceptable because it's lighthearted despite how different it actually is from the games tonally

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Wraith but it’s more faithful the games unlike SatAM whereas if you remove Sonic from it you just get Star Wars with furries

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      There isn't actually a good argument against it beyond them being "non-canon" or "non-SEGASonic" characters, as if that actually makes a difference when we have characters like Amy and Charmy getting started in spin-off mangas and Sticks appearing on the Sonic Channel and in several spin-off games.

      Even Antoine had more of an established personality and history than Ray or Mighty, and those guys made a playable appearance in a mainstream platformer just fine. 

      Character role overlap "Rotor and Tails cant coexist because both are good with mechanics" (and Wave gets a pass?) is also a really stupid argument, while I'm blasting about it. 

    4. Sean

      Sean

      As mentioned before I'm perfectly okay with people not liking the FFs and not wanting to see them in the games based on that reasoning. I just wish this didn't resort to attacking the fans and making up nonsensical arguments to get their point across. It's FINE to just simply not care about them. I don't want Sticks in the games or IDW because I don't like her but if there's someone who likes her and earnestly wants her back then I'm not gonna go all Ace Attorney on their asses. I just want to talk about the things I like in Sonic, man

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