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Legendary Emerald

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    Legendary Emerald reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I'm not sure what's more eye-rolling. Him trying to convince us this was something that never occurred to him before, or the fact he feels a need to justify it as being 'inspired' by the lives of a pair of celebrities. 
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Rabid-Coot in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Just need other real life and fictional things to keep happening and this'll be done in no time.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Tylinos in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Small update.  Ken has revealed that he just now came up with a solution on how to deal with where Sally is in TLSC.  And the solution is...she's off-screen.
    A brilliant and unique idea that no one else would have ever come up with.  Definitely not an obvious solution that everyone already knew was going to be the case.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Badnik Mechanic in Truck company uses Sonic as mascot (likely without permission)!   
    Yeah I covered this a few months ago.
    It's being used without permission. No doubt there. Obvious sign is that the Sonic logo is in fact modified from the old Sega World London logo.
    The company has had this design for over a decade as far as I can see. A long time ago their trucks were even painted blue.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Tracker_TD in So are Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations not considered good games now?   
    Or y'know
    Maybe it's just because it's a really, really good game. Just a thought, innit. 
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Dejimon11 in So are Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations not considered good games now?   
    I still never got this. Really as long as I've been on the internet the general opinion for folks who don't like Sonic these days usually say that "He peaked during the Genesis days." Like ever since that IGN video last year the Sonic was never good thing has been  over exaggerated. 
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Soniman in So are Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations not considered good games now?   
    Yes? I mean even so you probably wont see many people arguing that Mania isnt better which is why I assume the hyperoblic statements of its quality are said.
    Colors and Generations are seen as good games, but Mania is seen as exceptional, I think that's the key diffrence here
     
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to JezMM in So are Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations not considered good games now?   
    To be fair, while the "Sonic's been so bad lately" rhetoric opening every review has gotten old... nothing is TECHNICALLY wrong with saying "Mania is the best Sonic game in decades".  That's not saying the others are bad.  It's just saying Mania is better than them.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to JonoD in Forgotten gems in Sonic soundtracks?   
    Oh boy. Time to dust this thread off once again.
    Let's just take a moment to talk about Sonic Mega Collection. I don't think I've seen the music for this compilation listed anywhere in this thread.
    Whilst every song in the game is pleasant, 3 songs in this are simply sublime. They are as follows:
    and finally, this piece of audio-gasmicness.
     
    This last piece... This last piece of music just gives me a true warmth every time I listen to it. I even remember when I first got 'Mega Collection Plus' on the PS2 and went to the game select screen for the first time and heard this. It was somehow the most nostalgic song I'd ever listened to even though I'd never heard it before.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Your Vest Friend in Sonic Channel   
    Waiting for a meeting to start. 
    In the meantime, here's someone more than used to formalities. 

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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Monkey Destruction Switch in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    It's honestly not even a little hard to believe that this could be a coincidence. It's an idea that's pretty easy to think up and a logical extension of a move that already existed. Myself, I'm taking Whitehead's word that it's a coincidence unless there's some confirmation otherwise since there's really no reason not to.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Jango in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    I doubt Iizuka remembers, S3 was he first job at Sonic Team and he was credited as level designer IIRC, he probably didn't had anything to do with programing. 
    Besides, I'm willing to believe Taxman and the team wouldn't miss the chance to advertise the drop dash as being based on a scrapped concept from Sonic 3, that would totally make Sonic nerds go nuts, like with many other stuff they pulled along the way.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Sean in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    Also to anyone doubting that the PC music can have music rights tied up with it:
    The 2011 version of Sonic CD almost did not get the US soundtrack. Turns out there were rights issues that nobody knew about or assumed before then, especially since unlike the Japanese soundtrack it doesn't make liberal use of samples or lyrics owned by a separate non-Sega entity.
    This is fucking Sega we're talking about, guys. I can absolutely, 110% believe that there is a rights quagmire involving the PC/beta music that we don't know about that, frankly, isn't exactly our business.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Sean in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    The tinfoil-hatting is getting pretty ridiculous guys. Enough with the "Iizuka lied" or "Whitehead lied" stuff.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Tracker_TD in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    From the man himself.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Monkey Destruction Switch in Interesting revelations from Sonic 3 prototype   
    A Twitch stream from hiddenpalace (still ongoing at the time of writing this post, though now it's in a ROM hacking phase) showed a prototype of Sonic 3 (Nov 3, 1993) that I don't believe has been seen before. Some of the most interesting revelations:
    The versions of the songs that were in the PC version (Sonic & Knuckles Collection) as opposed to the MJ/Jetzons tracks in the Genesis version were apparently the original songs! They are present in a less MIDI-ish form than their PC counterparts here. The drop dash was apparently a thing! See this clip. I wonder why they ended up not using it and how we haven't heard anything about this before. There is a unique animation of Sonic swaying back and forth when he's being carried by Tails. Probably not quite as ground-breaking, but Knuckles' socks are the right color. That's crazy, man. They're currently going into some glitchy unfinished levels that seem to be the beginnings of levels that would eventually be a part of Sonic & Knuckles, including Sandopolis Zone and the then-named Mushroom Valley Zone. Though the zones don't have much to them and aren't really playable, the music is intact!
    Feel free to discuss these and any other revelations.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Monkey Destruction Switch in Is there any good Sonic RPG fan-game?   
    When my sisters and I were younger, we loved Chaotix of Tomorrow. In retrospect, erm...well, it had a really fun storyline (one that made reference to Sonic the Comic and obscure classic Sonic games if that's your thing!), but most of the battle strategy consisted of just using your strongest attack and healing strategically, so I guess it really didn't have the most complex gameplay . Sonic himself only appeared in a cameo at the end. Hilariously, at one point the game pokes fun at "Atchi Comics" and "Nek Spenders"...and this long before Penders gained the infamy he has today.
    Magnus Andersson, the creator of Chaotix of Tomorrow, also created a sequel of sorts called Twisted Mettle...but although Chaotix of Tomorrow was mostly based on the games with a little smidgen of Sonic the Comic, Twisted Mettle was heavily based on SatAM and classic Archie Sonic (with some games material and other stuff incorporated). We liked it too, but not as much. He tried to make the gameplay center around battles less and include some special features like earning money through jobs, but I can't say it was particularly well-implemented. (Hilariously, he even implemented "fishing" using the battle system. The results are...interesting.) Also, maybe it's our fault for grinding way too much, but the bosses seemed too easy to us to the most part...he probably should've made it harder to grind  
    I would probably still have a huge soft spot for both games if I played them again, and if you're a fan of the Chaotix (both their classic and modern interpretations since CoT combines the two) you might want to check it out (and Twisted Mettle if you like SatAM I suppose). But don't expect them to really be "great" or anything.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Shaddy Zaphod in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Not exactly news, but an Archie Sonic liveblogger I follow on tumblr wrote a pretty great piece on the grander issues with Penders's writing and characterization, his relation to other parts of the comic and the series as a whole. I knew I never liked a lot of his comics as a kid, but I never quite knew why or what was making me read something else instead of continuing with Sonic's comics.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Just want to point out that despite working on so many projects, Ian Flynn just launched the first five pages of Drogune, his own newly created comic series done alongside Adam Bryce Thomas. 
    Ian announced he was doing this in 2017, just two years ago, and again, despite all the other comics he's writing for, movies he's watching, games he's playing, and podcasting he's doing, has still managed to get more of the official product out than Ken has for his thing.
    This is something Ken literally sued people in the court of law over. It was no doubt a heavy contribution to the end of the Archie books and this thread itself started in 2014.
    MARCH of 2014 to be exact, which means we were barely into the new year. Sonic Boom had just been announced as a thing that was going to exist merely a month before. Now we live in a time where its long since ended.
    This is unacceptable. There's no excuse for so little progress being made on a project that you fought in the court of law to obtain the rights to make. Its been more than half a decade at this point.
    My ugly, unintentional comedy story about a gross, human proportioned echinda whose actually an alien in a string bikini is long since overdue, Ken.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    "Trust me, I got it covered. Iizuka is my uncle and Iwata stole the idea for turning the Wii remote sideways from me. Also, Mobians totally eat their young and Sally's technically legal so its okay if my sleazy old man skunk character has sex with her. I'm gonna write that in the wiki even though it didn't happen. Believe me... I know what I'm doing."
    Oh God, this man... this man... I don't know what he is.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Korke in Worst period for Sonic?   
    Today is always the worst day to be a Sonic fan.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Pengi in Worst period for Sonic?   
    Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles were released in that period.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Ming Ming Hatsune in Worst period for Sonic?   
    I am talking about Sonic in the video game industry. What made Sonic popular in the first place. I personally don’t read the comics and the recent shorts are nice but it’s not blowing people away is it?
    15 years ago, the Sonic fanbase was massive in the web. Massive. There were like 15 active Sonic forums before. Now it feels like, SSMB’s the last very active Sonic forum standing. It reflects that as time went by, the fanbase stopped growing and decreased. Because of Sega/Sonic Team’s poor decisions overtime. Terrible/sub-par video games. I just need to look at myself for example. Used to be a huge Amy fan. Everyday I used to think about the Sonic universe. Not anymore, since around 5/6 years ago.
    Still upset that since ‘06, other characters apart from Shadow in Forces, were no longer playable and it’s just Sonic in the mainline.
     
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Diogenes in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Looks vaguely close to when he's in his ship in the skyscraper scene...it's not a match (he's got way more neck in the trailer), but the "leak" looks kinda warped to me, like someone fucked around with the liquefy tool or something, so who knows.
    Sonic...I guess he looks better, but...not good. First one looks like an awkwardly posed figurine.
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    Legendary Emerald reacted to Big Panda in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Dude I’m glad he has two eyes. It evokes that sense of realism they’re going for while not deviating too much from the original design.
    I always said they could separate Sonic’s eyes without changing them too much, and they did. It looks good!
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