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  1. For what it's worth, I still generally prefer the Meta Era over the Dark Age. Unleashed is the only Dark Age game I have any real unironic love for. In the 2010s, Generations, Lost World, and Mania are all games I really enjoy.

    I'd still take 06 over Forces tho

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Forces sucks but it's also 3 hours long and painless to play since it so frequently plays itself. 06 goes on forever 

    2. T-Min

      T-Min

      I guess I've come around to respecting more of the ambition that went into Sonic 06, even if a lot of it was misguided, and I can enjoy the design of some Sonic Story stages at this point.

      Forces is just kinda

      nothing

  2. The increasing generational divide between Sonic fans is a really interesting topic, especially since the divide between "eras" of both games and fans is more pronounced for Sonic than a lot of long-running franchises. The push for more complex stories and ambitious gameplay like in the Adventure era and "Dark Age" isn't exactly new - people like that were around since Colors first came out - but the fact that these people are no longer outliers speaks to how the status quo is changing. Part of it is that people who grew up during the Dark Age are starting to dominate the conversation, sure, but I think it's also a matter of "distance makes the heart grow fonder." It's easier to look back on a game like Sonic 06 and see merit in its ambition and a few of its concepts when we're no longer reeling from its damaging effects on the series. I think some might start looking back on the "meta era" more fondly if the series evolves past it, though what people might "miss" from the 2010-2017 games remains to be seen. For the kids growing up with the games now, I could see them having a preference for lighter, more comedic stories and certainly the boost gameplay, if nothing else. The irony of the fanservice and meta jokes is that they wouldn't have much meaning for new fans because they're directed squarely at aficionados--and that's the exact audience these games are alienating. I can imagine "meta era" fans expecting more direct engagement with the fandom, though. I do hope "meta era" fans aren't too alienated by the current tone of the discussion around the 2010s games. No one likes hearing that the games they grew up with are "the bad ones."
  3. Finally watched the Sonic movie. Sonic flosses 0/10 jk I actually thought it was pretty fun

  4. Actually, does anyone else notice any parallels between Colors and the Adventure games, like how some people look back on Colors negatively in light of its influence on later games, despite its positive reception at the time? Obviously, that hasn't been universal, but it's still something I thought of.

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      I know pleeenty of people that also didn't like it on release and not just in hindsight of what came after 

    2. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I was one of those people that didn't think too fondly of it upon release. After leaving Unleashed with a full belly I was hoping the next one would keep on that trajectory and it didn't and got praised for it. So, I just kept my head down and my mouth mostly shut about the disappointment I felt. At the time people would no doubt have considered you crazy for daring to suggest there was some merit to any of what they did during the 2000s. 

    3. T-Min

      T-Min

      @Dr. Detective Mike Regrettably, I was one of those people who would have called you crazy at the time.

      I guess nuanced discussion goes out the window when your favorite series has been a cultural laughingstock for the better part of ten years.

      Now, I'd take Unleashed over Colors any day.

    4. Wraith

      Wraith

      I liked it on release and now I don't. I regret being so defensive of it. Things might have been different if the criticism that's common now had picked up steam sooner.

    5. azoo

      azoo

      colors and the adventures both recieved a lot of praise when they first came out, but a lot of people at the time of each release also had their own criticisms that they wanted to address but not while bringing down the crowd around them having a good time, I suppose. That, or they got drowned out.

      i think the ultimate takeaway from both SA1/2 and colors is that they're good games, just with their own special flaws worth poking and prodding at. feel like any extreme bias for or against either game(s) isn't worth considering when the general public's response is "i liked it, it was pretty good"

    6. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      that's practically every game in every series, there's always an ebb and flow in fanbase opinions.

  5. Y'know, this whole time I've been thinking about a dream I had way back in 2010, right before Colors was announced, about playing an open world/exploration-oriented 3-D Sonic game with SA1's visual style that was being hailed as a return to form

    Maybe the dream was semi-prophetic, but I just had it 11 years early lol

  6. Okay, I'll bite. If playable Tails turns out to be a real thing in Colors Ultimate, that'll pique my interest a bit.

    1. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      if tails is playable and it's anything beyond mere cosmetics, i will buy the game day 1

      if he is not, i will go to sonic colors ultimates page on the nintendo e-shop, hover my cursor over the purchase now button, then cross my arms and pout before i exit the app

    2. A Match in Oil Ocean Zone

      A Match in Oil Ocean Zone

      weirdly, when the trailer was first airing on the stream i thought "maybe tails will be playable"

  7. For all the hindsight bias leveled against the 2010s "meta era," I still love Generations as a heartfelt celebration of the series' first 20 years, even if SEGA took the absolute worst possible lessons from its success

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      I'm just annoyed that since Generations, we don't even have enough all-new content stockpiled to make another Generations 10 years from now if they wanted to make one.

    2. T-Min

      T-Min

      Too true tbh. Even Mania was mostly remixed content, excellent as it was.

  8. An open-world Sonic game definitely sounds interesting, especially if it were drawing influence from something like BotW. I'm not particularly a fan of the genre, but I'd be down to Sonic try it, at least if it turned out well. Some info in that leak sounds disconcerting, though, especially about the "button mashy combat." Most Sonic games that have focused on combat have turned out like that, particularly Heroes and 06, so that bit resonates harshly. Not to say combat in a Sonic game can't work, but it would have to blend in organically with the speed-based gameplay while still offering enough variety to stay interesting. I can't imagine that's an easy thing to pull off. I'll wait and see if this turns out to be true, but it would be a new direction, at the very least. In any case, I'm glad to see some people are getting excited about it.
  9. I might pick this collection up after a price drop just to finally play the Sonic 1 and 2 Taxman ports, but yeah, this does sound pretty barebones. When Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Gems Collection set the bar so high more than fifteen years ago, you'd wish they would pull out more stops to make a new collection worth it. Like, enhancing S3&K on the level of the Sonic 1 and 2 mobile ports should have been the minimum.
  10. I'm not sure what to make of this, and it felt like a weak note to end on after such a disappointing presentation. What little we can glean leaves me pretty concerned. That blue digital effect when time slowed down looked pretty Wisp-like, and the boosting effect afterwards gives the impression that this will be yet another boostfest. A new boost game might have been exciting eight or nine years ago, but considering that the 2010s basically consisted of Sonic Team continuously learning the wrong things from Colors and Generations' success, I find it hard to have much faith. And like Indigo said, the fact that the trailer coincides with a Colors rerelease raises some eyebrows, too. I hope that I'm proven wrong and this will turn into something I can get excited about, but Forces really muted a lot of my faith in the series' future. And if SEGA thinks this sort of nothing presentation is enough to get fans hyped for what comes next, it doesn't give me much confidence that they're going to manage the brand any better. But who knows. Stranger things have happened, I guess.
  11. Real talk, have any of you noticed the discourse on SA2 changing over the past couple of years? Like, I've been tripping over a few more "SA2 is still great actually" video essays and such than I used to. It feels like people are reevaluating the 2001-2009 era in light of mass disappointment with games like Forces.

  12. I'm roughly in the same boat. Roger isn't really my favorite voice for the character, but he did some nice work and seems like a good guy all around, so I'm glad this got sorted out in the end.
  13. pppp

    "I'm not sure I even knew what bad writing WAS until I had that experience."

    Huh. I'm curious, so what do you think of FF13's writing after that experience? xD

    1. T-Min

      T-Min

      dude

      believe me

      there is no video game out there as bad as some of the shit I had to read

       

  14. I just came back here after being absent for five years and oh my god I immediately cringed on seeing my old post/status update history

     

    but yes hello again everyone sure is Sonic around here

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    2. T-Min

      T-Min

      @Red Still probably the best headshot I have of my character tbh

    3. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      WAIT T-MAN??????

    4. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      if you're not coming back after years of absence and immediately melting into a puddle at the sight of your old posts can you really call yourself an SSMB user

    5. T-Min

      T-Min

      @Sixth-Rate Soma YES IT IS I

      THE BLASTER MASTER

      THE MAN WITH THE ANSWER

      @Vertical Snoop [D.K.] now isn't that a mood

    6. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      AAAAAAAAA it's good to see ya again, you old FART

      also hot take mew's latest record eats MY farts a little bit

    7. T-Min

      T-Min

      GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN TOO SOMA

      and yeah visuals was kinda lame, only listened to it like twice and didn't care afterwards tbh

    8. Ferno

      Ferno

      this news is like daddy Iizuka calling all the kids back into the house for supper with one a dem.. one a dem triangle thingamabobs

      71ZO+PpPn3L._AC_SL1500_.jpg

    9. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      @T-Min twist quest can give me a gentle kiss on the forehead whenever it desires tho

    10. T-Min

      T-Min

      maybe I need to give it another listen, idk

      but how are you otherwise

    11. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      graduated college, engaged then unengaged another adult person, began paying off student debts in a Sisyphean effort to be less debt ridden before graduate school

       

      but how bout YOU (t-)man???

    12. T-Min

      T-Min

      also graduated college, then finished grad school thereby racking up even MORE student debt, and am now hopefully about to score an adjunct teaching job so that I can start making a few bucks and maybe finally move out

      that would be nice

    13. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      EYYYY what you wanna teach my dude??

    14. T-Min

      T-Min

      proooooobably English or communications, my MFA is in screenwriting but the head of the English department at the college I'm trying to work for wants to schedule an interview, so

      hopefully all goes well!

    15. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      ENGLISH SIBLINGS EYYYY

      not in terms of the british those guys can drink a pleasant cup of tea for all i care 😤

    16. T-Min

      T-Min

      with their monocles and CRUMPETS, geez

      but yes, majoring in English was fun, I sure miss the creative writing people because they were so much weirder and more interesting than the film people for the most part

    17. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      the film kids were always interesting in all the wrong ways in my school. like their brains were such a blended nightmare soup of hollywood cliches that they produced, simultaneously, the most and least predictable work i’ve ever seen

    18. T-Min

      T-Min

      that sounds horrible and I am very sorry

      The film folks in my school weren't THAT bad, probably because they were mostly a little older. There were some talented folks for sure, but the English majors were just a lot more diverse and quirky. Like, those were the people who liked Ghibli films and such, I miss those days sometimes

    19. T-Min

      T-Min

      Also, on the topic of Hollywood cliches, I took on an internship as a script reader last fall and believe me, some of the garbage I had to sift through in that position would probably make you cry for work from actual film students. I'm not sure I even knew what bad writing WAS until I had that experience.

    20. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      i worked as a writing tutor for three years, and i can safely say we’re doomed as a species

    21. T-Min

      T-Min

      You poor, poor soul.

    22. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      one boy wrote a pages long comedy skit into his term paper and genuinely did not understand when i told him he couldn’t

    23. T-Min

      T-Min

      that's

      incomprehensible

    24. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      it WASN’T EVEN FUNNY

    25. azoo

      azoo

      welcome back t-man, glad to see you around again. :J

    26. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      YOOOOOOOO welcome back, lad

  15. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ratchet-clank?ref=hp

    2016 is the year of shattered hopes isn't it

    1. Mando-Whirl-Wind

      Mando-Whirl-Wind

      apparently its a fun movie for fans and kids

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