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  1. Well, this is different.


  2. Matt has already done a "Wha' Happun'?" for Balan Wonderworld.

    But only his Patreons can watch it at the moment. I can wait, I ain't made of money.

    1. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Damn. The body isn't even cold yet!

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Didn't think there'd be enough information to explain the situation this early on. I figured it'd take a while for us to get the full scoop, but it looks as though we've plenty to put the pieces together. Welp, "right to a speedy trial" I s'pose.




    3. Dejimon11


      Yeah this feels a bit quick for him given that he waited a while for cyberpunk 

    4. Strickerx5


      I legitimately don't think there's been enough info found for any meaningful video to be made on the game but I'd like to be wrong.

    5. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Here's a free video that you can watch right now with cute art!


    6. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      The problem is this Youtuber jumped the gun for those easy Patreon subscribers. Cyberpunk is perhaps easier since it is from a Polish studio and that people have datamined the game, oh and trailers. Rather similar to Watch Dogs...

      Japanese developers rarely give any development info out and if they do you would have to wait a decade at the earliest for the stories to come out. As an example, we still don't know much about The Last Guardian despite its lengthy development and that the PS3 couldn't cope so it moved to the PS4. The most you might get between then would be a concept art book or a rare interview. Besides a lot of unused stuff comes from datamining (the Sonic community was one of the earliest for this) and I'm not sure if Balan Wonderworld has been datamined (nothing on TCRF).

      We can only assume some logical factors (e.g. was designed as a mobile game that then became a console game, some blame on the Coronavirus impacting development like what happened to Project Cars 3 and a few others, a rushed game due to the final boss flashing and possibly issues between Naka and Square Enix or even Naka, Arzest and Square-Enix). For the game to have a story and not put it in the game does not sound like Square-Enix at all.

    7. azoo


      Agreed with pretty much everything said in the above post.

      I feel like I already know how the video is gonna go.. some classic reactionary stuff over Naka and Oshima's past with Sonic and all that, paralells to 06, whatever kinda junk. Nothing actually notable or contributing new info to the table, probably just an excuse to point fingers and dogpile again.

    8. Wraith


      Doing "Whuh happened" on new games completely defeats the purpose to me. It's nearly impossible to answer the question of what happened to Balan Wonderworld at this juncture.

      We needed to explore the subject for a couple of years, but almost every gaming youtuber is taking shots at it early since nothing else is coming out this year.

    9. Milo


      I dunno. From my experience, I wouldn't say the What Happened series get off on laying the blame on thick on the (perceived) responsible parties and/or putting scapegoats on extreme blast, when discussing people/events/actions that controlled or interfered with game development. There's actually some points where Matt McMuscles and co. can be congenial when talking about the issues regarding game development or seeing the reasons behind making certain decisions, even when they end up resulting in bad decisions.

      I do think it's weird they're putting out a video on this subject so soon though. If he was able to get in contact with someone that was actually part of the game's production and has new information to share, then sure. Otherwise, if it's a case where they know as much as everybody else...yeah, this isn't really needed atm.

    10. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      I'm willing to give Matt the benefit of the doubt for now. I like Wah Happun, but I want a good one still. 

      Should be interesting if he actually found some juicy intel. Doesn't seem like the type to just jump on a bandwagon.

    11. DanJ86


      Just as a follow up, a video appeared on my recommendations that claims the game has been data mined in some way. Possibly the demo.


  3. I don't mind Mephiles as a character but creating merch of him made me remember things. Like how his plan made no sense.

    • Why not fuse with past Iblis or future Iblis? Counter point - Since the Mephiles that was free is most likely from the present, he could only fuse with the present Iblis?
    • How'd Mephiles gather the seven Chaos Emeralds?
    • Elise was gonna canonically die when the Egg Carrier crashed and killed her. Counter point - Maybe he didn't have time to do that since Sonic went back in time to stop it? Counter, counter point - But when Silver went Back to the Future, Iblis was still free and doing his thing. Counter, counter, counter point - ...Time travel?
    • Why didn't he kill Sonic to begin with? Counter point - Plot armour?

    Also just realised that Tails took Sonics actual death better than he does with Sonics supposed death.

    1. Diogenes



      Why didn't he kill Sonic to begin with? 

      killing sonic wasn't his goal. his whole plan was to agitate things enough that sonic would have to keep saving elise so she'd grow attached to him, then kill him so she'd cry and release iblis.

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      A smart Mephiles would have just cut onions in Elise's vicinity, clearly.

    3. Snowragnarok


      Well, I can give one thing; he broke Tails.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'll let you figure out where Mephiles got all the Emeralds from cause I can't fucking tell.


    5. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Mephiles was able to get the chaos emeralds.....because he's able to jump around the timeline freely at will. :U

      Which really just raises more questions on his lack of productivity. 

    6. Soniman


      Does killing Elise or making her cry yield the same result?

    7. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      @SonimanFrom what we've seen heard, there's nothing to suggest that that isn't the case.

    8. PaddyFancy


      Do tears of joy count?

    9. DanJ86


      @Diogenes It would prevent Sonic from time travelling to prevent Elise's death at least. Which apparently still releases Iblis anyway. But...assuming their is no difference, it probably would've been faster to kill Elise?

    10. Diogenes


      the game never gives any kind of explanation but the fact that mephiles sets all this stuff up rather than using his apparently limitless time travel abilities to go and scoop up iblis at any point when it's out of elise implies that there's some difference between release-by-crying and release-by-dying. at least that's the only sensible explanation i've seen for why spacetime doesn't immediately collapse before the game can even happen.

  4. Been so tired lately.

    1. Crow the BOOLET
    2. TheOcelot
    3. Winston


      I can relate. I can barely sleep anymore. 

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Join the Insomnia Club dude. Stayed up all last night, and as such ended up napping through most of the time my niece was visiting (Don't worry, she'll be back tomorrow)

  5. Legitimately shocked.


    1. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Me too. Definitely doesn't feel like a typical corporate decision.

  6. I checked out the Japanese script for Sonic Forces. It does have as many differences comparing it to the English unlike other games but I did notice a key line that made it more clear that Eggman's sun dropping plan was targeting only the resistance under the Phantom Rubies control.

    I've seen people believe that Eggman was just as doomed but no, he was gonna be fine.

    Also, I always though Classic Sonic being referred to as from another universe was a localization mistake. But that was in the Jap script too, it seems.

    1. The Master

      The Master

      Thats what I've been saying for ages about his plan but no one believed me! Thank you Japan!

  7. Maybe it's just me but "Eggman's Six Demons" sounds like a better name than the Deadly Six.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Everything sounds more intimidating in a different language. lol

    2. Soniman


      They're not really Eggman's but Six Demons or Demonic Six sounds cooler 

    3. StaticMania


      It doesn't sound better as the name of a group...

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      "Eggman's Six Demons" sounds pretty shit. "The Deadly Six" is kind of alright, but there's plenty of room for improvement.

    5. DanJ86


      I was originally gonna comment on the dialogue itself. It wasn't as corny in the Japanese script. Like Sonic and Tails didn't just point to Eggman and say he bites, they instead yell at him for starting the argument in the first place.

      But it's still not perfect. Sonic still apologizes to Tails for doubting him, but I still didn't see that happen. If Tails said Sonic should leave Eggman's computer to him and Sonic turned him down, that would make it come across as doubting him. At least, I think.

      ...A-Anyway. Lost World.....am I right? *shrug*

  8. Just loitering...


    I'm bored.

  9. It is in my opinion that even what seems like a minor thing is worth discussing and what I've seen, "cancel culture" takes on a wide range of subject matter, the ones being highlighted here are in the fun bracket. Fun equals happiness, escapism and positive mental health. Those matter in my opinion. Somebody that's job it is to pay attention did say that UK and US suicide rates had been getting higher each year since 2015, I think? I can't find the actual numbers but I can believe them. It's not just cartoon characters. Games, Actors, YouTubers, Celebrities, Normal People. I've seen them all get targeted at some point. Why? I don't always know but if they aren't hurting anybody, why must they disappear? If I don't want to see something, I don't watch it. This concept is lost on some people. Maybe they want the media to raise their children because they're too lazy to do it themselves, I dunno... I'd like really horrible people to get punished for being horrible, but I don't know if I've ever seen that happen with cancel culture. Sure, you might hear bad claims about certain people but then they rarely show resources or the full context of an exchange to prove it to be true. As much as I believe myself to be gullible, I don't easily trust ether and would require significant evidence before I'd ever agree that a human life should be ruined. Regarding Space Jam 2 specifically, WB have been mocked thoroughly for their selective cancellation attempt as two weeks ago, characters from A Clockwork Orange were spotted in the background. I've never seen this movie but it seems those characters specifically are literal r@pists while Pepe was an exaggerated cartoon skunk made for comical mischief and laughs. Space Jam: A Clockwork Orange characters spotted in trailer for new Looney Tunes film | indy100
  10. Okay. I've been given a questionnaire to help determine my positive traits and counter self critical thoughts.

    • What do I like about who I am?
    • What characteristics do I have that are positive?
    • What are some of my achievements?
    • What are some challenges I have overcome?
    • What are some skills or talents that I have?
    • What do others say they like about me?
    • What are some attributes I like in others that I also have in common with?
    • If someone shared my identical characteristics, what would I admire in them?
    • How might someone who cared about me describe me?
    • What do I think are bad qualities? What bad qualities do I not have?

    Jeez, it's way more than I thought it would be and...thinking about the answers is already draining my energy.

    Also, how the hell am I supposed to know what others think about me without asking???

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Well, you seem like a nice, smart, thoughtful, and creative guy to me. So you can list those under "What do others say they like about me?"

  11. I forget if it was the first or second I originally played but nothing about this remake looks familiar so either I only played the second or the graphical upgrade makes it hard to identify familiar areas. Still seems to be an on rails shooter which is fine by me. House of the Dead was one of the few horror based games I played when I was younger. I'm a coward so don't often dabble in horror stuff.
  12. I knew modern BBC was filled with scum, it's nice to get confirmation on it.

    Idris Elba's Luther Was Not 'Black Enough to Be Real,' BBC Diversity Chief Says (thewrap.com)

    I like and understood what Neil Cross said. While this "chief diversity officer" thinks a stereotype is authentic??? This is her job!

    That's how it comes across to me anyway. What do you guys think?

    1. DanJ86


      Just learned that the "Chief Diversity Officer" is a black lady. That's so confusing to me. Why reduce a majority of human beings with a certain skin colour to simple nonsensical traits?

      Am I stupid or something?

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      It is a tricky issue and not one that can be answered good enough in a status update. Firstly BBC are very contradictory and nearly everything that they say is only about themselves (their enormous ego). Having a cultural officer is a good idea in theory but then leads to the issue of targeting a small demographic, one that might not be interested. Lately BBC have been focusing on but only targets the few and annoys the rest regardless of race and gender with the Prince Phillip coverage being the straw that broke the camel's back. Their ratings have been the lowest for decades. The exceptions seems to be Line of Duty but that show along with Strictly fits with the demographic that watch the channels are the most to complain about the company (50+ whites).

      Regarding culture and diversity, they are two different issues. Should there be more diversity on TV? Yes without hesitation but it has to be natural and in a lot of TV stuff sadly it doesn't seem to be an opportunity. Even soap operas, a lot of it is forced... There are heterosexual women pretending to be lesbians and bi for one example. It has improved compared to the early days where a white actor would put make up/wig on and rare to see anyone else. Culture is very hard to do unless you come from said culture. There are cultures that mix with the majority without much problems e.g. Indians however there are others that rather keep to their community and stick to their bubble e.g. other Asians. On top of that there are multi-generations so in the case of older Indians they keep themselves to themselves while the younger crowd want to mix in. It is very silly that a chief diversity officer (suppose to be race, gender, sexuality) is talking about a cultural issue (e.g. Caribbean when there is nothing to suggest this).

      In the case of Luther, I don't think that the writer had him being Black in mind when writing the stories considering most detective shows have white leads (male or female, there haven't been anyone else). It's similar to Red in The Shawshank Redemption where he was White Irish in the novella but Black in the film. Besides not every Black person in the UK eats Caribbean food anyway and there might be valid reasons why Luther is a lone wolf (e.g. he might not have a family or fallen out with them, wants to prove himself in the world rather than being another stereotype). If Idris Elba had issues then he would have brought it up himself however considering the last few episodes and he has been working for Sky for the past few years plus in Hollywood films, maybe something has gone off with BBC.

      Idris Elba did do a comedy In the Long Run but couldn't watch it at all due to the accents that were used and couldn't understand what they were saying. It would have been interesting but would have to watch it in subtitles, an English show in subtitles...

  13. My oldest brother is the first in my family to get the second Covid jab tomorrow.

  14. Oh. SomecallmeJohnny has just dropped his Balan Wonderworld review. It's 56 minutes long. 0_0


    1. The Master

      The Master

      The fact its not even a 'Johnny Vs' speaks volumes. 

    2. Kuzu


      He didn't even write a script for it lol

  15. I've been watching Choctopus play Balan Wonderworld. It's not your average Let's Play. With his wit, cynicism, editing and cutaways, he makes a dull game enjoyable to watch. He does experience frequent lag or stuttering of some kind and it sounded like he tried to fix the problem but failed. I believe he said it was the PC version, I am only just starting to attempt to become a PC gamer, I don't know if performance issues are common on PC games but it certainly reflected bad on the game.
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