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Badnik Mechanic

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  1. I am playing through Sonic Forces for the first time...

    I have been live tweeting my progress.

    Come join the fun, I think it may give you pleasure. 

     

    1. Joy

      Joy

      Nah I'm good.

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Yo wait, what version had the art cards?! I want those! DX

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The PAL version had art cards instead of the crappy controller skins that the NTSC one had.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Damn it, Europe always gets the better stuff.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You guys literally have the SEGA Shop. We got a better (but still crappy) bonus in the first edition prints of a really bad game.

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I mean with special editions. Low key have never really seen much out of the Sega Shop though imo.

      Also, based off my trips to certain parts alone I'd swear that Sonic merch is a lot easier to come by there in public. Remember being in London and coming across Sonic key chains and wallets in just about every department store I visited. Though I'll be that's only based on the month and a half I've been there in total across my life.

    7. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      the art cards are available in the US through a figure pack that TOMY made.

    8. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Guys... the Art Cards are a bit naff.

       

      Japan got better ones.

  2. I didn't known you could do this in Sonic Forces.

     

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

       

      Some of my personal favourite features.

  3. I have Sonic Forces, I am live tweeting my experience here.

    Come and join the fun!

     

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh this is bound to be entertaining 

      Oh this is bound to be entertaining 

  4. The Sonic Livestream finally acknowledged European shipping...

    By showing off a toy which has been out in the UK for 2 months.

  5. "Thank you for your purchase: Sonic Forces PS4"
     

    tkj-2.jpg

    1. Silencer226

      Silencer226

      This man has gone mad.

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      "I'm crazy enough to take on Batman, but Sonic Team? No thank you!" 

    3. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      Have fun

       

       

       

       

       

      roasting the hell out of this game

    4. Cobalt_Bolt

      Cobalt_Bolt

      And... Here... We.... Go!

  6. The Sega Store has added more exclusive Mania Plus items.

     

    And once again nobody from Europe is allowed to buy from it.

    1. TheBlueGuardian

      TheBlueGuardian

      *Starts angerily yelling and swearing over the fact we may never get all that cool stuff the Sega store has.*

  7. Sega just added VR support to Sega Mega Drive Classics Collection

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Pffft. No one plays that collection anymore XD

  8. Wait... does this mean we'll see a guy running around in a green motion capture suit.

    So Sonic will have an actor?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Well, at least their faithful to how Sonic characters were animated in the SA1 - 06 era.

    2. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      I think more likely is they'll have a cardboard standee to represent Sonic

       

      ...which could theoretically give us our first look at Sonic's design, but I'd wager they'd use a silhouette instead.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      we aint gon know what the dude gon look like til they release a trailer one week before the movie come out

    4. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Cardboard the Hedgehog for ASRT DLC.

  9. If you missed it last night...

    This is a Sonic item that someone is selling.

    (click replies to see)
     

     

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      many questions asked, yet no answers given... not that an answer would take away the peculiarity

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Hmm. I'll buy it at a hight price!

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Why does he have Mario’s nose?

    4. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonic the weeping angel.

  10. (Tweet (click replies to see)

    You are not ready for this...

     

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Nice. I think im gonna let it guard my master collard greens.

  11. My Japanese Mania Plus Collectors edition arrives tomorrow.

  12. (Mania Plus Ending Spoiler (click replies to see))

    This was the first thing I thought when I saw the 'good ending'
     

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      How did you know?

  13. According to Steam Spy.

    Yesterday Sonic Generations (2011) had 111 concurrent players.

    Sonic Forces, a game which isn't even a year old... had 37.

     

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      To be fair, Generations has a leg-up in both the ever-present modding scene and the fact that the retro appeal gathered in a bunch of curious casual players who don't normally care for Sonic.  I'm not at all surprised that it has more players than Forces despite being 7 years old now (god has it really been that long though)

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Parax

      SHUT UP YOUNG UM!

      I'M IN MY 30's!

       

      I'D SELL MY GOOD EAR TO BE 19 AGAIN!

  14. Wut... Mighty can destroy the red plants in Stardust Speedway!

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Mighty "The Saviour of Sonic" Armadillo.

  15. Did they really fly Iizuka over from Japan for 3 seconds of gameplay?

    1. GentlemanX

      GentlemanX

      Isn't he working at SoA now?

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It was at least 7 seconds of gameplay.

      And yeah I think he's based at SoA for the time being.

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      It's common knowledge that Iizuka is stationed at SoA these days. 

    4. Jambone

      Jambone

      He had some errands in the area so he stopped by with the VHS of 10 seconds of Sonic Racing gameplay he always carries around.

  16. Oh shit! The 4chan leak is real! The 4chan leak is real!

    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Wait... was Whisper already known or not?

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      The name was, yes.

    3. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      The name was dropped a while ago, but that "leak" got her species wrong: She's a wolf.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Whisper the Mouse, not Wolf. But it's close enough. It's sounding real.

    5. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Yeah, but the "leak" called her a mouse, not a wolf.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Spoiler

      Sonic Forces Minus, HERE WE COME!

       

  17. WTF have they done to Tails!?
     

     

    1. JosepHenry
    2. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      I've been asking that for a number of years now.

    3. The Master

      The Master

      Well after Sonic disappeared in Forces, Tails began to eat his frustration away. It got worse with the stress of rebuilding the world. So now we have obese Tails. True D'at.

  18. Sonic Mania is set before Sonic Forces.

    So Sonic Forces is Sonic Mania 2.

    Sonic Mania Encore mode is set after Forces.

    So encore mode is Sonic Mania 3!

    If Forces gets a classic Eggman DLC it will be Sonic Mania 4!

    pennywise.jpg

    Ah hahahahahahha!

    1. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      That also means that the sequel to Forces is one of the best games in the franchise.

    2. McGroose
  19. What's the matter? Store wouldn't take your...

     

    STOLEN CREDIT CARD!?

    1. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      Let's see what the police has to say about this.

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Get back here you little thief!

    3. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      STOP THAT CHILD!

    4. Badnik Mechanic
    5. PaddyFancy
    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Hold it!

      I knew it was you, I could smell ya getting off the elevator

    7. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      *yakety sax plays in the distance during police chase*

    8. Ashwalking Bat
    9. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      THERE'S AN INSANE GUEST!

       

      WITH A GUN!

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      No joke, this actually happened like 2 days ago at my store 

  20. Got this odd bug in Mania.

     

    The audio cuts out randomly. Even if I switch stages.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Yeah that's been a thing for a while.

  21. Ray the Flying Squirrel game please.

  22. (Tweet)

     

    Meh close enough.

    1. Toa Axis

      Toa Axis

      I knew I wasn't the only one to draw that comparison.

  23. U Wot M8!?

    Original Sonic Mania save file size. 3.15MB.

    Mania Plus save file size... 67.11MB!

  24. Ray is an absolutely wonderful addition to the game guys.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Both Mighty & Ray are.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Both of them are great and very different. Ray is for fast and free play, whilst Mighty is better suited to playing with recklessly on ground level. I prefer Ray, but both are fine additions to the formula.

  25. Having played Mania Plus for a while now.

    I have to say...

    IGN were 100% right with their score for the DLC.

    1. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      What did IGN say about the DLC?

    2. Conando

      Conando

      Can you play as Mighty and Ray in Mania mode too?

    3. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Not tried yet, but I guess it's possible.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yes, you can. They aren't exclusive to Encore Mode.

      The biggest parts of the DLC are the two new playable characters and the team system of Encore Mode. The stages are only very slightly remixed (and often look unpleasant with the new colours), so the new mode in itself doesn't add tons to the game. For a fiver it's fair and good value, but it's not much of an expansion. I'd say a 7 or 7.5/10 for the DLC is about right. 

    5. Conando

      Conando

      Yeah, sounds fair.

    6. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      For the dlc alone 7/10 is  a fair score.

      For the full packaged (physical release content, Mania mode & Encore mode etc) I'd give it at least 9/10.

    7. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Ok so I'm now up to lava reef...

      I think 7/10 might even be too generous.

       

      The problem is that Encore mode which as someone who went straight into because I'd already beaten Mania, Encore mode is just boring.

       

      Other than the giant rings being in other locations, what's the difference?

      Yeah 'that boss is great and the new level transitions are nice, and the fact you are effectively playing as all 5 characters makes it feel like a real adventure.

       

      But the mode itself just lacks anything new or exciting, the original surprise moments that the original brought isn't here.

      And a lot of the new level pallet colours just don't look nice.

       

      Ray is an absolute joy to play as though, Mighty is... ehhhh 

       

      Encore mode is basically... remember how in the mid 2000s everyone was making Rom hacks which were "I made the green hill blue" pallet swaps.

       

      That's... what Encore mode feels like. It feels like it may have been a tiny bit over-hyped for what it is.

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Encore Mode is that the bosses are completely unchanged. The new boss is actually part of the update and applies to Mania Mode, so it's not even part of Encore Mode.

      The last they could have done was change the arenas to make the bosses require a different strategy, even if the boss AI didn't change. 

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