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Vertekins

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Vertekins last won the day on November 26 2015

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  1. Taking a break from here to consider whether or not I want to stay. Lately perceived a change around here that I don't like.

    1. Vertekins
    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Sorry to hear that Verte. Hope you're okay.

    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      With how things have been going for you, I don't blame you for wanting a break from here. Even though I'll miss you, I only hope the best for you.

    4. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @DarkLight I have been feeling huge frustrations with things on here and in RL that put me into precarious mind states. To the point that avoiding the things thatcause it i the only thing optimal for my moods. Flunctuating health, having to come to terms with my diagnosis and being immensely annoyed with what this place is turning into even though I like it so much has just made me throw my hands into the air, say "fuck it" and go on hiatus. What compounds it is my frustration with the Sonic series.

      I feel more at home on Tumblr than I do here. That's saying something given I've been here nearly 11 years but on Tumblr just over 3.

    5. caseykz

      caseykz

      Get well soon

  2. Looking at an official model comparison between Sonic and Shadow and for some odd reason I'm really quite amused by the fact that Sonic is noticeably fatter than Shadow.

    1. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      It's the chill dogs, man. They add pounds. Though given how fast Sonic can run, he'd easily burn the carbs.

    2. Red

      Red

      Got a link? I'd like to see this. :P

    3. Vertekins
    4. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      Someone needs to go on a diet... :D 

  3. Lost World Wii U is mediocre through and through. I can't think of anything that is truly special about it. The game design is filled with potential that is never even remotely lived up to. Parkour is an intriguing gimmick that is never exploited for truly multifaceted level design. The Wisps are the epitome of tacked-on and add nothing of real value to the gameplay. Level design is seriously lacking and a chore to play through with the controls being as finicky as they are. The soundtrack, whilst having a few gems like "Sea Bottom Segue", "Sugar Lane" and the final boss theme, is pretty forgettable for the most part. Most Sonic OST's tend to be very earwormy and memorable. SLW's soundtrack rarely exhibits that quality. The visuals might be vivid and the game may run as smooth as a baby's backside at 60FPS but the backgrounds are seriously lacking in detail and the lighting is...just nothing special compared to what the Hedgehog Engine accomplished. Controls are just....wut. Having a trigger button for running is an asinine decision and the feeling of momentum is completely off. Motion controls for Wisps before the patch made them extremely annoying and led to deaths to the point that I'd avoid Wisp's during my first blind playthrough. Parkour is hard to get to grips with due t finicky controls. This game really needed a tutorial yet never gave it. The writing again has huge issues. Tails is mangled and comes-off as little more than a self-righteous little punk who thinks he's right about everything and is treated as if he's due something, the attempt at a message is undermined through plain bad writing, the Deadly Six are as dull as dishwater and don't get a proper send-off and Amy and Knuckles need not have appeared at all for all the influence they have.
  4. Whether or not Sonic himself gets "Dramatic" or "proper" development is irrelevant to his worthiness as and entitlement to the role of being the comic's main protagonist - He's due it as the franchise's lead character. Not Sally. Do away with Sonic or shunt him aside and elevate Sally to main protagonist role as well as rename the comic after her is extremely disingenuous and would no doubt result in the comic going belly-up because very few people care about or would be attracted to the comic if it didn't have Sonic's name on the front and/or in the lead role. The fact is, Freedom Fighters and Archie's original characters don't attract most people to the comic. Sonic does. As well as the Sonic name - The comic is nowhere near strong enough on it's own merits to continue existing without them because if you gut those out, the comic has very little to nothing going for it in terms of attractiveness except to a small minority of the readership.
  5. I was in a decent position to get Sceptilite in Shuffle yesterday was in the 9000 rank range (You have to be in the top 12000 in Europe to get it). Signed in to see if I've won...and I ranked in the 17000's getting two Attack Power Up's D:

  6. The Precure series can have uch beautiful BGM. Like this song from DokiDoki! -

     

  7. I'm sorry. But try as I might, I can't see one good thing about Sonic X-Treme. It just looks awful through and through and it's ideas sound shit.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      And yet they tried to implement it into Sonic Lost World, just like how they eventually used the concept of Sonic having a human love interest.

      Some ideas are best left buried in the past.

    2. Celestia

      Celestia

      Didn't Sonic Team deny that X-Treme had any influence on LW? I was under the impression it was only SEGA of America PR people who went "sure, why not" when asked about it.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I'm sorry but if they flat out said that X-Stream had no influence in lost world just at all they're lying. Also adds more fuel to the Mario Galaxy argument.

  8. It's been 13 years to the day that Sonic X first aired in Japan. Personally, whilst the show had big problems, it still has some awesome bits.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Sure: The Chaotix, the cruise episode, that bit in the Japanese version where Knuckles follows Eggman's robots into an erotic dance club. Even X has had its moments!

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      3rd best Sonic show honestly.

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      I still get overwhelmed with nostalgia by certain episodes, namely 1 and 52.  I didn't care for all the filler, and obviously the english version was naff and a half, but I still overall would say I love the show for the rest, even if it didn't reach it's full potential (your tumblr post about how Helen should've been the human star has changed how I look at the series forever lol).

    4. DiamondX

      DiamondX

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      Knuckles follows Eggman's robots into an erotic dance club.

      Wut.

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      @Diamond Exactly as it sounds.  It's only a 20 second comedic scene, but of course, was cut entirely in the dub

    6. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      do you have a link to the scene?

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      >The only things Japan remembers about Sonic X are Chris and Cosmo. 

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

       

    9. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      .......

      What...?

    10. JezMM

      JezMM

      It's a pretty typical joke, Japan isn't quite so coddling when it comes to depiction of sex in media aimed at all ages.

    11. Azul

      Azul

      I wish America wasn't so anal when it came to to these kinds of things.

      GET IT? THINGS.

  9. Marina Madness during the morning phase in Chaotix is probably the most soothing Sonic game stage of all time to play through.

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    I just cant get my plushie shelf looking right....

     

    1. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      Never you mind, they look adorable as-is.

    2. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      No joke, my first thought upon seeing that photo was "Haha, a blue wall, how fitting."

      Yeah, I know how annoying shelves can be. Back when I moved some things in my room last year, the shelf took like 30 minutes to get straight.

  11. Phew...moving house is bloody tiring.

    *Sees Mikyeong topic*

    D:

    I hope she's alright. I really do. This is very saddening.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      *Reads topic*

      Holy fuck, what the hell happened to cause this?

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      These are very saddening times, Ed, but let's not go speculating on events, and just focus on her recovery for now. 

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Detective Reptiles I know, I was just really caught off guard. It's pretty much been a regular day for me, then suddenly I find out Mikyeong did...this, and just...

  12. Speaking of the Tornado and it's incarnations in X, you gotta wonder what the point as of giving it a mech fighter-like mode in one of the Adventure eps during the fight against the Egg Carrier, go to the effort of designing it....then never use it again at any point in the series afterwards.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      The cyclone mode of the X-Tornado was also huge. Seriously, it would have been easier for Tails to just walk to places rather than use it.

    2. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I think he used it again during the SA2 era fight with Eggman? In hindsight it kinda made the whole thing an embarrasment because ol' Eggy was in his hovercraft rather than a mech. It was like pitting a tank against a guy with a sledgehammer.

  13. Well SatSR depicted Sonic living in what appears to be a house though personally, I like to think it's the upper level of Tails' Workshop in the Mystic Ruins; See? There's a chimney for presumably the fireplace shown in SatSR's first cutscene and a platform on top of the domed roof where I presume they use the telescope that is also shown in SatSR's intro.
  14. Moving house but wondering what the best way is to pack away figures...

    1. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      Nendoroid Sonic is going back into his box so no issue with him but I have tons of other figs that I want to move without ruining them.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Try to get some newsprint/packing paper and wrap them individually. Then see if you can pack a few in some boxes.

  15. Hnnnng.... Storybook Sonic is still so lovable and endearing.

    1. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      I adore Secret Rings Sonic

    2. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Mikyeong I do too! He's a right little tease and can be a dick sometimes especially towards Sinbad and definitely Erazor in the last cutscene but on the other hand he's so selfless and friendly not to mention sympathetic. If SatBK!Sonic gets across the character's soul, SatSR!Sonic exemplifies the character's heart.

    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      He is a precious, precious cinnamon bun.

    4. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      Even if I don't care for Sonic overall as a character, I suppose I can agree with those being the best interpretations in regards to how Sonic's is defined.

      *Sonic is defined, bah.

    5. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      Black Knight sonic showed determination that time and I liked that.

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