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The Loudest Loud

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    There's always a way to turn things around! To find the fun!
  • Birthday 06/24/1996

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    Animation, Video Games, Film Critique & Spreading Optimism!
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  1. Never quite got into the 3DS line but my pal's been talking about her Animal Crossing shenanigans lately so I ended up impulse buying the New Leaf 2DS XL today 😅 At least by now there's tons of great stuff with Nintendo Selects so I can check out the Zelda remakes and 3D land for cheap

    1. Failinhearts


      There's always Smash.

      Always Smash.

      Smash always.

      Smash forever,

  2. The Loudest Loud

    Is it time for an Adventure era compilation?

    It's worth acknowledging something like the recent Mega Man X collection 2 which has an extremely varying level of quality across its included games. While the adventure titles have come under more scrutiny in recent years with fans and critics, there is still a lot of the general audience that'll have a lot of fond memories playing the games. I can tell you that several of my friends couldn't give much of a toss about Sonic these days but fondly remember playing Sonic Heroes growing up, myself included. The safest collection at the moment would probably be a duology with Colours and Generations or ideally get Unleashed in there for a boost trilogy. There's definitely a market for remaster collections at the moment and I think Sonic could do well in that area. However remastering the adventure games and heroes would probably be too big a job in one go compared to the ps1 Crash and Spiro trilogies so they'd have to either spread them out or just go for the slightly touched up port option. I do think the 2000s era Sonic could do with a few re-releases after all this time, especially the likes of Heroes, Colours and the Advance and Rush games.
  3. I honestly cannot get into the likes of Mega Man 2 as much as I'd want to, I'm still trying to get into the series as a whole actually. I dig run and gunning and I'm usually very accommodating of dealing with outdated controls or design quirks.

    But good god if Wily's castle so far is just not fun to play. This whole requiring a specific weapon that may be out of ammo thing is just bad design to me. Being able to go back and grind isn't really a great solution. And I already know about the trap boss coming up later.

    I dunno the 8 main levels were fun enough Wily's castle kills the mood every time I try to beat the game.

    1. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      MM3 has a much easier castle, IMO, but it also has the Doc Robots stages before that...

      Honestly I'd say the best entry point is either MM6 or MM7, both aren't that hard, have little to no bullshit and offer a lot of options to bypass certain obstacles

    2. Tornado


      The amount of dick riding that Mega Man 2 gets as BEST GAME EVAR far outsizes how good it actually is even in the context of the first 6; and it's a shame that Capcom themselves spent a few years doing it themselves. It's definitely much better than 1 or 6, but compared to 3 (at least in its finished form on Wily Wars) or 4? Especially as a beginner, those two are much more even experiences.

    3. Sean


      I honestly like 6 more than 2

  4. After having a play with the new SEGA Ages Sonic 1 I honestly think the Mega Play version stands as a genuinely solid alternative to the standard game for those that want it. You get rid of Marble and Labyrinth as well as the chaos emeralds.

    With the time limit in each level you're more reliant on your knowledge of the level layout to keep your speed up but because you're playing for a high score you're also using that knowledge to grab as many item boxes to add to your score counter as you can while still having enough time to reach the end of the level.

    1. Tracker_TD


      Yeah, I've had a lot of fun just trying to go for the best scores. And you can even still get the good ending by not dying once, which is a neat way to work it in. 

      Really glad they made the spin dash and drop dash available in it too. I get it's just a modified Sonic MD ROM anyway so it wouldn't have taken much effort over putting them in the original game, but it's appreciated.

    2. The Loudest Loud

      The Loudest Loud

      Oh see I've not played it to the end yet, I assumed the good ending would be the default but that's really awesome it's a reward for a no-death run!

    3. E-122-Psi


      Yeah Mega Play is a cool alternative for us with low attention spans.

      Sonic 2 has a Mega Play as well, but apparently it's mostly just the same game but without the Special Stages. No time limit, no high score table, and ironically it keeps all it's standard levels despite having twice as many.

  5. So who's grabbing SEGA AGES stuff when it launches today??

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood


    2. TCB


      Saving as much money as possible, likely down the line though 

    3. E-122-Psi


      I'll probably end up buying it compulsively. Some things like the buggy spin dash and Time Attack for ONE STINKING ACT annoy me, though it still looks like a nice array of extras, if for a game I've now played a billion times over.

  6. The Loudest Loud

    Doctor Who

    Keep in mind that each episode is getting 60 minutes rather than the usual 45 which means we're actually getting a longer overall series runtime than we've had previously so I wouldn't necessarily be too concerned about budgets or whatnot. If the move to Sundays has been done to fix the timeslot and competition issues the Capaldi era seemed to be noticeably hit with then I think it's a good move. There's already plenty of people seeing the episodes on demand instead of live anyway so the Saturday night slot isn't as much a loss as it might have been earlier in the decade.
  7. The Loudest Loud

    So what's canon, Encore Mode and/or Mania Adventure

    Just for fun let's complicate this even further with this needless little conspiracy I've just noticed! 😁 The Phantom Ruby was here all this time! 😂
  8. Spent a good half hour trying to see if it was actually possible but Sonic Islands has a "secret" area you can access. I only call it secret because it's possibly the most difficult area I've found to access so far.



    Near the start of the level when you turn right before launching off a ramp to the middle area that has the checkpoint and most of the chaos emeralds. 

    Just before that ramp, the wall on the right side is actually scalable but you need a HUGE amount of momentum and even then you'll need to do some smart jumping to get yourself over the very tip of the wall. The only way I've found so far is to roll down the hills at the beginning, uncurl and use the drift to maintain as much speed as possible before rolling down the short incline that leads to the wall.

    It took me quite a few tries but it's really satisfying being able to use the physics to get up there. There's no major secret waiting for you but there's a couple springs and capsules to at least acknowledge you made it. You'll be able to get on top of the map from there too!


    1. Bobnik


      Yeah, it was pretty tricky to get to


      Did you get to the red pedestal tho?


    2. The Loudest Loud

      The Loudest Loud


      Yeah dude! Do those emerald pedestals have any functionality?? I've found multiple dotted around but haven't found a use for them.


    3. Bobnik



      They act as sort of an upgrade system for your emeralds and therefore your moves. For example, the red one allows you to do a backspin, which acts like a better(?) break. 

      I found 3 of those, but there's apparently 4 of them in this demo, all before the white emerald.


    4. The Loudest Loud

      The Loudest Loud


      Oh really?? I did read about upgraded moves but I assumed that was just your moveset being expanded with the emeralds. Hmm well there's the one at the first bend you wall run on, the one in the "secret" area and the one near the blue emerald to the left of that middle area. Hmm, think I'm gonna boot the game up again right now and see about this. I THINK I've only found three so far.


  9. Made a short animation shot for a potential mentorship at Axis Animation here in Glasgow! Still a lot of improving to be done with my skills but it's already a big step up from my uni work prior to the summer!

  10. A brawl is surely brewing!

    NOW GO!

  11. There are plenty of other more pressing fighter choices but with the Diablo 3 news I'll shamelessly hope in vain for Tracer to out of nowhere make it into Smash Bros!!! 😍

  12. *Tropical Resort Music


  13. Anybody happen to know how rare the 10 Inch Jazzwares Metal Sonic is??

    I've had mine in storage a while and I'm considering selling him as well as some of my retro SEGA consoles just to scrap up a little extra cash for the last year of uni.

    1. Polkadi~♪


      I'm interested, how much would you take for the 10 inch Metal Sonic? I know it's not the answer to the rarity, but...

  14. I'm still really curious about the whole THQNoordic  re-releasing old Nick games thing. A re-release of the Spongebob movie game please!

    And before anybody brings up the PS3 release...well, no!  We don't need to go there 😉

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      I'd take Battle for Bikini Battle myself

    2. The Loudest Loud

      The Loudest Loud

      Oh hey I'd totally go for that too! I never got to try it back in the day (I had Dutchman instead 😖

      I remember liking Creature from the Krusty Krab a BIT but getting fed up with it by the end.

    3. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      If THQNordic ports any of the Nick games, it'll be most likely Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom and the Movie first. They are the highest rated of the THQ-Nick games. Out of curiosity, even I would try Battle of Bikini Bottom just to see if it is as good as they say (bearing in mind when much of the forum was playing this game, was in my mid to late teens).

      That's if they still have the source code or Kalisto manages to port the game.

    4. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Nicktoons series rerelease PS4/X1/Switch HD when?

  15. The Loudest Loud

    Nickelodeon Kart Racers (October 23 2018, PS4/XBox One/Switch)

    The Loud House seems to be one of their main shows at the moment (nooo I'm not biased, hush now) so I'd be shocked if that doesn't show up. If we're putting our wildcards in here, I want to see Jimmy Neutron get some love!

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