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    Sonictrainer reacted to TheOcelot in New remixes by Tee Lopes   
    Tee's latest remix is.......Splash Hill zone from Sonic 4 Ep1:
     
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Supah Berry in Five Nights at Freddy's - Help Wanted in Virtual Reality   
    So Scott Cawthon has created and released FNAF In Space 2  as part of a St. Jude stream hosted by the game theorists. MattPatt will be joined by Dawko and Markiplier to go through the game three hours from now on their livestream, but the game has already available so other fans can go through it and help them for the main event. 
    The game is a treasure hunt, and requires a lot of exploration to find all the well hidden secrets. When the livestream of the game finishes, whatever the High Score the team ends up with at the end will become an actual donation by Scott himself for the charity. 
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Supah Berry in Five Nights at Freddy's - Help Wanted in Virtual Reality   
    Been meaning to get around to talking about Special Delivery, having experienced it in it's early access. And I'm admittedly impressed by how simple yet addicting it is, with it's Pokemon GO influenced mechanics. 
    It's new, and not that big in terms of initial content, but I find it amusing regardless. My phone leans towards the minimum to actually be compatible with the game, so most of the issues I have (from my time with the Early Access) come from my camera lagging and freezing up at the worst moment.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Wittymations in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I disagree. Watching Sonic go over the edge can be super entertaining.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Supah Berry in Super Mario Maker 2 - Electric Slopealoo (June 2019)   
    New Update will add new toys to play with, including Link!
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Waveshocker Sigma in Pokemon Anime General Discussion   
    This new anime is freaking great. ❤️
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Tarnish in Sonic's Original Personality   
    I'll just say to me personally he never looked cute even in his first games. In the games themselves, he always had a 'mean' looking expression with his eyes that put him pretty far from 'cute'. It's like calling the SWAT Kats cute:
    I would say some of the promotional materials probably made Sonic look cuter than he was actually portrayed in the games.

    And they definitely went with a more 'cutesy' look in Generations and Forces with the...I guess best way to refer to it as 'other' Sonic.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Marco9966 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Detective Kaito in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I disagree. Watching Sonic go over the edge can be super entertaining.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Panda Claus in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)   
    If you try to make Curry on your birthday, a candle will be placed on your plate when it's finished.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Pawn in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)   
    If you try to make Curry on your birthday, a candle will be placed on your plate when it's finished.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Zaysho in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I disagree. Watching Sonic go over the edge can be super entertaining.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Conquering Storm’s Servant in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I disagree. Watching Sonic go over the edge can be super entertaining.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's not really a matter of being optimistic anymore, Sonic is literally at the end of his rope, Eggman has thrown away every chance to make a cure, and Sonic is at his most desperate to get one. 
    He's already doubting himself heavily now because it was his exact line of optimism that led to a zombot infestation, he's running on fumes, the chances of a cure is getting less and less likely moment by moment, and Eggman just shoved Sonic's kindness back in his face by claiming Mr. Tinkerer mattered absolutely nothing to him, and this is his grand calling.
    The cool thing about a story idea like this is putting Sonic into a situation that we can never see him in, and this is the chance for it. He's mentally and physically exhausted, he's lost tons of friends, and pretty much the entire world because of his own mess up, and Sonic's quite literally run out of options at this point. He's desperate to try get Eggman to make a cure, first by trying to appeal to the good in him via Mr. Tinkerer, and then trying to battle and reveal flaw after flaw in his plan to convince Eggman to just back down, and nothing works. Eggman has the upper hand, while Sonic is just utterly destroyed in nearly every way. 
    That's meant to be the interesting point here, it's not so much Sonic intentionally trying to do harm, or at least end Eggman's life, but with him in the state that he's in, where he clearly can't think straight anymore, and can't keep his head together, Sonic is so utterly desperate for a solution, and drove to a breaking point that he infects Eggman because it's the only way Sonic sees Eggman ever considering make a cure - because then it's in his own self-interest to do so.
    Sonic might immediately regret it when he comes back to his senses, but in a narrative sense, that is a good emotional payoff for everything so far. He does something without thinking due to pure desperation and exhaustion, mixed with anger, he's trying to save everyone instead of directly harming Eggman, and it forces Sonic to look at himself now at his lowest, which would tie into him nearly giving into the virus before getting a last burst of speed to shred it off again.
    That's already the reason the issue is so strong, because it forces Sonic into a position he's uncomfortable in, and drives him to a place he hasn't been before. Just that extra push into making him cross the line, even for a brief second would lead to an interesting character development moment for the rest of the arc.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I actually agree with that. I think it would've been interesting to tie up the whole plot point about Sonic nearly giving up entirely and letting the virus take him if maybe due to exhaustion, and sheer anger because of Eggman's refusal to make a cure, he ends up letting his self-control go and grabbing Eggman out of pure spite.
    The whole point with Sonic this whole issue is trying to get answers, and trying to mock Eggman for a failed plan, and telling him to get busy on a cure. You can tell this issue is the point where Sonic is at his most desperate, and his breaking point. Usually, Sonic would not do something like infecting Eggman with this, but I think given the context of him being utterly exhausted, him feeling like a total screw-up, Eggman's longing gaze towards Mr. Tinker before completely shooting it down, and having the nerve to claim that not only is he/Sonic more similar than Sonic would care to believe, but completely shoots down any idea of becoming good, and undoing the horrific mess that he created.
    I think that should've been the breaking point of Sonic. With all three attempts for Tails to make a cure now gone, with Resistance HQ gone along with a metric ton of the planet along with it, and Eggman refusing to lift a finger despite knowing how much danger he's in himself, plus his mocking that Sonic will soon be his slave, I think it would've fit the theme where Sonic just goes completely for broke, infects Eggman on purpose to force either him or Starline to develop a cure, only to immediately regret it once he realises he basically doomed another life that won't have as much of a chance to survive because Eggman can't shed the infection off.
    It gives payoff to Starline pointing out that Eggman was so short-sighted not to make them immune to the cure, as well as Eggman's own boast of "don't let them touch you, duh". Considering that Eggman still felt the need to fight for another fight with Sonic, when the two could've just travelled to another infected village and left Sonic to his own borrowed time, it would've been a perfect payoff for Eggman's callousness throughout.
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Celestia in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)   
    I can help you in a bit.
    Today we have some official artwork and information for the Starters, Boxart Legends, and the next Gigantamax Event
    English Trailer
    Japanese Trailer
     
    Galar Starter Evolutions

    Thwackey Category: Beat Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 2'4" Weight: 30.9 lbs. Ability: Overgrow
    Rillaboom Category: Drummer Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 6'11" Weight: 198.4 lbs. Ability: Overgrow
    Raboot Category: Rabbit Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 2' Weight: 19.8 lbs. Ability: Blaze
    Cinderace Category: Striker Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 4'7" Weight: 72.8 lbs. Ability: Blaze
    Drizzile Category: Water Lizard Pokémon Type: Water Height: 2'4" Weight: 25.4 lbs. Ability: Torrent
    Inteleon Category: Secret Agent Pokémon Type: Water Height: 6'3" Weight: 99.6 lbs. Ability: Torrent  
    Boxart Legendaries

    Zacian Category: Warrior Pokémon Type: Fairy/Steel Height: 9'2" Weight: 782.6 lbs. Ability: Intrepid Sword


    Zamazenta Category: Warrior Pokémon Type: Fighting/Steel Height: 9'6" Weight: 1730.6 lbs. Ability: Dauntless Shield

     
    Gigantamax Snorlax

    Gigantamax Snorlax Type: Normal Abilities: Immunity/Thick Fat Height: 114'10"+   Weight: ????.? lbs.

     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's not really a contradiction, in theory, it could just be Eggman trying to cement that he can't return to that life. He looks like he's ready to long for that life again until he has to literally justify to himself that he has a higher calling, and that the Zombot virus will make him a greater hero than being a humble crafter.
    It comes off more like Dr. Eggman trying to desperately pretend he didn't like his role as Mr. Tinkerer, when he secretly misses that life, and has to justify why he can't go back.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ryannumber1Santa in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    There's no reason to assume that wasn't the case because the explanation the comic provided us was the virus mutating out of control. The latest issue only confirms that's the case because - 
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Dr. Christmas Mike in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I just got Issue 23 and it's a marvelous showcase of what I love about action-adventure stories and what different factions can do to create organized chaos. Throughout the entire arc, the thought of how this would work as a game has never left my mind and I feel the atmosphere around this issue is a really good indicator of just how much of a shame it is that it probably won't ever happen. 
    I was getting a bit shaky, waiting for the next issue. The delays have gotten so bad that I seriously thought that there was no issue this month. It's a good thing the preview came out. As well as the preview for the preview.
    - Once again, Cover B was the better pick for me. The image of Sonic right above the doctor and the Zombot hoard just does it better for me. Although, Cover A works just fine on its own. It's mostly the way Eggman's face is drawn that's throwing me off a bit.
    - The map hasn't been updated to cross out the Central City, Resistance HQ, Vanilla, and Vector. I wonder if it's because these three stories are all taking place at the same time. That's most likely the reason.
    - This issue is a big exemplifier of just how good the character writing is. Sonic really is suffering through the consequences of his decision in a big way and every time you think it couldn't be pushed anymore, you get something like this. Just the comments he made at the beginning about how his conversation with Tails ending immediately made him feel lonely got me a little bit. However, I do feel like the thing that hit the hardest was seeing him in his almost Zombot form with that look of despair back yet again. There was a brief moment where the idea that he'd actually give up crossed my mind... but of course not. Sonic wouldn't do that but it's amazing seeing his faith in himself being pushed to the brink. I've never felt so bad for Sonic before. Ever.
    - Eggman is a very, very, very interesting and insane man. I do chalk most of the folly to his plans here up to sheer insanity rather than general stupidity, although, that's also a case I can easily see someone making. However, he's a man who has seriously initiated a Zombie apocalypse on the planet, looks at it, and truly believes he's bringing "Peace and unity to the world" and providing it with brilliant guidance. Like, he clearly doesn't see himself as the villain here but there is a little interesting shake in his mental fortitude when Sonic brings up Mr. Tinker.
    Starline brought Eggman's memories back but Eggman was the one who decided to go back to being what he used to be which sort of implies that without whatever brought Eggman down the path of insanity and villainy, he'd probably be just like Mr. Tinker. I don't know what happened in the past to twist his mind to a point where he'd end up like this but I do agree with Sonic's sentiments that it is a little sad that it did... even though, I prefer Eggman be the genius mad-man that he is. A little empathy can go a long way towards making you like the guy a little more too. Seeing Eggman seriously look back and admit that his life as Mr. Tinker was relaxing and even trailing off to silence when recalling what he did as him was kind of sad. 
    However, at the end of the day, that isn't who he is.
    It's also best that whatever Eggman's past is be kept a secret. 
    - The fight with Sonic and Eggman has a very awesome setting going for it. I've made mention of this before but I have to reiterate how cool this would be as a game. You see Barricade Town's hub when it's brighter and not infested with zombies at the near start of the game, talking to the happy people who are gearing up to properly rebuild and all that. Maybe even approaching the town there's a neat little sunset to simulate the beauty of the restoration effort too. Then later in the game when you're revisiting it, you approach the town again and it's dark, stormy, and everything you saw is broken and dilapidated. I'd probably hang outside of the town just to soak in the atmosphere before preparing myself to get a full view of what the place looked like inside.
    But I think the real kicker here would be the semi-climactic boss-fight with Eggman in his Eggmobile over the rooftops with the danger pit below being full of wandering Zombots. It just looks and feels so epic. The music would probably play something that had the same vibe as Militant Missionary, the Egg Viper and Egg Walker music from Sonic Adventure. 
    - The game of 3D chess being played with Sonic, Eggman, Starline, and the Zeti hits up on the thing I love the absolute most about stories like this though. I'm just a really huge fan of organized chaos and seeing different people with their own agendas working with and against the people they associate with to further their own plans. Going into this, the Zeti seemed to have a leg up on Starline but at the very end it's revealed that Starline has a leg up on them. Just the line, "Zavok is planning to betray me the minute he steps aboard" gets me excited. I just love assholes with their own plans trying to one up each other. It's even better knowing that, despite this, I've no clue who's going to end up on top.
    I continue to be in love with this story and my one regret is that it'll never be something I can play out at the end of a controller. 
     
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Emperor Robrainiac in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)   
    I can help you in a bit.
    Today we have some official artwork and information for the Starters, Boxart Legends, and the next Gigantamax Event
    English Trailer
    Japanese Trailer
     
    Galar Starter Evolutions

    Thwackey Category: Beat Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 2'4" Weight: 30.9 lbs. Ability: Overgrow
    Rillaboom Category: Drummer Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 6'11" Weight: 198.4 lbs. Ability: Overgrow
    Raboot Category: Rabbit Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 2' Weight: 19.8 lbs. Ability: Blaze
    Cinderace Category: Striker Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 4'7" Weight: 72.8 lbs. Ability: Blaze
    Drizzile Category: Water Lizard Pokémon Type: Water Height: 2'4" Weight: 25.4 lbs. Ability: Torrent
    Inteleon Category: Secret Agent Pokémon Type: Water Height: 6'3" Weight: 99.6 lbs. Ability: Torrent  
    Boxart Legendaries

    Zacian Category: Warrior Pokémon Type: Fairy/Steel Height: 9'2" Weight: 782.6 lbs. Ability: Intrepid Sword


    Zamazenta Category: Warrior Pokémon Type: Fighting/Steel Height: 9'6" Weight: 1730.6 lbs. Ability: Dauntless Shield

     
    Gigantamax Snorlax

    Gigantamax Snorlax Type: Normal Abilities: Immunity/Thick Fat Height: 114'10"+   Weight: ????.? lbs.

     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Red in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Issue 23 spoilers
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Sean in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Eggman released werehog into outer space along with the chaos emeralds and didn't stop to think for one fractionth of a second "oh maybe I might need those lol" and had this pointed out to him even
    Eggman is smart but he also hella stupid.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Wraith in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    he literally never plans shit properly in the games so ian has this spot on tbh
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Kuzu in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I know its for the sake of Starline's disillusionment with him, but good god does Eggman come off as exceedingly short sighted here. I share Starline's frustration. 
    That being said, it's pretty understandable and I could completely believe that Eggman would be so far up his own ass that he fails to make any type of contingency plan should his shit go wrong. 
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