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Sonictrainer

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    Sonictrainer reacted to Your Vest Friend in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Because that's how you calculate 5% of something.
    That being said, more and more new players would stacks things in an existing players' favour, as it's unlikely most of those new players will pass you on point count. 
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Son-icka in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Ok Beenox. You win (and damn lucky it was my birthday the other day) - I finally purchased a PS Plus subscription so I could take this online, earn more Wumpa coins, and actually be in with a chance to unlock Motorsport Tawna.
    Can’t believe CTR was the game that forced me into this because I just don’t care for online subscription services much. 
    Was it worth it. Utterly, completely, Yes.
    I don’t doubt Activision are the reason behind the lame offline Wumpa Coin payout, high cost Pit-Stop rewards (with the requirement to be online to even access these) and of course the Grand Prix challenge (50% of which are incompleteable offline). All of which are were intentionally planned with non-subbers in mind to incentivise a subscription... so sure, It worked. As much as I disapprove of the approach.
    But I will say this, I have enjoyed my time thoroughly in the three weeks of playing this game offline. Now I can take this online... it’s like the game just opened up a WHOLE lot more. I now get so much joy from actually being rewarded coins in a fairer manner (for the timed bonuses each day and at the weekend) which makes the game feel less grindy and repetitive.  
    Finally, I can proceed to unlock the remaining characters by playing 5 online races and not 20 offline runs of Electron Avenue.. I can also justify myself to finally purchase Karts, Wheels and sticker sets with the new payout. 
    Best of all, it’s so goddamn fun to play real people online. I love a real challenge. I even got my first deformacoot on the podium this morning!! This game is the best.
    In retrospect of my playtime and still not being bored of the damn thing, I have to increase my personal rating of this game to a 9/10. I had it on solid level pegging with TSR originally for different reasons, but I’m now knocking my score of that game down to 7.5/10 - it just doesn’t come close to CTR regrettably.
    STR has a great base game with a novel mechanic and fantastic (new) track designs, but unfortunately Sega left it left high and dry in the content and future support department, so I have no real incentive to play except for quick bursts of fun. I can play online now, but again it doesn’t really compare to the competitive skill CTR players challenge you with.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ellipsis-Ultima in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    That RI Cover for issue 20 looks good.
    Also the release date for that issue is stated for August 14th!
    Also it turns out they're selling Tangle Whisper pins at the SEGA Shop!


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    Sonictrainer reacted to Meta77 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Oh yea, looking forward to this a lot
    needless to say spoilers
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Kazhnuz in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    First preview is out, and I haven't seen it shared here, so here we go !
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to DabigRG in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Slingin in from Bumblekast Far from Home
     
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Perkilator in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    I noticed Shadow Mewtwo's finisher the first time, but I got distracted by the fast moving car in that one battle.
    Speaking of which, thanks to @Perkilator, here are some comparsions
     
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from PublicEnemy1 in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    I noticed Shadow Mewtwo's finisher the first time, but I got distracted by the fast moving car in that one battle.
    Speaking of which, thanks to @Perkilator, here are some comparsions
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to KHCast in Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)   
    A lot of...Neck talk lol
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    Sonictrainer reacted to SonicWindAttack in Archie Sonic Online/Mobius Legends - The Fan Made Continuation of Archie Sonic's original story (Mobius Legends #4 released!, Upcoming: Archie Sonic Online - Issue #250, Knuckles - Endangered Species #1)   
    This isn’t directly related to ASO per se, but some of the members in our team are involved in a different Archie project, to restore the final issues that were left unreleased before the official comic’s cancellation.  They just finished Sonic Universe #95, check it out! https://m.tapas.io/episode/1459306
     

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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Ellipsis-Ultima in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    Message me a link to what you're talking about.
     
    There will be a Sword/Shield Switch Lite available on November 8th with cyan and pink buttons on the front and Zacian & Zamazenta on the back

     
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Blue Blood in The Nintendo Switch Thread   
    Incorporating 3DS BC would have been a pretty major thing, because they're two totally different pieces of hardware that aren't even remotely similar. Saying that it's the "least that they could do" sounds pretty entitled to me.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Sega DogTagz in "What?" Zones: Surreal Levels in Sonic Games.   
    I think Lost Prologue from SatSR is hands down the best one of these levels, if only because it tackles a narrative purpose on top of being out of left field. Outside of Special Zones, and games like Colors and Lost World (where you play on alien locales so the rules are... "different") - its hard to justify a surreal level. Most stages follow some combination of conventional themes. Even if they are taken to the extreme - like say Oil Ocean, there is still enough reality in there to where you don't have to question it. When stages like Music Plant and Toy Kingdom pop up, alongside those more conventional stages, it can be a refreshing change, but at the same time conflicts with the global structure of the world.
    In Shth, Shadow goes inside the digital world for a few levels. The game made an honest, and a decent attempt at explaining why those levels played by different "rules". When you just randomly splash in a zany idea just for the heck of it, without that context it just clashes.
    That is basically my roundabout way of explaining why Lost Prologue is so good to me. Without the need of uttering a word, its surreal nature is immediately understood as the extra-dimensional boundary between Sonic's world and the Arabian nights. Its just there to fill in the void and supplement the story. Its random and follows its own rules, but its established space in the narrative leaves room for that. In a game all about taking advantage of the wondrous tales and locales of a legendary set of stories, one of the best ones was the space found in-between the pages. That's awesome and a creative usage to build up something that literally isn't even there.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Blue Blood in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    Christ. 
    I get that the animations on the Pokémon are pretty lazy - rotate a Pokémon in its idle animation and call it tail whip. But I didn't exorcism them to go as far as recycling important NPC animations like that. It's pretty pathetic.
    My favourite example of lazy animation from SuMo:
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    Sonictrainer got a reaction from Celestia in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    The results for the Steel Type Move Name are in
     
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Pawn in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    It looks like Yamper might evolve from a Corgi to a Greyhound (appropriate, with it being the fastest dog in the world), considering the electric dog logo behind Rose:


     
    It would make sense, since both breeds have a strong association with the UK.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to kimplix in Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)   
    So Entertainment Weekly has given us the movie poster and well
    It makes me want the trailer to come sooner.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ice Vec in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    They can't fool me, that's no Chairman Rose. That's Hugo Vasquez from Tales From the Borderlands. He just trimmed his beard a bit


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    Sonictrainer reacted to Conando in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    After like 2 hours of playing I’m still only about halfway to Tawna. Jesus Christ this game is such a slog.
    I honestly believe anyone that thinks you can win Mario Kart by not properly drifting has never played it. Item luck only applies when players are of similar skill levels.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to BaronGrackle in Has "Solo Sonic" been detrimental to the series?   
    Sonic Alone as the only playable character. It was a major trend after Sonic '06.
    It was never wanted or needed for the 2D Sonic games. That's one of the many things SEGA didn't understand, back when Sonic 4 was being made and marketed.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to NegaMetallix in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
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    Okay, that's pretty cool.
    If someone somehow doesn't pit these two against each other, Dynamax them, and have some Godzilla music blaring in the background, I'll be disappointed.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Pawn in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    Forget those Gigantomax imposters! How about some REAL Kaiju?

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    Sonictrainer reacted to Ernest the Panda in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    Maybe the aesthetics of the city/town its in will differ between versions, like Opelucid City.
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    Sonictrainer reacted to Pawn in Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)   
    Someone on Restera noticed that another new Pokémon crept its way into the trailer:

    Some kind of elephant teapot I guess?
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