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    Soniman got a reaction from ProfGawhite678 in Sonic Forces: The War Of Wasted Opportunities.   
    Kinda why I never got why the fandom collectively decided Colors Tails is bad. It actually felt like there was a spark of friendship between Sonic and Tails again after the boring bland stale affair it fell into post SA2. Sure not every line landed but it had heart. 
    You won't see me saying the same for SLW and Forces Tails though, both are disasters 
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    Soniman got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4 / Xbox One)   
    So expressive do colorful so full of charm and LIFE. Take notes other nondescript animal based platformer series.
    Game looks GREAT I cant wait for this to drop 
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    Soniman reacted to Celestia in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS4 / Xbox One)   
    And this is dealing irreparable damage to you or something, I suppose?
    Everyone is aware of this, yes, thank you.
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    Soniman got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Shantae and the Seven Sirens (Apple Arcade, now out on PC/NSW/PS4/ONE)   
    Bought the limited run physical release because if I can get it physical I damn well will. Looking forward to playing it when it arrives, I wanna keep supporting the series so fingers crossed it's good!
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    Soniman got a reaction from Jango in The Last of Us Part 2 - Releasing June 19th - GAME LEAKED - BE WARNED OF SPOILERS   
    Not like Jason is really presenting himself in the best of light either. Just seems unprofessional for a game journalist 
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    Soniman got a reaction from RadicalLaRuby in Paper Mario: The Origami King   
    Brain fart. You know what I meant 😅
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    Soniman reacted to Diogenes in Paper Mario: The Origami King   
    They can do both! I really, genuinely don't understand why so many people are against Paper Mario acknowledging that its world and characters are made of paper.
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    Soniman got a reaction from Supah Berry in Paper Mario: The Origami King   
    I think the battle system looks really interesting. The kind of thing where you take advantage of the enemies positioning for max damage reminds me of Chrono Trigger a bit 
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    Soniman got a reaction from VirtualVanto in Paper Mario: The Origami King   
    I think the battle system looks really interesting. The kind of thing where you take advantage of the enemies positioning for max damage reminds me of Chrono Trigger a bit 
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    Soniman reacted to itsamike in The final battle: Deem Bristow or Mike Pollock   
    You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.
    The initial auditions for SONIC X were voice-matches. I was given clips of Deem Bristow and told to sound like him. The results of that audition speak for themselves, and are evident in the first several SONIC X episodes.
    Several weeks into the run, the production team informed me they wanted to lighten the voice to better service the comedy, specifically requesting Jiminy Glick-style peaks and valleys. I obliged, to their satisfaction.
    I'm an actor. (The goal of any working actor is to book as many rôles as possible, to the apparent dismay of some.) I adjust my performance to suit the script, and the desires of the director. In the franchise's darker games, I gave a darker read, as appropriate. For the lighter games, I play up the comedy to the best of my abilities.
    You can't please everyone. I don't have to be your favorite. I respect whatever opinion you have, because it's your opinion, and it's personal, by definition. The opinion that matters most is that of the producers, who choose to keep hiring me, and presumably approve of my performance.
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    Soniman got a reaction from NeoZDuwang in Canon Immigrants   
    Sir Connery. He’s a fan favorite  

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    Soniman got a reaction from Supah Berry in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    My only worry about them adding Twintelle us the surface similarities to Bayo. Tall, "sexy", fights with hair etc 
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    Soniman got a reaction from RadicalLaRuby in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Alternatively you can just...not do the crossover at all which would've been best for every book since it adds nothing and comes smack dab in the middle of an ongoing story arc (whereas the last one slowly built up to it) but it is what it is 
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    Soniman reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's honestly funny when you think about it, because Penders' almost definitely would've had a legacy had he just not been such a dick about everything. Regardless of actual quality of his works, I think they would've still been appreciated. For better or for worse, Penders did pave the way towards a more story and lore driven universe for Archie Sonic, even if his lore and story weren't particularly good. 
    I think what kind of sucks is that Penders did have some genuinely good ideas. He's not a great writer, but some ideas were good, and were utilised with Ian. Regardless of quality, a lot of people grew up with the world he helped raised up (I absolutely have to empathise this though - this was a team effort, thanks to the likes of Gallagher, Bollers and such on top of Penders). 
    I do think had this whole thing had just been about royalties, and that was that. No domineering control freak nonsense, no approval stuff, no "letting me use SEGA characters in personal projects for profit", etc. Literally just Archie paying Penders (and by extension - the other creators) what he was deserved, we would all be singing a different tune today. We'd probably be on his side on the matter, and more importantly - he would've actually had a fanbase that might not like his work, but appreciate it all the same.
    @horridus has said it himself - he used to be a fan of Penders because he grew up with the work, but then when Penders kicked off this shit, it tainted everything else about it. Finding out that these stories you grew up with was created by a selfish, sad little man with petty vendettas against whoever he can get his hands on. The lawsuit did not kill Penders' legacy with this comic, Penders killed his own legacy with this comic.
    I am 100% on the stance of if Penders had been more reasonable, if he'd just moved on with his life and created new characters, a new story, and a new world, and just let Archie have his old works - albeit - with full credit and royalties, he would be fairly liked. Maybe not liked as a person, but if he kept his head down, his legacy would've remained untainted. His stories might not have been good, but they would've had nostalgic value, and appreciation from quite a lot of people who grew up with it.
    But since Penders had to raise such a massive stink, since he had to be an egotistical little shit, and insult people, and get his random Sonic OCs back, he forever tainted that legacy. He revealed himself to be a petty shit to the people who grew up with him. He caused all reprints of his work to be lost to the sands of time, and he practically forced everyone to return back to his stories with a critical examination to reveal that they were always terrible, and honestly have little to no value. As concepts for a better writer - maybe, but as written by Penders? Hell no.
    He lost royalities for everything he wrote, he lost a fairly decent chunk of fans, and he lost a legacy, and for what? For some misshapen mutated ugly versions of the characters someone from ten years ago vaguely remembers? He's a man who ruined the only small insignificant legacy he had for something that is doomed to fail. That's what it all amounted to. A failure. A big, fat failure. 
    You know what other writers did? Moved On. Bollers went on to write for Marvel, including a widely praised run on a Emma Frost X-Men comic. Bollers is still getting work to this day. People still like his contributions and characters because he moved on and didn't ruin them with petty drama and bullshit (Hell, I'm in that camp - Mina is still one of my favourite characters in all of Sonic). The dude was a editor for Marvel, and is a senior editor for Valiant Entertainment now, and was nominated for an Eisner Award. You don't see him chasing down old glories and ruining his legacy, he's moved on and continued to grow it more and more.
    The more you read into Penders, the more sad, pathetic, and absolutely depressing it is. Behind the grandeur, and the bold claims, there's just an bad writer who never quite got over his one and only source of legacy, and instead of moving on with his life and trying to improve and make an even greater legacy, he's still pathetically chasing after old glories and the one thing that people had a slight liking of when someone else wrote his concepts and ideas. While everyone else moved onto better things, he's still trying to stir shit and convince SEGA, people, and possibly himself that he actually mattered in the grand scheme of things, and to SEGA.
    As mentioned above, what else is there to say than...
     
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    Soniman reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Its usually fairly amusing reading his insane delusional rantings on Twitter but that whole thing was actually physically painful to read.
    There is a bit of a breaking point as far as how much of a brick wall you can be in terms of resisting the admission of how obviously wrong you are.
    He's too desperate to find another angle to sue someone over these fucking echidnas. He's imprinted on them like that creepy Jacob weirdo from that Twilight series.
    He doesn't actually care about them either. He just needs ownership over something officially linked to the Sonic series because it'll, apparently, make him feel more like a legitimate "founder" of something as far as the series' lore is concerned. Just one huge, desperate ego trip.
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    Soniman got a reaction from expansivelovestories in The Lost World of the Echinda   
    Please never stop doing this.
    Anyway I love when Sonic levels are contextualized in grand ways like this which was a unique strength of the Adventure Era. 
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    Soniman got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Alternatively you can just...not do the crossover at all which would've been best for every book since it adds nothing and comes smack dab in the middle of an ongoing story arc (whereas the last one slowly built up to it) but it is what it is 
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    Soniman got a reaction from CrownSlayer’s Shadow in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Alternatively you can just...not do the crossover at all which would've been best for every book since it adds nothing and comes smack dab in the middle of an ongoing story arc (whereas the last one slowly built up to it) but it is what it is 
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    Soniman got a reaction from Stay at Home Ultima in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Alternatively you can just...not do the crossover at all which would've been best for every book since it adds nothing and comes smack dab in the middle of an ongoing story arc (whereas the last one slowly built up to it) but it is what it is 
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    Soniman reacted to Diogenes in An argument against Sonic's social media humor   
    I don't think it's that big a deal.
    Aside from a small number of posts that were kind of in poor taste for reasons unrelated to Sonic, nothing the twitter posts can hurt the series's reputation anywhere near as bad as the games have already done. '06 jokes were old hat long before the twitter got to them. Mocking the series in general was common long before the twitter ever dared make such a joke. And nothing they've said has even been a fraction as vicious as the more critical parts of the fanbase, or some people outside of it. I'm not saying "06 is bad, lol" is any kind of clever joke, but it can't possibly make the series look worse because the game was already infamous. And I don't even think they make these sort of jokes all that much these days anyway.
    And as far as them not taking shots at other bad Sonic games...06 is just in the perfect position to let them get away with it, where they couldn't with most other games. It's, as said, infamous already, so 99% of the audience agrees rather than feels slighted, and it's old enough to be part of an entirely separate era of the series, unlike if they were mocking Forces or something as it was being sold.
    What's going to change the series' reputation for the better isn't cutting out self deprecating jokes, but the games (and other products) actually getting better. I genuinely think most people who care at all want to like Sonic, even with as much shit as the series gets. When something good comes out, it gets positive attention, it doesn't just get swarmed with "lol 06, lol ShtH, lol RoL" comments save for the few people who would never be convinced anyway. But when we get a dud like Forces, there's really not anything a social media account can do to stop people from slipping back into "yep, Sonic sucks again" mode. They're basically the tiniest little side branch of "official" Sonic content just trying to keep some kind of attention on a series that regularly sabotages itself on a massive scale.
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    Soniman got a reaction from isCasted in Stuff from other continuities that you wish were canon to the games   
    Planet Freedom was a cool location and would honestly be a very easy way to separate the "sonic" world and "Human" world without the two dimensions nonsense 
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    Soniman reacted to Diogenes in Sonic Adventure Remake: Best Case Scenarios & Worst Case Scenarios   
    Maybe just try not to make a part of the game that a lot of people will have to groan and force themselves through if they actually want to get to the end.
    It doesn't have to be all completely sanitized Sonic-only gameplay but when a game goes so far off course that speedy platforming has been replaced with a fishing sim and people still hate it 20 years later maybe it was just a bad idea.
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    Soniman reacted to Diogenes in Sonic Adventure Remake: Best Case Scenarios & Worst Case Scenarios   
    I'd say Big's gameplay is a bigger departure from the rest of SA than special stages usually are from the games they're in (though admittedly there is less of him to grind through). Plus SA is much more story-driven than most games that require finishing special stages to see the end; if you skip Big you're not just missing out on a boss fight and a congratulations screen, you're missing the conclusion that ties all of the stories together and properly resolves the loose ends. You can beat 3&K emeraldless and live without seeing Doomsday Zone, but playing SA and never finding out how they deal with that bigass city-destroying water dragon from the intro is bound to be unsatisfying.
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    Soniman got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I just imagine through all this pain and heartbreak Knuckles is just sitting on his ass by the Master Emerald eating grapes, serious just take these people to angel Island already 
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