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  1. It's kind of interesting if you compare Espio and Vector's character designs at face value. Espio immediately screams "disciplined ninja chameleon" but there isn't much beyond that (since his murderous/ridiculous nature was toned down a lot), meanwhile nothing about Vector really says "charitable/broke but capable detective" (I'll give them the bossy/greedy traits), as his design gives off more "Kremling" or "crocodile DJ", which is still a leftover from the Sonic 1 band. Even the Boom writers felt his headphones weren't fitting for a detective character and gave him a magnifying glass instead. So while Espio's rather simple to the point where some people seem to be fans of the archetype rather than the character, Vector got more layers but they're rarely showcased because side character, so he tends to get marked with the "big idiot" stereotype, as his design (intentionally?) doesn't show his true nature.
  2. As much as I hated Classic Sonic in Forces (and everything about the game for that matter), I always interpreted the dimension thing less as him being a different character and more as Generations changing his future by leading into Mania. It's essentially about Sega being able to make more Classic adventures independent of the modern games and contradicting their ""canon"". Modern Sonic's not an imposter because of it and still went through Sonic 1-3, and everything else wouldn't make sense considering how addicted to Green Hill & co they are.
  3. Wow, only took Sega a day into the year to get up my hopes for something Knuckles Chaotix*-related.

    *Without the Chaotix, so just Knuckles really : P

  4. Free bee! Free bee! Free bee!

  5. 20191219_135150.thumb.png.01e00032fd2271d996216ea271f30c1a.pngGot this bad boy from the great people at SEGA Europe today! I'm eternally grateful & a little perplexed at how I deserve it : P

  6. (tweet)

    Espio is clearly ready to stop Triple Jumping.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      What does that gif have to do with Espio?

    2. LukA8


      They're being teased using classic badniks - I think the idea will make more sense once/if we see Charmy because there's a 3D Blast enemy that literally looks like him.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Panda Claus SEGA Heroes teased the addition of Vector by posting a gif is the crocodile badnik from S3D with a quote that described Vector. They've now posted a gif of a chameleon with a quote that describes Espio. They're teasing Espio joining the game.

      The game already has two Sonic sets that came in the base game at release.

      Set 1 (categorised as original): Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy

      Set 2 (categorised as classic): Rouge, Cream, Shadow, Big

      Set 3 (categorised as modern): Espio, Vector and two unknowns.

      The categories are used for all characters in the game and refer to their part in SEGA history, not Classic and Modern as they're normally used for Sonic games. So characters from MD games or older are original, characters from around the DC/early 2000s are Classic and more recent instalments are (like Valkyria Chronicles) are modern. It doesn't really make much sense. 

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      So it'll be Charmy and Omega then yeah?

      Also that just makes it even more baffling that the Sega Heroes PR team is using Chaotix to tease when their classification ignores it. 

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'd guess Charmy for Yellow and Omega for red.

      The classification of the characters is beyond their control. SEGA insist on ignoring the existence of Knuckles Chaotix, so Espio, Charmy and Vector technically were introduced in Heroes. It's so dumb.

    6. Teoskaven


      If they're going for original Chaotix is gonna be more like Charmy and Mighty.

    7. LukA8


      It may be more of a Generations split in terms of eras - I heard Sega doesn't necessarily regard Classic and Modern Chaotix as different characters like Classic/Modern Sonic, but obviously Sonic Team have the final say about their in-game rep.

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Mighty would be cool. I don't know if they'll be able to mix an officially Classic character like Mighty with the Modern Chaotix though. SEGA lets most of their franchises rot in a ditch, but forces the strangest of controls over their Sonic.

  7. SEGA: Directly acknowledge Knuckles' Chaotix Vector

    Also SEGA: Give him the "Modern" tag in the same game

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Is it really SEGA acknowledging it? It may be called SEGA Heroes, but the PR team behind this game likely have nowt to do with SEGA since they'll be connected with the developer. That's probably the reason why the marketing for Vector's inclusion doesn't actually fit with how SEGA/Sonic Team actually treat this incarnation (a bit like that Sonic Generations guide that only referenced Chaotix events in Espio's bio). 

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Classic Vector isn't dancing. He's Thanos snapping himself from ever existing.

    3. LukA8


      As a mod for their Discord I know the Sega of Europe CM (who manages this game + the character request poll) and can confirm this was approved by SoJ. It's probably more a case of they simply don't mind even though they have a different interpretation.

  8. https://twitter.com/SEGAHeroes/status/1196465534285570048

    The year of Vector is refusing to end. Any Sega Heroes players here?

    1. Teoskaven


      Me, Ryan, Ellipsis and some other have a Guild, SSMB, if you wish to join us ask away.
      But yeah, it's probably Sonic wave 3 with the original Team Chaotix, so Vector (green), Espio (blue), Charmy (yellow) and Mighty (red).

    2. LukA8


      I'm currently in a guild, but I'll keep it in mind, thanks! Always surprising to see Classic Chaotix acknowledgment these days.

    3. Ellipsis-Ultima


      ....It could be vectorman, but a Sonic 3 wave is plausible too...



  9. I doubt I'll ever enjoy another Olympic entry as much as Vancouver DS, the only one I'd argue had some real depth to it thanks to its Adventure mode with tons of exploration, character-specific recruiting and minigames, side quests and even a freaking post-game campaign. The sport outfits are a nice distraction to the fact that most events are simply ported from Rio, but even with online mode they will get old really fast, including the dream events which may be highlights but as usual only offer one single map you will have mastered after a few tries. To this day I don't understand why they never brought back the Mission and Circuit Modes from the very first game, especially the latter that you'd think would be a staple for the series just like it is for Kart Racers.
  10. I wonder if the Chaotix have a Charmy tracker, like they promised him ice cream but instead got him microchipped at the vet in case he runs off again after their usual arguments. Kinda suspicious to track down a bee so easily in the middle of the apocalypse > : 0
  11. #22 was alright. It felt rushed to me compared to last issue where not much was going on, and I would have liked to see them explore the creepy vibe of the whole base setting more instead of hell breaking loose immediately, but I guess there wasn't enough space for that. Quite surprised Sonic wasn't shoehorned into this one at all.
  12. To think it's been over six years since he's had a wallpaper. Nothing compared to Omega's 10+ years, but still ridiculous. Guess next year's style will have Charmy and Jet, though those "who is it" quizzes they do on Youtube constantly mention Zavok and Emerl of all characters (not that it necessarily means anything).
  13. The Chaotix have always been the only characters worrying about money, them having to suffer and juggle with real-life responsibilities such as the rent is just part of their shtick so they have a motivation with their business; everyone else usually shrugs it off when Vector being poor gets brought up again because it doesn't matter to them. It only exists in their context, for example Eggman promising to pay them once he conquers the world, but not outside of it because Sonic having to work the night shift is not part of the franchise. It's not something you should try to find logic in too much, just like the two worlds thing which is not them flying from one planet to another but just Sonic Team not wanting to use human characters and locales at the moment.
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