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  1. Finished FMA Brotherhood.  Real good show.  I think there was a bit too much focus on side characters instead of Ed, Al, and Winry, who I found to be the heart of the show, but the animation was excellent and there were some truly great moments.

    It also has Attack on Titan syndrome where the first opening is so good that my body physically rejects all the others

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      I do love gothic stuff, I watched a scene from 2003 with Ed fighting Envy in a more gothic-looking building and it got me really interested in watching the rest.  I feel like the aesthetics might appeal to me more, even though Brotherhood has excellent animation.

      On the whole I definitely wouldn't say Brotherhood is one of my favorite anime, I think it felt overly long with a few too many characters.  I have more fondness for its stand-out moments than the show in its entirety, moments like Gluttony's stomach, Mustang blasting folks, the gut-wrenching 4th episode chimera, stuff like that.  I'll go back and appreciate the big moments and sakuga shots, but I doubt I'll watch the show through again.

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  2. Finished FMA Brotherhood.  Real good show.  I think there was a bit too much focus on side characters instead of Ed, Al, and Winry, who I found to be the heart of the show, but the animation was excellent and there were some truly great moments.

    It also has Attack on Titan syndrome where the first opening is so good that my body physically rejects all the others

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Yeah I checked out a few clips of 2003 and I'm interested in giving it a go.  Brotherhood's humor was honestly super cringey so I'd be down for better comedy for sure.  

      I also didn't realize the shows were so different, I assumed Brotherhood was just sort of a "remaster" but the first show looks like a whole different beast, probably worth checking out.

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  3. Boss Baby ain't bad.  There goes my perception of reality.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      I don't think it's a classic or anything, but it was a fun time and had some genuinely fantastic comedic animation.  The marketing made it look a lot worse than it was.

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  4. The bit in the new Beauty and the Beast with the snowball made me laugh really hard for some reason

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      I liked it well enough.  The original isn't one of my favorite Disney movies, and while it's definitely more of a classic, I think the new one actually made some nice additions and improvements to the story.

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  5. Finally got for myself the Splatterhouse reboot, wich also contains all 3 original games. Can't wait to play it.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      It's a severely flawed game but I honestly think it's kinda underrated.  They clearly needed more time to polish it and make it less repetitive, but to me it felt like the devs put a lot of love into it.

  6. Actually I've been lying to myself, I actually like when Sonic stories are cool or done right, too :B

    Treating it as the main draw for the franchise when it has never done it even remotely well is still ridiculous tho

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      P much.  I just think it's a real shame it hasn't been done well, the character designs (for the most part) are too good to be wasted on such bad stories.

  7. I'm curious how Sonic X was received in Japan.  The English version is super dumb but I wonder how much of it was 4Kids' fault and if the Japanese version was any better.  Granted the terrible new human characters were still there so I guess it can't be THAT different.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      See, in a show with good writing, putting all the characters on a cruise ship for an episode would be great fun.  It's classic character writing - if the personalities are strong enough then you can put em in any random situation and come out with something engaging.  Sonic characters can DEFINITELY work in stuff like that I think, but again, just needs better writing.

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  8. I'm curious how Sonic X was received in Japan.  The English version is super dumb but I wonder how much of it was 4Kids' fault and if the Japanese version was any better.  Granted the terrible new human characters were still there so I guess it can't be THAT different.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      While X is pretty bad nowadays, when watching it again I could at least see why I liked it as a kid.  For all its terrible qualities it still at least tried to have a bit of stakes and adventure from time to time.  The idea of Sonic having stories with arcs and huge space-faring journeys and whatnot is pretty appealing to kid-me, and I could see that sort of thing working pretty well in the hands of better writers and directors.

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  9. I'm curious how Sonic X was received in Japan.  The English version is super dumb but I wonder how much of it was 4Kids' fault and if the Japanese version was any better.  Granted the terrible new human characters were still there so I guess it can't be THAT different.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      My friend and I were watching the 4Kids version a few weeks ago, just a few eps selected at random.  Obviously it's a bad show, but like many 4Kids shows it's pretty fun to watch for all the wrong reasons.  

      Also we watched a bunch of Yu Gi Oh beforehand, and comparatively Sonic X is a goddamn masterpiece so I felt like being nicer to it.

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  10. We should write our own sonic story

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Once upon a time Eggman made a giant robot and tried to take over the world.  Sonic set out to stop him, and along the way he ran into several friends and rivals and no new ones.  Then some cool things happened and the characters said words that didn't make me wanna cringe into an unrecognizable pile of organs.  Then they stopped Eggman the end.

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  11. Seriously will there ever be a better soundtrack than Sonic CD/Sonic 3K

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      There's been incredible soundtracks pretty much the whole time but I still think CD and SA1 are the peak.  Lost World was the first game that made me worried the soundtracks were going downhill, which hopefully Forces will get back on track with.

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  12. We're totes gonna see seaside hill come back as well

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Sonic Forces level list leak:

      Green Hill Zone

      Emerald Hill Zone

      Palmtree Panic Zone

      Neo Green Hill Zone

      Seaside Hill Zone

      Windy Hill Zone

      City Level

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  13. why does Sonic CD have the worst level design

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      CD is so conflicted, WW and Mettalic Madness are like the worst levels ever but Palmtree Panic is legit like the best level in the franchise

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  14. What are you folks' favorite anime openings?  Of the ones I've seen I'd say Mob Psycho, the first FMA Brotherhood op, and the second Stardust Crusaders OP are the most impressive.

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    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      knuckles's sunglasses are really funny to me not knowing the context

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  16. SMB3 vs World go

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      World

      3 is crazy good but World is a gosh dang adventure

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  17. UNNECESSARY SONIC NITPICK #1412: i don't really like the current 1-up jingle from 06 onwards, the Adventure one was cooler

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Yeah I'd probably agree, I wouldn't mind having that tune stick with the emeralds and have each game's 1-Up theme reference that game's main theme tune instead.

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  18. Puyo Puyo Tetris looks fun.

    *plays demo*

    Puyo Puyo Tetris is fun.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      no, why would SEGA reach out to some random guy on the internet to tell its valued customers about its fantastic products coming soon to stores near you for low low prices pre-order Sonic Mania today

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  19. i've never actively wanted a sonic game to do bad but man

    i'm all for sega pulling a botw and reevaluating every fucking thing about this franchise, and i certainly can't think of any other way it'll happen lol!

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Exact feelings as you azooman, I've sorta slinked along with this series for a good while but at this point it's like, why bother.  Thanks fer the fond childhood memories, call me when ya do something like Utopia

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  20. i've never actively wanted a sonic game to do bad but man

    i'm all for sega pulling a botw and reevaluating every fucking thing about this franchise, and i certainly can't think of any other way it'll happen lol!

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      purty much this

      I will be open to the possibility that Forces MIGHT be fun but on the whole this series is whack at this point

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  21. Controversial opinion: I honestly think Banjo-Tooie is a bit better than the first game, speaking purely from a gameplay perspective anyways. Otherwise I still prefer the first for its more whimsical, fairy tale-esque charm and atmosphere.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      Tooie was the one I grew up with.  I liked the strangely dark humor, the cool bosses, and the overall sense of adventure, but I never got very far in it as a kid or as an adult.  Just too dang big and long, it felt really bloated.

      I didn't play Kazooie until the XBLA release, but I must say it's a much better game on the whole.  It is pretty much my perfect example of a game having just the right amount of content.  Rather than one unnecessarily huge world, the hub world leading to several comfortably sized self-contained worlds makes everything much more cozy and memorable.  

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