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    1. Fusion-Ellipsis

      Fusion-Ellipsis

      Now I wish she makes an appearance in the IDW verse

  2. Where do the Zeti cook their food?

     

     

    In a Za-wok

  3. I think I've read the name "Zavok" more often in the last 24 hours than in the 5 years he existed in before that

  4. This might probably excite some people here:

    (tweet)

  5. Sometimes I wonder how many new fans the Sonic series is currently getting? How many kids pick up recent or semi-recent games like Forces or Lost World and become new fans?

    It's something I don't really have any perspective on, since I don't really interact with kids all that often, so I wonder. They seemed and seem more interested in Fortnite, Pokemon Go or Minecraft these days, I'm not sure if Sonic even comes up. But again, I basically have no experience.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I think that this is something that SEGA is acutely aware of, which is why  they wanted to launch Boom as a big new franchise and went other instalments are trying to capitalise in the nostalgia of the older market so much.

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      Sonic pretty evidently has a smaller pull than he once did but the kids will always outnumber the adults imo.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I still see kids with Sonic book bags at school, so I'd say he's decently popular with young kids.

      Most kids into fornite and stuff are pre teens 

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      If my 3 year old nephew getting excited about seeing Sonic in Wreck it Ralph 2 is any indicator, small kids love him.

    5. Yeow

      Yeow

      kids are pretty much given to like sonic, considering the format of the games (colorful platformer with [talking] animals, especially since the original design is clearly modeled after characters like felix and mickey mouse). not really a surprise there IMO, especially with supplementary stuff like comics/tv shows/merch/etc. also aimed for them.

      the more interesting question to me is if nowadays he (still) has any demographic appeal beyond kids and his own fanbase; and if it's something sega wants to fix if that is no longer the case. sonic's audience mostly being children may be the result but it doesn't have to be the intention; i'd say the legacy of the original genesis games (and how mania was considered a legitimate GOTY contender in the year of it's release) certainly proves that.

  6. I love how in the ASRT games, Metal Sonic's vehicles had this awesome, unique, futuristic design

    And in TSR it's just like "It's Sonic's car BUT EEEEEVIL"

    Fuuuuuuun

  7. Goddamn, I'm currently in a Tekken mood and giving the Tag Team Tournament 2 Soundtrack a listen and

    goddamn

    just.. GODDAMN.

    1. Wraith
    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      That's freakin' awesome, too!

  8. The roster was kinda lost from the start when they announced the 15 character count. Put in all the big characters in and people will complain about a boring roster with no surprises, put a lot of bizarre characters in and people wonder where the fuck the core cast is. Now we basically have a mix of both, with people asking where characters like Cream or the Chaotix are, while simultaniously not being surprised with the rest of the cast bar the Chao and maybe Zavok. It's just a lose lose situation.

    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      So...basically the standard reactions to any Sonic game?

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      15 characters and 21 tracks is a pretty small game, even more so when the games main hook (teams) seems to make the entire project seem so much smaller in scope than both ASRT and the original ASR. I've got absolutely no idea why SEGA decided to boast about the fact that there were 15 characters. If the races each include 12 characters, then the majority of the cast will be present all the time. It's not impressive.

    3. Operationgamer17

      Operationgamer17

      It feels like people care only about the roster size than the actual characters in the roster sometimes. 

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I mean, the roster size is a deciding factor? Sonic as a franchise has a pretty sizable cast of characters that are beloved within the franchise, so if they have to be left out because the roster is locked to a certain size, the size played a part.

      If Sonic had only five to ten characters with a sizeable fanbase, a fifteen character roster would've been fine, but now, a bunch of characters that I'd consider pretty darn basic standard fair for the franchise just.. aren't there. And there was basically no room for the franchise to spread their wings a little bit and dig out some more obscure characters. The size just wasn't sufficient, and thus, the actual character line-up doesn't seem up to snuff.

  9. People are actually talking about Sonic stuff again

    What is this madness

  10. They should've had ALL THE ZETI

  11. Wait, hold on, I just realized, Metal has to talk, right? With the whole Team talking mechanic stuff?

    1. Diogenes
    2. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      At best, we'll get voiceless CPU text like in Rivals 2.

    3. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Morse Code HYPE

    4. Mr Loopone
    5. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      The best Sonic characters are the one's who don't talk.

    6. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Really though, the whole gameplay is about people shouting when they got spun out, when they have an item, when they want an item, when they have a Team Ultimate to activate... There SHOULD be someone yelling all that stuff when you're driving and can't focus on reading or are like 5 and can't read at all, right?

      Maybe Orbot und Cubot actually serve that role?

  12. Zavok? More like Za-WOKE! Am I right kids?

  13. I'm actually one of the few people who like Zavok, but I still feel like not having Orbot and Cubot when they'd make so much sense in this game is a missed opportunity.

    Maybe they just needed a Powercharacter?

    1. -dan-

      -dan-

      I'm not sure. I think minor tasks suit them better. Maybe Team Eggman needed to consist of threatening characters, they'd look more like a joke if the bots were in with them.

      Though I can't quite remember, I thought Eggman was a power type in the Riders series?

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I think he was, actually. 

      I dunno, I just feel like a Racing game is one of the types of games where it's possible for them being playable, and they'd make so much sense in a Team based game - they ARE always hanging with Eggman, after all. It's just kinda weird, imo.

    3. -dan-

      -dan-

      Yeah, could've been fun to have them as secret characters. I'd just keep them out of actually taking part in the races for the story. Or maybe being filler, like those Egg Pawn. I wonder if Egg Pawn will still be in the final game?

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