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    Thigolf got a reaction from Someguy in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from SonicWind in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf reacted to Tracker_TD in Sonic 30th predictions   
    You basically just said "Sonic Forces, but without the Avatar". Even if folks' expectations aren't great, I somehow doubt they're going to make the exact same game again. 
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    Thigolf reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic 30th predictions   
    That got real deep, real fast...
    It's neither destructive nor pointless to look rationally at the information that's available and draw some realistic conclusions/expectations from that. Have SEGA talked about improving Sonic multiple times in the past? Yes. Have SEGA delivered on that? That's subjective, although it would appear that they think they have work to do. Have they made a similar promise again? Yes. What will the outcome be? We've all got to wait and see to be sure, but we can make some predictions.
    Broken promises breed distrust, and bad experiences breed pessimism. If the sky is cloudy, but the weatherman says it's going to be sunny day even though it's rained for the past three days and you know he's been wrong before... you'll probably choose to take an umbrella with you when you go out. Is that pessimism or realism? Is it both? And maybe you'll choose to go out in shorts and a T-shirt anyway, but you'll take a change of clothes just in case you get caught in some rain. Do you call that cautious optimism?
    There's no self-entitlement or denying others their opinion here. SEGA have said something, and basically they're being told "pics or it didn't happen".   
    It's most definitely both. Sonic Team make bad decisions and make bad games, and SEGA keep encouraging them to do so. 
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    Thigolf reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I wish this was true. A lot of fans and channels have expressed this opinion, but by and large the media still seem to be reporting on with without such commentary. And some fans are accepting it without question too. I just ran a Google search for "sega to take time with Sonic" and the first results to come up were from 2009, both gaming sites and general pop culture portals. I know we're all used to this song and dance with middling results, but it's still quite sobering to see just how far back it goes.
    For a lot of people outside communities like this one, the recent comments from SEGA about "focusing on quality" will be the first they've heard of it. This could be because they're less familiar with the series and have only been playing the games for the past ten years or so. If we go back to 2010, the Sonic timeline is as follows:
    Mainline games from SEGA: Colours > Generations > Lost World > Forces. Two games generally regarded as really good, a dropped ball with Lost World and an average return to form with Forces. Racing games from Sumo: All Stars Racing > All Stars Racing Transformed > Team Sonic Racing. A decent Mario Kart clone in the form of a SEGA crossover followed by a truly unique racing game that was critically lauded and still a SEGA crossover and then a dissapointing Sonic-only Mario Kart clone with a gimmick. Boom games and the TV series: Rise of Lyric & Shattered Crystal > Fire and Ice. The franchise was presumed dead quite a while ago and was more recently confirmed as such. It got off to a bad start with the character redesigns, got absolutely torn apart with some of the worst recieved games of all time and then... just fizzled out with a sad little whimper. Other games: S4E1/E2 >Free Riders > M&S Olympics series> mobile games. Free Riders was a bomb that was swiftly forgotten about. The M&S series and mobile games are both just sort of there, upsetting nobody but just plodding along in the background to please kids and casual fans. The Sonic 4 series was met with initially positive reception from critics, but fans weren't so hot on it. By the time E2 rolled around, it was widely regarded as "too little too late" and SEGA sent it off to live on a beautiful farm somewhere with the Storybook series and Jet Set Radio Future.  Mania and the movie: Well-recognised as an effort from fans and not from SEGA directly, Mania is the highlight of the past decade as far as the games go. And the movie was a smash-hit... also not from SEGA. Generations got great reception, but it's Mania and the movie that really set the world alight.  Although I've never been more dissatisfied with the series than I am now, it's pretty much objectively true that the series isn't suffering quite as badly from terrible games as it was in the 2000s. That's the time when SEGA gave us ShTH in 2005, '06 just a year later, the Werehog and Black Knight. The announcement of Boom and subsequent release of RoL in 2014 is the only time that the series has dipped low as it did back then. The bigger problem is the series revelling in mediocrity now. There are no dumpster fires for people to gather around. Nobody cares when the series is this boring, and it's losing relevance. 
    Maybe the fact that the series is suffering from its current straights will kick SEGA into action properly? Especially after an indie-developed retro-inspired game outdid anything they're put out in the past 20 years in terms of reception, and the movie has reignited general interest? It's all possible, but I'll believe it only when I see it. 
    SEGA deserve a fuck ton of blame. If the developers of Sonic games are putting out bad games, then it's within SEGA's power to seek out new talent or outsource the games. Just because someone like Morio Kishimoto keeps getting put in charge doesn't mean he has to be in charge. They're also the ones to blame for interfering with the development of Sonic Synergy/Rise of Lyric, shifting development to the Wii U with an unsupported engine midway through development and forcing the game out for a holiday release. They're the ones giving Sonic games such a shoestring budget. They're the ones who have total control over the Sonic IP.
    Wrong. Try again.
    What's wrong with a bit of cynicism and pessimism? Both are pretty well-founded; SEGA have made these promises before, and they've very little to show for it. Nobody is saying "there is no hope, Sonic games will suck forever, you can't hope they will be good". If the teams are constantly changing and the games are still pretty poor... maybe the problem actually extends beyond the team? There's cautious optimism and hope, which is what I think most people are exercising. They come with expectations and past experience however.
    Everyone else is saying something more along the lines of "once bitten, twice shy", or "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me". Could they stick to what the say? It's a possibility. I'd love nothing more than fro Sonic games to be good again. But have I got much faith in SEGA to deliver? Look at the facts: they've spent at least the last 11 years saying that they'll do better, and longer still dishing out sub-par games. A few decent entries have been sprinkled out here and there, but the showing has been largely embarrassing. I've got absolutely no reason to take them at their work until they show us otherwise. And past experience tells me to expect the worst. Everyone is waiting to see what happens, and many have learned not to hold their breath.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Mr Silvia in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from thumbs13 in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Kuzu in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from I-EM-EI in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Shadowlax in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    A lot of things I enjoyed about the show were mentioned in this thread already, but I really want to delve a little deeper into one particular aspect.

    Him.
    Boom Tails is, by far, my favorite interpretation of Tails. 
    First of all, strictly design-wise, I just love the goggles. They go so well with him. I could leave or take the belt, but I LOVE those googles. I feel like they add a ton to him, as simple as they are.
    As many design choices in Boom, this was made to really drive home the "He's a tech guy!" shtick, but luckily, writing-wise, he's far from that. Tails got pushed more and more into a "He's the inventor!" niche over the course of the franchise, starting out as a mere pilot for Sonic, before building mechs and weapons for him to use in action in games like Tails Adventure or Adventure 2, until he finally was JUST the tech guy, completely abandoning every bit of pro-activeness he ever had, letting Sonic or other characters basically do everything. Boom ditches that and brings him back to a more Adventure-y Tails, while still putting a bit more of a focus to the tech-guy angle, but to an organic, natural degree that completely makes sense for his character.
    Tails can fight in Boom, for sure, but he does it his way. A lot of fight scenes that involve him let him use gadgets he built beforehand, but he often also uses his environment and objects around him to his advantage. He's not a brute force battler like Sonic, Amy or Knuckles are, because she shouldn't be. He uses his intellect to his advantage, either by preparing beforehand, or using what's disposable at the moment with the most efficiency. It's a great way of fighting for him that compliments him. That doesn't make him above using brute force, however, if a hit with a wrench gets things done, he'll use that, too. There are even dog fights him him in the Tornado! But there are also battles and situations where he takes more of a backseat approach and lets Sonic or the others handle stuff, taking care of the tech side of things or straight up sitting one out, and that's also completely fine. I never saw Tails as the guy who looks forward to battle and jumps in at every opportunity, that's not who Tails is, never was. But if there is stuff to be done, Tails gets shit done in Boom, in his own, unique, tails-y way, and I think that a wonderful combination that fits him like a glove.
    Also here's Tails on a Motobug driving through and crashing other Motobugs. 

    Just look at him. He's a little badass.
    I also love just how rounded his personality is. In many games during the 2000s, Tails was just...the nice guy. He stood against Sonic's cockiness, Knuckles' hotheadedness and generally just a lot of characters with attitude as the nice little kid who tried to do his best. And while I still love that Tails, in some games, especially when he wasn't in focus and didn't have an arc going on, he often kinda veered on the bland side. Not annoying or anything, just so much on the nice side that it got a bit boring, basic at times. Then, once Colors rolled around, he got snarkier, giving Sonic some sass back to create more of a sibling-like dynamic, with some arguing that as time went on, it veered way to hard on that side. 
    Boom just blended those two eras perfectly. Boom Tails his someone who is kind, compassionate, supportive, everything the more classic Tails would've been, but he can also get fed up and talk back to characters that annoy him and stand up for himself when it's needed. There are plenty of moments when Knuckles says something dumb and Tails remarks it sarcastically, as there are moments, most of the time less tense ones, when he calmly tries to explain things to him or expresses concern when it could go into a harmful territory. Speaking of things established Colors-onward, they kept the wonderful relationship between him and Sonic intact. The dynamic between just oozes the brotherly bond they had in Colors, and you can really feel how deeply they care about eachother. They really feel like siblings not related by blood. It's wonderful and I'm glad they kept it.
    To highlight my final point, let me show you a picture of one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of Boom.

    Tails getting a Happy Meal Toy.
    ...no, I am not joking.
    Something that Boom has over a lot of interpretations of Tails is just how much of a kid he feels at this. Most of the time, him being the smart tech guy. He's generally calm and highly intelligent, so most of his appearances, like the games, focus on him being...just that. There often even times where he's portrayed as more mature than Sonic. And while I guess that kinda makes sense for a calm, calculating guy over a more impulsive one, most of the time, they seem to forget a tiny detail.
    He's eight.
    Boom doesn't forget that. Sure, he is often more mature and rational than a lot of the other members of the team, but the show also shows him not knowing how to handle his first crush, for example. And that's what I adore about the scene above. It's such a small moment in the show, but I just love it so much. Tails gets a Happy Meal Toy and he's ecstatic. He's overjoyed to have pen to go with the notebook he got in the other meal. And just seeing Tails in such a situation, letting him be a kid, innocent and full of wonder, was just wonderful to me, and exemplifies an element we see so rarely of him. He's allowed to be childish at times, and that's wonderful. So many interpretations just push him into the "He's intelligent, so he's grown-up emotionally" field which isn't really how it works and is often kinda bland. Boom let's him be irrational, impulsive or even a bit overemotional at times, because that's what kids are, without ever steering away too far from the character traits that have been established for him for decades, never letting him be too bratty. It bears repeating, he's just such a well rounded character, imo.
    You probably noticed how I referred to multiple games/eras throughout this , and I think this just encapsulates perfectly why Boom Tails just works so well: He is basically an amalgamation of everything wonderful about Tails, everything people ever liked about Tails. He's still the boy genius he is in the modern era, but kept his ability and willingness to fight from the games up to the Adventure era. He's still kind and gentle, but kept some of the sass from the Colors onwards era without ever going overboard. But he's also a little kid, something a lot of interpretations skip on. And all those elements are wrapped into a perfect little package. 
    I always loved Tails. Tails was the first character I picked when I got to play Sonic Advance 3 in an electronic store as a 10 year old, and I adored him ever since. But each version, each incarnation of him that I've been familiar with, brought new elements I loved for him, while, for better or worse, also leaving some traits I also enjoyed behind for a slightly different interpretation.
    Boom Tails, a decade after I was introduced to the character, just gave me the Tails with everything I loved about him, the perfect interpretation of a character that hooked me to a franchise that brought me so many friends and enjoyment over the years.

    Boom gave me the interpretation of the character that I wanted ever since I saw him as a 10 year old.

    Boom has shortcomings. Boom has humor that often doesn't gel with people, Boom is, in my opinion, just straight up mediocre for the majority of season 1 - but I will always, always be grateful for the Tails it gave me. Because it made the little child in me, the little child that still unabashedly adores the Sonic franchise, warts and all, incredibly, unbelievably happy.
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    Thigolf reacted to Zaysho in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    It's not really that weird, tbh.
    Arms missed the boat because Ultimate's base roster was already decided upon prior to its announcement. And the game was overshadowed by Splatoon 2 a month after its release and basically faded out by the following year. It's a very good thing it's getting another shot, and Smash is the perfect platform to do it. I'm not expecting the character will be from some sequel or whatever anyway. It would make more sense to go with a popular character like Min Min if it's not the poster boy, Spring Man. There's no hard rule that the DLC has to be promoting anything current and, like with Joker* and Banjo from the last pass, certainly not anything that's actually on Switch.
    *I know Scramble is a thing now
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    Thigolf reacted to Tornado in Streets of Rage 4 "Grand UPPAH!"   
    The game has a fully realized combo system (not easy exploits that you can use to get inifinites on enemies, like in the arcade version of Final Fight or SoR2). The game lets you juggle enemies off "walls" instead of being forced to wait for them to stand back up after you knock them off screen (seemingly similar to Tekken or AoF 3). The game gives you a chance you recover health lost from crowd control moves. Those are three examples off the top of my head that I'm aware of, just from watching a video on YT, that would make a dramatic difference in how it is played and the game's pace the more skilled you are.
     
    lol the hell it could. The Saturn could only barely run MVS and CPS-2 ports well. There wasn't even a game in arcades in the timezone of this level of visual detail and effects until years after the Xbox 360 came out. That means that SoR4 could probably have been done on the PS360; but then so could every game designed for the Switch.
     
    It's hard for an opinion to be honest and genuine when your reasoning for why you have it is based on things that are untrue, and so obviously untrue that that even a casual investigation into it will show as much. And with so many of your responses to posts questioning you being laced with "if this wasn't a SoR game no one would accept these flaws," at that point, yeah, it absolutely does look like you're doing it for attention's sake; to double down on your opinions on the game from trailers and development news so your early statements on the game still look true. Especially when you keep changing your mind for whether the game isn't worth it because it doesn't do anything new at all or the game isn't worth it because some of the new stuff it does was done in rom hacks and fan games in the past.
     
     
    The fact that you keep framing your posts in this thread with stuff like this:
    Only makes that more evident. You're not being the one sane voice shouting out against enveloping darkness of fanboys so desperate for a Streets of Rage game that they'll give their approval to anything. You're being a Trump voter, so convinced that your pre-release impressions are right that you're sticking to them to the extent that you're supporting them with evidence which doesn't actually exist.
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    Thigolf reacted to Sean in Streets of Rage 4 "Grand UPPAH!"   
    Maybe if you hadn't doubled down on your attitude in every single post you've made in this thread where you insinuate that anybody who likes this game is a drooling moron who would lap up any shit that was called "Streets of Rage," you wouldn't be getting these types of replies. Just stop it already.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I don't know why it's supposed to be better to announce a game that they don't know when it'll come out or if they'll even be able to deliver a steady news cycle because in this current crisis, everything is uncertain, instead of just waiting it out and announcing their game when it's ready to?
    If they announce the game now and don't talk about it for months because they simply don't have enough presentable parts, people will bitch, too. How is that any better?
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    Thigolf got a reaction from McGroose in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I don't know why it's supposed to be better to announce a game that they don't know when it'll come out or if they'll even be able to deliver a steady news cycle because in this current crisis, everything is uncertain, instead of just waiting it out and announcing their game when it's ready to?
    If they announce the game now and don't talk about it for months because they simply don't have enough presentable parts, people will bitch, too. How is that any better?
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Drisaac in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I don't know why it's supposed to be better to announce a game that they don't know when it'll come out or if they'll even be able to deliver a steady news cycle because in this current crisis, everything is uncertain, instead of just waiting it out and announcing their game when it's ready to?
    If they announce the game now and don't talk about it for months because they simply don't have enough presentable parts, people will bitch, too. How is that any better?
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    Thigolf reacted to Tornado in The Last of Us Part 2 - Releasing June 19th - GAME LEAKED - BE WARNED OF SPOILERS   
    Sony: It's impossible for us to release this game at all functionally ever in this current climate.
    Other publishers of equivalent AAA games, one of which is a far bigger deal than TLoU 2: *release games with minor logistics changes to offset potential delays*
    Sony: Yep. Impossible.
    Naughty Dog developer, faced with something they worked on for over half a decade delayed indefinitely for no discernible reason: Fuck you. *leaks game plot and ending*
    1/2 of Twitter: Wow, this story is fucking awful.
    Sony: Miraculously, we have just discovered how to release this game only a few weeks later than our original date.
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    Thigolf reacted to azoo in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I hope the next 3D Sonic game features gameplay. And level design. That'd be pretty dope.
    The last one didn't have that, so it'd be exciting to see what they do next time.
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    Thigolf got a reaction from simtek34 in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Most of the other character's levels are simply parts of Sonic's level with a small extra rooms here and there.

    Tails' levels are just chunks of Sonic's levels with Flight rings put here and there.
    Most of Knuckles' stages are just parts of Sonic levels with emerald shards hidden somewhere.
    Amy actually has a sizable amount of unique layouts, but she only has 3 levels, and even those re-use huge chunks of other levels.
    Gamma, again, has Sonic's exact levels most of the time, with more enemies and some additional speedboosters placed here and there to accomodate for his speed differences.
    Big also often just takes tiny chunks of levels, or has uniquely created areas, but even those are ridiculously small because all you do is fish in them.

    C'mon, I adore Sonic Adventure, it's my favorite Sonic game, but let's not act like Sega and Sonic Team cranked out completely unique levels for each character. They put thought and effort to change the areas to make them a little unique for each character, but it's really not some gigantic act like some make it out to be.
    We might as well argue that Sonic Mania has 72 unique levels just because you can play each Act with 3 characters and they all have small areas only they can reach.
     
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Jango in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Most of the other character's levels are simply parts of Sonic's level with a small extra rooms here and there.

    Tails' levels are just chunks of Sonic's levels with Flight rings put here and there.
    Most of Knuckles' stages are just parts of Sonic levels with emerald shards hidden somewhere.
    Amy actually has a sizable amount of unique layouts, but she only has 3 levels, and even those re-use huge chunks of other levels.
    Gamma, again, has Sonic's exact levels most of the time, with more enemies and some additional speedboosters placed here and there to accomodate for his speed differences.
    Big also often just takes tiny chunks of levels, or has uniquely created areas, but even those are ridiculously small because all you do is fish in them.

    C'mon, I adore Sonic Adventure, it's my favorite Sonic game, but let's not act like Sega and Sonic Team cranked out completely unique levels for each character. They put thought and effort to change the areas to make them a little unique for each character, but it's really not some gigantic act like some make it out to be.
    We might as well argue that Sonic Mania has 72 unique levels just because you can play each Act with 3 characters and they all have small areas only they can reach.
     
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    Thigolf got a reaction from Stasis in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Most of the other character's levels are simply parts of Sonic's level with a small extra rooms here and there.

    Tails' levels are just chunks of Sonic's levels with Flight rings put here and there.
    Most of Knuckles' stages are just parts of Sonic levels with emerald shards hidden somewhere.
    Amy actually has a sizable amount of unique layouts, but she only has 3 levels, and even those re-use huge chunks of other levels.
    Gamma, again, has Sonic's exact levels most of the time, with more enemies and some additional speedboosters placed here and there to accomodate for his speed differences.
    Big also often just takes tiny chunks of levels, or has uniquely created areas, but even those are ridiculously small because all you do is fish in them.

    C'mon, I adore Sonic Adventure, it's my favorite Sonic game, but let's not act like Sega and Sonic Team cranked out completely unique levels for each character. They put thought and effort to change the areas to make them a little unique for each character, but it's really not some gigantic act like some make it out to be.
    We might as well argue that Sonic Mania has 72 unique levels just because you can play each Act with 3 characters and they all have small areas only they can reach.
     
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