Jump to content

Wittymations

TSS Member
  • Content Count

    1,918
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Too Many Rings
    Wittymations reacted to KnuxDLX in Is Classic Sonic Tapped Out?   
    Never.
  2. Fist Bump
    Wittymations got a reaction from Razule in Sega recasting voice actors for main characters(Sonic, Tails Amy etc)   
    Right. A game dub doesn't really need to change much up for animation. So it's not like SEGA really needs to get a new va in a timely manner.
    Timing is quite less of an issue for games compared to a 22 minute long animation. Especially since there's automatic lip syncing technology. A dubbed line just needs to have the same timing and energy.
  3. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Is Classic Sonic Tapped Out?   
    Unsurprisingly for someone who prefers Adventure/Modern - yes - I absolutely do think it's time he was tapped out.
    And don't get me wrong - I don't mean "no mania, no mania 2, no classic sonic games!!" - I'm totally fine with that, Mania is actually the only Classic game I like along with S3&K, and I don't mind having Classic's formula having it's own games/artstyle for merchandise, but I am beyond sick of the damage SEGA's attempts to pander to him has caused to this franchise.
    He was a nice novelty in Generations. He wasn't 1:1 with the classic games, and I vastly preferred Modern's stages, but he was fun enough to play, and even when he showed up in Runners on Sonic's birthday, it was like "Oh hey, neat! They're embracing all sides of the series for this smaller game!", but Forces and Mania has just caused irrepairable damage to this series IMO. It's enabled elitist attitudes from both reviewers and fans who think only Classic has a right to exist, while also splintering the absolute hell out of the canon.
    For a start, Classic is just a horrendous addition to Forces. He doesn't play remotely well, he has no in-story purpose for being there, he exists as a massive retcon to Generations, his levels are nothing but a total drudge to play through, his music is horrid attempts at trying to recapture the Genesis soundtrack, and considering that it came only months after Mania was the love letter to Classic Sonic, it only exists as a measure that pleases no one. No Classic fan is going to be happy with this godawful gimped version of Classic, especially when Mania and even Gens handled him vastly better, and Modern fans aren't happy that Classic's shitty gameplay has taken away resources and time that could have gone into the bare-bones Modern/Avatar gameplay. 
    Then there's the enabling from people who just wants to meme and say Modern is shit and should never have existed - because by making Classic a "alternative universe Sonic", not only does it just mean SEGA can say "OK here - this Sonic has no bad stuff associated with him! It's just the games you guys love!!", but it also completely breaks any sense of continuity that this series has had. At best, we can assume S1-3K happened in some shape and that's it.  
    The thing that frustrates me the most however is the effect Classic has had on SEGA's mandates and policies. I hate how Classic characters have been locked off behind a sub-series that SEGA won't give full dedication to, and I hate how similarly - Modern characters have been gated off from Classic. Why on god's earth is that a thing? 
    So now - characters like Bean, Bark, Nack, Mighty, and Ray are completely locked off from stuff like IDW Sonic and hell - any Modern title, let it be game, comic, TV Show, movie, or what have you - despite the fact that Ian Flynn was literally the only one keeping those five alive and well-liked in Archie for a long time until Mania finally brought them back. And it goes both ways - now we can't ever see Classic iterations of the Modern characters as well that might've been fun to see.
    Characters like Blaze, Shadow, Cream, Silver, Omega, Rouge - hell - generally anyone who could have a fun appearance in a Classic series, even as a fun surprise like Nack and co's boss fight in Mania was - that can't ever happen, all because SEGA have just put down this stupid arbitrary lockdown on who can appear in what.
    Hell, what about the Chaotix? They're very much a special case because they appear in the Classic series, but in Heroes, they're practically different characters! Even early interviews basically said "it's best to not think of these as the characters from Knuckles' Chaotix, but rather think of them as reinvented characters based on those characters". Alright, so does that mean the Chaotix isn't allowed in Classic anymore? We've seen them in IDW and Modern titles, so are they now clearly defined as Modern characters who're disallowed from Classic? Do they fall under the same category as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and co? If they appear, will they be in their 32-bit designs/personalities/backstories, despite them being heavily different from the Heroes versions (IE - Charmy's a teen instead of a kid in Chaotix)? Why are these questions even required??
    Crash Bandicoot very recently went through the exact same concerns. Crash 4 was a game that essentially retconned the majority of the series out of existence, as it was a direct sequel to Crash 3, and ignored everything else. People were concerned it was going to lead to the same thing - that post Naughty Dog titles would be entirely ignored for everything they did - good and bad, and apart from a few jabs, that would be it.
    Except nope - Toys for Bob - despite placing it before Wrath of Cortex - actually made an effort to pay homage, and acknowledge everything that came from post Naughty Dog. It's implied they still exist via alternative timelines - or hell - that they could still happen later on down the line. Several post Naughty Dog characters get either straight up references - or even full-on appearances! Crunch has several references on N. Sanity Island, right as soon as you start the game off, the Evil Twins make their first appearance since 2004! Hell, even Nina shows up in one of the secret endings competing against Coco! N. Trance, Chuck and Stew, hell even Zem appears! Even though Crash 4 technically does the same thing as placing out a chunk of characters, it doesn't just straight up try to gate them off or pretend that the later games don't exist anymore, it feels respectful for lack of a better term.
    I'm not against Classic, I'm not even against the Classic artstyle or gameplay, I'm just sick, sore and tired of the negative effect it has on the franchise, and it's all SEGA's fault. They caused this situation. They're intentionally introduced a hard division in the fanbase, and splintered off the entire continuity, locking away who can be used where and when, and completely wrecking Sonic's history for the sake of saying "no no no its all good, classic sonic doesn't kiss a princess or turn into a werehog! it's safe to like us, don't worry!!!". 
    At the end of the day - to me, there should just be Sonic, and that's it. Nothing more, nothing less. If you want to do Classic games like Mania, then do them. If you want to have Modern games, then do them. But they should all be apart of the character, the franchise, and it's history, not just locked off to split Classic Sonic off from the "bad" stuff, while causing massive damage to the series as a result.
  4. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Piko in Is Classic Sonic Tapped Out?   
    I've personally been tired of the classic stuff for nearly the full decade. It was fun in Generations but I've quickly became tired of it finding its way back into new games.
    Tired of Green Hill, tired of 2D interrupting my 3D games, tired of the Classic Sonic character. Tired of it all.
    I wouldn't mind it so much if it were just treated as its own series for handheld or something. But it constantly creeps its way into the main series going "Look! Look! Remember Sonic 1? Remember the good old days? We're sorry. We're very sorry." It's exhausting.
  5. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  6. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  7. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  8. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  9. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Sonictrainer in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  10. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from PublicEnemy1 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So, I haven't even started on the IDW series. Despite the years, I am still very, very salty over how the Archie situation ended. I feel like starting it, now, would make me unfairly critical to IDW.

    That being said, I wound up seeing scans over some of Eggman's lines and it does make me excited because his portayal is very similar to how I viewed the guy. This, in particular.
     
    He's more than capable of just ending Sonic at a moment's notice and he's aware of that, but his ego means he has to do it in a very specific way.  He's crazy, not incapable. He gets into his own way.

    Some point, I want to read this. Just taking a very long time.
  11. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from KnuxDLX in Why does Dr. Eggman/Robotnik build Casinos and Amusement Parks?   
    I honestly doubt it. If he's building all this, dude has stupid money. If anything, it's probably also a wealth flaunt.

    This is a guy who likes to be glamorous. It's all about the ego.
  12. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to batson in My problems with Shadow, in concept and execution   
    I'm gonna be honest here. From day one I thought Shadow was a bad character. Untill about ten years years ago, I had some long discussions on this very forum regarding why I thought so, but since then I've mostly kept my mouth shut about it. I felt that I had said everything I wanted to say about the matter. But over the years since then, I've thought some more about the subject, and now I feel like the time is right to vocalize my reasonings on why I still believe that Shadow is and always has been a bad character, both in concept and execution, and I'm eager to hear what you all have to say about my thoughts. I realize fully well that I'm gonna get a hard time for this, since people do love Shadow, but even so, let us begin.
    First things first; Shadow IS a canonical version of the type of fan character that everyone makes fun of. There is no getting around it. Just take a step back and look at him: he is similar to the main character, but he is darker and edgier, he has a tragic and somewhat convulted backstory, and he has all the abilities that the main character has plus several abilities that the main character doesn't have. That right there describes the type of character that, when a young Sonic fan creates and shares with the world, is usually met with nothing but scorn due to how overblown his supposed awesomeness and edgyness is. But with Shadow, Sega wants us to actually accept him and take him seriously. I think a lot of the current Sonic fanbase accepts Shadow because to them Shadow has "always" been there, but Just imagine an alternative universe where Shadow had come out today, in 2020. What would you honestly think of him? Wouldn't you be amazed at how Sega actually went and created an official version of the character type that we have made fun of for years? Because that's how I felt back in 2001.
    But regardless of Shadow's similarity to a fan-created Gary Stu, let us move on to the specific reasons why I think the very concept and creation of Shadow is very badly excetuted. Shadow as we know is basically an "evil twin" character. And I don't think this itself is a bad archetype. As you can see, I'm even using another character of that archetype as my avatar. But what is so stupid about Shadow is that his similarity to Sonic makes no sense from a story point of view. Shadow canonically has no relation to Sonic whatsoever. Compare this to Metal Sonic who is a robot specifically created to emulate and surpass Sonic. And compare Shadow to virtually any other evil twin in virtually any other media. There is virtually always a narrative connection between the good twin and the bad twin. But with Sonic and Shadow, their similarities are nothing but a coincidence. That just always seemed lazy to me.
    Another thing that bugs me about Shadow is that, as I have already expressed, he is essentially "Sonic, but better" in terms of abilities. Now, I don't think this is necassarely a negative thing in itself, but with Shadow it became a somewhat problematic aspect once he became a good guy. Let me explain; as long as the evil twin character remains an obstacle for the hero to overcome, it makes sense that the evil twin is supperior, since this creates an extra challange for the hero. But if that evil twin then becomes a good guy, I really feel that the heroes abilities are cheapened by the existance of an ally that can do everything he can PLUS a whole bunch of other stuff. Like, what makes Sonic's abilitiy to thwart evil any special when he has an ally that can do everything he can (in other words is as fast as he is) but who can also do a lot of things that he cant (stop time, teleport, ect)? Shadow just ends up being a hero who is superior to our main hero in every way. It makes Sonic feel less special.
    Then finally, there is the fact of how Sega handled Shadow's whole "amnesia" storyline. You might say that this is an issue separate from that of the character at his core, but I think that, especially in retrospective, it is an aspect to the character that is rather essential to his place and history in the franchise. Shadow as a narrative compenent of the series as a whole is, in my own opinion, in large part defined by the amnesia-storyline that unfolded directly following Shadow's resurrection. And oh boy, is it ever the worst handled storyline in the whole franchise. The amnesia storyline is of course a common one in fiction, for some reason especially regarding "dark and edgy" characters. Wolverine of the X-men was for many years laregly defined by the gradual uncovering of his myserious past. And here's where the handling of Shadow's mysterious past in Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog already faulters; his past was never mysterious, neither to the characters in the story or to the audience. After playing through Sonic Adventure 2, we the audience and the fictional characters in the series all feel like we know Shadow's history. And this of course leads to the question; why doesn't the other characters just tell Shadow about his past? And why doesn't Shadow ask? Shadow could have easily known about his creation, about Maria, about his fall from space and about all of that stuff if Rouge or Sonic or someone else would have just told him about the events of Sonic Adventure 2 and about what they learned about Shadow's background during that game. And sure, Shadow the Hedgehog did tell us about aspects of Shadow's past that we didn't already know (the Black Arms, ect) but the thing about that is that before those sudden revelations there was never any indication that there even were things about Shadow's creation that we didn't know. After playing through Sonic Adventure 2 we felt that we already knew about Shadow's origins, as much as we ever thought we needed to know. There were never any hints that there was significantly more to the story, so when those new parts of the story does show up they feel out of the blue.
    And there you pretty much have it, those are my reasons for why I feel like Shadow is probably the worst handled character in the series. When Sega decided that they wanted to give Sonic a dark evil twin they did the sloppiest job imaginable in realizing that idea, and then they went on to do an even sloppier job regarding where they took the character next. But that's just my percetion, I really want to know what others think.
  13. Chuckle
    Wittymations got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...   
    W-what...?
     

  14. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from simtek34 in Interesting challenges in Sonic games   
    My favorite challenge is playing in the Chao Gardens without accidentally beating my Chao.
  15. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from vladsecond in Interesting challenges in Sonic games   
    My favorite challenge is playing in the Chao Gardens without accidentally beating my Chao.
  16. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Sonictrainer in What would you like to see in a Sonic Adventure remake?   
    I want Big to be this speedy awesome mother fucker swinging tree to tree, body slamming on enemies, yeeting heavy rocks, frigging blasting through the stage until he reaches the goal ring.
     
    Sits down and quietly fishes. Grade pops up as he plays a catching animation and grabs froggy
  17. Fist Bump
    Wittymations got a reaction from Snowragnarok in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Honestly, this is why I say they should not only make Big playable, but expanded.

    Except, don't make it fishing levels. Heroes showed us he can go into levels and fight robots just fine.

    Awesome him up. Fucking have him swinging tree to tree using his fishing pole, belly flopping into robots below -- sending shockwaves, blasting through  at a high speed (again, Heroes he kept up with Amy and Cream) after ALL this damn awesomeness, he touches that big golden ring: victory. He sits down at a pond or something, sits down and fishes, you get graded, next level.
     
    10/10, best game ever.
  18. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from simtek34 in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Honestly, this is why I say they should not only make Big playable, but expanded.

    Except, don't make it fishing levels. Heroes showed us he can go into levels and fight robots just fine.

    Awesome him up. Fucking have him swinging tree to tree using his fishing pole, belly flopping into robots below -- sending shockwaves, blasting through  at a high speed (again, Heroes he kept up with Amy and Cream) after ALL this damn awesomeness, he touches that big golden ring: victory. He sits down at a pond or something, sits down and fishes, you get graded, next level.
     
    10/10, best game ever.
  19. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to Bowbowis in Realism in Sonic   
    Yet ironically it's the original Japanese canon, where Sonic and other anthros live on Earth alongside humans, that offends western fans who insist the two can't inhabit the same world (except Eggman, who I guess just sprung out of the ground since there would no human civilization to birth him).
  20. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to Almar in Realism in Sonic   
    That would be fanfiction that just acts like Sonic and Co. are something like the N'aavi. Sonic even with all the environmentalism was never meant to be at odds to modern/human civilization (hence him going to malls). The promotional manga even showed that Star Light Zone was treated by South Island's inhabitants as an indigenous part of the island.
    Sonic is a drifter, Tails is an outcast. Knuckles is a hermit who either hunts for his shiny rock pieces or follows Sonic around. Amy is a fangirl who already lives in Station Square (with nobody commenting on her as an alien). None of them would represent the rule among their kinds and the Adventure Era largely didn't take place in population centers.
    Knuckles' culture was key to Adventure One's plot. It was well recognized by human researchers who would've done things like carbon dating. Point is, the one confirmed example of a furry only society in the 3D games made under Naka wasn't treated as an isolate but no different than modern day White Americans studying the Triple Allaince's ruins down in Mexico.
    The whole notion that there has to has to be some Affirmative Action for furries within somewhere like Station Square is silly. Sonic was only made a hedgehog to begin with since it suited the gameplay ideas Naka had. The whole "furry society setting" wasn't really solidly a thing as far as Naka and Co. cared (only solid example within gameverse is the Knuckles Clan, with Hedgehog Town another example including manga) and is overall more strongly tied to Western interpretations.
    Frankly, in light of some discussions on reddit and the /chans/ I suspect that much of the discourse surrounding Sonic and humans is a matter of cultural differences. In the West, it's taken for granted that humans and something like a funny animal can't be in the same Earth casually chatting without either being some alien outsider in a "serious" work (so not something like Regular Show) unless it's like the following:
    -Fantasy/Sci-Fi
    -Superhero
     
  21. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to Wraith in Realism in Sonic   
    God damn Sonic Adventure 2's art design was slick. I've digested so many memes about that game looking realistic that I forget sometimes. 
  22. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations reacted to Bowbowis in Realism in Sonic   
    Funnily enough I recently challenged myself to go through Adventure 2's stages and see if I could find something comparable in the classic era. Lo-and-behold:
    Conclusion? SA2 totally fits with the aesthetics of the classic games.
     
  23. Chuckle
    Wittymations got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    At least the neglectful parent knows how to make Halloween fun.
  24. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic YouTube Videos in Danger -- Important Update!   
    Newgrounds has always been fairly miles ahead of YouTube in terms of sensible features for content creators.
    Unfortunately, they lack the audience that Googleopoly can bring
    Sigh, I miss running with flash crews.
    Anyway, another sensible feature is co-authoring. A common tool with Newgrounds, allowing videos to show up on multiple accounts for collabs. Not a thing on YouTube, despite collabs being common: have to rely on description and hope viewers have the attention span to read.
    Guess there's end screens too.
  25. Thumbs Up
    Wittymations got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic YouTube Videos in Danger -- Important Update!   
    Newgrounds has always been fairly miles ahead of YouTube in terms of sensible features for content creators.
    Unfortunately, they lack the audience that Googleopoly can bring
    Sigh, I miss running with flash crews.
    Anyway, another sensible feature is co-authoring. A common tool with Newgrounds, allowing videos to show up on multiple accounts for collabs. Not a thing on YouTube, despite collabs being common: have to rely on description and hope viewers have the attention span to read.
    Guess there's end screens too.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.