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  1. Sonic Mania Plus: Official Trailer

    Looks pretty great. Waiting for July 17th will be tough, although ofcourse won't be as tough as when we waited for Sonic Mania to begin with. I honestly wish I had a modern console to buy a physical copy for myself, but I'm on PC. However, my dad who used to play Sonic 2 with me on the Sega Mega Drive will definetly be getting a copy for his PS4 though, especially since he doesn't have internet and couldn't get Sonic Mania to begin with. Love the animation, it is very cute. The recolours in Encore Mode look lovely, that should be entertaining. Be interesting to see what other changes we'll get from Encore Mode, perhaps more Badniks and obstacles? Can't wait for the missing scene transitions to be reimplimented. Mighty and Ray should be fun characters. I can't wait for a more of an excuse to sink another bunch of hours into Mania. Love the Time Trials remix as well, I honestly wish the clean version Hyper Potions just uploaded was the full length, because it is so good.
  2. In the pre-order trailer we see Sonic, Tails and Knuckles get in the lift. Do you think we'll see a new bit of animation with the lift door closing, only for Mighty and Ray to turn up too? Probably not, me being overly excited by that little picture.
  3. Sonic Racing (Possible Title) - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    You know, that never occured to me. An open world racing game for Sonic would be a bit of a first, because I'm pretty sure that we've never had a true open world Sonic title. Granted, we've seen hub worlds pop up in Adventure 1, '06, Unleashed, but a game where all the zones and layouts are actually attached to each other in a coherent world would be pretty fun. Going from say Green Hill to Lava Reef to Ice Cap to Pumpkin Hill etc in a bright colourful world would be a treat for the eyes. But I imagine the most likely thing is that this is going to be a standard kart racer. I can't help but think we'll be lucky if we will even get a story mode frankly at the risk of being cynical.
  4. Non-game characters that could work in the games

    It's been something like a decade since I last watched X, so I'm going off rough memory here. I think it could work in a very basic manor. I think you could build a game around having the Blue Typhoon (is that what the spaceship was called?) going to planet to planet in search of Chaos Emeralds. I think Cosmo could work as part of the cast, her and Tails were a nice couple. Not so sure about the Metarex, I think you'd probably need to redesign them a bit so they fitted in better with the Sonic aesthetic. I'd also maybe not have the plot be so miserable and dark at times, so a bit of a tonal shift. I think they could work though, but with neccesary changes. You could use them on a framework to make a "Sonic in Space" game.
  5. Non-game characters that could work in the games

    I think you could fit the Freedom Fighters into Forces, considering the similarities to that game's plot and the plot of Satam.
  6. Depends on how good or bad the casting would be. In a terrible world, I'm thinking: Sonic: Generic lead actor, someone who they know kids like. I'm thinking John Cena Tails: Posh British male actor because Tails is smart. Eddie Redmayne. (Although it would be interesting if they'd follow the games and actually hired a woman to do Tails.) Knuckles: Black comedian, because alot of these films always need a comedy sidekick. Kevin Hart Dr Eggman: White comedian who basically does PG rated schtick of their own work rather than try and be a character. Seth Rogan Amy: Generic love interest, so can be played by basically anyone really, but they hire a famous woman for her name on the poster only. Scarlett Johannson.
  7. Would you change/fix Shadow origin?

    I can agree with that to an extent. Personally though, I'd just go all out at this point. I mean, the Sonic cast in the games has relatively stopped growing at this point, with the newer characters like Silver and Blaze now being over a decade old. I think a soft reboot could work at this point, like say write a story where Sonic disappears for 2+ years, comes back, is reintroduced to all the characters, and the time frame allows for a brand new set of designs which all fit in with each other, each character is given a defined role in the story due to whatever happened in the time jump, and there's a sense that characters have a reason for being there, rather than just because they are part of the cast.
  8. Would you change/fix Shadow origin?

    I guess? To be honest, I'd be lying if I said I cared about Shadow that much, so perhaps I'm just showing my indifference here. I feel like Shadow is a very simple character archetype and that what he does right now, you don't need to know about him that indepth to understand his character. Maybe if he returns to being a main character, in say another Sonic Adventure or something along those lines, then sure, it matters. Right now though, Shadow is just a supporting character, along with everyone else who isn't named Sonic the Hedgehog.
  9. Would you change/fix Shadow origin?

    I probably wouldn't change Shadow's origin, if purely because I'm not sure when the last time it was ever really relevant in the games. I think Shadow is relatively fine right now, he basically exists as the anti-hero moody fan favourite character who has a rivarly with the clean hero. I don't think his backstory really matters that much with what he does in the series right now. Personally, if you ask me the one who needs a background change is Silver. What with Sonic '06 not happening but him still being in the present timeline, and now just hangs around awkwardly with the main cast, as well as apparently no longer being capable as Sonic or Shadow. I think he needs either a retcon or something to happen to him so that he can have an actual purpose, rather than just be there because he has to be there.
  10. So do you think this leak means that Plus isn't that far away now?
  11. Your favorite moments of Sonic storytelling

    This isn't my point, I read it from someone else. In the Satam cartoon, the 1 minute intro is great in that it has a catchy song, good animation, and also that it sets up the entire backstory of the series, with Sonic's speed and personality, Robotnik taking over, Sally and the Freedom Fighters on missions against Robotnik, an overview of the chracters. I think if you knew literally nothing about Sonic and watched an episode of Satam, the intro would help explain what the show is about. Been meaning to rewatch Satam one day, havn't watched it for over a decade, but it seems like it's the one Sonic TV show that has managed to hold up from what others say.
  12. A few things about the way characters are used in the Sonic games: 1) I don't think there is anything wrong with all characters not being equal to each other in importance. When you have something like 2 dozen Sonic characters, I think it's inevitable that there is going to be a tier system. I think it's a good idea for characters to have a defined role, even if that role is what their relationship to Sonic is. I think Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Shadow have relatively clear motivations, but alot of characters don't have that. I think Rouge and Omega are fine by being Shadow's sidekicks in their own little team, since it gives them something to do. But then you have people like Silver, Blaze and the Chaotix where I really get the feeling nobody knows what to do with them, especially when Silver and Blaze once upon a time where on Sonic's level, but nowadays are regulated to being side characters who can never put up a fight against whatever the villian of the week is. I don't want the franchise for all the plots to have Sonic be the only one capable and everyone else needs Sonic. But I don't think every character needs to important. I'd put characters like Cream, Big, the Chaotix into secondary characters. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Shadow as the core cast. I think I'd put characters like Silver and Blaze into the recurring cast, essentially characters who are on Sonic's level, but do their own thing, and don't turn up all the time. When they turn up, it means something is going to happen involving them in a big way. In terms of characters specifically: 2) Tails: nothing drastic, just make him capable of being by himself, still friends with Sonic, still looks up to him, not that powerful, but isn't completely useless and can survive without Sonic. Essentially build on him being confident from his side story in Adventure 1. 3) Knuckles: Honestly, I'm not too sure what to do with Knuckles. At the risk of bringing in a Dragon Ball comparison, which happens alot on this forum, I can't help but think Knuckles is the equivelant of Piccolo while Shadow is Vegeta. Piccolo used to be Goku's rival turned friend, so when Vegeta became the rival, Piccolo lost that aspect to him. I can't help but think Shadow does what Knuckles used to be, and I don't think they know what to give him. In DBZ, Piccolo ofcourse got his own thing with Gohan which kept him relevant. With Knuckles, I'm not sure he has anything like that. Arguably you could say Angel Island and the Master Emerald should do that, but I'm not sure how much you can wring out of those 2 elements. (Also does the Ken Penders stuff mean no more Echnidas can ever appear in Sonic? No idea, just asking.) I think Knuckles needs something to define him, so perhaps getting rid of Angel Island, like Eggman blowing it up in a story would be good for him. Otherwise, not sure what I'd do with him honestly, aside from making him never fall for another of Eggman's schemes. 4) Amy: Never been the biggest fan of her. However, from what I've seen of Boom, she seems pretty good in that show, so I'd probably just use that personality, maybe just less comedically. 5) Shadow: I think he's mostly fine, basically being Sonic's rival and the edgy anti-hero. I'd maybe just make him clash with Sonic more, enthasise him being more morally grey, and try and avoid making him out as a villian. Also keep him competant, so that he always seems to be on Sonic's level. 6) Blaze: Like I said, I'd keep her more as a recurring character, but one who makes an impact everytime she shows up. I feel like her alternate dimension could be host for a good story. Also the fact that she is a bit of a mirror of Sonic could be played up, what with her being the main hero in her universe but their very different personalities. 7) Silver: I honestly think they should retcon Silver at this point. Maybe just get rid of his time travel stuff, and find him a new role, or even new backstory. It also feels a bit awkward with him at one point being on par with Sonic and Shadow, but that will probably never happen again. I think it might be a good idea to just do a massive retooling of him. 8) Rouge: I don't really care about Rouge. The one change I would make for her is her outfit, I think it's a bit cringeworthy honestly for a kid's franchise. Not that I think any kid is going to be horribly scarred by her cleveage, I just think it's just kindof weird. This is more of a me thing though, so it doesn't bother me that much, but I would happily give her a complete redesign with a modest outfit.
  13. If it's like the NES and SNES Minis, it won't have a cartridge slot. Basically, all the games are on the mini console, with the console box just having outlets for controllers and TV and power cables. It's basically a fancy emulator rather than it being an actual console. The SNES Mini came with 21 games I believe, so hopefully this Mega Drive Mini will have something comparable to match Nintendo's. As far as I'm aware though, the livestream was just the start of the festival, so maybe we might get some more stuff to come out of it? Perhaps just some minor stuff like the Sonic Racing game getting a proper trailer?
  14. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    To be honest, I think it would be a bit of a lame reveal if the mystery person was Eggman Nega. "Who has taken command of Eggman's army? Another Eggman!" I dunno, I don't think that's terribly interesting to me. Not to mention I think it would be a bit weird to bring in an alternate version of Eggman before you introduce the proper Eggman in a new comic run. I think it's more likely to be the likes of Metal Sonic, or maybe a past comic villian I've never heard off.
  15. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    I've never read any of the Archie comics, it was always something I wanted to try and get into but never got around to it, especially when there didn't seem to be an obvious jumping on point. As sad as it is that Archie's run has ended, I think the fact that it means it is a real fresh start is good for people like me for jumping onto Sonic's comic scene. Not being familar with Archie outside of the cartoon it was initially based on, I don't think I have any real expectations going into this. So reading #1 and #2, I really like them. The art is pretty great (not a comics guy in general, so can't say my standards are exactly high), I think the simple plot is fine to help set up the status quo of IDW's run. I like how Tails and Amy are written, especially when Tails is my favourite character and Amy has always irratated me. Honestly, I think this is easily the best of Amy I've seen so far, although I hear she is good in Boom but havn't watched that show. Easy to read and understand, I think it should be good for kids, which I think these comics should be aimed towards. I do hope it perhaps gets a little bit more meatier in terms of story when we hit issues #4 and #5, since #4 is when we get a new character and the return of a more secondary character rather than a core cast member. Hopefully when it hits monthly with #5, we'll start getting more plot and more complicated story telling, perhaps try and hit a good middle road so that a kid or an adult can read it. No idea what Archie was like I said, really I'm only familar with the more infamous things to come out of Archie's run like Ken Penders work, or when the stories got absurdly dark and gritty, no idea what they were like towards the end. But I think the IDW run is off to a great start and I'm happy to be subscribed to it.

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