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  1. A new perspective is probably possible, but Colours retrospectives feels weirdly...soon, to me. People never really completely stopped talking about it, which makes sense since it's relevant to recent games, but because of that it's had the same general consensus (a RESOUNDING "it's ok," with the occasional "it single-handedly ruined everything") for...maybe seven years now?

    1. Kuzu


      So just like the reputation Sonic Adventure had ten years ago around this time.

  2. Yo, when's E3

    1. Teoskaven


      Sorry E3 machine broke.

    2. Strickerx5


      Yesterday basically.

    3. Wonderworld Ultima
  3. That whole presentation kind of legit tbh

  4. Spyro is better than Crash for many reasons. For example: dragons are cool.


    I like both a lot but I do prefer Spyro a tiny bit. Exploring is fun!


    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Spyro is also Spongebob.

    2. Celestia


      That's true

    3. Winston


      I like Crash better, but I also played Crash before Spyro. I only had the first one on PlayStation and always chose to play Crash over it. I guess I just liked the more simple levels of Crash over the larger areas of Spyro. I think Crash also ended up with the better deal after the classic games, where most Spyro games afterwards were pretty terrible. The Crash games IMO were pretty decent, even if some were buggy or appeared unfinished, and I played those a lot as a kid along with the Naughty Dog games. 

    4. Celestia


      It's kind of funny because while I played Ripto's Rage and the Crash games at around the same time, IIRC it was a good while before I played the other Spyro games. The first PS1 I had couldn't run Year of the Dragon so I definitely didn't play that until years later, and I straight up just didn't own Spyro 1 for a while.

    5. Jango


      Spyro is better in many areas (music, especially), but I think none is better than the other, they're equally fun to me.

    6. NegaMetallix


      I personally find myself returning to the Spyro trilogy far more often than Crash's trilogy, despite growing up with both series.

      Though that may just be due to me generally enjoy all three of Spyro's games, compared to Crash where I only really love the third one, while I kinda like the second and don't enjoy the first at all.

  5. [video game PR / dev / etc. in interview or presentation voice] c o n t e n t

  6. The old banners are so nostalgic.

    1. Teoskaven



      Can we keep them? Not in a sense of not having new banners, but keep the old ones as well with the randomization.

  7. My only aesthetic issue with newer Paper Mario games (overall I think they look amazing) is the white outlines around the characters. It just looks weird to me.

    1. Strickerx5


      Graphically speaking, this and Color Splash really are some of Nintendo's best output in the category. The things they do in regards to making the entire game feel like a paper world is top notch.

      Though if I'm being honest, I am getting pretty sick of them not doing more unique designs and opting to just use existing enemies and Toads for everything.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It does look distracting, yeah. The bigger issue for me is how post-SS got rid of that tweening motions and puppet rigs from TYD and SPM and now everything's just done in sprites. This is a 2020 non-retro "3D" first party Nintendo game we're talking here, and everything's still just spritework. In any other HD 2d game, this would be great thing cause it'll be hand drawn, but here's it only prerenders Mario's rig into different poses just it could do more papery folding effects at half the budget/effort. And TYD did some of the folding stuff just fine.


      It just looks choppy, and doesn't look nearly natural as TYD/SPM did.

  8. Happy Easter, Xbox.

    1. Speederino


      Happy Gamecube, Halloween

  9. I like Sonic in my opinion

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      bad opinion

      who even eats that drive thru

  10. I AM A GAMER


    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      “That explains your OCD”

      -Ken Penders, 2020

  11. Sonic Adventure is getting a remake and basically? you're fucking stupid

    How?...Just Watch The Free Video

    1. azoo


      I Am Watching It Now

    2. Tracker_TD


      Here is the free video

    3. azoo



    4. Cola


      can i play game???

    5. Celestia


      You Will.

    6. Harkofthewaa


      And when we say you will, we mean that Segata Sanshrio is on his way to your house right now. You WILL play Sonic Adventure.

    7. Jack / Joker
    8. Speederino


      Nonsese. Pure nonsense. Why would Sonic Adventure get a remake BEFORE Bubsy 3D? There is no credibility to this rumor.

    9. KHCast



      clearly this leak is the one that’s true guys. Cmon

  12. Pick up a football.

    1. AlphaRuby


      but I don’t have one

    2. Sonic Fan J
  13. The Sonic movie isn't real

    1. Polkadi~☆


      tough words for a hallucination

    2. Celestia


      Wait wha*disappears*

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer
    5. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Then where'd my eleven bucks go??

    6. Cayenne


      I heard somewhere that if you say "gotta go fast" three times while looking in a mirror and playing Gangsta's Paradise backwards, Movie Sonic will appear and do an ancient pagan dance that involves something related to oral hygiene. 


  14. I do wonder if Sonic is going to get a new cast in the next few years. I'm kind of surprised the current one has lasted so long, even though I don't particularly dislike any of them at this point.

    1. Ferno


      I kinda doubt it. The main reason they changed the cast in 2010 I think was both due to fan demand and the fact that the Sonic X anime was long since finished so there was no longer that "keeping the cast consistent between the show and the games" thing going on. and in the Boom cartoon's case they were able to just use the game cast for it. (something I wish was able to be done with Sonic X to begin with)

      I still really envy the Japanese fanbase. I heard a few of them were recently up in arms about Sonic's voice change for the upcoming movie and I was thinking "welcome to our world, you get used to it"

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


      Besides, it was around the time 4Kids was nearing bankruptcy, so it made sense to seek out a different studio that had better footing. Considering how Studiopolis doing just fine, there's no real need for any major cast overhauls.

    3. Strickerx5


      I feel like as long as the cast remains at a reasonable cost (because this is current day Sega we're talking about here), they won't ever feel the need to change them at this point. The fact they're able to get the VAs in to do simple things like Twitter Takeovers says a lot about how strong the working relationship currently is.

      Hell, it isn't even like it's cheap talent too. Roger, for example, is both a great and well known VA at this point and the fact that he cares about the role so much (enough to put it front and center on his own website) says a lot.

      Honestly, Sega has it really gd good atm as far as VAs are concerned imo. I believe they fully know that too which is why I can't help but look past the people asking for a cast shakeup right now.

      Like damn guys, don't get me wrong here. Jason is still my favorite Sonic VA tbh but I feel like some people don't actually remember how much of a fucking gamble voice performances were for this series back in the day. We have a great, solid cast that cares about what they do. It's one of the only consistently good things about the last decade. Don't fuck with it lol.

    4. Ferno


      Yeah like, sure Roger isn't my favorite Sonic overall, but he's still great in smaller doses when it comes to stuff like his in-level voice clips in games like Generations and Lost world, or short sentences like his lines in Wreck-it Ralph 2. Its just when we get him for extended scenes with varying levels of emotion where he has to sustain that high pitch where it starts getting a little shakey imo, and we get certain weird sounding lines like "I'm supposed to be the fastest," etc.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I have nostalgia for Drummond and Griffith, but I honestly think that Smith is my favourite Sonic (and I never liked Griffiths Sonic tbh). It's never the kind of voice I would have picked for him, but it just works so well. The guy really brings out a side to Sonic that I love. And it's strange to think that he is the longest-serving English VA for Sonic.  Although it does somewhat make sense, because whilst  Drummond and Griffith had plot heavy games like the Adventures, Shadow, 06 and the storybooks, the most that Smith has had is Forces. 

      SEGA only really seems to be changing the cast now on a needs-must basis. Knuckles and Blaze/Omochao got replaced in TSR and Tails got replaced when Boom started. Everyone else has stayed the same, I think. And it's for better or for worse... The quality is generally very high, but there are some voices I dislike so much that they turn me off the characters completely. Shadow and Rouge are absolute ass with their current VAs, and Knuckles took a nosedive with his new voice in TSR as well. I think part of the problem is that all of these characters were established with their big roles in now-irrelevant older games, so when new voice actors come in to voice the characters in smaller appearances they're always going to sound like an ill-fit.

    6. Ferno


      Also can we please get a new voice for Amy tho. Heck her 4kids voice was great looking back on it

    7. Strickerx5


      The strange thing about Amy's VA is that I really do enjoy her in the Boom stuff... but can't really vibe with just about any other performance. In Boom, Cindy sounds spunky and great but whenever she does mainline stuff she puts on the Minnie Mouse filter for some reason so I feel like it has to be down to direction at this point.

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Lisa Ortiz was a great Amy, but it winds me up just how often I hear her use that exact same voice for a million other characters. Any time she's had a role in the Pokémon anime, it's just been Amy's voice, for example. It's not even slightly different (like Griffiths limited range of voices), it's always exactly the same.

      Cindy Robinson is great though. She sounds much more mature as Amy than the previous actors, which isn't necessarily my ideal but it works well enough. I like her. And thats surprising, because back in Free Riders and Generations she was awful. It wasn't until Amy for a bit of a personality transplant in Boom that Robinson revised her Amy voice into something much, much better. Robinson's voice is definitely more influenced by Amy from Boom than Amy from the games.

    9. Strickerx5


      Wait, I slightly retract that last comment of mine.

      There's only a few lines within Forces where she puts on the Minnie tone for some reason. Most of her other lines (and her performance in TSR which I forgot because it's TSR) are well done. Like Blue said, she really started to get the role with Boom.

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      There's a variety of cutscenes to choose from, but in this video there are many examples of voices that I like and dislike:

      At 17:00, there's a good scene between Amy and Big. Whilst I wish that Big didn't talk quite so slowly, he sounds pretty good on the whole. Amy gets her sass across really well when she goes from gently explaining something to Big to expressing her distrust of Eggman.

      But the scene at 16:14... It's mostly just Rouge and Christ she sounds so bad. Every line of hers seems to come with the same inflections; she's a dumb blonde trying to feign innocence to seduce someone. It didn't suit the words she's saying, the tone of the cutscene or the character of Rouge established in previous games. Heck, it doesn't even support her personality in TSR. It's just so incongruous I hate it I hate it I hate it ahhhhhhhh it's so bad 

      Seriously, I always loved Rouge in previous games. SA2, '06, Battle and yes, even X. She has long been one of my favourite characters in the series, and I just can't stand her current voice absolutely trashing her. She's a secondary character, not massively popular and I'm not going to argue that she's underrated or whatever, but I think he voice goes a long way towards whether or not she's likeable.

    11. Strickerx5


      Eh idk, I'm sort of on and off with the performance atm. I feel like if she'd cut the little whine she had going at the timestamp you gave down and if the game didn't pause between each of her sentences (or just a general more free flowing dialogue set up) it'd be great. Though I do see what you mean.

      Big on the other hand... god I forgot how slow he read his lines... that's the worst performance in the game imo.

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's the entire voice I don't like. The unnatural flow of TSRs dialogue is a universal problem, and I don't think that fixing it would do much to help Rouge. The entire voice is wrong for her, regardless of the performance.

      Rouge has a pretty long line at 31:35. It's still bad.

  15. Wildest thing as a Canadian who's kept up with the States' politics for years is the people who argue against stuff like universal health care etc. with "well I had to deal with this awful system, so everyone else should have to as well. Forever."

    1. Strickerx5


      The hot takes in Washington never cease to depress.

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      They prize the suffering of others over the enlightenment of everyone...even themselves.

  16. Bro...you're epic, to me.

    1. Zaysho


      Bro... you're epic.

    2. Celestia
    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      This is epic

  17. Which is worse, Sonic opinions or stepping on a LEGO brick

    1. Perkilator


      At least the pain of a LEGO brick is over sometime soon.

    2. Supah Berry
    3. Ryannumber1gamer


      Goku makes this face when he steps on a LEGO brick


      who wouldn't trust this fella, so im gonna go with the lego brick

    4. Wonderworld Ultima
    5. Zaysho


      My three years+ experience as a moderator here is definitely leaning toward the former.

    6. PaulyBFromDa303


      As a (ex?) professional wrestler, I can attest that Legos are quite literally a pain in the ass. Or the back, or the shoulder, or even the top of the head. It's what wrestlers call, hardcore weaponry.

      But sometimes a bad opinion about Sonic can pierce you right in the soul. And that's more painful then taking a superplex from the balcony onto a pile of Legos and thumbtacks combined

  18. The most important thing about Colours is that Eggman pisses on the moon again

    1. Sean


      I liked the part where he captured all of the wisps to turn them into Gamer Girls

  19. As we all know and can agree, the state of the series is because of a game I don't like

    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Sonic 06 really is a curse to the series

    2. Ferno
    3. Kuzu


      Sonic Colors stole my lunch money 

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Yes. Sonic 1's mediocrity left a permanent scar on this franchise that was never removed

  20. Boost trilogy discourse is silly.

    They all suck the same amount compared to Rush Adventure.

    1. azoo


      god, so fucking t*ue

    2. Celestia


      obj*ctively, even

    3. Menace2Society



  21. If a sequel happens they'll loosely adapt Sonic 2 and Mecha Sonic will resemble Sonic's original movie design

    1. Sean


      The fight also ends in about 5 seconds

  22. ...Okay fine since I'm the mod who's awake right now, I unlocked the movie topic. You're welcome(?)

    1. Strickerx5


      Thank goodness, I didn't want to be the one to pull the trigger lol

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You'll regret it in an hour.

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