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  1. Dearly Beloved, we gather here today in passing of an old friend. Here lies Sonic Team. They were only 26 years old, when suddenly they died a tragic death because they hired fans to make and release the first actually good video game in well over a decade or more, all during the same year they all but shat the bed all over again, causing a self-burn so bad it passed third degree and went straight to fourth, killing them instantly. RIP goodbye good riddance call me back ST when you're not like this again etc, Love, Azoo. PS - hope ya'll on the stadium are living the best life you can live right now. And by that, I mean by playing this game. If you're not, then well, what's wrong with you? Pick up a controller and do it, no questions asked. You can thank me later. See ya.
  2. Alright. Before I go, a message. I shpuld explain myself, after all.

    Sonic isn't for me anymore. Literally nothing about Forces is what I want out of the series. I didn't want vocal themes, I didn't want alternate gameplay styles, I didnt want edgy plots and edgier new characters, I didn't want talking in stages, I didn't want a character creator, I didn't want a totally confused identity as to what Sonic even is, I didn't want mindless nostalgia pandering to an era when Sonic was at it's lowest. I didn't just not ask for this; i actively didn't want it.

    I thought for years that Sonic Team, as haphazardly as it could, was trying to learn from its mistakes and misfires and become something lovable and respectable without caveats again. Ends up all they learned was that people like the classic Sonic design and don't like rushed games (two things that are true but ultimately besides the point).

    I wanted them to get rid of automation. That's here to stay. I wanted them to stick to one style. That's not happening. I want to see classic/SA gameplay revisited in 3D. Not happening. I wanted other characters playable. Not happening. I wanted competent storytelling that feels exciting and isn't embarrassing. Not getting that either.

    Now we're back in the same spot Sonic was in during 2004-2006, except the games aren't glitchy this time. What else do we have left from there? Archiesonic dies just as it's actually getting good, Sonic Boom continues to exist for no reason other than "lol funny joke", and Sonic PR is mainly just outdated memes and a self-depracating face that only reminds me of how bad we have it.

    The only thing i have left is Sonic Mania, a game I consider a beautiful love letter to fans like me who fell in love with what Sonic always was at it's core.. But it's half already existing levels and isnt quite what i wanted. Oh well, I'll take what i can get i guess!

    I can't even really enjoy forces or the current direction in an ironic way. I've cared too much about this series to just take it that casually. After all, i and many others here have been around for ages upon ages. So what do i do?

    Leave, i guess. So I'm no longer a mod here. No more responsibility to keep me coming back.

    Sonic isn't for me anymore, and has been moving that way for a good long time already. I've been hoping it steers back on track, but let's be real, it lost itself so long ago there's no real telling if it'll ever make it back. And if it does, who knows? I might return. But honestly, I doubt it. All my closest friends from here moved on up and out of here anyways, and I have their contacts.

    But yeah, I'm gone. 12 years I've been here. Wow. Good times here, bad times here. Been a trip. 

    Catch yall later. You know where to find me.

    Peace.

    1. TCB

      TCB

      bye bye

    2. azoo

      azoo

      *should

      Typed this on mobile. Might have typos lol.

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Take it easy, dude. You've earned it.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      We might not agree on a majority of things in this franchise but I can at least see now where you're coming from and 100% respect it.

      Peace man

    5. OcelotBot

      OcelotBot

      Bye, Azoo.

    6. Soniman
    7. サイヤ人の王子

      サイヤ人の王子

      I have to ask, if Mania became a separate branch within the franchise, would you stick around? At that point, both crowds would be catered to. 

    8. Ferno

      Ferno

      "We might lose some fans along the road-"

      Sega anticipated this tbh.

      But anyway I'll see you elsewhere like always. I know we never talk much but your art stuff is inspiring and im always rooting for you from afar.

    9. Depression Kong
    10. SonicWind

      SonicWind

      Best of luck, man. I'm sorry the series isn't to your liking anymore.

    11. Alienrun

      Alienrun

      You need a break, that's all I'm going to say...

      After that feel free to come back and enjoy the fancy may mays lol :P

    12. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      it's a shame to see you go, but hey, man: you're free now. sonic can't hurt you anymore.

    13. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Great, I feel bad about all the jokes I made about you...:(

      Take care man, I'm sorry to hear this.

    14. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      All jokes aside, best of luck in whatever you do next.

    15. Miki

      Miki

      Take it easy :) 26 days till mania :)

  3. You're leaving?

  4. peace out y'all:1305_wave_tone1:

    1. Indigo Rush
    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      WHEN EVERYTHING YOU KNOW HAS COOOOME AND GOOOOOOOOOO*shot*

      (take care, dude)

    3. Tara

      Tara

      see you space cowmod

    4. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      You better not be a stranger in Discord man.

    5. Ferno
    6. Kiah

      Kiah

      Take me with you! :( 

      Seriously though take care, Azoo. 

    7. Carbo

      Carbo

      Thank you for your service <3

    8. サイヤ人の王子

      サイヤ人の王子

      See ya in less than month.

    9. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      I don't think he'll be laughin' boy...

      ...Because that Sonic game killed him!

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    10. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      Bye azoo, I really wish you'd stay though.

    11. Yeow

      Yeow

      >retired staff

      this really is the end for you, isn't it ;_:

      you're gonna carry that weight

  5. New Sonic Forces - "Enter Infinite" Trailer

    The "vocal minority" y'all speak of is the actually the gaming community at large. Meanwhile the "majority" is just the loudest crowds of scattered Sonic fans across YT, twitter and Facebook (and even a good bit of that crowd is people desperately trying to laugh it off and enjoy it ironically). Y'all are delusional if you can't see that. Enjoy the game for it's bad qualities if you want, but let it be known.
  6. y'all wanted this.

    1. dwibs93

      dwibs93

      I didn't know I wanted this till I heard it.

      NOW I WANT MORE

    2. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      I never asked for this

    3. Nix

      Nix

      I wanted a better Lost World.

      I'm innocent and pure.

       

  7. Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    Thanks for everything, Archie Sonic. You weren't my favorite canon and you had a lot of problems to go through that you still didn't have done by the end, but there was a lot of heart and a lot of love put into you, in both your art and character writing, and I think that's what shone the brightest. How else did you make it through 24 years? Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Tracey Yardley, Diana Skelly, Aleah Baker, Adam Bryce Thomas, Ben Bates, Jennifer Hernandez, Steven Butler, Evan Stanley, Karl Bollers, Jay Axer, Rafa Knight, Art Mawhinney, Jonathan Gray, Scott Shaw, Ken not you.. Thank you. Up, over and gone.
  8. sonic is bad

    1. Shaddy the guy
    2. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      good is sonic

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      who told you

      thats classified information

      who told him. someone's getting fired

    4. A wreaKING heavy engine

      A wreaKING heavy engine

      B=blue

      A=anthromorphic

      D=....uh demon?

    5. Celestia

      Celestia

      Yeah Sonic is BAD

      Beautiful
      Awesome
      Dgood friend

  9. I blame all of you for this. No one goes unblamed.

    Fucking Hoobastank. Fucking Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobastank. Fist Bump. Hoobstank. Fistj bumpsda. Foobastnk. Fvust Bunp. Hobsatnk. Fuasdt Bunpp. Logja Stna. Fssajd. fdskj . dfjkas. sdkfj . fdjk.fdsa f.dsaf fdsjakf fds.f dsa.f dsaf.dsaf s.adfsdaksdajkfas.fsd.afdsjfk.

     

    HOOBASTANK FIST BUMP GOD DAMMIT

    1. Ruby Havoc

      Ruby Havoc

      relax my dude

    2. azoo
    3. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      stop coming back here

      stop torturing yourself man you gotta live for things

      save yourself

    4. azoo

      azoo

      i'm only here to remind ya'll of WHAT ALL OF YALL HAVE WROUGHT

    5. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      I've wrought stuff I'm enjoying so far? Cool beans. 

    6. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I'm mostly surprised Hoobastank still exists.

    7. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      well I like it XD

    8. Captain Metallix

      Captain Metallix

      Wait... everyone?

      But seriously, why Hoobastank? I didn't even realise they were still around.

    9. azoo

      azoo

      @VEDJ-F which is exactly why i say ya'll wrought this

  10. What exactly defines "Classic" and "Modern" Sonic?

    Nothing. Or at least nothing should define one from the other, but they do it anyway. You know how it is.
  11. I hope y'all have enjoyed all the fucking awesome games that have been announced / shown more footage of this E3 that aren't Sonic Forces bc holy lord is there a plethora of things you can look at and enjoy right now that aren't the world's biggest dumpster fire

    and now as e3 has ended i can finally disappear for weeks at a time once more rather than reminding yall once every two days that non-classic-specific sonic fans are living in the worst timeline imaginable

    yeehaw

     

    1. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      what are you talking about?

      forces is the best one

  12. AZOO COMIN TO YA LIVE @ SSMB FOR E3 HOT TAKES:

    Forces looks absolutely, unbelievably awful. Like, to the point where the game feels like a blatant self-sabotage because of how many bad decisions they went through with in the making of this game, but I sadly know it's not because it's Sonic Team and they fully truly believe they made something special here.

    This is bad. Really fucking bad. The UI, the extremely stiff modern gameplay (that looks to take a big page from Colors instead of Gens for controls), classic sonic being 1000% unnecessary, the custom character thing doesn't even look remotely fun, and THE CHARACTERS ARE CONSTANTLY TALKING THROUGHOUT THE GAME LIKE IN HEROES AND 06.

    JUST WOW. WOW. EVERYTHING IS UNBELIEEEVABLY BAD.

    anyways see ya

    1. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      imagine the look on your face if i proved you it'll be an awesome game....

      (please dont go)

    2. Soniman

      Soniman

      modern looks identical to gens just with some colors shit

    3. azoo

      azoo

      it looks to control nearly identical to colors, if not worse. steering looks really stiff, turning seems really awkward. unleashed/gens were much more slippy-slidey (gens lesser so but still had you coast around a bit.. which is a good thing, mind).

      also nah this game's making literally every bad decision ever so i doubt i'll even come around to liking it ironically lol

    4. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      b-b-but....you didn't play it...

    5. azoo

      azoo

      said the people calling out fans for not playing sonic 4 yet and complaining about how the controls looked

      it's really not hard to tell by game footage how well a game controls. especially when a seasoned fan.

  13. YALL "BUBSY IN FORCES" JOKERS JINXED THIS INTO EXISTENCE AND NOW WE ALL MUST SUFFER


    THANKS

    1. Josh

      Josh

      bye again

    2. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      kill me

      please

      please kill me while you're still here you can free me

  14. The only series i want to see get a "Breath of the Wild" tier rebirth worse than Sonic is Pokemon tbh.

    Also lol hi bye again

    1. Dejimon11
    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      sun & moon's 3D-ness just makes me even angrier that i can't move the camera

      *i mean i didn't wanna leave the tile-based stuff behind to begin with but if you're gonna go full 3D atleast let me move the camera

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      get back here you can't get away that easily

    4. Jovahexeon Ace Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Ace Joranvexeon

      I always knew you wouldn't be staying away Azoo.

    5. Mando-Whirl-Wind

      Mando-Whirl-Wind

      Don't leave! well again. The trick is to find the fun aspects in even things you object to

    6. azoo

      azoo

      If sun and moon is Pokemon's BotW then thats pretty pathetic lol

    7. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      please dont go

      we love you and dont know whats best for you

  15. Hey y'all so you wanna know why disappointment in video games will never leave me

    bc Rayman is never gonna get another 3D game and in fact will probably never get another game at all, rather having Legends ported to everything til the end of time like how Rayman 2 was during the 7-8 years before Origins when the franchise died the first time

    anyways bye again

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