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  1.  partake in this poll for me

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      i dont know which is betterer to me, but i picked blaze is the star now because thats more better 

    2. Rabid-Coot

      Rabid-Coot

      What kind of birds are we talking about?

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      She’s a bald eagle 

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Third option where Elise is just Helen from Sonic X

      (Blaze though fr. Always felt like the flames of disaster and Blaze's fire powers as a coincidence were the result of some poor character plotting in the first place, since both 06 and Rush came out in the same year but they didn't have a solid grasp of who she was either way.)

    5. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      And that's another vote for CROW

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      For reference 

      IMG_20200528_144305.thumb.jpg.b362916679d1ec94cec5468a44744f10.jpg

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I really don't mind Elise being human. It's just that the kiss was awkward to look at and she was hyper realistic looking  

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      rewriting it to focus on blaze seems like it'd let everything tie together more naturally. also, blaze is better than elise.

      that bird elise design is pretty good tho

    9. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Okay but if we're keeping the bird romantic can we at least make the kiss like a forehead bump instead or something

      Human on hedgehog is pretty gross but lip on beak is also kinda weird too idk

    10. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      You know, the fact that the first option allows for Sonaze to be more of a thing is a pro as well.

    11. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      motherly instincts kick in mid-kiss and she attempts to feed him

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Can we just make it a kiss on the forehead regardless of species? And remove all the romantic subtext while we're at it? Elise needed a friend, not a shag. Especially if Blaze is somehow the focus of a re-write, all of this becomes moot.

      Also human redesigns are nice too:

      tumblr_nso3pfgY4J1uwb389o1_1280.png

      This is basically very true to her original look, but a different style and no bright orange tights. The bird design that Wraith posted is great, the best of it kind that I've seen cause there are several others out there that attempt to make her into a Sonic animal that aren't as good. But I'll always like humans in the Sonic series and defo wouldn't want to see Elise made into an animal just because they dropped the ball hard on '06's art.

    13. azoo

      azoo

      that one there is what inspired my drawing (the bird design Wraith posted).

      I really like that human elise design buuuut i'd much more prefer a character with romantic implications towards him also be an animal-person lol. ultimately tho i wouldn't make blaze really romantic towards sonk either. its just better for an implication rather than anything explicit.

    14. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Are you speciesist?

  2. Image

    Image

    posted without commentary

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      ...while it doesn't fix the worst parts of his design, future-knight silver kinda works better than actual silver

  3. s3title1.pngs3title2.pngvery normal screenshots of sonic 3's title screen

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Hey thanks

    2. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Hey wait a minute...

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Picking the Red version.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      & Knuckles                                                                                     & Sonic

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      This looks so much better than that wonky Sonic 3 render, not gonna lie

  4. If they remade SA1 it'd likely be pretty bad, but then the fans will just port all the stage assets and good content to some engine that plays better.
  5. "ripple" "splash" Don't say it, me. Don't say it. You shouldn't say it. You really shouldn't.
  6. This movie is definitely a film. There's definitely an arc, and there's a resolve. There's a lead character, supporting characters, and your background characters. There is a plot. It completes. It follows many of the constructs of a common cgi/live action hybrid film starring B/C-list celebrity actor and cartoon animal as they go do a shenanigan, except this time there's action in it. There's even advertisements in it! Remember, when you're looking for housing, try using Zillow, but first try Olive Garden's endless pasta bowl. The movie stars James Marsden as Thomas Wachowski, the cop. Sonic the Hedgehog is played by Ben Schwartz. Jim Carrey plays as Dr. Eggman. It is definitely a film for kids to love, for boomers / gen-Xers to go "ah I remember my Genesis" to, and for the gaming faithful to salute to as if video game movies are saved. And Sonic fans, having not seen very much if any content outside of their walls, will see it as a success on their part. Bonus points for the people claiming it as "the best version of Sonic ever" who know exactly what they're saying and what it entails. The thing is, it seems that to make a Sonic movie you don't need to establish anything about Sonic properly. You can make a Sonic movie that apparently does it justice just by having a maybe-one-sentence-long-or-less understanding of what the series, it's characters or it's world, is. Anything else you (or the audience you're selling this to) doesn't know can just be made up for this particular instance; and it especially works since Sonic fans are so used to wildly different continuities and zero consistency that this is considered fine; a good thing, even. Who cares, yeah? It's never stopped us before! Let it be remembered that film is the most influential genre, and how despite video games being the most financially viable market out there right now, film shapes entire generation's worth of cultural influence at a time; from it's interpretations of story, to character motives, to character designs. Entire status quo of franchises shift in the wake of what a film does for it's IP, with numbers increasing in profits and views for films to such heights as they do, entire franchises drastically change under the zeitgeist of what they introduce. And so a series that has consistently fallen in the eyes of the general public gets a milquetoast movie, only to get toted highly for passing the bar of basic competence into an ass-smashing $100M weekend. Hm! Interesting. And yet nothing conceptually about what was once seen as a bad idea changed besides a character design. Do I think Sonic will fall into this? Idk, maybe! It's not out of the question considering Sega's kinda adamance to see something successful and then violently grip onto it with it's (right-the-bumfuck-out-of-nowhere-tragic-bird-mom) talons for the next better end of a decade. I mean, they could always not, but it's best to not give them the benefit of the doubt on these things. Or maybe you can? Then again, I'm sure many are happy with this, if what I can tell from my scan over it all. So what did I think of the film, you're probably not wondering at this point, yeah? Yeah, I'm sure you get it. Happy ya'll are able to enjoy it. Jim's pretty fun in his role, Tyson did good with what he had, and Ben's got a good voice for the hog.
  7. sonic movie review: as a casual family-friendly action comedy its a decent if not predictable romp that kids will enjoy while parents and/or the general non-fan will find enjoyment out of

    as a sonic the hedgehog film i fucking loathe almost every decision it made with a great burning fire and my passion to write about it is at an immense high BUT i will tape my mouth shut and try desperately to let the world have this lmfao

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Good to know I'm not the only one feeling like that.

    2. Soniman

      Soniman

      well most actual Sonic fans like it though from what I see on here Twitter, youtube etc 

    3. azoo

      azoo

      standards for both sonic and video game films are pretty low, yeah

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      That's not false 

    5. Pawn

      Pawn

      I thought it was all right. I was honestly expecting to be more bored than I was, given that it's a live action kids' film.

      I wish we'd had a faithful, fully CGI film of course, but what can you do.

  8. yeah nothing like SHITTIN crack a cold one boys let it RIP

    1. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      mmm babe..... it feels so good....... i.......... i'm gonna shit

    2. TCB

      TCB

      imma save this for prosperity 

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Have some goddamn decorum. 

    4. Jango

      Jango

      Heck yeah dud

    5. Cola

      Cola

      y'all nasty

  9. (reading my old posts) who the hell is THAT

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Same, but sometimes those posts are from months ago.

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'm just thankful that I didn't find this place until I had grown out of my "Nintendo or die" phase.

      Now them be some dark times.

    3. Enderwoman

      Enderwoman

      you stink!

    4. azoo

      azoo

      i made a post once saying i'd make a youtube video talking about the state of the franchise HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      i should still do that but i'll probably just say "sonic adventure is good. the end" and wrap it up in about 5 minutes

    5. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I hate looking at my old posts and seeing my teenage self whining about "the SJWs ruining society" like it ever meant anything. All that entitlement never made me happy, either.

    6. TCB

      TCB

      seeing the light slowly but surely dim from the eyes of jaded and pessimistic Sonic fans over years of statuses 

       

      what a trip 

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      That was SSMB!Azoo. Or maybe it's been so long, it can actually be considered a Classic!Azoo too?...

       

       

      Of course, with so many different versions out there now, the question is really more whether Azoo was ever good or n

  10. The only three stories I consider to have significant places in the narrative is Sonic, Knuckles and Gamma. Sonic because yeah, Knuckles because the entire game's backstory, and Gamma because we get an "inside looking out" glimpse of Eggman's empire. That said, the other three also contribute small chunks to each of those plots (making them also valid) so you might as well have all six playable. Should you need to play all six of their stories to get the ending? Uh I don't know, probably not, but also it'd feel weird if you didn't. Caught between a rock and a hard place on that decision.
  11. My argument for Big's gameplay used to be that I'd prefer it to be made into a traditional platformer. That consisted of the (already brought up) idea that his fishing hook was a grapple and his big size / shape made him tumble down slopes automatically for cartoonish effect. I like both of these ideas, but ultimately it just reminds me of two bigger things: one that I want to see Tangle in the main series to better utilize this, and two that I really just want another Billy Hatcher game. But nah, my biggest argument now for Big is to just make the fishing levels easy as hell. Or well, easier. Make Froggy much easier to spot, make the fishing part less of an exercise in tedium (nobody came here for an authentic fishing experience, like the idea or not), and maaaybe intersperse some platforming between Big and the fishing area. Just.. make it quick and painless. Big's levels shouldn't take anyone's time or energy. It should just make you chill and laugh.. even if you gotta get all the emeralds and gems.
  12. 7-9 levels of a well designed game with two acts each, hub worlds, a competent plot and some fun timewaster elements (ie chao garden, foodstuffs, missions etc). 

    it feels like a pipe-dream

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      feels like the best of all things sonic (structure-wise), and would be a decent length to play

    2. azoo

      azoo

      i feel like it shouldn't even be that huge to ask for / expect a thing like that. its wild that the realistic expectation for sonic now is "maybe a few levels" and thats it lol

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      it's pretty bad, huh? a basic expectation for every other game is a huge asking for sonic

    4. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Last time it happened was 9 years ago. Crazy to think.

    5. Soniman

      Soniman

      I miss the days where we got two full acts and then 4 Short filler acts per level as much as people didn't care for that set up because now It's just ALL short filler acts 💀💀💀

    6. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      If there's enough main levels long enough/lots of multiple routes with plenty replay value we wouldn't need shorter filler acts or extra missions.

      Something like Sonic 3K zone style and story progression but as a full 3D game (no 2D) would be ideal IMO.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't know why Sonic Team decided that Sonic games needed a bunch of filler acts. Unleashed was the first to include them. It had them in droves, but they were relatively fun challenges that didn't encroach on the main gameplay. If anything, they actually added to it. And due to the nature of the medal system, the filler acts were almost completely optional and required you to seek them out.

      Colours did not need six acts per world. It's a short game even with its filler acts, but fuck are they unfun. Colours is where the trend of "gimmicky, mini acts built on top of existing acts to really pad out the game" began. Generations filler acts weren't great, but were fortunately fairly optional. Lost World's and Forces' were all absolute garbage. In the case of Forces, the amount of whiteboxing and reused assets in the main stages made the bulk of the levels feel like filler.

    8. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Generations did it best, I agree, they need to be optional. Also the best compromise for those who complain about games being too short: extra content, non-forced way.

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Generations did it best, but still not well. Small gimmick acts that repurpose the original acts by chucking a bunch of blocks everywhere isn't fun 

    10. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I don't think that's the issue, the problem IMO is that they weren't fun because they were freaking easy, no challenge at all, same for the ranking system. I don't mind the gimmick stuff because it's what these extra acts are supposed to bring: something different and optional, just design them well and you'll see how fun they are.

    11. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      They were absurdly easy (apart from the Modern Sonic mission with Vector), but being easy really wasn't the issue. They were messy. You just retread old ground there are random floating chunks of level everywhere that don't flow or compliment the existing design. It's cheap and nasty, and obviously designed to be for content. The moment that these filler acts stop being designed in the cheap is the moment they stop being filler.

  13. Best case scenario: They remake it and it's everything you've ever wanted. Worst case scenario: They remake it and while they deliver on the visuals/music (as it goes), it plays horribly and/or has horrible cutscenes. Fans put it in their own engine, slap the not-good-but-servicable dialogue into dubs over the cutscenes and it's good now. It's a win-win. There's nothing to lose!
  14. 24659cd616439f5b33595a6c51b06732.jpgmods are asleep post sonic tier list

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      hey hey HEY, wtf do you think you're do-

      *Sees SA1 and Unleashed's placement*

      ok then, carry on

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Swap Sonic 1 and 2's placements

    3. Soniman

      Soniman

      My annoyance at heroes tier placement is trumped by my surprise at Colors' so I'll just nod approvingly 

    4. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      IMHO Sonic 1 is by far the most overrated, especially the original release

    5. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

       I agree... mostly

  15. SONIC UNLEASHED SHOULD'VE HAD CHAO GARDENS.

    gaia chao. werehog chao. chao wearing hats and clothing from each continent. 

    All the things you gave to prof pickle for.. some reason.. could've been things you gave the chao instead (just let him archive all the music, concept art and videos tbh).  You could've either used the EXP you built up in a level on your own stats or your chao's stats.

    i mean the game already had ridiculous replay value, can you imagine what chao gardens could've been for that game? shit woulda been doubled.

    1. azoo

      azoo

      in other news, new chao gardens might just be the biggest wad of cash sega has refused to make ever. s'baffling

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      But I'd be accidentally boosting into my Chao all the time...

    3. Celestia

      Celestia

      ^It could have the same controls as the (town) hubs.

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      For some reason I just have the most vivid image of the Werehog in a crowd of chao doing swiping attacks and all the chao flipping into the air and back down again with the exact same physics as the tiny little boxes you can swipe in some of the Apotos storage rooms to get Unleashed meter energy.

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