Jump to content


TSS Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Status Updates posted by TheOcelot

  1. If you could have your memory completely wiped of any Sonic game, so that you could play it again as if for the first time, which Sonic game would it be?

    1. #AR


      Colors or Generations.

    2. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      SA1, so I could enjoy it without knowing everyone finds it a glitchy turd. I miss being 8 years old too :P

    3. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      Generations I guess, mostly because I spoiled everything beforehand.

    4. Vertekins
    5. Neon


      Sonic 3.

      Though I guess it'd be cool to play Generations without any knowledge beforehand of what levels appear.

    6. TheOcelot


      @Neon, good point.

    7. FourCartridge


      Generations is the only Sonic game I played with any beforehand knowledge, so that.

    8. Old dead account
    9. buba


      What Semi-colon said.

    10. -blank-


      Unleashed HD, just so I could be blown away by everything there. xD

    11. buba


      Like the horrible medal requirements?

    12. Old dead account
    13. BlueBlurMe


      SA2 so I can't think about the negatives that evceryone talks about. I miss being 8 (or whatever age I got that game) too. :(

    14. C.J
  2. Wonder if Shadow will be a fully playable character in all modern (Sonic) stages in the next 3D Sonic game. I mean, they tested the waters with him being playable in some stages in Forces, and Shadow's reception was positive, I guess. So I'm thinking Shadow will be playable again in the next game.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      All I'm really interested in when it comes to multiple playable characters is that they follow the S3K model - everyone plays like Sonic, with slightly varying stats and moves. Shadow is a good place to start because he's already so similar to Sonic and, unlike Knuckles and Tails, doesn't have and signature abilities that would just break the game.

    2. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      I have no reason to get my hopes up.

    3. JosepHenry


      I have that to look forward to I guess. Shadow was grossly underutilized in Forces, if they renove him in the next I will be kind of upset.

    4. Kiah


      That would be cool. At this point  hopefully it will be someone in the cast playable other than Sonic and Sonic...

    5. Milo


      i could see them interpreting people happy about shadow being brought back as a playable character in forces meaning people want him to ride vehicles and use guns/weapons/chaos powers again; and shoehorning all of that into the next game

    6. JezMM


      Honestly I'm fine with Chaos powers as long as they provide interesting platforming experiences.  The idea of a Chaos Control that freezes time can lend itself to that, or one that lets you warp across a space kinda like a teleport special move from Smash Bros.

      Not sure about Chaos Blast... hard to think of any way to make that one useful unless they're gonna arbitrarily start using enemy hordes again which just aren't fun.  And if they exist simply to use Chaos Blast on, doing so has no meaning.  But Blast isn't really necessary anyway, it isn't a signature move of his like Control is.

    7. Kuzu


      Never thought I'd see people wanting things to be the Sonic and Shadow show again

    8. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      Hey, it's working for Super :V

    9. Kuzu


      Depending on who you ask lol

    10. Zaysho


      I'm sure they'll do it in a way that nobody asked for.

    11. ThePrinceOfSaiyans
    12. Wraith


      The Sonic and Tails show aint shit so I'll take anyone else

    13. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      The Sonic and Knuckles show is where it's at, fam.

    14. Kuzu


      At least Shadow is independent and can handle himself unlike Tails.

  3. Okay, I am about to play Perfect Gaia in Unleashed. Please help!

    1. TheOcelot


      *Perfect Dark Gaia

    2. KHCast


      how are we supposed to help?

    3. TheOcelot


      Prey for me!

    4. Komodin


      Moral support, I guess.

    5. KHCast



    6. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Prepare to break both your thumb and the Square button.

    7. Nepenthe


      Don't fuck up.

    8. Chibinuva


      Dammit, Komodin. On the plus side, we now know the thought process behind how the Generations boss fight was created.

    9. Soniman


      stop playing

    10. Da Blu Hedgie

      Da Blu Hedgie

      Left jab, right jab, left upper cut, right dodge. BOOOOSH!!!!! Skadoosh!!! WATCH OUT FOR THAT HOMING SHOT!!!! QTE Mayhem!!!! In all seriousness though...I'll tell you later ;D

    11. #AR


      Whatever you do, don't think about losing...or failing...or the fact that if you screw up then you'll have to start all over...and ESPECIALLY don't think about your fingers moving too slow out of panic on the Press the button 60 times QTE!

    12. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      Be fucking quick on the shield part or Chip dies. You'll probably die too though, as the controls are so terrible.

    13. Chibinuva


      @Jubei: IKR. My fingers always stiffen up, causing me to not move as quickly and mess up the QTEs. And that is why I've never played enough of Unleashed to get to the final boss.

    14. C.J


      HD? Hit those snake things but be careful for Dark gaia's lazers! Then get ready for a big QTE!

  4. Which old/dead game franchises would you like to see brought back?

    1. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      ...Crash Bandicoot?

      But if that doesn't count, then Gex.

    2. Komodin


      Crash Bandicoot.

    3. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      Star Fox, F-Zero, Crash bandicoot, Spyro Te Dragon (in proper, non-Skylanders form), Mega Man....the list goes on.

    4. Chaos Warp
    5. Spin Attaxx
    6. Law
    7. -Ace-
    8. Shrek
    9. McGroose


      Dark Forces, Knights of the Old Republic, Battlefront...

      Damn it bring back all of the old Star Wars game series.

    10. Person


      Crash Bandicoot

    11. TheOcelot


      Gex Gecko, Crash Bandicoot, Ecco The Dolphin, Micro Machines.

    12. Shoot em up Capbusta

      Shoot em up Capbusta

      powerstone, viewtiful joe, starfox,guntar heroes

    13. Dr. Homem
    14. Jacky



  5. Which Sonic game has impressed you most before it was released?

    1. Soniman
    2. RosaRosaRosalina
    3. Spin Attaxx
    4. DocAzure


      Probably Lost World.

    5. t0ms0nic
    6. Vertekins


      Unleashed but LW is a close second. I actually played LW at SoS and it left a highly positive impression

    7. TheOcelot


      Yeah LW for me as well.

    8. C4k3


      Lost World.

    9. Nepenthe


      Lost World is marred by too many subjective quibbles I have with the series to impress me as much as Unleashed did, but damn that Parkour.

    10. Wraith


      unleashed and lost world are tied right now

    11. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      For me, Colours and Lost World.

    12. Jix Hedgehog

      Jix Hedgehog

      sonic adventure.. no wonder I didn't get any work done in my last year of high school

    13. Marcello


      Adventure or Adventure 2

    14. Chibinuva


      Generations, Lost World, and Unleashed to an extent (though I wasn't following Sonic as closely back in 2008.)

  6. If only this was the Knuckles Stadium......

    1. Rey Skywalker-Ren
    2. Monkey Destruction Switch
    3. Ripe


      When did &Knuckles became some stupid meme?

    4. Celestia


      If it makes you feel better, at least it'll always be the Knuckles Stadium in your heart.

    5. Rey Skywalker-Ren
    6. Thigolf


      But then noone would chuckle.

    7. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      SSMB would rather flex its muscles

    8. Treacher


      Try asking that to the official Sonic twitter account, fin.

    9. TheOcelot



      When we realised calling a game Sonic 3 "& Knuckles" is stupid becaause the name should simply be Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (the full 14 zones). That game should never have been split in half.

    10. Ripe


      @BenderBR Ok...?

      But with the name thing I do agree.

    11. Speeps


      But then how would we chuckle? :(

    12. Treacher


      Not like it stopped Sega from including two zones in Sonic Generations from the '& Knuckles' half and labeling it as such, funnily enough.

    13. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      How bout a Bean stadium!? 

      Eh, eh Who's with me?!:)

      No one? Oh well okay then...:unsure:

    14. Treacher


      @Dan-Dude It'd make for a nice April Fool's joke, at least.

  7. What are your thoughts on SLW's soundtrack? I hear people are mostly indifferent to it.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Parts of it are good, but I don't really remember it otherwise.

    2. SuperLink


      Compared to most 3D Sonics it doesn't really shine or stand out. It's not a bad OST and it has some great moments (Dragon Dance)

    3. SuperLink


      Seriously Dragon Dance is so awesome it's right up there with most of Colours and Unleashed's music for me.

    4. Doctor MK

      Doctor MK

      On the whole it's a strong soundtrack but yeah, it is a tad forgettable

    5. E-van
    6. Felix


      Highly forgettable and unremarkable.

    7. spinny


      it's just... there for me mostly

      Desert Ruins 1 may actually be my favourite song from this entire era of Unleashed ~ present, but that's the most I give the soundtrack as a whole lol

    8. CottonCandy


      It's alright.

    9. Chaos Incarnate

      Chaos Incarnate

      It has some good tracks, some bad tracks, and a ton of unmemorable ones.

      Competent but overall eh. I love Wonder World especially, tho.

    10. Wil348


      Sky Road 1 <3

    11. t0ms0nic


      Pretty swell. Not nearly on Colours or Heroes' music level, but still really enjoy it. Midnight Owl, Hidden World and Special Stage are some of the biggest earworms in recent years. Also has the best final boss music in years; thank god for not being a theme remix.

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      What Felix said pretty much sums it up. Just add on to that that it's all wrong for Sonic.

    13. Solkia


      I still like it, but it's not the best Sonic has had

    14. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Pretty great imo. Doesn't have many fast-paced "Sonic-y" tracks, but it fits the game well, much like Sonic 1's music.

  8. Which games have you played and never finished (completed at least one playthrough)?

    1. Sixth-Rate Soma
    2. TheOcelot


      I've never finished Uncharted 3.

    3. Clades Jin

      Clades Jin

      Played and never finished by completed one playthrough... So finished?

    4. Jix Hedgehog

      Jix Hedgehog

      Never finished but completed a playthrough? Isn't that finishing? :P

    5. ImPantsAtThis


      @Bender: Consider yourself lucky then.

    6. TheOcelot


      Sorry to confuse. I mean never finished the game.

    7. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      Every Pokémon game after Black.

      I can't muster up the will to give a shit anymore.

    8. Crash


      I haven't beaten:

      LA Noire

      Borderlands 1 and 2

      Kingdom Hearts 1.5

      Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

      Mirror's Edge

      Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction

      Rayman Origins and Tomb Raider Anniversary.

    9. Jix Hedgehog

      Jix Hedgehog

      Sonic Advance 2. Getting the Emeralds was way too hard. Getting all 7 rings to get to the special stage THEN you had one chance. If you blew it, you had to go back and try getting the 7 rings again..

    10. ImPantsAtThis


      Crash, finish L.A. Noire. Now.

    11. Dizcrybe


      Too many to count.

    12. Crash



      I was about to (I have around 3 cases left) and then Watch_Dogs came in the mail and... yeah.

    13. Clades Jin
    14. ImPantsAtThis


      You need to feel dat ending tho. Powerful stuff.

  9. Favourite non-Sonic Mega Drive/Genesis game?

    1. Patticus


      Sonic Mega Collection


    2. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      Sonic Generations

    3. Winston


      Sonic Colors.

    4. ---


      LOL @Patticus

    5. ---


      I say Sonic Heroes.

    6. Patticus


      Wait... I misread the question...

    7. Patticus


      Wait... I misread the question...

    8. Sean


      ITS: People can't read

      Dynamite Headdy.

      Favorite Genesis game period.

    9. Winston


      Pfft, I mis-read the question! Ristar or Alex Kidd probably.

    10. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      Shit, i misread the question as well!

    11. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      Shit, i misread the question as well!

    12. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Ristar BITCH

    13. TheOcelot


      Mine is Decap Attack

    14. Chibinuva


      I love how everyone misread the question. =P

      I haven't played many Genesis games aside from Sonic, so I'd probably say Ristar.

  10. Sonic Adventure 2 is still the best Sonic game. Just ahead of Sonic Adventure.

    1. Enderwoman








    2. spinny


      That's not how you spell CD. :3

      also I prefer SA1 to SA2, personally.

    3. Chaos Warp

      Chaos Warp

      No love for the classic games?

    4. Clades Jin

      Clades Jin

      you have them mixed up

    5. Komodin


      I disagree. Sonic Adventure 2 is meh.

    6. Dr. Homem

      Dr. Homem

      I love how nobody got the joke.

    7. Komodin


      What's the joke then, Homem?

    8. C4k3


      *laughs* No.

    9. Dr. Homem

      Dr. Homem

      Look at Bender's profile. Those are not his favorite games, he's just being rather sarcastic.

    10. Crash


      I think only me and Homem got that.

    11. TheOcelot


      They are my favourite 3d Sonic games.

      In terms of my all time favourite Sonic games, SA2 is 3rd and SA1 is 6th.

    12. Space☆Tomoki


      One third of SA2 is good and the other two are meh.

    13. Strickerx5


      Eh, it's definitely up there. In my top 5 probably.

  11. vs



    Which has the best invincibility theme in your opinion?

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      This one:


    2. RosaRosaRosalina


      they're all pretty good imo (though i like wii!4's theme more than hd/ios!4)

    3. Marcello
    4. Milo


      Mania >>>> CD (US) >> Sonic 3 >>>>> Sonic 4.

      Sonic 1/2 are still GOAT for classic-based invincibility themes IMO.

    5. RosaRosaRosalina


      also since apparently we can submit our own i'd like to bring this to the table


    6. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Wait hold on

      This one is my 'runner' up.

    7. Milo



    8. Bowbowis
    9. Indigo Rush
    10. Boomer
    11. Indigo Rush
    12. Rusty Spy
    13. Adamabba


      Definitely SA1/2

  12. Which soundtrack do you prefer out of SA1 & SA2. I think you know which one I like more.

    1. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      SA1 has the best soundtrack in the entire series. Name me one bad song from SA1.

    2. Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D
    3. Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D
    4. TheOcelot


      Can't name any song, there so forgettable.

    5. Dr. Homem

      Dr. Homem

      I really like Gamma's theme.

    6. Enderwoman



    7. Dr. Homem

      Dr. Homem

      Oh, and the Egg Carrier music. It's awesome.

    8. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      SA1, SA2 had its share of greats, but SA1 just has more of that Sonic feel to it.

    9. TheOcelot


      Only joking. SA1 has some great tracks, no doubt.

    10. Lamor


      SA1 all the way. Knux rap was too much for me.

    11. Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D

      Sonic the Hedgehog in 3D

      the only memorable song from sa2 (aside from main themes) is pumpkin hill

      and it's not memorable for good reasons

    12. TheOcelot


      I think the SA2 tracks fit the levels better than SA1.

    13. Sarah Jane Smith

      Sarah Jane Smith

      SA1 by a longshot. SA2's wasn't as memorable.

  13. Sonic 3&K > Sonic Mania > Sonic CD > Sonic 1 > Sonic 2  :P

    1. Marcello


      CD can't be above any of them.

    2. TheOcelot
    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Depending on how Tails and Knuckles play and how the levels progress and such... I might put it on equal footing with 3&K. 

      I just wanna see more.

    4. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Put Sonic 2 where CD is and CD where 1 is and this'll make a LOT more sense.

    5. Marcello
    6. TheOcelot


      The ;level design is top-notch.

      To borrow a "ShayMay" word; in terms of the "fluidity" it's got some big shoes to feel to live up to 3&K.

      In terms of the animation naturally it should surpass 3&K, but it will be difficult to do a better story.

    7. Cyrus


      Sonic 2 after Sonic 1, you fahnny

    8. AngelSlayerN64


      Sonic R is superior to all of those games listed.

    9. TheOcelot


      I've never been much of a fan of Sonic 2 (it's a good game of course), but I just have more fun with Sonic CD & Sonic 1.

    10. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I find they suit me for different moods. I play Sonic 2 the most on my phone as it's a bit more consistently fast-paced than the rest of them and it's sometimes really nice to have a quick rush, I dip into Sonic CD on rarer occasions for when I want to muck around in the levels and see things, and I start up Sonic 1 when I want to practice the mechanics and work on my skills.

      Sonic 1 being the platformer, Sonic 2 being the speedster, and Sonic CD being the explorer, to be precise.

      Sonic 3 & Knuckles I play when I want the best experience possible, when I can have a little bit of everything, but not too much of everything. Best of all worlds, but not too extreme in any of them. I'm still bummed out that it's not mobile, and still extremely peeved that people would refuse to join in the Sonic 3 Remastered campaign just because it was going to be for mobile only, at least at first.


    11. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Sonic 4 >>>>>> everything

    12. Speeps


      Idk in terms of speediness I think Sonic 1 gets rather shit later on.

      I like Sonic 2 for the fact that it doesn't give you a 'bad' ending for not getting all the Chaos Emeralds - they're completely optional, which helps considering I typically have a tough time with its special stages. I honestly find S2 easier to just pick up and play than S3K, even though S3K's stages are really easy.

    13. TheOcelot


      @Indigo Rush

      Sonic 3&K being the "adventurer"

  14. I wish Sonic Colours would be ported to the PSN. Maybe next year? Wishful thinking perhaps.

    1. Clades Jin
    2. Clades Jin

      Clades Jin

      And I'd prefer it to be Wii Only.

      You have Unleashed HD.

    3. Shrek


      I'm not sure it would work, it was made for the Wii's control scheme.

    4. Shrek


      Motion controls wise, anyways.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @ Jin: What difference does it make if PS3 and 360 users have Unleashed HD and Generations? Colours is another game entirely that people have to miss out on.

    6. Tornado


      Oh boy. Here we go again.

    7. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      @Shrek Considering you could use the Gamecube controller, you don't need to edit it much from that. Not that they would do it, though.

    8. Clades Jin

      Clades Jin

      Because it's unfair.

      I have to miss out on Unleashed HD too. All the Wii users do.

      All we got was the shitty PS2/Wii version. I think it's completely justified if we got to keep Colours while you have Unleashed HD.

    9. Tornado


      Unfair? Someone call the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE.

    10. Clades Jin

      Clades Jin

      @Tornado, How mature. I think I hear the sound of butthurt incoming.

    11. Ruby CUL Terumi

      Ruby CUL Terumi

      Until they release Unleashed HD for something like PC, then Colours remains ours, suck it. The Wii is cheaper then a PS3 or Xbox 360. Go buy it. ;)

    12. Tornado


      Oh? Since when was the typical Nintendo entitlement you've expressed so far the mature point of view?

    13. Sixth-Rate Soma

      Sixth-Rate Soma

      "Sonic Stadium: Bastion of Maturity since 2000."

  15. Which Sonic game has the worst story?

    1. Felix


      '06. Easily.

    2. spinny


      Generations or 06.

    3. AlphaRuby
    4. Wraith


      Shadow the Hedgehog

    5. Vertekins


      SONIC '06 or Chronicles.

    6. KHCast
    7. Nepenthe
    8. Penny


      06. I like the general idea I guess, but they executed it so horribly. Same with Shadow.

    9. Shrek


      Shadow the Hedgehog.

    10. KHCast


      Oh yeah, a tie between Shadow,06 or chronicles.

    11. FromASloth


      Can't decide between '06 and Shadow.

    12. Felix


      @Nep You don't like S3&K's story? Why?

    13. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Preaching to the choir here, but tie between 06 and Shadow.

  16. When's the last time you played Forces? 

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Does the demo count?

    2. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

       Last month IIRC

      I haven’t played Mania since last year either lol.

    3. Tracker_TD


      Last month I think. Uninstalled it pretty soon after. 

    4. Adamabba


      The day before Super Sonic was supposed to stop being free

    5. Strickerx5


      Today actually. Had to kill 10 minutes.

    6. Failinhearts


      Just now. I use the Switch version and collect Red Rings during my subway commutes, and I already platted the PS4 version.

      why yes, i own this game twice

    7. Polkadi~☆


      A week ago.

      Fuck you, Ring King.

    8. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      day before yesterday

    9. Wraith
    10. Diogenes
    11. TCB


      man I don't even remember lol who gives af

    12. Dizcrybe
    13. PaulyBFromDa303


      Last night I just earned my hundredth red ring

  17. Which Sonic games have you no played in a long time?

    1. TheOcelot
    2. Crow the BOOLET
    3. Dr. Homem

      Dr. Homem

      I haven't played any Sonic games in quite some time.

    4. Vertekins


      Shadow the Hedgehog. Have no desire to go back to it after A-ranking all of it and clearing it's expert mode.

    5. C4k3



      My DS has been broken for some time.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Crow ninjaed my response.

    7. Cyrus


      Sonic Heroes, if a single year is a long time.

    8. -Ace-
    9. DocAzure


      Haven't played any of the Riders games for a good while.

    10. DGam'r
    11. Rusty Spy
    12. KrazyBean


      ...All of them really, apart from Unleashed since I'm doing a playthrough of it.

    13. Kuzu



  18. You get a million points if you can guess which Sonic game I am playing right now. No it's not Sonic CD.

    1. Sly4Good


      You're playing a Sonic Game!

    2. Nepenthe
    3. Klinsy


      Tails And The Music Maker.

    4. neezTHEhuman


      Sonic 4 Ep 2? oh and nice name change.

    5. TheOcelot


      A game with fucking amazing music.

    6. Nepenthe
    7. Sly4Good


      You're playing a Sonic game, stop denying it.

    8. TheOcelot


      Thanks Neez. No, not Ep2.

      Nep, DDR, Dance Dance Revolution?

    9. Gregzilla


      A game with amazing music? So that narrows it down to pretty much EVERYTHING.

      Hm. SA1?

    10. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Sonic Generations?

    11. TheOcelot


      Not SA1.

      Greg-eneezer your so close. I just A ranked a city stage...

    12. Sly4Good


      Sonic Adventure 2.

    13. TheOcelot
  19. Sonic 2 is 25 years old. What do you think of Sonic 2 after all this time?

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I really like it. One of my favorites.

    2. McGroose


      Least favorite of the classic trilogy.

    3. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      I'll still think that it is a good game. Really like Chemical Plant, Casino Night, Mystic Cave but found Sky Chase really boring and there are parts that need a bit more time to polish such as Metropolis (really like the stage but the enemy placement needs a tweak), Death Egg and the Special Stages however has better flow of speed compared to Sonic 1. The spin dash is a great move for Sonic and makes it easier to go up curves. Music's great.

      Not my favourite Sonic game but would be in my Top 5, my favorite of the Genesis games.

    4. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Up there with sonic 3 for me.

    5. Kiah


      Still like it. After all, it’s the game that Tails debuted in! ?

    6. McGroose


      There's just too much about the game I dislike. Emerald Hill's level design has really awkward slopes and terrain and Coconuts is an annoying motherfucker, easily the worst Badnik in the game (Even more so to me than the Metropolis ones), Casino Night is too blocky, aquatic ruin and Hill Top look really pretty, but are boring and feel uninspired, Mystic Cave is OK and I always loved Oil Ocean. Metropolis just sucks and Sky Chase is a chore. Wing Fortress is actually a really fun level in the game. The Death Egg's bosses are very creatively designed, but the lack of an actual level always underwhelmed me.

      The special stages are my least favorite in the series, probably the worst in my opinion 2nd only to 3D Blast on the Genesis. 
      It's ironic that my favorite level in the game is that was scrapped and redesigned for the mobile port.

    7. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      I want to love it, but something about it rubs me the wrong way and turns me off from it whenever I try to play it.

    8. JezMM


      Least favourite here too.  It's so bad for unpredictable hazards from very early on in the game.  Sonic CD is TECHNICALLY worse for "punishing the player for going fast without knowing the level" but for some reason I find the non-damaging/lethal hazards of that game far less annoying than the Grounders and Slicers of Sonic 2.

      There are even some spots, like the Shellcrackers in corridors with no room to jump over them, or the cluster of Whisps above the springboard near the end of of Act 1(?) in Aquatic Ruin that to this day I don't understand how it's possible to not take damage from them.

      I still play it FAIRLY often on mobile if I'm burned out on my other choices there - 1 and CD, but I'd play S3&K so much more if I could.

    9. Wraith


      It's one of the best Sonic games ever made.

    10. Clewis


      It's up there with some of my most favorite in the franchise and is also the first Sonic game I ever played.

      Although I've spent so much time playing it over the years my general feelings towards it are a bit numb at this point.

    11. PaulyBFromDa303


      I remember being super excited about it when I was 4. Even back then Sonic meant a lot to me

    12. Celestia


      It's pretty good. 7/10 tho' cuz Tails can't fly (...in the official versions I've played, anyway)

    13. Milo


      Despite cheap enemy placement and a high difficulty spike 2/3rds in (starting with Oil Ocean), it's still easily among the best Sonic games. Really amazing how it tightens up and streamlines a lot of the weaker elements from the first game (level design especially) to positive effect; and adds stuff like multiplayer and Super Sonic. And the music is among the series' best.

      The level design also has a stronger playground mentality to it in regards to its physics that you don't really see in the other classic games. There's few and far places in the old games where you can do something like this Bouncing Challenge:


  20. Crash Bandicoot 4 > Sonic's 25th anniversary game?

    1. Ripe



      I'm big Sonic fan but I have been that only a few years. Crash fan? Well, last 15 years.

    2. azoo


      only if the sonic game looks mediocre as always

    3. Ferno


      i honestly think that if the Crash thing happens, it'll eclipse whatever sega's doing in the eyes of the public

    4. Forte-Metallix


      Isn't Wrath of Cortex technically Crash 4?

    5. TheOcelot



      Wrath of Cortex is more of a rehash of Crash 3. It's design is similar to Crash 3 in a lot of ways.

    6. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Any game > Sonic 25th anniversary game

    7. Milo


      @Ferno Crash hasn't seen a new game since the late 2000s, so I wouldn't be surprised if a new Crash game (especially one that follows the style of the ND games) gets much more attention that whatever Sonic has for his 25th anniversary.

      (It also helps that this year is the 20th anniversary of the original Crash Bandicoot, so that's another factor in favor of a new Crash game.)

    8. Forte-Metallix


      But it's considered Crash 4 in Japan:


      And a fourth installment blatantly rehashing older ideas? Where have I heard that before...?

    9. TheOcelot


      Forte-Metallix  You win! haha.

      Wrath of Cortex re-uses a lot of ideas from Crash 3 and thus feels like they played it safe by copy that game. The abilities which Crash unlocks in Crash make a return in Wrath of Cortex. and the stage do have a lot of similarities. I think the graphics in Wrath are pretty nice.

      Wrath is good game in parts. 

      *Crash unlocks in Crash 3

      *the stages do

    10. Marcello


      Crash wouldn't get more attention than Sonic. Crash is nothing compared to Sonic.

    11. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      And Crash Twinsanity is Crash 5 for reference. 

    12. Milo


      @Marcello I wouldn't say too quick to say that to be honest...

      *wouldn't be too quick

    13. CrashRatchetFan


      It'll probably be something more than just a mere sequel. Crash has been out of the picture long enough for a full-blown reboot to not be shocking to anyone. It's not like the story was ever integral to the experience. I would go with a reboot if only because the continuity has become really messed up. As long as the characters we love are there, that's all that really matters.

  21. Why does everyone love Knuckles The Echidna?

    1. Thigolf
    2. Kuzu


      Because they hate Shadow the Hedgehog.

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      He was the original "rival" character. Plus, he's got sweet dreads and an awesome design.

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      AND he can glide, climb walls and tear through solid rock as if it were cotton candy.

    5. Chooch


      He's awesome. Duh.

    6. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Because he's Knuckles the Echidna.

    7. Sion-Ta


      He's so socially awkward, he's adorable.

    8. Solkia


      Really guys? No unlike Sonic he doesn't chuckle comment?

    9. Space☆Tomoki


      Cuz unlike Sonic, he doesn't chuckle. He'd rather flex his muscles.

    10. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      because he was in Sonic 3

    11. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      because he was in Sonic 3

    12. Alex2Beta


      Because he glides, climbs, and is red..O-Oh! You prefer Shadow/Blaze/Rouge/ANYONE !? Well you don't see me asking why people like *insert* character! >:U

    13. Blackthorne


      Because I can.

  22. Is it fair to say that the game 'Shadow The Hedgehog' had the same problems as Sonic Heroes? Which game is better in your opinion?

    1. Lady Soniko

      Lady Soniko

      Heroes? without a doubt?

    2. Soniman


      Sonic Heroes is better in literaly everyway.

    3. Faseeh
    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      The one without guns, swearing and shark jumping.

    5. buba
    6. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      Heroes is better, Shadow has a lot of similar problems though. Controls are less slippery but level design and missions are still problematic, and there are other problems like the stuff Indigo said and bland level tropes.

    7. Ferno


      i now wish that SHtH had a shark-jumping scene, taken as seriously as possible

    8. BlazingTales


      I've always felt that ShTH's controls were much better than Heroes, personally.

    9. Stritix


      Eh, I'd say they're equal. They both have their pros and cons.

    10. Soniman


      How could you tell with the shit cluastraphobic level design?

    11. Tornado


      ShtH controls better.

      That is literally the only thing it does better.

    12. BlazingTales


      > Implying I said anything different. :P

    13. neezTHEhuman


      no comparison, Heroes is a good game

  23. So, now that Mania Plus has come and gone...

    Image result for what now gif


    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Forces Minus

      It's basically Sonic Forces, except now all of the cutscenes are just white text on a black background and additional boost pads have been added to balance out the those pesky areas of boring gameplay. Super Sonic is paid DLC again.

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Sonic Manic

      A spinoff featuring your favourite OC from Sonic Underground

    3. FReaK


      mania sequel or a proper sonic 4 pls.

    4. Jango


      Hopefully a sequel happens, it's great, all original zones and not rushed. Early 2020 maybe. 

    5. FReaK


      hopefuly. i cant even stand modern sonic anymore.. 😕

    6. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Dream scenario: A good 3D Sonic game. Taking all the previous feedback and making a good Modern game. Also Sonic Mania 2 under a different name with original zones, good if they kept the previous graphics and tweaked them (ala Sonic 1 -> 2/CD) but even better if there was an art evolution.

      Likely scenario: Sonic Forces 2 in everything but name, just like Sonic Forces was Sonic Generations 2. An okay game but worse than the previous games. A Sonic Mania sequel done by different people but more zone recycling and not getting what made the original great.

      Oh and don't forget Mario & Sonic 2020.

    7. Bobnik


      When it comes to mainline games, I have absolutely no idea. What I want ST to do is the game that they want to do instead of making a checklist of surface-level things people want, like Forces was.

      Like, after Unleashed SEGA/Sonic Team became outright scared of having their own ambition and their own creativity and instead just make the games by the checklist on what the community wants. Even Mania, while it still has a lot of returning levels, still felt like devs themselves wanted to make this game, unlike Forces, which was just another poor attempt at appeasing everyone.

      So yeah, I don't know what to expect, but I want Sonic Team to just go nuts and make what they themselves want.

      In terms of everything else - TSR is a thing this year, the movie is a thing next year, and maaaaybe another 2D title in 2 years or so.

    8. Dejimon11


      Play other games. Octopath Traveler is getting a lot of positive buzz. The Mega Man X legacy collection is coming out in a couple of days.

    9. TCB


      I gots Yakuza, Shenmue, Spyro, Pokemon, SMASH it'll be good for the next number of months 

    10. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Play more Mania

    11. TheBlueGuardian


      Waiting for Team Sonic Racing and Mega Man 11.

    12. Ristar


      mega man x legacy collection

    13. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Team Sonic Racing. Trust in Sumo.

  24. What is your favourite game of 2014 so far?

    1. Soniman



    2. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Yoshi's New Island

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I don't have one yet.

    4. -Ace-


      Nothing yet

    5. Nix


      Infamous Second Son

    6. Enderwoman


      Konkey Tropical Dong Freeze. Its also my only game of 2014 so far :|

    7. Lamor


      Does Left Behind count? :P

    8. FourCartridge


      Haven't played enough game to form an opinion yet.

      Will likely be either Driveclub or Uncharted 4.

    9. Fletch


      South Park: The Stick of Truth

    10. TheOcelot



      Yes. It's small but awesome. Just like MGS: Ground Zeroes.

    11. Lamor


      'Never fart on man's balls'

    12. Nepenthe


      Killer Instinct.

    13. Chibinuva


      It's too early for me to have bought any games from this year (plus a lot of them are for next-gen consoles, and I don't have anything 8th-gen hardware yet.)

  25. Heroes soundtrack vs Sonic 06's?

    1. SuperLink


      06's definitely.

    2. Stritix


      Easily Heroes.

    3. spinny



      I don't really like any tracks from '06 besides Wave Ocean act 2, Crisis City (for obvious reasons) and White Acropolis act 1, while I love every Heroes stage's theme besides Lost Jungle.

    4. Jack / Joker

      Jack / Joker

      Easily Heroes'.

    5. Ruby Havoc
    6. SuperLink


      whoops I am the odd one out D: (I guess 06's music, while nice, isn't really Sonicy)

    7. Mr Useful

      Mr Useful

      I like 06 better.

    8. Dr. Homem
    9. TheOcelot


      06 easily wins.

    10. SuperLink


      highest of fives!

    11. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      This is actually a tough one. Heores definitely has more tracks I like, but the ones I like in 06 I find to be REALLY, REALLY awesome. I guess I'll go with Heroes due to it having more gems, but some of the ones in 06 might shine brighter.

    12. TCB


      Let's see...

      (not counting vocal tracks)

      Tracks from 06 I like: Wave Ocean ~ The Inlet, Crisis City (all four parts), White Acropolis ~ The Peak, Kingdom Valley (all parts), Egg Dragoon, Iblis Phase 2, Solaris Phase 2, and End of the World.

      Tracks from Heroes I like: Ocean Palace, System Screen: Menu, Grand Metropolis, Power Plant, Bingo Highway, Rail Canyon, Hang Castle, Mystic Mansion, Egg Fleet, Final Fortress, Metal Madness, Egg Hawk, Egg Albatross...


    13. TCB


      ...Heroes I guess.

  • 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.