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  1. Alright, gang. Put the noose away. The longer I type this, the more posts keep showing up. I'm in the wrong here. I admit that I'm being a prat and genuinely apologize for talking down to some of you for wanting this. I mean, I definitely used to feel that way not that long ago. Being labeled a cynical Classic fan is not unjustified, I've admitted on many occasions that I think they're by and large the better parts of Sonic's history. I'm not saying these things because I'm wearing a fancy Modern Sonic badge either, I legit feel this way. For me, I've gone through all of those motions so many times, I find it to be futile given the cards we've been dealt regarding Sonic Team. But you're right, that doesn't mean I get a pass to tell people not to want it. Let me give some perspective on why I'm heavy-handed with this: I'm happy to see the extended cast playable in a majority of the games. To me, that's more than enough evidence that the people responsible for them have actually been listening and taking into account everyone's desire to play as Sonic's friends, and the reason we don't see them playable in major 3D titles is because they still don't have the proper foundation for it. It's a symptom of a bigger issue, and I think it's shallow to ask for the roof before we get the frame built. It's also been decades since Adventure, a game that didn't even execute on multiple playable characters in the most graceful way in the first place, so I don't exactly trust it to pan out well. Basically, we've all been in this mess for so long, I would think by now we know better. But I can agree that it's fine to hold onto that hope and keep asking for it, or at least discussing it. ...that said, I still find the wording "I'm tired of playing as Sonic" in a series primarily about Sonic a little weird. But I get what you're driving at. Believe me. I had taken a break from posting for a bit, but I guess I need to take a longer one. Peace out!
  2. So, either I missed that specific stipulation or we're moving the goal posts? Quite frankly, it seems to me that non-Sonic representation is about as high as it's ever been, and saying "well, if you discount the vast majority of Sonic in interactive media" and bend to that specific genre (which has pretty much never been Sonic's strong point to begin with, despite how high profile Sega wants to make it) seems like a cop-out. I don't care to be empathetic anymore (besides being a jaded Sonic fan for decades) because operating on what you feel like you want doesn't always translate to what's best or practical. Could Forces have had an option to play as other main characters? Maybe. But Forces is steaming hot trash with or without the extended cast being playable, so what's the point? Lost World was a mess, too, and adding other characters wouldn't have fixed it. Sonic Boom games had playable extras, and they were mediocre at best. I stand by my point that most Sonic games, 3D or not, feature multiple playable characters. They are getting representation. Not being playable in a big high profile 3D Sonic, especially when those tend to be awful, isn't a big deal. So unless you don't actually care about games being good and just want to play as Cream the Rabbit or something, there's no reason to not pick up a cell phone and play that. Ideally the major Sonic releases would have more characters and also be fun to play, but it's slim pickings for the Sonic franchise, and it always has been. Don't wanna count Mania because it's a throwback and not "huge" 3D adventure? Sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  3. The Deadly Six keep appearing despite my prayers. I also think splitting the series into Classic and Modern is a dumb fabrication to attempt to placate the self-fulfilled idiosyncrasies of the fanbase, so I elect to ignore it.
  4. ^ That's kind of where I'm at with this, too. Sonic is the main character, the series namesake, so he's going to be the primary character and sometimes the only character. I also think I'm less sympathetic to that plight these days because it's not really been the case lately? Like, seriously, the last three major releases have offered other playable characters in some form. Mania Plus has four fully-fleshed out heroes to play as aside from Sonic, Forces lets you play as your deam fursona and Shadow (and the extended cast all had a part to play in the story for once), and Team Sonic Racing brings back some Modern-era favorites. Every mobile title lets you play as other characters besides Sonic. The next Olympics game will obviously let you play as characters apart from Sonic, too. I'm looking at a list of Sonic games organized by year, and especially counting spin-offs and mobile games, the overwhelming majority of them feature Sonic's friends as playable. The last major Sonic game to not let you play as anyone besides Sonic was, what, Lost World? From 2013? 6 years ago? And before that was Sonic Generations (Sonic 4 Episode 2 if you discount Tails in multiplayer mode) which was 2011-2012. Of course, if you have it on PC, you can play as whoever the heck you want with modding, but we can ignore that. All of the Boom games had Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks in some fashion. Even going back further before Sonic Colors and Sonic 4, Sonic and the Black Knight let you play as Ye Olde Cosplayin' Blaze, Knuckles and Shadow. Before Black Knight was Secret Rings (ignoring it's party mode) and Unleashed, and a majority of the games pre-Unleashed were infamous for including characters that didn't need to be there. It's not as big of a drought as people think it is. It really isn't. So when someone says they're tired of playing as Sonic, I have to admit I don't really empathize with that plight, and many of the games that don't include him aren't usually that good anyway, so there's that.
  5. We have plenty villains and antiheroes to work with. Too many, I'd wager. No need to mutilate an innocuous NPC to add to the already expansive rogue's gallery. Guarantee you I missed a few others. I don't understand why you think this is a good idea. Like your "Tails going to school" idea, it doesn't work at all. Maybe as part of a bigger "Eggman is roboticizing all of Sonic's friends en masse" plot, but like... making a huge arc with this one character? Just because you find her voice to be annoying? Because shes "too innocent for her own good?" No idea what your deal is, but I'm starting to think you're a troll.
  6. I don't play Sonic games to play as Sonic, I play them so I can see Tails go to school and watch Cream get roboticized. 

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Is it me or does this guy have a vendetta against the younger characters???  Tails is at least (Keyword: Least) at a college-level of a basic education, and saying Cream should be roboticized is just, um, weird.

    2. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Next Up: Charmy should be forced to go to bed at 8 PM

    3. Tangled Jack

      Tangled Jack

      I thought we weren't allowed to mock other people's threads. No fun allowed indeed.

    4. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      @Tangled Jack I'm not going to lie ever since the Tails thread I've thought he was a troll.  He's portrayed as a genius, so saying someone who's capable of outperforming the military in technology should go to school is a it suspect

  7. ...bruuuuuh If you don't like playing as Sonic in Sonic games, you should probably find a different game series to play, then. lol
  8. https://io9.gizmodo.com/ok-k-o-lets-be-heroes-has-been-cancelled-1837078836 Oh, shoot. It's true after all... I only saw the Sonic episode. Don't really have time for cartoons these days, but I did like what I saw. I hope more silly cartoons like OK KO show up to balance out all the other dramatic ones I keep hearing about. Best wishes to the animators for their next project.
  9. i love you dudes

    1. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice
    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Right back at ya

    3. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      I love you guys too!

    4. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Thanks! I love all of you!

  10. nobody:

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    1. Tara

      Tara

      That smug face makes me want to punch Sonic.

  11. If Tails has to go to school, then Sonic should be working on getting his learner's permit right about now.

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      If Tails has to go to school, then Amy should be going to anger management courses

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      team sonic racing but most of the cast gets arrested for driving without a license

    3. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      If Tails has to go to school, Big can keep doing what he's doing, he ain't hurtin' no one.

  12. Aside from being two different franchises, the difference between that and what you're suggesting is these don't prevent the hero's sidekick from participating in the main story and gameplay. You also have never actually elaborated what Tails is supposed to learn besides "High School" because he's smart. The Academy of Evil is not the center of the story or a recurring location outside of that one game; furthermore, the latter is a goofy tongue-in-cheek gag that serves a completely different purpose from what your 'ideal' version of Tails is supposed to experience. No personal offense intended, truly, but if all you have to offer is "Tails is a kid, therefore he should go to school," in this fantasy series about talking animals that fight evil robots, then man, I really hope you stay far, far away from any board room meetings at SEGA, because that is the most boring plot device I have ever heard anybody suggest on this site.
  13. Sonic's Schoolhouse is not exactly a beloved classic, my friend. I really don't think you've given this a lot of thought. This is more of a fan-fiction scenario than a compelling set-up for a good story to drive the gameplay. People like Tails, they want him to be involved, and he can't be involved if he's locked away in social studies. This would be a gimmick for a Sonic Boom episode, if anything. This will ultimately detract from the charm of the series; two friends traveling across the world to stop a mad scientists from enslaving it all. There is no room for a classroom sub-plot. That was from the one of the worst eras of Archie Sonic (even then, it was a gimmicky story arc that went nowhere), I really don't think you're helping your case here.
  14. I considered that, but the difference is that school is the setting, but the things that happen or the gameplay situations don't really revolve around studying or taking tests. A game like Persona has high school as a backdrop, but that's all it ever is, but it's also aimed towards teenagers and young adults who are more interested in the social dynamics and relationships that occur in that setting. Sonic, though? That's not a young adult series, it's E for everyone. Kids are going to be the primary demographic, and they aren't going to give a hoot about going to school; and usually when school is involved, it's not seen as a positive environment anyway. What's the point of Tails going to school if all the action is going to take place somewhere else? Is it just a holding cell for Tails to be stuck in while Sonic and the rest are off fighting evil robots? Is Tails even on screen at this point? The kid flies Sonic's plane and rewires Robotnik's mechs, I think he's probably forged a doctor's note anyway. This idea just isn't well thought out. It does not add anything. Maybe if Tails used to go to school before he met Sonic? Even then, it's such a mundane concept for a fantasy series, I don't think it's worth getting into. This is something for Cream the Rabbit, not the secondary hero.
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