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    Indigo Rush reacted to Dr. Mechano in Do you think the Sonic series is kind of sexist?   
    Well, obviously.

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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Oh, it's a good one. But Sonic isn't the pinball, and it isn't a platformer-pinball hybrid. Pinball Party's just a straight up pinball game with Sonic Team themes boards. Different concept.
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Sonic Spinball deserves a second life altogether. The idea of Sonic being a literal pinball is an underutilized concept that deserves an entire game based around it. It's a shame that the only one we have is as mediocre as it is. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    So, the fact that Sonic 1 & 2 have gotten countless re-releases either through Christian Whitehead or M2 in the past decade, but not Sonic 3 & Knuckles up until 2021 tells me that it's probably a little more complicated than just replacing the music. 
    Sega knows Sonic 3 is a popular request. They know it's considered to be the best Classic era platformer. There's a reason they haven't been able to (or otherwise daring enough to), because why else would they decide to include fodder like Sonic Spinball in compilation releases over Sonic 3?
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Honestly, this would just be because it takes a lot of time to make a game. While a year and some change seems like plenty of runway to get a project off the ground, the R&D process as well as brainstorming can be a lengthy hassle, especially if this is an indie studio we're talking about. 
     
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    2018 they had just wrapped up the DLC, the Mania Team then broke apart and a few of them became Evening Star while the others did their own thing, and they were likely unavailable for any sort of contract work. They would have started their own studio for things other than Sonic. Evening Star isn't owned by Sega, it's an indie studio, and they're not necessarily going to be gunning for the next Sonic project to pitch. 
    And. Ugh. Hate to use this as another scapegoat, but COVID did a number on every industry. You really need to factor that for the tail end of 2019 and all of 2020. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    The Tax/Stealth versions aren't exactly 100% guaranteed, but it'd be really, really unlikely to not be the case. 
    Right, so:
    They kind of were going to do this earlier with Sonic 1, 2 and CD, and they were going to throw in a few new stages, too! But Iizuka suggested turning it into a full game, and that ended up working well for them. 
    Also, Sonic 3&K has been in some sort of legal limbo because of it's soundtrack, apparently a few of the tracks have some sort of hold on them; just the King of Pop, no one important.
    Recently though, it was discovered that the beta version of Sonic 3 had different tracks that don't have this hold on them, and the fanbase generally liked them.
    Sorry. Sarcasm aside, I'd think between the owners of the Retro Engine being occupied with the Mania project in lieu of their remaster collection pitch and the legal issues surrounding Sonic 3&K, they probably just weren't able to do a collection of this calibur. 
    And yes, I'm absolutely implying that Origins' version of Sonic 3 will be using the Beta/PC music for Ice Cap, Carnival Night and Launch Base. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    I'm not complaining, honestly. While I'd love to see the other Genesis games and all the Game Gear games on there for good measure, I get the appeal of having just the core platformers remastered in one dedicated collection. Those games are all built on the same essential gameplay foundation and are going to be the definitive versions of themselves. We also know there will be bonus content of some form, so it's not going to be a lazy ROM dump like every other Genesis best-of compilations. The fact that these are in fact built from the ground up means that we have the opportunity to get something more in line with Sonic Jam: easy modes, challenges, time attack and extra characters.
    I also think it's a mistake to overlook this just because Sonic 1 and 2 have been re-released a billion times already (and CD is on every modern console sans anything Nintendo); I'd like to recall to everyone here how much of a stink the fanbase gave about not getting a Taxman-headed Sonic 3 & Knuckles remaster for consoles or PC, even going so far as to willingly opt out of participating in the movement to get it ported to mobile devices because it wasn't for consoles or PC. Reminder: this will be the definitive package for the main Classic series. 
    And look, again... I would love nothing more than to get the rest of the classic era games on there. You know how much I love Mean Bean Machine. Sonic Spinball is a quirky spin-off that deserves a spot, too. It also might be time to include Knuckles Chaotix in a collection. I'd also love to see the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast worked into the public's conscience as well, though the Genesis version is fine. And all 12 Master System/Game Gear games would collectively take up 0.01% of the available cartridge/disc space and could run on the most basic emulator possible. I did the math, if we include all of those games, we'd round out to a nice 20 games on there...
    ...but if the goal is to have a consistent presentation of those 2D games that control the same and showcase what Classic Sonic at it's core actually is, then I totally get their perspective of not including anything else. The Game Gear games aren't exactly great. Chaotix is definitely not great. Most people aren't going to like Spinball or 3D Blast, and Mean Bean is a completely different genre entirely. Keeping it to Sonic 1,2,CD,3&K with some bonus content makes sense. Less time working out the emulators and more time making new modes and fun ways to play these games. 
    And at the end of the day, it's the Tax/Stealth remakes of Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3&Knuckles on consoles and PC. All in one. I'm already sold. 
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    Indigo Rush reacted to Dr. Mechano in Do you think the Sonic series is kind of sexist?   
    What does this even mean?
    Are Sonic and Shadow somehow definitively these unbeatably all-powerful characters who no one else could even hope to take on? Because that's a really narrow way to view capability in this series.
    Both Sonic and Shadow have lost before. They've been canonically defeated, captured, and overwhelmed by enemies. Heck, Sonic's been overpowered by a bunch of standard-issue GUN robots and human cops in SA2, which shows that - with proper coordination - even non-superpowered characters could best Sonic. Forget the question of female characters; I'm saying that for characters in general, I reject the idea that Sonic and Shadow are somehow in their own special tier above everyone else. 
    Sonic and Shadow have a unique pool of special abilities. Other characters have their own special abilities that these guys don't have. Winning a fight in Sonic isn't about being "more powerful" than your enemy; Like I said before, if that were the case, the final boss of each Sonic game would typically stand as the "most powerful" thing in the game, and therefore always win.
    No, fights are decided by how characters use the powers they have. Whether it's super speed, flight, strength, psychokinesis, pyrokinesis, Chao-taming, mastery of weapons, etc. Which is why I don't agree with this notion that Sonic and Shadow (or Sonic, Shadow, and Blaze if you'd like) lord over the other characters as these untouchably overpowered titans who no one can hope to match. The games just don't support that.
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from AWild No.1 washed up gamer in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Sonic Spinball deserves a second life altogether. The idea of Sonic being a literal pinball is an underutilized concept that deserves an entire game based around it. It's a shame that the only one we have is as mediocre as it is. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Oh, it's a good one. But Sonic isn't the pinball, and it isn't a platformer-pinball hybrid. Pinball Party's just a straight up pinball game with Sonic Team themes boards. Different concept.
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Someguy in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Sonic Spinball deserves a second life altogether. The idea of Sonic being a literal pinball is an underutilized concept that deserves an entire game based around it. It's a shame that the only one we have is as mediocre as it is. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from VisionaryofSUPER in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Oh, it's a good one. But Sonic isn't the pinball, and it isn't a platformer-pinball hybrid. Pinball Party's just a straight up pinball game with Sonic Team themes boards. Different concept.
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Oh, it's a good one. But Sonic isn't the pinball, and it isn't a platformer-pinball hybrid. Pinball Party's just a straight up pinball game with Sonic Team themes boards. Different concept.
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from CertifiedNobody in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    So, the fact that Sonic 1 & 2 have gotten countless re-releases either through Christian Whitehead or M2 in the past decade, but not Sonic 3 & Knuckles up until 2021 tells me that it's probably a little more complicated than just replacing the music. 
    Sega knows Sonic 3 is a popular request. They know it's considered to be the best Classic era platformer. There's a reason they haven't been able to (or otherwise daring enough to), because why else would they decide to include fodder like Sonic Spinball in compilation releases over Sonic 3?
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Mr. Ion in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    2018 they had just wrapped up the DLC, the Mania Team then broke apart and a few of them became Evening Star while the others did their own thing, and they were likely unavailable for any sort of contract work. They would have started their own studio for things other than Sonic. Evening Star isn't owned by Sega, it's an indie studio, and they're not necessarily going to be gunning for the next Sonic project to pitch. 
    And. Ugh. Hate to use this as another scapegoat, but COVID did a number on every industry. You really need to factor that for the tail end of 2019 and all of 2020. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Someguy in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    2018 they had just wrapped up the DLC, the Mania Team then broke apart and a few of them became Evening Star while the others did their own thing, and they were likely unavailable for any sort of contract work. They would have started their own studio for things other than Sonic. Evening Star isn't owned by Sega, it's an indie studio, and they're not necessarily going to be gunning for the next Sonic project to pitch. 
    And. Ugh. Hate to use this as another scapegoat, but COVID did a number on every industry. You really need to factor that for the tail end of 2019 and all of 2020. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Someguy in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    The Tax/Stealth versions aren't exactly 100% guaranteed, but it'd be really, really unlikely to not be the case. 
    Right, so:
    They kind of were going to do this earlier with Sonic 1, 2 and CD, and they were going to throw in a few new stages, too! But Iizuka suggested turning it into a full game, and that ended up working well for them. 
    Also, Sonic 3&K has been in some sort of legal limbo because of it's soundtrack, apparently a few of the tracks have some sort of hold on them; just the King of Pop, no one important.
    Recently though, it was discovered that the beta version of Sonic 3 had different tracks that don't have this hold on them, and the fanbase generally liked them.
    Sorry. Sarcasm aside, I'd think between the owners of the Retro Engine being occupied with the Mania project in lieu of their remaster collection pitch and the legal issues surrounding Sonic 3&K, they probably just weren't able to do a collection of this calibur. 
    And yes, I'm absolutely implying that Origins' version of Sonic 3 will be using the Beta/PC music for Ice Cap, Carnival Night and Launch Base. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Tenko in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    I'm not complaining, honestly. While I'd love to see the other Genesis games and all the Game Gear games on there for good measure, I get the appeal of having just the core platformers remastered in one dedicated collection. Those games are all built on the same essential gameplay foundation and are going to be the definitive versions of themselves. We also know there will be bonus content of some form, so it's not going to be a lazy ROM dump like every other Genesis best-of compilations. The fact that these are in fact built from the ground up means that we have the opportunity to get something more in line with Sonic Jam: easy modes, challenges, time attack and extra characters.
    I also think it's a mistake to overlook this just because Sonic 1 and 2 have been re-released a billion times already (and CD is on every modern console sans anything Nintendo); I'd like to recall to everyone here how much of a stink the fanbase gave about not getting a Taxman-headed Sonic 3 & Knuckles remaster for consoles or PC, even going so far as to willingly opt out of participating in the movement to get it ported to mobile devices because it wasn't for consoles or PC. Reminder: this will be the definitive package for the main Classic series. 
    And look, again... I would love nothing more than to get the rest of the classic era games on there. You know how much I love Mean Bean Machine. Sonic Spinball is a quirky spin-off that deserves a spot, too. It also might be time to include Knuckles Chaotix in a collection. I'd also love to see the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast worked into the public's conscience as well, though the Genesis version is fine. And all 12 Master System/Game Gear games would collectively take up 0.01% of the available cartridge/disc space and could run on the most basic emulator possible. I did the math, if we include all of those games, we'd round out to a nice 20 games on there...
    ...but if the goal is to have a consistent presentation of those 2D games that control the same and showcase what Classic Sonic at it's core actually is, then I totally get their perspective of not including anything else. The Game Gear games aren't exactly great. Chaotix is definitely not great. Most people aren't going to like Spinball or 3D Blast, and Mean Bean is a completely different genre entirely. Keeping it to Sonic 1,2,CD,3&K with some bonus content makes sense. Less time working out the emulators and more time making new modes and fun ways to play these games. 
    And at the end of the day, it's the Tax/Stealth remakes of Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3&Knuckles on consoles and PC. All in one. I'm already sold. 
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Someguy in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    I'm not complaining, honestly. While I'd love to see the other Genesis games and all the Game Gear games on there for good measure, I get the appeal of having just the core platformers remastered in one dedicated collection. Those games are all built on the same essential gameplay foundation and are going to be the definitive versions of themselves. We also know there will be bonus content of some form, so it's not going to be a lazy ROM dump like every other Genesis best-of compilations. The fact that these are in fact built from the ground up means that we have the opportunity to get something more in line with Sonic Jam: easy modes, challenges, time attack and extra characters.
    I also think it's a mistake to overlook this just because Sonic 1 and 2 have been re-released a billion times already (and CD is on every modern console sans anything Nintendo); I'd like to recall to everyone here how much of a stink the fanbase gave about not getting a Taxman-headed Sonic 3 & Knuckles remaster for consoles or PC, even going so far as to willingly opt out of participating in the movement to get it ported to mobile devices because it wasn't for consoles or PC. Reminder: this will be the definitive package for the main Classic series. 
    And look, again... I would love nothing more than to get the rest of the classic era games on there. You know how much I love Mean Bean Machine. Sonic Spinball is a quirky spin-off that deserves a spot, too. It also might be time to include Knuckles Chaotix in a collection. I'd also love to see the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast worked into the public's conscience as well, though the Genesis version is fine. And all 12 Master System/Game Gear games would collectively take up 0.01% of the available cartridge/disc space and could run on the most basic emulator possible. I did the math, if we include all of those games, we'd round out to a nice 20 games on there...
    ...but if the goal is to have a consistent presentation of those 2D games that control the same and showcase what Classic Sonic at it's core actually is, then I totally get their perspective of not including anything else. The Game Gear games aren't exactly great. Chaotix is definitely not great. Most people aren't going to like Spinball or 3D Blast, and Mean Bean is a completely different genre entirely. Keeping it to Sonic 1,2,CD,3&K with some bonus content makes sense. Less time working out the emulators and more time making new modes and fun ways to play these games. 
    And at the end of the day, it's the Tax/Stealth remakes of Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3&Knuckles on consoles and PC. All in one. I'm already sold. 
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    Indigo Rush reacted to Jango in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    A hub-world similar to Sonic Jam (lots of rooms with extras, some challenges and easter eggs) would seal the deal for me, as of now, I'm probably only getting this when it's on sale, even with Sonic 3&K's long due inclusion. It's too little too late for this collection in my opinion =\
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    I'm not complaining, honestly. While I'd love to see the other Genesis games and all the Game Gear games on there for good measure, I get the appeal of having just the core platformers remastered in one dedicated collection. Those games are all built on the same essential gameplay foundation and are going to be the definitive versions of themselves. We also know there will be bonus content of some form, so it's not going to be a lazy ROM dump like every other Genesis best-of compilations. The fact that these are in fact built from the ground up means that we have the opportunity to get something more in line with Sonic Jam: easy modes, challenges, time attack and extra characters.
    I also think it's a mistake to overlook this just because Sonic 1 and 2 have been re-released a billion times already (and CD is on every modern console sans anything Nintendo); I'd like to recall to everyone here how much of a stink the fanbase gave about not getting a Taxman-headed Sonic 3 & Knuckles remaster for consoles or PC, even going so far as to willingly opt out of participating in the movement to get it ported to mobile devices because it wasn't for consoles or PC. Reminder: this will be the definitive package for the main Classic series. 
    And look, again... I would love nothing more than to get the rest of the classic era games on there. You know how much I love Mean Bean Machine. Sonic Spinball is a quirky spin-off that deserves a spot, too. It also might be time to include Knuckles Chaotix in a collection. I'd also love to see the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast worked into the public's conscience as well, though the Genesis version is fine. And all 12 Master System/Game Gear games would collectively take up 0.01% of the available cartridge/disc space and could run on the most basic emulator possible. I did the math, if we include all of those games, we'd round out to a nice 20 games on there...
    ...but if the goal is to have a consistent presentation of those 2D games that control the same and showcase what Classic Sonic at it's core actually is, then I totally get their perspective of not including anything else. The Game Gear games aren't exactly great. Chaotix is definitely not great. Most people aren't going to like Spinball or 3D Blast, and Mean Bean is a completely different genre entirely. Keeping it to Sonic 1,2,CD,3&K with some bonus content makes sense. Less time working out the emulators and more time making new modes and fun ways to play these games. 
    And at the end of the day, it's the Tax/Stealth remakes of Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3&Knuckles on consoles and PC. All in one. I'm already sold. 
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    Indigo Rush reacted to Dr. Mechano in [Fanfiction] Ivo the Genius - An AU where Eggman's the hero and Sonic's the villain!   
    Hey, all! I'm starting a new long-running fanfic series. The concept is simple: What if Eggman were the hero and Sonic were the villain? 
    While Sonic spinoff media in the past has explored this concept a few times, like the Archie comics with Dr. Kintobor and Scourge the Hedgehog, I've always been dissatisfied with how hands-off Kintobor was. He was never an active combatant in the conflict with Scourge, so I thought, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we saw a heroic character that still acted like Eggman?" And that's what I hope to do here: Depict the heroic version of Ivo as the same sort of proactive, hammy, bombastic character his villainous counterpart from the games is - just with his motivations changed.
    Anyway, I fully intend to adapt the majority of mainline entries in the Sonic series through this AU, starting with - of course - Sonic 1! Enjoy!
    AO3 link: Ivo the Genius - Chapter 1
    Fanfiction.net link: Ivo the Genius
    I hope to have the next chapter ready soon, but until then, chapter 1's under the spoiler break!
    Any and all comments and feedback are appreciated!
     
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    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    Something I'd like to see them take a shot at is a kind of remix mode that has some focused challenges or mashes elements from different stages and games together, not unlike certain challenges in the NES Remix series. Stuff like time travel in non-CD stages, mashing two bosses together, putting Sonic in normally Knuckles-only areas, that sort of thing. I think it'd be neat.
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    Indigo Rush reacted to Silvereyes in Sonic Origins Collection - 2021/2022   
    If we're talking about what we're expecting from this collection, I'd be astonished if we don't at least get the 12 Game Gear games. Even if those games are just done through basic emulation or what have you, the Game Gear games are pretty perfect in helping round out any collection. I doubt anyone outside of the fandom cares about any of those games that they'd justify any other kind of special or hyped up release, besides just being dumped on digital stores as cheap standalones like on the Wii U eshop. Just seems like a nature inclusion which acts as a selling point really. Likewise for Mean Bean Machine, Spinball, and 3D Blast all off the Mega Drive.
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