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  1. UM... no. For a video game adaptation which usually flops with critics, that is really good.... I believe thats the second highest for a game adaption, only behind Detective Pikachu.
  2. Yes, perfectly balanced, as all things should be. Another thing is that I'm surprised by the lack of apparent fan service in the trailer. You expect this film is littered with fan service on every corner but it really doesn't.
  3. Alright, this is a mouthful to take in but I'll sum it up quickly: The Model A mixed bag in my opinion. Some shots, particularly this one, look absolutely terrible: Other shots seen look actually quite good and a lot better than the rendering previously seen. The posters depict the new design in a pretty f**kin awesome manner. The Acting Ben Schwartz' VA for Sonic is IMO the best I've ever heard for the character. Easily the brightest spot of the trailer and I can't wait to hear more. Jim Carrey's Eggman is kind of strange. He is even more comedic and silly than Pollock's take on the character and I'm not exactly sure if I've warmed up to this Eggman just yet. It feels more like Carrey and not like Eggman. I'll wait for another trailer to take a proper look. Special Effects The special effects are also another bright spot. There's heaps of flashy special effects in here, probably as a distraction from the shallowness of the film otherwise. Concluding This film looks like your average bland comedy buddy film that will be littered with crappy slapstick humor. Whether or not that is bad is up to your interpretation. At its core it is essentially a shameless Detective Pikachu ripoff with Sonic slapped onto it. Matter of fact, I consider this to be probably on an equal level to Detective Pikachu. I can't see very much particularly bad about the film apart from the questionable design direction which has thrown many many people off. I guess most of this looks better than what I thought it would be. This is not a Pluto Nash kind of bad that its funny - it is a Zack Snyder DC tier bad as it is a boring kind of bad. It's a good movie to watch when you are stupidly drunk and have lost your understanding of reality. Ehhh can't wait to get some weird looking Sonic figures in my collection and that's all I've ever cared for this movie.
  4. I think it's fairly likely we could get another game at the same time as the movie. But it will most likely be a crappy low budget movie tie-in and not a mainline game like the Ratchet and Clank 2016 game. If it was a mainline game we would have known something about it by now considering Forces was announced 18 months ahead of release. It's fair to expect a movie tie-in game but don't expect it to be any good either. An Unleashed or Colours port for Switch and PC would be nice from Sega mainline. Those games are the least accessible in the series and it would be nice to be able to play those titles that are fan favourites.
  5. I grew up around that area in the early 2000's. Definitely do recall a Sonic something there at that point but can't remember Bubsy being there. At that time I was around 4 or 5 years old and I doubt photos exist.
  6. I wouldn't consider $410 million total gross to be 'performing horribly', but OK. Sonic will be a blockbuster if it makes anywhere near that amount of money.
  7. I doubt it, Sonic won't be, considering that the third Kingsman film comes out on the same day as Sonic, and those seem to be doing very well at the moment.
  8. Even if many of the signs (the clapperboard artwork, Green Hills & Casino Night) are pointing towards Classic Sonic being in the movie, I'm very much hoping Classic isn't the design of Sonic in the film. Think about how strange Classic would look in the real world. A short, stubby hedgehog with a huge head and large belly isn't something that is easy to fit in the real world unless executed well. Modern is IMO a much superior choice for the real life 3D context of this film, his proportions and appearance are arguably much more realistic than what Classic was initially designed with. Take a look at the cinematic cutscenes for Shadow and '06 for instance, in these cutscenes Sonic managed to fit well in a realistic 3D environment. Yes Classic Sonic has been done in a 3D environment before, but his design seen in Forces and Generations just looked plain strange. If they went with the way Classic looked in Forces/Generations, that would not look good in a real world environment. Maybe if they wanted to get the Classic look in the film, I'd be happy for them to mix Classic and Modern into a hybrid design (or call back to the animations in CD and OVA, and anything made by Tyson Hesse ever) to get the look of nostalgia they want. But, to get Classic Sonic in the real world there needs to be some modification to his design to get him to fit in 3D, and in live action. Don't get me wrong, I know Blur can get it done well. But I'm sceptical whether translating Classic's design into a real world perspective would work, or even in a 3D world. Anytime Classic Sonic has been executed in 3D it hasn't looked all that great IMO. Just my 2c. Because this is a Sonic film, the Sonic design has got to work well with the real life environment that he is interacting with, because it is largely THE central component of the film.
  9. IMO, it didn't just do a horrible job, it basically took everything we knew about Sonic's story before and threw it out the window. No humans, no GUN, no Chaos Emeralds (or Master Emerald for that matter), no mention that Chaos turned good at the end of SA1, map is completely different, ignoring Sonic 06 was erased from continuity, etc etc. Way too many to count. You could argue the game was a clean reboot of the series but too many references of Sonic's past were made to do that. Why Sega decided to get rid of the Chaos Emeralds and chuck them in as a 'party trick' feature at the last minute is beyond me. Most other games before Forces the Emeralds are a critical plot point and they are now just a stupid gimmick with no plot relevance. Even Generations had Chaos Emeralds in the plot. Here they're nowhere to be seen. Anywhere. What were they thinking?
  10. Yep, that means no faith in this movie then. I'd be surprised if Rudd took the job, the film would probably destroy his career if he ever accepted it. This movie will make the Power Rangers film or Last Jedi look like a masterpiece.
  11. Great to see another Sonic racing game. Always have been a fan of the All Stars Racing series. Quite fun games. If in the chance Sumo Digital are making it, I wonder how they will do it now they are taking it in a non-Sega All Stars direction?
  12. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/592882488/game-over-for-toys-r-us-chain-going-out-of-business?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180314 http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43401674 Decided to post this here because it is a very topical and relevant issue regarding Sonic merchandise collecting. Toys R Us has collapsed, and are closing down all their stores, for the moment, in America and the UK. Which means, liquidation sales with Sonic goodies at a fraction of the cost! So far there are no other confirmed countries where all their Toys R Us stores are closing down. However there are reports Australia, and parts of Europe may be liquidated as well. For the fellow Aussies it will be significantly harder to obtain Tomy stuff down here if all of our stores close down, considering that no other store down here stocks Sonic things anymore.
  13. I can run Mega Collection, Adventure DX and Heroes flawlessly on Windows 10. Strange to see. A tip for you is to try to find the main .exe for the game on your hard drive (should be C:/Program Files/). I never use the launcher for older games like that.
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