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  1. ONE GAMGFE ORIGFINALLY/?!?!?!?

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Sega, what the FUCK were you thinking?

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      this is the worst thing sega has ever done.

      how did that thought process was considered acceptable.

    3. Thigolf

      Thigolf

       this is the worst thing sega has ever done.

      I can think of a couple worse things, mainly 'We're gonna ruin ourselves and drive us out of the consolemarket' related

      ...but it is pretty damn stupid

    4. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Literally WHAT would be the POINT of that ARRRRGGHGHGHG

    5. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      The more I hear about this the more I think this-

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  2. 4 games in each version 50 dollars this is actually the worst thing sega has ever done I AM FUCKING HORRIFIED THIS IS BEYOND HORRIBLE

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Oh god, that is bad.

      Edit: I take it back: that's disgusting.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      SEGA IS BACK

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      There's the SEGA we know and love 

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah game count was the driving factor of if I'd buy one or not and I expected it to disappoint me, though this is even worse than I actually expected tbh

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I thought the form factor was a joke, but I wasn't prepared for the actual punchline with them making four different versions with four different games.

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Not only is the screen smaller than my thumb but I only get 4 games on the damn thing for $50?...

      ... come on sega...

    7. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      90% of modern sega's output is overpriced repackaging of old games and overpriced merch and this is the worst of both words.

    8. KHCast
  3. honestly this is the funniest fucking thing i am not even a bit mad

    give me game gear for newborns

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      with all these mini consoles, a mini handheld is the logical next step

      and it's goddamn hilarious to look at

  4. Yep, Shantae and the Seven Sirens is EASILY the best one in the series.

    Great dungeons, wonderful characters and dialogue, music is surprisngly very catchy, it controls really well, abilities are great and solved all problems i had with Half Genie Hero. This is EVERYTHING I wanted.

    1. Nix

      Nix

      It's a close second for me right now.  Pirate's Curse is still the GOAT.

      Massive improvement over Half Genie Hero though, I agree.

  5. God I am LOVING Shantae and the Seven Sirens so far. The Newt transformation is the best.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      It looks like it could be the best Shantae game to date from what I've seen of it. I might pick it up soon as opposed to waiting for a sale like I typically do.

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Honestly at this point i thought i would be half way but i only did the first dungeon lol

      And I'm just missing Max Shampoo, Whipping Speed and Attract lol

      Also the music is surprisingly catchy! I thought I wouldn't be able to like it that much due to not being Jake Kaufman, but I can't stop humming it.

  6. ffviir spoilers

    Spoiler

     

    so hollow is basically the ending of crisis core eh

    hyukhuykhuykhck hollow's bout zack hyukhyukhyuk

     

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Spoiler

      Hollow is how i feel about everything in chapter 18 after the Motorball boss fight.

       

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Spoiler

      i guess you didn't like it

      well can't win them all

       

    3. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Spoiler

      Eh, no-ish?
      I don't mind the idea of the remake project taking different decisions and executions as long as the core plot remains the same. Same playable party members, Aerith dying at some point, Meteor being summoned, that jazz.
      Thing is, the first part we got is deceptive in how it dumps the whole "we can change the future" smc message at the tail end of a pretty straightforward retelling, and basically demonifies the original game's fanbase, almost saying that Nomura and his team were scared on touching the project too much or they would have angered said fanbase.
      Except major changes do exist in the first part anyway (addition of minor NPCs like Chadley or Corneo's lackeys, Rude being fought early, new bosses, and so on) and people have no real major quarrel with them, including me, so what do you want to tell, dev team?
      That's why i feel hollow, not really angry. Because as someone who literally (and unoriginally, i know) grew up with the original game, i had 0 problems in what the remake has done except the part i said in chapter 18 and mostly just in how they handle presenting the subject to you.
      What hold for the next parts (if we will ever get them that is) i dunno, but i'll still be interested with them. Hopefully by that point the team will be more honest with the buyers.

       

  7. so silver the hedgehog's theme is about a gay love story

     

    i always had a hunch

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      silver is the big gay lol

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Silver the Gay

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    4. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      We finally have the representation we deserve.

  8.  

    Gay main character in a pixar short? Oh damn! Yes!

    1. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      Nice. Front and center!

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Love it, but I really hope we soon get past the “coming out deep emotional” trope it feels like big budget hollywood seems to see lgbt people as the only thing good for when in a starring role. We can have natural organic stories about other things too while just happening to be gay, bi, trans, etc 

      Then again this is disney, the company that at one point removed the love Simon tv show from Disney + to please china and other homophobic countries, and used a flimsy reason when talking to the public about it, for why they took it down, hoping we were dumb enough to buy that, and feels background lgbt characters are praiseworthy additions, so I guess in comparison to their past, it’s something in the way of progress. We’ll see if this leads to anything more

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh hey, something @KHCast and I agree on. I really, really don't care for big and emotional coming out stories. They're what makes the whole idea of coming out seem like a big ordeal instead of just being a natural, normal thing. Tell stories about characters that are incidentally LGBT, and don't wedge them into forced relationships with the first other LGBT character that come across. Being LGBT needs to stop being a plot line.

    4. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I'm not sure @Blue Blood I can see why "being LGBT focused story" can be offensive, like, you make it sound special in what should be normal things like coming out, the truth is... for me and a lot of people, it IS really special, I fucking love every time I come out to people, I do it in special ways, in fun ways, it's just very important for me. However some people lives it normally and believes there should not be much focus in coming out, I get that. It really is up to every person. For me? It isn't clear I'm gay, so I have to come out to people. I did NOT come out to my parents yet but still, that's another matter entirely, it's more an issue with my parents. I've come to realise that sexuality is different for everyone. So IMO it's not offensive to find something special and important in coming out stories.

    5. KHCast

      KHCast

      The point is it shouldn’t ALWAYS be this same song and dance, especially when we’re trying to push the industry to normalize lgbt people in ANY story environment. A action comedy with a gay lead, a raunchy frat comedy like Jump Street with a gay male main character, a horror movie with a trans person lead, any of these blockbuster genres should be game for lgbt people, but what do we usually get?  Come out stories. Super emotional “my life is hard because I’m lgbt” plots. 
       

      now, those stories have merit yes, and no ones saying coming out to a individual isn’t a big deal/turning point in their life(though the ultimate goal is to reach a point where we DONT HAVE TO come out, and it isn’t a huge deal) , or that lgbt people don’t struggle. showing this stuff certainly can inform people. But this shouldn’t be all we’re good for, pulling emotional strings.  It starts to get cynical. We have PLENTY of these stories to educate people with, and it doesn’t really do much to normalize to reiterate what we already know and have seen over and over

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Jack at Home I love that leap you took, assuming that I'm somehow offended by coming out stories or even just LGBT focused stories as you specifically said. I'm not offended in the slightest; just bored of a very typical, predictable and boring storyline making a issue out of something that we should be trying not to make an issue about. I really don't give a shit about coming out. Just be out. @KHCast is absolutely right here. The stories have merit to some degree, but it's becoming cynical and lazy, and is being capitalised on so that media can appear "progressive" and "morally superior" without making any strides beyond these little platitudes. It's not the 1980s anymore. 

      Just on a personal level, how do you find "special" or "fun" ways to come out to people? That would honestly annoy the fuck out of me if I had to bear witness. Oh you're gay? Zero fucks given, zero fucks deserved. Overcoming a difficult situation and coming out to people who might have degrees of homophobia is one thing, but in such situations I can't imagine that you'd be doing anything productive by coming out in anything other than a serious, down to Earth manner.

    7. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      A lot of people still are in situations where coming out would be a struggle and might appreciate the fantasy. I get the exhaustion with these types of stories but let's not make it seem like we made more progress than we actually did.

    8. KHCast

      KHCast

      @Blue Blood “and is being capitalised on so that media can appear "progressive" and "morally superior" without making any strides beyond these little platitudes. It's not the 1980s anymore. ”

       

      Exactly this. Like I initially said. This is Disney we’re talking about. The company that made a big deal about a barely noticeable lesbian cop in a Pixar film. The company that was blowing their load about how progressive Star Wars was and ended up only representing in their recent biggest blockbuster movie lgbt people with two random background women kissing for one fucking second, a second that got cut out in many versions of the movie. The company with a gay director inserting himself into Endgame for 30 seconds as a rando to talk about his rando boyfriend, and that was our at the time only gay representation. The company that, again, had no problem taking down the Love Simon tv series from Disney + in a attempt to appease homophobic countries like China, that when caught, attempted to weasel their way out of criticism by going “we’re a family values company, there’s alcohol in the show”, despite the fucking simpsons being on that very same service.

      Simply put, Disney only NOW deciding to do the most generic storyline you could do for a story with LGBT people at the front of the plot(for a short not a full movie), almost certainly is marketing more then genuine. It’s a reaction to backlash. They want to “look” progressive and call it a day once the mass media seems it good enough. Most of these Hollywood/entertainment companies just want to “look” the part, and not actually follow through with meaningful changes. If they were actually progressive, we wouldn’t have this problem with movies and representation. They wouldn’t just gleefully okay censorship to please China. Job Discrimination against lgbt actors wouldn’t be still a issue. The video game industry wouldn’t still be a cesspool when it comes to diversity. They want to have their and eat it. And I’m sorry, but I’m not gonna respect bare minimum anymore.

       

      @Wraith Like I literally said, we’ve HAD these stories for decades. If people want them, there are lots of films to find. nothing improves upon cynical repetition of the same 2 storylines, and this industry, and Disney especially, isn’t “trying” when that’s all they can come up with

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Wraith I totally get that. But this is Disney.

    10. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Yeah the points you guys raise are fair. New 'coming out' stories are just  ok with me with where the world is at.

    11. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Progress is progress... Disney doing it is important.... It is not anything ground breaking... I don't really care for coming out stories but listen.... i have nothing agaisnt either. It is an slow process. And this is freaking Disney. Thr biggest corporation in the world doing a coming out short. Before that it was relagated to indie animation. Like it or not, it is a step. Accusing this short of being just a reaction to backlash would be an insult to whomever in this project legitmately cares.

    12. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      @Blue Blood I get that you don't care about the LGBT stuff, you are not a part of it, it's simple, zero fucks given. I get it. But you still ignored what I said. It's important for LGBT+ people to feel special too, because we are a minority, and the world IS difficult for us, it's difficult for everyone today but it's difficult for us because of who we are. Not everyone feels that. So I am just happy that Disney represents lgbtq people. I don't care if they want to capitalize on that. Coming out can be special to people. It's possible. This just isn't a story for you but that's it.

      I often come out to my friends in new ways, with interesting words, direct ways, in person most of the time. It's important for me to do it. There are also people who prefer it to be perfectly normal.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Just going to hone in on one point real quick; you think I don't care about LGBT stuff? 

    14. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Neutral. Not in a negative way. Indifferent, I guess? That's what I understood, or tried to.

    15. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Why do you think that?

    16. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I'm out of this pop quiz. Anyway, In my opinion, there is nothing "normal" in the life of a LGBT person, yeah because of the society we have. It's special like it can be in any hard situation, not just sexual orientation. It's natural, because we want equality, being gay is just as special and as important as being straight, and it's not the same thing at the same time. It's complicated. So coming out is a special moment in the life of the LGBT community. It's nice to be talked about, like any other tlinteresting topic.

    17. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You're making some pretty big assumptions about the LGBT community. Being gay or straight or whatever else isn't special. Plenty of LGBT people have perfectly normal lives. There's nothing inherently special about coming out. I'd argue that everything about their lives is normal, apart from the strange restrictions placed upon them sometimes by societies. And talking about progressive/liberal Western societies specifically, one of those strange restrictions is glamorising or dramatising coming out stories. Increasingly as the years go by people just don't care anyone's sexuality. There's still progress to be made of course, but the whole issue of just "coming out" is basic as fuck and we've moved on much further than that.

    18. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      That's a cynical way to look at life in general. I get fun every time I come out to somebody, my friends, etc. but it could be applied to ANYTHING, not just being homosexual, lol. I'm just trying to live and enjoy what I get to do, even with a fucking boring life like mine.

      As for the short: I just find it cool that they acknowledge it, I didn't think Disney would do that, so of course I'm surprised. It's a lot for them. Of course I prefer... more interesting stories though, more complicated.

       

    19. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      How can your life be boring when you're gay and special and not normal?

    20. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I keep replying because I'm annoyed by the mentality "why do they keep shoving in gay stories, can't it be treated as a normal thing in life". It's still a minority, at least where I live (in Italy, with catholic church reigning and ignorance everywhere), so of course they fight... we fight.

    21. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      @Blue Blood Don't mess with me. Also, read the post above. You could be special too, you know, if you just believed it. Still, my life has "problems", being gay is definitely not one of them, it actually helps.

    22. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm dragging you along here, man. Your point about finding the stories uplifting and relatable is fine, perfectly valid, you're entitled to it etc etc. I'm not for a second dunking on that, and I'm not dunking on this short for merely existing. My issue is that the vast majority of stories containing LGBT characters (although I must say that T is cast unfairly even further into the shadows) centre around a coming out story or use such as formative. It's the tired, lazy and cynical approach where they can tug at people's heart strings for good boy points. It's about getting praise for doing the bear minimum. 

      Why do stories have to be "gay stories" if they've got a gay character? Let them just be stories without the characters sexuality being totally unambiguous but also totally unrelated to the plot (like with most straight characters). Continuing on this current trend makes it tokenism. We're definitely at a stage where telling stories about incidentally LGBT characters would have a strong impact. It humanises them, instead of treating them as something different. Disney could do so much more than this to promote LGBT.

      Also really not sure what you mean by "you could be special too if you just believed it". This some Saturday morning very special episode or something?

    23. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Yeah, I am THAT cheesy. lol

    24. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Okay, question for you again, how does being gay help? I'm genuinely asking, no snark, how it makes any difference beyond who you jump into bed with,`

    25. KHCast

      KHCast

      @JosepHenry “Accusing this short of being just a reaction to backlash would be an insult to whomever in this project legitmately cares.”

       

      except it is. It literally is. Lmao. Disney’s had the opportunities to incorporate meaningful lgbt characters for years instead of the shitty ones we ended up getting. And they’ve for years been criticized. Suddenly making a /short/ with one of the most generic lgbt tropes you could come up with is cynical. It doesn’t matter if Disney got lgbt people to work on it. They’re the ones that called the initial shots.  Any decisions tbh going forward about inclusion of lgbt characters at that company I’d attribute to publicity and “looking good” more than honesty and a desire to be reasonable and genuine, since they clearly had to be bugged and yelled at to get off their ass and finally give a shit. It’s clear they were content with how they were doing representation (Background lgbt characters/ throwaway lines by side character that barely shows up) given how often it followed that trend. It IS a reaction/response
       

      Your confusing progress with reaction. It’s like claiming a company capitalizing on pride month with their shit ads is progress when they don’t follow through in any meaningful ways that matter long term 

      @Blue Blood as another point to keep in mind, glamorizing come out stories this often, usually just puts pressure on people in the closet, because it makes it seem like this huge moment they have to get “right” which results in more anxiety and fear. That’s certainly how I felt 

  9. In this house we support Ray The Flying Squirrel.

    1. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Who facepalmed

      Show yourself coward

  10. Sonic Rush Adventure is pretty good.

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch
    2. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      Indeed.

    3. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I liked it, and its a better game than the first in a vacuum, but I cant help but feel its missing out on about 75% of the funk the first one had. 

      The Original Rush game had some serious swagger to it.

    4. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      that is true

      oh what i would give for a rush 3 with Rush Adventure level design and creativity plus the "funk of Rush"

    5. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      #SonicRush3FortheSwitch

  11. mario was able to turn into a literal origami of a airplane and a boat in ttyd just saying.
  12. let it be sonic or mario, nothing is fun anymore

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Odyssey and Mania exist bro

  13. A translated look at the battle system. Color me intrigued.
  14.  oooh this look very classic turn based like. I dig it!

  15. All I want is more "Dark" themes.

    Need a knuckles equivalent of sonical dark.

  16. I dunno why, I played Mania yesterday and somehow had more fun with it than I had in a long while. Maybe is the music with headphones. That makes me hooked to a game like nothing

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      The soundtrack is definitely one of the best parts of Mania.

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Like, one of the things i loooove to do in many sonic games is play matching the music, like hitting a spring in the beat, or entering a loop in a build up, I just love doing that stuff, if you know what I mean.

    3. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Like i feel i am the only one who likes doing that lol

  17. Playing the OG FFVII cuz why not  I don't have any way to play the remake and i don't play the original since 2015

     

    ... Am I the only one who uses just the same three people throughout the whole game? (Cloud, Tifa and Barret)

    1. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      How fitting, since they’re three of the main people you plays as in the Remake.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      The only thing I remember about playing the original over 15 years ago was that I had a tendency to switch up my team because I wanted to use all the characters (which is more or less how I always play RPGs). I think my mainstays were usually Vincent or Red XIII for a good chunk of the game. I'd like to go back to it and see how I feel about it since I could never be bothered to finish it.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Those were my three mains, tho I’d swap Tifa out between Aerith and Red often.

    4. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Sometimes I switch Barret to Aerith, used Red XII a bit but I couldnt care less about Cid, Yuffie and Vincent. They feel extremely  insignificant aside from their stories, like just extra playable characters with no much to it.

  18. Aerith in the OG FFVII seems kinda selfish, she always gives credit to only Cloud and while she is friends with Tifa there is this feeling she tries way harder to make her jealous. Gotta say, Jessie as thirsty as she is in the remake is more likable than Aerith in the original to me. Maybe is the non expressive tiny polygons and the fact that we can't really tell what are their emotions.

     I'm glad the remake made Aerith absolutely perfect.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Aerith being kind of a bitch is way preferable to her being literal cardboard in later appearances. 

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      True, Aerith in Advent Children is awful, but OG Aerith pales in comparison to remake Aerith to me. And she was still good, but remake Aerith is a whole new level.

  19. Ffviir ending good

    But made me feel hollow

  20. Oh really? Wasn't she talking about a personal project? Or maybe Tangle and Whisper? Starline? Lol If that's the case then please be a non stereotypical good guy lol
  21. People who just want female characters to be a love interest, not fight, not develop, not interact with other characters, not do anything aside of be thirsty for the main character confuse the hell out of me. I would like if female characters felt human or like, likable, thank you very much. Including Amy. She is young and all, and has a puppy crush on Sonic, but this can't be her entire shtick, that is just a disservice for ANY female character.
  22. Generations is just the worst in terns of choosing stages.

    Green Hill, Chemical Plant, Sky Sanctuary, Speed Highway, City Escape Seaside Hill, Crisis City, Rooftop Run Planet Wisp....

    All of these stages are so... SO vanilla. There is nothing that really stands out, they just chose the most popular stages instead of actually choosing some good variety

    There is basically FOUR city stages plus two industrial ones.

    If i had to choose I would do this

     

    Green Hill - first level

    Hill Top - mountains  (Hill top and Green Hill are pretty different if you think about it)

    Carnival Night - casino (use proto track)

    Final Egg - base

    City Escape - city

    Hang Castle/Mystic Mansion - haunted level

    Kingdom Valley - ruins

    Windmill Isle - village

    Aquatic Park - water park

     

    What would be your choices?

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Green Hill, Chemical Plant, (Stardust Speedway), Hydrocity, Lost World, City Escape, Hang Castle/Mystic Mansion, Kingdom Valley, Rooftop Run, Planet Wisp. So honestly not that different 

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Honestly Hang Castle would already do wonders for the stage list lol

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      I mean, when you're making a greatest hits game, you choose the greatest hits. I actually think they made really good choices with the stages for choosing what would be the most memorable for those who enjoy those games, and while on PAPER there are a lot of shared tropes, they do a good job to make them different. The four city stages are really different too, with Speed Highway and City Escape being very different in feel (and both being way, way too iconic to not include), while Crisis City turned up the emphasis on lava to make it into a firey stage while Rooftop Run added the festival theme and touched upon the air fortress theme just a little for good measure.

      I feel the only stage I'd swap out in Generations personally would be Seaside Hill - since I'm personally not a fan of Heroes, I feel it's a worthy sacrifice to choose a "for variety" stage over a "for iconicness" stage, and agree with your selection of Hang Castle for that purpose. Having said that, Sonic Heroes was the entry point for many younger fans due to it being the first multi-platform Sonic - Seaside Hill is THEIR Green Hill.  And to be honest, again, the team did a great job by dialling up the oceanic themes and turning it into a water stage.

      On my dream list as well, I GUESS I would do Twinkle Park for Sonic Adventure, using the opportunity to put a bunch of Casino trope things into Classic Sonic's stage, while including a city area and the iconic skyscraper run into Modern Sonic's stage.  But you could do this the other way round just as well - put a bit of Twinkle Park into Speed Highway.  Having said this, the Casino Night DLC is very fun as is and does cover the casino trope as is.

       

      Can't say I'm a huge fan of your list.  Hill Top would be way too similar to Green Hill one after another aesthetically speaking and tbh Chemical Plant & Casino Night are way more fun AND iconic. Also not a fan of how bottom-heavy it is on watery-ruins aesthetic stages you've got for 2006/Unleashed/Colours at the end. While the stage itself was a bit underwhelming, I do think Planet Wisp is the perfect choice for the final stage - mixing the Green Hill and Eggman Base themes together.  Carnival Night is literally my least favourite Sonic 3 stage and on a pedantic level, it would annoy me to have a stage with "Final" in the name halfway through the game lol.

      So in short: Green Hill, Chemical Plant, Sky Sanctuary, Speed Highway*, City Escape, Hang Castle, Crisis City, Rooftop Run, Planet Wisp

      *With some Casino theme/Twinkle Park areas added for each respective act, or vice verca

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Yea, the lack of variety really hurts the game. I get the levels are iconic, but yea. If I had to choose themes that weren't chosen.

      Green Hill - Obviously

      Aquatic Ruin

      Lava Reef

      Ice Cap

      Pyramid Cave

      Hang Castle

      Tropical Jungle

      Empire City

      Sweet Mountain

      And an original final zone to cap off the game. 

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Green Hill Zone

      Sandopolis Zone

      Emerald Coast Zone

      Cool Edge Zone

      Green Forest Zone

      Hill Top Zone

      Egg Fleet Zone

      Flame Core Zone

      Starlight Carnival

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Spoiler

      ...If you haven't figured it out, Yes, I put in stages that have the same theme and order as the generic NSMBs world themes

      UwU

       

    6. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I remember when the whole list of stages was leaked via 20th anniversary toys background, lol, and then in June they released the demo with Green Hill Classic, and Retro confirmed that those would be the stage list for the game... the outrage, lmao. That was a fun Sonic birthday.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      There are way too many potential stages for me to bother creating my ideal list. There are so many options and different ways to balance the variety of themes. If I could have it entirely my own way, I wouldn't have included either Unleashed or Colours in the line up. Both games were too recent (Colours especially with it being less than a year old by the time Generations came out), and seeing those environments remade wasn't at all exciting. You could replace the Unleashed and Colours with a second level from S1 (because GHZ such a necessary but boring choice), S3, CD or Rush (or ShTH at a real push).

    8. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I don't think Hill Top would be much like Green Hill at all, if anything I see a more "Mountainous" take on the level. 

      I also don't think Casino Night is better than Carnival Night, but eh, is either one or another. Maybe I would keep Chemical Plant and Sky Sanctuary as it is.

      Final Egg is not my favorite but it would be better if it was it than Speed Highway. I would actually like Emerald Coast lol

      Kingdom Valley is my favorite ruins level in any sonic game period due to it's aesthetic, and Windmill Isle feels like it would be a good break.

      The thing about not being fan of the the stages,  is that they are not actually my favorites, more that I think there is more room for improvement, Planet Wisp also was not all that good for Gens' final level.

      My biggest problem are the four city stages, Speed Highway, City Escape, Crisis City and Rooftop Run.

    9. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I think the classic stages, for the time period Generations was released in, was pretty solid and gives you a bit of everything from the Genesis games. I agree that the modern selection was pretty lackluster and same-y though.

      I'd prefer Windy Valley or Lost World for SA1, for SA2 I think City Escape is fine but alternatively I really like Green Jungle or Metal Harbor (if I'm restricted to Sonic's stages), for Heroes Rail Canyon/Bullet Station or Mystic Mansion. '06 probably Kingdom Valley as it's the one I associate with the game's advertising, Unleashed I'd used Cool Edge, Colors probably Asteroid Coaster.

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      Generations really is going to always be to me the game that could have used dlc the most.

      Also, while unlikely as hell, I always thought in a game about time travel, it would have been marketing genius if they included a stage from a future sonic game (in this case, Lost World but LW was too far off unfortunately.) 

    11. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Honestly I agree with Blue Blood that Colors and Unleashed shouldn't be in Gens, heck I would love a proper CD stage or a handheld one. Sky High? Sunset Park? Music Plant? Twinkle Snow? Dead Line? Coral Cave? Pirate's Island? 3 stages per era is so little.... 

       

      @KHCastThat would be awesome, but i think seeing a lost world stage would underwhelm everyone lol

    12. Soniman

      Soniman

      I'd feel pretty jipped if a game representing Sonic's history was excluding two main games from his history so I don't agree with that at all

    13. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I mean that's TRUE but aesthetically it would not be as fun to see them again than actually see a 2D Handheld stage

    14. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I don't know, I thought the choices were fine enough, they more or less picked the most iconic stages from the retrospective games. The only one I can say I really dislike is Crisis City. Planet Wisp too, but that's just because I don't like the Gens stage design and making 5-10 minute long levels. If they'd better designed Planet Wisp, I would've stuck with it.

      I suppose if I had an ideal list, it would've been 

      -Starlight Zone

      -Chemical Plant (Act 2 is just far too good to remove from the game)

      -Ice Cap

      -Speed Highway

      -City Escape or Metal Harbour 

      -Grand Metropolis 

      -Kingdom Valley

      -Rooftop Run, or alternatively - Jungle Joyride

      -Sweet Mountain

    15. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      If they hadn't picked the stages they did there would have been a lot of confusion IMO. the only acceptable substitutes I can think of are Emerald Coast and Kingdom Valley.

    16. JezMM

      JezMM

      I'm fairly glad that Unleashed and Colours got in, mainly coz Unleashed is my favourite 3D Sonic game and I LOVED what they did with Rooftop Run in Generations. In a way I almost wish they had done the stages in a mixed order and ended on that one, since it had such an amazing celebratory vibe to it with the festival theme that was added. (Although I do wish they had somehow done a night time section, even if only in the missions - feels a shame to not get to experience the very pretty Rooftop Run Night as regular Sonic where we couldn't in Unleashed itself).

      And... also it woulda just bugged me that it was only a celebration of Sonic's history up to half a decade ago, not the full history.

      But yeah, it's tragic we didn't get DLC just to touch upon some of the missed games or add some more trope variety with some extra stages for games that had just too iconic a main pick to even consider anything else like Sonic 1 and Sonic Adventure 2.

    17. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      If I were picking for diversity I'd go with:

      Green Hill (Grassy)

      Chemical Plant (Industrial)

      Stardust Speedway (Futuristic)

      Carnival Night (Casino)

      Sandopolis (Desert)

      Sky Deck (Airship)

      City Escape (City)

      Hang Castle (Haunted)

      Sky Troops (Ruins)

      White Acropolis (Ice)

      Pirate Storm (Water)

      Dragon Road (Jungle)

      Molten Mine (Fire)

      Starlight Carnival (Space)

       

    18. Milo

      Milo

      If the stage selection really boiled down to stage variety vs. zone popularity, I would vouched for a third option. As much as I and others have given the game a ton of (deserved) crap for it, I would actually say that going the Sonic 4 route of having zones heavily rehashed from past stages would had actually been the better option. That way you could just have neutral zones of different settings that you could archive as much material (stage identities, gimmicks, badniks, bosses, etc.) into each zone across the series as possible, popular zones or not. And in the context of Generations being a nostalgia trip/anniversary game, the rehashing would be absolutely justified.

      @KHCast regarding that "Lost World as a future zone" idea: Iizuka in some interviews said that a small team started prototyping work on Lost World when Colors wrapped, with the rest of the team going on to make Generations and then regrouping the LW team to finish that game. So maybe not an entire stage could be included, but I imagine some prototypes/concepts could had been snuck in as a special preview for what to expect for what would be the next game.

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