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About Maxtiis

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  • Birthday 03/12/1996

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    Video games (obviously), animation, and all things film.
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    Lurking somewhere in Studiopolis

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  1. Really feels like the past ten years since Sonic Generations released just had the franchise sort of bow out of the spotlight. Doesn't seem like Sonic has had as much of a presence as compared to the games prior to 2010. Maybe it's due to Pontac and Graff's writing presenting the series in a much more simplistic light along with Sega just releasing way less titles compared to the previous decade. I'm also not a fan of their writing just due to how less interesting it makes the games. Just on the topic of "eras" within the Sonic franchise, it really does feel like there's a change occurring in it. I wonder if it has anything to do with the success of the movie. It's like Sega is dropping some old baggage in a manner of speaking. Nothing else to do but cross our fingers and pray that what's coming ends up being fun. For as cringe inducing as people consider it these days, I'm hoping they bring back some of Sonic's edge. Like azoo said, he feels too soft these days and while I appreciate him getting help from his friends because they bring a lot of character to the franchise, I miss that autonomy Sonic used to have.
  2. Honestly, SatAM is probably still a contender on the list of best adaptations of a franchise to a cartoon format. I know it was said that the script hasn't aged well and that's probably true, I haven't watched the show in years myself, however I'd still say it felt like there was genuine effort put into making it the best they could for the time. It's honestly impressive what they were able to do with it given how limited a framework they had to hang a story on given despite there being a Sonic bible for the Western side of things, which was still a bare-bones backstory at best and still the writers chose to eschew the origin story in it for their own ideas. Hell, in regards to the not aging well bit, I'd argue it has still aged better than Power Rangers, the show that ended up being considered responsible for ending its production. Off the top of my head given I don't remember too much of the show now, I'd say my biggest gripes with it and one that extends to the Archie comics for the next decade or so is that the anthropomorphic characters don't fit in with Sonic's own art style in the slightest, which is something I appreciate the artists for the comics improving on dramatically since the Archie reboot timeline and the IDW comics. Tangle and Whisper both look more like what I would have expected to see from anything Sonic related by a mile compared to the original Freedom Fighters appearances.
  3. Anyone that plays fighting games older than Street Fighter 4 goes on and on about them lol. All the guys that I played Third Strike with would hail them like a holy grail. Never got to experience one myself.
  4. What if the announcement was them making Astro City candy cabinets again lol. Would make all the retro fighting game players pretty happy.
  5. What if the opening of the movie is Sonic being attacked by Eggman in a giant drill mech in that small town near San Francisco named Emerald Hills?
  6. I highly doubt Sega had any clue that people would learn to speedrun their game to such an extent they could clear a level in under 30 seconds with a very particular clip through a wall all while avoiding kill planes to take that into account when designing their ranking system. Ranking systems are designed to reward the player a grade for taking full advantage of the game's mechanics and tools that they intended you to use. As cool as it is, you weren't supposed to finish the levels as fast as they do and via the methods they use. I have no idea how you would design around something like that myself, unless you give a much larger amount of time bonus points at the end of the stage but at that point it could come at the expense of the game's other mechanics.
  7. Reminds me of how in the comments of most speedrun videos of the Sonic games that have ranks, there's always that one guy that's like "he beat it in 30 seconds and only got a D? WTF?" It sort of hearkens back to that old adage of the Genesis/Mega Drive games that we tend to think where speed isn't the entire point of the games contrary to popular opinion. Yeah sure you can go fast but where's the fun in just doing that when you can go fast stylishly?
  8. Anyone having a good time with Streets of Rage 4?

  9. I never really though much until now about how little I actually engage with the Sonic community until Super Eyepatch Wolf's reupload of "Bizarre Modern Reality of Sonic." I don't believe I watched the original edit of it.

    1. Kuzu


      Consider yourself lucky

    2. Maxtiis


      Lol well, I was referring more to the fan works of well repute.

    3. BlueSpeedster


      I saw the original version and let me tell you, I hope that the reupload is actually better than the original I swear to Pichu.

  10. So how many people here were very surprised by the Sonic movie? I haven't seen it, but I remember even back before the first design was even shown hopes for it were dour, and given what I've heard it turned out pretty good.

    1. Tarnish


      I'm just curious whether people would praise it as much as they are now had the current design was used from the get-go and thus there were no "OMG, they listened to us and fixed it, now we must watch it!" story attached to it.

  11. I see discussion hasn't changed much since I was last here. They brought back Mighty and Ray for Mania, it just depends on if they think they can make them work and if people will actually care enough that they're worth selling their game on their inclusion.
  12. Figured I would pop in and say I was impressed with how much of a turn around they did with Sonic's design. Even if we old farts won't like the typical anthropomorphic character with a human side-kick story, I'm sure kids will appreciate it. It also might have some nice looking action sequences. I'm not going to see it, but I'm hoping people like it. Also I started on one of the first pages and saw a comment of mine on here from two years ago. Crazy how time flies isn't it?
  13. What have you guys been up to lately?

    1. Failinhearts


      Playing too much Yo-Kai Watch

    2. Maxtiis


      You kids and your monster taming adventure games.

    3. Failinhearts
    4. Jango
  14. Any of my buds still here?

  15. What has everyone been doing since I've been away?

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