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Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

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About Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

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  • Birthday 12/01/2001

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    Eating bananas, beating up Kremlings, avoiding Cranky Kong's verbal abuse
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  1. So this is kind of out of the blue, but here's an idea for a Sonic Utopia-esque game I've had on the back of my mind for a while now...

    One of the big issues with 3D Sonic is translating the simple control scheme into 3D, right? So what if to start off, all you had was your jump, your Homing Attack and your Spin Dash... But as you play, you unlock "skills" that can be assigned to the face buttons and triggers.

    All you really need to beat the game are the good ol' jump and spin, but let's say the double jump is screwing you up and you'd rather have the air dash? How about swapping the Y button out for the Bounce Bracelet, the X button for the Lightspeed Dash, and the bumpers for the Quick Step? Maybe you wanna really challenge yourself and go in with just a Spin Dash on the triggers and an Insta-Shield on all four buttons?

    The controls are as simple, or as complicated, as you want it to be. You could have a fully decked out Sonic if that's your thing, but you're putting yourself on a steep learning curve, and it's your responsibility to keep up.

    1. Diogenes


      i don't think leaving the problem up to the individual players to solve is a great way of handling this. even though sonic team has struggled with it, sonic gameplay isn't some weird outlier that makes it impossible to design satisfying 3d gameplay, and it's not fair to pass on the responsibility of figuring it out to people who have even less experience designing sonic games.

      plus if they don't know what moves the player has available, it's hard to design a level around them. you can't include a mandatory light dash if you can't guarantee that the player can light dash. you don't want to include quick step sections because, even if a player can complete them without it, they likely can't complete them well, and then they feel punished for not using it.

    2. Milo


      so by "the 3D moveset is too complicated" here in the context of the classic games, are we just referring to 3D games having more than one action button to do every ability at your inherent disposal? designing the 3D games to support every mechanic on only one button like those games is possible but not very practical in concerns to finding and jumping through every hoop needed to do so.

      besides, how many of the 3D sonic games frequently (or even occasionally) demand, let alone even allow, for various mechanics to be used during gameplay? unleashed has a light dash, sweeping kick, and a crawl ability but they're pretty much an afterthought (which is obvious with how they were either scrapped or taken out of the moveset with generations). even the mechanics you'll use more occasionally, like the slide, stomp, drift, and quick step; they are only useful for the very specific situations the game tells you to use them for.

  2. Paramount literally does nothing but private screenings for their Sonic trailers and wonders why nobody's enthusiastic for it.

    They'll be wondering even harder when it comes out with zero fanfare and bombs.

    1. Thigolf


      The comments underneath the "Here's the date and nothing else" and the "That's all from us for today" tweets from Paramount are absolutely hilarious to look at

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      It's just weird. The movie comes out in November and the only official reveals we really have are two teaser posters and a teaser trailer. No official character reveals, no full trailers despite Paramount clearly having them done and ready...it definitely seems like they're hesitant to reveal anything after all the backlash they've had so far.

    3. Enderwoman


      this is all normal for movies

    4. Adamabba


      We still have quite a few months to go. I don't think it's weird that we don't have a trailer yet

    5. Stasis


      The new Annabelle movie trailer came out a few days ago and the movie is out in June. Dora not too long before that and that's out early August. Sonic isn't out until November so there's plenty of time. 

  3. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

    Team Sonic Racing - Team Up Trailer

    Why don't you go ring up SEGA UK and screech at them again for bringing Classic Eggman back, I'm sure it'll work wonders.
  4. It's.... Been a long time. Almost two whole months, as a matter of fact.

    As much as I really wish I could stay active here, Discord has pretty much become my online social media of choice at this point. All of my other social medias have tumbleweeds rolling through them, though, so don't take that as a slight at any of you in particular.

    I'm alive and well, though, so for all two of you that still remember me don't fret.

    1. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      also because all the stuff revolving around TSR and the movie has brought another big ol' wave of negativity back to the community and regardless of how shit they look i don't like wading through this sort of stuff

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Sorry for the negativity but glad to hear that you are doing well and staying engaged with things that keep you feeling happier. Maybe come next year this place will be a lot more positive again or at least past most of the stuff that has everyone riled up right now so that things are more back to normal. Until then take care of yourself and we'll see you around.

  5. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Mario Kart is just as guilty of this (Mount Wario comes to mind), but I get your point.
  6. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

    Christian Whitehead founds Game Development Studio 'Evening Star'

    Whether their next endeavor is Mania-related or not, I wish them luck in whatever they do next.
  7. Breath of the Wild's been sitting on my Switch since Christmas, but I've yet to touch it (mostly due to being busy with Smash).

    Is it alright to play this game when my only prior experience with 3D Zelda is the opening hours of Ocarina (which I didn't really like) and Wind Waker (which I liked a lot but couldn't find the time for)?

    1. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      Yeah, go for it.

    2. JezMM


      Absolutely, it's pretty different from the games that came before it.  The most significant thing that someone will get out of BotW having played the previous 3D Zelda games is how much it subverts the expectations they gave about what a 3D Zelda game is.  If someone hasn't played much 3D Zelda, then you're just going in fresh without expectations (other than, at this point, how praised the game is lol).

    3. DarkRula


      I had very little gameplay experience of Zelda and loved Breath of the Wild due to how different it was from other games in the series, though it still pays attention to the lore of the world which I felt I got to fully experience.

    4. Maxtiis


      Given how fundamentally different Breath of the Wild is from previous Zelda games, you can go into it with practically no Zelda experience and still enjoy it. It's probably one of the best ways to get your feet wet with the series to be honest.

  8. So I'm just researching fish for OC-lore-related purposes and like



  9. you ever notice how whenever someone cries in cartoons it looks more like blue slime than tears

  10. Hi, I haven't been as active here as I'd like.

    Just went ice-skating earlier today to see off the new year. Never tried it before, but it was pretty fun. aDid the splits for the first time in years (unvoluntarily).

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Hope you didn't break your coconut!

    2. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      nah, just my paper mache lilypad

  11. Don't know if it's still Christmas for some timezones but if it is, then Merry Christmas! Hope you all had/have a great time.

  12. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

    How much damage did Forces do?

    Why do you and your friends keep making all these low-key hot takes in the form of questions? You know exactly what the answer is and how people are going to respond to it, so what's the point? Are you just that desperate to find validation for your opinions?
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    everyone out there playing smash vs me waiting for the gamecube controller bundle to arrive next week

  14. I've only listened to about 3 or 4 of the leaked Ultimate remixes (all of which being tracks they've already shown) but I feel like I've already listened to half of the new soundtrack.

  15. Image result for bluster kong cake

    Make a wish!

    1. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Ugh, rejected! Watching my figuuuuuuuuuure.

    2. Forte-Metallix


      Don't bother; I'm watching it for you~





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