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Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

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  1. Everyone's going nuts over Ariel's casting in the remake but I'm just here wondering how they expect to make a movie where anyone on set is at the risk of drowning if one thing goes wrong.

    Unless it's some fake Aquaman-lookin-ass CG water but if DC can't make that look nice I don't expect the people behind Will Smith Genie to make it look nice either.

    1. With Me

      With Me

      Did you really think they planned on filming this shit underwater

    2. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      only partially, that's why i brought up CG

  2. As much as I'd like to keep being active here - the community here's great, warts and all - I guess my dwindling interest in Sonic has been a bit of a wrench in that plan.

    Without getting too melodramatic... I dunno, I just find it hard to be excited or enthusiastic about the series going forward after being burnt so hard in 2017, and the other forum topics don't really interest me that much (what can I say about other topics that hasn't already been said?). For those of you that stayed active here for years despite all the humps and bumps, well, you're stronger than I am.

    1. Scott


      I wouldn't sweat it bud! It's a series that comes and goes. Last game I got excited about was Mania. Before that? Can't remember. 


      Been on this forum since like 2005/2006. Account says differently I think because of some server wipe I think it was? Anywho, I myself swing by here and there but I either post a status here or something in the Videogames section. 

    2. Lord-Dreamerz


      Just take couple years off from the series. And if you return later my suggestion is try to enjoy the series on a more casual level and maybe avoid Sonic fan forums often.... because in my opinion I find that being involved with consistent heated discussions of a media I just want to enjoy ends up kinda ruining my enjoyment of said media sometimes and brings to much unneeded serious feelings for something that is just meant to be entertainment.

    3. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      I've always considered myself a casual fan (more or less), so I'm good in that regard. I'll always find time to go back to the games and enjoy them for an hour or two, but... Shit, man. With how up-in-the-air Sonic's future is, and how little his current offerings interest me, I just don't find much incentive to stick around on a board dedicated to talking about it.

      It's just one of those "off-years" I kept hearing about I guess, lol

    4. Ferno


      I've barely done more besides lurk in the Sonic sections in recent years and have become a Status Update Dweller for the most part. But this place still feels like home to me which is why I continue to stick around even if it's just to check in every so often or slither into motobug streams every now and then.

  3. Random question: Do you think a full 2D Sonic game with a plain-swapping mechanic like in Metallic Madness Act 1 (or for a more fleshed out example, the 3DS Kirby games) would be possible without automating/slowing the game down too much?

    I've been thinking about that for a while now for a potential Mania 2 but I feel like it would be difficult to accomplish without sacrificing the pacing and non-linearity that made Mania so good. No one wants to wait around for 2 or 3 seconds as Sonic jumps into the background from a spring or corkscrew or whatever.

    1. TheOcelot


      Waiting for 2 or 3 second as Sonic is launched into the background/back to the foreground is not an issue (it gives the player a chance to relax for a few seconds), but automated level design is. I'm pleased plain-swapping appeared in Mania-I wanted it to appear, but they level-layout could have been better.

    2. Diogenes


      i think it worked well enough in metallic madness, and i can't think of any reason it wouldn't work on a larger scale. they can tighten up the time it takes and launch you with a bit of speed if they feel it needs to be more fluid.

      though i'm not sure how much actual benefit there would be to including it; it was a nice one-act gimmick in mania, and the kirby games could take advantage of the 3d effect, but i'm not sure it brings all that much to the table mechanically.

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Then people will be quick to say they're ripping off the 3Ds Kirbys and modern DKCs.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. Whether their next endeavor is Mania-related or not, I wish them luck in whatever they do next.
  8. 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
    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.

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



  10. 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.

  11. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Hi, it's my birthday today.

    1. TheOcelot


      Happy birthday.


    2. NikoS


      Merry birthday!!

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Well a very happy birthday to you 🎂
      I hope it's a great one ^_^

    4. Adamabba


      Happy birthday

  15. So the other day I decided "screw it", and started playing Ocarina of Time. I'm only a few hours in (currently at Zora's Domain) so I can't make a solid opinion yet but, like... Is this really "best game of all time" material?

    When you're just traversing through the dungeons, fighting bad guys and taking full advantage of your weapons to find secrets and puzzles, it's an absolute blast - but these moments are few and far between, strung together by monotonous backtracking, vague puzzles and rolling through Hyrule Field hoping to god you're going the right way. You're really testing my patience here, OOT.

    Again this is all just first impressions, but please, please tell me this game gets better.

    1. Sean


      It's an ok game but there are better Zelda (and Zelda-like) games

    2. Diogenes


      it's really not that great

      like, it's an important part of zelda/gaming history and all, and for some people it came at just the right time that it left a permanent impression on them, but other than that...it ain't great.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      It’s better if you treat it like “best game on N64 of 1997”, because the hype and praise lavished on this game vastly outweighs how well it aged.

    4. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      It's more to do what it did compared to most games back then especially with its targetting system, the problems you found was actually more to do with my experience. There is a lot of backtracking in the game and while I didn't get that far... people have complained about the Water Temple where you have to micromanage throughout the dungeon (unless you have the 3DS version).

      Even I found this a bit overrated back in the day, despite not being as technically good preferred Mystical Ninja starring Goemon.

  16. So anyway, moving on from that... Hillenburg.

    I never got to watch much of Spongebob on TV (and when I did, it was always season 6 and onwards which I'm not as familiar with), but I did have a massive treasure-trove of DVD's that I watched religiously. I like to think Spongebob, along with The Simpsons, was the biggest influence on my style of humour both in childhood and in adolescence, so while I may not have been too familiar with Hillenburg himself, I owe a lot to him.

    Best of wishes to all his family and friends.

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    i knew undertale 2's soundtrack would be good, but not this good, damn

    i know i'm late shut ur mouth

    1. KHCast


      Stuff like this makes me want undertale in Smash just for the remixes 

    2. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      Listen to Field of Hopes and Dreams.

  18. Seeing all these up-and-coming Sonic composers collaborating with Jun for TSR would be really cool and endearing if it weren't for the fact that the most you'll get from them in the main series is a single bonus track on the CD.

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      We'll see if that's true. 

    2. JezMM


      Eh, you could've told me Tee Lopes wouldn't be composing for Sonic again after Mania (bar any sequels) and I'd have figured it's likely, yet here we are.

  19. Imagine having over 70 characters to choose from in a game and not buying it because you can't play as Black Sonic With A Gun.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      "I just want my EDGE!"

    2. Thigolf


      It's such an easy fix, too, just let Sonic run around with this:


    3. blueblur98


      choose the black skin for sonic, give him a super scope

      that'll fix the empty hole in my heart :)


      but seriously smash ultimate is amazing as-is, shadow being an assist again is just a shame, not boycott-worthy


    4. Dejimon11


      Boycotting the game because Shadow isn't playable is stupid. Like don't get me wrong it would be cool if Sonic could get another rep since he's the 3rd party character who's been in the most games and Shadow is pretty popular but...really? That's just beyond pettiness and I hate the fact that folks are trying to make it seem like Sakurai hate Shadow or something. 

    5. With Me

      With Me

      There's like one person doing this just @ them

    6. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      yeah after all we already have black samus and black pit 




      (sarcasm but im still buying it)

  20. Final Destination variants are referred to "Ω" but Battlefield variants are just called "Battlefield".

    This has bothered me ever since the August direct and I couldn't hold my frustrations back any longer.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Maybe Battlefield mode could be called "Alpha" since it's generally the first stage on the list.

  21. Uggggghhhhhhhhh, ANOTHER Mario rep? Why does Mario get all the reps?! It's not like he's the face of Nintendo as a whole and one of the most recognizable and successful game franchises in history or anything!

    1. Strickerx5


      Man, I hear you, but it’s a plant

    2. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Uh, people are requesting Waluigi, Toad, and Geno massively.

      but its a fucking plant

  22. I'm just as upset about the Grinch being fake as everyone else, but this idea that Piranha Plant "stole a slot from [character I want]" or "got in over [character I want]" is really silly - they brought him at the very end of development, after everyone else had already been finished, as a fun little joke character. The fact that he won't be ready at launch proves this.

    You remember how Dr. Mario, Lucina and Dark Pit were brought in at the last second of 4's development and had no bearing on the overall roster? Or how Sonic's inclusion in Brawl gave them time to bring in Wolf, Toon Link and Jigglypuff? Literally the exact same principle applies here. You were either getting "Smash Ultimate With Piranha Plant" or "Smash Ultimate Without Piranha Plant".

    1. Strickerx5


      Is this how people felt with Dark Pit?... damn

      id almost feel bad if he wasn’t officially the best thing in this game now

    2. Forte-Metallix


      Now that I've actually processed the fact that Piranha Plant's in, I think it's pretty amusing. And he looks fun, honestly!

      I just think they didn't have the interesting bits of that Direct spread out enough.

  23. Ironic how people slag the entire Sonic fanart community like "lol at least [weird art]'s not as weird as sonic fanart" but have a fucking mental breakdown over how "weird" and "creepy" Bowsette is.

    I have no idea how you can put up with inflation/diapers/whatever people are into these days if you can't handle a little transformation.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Admittedly, I find the Mario series guilty of kickstarting alot of fetish art thanks to the content of their games, be it the P Balloon or the entirety of Bowser's Inside Story.

  24. I want to say TSR's soundtrack has grown on me as time goes on, but I said that with Forces's soundtrack too and ended up hating it soon after.

    I'll have to give it some time to simmer before I can really give a verdict on it, but thus far nothing's really stuck out to me as Generations-tier good or Forces-tier bad... Which isn't a good sign in what I assume will be a relatively small OST.

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