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  1. The forum is lagging horribly. Is this a problem with the site or my connection?

    1. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      It might just be where there's an increase in activity at the moment.

  2. I hope the PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4.

    If so I might actually consider buying it!

    1. Sean

      Sean

      ok

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      Nice.

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      Wonderful

    4. Plasme

      Plasme

      Splendid.

    5. VisionaryofSUPER
    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Telling you right now it won't be for PS3.

      That console was a mess from an architecture standpoint... a beautiful mess, but one all the same

    7. Plasme

      Plasme

      That's a great shame! Thank you though @Strickerx5 for addressing my posts properly, rather than acting like a child!

    8. TheOcelot
    9. Tornado

      Tornado

      "Thank you for not responding like a child to my 4th status where I say dumb shit as if it's revelatory information."

    10. Plasme

      Plasme

      Actually it was only the third status. Try again!

    11. Celestia

      Celestia

      They've already said it's backwards compatible with 4.

       

      Also this being the third dumb status instead of the fourth isn't a very strong defense.

  3. The PS5 conference was also extremely pretentious. I was laughing the whole time at the pomposity. 

    1. Tornado
    2. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      Hows so? least it wasn't a cringefest like nintendo's or a bore like microsoft's.

    3. Plasme

      Plasme

      It had that ridiculous blob thing going on the whole time, the expanding buttons and really melodramatic swelling music.

  4. I'm not impressed by the graphics of the PS5 at all. Looks no better than what PCs have been doing for several years.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      sshhh, let them have their fun

      A higher bar here means better stuff on PC going forward so I'm happy.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You're hilarious 

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      It's almost as if that's how game consoles have worked since the mid 1990s.

    4. Plasme

      Plasme

      True, but they usually haven't been gloating as much as they have with the PS5.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Do people honestly still expect that a new console gen = massive graphical leap? Face the facts, that kinda stigma is in the past.

    6. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      "True, but they usually haven't been gloating as much as they have with the PS5."

      Sorry, have you ever seen ANY console reveal

  5. This PS5 event is pretty dreadful and my expectations were already extremely low.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      >Varied games, many heavily requested titles, all showing gameplay
       

      what exactly were you wanting this to be to meet your minimum standards?

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      All the games look like they could run on PS4.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Idk, I think it's been excellent

    4. Kuzu
    5. Blue Blood
  6. I can't say how much I love the banner.

  7. One of the problems facing this franchise moving forward is that a large amount of fans unironically enjoyed Sonic when it was melodramatic, grimdark, edgy and awful.

    Rather than seeing the new direction in story telling as a positive, they want to go back to the dreadful days of the past.

    1. The Deleter
    2. Sean

      Sean

      I'm sorry that you're so miserable with the series that you can't stand other people enjoying the things about it that you don't.

    3. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      One of the problems facing this franchise moving forward is that a large amount of fans think for themselves and enjoy things I thought were awful. Everyone just needs to agree that what they liked about the series and what made them fans of it in the first place is actually really bad.

      They need to not think that the comments about all of it being melodramatic, grimdark, edgy, and awful are overblown and exaggerated. As we all know, during that time Sonic was just so consistent with it's tone. That's why SA2, the Advance games, Heroes, Shadow, Rush and Riders all have the same exact grimdark, melodramatic, edgy tone. All of them had that. So consistently grimdark, that Sonic. The series just loved its consistency. 

    4. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      This is really broad, generalized viewpoint that I've seen way too many times in this fandom and it's always used to talk down and dismiss anybody wanting a reason to give a shit about this series' output anymore.

      I personally find the current direction to be boring, and I haven't seen any gain in what we've had. That also doesn't mean I want another game to just be '06 or Shadow. The qualities in the Adventure titles, and by extension stuff in a similar vein like Archie and even IDW, are more reminiscent of what I always saw in Sonic ever since I was a kid. I like the adventurous tone, I like when characters and settings matter. Sonic Team has problems sticking the landing in that department, sure, but then maybe that means you hire someone who can pull it off rather than just say "nah, it's bad so fuck it."

      I only speak for myself though, and I've settled on not getting the things I like back, or if Sega tries to appeal to it they don't actually care about doing more than paying lipservice to it.

    5. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Guys you're quoting someone who has an avi of Metal Sonic cybernetically linked to a dark warehouse interface while posing menacingly

      If they are serious they don't realize the level of irony going on here

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      Has anyone like this ever quoted a joke they liked from the newer games?

      Have they ever been able to talk about the merits of the new stuff at all without just mumbling about how they aren't like the old ones?

      That alone has always said enough about how good the new direction is.

    7. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Your take stinks like echidnas do.

  8. Why is chat disabled on Sonic YT video?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Not gonna bother taking an educated guess????

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      Nope.

    3. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      They said they were having issues with it.

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Because it's a limitation of it being flagged as a kid-aimed channel. On Youtube you're not allowed to interact in any way if you're targeting kids.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I'd figured they'd do that on purpose. This is Sonic fanboys they're dealing with. No matter what type of fan the content of the video appeals too, it's always gonna be the most negative fans that hog up the chat, at the expense of the silent majority. Don't they get enough salt already from every single tweet they post on their Twitter account? One look at the comments is all it takes to numb anyone's mind on the staff.

    6. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      If that was the issue, they would have done it a long time before now. Plus the Twitch chat is absolutely still there.

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      @Supah Berry can you please save these hot takes for whatever medium article you are writing.

    8. Plasme

      Plasme

      Thanks - I wasn't trying to get some deep argument going. I just wanted to know why it was disabled.

  9. When I play Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast it definitely feels far nicer to play than DX.

    Hard to explain, but Sonic doesn't fuck about clipping on stuff as much.

    1. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      Can't say I totally agree with it feeling nicer; I played it again on DC recently and for one thing going back to 30fps was brutal. But also it's still pretty damn buggy even on DC; the Lost World snake is just as busted as it is in DX, for example 

      That, and the Dreamcast controller is an abomination.

      Nowadays, if I'm playing SA1 I'm just using DX with all the restoration mods. 

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      I'm not claiming it's an incredible glitchless product. I've been very critical of SA on this forum.

      I'm just surprised by well it holds up all things considered.

    3. Solister

      Solister

      Yup, that's when I first started appreciating it, but mostly with BetterSADX on Steam 

      Though, what @Tracker_TD said is true. I actually played it on emulator with a XBOX 360 controller.

      But yeah, it's an awesome game, maybe underrated by a few by judging the PC versions, but for me, made a very good transition from 2D to 3D.

    4. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      Do you fall through the ground in that part right before the loop in Emerald Coast in the DC version?

    5. Plasme

      Plasme

      Yeah you do and I did on my first playthrough of it yesterday!

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      SA1 will always be a buggy mess no matter which version you play. The game simply wasn't polished in time for its original Japanese release or even it's updated international release a year later. But when DX came around, they focused almost entirely on visual updates to game and introduced more new bugs than they fixed. Every port it's ever had has been a lazy rush job that doesn't do any justice to brilliant game that it is at its core.

      SA1 needs either one of the following:

      1) A total re-imagining remake. Not a 1:1 remake like Crash and Spyro, but to rebuilt like a new game with the same ideas.

      2) To be receive a definitive edition port that goes back to the original game and finishes it  

  10. Im emulating SA1 on Dreamcast and got the Japanese CDI by mistake.

    Sonic sounds so insufferable in the Japanese dub. He sounds so cocky.

    1. Plasme

      Plasme

      Just fell through the floor in that infamous Emerald Coast loop lolol

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Any reason you're emulating the Dreamcast version? The best way to play the game is the PC version (either the 2003 version of the Steam version) with mods to bring back the DC models and lighting, widescreen and higher resolutions.

    3. Plasme

      Plasme

      Just for nostalgia. I know it's not the best way to play it, I just want to go back to how I remember it playing as a kid.

      And the fact it's in Japanese makes it a fun novelty.

    4. Plasme

      Plasme

      I'll compare the modded version to it now though!

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Sonic's Engrish makes it all worth it.

  11. I love that banner.

    1. Catallena

      Catallena

      me too!

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      I hope you are doing well in lockdown.

    3. Catallena

      Catallena

      oh it's been just me and my aunt and we're managing. she's a nurse and I'm working from home so we're doing well! bad news every day of course but it's fine. how about you? I hope you're doing well too!

  12. I like the status update being at the top of the page. Good update!

  13. I replayed FF7 (original) recently and was impressed by how well it holds up all things considered. The writing is pretty poor, but the plot and themes are still great.

    No spoilers please for FF7 Remake.

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      FF7R spoiler: they destroy a mako reactor at the start of the game. totally different from the original, isn't it

    2. Chaos Incarnate

      Chaos Incarnate

      I’m playing through it now and liking it a lot. Not a perfect game but has a lot of charm and awesome moments. 

    3. Plasme

      Plasme

      Yeah the game has some flaws, I really hate Don Corneo. But it's still good all things considered!

  14. Looking at Sean get absolutely wrecked by Mike Pollock is now my favourite moment of the years I've been on SSMB.

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      did he get wrecked or did mike pollock go on an insecure ramble after spending too much time namesearching himself again

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Are we really doing this?

    3. Operationgamer17

      Operationgamer17

      When was this?

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      The fucking Pollock and Eggman topic: Sean said a thing, Mike came in and cleared some things up.

      So now one is "owned", and the other is "insecure" because we have to turn this into a debate somehow.

    5. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      That

      isn't even close to what happened in that thread

      like, even slightly

    6. Sean

      Sean

      What's your problem

    7. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      >Mike Pollock: clarifies a thing so that misinformation isn't spreading
      >person: "OOOOOOH HE GOT REJKT RANDOM PERSON NR.9740!!"
      >other people: "Oh, Mike is insecure, that's why he posted"

      And people ask why I don't like this place sometimes

    8. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      Didn't seem hostile like that. Just Sean being corrected by Mike.

       

      @Wraith Seriously? Insecure ramble No need for that sort of disrespectful crap.

    9. Sean

      Sean

      I don't recall saying anything in that thread worth correcting

    10. KHCast

      KHCast

      If ever there was a way to spook off people tied to the games off a fan forum, this status would sure be it

    11. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Freaking rude much???

    12. Tornado

      Tornado

      You get fucking wrecked every time you make a thread, and you're pulling shit like this? Over someone clarifying something?

       

       

      Don't ever make a status like this again about another member.

  15. Why did my topic about Evening Star (which had actually interesting topics to discuss) get merged, but the millionth thread about why Shadow is good and why I hate Amy are up, running and popular.

    I've never really 'got' this forum, but I really do think everyone just wants to talk about the same thing over and over and over and over again.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It was merged because there was a topic with literally the exact same discussion point already made.

      Meanwhile. a lot of topics about Shadow, Amy, or any one of the existing characters tend to focus around different discussion points entirely. If not, the same actions are taken with them. If this isn't the case for any currently existing threads, please feel free to point it out in a report with the mirrored topic linked.

  16. Whitehead's Evening Star is named after a zone in Knuckles Chaotix. A clue to their Sonic connection or just a homage?

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      Those don't really seem like contradictory things, it's probably both lol.

      Unless you mean literally they named themselves that because they're making more Sonic... but I doubt they'd feel the need to do so for that reason.

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Evening Star is actually a piece of music in Chaotix (not the name of a zone):

      It's one of the pieces of music which plays in Knuckles Chaotix "lobby".

       

      I think they chose the name EveningStar purely because it sounds like a good name (just a coincidence that it's also the name of a piece of music from Chaotix).

  17. SEGA Ages Sonic 1 and 2 play lile a dream on Switch. 

    I think it's the best emulation I've ever seen.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I wish the Switch Joycons had a D-Pad

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      Im using the pro controller, so im lucky!

    3. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      Shame about the buggy spindash in 1 though.

  18. Not a fan of that Sonic R remix. For one I think 'Feel the Sunshine' is the most boring track on the OST. But secondly, the video is a bit OTT and  bit cringey, even though I get that's kind of the point.

  19. Did anyone know Blue Spheres music was originally from SEGASonicBros?

    1. Plasme
    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      I SORTA hear what you're saying at the start of the melody but no way, this is a coincidence, they're barely similar.

      EDIT: Oh, the written link is completely different from the embedded video, I assume the first one was a mistake.  Yeah that's Blue Spheres alright lol.

    3. Plasme

      Plasme

      Oh man that video isn't supposed to be there xD - I'll fix it

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      Hey talk about the psychological affects of power of suggestion though, I really was hearing just a TIDBIT of Blue Spheres in the note progression of the unrelated song that I never would've thought was there otherwise.

  20. I know I'm late, but I played Doki Doki Literature Club recently.

    It's very, very good.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      It's a game I was always curious about but I couldn't really go anywhere without hearing about the twists. I ended up watching Etika's playthrough the other day to get a feeling for the experience. Overall I think it's a really interesting game with fun characters, but probably not one I would play since I'm not sure I'd get anything out of it knowing what I do now. The first third of the game did take me by surprise though when I watched it since I kept thinking "when is the weird stuff going to pop off?"

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      To be honest, I think most people online like it for the most superficial reasons. It's really fun on the first playthrough when you don't know what to expect and get surprised by the twists, but I actually think some of the best content is in the first act. The way it subverts and (sometimes heavily criticises) anime culture and foreshadows its characters' troubles and plot points is what I think is the best part of the game. I actually think it's substantially better on a second playthrough.

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Yeah the first act/third was genuinely interesting to me and I was surprised by how convincing and well-handled 

      Spoiler

      Sayori's depression

      was. It's probably the only thing I didn't know about since it's usually the meta-horror and shocking stuff from act 2 that gets the most attention. For what it's worth I kind of like how that stuff is handled too but when the game relies so heavily on it and knowing about it ahead of time it doesn't really leave much else for the player to really dig into.

    4. Plasme

      Plasme

      Spoiler

      I agree that Yuri's behaviour in Act 2 is probably one of the weaker elements of the game. And it's what I mean for the superficial elements of the game being popular: "oh it's great because isn't Yuri creepy!" etc etc. It is executed well, but isn't as good as Sayori's arc.

      One thing I do really like about Act 2 is Monika's involvement and how many questions that raises about how much of Act 2 (such as Yuri's problems and Natsuki's dad) are even real. Clearly some of it is, but it's hard to know where that line is drawn.

      I also really like Monika's monologue when you are in the room alone with her, because she turns out to be far more sensible and down to earth when you finally get to talk to her, gives her whole tragic story more pathos, because she's really just an ordinary high school student.

       

  21. Im racing @Tracker_TD in tsr matchmaking haha

    1. Plasme

      Plasme

      Im the one playing Big and you're Metal Sonic xD

  22. Playing Sonic Racing Transformed. It still holds up! Although the flying feels pretty bad now.

  23. Hope my topic can bring some positivism to this forum!

    1. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      I admire the optimism but it'll devolve into shitting on Iizuka and/or Pontaff in two pages

  24. I'm actually pretty hyped for Team Sonic Racing. It's looking much better after the delay.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I'd assume a lot of the new content, namely the car customization is from the delay.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The car customisation was mentioned before the delay. While we don't know the specifics of what the delay entailed, it's more likely that the game was delayed so that it could be finished up to the standard that Sumo and Sonic Team/Iizuka wanted, rather than to add in content.

    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      I do like SEGA's new policy of not rushing games out, delaying them to give the developers time to add polish.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Forces still managed to get around that policy; they didn't have to rush the game out, they just set out to make a mediocre game from the start.

      TSR after last night finally looks like a really good game. I haven't doubted that it would be great for a long time, but SEGA didn't do anything to prove me right for a long time. I hope there's enough time to get a good media buzz for the game going.

  25. Why is Tails Channel streaming an hour before the panel?

    1. Heckboy

      Heckboy

      to promote the Official™ Tails Channel™ T-shirts

    2. SSF1991

      SSF1991

      Pre-panel discussions and any news that breaks before the panel.

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