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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Waveshocker Sigma in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    This is literally the only time a sword has been in any way referenced with regards to Infinite. Can't it just be something he's capable of conjuring that he uses exactly once or twice in a boss fight?
    That's why lots of folks are saying we don't have enough information. Especially because this is Infinite who's powers are a mystery right now.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from MightyRay in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    This is literally the only time a sword has been in any way referenced with regards to Infinite. Can't it just be something he's capable of conjuring that he uses exactly once or twice in a boss fight?
    That's why lots of folks are saying we don't have enough information. Especially because this is Infinite who's powers are a mystery right now.
  3. Promotion
    GentlemanX got a reaction from Cakito in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Fletch in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
  5. Nice Smile
    GentlemanX got a reaction from BlueSky in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sky in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Noreate in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from A_W in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Flame Lance in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from SonicLegends in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
  12. Nice Smile
    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sega DogTagz in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from MightyRay in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
  14. Promotion
    GentlemanX got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from GuyWithThePie in Sonic Forces: Infinite Unmasked (SPOILERS/Speculation)   
    Infinite's always seemed like the kind of character aimed toward the kids that preferred the "serious" Sonic stories like SA2 and 06. By that, I mean everything about him is supposed to be "cool" to a ten year old. That's not a knock toward those here that prefer those and aren't in that demographic (I'm describing myself here), I'm just honestly describing who Sonic Team's aiming for. If that's not for you, then yeah you're not going to like him. But you're not the part of the fanbase he's aimed for and that part of the fanbase isn't some red headed step child to be ignored.
    Do I think Infinite needs a sword? No, but honestly it's just because I think it clutters his otherwise great design. Swords with Sonic characters has always seemed odd to me because most usually don't have a place for a hilt and the sword itself usually clashes with the overall aesthetic. Sometimes it works: Sonic and the Black Knight's entire game was founded on Arthurian legend so it matches that world. Antoine is a soldier, and his design especially in SatAM and pre-reboot make a sword appear a natural extension of his design - post reboot it's even incorporated well into his "move set" and "gameplay style". But here I think it clashes to much. I get why they would give him one, swords are cool, but in this case I think he was fine the way he was.
    I can't agree with this though. The Sonic fanbase gets crap either because of poor quality games or just disdain for Sonic's cute character with attitude premise. If all the games looked as cartoony as Lost World you'd be hearing folks say Sonic is just for babies or something. You don't reason with a bully that wants to laugh at something you like, you realize how pathetic someone has to be to spend their time making fun of others and you live and let live. Every new Sonic game will have new folks asking why the franchise hasn't died yet, Mania included. Every character besides Sonic is said to be garbage, until you just have people saying Sonic himself is garbage, Classic included.
    I'm sorry you're embarrassed that this is part of Sonic's identity. But plenty of people are excited about this because what Sonic is means different things for different people. Everyone in this fanbase deserves a turn to celebrate.
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    GentlemanX reacted to Legosi (Tani Coyote) in Would you buy an Avatar figure?   
    I'd buy it because I like the design.
    Although it really speaks to how they should have just made him his own character if they're going to continually use that same design to a point it's basically canon in the same sense Link's name is canonically Link no matter what you enter in a Zelda game.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sky in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I didn't watch the stream and these seem at odds with one another.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from BlueSky in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    To counter, this is also about the same response IDW gave when fans asked about Ian writing the new comic. I mean, sure, there is a definite possibility that they won't be able to use the Freedom Fighters, but it's just speculation based on hearsay regarding Sega's feelings toward them when Archie rebooted. And even that had the added element that the Freedom Fighters were still the main cast of the book. It would fit with how Sega treats elements from other non-continuity works like X and Underground though (exceptions like the Chaotix office aside).
    If IDW knows they can't use those characters and is attempting damage control, saying "we're not sure at this time" or "we'll let you know more about the cast in time" not "we know these characters are popular, stay tuned". You ease the fanbase into that fact, not admit that you'd be dropping a popular element of the series. Barring IDW coming out today and saying they were going to pick up right where Archie left off with the same continuity and numbering, I don't think anyone is or was expecting the Freedom Fighters to be on the same level as Sonic, Tails, and Amy like were in Archie Sonic - I certainly don't want them in that role anyway. But if IDW could have them in reoccurring roles like the Chaotix or Team Dark, I can't say Sega would unilaterally say "no way".
    Again, all we can do is speculate at this point. But I think them saying "We know these characters are popular, stay tuned. We're focusing on new stories." and reacting with "Well, that's clear cut evidence that they're gone for good." is overly pessimistic at best.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Snowragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    To counter, this is also about the same response IDW gave when fans asked about Ian writing the new comic. I mean, sure, there is a definite possibility that they won't be able to use the Freedom Fighters, but it's just speculation based on hearsay regarding Sega's feelings toward them when Archie rebooted. And even that had the added element that the Freedom Fighters were still the main cast of the book. It would fit with how Sega treats elements from other non-continuity works like X and Underground though (exceptions like the Chaotix office aside).
    If IDW knows they can't use those characters and is attempting damage control, saying "we're not sure at this time" or "we'll let you know more about the cast in time" not "we know these characters are popular, stay tuned". You ease the fanbase into that fact, not admit that you'd be dropping a popular element of the series. Barring IDW coming out today and saying they were going to pick up right where Archie left off with the same continuity and numbering, I don't think anyone is or was expecting the Freedom Fighters to be on the same level as Sonic, Tails, and Amy like were in Archie Sonic - I certainly don't want them in that role anyway. But if IDW could have them in reoccurring roles like the Chaotix or Team Dark, I can't say Sega would unilaterally say "no way".
    Again, all we can do is speculate at this point. But I think them saying "We know these characters are popular, stay tuned. We're focusing on new stories." and reacting with "Well, that's clear cut evidence that they're gone for good." is overly pessimistic at best.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I didn't watch the stream and these seem at odds with one another.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I didn't watch the stream and these seem at odds with one another.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from BlueSky in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I didn't watch the stream and these seem at odds with one another.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from BlueSky in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So I like that we have a new continuity and not based on the post-reboot Archie one. I would have liked a definitive answer regarding the Freedom Fighters (I don't care about the post-reboot original characters) but them being aware of a fan demand for them is better than nothing I suppose.
    I'm not jazzed about Ian being head writer again. I'm tired of seeing him in this role and want a new take on Sonic. That said, now that he's presumably not attached by the old Archie Sonic world, maybe he'll try some different formulas? Please?
    I like that the book will essentially start in January with that four issues in April thing. I completely understand just getting a main series right out of the gate, hopefully the book can expand to other titles later. I'm not interested in crossovers, but it's IDW so... unavoidable.
    So overall, mixed bag. The two things I really wanted to know were the continuity and Freedom Fighters, and I sort of got answers for both. Still, hopefully we get solicits for at least the first issue at that later panel. I'd like to know how Ian intends to launch this thing.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Korke in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So I like that we have a new continuity and not based on the post-reboot Archie one. I would have liked a definitive answer regarding the Freedom Fighters (I don't care about the post-reboot original characters) but them being aware of a fan demand for them is better than nothing I suppose.
    I'm not jazzed about Ian being head writer again. I'm tired of seeing him in this role and want a new take on Sonic. That said, now that he's presumably not attached by the old Archie Sonic world, maybe he'll try some different formulas? Please?
    I like that the book will essentially start in January with that four issues in April thing. I completely understand just getting a main series right out of the gate, hopefully the book can expand to other titles later. I'm not interested in crossovers, but it's IDW so... unavoidable.
    So overall, mixed bag. The two things I really wanted to know were the continuity and Freedom Fighters, and I sort of got answers for both. Still, hopefully we get solicits for at least the first issue at that later panel. I'd like to know how Ian intends to launch this thing.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    So I like that we have a new continuity and not based on the post-reboot Archie one. I would have liked a definitive answer regarding the Freedom Fighters (I don't care about the post-reboot original characters) but them being aware of a fan demand for them is better than nothing I suppose.
    I'm not jazzed about Ian being head writer again. I'm tired of seeing him in this role and want a new take on Sonic. That said, now that he's presumably not attached by the old Archie Sonic world, maybe he'll try some different formulas? Please?
    I like that the book will essentially start in January with that four issues in April thing. I completely understand just getting a main series right out of the gate, hopefully the book can expand to other titles later. I'm not interested in crossovers, but it's IDW so... unavoidable.
    So overall, mixed bag. The two things I really wanted to know were the continuity and Freedom Fighters, and I sort of got answers for both. Still, hopefully we get solicits for at least the first issue at that later panel. I'd like to know how Ian intends to launch this thing.
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