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    knuckles20 reacted to Ming Ming Hatsune in Worst period for Sonic?   
    I am talking about Sonic in the video game industry. What made Sonic popular in the first place. I personally don’t read the comics and the recent shorts are nice but it’s not blowing people away is it?
    15 years ago, the Sonic fanbase was massive in the web. Massive. There were like 15 active Sonic forums before. Now it feels like, SSMB’s the last very active Sonic forum standing. It reflects that as time went by, the fanbase stopped growing and decreased. Because of Sega/Sonic Team’s poor decisions overtime. Terrible/sub-par video games. I just need to look at myself for example. Used to be a huge Amy fan. Everyday I used to think about the Sonic universe. Not anymore, since around 5/6 years ago.
    Still upset that since ‘06, other characters apart from Shadow in Forces, were no longer playable and it’s just Sonic in the mainline.
     
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    knuckles20 reacted to Johnster4 in Worst period for Sonic?   
    For me it's from 2009-currently.
    Every game from that point besides Generations and Mania has been try to appeal to people who aren't sonic fans, with Colours, Boom, & Forces appealing to casuals and Lost World appealing to Mario fans. Story's and character development having the lack to depth compared to the adventure games but instead being replace with joke's that they expect only young kids to laugh at, I'm not asking for Kojima or Yoko taro to write a Sonic Story and over complicate thing but the current writer's need to do better to make us care about the story and characters. The dumbing down of Sonic Team games, having linear level design become too obvious, less and less 3D platforming, & less of a challenge, and having less content and replay value. If you look at the quality of Sonic games from 2009 to now  you can see that the Sonic series at this point has been relegated to a budget series when Sonic is suppose to be the Mascot of SEGA.
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    knuckles20 reacted to StaticMania in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Two Worlds means no humans, but since there have only ever been...6 actual human "characters" in this series, it means absolutely nothing that humans can't be used in this comic series.
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    knuckles20 reacted to DabigRG in Ideas for a Sonic rogues gallery   
    Eggman & his robots and Zavok & his Zeti brethren are definitely a start, but we most definitely could use more. Personal villains for characters like Knuckles, Amy, and I guess Shadow would help. Criminals like the Hooligans would provide grounded conflicts from time to time. Some females to make this less brotown is something most would enjoy. And a villainous magic user would create entirely different threats. 
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    I’m not abandoning my preferences for people who more or less had it their way for over a decade.
    I’ve heard all the issues people had with the games for a long time, but if it wasn’t enough for me to switch sides when critics continue to trash 06 why do you think I would do so now. I think the Adventure era games are good I’m not changing that for anyone.
    And it’s not like I haven’t tried those games. The issues I’ve had with dealing with the games since Colors is that the story is not engaging enough for me to care, the gameplay has gotten to the point to the main campaign can be done within hours after it’s initial release, the characters are severe downgrades from prior installments, and despite giving them the 3D label it’s a huge lie because they cram the game with as many 2D sections as possible because they can’t be bothered to make an actual 3D game.
    If I want the Modern games to have 3D gameplay, more balanced story telling and multiple playable characters I’ll advocate for those elements because that’s how I like my Sonic games.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    So SomecallmeJohnny released a review for Team Sonic Racing and the thing that bugged me is the whole: ”Sonic works best if no one ever talked”. I can understand this for the classic side but for modern, No just no.
    Bad enough we got people wanting to eliminate anyone who isn’t Sonic or Eggman or what remains of actual 3D gameplay. But this is another step in the lazy route of throwing something out instead of improving those aspects. 

    Yeah the dialogue isn’t great but there’s no reason that it improved on.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Wraith in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    This has always been a false premise that needs to be beaten into the ground instead of humored. 
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Pinkolol16 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    About three minutes in, he states he likes the overdrive shorts that promoted the games and he feels that the style of the shorts with no dialouge and cartoony humor(i.e. Shadow being a douche to a Chao) should carryover to the games as well. 
     
    I like those shorts too but I like it when the characters can actually converse with each other.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Pinkolol16 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    So SomecallmeJohnny released a review for Team Sonic Racing and the thing that bugged me is the whole: ”Sonic works best if no one ever talked”. I can understand this for the classic side but for modern, No just no.
    Bad enough we got people wanting to eliminate anyone who isn’t Sonic or Eggman or what remains of actual 3D gameplay. But this is another step in the lazy route of throwing something out instead of improving those aspects. 

    Yeah the dialogue isn’t great but there’s no reason that it improved on.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Pinkolol16 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    The Adventure/Modern games are the different way of telling a story from the classic series. The problem that I noticed is some fans has turned it into, "if it wasn't in the classic games, then it shouldn't exist". 
    I'm ok with this for the Mania style games. But that doesn't mean Modern Sonic need to do the same. I want them to improve the aspects of the games that got me into the series than avoid them like the plague. 
    The only thing I can say the fandom is hoarding it the use of Green Hill Zone in every single game because it's iconic or something like that. 
    Aside from that I don't see it as a hoarding issue, but more of "what do I like about Sonic games". The fandom has grown to the point where some prefer Sonic games where it's a nonstop 2D genesis dreamland where the only thing that matters is the gameplay while other fans desire having games that contains serious storytelling, 3D gameplay various characters(who act more than glorified wallpaper) and and fully voiced dialogue. Honestly if SEGA does this for Sonic it's not a perfect plan but I can only imagine there would be less headaches and animosity than what we're dealing with now.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Pinkolol16 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    The series has adopted an unhealthy attitude of “X is bad so let’s throw it out”. It’s a defeatist pathetic way of resolving any issue when it comes to Sonic and it needs to stop.

    It’s not just the dialogue anything regarding the 3D games, multiplayable characters, serious storytelling, actual 3D gameplay; these are things that got me to give a damn about the series and I want to see those aspect be improved on and not try at all to appease people who want it frozen in the genesis era. I don’t expect the dialogue to be Shakespeare level overnight, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be worked on.
    To me the scripts had been crap when they care more about making meme humour and turning everyone else to cardboard cutouts who lost their agency as opposed to actual people who have their personal motivations and desires.
    You want games where everyone acts like they’re in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, Mania and its future follow ups. As for the Modern games, let them talk because I don’t want to lose the few things the games have that separates them from Classic pandering. 
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from MainJP in Stuff from other continuities that you wish were canon to the games   
    Archie! Breezie would be cool to have as an another adversary.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Ivo-goji in Anyone else bored of Eggman being the villain? Also the series should go back to basics!   
    The Adventure games and Sonic Battle were anti-war stories.
    Black Knight was a story about Merlina learning to accept that change is inevitable.
    Sonic Riders had Sonic learning a new skill to challenge a rival who believed he was a superior species.
    Shadow's character development and that of the various robots like Gamma touches on identity issues.
    Amy had a ongoing story arc of becoming more independent and learning to fight on her own that encompassed almost every appearance she made from SA to Unleashed.
    Honestly before Colors tried "going back to basics" the franchise had a rich variety of themes.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Whispering Ultima in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    RI cover for issue 22!

    Halloween variant!!!
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    knuckles20 reacted to Zaysho in Tails: between success and disservice of the character   
    Your arguments ignore what people are saying and dismiss anything to keep flaunting "SONIC ALONE DRIVES SALES". I don't care about any of this, but I'm sick and tired of opening this thread to read your condescending, smarmy replies--something another moderator told you to knock off. Since this is obviously going to be a recurring thing with you I'm going to skip the formalities.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Tails: between success and disservice of the character   
    ^You can tell me all day about how "Sonic pushes sales" and "everyone else is less desirable or not as popular", but the thing is I've heard it all before for over a decade and I have passed the point of giving a damn. I haven't been satisfied with the current direction of the games for a long time, and I'm not going to stay silent about it.
    I wouldn't be here on this forum if I thought the games were fine, but to me they are stagnant, uninteresting and not worth the $40 price tag. One factor of this is when the games stripped down Sonic to the only playable option. Not only did it get boring after experiencing games with the other characters skills and personalities but when they do show up (Generations,Lost World,Forces) it's a severe downgrade from what came before.
    I've became vocal about wanting better for the other characters(i.e. playable) because critics over at IGN aren't going to when they can barely put out a review for a new game without mentioning how 06 ruined their childhood. 
    Again just because Sonic is the main selling point is no excuse for everyone else to be extremely mishandled nor does it mean people shouldn't want them to be better than what we're getting now. 
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Tails: between success and disservice of the character   
    Wrong. To you Sonic is better than anyone else. To other fans there are characters who rank higher than him. Hell the blue hedgehog isn’t even in my top 5 favorites of Sonic characters anymore due to the games dumbing down everyone else in order for Sonic can look good in comparison. That doesn’t make like Sonic more, but fuel my desire for the other characters to be active in the plot and be playable again.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Shadowlax in Tails: between success and disservice of the character   
    Wrong. To you Sonic is better than anyone else. To other fans there are characters who rank higher than him. Hell the blue hedgehog isn’t even in my top 5 favorites of Sonic characters anymore due to the games dumbing down everyone else in order for Sonic can look good in comparison. That doesn’t make like Sonic more, but fuel my desire for the other characters to be active in the plot and be playable again.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from MainJP in Tails: between success and disservice of the character   
    ^You can tell me all day about how "Sonic pushes sales" and "everyone else is less desirable or not as popular", but the thing is I've heard it all before for over a decade and I have passed the point of giving a damn. I haven't been satisfied with the current direction of the games for a long time, and I'm not going to stay silent about it.
    I wouldn't be here on this forum if I thought the games were fine, but to me they are stagnant, uninteresting and not worth the $40 price tag. One factor of this is when the games stripped down Sonic to the only playable option. Not only did it get boring after experiencing games with the other characters skills and personalities but when they do show up (Generations,Lost World,Forces) it's a severe downgrade from what came before.
    I've became vocal about wanting better for the other characters(i.e. playable) because critics over at IGN aren't going to when they can barely put out a review for a new game without mentioning how 06 ruined their childhood. 
    Again just because Sonic is the main selling point is no excuse for everyone else to be extremely mishandled nor does it mean people shouldn't want them to be better than what we're getting now. 
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    knuckles20 reacted to Marco9966 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
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    knuckles20 reacted to Miragnarok in Does Sonic need unification or Separation?   
    Further separation; Dreamcast from Modern. Mainly to be rid of “BALDY MCNOSEHAIR!” and all it represents. So that Dreamcast and Modern can build their own respective lore. Mixing should be allowed in spinoff titles, however. 
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    knuckles20 reacted to Your Vest Friend in Anyone else bored of Eggman being the villain? Also the series should go back to basics!   
    I was bored of Eggman before it was cool. 
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    knuckles20 reacted to Marco9966 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I found these awesome artworks of what the IDW characters would look like in Sonic X, by https://y-firestar.tumblr.com
     
     
     
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    knuckles20 reacted to Wraith in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    I don't  believe in objectivity when it comes to games anymore so I've stopped calling my pleasures guilty. Anything that clicks with me as much as the Adventure games did and still do is worth standing by.
    The Adventure games are just much more interesting experiences with ideas that resonate with me and that's all that really matters.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Tangled Jack in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I'm glad for the work Ian is doing with the cast, anyway, I'm getting tons of negative comments for my reddit post on the games writing, but IDW does it best IMO, with everyone
    Sonic thinks and reflects upon his actions, Tails is kind and brave again, while still being a tech guy, Knuckles is a punch first think later and lovable stubborn, Amy is both in love with Sonic and an independent person, Eggman is deliciously wicked and ruthless, Shadow is edgy obviously, he makes mistakes and he's still badass (issue 10), Neo Metal Sonic was a really entertaining villain, Blaze works well as usual as an introspective person, Vector is a caring and fair leader of his band, Espio and Charmy are respectively realist and brave, Rouge is funny and flirty as she always is, Omega is his destructive self of course, every entertaining, Silver... What an adorable awkward dork, Tangle is full of life and wants out of her boring routine, Whisper is a real mystery. I really like everybody. Just because Shadow made one mistake I wouldn't say the writing is bad. Nor other little things, which the mandates are likely behind too.
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