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    knuckles20 got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If people don’t like the Freedom Fighters, that fine. But the problem I have with this is that mindset has made the games so lackluster to me. It’s real easy to take that answer and turn it into:
    ”I want to see Sonic do shit, who are these other characters, I do not care for them”.
    This has me more concerned when people say the comics should me more like the games and can’t help but think of Classic nostalgia pandering and everyone else sitting around for Sonic to save them instead of being active in the plot.
    Even if I didn’t like the FF I wouldn’t demand that they go away because it makes me no better than the critics do demanded that the games should only be about Sonic and Eggman.
    Also there’s only so much you can do with the game cast alone where it’s gonna come to a point where comic-original characters are going to come forth whether people like it or not.
    Also I find it funny when people say fans only care about characters from the games when original creations like Tangle and Whisper got tons of love via fanart.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If people don’t like the Freedom Fighters, that fine. But the problem I have with this is that mindset has made the games so lackluster to me. It’s real easy to take that answer and turn it into:
    ”I want to see Sonic do shit, who are these other characters, I do not care for them”.
    This has me more concerned when people say the comics should me more like the games and can’t help but think of Classic nostalgia pandering and everyone else sitting around for Sonic to save them instead of being active in the plot.
    Even if I didn’t like the FF I wouldn’t demand that they go away because it makes me no better than the critics do demanded that the games should only be about Sonic and Eggman.
    Also there’s only so much you can do with the game cast alone where it’s gonna come to a point where comic-original characters are going to come forth whether people like it or not.
    Also I find it funny when people say fans only care about characters from the games when original creations like Tangle and Whisper got tons of love via fanart.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If people don’t like the Freedom Fighters, that fine. But the problem I have with this is that mindset has made the games so lackluster to me. It’s real easy to take that answer and turn it into:
    ”I want to see Sonic do shit, who are these other characters, I do not care for them”.
    This has me more concerned when people say the comics should me more like the games and can’t help but think of Classic nostalgia pandering and everyone else sitting around for Sonic to save them instead of being active in the plot.
    Even if I didn’t like the FF I wouldn’t demand that they go away because it makes me no better than the critics do demanded that the games should only be about Sonic and Eggman.
    Also there’s only so much you can do with the game cast alone where it’s gonna come to a point where comic-original characters are going to come forth whether people like it or not.
    Also I find it funny when people say fans only care about characters from the games when original creations like Tangle and Whisper got tons of love via fanart.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Then no one should care about Tangle or Whisper because they’re not from the games.
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    knuckles20 reacted to PublicEnemy1 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    The problem with the game cast is one major thing: they're too restrictive. Ian can only do so much with the game cast before SEGA rags on them about mandates. That's why I embrace every new/non-game character they have, because Ian could do more with things that aren't the creations of SEGA of Japan. 
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    knuckles20 reacted to JosepHenry in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    ... Ian worked a long time with these character and he made them the best as he could. Saying that he "hated" the characters is just absurd when he did a better job with them than any person before. You didn't have to add "intensified".
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    knuckles20 reacted to DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
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    knuckles20 reacted to SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I don't. I've said multiple times now that I enjoy it.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Lord-Dreamerz in Unpopular opinion: I like Sonic's universe more than Sonic himself   
    I care more about the characters and story world concepts then I do anything else of this series. I enjoy good gameplay the same as many people, however it is not the reason I care about this series, because gameplay by itself in a void means absolutely nothing to me. Gameplay for me is the way we interact, explore and become apart of a world... I want to see the mysteries behind these worlds, who lives there and what kind of day to day lives they live... I want to experience something new and different from real life when I play a game or watch a story typically.
    A long running franchise like Sonic is nice because it's something that keeps getting new content, which always gives something to look forward towards unlike a short series that is dead soon as it finishes it's main storyline. One method for a great series is something that sparks the imagination of it's fan base, which is why despite a lot of the Sonic franchise concepts being poorly executed in the end... regardless of that it's concepts and the things it actually did good are still fun and gets us thinking and invested.
    As a fantasy art lover this series has visually really appealed to me too for the most part... especially the less realistic and more abstract, surreal fantasy + cartoon/anime style stuff. I think if the series was just about a normal looking human guy who runs fast in a realistic setting world I never would had cared about it, just like how I don't care for most media that lacks otherworldly aspects to them.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in Are multiple playable characters still seen as an issue/   
    I may not like games such as Colors or Generations with the over reliance on 2D sections and boost to win but I wouldn’t call the games “broken”.
    As much as I complain about the 2D/3D hybrid it’s not the biggest deal breaker for me. Hell I would had bought Forces if instead of Classic Sonic and the create-your-own they finally got at least 2 non Sonic characters playable from the start of the game and not some last minute DLC. 
    And those people can bitch all they want because I’m tired of the bland monotony that came from the cast’s exclusion.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in Are multiple playable characters still seen as an issue/   
    It’s been over a decade now. They can’t keep falling back on the “we can’t get Sonic right” excuse. 
    The longer people use it as to write off why Sonic can’t have a game that’s actually plays in 3D without being dependent on 2D sections, have characters that aren’t just another form of Sonic (Classic Sonic in Forces) or something the player has to fill in themselves as opposed to the various characters that’s been benched since Unleashed, the more pathetic it looks on SEGA.
    If I want to play as Knuckles, Tails or any of the characters that aren’t Sonic in a 3D game, I’m not stop asking for it because that’s what I want from games and the games haven’t been enjoyable when everyone became Sonic’s ass kissers who can’t do a damn thing without him.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Marco9966 in Unpopular opinion: I like Sonic's universe more than Sonic himself   
    I always felt the stories were not all about Sonic, but about the new people he meets, Tails's quest for confidence, Knuckles's struggles, E-102, Shadow, Chaos, Tikal, Emerl, Blaze...
    I'm not here for the fast gameplay, I'm here for the stories, the character interactions, the mythology, the exciting stories.
    Sonic's world has so many cool things in the lore: Interesting cute creatures like Chao, Wisps live in the same world as mythological and powerful beasts like Chao, Black Arms, Dark Gaia...
    Interesting locations like Angel Island, Mystic Ruins...
    That's why I feel the newer games have been so lifeless and soulless because it's only Sonic, and the other characters are cheerleaders.
    Also, the IDW comics need a Sonic Universe spinoff so we can see the expanded Sonic Universe, not just Sonic and friends bash robots in nameless town!

    (art by shaolinfeilong)
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in Are multiple playable characters still seen as an issue/   
    I’ve seen people use it to defend the 2D sections in the “3D” games hence why I brought it up.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in Are multiple playable characters still seen as an issue/   
    It’s been over a decade now. They can’t keep falling back on the “we can’t get Sonic right” excuse. 
    The longer people use it as to write off why Sonic can’t have a game that’s actually plays in 3D without being dependent on 2D sections, have characters that aren’t just another form of Sonic (Classic Sonic in Forces) or something the player has to fill in themselves as opposed to the various characters that’s been benched since Unleashed, the more pathetic it looks on SEGA.
    If I want to play as Knuckles, Tails or any of the characters that aren’t Sonic in a 3D game, I’m not stop asking for it because that’s what I want from games and the games haven’t been enjoyable when everyone became Sonic’s ass kissers who can’t do a damn thing without him.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Roger_van_der_weide in Why Are GHZ and CPZ Staples Now?   
    While it's a neat observation that Green Hill and Chemical plant represent the nature versus industry themes, I agree with the others that that's a happy coincidence.
    I never get the feeling they put any thought into it beyond "MEMBER LEVEL? THIS WAS WHEN SONIC'S GOOD SO THE NEW THING IS ALSO GOOD!"

    And I wouldn't mind them reusing Green HIll Zone so much if they did it more tastefully, it's that blatent aggresive desperation in it's visuals that annoy me.
    Not just a few checkerboard bits within a larger landscape, but CHECKERBOARDS IN YOUR FACE!!!
    Iconic or not, the only thing that visual communicates to me at this point is Sonic team desperatly dangling keychains in front of me to try to hide something.
    Instant suspicion that they still have no confidence, vision and/or a good game.

    Chemical plant zone I don't mind, other that I weep for all the other iconic levels that are ignored.
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    knuckles20 reacted to DreamSaturn in Who wants Silver and Blaze to stay in their worlds   
    We haven't even seen Blaze in the games since Sonic Generations, and even then she was more or less a background object. The same goes for Silver up until Sonic Forces, so it's not like they're shoving Sonic out of the spotlight. If anything, one could make the argument that characters outside of Sonic don't get enough focus.
     
    Think of the past few games: Omit Tails completely, omit Amy and Knuckles, everyone except for Sonic and Eggman. (And the Deadly Six if you're looking at Lost World), you don't need anyone else at all because we're more or less back to the Sonic vs. Eggman plots again. That's not to mention how shallow the plots for Sonic have been for at least the past decade, anyway.
     
    I'm actually not sure what your argument is here? What makes you so sure that your complaints would be absolved by just changing the names in the script?
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    knuckles20 reacted to Zaysho in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Got around to reading the recent issue, I think I'm in the minority where I rather enjoyed issue 10. It's mostly a big running battle, and while maybe the attention could be better split between Sonic and Knuckles fighting Metal and the Resistance taking out the Egg Fleet, I think the issue showed everything it needed to to get the job done. I don't need page after page of Super Neo Metal Sonic bitch slapping Knuckles and Sonic away from the M.E. and saying "try again!" or "so close!" (which worked well enough the one time to get across that quite a bit of time has elapsed). It might have been nice to keep Super Neo around a bit longer, but I don't really have any complaints about Overlord (I kinda figured he'd transform since Metal copying people's data was already established). This is also probably the first issue where I actually got a chuckle out of the theme song callbacks Ian's been jamming in so often in previous issues--most instances felt extremely forced and just didn't belong with the rest of the dialogue, so at least this time it felt appropriate, but the effect is diminished by all the other bad attempts.
    I can see why other people didn't like this issue if they were into the build-up of the earlier issues and it seems like Ian just took the easy way out, but since I didn't like earlier issues it was nice seeing the team cut loose on the action. This pretty much echoes how I felt about Archie's last year, a series of repetitive two-parters of Sonic and Chip doing the same thing in the main story every issue and then a four parter that gets to the pay off. While some parts of the payoff for "Panic in the Sky" felt unearned due to how Chip was handled throughout most of the Shattered World Crisis, I think "Battle for Angel Island" seems a bit more satisfactory so far since I think I'm getting just about what I thought I would without raising my expectations too much.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    The same could be said for Shadow, or really any character for that matter.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Kuzu the Boloedge in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Do you just read this book to see Amy do stuff, because there's more stuff going on than whatever Amy is doing...
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    knuckles20 reacted to SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I enjoyed it. Sure it was a lot of fighting and Burning Blaze sadly didn't last long but I enjoyed all the showcasing of everyone and the interactions between them. 
    Plus I loved the little tidbit with Mr. Tinker getting kidnapped. Could the Doc be Eggman Nega? If so it'd be an interesting turn. 
    So yeah I liked it. 
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    knuckles20 reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Except 1) the FF/Satam are owned by Sega, who 2) pulled the lisence from Archie meaning Archie can’t make an alternate universe for them.
    And I frankly don’t see how that would be better when folks who like these characters like them with the game characters, much less the lore they built with them. Separating them isn’t going to make that better—shit’s already fucked with the games doing just that with Classic and Modern Sonic having a wall between, and one would figure to have learned from that case alone that separating things like that only makes it worse off for other fans invested in this franchise when that isn’t necessary nor is it addressing the problem (whatever that may actually be in this case—“the Freedom Fighters existing” is less a problem than it is another out of many cases of downright pettiness).
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    knuckles20 reacted to Sega DogTagz in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    But the Archie comics started out as that alternate universe. Right from the jump it was largely an alternate universe with its own characters a lure that was seperate from the games. It was clear from the start that this space was reserved for this alternate lure and was only tied to the games by the loosest of threads. It wouldn't be until years later, that the Sonic games focused on enough of a cohesive story for people to start expecting the comics to reflect the game canon to a larger extent.
     
    The Archie comics were designed to be a cohesive environment with the FF from day 1. As time went on, I feel like they did an admirable job adapting to the times and bringing in more game elements/characters - but in the end that just isn't enough for some people who came over after inception and shook cages to change it to what we see today. The comics were never supposed to be very reflective of the games... until they were.
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    knuckles20 got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    And piss off the fans who have been following the Freedom Fighters?
    How is this any different than critics of the games campaigning everyone but Sonic should be cut out?
    Why is it impossible to balance time or mix the two groups of characters together?
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    knuckles20 reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I can understand not wanting two Sonic’s, but why are we still insisting that the FF took all the screentime when that isn’t true? Especially when it came to post-reboot Archie—it’s no different than having Tangle and Whisper around here in IDW.
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    knuckles20 reacted to Forte-Metallix in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    They improved her character by giving her a purpose other than chasing Sonic. She's the real head of the Resistance, capable of holding her own in a fight, working with others, and still having a professional relationship with Sonic without her one-sided affections jeopardizing the mission. Not to mention the way she and Sonic tease/fluster each other in Issue 2 was a million times more endearing than having her scream his name and throw a violent tantrum when he doesn't take the bait.
    A crush != a personality.
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