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James Cloud

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    James Cloud reacted to JosepHenry in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    And the Lost Hex has a casino that is Classic Sonic and Tails themed.
    Aren't you guys overthinking this?
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    James Cloud reacted to Razule in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    Yes! So, in the alternate version of the events of the classics, the characters always had their modern designs. Problem solved. I don't think it's that they were too lazy though. Keep in mind, it's not like SEGA thinks they aged. It was just a redesign, an update. They always looked like that. That's why Sonic 4 used the modern design despite it allegedly being immediately after 3 and Knuckles. If they wanted to use the classic designs, they already had classic models of Sonic and Tails in the game.


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    James Cloud reacted to Almar in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    How does that fit with Amy flashing back to Sonic CD in Sonic Adventure?
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    James Cloud reacted to Dr. Mechano in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    If the classic games never happened in the "modern dimension," then why are locations like Green Hill, Chemical Plant, and (almost definitely) Sky Sanctuary here? Why are there all these iconic locations from adventures that modern Sonic never went on?
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    James Cloud reacted to DiamondX in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    It's not that they don't know? That would be stupid.
    They act like that so that the reader can try to guess.
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    James Cloud reacted to Jack out of the comics! in Sonic Forces Twitter Infos Thread   
    Who said Generations wasn't canon?
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    James Cloud got a reaction from GuyWithThePie in Would you buy an Avatar figure?   
    Although the promo red wolf grown on me. I don't see him getting a figure as obvious as it is it ruins the entire point of having OUR OC in the game by using a character we likely aren't making and is up to the players personal canon of what they are Species, Gender, Animal etc.
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    James Cloud reacted to DiamondX in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    We are now complaining about why they are called "moon" medals?!
    Why does there have to be a reason for it?
    I didn't see anyone complain abour Red Star Rings.
     
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    James Cloud got a reaction from Lord-Dreamerz in Would you buy an Avatar figure?   
    Although the promo red wolf grown on me. I don't see him getting a figure as obvious as it is it ruins the entire point of having OUR OC in the game by using a character we likely aren't making and is up to the players personal canon of what they are Species, Gender, Animal etc.
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    James Cloud reacted to Whatever the WhoCares in Sonic Forces Theories   
    Are you deliberately trolling? How could you possibly not know what I'm talking about? You're talking about the strong female character getting fridged, I'm telling you that's not the case plus the game is adding strong female characters, and you're just gonna play dumb now?
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    James Cloud reacted to SonicLegends in Sonic Forces Theories   
    Agreed, not to mention to throw out Infinite being a female.
    Iizuka: Although he is evil, he is not created from an abrupt incident like Chaos, but he is instead an animal character just like Sonic & the others. If you play the free DLC of Shadow’s story, you’ll get to understand why he obtains a powerful strength and becomes evil.
    Iizuka has continuously stated Infinite as a "HE" so that should be thrown out the window if the fact Infinite's male voice wasn't enough.
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    James Cloud reacted to GuyWithThePie in Sonic Forces Theories   
    I really doubt Infinite is going to be an already-established character.
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    James Cloud reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic Forces Switch - "30 FPS graphics with 60 FPS controls"   
    30fps and 720p is fine. Not ideal (I couldn't go back to Generations on 360 after playing it on PC), but it is tolerable. I don't think Generations and Unleashed even ran at 720p on console, so on paper Forces Switch should be an improvement. However, from the footage and impressions that we've seen so far the performance is utterly atrocious. The framerate makes Jungle Joyride look smooth, the textures are so low resolution and stretched that they lose all definition and the controls are supposedly impeded by incredible lag. I have no issues with a downgraded port for weaker hardware and that's actually much better than a crappy and cheaply made separate version (ala Unleashed Wii, Generations 3DS and Lost World 3DS). Forces Switch looks like it needs a lot more work and arguably is well outside what the Switch (/Sonic Team) is capable of pulling off very well. I think that the game should should be prioritising smooth performance over flashy visuals. Numerous effects and terrain fidelity should be removed from or toned down.
    The caveat is that Forces is probably going to sell especially well on the Switch. I know the Wii U games were bad showing for Sonic sales, but I still think that Sonic will perform best on Nintendo platforms where possible. 
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    James Cloud reacted to Ryannumber1Scarer in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    The seven playthroughs thing really isn't that grindy. Like sure, you'll probably get burnt out if you decide to do it all at once, but a Modern Sonic title isn't something I inherently think as a game that's going to take forever to finish one go through it. 
    And anyway, I'm pretty sure most people unless you're a hard-core collector would once again just step away and play something else and do the trophy in pieces. It's nowhere near the kinds of levels of grinding that truly place people off. That stuff would include Rayman Legends which requires months upon months of doing daily challenges to get the last trophy, or Danganronpa which can require two to three playthroughs of additional bonus modes to finish, or hell, Unleashed which required crap tons of grinding not only with the XP boosts, but finding medals, and the trial and error hot dog missions.
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    James Cloud reacted to MegasonicZX in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    7 completions really isn't all that tall of an order if the game is:
    1. As quick and easy for all the levels as it is in the footage we've seen (hopefully and almost definitely isn't the case but you never know)
    2. The game itself can be beaten pretty quickly making going through all the stages just something you can do on/off and still get the trophy within a week
    3. 7 completions could probably not be as literal as we think and is actually meaning something else.
    Obviously, this all just speculation but I doubt that they'd put it in there if they didn't have a good idea on how doable it is and like the gold medals in mania, it probably might just be for those few who are dedicated to the game enough to put in the work to get it.
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    James Cloud reacted to DiamondX in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    Xenoverse 2 had a similar trophy which was getting the transformation for every race.
    To do that, you needed to almost beat the story with every race. (There are 5.)
     
    It took me a few days but it was actually fun, making me like the others races in the game.
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    James Cloud reacted to DiamondX in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    I don't get why this is too grindy.
    It's a game with a character creator, of course you will have to grind.
     
    But seriously, nothing forces you to get the achievements. If you feel like doing them even though you don't want to, that's your problem, not the game's.
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    James Cloud reacted to DiamondX in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    We are complaining...about trophies. Come on people.
    You like them, that's ok. You don't, that's ok too.
    But you can't say a game is bad because there are achievments. You can do them or not. (I will)
     
     
    Also, I'm assuming Zavok is the last one to be fought, since there's a trophy only for him.
    It's too early to say "X will be the final boss". We can only wait.
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    James Cloud got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    I'm very intrigued for the Secret and EX stages and all 500 Avatar items and over 30 Wispons!
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    James Cloud reacted to Ryannumber1Scarer in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    I'm just pointing this out because I'm an avid trophy hunter. I've gotten all of the trophies in mainline Sonic titles to this point (Yes, including Unleashed, Generations, Mania etc). Trying to claim that the game is trying to manipulate the player into wanting to get achievements is downright silly and an absolute grasping at straws to throw another stain onto Forces. Like seriously, as someone who's been a trophy hunter for years, and someone who loves collecting them, with nearly 100 to my name in terms of platinums, I do it for the challenge and for the fact it actively rewards me for fully completing games. It sounds like such a small detail, but I actively feel a lot more motivated to try 100% stuff on PS4 as compared to something like Wii U or Switch because not only do I get an small reward for doing so, but it easily lets others know about the challenges and such I've done. It makes me feel good about my gaming skills to overcome a legitimate challenge. Perfect example, Unleashed was nothing short of downright frustrating at times, but the challenge of it was enough to make me keep going, and I felt a massive feeling of achieving something when I did manage to beat Unleashed 100%. I didn't do it because the game somehow magically read my mind, and mentally manipulated me into doing it, I did it because I wanted a challenge, as I'm sure others would do if they want a challenge.
    And yeah, of course we get a burst of excitement when we hear that *ding*. It's because we've managed to do something that was challenging or took a bit of time and pulled it off, is that not meant to be the inherit point of achievements? To actively make the player feel good for pulling off something in the game? Like at the end of the day, absolutely nothing forces you (pun not intended) to go after Forces' achievements. There's plenty other games out there with easy trophy lists if you want that feeling of "oh i did something cool". Forces shouldn't be given shit for wanting to give the player various challenges. Honestly, next thing you know, we're going to be giving Mania shit for mentally manipulating the player to play through the shitty Blue Sphere stages because "oo, trophy for gold medals!!!". 
    And on that note, I also would like to point out that you don't need to speedrun a platinum trophy? Like unless you're a hardcore gamer who absolutely must keep playing a game until you get that platinum, you can simply just walk away, take a break, play other games, and come back and do a bit more for the grinding trophies. On top of that, I heavily doubt a Modern Sonic title is going to be a massively long game that's going to immensely burn you out on multiple plays of it.
    If you like Forces, then you'll probably go for the trophies because they provide extra challenge and you don't mind a few extra playthroughs. If you don't like Forces, then just go find another trophy list for a game you enjoy. Giving Forces shit for something other games have done worse on a far worse scale is really silly. Like seriously, if you think this is a bad trophy list, then go see the levels of grinding a Danganronpa game or even Rayman Legends forces you through for it's platinum. 
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    James Cloud reacted to Jovahexeon Explosive Witch in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    Specifically referring to this,  I don't even need to pretend. There's plenty of folk out here,  myself included who don't subscribe to that line of thinking. kek
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    James Cloud reacted to Jovahexeon Explosive Witch in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    Well that or just another means to try and potshot the game.
    I mean, look, it's all a player's choice. You choose to go for the achievements. That's on you. Honestly, if people judged game's like UMVC3's merits on the achievements, those games would be in the trash more than in the consoles.
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    James Cloud reacted to Jovahexeon Explosive Witch in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    Oh boy, this one's grasping a bit. I mean, people feeling enticed to complete achievements, that's not the game's fault, especially seeing as how those achievements can be turned off.
    And they're certainly by no means of rationality, actually forced into doing them.
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    James Cloud reacted to Ratcicle King in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    At that point it's not exactly the game's fault. If the person wants to go after achievements, they are aware of the conditions of each achievement and have full freedom to stop or give up. 
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    James Cloud reacted to Ratcicle King in Sonic Forces PS4 Trophies to be Leaked   
    Uh no they're not
    These are achievements, things you go out of your way to collect, it's not ''Beat the game with all species to unlock the true ending'', it's ''beat the game with all species if you want to get an achievement'', not only it's entirely optional but it's not intrusive.
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