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    Austroid reacted to DanJ86 in Bashed By Some, Praised By You   
    Sonic Battle:
    Oh, I'm in agreement with some here. I enjoyed Sonic Battle. It had simple controls and was easy to pick up and play, it brought back Gamma and Chaos, it had a deep and engaging story, a new and cool looking art style. Also it had some rockin' music, who can forget this jazzy number?
    Sonic and the Black Knight:
    Yes, Sonic and the Black Knight also has a special place in my heart and it's not only because I was one of the artists featured in the European fan art collection. I also loved the story, (And the fact you could change from English to Japanese voice actors.) it had cool music from past Sonic games, the story was fantastic and I understood the motivation behind the antagonists actions, it also had a new art style for the cut scenes and it almost goes without saying that the music was awesome. Who can forget this jazzy number?
    Sonic 3d Flickies' Island (PAL) Blast (NTSC) Sega Saturn:
    Only two major differences exist compared to the Saturn version and the Megadrive (Genesis) version, if I'm remembering correctly. The visuals and the music. The visuals made a big impact on me. The increased feeling of creepiness at Rusty Ruins. The heightened sense of heat and cold you get from Volcano Vally and Diamond Dust respectively. I also loved the fast paced music and visuals that came from the version specific Special Stages. Yep, the music was still cool....who can forget this jazzy number?
     
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    Austroid reacted to jgcatindig in Bashed By Some, Praised By You   
    @Austroid I still have Battle on mobile😉😉😉 via emulator. (ClassicBoy is my main weapon of choice)
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    Austroid got a reaction from simtek34 in Bashed By Some, Praised By You   
    I've probably said this a hundred times by now, but Sonic 3D Blast's PC version holds such a special place in my heart; being the first Sonic game I ever owned and all. The iconic visual style set a standard for me that gave the Sonic world a sense of wonder and a dream-like atmosphere. That opening FMV is just purge magic to me!
    Sure, the game itself may get a bit repetitive and the sense of speed is mostly gone. But the redone visuals and music is nothing short of stupendous! The OST is still one of my all-time favorites with tracks like Green Grove, Rusty Ruin, Gene Gadget and Panic Puppet that I find myself jamming to even today! Gotta love that wicked cool Eggman boss theme too! (Fun fact: The title screen's theme is my ringtone )
    Another I'd say is Sonic Battle: a game that I regretted ever trading in all those years ago. It was a solid fighter with a great customization feature. Battle really would benefit from a remake imo.
    Others would probably be Sonic R for being so lovably cheesy, and various Game Gear titles for their charm.
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    Austroid got a reaction from DanJ86 in Bashed By Some, Praised By You   
    I've probably said this a hundred times by now, but Sonic 3D Blast's PC version holds such a special place in my heart; being the first Sonic game I ever owned and all. The iconic visual style set a standard for me that gave the Sonic world a sense of wonder and a dream-like atmosphere. That opening FMV is just purge magic to me!
    Sure, the game itself may get a bit repetitive and the sense of speed is mostly gone. But the redone visuals and music is nothing short of stupendous! The OST is still one of my all-time favorites with tracks like Green Grove, Rusty Ruin, Gene Gadget and Panic Puppet that I find myself jamming to even today! Gotta love that wicked cool Eggman boss theme too! (Fun fact: The title screen's theme is my ringtone )
    Another I'd say is Sonic Battle: a game that I regretted ever trading in all those years ago. It was a solid fighter with a great customization feature. Battle really would benefit from a remake imo.
    Others would probably be Sonic R for being so lovably cheesy, and various Game Gear titles for their charm.
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    Austroid got a reaction from jgcatindig in Bashed By Some, Praised By You   
    I've probably said this a hundred times by now, but Sonic 3D Blast's PC version holds such a special place in my heart; being the first Sonic game I ever owned and all. The iconic visual style set a standard for me that gave the Sonic world a sense of wonder and a dream-like atmosphere. That opening FMV is just purge magic to me!
    Sure, the game itself may get a bit repetitive and the sense of speed is mostly gone. But the redone visuals and music is nothing short of stupendous! The OST is still one of my all-time favorites with tracks like Green Grove, Rusty Ruin, Gene Gadget and Panic Puppet that I find myself jamming to even today! Gotta love that wicked cool Eggman boss theme too! (Fun fact: The title screen's theme is my ringtone )
    Another I'd say is Sonic Battle: a game that I regretted ever trading in all those years ago. It was a solid fighter with a great customization feature. Battle really would benefit from a remake imo.
    Others would probably be Sonic R for being so lovably cheesy, and various Game Gear titles for their charm.
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    Austroid reacted to SaturnWolf in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    I'm with you as far as Orbot and Cubot go. 

    I never could stand Marine, either. She's inoffensive as a side character, all things considered, but dear lord was she obnoxious. Her entire gag was how annoying and dumb she was, and I don't find that very amusing or endearing. At least she only appeared in one game? I mean, since we're not counting the comics.
     
    I guess to that degree Sticks also counts, (only counting her appearances in the Boom games); her voice was absolutely grating and spouting off Alex Jones tier conspiracy theories is only funny for so long.
     
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    Austroid reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    The whole mindset of “Classic=good; Everything else=bad (even if it was highly acclaimed in the past)” that makes a faction of fans come off as borderline or even straight up purists, that’s how.
    That’s something that’s been prelavant for the past decade, even despite the details that paint a contrary picture.
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    Austroid reacted to Dr. Christmas Mike in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    My top three change positions so often that I never feel comfortable conforming to an order for my Top 3. Sometimes I'll say my number 2 is my number 1 whenever I feel like being super honest with myself but then I default to number 1 whenever I feel "but no, he really is the best one and I love bad guys so much because of him". So whatever. I'll just talk about the three of them.
    Dr. Eggman - I never hated Eggman when I was first being introduced to Sonic through Adventure 2 and Heroes. I thought he was cool and all that but I didn't realize he was one of my top 3 favorite characters until I saw... this is going to sound random as fuck but here it is... it was a commercial for Sonic X, advertizing a random episode in Season 3 and at the very, very end of it, there was just this scene of Eggman flying around in his Egg-Mobile with Bokkun, flailing his arms out as if they were wings, and screaming "GO EGGMAN! GO EGGMAN! GO EGGMAN! GO! GO!" That shit stuck with me. It was like I saw that and my immediate reaction was "Holy shit, this guy is the coolest motherfucker ever. I love him so much." 
    I think the thing that's so endearing about Eggman is the fact that it really tipped me off to how much fun and awesome villain characters are. Especially when they're used as a wild-card. At the time of me getting into Sonic, Eggman was being used as a wild-card A LOT too. Not just in the third season of Sonic X but in stuff like Shadow the Hedgehog where he's not the main villain but because of his ego and the size of his army, the way he has the ability to spin a situation on its head by throwing himself into the fray always fascinated me. It's like how Vegeta was on Planet Namek at the beginning of the arc. He's clearly not a good guy but he's directly opposed to the main villains of the arc. Something about that was so badass to me. I like the idea of him playing the role of the main villain too, obviously, though it didn't take until I read the comics to see the real benefits of it because the games aren't very good at utilizing his position as the big bad anymore. 
    Still, I love Eggman. He's the best villain ever. In any series. Even One Piece, which has infinitely better writing and handling of it's characters than Sonic ever has, had, or will. 
    Charmy Bee - I'm going to be the only person here who gives this answer but that's fine. You learn to live with and accept things the more time goes on. All I ever desire nowadays is just to get one shot to play as him without being tethered to Vector and Espio and I'm good. Really, I'll have worked up my miracle quota for a lifetime and I'll be golden. Charmy just kind of represents... everything I love about kid characters and being a kid in general. I'm definitely not the target demographic for his kind of character but I can't help it. I really like cute stuff. My younger sister got me a plush of Stitch for Christmas and I keep that thing on my bed with me at all times even though I'm 25, black, and a dude. Stereotypes be damned.
    Still, I think the most endearing thing about him is kind of how I was introduced to him as well as the other Chaotix. It was my first time getting a chance to play Sonic Heroes over at my Grandma's house in New York City. One of my uncles (I have 4 of them) let me play Heroes on his PS2 and I was jazzed and excited. Also a bit overwhelmed. I was just off of Adventure 2: Battle at around that time so finding out that there was another Sonic game that had come out after it that my uncle already had was a lot to deal with. He turned it on for me, pointed at Team Chaotix and said "Those guys are really awesome".
    They looked weird to me but in a really good way. Like, right off the bat their designs stood out. They were so strange looking but that just made me more excited. I love everything about their dynamic and the way they function as a unit. Most of all, of course, I just really love having a representation for what I personally would have wanted to be when I was a kid. I was a somber, sad fucking kid. I'd talk to my daycare teachers about being afraid of death. I had so few friends. I rarely talked. I was well acquainted with the Guidance Counselors... Charmy just seemed like he was what I should have been. Or at least he's what I wish I could have been. 
    A six-year-old detective. Obviously.
    Vector the Crocodile - Surprisingly though, I'm not the only one who picked Vector. That's good. I was a bit worried because the dude is too creative to not be acknowledged by a lot of people. It'd be a crying shame if he suffered the same fate as his younger companion there. There's almost too much to talk about with him. His design is probably the most distinct and unique in the series still. His position as a detective with the actually relatable and realistic goal of "Make a living and Pay the Rent" is completely understandable and almost instantly sympathetic. However, the big draw is definitely his personality, or at least what I believe his personality should be. 
    The thing about Vector the Detector is that he's kind of an amalgamation of his two companions in a sense. He's easy going and fun but he's always shown as the person whose in control and asserts himself as the leader of his group or a competent detective in pretty much every game he's appeared in aside from Free Riders. He's the only one who knew who their client's identity was the whole time in Heroes, he's the one who came up with their plan of action in Shadow's game, he's the only character in Generations who gets to say something plot relevant when you save him (as such they made him say it no matter which Sonic you play as) because he somehow figured out that the Time Eater was actually being controlled just by presumably watching it fly all over the place at random. Of course, one of the best examples of this is his appearance in Sonic Boom.
    He's got the money eyes and the spiffy manner of speech, and that's funny and all, but he takes his job seriously, has a good enough heart not to be saddled with a possibly unresolved case for money, and ultimately humbly teams up with Sonic to solve it. Then there's the comics which also do a good job of playing up how smart he is without doing away with the more cartoonish side of his character. He's kind of like a more tolerable version of those goofy detectives you see on live-action TV. 
    Ironically, despite how much I like Sonic X, it has easily the worst portrayal of him to date (that I've seen in official media)... and yet I still like him there. They tended to play up his goofy and aloaf side far more than the side of him that was smart and as such, the perception of his character got a little askew. People started to assume things about him that weren't the way they were in the games just because he had more screentime in X than he did in Heroes and Shadow combined by that point. It seems to have dwindled a bit nowadays, which is good, because the way he was in Heroes was perfect. Although, I loved the role the Chaotix served in Sonic X to death. I absolutely love the way they played them up as guys on their own mission who don't stick around the whole time but show up to be a nice surprise. Characters that do that are the absolute best. It's what I loved about Knuckles and Rouge back in the day too. I just find that more interesting than having your heroes all closely knit.
    Also, the line "Who's the broad" is fucking gold and it deserves meme status way more than "Find the Computer Room". Fuck that one.
    Shout out to E-123 Omega for being my 4th favorite character. I appreciate the way you stole the show by saying funny lines with bitter sarcasm and murderous intent. You're story needs some definite expansion but I appreciate how you're a character that's based on revenge. It's a pretty risky kind of thing for a recurring character in this kind of series to have admittedly selfish and vindictive revenge driving the motivation behind their character and not really falter too much from it. 
     
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    It seemed like the Heavies got a "free pass" because Mania was so well received; and because Classic-era. If it was done in a modern game people would cry out "Lazy!" (kind of like the Deadly Six... oh wait.)
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    Austroid reacted to A person, that exists in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    Dr. Eggman - To be honest, Eggman kind of stands out from the rest of the Sonic cast, especially when it comes to the series' villains. He doesn't try to be edgy or menacing, and even when the games try that (Sonic 2006, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure), he still acts like a toddler, who thinks that everyone should obey his orders, and who wants to control powers way beyond his reach. He throws those giant, over-the-top mechas and giant battleships, he splits the earth into pieces, he makes giant robotic versions of himself, and overall does some crazy stuff, that no serious villain would really do. He really stands out, and it makes him memorable. 
    Not to mention that his design is amazing in a way. When you look at Eggman, you don't think "Maniacal technology fanatic who wants to turn everything into a large polluted factory land". Eggman's villainous side has more subtilty to it, it's deceiving, and it's awesome.
    The best Eggman by far has to be the Unleashed one. I mean, he has the comedy of the later Eggman incarnations, while still being threatening, like his Adventure predecessors 
    However, I don't really dig the Boom incarnation. It just feels like the doc gave up in that universe. No crazy battleship armadas, no weapons of mass destruction, nothing. Really, Boom Eggman is by far the most boring Robotnik we've had, and that's against some stiff (Cough-cough, Sonic Underground Robotnik) competition.
    Knuckles the Echidna - Knuckles is more or less a character that really made Sonic stick out from the bunch of other mascot platformers for me. I mean, sure, Sonic's a hedgehog, but everyone else from the main cast, excluding maybe Amy and Shadow, are pretty generic. Cats, crocodiles, rabbits, foxes, I've seen it before a billion times. And then, boom, Knuckles the Echidna. Now that's something that you don't see very often. 
    But, real-life stuff aside, I really dig how different Knuckles felt for a while. He was really the only character with a clear goal and mission in life. Eggman wants... World domination, because he's evil, Sonic wants to run around and kick Eggman's butt because he's... Good(?), Amy chases Sonic because... Tarot cards, according to the Japanese manual for CD, and Tails just wants to hang around with Sonic because he... Wouldn't get bullied for his tails? Basically, Knuckles was the only character who had a clear goal, with that goal being guarding the Master Emerald no matter what. He felt like a more serious, down-to-earth character. Heck, in a way, Knuckles was the OG Shadow.
    That said, Knuckles really began turning into this "Aggressive fighter sidekick" archetype after SA2 introduced Shadow as a more cool, down-to-earth rival, and Shadow's game retconned the Master Emerald out of existence. Knuckles became a loud, obnoxious jerk in a franchise full of them. But, alas, the classic/SA1 Knuckles lives on as my favorite incarnation, and I would really love to see him return.
    That said, when Sega tried to bring down-to-earth Knuckles back in Forces, it was weird and strange, so...
    Anyhow, best Knux: Definitely the SA1 one. Has enough depth, while still being wild and gullible.
    Worst Knux: By far the Sonic 2006 one. He does NOTHING throughout the story, and is overall shown as a useless jerk.
    Vector the Crocodile/Vector the Detector - Now, Vector is the "Aggressive fighter jerk" archetype done RIGHT. He's a selfish, money-loving guy with a heart of gold, and he doesn't take crap from anyone. And, just like with Eggman's subtle evilness and Knuckles' subtle depth, Vector has a level of subtilty when it comes to his wit. Sure, he's an off-the-wall powerhouse goofball, but he has some wit, and judging from his Heroes' actions, and his Generations' "I think that something's controlling that monster". So, just like Eggman, Vector likes to play the clown, when in reality he might just be the smartest member of the Chaotix.
    That said, I think that Vector really doesn't have any real stinkers when it comes to his portrayal in Sonic media. Shadow and Heroes get his character alright, and Rivals, Generations and Colors DS barely show the croc. The only hit-or-miss Vector we've had is probably the Free Riders one, where they tried to turn him into an overall shady fellow with a ton of debts.
    Also, Vector's design and powers are cool. Really, it's a badass-looking (Well, as badass as the Sonic series can get) crocodile with headphones, that can crush metal with his jaws.
    Sonic the Hedgehog - Really, this one is obvious. To me personally Sonic is the tone-setter for each game in a weird way. The youthful and cheery Classic games (And partially Heroes) had the youthful and cheery Sonic, the more punky and rebellious Adventure games had the rad, risk-loving Sonic, the more or less serious Sonic Next Gen, Unleashed and Black Knight had the philosophical and calm hedgehog, and the more self-referential comedy games like Boom or Colors had jerk Sonic. Makes sense, seeing how he's the main character, you know, the face of the game, the guy on the cover, etc.
    My favorite incarnation has to be either the rebellious Adventure Sonic, or the calm Sonic Unleashed one. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Classic (Even though Sega turned him into a cutsey Mario/Kirby wannabe in Generations) and I can see what people see in Boom Sonic, but, eh, those Sonics aren't my cup of tea. To me, Sonic will always continue to be the definition of "Attitude" that he was in the 90-s/most of the 00-s. 
    Best Sonic: Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic. Has that punky feel which I'd expect from the character, while also being serious when he needs to be.
    Worst Sonic: Sonic Lost World Sonic. Really, he's so stupid and thoughtless, that he almost goes into the Modern Knuckles category of reckless. 
    Shadow the Hedgehog - As much as people like to hate on the guy, I think that Shadow started out strong, at least when it comes to being Sonic's rival. With Knuckles being severely dumbed down in SA2, Sonic needed a new rival that wasn't a certain robotic hedgehog, and Shadow fit that role perfectly. He had an understandable motivation, and was overall just a misunderstood guy, who realized what he was doing a little too late. His character arc in SA2 was near perfect, and I think that they should've left Shadow on that. Of course, Sega didn't do that, and instead turned Shadow into a Mary Sue, who replaced Knuckles and Metal as Sonic's rival. Still, I think Shadow's original incarnation was great. Plus, he has cool shoes.
    Best Shadow: Sonic Adventure 2, for the reasons above.
    Worst Shadow: Sonic Free Riders. Here he was like a mix of Vector's greed, Jet's jerkiness and his Shadow the Hedgehog self's ego. Really felt like a weird change.
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    Austroid reacted to Shaun Shikeishuu in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    Knuckles because he's rougher than the rest of them, the best of them, tougher than leather. Seriously when this guy first showed up he punched Sonic so hard he knocked him out of his Super form, stole his emeralds and laughed at him. I always thought Knuckles was awesome and he's still my favorite even though they decided to turn him into a joke over the years.
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    Austroid reacted to A person, that exists in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    Gamma - Sure, he had a somewhat deep arc in SA1, but still, as a character, Gamma is just way too grounded and boring. I mean, at least Omega was a more memorable character, with his obsession to kill all the robots and prove that he's the ultimate life form robot.
    The Deadly Six - I mean, most Sonic villains are all kinda generic in a way, but these guys just take the cake. Not only are they boring archetype characters, but they're also incredibly annoying. Plus, their design... Not the best. I mean, they look like world bosses from a scrapped Mario game, not Sonic villains. And, really, most of them barely interact with Sonic, so it's not like they're doing a good job at being comic-relief characters either.
    Hard-Boiled Heavies - Again, boring as hell pointless gimmicky world bosses. Nothing to see here. 
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    Austroid reacted to Sonic Fan J in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    Most of the characters grew on me in some way or another but I guess if I really stop and think about Cubot is the one who just never really did anything for me. At best he's the focus of Orbot's wit when he can't back talk Eggman but since everything goes over his head it just doesn't work for me. Perhaps I'm overthinking things as normal but he doesn't seem to do anything but divide what focus Eggman gets even further for jokes that rely on him not getting them to work. As someone who's not a fan of the comedic approach to the main series it doubly fails for me.
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    Austroid got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    If you asked me a long time ago, I'd say Eggman without a doubt. But in recent years its been more of a tie between him and Knuckles.

    With Eggman I've had a long history of loving the bad guys; whether it be Darth Vader or The Joker villains were always cool to a younger me. I adore his design (leaning a bit more toward classic nowadays) and how deceiving it can look. I like his self-obsession which is pretty iconic at this point, and also just how versatile of a villain he can be against Sonic and his fuzzy friends.
    Knuckles is a bit more relatable to me. (though I've been told I have a self-obsession lol) I like his lone wolf attitude, and his self-discipline when it comes to protecting the Master Emerald and Angel Island. I also love his big heart beneath his rough outer shell; despite be repeatedly tricked by Eggman over the years, he still wants to believe there's a shred of good in the mad doctor. I honestly find that quite sweet and admirable. He's also just got a neat and memorable design too. (gotta love those spiked mittens!)
    Eggman and Knuckles also have an interesting dynamic with each other, which tends to be more interesting than the general "good vs evil" with Sonic and Eggman. In addition to Knuckles wanting to believe Eggman could change his evil ways, you never really know if Eggman truly dislikes Knuckles as much as the others, or if he sees a bit of an ally in the echidna.
    I'd totally be down for an Eggman/Knuckles team up!
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    Austroid reacted to Sega DogTagz in Sonic Mania Adventures   
    In most games sure, but if you look at games like the Original Riders, the character models can be built in a way to offer up vastly more expressive facial reactions.

     

     

     
     
     
    They could up the dynamic ranges of the character models they use... they just sort of choose not too 80% of the time.
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    Austroid reacted to MetalSkulkBane in Sonic Mania Adventures   
    No, no, no, no... okay sorta yes.
    For starters, this is why I'm Adventure fan. Becuase Sonic all this is all cute and well, but I require something more.
    Secondly, let's see if Mania Adventures survives the test of time. Will people talk about it a year later? There are really funny videos on the internet that I watched once and never again. Ben 10 cartoon is seriously flawed, stays in my head years after I watched it.
    And lastly (to be fair to Classic), gameplay is more important than the story (at least when we're talking about Sonic games). At the end of a day Mania is more fun to play than most (arguably all) modern titles, even if I enjoy some stories more.
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    Austroid reacted to dbzfan7 in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    Gonna have to be on the Orbot and Cubot pick. They're honestly the worst Eggman sidekicks. I don't think they're personality or whatever is that bad....well maybe Cubot. It's just they have no reason to exist. They honestly drag Eggman down, more than be of any use to him. All they do is make Eggman look bad most of the time. If they at least piloted some of Eggman's inventions or showed some competency, they might be passable. But they basically exist for Eggman to talk to someone....and that's it. I honestly enjoyed Infinite and Eggman more than Orbot/Cubot and Eggman, and I don't think Infinite is good, but more believable as a sidekick to Eggman.
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    Austroid reacted to MadmanRB in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    Bunnie Rabbot... Yes a "non canon" character.
    However I always love Bunnie, she was kind, strong and fearless.
    She was also a bit sad about being part robot but that gave her dimension.
    Granted we didnt get too much of her in SatAM but they expanded on her in Archie.
    I will miss her, rest in peace Bunnie.
    1993-2017
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    Austroid got a reaction from Cuz in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    If you asked me a long time ago, I'd say Eggman without a doubt. But in recent years its been more of a tie between him and Knuckles.

    With Eggman I've had a long history of loving the bad guys; whether it be Darth Vader or The Joker villains were always cool to a younger me. I adore his design (leaning a bit more toward classic nowadays) and how deceiving it can look. I like his self-obsession which is pretty iconic at this point, and also just how versatile of a villain he can be against Sonic and his fuzzy friends.
    Knuckles is a bit more relatable to me. (though I've been told I have a self-obsession lol) I like his lone wolf attitude, and his self-discipline when it comes to protecting the Master Emerald and Angel Island. I also love his big heart beneath his rough outer shell; despite be repeatedly tricked by Eggman over the years, he still wants to believe there's a shred of good in the mad doctor. I honestly find that quite sweet and admirable. He's also just got a neat and memorable design too. (gotta love those spiked mittens!)
    Eggman and Knuckles also have an interesting dynamic with each other, which tends to be more interesting than the general "good vs evil" with Sonic and Eggman. In addition to Knuckles wanting to believe Eggman could change his evil ways, you never really know if Eggman truly dislikes Knuckles as much as the others, or if he sees a bit of an ally in the echidna.
    I'd totally be down for an Eggman/Knuckles team up!
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    I'm also going to have to disagree with OP on this.
    I think part of the charm with Eggman, at least for me, is that his design is so deceiving. At face value you have this funny-looking man with a balloon-shaped body and a giant mustache. But beyond that you have a narcissistic and pretty evil guy that cares little for living creatures, and wants nothing but complete control of whatever he may lay eyes on.

    "I just want to enslave animals to build my death machines~"
    Yes Eggman can be goofy, (not Boom-levels of goofy imo) but that's only part of his personality. He's Sonic's archenemy and supposed to be a credible threat to the heroes. Without that what is the series about?
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    Austroid reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    There’s nothing menacing or dark in the names Batman or Joker, but that’s not how stories make characters menacing, now is it?
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    Austroid reacted to A person, that exists in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    Personally, I think that Eggman could be comedic and villainous at the same time, like his Sonic Adventure self. That Eggman could scratch his ass in one scene, and destroy the moon in the other. 
    Because, really, the Eggman we have currently is not even a threat, really. While villains like Bowser or Doctor Cortex usually sit in the back and send their minions at you, this guy has so much self-confidence, that he takes Sonic head-on in almost all of the games and fails terribly. Honestly, with this kinda villain the whole adventure just feels meaningless, because, eh, it's Eggman, the stakes aren't set too high. Actually, now that I think about it, this could be the reason why Eggman plays 2nd fiddle to a different villain/group of villains in almost every game since Sonic Adventure 2. Eggman is incompetent, and frankly feels more like an annoyance, than a threat, so him being the main villain would just be boring and stupid. Heck, the only game in 17 years where Eggman took the main role was Sonic Colors, perhaps the most boring Modern game plot-wise.
    In my opinion, the perfect Eggman would be a sort of mix between the Joker and the AosTH Robotnik. He's comedic and impulsive, but he's also a real threat, and has some plans that actually work. Or, Sega could stop pretending that he's the main villain and make him a support cast character, kinda like what they did with him in the 3rd season of Sonic X and in the Storybook games. And if they really want to keep Eggman as a boss, they could make him a rival to Sonic and give the main villain role to someone else. Think about it, Knuckles rivals Sonic in strength, Shadow rivals Sonic in speed, and Eggman could rival him in terms of intellect or something.
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    Austroid reacted to Ultimate Victory 64 in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Eggmanland. Just Eggmanland

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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    UPDATE: Now with Classic-era logos!

    Eggman's infamous logo has gone through some changes over the years following SA1. Some are better than others, some are less so.  
    I still like SA1's the most as its just so iconic. After that I have to say the SA2 one is nice as well;  a more cartoony look that contrasts to the more no-nonsense attitude he had in the game is great! The short-lived Heroes version I've always liked too; the more stencil-like look is very sleek.
    EDIT: Classic-wise I really like the Fighters crest, because its so unique from what you expect from Eggman nowadays. Defiantly a nice change of pace! 
    All the more modernized ones I don't find as good. There's something about adding goggles on the logo; it looks unnecessary and takes away from the simplicity.
    Don't get me started on that overly-complex Forces logo! This official t-shirt makes it looks like a Starbucks parody.

    Anyways, what variants are you most fond of?
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Seriously that was awesome of you man! I would LOVE to have this on a shirt, poster, flag... everything lol.
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