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    Rowl reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch, 2019)   
    Call it petty if you want, but this is probably the quickest Nintendo have ever managed to get me insanely hyped, only to completely kill it in it's tracks ten seconds later.
    That first cutscene looked absolutely beautiful. It showed a new anime style to the series that had only been represented in sprite work and still art in the past, and the prospect of seeing this Game Boy game completely remade from the ground up in that style? That is insane to me...
    ...and then it shows the gameplay and it looks like a horrible rip-off of Peanuts, and that killed it completely for me. It took what could've been a crisp remaster and made it look pretty bad, especially for a Zelda product on Switch.
    And I'm not saying I need something realistic, or grainy, or what have you. I don't need something akin to BOTW, Twilight Princess, or even Hyrule Warriors, but in all honesty, I think Link Between Worlds' artstyle was the perfect kind of remaster of the original Zelda artstyle that had been represented in the NES/SNES/Game Boy titles, which just makes me all the more disappointed that they ditched that, or even a hypothetical hand-drawn 2D Zelda title for...this. 
    I really hope Nintendo can prove me wrong and reignite my excitement, but right now, my hopes aren't incredibly high.
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    Rowl reacted to Nast in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch, 2019)   
    They seem to be going for an almost toy-like aesthetic, which is really strange. The music also has no energy to it in my opinion. The whole thing reminds me of Nintendo Land more than Zelda.
    ...I wonder if this is how people felt at the original Wind Waker reveal lol
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    Rowl got a reaction from Mr Silvia in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Listen, you can have fun with Sonic, that is good and all, you can be positive about everything, that is also good in my book, but some of us, like me, we kinda expect better from Sonic. I mean, if I look at other series like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank etc. The people behind those games put in so much effort into them, while Sega really seemed to not care for Sonic at all. Sega really seems to think that Sonic's name alone will get people to buy the games. Which so far has worked out for them in their favor. But someday, I tell you, will this plan backfire.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Dejimon11 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Listen, you can have fun with Sonic, that is good and all, you can be positive about everything, that is also good in my book, but some of us, like me, we kinda expect better from Sonic. I mean, if I look at other series like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank etc. The people behind those games put in so much effort into them, while Sega really seemed to not care for Sonic at all. Sega really seems to think that Sonic's name alone will get people to buy the games. Which so far has worked out for them in their favor. But someday, I tell you, will this plan backfire.
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    Rowl got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Are you really surprised about all the negative feedback? Since Sonic Generation Sega hasn't done anything really good besides Mania when it comes to Sonic.
    - Lost World was just... meh. And the 3DS version of the games was even worst.
    - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was only a reminder for us, that Sega really doesn't care about Sonic. This game was just another nail into the coffin of the franchise. 
    - The 3DS Boom games, while not bad, were just okay at best. Not awful, but didn't really offer something new and fresh.
    - Sonic Forces was really underwhelming.
    - The Sonic IDW comics are so far just world building and Sega doesn't really market them well.
    - The movie will likely be a disaster.
    - Team Sonic Racing is such a downgrade compare to the other two All-Stars Racing in terms of track design, characters, fanservice, and gameplay and the game also looks really boring compared to Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart 8.
    So yeah... I absolutely can understand all the negativity right now. Sega didn't really prove themselves in why anyone should care about Sonic nowadays. Besides Mania and those animated shorts on Youtube, they really didn't do anything to show us why Sonic as a series has to be taken seriously. This whole franchise is just a joke now. And this horrible movie will even further the image of Sonic for being just a joke franchise.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Listen, you can have fun with Sonic, that is good and all, you can be positive about everything, that is also good in my book, but some of us, like me, we kinda expect better from Sonic. I mean, if I look at other series like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank etc. The people behind those games put in so much effort into them, while Sega really seemed to not care for Sonic at all. Sega really seems to think that Sonic's name alone will get people to buy the games. Which so far has worked out for them in their favor. But someday, I tell you, will this plan backfire.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Ryannumber1gamer in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Listen, you can have fun with Sonic, that is good and all, you can be positive about everything, that is also good in my book, but some of us, like me, we kinda expect better from Sonic. I mean, if I look at other series like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank etc. The people behind those games put in so much effort into them, while Sega really seemed to not care for Sonic at all. Sega really seems to think that Sonic's name alone will get people to buy the games. Which so far has worked out for them in their favor. But someday, I tell you, will this plan backfire.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Mr Silvia in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Are you really surprised about all the negative feedback? Since Sonic Generation Sega hasn't done anything really good besides Mania when it comes to Sonic.
    - Lost World was just... meh. And the 3DS version of the games was even worst.
    - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was only a reminder for us, that Sega really doesn't care about Sonic. This game was just another nail into the coffin of the franchise. 
    - The 3DS Boom games, while not bad, were just okay at best. Not awful, but didn't really offer something new and fresh.
    - Sonic Forces was really underwhelming.
    - The Sonic IDW comics are so far just world building and Sega doesn't really market them well.
    - The movie will likely be a disaster.
    - Team Sonic Racing is such a downgrade compare to the other two All-Stars Racing in terms of track design, characters, fanservice, and gameplay and the game also looks really boring compared to Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart 8.
    So yeah... I absolutely can understand all the negativity right now. Sega didn't really prove themselves in why anyone should care about Sonic nowadays. Besides Mania and those animated shorts on Youtube, they really didn't do anything to show us why Sonic as a series has to be taken seriously. This whole franchise is just a joke now. And this horrible movie will even further the image of Sonic for being just a joke franchise.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Are you really surprised about all the negative feedback? Since Sonic Generation Sega hasn't done anything really good besides Mania when it comes to Sonic.
    - Lost World was just... meh. And the 3DS version of the games was even worst.
    - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was only a reminder for us, that Sega really doesn't care about Sonic. This game was just another nail into the coffin of the franchise. 
    - The 3DS Boom games, while not bad, were just okay at best. Not awful, but didn't really offer something new and fresh.
    - Sonic Forces was really underwhelming.
    - The Sonic IDW comics are so far just world building and Sega doesn't really market them well.
    - The movie will likely be a disaster.
    - Team Sonic Racing is such a downgrade compare to the other two All-Stars Racing in terms of track design, characters, fanservice, and gameplay and the game also looks really boring compared to Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart 8.
    So yeah... I absolutely can understand all the negativity right now. Sega didn't really prove themselves in why anyone should care about Sonic nowadays. Besides Mania and those animated shorts on Youtube, they really didn't do anything to show us why Sonic as a series has to be taken seriously. This whole franchise is just a joke now. And this horrible movie will even further the image of Sonic for being just a joke franchise.
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    Rowl got a reaction from SaturnWolf in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Are you really surprised about all the negative feedback? Since Sonic Generation Sega hasn't done anything really good besides Mania when it comes to Sonic.
    - Lost World was just... meh. And the 3DS version of the games was even worst.
    - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was only a reminder for us, that Sega really doesn't care about Sonic. This game was just another nail into the coffin of the franchise. 
    - The 3DS Boom games, while not bad, were just okay at best. Not awful, but didn't really offer something new and fresh.
    - Sonic Forces was really underwhelming.
    - The Sonic IDW comics are so far just world building and Sega doesn't really market them well.
    - The movie will likely be a disaster.
    - Team Sonic Racing is such a downgrade compare to the other two All-Stars Racing in terms of track design, characters, fanservice, and gameplay and the game also looks really boring compared to Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart 8.
    So yeah... I absolutely can understand all the negativity right now. Sega didn't really prove themselves in why anyone should care about Sonic nowadays. Besides Mania and those animated shorts on Youtube, they really didn't do anything to show us why Sonic as a series has to be taken seriously. This whole franchise is just a joke now. And this horrible movie will even further the image of Sonic for being just a joke franchise.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Gabz Girl in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl reacted to Your Vest Friend in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    Now we've a new approach to the marketing; character trailers. 
     
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    Rowl got a reaction from Milo in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Sypro actually had one game that is almost as terrible as 06. It was called Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly. Not as a horrible game as Sonic 06, but still pretty glitchy and buggy. 
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    Rowl got a reaction from Lord-Dreamerz in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl got a reaction from Lord-Dreamerz in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    No. You are absolutely right. This isn't a nitpick. This just shows how much of a freaking downgrade this is compared to the other racing series. And not only that, they added the most save, predictable characters to the roster. The only ones, who were kinda a big surprise, were Zavok and the Chaos. That's it! Nothing more. No really weird choices like Merlina, or Chip, or Zazz or Marine. No, we get the most save characters possible.
    And it is not only the characters. The tracks as well fill so freaking save. Seaside Hill, Planet Wisp, Rooftop Run, and that Ice stage that looks way too familiar to Forces' Chemical Plant. It was already hard enough that we had to sacrifice all the other Sega characters for more Sonic, but than not even take advantage of the brand feels even more insulting. They had the chance to go really deep into Sonic's history. This is the first real Sonic only party game since Free Riders. No Mario, no Sega, just Sonic. And they did nothing with it... NOTHING!
    If that would have been the case then they just should have never develope this game in the first place. This game feels more and more like a quick filler because Sega does not seem to have anything else for Sonic planned in 2019.  Well... besides the movie that will most likely suck. 
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    Rowl reacted to Jango in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Oh look, that's another Seaside Hill track!
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    Rowl got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl reacted to Jango in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    I just would like to point out this. This isn't entirely true. There's a lot of stuff pulled from the other All-Stars Racing games: cars, characters and objects models, in-game graphics and assets. Also likely stuff pulled / rigged from other Sonic recent games... I'd say, save from the level design (obviously), making TSR was about the same or even LESS work than CTR: NF considering the later only had the vastly outdated (graphically) PS1 game as a basis. Now if TSR team pulled something from the GENESIS games, that would be interesting.
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    Rowl got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl got a reaction from Dejimon11 in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl got a reaction from Milo in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Not only that but it is also market better than TSR. CTR has been announced only a few months ago and we already have seen much more of the game and the developers also told us much more of it. With TSR on the other hand... we already knew about this game for more than half of a year, and they barely told us anything about it. This short video that you have posted showed us more of the gameplay than all of the TSR videos combined in the last 6 months.
    Sega is so lucky that Sonic is such a beloved figure and that his name alone will bring kids, families and loyal fans to buy this game. Every other series with such poor marketing will most likely fail with sales. 
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    Rowl got a reaction from Milo in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Nothing about this game is really a selling point. 
    1. Now that Crash Team Racing was announced, people will mostly buy that game instead of Team Sonic Racing.
    2. We also lost the other Sega characters, which means we have less variety in terms of tracks, characters, and themes. 
    3. We also only have 15 characters, compared to the 25 - 30 we had in All-Stars Racing.
    The only selling point is, that it is now Sonic only and that fans can play as a handful of Sonic's other friends, and if you think about it, we only have gotten 7 new friends, which two of them, Zavok and the Chaos, fans are not really interested in. So... if you think about it, we had to sacrifice all of the Sega characters, all of the unique tracks, all of Sega's history and legacy for just 5 new friends of Sonic. That is the only selling point this game has so that you now can play as with 5 new friends. 
    That's it, that is everything. And Sega knows that. Why else would they rarely talk about this game? It has nothing to offer besides 5 new friends.
     
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    Rowl reacted to E-122-Psi in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    This is looking good, agreed on all the animations and expressions.
    Coco is once again adorable. I wonder if her podium animation will be changed (it was a rather generic one of her idle in the original game).
    The dialogue is thankfully not nearly as wooden as in CNK or obnoxious as in CTTR.
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    Rowl reacted to Meta77 in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (June 21st, 2019)   
    This is making sonic racing look so bland lol. The facial expressions. The bowling bombs, the graphics.  just wow
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    Rowl reacted to Jack out of the comics! in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Okay, this is what TSR should be. Gorgeous animations and graphics, enjoyable gameplay, heart and soul put into it. I already knew Crash would give Sonic some hard competition (in a race? Kind of a bad joke), he wins easily. It has more traditional gameplay like any other racer, sure, but I guess people prefer it that way. What I said about TSR and wanting it to be good is still true. It's just... Why can't Sumo accomplish this? I'm gonna wait to see a proper trailer before I declare doom and gloom for myself. But be sure, that if Sonic fails: no more Sonic or Sega spin-offs for another decade, Modern Sonic is already taking the backseat because of the Forces situation, they really need to get their shitty together to make a good game. I'm really hoping TSR can at least be a good spin-off, to save the situation. Otherwise we are in big trouble.
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