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  1. I'm not really convinced Tails "undermines platforming" all that much anyway, at least as far as the genesis style handling of him goes. His flight is slow as hell without a spindashing start, he has very little control over his inertia even then, and he loses out on a lot of the safe attacking potential he'd otherwise get from a regular jump. It's not the first solution to most problems simply because there are usually better short term solutions to gaining height without open airspace - people who use flying as a crutch rather than a tool ultimately lose out because of this, but if they're that willing to sacrifice pacing for their safety and comfort then frankly that's their own fucking business. Most of Knux's strengths depend on the level design, as should any character really - he can shine in say, Hydrocity, because it gives him a lot of open air to glide without much in the way of obstacles, and although climbing is super slow the time saved can potentially make up for it. But the moment you put him in a more enclosed stage or add overhangs to the top of walls, those perks lose out to Sonic and his drop dash. In fact a core problem I'm seeing with this argument is that it seems to assume that characters benefit from their abilities uniformly, when this kind of stuff tends to only get unmanageable when level design does nothing to rein it in.
  2. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    Ooo, Brawler can cancel the falling part of the flip kick recovery now? That's actually a pretty nice buff. Loving the new side B animation too.
  3. This is quite possibly the best sendoff Smash 4 could have gotten

  4. Blacklightning

    What are some missed opportunities in the Sonic franchise?

    I'll just get straight to the point. Someone saw this dude, with stretchy arms that grapple onto things, and for some reason decided he needed to play like a generic God of War clone rather than an analogue for freeform Spiderman swinging, and that just boggles my fucking mind. Nobody expected the Werehog to approach Boost speeds but at the very least this would still have made movement fun. Honourable mention goes to Forces letting you make custom characters but for some reason only allowing them to use guns. Honestly are there even that many OCs that wield arm cannons?
  5. Blacklightning

    Sonic Live Action Movie "Use the Schwartz"

    If you had taken your own advice right when you made this post (or even better, just used the report button), this kerfuffle would never have gotten to this point. Both of you kindly stop this backseat modding and pointless dick waving and get back on topic. If I have to step back in here again, I'm going to be issuing strikes.
  6. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    So for fun I tried to imagine what Spirit battles for certain Sonic characters could be like:
  7. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    That's a fair point too. I guess I just wanted to point out there's enough room for reasonable doubt both ways.
  8. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    I dunno, when Mewtwo was announced they basically only had a playermodel ready to show and not much else. Far as I can tell PP doesn't actually have any glaring moveset ommissions - worst case, they're still in the balancing phase, but that's still far enough in that I consider the ommission really weird if nothing else.
  9. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    "Show me yer WAHs"
  10. Something that's been bothering me about the numbering system in Ultimate.

    By most if not all accounts, Sonic was the final character to be added for Brawl - the game had to be delayed just to accomodate him.

    But six characters of the Brawl roster - Dedede, Olimar, Lucario, ROB, Toon Link and Wolf - are all placed higher than him.


    1. Thigolf


      It's reveal order, not adding order.

    2. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      I don't remember the order of reveals for Brawl but I know they used the delay to add in Toon Link and Wolf (and Jigglypuff), so putting them after Sonic makes sense. The others I have no explanation for - R.O.B, being the last character revealed before the delay, should be right in front of Sonic.

    3. Blacklightning


      I have a pretty hard time believing Olimar and Dedede were revealed after Sonic, but I don't feel like going over the PR to check so I guess I'll take your word for it.

    4. Thigolf


      You're right, they weren't.

      Welp, I dunno, then.

    5. Wraith


      Olimar and Dedede were revealed like 4 months after Sonic man

  11. It's a good thing he didn't actually suggest any of those things, then. I'm really tired of all the strawmanning that's been going on in this thread. "Let's have a game that's actually consistent with itself and the series for once" isn't the same as "let's make the games braindead boring and have absolutely no variation whatsoever", just the same as "let's have a game where you can actually play as more than one character for a change" isn't the same as "LeTs PuT tAiLs In A mEcH", and by trying to boil things that far you guys are doing a huge disservice to each other's points and your own. Can we all just knock this shit off?
  12. Hey so is it just or is the cliff face from the World of Light trailer the same one they used for the Subspace Emmisary ending with different lighting



    1. Jovahexeon Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Joranvexeon

      Oh it's not just you. That's the same cliff alright!

  13. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    One could argue he had balloons or could plant and hide behind a tree, but granted that his section was at the tail end of all the carnage and he'd just watched everyone get obliterated in spite of similar efforts I don't really blame him for panicking.
  14. Blacklightning

    Sonic Live Action Movie "Use the Schwartz"

    Yes, that is unrelated. Why are you posting it here if it has nothing to do with the Sonic movie?
  15. Blacklightning

    Overwatch (Currently: Lunar Year Event!)

    tbh I'm just glad I got out of Overwatch when I did. The last thing this game needed is another god damned sniper.

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