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  1. Blacklightning

    Official Sonic 2006 topic

    This implies that anyone has ever been trying to. Bar a few very small exceptions, every 06 fan project to memory has insisted on emulating it verbatim, including many baffling oversights, flaws and design decisions that never served any purpose but to drag the game down as a whole. And to a point I understand why they'd not bother, say, updating or remaking the level design so it's not so mediocre and overwhelmingly flat, it's baffling to intentionally leave in so many flaws that could be fixed with relative ease, like the original game's handling of momentum, or combat essentially boiling down to pressing A on one enemy over and over until it dies, or not giving Tails those stupid fucking ring bombs again. And it really bothers me that a labour of love can be this misguided when all is said and done because it's pretty plain to see that they can do a lot better than this.
  2. Let's just be honest with ourselves and say it's happy discount chocolate day.

    1. NegaMetallix


      True. Very true.

    2. TCB


      Can't wait for discounted chocolate day on November 1st too

    3. JezMM


      Jesus on the cross be like "Hang in there J-dog they'll still all appreciate this 2000 years from now, definitely"

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      But I don't like copious amounts of chocolate. 

  3. I'm really struggling to imagine what anyone was expecting from this

    1. KHCast


      Banality doesn’t make it okay regardless 

    2. Strickerx5


      Hey man, some people still have faith in Nintendo when they're outside their (smallaf) wheelhouse. I envy them.

  4. It's worth noting that '06 happened near the height of Sonic's popularity, and Lyric not long after Generations which was by many considered a return to form. Currently the franchise is at the lowest point it's ever been since, and it's gotten to a point that stuff no longer sells on brand recognition alone - I doubt people will be as forgiving to a trainwreck released today, even if it's ultimately a separate venture to the core games.
  5. speedrunning.flv

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I can't believe how accurate that entire thing was.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      All it's missing is insta-shield spamming

  6. There are plenty of reasons to be justifiably pessimistic about what we know, and over the course of this thread they've been explored in pretty great depth. If you disagree with them, fine - but either say why or don't bother. We don't tolerate this "no u" bullshit around here, especially if you're going to reduce it to personal jabs like that.
  7. Important part highlighted for emphasis. They didn't predict anything - it was just a complete fluke that someone happened to make an AMV out of the song, noticed just recently that an official movie used it and modified one of their original comments to reflect it, presumably as a joke. Honestly I'm not sure why we're even discussing this. Even if it were true, it would still be at best a lucky guess substantiated by absolutely nothing.
  8. come shun the fun dumb bum rum pun

  9. Was it? By most accounts off the top of my head they were actually received pretty poorly. Unless you mean someone who claimed to see a screening and post their impressions, wherein you get the same problem - you're expected to take their word for it with little to show for it.
  10. Alright guys, I don't wanna be that guy that hates people having fun, but this RPing has been taking up the better part of two pages and the joke's well and truly run its course. Can you guys knock it off?

    1. tailsBOOM!


      It is getting a bit overwhelming lol,  I think they're done though

    2. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      I’m pretty much trying to wrap it up tbh since I’m back to normal and everything.

    3. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Yeah, we were just getting to the climax. XD

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Just about to.

    5. Polkadi~♪


      I agree. It became stupid long ago, and I even said as such.

      Let's stop.

    6. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Right. I agree. Eggman's lost.

    7. Blacklightning


      I didn't say wrap up, I said stop. Christ almighty.

    8. SupahBerry


      I'll admit that it's hard to think of something for everyone to do for April Fools day in general and not make it get on everyone else's nerves.

       Since the whole point of April Fools is to, you know, get on everyone's nerves? So we're wrapped up now.

    9. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I apologize. Thank you for putting up with that for as long as you did. It was nice being a child for a day. I probably won't participate in something like that again but I'm grateful I got to once. 

    10. PublicEnemy1


      Wow. I guess mods only exist to ruin fun after all.

    11. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      @PublicEnemy1 Don't say that. The Rp WAS getting out of hand. And they let us go on far longer than necessary. 

    12. Blacklightning


      I don't give a shit what you think fun is if it's going to be at the rest of the board's expense, and that's all I'm going to say about that. Move along, everyone. I don't want to have to issue suspensions for the rest of the day if any of you are going to be so openly flippant about it.

  11. I've re-read both of these posts for like 10 minutes and I'm still struggling to understand how they're not supposed to blatantly contradict one another. Is targetting the fanbase itself supposed to be a good idea or not? If I were to bank on the highest likelihood of tugging at people's nostalgic heartstrings, I'd have looked to Sonic 2 instead personally. Okay yes, it's definitely flawed compared to S3&K, but it was the Sonic title that came bundled with a lot of Genesis sales, and it's one of the few Sonic titles out there that can boast in complete honesty that it challenged Mario at the height of his popularity and came out on top. If there's any reason the movie is taking cues from Sonic 1 specifically, it's definitely not because of its popularity - more likely something much more simple, as in "this is the first movie so it only makes sense to swipe the first game's plot" simple.
  12. We've heard anecdotes in this very thread of actual children being able to make that distinction and going as far as to say "that's not Sonic", but for sake of argument let's ignore that. The truth of the matter is that it simply doesn't work that way, and throughout the history of the franchise this is a thing we've seen time and time again. Every time a split has occured in the fanbase has been because there have been enough elements of mutual exclusivity for people to like one and not another, and rather than draw new fans into Sonic's core and spread throughout all his ventures all it's really done is created more side gigs and left people in holding patterns within them, separate from everything else Sonic's ever done. We just sat through this in the form of Sonic Boom - where people who got into the franchise because of it saw none of the show's writing they liked in any other facet of the franchise, and frankly it's debatable whether even their own game spinoffs were cut from the same cloth - and the fact that nobody has looked back on that and seen the same warning signs re-emerging is just madness to me. It's one thing to suggest using media to draw people into Sonic as a whole but without anything in common with it besides "he's blue and moves fast", those people will ultimately remain right where they are, making the whole thing kind of a wasted venture.
  13. Blacklightning

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Someone in the comments did say that Mueller recommended no further indictments and I have to wonder if that's based on anything. I wasn't aware that Mueller had even released any details yet.
  14. Blacklightning

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS

    Friendly reminder that we've had characters accepted with literally none and have been getting them as far back as the original N64 title. As long as the general focus of their original gameplay is adapated well enough, I don't think anyone will mind if they have to fill in some gaps. That being said I still feel like an indie rep is pretty unlikely for a playable slot, again if for no other reason than Shovel Knight probably would have gotten it any other time.
  15. Pop quiz, what's the last competitive turn based RPG you played that wasn't Pokemon

    1. KHCast


      World of Final Fantasy....what it has a playable online competitive mode 

    2. PaulyBFromDa303


      Final Fantasy Tactics for the GBA. I love this game. So many good memories, as with most GBA games

    3. Ferno


      The last non pokemon RPG I even played excessively was Paper Mario TTYD tbh. Everything else is sort of a "play for a couple hours, put it down and promise self I'll come back to it, then forget about it for months/ years"

    4. tailsBOOM!


      Can't think of any

    5. Perkilator


      Final Fantasy X. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, if that counts.


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