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  1. the official sonic timeline is amazing because they just didn't have to do anything, ,and it would have made sense fine
    but they went and did some shit, and now it doesnt make sense

    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Oh right...they did make that. I had completely forgotten it and now you reminded me. Thank you.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

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  2. Sonic Mania is like a drug. It does just enough to be insanely replayable

    (Ilovethisgameguysesdfgre)

  3. Sonic Mania's soundtrack is probably my favorite in this whole "era"

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      So does Mania count as the modern era or the classic era?

    2. Ferno
    3. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      I'd probably call it "neo-classic"

  4. Why don't you take Sonic seriously?

    I think this is a reasonable thing to ask for. It hasn't happened in ages. Imo, the core thing missing from the modern games doesn't actually have to do with the tone all that much at all. They lack sincerity. They're constantly tapping you on the shoulder and reminding you that you shouldn't be too into what's going on here. It's the type of writing that you see a lot nowadays in hollywood blockbusters and stuff. The MCU for example takes a sort of half-parody approach to everything where they portray completely serious events on the surface level but undercut everything with a joke. Ever since I had this pointed out to me I can't stop thinking about how it applies to Sonic and the jokes aren't particularly well written so it sticks out even more. Sonic games can be lighthearted or even funny without being what the modern games are. Self awareness can be a good thing sometimes but can imply a severe lack of confidence other times.
  5. Mania has the best versions of the Green Hill and Stardust Speedway songs

    1. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      Yes! Though, I like former's act 2 more latter's Stardust act 2 theme is pretty jamming.

      *the former's

      Mobile typing mang...

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      Generations' Stardust Speedway B Mix was PRETTY damn jammin' though.  I personally find Mania's efforts there to be on equal ground, not better, just different.

    3. Penny

      Penny

      Green Hill classic from Gens will always be my favorite. mania's version of that is good, but doesn't compare to Gens for me. stardust speedway's though i'll agree

    4. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I like Green Hill Act 2 better than Act 1 tbh.

  6. Sonic Crushes <3

    You. Fuck these shits. They're one of the few things in the series that instantly kill you, which makes sense considering...I'd guess getting crushed hurts a bit. But they get really dickish/thoughtless with the placement of these. Especially in some of the later 2D games. Especially in Advance 3. Some of the better 2D games tend to be better about these, but sometimes some awkwardly placed geometry can lead to Sonic getting crushed and killed. Not a big issue, but feels kind of cheap to burn a life on something like that. I think it might be better if they embraced cartoon physics and had Sonic get squished, then pop backward and lose a few rings or somethin. I don't know. They could just have restraint with it too. Sonic Mania rarely intentionally tries to crush you until the last few zones. What are your thoughts on crushers?
  7. Finished up Sonic Mania. Easily the second best game in the series

    1. OcelotBot

      OcelotBot

      Which is your first best game?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      (imitating Josh's voice) Tails Adventure

  8. I never implied that they were only liked because past games were bad. I'm suggesting that maybe they don't leave that strong of an impression on their own merits, if people are having trouble recalling them or don't really think about them when they think about the reputation of the series. This goes hand in hand with how much more divisive they've become in the fanbase over time. Time simply could end up not being kind to them.
  9. It's possible for games to not be as good in hindsight. It doesn't actually matter how old they are. They don't actually have to be glitchy either. They could just be not that interesting as games.
  10. Sonic Mania is good. I'm late but yeah, great stuff all around

  11. It's possible that the games just didn't age that well guys...like, they're hot topics, whether or not they're that good even here. It's possible that Colors and Generations don't stick out much in retrospect. It's been 6 years.
  12. Spoiler

    press gardens is some A+ shit
    thats like top zones of all time tier
    i keep replaying it lol

    Mania spoliers

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I must literally be the only one that doesn't like that zone. It looks nice though, I'll give it that.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Strickerx5 I think @TCB doesn't like it either 

    3. TCB

      TCB

      Spoiler

      I find Press Garden not just pretty but pretty good design wise

       

      Way waaaaaaay better than Hydrocity and Oil Ocean :U

       

  13. So I only been playing for a little while but SOnic Mania kind of blatantly has the best level design in the seires. Like damn

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Yes... except the last zone.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      I can agree to this 

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Strickerx5 There's like only one area I can agree with that

  14. I agree with the general idea that a character creator makes more sense for a spinoff and Forces's scenario needs more room to breathe. yu wou A Sonic rpg with a bit more choice would make more sense to have your own character in. I remember Chronicles having dialogue options but people complaining that they were out of character, so you could fix that problem easily. It'd also fit the slower pacing of an RPG more since you won't have to suddenly escalate this player character to a major role like forces does. It could feel more natural if it was gradual.
  15. Shadow being more powerful than Sonic is kind of a weird thing to make a deal about. Blaze could just as easily be a match for Sonic and there aren't many complaints about her. Sonic has also won all their fights anyway so there's clearly something Sonic's got that Shadow doesn't. You can make a dynamic out of that. How Sonic is simply sharper at exploiting weaknesses or something like. There's nothing inherently wrong with Shadow having more powers as is.
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