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  1. Sonic Heroes is ass

    1. Strickerx5


      my man

    2. Blacklightning
    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      A- A

      S- Solid

      S- Sonic game


  2. Wraith

    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    They're different enough that I could say I would have been glad to see both.
  3. The "era" classification is just a marketing thing. In reality the changes were pretty gradual and hard to define. I don't think the series fits into neat little boxes like that.
  4. Wraith

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    What makes you think otherwise?
  5. Wraith

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic is a power fantasy for kids. They are the age they are to appeal to that demographic. They get a little more autonomy than the average teen gets but otherwise I can't think of anything that suggest that their ages are off. They're not the most mature bunch. I don't really see how them being able to take care of business on their own is nonsensical either. They don't have parents to coddle them. When people try to enforce older ages onto them it feels like projection imo.
  6. Her design is too bland to be a party member imo. You're looking at a protagonist. This is either an alternate take on the campaign or some sort of new side story. Either way I might buy it if there's enough substantial new content. I'm not interested in just playing Persona 5 again with minimal changes.
  7. DMCV is a lot of fun but it's bosses in the late game have been giving me hell lmao

    1. Nix



      The only one I couldn't get a grip on was the the chicken lady.  Her patterns just feel so random.


  8. Gmerl was one of the most dope Sonic characters man, whyd we let him slip

    1. Strickerx5


      Same reason we've let a majority of the cast slip

      #sonic'sshittyfriends #weonlyneedsonicamirite

    2. Dejimon11



    3. Adamabba


      he connects advance 3 to battle and i like lore so he's cool

    4. Wraith


      There are good games with a lot of characters

    5. Strickerx5



    6. Dejimon11


      @Wraith name 3 that aren't classic games


      @Strickerx5 #Yourforgettingwhatserieswe'retalkingabout

    7. Wraith


      I mean good games, period, as in non Sonic games. 

    8. Dejimon11


      i thought we were talking about sonic

    9. Wraith


      Yes, Sonic, which is capable of taking influence from anywhere it wants

    10. Lord-Dreamerz


      I'm not a fan of Gmerl's design myself... very generic looking along with the original bot it is based after. The character no longer really has a use either especially as we already have a heroes team member who is a robot "Omega" which has a better crafted design too IMO... Not to say we can't have more then 1 hero team robot... but there would need to be enough of a difference including the personality and for it to serve a good purpose in order to make it truly worth adding to the main side-cast.

    11. Sean


      I like his color scheme but there's not much for me to latch onto compared to Emerl from Battle. Sonic doesn't really do a good job with bringing back one-and-done characters like Shadow and Gamma

  9. Wraith

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS

    I don't think Cup head is getting into Smash, but as a general rule it's best to not rule out anything. Most of the reasons presented have been either contradicted in the past or could easily be going forward.
  10. Most people don't watch a ton of movies aside from Superhero stuff now so they only understand this on that level. It's legitimately a bigger story to most than the monopoly forming around it.
  11. Pretty bummed at the Fox merger. They'll be releasing like, 5 films a year instead of 20

    1. Teoskaven


      If this improves the quality i'm fine, i'd rather have less movies while lacking stuff like Alien Covenant or A Good Day to Die Hard (or hell, any other Die Hard sequel).
      If you're afraid Disney will fuck up those properties, that's a concern i'm more willing to understand.

    2. Jovahexeon Fitzroy

      Jovahexeon Fitzroy

      Quality over quantity. They were in dire need of the former. 

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    1. KHCast


      The one that looks like Sonic’s film design 

    2. RosaRosaRosalina
  13. First level music:

    Door Into Summer > Palmtree Panic > Green Hill Zone > Emerald Hill Zone = Angel Island

    1. Adamabba


      Door Into Summer > Palmtree Panic > Emerald Hill Zone > Angel Island > Green Hill Zone

    2. Catallena


      which palmtree panic

    3. JezMM


      "which palmtree panic" lmao this guy


  14. Wraith

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Where do yall get some of this shit from lmao
  15. I probably don't care as much about Toy Story 4 looking samey as most because almost every Toy Story thing I've seen, from movie to short, uses the same basic plot structure. Thought it just came with the territory.

    It just looks neat to me, and I never believed the IP would end after 3 anyway.

    1. KHCast


      I wished they ended it after 3. Most people did. Would be nice if super successful franchises could have an end to these corporations. They don’t always have to continue imo

    2. Wraith


      Toy Story 3 might as well have ended with a big neon "WE WILL BE MAKING MORE SHIT" sign. 

    3. KHCast


      It literally doesn’t leave much to interpret that they’d continue, it was meant to be a conclusion, so it seems like all you’re doing is using hindsight to say this.

    4. Wraith


      They've been making shorts since that movie came out

    5. KHCast


      Shorts are one thing that can be taken innocently and be ignored, but a whole numbered follow up to 3 seems like a needless thing when the series already told its main story and ended perfectly. 

    6. Wraith


      Toy Story was technically "complete" after the first one. It's not a big overarching story they always planned to tell. 3 was designed to bank off of the nostalgia of the first 2. 

    7. KHCast


      If you wanna look at it cynically sure. It may have not needed to happen, but it did and the way 3 ended was satisfactory for most people to end it. Not every franchise needs to keep pumping out more entries just cause it’s popular. 4 just looks boring and unlike 3, just looks and feels like a product being made all the moreso to bank on nostalgia. There’s a reason most people’s reactions to it have been pretty tame vs excited

    8. Wraith


      4 has more new visuals and characters and shit than 3 so I don't really get that one

      I don't like this meme where Toy Story 3 is a legit piece of art and Toy Story 4 is a soulless cash in when they're doing the same thing lmao. Especially with how much Toy Story 3 lifted off of 2 as it is.

       We're talking about Disney movies. It's a cash in either way. It's especially weird coming from a community excited for Marvel movie 20.

    9. KHCast


      Visuals don’t make a film, and the new characters so far seem pretty boring and generic. Doesn’t help that the promo material and trailers up until this point have done a pretty shit job at hyping anyone and one of them relied on  reference  humor and fart jokes.

      And besides, just because past films used the same structure, doesn’t give this one a pass. Especially when this one seems to be doing 2’s story way more blatantly than 3 (which at least dealt with the issue of Andy going to college and the toys contemplating what they’d do now. Here...it’s woody goes missing again and is contemplating on if he should go back to his owner or stay with the new toys)

    10. Wraith


      I'm not giving it a pass, I've just been explaining why I'm not bothered this whole time

    11. KHCast


      That’s fine I’m not saying you can’t, I was explaining my feelings on it and why people simply aren’t a fan of the existence of yet another sequel. Or at least weren’t feeling 4 nearly as much as past titles. 

    12. Enderwoman


      why isnt sonic in it?

  16. I think a lot of people here will defend the series when it comes down to it but yeah I don't like the vibe where everyone is just fixated on the Sonic that could be and making themselves upset. It's something that's interesting to think about but not worth dwelling on much in the long run. The series obviously still delivers to you some kind of joy so focus more on that, maybe. There's a whole other issue where people don't really care that much about Sonic and are just obsessed with starting dumb arguments too but that's it's own separate can of worms.
  17. The character designs are really appealing, a lot of the games are fun and even the low end games are something that's mostly just nothing special for most people. Like, only Sonic fans really got caught up on how bad forces is. It's mostly just a shallow game that probably made a decent buck. Sonic has no clout as far as mainstream gaming enthusiasts go but thats about it. It's fine. It's more of a series that pretty consistently lowballs it and hits that mark now than an outright massive failure. The perception here is kind of skewed because people here are waiting for Sonic to pay off their long term investment when there's no real obligation for that
  18. Sekiro looks FANTASTIC but I'm not even done with DMC5 yet so I'm gonna hold off

    So glad action games are back though

  19. completely removing the barrier of hardware from the equation is...interesting in a good way. it'll probably be a couple of years before it turns into something really good tho, google doesn't tend to stick around that long.

  20. Wraith

    Does Sonic really work as a game?

    I remember running into a lot of things
  21. A lot of Lost World OST sounds like a throw back to older SEGA/Sonic stuff going back and listening to it

    1. Dejimon11


      I keep telling people this OST is good. 

    2. Sean


      The general cheeriness of the soundtrack reminds me of Sonic 1 8bit

  22. a sonic game that has an emotionally resonant final boss that also plays well

    1. JezMM


      God that's the dream right.


      I mean Unleashed honestly came close to this for me because unlike most I didn't hate it AND the first time I played it, that sombre acoustic guitar moment in the final boss music played during the first QTE approach after Chip got grabbed. So many plays and I've never managed to get it to sync up like it did that first magical time again since. =C

    2. Dejimon11




      that also plays well


    3. Wraith


      I think Sonic Unleashed was really onto something turning the gaia temple into a level and overall tipping the scales while gods that are beyond you fight around you feels great but yeah I kinda wish they just did one final racetrack even if you do turn to Super Sonic on it. The other parts are....unpolished.

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Sonic Colors




    5. Catallena



    6. JezMM


      ^ Sonic Colors DS had no chance of being emotionally resonant due to the choice to have that bad midi of Reach for the Stars playing and making the boss go "DAUUUGH" each time you hit it, lol.

    7. Thigolf


      I dunno, I really liked Colors Wii's final boss, with Eggman fighting you with the aliens you saved and befriended all game,essentially using your own powers against you, with you freeing friend after friend once again and finally blasting the enslaver away with your combined powers.

      I found that very endearing and satisyfing, and the fight, despite being easy, is still really fun imo.

    8. Wraith


      This might be subjective but when a final fight is so easy it kind of robs it a little of the emotional aspect

      I think it's well done but with a relatively conflict free plot and a kind of pushover boss it doesn't hit as hard as it should imo.

    9. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Oh right Mother Wisp was a thing

      Shoot uh


      Sonic... Battle?

      @Thigolf Yeah I like Wii's angle of saving one after the other, it's just DS has the better script and overall follows the same beats without being garbage either. It's not exactly what I'd say is the most emotional resonate finale of the series, but it's the closest fit I can think of tbh

      Oh and the button mashing against the final laser is a lot more intense. Helps with the tension, lol

    10. JosepHenry


      Sonic Battle duh

    11. Wraith


      My favorite is Sonic Adventure because it's at the very least a straightforward momentum gaining fest while having some added emotional punch

      Sonic Advenutre 2's is a little weird but it's simple enough to get the gist of it while you're playing and the atmosphere is tense in a way I really like. It feels REALLY good to have Shadow land the final blow too.

      I think Sonic Heroes's final boss actually plays pretty closely to the rest of the game and it has a cool track but Sonic Heroes isn't all that fun to begin with and has no plot at all so yeah

    12. Diogenes


      it's not the most intense in either emotional impact or gameplay but i would argue Colors' final boss is one of the more effective ones in the series. plus i think the little escape sequence after the fight itself helps a lot.

    13. Wraith


      Oh yeah I forgot about the black hole run. That bit is great.

    14. dbzfan7


      Would say SA2/SA1 but plays well....yeah harder to justify since the Super sections are kinda clunky. But the pay off is nice.

      What about Sonic Battle? It's gameplay is good, it's just the story pacing/structure is awful to play through. But technically it's actual mechanics and story/pay off are mostly satisfying (Aside from WTF Amy)

    15. JezMM


      I do think making a final boss hard without ruining the atmosphere for repeated attempts is a VERY tricky needle to thread.  I think my ideal would be that you make the main part of it a suitable final exam (when the typical Hidaeki Koboyashi "please stop making me compose final boss themes my orchestras are exhausted" track is playing), but once the power-up music kicks in, most of the attacks have much more percieved than actual danger.  Start doing subtle under-the-hood shit like attacks that give you barely enough time to dodge but as long as you jam the stick in the right direction, Sonic will ALWAYS just dodge it by a hair's breath, with the game carefully steering him to make it so you don't overshoot into another attack.  Attacks that look viscious but have smaller hitboxes than one might think, etc.

      Again, programming that to not be noticable - at least on the first few plays - would be a big feat I wouldn't expect of Sonic Team, sadly lol.  Also I'd never recommend this sort of design unless the final boss IS supposed to be a significantly emotional climax point for the narrative.


      Also I forgot to mention specifically but I definitely wish Sonic Colours DS had swapped the Nega Wisp Armor Phase 2 and Mother Wisp boss themes.  Mother Wisp's would've worked fine for a 30 second power-up moment, while meanwhile Nega Wisp Armor Phase 2 never gets a chance to get to the really good hard-hitting emotional bit on the DS version unless you intentionally stagger your button mashing (which has a very high risk of death).

    16. Wraith


      To steal a trick from another game, Give Super Sonic's jump/quick step I frames at the beginning so even if your timing is sloppy it just feels like you dodged it by a hair

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  24. Wraith

    Does Sonic really work as a game?

    You equated what I was saying to the strategies lootboxes and AAA microtransations use in the first place, which isn't what my post said.
  25. Wraith

    Does Sonic really work as a game?

    Except that's wrong because theres an entire spectrum of games outside of the AAA industry you place undo importance on. The Souls games use punishing mechanics that create stress to hammer it into the player to play carefully. Their methods have been adopted by a wide spectrum of games in the indie scene. Are they wrong for this? Papers Please is a game that uses the tedium of paperwork to lure players into making mistakes that have tangible consequences in the story. Negative reinforcement is a completely different thing than the AAA industry exploiting addicts.

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