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  1. I know there's a controversy and a half around Sonic Omens, but Area 99 is probably my favorite Sonic stage to play through in recent memory. There's still flaws to it but I can't help but imagine an alternate reality where all of Forces stages were like this instead

    Insanely fun stuff

  2. Movie Knuckles Sighted 😳

     

    1. Cuz

      Cuz

      Please tell me he's driving the truck!!! 👹

    2. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Man he's buff. He's been working out.

    3. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      name a more iconic trio

    4. Tornado

      Tornado

      Sonic movie Knuckles

      Sonic movie Sonic

      Fleetway Tails

    5. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Alternative theory - early gameplay of hyper-realistic Sonic Heroes 2 on the PS5/Series X 👀

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      👀

    7. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Even if that ain't final it at least it gives us something different to dicuss versus the same ol' stuff like this-maxresdefault.jpg

      Superb balance on fusing the normal and Boom proportions as well.

      If this is towards the end (where I assume after Knuckles quits being a bad guy), I hope this isn't in Green Hills again like in the last film's final battle

       

    8. Cuz

      Cuz

      "Sorry Knuckles, Nike won't sign off on any product endorsement deals for this one. Lets have it. Hand in stripes."

       

  3. Yo go check out the game @Kaze no Klonoa's team is working on; it's looking like an absolutely amazing Rhythm/Adventure game so far!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dcellgames/unbeatable?ref=discovery&term=unbeatable

     

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Neat. I like the visual art style and animation. Plus I do enjoy a good rhythm game.

    2. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      haha thanks! I'm really excited about the project, working on getting the [white label] demo out tonight ;_;

  4. I really hope the added content for the game is going to be crazier than just a few simple additions. Colors is the one game where you could add tons of new content to with the least amount of assets to be made. And even then, a Mother Wisp side story would be pretty amazing as well.

    Won't get my hype up until I see a trailer with the confirmed additions yet though, lol

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      It would be nice if the Ultimate name implies that the story elements include the DS stuff as well, like the extended cast being up there too, even if they felt shoehorned in.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Dreaded thought: What if they tried shoe horning not just the DS Wisps, but the Lost World, Ghost and completely new wisp altogether?

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah the ultimate name carries a lot of weight to it. If the new content is only like, new multiplayer maps and that's it, it's gonna feel weaker than if the game had no subtitle lol

      At the same time it's hard to imagine what content Sonic Team would consider worthy of the Ultimate name. All we know is that it's new so I'll just wait until then tbh

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Supah Berry Oh yeah that's actually a thought I had as well lol. It'd be way more work but like... technically that would be the ultimate Sonic Colors experience wisp wise. Just bring them all back into the game that started it all, with new challenges and stuff

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      back in the day I wanted the game to be called Sonic Spectrum, but if they called this thing Sonic Colors: Full Spectrum or something that would be perfect

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      I wish it was called Sonic Colors Unleashed even if it would have rubbed salt in the wound lol

    7. Winston

      Winston

      I really hope that we get some remade music too. Colors has a fantastic soundtrack to me, but it'd be great to have a choice between a remixed sountrack and the original like in the CTR or Spyro remakes, especially if it's by the people that handled the TSR soundtrack. I agree with everything else you guys said, it'll be lame if it's called "Sonic Colors Ultimate" if it's just a remastered port. No other Sonic port has a subtitle at the end of it like that, so I sure hope it's truly the ultimate version of the game. The only thing this can be compared to is SADX and SA2 Battle which each had new content added to the game.  I guess it's not really that big of a thing in the series to begin with outside of Lost World getting ported randomly to Steam. 

    8. Jack-al

      Jack-al

      Yep, it'd be lame. Tbf I have a big list of things that could be improved or added, but it's too much, unrealistic and it would require a remake, for example:

      - Rewritten and re-voiced dialogue

      - Playable Tails 

      - Nega Mother Wisp secret boss

      - Side story or expanded Terminal Velocity

      - Reworked Game Land and Co-op

      - Additional DS Wisps Burst and Void

      - Side cast for missions

      It's just too much, we are lucky if we get 2 of these.

    9. JezMM

      JezMM

      I can't see extra Wisps getting added arbitrarily, the wisps and their placement is entirely based on level design, you can't just throw in the ones from other games without editing the levels significantly to give them something to actually do.

    10. The Master

      The Master

      Well they have a HD model of the Mother Wisp now thanks to Team Sonic Racing, just need to make a dark version.

    11. Wraith

      Wraith

      don't expect added content to be significant

    12. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      I expect content. How much content is yet to be determined one way or the other, but not like we need it anyway when mods exist for the PC version tbh

      Don't forget the last time a Sonic port dropped with an added subtitle, though

  5. Alright, new Zippo leaks y'all, thoughts?

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I mean, it sounds believable enough, I guess. Nothing out of the ordinary, the usual internal Sega BS that has been going around forever, so it's also easy for someone to just come up with this, but it certainly sounds like something that could've happened. I totally forgot about the Jazwares sign.

      I would absolutely adore seeing in-development screens of that project if it's actually real. 

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Well, if it's true then it's such a shame remakes got cancelled.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I heard a rumor similar to this a couple years ago in a discord server. They did say that SEGA hired a Chinese company to remake SA1 but they weren’t impressed with how the product was turning out. So there might be truth to this. 

    4. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      could be true, could be false, doesn't seem to matter much at this point.

    5. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah my memory is a bit more fuzzy than not, but I remember hearing rumblings about it several years ago as well; specifically where the info was coming from, and a recent BSC video is what triggered this blog post specifically, so 🙊

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Does Zippo have any stuff like Nintendo he'd share, or is Sonic his one focus right now?

    7. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Man I remember how much I wondered what the 2015 game on the Jazwares sign was supposed to be.

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Sounds interesting. But honestly, what is there to discuss here? Internal projects by SEGA got cancelled. There's no proof to speak of. I don't doubt that this sounds plausible, but there's really nothing else to say.

    9. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I always thrive on more reasons to dump on Sega so I'm down with more ammo :V

    10. Wraith

      Wraith

      Thank god they got cancelled 

    11. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Not really sure to believe it or not even if it does sound like something that Sega would do. I know that there was a Shenmue remake that was in development but was instead scrapped and replaced with ports of 1 and 2. Apparently Sega of China were also working on ports of Skies of Arcadia and others but the retro releases on the PS3/360/PC didn't sell as much as expected, probably also doesn't help with the issues of the NIGHTS port based on the PS2 version that they had done.

      It might have even been exaggerated as pitches happen all the time, it sounds like a pitch that went ahead only to be denied later on.

      Besides something seems off with that post. The Wii U was more or less dead in 2015 with one of the last few games being Zelda: Breath of the Wild that ended up being a Switch launch title. Also to even have a remake, would Iizuka/Sonic Team have to have the go ahead even if they were busy working on something else?

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I will say this; I've noticed SEGA Shanghai in the credits of lots of Sonic games and quickly looking them up on Moby Games reveals how big their list of credits is. They look very much like SEGA's go-to support studio for a lot of things. It seems quite believable that SEGA would off-hand remakes to them and still pull the plug early because of their own mismanagement. We know that Boom was  complete and utter disaster that was at least in part due to their own ineptitude  

    13. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      (I like how some sources say that these remakes were going great and were top tier while in production while others say they were going poorly and got cancelled as a result lol)

    14. Milo

      Milo

      i feel that even with sega of china handling development instead of modern sonic team, i imagine the developers would had found a way to make the game design worse (esp. for adventure 1), so no real loss there

      beyond that ihavenostrongfeelingsonewayortheother.jpg

    15. TheOcelot
    16. FReaK

      FReaK

      he also claimed that we would get news for the next game by the end of march, which as we all now, did not become a reality. I call BS.

    17. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @FReaK No he didn't. The actual quote is as follows:

      My guess is that this will air from between the next few weeks [from February 5th] and the end of March, and should go over at least a good bit of what I laid out today. We seem due for a reveal here pretty soon, so i'm of the belief that we may be mere days away from something substantial.

      The "when" in Zippo's leaks was only ever a guess and far less important than the "what".

    18. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I just have a hard time believing they'd have ever bothered. Sega knows they can make money just making their legacy titles available with no bells and whistles on nearly every platform nowadays. I mean it'd be cool if they were considering it and if it's true that Boom gave them cold feet (which, if I'm honest, was a failure that deserved to happen) then that's a shame but I can't be too broken up about it.

      I'd prefer they make a new title in that line and just re-release/remaster/whatever the old ones on whatever platforms don't have them yet anyway.

    19. FReaK

      FReaK

      @Blue Blood thanks for pointing that out, seems like I was wrong there.

      Let's say I will believe him when his previous leak turns out to be the truth. I will wait until then.

    20. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      I mean the two aren't really related tbh

    21. Soniman

      Soniman

      If it's true man did we dodge a bullet with Pontaff being involved 

    22. Piko

      Piko

      I know Zippo has a good track record, but I’m not buying this at all. Even if it was true, it’s not like we needed remakes anyway. SA1 and 2 are solid games, not perfect but they don’t have enough issues to warrant a remake from the ground up. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.

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    1. LeekyBum

      LeekyBum

      It’s boutta go down lmao

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

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      any second now...

  7. Nah, in general he's been pretty chill with the world around him until he sees it hurting others. He can be, if that's what he's going up against or if that's how the writer wants to portray them in a certain take, but he definitely isn't defined by it.
  8.  

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Spin attack confirmed 

  9. The wait will be worth it.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      you know better

    2. The Deleter
    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      After 9 years in development it will

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Tails Channel sus

    5. Jango

      Jango

      Dont do this to me. Dont give me hope. Also, do they actually know some shit or not?

    6. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Jango The manager of the website, Ryan Scarlett, already knew some actual details while Zippo was leaking stuff, so yes lol. It's just he's gone awfully quiet on this end lately after updating the banners even on the discord to this, which is :eyes:

      Spoiler

      He probably got a press kit tbh

       

    7. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      Its best not to let others overhype things for you. It keeps expectations in check.

    8. The Deleter

      The Deleter

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      Spoiler

      In reality it's actually preparing everyone for the november shadowdrop due to the pandemic and the long months ahead agh.png

       

  10. (Sonic Prime info) Hey guys

    You might like this one :^)

     

     

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I'd take my winnings here and now for calling it, but I hereby raise my bet that the main Sonic is the only character from the main verse in the show

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Honestly... if Prime sonic is alone and we have a roulette of characters each dimension... it could work

       

      Like the first dimension is 2 episodes long and it has tails knuckles and amy

      The second has shadow rouge and omega

      Third Cream silver blaze

       

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah alternate characters are what I'm hopeful for as well. Something along the lines of Tawna in Crash 4

    4. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      God imagine something like

      One dimension is styled like a 1950s detective movie and has the chaotix

      And the other is like team dark being agents in a terminator esque dimension

      Then the other has knuckles and the echidna tribe

       

       

      That is the way to do it

    5. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Oh that is gonna open some bad flood gates in the art circles lol

  11. #36 is out now, for those interested. I have a feeling people might be pretty happy with a small detail at the end, as well 👀
  12. I got the invitation; is this the right place??

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Sir, this is a Sonic Forum

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I hope you kept the receipt for that toaster.

  13. 20210101_042001.jpg

    This is it

    The day that classic stans around the world simultaneously combust in confusion

    (unused animation from Sonic 1 beta for reference)

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      lmao he do be boosting

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The true UNO Reverse Card

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      now we just need to find unused audio of him talking to really flip the world upside down

  14. Before that happens it's far more likely SEGA will lax off on the mandates themselves. They obviously brought them into play to standardize the characterizations of Shadow and whoever else across all branches of media, in a "Paper Mario can't have toads with different body designs" for the sake of series homogeny kind of way. Once they've got this, the TV show, the movies, and whatever else they have planned, they'll have accomplished what they set out to do in the first place in terms of brand consistency, and probably will back off from how strictly they demand portrayals. Look at Sonic X; they didn't have any problem with that series developing him further than what he was originally, even though he had to be exactly as he was in SA2 when he was introduced.
  15. I disagree that it's shit writing. I disagree that it's derailing the character. And I especially disagree with it devaluing the character when it actually respects where he came from rather than the (head)canon that the fanbase has assigned his character. Not much else to say outside of that tbh. You don't have to accept that lmao but I certainly don't want to see the portrayal trampled for such a one-sided witch hunt that always happens in this comic/IDW Twitter. I did move on years after I knew the buddy buddy version of Shadow was here to stay due to fan demand. Now it's back and I'm perfectly fine with it lmao And yes, the full issue will have more moments that'll showcase Shadow. I doubt they'll all go over in the exact opposite manner as this line did, but it should be worth reading at least.
  16. I disagree when that alternative you suggest is no different from the buddy-buddy, no problems, everyone gets along world that is modern Sonic storytelling where every character and their individual thoughts take a backseat to keeping the plot moving forwards. Forces was hella boring because all the characters were blank slates who agreed with each other on what to do. I'm not saying Shadow being brash and blunt like this is a writing masterpiece that adds a million times more intrigue to the story, but compared to just being another bit player who could be replaced with anyone else for the same effect? Sure it's more interesting lmao Though, again, that isn't exactly demanded of Shadow here. He could have said that and his IDW characterization would still be there to enjoy. I just, again, don't have much of a problem with it being there in the first place.
  17. Because their end goals are no longer the same? They disagree on what needs to be done right then and there, and he went out of his way to say it. That's not baggage, that's a decision made off of differing perspectives and past contention in the comic. The decisions he makes may be inherently built off of that baggage, but that doesn't change the fact that those are still his decisions at the end of the day.
  18. Yeah I get the dislike for the moments like in the zombot arc. A lot of it can feel like it's contrived like that, and that's what you want to stray from when writing a story. Moments like these aren't comparable at all in my opinion, though. It's one line that has the same effect as a less prickley choice of words in synopsis, but falls on a distinct side of Shadow's portrayed disposition. Is it unlikable? Sure. Is it as offensive as the zombot example? Heeeeell no, and the fact that it's focused on, when again, we have Shadow going out of his way to catch Sonic as he's falling in the previous issue before this one, chastizing him in a less aggressive and more banter-driven manner for it. It's taking the microscope to a few select moments than the entire picture, and that's completely stupid. Why get hung up on one aspect of Shadow that's always been a part of him to the point where we unironically shout "VEGETA SHADOW" from the rooftops every time the previews drop?
  19. Quick someone find the manual

     

    1. The Master

      The Master

      You can tell its fake by him calling it Sonic Adventure Battle 2. The 2 comes before the Battle, get it right!

  20. That's not my logic. And they were both planning on taking on Starline together until the distraction was used lol, not like Shadow cooperating with Sonic and his friends is unheard of in general His trauma is what gave him his cynical and distanced disposition (as well as his hate that fueled him yes lol) as compared to his curious/hopeful perspective before the ARK events, that's the only thing it factors into. He's always been a pretty introspective, existential guy tho lmao I definitely prefer him being a shit stirrer compared to being boring, yes. Or rather, I'd much rather see the character naturally progress from point A to B, where he goes from someone closed off from everyone else and trusting his own judgement, bitter attitude and all, to someone who actually learns to open up in the way he was open when he was with Maria. Everyone always leaps to the "team dark friends for life" bandwagon as their favorite version of Shadow after 06 but that never felt earned or natural, even though I wouldn't be opposed to it. Overall though I think there's far more weight behind treating him as a nuanced character who makes his own decisions for his own reasons in line with his established character rather than an ideal that people want to see, at the end of the day.
  21. Capacity? Him being so close and being raised alongside Maria is the entire reason he has empathy like this in the first place. If he went through the same level of trauma without a relationship like that, he'd still be an outright villain. Again, though, that made him jaded and bitter, and that's been his characterization since those events. You can't just wash all that away, moving on from the past or not. Basically I enjoy it for bringing the dynamic back into play after so many takes ignored it, but if this had been how shadow was portrayed for the last decade by everyone else, all that'd be left is the lack of accomplishment he's displaying lmao
  22. Wouldn't that mean taking out Starline is still the best way to save her? Especially if Sonic untied them and then Starline actually used Rouge to fight against them? 06 had the tension, but they really weren't fighting the same threat. Forces is the one without all of that. (lol @ forces' story but I'll consider it an actual case for this) I don't really consider it the same though being fair
  23. They've been in a grand total of three games where they fought against the same threat and only one of them lacked Sonic vs. Shadow tension, if not actual slapfighting lmao He could have, or Starline could have also specifically set them as a priority target to distract them from Starline himself. Shadow chose to skip and go for the head out the gate, so that's his best play at the end of the day. Shadow still operates off of empathy, it's why he fights the bad guys and helps out where he does. How far he goes out of his way and his goals for that though is constantly in question though, since he values his judgement way more. And yes, that makes him an asshole at the worst of times. But Shadow doesn't care lmao Asking for empathy is the main problem I see with the fanbase and Shadow as a character, though. Everyone has 06's final result for him as ideal, and even idealizes it further than how far the game took him, (even though the game's events were erased whoops) when asking for empathy is already asking for something that Shadow wasn't willing to give in the first place. In his own games he's acknowledged the empathy he has towards people in immediate danger, like with Rouge, or at least attempting to empathize with the collective good of people in general for Maria's sake, but he's always, always emotionally distanced himself for his own goals. If Tails and Rouge were in immediate danger with no one else to save them, then his empathy for their well being would take priority over his established objective, but if not, why would he choose to slow himself down like that? I do get the idea that Shadow feels like he gets in the way with how little he actually accomplishes with these goals in IDW though. They've managed to bring Shadow's flaws and core back into the spotlight with IDW again, albeit indirectly when contending with mandates, but they really need to have him actually contribute to the progress of the main team if he's supposed to be someone to root for again. Without doing that, there's not a lot justifying including him in each new story if it's just retreading the same character beat over and over again. They could be giving him losses to give him more guilt or push other characters to finally snapping, but imo we reeeeeally don't need a more Punished Shadow, so... 😕
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