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  1. These are Diamond and Pearl remakes, no one will understand what the symbol means.
  2. What's kind of funny about these remakes is that they remind me a lot of what was done with Link's Awakening. It's not a bad thing, per se, in fact I find it kind of novel to go back to the oldschool overhead look... however it's such a bizarre choice after years of what remakes actually were in the context of this series that I have no idea what to even make of them. On one hand, cool, I like Diamond/Pearl but on the other... was anybody asking for a slavish recreation of it versus creating a new game out of SwSh's engine like previous gens had already done? Nothing about this makes sense to me other than answering a demand people were making for the last seven years since ORAS came out. And it falls into the same issue where third version content is presumably either cut or severely diminished despite those being the definitive versions. Like, I dunno, it looks fine and I think I'd enjoy it more than SwSh (which I didn't buy) on the basis that it's literally a game I already liked, but I just expect way more from this franchise and it keeps giving the bare minimum with its mainline entries since XY. This was acceptable during the 3DS era but they're on a home console charging $60 a pop now and it's getting harder to justify supporting these games especially on a system that offers so many other RPGs. And I can't help but feel a little put off knowing this is helmed by the group that developed Home. Legends at least looks interesting but I'm going to be extremely cautious about it until I see more. I like the concept and everything but it's a Game Freak game and I already saw what early hype got me last time.
  3. I hope people are done asking for Pokemon remakes after this

    1. Cuz

      Cuz

      But I need a excuse to finally play Black and White!

    2. Soniman

      Soniman

      Gen V is trending so no

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I already want a remake of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

    4. Teoskaven
    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      they'll get it right with platinum, trust

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      the black and white people have been quiet all morning

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

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      they'll get it right with platinum, trust

      I think the worst part about this is that I can see them following up next year with Platinum.

    8. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      @Wraith now that is a phrase that can be taken out of context, lmao

  4. Smash Bros. is a series that has literally been credited by some people for even introducing them to new games and characters they wouldn't have known about before. Shining a light on niche Nintendo properties and parts of its history, especially with playable characters, is not "scraping the bottom of the barrel."
  5. If I'm honest, I'm against any more DLC passes just because I want the devs to move on lol They've been at it for over four years since they probably had to jump straight from Smash 4 to Smult after Corrin was released. It's time to give them a break and let this game run its course for the rest of the gen. Of course, I got my literal Holy Grail character so it's hard for me to complain if the train stops with this pass too. I would've been happy if it ended on pass 1 as well, honestly. I wouldn't have gotten exactly what I wanted but even then it'd been hard to complain. It'd probably be a licensing nightmare, but I kinda just want Smult to be ported over to the next successive gen and then get new content and improvements (especially online) added then. I don't know if that's feasible but it's something I'd like to see because the game's had something for everyone both in base and in DLC that I can't see anyone being ready to let go of it with the next entry. It can really only get better down the line.
  6. The wish granting is a particularly funny/weird thing. I mentioned this back when the Tails story was published but I can't think of any instance that was the case outside of Archie, and even then that was during the second Mega Man crossover. I don't know if that was always some intended lore or if it's just a case of trying to keep up the mystique especially since I don't think they've really played a role in Sonic games since Generations (maybe Mania if you want to include that).
  7. New story to go with the art, it's cute If I'm not mistaken, this is the second time they've mentioned the Chaos Emeralds being inactive (it wasn't mentioned in Knux's story). Makes me curious what they want to do with it even if it's just for these stories. I really love little character vignettes like this.
  8. That's because they're married to random 4chan leaks that get signal boosted by YouTubers with no personality and can't make any content that isn't covering Nintendo rumors. Don't worry, guys. Hayabusa is definitely next. We've only been wrong six times already! Oh wait, no, changed over to Crash. No wait, it's Eggman. It has to be because we said DLC characters are only picked to coincide with releases/special franchise events even though that wasn't true for the majority of featured characters in either Smash 4 or Ultimate. /s
  9. I honestly think for the narrative it was more important this Shadow stopped throwing a tantrum and attempted to do the right thing for a change. Especially coming off the heels of the big L he took at the start of the Metal Virus arc. It's just a step closer for him to actually becoming a more likeable character after the bizarre emphasis on making him look like a belligerent jackass.
  10. There are so, so many things about that trailer that got me. All my friends knew just ahead of me because I wasn't home and were waiting for me to lose my fucking mind because they knew I would. I totally expected an epilogue chapter as well but something about it didn't add up at all as I was watching and it didn't really occur to me how little sense it made when I realized two things: 1) Rex went to the Ancient Vessel and 2) Rex still has the core crystal. It didn't fully set in until I saw that Pyra, from the back, wasn't at all rendered in the cel-shaded style (I didn't even notice they were standing on Final Destination lol). I was in such disbelief because I straight up gave up on getting any more Xenoblade rep in this game so hearing Skye Bennet's coy response had me over the moon. Honestly, I can't think of a character I'm happier to see than these two with Banjo being just a bit behind. I also initially wanted Rex with the girls (and other Blades) switching in but the solution they gave works so well and I'm even more excited to play with them. I don't even really play Smash seriously, let alone have Online, so while this isn't going to encourage me to do more than give me something to tool around with, it actually makes me want to play at all. I thought Sephiroth was awesome despite not wanting him, and honestly most of the reveals have been hits instead of misses to me (I really only didn't like Joker and Byleth but I'm kinda whatever about them). Just give me this track from Torna and I'm all set
  11. the next two characters can be a battletoad and tetris block for all i care thank you sakurai

    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      I get the feeling you liked the new Smash reveal.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      You have no idea.

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Thanks Sakurai for making Boogerman aka the only character who matters in as the last character!

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The moment I saw that trailer I immediately thought of you. The thing I enjoy most. of new characters is when people who want whoever end of getting them and are happy. I was always routing for what others want in Smash over what I want as I've been quite content as is.

  12. EuY3-Z7VgAAwMhE.png:large

    I wish all Sonictubers a very

    disappointment

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      SANIC fans grasping for straws

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      let them dream

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      it's just another ordinary day with sonictubers

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      You know, I never heard the term Sonictubers until a few weeks ago. Now its all I hear.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      - Direct ends

       

      Sonic fandom:  "I can't believe Nintendo robbed me of my next Sonic game hype that they totally should've shown on it!"

       

      MP4 and Bayo 4 communities:

      Image result for First time?

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Hey, be nice to them...they need to eat. 

  13. It was free on-demand this weekend so I finally watched the Sonic movie. It has some cute moments but I can't say I have any strong feelings about it.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I only watched it for the first time this month. I enjoyed it. Didn't love it and it didn't make me laugh out loud, but it had me smiling the whole way through and that's better than I expected. No complaints.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Yeah. All in all it was a pretty inoffensive movie but I had enough fun putting it on in the background while I was drawing. I don't know if newer Sonic stuff almost always aims to just be "good enough" or if I'm not able to get attached to newer stuff anymore due to burnout.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      By all accounts, the Sonic movie had no right being anywhere close to "good enough". The premise, the original Sonic design, the casting of Carrey as Robotnik... Being "good enough" was more than I ever could have asked for.

    4. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      That's fair. Knowing how the film turned out and how Sonic was handled, it's hard not to imagine the same scenes with the old design too.

      That seems to be the consensus with the movie in general though; even before I finally decided to watch it most people outside of the fandom either said it was "good enough" or that it exceeded their expectations when they had no expectations. That helped me calibrate to not look at it too cynically and expect something standard, which is about what I got. It's a weird feeling where it just kind of "is" because while it could have been awful, it wasn't but it wasn't really anything more than that either.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      And the weird thing about it being so okay and inoffensive is why is worth talking about and exceptionally above the standard for both Sonic and video game movies.

    6. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      That’s basically my thoughts in a nutshell—I honestly didn’t even expect it to do well, much less beat Detective Pikachu.

    7. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      It certainly has potential. They better not screw it up in the sequel.

  14. I prefer the Archie version, warts and all, personally. Simplest reason is: I grew up with a good chunk of it. I have some retroactive insight on some of the earlier creators and how those things influenced their contributions that make me perhaps less of a fan of them, sure, but at the end of the day they all added a piece to the world of Sonic and one that I personally think made it far more interesting even if the execution was lacking at times. Even if it went counter to what game Sonic was (or became), even if it bordered "batshit insane" in its worst moments, it was all still Sonic to me. I never really cared that it was "different," I really only cared what they did with it. I did admittedly drop out of it for a few years so I missed some of the more infamous parts of the book between about #125 and #177, but when I picked it back up out curiosity I was really amazed that all the stuff I remembered was still there and being used. Seeing them get rearranged under a writer I never heard of at the time--Ian Flynn--to fit in with the games and make use of all that untapped potential really hooked me. I loved seeing the various classic material molded in with modern Sonic stuff in this time period, and the reboot pushed it all to its best potential. The reboot was practically what I imagined as a kid when I played the games, read the comics and watched the cartoons: the "ultimate" Sonic universe. It was nice seeing that stuff still survived in some form and was getting a huge upgrade in the process. Even under Ian, Archie has its share of bumps and bruises though. Some of it due to editorial mandates, legal issues, and some of them feeling like they're just from his own love/knowledge of the franchise working against him (while I love Ian's worldbuilding, he can get lost in it at the expense of the ongoing narrative if the storylines aren't more limited and controlled), but what's there across both continuities is some of the most fun and creative work I've seen with this franchise. It's always gonna bum me out a little it got cut short when it was gearing up for some great things because the publisher was so incompetent but I guess it is what it is. I can give props to IDW too. I mean at times it reads like a neutered version of Archie to me, since it's basically the same creative team under new restrictions who have to make due with what they get. It has some of the same issues parts of Ian's Archie run had (mostly the pacing), and even if I'm not a huge fan of it on an issue-to-issue basis, I still enjoy checking in on it and it's the only place to get any kind of meaningful expansion out of this franchise when the games aren't delivering. I'm really happy the Archie team get to continue doing their thing. I can't speak of Fleetway much at all honestly. I mostly only know some out of context stuff and a bit of a short story I read in college about Knuckles investigating Carnival Night Zone as it's run by Marx Bros. knock-offs in Mario clothes (which I remember being pretty funny and well illustrated, if nothing else). It sounds interesting and what I have heard it has some creative ideas I'd get behind with how they referenced the game materials. Maybe one day I'll actually get around to reading it if I can find the time.
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