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Zaysho

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  1. https://dizzydennis.tumblr.com/post/658067055859384320/sonic-x-rouge-sonic-channel-cover-story-english The translation mentions a "part 2" but I don't know if that means this story continues into next month or if there's more the translator hadn't touched on yet (haven't actually read it myself, yet).
  2. Ori's easily becoming one of my favorites. I dunno if "platformer" is the right genre but even though I feel I have way more trouble playing these types of games these days it's just a surprisingly comfy experience.

    1. Red

      Red

      I love Ori. I'm not a fan of how they changed basically the entire gameplay in the sequel though. I prefer the first game. I love the use of additional NPC's in the sequel tho.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I admittedly had only played a little of Blind Forest a few years ago with my sister so I don't recall it that well though I did enjoy what I had played. We both jumped into Will of the Wisps earlier this year and then I got a copy for myself on PC to play on my own because I was really enjoying it. I might grab the first and give it another run to see how I feel about it. 

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    what did i do

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      ZAY IS TROUBLE! OOOOOOOOOOO!

  4. It was actually because the arcade cabinets were already blurred and they didn't bother to fix it when she held up the cartridge. We see them pretty clearly when she's plugging them in together lol The weirder one was when they blurred out the movie poster in another segment (though I mean, yeah, I'd like to pretend the movie doesn't exist too).
  5. Was that the Shaymin one? I thought that was really well done even with the dub.
  6. OP was banned because I basically ignored him for months and then realized today they are someone we've banned dozens of times already (this was a mind numbing process). You all think I joke, but this has been going on for almost five years. Some people cannot take a hint lol Anyway, I'm just skimming and others seem to be having a fine enough conversation so I'll probably leave this alone and let it fade off on its own.
  7. logging into the moderator panel and I'm already like

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    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Oh? What's a moderator panel? The scene where you prepare to strike down mortals with the ban hammer?

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Yeah it's pretty much where our additional tools are if there's something we need to look up.

    3. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon
    4. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Actually, do your tools include a search function for checking through PMs? @Zaysho

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      It doesn't include that, no. The only time we can review PMs is when the message itself is reported.

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      We appreciate you. 

    7. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Ah, so even for the mods, the ability to search through PM pages eludes.

    8. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      But yeah, appreciate what ya'll do.

    9. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I promise I've been on my best behaviour, good sir.

      Putting aside throwing shade at myself, I'm not sure what has been going on. I can't imagine being a mod is easy. 

    10. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      what's going on in here-

       

      a

  8. I think it depends on the game and my mood most of the time. Like I think maybe there's Sonic games I straight up can't play for more than a few minutes anymore before I get bored (mostly in the more recent titles) because they don't really offer me any incentive to play them past the first time. I can still appreciate a lot about them, but they aren't that interesting or challenging for me personally. This isn't really a total knock against the quality of them; I admit I'm not a fan of the newer games anyway, they just don't hold my attention in a very general sense. On the flip side I could say I just want to grab a quick screenshot in SA2, a game I've played hundreds of times, and lose a few hours just dicking around in the levels. Can't help it, I like what I like. I think some of my favorites to replay and not get sick of tend to be RPGs, though even then it depends a bit. Yeah, subsequent experiences do not quite match the first run. Things are new and different, there's systems to learn and party formations to consider, it can be kind of confusing and take a bit to "click" but even in those moments if I'm having a good time it's worth it. It can be a lot of fun going back with the knowledge I've gained, figure out how to manage things better, and experiment. And if I like the story a lot, then I get the bonus of better understanding stuff or finding little things I wouldn't have noticed. For example, I really like replaying older Pokémon games. It can be a lot of fun thumbing through a strategy guide or Bulbapedia, picking out a team ahead of time and routing my way to try to get them as best as I can (sometimes I end up picking up and keeping something I didn't plan for and just roll with it especially if it's gen 1 where trainer experience is a premium). It can lead to new favorites or strategies I hadn't thought of before because hell, sometimes I just brute force things in these games. There's also plenty of ROM hacks these days that can enhance the experience or extend the challenge in some way. I also recently, in the last year, did full replays of Xenoblade 1 and 2. I found the various additions and improvements to Xenoblade Definitive Edition to be a boon that benefited the game and the way I like playing it. In these games you gain experience and levels not just from battle, but from doing all sorts of things like side quests, explorations, and achievements. This is an excellent feature that can help out newer players in keeping pace with the game, though as I've played the original Wii version more than a few times, it also means I get overleveled because I genuinely enjoy just doing that stuff. DE, however, includes an "Expert Mode" which allows me to bank the exp. gained from quests (anything not battle related) and also lower or raise my level if really needed so I'm generally "on par" with the game. It's a nice way of setting your difficulty and I never feel overpowered nor in danger. What also helps is that I know the game way better than I did nine years ago (goddamn), so I know what equipment to shoot for and how to better utilize characters' abilities. There were bosses that gave me trouble all the time in the past, but just knowing what I'm doing I can basically rip through them now with the a good build just by having Melia inflict Poison or whatever. With Xenoblade 2, there is a randomized element to what Blades you pull so it can be fun trying out different Blades and party formations. I found new weapon types that mesh well with what driver, I better understood Fusion Combos to pull them off, everything fell together so well because of all the time I spent playing the base game and NG+ and doing the challenges. I also didn't really hold myself to as much of a completionist standard as I did with my original playthrough in 2017. I already have a file with everything, so this file just being the one where I play at a regular pace with no pressure made it a ton of fun. It's one of my favorite games because it allows so much room do things how you want and I was honestly surprised at the amount of optimal gear you can get if you're paying attention, as well as what Blade types actually work best with which Driver. What's better is that I wasn't overleveled too, which was a thing in my original playthrough (I was level 99--the final boss is in the 60s). Your level does matter, but your Blades and your equipment matter just more, and I was amazed at how much better I did in some problem areas just knowing more (but I wouldn't trade the original blind run for anything because it was a hell of a ride). I get this probably isn't the way everyone likes to experience games, and RPGs are typically long hauls so I can understand getting your fill with them and moving on (there's some I probably won't replay), but some of them afford me so much control once I understand them that a lot of the value comes in how quickly I can get to an optimal point and what challenges I can get out of them.
  9. haha I can still call him Nack

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Maybe it's a Robotnik/Eggman situation where they're both his name somehow.

      Like one's his name and one's some kind of criminal alias.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      iirc Generations more or less went with that on the wanted poster. I think the first western anything to actually just call him "Fang" was IDW's classic special from last month. Like there's Fighters and Drift 2 using the "Fang" name too though I don't know if that's just lack of coordination since they were smaller releases anyway.

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      It sounds like the Japanese team responded right away, while the American team either had Nack let slip or couldn't change it in time due to increased communication issues from the geographical/language barrier.

      Ah well, as least they fixed it for his other classic appearances.

    4. charmsb

      charmsb

      I think Fang works better anyway, because he isn't a Weasel.

    5. Red

      Red

      Fang should be his canon name from now on until SoA stops calling him a weasel. Either make it a wolf or jerboa, no more weasel.

    6. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Calling him Nack.

  10. I have questions

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    1. KingMario05
    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Fuck YEAH the Ken Penders Origins collection

    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Oh my god I was wrong

      It was Penders all along

  11. We have a topic for discussing Origins already
  12. I actually had a thought about this back during pass 1's cycle where I wanted to see Giovanni. I liked the contrast of him being a villain to the Gen 1 trainer but I sorta struggled coming up with his team beyond Persian and Nidoking/queen (which I considered alts to go with his two outfits) if only because Rhydon and Kangaskhan felt too similar to the Nidos. Probably Honchkrow would be the last choice since it fits his image and he has one in Gen 4. Cynthia actually would be pretty fitting though. My only thing is that Lucario is one of her key Pokémon after Garchomp that her team would seem weird without him haha. Maybe Togekiss, Roserade and Garchomp would be a nice mix though.
  13. based hungry clicker

     

  14. Think the thread's about served its purpose if you're just using it to spam Shadow memes now. Best to keep that to the status updates.
  15. Hey there, I actually remember this thread was made a couple weeks ago. I'd suggest continuing discussion in it there: With regards to the subject matter; topics like these typically aren't allowed, but because they belong in the Marketplace sub-forum, which is only accessible if you have 50 posts. I do, however, think it's a cool find in its own right that I don't mind leaving the other thread open for potential discussion at least. If you get a sale, you get a sale.
  16. Blacklightning DLC edition, let's goooo
  17. Been rewatching Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. for the past week. Feel like this show doesn't have any right being as good as it is for a Scooby-Doo show.

    1. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      I KNOW RIGHT?

    2. Mr. Ion

      Mr. Ion

      Mystery Inc was great. I actually remember when it first aired, and that first episode is good at creating interest in the viewer (and also ends up being called back in some interesting ways down the line). I'll always be a bit more nostalgic for What's New Scooby Doo, but Mystery Incorporated is by far the best series, and my personal favorite.

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That show goes so fucking hard. Heard it got pretty bad ratings tho, because they aired it at the worst times. 

    4. Mr. Ion

      Mr. Ion

      Par for the course when it comes to Cartoon Network. If you'll excuse me, I have some Teen Titans Go reruns to catch up on.

       

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      It was a really good show and between this and the looney tunes show and the thunder cats reboot CN was pretty experimental for a bit. 

    6. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Really did love that show.....though I will admit, I didn't quite like how they handled and sunk the Shaggy/Velma relationship. That sucked.

    7. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      It's depressing for such a insanely good show, it gets a bad rap by most people involved with the Scooby series. Like I was shocked to find out how many people who had a hand in the Scooby franchise at some point or another had derided Mystery Inc's darker, story-driven approach.

      Which given we're now in a period where Scooby is just a soulless rehash of the same tired formula, which also nostalgia-baiting fans of the experimental eras of Scooby (Zombie Island, 13 Ghosts), it gets really fucking depressing that MI was hurled crap about not being authentic to Scooby, but apparently these movies are??

    8. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      That's actually very surprising. I feel like MI took the best parts of Zombie Island/Witch's Ghost with the supernatural elements and actually turned into a much more compelling narrative. In a lot of ways it's still one of those modern "take the piss" kind of interpretations with how the characters kinda feel like extreme versions of all their core personalities, but it doesn't feel super cynical or like some cash-in.

      Really bummed me out how CN treated it, along with Generator Rex and Thundercats '11, back in the day because it was nearly impossible to watch properly.

    9. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Thundercats failed because literally they could not sell any merchandise for it. 

       

      Like...fine, but come the fuck on man. I'm so tired of shows only being able to survive on merch alone. You can sell merchandise while also having a compelling narrative. God I hate modern television. 

    10. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Hate to break it to you  @Kuzu, but that's sadly been a thing even well before modern television. Hell, shows were literally made TO sell toys back then.

      Though it's definitely a practice that shouldn't be running the industry these days.

    11. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Doesn't mean I gotta like it. 

    12. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Trust me. No one's suggesting to like it. It certainly sucks regardless of whatever time era it happens.

  18. For some reason, there's always something really refreshing about seeing Tracy back on pencils after a stretch. It's not even because there's anything wrong with the artists, and I know he filled in some pages on the classic special and stuff, but it's always really nice when he sits down and cranks out a few issues before letting another artist take over again.
  19. There probably is some corporate politics at play, though I'm not really sure I believe it has anything to do with Sonic specifically. At least not after SoA's screw ups with Boom. I feel like if there was any distrust after that, they wouldn't have even allowed Mania to happen, with the level of freedom it was afforded (though it might have been due to Iizuka keeping SoJ off the team's backs). I can understand, however, them wanting to grow the audience in Japan and extending the scope of Sonic's appeal though so I can see it being something where they're trying to push themselves. I just roll my eyes at the notion that the corporate heads look at the best selling and best received game in the series in the last decade which happened to be developed by freelancers and are secretly angry about it. I'd understand it a bit more if, despite it bombing, SoA was still shilling Boom since Iizuka clearly doesn't care for it (and it sometimes sounds like the sub-series was largely developed without SoJ's involvement until late) but that obviously isn't the case.
  20. What's a bit funny about Rangers rumors is that they've apparently been going since last Summer (very similar stories about focus testing, mentions of the open world, etc. so for all I know it's the same guy) and barely got any traction compared to other rumors that are usual fan wish fulfillment stuff. I don't think anyone would think twice about them if Sega didn't accidentally mention the title.
  21. For some reason it's really funny to me that the two times I've seen Hungry Clicker paint something from Sonic, it's been of Shadow.

     

  22. I stopped reading at "(oR mAyBeE dA s0otz R MAD aBoUT MANIA brrrrrrr)" because people who say this are always Sonic fans projecting their own disappointment with Forces being trash.
  23. Somewhere some Nintendo leaker is screaming

  24. I'm not sure where it falls since it's not a western licensed comic but Pokémon Special/Adventure is still an ongoing thing with a long, roughly connected narrative that is exclusively based on the games with some changes here and there.
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    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      sasuga dragon

      Gonna miss her. Here's hoping the actual talent goes on to do something even better.

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