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Zaysho

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  1. Heh, yeah. Hadn't noticed so I went ahead and updated the thread title and added the release date.
  2. I don't know what's worse. A cynical drawing that justifies every criticism Penders has gotten about riding the Sonic series' coattails despite saying otherwise. Or what an eyesore those pages are. At the very least he could find another colorist.
  3. It amuses me that Tumblr's stupid-ass purge didn't actually fix the bot problem.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Tumblr is one big ass-purge.

    2. Milo

      Milo

      Fixed the bot problem so well, the entire platform now has a "FOR SALE" sign stamped on its forehead.

      Despite what Hanlon's Razor says, sometimes it's hard to read these corporate actions done by site management as plain ineptitude as opposed to malicious sabotage.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      still feel stupid for putting all my eggs in that one basket thinking the site would just be around forever

      in my defense tho twitter and elsewhere pale in comparison as far as convienience, customization and growing on a platform is concerned

  4. I'm probably never gonna be able to play Persona 5 so I'm getting my taste of it watching an archive of Etika's streams.

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      😞 I miss him so much 😞 

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Yeah the whole thing still bums me out. I've been going through archives of his stuff because I miss the energy and enthusiasm and it's something that's been helping me when I'm working on stuff. It's really sad how things turned out for him.

  5. I've seen your art from time to time and I'm impressed with how you've improved over time. Keep it up, dude.
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  7. I guess we'll have to wait to see if that gets confirmed. From the initial trailers and stuff they seemed to point to them being exclusively online. It'd be great if that's the case though and I can at least give the game credit for that.
  8. This is the part where this game is really losing me. The stuff with Home is bad enough, but even with my complaints, I can always make do with what's there. I'm already not a fan of Nintendo Switch Online and was already bothered knowing basic features like the GTS would be paywalled but now they're locking these special Gigantamax Pokémon behind this as well. The online components have probably been the most off-putting and worrying aspect of this game for me that I'm questioning what I'd even get out of this particular iteration of Pokémon at this point. They're $60 games, in addition to the extra $20 just to be able to use features I frequently used on the 3DS. NSO hasn't proven its value to me, since by most accounts the service is the same as it already was with almost no improvement. It's a shame because I actually really like the new Pokémon revealed so far (I'm actually quite fond of Alcremie) and the new characters look great but it's hard for me to remain excited about playing the actual game. EDIT: And at this point the Poké-Mon-Amie/Refresh successor is practically confirmed. I'm not convinced there was anything new that was going need to be made for older generation Pokémon so the reasoning is still nonsense as far as I'm concerned.
  9. Rewatching the FF7R trailer, I'm impressed how closely Cody Christian matches Steve Burton's past portrayals as Cloud (mostly only familiar with the Kingdom Hearts stuff) that I keep forgetting the character has been recast.

    Probably won't be able to play the remake but seeing this trailer is making me want to give the original another shot.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Supposedly Burton isn’t gone for good, at least going off people that have messaged me on Twitter(he just isn’t gonna be doing the remake), so if that’s the case I certainly can get over this recast much better knowing they didn’t just up and give him the finger out of nowhere. And yeah Cody’s grown on me with his voice, and I can tell he really cares about keeping faithful to the voice style we’re all used to.  

       

      Still fucking hate sephiroths new voice tho 

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Maybe he has some projects that didn't come out yet? When he made that video on Twitter it sounded like he was moving on completely and wished Christian good luck in picking up the torch.

      And yeah, I heard it briefly. I liked Newbern's version a lot in KH2 and from clips I've seen for other things. New one I can kinda see what they're going for but it's gonna take some getting used to. Kinda bummed about Beau Billingslea not voicing Barret either since he's one of my favorite voice actors.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I could honestly imagine it being a mix up. Especially with having more Hollywood styled voice actors for the remake, it probably wouldn’t be financially viable for square to use that cast going forward for all projects. But guess we’ll need to see, but from what I was told, Burtons not totally gone.

    4. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Square has gone on record saying that the recasting is exclusive for the remake, other spin-offs will keep the OG voice cast at least for now. Case and point, Tifa who just came out for Dissidia NT is voiced again by Rachel Leig Cook.

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      That sounds kinda unnecessarily convoluted. 

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      welcome to Square Enix

    7. Soniman

      Soniman

      Seems really pointless and a slap in the face to the man voicing cloud for over a decade couldn't get the chance to actually voice him in the OG Gabe but ok 

  10. That's pretty interesting. I didn't know that they had considered other Bamco reps during the development of 4 and there wasn't really a strong candidate outside of Pac-Man or Heihachi and even the latter ultimately couldn't make it in. I mean, I personally disagree, but I admit I have a bias in favor of characters like Lloyd or KOS-MOS. In fairness, times may have changed and, with the exception of Joker because he's pretty new, it's possible Nintendo might have looked into the fan community to figure out who to represent this time. Hero and Banjo felt like they were answering demands for Japan and the West respectively, and they're characters that mean a lot to Nintendo fans. I like to think Lloyd has the mainstream appeal and recognition to fit the bill, but I guess he may not be a surefire seller .
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    what happened to this series

    1. SupahBerry
    2. Red

      Red

      These are the designs from Yokai Watch Shadowside. I still think Shadowside is a huge missed opportunity. Not everything needs to be mascot type monster collecting series. Shadowside would have helped set it apart.

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      So it's a separate thing from the regular series? I started reading about it after I looked at the designs and thought they were weird/jarring since I hadn't looked at the series since season 1 of the TV show. Guess it didn't go over well?

    4. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      Nice try, Knuckles. You’re not fooling anyone.

    5. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      Think about the Sonic '06 of the Yo-Kai Watch series

      that's Shadowside.

      a dark and edgy Yo-Kai Watch that was massively disliked

      Yo-Kai Watch 4 mixes the two though

    6. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Shadowside the Yo-Kai Hedgehog Boom?

      It’s the internet’s nightmares and parody dreams combined!

  12. Banjo was honestly way more than I expected after this pass led off with Joker, and the DQ Hero was more of a pleasant surprise after rolling my eyes at the suggestion originally, that I can't really ask for much else. The most I'd like to see are either KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, a Tales rep like Lloyd or Yuri, or Amaterasu from Okami (assuming the pass is strictly third-party) but even then I'm not really expecting much else out of this.
  13. I haven't played Pac-Man 2 The New Adventures in years and the fond memories of making Pac-Man's life a living hell are flooding back.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      You better not have replaced the dots with peas you MONSTER

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      If the option was available, I absolutely would.

    3. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Did my avatar remind you of it? 😛

    4. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      haha I got put in the mood for it because a friend of mine was playing actually. Loved this game when I was a kid

       

  14. I think that's a very general thing. My understanding of the conversation prior was about mandates and supposedly how they direct the comic, and while that is keeping things On Brand™, I didn't see what your post had to do with Wraith's point that Sonic--as a character--just isn't on top of a situation all the time. He was talking about the character being flawed and how it works fine within the context of the narrative. Your post read like a tangent complaining about Sega mismanaging the series as a whole (e.g. referencing the movie and well as saying the brand is being left behind on certain trends). I'm willing to admit I misunderstood the conversation before I commented if it was meant to tie together with the mandates However, that doesn't mean I have to let remarks like this slide: Now I'd like for you to pinpoint where I said any of these things or you can stop condescending to me. I've been responding to the words you actually wrote--like I always do and even admitted I misunderstood something you did--so I expect the same courtesy. And try to do it without throwing my moderator badge in my face. If you have an issue with me in that capacity, you're more than welcome to make a complaint to the admins. The only thing I suggested you stop doing is an annoying end comment that read like some of your other condescending comments disregarding people's arguments like you've done here or here.
  15. *Thinking about Luigi's Mansion 3*

    Nice.

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      *thinking about Animal Crossing: New Horizons*

      Very nice.

    2. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      *thinking about Sword and Shield*

      ...Not so nice.

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      *Thinking about reality*

      ...Really not nice.

    4. Speederino

      Speederino

      *Thinking about ur mom*

      Oooooooooooo yeah.

  16. I like how you can take one point about a fictional character's flaw and make it about something else entirely like problems a brand has with staying relevant. These are two completely separate issues. But you taking things people say and switching them around to something convenient they aren't even arguing about isn't new. Also, stop doing this.
  17. lol Dude you go in to Sonic threads unrelated to Forces to bash Iizuka and you're rushing in here to defend some aspect of this game people are dissatisfied about. In addition to Blacklightning's warning to stop with the condescending attitude, this is the last time I want to see your hypocritical fanboy nonsense here or in a Sonic thread.
  18. In fairness it's probably the cheapest way people can get Gates's issue 1 variant cover that was retailing for over $100 when the comic came out.
  19. I really only recall complaints about the voice acting. Sunshine has the same kind of minimal story most mainline Mario games do. That game usually also gets pointed to why Mario games have such minimal voice acting and reduces everything to reacts and short catchphrases. Even in a more dialogue heavy game like Odyssey, Bowser only speaks in grunts and roars, etc.
  20. Welp.

    Guess I should start reading Promised Neverland.

    1. TCB

      TCB

      Please do

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      Had the same thought too. I was like "is it already over?"

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      @TCB Did the anime skip over much from the manga? I was thinking of starting from the beginning anyway since I got into the anime like maybe four episodes ago and had only seen the first episode prior but didn't have a chance to catch up with the whole thing (probably check the on-demand section tomorrow).

    4. TCB

      TCB

      Actually, other than certain plot elements being moved around for the sake of flow (and even then it's minor, like to fit what they need within a given episode to hook the viewer)  the anime is pretty faithful. Hell a certain character actually gets a little more fleshed out in the anime over the manga. S1 basically takes up the first four full volumes and a little of vol 5. The manag itself is still ongoing though. Right now it's at 14 volumes/124 chapters in the original print and 10 volumes English translated.

  21. My biggest issue with this has to be that it follows the announcement of Pokémon Home--the successor of Pokémon Bank. This is just a way to keep you subscribed to another cloud service that will, in all likelihood, also require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to even use and access. In case people don't know, Home will be a one-way transfer from the 3DS games/Bank/Go/Let's Go to store all your Pokémon from the previous generations. Game Freak has decided in addition to the usual regional curation process they've always done (once again, every single Pokémon is never catchable and requires older compatible games and transfer services) that they're simply not going to code certain Pokémon into the game so if you had any favorites not in Galar's 'dex oh well, hopefully it'll be in the next game, keep your subscriptions current or they're gone forever. The only good thing is that Home launches months after SwSh do, so there will be lists on what's compatible so most people won't have to worry about it, but that doesn't make it less stupid.
  22. I feel like I'm better off waiting for the inevitable follow-up title in a year where they miraculously are able to code in the remaining non-Galar Dex Pokémon and Pokémon Home stops looking like a waste of money (and they won't patch up SwSh even when they do that).
  23. I kept going in and out of this thread all day because I wanted to collect my thoughts on the matter, and write something honest. I'll probably even embarrass myself but I don't really care. I don't feel right eulogizing the man, either. Truth be told I got fed up after his second breakdown and the way he seemed to just embrace the negative attention and bucked at the idea of getting help. He came across as antagonistic and it made me uncomfortable. I... couldn't deal with, nor could I stand to watch his "supporters" clown on him. I wasn't--I'm not--anybody but a guy who enjoyed his videos so I kind of just moved on. I'd check out the latest highlights and was subscribed to his TR1iceman channel, but I chose to not engage him closely anymore. Maybe walking away and ignoring him at his lowest makes me part of the problem. I dunno. His apology video shortly before his disappearance gave me a mix of emotions I don't think I should have felt for someone I only knew as a persona online. It's incredibly sad listening to his reasoning. I didn't even want to believe it at first, wanted to write it off until more info came in, but the more I checked the sub-reddit (and sussed through the conspiratorial nonsense) the more I just realized he probably wasn't coming back this time. Seeing the news this morning hit harder than I expected it to. I've been a fan of Etika's since about 2016. In fact, this is the first video of his I recall seeing that randomly popped up in my YouTube recommendations. His over the top reactions amused me so I kept checking out his stuff, saw things like him talking about Xenoblade X or his regular reactions to the Pokémon Sun and Moon news (this was still prior to the Nintendo Switch's initial announcement). I got hooked and subscribed to him. 2016 was a pretty rough year for me for reasons I'm not gonna go into, but channels like his really brightened my day near the end of that year when things were pretty bad. His streams were often a highlight for me on the late nights I'm up drawing. The guy had charisma, and his enthusiasm was infectious, it's not too hard to understand why he maintained the following he had even when his channels got purged. Fortunately there are archivists out there. I'm glad most of his Xenoblade 2 streams are preserved. I tuned in eagerly when he started chapter 7 and as he went through the final chapters. His reactions mirrored mine and it brought a smile to my face seeing someone who loved that game like I did and got excited over the late game reveals. I didn't know him personally, but his presence will be missed. I don't know if this will serve as a cautionary tale and people will be more receptive and see the signs of people hurting--it's certainly opened my eyes--or if this will be another news story that will come and go and we'll be back to square one. I'm not optimistic but at least there are some real ones doing what they can right now to spread awareness and celebrate their friendship with him. Rest in peace, Etika, and condolences to his close friends and family. I'm sorry. To everyone else, please take care of yourselves. And in the words of Etika, have yourselves a damn good one. (P.S. do me a solid and please don't like this post. I don't feel right receiving reactions for this. Instead go do something nice.)
  24. It seems pretty murky. It's possible he may have ownership of the stories--the scripts and the art. Depends on what stories he managed to actually secure the copyrights for when this all started (iirc, Sega either secured or at least attempted to file for the copyrights of the Knuckles series when this all broke years ago), and it's entirely possible Butler may have signed over his rights to the artwork anyway. I believe Butler was still a regular with Archie in one way or the other during and after this, so he may not have gotten involved in this mess. That's just a guess on my part though. I'm not sure how he's legally covered if the stories involved Sonic, Knuckles, Sally, et al., but I've long since given up trying to make sense of this.
  25. Honestly, I bare minimum just want the stuff Archie was planning to publish/had solicited. Specifically, if I had to pick anything, I'd just put out the Freedom Fighter arc that we should've gotten for Sonic Universe and #292 which was the lead-in for that and would show Sonic and the FF parting ways for a time. It could be rewritten a bit to serve as a nice little send-off, promising there's always adventure to be had like how any Sonic story ends. I don't think I'd really need anything more conclusive if I could just have the stuff I actually wanted and not the two filler arcs that were released before Sega pulled the plug.
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