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Zaysho

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  1. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.
  12. Best to just keep it to the current thread about the voice actors
  13. Yeah, admittedly if Prime is intended to be its own thing with no crossover, it doesn't make sense for Roger to step down in the first place. At this point I'm just trying to make sense of all the little scraps like Pollock's wording/what Colleen responded to and assumptions that have come up in this or the Sonic Prime thread (specifically that Prime's production might use a Canadian cast) but I guess it's too early to say.
  14. He mentions the video games so now I'm wondering if Colleen's tweet was referring only to not working on Prime and where the current game cast stands? I mean, it's that or they just booted out everyone but Pollock again which wouldn't surprise me either.
  15. The more I think about it, I'll be more bummed if Sega decides to make sweeping changes to the Japanese voice cast.

    Like, fine, whatever, movie Sonic is an AU and can have his own voice and interpretation different from the games. Would really suck if they decide to dump Jun'ichi for whoever they got for the movie though.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I don't think that will happen any time soon to be honest. The Japanese seem to firmly believe that if you're the character you'll always be that character. I've rarely seen when a character gets a seiyuu change and most circumstance its usually because the previous actor died.

      Its one of the many reasons why I'm more invested in the Japanese side of things.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Yeah, I'm not sure how common it is to be honest. Off the top of  my head, the only thing I can immediately think of is Fullmetal Alchemist 2009 replacing nearly everyone for... no reason I'm aware of. Just hard not to feel a little antsy Sega might try to cash in on the movie's success to bring things closer to it.

    3. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      I don't think the movie enjoyed nearly the same success in Japan as it did in the West; and it'd be unlikely that SEGA decided now was the time to be consistent with Western VA overhauls, if 20 years of voice cast overhauls didn't already.

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Zaysho Who got changed in Brotherhood? Ed is still Romi Park, and Al was still Rie Kugimiya iirc. Usually when there's a VA change in Japanese works, its generally due to the death of a previous actor. 

    5. Marcello

      Marcello

      Hunter x Hunter changed the cast, I think. Digimon, too. 

    6. Piko

      Piko

      I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Japanese VAs tend to be treated better than Western VAs in that regard; it's very, very uncommon for them to get replaced unless it's absolutely necessary, for example if the previous VA died.

    7. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      @Kuzu everyone was changed except the brothers and Hughes as far as I know

    8. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That's wild. That almost never happens.

  16. Eh, I don't see the point in Ryan even trying as defeatist as that sounds. I'm almost certain the new cast, whoever they are, are already set in stone. At this point I wouldn't be surprised if it turns into a Netflix Evangelion situation where the ADV cast was allowed to "reaudition" because they made a fuss about it just to have their tapes thrown out the second they left the studio. Never mind the last time Drummond got far enough along that Sega immediately tried to screw him. I mean, cool if it works out for him, but I don't see it happening.
  17. It's more like you can say whatever you want, doesn't mean everyone else has to put up with fucking bullshit. Some people getting mad at someone saying something stupid on Twitter really isn't the same thing as the government policing speech. And opinions can be disagreed upon. When someone is using their platform to further spread an opinion based in misinformation or conspiracy theories, then it's fair for people to talk about it and air their grievances. Before you even start about Twitter likes and how people shouldn't be rooting through them or whatever; Twitter puts people's likes on the timeline whether they want to fucking see it or not. And hell, she didn't even just "like" things, she commented them too. You are not a moderator on this message board, so you can knock it off with the backseat modding. This is a thread about voice actors in the Sonic cast collectively getting fired because the big brand wants to, and a few of them turn out to be unsavory people so it just coincidentally works out for them, and if that's what people want to talk about, then so be it. It's relevant whether you like it or not. Either move on or find a constructive way of redirecting the conversation instead of acting like everyone else has to shut up for your sake. And whatever reply you have, you can save it and go complain to an admin if it bothers you that much. I really don't care.
  18. Yeah, I kinda read that tweet like "we're doing our own thing with Sonic, but we're not taking away from the main thing." I'd prefer it being based in the games (mostly since the options are kinda thin at this point) but I kinda expect it won't be.
  19. People who talk about kids shows broaching serious subject matter always oversell "DARK" so they don't have to feel embarrassed about watching a cartoon.
  20. lol It wasn't fucking Young Justice or whatever other action shows CN kept putting on the chopping block (though Rex started getting fucked over immediately after its first season, to no one's surprise). Tonally it was probably more in line with later Ben 10 stuff; it wasn't some dark, dreary show by an even close margin.
  21. About when the show explores the generic "evil mirror world" trope that Penders thinks he pioneered to the point he's claimed ownership of "Evil Sonic."
  22. Fucking sucks. The new cast could barely hold on to other actors as they got bigger (Higgins, Bailey, Baker, Willingham) and Smith was clearly making a ton of headway in his career too and still stuck around. While I think there's been a few miscasts and bad direction where the series currently is, I really liked Smith's take in spite of that. If anything, most of the BangZoom cast fit the roles well, I felt and I thought most of them were wasted. I know people liked Schwartz's version in the movie, and from what little I'd seen of him in trailers and other stuff like DuckTales 2017 he's fine, but he really only works in the context of the movie and that specific version of Sonic to me, so I'm hoping at the least we're not getting more of that in the games. Well, regardless, ten years is a hell of a run with this character.
  23. Please don't make spam threads. In fact, if you could slow down on the influx of threads that'd be appreciated. I get you want to contribute but if you could just be a little more constructive with it I think it would go a long way.
  24. Fuck, man. Roger leaving the role of Sonic sucks

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Yeah. He was a really good fit...

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I honestly really liked him since he debuted in Colors and was always more bothered that the writing/direction was... not good so the updated cast always felt like they were wasted.

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