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About DarkRula

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    Prudii Jetii
  • Birthday 12/16/1994

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    There's three core franchises I hold dear. The first being Star Wars, the second Sonic the Hedgehog, and the third Pokémon. Away from those cores I'm big on Power Rangers, most Nintendo games, the Forza series, and a range of films and music.
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  1. Republic Commando has now been announced for Switch and PS4.

    Aw, yeah! Now I can play yet another great Star Wars game on a handheld and not feel as though it's been butchered (as every game before the Switch existed did).

    1. Marcello


      Great game. Now make Imperial Commando :(

  2. Twelve hours until it begins. I'm hoping for what I hope for every year, but as long as there's some form of racing game, I'll be happy.
  3. I've been enjoying Bowser's Fury, and it's got me thinking of whether this is our first introduction to a fully open world Mario game. Within this article, I talk of how that might look.

  4. A Direct, you say? An actual Nintendo Direct? Oh, lovely. How very lovely.

    Now give me Mii Resort Paradise you cowards!

  5. Hmm... The wait will be worth it... That's reassuring in a sense, as I don't think Tails Channel would be one of those who needlessly hypes (or even wrongfully hypes) the community. However, there's still the feeling that there won't be anything grand. Nothing that goes beyond the quality of recent efforts (Mania aside). I'll reserve judgement until we see something, though.
  6. I've been streaming this purely because this is the month that it released. I've been skipping most of the cutscenes, but still having an absolute blast with the gameplay and the worlds. Be finishing it tomorrow, where I'm sure three hours will be enough to see it complete.
  7. I mean, just because Roger's hinting at his leaving, it doesn't mean he won't be in the next game. Voice work's probably already done, after all. This next game will be his final outing if that is the case, and I hope it will be a good one.

  8. This is what I was hoping for when the restructuring first took place back when Disney bought LucasFilm. Plenty of games from plenty of developers, with variety of genres and styles. The future is looking bright again for Star Wars games, and hopefully some of the other IP of LucasFilm get their chance to shine. As for this open world game of Ubisoft's, I'm hoping we see a great looking world come from it. One, perhaps, we haven't seen before.
  9. Everyone has games they're looking forward to this year. I've got an article on my site detailing all those I'm looking forward to. There's a lot of them, and I'm curious to know what everyone else is looking forward to.

    1. FReaK


      honestly there is not much that I am looking forward to. The only thing I really want to see is the next Sonic game, and hopefully there will be a few good ps5 games that I'm not aware of right now.

    2. Jango


      I'm looking forward to being surprised honestly, especially with the next-gen consoles already up and going. Of course there's the obvious ones like the next Sonic (I can't help it), Crash/Spyro (I can't help it either), Horizon 2, Resi 4 remake, Spider-man 2, the next Rockstar game... even if we only get teasers for these, I still think it will be a good year.

    3. DarkRula


      I talked of the next Sonic game within that article. About how I hope the lack of games means they're seriously trying to find what works for the series this time, perhaps by looking back to move forward - as the first Mania trailer said.

      @JangoI think on the Rockstar front, there will be disappointment. Unless they've got something else other than GTA VI that they've been hiding from us, this year's focus will still be on GTA V Online - especially with that next-gen release at some point this year. I'd like to be surprised, but I don't feel GTA VI is close.

    4. Jango


      GTA isn't the only Rockstar IP tho' :P I'm not holding any breath for 6 anyways, but a new Bully? O more Red Dead 2 expansions? That'd be nice.

    5. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I'm a huge Nintendo fan, and it's hard to really look forward to this year 'cuz I have almost no idea what they have coming down the pipeline. We'll probably get a new Kirby, new Pokemon, maybe the reveal of a new 3D Mario after the port of 3D World comes out next month. I'm excited to see what we'll get.

      Then, other than the 30th anniversary Sonic game that we've had to wait WAY too long to learn about, there are a buttload of great indie games coming this year that I'm looking forward to.

    6. TheOcelot


      Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

      Horizon: Forbidden West

      Gotham Knights

      Next Sonic

      SM3DW switch port

      MGS1 remake

      New Spyro game

    7. Strickerx5


      Honestly, outside of Halo Infinite and Ratchet (which could both be delayed), I really don't know what to expect from this year. 2020 really threw everything into a loop so not a lot is really known to the public and it's hard to predict a lot of things.

      Like, I think it's fair to say that at this time last year we were all expecting to at least get some information on a new Sonic game between then and now and that certainly hasn't happened. Nintendo somehow went even more silent and scattered than usual which is... impressive honestly (like they haven't said a single thing about BotW 2 since the announcement, let alone Prime 4). Sony probably has the most that we know of but who the hell knows how far most of those titles are from being out. Not to mention the rest of the bigger publishers who have emptier slates than usual.

      2020 hit the industry hard so combine that with a new console generation (when they publishers are usually more silent than usual in order to allow devs to get familiar with the new tech and not break NDAs)... there isn't a lot there and guessing is a crapshoot at best.


      Edit: Forgot about Gotham Knights... though I'm more scared for it than excited tbh

    8. DarkRula


      @JangoI'm just wishing for a new Midnight Club. GTA Online is all well and good in that department, but it's about time Rockstar made a proper racer again.

      Nintendo certainly is a wild card, @PC the Hedgehog, which is why I always hope for those series we haven't heard of in a while to make their appearance in this year. Advance Wars, F-Zero, something related to Miis in a starring role... And it's about time we got a new Mario Kart as well not attached to mobile or tech demos.

  10. Happy New Year to all, despite the fact for me it was more than seventeen hours ago. May 2021 be a great year for all.

  11. Last few years sure have been great for LEGO media. Just finished watching the Jurassic World series Legend of Isla Nubla, which I found to be great. Yesterday saw the release of the Star Wars Holiday Special which was an absolute riot. The Incredibles game is really the only sour point from everything I've experienced in the last three years.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Don't have interest watching those two pieces of LEGO media (not so big on the Licenced stuff if it's not a video game), kind of agree with the Incredibles. It was pretty meh, and certainly way short.

    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      As a Jurassic fan, Lego have been knocking it out of the park. They've been releasing new sets with new dino's (still need a lego stego though), the show was really good, the game was good and the mini films have been good. People can be divided on the new films but not on the Lego.

    3. DarkRula


      @Your Vest Friend It butchered the story of both films, sometimes including parts that never get touched on again or referencing events that are never even mentioned before that point. It felt a mess. In fact, it felt it was stretching for content more than the Harry Potter games did. If you have to do that, it's a sign that maybe the property shouldn't have been chosen. Or maybe we could have had other Pixar levels that unlocked through those Super Builds instead of them just being interesting features to populate the world. Maybe I have been right in the foucs having been mostly on The Skywalker Saga and the evolution of the games such will bring for the last three years.

      @The Tenth Doctor Funny enough, I've still yet to watch the films beyond the third of the Park trilogy. Been meaning to do so for quite some time now. Then again, I've been saying that since the game came out. With them all on Netflix, though... No point holding off for much longer, especially with the new one coming soon.

  12. Gotta wait to complete GTA IV. I'm on the final mission, ONE OBJECTIVE AWAY from finishing the game, and my controller just does not want to register multiple A presses to be able to climb into that chopper. Nothing to do now but wait until the Series S arrives so I have a controller with a healthy A button. Not that I'll be playing GTA IV on the day it arrives. Why would I want to do that? I've got DiRT 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 to play (and Watch Dogs Legion to continue playing).

  13. Too much action going on for SEGA to give Sonic any time in the spotlight during the holidays. Best to save anything for next year, I reckon. Let's pin a date of 11/March-2021, and we'll see if I'm close whenever info comes.
  14. Oh, the Sonic Stadium and its forums. TSS and SSMB. Been here since the Lost World hype and adamantly stating there are no wisps in the game (despite there clearly being a wisp in the screenshot). The hype for each game is always fun, and it's always fun to join in with the events and general talk. 2013 also got me to watch the livestream of the Summer of Sonic, which eventually led to me going to the 2016 event. Still unsure and lacking in confidence, I had my best friend with me and survived the weekend without succumbing to a panic attack. And what a weekend that was. Getting to try out Mania, getting the poster that still hangs proudly (if a bit battered) on my bedroom wall, seeing the goings-on within the environment instead of through a screen. And who can forget listening to Crush 40 live? That was a great experience, with such a charged energy throughout. Elsewhere, the hype of Sonic Boom was a fun year, with a certain low-effort Boom!Vader edit of mine being a particular highlight (since we were all making fun of the sports tape and asking "who's next"). SEGASonic Radio was a good thing to have on, with plenty of surprises to be found within its runtime, introducing me to the songs of a few games I hadn't played. And who could forget the community-led projects such as the Music Albums, Spectaculars, and even the Motobug Cytube channel. That last one introduced me to many new things, including a few Youtube creators (such as Caddicarus and AntDude) and a few TV series from the olden days (Kirby and DK shows come to mind here). We have a great community here, that has stayed strong over these 20 years with many new additions across those years, and everyone has a story of how they arrived here and the adventures they got up to upon first arriving. It's always great to read them. Here's to many more years of TSS, many more projects from the staff and community, and many more years of celebrating our love of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  15. If the games come to the Series/5, it'll be a token gesture at most. Both consoles are capable of backwards compatibility, so if Sonic Team have been smart about their development, they'll have been optimising for the current gen consoles meaning the only thing the new generation can bring is stability on higher resolutions. Which can easily be handled by the boost modes of both consoles. Not that I'd complain about a release for the new consoles even if nothing changes between the gens. As for being quiet about the game in the first place, I really don't mind. We know it's coming. We don't need to know anything else until Sonic Team are ready to release that information. A shorter announce-release cycle works best for most games, as it ensures the finished product (or close to it) is being shown. That's what Nintendo have come to realise, and it seems other developers are experimenting with such a short time as well. Only those games that sell by hype - and I don't mean that in a negative way - seem to be those who stick with the longer timeframe. Sonic's time of selling on hype is long passed. When the time comes to show it off, we'll be happy to know it's arriving the same year, possibly even sooner than we thought possible.
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