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Dr. Detective Mike

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, So, I chose this month to finally sit down and watch not only the original Star Wars   
    So, I chose this month to finally sit down and watch not only the original Star Wars Trilogy but the Prequels as well. Since I saw the new Disney Star Wars movies as they came out in the hopes of maybe becoming a fan (Force Awakens almost did it but then the later ones wrecked that chance) I figured I'd give the older ones a try.
    Empire is fantastic. Easily the best of any of the ones I've seen. Return of the Jedi I mostly remember for the climax in the Emperor's throne room. The rest of it felt like a lot of time wasting.
    However, at the moment, I've only watched the Phantom Menace in the prequels and I... well, everything bad I've heard about it from the Red Letter Media videos and all the discussion and talks online is certainly true. I'm absolutely not going to defend it...
    ...but... I kinda liked it...
    I think I'm really starting to understand how this Star Wars situation mirrors the Sonic one where something with a clear vision, that's different and interesting, but done badly is better than factory standard stuff that corporations churn out on a conveyor belt.
    Well, Rise of Skywalker was that but also literal ass garbage. That movie is worse then the Phantom Menace. I will absolutely stand by that. 

    Granted, I think the things that made me like it despite a lot of it's obvious problems (REALLY bad acting on one end and wooden, boring characters on the other) was the fact that it does two things I'm a huge fan of.
    First of all, the politics was confusing and boring at the start... but then, when Palpatine enters the situation and I started to follow what he was doing and how he was manipulating Amidala I actually started to get into it. I actually love political warfare in media if it's done right. This... probably wasn't done right but seeing chess pieces move I still find to be fun to watch. Especially since I know it's going to lead to the Republic's downfall.
    Second, the climax was what I call "organized chaos" where there's a ton of different things going on and different characters all trying to accomplish a goal against a common enemy even if they're facing down different threats while they do it. 

    I usually can't help but get really into scenes like that. Even if the characters are made of wood. It's too easy to either insert myself into it or imagine it's happening with characters I care about more.
    That said, I also didn't really "hate" any of the characters. Jar Jar Binks was annoying at the beginning but as the movie went on he got more confusing to me instead. Like, he was just in the background and then a scene would randomly cut to him so that he could do something unfunny and then cut back.
    It wasn't until the climax where he got to lead the army where he does something but the stuff he does is also not very funny and would have been better served making him actually semi-competent. 
    There's an overabundance of CGI and needless shit cluttering the screen.
    The Pod Race scene was hella fun though. I especially love that there's no music playing for most of it.
    That's it though. 
    Phantom Menace is not a good movie. However, it held my attention for being interesting at least. I have a feeling Attack of the Clones might not fare as well.
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Dr. Mechano for a status update, Chauvin has been declared guilty. Good.   
    Chauvin has been declared guilty.
    Good.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Piko for a status update, I'd really love to play all those old Dreamcast (and maybe Saturn) games one day. Per   
    I'd really love to play all those old Dreamcast (and maybe Saturn) games one day. Perhaps in some kind of a collection. One that isn't just the same old 2D classics re-released over and over again as a result. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Jingilator for a status update, Now that those old gamecube/PS2 era games are getting more expensive and harder to fi   
    Now that those old gamecube/PS2 era games are getting more expensive and harder to find, I find myself wishing I'd jumped on buying some of them when the prices went down after their initial release more and more.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from neezTHEhuman for a status update, I'd really love to play all those old Dreamcast (and maybe Saturn) games one day. Per   
    I'd really love to play all those old Dreamcast (and maybe Saturn) games one day. Perhaps in some kind of a collection. One that isn't just the same old 2D classics re-released over and over again as a result. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Red for a status update, Maybe it's the lack of news or how boring the games have gotten since 2010 but I'm ac   
    Maybe it's the lack of news or how boring the games have gotten since 2010 but I'm actually tempted to read Archie Sonic in its entirety from #160 all the way to the reboot and cancellation. I've never been an Archie Sonic fan but reading @Dr. Detective Mike's reviews makes me interested in checking them out. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, Dream Playable Character Roster for a 3-D Sonic game? Ideally, I'd like to be everyon   
    Dream Playable Character Roster for a 3-D Sonic game?

    Ideally, I'd like to be everyone but filtered down to something more plausible, I'd like to see them do four stories again with each one having three characters each as a focus.
    - Sonic, Tails, Knuckles
    - Shadow, Rouge, Omega
    - Blaze, Silver, Amy
    - Espio, Charmy, Vector

    I'd also probably, for the sake of the developers, have it so that they were basically separated into three "types" like Speed, Power, and Flight (or technique) so that they could play relatively the same. Have it be 12 characters but only 3 gameplay styles to worry about.
    If differentiating between characters within the same type were an issue, I'd just give them each their own special ability to make playing as them outside of just liking who they are a viable option.

    Maybe I'd also have after game unlockable characters be at least one of each type. So I guess, Metal Sonic, Cream, and Big.

    Probably set the stages up so that you can go through them as any type you wanted due to there being pathways for each of them.

    The more crazy side of me wants there to be a mode where you get into a giant robot as Eggman and destroy the levels; the faster you do it the more points you get. That's a bit much though.
    That usually tends to be my go-to dream game idea. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Winston for a status update, It's been like... over 15 years since I last plugged in my PS2. Finally stopped being   
    It's been like... over 15 years since I last plugged in my PS2. Finally stopped being lazy and got a replacement cord. I shouldn't be surprised it still works but I am.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog for a status update, "That's Eggman! I wunda wha happun to Sonic!"   
    "That's Eggman! I wunda wha happun to Sonic!"
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Cuz for a status update, Doing Tails' story in Sonic Adventure now. It really feels good playing as this adora   
    Doing Tails' story in Sonic Adventure now. It really feels good playing as this adorable little guy again. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from A_W for a status update, I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really   
    I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really surprised. I do generally like it way better, give or take a few moments where I did think the English version had some better lines (not much). However, the thing that really stood out is how much more cute, and nice, and I guess "in-character" Tails is. 
    It legitimately stunned me how that scene where Tails was bragging about how much he did to Sonic was literally the total opposite in the Japanese version where instead of Sonic saying Tails didn't do anything (which is sort of true but still) Sonic gives him a thanks. Then Tails, instead of being a passive aggressive asshole, acts all bashful and eventually lands on saying how much cooler Sonic was than him. 
    It's like, yeah, he's got that insecure part of him on open display in that scene and it's adorable. I guess I get anyone's desire to see him be a bit more assertive but stuff like that doesn't just go away about a person. It takes time. A sudden shift in personality just feels more jarring.
    I mean, how'd this happen? It's actually the scene I hate the most in the English version. I'm really stunned it was SO different.
    Also, the translator jokes make way more sense too, which is nice.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Speedi for a status update, I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really   
    I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really surprised. I do generally like it way better, give or take a few moments where I did think the English version had some better lines (not much). However, the thing that really stood out is how much more cute, and nice, and I guess "in-character" Tails is. 
    It legitimately stunned me how that scene where Tails was bragging about how much he did to Sonic was literally the total opposite in the Japanese version where instead of Sonic saying Tails didn't do anything (which is sort of true but still) Sonic gives him a thanks. Then Tails, instead of being a passive aggressive asshole, acts all bashful and eventually lands on saying how much cooler Sonic was than him. 
    It's like, yeah, he's got that insecure part of him on open display in that scene and it's adorable. I guess I get anyone's desire to see him be a bit more assertive but stuff like that doesn't just go away about a person. It takes time. A sudden shift in personality just feels more jarring.
    I mean, how'd this happen? It's actually the scene I hate the most in the English version. I'm really stunned it was SO different.
    Also, the translator jokes make way more sense too, which is nice.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from DanJ86 for a status update, I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really   
    I just watched the Japanese scripted cutscenes for Sonic Colors. I'm actually really surprised. I do generally like it way better, give or take a few moments where I did think the English version had some better lines (not much). However, the thing that really stood out is how much more cute, and nice, and I guess "in-character" Tails is. 
    It legitimately stunned me how that scene where Tails was bragging about how much he did to Sonic was literally the total opposite in the Japanese version where instead of Sonic saying Tails didn't do anything (which is sort of true but still) Sonic gives him a thanks. Then Tails, instead of being a passive aggressive asshole, acts all bashful and eventually lands on saying how much cooler Sonic was than him. 
    It's like, yeah, he's got that insecure part of him on open display in that scene and it's adorable. I guess I get anyone's desire to see him be a bit more assertive but stuff like that doesn't just go away about a person. It takes time. A sudden shift in personality just feels more jarring.
    I mean, how'd this happen? It's actually the scene I hate the most in the English version. I'm really stunned it was SO different.
    Also, the translator jokes make way more sense too, which is nice.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from BadBehavior for a status update, I swear Sonic's story in Adventure alone feels longer than the whole of Forces. Just   
    I swear Sonic's story in Adventure alone feels longer than the whole of Forces. Just beat the Sky Deck and I swore it wasn't the afternoon when I started.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Dr. Mechano for a status update, I swear Sonic's story in Adventure alone feels longer than the whole of Forces. Just   
    I swear Sonic's story in Adventure alone feels longer than the whole of Forces. Just beat the Sky Deck and I swore it wasn't the afternoon when I started.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, Despite not caring too much for Colors on the whole I am interested in what a PS4 Col   
    Despite not caring too much for Colors on the whole I am interested in what a PS4 Colors would look like. Would all those weird aliasing jaggies on the characters be gone?
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Jingilator for a status update, Wario stepping into Mario's funeral be like:   
    Wario stepping into Mario's funeral be like:
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Ryannumber1gamer for a status update, Wario stepping into Mario's funeral be like:   
    Wario stepping into Mario's funeral be like:
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Rabbitearsblog for a status update, Hulu has renewed the Animaniacs Reboot for a 3rd season before the second one has eve   
    Hulu has renewed the Animaniacs Reboot for a 3rd season before the second one has even dropped.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from KHCast for a status update, It'll always remain true that to get the most out of Smash Bros. reveals, you gotta b   
    It'll always remain true that to get the most out of Smash Bros. reveals, you gotta be into the Nintendo stuff. Being aware that outsiders are allowed only means so much. Stuff that I actually get hyped over is a true once in a blue moon thing, which is why Sephiroth hit me so hard. That said, I wonder how many people online still haven't learned their lesson when it comes to tempered expectations. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, It'll always remain true that to get the most out of Smash Bros. reveals, you gotta b   
    It'll always remain true that to get the most out of Smash Bros. reveals, you gotta be into the Nintendo stuff. Being aware that outsiders are allowed only means so much. Stuff that I actually get hyped over is a true once in a blue moon thing, which is why Sephiroth hit me so hard. That said, I wonder how many people online still haven't learned their lesson when it comes to tempered expectations. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Blue Blood for a status update, I really hope that the next Sonic game has a soundtrack as strong as TSR's. Between i   
    I really hope that the next Sonic game has a soundtrack as strong as TSR's. Between its remixes and its original pieces, that game has one of the best soundtracks  the series has seen in a long time. Senoue and everyone else who contributed absolutely knocked out of the park.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Waveshocker Sigma for a status update, I BEAT KH3 DATA BATTLE XEMNAS! FUCK YEAH! I got so fucking lucky but whatever, I stil   
    I BEAT KH3 DATA BATTLE XEMNAS! FUCK YEAH! I got so fucking lucky but whatever, I still won.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Cuz for a status update, I thought my life would change when I finally read the infamous Archie Sonic issue wi   
    I thought my life would change when I finally read the infamous Archie Sonic issue with the Slap. Turns out it was all trumped up.
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Ryannumber1gamer for a status update,   
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