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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Drawloverlala in Sonic Generations~Happy 4th birthday   
    What do you like/not like about this game?
    Well, the gameplay is solid. Coming off of Unleashed, I noticed how much more refined Modern Sonic was compared to the way he was before. Although, the stages weren't as thrilling he was far easier to control. As for my dislikes, I feel everything outside of the gameplay got a very significant downgrade compared to Unleashed. The graphics were fine but they didn't look as beautiful and the lighting seemed off. The environments were nice to look at but not as breath-taking as before. The hub was just an interactive menu on a 2-D plain stuck to a white background. There wasn't much to get out of that; no shops, no food, no people to talk to, no quizzes to take, no NPC stories to follow, nothing. These things weren't outright bad in their own right but because I had something better to compare it to I was left underwhelmed. The story was indeed bad though. Not only was there nothing going on but it seriously didn't even know what to even have the characters do. The ones who were trapped did nothing and the ones who weren't had useless scenes shoveled in there to simulate a plot. All the Time Eater did was fly overhead sometimes, go "Boo" then disappear again. Not much for an anniversary title.
    Do you use the background music? What do you use and for what stages?
    I don't change the music for the main stages. Instead, I changed the music for all the missions and tried to make sure every song got it's own mission if I could manage that. I didn't accurately keep huge tracking on that because I didn't care as much but it was something to entertain myself with due to running dry on content rather quickly.
    What is your skill set for your Sonics and how does it help you?
    Modern Sonic I mostly keep tethered to Super Sonic. The reasoning being that I'm not too sure how the other skills benefit me all that much and experimenting around with it wasn't something I had too heavy an interest in doing. Mainly because it was already easy to S rank everything for Modern Sonic. Classic Sonic is a different story though. I gave Classic Sonic the homing attack and I keep it on him at all times. I hear his Super Sonic is just an invincibility skin anyway. Despite that, It's a little jarring when I feel the need to experience the story in order again because he doesn't have it when I do that. The only reason I ever do the story over is to see the cutscenes with Sonic's friends on my TV since (for some reason) the game doesn't have them in the cutscene menu after you unlock them. 
    What is your favorite stages? Your least favorite?
    My favorite stage is probably Modern City Escape. It's definitely the most nostalgic one for me next to Seaside Hill and I feel it has the best flow with a nice edge to it that makes it a bit harder to get through then Modern Green Hill or Chemical Plant. My least favorite stage would have to be Classic Planet Wisp. It's super long and drawn out and I absolutely cannot stand all the forced puzzles that comes with the spike wisp. 
    Favorite boss? Least favorite?
    My favorite boss is probably Perfect Chaos. I was thinking the Egg Dragoon at first but I feel they didn't nail it as well there as they did here. The epic nature behind it is something that always wins brownie points with me on top of playing competently well. The Time Eater is my least favorite. As the only original content within the game it kind of doesn't bode well that it's the worst thing about the game from a constructive gameplay standpoint. Not to mention, it comes on the heels of one of the more insulting set up cutscenes before a final boss. The Eggman reveal was good (if not a bit predictable) but it falls off a cliff when it actually tries to have an "impactful moment" where the Time Eater slams it's hand on top of the two Sonics in a very lame manner. Then everyone shows up with the hero music blaring as though they're going to do something but then it's revealed that they're just taking their positions as cheerleaders to watch Modern Sonic blast forward by holding down X and for Classic Sonic to be completely useless with an attack that wasn't coded in to function properly.
    If you can change a few things about the game what will it be?
    I'd have made it longer no doubt. As an anniversary title that's sole purpose is to celebrate Sonic's 20 years it has no real reason to have less content then Unleashed. Colors may have served as a break in between games but their game should have been on full blast for Generations (Although Colors came out in 2010 and Generations came out exactly ONE year later in 2011 so maybe that's the reason it has so few things in it). The story would have been made to be more consequential with the characters within it having active roles to play. It doesn't take direct correlation to the events personally for the characters to do something to help. All it takes is more set-up within Dr. Eggman's plan that requires more to be broken down by different people rather then simply have the Time Eater fly over and roar a few times. Different stages and angles to Eggman's plan is what helped make his stance in SA2 stand out better for me. They had a few nuggets of things in there like Vector figuring out that someone was behind the monster just by looking at it fly by or the little snippets of the characters interacting with each other at the party. More content is basically what I wish for. More stages would have been perfect and this game was made for a most profitable DLC gold mine that they never capitalized on. I'd have liked the artwork we unlocked to have been more from just this game but from other represented Sonic games as well. I'd also preferred more art for other characters aside from Sonic, Tails, and Eggman. The character bios I'd preferred to have been handled like Smas Bros does with trophies. The trophy room, I feel, should have been something we unlocked with our own actions within the game and I wish they had come with more in-depth bios; something like Sonic Channel where they list the characters ages, favorite food, and birthplace. Things of that nature. Also, it would have been great if they could have included more trophies too. This game has a lot it can pull from and it stands as the ultimate missed opportunity for me to this day.
    What stages would you wish to be in the game?
    I honestly would have put 3 stages per game within it instead of just one but that's just me. I also would have replaced Sonic 06 with something else. Maybe give it's three slots to Rush, Shadow, and Rivals for one slot each. For Heroes I'd have chosen Hang Castle, Egg Fleet, and Casino Park. SA2, probably would have kept City Escape but also maybe had Final Rush and Metal Harbor. For Unleashed I'd have put in Jungle Joyride from Adabat since Seaside Hill would be gone, and I'd have included Arid Sands, and Eggmanland. Colors would have Asteroid Coaster and Sweet Mountain to add to Planet Wisp. I'm not sure about the others though.
    bonus question: what is your favorite Sonic Generations mod... if you have one?
    The Charmy Bee Mod. Because it exists and that makes me happy.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Milo in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Although if it was scrapped and immediately after they came out and said it was because they want to make it fully 3-D animated and have no Live action stuff in it, I'd be all for that.
    I know that's probably not how movies work but whatever.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from MainJP in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Dee Dude in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Snowie in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Zaysho in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Alex2Beta in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Milo in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Tefutakato in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from #AR in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in [ARTWORK] - Dr. Detective Mike Showcase!   
    It took me forever to do so but I finally got off my butt and decided to do some drawing. This only took me a few hours to do and I was inspired to do it because someone made a random joke about Charmy being a Shounen Maid. So I drew it. Instantly. Keep in mind this is a picture drawn by a guy who considers himself a suave 22-year-old black man.

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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Writer's Blah in Anything you want from the franchise that'd never realistically happen?   
    Character development for characters who aren't as popular due to not having been introduced with a story to develop from in mind, thus instantly granting them a comparatively smaller chance at representation. Focus only being on the popular ones runs the risk of running their plots into the ground and making things convoluted for them while at the same time diminishing the focus of the others so that they remain blank slates by comparison. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Pawn in Tumblr/Twitter Sonic's latest exploits   
    I just logged in to Twitter to find that I have an absurd number of notifications... Eggman actually responded to my tweet!
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    Dr. Detective Mike reacted to Pawn in Tumblr/Twitter Sonic's latest exploits   
    Lol; even Sticks and a bloody Chao got in! I'd be interested to see the results of Eggman vs Amy and if (probably when) Shadow and Metal face off. It kind of sucks for Blaze.
    Oh, and Tails and Knuckles are totally not ending up in the final.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Bolt in Special Stages: What's Your Favourite & Why?   
    I've never beaten a single special stage in any of the 2-D games. 
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Johnny Boy in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Although if it was scrapped and immediately after they came out and said it was because they want to make it fully 3-D animated and have no Live action stuff in it, I'd be all for that.
    I know that's probably not how movies work but whatever.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from FantasticMrRobb in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Although if it was scrapped and immediately after they came out and said it was because they want to make it fully 3-D animated and have no Live action stuff in it, I'd be all for that.
    I know that's probably not how movies work but whatever.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Although if it was scrapped and immediately after they came out and said it was because they want to make it fully 3-D animated and have no Live action stuff in it, I'd be all for that.
    I know that's probably not how movies work but whatever.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Haalyle in Season 1 | Sonic Boom: TV Series Discussion   
    Eggman was allured by the fact that he almost cut himself on Shadow's incredibly sharp edge.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Hyper Enesephus in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Although if it was scrapped and immediately after they came out and said it was because they want to make it fully 3-D animated and have no Live action stuff in it, I'd be all for that.
    I know that's probably not how movies work but whatever.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from SurrealBrain in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It doesn't take much digging at all to find out that he's lying through his teeth about this imaginary positive reception. You could go to his forums and read up on how people who are actively trying to help the man get treated when their suggestions are ignored and they're treated like trolls and criminals by Penders and this one insane moderator dude whose ego is so bloated he even made the claim that he had the power to ban Penders himself. 
    It's hilarious stuff. I encourage everyone to go check it out if you haven't already. You'll rarely find a better comedy.
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Fr0zenanus in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    What's another unpopular opinion...? I dunno. Does wanting another Sonic anime with action-adventure qualifications and one-on-one shounen style fights count?
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from Haalyle in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    What's another unpopular opinion...? I dunno. Does wanting another Sonic anime with action-adventure qualifications and one-on-one shounen style fights count?
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from jonjon99 in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    What's another unpopular opinion...? I dunno. Does wanting another Sonic anime with action-adventure qualifications and one-on-one shounen style fights count?
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    Dr. Detective Mike got a reaction from DarkDefeater in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    What's another unpopular opinion...? I dunno. Does wanting another Sonic anime with action-adventure qualifications and one-on-one shounen style fights count?
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