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  1. Is Heroes one of the "bad Sonic games"?

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      borderline, leaning bad

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It certainly is in my book.

      That being said, there is stuff to like about it too so it's easy to see why others do enjoy it. Sadly, it is better than the majority of games we got last decade though.

    3. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I absolutely love it. Each time I try to contemplate if my love is misplaced, I go back and play it and have a blast all over again. Was getting straight A's in the levels until Rail Canyon too.

      I think it's good but there's undeniably a lot of jank in there. If they ever DO remake those three games from that Adventure era, out of the three of them, Heroes is the one that's probably the most in need of a touch up. 

      Although, that said, it's also the one I'd be the most excited seeing get revamped. 

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Mediocre at best. 

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      really bad

    6. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Not too bad but far from great.

    7. Adamabba
    8. Cayenne

      Cayenne

      Heroes has many, many flaws, but I still like it. Some of the most epic Sonic levels and vocal themes come from this game imo.

      If the controls weren't so slippery and boss/team battles were more than "mash this button over and over again", it would be one of my favorite Sonic games. 

  2. It just stuck me that i, a Resident Evil fan won't be able to play RE8 due to the next gen console being nigh-impossible to buy

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      That's assuming that we don't have last gen or PC ports. RE7 is on PC after all.

      Have some faith!

    2. Eurisko

      Eurisko

      If those Capcom hacks are anything to be believed we are getting PS4/XBO ports too. Which I tend to be believing as the play testst were apparently done on PS4 pro's.

      Also I'm on the Resident Evil Ambassadors E-mail list and I was invited to apply for a closed beta test over the weekend and it was stated that the tests would be on Current and next generation consoles. 

       

  3. What were Ian Flynn’s episodes of Boom like?

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I think he only wrote 1 episode and it's....on par with the rest of the show. 

    2. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      he wrote two episodes

  4. Is it true that Sega has rehired several people who worked on the Adventure games?

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      They brought back Hiroshi Nishiyama, who was a field art director/artist from Adventure through Heroes. As far as I know, he's the only guy from that era they brought back. Not sure if it was because he was just wanting to work on Sonic again, or if they actively pursued him for...some reason.

  5. Did Dems just win the senate?!?

    1. SaturnWolf

      SaturnWolf

      Seems like it! At long last we can say goodbye to Mitch McConnell, and not soon enough

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Warnock's a win, and Ossoff doesn't seem too far behind. Seems like we might have a chance to finally turn this mess the Republicans have left the USA in around. Though I expect them to obstruct and terrorize as much as they can.

  6. What are the odds we're getting a sequel to Mania? And what are the odds Sega is making it themselves?

    1. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I'd peg them at

      very high (99%)

      and

      50/50

       

      30th Anny is another free pass to tie us all to the tracks of the nostalgia train. I doubt Sega misses out on an opportunity to lean in on a mostly ridicule free chance to re-run the franchise's history some more. The only reason I stop at 99 is there is a chance we get a different classic series - as Sega may not want to use the Mania nameplate if someone else is doing the work

       

      As for who makes it... modern Sonic Team has oddly never shown in interest in recreating the classic Sonic experience. Every opportunity they've had has either been different by design (like Gens), or a surface level imitation (4). They had to have known what they were doing in those cases, so if they didn't have the passion or goal to emulate classic physics then, why would they want to do it now? Mania 2 has to be developed by someone who actually wants to use momentum physics. Anything else is just Sonic 4 all over again.

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      High for both. It's not in Sega's best interest to skip out on the easy cash-in that a Mania sequel would bring at this point.

      Though, at the same time, I'm pretty sure the original team are all off doing other things so beyond Tee coming back, I think the sequel will be made by ST or some other studio close to Sega. You know, unless Sega elects to wait several more years for the same team to become available again but who knows if they'd do that.

    3. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I dunno. I really want to say that they'll do the obvious and make a sequel but SEGA's so fucking weird when it comes to Sonic nowadays. I couldn't be confident in saying that they would at this point. I don't know what they're thinking anymore.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It was the Mania team who pitched the idea to SEGA ⁽ʸᵉˢ, ᶦᵐ ˢᵗᶦˡˡ ᵉᵐᵇᵃʳᵃˢˢᵉᵈ ᵃᵇᵒᵘᵗ ᵇᵉᶠᵒʳᵉ⁾, I'd say it mostly depends on how and when they feel like doing it again. And if SEGA will permit them with more new stages/a fully new game this time if they're up for it. While I say we'll be rid of Classic Sonic in the next Modern game, nothing tells me ST has no further intrest in the Genesis era IP yet.

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      If you asked me 2 years ago I'd say they'd be insane not to make one. It turns out I forgot who I was talking about

    6. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Odds that we're getting a sequel in name or spirit? Pretty high.

      Odds it'll be made by the same team? Haaaaaaa

       

  7. TIL Amy is shorter than Mr. Know-It-All in SA1

  8. Is the online to TSR dead?

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It was dead a month after release.

    2. Edward850

      Edward850

      Does it count as dead if it was never alive to begin with?

    3. LukA8

      LukA8

      What really killed the online was the lack of a spectate/wait feature. You'd have barely a minute to search for a lobby during the countdown, once the race started you got thrown into an empty one instead. So even if there were an active lobby chances are you won't find it.

      It's straight-up unfinished and makes you wonder why they even bothered including it.

    4. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      I was gonna buy this game just for this feature but reading this status update, it'd be pointless. 😢

  9. Why is the Jim Carrey Grinch movie so hated again?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Because eww live action adaptations of kids media with adult humor.

       

       

      Except unlike the more damning examples of that, including the following Cat in the Hat film, it still possess a charm of it's own, has reliatable characters, decent morals and can be pretty funny.

    2. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      No wonder Eggman's been extra peeved lately XD

  10. I liked Tails' voice in Heroes

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Welcome to the minority.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      it was annoying at times and his acting wasn't that good, but he was honestly my favorite during the adventure era. unlike the other two young male VAs from SA1 & SA2, the Heroes kid actually sounded alive and emotive, and in smaller doses like the voice clips in Battle and Advance 3, he sounded even better.

      I'm probably biased tho because Heroes was my first 3D sonic but still

    3. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      SA1 Tails voice has emotion, just...not scared.

    4. Marcello

      Marcello

      The voices from the Adventure games are still my favorites. 

  11. If Sega were to remake Sa1, or 2, How different will the story be with all the retcons and  character mandates Sega made in recent years?

    1. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      I really don’t even want to think about it, cuz I’m picturing a mess.

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i doubt they'd bother to change anything significant. that would require effort.

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The most I'd expect is a better translation of the original scripts, which runs the risk of losing some of the iconic cheesy lines of the original. On the other hand I'm wouldn't beg to have them play up the cheesiness to obnoxious levels either

  12. It feels like up until recent years, Sonic Team viewed the Adventure games on the same level as 06

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I dunno if that's true.

      They actually still sell those games.

    2. 8ther
    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Yeah, no. Not even close.

  13. Could an Adventure remake work in the Boost formula?

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      no.

      though i also don't believe an adventure remake could work in the adventure formula, so.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      You might as well remake sonic 1 and 2 and but give sonic a homing attack

       

      oh wait

    3. Coz483

      Coz483

      No. If it was in it, it would have to be super limited like really hard to build a gauge. It's really too hard.

    4. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Both games and styles are fundamentally different from each other. To combine them is to fit a square into a circle hole.

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Could the two styles ever be combined into one cohesive gameplay experience? Yeah, I think so. Though, as for an actual remake... eh, probably not.

      Moving ahead with an all new project would leave the game open for editing so that the gameplay style has the best chance possible at getting a good footing. You wouldn't need to make the levels any particular way because "Well, that set piece was there in the original so it has to be here too..." or anything like that. Working in an existing framework would just hinder it all from the start. Not to mention piss off Adventure fans in the process.

  14. Did Pontaff work on Forces?

    1. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      Yeah. They did the English localization. 

  15. No joke, my most anticipated game of 2021 is the Shadow demo of P-06

  16. What all was announced by Disney?

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      A buttload of new Star Wars shows, two new Pixar films, and like 5 shows based on recent Disney movies like Zootopia and Moana.

  17. So uh, Funimation now owns Crunchyroll

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'm more worried about the CR staff than anything. The merger might force employees to relocate or, worse, job terminations. If there's one thing good I'm hoping that's come out of this pandemic, it's that companies realize that they don't actually need a workforce on site for most roles. Here's hoping Funi have learned that and leave CR be for the most part (which, after reading some of the press briefings, thankfully seems to be their plan for the short term).

      Also hoping this means better dub support all around. I think the west has made it abundantly clear that there is indeed a huge market here for anime. One less competing localization source might make it easier for studios in Japan to send over content quicker and build stronger connections overall. Seeing the treatment MHA gets (where Funi pretty much gets the episodes hot off the render farms and are quickly able to turn around a dub for it) applied to a majority of other shows coming over would be unreal.

      ... and with that I realize I'm supporting another mega-corp move... yeah, my b.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I just wanna see anime get so big over here that we start getting big name actors and even well known western cartoon VAs in anime dubs more often. I'm sure we'll probably reach that point by the early 2030's tbh.

      but basically i wanna see the voice talent pool grow in general

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I can't be too happy about acquisitions like this, personally. There's some good that comes with it, notably CR getting back all the stuff they couldn't stream anymore when Sony bought Funi a couple years ago. But honestly, I'd rather Sony not control this much distribution or for CR to adopt any of Funi's shitty media players or anything.

    4. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      There's still the legalities and checks to do before the move becomes official, but still.

    5. Shaddy Zaphod
    6. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      If they put in any of that Bright Cove shit into Crunchyroll's player that Funi uses it'll actually go down in function.

    7. Jango

      Jango

      Isn't CR owned by Warner?

  18. Hot Take: SA1 is the best 3D Sonic game

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      That take is mildly warm at best

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Hot like fresh ice cream.

    3. Misty Milo

      Misty Milo

      honestly, don't disagree. it's janky, rushed, and unfocused, and it's definitely lesser than stuff like SA2 and the boost games if speedrunning is where your priorities lie. but as a 3D platformer, it's easily head and shoulders above the rest.

  19. Is it true that Sega screwed over the Mania team?

    1. LeviTheGreat

      LeviTheGreat

      Dunno could'nt tell you that one, but my opinion on the game is it's okay but I feel they could have done better it felt like a copy from sonic one.

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      They were contracted to do a game, they got paid for that, they didn't get any revenue from the sales itself. Like normal contractor work. We can discuss if this is a good system or not, but they did not get screwed over in the way that they did something super uncommon or screwed up, they just got handled in the usual way contractors are handled, no matter the company or industry.

      Now, Sega delaying Mania on PC to put Denuvo on it and disguising it as polishing the game from the Mania team, so far that one of the devs called them out, is another story. They screwed them over in that part.

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    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Thigolf is bang on. There's no evidence that the Mania developers were screwed over our mistreated by SEGA. Contract work is what it is. The system is cynical and could be improved by the contractees, but it's fair and standard. 

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I wager the majority of the Mania Team went in knowing in advance and anticipating most of the consequences on taking SEGA's bait. They didn't care if they didn't make money, they're just glad their passion and vision for Sonic could offically be realized. Anyone on the staff who did raise a stink on the circumstances were likely out of the loop and thus never took them for granted.

       

      Now to assume the team still has the desire to try out something like Mania again, that's a fairer reason for uncertainty.

  20. I like cats c :

    1. LeviTheGreat

      LeviTheGreat

      but your avatar's a bunny XD

  21. I like cats 😄

    1. LeviTheGreat

      LeviTheGreat

      Do you like blaze the cat?

    2. LeviTheGreat
  22. Shadow is not nice

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Being a hero doesn't mean you're a nice guy.

    2. LeviTheGreat

      LeviTheGreat

      building off what @Kuzu said Shadow has been through the death of a close friend.Used limit less times by all sorts of people before he got his inhibator rings(which is his source of power).Shadow deserves to be angry and do what he wants because Shadow was made to be a Batman

  23. First Rise of the TMNT, and now Ducktales have been cancelled x_x

  24. Don't @ me, But i'm almost certain the next mainline game will be heavily Adventure-inspired, not necessarily SA3, or a remake of SA1/2, but a boost game with Sonic's friends playable with their own stories.

    1. Speederino
    2. 8ther
    3. Crow the BOOLET
    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      How bold of you to assume Forces wasn't their only attempt at Adventure theming and that they haven't just spent the last 3 years throwing it all out, again.

    5. Supah Berry
  25. Between SM64 and SA1, Which game has aged the poorest?

    1. Angyu

      Angyu

      SA1 but not by as much as people often exaggerate.

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      SA1 hands down.

      It still has that 90s cheese to it and because it opted to use newer cutscenes (at the time) to tell its story it comes off as very awkward and stiff with questionable acting. The gameplay itself is ok with a few flaws.

      Mario 64 still has that timeless appeal while Sonic is forever trapped in the 90s. It was destined to fail because of that design flaw alone. I could go into more detail but I'm gonna be reviewing the game soon so I don't want to spoil everything.

    3. Your Vest Friend
    4. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I'd say SM64 just because it's really boring while SA1 is far more interesting.

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