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Ernest the Panda

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  1. Why may Devil cry? Is he sensitive?

  2. Ahhh... This version’s okay, I guess. Original’s still the absolute best.
  3. Can anyone tell me why the mission I currently have in Sonic Dash isn’t registering as done even though I’ve done it?

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Try tagging SEGA Hardlight on Twitter and see if they can resolve the issue.

    2. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I’m not on social media anymore. Contacted support instead.

  4. If Sora was in Smash, wouldn’t they have to remove the Mickey keychain from the Kingdom Key?

    1. Wraith
    2. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Just swap it out for the Heart emblem, piece of cake.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      They didn’t have to in WoFF

    4. Marcello

      Marcello

      They'd have to go to Disney for the rights anyway, so presumably not.

    5. Dee Dude
  5. What’s been your favourite landmark anniversary year for Sonic so far?

    20th for me. The hype for Generations was so real. And Archie Sonic’s Genesis saga, don’t even get me started.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Generations no contest 

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      The hype for Gens was fun. Also, we got Sonic CD Taxman version in the same year a few months later. So the 20th anniversary is hard to beat.

      Mania was announced on the 25th anniversary-but released in the 26th anniversary year. The hype for Mania after it was announced was insane.

    3. TCB

      TCB

      20th 

      It's was the apex of my fandom with sonic 

      It was all downhill from there 

  6. I prefer to go with the 2 > CD > 3&K these days ever since reading Genesis of a Hero in Archie. Ian managed to make the line-up make perfect sense.
  7. This whole deal with the Sword/Shield Pokedex has made me realise: Pokemon is suffering from franchise fatigue. Big time.

    1. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      I personally wish they would slow down on pumping out the mainline games including the remakes. Wouldn't mind if they spend twice as long on them.

    2. BlueSky

      BlueSky

      Come to think of it, I've been living in the belief Digimon was creating way less new monsters whenever some kind of "generation jump" happened.

      But well, I grew fatigued with Pokémon a long time ago, like White was my last non-remake Pokémon game. It's like they're trying to invent all kinds of new ways to create even more stuff and monsters, I have heard Nintendo has this thing about making games with new concepts* because of their logic but still, it can be done well or wery badly.

      * If nothing else, I suppose Nintendo might have some sort of supervising over the concepts in Pokémon games, or something...

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      They're trying to spread the franchise out while simultaneously trying to find ways to put less work into certain parts of it.

      It might be fatigue, but from where I'm standing it looks more like complacency.

      Wouldn't mind more time between game though, at least for GF's sake so that they can actually deliver a full game with relative ease.

    4. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      @Strickerx5 It’s like... both complacency and fatigue from my perspective.

      GF hit the oversaturation wall with regards to the sheer amount of Pokémon that exist now. But instead of trying a different approach to backwards compatibility in Sword and Shield from other games, GF has just done away with it altogether a la Gen III, but without any thinking of ways to address complaints about it in game or any of the legitimately good reasons Gen III had for disallowing backwards compatibility.

      But I’m not mad at the marketing people, because I think the reason for Sword and Shield’s choice to shunt off all but the new Pokémon  to Home (which is not of the caliber of Fire Red or Leaf Green, Gen III’s answer to people who wanted some aspects of the older generations to get represented in Gen III, nor does it seem intended to be that way) is because it’s the easy solution and GF assumes that it’ll sell anyway. No marketing person on the planet who intends on keeping their job is going to say “We’re just phoning it in whenever we face an obstacle because you’ll buy it anyway.”

      Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s as simple as “they just didn’t care at all about game quality”. It’s more to me like they’re tired of all these Pokémon everywhere being a burden and strain on resources, and have no motivation or help from leadership to address big issues in a creative and well-thought-out way.

    5. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      And people say Mario is Nintendo's poster boy for fatigue. At least he knows when to back off at all. 

  8. I like collecting Pokemon cards. Especially promo ones. Japanese ones too
  9. Remember how in Gen III it was possible for Azurill to change gender upon evolution because of the messed up gender ratio? ...shame they couldn’t incorporate into other Pokemon. Like, imagine if there was a clownfish Pokemon that turned from male to female upon evolving?
  10. https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/ポケモン5分モデリング?src=hashtag_click

    There’s this hashtag going around on Japanese twitter because this one user claimed it takes GameFreak five minutes to make a full CG Pokemon render

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I getting flashbacks to those ugly CG characters of Sonic & Co during...what was it? McDonalds? Burger King? It was a TV ad.

    2. Little T
    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Little T Yep, that's the one. XD

  11. A2242-F6-C-1-C71-4190-A3-E1-A0-ABED5-E92

    E716424-E-4-E8-F-4-F76-88-F7-F1-B0-A3926

    These two events occurred barely a year apart.

    What the hell happened?

    1. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      (I’ve heard at least one source say it’s because one of the creators admitted to being a Satanist or some shit and the deeply religious owners weren’t happy)

  12. ”Shit Gets Real”

  13. Do people have actual, legitimate reasons to hate Tracey Sketchit that don’t boil down to “waaaah he replaced Brock for a few episodes”?

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I just thought that he really didn't add anything interesting to the group other than just being an artist. In fact I really can't remember his personality or his dynamic with Ash and Misty all I know is that the reason why he tagged along with them was so that he can work for Oak. 

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I find it funny that my favorite Pokemon movie was the one with Tracey in it, (Pokemon 2000) even though I actually prefer Brock, I just feel that 2000 was the most "movie" feeling Pokemon movie to me back in the day vs feeling like an extended episode.

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      Brock was a character with motivations and goals and history and flaws. The former two weren't addressed so much as is the case for such shows, but they were in the background and did occasionally pop up. Why does Brock know how to make food and care for Pokemon while they are camping and ultimately act as the Team Mom? Because he needs to know how to do that because that's what he ultimately wants to do with his life.

       

       

      Tracey drew pictures. He was flatter than a pancake (at a time in the series' history where that was still bad rather than just normal), and they forced him to follow Misty and Ash around for the entire season anyway.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      tracey fucking sucks

    5. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Pokemon 2000 holds a special place in my heart as well. Followed by Spell of the Unown.

      But back to Tracey, he was  just there. Other than his intro episode I think that their was only three episodes that truly focused on him and his goals before actually getting back to pallet town.

      Like it was said by a writer or producer cant remember. They removed Brock thinking the rest of the world would find Brock as a sterotype. Then they proceeded to make a white piece of wood, i mean an anglo character. Only to find out people enjoyed Brock

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      Worth noting that Brock's mom skills came from him taking care of his younger siblings on his own. It went deeper than the usual bland I wanna be a great Pokemon ___ motivation. Pretty well fleshed out as far as Pokemon characters go while tracey himself is underwritten even compared to modern Pokemon chars 

    7. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      People hated him because Brock was an actually fleshed out character and was replaced by one that wasn't. Tracy had an entire season with the group, but didn't really add anything substantial to the group dynamic nor was he himself that interesting.

      Sure Brock and Misty would eventually fall into that in Johto onwards, but they still had way more than what Tracy ever did. 

  14. I thought that was more because of them thinking “well we’re not going home again anytime soon so I may as well prepare for a long stay”. I also personally assumed Tails’ workshop in the SA1 arc was his original workshop from their home world and it was one of the many things that began popping up on Earth after the Chaos Control messed everything up.
  15. That reminds me: make Salcole fully canon, if not much more explicit to the point that it’s hard to deny.
  16. 05-B5-A081-84-AF-4-F94-8012-E6-A95-FA838

    Happy belated 13th birthday to the guy who will singlehandedly get our entire civilisation wiped out by the Xorda.

  17. The problem is, even if Sega were to change their tune later on, and Sonic’s world in the IDW-verse officially became a mobian/human cohabitation, I worry Ian has left it a bit too long to not have it be distracting when it happens. All of the locales we’ve seen in the comic so far have been purely mobian-based, including cities being inhabited entirely by them. With the metal virus being such a grand-scale event, it’d be hard not to wonder why it seems to be only affecting mobians, with humans being miraculously spared from it. Not to mention this would absolutely be the sort of thing organisations like GUN would get involved in.
  18. A lot of people like world-building. A lot of people like said world-building to be coherent and consistent.
  19. I find it hard to imagine most of the lingering plot threads not taking a considerable amount of time to transpire, so it’s difficult to say. I will say one thing: issue 300 could end with a lead-in to that inevitable Lost World adaptation, with the final page being of Sonic jumping into action and heading off into further adventure, with a message at the bottom telling the reader to continue the story in the Lost World game (think how Mega Man #53 ended).
  20. So is The Queen’s Corgi another one of those films where the US version has a completely different voice cast consisting of actors they’re more likely to recognise?

    EDIT: yes. It is.

  21. Bringing up problems that haven’t (or hadn’t) been relevant for years to “prove” their point is a common trait of blind Archie Sonic haters.
  22. It’s not a cover, it’s professional fanart by Matt Herms.
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