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    Fletch got a reaction from Sonictrainer in My Hero Academia   
    Here's what Horikoshi said in an interview! 😃


     
    Interviewer: The movie contains an original story, but does it have any correlation to the current story in the serialized manga? 
    Horikoshi: I always wanted to include a chapter about All Might’s past, or rather, I thought that I definitely NEED to write about his past. In the movie, the young All Might is shown studying abroad in America, and I thought this might not be something that could be brought up anymore in the actual manga story up until now, so I saw the movie as a chance to present this. Of course, without a doubt, the movie and manga are adjoined, and the movie is connected to the manga story that happens after it.
    source: http://aitaikimochi.tumblr.com/post/176087454621?is_related_post=1
     
    So, the movie is definitely connected to the manga itself and seems to definitely feel canon. It takes place in the middle of season 2 and 3, so right after the mall incident with Shigaraki we can assume that 
    1. Deku and friends had the Summer class with the murder mystery and All Might received notification to visit I-Island to see Melissa and David.
    2. The Hero movie starts 
    3. Everyone comes back and start Summer training for the school trip since there's time between the events that happened at the mall and the school trip. 
    You can kinda add All Might: Rising story and Melissa's story anywhere you would like since those are mostly flashback stories to All Might youthful days.
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    Fletch reacted to Wraith in The Making of: Sonic Adventure (New Iizuka Interview)   
    Takashi Iizuka and Kazuyuki Hoshino sat down with Retro Gamer for an interview on the making of Sonic Adventure. You can read it here: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/retro-gamer/20181228/281659666135596
    There's not a whole lot of new stuff if you've researched the development of this game before but I thought it was nice to hear from them again. They still seem very fond of the game and very aware that it still has fans. They go into detail about the intentions behind the casts's redesigns and how they felt the need to freshen up and reboot the series. They talk about the intention behind the multiple playstyles. Iizuka even acknowledges the game's many rough edges and says he'd like to remake it if given a chance.

    Just thought it was interesting. 

    Worth noting that that last point is NOT a confirmation from Iizuka that a remake was or is in development. If the project was greenlit than he wouldn't even be able to address the idea before an official announcement. Still it's interesting that he's enthusiastic about the idea. 

     
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    Fletch reacted to TideKai in Should Sonic take a break?   
    You know, I used to strongly think that Sonic Team needed to take a break and then come back to the franchise with new and fresh eyes, but I've changed my mind since then. For starters, I learned from this board there isn't even really a Sonic Team anymore. Much of Sonic Team apparently has either gone off to other companies or now it's people being kind of rotated based on where they're needed the most.
    But other than that, I don't think a break will do any good. I used to think that it was simply a case of Sega being burned out and just cranking out Sonic games due to some sort of obligation, but now I don't feel it's that anymore. It's not an issue of being tired anymore. I think it's just an issue of not knowing exactly what to do. In this case, taking a break won't help. You can be an artist and take a break for ten years, but if you don't examine yourself and try to understand why you need to improve and how, that time means nothing. Ten years later, you'll come back and make the same thing again. Simply taking a break or waiting doesn't improve anything or make anyone better at their job.
    However, I do wonder if it'd be a benefit to maybe have some sort of meeting about Sonic? Not like a super serious "RED ALERT THIS IS NOT A DRILL" type thing, but just a kind of get-together of the current employees working on Sonic and really trying to work out the next game on a fundamental level. Examine flaws and strengths, look back on mistakes and achievements, and really try and put some sort of genuine heart into the project. Choose a direction they want to go in and stick to it with confidence. If it doesn't work, really sit down and understand why. I want Sega to understand their mistakes and improve based on what they find out.
    I don't want Sonic to just take a break only to come back and make the same mistakes over and over again. I want a genuine effort to improve.
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    Fletch reacted to Sega DogTagz in Should Sonic take a break?   
    Sonic Team had a 4 year gap between Lost World and Forces. Even with that much time to stand back and watch to figure out what to so with the franchise, the gameplay actually managed to regress and give up the gains built up from Generations.
     
    Time isn't the problem here. Its direction
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    Fletch got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Jump Force (February 2019)| Goku in America   
    Now we got that trailer of Asta and Deku!!! 
     
     
    Small Hero manga spoiler because of video
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    Fletch reacted to Detective Kaito in Team Sonic Racing OST - "Boo's House"   
    This sounds amazing, honestly. 
    And for once, they actually chose a Classic Sonic stage that hasn't been done 50 times before.
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    Fletch reacted to Patron in Team Sonic Racing OST - "Boo's House"   
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    Fletch reacted to Bobnik in Does Sonic Forces have you awaiting the next 3D game announcement?   
    The short answer is "Yes, but out of morbid curiosity more than anything".
    It's really hard to expect anything good from Sonic Team nowadays. Hell, at this point I don't expect anyone to make an enjoyable, good 3D Sonic game anymore because of how little production value the franchise has been getting lately (at least when it comes to games). I'd say Boom is at fault for that, but I feel like Lost World arguably started this trend and judging from Sonic Runners, Forces, TSR and even Mania, they aren't really willing to stop cheapening out on the mascot of their company.
    Yes, I know that production value isn't everything, but it's noticable how seemingly low production value hit the franchise quite hard when it comes to 3D stuff. Does that mean there won't be a good 3D Sonic game anymore in the future? No, but I wouldn't expect a good game anytime soon. So might as well jump on the "morbid curiosity" train and stay for the ride of whatever 3D game we're getting next (if we're getting one that is) while going through some detours, like the movie I don't have hopes for.
    So yeah, I'm waiting for a new 3D game, but mostly to look where the franchise is gonna go. Maybe I'll be interested if the announcement just outright states "Morio Kishimoto isn't involved in the direction and game design of this game", but for now - "morbid curiosity" train, here I come!
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    Fletch reacted to Your Vest Friend in Sonic Channel   
    No werewolves, only chest fluff. 

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    Fletch reacted to Blacklightning in HOT TAKE: Should Sonic Team stop listening to the fans?   
    "Shitty friends" was a direct result of the genre roulette controversy though. People originally recognized that shit like treasure hunting and fishing didn't really fit into the franchise, but because those things were decided on a per-character basis at the time they ultimately ended up copping a majority of the blame for it anyway. This is one of those situations where I feel fans misinterpreted the situation just as much as Sega did, but Sega of all things really should have known better to begin with.
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    Fletch reacted to Blacklightning in HOT TAKE: Should Sonic Team stop listening to the fans?   
    I don't think the issue is whether or not Sega have been listening to their fans. They have, but in such distorted, hyperbolic, Monkey's-Paw-esque fashion that it comes off like they're interested only in granting wishes on a technicality, to hell with whether or not the actual purpose of the demand is met or whether or not it even gels with the design of any given game they're offering. And this has been happening for a pretty long time too, at least as far back as ShTH and arguably even earlier.
    You say bring back classic Sonic, they hear "bring him back as a completely separate character and only bother with a surface level understanding of his gameplay rather than the inner mechanics and level design that actually makes it fun". You say genre roulette is fucking stupid, they hear "let's never have more than one playable character besides Sonic ever again, oh but we're still doing the genre roulette thing". You say the story tone is too sugary or too gritty, and they'll hear "let's swing so far into the other spectrum that we're practically a caricature of what people are asking of us". It's honestly absurd that Sega can make decisions that are blatantly based in some form on the things people are asking of them, and yet somehow still consistently miss the subtext of it every single fucking time.
    This isn't to say fans are qualified to make every decision the franchise takes, because as you all know there's not a whole lot the fandom actually agrees on. But even though most of them aren't game designers, it doesn't take a chef to know when the dish is rotting, so I still think they're obliged a lot more respect than "okay let's just copy down a bunch of cliff notes full of buzzwords and hope that gets the message across".
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    Fletch reacted to TheOcelot in Sega Ages Collection (Switch)   
    Virtua Racing is coming to SEGA Ages:
     
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    Fletch reacted to Marcello in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    No. He's in because he's Metal Sonic. It has nothing to do with the comics.
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    Fletch reacted to TheOcelot in Sega Ages Collection (Switch)   
    More games have been announced for the SEGA Ages collection:
    Out Run, Thunder Force, Colums II and Sonic 2.
    I actually got my first taste of Out Run by playing it in Shenmue 2
    This version of Sonic 2 will also feature the drop-dash (and hopefully the Mega-Play version of Sonic 2 will be included).
    Translated from the Jp site:
     
    In addition; Sonic 1 SEGA Ages now has a release date of 20th September for Japan:
     
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    Fletch reacted to Teoskaven in Judgment (13 December for Japan, Summer 2019 for the west, PS4) "Yakuza Investigations"   
    https://gematsu.com/2018/09/ryu-ga-gotoku-studio-announces-judge-eyes-shinigami-no-yuigon-for-ps4
     
    Made by the team behind Yazuka, Binary Domain and the upcoming Fist of the North Star title, this new IP seems to be about an ex-lawyer turn into a detective to search his wife murderer and solving mysteries in the meantime. Sounds promising enough and i always loved the games made by this team, so i'm really curious to see more.
     
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    Fletch got a reaction from FFWF in So what's canon, Encore Mode and/or Mania Adventure   
    Always just assumed that either Encore is the canon one because it's from the actual game, or whatever is canon would come in Mania 2. Personally, I don't care much which is canon. The Mania story gets screwed up the moment Mania ends and goes into Sonic Forces territory. It's a shame that something simple like a story revolving around the Phantom Ruby, or a classic Sonic story couldn't be handled correctly and have full cohenrency and consistency. 
    Always just assumed that either Encore is the canon one because it's from the actual game, or whatever is canon would come in Mania 2. Personally, I don't care much which is canon. The Mania story gets screwed up the moment Mania ends and goes into Sonic Forces territory. It's a shame that something simple like a story revolving around the Phantom Ruby, or a classic Sonic story couldn't be handled correctly and have full cohenrency and consistency. 
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    Fletch reacted to LukA8 in Sonic Channel   
    Heh, this almost seems like a deliberate counterpart to last month's Knuckles. Knuckles' Chaotix canon ""confirmed"" for the 20th time

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    Fletch reacted to Red in Sonic Channel   
    It's Vector! Really love the pose here!


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    Fletch reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yes, how dare Knuckles be a prominent character in the arc revolving around his emerald, on his island, that's currently under siege by the main villain of the current story.
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    Fletch got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Streets of Rage 4 "Grand UPPAH!"   
    Openly welcome this decision to let someone else develop it. SEGA just allowing their old franchises to live again is one of the best decisions ever, and I'll continue to hope that a Jet Set Radio revival eventually happens with Hideki Naganuma over the music once more.
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    Fletch reacted to Milo in Streets of Rage 4 "Grand UPPAH!"   
    Wow, outta nowhere.

    I recall Sega expressing interest in bringing back their (classic) IPs but I've noticed that quite a few cases here are Sega loaning the keys to another publisher/developer and telling them “eh, we've sat on the IP for years, and we have zero plans to do anything with it now or in the future...so have fun!”

    So far, we have:

    - Bayonetta with Platinum/Nintendo (B2/B3)
    - Wonder Boy with Lizardcube/DotEmu (Dragon's Trap remake)
    - Shenmue with Ys.Net (Shenmue 3)
    And now Streets of Rage with Lizardcube/DotEmu again, alongside Crush Card Games. (I do wonder if these guys considered calling Bomber Games, considering they did that SoR Remake that Sega took down.)

    On the topic of classic Sega IPs revivals, I also can't forget about Toejam and Earl receiving Back in the Groove very soon; although in that case, HumaNature Games has always owned the IP IIRC.

    Hopefully SoR 4 turns out good. It's been one of the most requested sequels to Sega's IPs for years, and it would be a big shame to waste that “4” number on a poor project (*cough*Sonic 4*cough*).

    I wonder what classic Sega IP gets brought back from the grave next? Comix Zone and Vectorman would be really cool.... (hint hint) 
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    Fletch reacted to Teoskaven in Streets of Rage 4 "Grand UPPAH!"   
    If i have to guess, they may have finally understood that outsourcing the development and publishing to other companies while retaining the reins of the IP itself like with Bayonetta 2-3 and Shenmue III is the best case scenario for them because they get an income and can use the IP for crossovers without having to get their hands dirty. Similar to Square-Enix' Collective project wich recently has allowed the Fear Effect IP to grow and be revived.
    I personally don't mind as long as the resulting new games are good enough. I'll take a situation like this over SEGA cancelling pitches over pitches like they did so far (especially for Streets of Rage) every day.
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    Fletch got a reaction from RedFox99 in My Hero Academia   
    Mm... Well, I know that Naruto has two moves that are canon to its story, but it's literally the final two movies that have been created for the franchise. (Naruto: The Last which takes place between chapters 699 and 700, and Boruto: The Movie which takes place after chapter 700)

    But honestly, it's not so common for anime movies to really be canon to the actual manga story itself. It's definitely becoming more common for the actual mangaka creators to be involved with the movie projects (i.e. Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, and Hero Academia mangaka writing the story/script/doing character designs for their recent anime movies!)
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    Fletch got a reaction from RedFox99 in My Hero Academia   
    Here's what Horikoshi said in an interview! 😃


     
    Interviewer: The movie contains an original story, but does it have any correlation to the current story in the serialized manga? 
    Horikoshi: I always wanted to include a chapter about All Might’s past, or rather, I thought that I definitely NEED to write about his past. In the movie, the young All Might is shown studying abroad in America, and I thought this might not be something that could be brought up anymore in the actual manga story up until now, so I saw the movie as a chance to present this. Of course, without a doubt, the movie and manga are adjoined, and the movie is connected to the manga story that happens after it.
    source: http://aitaikimochi.tumblr.com/post/176087454621?is_related_post=1
     
    So, the movie is definitely connected to the manga itself and seems to definitely feel canon. It takes place in the middle of season 2 and 3, so right after the mall incident with Shigaraki we can assume that 
    1. Deku and friends had the Summer class with the murder mystery and All Might received notification to visit I-Island to see Melissa and David.
    2. The Hero movie starts 
    3. Everyone comes back and start Summer training for the school trip since there's time between the events that happened at the mall and the school trip. 
    You can kinda add All Might: Rising story and Melissa's story anywhere you would like since those are mostly flashback stories to All Might youthful days.
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    Fletch reacted to Badnik Mechanic in Team Sonic Racing - GamesCom Impressions   
    You read all this including the posts where people pointed out what casual means in the context th award was given in...
    ...And decided it was a bad thing?
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