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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from KingMario05 in It seems Sonic Generations isn't as successful...   
    Yeah, with JezMM says, Generations was given out for free to a lot of people, so I'm sure a bunch of them got it because it's free and then never did much with it.

    And then there's also people like me, I also own Generations on Steam and never beat it. Why? Well, I already beat it on the PS3, and I only got the Steam version so I could download and play mods for it, no point in beating it vanilla again just because.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from CertifiedNobody in Late-90s Sonic Forums And Websites?   
    You can check the reviews on gamefaqs:
    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/dreamcast/198694-sonic-adventure/reviews
    Sure, there's modern reviews there too, but it does include reviews from 1999 on.
    The dates are listed underneath the titles.
    And there's some links to the official reviews from magazines at the time too, altough a lot of the links won't work anymore.

    For me, I was immediatly hooked to Sonic Adventure and it's redesigns in 1999. I don't recall questioning anything or having any complex thoughts on it, everything was just great. Simpler times when I didn't overthink everything 200 layers too far.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from charmsb in Late-90s Sonic Forums And Websites?   
    You can check the reviews on gamefaqs:
    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/dreamcast/198694-sonic-adventure/reviews
    Sure, there's modern reviews there too, but it does include reviews from 1999 on.
    The dates are listed underneath the titles.
    And there's some links to the official reviews from magazines at the time too, altough a lot of the links won't work anymore.

    For me, I was immediatly hooked to Sonic Adventure and it's redesigns in 1999. I don't recall questioning anything or having any complex thoughts on it, everything was just great. Simpler times when I didn't overthink everything 200 layers too far.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Snowragnarok in Will humans return again to the series?   
    It would be nice if they'd finally give a definitive answer to the whole human/ animal world concept. Especially with the open world concept of the current day, imagine a Zelda esque "dark overworld" where you teleport to an alternative version of the same gameworld but in the human dimension or something.

    However, I fully doubt it'll happen or they'll bother ever explaining this.
    The Sonic universe has been vague from the start, and the Meta era has been aggresivly avoiding any world building on top of that.
    I'm fully expecting this whole ordeal to be stuck in Shrödinger's cat mode, humans exists and don't exist at the same time, depending on Sonic Team's mood. I wonder if Ian Flynn's encyclopodia thing will adress it.
    I liked Naka's explanation that all Anthro's live on small islands while the humans live on the main continents, around the release of Sonic Adventure.
    Altough I'm pretty sure that explanation is no longer canon. It could be, depending on how you interpret Iizuka's words on humans being from another world, or whatever the phrasing was. I don't recall what the exact statement was, but I think it wasn't super explicit about it being about other dimensions.  It doesn't explain the lack of humans in Forces. Then again, no explanation exists to explain each and every plothole, so we just gotta roll whatever "desposable explanation of the week" we'll get, if any.

    Personally, I don't really care about humans and am fine with everyone just being anthro's, altough for the sake of respect of world building, it'd be nice if it's adressed.
    But pfft, modern Sonic and world building.

    And I am amused how the ghost girl is likely to be human. Every time Sonic has a dramatic story important interaction with a female, it's always a human.
    (I mean, I don't know what Sonic's relation will be with the ghost girl, but I am expecting something comparable to Chip in Unleashed, or Shahra inSecret Rings)  Anthro's can't be waifu's, I guess.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic X Minecraft Collab   
    Wow, I was already joking 2021 seems to be a repeat of 2016 in terms of Sonic content, enter our surprise Lego Dimensions parralel of the year.

    Looks cool, love the Tails garage interior.

    Less excited to see the same Modern Sonic esque level design including 2d sections, not to mention getting the Generations trio of Green Hill Zone, Chemical plant and Sky Sactuari for the bazillionth time.
    Pfft, remember Aaron Webber telling us not to expect Green Hill Zone soon? It has already returned twice since that statement, should have known even promises about improvements are a meme.

    Still, will try this out, it looks great.
    I get a kick out of Sonic with retro looking 3d graphics.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  7. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    That'd be really cool.
    But yeah, probably wrong rangers.
    They say the game's all about Sonic running around in the woods, so this is probably a better prediciton of Sonic Ranger:
     

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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Guy Strong in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  9. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  10. Too Many Rings
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Chili Dawg in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    That'd be really cool.
    But yeah, probably wrong rangers.
    They say the game's all about Sonic running around in the woods, so this is probably a better prediciton of Sonic Ranger:
     

  11. Fist Bump
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Snowragnarok in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  12. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from KingMario05 in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  13. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Enesephus in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  14. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Razule in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  15. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from A_W in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  16. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from charmsb in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  17. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Thigolf in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  18. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide reacted to Dr. Mechano in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    Again, I think the issue here isn't the concept - it's how drawn-out it is.
    SA2 has some pretty similar one-liners. Sonic shrugs off being arrested with "Talk about low budget flights, no food or movies!" and makes a crack about Knuckles' bad driving being more dangerous than Eggman in the climax. These both make light of a serious situation, and Sonic is a little smug in these instances.
    But I think that's the difference. These are one-liners while Colors has ten-liners. If some of Pontaff's jokes were trimmed down a bit I think they'd work fine.
  19. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Blue Blood in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  20. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Salamander in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    The Meta era is made out many different things. Things that aren't inherently bad.
    Things that occasionaly happened in earlier Sonic games too.
    Perfectly fine, innocent things, when treated with care.
    But they weren't treated with care, Sega wore them on their sleeves. And then they tore of their sleeves, put it on a hammer and smashed my skull in with it.

    -The 4th wall jokes (It's been GENERATIONS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU!
    -The lack of energy and earnest, all cutscenes are characters yapping for 10 minutes, standing around like a sack of potatoes while circus music plays.
    - The lack of indepth character writing or world building. Everything feels shallow.
    -The Fanservice that feels disconnected, Green Hill Zone being in the wrong place, Knuckles randomly being a militairy leader, etc.


    That's what makes it feel meta. Scared to be earnest and make it feel real, we stay on a surface level, dangle around fanservice and self awareness to fill the gaps.

    There's a lot of minor pet peeves, but the greatest issue is this:
    I miss earnest "YEAH LEt'S DO IT!" attitude of the earlier games.
    Kinda baffles me when Sonic Colors is called the Cheesy one. No no, the older Sonic games were cheesy. "We'RE SONIC HEROES, WHOO!" is cheesy.
    Colors is SMUG. "Sonic and Tails go on a 10 minute comedy routine about how cliché and stupid a thrilling climax is before the thrilling climax begins" smug.
    Darn shame, because the epic music and the concept of Sonic racing down the elevator of a collapsing themepark is awesome, but the tone of it just destroys it. That Smug self destructive attitude.

    This is what I think the meta era's biggest problem is.
    It's so busy poking fun at itself, being embarresed about it's history, that the energy and soul is just gone.
    I no longer see characters having adventures, I see writers and their lazy attempts to remedy story problems by desperatly juggling fanservice around.
  21. Thumbs Up
    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from KingMario05 in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    That'd be really cool.
    But yeah, probably wrong rangers.
    They say the game's all about Sonic running around in the woods, so this is probably a better prediciton of Sonic Ranger:
     

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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from charmsb in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    That'd be really cool.
    But yeah, probably wrong rangers.
    They say the game's all about Sonic running around in the woods, so this is probably a better prediciton of Sonic Ranger:
     

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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Sonic Rangers Predictions...   
    That'd be really cool.
    But yeah, probably wrong rangers.
    They say the game's all about Sonic running around in the woods, so this is probably a better prediciton of Sonic Ranger:
     

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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from Gloved Animal in Sonic X Minecraft Collab   
    Wow, I was already joking 2021 seems to be a repeat of 2016 in terms of Sonic content, enter our surprise Lego Dimensions parralel of the year.

    Looks cool, love the Tails garage interior.

    Less excited to see the same Modern Sonic esque level design including 2d sections, not to mention getting the Generations trio of Green Hill Zone, Chemical plant and Sky Sactuari for the bazillionth time.
    Pfft, remember Aaron Webber telling us not to expect Green Hill Zone soon? It has already returned twice since that statement, should have known even promises about improvements are a meme.

    Still, will try this out, it looks great.
    I get a kick out of Sonic with retro looking 3d graphics.
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    Roger_van_der_weide got a reaction from simtek34 in Sonic X Minecraft Collab   
    Wow, I was already joking 2021 seems to be a repeat of 2016 in terms of Sonic content, enter our surprise Lego Dimensions parralel of the year.

    Looks cool, love the Tails garage interior.

    Less excited to see the same Modern Sonic esque level design including 2d sections, not to mention getting the Generations trio of Green Hill Zone, Chemical plant and Sky Sactuari for the bazillionth time.
    Pfft, remember Aaron Webber telling us not to expect Green Hill Zone soon? It has already returned twice since that statement, should have known even promises about improvements are a meme.

    Still, will try this out, it looks great.
    I get a kick out of Sonic with retro looking 3d graphics.
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