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  1. A proper new Crazy Taxi would be pretty sick

  2. Had so much going on in the last few weeks that I totally forgot TSR comes out in just a few days. Should be pretty fun.

  3. Pretty excited to see how KH3 critical mode is. Hope it's a lot better than the other Osaka games.

  4. Video game music > Everything else

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      No not really. You really need to expand your horizons more.

      It builds personality.

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      The way it can combine with the experience of the game itself will always be the pinnacle of the art form to me... but video game music started with what came before most of the time, and the more I listen to, the more I realize I was kinda limiting myself with this line of thought tbh. The vertical slice it offers of music genres is by all means fantastic, but you can do a lot better if you listen around long enough, not gonna lie

    3. SupahBerry


      You know, I feel a big reason why I could remember more music from games than music from movies, especally newer games and films is that games usually have you hear a song play over and over in a level or two until you finish it, so it's easier for them to get stuck in my head.

  5. Ok but DID YOU KNOW Sonic 06 was bad???

    1. Polkadi~☆


      that's cool and all, but sonic has had it rough over the years

    2. dbzfan7


      But did ya know Forces was mediocre gameplay and awful story?...Oh wait we can't say we fucked up again on the official twitter can we...

  6. So do you guys think a Sonic Adventure remake is happening?

    1. Failinhearts


      I hope so, at the very least.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Revisiting it today would be an interesting experience. At the very least it would help remind Iizuka and team how to integrate a story into their games again.

    3. Diogenes


      i expect sa3 before an sa remake, and i don't expect sa3

      really though i just don't know how they could even approach an sa remake. you can't do a straight faithful remake...it would be terrible. but then how do you fix it while still being true to how weird, experimental, and scattershot it was?

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Not especially. I wouldn't be awestruck, but I'm not betting on it. I think it's a bit more likely we'll see Adventure-esque games with Nishiyama-san back, in a position of influence to boot.

    5. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      I sure hope not

  7. Does Yuji Uekawa still work for Sega? If not, I'd love to see him come back too.

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      As far as I know, he's still the series' main character designer, and he's always doing new artwork for Sonic channel.

  8. Got Nier Automata yesterday. Definitely excited to play it some time after I finish The World Ends With You.

  9. Is it just me or do the cutscenes in Forces look worse than previous games?

    1. Milo


      forces as a whole looks worse than previous games

      so much for eighth-gen hardware and the game running on the "all-new" "hedgehog engine ii"

    2. Ferno


      I still feel like art direction is at fault too. Green Hill looking more blocky and "video-gamey" instead of the natural visual progression of the more realistic look from the actual Green Hill of Sonic 1 - Generations, was a deliberate thing, engine or not:



    3. SupahBerry


      Maybe it would be worthy of the title "Hedgehog Engine 2" if it weren't used by "the people who brought you Colors and Generations"

    4. E-van


      Yeah, I see what you mean @Ferno. I feel like the blocky look for things started with Lost World and I was never much of a fan of that style.

    5. Blacklightning


      Part of it was by necessity - pre-rendered cutscenes were almost completely out of the question because you can't exactly bake a custom character into them.

      That being said you can definitely tell it's made by the same guys who did Lost World - it makes a lot of the same mistakes, like really boring, static camera work just off the top of my head.

    6. Adamabba


      the Hedgehog Engine 2 is an improvement but it just was not utilized well in Forces. Hopefully the next 3D Sonic finally does away with the blocky stuff so we can potentially see a game that finally looks better than Unleashed

    7. Lord-Dreamerz



      I actually prefer the Lost-World/Forces style more if only comparing it to Generations. Especially out of those 2 screenshot comparisons Sonic Generations Green Hill looks washed out/dull. And personally in general I prefer more Video Gamey/surreal styles as some may put it. I never was a fan of the idea of basically just putting Sonic in fantasy versions of realistic environments. However I do think the Lost-World/Forces style is way to blocky and they need to add a lot more curves and other shapes... but it still should be keeping a bright colorful somewhat video gamey/toy look at the same time.

    8. Milo


      @Ferno The funny thing is that in the Forces screenshot you posted, you actually can see elements of Generations' Green Hill in there, such as the trees and the grass. The problem is that it's clearly been mixed into stuff that's clearly going for a different artstyle approach--you have the more detailed and more natural-looking trees and grass existing with landscapes and formations that are designed to be very simple and artificial in comparison. 

      Which is a big problem Forces has in its presentation overall--it's a inconsistent assemble of recycled assets from different games, each game of which is also going for a different aesthetic approach. The game doesn't have a dedicated artstyle to make everything look coherent, even when you factor in the more original zones that don't recycle as much material like the Metropolis level.

    9. Milo


      @Blacklightning I think the cutscenes would look bad regardless if they were pre-rendered or done in realtime. Namely due to stuff like low-quality textures/models and improper lighting; everything just looks unpolished. You're also right about the camerawork and framing also being dull, it especially looks poor since they're trying to do a more serious and narrative-driven story as opposed to the Colors/Generations-like laidback comedy stuff.

      I mean, compared to realtime cutscenes for other platformers/videogames, Forces doesn't compare to something like the 2016 Ratchet and Clank remake, or Crash N-Sane.


    10. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Hedgehog Engine II's new tech only made lighting easier to implement, not inherently better. So not only did we get a bare-minimum effort at realistic lighting with real time Global Illumination + small bits of Physically Based Rendering on numerous metal surfaces - without any of the many other lighting effects and workarounds present in Unleashed and even Generations - we straight up got lighting that was barely tweaked past an experimental Alpha phase imo. Lost World has cutscenes in the same vein for all intents and purposes, but at the very least it's lighting didn't look like it came from an unfinished Unity project at times, on top of all that.

  10. Kingdom Hearts can get real messy sometimes but god damn I love it

    1. Perkilator


      You know, speaking of which, I’m surprised (and slightly disappointed) that SDG didn’t mistake Mike and Sully for Nightmare Dream Eaters when they first saw them.

  11. The Sonic movie sounds like some weird April Fool's joke that's actually real.

    1. SupahBerry


      Wasn't Shadow the Hedgehog originally announced around April Fools time?

    2. E-van


      Lol I think I did see people saying they thought it was an April Fools joke

  12. Anime is trash.


    And so am i.


  13. Mania vs 3&K which one wins

    1. Marcello



    2. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I wouldn't know since I never beat 3&K and I never bought Mania. 

      Mania looks cooler though.

    3. PublicEnemy1


      I found Mania to be the better overall package, but 3K wins because nostalgia

    4. Forte-Metallix


      Video games are inanimate objects, incapable of engaging each other in any sort of competition.



      Mania wins anyway.

    5. Sean


      3 > Mania > K

    6. Dee Dude
    7. Strickerx5


      Mania's first 3 or 4 zones are certainly the most fun I've gotten out of the classic style of gameplay. Though, as an overall package, 3&K is far and away the better game imo. Especially when you consider the time period it was made in.

      Back then, it's graphical presentation, expansive levels, actual story elements, ect. lead the entire industry as one of the most developed and full platformers ever made. Mania, nowadays, is none of that. It only aims to mimic that 1993-4 standard. Even taking away that time gap, you're still left with what's basically just a port of some old levels with updates that really only make up half of the experience. Add in its hit or miss bosses, complete lack of any form of narrative, and an absolute mess of a final act and honestly, I have trouble putting it above Sonic 2 at times. Let alone 3&K.


      Though real talk, I still enjoyed the hell out of Mania. Soundtrack is to die for and it also has some of the best special stages in the damn franchise (next to Rush's).

    8. Diogenes


      i'd say 3&K but it's damn close

  14. I need Jungle Joyride Day injected directly into my veins.

    1. NegaMetallix


      You sure about that?

      I hear injecting it can lead to a heavy case of framerate drops.

    2. Heckboy


      inject all of sonic unleashed's ost into my veins

    3. TCB


      You can have that

      But making endless love to jungle joyride night is where it's at

  15. I need to play NieR Automata at some point.

  16. Man I'm just not into the Mario and Sonic Olympic games. They seem so bland and boring to me.

  17. Such a bop 


  18. Tfw the last main Sonic game that didn't start with Green Hill came out 9 years ago

  19. Really digging the new TSR footage from today. Game is looking nice.

  20. Oof some of these questions lmao

  21. I really like Sonic.

    1. Failinhearts



    2. Crow the BOOLET
    3. Polkadi~☆


      Someone who likes Sonic?

      On THIS forum?


  22. "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" wins the award for most misleading title ever. Fantastic show, opening theme is a banger too.

    1. Failinhearts


      Weirdest title since Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I remember clicking on it just to see if it was going to be as weird as it's title implied and was more than pleasantly surprised. If I had one complaint about it it's that there were too many loose ends left for the movie.

    3. E-van


      @Sonic Fan J I think that's because the original light novel series is on its 9th volume and the show only adapts 1-5. I believe the movie is supposed to cover 6-7.

    4. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Admittedly cramming two book into a single movie does have me a little worried, but if they manage the pacing like most of the show was handled than it should be fine. Honestly though I'd rather wait for book 10 to drop and then get a full on second season.

    5. E-van


      Considering a whole book was about 2-3 episodes I think it'll end up fine. Certainly would love to get a second season tho.

  23. TSR looks like it'll be a decently fun game but holy shit the marketing has been a disaster.

    1. Ferno


      Sega must not be used to delaying games so their marketing teams must've been playing it by ear ever since

    2. Kiah


      It sure has and racing and Sonic are two of my favorites when it comes to video games so by default I’m interested in this. SEGA by their poor advertising is making it very difficult to maintain that interest...

  24. So what does SSMB think of Sonic Generations now?

    1. Sean


      It's good

    2. Crow the BOOLET
    3. Tracker_TD


      Probably my favourite 3D Sonic. The Classic Sonic sections leave a lot to be desired but they're at the very least competent platformers. Overall the game's consistent, stable, and just fun, which is more than I can say for... pretty much any other 3D Sonic game. Story's it's greatest weakness but I care so little about story in Sonic that that really doesn't knock it down for me. 

    4. JosepHenry


      Gud gam.

    5. Forte-Metallix


      Still up there with Unleashed and Mania for me.

    6. Jango


      Still pretty good..

      But some classic levels are just ugh, like Crisis City and Planet Wisp. But every modern level is a blast. 

      Not my favorite 3D Sonic game (that would be Heroes, kill me).

    7. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Still damn fun, an easy game to pick up and play for all ages.

    8. Wraith


      its fine

    9. Harkofthewaa


      Kicks the crap out of Forces, that's for sure.

    10. E-van


      I don't think I like it quite as much as I used to but still a very fun game. Classic stages definitely weigh it down a bit for me. Modern is where the game really shines imo.

    11. Adamabba


      Thats the last Sonic game I really liked. It some dope mods too

    12. Diogenes


      it's tolerable, no more.

    13. E-van


      For sure the last Modern Sonic game I can call truly great.

    14. Adamabba


      On second thought it introduced the classic/modern split so I hate it

    15. Wraith


      generations: modern sonic, classic sonic

      unleashed: sonic sonic, hugwolf sonic

      unleashed is better

    16. RosaRosaRosalina


      i personally still love the game to bits and pieces, even with its flaws in mind i still have a blast playing it

      i can still only play classic sonic though because i just...don't get how modern sonic works 

      at all

    17. Ryannumber1gamer


      One of the best games of the series and I wish it was longer.

    18. RosaRosaRosalina


      oh yeah and i wish it was longer too

      god i can only imagine if they actually went through all the 2d games, even the 8-bit ones

      or hell, if they had at least 2 levels from each of the games; thankfully having both the 3ds version and the hd version kinda mitigates the problem but, man, it really should've happened

    19. Cayenne


      A good game that could be much better if it was longer and didn't have meh side-missions.

    20. Jango


      It's kinda the "missed opportunity: the game". Everybody and their moms made zones wishlists back in the way. I get nostalgic just thinking of it. Remember when the anniversary demo leaked the whole game? And some people started to freak out because they found the WEREHOG life icon? And when everybody started to moan when Sky Sanctuary leaked, but it turned out to be one of the best levels in the game, lol. Good times. 

    21. TCB


      In two more years it'll be it's 10th anniversary. 

  25. That new leaked Sonic movie image looks actually creepy to me. What a mess.

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