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Ryannumber1gamer

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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog for a status update, Man, I love MegaMix's art.   
    Man, I love MegaMix's art. 
  2. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Sean for a status update, Right, having let it sit for nearly an hour, final thoughts on X8. X8 is a weird game   
    Right, having let it sit for nearly an hour, final thoughts on X8.
    X8 is a weird game, a very very weird game. It is also, a heavily disappointing game. There are too many good ideas in here to count. You can tell Capcom were seriously trying to give this their all, and make it a good game after so many failures before. 
    And what I hate about X8 is that it is so close. Like, it was literally so close to being ranked among X1, and X4 as a great X game. But with the introduction of two things, just one simple, stupid regession, it ruins the game completely and plops it straight down to X6, and X7 levels. I don't think I'd place it as badly as X6, but I don't think I can call it better than X7, because while X7 bored me, X8 actively made me loathe a lot of my playtime.
    X8 fixes so many problems with the X series, and I wish I could just look past these two major flaws and love it, especially after X5 was meh, X6 was terrible, and X7 was boring. But I can't, I just can't look past these flaws.
    I've made many statuses between yesterday and today criticising it, but I cannot overstate just how much this is a bad idea, and should have never gotten past the design phase - Replay Chips are one of the worst things to appear in the X series. A problem that had been fixed since X4, and Capcom decided to regress it to add fake difficulty to the game. You have a total of five tries for any level, and if you lose them, not only do you need to restart the level from the very beginning, but you also need to buy three of the chips again.
    Mixed with the fact that a good 90% of X8's levels are just awful gimmick levels, and the levels can reach 10 to 20 minutes in length, depending on which level, how much exploring you do, and how many times you die, this makes for an infuriating task. What was only just barely forgivable in X5, X6 and X7 due to at least being able to brute force through sections you died on is made worse by this system. It destroys the game. It takes what could be a simple set back and turns it into an infuriating repetitive slog. 
    The level design is also pretty bad. While controls are great, and everything moves at a good pace, the levels tend to constantly feel like minigames strapped together into a level. The only level I can say I actively enjoyed fully was the stealth level, because there were no cheap deaths, and the gimmick was fairly simple and avoidable. But levels like Burn Rooster, Optic Sunflower, and Yeti's levels are absolutely terrible levels, made even worse by a busted life system. Not helped by a lot of total bullshit design choices, like leaps of faith, awful spike placement, and especially stage shaking, and auto-scrolling.
    The other thing is the collectables. This is legitimately one of two X games that I hated every single collectable I had to go for, the other being X6. The reason? Again - the replay chip system. It's one thing to die trying to get parts and upgrades. It's another thing to place them in some of the worst places in any X game, where it's always do or die, and then compound it with limited lives. Some of the worst parts would be both of the parts in Optic Sunflower's stage, where you have to ace every single test, and don't die - twice. The armour part in Burn Rooster's stage is the worst armour part that I've ever had to go for in an X game. The spikes are badly placed, and being frank - spike placement in X8 probably rivals X6 in terms of how awful it is, leading to a lot of pixel perfect jumps/hovers/dashes if you don't want to die, which again - is not helped by the replay system. There's also the ride armour sections in Bamboo Panda's stage where you have to get ride armour to the very end of the stage for parts. 
    Then there's the currency. There is grinding if you want to unlock everything 100%. In a Mega Man game. Grinding. in a fucking traditional 2D Mega Man game. Do I even need to explain the problem? They should've just made it that you unlocked everything when you got the parts, especially since they're much more difficult to get now.
    As I said, it's so infuriating because there's so much to like about X8. There's tons of problems that had been present since X1 that was finally fixed. Good voice acting, able to escape stages at any time now, turning navigators off, and a decent attempt at storytelling.
    The storytelling in particular really hurts because I think it's one of my favourites in the X series. Sigma's design is actually really cool this time, a literal cyber skeleton on his last legs, making it clear that this is his last battle body. But more than that, I liked what his motivations was this time. 
    Sigma isn't just a boogieman here to haunt X and Zero again, here to destroy the world, or pull off some asinine revenge scheme, he's finally back to his X1-3 personality, motivations and goals. Sigma here doesn't want to destroy the world, he's realised that this is it. He's on his last legs, and one more fight with Zero and X will be his doom. He doesn't want to destroy the world anymore for the hell of it, he wants to leave a legacy behind for himself by finally achieving what he sought after for so long - a world of evolved reploids, and he intends to do it by making his own world at the expense of Earth. It's such a cool idea, and frankly, I think it's a better send-off than he got in either X3 or X5.
    Lumine sucks though. Shoved in as a villain too late, and while it's admirable they tried to twist the "Sigma manipulates new character" thing, it was a terrible idea to not only do it on a character who has fuck all development because he's kidnapped for the entire game, but they chose to do this on the one time where Sigma's actually a decent villain again. And when Lumine does appear, the things he says are so bafflingly stupid and goes against the X lore to that point that it's insane. The Maverick virus isn't a virus anymore, it's just new generation reploids can go maverick whenever they want, which like, isn't that just kind of like deciding whatever you want to do? You just decide to go crazy? It isn't developed enough to make any lick of sense.
    But I will say this - I think this gives a very definite sense of finality, one that hasn't been felt since X5, despite the fact it technically ends on a cliffhanger of sorts. While X and Zero's stories end in the Zero series, I really like this ending to the X series. I like X not questioning if their fight has to go on, but rather how it's going to feel knowing that they'll be outdated and eventually replaced. I like the somber note of the two quietly making their way back to Earth, as Zero reassures X that they might be destined for the scrapheap, but they can fight tooth and nail to that day to change their destiny, and given the ultimate outcome of their stories in the Zero series, I think it's a wonderful note to leave out on.
    I like how X8 finishes on a bittersweet note with the implication that humans didn't learn their lesson about the New Generation reploids having Sigma's code residing in them, but also ends on the exact same ideal that kicked the entire series off to begin with - Thomas Light's final dream of a world where humans and robots can co-exist peacefully and equally. 
    It's weird how X8 was not planned to be a finale (it only really happened due to poor sales), and yet it still gives off this fantastic sense of finale that the series was longing for. It's shit that X5's ending ultimately got screwed over due to Capcom's greed, but honestly, I think the final note the X series ends on is a fantastic way to set up the finale in the Zero series. It was a good ending. 
  3. Absolutely
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Perkilator for a status update, Mega Man X8 boss interactions in a nutshell: X: you're a maverick! Maverick: no u   
    Mega Man X8 boss interactions in a nutshell:
    X: you're a maverick! 
    Maverick: no u
  4. Way Past Cool
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, An Overwatch animated show has been sold and is being developed.   
    An Overwatch animated show has been sold and is being developed.
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from The Tenth Doctor for a status update, Sonic Movie spoiler:   
    Sonic Movie spoiler:
     
  6. Absolutely
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Perkilator for a status update, Oh my god, are you actually fucking with me? So in one level, without saving -Lead-up   
    Oh my god, are you actually fucking with me?
    So in one level, without saving
    -Lead-up to Red
    -Red fight
    -Gauntlet of challenges to escape
    -Maverick boss rush
    -and I can only imagine Sigma literally right after. 
    And with no place to get sub-tank energy back.
  7. Promotion
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch for a status update, Axl in cutscenes: "The members of Red Alert were my friends! Now they've changed, and   
    Axl in cutscenes: "The members of Red Alert were my friends! Now they've changed, and are evil!" 
    Axl in boss cutscenes: "Lel, I always wanted to kill you! *insert one liner*"
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Sean for a status update, Speaking completely seriously - I'm getting really sick of Sigma as a villain. I don'   
    Speaking completely seriously - I'm getting really sick of Sigma as a villain.
    I don't mind Dr. Wily as a recurring villain, even if I do wish they didn't feel the need to shoehorn him into the villain role in every game (Mega Man 10 in particular), but with Sigma, it is to the point of absolutely obnoxious. He comes back in a series that's meant to take story more seriously, is constantly killed off only to come back magically again, and by his appearance in X4, Sigma has completely degraded in purpose.
    What was once this badass villain who had once been an honorable ally and friend, who cared about his comrades, only to get infected by the Maverick Virus and slowly lose his mind to an obsession with Reploid evolution, he's now degraded into basically Dr. Claw, who's only purpose is the most utterly idiotic "destroy the world" schemes and "I'LL GET YOU NEXT TIME GADGET X! NEXT TIME!" nonsense.
  9. Promotion
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch for a status update, Kindred Spirits   
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    Kindred Spirits
  10. My Emmerdoods
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Perkilator for a status update, Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zer   
    Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? 
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Cuz for a status update, Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zer   
    Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? Can you hear me, Axl? Can you hear me Zero? 
  12. My Emmerdoods
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Celestia for a status update, Who's excited for the Tom the Cop DLC announcement for TSR?   
    Who's excited for the Tom the Cop DLC announcement for TSR?
  13. My Emmerdoods
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 for a status update, Why are you browsing a Sonic forum when you could be playing League of Legends?! It's   
    Why are you browsing a Sonic forum when you could be playing League of Legends?! It's free!
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Pelvic WOO! engine for a status update, One thing I really wish was in the Sonic movie   
    One thing I really wish was in the Sonic movie 
     
  15. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Spin Attaxx for a status update, I cannot believe my luck, I got the stupid-ass space-cannon to work first time in X5   
    I cannot believe my luck, I got the stupid-ass space-cannon to work first time in X5
  16. Fist Bump
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Perkilator for a status update, In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic app   
    In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic appeal, with figures and plushes. Not even just Sonic, there's been a few Tails, Knuckles, and even a Silver. 
    Even heard hype about characters like Shadow. Not gonna lie, it's really heart warming to hear Sonic getting so much love.
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from The Tenth Doctor for a status update, In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic app   
    In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic appeal, with figures and plushes. Not even just Sonic, there's been a few Tails, Knuckles, and even a Silver. 
    Even heard hype about characters like Shadow. Not gonna lie, it's really heart warming to hear Sonic getting so much love.
  18. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Cuz for a status update, In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic app   
    In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic appeal, with figures and plushes. Not even just Sonic, there's been a few Tails, Knuckles, and even a Silver. 
    Even heard hype about characters like Shadow. Not gonna lie, it's really heart warming to hear Sonic getting so much love.
  19. Fist Bump
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic app   
    In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic appeal, with figures and plushes. Not even just Sonic, there's been a few Tails, Knuckles, and even a Silver. 
    Even heard hype about characters like Shadow. Not gonna lie, it's really heart warming to hear Sonic getting so much love.
  20. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Ellipsis-Ultima for a status update, In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic app   
    In the cinema for Sonic. It's insane the buzz that's about, tons of kids in Sonic appeal, with figures and plushes. Not even just Sonic, there's been a few Tails, Knuckles, and even a Silver. 
    Even heard hype about characters like Shadow. Not gonna lie, it's really heart warming to hear Sonic getting so much love.
  21. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Supah Berry for a status update, Beat Mario & Luigi Partners in Time Princess Elder Shroob is an awful boss.   
    Beat Mario & Luigi Partners in Time
    Princess Elder Shroob is an awful boss.
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    Ryannumber1gamer reacted to Zaysho for a status update, (tweet) LET HER DO IT, SEGA   
    (tweet) LET HER DO IT, SEGA
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Ellipsis-Ultima for a status update, Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently. Neat.   
    Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently.
    Neat.
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    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from tailsBOOM! for a status update, Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently. Neat.   
    Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently.
    Neat.
  25. Thumbs Up
    Ryannumber1gamer got a reaction from Sonic Fan J for a status update, Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently. Neat.   
    Huh, just noticed I passed 40k likes recently.
    Neat.
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