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About mikeblastdude

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    Fan of the obscure
  • Birthday 11/05/84

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    Video games, Yoo-hoo chocolate drink, and other things.
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  1. Where's the love for Sonic Advance 3?

    Oh wow, I would never have expected this topic that I made nearly seven years ago to resurface. Anyway, I still enjoy playing Sonic Advance 3 from time to time, and still stand by everything I said when starting this topic, even if my interests have been much more classic-oriented in recent years. Also, I still listen to Chaos Angel and any remixes of it that I can find on a consistent basis. Sonic Advance 3 (and to a lesser extent 1 and 2) still holds a special place in my heart, although different and not quite as significant as the classics. Even though we just got Sonic Mania, which in my opinion is the best Sonic game to come out in a long time and outdoes the Advance games in basically every single aspect, I still think it would be pretty cool to get another game in the Advance style, with tricks, grinding, that modern-styled cartoony animation, etc.
  2. Sweet! I'm definitely going to pick this up, probably on Switch so that I can play it wherever. I haven't played much of the SFIII games, so this will be the perfect opportunity to give those some extended play sessions.
  3. (copied from what I said in the Mega Man Livestream topic) Woah, nice! Wasn't expecting another classic Mega Man game being announced any time soon. I'm also really glad that this is coming to Switch, since it looks like it will be perfect to play on to go. I'm really looking forward to this! I'm hoping that it's everything that Mighty No. 9 was supposed to be.
  4. Woah, nice! Wasn't expecting another classic Mega Man game being announced any time soon. I'm also really glad that this is coming to Switch, since it looks like it will be perfect to play on to go. I'm really looking forward to this! I'm hoping that it's everything that Mighty No. 9 was supposed to be.
  5. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

    So, umm, I guess I'll swallow my pride and admit that I bought this game. Here's my personal impression of Bubsy: TWSB. First, I'll start with the positive. I feel like I always end up being a Bubsy apologist, but I've got to at least give credit where it's due. The game itself controls just fine, once you get used to how Bubsy handles. The glide now also acts as sort of a double jump as well, which was jarring at first, but it definitely comes in handy. Also, the new pounce move is pretty useful once you get the flow of it. Next, the music overall is actually pretty enjoyable. It's nowhere near the level of a good Sonic soundtrack, but, a few of the songs, especially the boss music, I found to be really catchy. I suppose that covers the positive, so now I'll talk about what I didn't like about the game. The biggest problem with Bubsy: TWSB is, without a doubt, the game's length. I've put about two hours in myself, so the whole "40 minutes" thing seems a bit exaggerated (although, I was taking my time trying to get as many yarn balls as I could). Either way though, this game is inexcusably short. Also, as has been stated many times, the graphics and level design are both pretty bland. It's not too big of a problem since I was amused enough playing through the levels, but, they definitely do all kind of start to look the same. Also, for better or for worse, this game is way easier than the original Bubsy games. You start each level with nine lives no matter how many you had previously, and there are checkpoints everywhere. With that being said, there's still enough of a challenge to make it satisfying. So, overall, I really don't think that Bubsy: TWSB is a bad game like it's being made out to be. It's not great either, though, and I really can't justify the price for how short of a game it is. I don't think I could recommend this game to most people. I personally don't regret buying it though. If you didn't already like Bubsy to begin with, then this game isn't going to change your mind. If, however, you're like me and actually have a fondness for the original Bubsy games from the 16-bit days, and you have extra money to blow on something that isn't going to last you very long, then, and only then, this game might be worth checking out. It was nice seeing an old friend from my childhood again.
  6. Just downloaded this from the App Store myself after seeing that it was available globally. I like it quite a bit. I played a lot of Sonic Dash, and this is just a more competitive version of that, which makes for a good mobile game. This will probably be one of my main go-to mobile games for a while at times when I'm waiting around for something and need to kill a few minutes.
  7. Another good comic. If nothing else, these are pretty successful at making me more interested in Forces' story, which I admittedly had very little interest in until now. Looking forward to seeing more.
  8. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

    New Halloween trailer released, featuring an uncomfortable cameo from a certain blue hedgehog we're all kind of familiar with.
  9. I actually really liked the second issue, coming from someone who didn't care much for the first one. The Knuckles/Silver interactions are great. If the game has scenes similar to this, then I may be a bit more interested in Forces' story now.
  10. Positive Things About Forces?

    The biggest positive for Sonic Forces, to me, is the Modern Sonic gameplay. I got to try out a demo at PAX, and, Modern Sonic seemed to actually control a bit better than in Generations. It's hard to explain exactly, but the homing attack seemed more smooth, and everything seemed to flow a lot better. If later levels have better level design than what we've seen so far, then the Modern Sonic portion of Forces could actually be great. We'll just have to wait and see. Also, as others have said, the music. While not every track has been a winner to me personally, I really like the Avatar songs, as well as the Stardust Speedway US mix.
  11. Sonic Forces OST - Aqua Road

    I like it. The vocals are really nice. Can't think of much else to say, but this is probably one of the better tracks I've heard for this game so far.
  12. Sonic 2 HD

    Just played though the new demo and wow, I'm pretty impressed. The presentation is amazing; the graphics, animation and music are all just wonderful. Everything seemed pretty spon-on to me as far as gameplay goes. There were minor things like the camera acting a little weird when going incredibly fast in Chemical Plant, or bouncing off of badniks or monitors at times not feeling exactly like the original, but nothing that prevented this from being an awesome experience. I didn't encounter anything that I would consider a "bug", but my only true complaint would be that the Chemical Plant boss seemed pretty... jittery, compared to the original. I had two deaths just due to how erratically he was moving back and forth. Other than that one thing though, this was a joy to play through. I can't wait to see more as this progresses further.
  13. New Sonic Forces Zone revealed: Casino Forest

    This is probably the best thing I've seen regarding Sonic Forces so far. It's actually a pretty creative and interesting take on the casino trope. I still don't know how I feel about Sonic Forces, but seeing stuff like this definitely helps.
  14. Rate Sonic Mania's Bosses

    Here are my thoughts on the Sonic Mania bosses. I'll just repeat what I said about the Metal Sonic boss and say that I seem to like that one a lot more than most others. It's one of my favorite parts of the game. I'll accept being in the minority for that one.
  15. Sonic Forces Demo Playable at PAX West

    Well that's cool. I'll be there at PAX West, so I'll likely try it out and try to keep an open mind when playing it. With that said though, I've been playing so much Sonic Mania lately that I can easily see myself being unimpressed with what I play in Sonic Forces.