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About mikeblastdude

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  • Birthday 11/05/1984

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  1. This is SO good. I wasn't expecting this at all, and it's one of the most pleasant surprises ever. Definitely one of my top favorite remixes in the game, without a doubt.
  2. Don't know if this has been spotted yet or not, but even the Werehog is a spirit. If nothing else, there will definitely be no shortage of Sonic-related spirits in Ultimate.
  3. Yeah, the whole blurry image aspect is where I'm kind of torn. On one hand, supposedly this wasn't even meant to be presented as any sort of leak and was just a random Snapchat video sent to a friend, and there just happened to be something that wasn't meant to be seen in the background, and the friend was only able to get those low-quality screenshots from the video, which would completely explain the blurriness and everything if this were the case. On the other hand, if this were fake, passing it off as a screenshot from a Snapchat video that's no longer available would be the perfect reasoning for the picture being so blurry and low-quality (which I'm sure would make the image itself a whole lot easier to Photoshop to look like a real thing). I don't know anymore. I think I'm still staying neutral on this, but, I still really want this to be real. I'll just have to keep tempering my excitement in case this does turn out to be fake. Also, yeah, if this is real, I would feel really bad for Sakurai and his team. I know how much he hates leaks, and considering how major this is, it must be tearing him apart if it's all legitimate. :/
  4. Oh man, what a thing to wake up to. I don't want to get my hopes up too much, because if this does somehow end up being fake then I'd be really disappointed. So I'll remain cautiously optimistic about this being legit. I'm trying to temper my excitement, but oh man, I really want this to be true. Especially since I was only expecting one or two characters left.
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  6. Perhaps, but I'd much rather be pleasantly surprised by getting a lot more newcomers after expecting only one or two, than be disappointed by getting only one or two more newcomers after expecting a lot. I don't know, I just can't help but feel like that quote means we really aren't getting much more. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be proven wrong here. I'm just going to temper my expectations for now and not expect too many more newcomers.
  7. New Famitsu article! This one mostly talks about Isabelle and differences from the Villager. https://sourcegaming.info/2018/09/26/sakurai-discusses-isabelle-echoes-and-newcomers/ There is one blurb of significance, though. I was kind of thinking that this may be the case. It's hard to say how many new fighters are left at this point. Just to be safe, I'm going to predict just two, or maybe even just one, newcomer(s) left to reveal, as well as two or possibly three more Echo Fighters. I still think that Shadow has a pretty good chance as an Echo, and I definitely think that Ken is in as an Echo, especially with that picture leak that, as far as I can tell with all of the evidence, is legit.
  8. Woah, lots of new Metal Sonic stuff up on the SEGA Shop! I'm definitely going to be making some purchases here...

  9. Yeesh, quite a negative reception here towards the Isabelle announcement. o_o Am I the only one who's genuinely really happy about this? I'm a massive Animal Crossing fan, so yeah, I'm a bit biased I suppose, but with her massive popularity in recent years, I figured she was an obvious choice. Oh well, anyway, yay Isabelle! That was by far the most adorable Smash trailer ever, as I expected it would be. And hey, no one died this time!
  10. New Famitsu article! This one is all about music and the process of reaching out to composers, selecting which songs to remix, etc. Definitely worth checking out. https://sourcegaming.info/2018/09/05/no-such-thing-as-bad-music-in-a-great-game-sakurais-famitsu-column-vol-562/ A few key points: If Sakurai visited Sega directly, that makes me more hopeful for finally getting some new Sonic remixes. Even though he doesn't say directly, I think we all know a certain series specifically that he's referring to, especially considering that the Final Fantasy series was still shown to have only two songs in the recent Smash Direct.
  11. I really like that take on the SMB3 boss theme. It's definitely one of my favorite remixes that has been shown off so far; right up there with Gang-Plank Galleon and Vega Stage.
  12. So, I got a chance to play a few races in Team Sonic Racing at PAX West over the weekend. I'll share my personal impressions here. I'll get this out of the way first - There definitely were noticeable frame drops while playing, but, they actually weren't that bad all things considered. It was nothing compared to something like Jungle Joyride Day in Unleashed, and it didn't really affect my races in any way, so that alleviates one of my major concerns with this game. The fact remains though that, unless they fix this before release, there will definitely be some slowdown as you play this game. With that out of the way, I actually enjoyed playing this. I did a race in the Cool Edge track, and a few in the Planet Wisp track. The Planet Wisp music was catchy, but nothing too special. The Cool Edge track, however, had a nice version of the Cool Edge Day music from Sonic Unleashed that, from what I could tell, seemed close to the original but a bit more upbeat. I liked it. The game felt very similar to the All-Stars Racing games in how it played. It had the same kind of drifting controls and trick system and everything. The track design seemed to be pretty decent. I noticed quite a few alternate routes between my races, if nothing else. As far as the team gimmick goes, it's cool that you and your teammates can share item boxes and stuff, but otherwise it didn't really seem like anything too special. My teammates seemed to be about on the same level as I was in all of my races, for better or worse. The banter between the characters that I saw were mostly pretty generic lines. Stuff like "Take that, Shadow!" and whatnot. That "Who's your daddy, Shadow?" line fortunately seems to be the outlier, since I didn't see anything cringeworthy like that during any of my races. The only thing I could really specifically remember was Blaze actually complimenting her opponent after falling into one of their traps. She said something along the lines of "Well played, Rouge." So yeah, I had a mostly positive experience with Team Sonic Racing. I wouldn't go as far as to say that I'm excited for it, but, I definitely have more confidence in this game now than I did previously.
  13. This is awesome! I was not expecting this at all, but it's one of my most pleasant surprises in a long time. Streets of Rage 2 was one of my favorite games from the early '90s (probably my favorite Genesis/Mega Drive title that doesn't involve a blue hedgehog), so seeing it come back after all this time is just great. Definitely looking forward to this.
  14. That's right, I completely forgot about that. I was trying to consider games from all of Sonic's history when coming up with my "dream track list", but I completely spaced on Sonic Lost World, which will obviously get music representation considering there's a stage from that game in Ultimate. Realistically, I'm expecting the song list from the Sonic series in Ultimate to be pretty similar to Smash Wii U's, but part of me is still hoping that they'll have a bit more level music covered this time.
  15. Yeah, I say this as a fan of Dragon Ball, but there's absolutely no way that Goku is getting in. I have doubts on whether Sora or Banjo & Kazooie would be able to make it in as well due to the crazy licensing situations that would be involved (both Square and Disney for Sora, and a direct competitor for B-K). Still not impossible for them, though. If anyone were able to make it happen, it would be Sakurai. So, I wanted to talk about music for a bit; specifically, about the series that this forum kind of revolves around. Thanks to the recent Super Smash Bros. Direct, we now know that Smash Ultimate will have 20 songs from the Sonic series totaling 42:49 in time, assuming there wasn't any more to be unlocked, which is a little bit more than we've gotten in the past. What do you all think we'll be getting? Do you think we'll finally get a new remix or two? Personally, I'm hoping for at least one new remix, if not more, considering that both Jun Senoue and Tomoya Ohtani are confirmed to be doing music for the game. Also, I'm really hoping that there's a little more variety in the songs. As much as I like Crush 40, overall there were WAY too many vocal tracks in Smash Wii U and a severe lack of the amazing level music that the Sonic series is known for. My ideal song list from the Sonic series would be something along the lines of this: 1. Green Hill Zone (already confirmed) 2. Angel Island Zone (already confirmed) 3. Sonic Boom 4. Open Your Heart 5. Live & Learn 6. Studiopolis Zone 7. Sky Sanctuary Zone 8. Flying Battery Zone 9. Windy Valley: The Air 10. Speed Highway 11. Sunset Park: Act 3 12. Stardust Speedway “B” Mix (JP) 13. Rooftop Run 14. Escape from the City 15. Planet Wisp 16. Seaside Hill 17. Chaos Angel 18. Isolated Island 19. Sky Troops 20. Crisis City Not that I’m expecting the outcome to even be remotely like this, but, I’d just really like to see a wider range of games and genres covered.
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