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    Sonikko got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    @Tornado That Tails artwork is American, actually.
    But yeah, the European artworks were much worse than the American ones, I'll give you that.
    My point is that the American artworks do a very bad job at depicting the games, they're almost completely different. Not only in character appearance.

    Look at this bird from a Sonic 2 USA Artwork.

    Or this Crabmeat which is supposed to look like this 
    And stylistic choices aside, while the backgrounds look good and are usually very detailed and lifelike, the characters themselves have obvious issues with perspective, and they hardly have a clear design, it varies from pose to pose. It's heavily inconsistent.
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    Sonikko reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    As someone who grew up with Heroes as my first Sonic game and therefore my first glimpse was always Modern based art, I can't stand the US art for Sonic. It's the same way I really dislike the SatAM and AoStH designs, they just don't look appealing aesthetically to me. Sonic's designs usually end up screaming as a desperate attempt at attitude and Knuckles usually ending up looking like a smug arrogant prick, which I get might be the point but it was more trickster than arrogance in Sonic 3. 
    It screams of an era I dislike a lot and when I first saw the Japanese artwork, I just liked how much better I think it looked from an design viewpoint. Not to mention the designs just looked better IMO.
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    Sonikko reacted to Mr Loopone in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    Apart from glimpses of the Sonic 1 box art, I didn't really see that much of the Japanese artwork when I was younger so I grew up with the US artwork (e.g. Sonic 2 [both versions], Spinball, AoSTH/SatAM) or even European (e.g. StC, Sonic 3, that yakky Sonic 3D render). It's only from the Adventure era that I got to see the Japanese box arts of the games as well as the rarer Sonic games, aside from the odd import of Sonic 2 when I had the Internet. Considering that I was a fan without seeing those glorious artwork, it doesn't matter as much. Except that Sonic 3D render but that's not American, in fact the American one looked quite nice for an early CG rendered artwork.
    Some like Sonic 1 (Genesis, Game Gear not as much) and 3 do bother me a bit with their design but don't mind the Sonic 2 ones, Spinball, Mean Bean Machine, Sonic 3D/Blast. Plus one of my favourite box arts from a Sonic game is American (Sonic Triple Trouble). I think a lot of the faults regarding US Sonic artwork until 1994 is actually to do with the Sonic 1 title screen, like how people mocked that one pose of the Mania title screen. One of the poses matches the typical US face while the others don't. I guess Greg Martin and others used that one pose as a reference.
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    Sonikko got a reaction from PaulyBFromDa303 in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    Yeah, I figured nostalgia would be a big factor in this equation, but I used to think the USA artworks were ugly (and nothing like the ingame/"official" stuff) even as a very young kid.
    I guess it varies from person to person, but I'm still convinced that Western Sonic is an abomination lol. It only remotely looks good when it's closer to the Japanese counterpart (in the artwork posted just above for example).
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    Sonikko reacted to Monkey Destruction Switch in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    I agree that there's plenty wrong with the style, and there are some downright ugly pieces, but some artwork has a certain legitimate charm and appeal. Also, to be honest, I just grow tired of how people overreact about how bad it is, to the point where it causes me to like it more.
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    Sonikko reacted to JezMM in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    I can see both sides, even in that "good" example above, there's a lot of wonky anatomy and stuff compared to the clean, disciplined Japanese artwork (like, look how long Tails' torso is).
    But at the same time, nostalgia is a factor and I can see how many might enjoy or prefer the slightly more chaotic style of the US artwork, it certainly goes hand in hand with how he was marketed, his personality in US spin-off media, etc.
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    Sonikko reacted to Osmium in I'll never understand how people legitimately defend the classic USA Sonic artworks.   
    That one is bad yes, but they're not all like that. I don't even think that's from Greg Martin.
    When I'm talking about the cool ones I'm talking about Greg Martin. Like this. 

    This kind of stuff appeals to me, but I think my sensibilities are slightly different from some of yours. I find this old United States art appealing after the endless ocean of stuffy people going on about how "Toei Sonic is the greatest evarrr" 
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    Sonikko got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in For some reason, I'm reminded of @Sonikko here.   
    That was my same reaction when I found out hahahaha. But yeah, that's how they're called.
    The funniest part is that I found out about them in a mistranslated Amazon item description which called them "Tetta lunga tetta" which would translate in English to "tit long tit".
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    Sonikko reacted to Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in For some reason, I'm reminded of @Sonikko here.   
    Bird name...orrr?
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    Sonikko got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in For some reason, I'm reminded of @Sonikko here.   
    Birb, yes

    Actually, that's one of my favourite birds, a long-tailed tit. Very cute small beepers.
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    Sonikko reacted to Gabz Girl in A friend gifted me Forces for my birthday. Oh boi, here we go.   
    Have...fun. 
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    Sonikko reacted to SSF1991 in A friend gifted me Forces for my birthday. Oh boi, here we go.   
    Sonic Forces a friend to buy you Sonic Forces
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    Sonikko reacted to Ratcicle King in A friend gifted me Forces for my birthday. Oh boi, here we go.   
    Are you guys still friends?
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    Sonikko reacted to blueblur98 in A friend gifted me Forces for my birthday. Oh boi, here we go.   
    despite how much you seem to detest it, i still hope you have fun!

    (oh, and happy birthday.)
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    Sonikko reacted to Diogenes in SA1 DC version remake featuring native 4K graphics, improved physics, camera and coll   
    a straight remake of SA just isn't worth it, regardless of how much polish it would get. there are too many problems with the gameplay mechanics and level design; they'd need to practically redesign the game from scratch.
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    Sonikko reacted to SenEDDtor Missile in @Sonikko When I first saw your current video linked in your signature, I thought it w   
    @Sonikko It's not surprising though; You released a video about something Forces related when Forces was still a hot topic. Thus it's more likely to get interest than something that already passed years ago.
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    Sonikko got a reaction from Dr. Mechano in Lest anyone accuse me of 90s bias, I disliked SatAM too, and don't really understand   
    I agree 100%. I feel like what SoA wsas pushing for Sonic back then was nothing but a bastardization of the original product.
    Kinda like what happened with many franchises back then. SatAM was a result of that process and I really don't appreciate it. I felt alienated as a kid when I watched it the first time. I kept looking for the games characters to appear but they were nowhere to be seen, and I kept asking myself "who the heck are these guys, I don't like them, where's Knuckles?"
    And for some reason Eggman was ugly and scary, and the colorful world was nowhere to be seen.
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    Sonikko reacted to Soniman in I thought 3D World vs SLW would be the worse blowout for Sonic by a Mario game but Fo   
    I appreciate SLW trying to pull off something new and kinda messing up over Forces retrading old ground and  being it worse in every single regard.
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    Sonikko reacted to MightyRay in Sonic Forces Classic Green Hill Zone, but everytime you're not actually playing my bi   
    Your spoiled budgie is adorable.
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    Sonikko reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic Forces Classic Green Hill Zone, but everytime you're not actually playing my bi   
    Even I'll admit that this is milking it a bit. But lol!
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    Sonikko reacted to Blue Blood in I want to play Breath of the Wild for the first time again.   
    The whole game was one of the best experiences that I've ever had in gaming, and no doubt it will be incredibly difficult to beat. A BotW2 that's better in every way simply won't cut it - the entire game was this incredible learning experience, telling me to relearn everything that I already knew and loved about Zelda. It was wonderful.
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    Sonikko reacted to Blue Blood in Controversial opinion: Sonic Forces is a video game.   
    With all the automation, it's more like an interactive movie than a real game.
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