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Rally the Cheetah

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  1. Happy Vaginal Exit Day!

  2. The feature of only losing a few rings vs all of them I feel goes hand in hand with the 100 rings = 1 life feature others have mentioned they want back. If say 100 rings = 1 life then it would be easy to abuse the losing a few rings feature and obtain max lives in the first few lvls. All the player would have to do is get 100 rings then get hurt by something and pick the rings up again. Every time they reach 100 rings, boom, an extra life. As for collecting a max number of rings I'm not sure why one would want to. There's really no point since 100 rings don't equal a life anymore. Aside from the missions that request that you collect a certain number all rings really do is give you points and in some games allow you to speed boost longer. I suppose if you're speed running the game then the one hit loose all your rings would really cost you the run but then that's what mad skills are for . I feel it's far more impressive to see someone speed through a level and not get hit rather than speeding just as fast through it and running into obstacles. Still I can see your point ElecroKyurem, seeing as rings don't equal lives in most of the recent games why loose all your rings with one hit?
  3. Anyone else notice that in the 2nd cutscene Orbot and Cubot are messing up in the background and that Orbot gets grabbed by the claw that's placing the flickies in the motobugs . Gotta say I'm glad to see those two back. As for the cutscene with Amy and Knux, well it has me greatly upset. Why, well it's because of their supposed location. Now according to posts in this topic it's assumed they aren't on Lost Hex. Yet look at their surroundings: those trees, the grass... Am I'm supposed to believe that's Green Hill? Since when did Green Hill have cube trees and grass made out of paper? I'll come and say right now I hate the level art in this game. I mean it goes against just about every Sonic game in existence. Everything looks fake. Heck there's a cut out of a bush in one of the cutscenes. Not a bush, it's a clear cut out. Now I've let this slide because, well, my knowledge was that the game takes place on Lost Hex and, well, maybe that world is fake. Yet here we have Amy and Knuckles supposedly not on Lost Hex and in a fake looking environment. Say What? I'm sorry, I'm not buying it. There's no way I can believe that's anywhere but lost Hex.
  4. Mmm, I'm really not sure if I like this or not. The idea is neat, I'll give it that, by and as many have said it's like a Galaxy x Sonic X-treme hybrid so it's really not that original. Also, my fears have been confirmed, this looks like a Mario game to me. Just look at it; look at the level elements. Notice that when Sonic runs up the wall there is, I kid you not, a cut-out of a bush there! The only thing I see missing is that the clouds don't have eyes. It just doesn't feel like a Sonic level to me. It looks fake, like some kids tinker-toy block with astroturf tossed over it for grass. Also, as many of you have already said, the guardians Do Not Fit In! Their design is so drastically different its like they're from another game completely. Finally it like this game is meant to make you motion sick. So many turns, the after-image Sonics (which by the way I hate because they looks like glitches to me). Overall, I'm just not that impressed. I'll give it a chance though because it could still be a real fun game to play. It just has bad art design IMO.
  5. Sonic I feel is a "bad' franchise because of it's age and varied fanbase. I mean think about it, the game series is over 20 years old now and during all that time the closest to a reboot it's had is the Adventure and "modern" era when they changed the character models made them 3D and made them all talk (Sonic with Green Eyes OMG big change). Now 20 years might not seem too long for some but for a series that somewhat story driven that's pretty dang long. I mean look at super hero comic book/TV series; many have had a couple reboots in that time. So what's this mean? It's means the story and cast are becoming bloated, and it's gonna be harder for designers and developers to come up with new ideas. As it stands it's becoming more and more difficult to tell what's considered cannon anymore and, depending on who you talk to, some folks don't even know which characters are from the games, which are from the comics, and which are just popular fan characters. Finally, there's the age range for this franchise. I find what many here seem to forget is Sonic is a popular franchise for children and teens. That's right, complain or argue all you want but you all know it's true. I mean the main character is a blue cartoon hedgehog for goodness sake. The games are rated T at highest. I don't care how dark some of the stories can be it's still a kids game. This fact alone causes problems because, lets face it, we older fans don't want to acknowledge this at all. We've been with Sonic since the beginning, the series should be tailored to us. And for the most part SEGA tries to listen to us, they give us our dark stories and challenging game play. But then the issue of bringing in new fans comes up. So they make games like Sonic Heroes to introduce new fans to the characters. Now, from my experience on forums and in game stores, it was mostly the older fans that disliked this game. I remember going into a game store around the time when Heroes first came out. There was a group of kids playing it and they LOVED it. They had no idea who the Chaotix, Team Dark, or Team Rose were but they thought they were awesome. They played on the display for some time and were amazed when I showed them the Metal Skins in VS mode. So you can see how the fan age range can quickly become a problem. On on side we have older fans that feel they should be the ones that call which way the game series goes. Then we have the young fans that are just trying to get into the series. I'll come out and say it right now, many of the older fans can be just down right brutal to this group. When they ask "who's this red guy?" we laugh and say, "what rock have you been living under?" Many of us tend to forget we all were in a similar position once. Also the Sonic cast is HUGE. It's easy to get lost. We have not only characters from the game series, but from 4 TV series, and 2 comic series!
  6. Looking into Metal as being an over powered character I was curious, does anyone actually have a problem with this? I, for one, think he is one of the few characters I want to see shooting lasers at me and being difficult to beat. I want him to be a hard boss. Not in the frustrating sense that, "hey I have no rings and can't get hit or I die" but I want to be in constant motion when fighting him. I want him coming at me and not just standing around like he was in Heroes. Seriously, he just stands there and lets you hit him over and over in the first part of the fight. It makes me want to cry. He's Metal Sonic, he's supposed to be fast, yet Big the flip'n cat can dodge his attacks. That is just sad. SAD
  7. I know I was ticked with the Metal Sonic Episode in Sonic 4. I just don't get why they didn't give him like a bomb move where he blew up everything on the screen. I mean, after obtaining the mysterious purple energy orb thingie in the ruins he was given the ability to shoot out awesome energy balls in the boss fights. If he can use them there why can't he use them in game? It seemed like a joke. It would have been fun to blow up everything by sheer power, sorta like using Hyper Sonic's dash move. So what if it makes him look Over Powered, he's Metal Flipp'n Sonic! He should be intimidating. Besides he had so many bloody enemies trying to rip his metal arse apart blowing them all up would have been as satisfying as heck. Sorta like, "F U Motobug, I'm killing Sonic! Kamehame-ha!!" So in, response to your question, yes: Metal needs to be used more and needs to be taken seriously. He should appear on the screen and you should go, "Ooooh man, sh*t just got real."
  8. This is kinda what I was going for. If the two warring sides where at peace under Eggman's rule then Sonic wouldn't need to feel too bad about kicking Eggman out because he knows that peace and prosperity is possible and can likely be found again. I think this is only true if the 2 sides still wanted to war with one another and Eggman was acting like a buffer keeping them apart. But this is not how I interpreted the OP since Exploder stated Eggman had defeated all the warring factions to establish his rule. So that's means they are likely at peace. Still if the case were like that with the 2 sides wanting to rip each other's throat out then the situation might get a bit ugly. Actually Sonic might not need/get the chance to do anything. I honestly don't think Eggman would put up with being the buffer between the sides, no matter what the prize for his efforts was. He's likely just beat the sides away. Then the scenario becomes like the one with the 2 sides at peace again. 'Course we could assume that maybe Sonic comes along in the midst of Eggman's conquest over the warring sides. if that's the case the I think the course Sonic would take would be to take out Eggman as well as the warring sides. He wouldn't kill them of course, just beat some sense into them.
  9. I believe it largely depends on how the people react to Dr. Eggman. If they adore him then Sonic might hesitate kicking Eggman's butt until he hears the whole story. Then, after personally exploring the situation by talking to various people and looking at the city/area I think he might reach one of two conclusions: the first would be to try and inspire the people to stand on their own and prove to them they don't need Dr. Eggman to be happy. This, I think, is the most likely to happen. If this first option fails, however, or if the people seem absolutely deluded in the thought that must have Dr. Eggman in order to survive I think he'd go to option 2 and become the villain and kick Eggman out. Yes the people would hate him and yes it'd be hard for him but in the end it'd likely be for the better. Sonic believes in freedom above all other things and a society where folks have no free will and just blindly obey the leader, as peaceful as that may be, is no way to live in Sonic's eyes. Life is all about taking chances to Sonic, that's why he went against the Dark Queen in SatBK: the world she was trying to create was a peaceful and eternal one, however, it was also unchanging. There was no risk in it, no conflict. Though many view conflict as bad Sonic understands that some is necessary for progress. Conflict doesn't have to be a bad thing, it's all right to argue and disagree over things, it just means you feel a different way about something than someone else. It's when the conflict turns to violence that Sonic gets upset because then the conflict disrupts the aspect of freedom. One side is disagreeing with the other so much that they are trying to change them by force. Then we get the Oppression vs Freedom dilemma all over again.
  10. I like the points you made here and think they explain a lot. I sorta figured Sonic never really bothered with contracts and whatnot so I agree he likely doesn't care about the merchandising based on him and likely doesn't make anything off it. Still he does have some kind of home/place he stays as seen in the intro to the Secret Rings. Looking at it again, however, I suppose it might not belong to him, but could possibly be Tails' house or something. It's never really stated. After all, looking at the interior it doesn't really scream "this is Sonic's house," For one thing there are scrolls on the table as well as a globe. Though I suppose Sonic could have these things in his home I really don't see why he'd want to. True, they maybe things he picked up in his journeys and is storing in his home but he really doesn't seem the collector type. In Unleashed all the souvenirs he picked up from his travels he gave to Professor Pickle and he didn't seem all that interested in them. So if it that isn't his home does he have one? He did in Sonic Jam but that game isn't really cannon. I personally think he does somewhere, it's just out in the middle of no-wheres land and is more of a modest cabin than some kind of mansion. As for the Tornado, I'm really not sure how he go a hold of that. I sorta wonder if maybe it was awarded to him or perhaps he saw it, liked it, and just bought it on the fly because it looked cool and it could get him across oceans and exploring more of the world. Sorta would explain why he had it parked in the middle of nowhere and not in a hanger when Tails encountered him. Also would explain why he didn't mind when Tails took such and interest in it. Sonic doesn't appear to be a mechanic of any kind, and though he can pilot he'd rather not. So having Tails ask if he could take care of the plane was a no-brainer decision.
  11. This is something that randomly popped up in my head as I was going through some of the topics here. Now we all know Sonic likes to travel around the world and save the day and what not, but just how famous is Sonic exactly? In the animated short Man of the Year from Sonic Jam Sonic seems very well known indeed; so much so the people want to award him with the "man of the year" title. In the Adventure games many of the human NPCs seem to recognize him or at least know of him. Heck, he even has a gold statue of himself in the casino. So is he like a celebrity or what? If so why aren't there a ton of NPCs asking for his autograph or something? Apparently he does have some crazy fans like "Sonic Man" from 06 but aside from that I don't recall any other fans (aside from Amy of course). Also, how wealthy is Sonic exactly? We know from Sonic 2 that he was the original owner of the Tornado. Also, as mentioned in the Sonic house topic, we know he has some kind of home somewhere (and a cozy looking one at that). He also has a car, or two... Sooo how is he paying for these exactly? Does he actually have a bank account somewhere or does he just run around and collect rings to pay for everything? If he is somewhat wealthy does he donate to charities? Finally what does Sonic do during his downtime? Does he just relax and sleep under trees like he did in Sonic X or is he more into participating in some kind of competition like car races? I personally think he's a bit of all the above. I do think he must have some kind of savings stashed away somewhere but he just doesn't use it that much except to pay off expenses on his house and vehicles. I assume he's someone who's constantly on the go but doesn't spend the night sleeping outside if the weather is poor. As seen in the Secret Rings he has some kind of home and will return to it. How often is up for debate. If I had to guess I'd say when he can't reach his home he'll just stay the night at a hotel or something. If no hotel is nearby he is apparently cool with staying in creepy houses (Night of the Werehog). So what are your opinions on this? How famous do you think Sonic is in the game series? Also, do you agree with whatever degree of fame he has? Do you think he should be mobbed by fans in the games or do you think the level of acknowledgement he receives from the NPCs is fine as is?
  12. I like how it appears Sally is falling to her death and none of the characters notice.
  13. Well it seems many of my favorite artists have already been mentioned but I'll throw in JoeAdok in there. He does some great 2D and 3D art of game characters. One of my favs is this one of Fang the Sniper/Nack the Weasel. Also, I'd like to mention Tazi-san as well. I love her ink work, it's just so fluid and pleasing to look at. Like Joe she does much more than just Sonic art and I say give her whole gallery a look but seeing as this is a Sonic forum I'll link to one of her/Netraptor's comics (she did the art, but it's Netraptor's story).
  14. Sonic Riders and Sonic Shuffle. I just find them terribly addicting. Not sure what it is. Riders especially can get me hooked for hours. The sad thing is I can't play that game and not get a blister on my hand from the controller. I'm dead serious, on the areas were you roll the controller's joystick around in a circle to refill your air supply and go faster I absolutely DESTROY the palm of my hand.
  15. I was always impressed by the number of labs/workshops Tails had and wondered if the one from Rush was the same as the one from Adventure. There was an ocean near it after all and its sprite looks similar. Then there's the workshop at the end of Advance 3. Which one is it? Could it be the inside of the one from Adventure or perhaps it's the one from Sonic Battle that's shaped like Tails' head. As for the workshops mentioned in Sonic the fighters and Chronicles I really do'[t consider those cannon. His house in Tails Adventure I could see though.
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