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Just now, Dr. Mechano said:

...Actually.

That's... a good question.

If there are "two worlds" as Sonic Team recently said - a human world and an animal world - how on earth did Angel Island land in the human-populated world it did? Did it fall off the animal planet, hurtle through space, and land in the human world?

The split didn't exist is the real answer.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Mechano said:

...Actually.

That's... a good question.

If there are "two worlds" as Sonic Team recently said - a human world and an animal world - how on earth did Angel Island land in the human-populated world it did? Did it fall off the animal planet, hurtle through space, and land in the human world?

It is a good question. There's just no good answer. Maybe there was an interdimensional portal (since those are apparently so common) that was right beneath it at the time.

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Just now, Razule said:

It is a good question. There's just no good answer. Maybe there was an interdimensional portal (since those are apparently so common) that was right beneath it at the time.

Doesn't at all explain why it perfectly connects to Mystic Ruin or why the Knuckles clan lived in the Human world.

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3 minutes ago, MainJP said:

Doesn't at all explain why it perfectly connects to Mystic Ruin or why the Knuckles clan lived in the Human world.

Well, we only saw them on Angel Island in the flashbacks to be fair.

What's more concerning is that people in Station Square actually reference the classic games. An NPC actually brings up the Little Planet incident, which means A.) The classic games still happened, and B.) They happened in such a way that humans saw and know about it - i.e. not far off in space and not in another dimension.

 

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9 minutes ago, Dr. Mechano said:

Well, we only saw them on Angel Island in the flashbacks to be fair.

What's more concerning is that people in Station Square actually reference the classic games. An NPC actually brings up the Little Planet incident, which means A.) The classic games still happened, and B.) They happened in such a way that humans saw and know about it.

 

The classic games happened in the modern dimension in some form. I don't even know know how someone in the animal world would know about it, only like 3 people were involved.

12 minutes ago, MainJP said:

Doesn't at all explain why it perfectly connects to Mystic Ruin or why the Knuckles clan lived in the Human world.

It split from the human world's main land because of an interdimensional portal.

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Just now, Razule said:

The classic games happened in the modern dimension in some form. I don't know know how someone in the animal world would know about it, only like 3 people were involved.

Well, I think a literal planet swinging by might get some global attention to be fair, even if nobody else went up there to check out what was going on.

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22 minutes ago, Dr. Mechano said:

Well, we only saw them on Angel Island in the flashbacks to be fair.

That's false, the past Angel Island and temple area are literally referred to by the game's sound test as Mystic Ruin Past. 

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The split is flat out internally inconsistent.

 

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4 minutes ago, MainJP said:

That's false, the past Angel Island and temple area are literally referred to by the game's sound test as Mystic Ruin Past. 

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The split is flat out internally inconsistent.

 

Thanks for catching that; I thought the flashbacks were always just on Angel Island.

But come to think of it, the Lost World temple was totally the ziggurat from those flashbacks, I think, and it definitely wasn't on Angel Island.

Oh... Hm... Huh, then.

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15 minutes ago, Dr. Mechano said:

Well, I think a literal planet swinging by might get some global attention to be fair, even if nobody else went up there to check out what was going on.

In that case,  they have an interplanetary alliance, and news travels between both worlds.

 

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The two worlds were originally one, but split apart at some point for unknown reasons. There is still a connection between the two that allows people to travel back and forth. 

The Knuckles Tribe and their enemies are examples of this crossover. 

33 minutes ago, MainJP said:

Then why does Station Square have a poster of a Mobian model?

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33 minutes ago, Dr. Mechano said:

Oh my gosh.

never noticed that after all these years.

My mind is seriously blown right now.

Probably because you can't make out shit at a glance. 

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13 minutes ago, Dr. Mechano said:

But come to think of it, the Lost World temple was totally the ziggurat from those flashbacks, I think, and it definitely wasn't on Angel Island.

Oh and by the way, yes; that's the same temple.

It's simply overgrown with plant-life in the present to the point that only the top half is visible.

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This is the full temple.

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I'm pretty sure Mystic Ruin and Angel Island are one and the same in the past.

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On 10/1/2019 at 9:36 PM, Ivo-goji said:

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The Adventure games are premised on the idea that there is one planet, Earth, where humans and talking animals have coexisted since the beginning of civilization.

 

The partition didn’t really start until Unleashed, as a reaction to 06’s reception. Humans are established to have a culture here more free of past games and animal influence. Their own ruins, built only by man, are shown, along with a few more normal animals than usual, as well as some fantastic creatures like the ibanga (broiled ibanga item). None of their merchandise depicts anthropes, and Eggman is roundly mocked and not feared. The only connection to the past is that the Chaos Emeralds are used to power Gaia Temples, and the presence of Eggmanland. 
 

Colors showcases the other side of the world, with a set of new planets. The Chaos Emeralds return to roughly their original role as bonus stage items, although now even more optional than ever before. The world is briefly seen again in Generations, which would also be the last glimpse of the human world of Unleashed as well as the old world in the main series, and the last time the Emeralds are relevant until Mania. Lost World managed to perfect the style of Sonic’s world, and added the Lost Hex in place of the Little Planet, and tried for a more balanced, more serious than its two predecessors, though still much less serious than the games before them, though negative fan reception and so-so initial sales force Sonic Team to push back on the zaniness for their next game. The Chaos Emeralds are a non-factor, leading to some of the personal drama. This leads to what we have now. Forces is an attempt to be middle ground, and even show the animal world in detail. Yet it still neglects last details like the Emeralds.

 

I feel like downloading the Emeralds in Forces is justified, as their inclusion in the main game would have opened a can of worms in the plot over their usage. 

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1 hour ago, Miragnarok said:

The partition didn’t really start until Unleashed, as a reaction to 06’s reception. Humans are established to have a culture here more free of past games and animal influence. Their own ruins, built only by man, are shown, along with a few more normal animals than usual, as well as some fantastic creatures like the ibanga (broiled ibanga item). None of their merchandise depicts anthropes, and Eggman is roundly mocked and not feared. The only connection to the past is that the Chaos Emeralds are used to power Gaia Temples, and the presence of Eggmanland. 

I've discussed this with other fans, how Unleashed feels like it takes place on a different Earth from every previous Sonic game, even though it's still "Earth" and not some nameless planet.  Nothing that appears in that game contradicts anything we've seen before though, the aesthetics are just different.  For the most part the setting follows the same logic as Sonic Adventure 2, with other countries based on real world locations just like the United Federation is based on the United States.  And of course Sonic, Tails, and Amy are shown living on Unleashed's Earth as comfortably as they lived in the world of Sonic Adventure, no hint that they are supposed to come from somewhere else.

Colors through Lost World avoided actually depicting the nameless planet in any detail by having all of the action occur elsewhere.  There's no strong reason to think Planet Wisp or the Lost Hex couldn't exist in the same universe as Adventure era Earth for instance.

And the world of Forces consists solely of environments lifted from past games.  Stages set in Green Hill or the one half of the game that occurs in Eggman bases are, of course, nothing new.  But what stands out is how similar the City stages are to the human inhabited cities of past games.  There's nothing that distinguishes Park Avenue or Sunset Hights as anthropomorphic animal constructed cities; for example they could have followed Sonic X in having the people on Sonic's world live in mushroom shaped houses, or taken a leaf from Sonic Boom with its villages of wooden huts, but the stages we got weren't that different visually from the cities seen in Unleashed.  Red Gate bridge is just the pseudo-Golden Gate Bridge from Radical Highway transplanted to a new location.

The only distinctive features between the two 'new' worlds is what they choose not to show. Since nothing at all is added to the narrative by the human/non-human segregation, previously established details are just pruned away.

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On 10/7/2019 at 10:56 AM, Ivo-goji said:

I've discussed this with other fans, how Unleashed feels like it takes place on a different Earth from every previous Sonic game, even though it's still "Earth" and not some nameless planet.  Nothing that appears in that game contradicts anything we've seen before though, the aesthetics are just different.  For the most part the setting follows the same logic as Sonic Adventure 2, with other countries based on real world locations just like the United Federation is based on the United States.  And of course Sonic, Tails, and Amy are shown living on Unleashed's Earth as comfortably as they lived in the world of Sonic Adventure, no hint that they are supposed to come from somewhere else.

Colors through Lost World avoided actually depicting the nameless planet in any detail by having all of the action occur elsewhere.  There's no strong reason to think Planet Wisp or the Lost Hex couldn't exist in the same universe as Adventure era Earth for instance.

And the world of Forces consists solely of environments lifted from past games.  Stages set in Green Hill or the one half of the game that occurs in Eggman bases are, of course, nothing new.  But what stands out is how similar the City stages are to the human inhabited cities of past games.  There's nothing that distinguishes Park Avenue or Sunset Hights as anthropomorphic animal constructed cities; for example they could have followed Sonic X in having the people on Sonic's world live in mushroom shaped houses, or taken a leaf from Sonic Boom with its villages of wooden huts, but the stages we got weren't that different visually from the cities seen in Unleashed.  Red Gate bridge is just the pseudo-Golden Gate Bridge from Radical Highway transplanted to a new location.

The only distinctive features between the two 'new' worlds is what they choose not to show. Since nothing at all is added to the narrative by the human/non-human segregation, previously established details are just pruned away.

Or perhaps even a full-blown AOSTH wackyland, following Lost World’s footsteps (though humans and abstract creatures also lived there). Most other Western media, and even the Genesis games, didn’t display Mobian society as too different from human. Even the fauna of SLW’s Lost Hex doesn’t seem to correspond much to Forces’s giant realistic snake. The Mobini/small animals/normal animals scale is another point of contention. The classic games Mobini are seemingly more civilized than the small animals of the Dreamcast Era and the Sheep from SLW, as well as the normal animals in other games. And well, in Unleashed, there was a kid in Spagonia who pointed out that Sonic and Chip were unusual. 
 

And the Movie seems to be going for a more “realistic” version of Two Worlds, which was also partially seen in early UK material.

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On 10/1/2019 at 10:08 PM, MainJP said:

Oh and by the way, yes; that's the same temple.

It's simply overgrown with plant-life in the present to the point that only the top half is visible.

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This is the full temple.

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I'm pretty sure Mystic Ruin and Angel Island are one and the same in the past.

You know, this brings up a different, somewhat ubiquitous question: Why did the Altar Emerald and the Echidna city get separated when they are seemingly within walking distance of each other?

5 hours ago, Miragnarok said:


 

Colors showcases the other side of the world, with a set of new planets. The Chaos Emeralds return to roughly their original role as bonus stage items, although now even more optional than ever before. 

The Chaos Emeralds are a non-factor, leading to some of the personal drama. This leads to what we have now. Forces is an attempt to be middle ground, and even show the animal world in detail. Yet it still neglects last details like the Emeralds.

 

I feel like downloading the Emeralds in Forces is justified, as their inclusion in the main game would have opened a can of worms in the plot over their usage. 

It's worth noting that Eggman dragged those planets across the galaxy and had his robots remodel them to suit his ruse.

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Lost World managed to perfect the style of Sonic’s world, and tried for a more balanced, more serious than its two predecessors, though still much less serious than the games before them, though negative fan reception and so-so initial sales force Sonic Team to push back on the zaniness for their next game.

Funny you say that considering many games went out of their way to avoid actually doing much on Sonic's World after Unleashed. Forces was the first to explicitly do so, taking advantage of the Two Worlds deal in the process.

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and added the Lost Hex in place of the Little Planet,

 Okay, may I ask: What is up with this train of thought? This isn't the first time I've heard this and I don't get it legitimately.

6 hours ago, Guergy said:

Does Sonic CD take place after Sonic 3 or before Sonic 3? 

Before..

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6 hours ago, Guergy said:

Does Sonic CD take place after Sonic 3 or before Sonic 3? 

Before.

1 minute ago, DabigRG said:

You know, this brings up a different, somewhat ubiquitous question: Why did the Altar Emerald and the Echidna city get separated when they are seemingly within walking distance of each other?

That's a good question. Um...I don't know, plot?

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Why does Eggman and Bokkun returning to Sonic's World at the end of Season 2 contribute to fixing the time-space hiccup?

Also, were the Chao from Season 1 native to Chris's World?

3 hours ago, Ivo-goji said:

And the world of Forces consists solely of environments lifted from past games.  Stages set in Green Hill or the one half of the game that occurs in Eggman bases are, of course, nothing new.

I mean, Metropolitan Highway is fairly different from anything Eggman has made before. Not to mention things like Luminous Jungle.

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  But what stands out is how similar the City stages are to the human inhabited cities of past games.  There's nothing that distinguishes Park Avenue or Sunset Hights as anthropomorphic animal constructed cities;

but the stages we got weren't that different visually from the cities seen in Unleashed.  Red Gate bridge is just the pseudo-Golden Gate Bridge from Radical Highway transplanted to a new location.

Probably because an average city is an average city. 

3 hours ago, Ivo-goji said:

for example they could have followed Sonic X in having the people on Sonic's world live in mushroom shaped houses,  

.The what now?

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The only distinctive features between the two 'new' worlds is what they choose not to show. Since nothing at all is added to the narrative by the human/non-human segregation, previously established details are just pruned away.

Well that and how stylized things are.

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