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December 18, 2015 in Sonic General
Today we're going to talk about a game.
Sonic the Hedgehog for the Game Gear (and Master System, for the three people in America and 500K people who owned it in Brazil) features an ending that leads the player to question their morality, the motives of the characters within this franchise, and why Silver and Blaze are the worst pairing ever jesus christ.
First, let's begin with the ending of the game.
(35 seconds in, in case the youtube embed doesn't work properly)
In this shot, we get to see one of the greatest moments in video game history. There isn't a bit of dialogue in this shot and yet it somehow manages to speak to me and various others in ways never seen since in the industry.
In the scene, Sonic runs up into a teleportation machine, and teleports away as Eggman laughs. This struck a chord with me because I, like Eggman, am not a tangible substance as I was neither affected by being hit by Sonic nor do I teleport when I get in the teleportation machine. With this scene, I found a deep emotional bond with Eggman I had never thought I would in a game before. Forget Sonic Adventure 2, forget Civilization V, forget the Bubsy 2-for-4 meal at Wendys. This was my true moment of connecting with a video game character.
In the next scene, we see Eggman riding along.
He is very peaceful. He rides for a good ten seconds enjoying the atmosphere of the environment. He loves the Green Hill Zone, it's true. He's loved it forever. He spends his quality time in it's aura, immersed in it's illumination that refracts off of the dancing sunflowers and polygonal trees. He is a happy egg, one that dreams of a better world where he can live this life all the time.
THIS my friends, is the greatest cinematic cut in all of history. You watched Star Wars just yesterday? Tough luck kid, you just watched a hot stack of pickle flavored dog poop. You watched Rover Dangerfield? Ha, you're a fool. Pikmin? Please. NOTHING is greater than this scene.
Do you know why?
You see, the Sonic randomly appearing is Eggman's realization that every time he thinks he can get away with living his life peacefully just for five seconds, his life will be plagued by realization that he will always lose to Sonic, which is what the severe hedgehog head trauma is meant to represent.
This is the moment that made me clench my hands in sweat and tears. This is the part that made me break down. No scene in any of the Lord of the Rings films matches this you hear me? Peter Jackson is a hack and he eats garbage off the ground. He also asks for tea too much have you even seen the making of those movies? Guy drinks tea like Kevin Bacon stars in Dirty Dancing.
(pictured above, Kevin Bacon in 'Dirty Dancing')
But I think the greatest part of all was in this clip, which was cut off near the end of the video for some reason
You see, moments like this are what I live for. Games are all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And I am about to hurt some feelings tonight. You hear me? Feelings are gonna get twisted something hard with this truth bomb!
Silver and Blaze is a BAD COUPLE HOLY LORD.
Emphasis on this one screenshot from the game, in the last two seconds if you squint hard..
Silver killed Blaze. Silver. Killed. Blaze. She's a ghost now. Don't you see the rammifications of this?! Silver has KILLED BLAZE. SHE'S DEAD. WHY DID YOU DO IT, SILVER. WHY DID YOU DO IT YOU JE
Also Silver is seriously a character that people are only a fan of because he's the most anime hedgehog the Sonic series ever made. Not even joking let's break character for a moment, he's straight up just the most try-hard anime thing that's ever come out of the series and he's a pile of rancid butt garbage with a terrible character design that takes a perfectly fine character and makes her not only a sidekick but to many fans an arbitrary romantic love interest for the cool Silver guy who obviously needs to get the girl in order to be the best character instead of letting Blaze be a good character on her own merits that actually make sense in context with the sonic series
But enough fooling around. No more jokes.
The moral of the story is that Sonic the Hedgehog for the Game Gear is the greatest game I've ever played. If you disagree, then I don't agree. Because you see, that's what you do when you don't agree. Sometimes when you don't agree with things, you don't agree. And that's fine. You gotta learn what agreeing and disagreeing is to understand how to conversate on the internet. Sometimes in order to see this you must leave to other places on the internet and see them. Take a look outside your window. Gaze into another world. There are better things for you probably, maybe somewhere else. Or maybe they're here! You just have to try and keep yourself in check. If you gotta do something gotta do something, believe in yourself yourself! yourself! hey
Nice early joke post there, really made me laugh.
Regarding the Silver/Blaze thing, eh, it's one of the more cringe-worthy parts of Sonic 2006's already pretty one-note story for me, and I never really stopped to really think about how kind of uninspired Silver feels in this game as a whole. Like not to harp on him too badly, but besides his rather unoriginal species-name trending at that point in the series, his powers feel completely underwhelming and he's portrayed for the most part as a gullible doofus who can't think for himself, and the only time I felt he was being somewhat of a truly interesting protagonist is when he sets out to truly end Iblis for good in his timeline nea the end of his story....If it weren't for the fact it's completely redundant when he could have just gone back with Sonic to prevent Iblis from ever existing in the first place...
lmao what is this
gr8 post, 10/10
I agree with everything written below Marvel VS Capcom 2, and above HEY, but not the first sentence. I disagree with that immensely. In fact it offended me on a level I have never been offended before....and it kind of felt good. Also Kevin Bacon wasn't in Footloose.
I am also of the ilk that dislike Silver, he wasn't used well in his original game, and he still hasn't been used well since, yet he keeps being used which baffles me. I do believe however that he could have been interesting if circumstances had been different, such as being left with his original design aspects, as a Mink rather than yet another Hedgehog, it also would have helped if he had some form of personality and if his introduction to the fan base wasn't through such a terrible god awful game. I mean Ian manages to write a half decent version of Silver in the Archie comics after all.
Blaze at least has a very decent game to fall back on, Sonic Rush, and a very unique design, as well as an interesting backstory and personality, with an almost parallel to Sonic going on to seal the deal.
Also your post made me want to fish out either my Game Gear if I can find the 127 batteries needed to run the thing, or my Master System (no I don't live in Brazil) to give Sonic another play through. MmMmm Bridge Zone.
BUT HEY THAT'S JUST A THEORY
A GAME THEORY
Isn"t Blaze technically sacrificing herself there? Silver didn't want her to step in, and he was mourning after. It was her own goddamn fault she died.
Blaze didn't die. She sealed herself in another dimension.
Gee I wonder what's happening on TSS tod-
What in the world did I just read.
shadow of the collosus has a newfound competitor in town
it's okay, i still love you, silver.
Everybody gets one.
I actually kinda agree with the part that some people unknowingly reduce Blaze as just a love interest to Silver... And the fact because of Sonic-06 lots of people just seem to lump them together now in general with many not being able to think of one without thinking of the other... It might be stupid... but it is a grudge I have with Sonic-06.
...so when are the mods going to close the thread?
Let this be a post that reminds us all how not to write a post. Step one, do not write a post at 4am. Step two, do not let them near sunlight or water. And step three, never feed them after midnight.