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2015 Year of the Sonics~Your hopes and dreams for the future


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So.... lets face it. Not alot has happened in the year 2015. However it doesnt mean that we cannot think about the wild ride Sonic as went through this year. Lets take a look at all that has happened this year:

Sonic Runners - This was a game most people were playing. It was a game that was more popular then Sonic Dash. The neat thing about Runners is that it has many playable characters, even characters that arent even canon or were one hit wonders (such as Mephiles, Shahra, Chip etc). There were even events to where you could dress up your characters for the holidays. Yes there were many problems with the game, including one where there were no so adoiding obestables and spikes but people still loved it and played it.

Sonic Boom- Sonic Boom started in 2014, however most of the episodes and the season ending happened this year. Many people do like Sonic Boom for is homour and anthro centered world. Many people do wish for the show to comeback.

Sonic Social Media - Yes, Sonic (Well Sega of America) went to the internets to post things that would make a appeal to Sonic fans, mostly the newer Sonic fans. Most stuffs include memes and gags that the fanbase has made up and has been used in rather intresting ways. Many fans to argue that the Sonic Social Media was the best thing to happen to Sonic in 2015.

Sonic Lost Steam - Sonic Lost World came to steam and everyone had to have it! (and if you didnt have it, then christmas came early). To put it short, Sonic Lost World came to Steam so we can play it on our computers! Yay!

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With all of that said, here are a few questions for this thread (please do not feel you have to answer all of them, I want this thread to be fun):

What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? (It could even be a comic that came out that year or a favorite episode of Sonic Boom)

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? (it can be personal like watching Sonic with family or buying a Sonic thing etc)

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? (Please be positive on this, no negatives. I want to make GHZ a inviting place again to talk about Sonic)

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? (Please no Sonic Adventure 3, Sonic 06 2 or Shadow the Hedgehog 2)

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? (self explanitory)

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? (no sequals)

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why? 

Bonus questions:

What is your best Sonic related post or thread you have made in 2015 and why?

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

What is your best Sonic fanfiction you have written or the best Sonic fanfic you have read in 2015 and why?

If you can compare your SSMB friends to any Sonic characters, who would you compare them to and why? 

Did you make any Sonic fancharacters in 2015? Pictures?

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)?

Which Sonic character are you most like and why?

Last but not least: how would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?

I want to say to everyone that this thread is meant to be POSITIVE! We are talking about positive things about Sonic. Please do not be negative, there are many other threads you can be negative in.

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best highlight was obviously shadow beating sonics ass in the sonic boom show, sonic 06 was our sa3 XDDDD what sonic characters do i want to see more of? UM ALL OF THEM, non playable appearances don't count as being seen.

hmmmmmm i guess i made one new fancharacter in 2015, although i don't have a image for him... since i can't think of his design... just other stuff about him...

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Sonic in 2015 was largely forgettable, to me anyway. I have an old iphone 4s that can't game very well so I haven't been able to keep up with all the hip youngsters and whatnot. That kinda leaves Sonic Boom, which I played an hour or so before contemplating and regretting what I'm doing with my life anymore.

So honestly 2015 for Sonic for me was actually just an anticipation year. I was far more in the realm of "forget all this distracting garbage, what is 2016 bringing us? It's the quarter century anniversary and we haven't heard much from the blue dude in the main pipeline of the series in a long while other than some phrases and keywords from select interviews." I'm more on my seat about if Sonic is undergoing another "era" and it's exciting to think about. I mean new design? Gameplay? Just game ideology in general?

The best part about 2015 is that it's now over and the show is finally starting.

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For the heck of it, decided to answer all the questions! :D

What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? 2014/2015 The Sonic Boom TV Show for me, that's for sure.

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? Eggman taking over Sonic's Twitter.

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? To have a fun, carefree game!

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? Um... don't really know if it's a squeal as such, but I'd love to see another addition to the Storybook series... just not on Wii or with Motion Control xD

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? Professor Pickle needs a game for himself, Silver needs more screen time and I dunno who else. Probably Big.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? As I said before, something fun. I'm fine with the boost. Perhaps another game that uses Generations' controls.

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why? Why no Undertale? I should be allowed to cross Sonic over with Undertale. If not Undertale, probably Resident Evil for the lols.

Bonus questions:

What is your best Sonic related post or thread you have made in 2015 and why? http://board.sonicstadium.org/profile/12313-haalyle/?status=759842&type=status

It's my favourite status about a spelling mistake involving shoes and hoes. Somehow involving Sonic of course xD It make my day to be honest.

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

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Why is it my favourite? I find it cute... and it's just my favourite drawing I've done so far.

What is your best Sonic fanfiction you have written or the best Sonic fanfic you have read in 2015 and why? Oh man, ain't linking that one. Let's just say, my best Sonic fanfiction is probably... Restrained. Over 51,000 words and actually finished it on the 31st of December.

If you can compare your SSMB friends to any Sonic characters, who would you compare them to and why? That's a hard one. I'll come back to this.

Did you make any Sonic fancharacters in 2015? Pictures? Pfft, nope. Not into that crap.

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)? Oh damn, that's a hard one.

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This always makes me laugh xD

Which Sonic character are you most like and why? Me? ME?! How the heck am I suppose to know. Let me take a quiz! OK, so apparently I'm Amy Rose according to the quiz. From my point of view, I always usually see myself as Tails.

Last but not least: how would you make Green Hill Zone a better place? Because Green Hill isn't perfect already? Perhaps a beach would be nice. No wait... we have Emerald Coast for that.

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2015 has been super quiet for sure and to be fair, I guess it makes sense since the 25th Anniversary is probably the biggest anniversary for the blue blur so I guess SEGA/Sonic Team didn't want to go big just yet, sure it made fans super anxious and all that stuff but they'll live.

The biggest highlights is probably just Boom and Aaron.

First off, I love Sonic Boom. While I can't say it's the greatest thing ever but it's just so fun to see an episode that I don't even care. I would love to see a Season 2, if it does get confirmed officially.

Who would've thought that Aaron Webber could make 2015 a bit more fun and colorful just by posting a bunch of dank memes. The guy is basically dominating the social media field and it's glorious! I can't wait to see more absurd moments later this year!

I guess my most personal memory is playing through Riders and Unleashed HD for the first time. After playing those games, they've became my favorite Sonic games to play yet!

As for my hopes, I just hope that there will be a game that brings in that silly but awesome energy that Unleashed brought in but make you know make it better. I'm not going to hold my breath for that to happen, just something I would like to see. I'm pretty sure I can still enjoy the game as long as it's fun to play and feels like Sonic.

A sequel? Eh, I don't really. I mean, I would like to see a continuation of Chronicles but that'll never happen. #ThanksKenPenders But I actually would be pretty fine with a Rush 3 or Rivals 3, I have so much bad tastes. XD

I would love to see the other characters appear more but make their appearance more beneficial to the story, if possible. It would be really cool to see characters like Shadow or Knuckles to be more involved in an action-focused story and the like.

As for what Sonic games I would like to see? Well I would like to a game where the Parkour has a better refinement to it and I can't really think of anything else. Just more Parkour plz!

UNDERTA-awwwwwwwwwww ok...... *sadly whispers nyeh heh heh*

For a crossover, it would be pretty cool to see Sonic crossover with Mega Man. Something along the lines of Worlds Collide in the Archie Comics. It would be pretty cool to see levels like Green Hill or Rooftop Run be stylized as Mega Man levels and vice versa.

BONUS ROUNDZ!

My favorite post I've made? I don't even know, I feel like I've matured a bit and grown a bit wiser in terms of my points and arguments but I feel like my praise for the Champions arc on the Archie Comics might be my magnum opus post for the year, helps that ol' Diana Skelly herself actually liked my post as well! <3

I'm a terrible drawer so yeah no. :P

I'm not the one who writes fanfiction but I do sometimes make up my own stories based on the games and see how I can better some of the games' stories but that's every once in a while.

If I compare my friends to other characters, I'm gonna copout and say all the friends I've made have most traits of the characters. Some are stubborn like Knuckles, some like to make jokes like Sonic and others can say pretty smart stuff like ol' Prof Pickle.

My fan character phase is behind me, god what was I thinking back then. XD

Favorite parody Sonic song? Hmmm, I have a weird fascination for Sonic Show's parody songs, all of them really. They're bad but damn are they silly as all hell. XD

Now that's a tricky question, well I do feel like I've grown a lot more cocky, jokey, arrogant but still a nice guy at heart so yeah, still a Sonic.

This subforum could use more sports tape, bounce pads and a whole pack of robots!

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? Tie between Boom and Lost World coming to the Steam. Boom have became my favourite Sonic TV-show and apparently I'm the only one here who likes Lost World because I don't get that why 1. It does not have speed 2. Is a Mario game (really Sonic fans, really?)

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? In January I played Generations, my first 3D-Sonic

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? Have proper 3D-game. Doesn't matter which style it is.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? Why not SA3? I want a game which would be a spiritual successor to the Dreamcast-era games.

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? At this point basically any character other character than Sonic in an important role 

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? I think there is still a lot of potential with the whole teamwork idea from Heroes.

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why? Crash Bandicoot. There are some similar elements in both franchaises so platformer would be fitting (yeah, I may be nostalgia bias)

What is your best Sonic related post or thread you have made in 2015 and why? Well, most of my posta were complaining about SEGA or the current direction of the series. Have to admit it probably is my Shadow the Hedgehog review because it is my only reviewa which I'm happy about (I also liked Lost World but it is too recent)

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why? I'm not good at drawing

What is your best Sonic fanfiction you have written or the best Sonic fanfic you have read in 2015 and why? Again, not good at writing stories. There were some stories that I really liked but I keep those my personal info

Did you make any Sonic fancharacters in 2015? Pictures? No...

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)? Video, probably Clements video "Why I like Sonic" or ExoParadigmGamers Sonic Adventure review (go check his channel)

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? (It could even be a comic that came out that year or a favorite episode of Sonic Boom)

It would have to be some of the Sonic Boom episodes such as Tails Crush, Battle of the Boy Bands, Bro-Down Showdown, Cabin Fever and It takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog, those were the best episodes that have came out and they really made me laugh. 

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? (it can be personal like watching Sonic with family or buying a Sonic thing etc)

Hm.... I am gonna say when I was 200 lives away from 1000 lives in Sonic 4 before my save filed got scwered up. Also when I ranked in the top 30 players in Casino Street Zone act 2, Sonic 4. Another is when I got all the achivements in Sonic Free Riders

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? (Please be positive on this, no negatives. I want to make GHZ a inviting place again to talk about Sonic)

I hope more Sonic games to make the genesis styled gameplay more fun and creative like in the good old days. 

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? (no sequals)

I want to see games that make modern Sonic have a classic feel to it. to use the genesis physcis but add modern Sonic's style to the gameplay. Also something new fresh and exciting and the same adventure and passion like the Unleashed series

 

Bonus questions:

What is your best Sonic related post or thread you have made in 2015 and why?

Damn, I have about 2 of them tied. I cannot chose!! My best? 

Why am I proud of this thread? Because this is my first intellgent Sonic related argument I make. This was something Ive been wanting to do and I am so very proud of it.

Also I have to squeeze in this thread because it is tied

because it is my first thread where i have good ideas.

Also a honorary mention to this thread:

alot of people have told me that they liked that there was a more positive look on bigs fishing levels. and i am proud of that thread even if it is not a popular opinion, i stand by it 100%

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

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this one! I made this in October and it made it not only for a stupid thread i did in the past but I made it in insperation to a close friend of mine who said they wanted to see something like this happen. and, I had so much fun making this i was actually laughing when i was coloring this and it turn out to be a hit with the SSMB haha

What is your best Sonic fanfiction you have written or the best Sonic fanfic you have read in 2015 and why?

There was a time where i did a thread about saying that Sonic should have been the one to remind Shadow of his promise. So i wrote a story about it. My first one was bad but my second one for some reason it was popular on deviantart and it was well liked here. I am proud of this story because it shows what would happen but I did it in a way that is true to Sonic. also it make me happy that people thought that this would have make more senes in the actual game.

If you can compare your SSMB friends to any Sonic characters, who would you compare them to and why? 

@Diogenes hes much like Sonic (with Tails intellgence and inventing skills). I say that because like Sonic he is a chill dude who plays by his own rules, is carefree and sometimes can be brash however with the best of intentions and lets not forget misunderstood.... also, just like Sonic, hes selfless, very caring, has one of the kindest hearts out there and will try to help his friends no matter what.

@Falonso14 I wanna say hes like Knuckles. A strong person, has a sense of pride and lets not forget a sense a humor.... not much of a rival can be, but all and all still a very loyal friend to the end and will always help his friends when needed. 

@Soni Okay I cant think of any characters who gift things so the closes Ill say is Amy. Mostly because they both seem to be givers at heart and do what they can to make people happy, even people that they have just met or have never heard of in the past. They always stay at the mission at hand the there joy is seeing others happy.

@Kiah I say shes alot like Tails. Has Tails intellgence and experience however also has his kinder side as well. Someone who is supportive of everyone and helps others with there problems and is very hopeful for the future of the franchise.

@Pink Cat I say hes alot like Silver. Okay not cocky like Silver and is not naive like him either but he always one to want to help others and to see people be happy. He does his best to do so and even goes above and beyond for the people he cares about which is awesome. 

@Vertekins between Sonic and Professor Pickle?..... Professor Pickle with Sonics chillness and kind heart. For obvious reasons both have encylopida knowledge but also retrains with humility and warmth. 

Did you make any Sonic fancharacters in 2015? Pictures?

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This is my fancharacter, Mikyeong, yes she is a SONIC fancharacter! I perfer humans to anthos for Sonic FCs. I made her to train to be part of GUN. the horns are pretty much her ears.

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)?

Which Sonic character are you most like and why?

I think I am more like Silver. I can be trusting because I want to help, I can be a little short sighted because I want to be the one to be a hero, but I know that making people happy makes me more happy then anything. 

Last but not least: how would you make Green Hill Zone a better place?

to make it a place more inviting, i would cut down on the negativity i know its easier said then done but if we work together we can make this place more fun to be in again.

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What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?

Joining SSMB, and getting engaged in interesting and exciting discussions! :) I really love the community of Sonic fans, and meeting it was my best Sonic experience in this year.

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future?

I honestly hope that SEGA will return to the 'real' Sonic style and spirit. I must admit that changes and tryig new things are exciting and necessary, but SEGA is 'trying out those new things' for a too long time. It seems like they want to forget the 'old' Sonic style for ever, but I think all the Sonic related things that were released in 2015 could only be spin-offs. The most important Sonic-formulas for me are the great story, characters, and the original gameplay. I hope these will return one day.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to?

Well, I actually thought of Sonic Adventure... because I really liked its spirit, stories and gameplay. I really miss those 'serious' Sonic games, which had complicated storyboards, exciting conversations and great gameplay. I feel like the recent Sonic games are just some 'Let's play something because I'm bored' games (sorry, I couldn't explain it with better words ^v^).

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why?

I would like to see Silver more often. I think his story is great, and SEGA didn't use all its advantages. For example, an own game would be great for Silver.

That's all for me. I hope 2016 will be a better year, but I think 2015 wasn't that bad at all, too. :)

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Sonic Highlight of 2015:

Gonna cheat here and mention three highlights that's personally tied for me. First was the first release of Runners which wasn't AS good as the soft launch version, but was still a fun game once the glitches were cleaned up (Luckily I didn't get many of the launch glitches that anyone else got). It was a fun 2D Sonic game that was sadly ruined in a matter of months into a game I don't even want to play anymore.

Secondly is the Control Two-Parter in Archie Sonic between Issues 264, and 265. One of my biggest problems with Unleashed's story is the deus ex machina explanation of why Sonic isn't effected by Dark Gaia despite the fact that Sonic's literally transformed into a creature fueled by Dark Gaia's power and energy. The game handwaves it as Sonic being pure of heart and unchangeable. But the comics did it differently, building up the Werehog transformation by putting Sonic into stressful conditions which makes him begin transforming into the Werehog, until something interrupts in the nick of time to change him back, and during these sequences, Sonic was noticeably more angry. 

Control finally released in Febuary, and it's one of my favourite Archie Sonic arcs, and my favourite post reboot arc. We get the return of the redesigned Mighty and Ray. We get a new villain in Thunderbolt, and Sonic is finally forced into his Werehog form, and it's nothing short of epic. He transforms when him, and his friends are inside an electric trap created by Thunderbolt, and Amy, Sally, Mighty, and Ray are all being shocked to death right in front of his eyes. The art is really good in the arc, and we get a great action scene with The Werehog tearing the trap apart, and chasing Thunderbolt. But all throughout the sequence Sonic's mind is being influenced by Dark Gaia. When his friends are trying to help him, and anything in the surrounding area shows signs of fear, Sonic instead hears his friends taunting him, and calling him weak, while anything else in the area are making mocking gestures at Sonic.

It's not until his friends begin breaking Dark Gaia's influence that he returns to normal, and even then, the next arc named Ambush has Sonic training with Mighty's mentor in order to control the form and to break Dark Gaia's influence. Personally, I just think it managed to be a great payoff to something that was being built up for about 12 issues or so.

And Archie Knuckles. After all of Penders' horrible backstory and world for Knuckles got removed from the comic, Knuckles got his game origins, but had a personality uplift. In the games currently, he just seems to be an egotistical clown (Thanks Potac and Graff). But in the comic, he's still a tough, no nonsense guy, but he's not a stick in the mud either. He's got more of his trickster roots in him from Sonic 3, and he's ultimately far more snarky, and funny in the comic while still retaining his own personality. He's still serious and gets angry easy, but it's hard not to enjoy him when he's making fun of Sonic (Wassamatter Shaggy, Jealous? in response to Amy telling Sonic she's going to help Knux get the Master Emerald shards). There's also Knuckles knocking Amy out of the ring in one blow when she was showboating, and when it shows Amy smashed into the audience's seats, we cut back to Knuckles with a innocent face asking "...Weren't we fighting...?"

(Posted this too early by accident, Editing in the other parts now)

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? (It could even be a comic that came out that year or a favorite episode of Sonic Boom); I'd say...the reveal of Mario and Sonic Rio, and especially when we got the new info at the end of the year. I've always loved that series, it's what got me talking on forums in the first place, so seeing characters joining the roster after so long is great! Oh, and was the Champions arc partly in 2015? Because that was fun too. 

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? (it can be personal like watching Sonic with family or buying a Sonic thing etc); The reveal of the plushes. Espio hasn't had one since Sonic the Fighters in 1996, and Vector hasn't had one period. Until this year, where GE Animation decided to go full out with their plush production. Getting Espio was exciting, and getting Vector...was 2016, but I ordered him before then!

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? (Please be positive on this, no negatives. I want to make GHZ a inviting place again to talk about Sonic); I hope for some stuff, but I guess the most relevant would be that Mario and Sonic Rio manages to be as good as Vancouver and London (Wii U-wise), and that we get the cast played off more in other titles.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? (Please no Sonic Adventure 3, Sonic 06 2 or Shadow the Hedgehog 2); And why not those games? It may be annoying for the developers to hear over again, but there's no reason to censor such thoughts on a discussion platform. Besides, I'm not really after a sequel, I just want a game that succeeds in entertaining me. 

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? (self explanitory); My very being is self-explanatory for an answer and reason for the answer. 

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? (no sequals); I liked the Generations gameplay, so something that plays about with that would be nice. I also liked the exploring aspects of the Adventures/Heroes/Shadow and Unleashed to an extent, so throw that in too. 

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why?; None. If there's one thing I'm not actively interested in, it's crossover games (ironic, given what I said above). If they come about, I won't snub them and would probably find it fun if it was good, but I don't crave crossing over franchises I follow. 

What is your best Sonic related post or thread you have made in 2015 and why?; I don't really keep tabs on what I post, I just write what I want at the time and then let it fall into the ether. How well my stuff is regarded by others isn't a concern of mine.

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?; Didn't do any, I'm not an artist.

What is your best Sonic fanfiction you have written or the best Sonic fanfic you have read in 2015 and why?; Not on the fanfiction scene either so none there. 

If you can compare your SSMB friends to any Sonic characters, who would you compare them to and why?; Honestly, I don't really compare any members to any characters. Primary reason being is that I'm not that close to anyone online, so I don't have a good reference for character to go off.

Did you make any Sonic fancharacters in 2015? Pictures?; Nope, none.

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)?; I've always liked Rogerregorroger's Sonic [insert here] in [something] Minutes series, but his latest one was really different and quite a refreshing take on it. And it was a few days ago to boot. 

Which Sonic character are you most like and why?; I'm kind of a Shadow or Blaze person, because I'm a serious minded person and I do like to focus on tasks at hand before I can think about frivolities. I'm also pretty close in personality to Cream, as much of a contradiction that seems.

Last but not least: how would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?; Honestly not sure. With the negative vibe possibly stemming from discontent with the franchise, it might be that it's more the games' power to change that. Unless you started controlling discussion in a way that might encroach too much on being able to talk freely. :/

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What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?

It's a bit hard even to remember Sonic-related things from 2015, it really was a slow year for the series. I guess...getting Lost World for Christmas, and having some fun with it?

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? 

I really just want to see a good game. Something that's learned from the series's mistakes, something that captures at least a bit of that spark that got me attached to the series in the first place, something that can get me excited again.

What Sonic game would you like to see a sequel to?

I guess another Rush game would be nice. The first two were pretty good (actually Rush Adventure hovers pretty high on my list of the best Sonic games), and handheld Sonic has been kind of stagnant lately, only really producing companion games to major console releases and not any fully original games (well, I guess Shattered Crystal counts...). It'd be nice to see Dimps get back on top of their game and revive one of the brighter spots from Sonic's dark age.

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why?

More Blaze would be alright. Like I said above, I did enjoy the Rushes, and Blaze was part of the reason why; she comes across as kind of aloof but actually has a good amount of depth to her, and they had the good sense to keep her gameplay close to Sonic's so she was fun to play as, too.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? 

Full 3D, with gameplay based around the Genesis Sonic physics, with a bit of parkour added in to smooth things out. Or even just something with a nice sense of speed and some solid platforming, done in a way that plays to the series' strengths. I'm willing to compromise a bit on the details.

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

I really didn't do much Sonic art last year, so I guess the best one I did...is this?

What is your favorite Sonic related parody or video on youtube (doesnt have to be from 2015)?

They're pretty old, but I still find myself going back to some old YTPMVs sometimes. Planet Freedom is a good one, and there's a bunch of good ones made from AOSTH.

Which Sonic character are you most like and why?

Big the Cat. Because I am large and lazy.

How would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?

Well, getting some good news about the next Sonic game would probably be the best way to brighten things up, but unfortunately none of us can control that. I guess we've just gotta try to keep ourselves separate from the state of the series, and to try not to see other people's desires as obstacles towards the Sonic game that you want.

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2015 Highlight: It Takes a Village to Defeat A Hedgehog. Is this the mark where Boom becomes more like its inspiration Teen Titans Go? While the latter is aggravating, bizarre, and morally bankrupt, at least it is interesting for those factors, unlike the G3-esque snore-fest that is Boom. Will we see more episodes in its likeness in Season 2? How would a cruder Sonic Boom work?

2015 Low Point: The Archie Comics jump the shark as Worlds Unite closes out. Boom isn't very interesting up until the aforementioned highlight.

2015 WTF?: Action Henk is released and forgotten. End of story.

Post of the Year: Combining all three games from The Fall into one.

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015? (It could even be a comic that came out that year or a favorite episode of Sonic Boom)

Not sure... I guess the Boom show has made me genuinely smile from time to time.

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015? (it can be personal like watching Sonic with family or buying a Sonic thing etc)

Getting reunited with one of my favorite childhood games after many, many years, ♥ Sonic Advance 2 ♥

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? (Please be positive on this, no negatives. I want to make GHZ a inviting place again to talk about Sonic)

A game with good game feel. I want a game that feels as good to move around as it does in SA1 and 2. Just messing around in the adventure fields in the former and seeing what you can do in the stages with the bounce attack and stuff in the latter is so awesome. Plus magic hands B-) Basically I want a game that keeps me coming back to it for years to come because it's really fun to play.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? (Please no Sonic Adventure 3, Sonic 06 2 or Shadow the Hedgehog 2)

I'm going to rebel and say that I'd love an Adventure 3. Sonic Rush 3 would also be one of my most wanted games of all time. (Also Sonic Advance 4, RIP GBA :c...)

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? (self explanitory)

Big because he's tough, handsome, and strong. Also Team Chaotix. I love those guys with all my heart.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why? (no sequals)

An actual Chaotix game. This would be fun. I'd love to see the team take jobs and maybe see some mission based gameplay? It suits them well and I'd enjoy it. 

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why? 

JUMP ULTIMATE STARS ✨ 

Bonus questions:

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

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Which Sonic character are you most like and why?

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Unfortunately. I'm down, depressive and apathetic most of the time. I might also have some Big in my blood. When I'm having a good time, I'm really having a good time. 

Last but not least: how would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?

I don't know but maybe spreading less negativity and some more love would be a good place to start. Having complaints and concerns is one thing, but spreading hate just for the sake of it is no good. 

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High Point for 2015? I dunno. It's been a slow year. I enjoyed the Boom cartoon. Low Point for 2015 was the disappointment of Runners. Crashed constantly, needed a lot of data to install, and needed internet connection at all times. Shame. WTF Moment of 2015.. Shadow's voice on Boom. Uck. What Crossover would I like to see? Personally, I would love Sonic to enter the world of the classic CBS sitcom, Becker. What sequel do I want? Sonic Adventure 3, duh. What do I want from the future? This silly crap to end, and a return to Adventure/Unleashed style of storytelling. Oh, and the movie to be a straight up action film, lots of special effects, set in the Adventure/X/Unleashed game universe.

High Point for 2015? I dunno. It's been a slow year. I enjoyed the Boom cartoon. Low Point for 2015 was the disappointment of Runners. Crashed constantly, needed a lot of data to install, and needed internet connection at all times. Shame. WTF Moment of 2015.. Shadow's voice on Boom. Uck. What Crossover would I like to see? Personally, I would love Sonic to enter the world of the classic CBS sitcom, Becker. What sequel do I want? Sonic Adventure 3, duh. What do I want from the future? This silly crap to end, and a return to Adventure/Unleashed style of storytelling. Oh, and the movie to be a straight up action film, lots of special effects, set in the Adventure/X/Unleashed game universe.

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(So because the board decided to wipe out a massive edit I was working on above, I'm gonna have to do it in a new post to make sure it doesn't get wiped.)

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?:

...I really don't have anything that's directly related to Sonic because, nothing really happened that I cared much about. Sonic Boom was good, but I noticed a lot of weak episodes during the series, as good as it was overall. Sonic Runners was really great at launch, but of course it's been ruined at this stage. Archie Sonic was pretty damn good this year, but Worlds Unite took a solid 3 months away from it for shit.

So I'm going to cheat and mention SSMB in general. It is a Sonic board after all. In general, 2015 was the year I became much more involved with SSMB, and made a great deal of friends around here, and really began to take part in the community events on SSMB. There was @Dr. Crusher's 30 Days of Sonic 2, and @Felix's Movie Night, which were both major contributors to me joining in with community events around here. I won't lie that things have gotten really toxic on SSMB in the last year (3 times in fact), but in general, it's been cool around here.

There's also Game Night which is nearly a year old, and is still going strong, and seems to be something that a lot of people around here enjoy, so I'm happy I could give people in SSMB some fun as well, and thanks to @Kurisumasu no Klonoa and everyone else who helped to make it a reality. It is on hiatus right now due to Christmas and New Year but it should hopefully be back sometime in January.

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future?:

To quickly sum up:

-A good 25th Anniversary Game

-Boom Season 2 to be even greater and stronger than Season 1

-Shattered World Crisis to conclude in Archie Sonic

-Runners to return to it's previous glory.

-The UK getting more action figures based on the main series

-Archie Sonic becoming more widely available in the UK (Probably isn't going to happen)

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to?:

I seriously wish people would stop putting these restrictions on which games we can mention. Sonic Adventure 3 is more or less the only game I can think of when it comes to sequels. Other than that, I want another game with the Boost gameplay, but heavily improved. Generations was great, but if they polished up the engine, and even added a risk/reward system to the boost gauge, I wouldn't mind seeing it back. But that said, I don't actively want a game that is a sequel to Generations, because it would only end up trying to desperately bank on Nostalgia.

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why?:

-Knuckles: For Sonic's main rival and Sonic's best friend, the guy has been sadly underused for a very long time. He hasn't been in a main role since Sonic 06, and that was nearly 10 years ago. Potac and Graff have basically screwed him up anyway, turning him into an egotistical numbskull instead of a naive, but serious fighter. Things got even worse when it came to Shattered Crystal, to the point where I don't want Potac and Graff anywhere near the character.

-Silver: A character with serious potential that's sadly unfairly hated on. Out of the main trio in 06, he probably had the most interesting and developed story, even if it was filled with needless shit and bad acting. But he did learn something and developed as a character, having a conflict if it's really right to kill someone just for a chance to save the future. It's a shame as well because most people hate him just because his debut game was Sonic 06.

-Blaze: One of the few developed female characters in the series and one of the few characters introduced after 2000 that most people like, she hasn't had a full role since Sonic 06 and Rush Adventure, and her backstory has been so fucked up because one version has her in the future, and the other has her as a princess of a alternative dimension. On top of that Generations and Runners make it even worse because they mention both backstories.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why?:

Good ones :P. But seriously, as I said above, I want to see a game that sports an improved Boost engine.

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why?:

Mega Man. I would base it on Worlds Collide, and use a gameplay style similar to Generations where Sonic gets fast paced 3D stages, and Mega Man gets 2D run and gun platforming stages. The reason is Worlds Collide showed how well a crossover between both heroes can work.

Second place goes to an actual Sonic/Mario crossover.

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015?

Season 1 of Sonic Boom picked up as it was ending and I got more enjoyment from those episodes more than I did compared to previous ones.

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?

Dr Crusher's 30 Days of Sonic was a blast, even if I didn't have it in me to try and get more days done. Other than that, I found all three Advance games for the GBA.

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future?

For SEGA to release a steady stream of games that are viewed favorably by both the general public and the Sonic fanbase.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to?

Aside from parroting everyone and saying Sonic Rush 3, I suppose I'd like to see a sequel to Lost World. While a lot of things in the original weren't executed as well as I'd hoped, I'd like to see some of those things come back better.

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why?

I would like to see more of Amy in the main series. She hasn't really had a prominent role in the main games since Unleashed and I'd like to see how Pontac and Graff handle her character seeing as I thought she was alright in her brief appearance in LW.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why?

Something with flowing and expansive level design, fluid character movement, an artstyle based on what they did in the classics, Heroes, Colours, and Generations, and an overall bigger and better written story.

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why?

An actual platformer crossover with Mario. It'd be interesting to see how they would pull off the concept.

how would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?

From my end, I guess I could try to express more about what I like about the Sonic series rather than focus on criticizing the things that I don't and I could do a better job of not letting other people's negativity get to me and just let everything be.

 

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My new year's Sonic resolution is beating my best time in the original Genesis Sonic 1. If I can beat it without the emeralds and no glitches within 28 minutes, so can you.

I'd love to see more of the Chaotix, simply because they were so cheesy. I love cheese.

As for crossovers, I'd like to see one where Cream meets Alex Kidd. That would be cute!

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What was Sonics best highlight in 2015?

The Archie Comics and, despite my own personal thoughts, the Sonic Boom cartoon. The comics continue to be the best piece of Sonic media we have as of right now, at least in my opinion, and Sonic Boom... Well, it's certainly a quality product and succeeds at entertaining people. Can't deny the cartoon had a positive effect on the franchise at least.

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?

I... Honestly can't say I've had any fond memories of Sonic this year. In fact, I've had quite the opposite sort of memories unfortunately. I would list them but I don't want to bring negativity to this thread...

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future? 

I hope the upcoming anniversary game turns out a stellar success. I hope this year marks a positive change for this franchise and, more importantly (to me at least) the games BRING BACK THE CHARACTERS IT HAS BEEN NEGLECTING FOR TEN YEARS.

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to?

Sonic Heroes and Sonic Battle (not counting Advance 3). I would also say Unleashed but I'm not sure a potential sequel can properly follow up on it given the circumstance behind the plot of Unleashed.

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why?

I've already harped on and on in several places about how much I want Cream to return in a favorable role and position. Reason why? Because she's one of my all time favorite characters and I see genuine potential in her character. Cream hasn't been handled well for most of her existence and I want her character to be done justice and for that to stick permanently.

EDIT- Aw dang! I completely forgot to add that, ideally, I would want see more of EVERY character, not just Cream. Every character that has been introduced thus far as their own devoted fans and it's an utter shame that pretty much all of them are neglected, especially since the characters have great potential for this franchise, such as the Chaotix, Rouge, and Silver especially. Cream is a character I care the most about and thus I seriously want to see more of her, want her to be given more focus (Amy too but seeing how she's a "main character" I'm not as concerned about her focus as I am with Cream). But truly I would like to see more of all the characters, primarily the ones that don't get a lot of screen-time.

What kind of Sonic games would you like to see and why?

I don't care. It could be based on the Classic games, Adventures, or Unleashed. All I want is a good, fun game with a genuine plot that is both serious and lighthearted (and doesn't do failed attempts at comedy) and makes good use of the characters.

If you can pick any game for Sonic to crossover with, which game and why?

Other than a platformer crossover with Mario, I'd say Sly Cooper. Reason is because the Sly series has so much in common with Sonic yet contrasts from it in interesting ways. I mean, it's a cartoony world of anthro people where sci-fi and fantasy elements co-exist, the title character is a snarky thrill seeker but is undeniably a good person who is unmatched in a certain skill (but Sly is a stealth master and takes on obstacles in a comparatively slower way), the second lead character is a small super-genius with a special talent with machinery and can technically fly in an unconventional way (though Bentley is disabled and is more of an expert with computers than vehicles), the third lead is reddish colored strong guy who specializes in punching (though... Let's just say Murray has more in common with Boom!Knuckles), and the love interest utilizes a weapon iconic to her and constantly chases after the title character (though Carmelita uses a shock pistol instead of a hammer and she's more interested in arresting Sly than marrying him; Sly is the one who has romantic feelings for her). I just think that, overall, a crossover between Sonic and Sly would be very, very interesting.

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Nice topic idea. Do you mind if I just randomly answer what questions I feel like answering? x)

I've never been that big of a gamer, honestly, but this past year I've spent some more time on Sonic games, which I'm glad about. I barely even finished games before, but this past year I did, including finishing Sonic 1 for the first time, which is awesome considering it's one of my favorite Sonic games of 'em all.

Personally, I don't care much for the idea of making sequels to games. I would rather new games just take whatever good parts they can from previous games, without trying to fit into previously established formulas. After all, every game has its faults and strengths. I don't mind the idea of a new Sonic Rush game, though.

I would like to see more of Knuckles outside of Boom, please and thank you.

I heartily echo Briraka's thoughts on the artstyle of the next Sonic game. Not too abstract, not too realistic.

I think Green Hill Zone would be a better place if we weren't all as worried and frustrated about the series' current direction. Maybe if we could think more about what we've liked about the series in the past and try harder to not get too worked up and upset, we could make it a more pleasant place. I'll do my best to do these things myself. I also might try to create some more general discussion threads that aren't focused exclusively on the future of the series and its current direction, but instead tend to encompass past, present, and future, and which try to emphasize that while it's certainly a flawed series, there's really a lot of good in it too.

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On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

What was Sonics best highlight in 2015?

There's a few:

  • The Boom Tv series had some good episodes to pass the time. Hope it comes back soon!
  • The New M&S game revealed.
  • The Sonic Comics by Archie is getting better with it's stories, (the exception is Worlds Unite however). There's some good artists as well, (Cases in point: Diana Skelly, Tyson Heese and Adam Bryce Thomas).
  • Let's not forget that Eggman took over Sonic's twitter temporarly! XD
On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

What is your fondest Sonic related memory from 2015?

The Sonic twitter going bonkers after the Fire and Ice reveal. There's plenty of funny moments (as well as some posts that make us go 'OHHHHHHH"). Thanks Aaron Webber!

On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

What are your Sonic related hopes and dreams for the future?

I'm hoping the 25th Anniversary game is really good. Hopefully with a good story and better character reaction as well...

On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

Which Sonic characters would you like to see more of and why? 

Blaze: One of my favourite characters hasn't had a role since... Rush, 06, and Generations I guess? When you think about it, she has appeared as a playable (Cases: The M&S series and Runners) But has a minor role in it...

Silver: Sorta the same story as Blaze.

We do get to see characters like Amy and Knuckles, but I really wish they have a better role in future games, (And NO, I am not talking about the Boom versions). In Lost World, they had the minor role of taking care of the animals, while Sonic and Tails went to the Lost Hex. Which was ehhhh.

I believe these characters do have potential, the point is to figure out how to use it right...

On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

What is your best Sonic related artwork you have made in 2015 and why?

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I thought this was pencilled and colored well. Also, so much pink! :3

 

On 1/2/2016 at 11:16 AM, Mikyeong said:

how would you make Green Hill Zone section of SSMB a better place?

MAKE IT GREENER

Real talk though, maybe have less negativity? I think Briraka put it better.

Hopefully 2016 will be a better year! :)

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Ooh, I love threads like this. They're usually pretty fun.

So favorite highlight from 2015? Well, I played Sonic Runners during the 1.4 version, and had a pretty good deal of fun with it. My phone wasn't powerful enough to run it smoothly, but it was good enough. This new update seems to have made the game run even worse though, to the point where I'm more annoyed playing it now though. Makes me sad, because I was starting to really get into it, and I haven't been into a new Sonic game in a long while. Aside from that, I found you guys! I'd always heard of the Sonic Stadium, but never really visited because Retro was fulfilling most of my needs for the time being. When it came to discussion though, the Retro guys are super bright, but a lot of discussion is quite technically advanced, not to mention there's a bit of an elitist attitude that seems pretty prevalent around there. I enjoy involving myself with the more philosophical Sonic stuff around here, and I feel more respected by members here even when we don't completely see eye to eye.

My fondest memory was probably reading through the Archie comic backlog with my younger sister. She's recently gotten more into the Sonic franchise, and one of her major hobbies aside is reading books, so she was really excited to read the comics. We're both pretty dramatic sorts though, so we basically acted out all the dialogue ourselves. I was in drama for three years, and she's been picking up a bit of a talent for singing and acting, so the entire thing was really fun. I've been able to significantly improve my Jaleel White impression because of it. :P

My hopes and dreams for the franchise's future are in Sonic Team finally finding a good tone for the series and sticking to it, not too serious, and not too comedic. Also for some solid game design to become more consistent.

Any sequels I want? Well, due to the Sonic Stadium's Rules & RegulationsTM, I don't think I'm actually allowed to say. But basically, I'd like a sequel to a Sonic game that is entirely in 3D, makes good use of more open level design, has multiple playable characters, an engaging plot, and brings back the spin dash and bounce attack in a way that is conducive to tight yet free-flowing controls and physics. Also treasure hunting levels would be nice too, but I'm a weirdo who doesn't deserve to have his opinions recognized, so yeah. That plus Rush 3, because that'd just be rad.

Characters are a topic I'm kind of split on. I don't want a ton of characters crammed into a single game again, but I'd like a more eclectic, revolving cast. Of those, the ones I'd most like to see again are:

Knuckles, because he's a good foil for Sonic and a good contrast to ground the franchise in its more mystic and mysterious elements, in addition to just being really fun to play as.

Blaze, because I feel like her background and focus on universe expansion was always interesting, and she's overall one of the more interesting, human (in the sense of being flawed but likable, not actually human) characters in the series.

And this is a huge longshot and heavily biased on my part, but Tikal. I love Tikal. I love her design, I love her personality, I love how she connects the echidnas to the Chao and Chaos Emeralds, she's one of my favorite characters in fiction period. I picked up Runners just because I head she was being made playable in the game. I still haven't unlocked her. :(

I still heavily desire a proper crossover between Sonic and Mario. I'd love a 3D platformer in the vain of SA2's two story structure. From what I remember, SEGA and Nintendo had been planning a crossover for years, but could never decide on a neutral location for the two universes to meet in (until the Olympics came in and ruined everything) because, apparently, they found the structure of the games to be too different from one another two simply plug one character into the other world and call it a day. I partially agree, but I never saw why they couldn't just go with a Generations approach and make levels themed with the other universe's landscapes but the level design of the home series, with some elements to mix it up.

Aw man, fanfiction? That hearkens back to my days in middle school. I wrote two major stories with Sonic back in the day. I wrote a crossover between Sonic and SpongeBob, of all things, and it somehow got a decent following. It's not that great looking back on it, and I never finished it because my original ending was really stupid and by the time I had figured that out, it was too late to fix it. But I'll leave a link here anyway if you're still interested / want to blackmail me in the future. http://tinyurl.com/zhvrp96

The other one I wrote was a one-chapter short based on Shadow's internal monologue as he falls to Earth during the end of SA2. Shadow's never been one of my favorite characters, but I always thought he had enough backstory to him to make him interesting nonetheless. I'm actually still pretty proud of this one, to be honest. http://tinyurl.com/zqml8kz


And to conclude, how can we make the SSMB a better place? Well, in my opinion, it's actually pretty good already if I do say so myself. I think what it needs more than anything is better publicity. Retro has a pretty good reputation for being the place Taxman came from and for having heavily detailed info and articles on everything Sonic; it'd be nice if we had publicity for mature, insightful discourse on Sonic as a whole. I think if any big name reviewers or critics ever wanted to come here to argue the quality of Sonic, they'd be more impressed with our debate abilities than they may have initially given us credit for. Now, if only we could get people like Yahtzee or the ScrewAttack guys to actually have the time and maturity to argue with us in the first place...
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On 1/2/2016 at 1:07 PM, VEDJ-F said:

What Sonic game would you like to see a squeal to? (Please no Sonic Adventure 3, Sonic 06 2 or Shadow the Hedgehog 2); And why not those games? It may be annoying for the developers to hear over again, but there's no reason to censor such thoughts on a discussion platform.

Oh I didnt see this part.

I did this because well I know alot of people like to debate those 3 games and it usually turns into a ugly discussion which I dont want for this thread. 

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