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by big_smile
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Super NiGHTS Odyssey
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

Re: Super NiGHTS Odyssey

Ugly graphics, costumes with pointless abilities, too much backtracking to use the abilities.... This game needs a lot more than a patch for controls and difficulty.
by big_smile
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Netflix announces new 3D animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Netflix announces new 3D animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog

https://www.wildbrain.com/newsreleases/sonic-the-hedgehog-speeds-over-to-netflix-in-the-all-new-animated-series-sonic-prime/ The new show is called Sonic Prime and follows Sonic's exploits through the multiverse. This whole multiverse thing is starting to get repetitive, but I think with the right a...
by big_smile
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Farewell! (Sonic writer changes)
Replies: 0
Views: 959

Farewell! (Sonic writer changes)

It's strongly rumoured that Ken Pontac and Warren Graff will no longer be writing for the Sonic games. I'm so happy. Ken Pontac and Warren Graff were awful writers. They just wrote generic cartoon stories without any care for the character's personalities. The best example of this were Cubot and Orb...
by big_smile
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Netflix announces new 3D animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Netflix announces new 3D animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog

https://nintendoeverything.com/netflix-announces-new-3d-animated-series-for-sonic-the-hedgehog/ Netflix has just announced that a new 3D animated series based on Sonic the Hedgehog. SEGA, WildBrain, and Man of Action are involved. Not much is known about the upcoming series aside from a 2022 release...
by big_smile
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 210
Views: 128658

Re: Revenge of the nerds

https://twitter.com/CFWhitehead/status/1334315840770981888 Christian Whitehead gives his thoughts on Hyper Sonic/Super Emeralds. Basically, he mentions they weren't written out of the story and the Chaos Emeralds did change shape into the Super Emeralds. But Sonic Team didn’t want to have multiple p...
by big_smile
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 74073

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

I get the power of nostalgia but I don’t see how it works in Sonic 4. For one thing, the game looks hideous. It has none of the visual charm of the classic games and the 3D graphics are too flat to be interesting in their own right. And then the gameplay itself is awful. The level design is bland an...
by big_smile
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 74073

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Weren't there large parts of the gaming press that were optimistic about Sonic 4. In fact, I still see some journalists talk about it in a fond way. I'm guessing these are people who don’t remember the Mega Drive games too well beyond Sonic = 2D.
by big_smile
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 74073

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Not a fan of Encore? Maybe I'm just that starved of entertainment, or maybe I'm just a sucker for palette swaps (who am I kidding, it's definitely both) but I really liked it - in fact, I think I play it more than Mania Mode! Encore was a disappointment. They barely put any new routes. It's mostly ...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 74073

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Am I the only one still jaded enough to refuse to see this on principal? I mean, it even turned out to be a popular movie! We're supposed to be contrarian, guys. Damn sellouts. (The sequels will probably focus more on the Sonic worlds, so they might interest me a bit more) I think you are missing o...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver

Almost all Funko figures are horrific. The only exceptions are the ones where they're forced to give the characters more normal eyes, but those are very rare. That's exactly how I feel. I've never understood why they are so popular. They look creepy instead of cute. I seemed to have some weird fals...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver

Tsuyoshi-kun wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:13 am
Almost all Funko figures are horrific. The only exceptions are the ones where they're forced to give the characters more normal eyes, but those are very rare.
That's exactly how I feel. I've never understood why they are so popular. They look creepy instead of cute.
by big_smile
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver

https://nintendowire.com/news/2020/06/29/funko-adds-super-tails-super-silver-to-sdcc-2020-exclusives/ Pop are doing a Super Tails and Super Silver collection. Judging from Tails' sneakers, it seems to be Modern Tails. Has Modern Tails ever gone Super? There was that Heroes bit where he got a gold sh...
by big_smile
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 74073

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Wow great to see J-man back. I also felt the movie was okay. I thought it was going to be a buddy movie with Sonic grafted on for star appeal (much like how Hollywood will drop in A-lists stars in films to boost their appeal). Granted, it did end up being a buddy movie with Sonic grafted on, but the...
by big_smile
Sun May 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Son of Sanshiro
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: Son of Sanshiro

Sonic Forces was a dreadful game, make no mistake. But I actually quite enjoyed it. Unlike Heroes to Unleashed it wasn’t filled with bottomless pits and cheap hits, so it wasn’t frustrating to play. The biggest problem it has is that it’s just a bland rehash of Generations. Many of the same levels a...
by big_smile
Sat May 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/sonic-the-hedgehog-sequel-1234619356/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Seems to be the same team as the first. The first movie was more or less loved by the internet. To be fair, it was a good enough film, but I think a lot of adoration it got came from everyone expec...
by big_smile
Sat May 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Son of Sanshiro
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: Son of Sanshiro

This policy of taking more time for better quality came in after the first Sonic Boom.

Sonic Boom Fire and Ice, Sonic Forces and Team Sonic Racing were all delayed to allow for more development time. Forces in particular was delayed by over a year. And it was still rather bad, so....
by big_smile
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 3 returns - in LCD form
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: Sonic 3 returns - in LCD form

I had the Sonic 2 one. For what it was, it was surprisingly okay. Given the constraints that had, they did a lot with it.
by big_smile
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 17
Views: 11670

Re: Streets of Rage 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
New battle mode trailer. And a released date: April 30th!
by big_smile
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 17
Views: 11670

Re: Streets of Rage 4

Segaholic2 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:48 am
I like the classic characters reveal though the pixels and modern art design clashes a bit, but oh well.
It's too bad they didn’t have the budget to redo all the art in pixel form. Although to be honest, I think once I am playing, the art won't be an issue.
by big_smile
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sorry about the downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 4588

Re: Sorry about the downtime

Segaholic2 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:06 am
I might try to fix the front page at some point, or maybe big_smile would like to help me out with that? Ehhhh??
Might be awhile before I can look at it, sorry.
Ooh, this board's got new features.
by big_smile
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 17
Views: 11670

Re: Streets of Rage 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5meiRPJTWU&feature=emb_logo ^ New Retro mode which lets you play as the classic characters (in their 16-bit sprite form) together with classic music and sfx. As much as I've been excited for SoR4, all the new changes have been off-putting, as they just don’t fit the ...
by big_smile
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sorry about the downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 4588

Re: Sorry about the downtime

I am so happy that The Ghz is back! I too thought the plug had been pulled and was deeply sad about it, so it's great to see that's not the case. Hope you are all keeping safe among COVID19.
by big_smile
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 3 returns - in LCD form
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Sonic 3 returns - in LCD form

https://gizmodo.com/hasbro-is-bringing- ... 1841794271

Hasbro is releasing a bunch of Tiger LCD games from the the 90s including Sonic 3. Currently available to pre-order from GameStop for $15.
by big_smile
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 6888

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

http://archives.sega.jp/segaages/sonic2/ So over a year on, Sega's finally releasing this game. Doesn't look like there's going to be any lost Mega Drive additions. The new features are fairly similar to the Sonic 1 release, although the Mega Play/Mega Tech version seems to have been dropped. The Kn...
by big_smile
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Sonic 2020

http://sonic.sega.jp/SonicChannel/sonic2020/ Sonic Channel have announced a Sonic 2020 initiative, where they will drop a new hit about the next Sonic game. I'm personally sick of Sega's teaser campaigns. They draw too much on nostalgic elements which end up having little connection to the final pro...