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by James McGeachie
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 22453

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

This game is really good.

Piloting Robotnik's machine from Hydrocity is an all time classic moment.
by James McGeachie
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 42
Views: 24692

Re: Game Music

I love the soundtrack to Chiki Chiki boys/Mega Twins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3UaCFQu2s

Not the easiest game to find links to the soundtrack for so hey, watch a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiivSJEwmj8
by James McGeachie
Tue May 28, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 78808

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

So shortly after writing that (groan) I read this article. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/05/28/sonic-lost-world-taking-a-page-from-mario-galaxy Sounds like there's more thought going into the gameplay changes than I initially may have thought. The discussion about regulating speed is interesting. ...
by James McGeachie
Tue May 28, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 78808

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

So,I'm not nearly as impressed by this as most people are. I'm getting far more of a Sonic X-treme vibe than Mario Galaxy. What I mean by that is that the cylindrical stage design looks to primarily serve as a visual gimmick rather than an innovative gameplay experience. Sure there are a few moments...
by James McGeachie
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Wii U Launch
Replies: 39
Views: 15261

Re: Wii U Launch

It is definitely time for console manufacturers to get out of the memory business and just let people use their regular hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards. I'd never have expected to see Nintendo leading the charge on that sentiment, though. Are there any good reasons not to at least sell one v...
by James McGeachie
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Wii U Launch
Replies: 39
Views: 15261

Re: Wii U Launch

I like how the "deluxe", top of the range model has 32GB of storage space. They really don't understand the storage requirements of modern gaming, especially with the increasing focus on DLC. Currently I only own an old Xbox 360 Premium with a 20GB hard drive. It's almost entirely filled with Mass E...
by James McGeachie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 140726

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

And once again 99% of the soundtrack is downright awful. What's the point of keeping Jun Senoue around anymore if this is what he craps out? At least don't leave him alone. The other games end up having better soundtracks when other composers get involved. As it is, I'd avoid this game simply to sa...
by James McGeachie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The number 1 conundrum
Replies: 13
Views: 5277

Re: The number 1 conundrum

Piss all over the toilet seat and don't clean up. It's the only way to go.
by James McGeachie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mice and linguistic ruin
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

Re: Mice and linguistic ruin

Actually, Land of Illusion on the Master System was definitely the better game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH88Yww ... ure=relmfu
by James McGeachie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mice and linguistic ruin
Replies: 15
Views: 5633

Re: Mice and linguistic ruin

I recall the Master System Castle of Illusion being good, as far as Master System games go. My cousins had the Mega Drive version, with the decidedly less cheerful forest. The graphics were clearly better because it had twice as many "bits" and it was cool that you could carry multiple apples aroun...
by James McGeachie
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 140726

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

Well, not excited by the gameplay trailer. For all people can argue that Generations physics are wrong (and like Esrever said, with the upgrades, they feel pretty good, so Sega repeated the Secret Rings mistake), Sonic in Generations certainly felt a hell a lot less floaty than he did in Sonic 4 Epi...
by James McGeachie
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 140726

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

Oh wait, were Dimps not involved in Generations or Colours then?
by James McGeachie
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sweet Wheat & Sucrose Oats
Replies: 45
Views: 35076

Re: Sweet Wheat & Sucrose Oats

How you do cereal: Step 1 - buy a cheap-ass Tesco branded (in UK) cereal. Cornflakes, bran flakes, rice krispies knock-off, whatever. Step 2 - buy cinnamon powder Step 3 - buy milk. SOYA MILK, MOTHERFUCKER. Step 4 - Combine said items into "bowl of cereal that cost fuck all and tastes god damn great...
by James McGeachie
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 140726

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

Let's all pretend that Sega haven't just made a good Sonic game, otherwise all this shock just wont make sense! Seriously though, Generations was good. There's no Werehog, no princess, no gun combat, no fishing, etc, etc. The level design was solid, the 2D physics were the best they've been in like ...
by James McGeachie
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 140726

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

The fact it now has a new engine means that we could probably may as well think of it as "Sonic 5". I'm pretty much just looking at it as a new game and seeing what they come up with.
by James McGeachie
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1006705

Re: Sonic Generations

by James McGeachie
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1006705

Re: Sonic Generations

The gameplay is looking consideribly improved in the 3DS version now, although far from perfect. The fact they made the necessary change of music for Big Arm though is a good sign, especially since the new remix is awesome. 7 zones though is a bit balls when the console version has 9. I mean, if it ...
by James McGeachie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Megaman Legends 3 Announced.
Replies: 61
Views: 16880

Re: Megaman Legends 3 Announced.

What do they even have left to offer these days, Street Fighter iterations? It's not the '90s anymore! Resident Evil 6! Which will probably launch the same day as Gears of War 3....because it will have moved so far in that direction in line with the new Japanese ideology that "only Westernised game...
by James McGeachie
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: It's Dr. Eggman's 20th Birthday.
Replies: 36
Views: 9298

Re: It's Dr. Eggman's 20th Birthday.

Bit late, but I wanna say I'm one of the weirdos whose first experience with the franchise was on the Master System. In Europe it was pretty common that people played the Master System version of Sonic 1 as kids, especially if they were from a lovely working class background like myself. I thought i...
by James McGeachie
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1006705

Re: Sonic Generations

I wonder if he remembers how well Sonic Adventure 2 Battle sold for a third-party Gamecube title, even though it was released long after Sonic's 10th birthday. They made SA2:B in roughly 5 months after the DC version's release, so i'm guessing that particular port was an attractive idea because it ...
by James McGeachie
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1006705

Re: Sonic Generations

I don't think anyone who regularly posts on any sort of Sonic fansite really has a right to judge these people. I can and do, because at least I can admit that everything in the franchise from the last ~10 years is shit. Is there very much in the world that you don't find shit? Just genuinely curio...
by James McGeachie
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SCEI's NGP (PSP2)
Replies: 75
Views: 16296

Re: SCEI's NGP (PSP2)

Shitty gimmicks or not, the DS Zelda games have some of the best boss fights I've played in any game on any system.
by James McGeachie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: November 21st is when Retro Studios bitchslaps Rare. (DKCR)
Replies: 29
Views: 6920

Re: November 21st is when Retro Studios bitchslaps Rare. (DK

I mentioned I was pretty sure this was Kenji Yamamoto doing the music earlier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sexlrXo1z9c

Now it's a bit too obvious!
by James McGeachie
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 249709

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

That expanded cast has kind of spoiled the DS version a bit.

I'd been happy to think that Sonic 2k6's plot as a whole had been completely and utterly written out, as in, Silver doesn't exist, full stop. Seeing him in other titles is just flat out gay as hell.
by James McGeachie
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 249709

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

It is obviously a different animal, I am sure you wouldn't enjoy it as much.

It's still retarded to near enough review a game through watching videos though.