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by Rolken
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation
Replies: 790
Views: 233781

Re: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation

Camera or whatever flaw it may be, it all boils down to the same principle: Is it worth the effort? How hard is it to adapt to the flaw, and if you do, how much fun will you have? It's hard to argue that SA1 (and most of the games around that smoothing-out-the-3D-lumps era) didn't have their fair s...
by Rolken
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation
Replies: 790
Views: 233781

Re: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation

OK, well, I haven't played the game, so maybe this response is making some unfair assumptions, and if so I apologize. Maybe the camera is in fact totally OK and IGN is just tarding out; I wouldn't know. But if it does cause issues, then this particular line of defense gets trotted out all the time, ...
by Rolken
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation
Replies: 790
Views: 233781

Re: Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation

Well, I came here to indulge in the expected snark, but I guess you haven't heard the news. The IGN (3.9) and Famitsu (26/40) reviews both hand this game the worst score they've ever given Sonic. With the 8 from Nintendo Power, so far that's two out of three. Truly the Sonic franchise continues to s...
by Rolken
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Unleashed?
Replies: 2471
Views: 440870

Re: Sonic Unleashed?

Plus, for a reviewer, there are so many more obvious and fatal flaws that picking apart the stuff that more or less doesn't suck just wouldn't be sporting. They're not going to be changing any purchase decisions at that point anyway; only the diehard desperate fans would be buying a game after readi...
by Rolken
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Unleashed?
Replies: 2471
Views: 440870

Re: Sonic Unleashed?

Guys, I hate to tell you this but the news about Tails and Knuckles being the other playable characters and thaose wolf Sonic attacking mechanics is fake. UPDATE:First, we apologize for our fault to post those fake news about the Sonic plot and the confirmation that it would be 2D, gameplay-wise. D...
by Rolken
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: I made a Wing Fortress
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: I made a Wing Fortress

Lots of 8-bit maps. Yup.

Here's the how I did it topic.
by Rolken
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What Sonic game is this?
Replies: 99
Views: 11432

Re: What Sonic game is this?

And Sonic was "Slow" in Labyrinth because Eggman swithched his shoes with Heavy Shoes, man! people never care about Sonic's story. This is the worst kind of justification for poor gameplay mechanics, and one that comes up a lot. If a new Sonic game was called "Robotnik's Glitchy Mess Fest" and invo...
by Rolken
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: </revolution>?
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: </revolution>?

Really, there's not a lot of money or effort involved in getting a label's catalogue on an online store, compared to what it takes to ready a CD for the country. You don't need any physical materials to craft or print. So, really, you shouldn't be baffled over what the upside could have been to sel...
by Rolken
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: </revolution>?
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: </revolution>?

I'm extremely confused by why any of the major labels are giving Amazon the time of day. I always assumed that they let Apple take control of distribution because that was preferable to distributing themselves without the option of DRM that worked on iPods, but there seems to be no upside to selling...
by Rolken
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: NiGHTS: JoD is LAAAAME
Replies: 93
Views: 22485

Re: NiGHTS: JoD is LAAAAME

Kogen wrote:This is a step above Shadow the Hedgehog though, isn't it?
The reduced expectations of SEGA fans these days would be funny if not so sad.

If anyone still doubts what a mockery they made of the original, let doubt be removed.
by Rolken
Sun May 13, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: O enlighten me ye mighty scholars of sonic.
Replies: 50
Views: 7110

It amazes me how it never occurs to those debating the notion of Sonic "canon" that they spend more time contemplating the Sonic story in one of these topics than the creators ever did.

Seriously.
by Rolken
Sun May 13, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: An interesting article on Sega's downward trend
Replies: 89
Views: 13415

The article seems to me to be less a chronicle of why than of how . Sure, the Sammy saga and the death of the Dreamcast were pivotal points in Sega's fall - but those weren't causes, just the inevitable result of events already set in motion. Sega was not a coherent company. The Americans and Japane...
by Rolken
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sega file a trademark for 'Sonic Rush Adventure'
Replies: 59
Views: 29426

Now that DA mentions it, playing the same game more than once, each time with a different character, is pointless and stupid, but somehow StH3&K managed to make it not only good, but excellent. What can it be that makes that game so damn special? The fact that you're only partially playing the same...
by Rolken
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prope outlines company philosophy
Replies: 156
Views: 122385

I predict "innovative, original and surprising" games along the lines of Billy Hatcher.
by Rolken
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 2008 is tomorrow!
Replies: 47
Views: 5665

I was referring to representative democracy, the one that is actually feasible in reality, and you are referring to direct democracy, which has been experimented with but in full form is unrealistic without some measure of representation. To call it 'true' is both incorrect and implies that it is so...
by Rolken
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 2008 is tomorrow!
Replies: 47
Views: 5665

I'm saying that every option is an equally shitty option, even the lack of a system. I can understand saying they're all bad - but saying they're all equally bad is just ludicrous. Democracy is built around the ability of the electorate to redress grievances. Sure, the representatives have the most...
by Rolken
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 2008 is tomorrow!
Replies: 47
Views: 5665

I'm definitely voting, and as of now, I think it'll be Obama. So far, he's impressed me far more than any other candidate in either camp (though my preference goes left anyway), and the fact that there's a youthful and energetic leftist running and running well is enough to renew my hope in this co...
by Rolken
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SEGA gets sued by sonic restraunts
Replies: 44
Views: 6031

I guess somebody agreed.
by Rolken
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonicthehedgehogmovie.com domain name purchased.
Replies: 82
Views: 37940

P.S: back in '92, that helicoptery tail thing was the shit. Complete truth. Tails was leaps and bounds over the current crop of generic animals. A helicopter fox was both bizarre and cool in the same way that a supersonic hedgehog was. Now everything's just a talking animal, with subtypes immature/...
by Rolken
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Downloadable content released for Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 97
Views: 42150

You seem to be confused about how companies work. Their aim is not to avoid people writing letters, but to obtain their money. So long as you give them money, whatever juvenile letters you send are of no relevance. There are certainly people inside Sonic Team already that would prefer to ship an act...
by Rolken
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic on X-Play's 'franchises that need to die' list.
Replies: 81
Views: 9852

KitsuneDarkStalker wrote:He's still working his magic, just not for SEGA.
He still does some freelance stuff for Sega, such as Outrun.
by Rolken
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: French man flights his way to level 70!
Replies: 36
Views: 4379

Bah, trolled. Hard to tell when so many actually hold those opinions...
by Rolken
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: French man flights his way to level 70!
Replies: 36
Views: 4379

Bah! Humbot! wrote:EXPLAIN THAT, EXPERTBARD.
Easy. You're a moron.

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EXPLAIN THAT, STUPIDHEAD.

edit: and you don't even have to "believe in medicine", just statistics.
by Rolken
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Predictions for 2007
Replies: 49
Views: 6049

Sonic and the Secret Rings Plus for 360. You heard it here first.

Correct me if wrong, but isn't the "wii functionality" mostly just using the wiimote as a giant control stick? At least as far as the main game goes.
by Rolken
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Best cellphone ever!
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Sure, they "fixed it" for desktops if you buy another mouse. The majority of computers sold these days are laptops, and if you buy one of Apple's you're locked into a single button, so it's quite a relevant complaint.