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by j-man
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Japanese Sonic 3 and Sonic R Official Guide (Full Scans)
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Japanese Sonic 3 and Sonic R Official Guide (Full Scans)

Fascinating stuff! Thanks for sharing, man. I'm a "look-at-the-pictures" guy anyway, but a translation would still be super cool. One thing I find interesting about the Sonic 3 guide is the odd real-life photo thrown in there for certain zones. I think it's kinda cute, the sort of thing that would'v...
by j-man
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Brick
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Sonic Brick

.....Could pave the way for future sets, even. STARDUST SPEEDWAY confirmed?!?! Wow, nothing gets past you, huh? ;) It really is amazing to think that we're gonna see official Sonic Lego sets after all this time. I still remember building blocky-arse characters out of the basic bricks as a kid - bet...
by j-man
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Brick
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Sonic Brick

I saw the progress it made over on Sonic Retro - amazing to see it being made for real! Could pave the way for future sets, even.
by j-man
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works

I did see Masato Nakamura posting on the Tweeto about being proud of having his music in the next film... hope he's not just talking about that trailer! I thought JunkieXL did a fine job with the soundtrack (which doesn't get mentioned much) but I do wanna hear a sick Chemical Plant remix in there.
by j-man
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas! plague edition
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Merry Christmas! plague edition

Oh dude, I wish! We had some thing with I think lentils and red peppers, but it wasn't all that. I just went full ham on the honey-glazed carrots and parsnips - garlic, thyme, olive oil, salt'n'pepa, job's a good'un. I'll give yours a go as well! We all recovered well, thanks. Not dead yet, anyway! ...
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Netflix announces new 3D animated series for Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 5
Views: 723

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

I guess it's an easy way to essentially create infinite story potential. I just hope it's more Crisis on Infinite Sonics, rather than "Oh no, we're trapped in Medieval World!". This is a promising sign: http://segabits.com/blog/2021/02/02/sonic-prime-to-take-place-in-sonic-teams-video-game-universe-...
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Post your artwork (56k warning)
Replies: 2350
Views: 504575

Re: Post your artwork (56k warning)

Great stuff, Silv. Always liked your Sonic art, especially those little diorama-looking ones with all the zones mashed together - looks just as good in motion!
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 210
Views: 114718

Re: Revenge of the nerds

It's a shame the Chaos Emeralds seem to have been dropped entirely from the recent entries - a bit of game-spanning lore would do wonders to unify the series right now. I appreciate the desire to try new things, but I think it's fair to say that hasn't really worked in their favour for a while now. ...
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Super NiGHTS Odyssey
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Super NiGHTS Odyssey

Gave it a go on PS4 yesterday. It's... weird! My immediate reaction is that it's for kids; I mean, literally every face button, and even the triggers, do the same thing, and combined with the pop-up storybook visuals it kind of feels like a My First Videogame. I have literally no idea what the Tims ...
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas! plague edition
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Merry Christmas! plague edition

Happy New Year, chums! A month late, sure, but I've been a little busy - with the Coronavirus, as it happens. Knocked me on my arse for a few weeks; still feel like I've deepthroated a canister of mustard gas. Wear a mask! All in all, I found the seasonal period to be pretty... breathtaking :wink: :...
by j-man
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 42
Views: 27285

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)

Hell, I'd be up for a full-blown Metroidvania style game We are 20 years overdue for this. No need for a hub, though. That'd just be SA1 (or Sonic 06 more specifically, which literally used ring gates for zone entry) with a Metroid progression system. Just make one uninterrupted world, like Metroid...
by j-man
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 42
Views: 27285

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)

I actually didn't hate Advance 3's hub worlds - or any of it, really! In something like Adventure or Unleashed, you're just trotting about talking to people - it feels a bit off. Advance 3 had you still running and jumping about in a familiar style, and had a few little bits and pieces to find or un...
by j-man
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Super NiGHTS Odyssey
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Super NiGHTS Odyssey

I had a big dumb grin on my face the whole way through the initial trailer. It took me wayyy back in time, man! Suddenly, I'm standing in the middle of Sega World at the Trocadero again, playing NiGHTS for the first time, backlit with neon and pumping techno. I'm all over this like a seagull on chip...
by j-man
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 42
Views: 27285

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)

Maybe they could switch things up a bit by starting with Chemical Plant first this time, followed by Green Hill. Hire me, Sega!
by j-man
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 210
Views: 114718

Re: Revenge of the nerds

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/752201069672661053/777404543381012531/EmzeIQPXYAAfWbP.png Take a look at the bottom left image in particular - definitely seems to be a crystal pillar, rather than an Emerald on a stone plinth like the final game. It's all very exciting! I like perving over co...
by j-man
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 60630

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

Yeah... it was a whole thing.

Enjoy the decade-old, second-hand embarrassment!
by j-man
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 60630

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

Good points, well made. I think for me, the palette swaps at least alleviated some of the gripes I had about returning zones, and made the Act 2 remixes feel a bit more original (even if superficially). I also rated the Special Stages - easily my favourite of the series so far - even if the Encore M...
by j-man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Sequel in the Works

I've got pretty high hopes for a sequel. Aside from the end credits scenes (seriously, can we talk about those?!) I think that the success of the first one, especially following the very public reaction to the redesign, shows that you don't have to veer too far off track to adapt a property like thi...
by j-man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 17
Views: 9432

Re: Streets of Rage 4

Picked this up recently to play with the missus, and we've had a great time so far. You guys hit the nail on the head regarding the difficulty - sometimes this game makes me feel like a total chump! More so than usual, anyway. One standout issue for me is actually the game length... maybe I'm just m...
by j-man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Is there a reason they're remaking Miracle World specifically? I appreciate that (based on purely anecdotal evidence) it's the most popular instalment by a country mile, but surely the game will already be playable on most platforms where this is being released ? It certainly is on Switch and PC th...
by j-man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Post your artwork (56k warning)
Replies: 2350
Views: 504575

Re: Post your artwork (56k warning)

Oh, behave.
by j-man
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 60630

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

I did this a while back. It was excruciating. Thank Christ we came of age before everything we did online was automatically tied to our actual goddamn names. Fuck it, I knew I spelled it wrong -- now that's ekscrewshiating. Joke's on me, I guess, 'cause I was a li'l bitch in real life too. I don't ...
by j-man
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 60630

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

Hello, The GHZ. Just popping in to let everyone know what I thought of the Sonic the Hedgehog real life action movie. I'm sure you were all dying to know, right? Well, I liked it! So there we are. And while I'm here: that Sonic Mania was a bit of alright, wasn't it? Also - slightly off topic - sorry...
by j-man
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: They have three toes, the end is nigh!
Replies: 19
Views: 9504

Re: They have three toes, the end is nigh!

Woooo! Zeldaaa!
by j-man
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: Say it. Say it!!
Replies: 16
Views: 14112

Re: Say it. Say it!!

Gee Aych ZED. Goddamned colonials.