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by big_smile
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 16
Views: 6444

Re: Streets of Rage 4

https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/02/streets-rage-4-hands-on-gameplay/ ^ Hands on preview. There's a new juggling mechanic. The special moves work like Sor2 in that use lose energy to use them. But, if you keep fighting without getting hit, you can get the energy back. I always thought SoR3 handled the ...
by big_smile
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 16
Views: 6444

Streets of Rage 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=M_bgPefCyfA It's from the team that made The Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and it seems like the new game will have a similar art style. Not really sure what to make of it, especially as Ancient doesn't seem to be involved. Had this been released a fe...
by big_smile
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20866

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

The article I linked to thinks it's Eggman, which is something I share. It's a bit repetitive as Eggman was in disguise for Sonic Free Riders.
by big_smile
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20866

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

Do the vehicle designs have to be so one-note? Blaze is a cat! Therefore, her car has cat ears. PERFECT! Purrfect. Damn, Vector's a whore. Sleeps with the Chaotix, Team Rose, and Team whatever they are (alternate dimensions? future timelines?) Has Team Chaotix ever been playable after Heroes? There...
by big_smile
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9136

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

Well, I get the impression that Bean is supposed to be a nostalgic throw back/cameo type deal (er... If 8 years can be counted as nostalgia). But yeah, you got me there.
by big_smile
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9136

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

Yes, you are definitely correct that Red and Yellow are lazy. I just don't find it as odious as you do on account most of the big properties did recolors early on before working out more distinct supporting cast (though Tails might actually predate both Yellow and Ray?). Remember: Luigi was nothing...
by big_smile
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9136

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

Your point of contention is that "Red" and "Yellow" would've been folded into canon? I don't think there was ever any chance of that happening. It's not like Sonic's exact duplicate from Eraser is kicking around anywhere. And even if they did somehow lingered on they surely would've been Luigi-ifie...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9136

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

https://twitter.com/insanedavid/status/1023352635120730112?s=21 Videos are out. I am so glad that it didn't get released. It looks fun, but the brothers are horribly designed, just being recolors of Sonic. To be honest, all the arcade characters aren't that great, as even Ray and Mighty seem too muc...
by big_smile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

Nope this version is 4:3. Although I think with the Taxman/Stealth remasters, if they were played on certain devices they would switch from 16:9 to 4:3. I must admit, with the Sonic remasters I preferred 16:9. It made it feel so much fresher to replay again. I also liked that they had added the Soni...
by big_smile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

The forthcoming emulated version of Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch will have spinsdash, dropdash and worldwide rankings: https://mobile.twitter.com/SonicJPNews/status/1019826559992164353 Kudos for them to putting extra effort into emulation. But why go to all that effort, when they could port the 2011 ...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 20909

Re: Sonic 2018

I think the only reason Sonic the Fighters ever had a home release was because the other Model 1 fighters were receiving them around the same time as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series. Presumably StF would've been part of that as well were it not for Iizuka or such deciding to sweeten the pot with ...
by big_smile
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 20909

Re: Sonic 2018

Eraser was actually supposed to be in Gems and it's menu entry is still left in the game code. Gems even uses a Mega Drive emulator for some of the unlockable bonus games, so I am surprised that Eraser got the chop.
by big_smile
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 20909

Re: Sonic 2018

Naka said that SegaSonic was planned for Gems, but they couldn't get the controllers to work. And it seems Chaotix was planned for Gems too, but I guess the emulation was too difficult for them. SegaSonic and Chaotix aren't that great games (especially SegaSonic). It's probably better for Sega if th...
by big_smile
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 20909

Re: Sonic 2018

https://comiccon2018.sched.com/event/FQn5/sonic-the-hedgehogs-way-past-cool-panel Another Sonic panel, this time at Comic-Con 2018 Sonic The Hedgehog has raced back into comics, bringing old enemies and new friends along for the ride. IDW editors Joe Hughes and David Mariotte, artist Evan Stanley, S...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 119
Views: 44606

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

I doubt it would have killed anything. Sonic (and Sega) had pretty much dropped out of the average public's consciousness by the time X-treme rolled around as the Saturn was getting out-shadowed by the Playstation and N64.

If anything, a movie might have showed people that Sonic was still a thing.
by big_smile
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 119
Views: 44606

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

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2018/07/06/the-sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-that-never-got-made It seems Sega were trying the Sonic movie thing back in the 90s. It was planned to incorporate elements from Sonic Xtreme and even the old Sonic Mary Garnett story with Sonic coming in the real world to stop Dr Robot...
by big_smile
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Plus [Spoiler free thread]
Replies: 8
Views: 6160

Re: Sonic Mania Plus [Spoiler free thread]

I've always wanted a behind the scenes video of Mania and Sega finally did one, starting with a focus on the art and design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BUGPG4CrE0 Sadly it's a bit disappointing. There's a few glimpses of sketches but nothing meaty. And the developers don't really say anything ...
by big_smile
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 13796

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

These traits are hinted at in Sonic Arcade. Ray seems to be slightly more "zany" the rest in his animations and so fits the little boy role very well. On the character selection screen Mighty flexes his muscles to show he's the strong guy. It's vague but it looks like that's what they built the pers...
by big_smile
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 119
Views: 44606

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

Carrey's involvement certainly has raised some eyebrows. I was meaning to post this before his casting, but I don't think the plot of the movie is bad. To your average movie watchers, Sonic has all the story of Tetris. They probably remember the 'Hedgehog with Attitude' slogan from the nineties, so ...
by big_smile
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 119
Views: 44606

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

https://twitter.com/deadline/status/101 ... 61825?s=21

Jim Carrey will be playing Dr Robotnik (It doesn't look like they are going with Eggman).
by big_smile
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20866

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

It's been stated in various interviews that she was designed for Heroes but then introduced in Sonic Advance 2 so they wouldn't have to waste time in Heroes with her introduction. The early footage of Cream's gameplay in Sonic Advance 2 actually had a reoccurred Amy Rose head icon for the life count...
by big_smile
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20866

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

I'm reticent to criticize Cream on account I'm not now or every was a little girl. I'm guessing she failed to capture that intended audience, or even any peripheral audience aside from those unsavory enough to put even Sega off their lunch. I get the impression Cream was solely created to fill the ...
by big_smile
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20866

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

I am surprised they didn't bring back Cream. I am not a fan of her, but it would have been a nod to Heroes. And she could have worked well with a team of Chao. Cream and Amy were brilliant in Sonic Battle. And then in Sonic Advance 3, they formed Team Jubilee and became the girl Sonic & Tails. But I...
by big_smile
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 13796

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

Part 4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAmBxc_yCsI

Things are hotting up. Can't wait for the final part next month.