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by Wombatwarlord777
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105312

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

You say that the manual gives information about new levels? Do you mind spoiling that as well? Or at least telling us the number of levels in the game, if they revealed them all? Alright, now to respond to some of your points. I imagine the whole bit about Knuckles being Sonic's newest ally comes do...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Archie Sonic is probably dead
Replies: 39
Views: 26447

Re: Archie Sonic is probably dead

They're definitely gonna have to reboot it again. I wonder if they'll use any of the Freedom Fighters? I know Archie still owns many of those characters. My guess is that they're going to make a clean break because 1) SEGA can dictate that all characters designed for the new comic are solely their ...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

Infinite honestly makes me appreciate Shadow's character design much, much more. Anybody with a cursory knowledge of the Sonic franchise can take a look at Shadow and immediately pick up on his main role as an antagonistic counterpart to Sonic. With the possible exception of his shoes, Shadow's near...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

Really minor thing, but Infinite's use of the term "Blue Savior" really harkens back to the mid-2000s where grandiose titles were thrown around in Sonic games willy-nilly. It really Iblis Trigger-ed me. I'm honestly ambivalent on how I feel about Ken and Graff writing this thing. On one hand, I actu...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Archie Sonic is probably dead
Replies: 39
Views: 26447

Re: Archie Sonic is probably dead

As much as I disliked the lingering influence of DiC's contributions, I do find myself having pangs of sympathy for all those people who been invested in those characters. But on the other hand, they've had a much longer run than any supporting character of a licensed property had any right to. Ima...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Archie Sonic is probably dead
Replies: 39
Views: 26447

Re: Archie Sonic is probably dead

Yeah, people were hoping that Megadrive gets its third issue out, or that the flagship comic itself reaches the arbitrary 300th issue. I just hope that we wrap up most of the loose ends and the last issue implies that the Freedom Fighters' adventures in the Archie-verse continue. So, I guess this is...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic game for 2015
Replies: 398
Views: 238339

Re: New Sonic game for 2015

The Boom TV show is pretty good. Some episodes, especially the likes of "Eggman the Auteur", "Don't Judge Me", and "Cabin Fever", are funny, and if nothing else, the TV show is where the voice acting for the Sonic franchise finally became excellent. I will agree, though, that the writing hasn't been...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic game for 2015
Replies: 398
Views: 238339

Re: New Sonic game for 2015

It's interesting that they were ordered to link Rise of Lyric to the upcoming TV show eight months before the game's release. It's probably why the second, uh, "Adventure Field" in the game seems so bloated and empty in comparison to the first one (whose central area is more compact and is almost to...
by Wombatwarlord777
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GHZ Museum/Encyclopedia fact checking & ect. thread
Replies: 202
Views: 113595

Re: GHZ Museum/Encyclopedia fact checking & ect. thread

I'm pretty sure this has been documented somewhere , but I've never seen it mentioned here. http://www.theghz.com/sonic/son3/son3_14.gif If you're ever hit by this miniboss's spinning top thing directly from above, it acts as a crushing object and instantly kills you, regardless of your ring count.
by Wombatwarlord777
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95778

Re: Revenge of the nerds

The shoes being a gift from Eggman is totally possible but eminently strange. Of all the gifts to give to win his trust, shoes? I'd expect them to be booby trapped like the ones from Labyrinth. Perhaps the shoes weren't meant to sabotage Knuckles in case he started getting wise to Eggman's plan, bu...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95778

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Was there ever an in-game explanation for the item monitors? I could have sworn that the Sonic 1 US manual said that they were brought along by Eggman to South Island as item caches, but looking at it just now that doesn't appear to be the case. Could some sort of friendly entity be leaving them beh...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95778

Re: Revenge of the nerds

I've always wondered about Carnival Night. Was it part of the Echidna civilization or something Eggman whipped up due to his love of theme parks? And if Eggman made it, how come Knuckles didn't freak out (or about Launch Base for that matter?). The answer concerning Carnival Night is probably that ...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

The lyrics are fucking atrocious as well. They could not be more blunt. I wonder if this could be attributed to me being a bitter old bastard already highly skeptical about this game and with rose-tinted glasses (how good are the likes of "It Doesn't Matter" or "What I'm Made Of", anyways?), but one...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

I was going to say that I missed the subtley of "Live and Learn", but I thought that might sound too pedantic, even on this board.

I'm glad somebody shares my general sentiments.
by Wombatwarlord777
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105312

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

I think Sega should give more control back to Sega of America because they know how to better appease core fans than SoJ could ever imagine. I mean, just look at Sonic Boom! Bounce pad! To be fair, that was less of an active mistake on their part and more of an outside train wreck they utterly fail...
by Wombatwarlord777
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26132

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Dr. BUGMAN wrote:Hedgehog may as well be Iizuka's fursona for all it indicates these days.
Please, please do not put that thought into my head.
by Wombatwarlord777
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26132

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Different strokes for different folks, but I rarely play Sonic games at full speed. Even in the games where it's a more blantant focus (Colors, Unleashed) I'm really more happy running as opposed to boosting through levels. It comes down to me being terrible at speedruns and being more interested in...
by Wombatwarlord777
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26132

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

I don't believe it's as intuitive as we think. I don't know many other examples in platformer where you press down and an action button and expect something to happen. Maybe doubly so in Sonic, since the thing most people know about the games is that they're supposed to be fastfastfastfastfast , and...
by Wombatwarlord777
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

I've really enjoyed Sonics Unleashed through Generations, but yeah, simply going as fast as possible is starting to get pretty stale. Honestly, Sonic Team needs to buckle down and finally create a momentum-based 3D game. It'll be hard, but it'll give Sonic a clear distinction that no other platforme...
by Wombatwarlord777
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

I guess. The... mask? ...on Infinite might be another hint that it's Rouge, and might actually give Shadow a good reason to side with Eggman if he thinks it'll help restore her or something. Thing is, it'd be really odd for her to be kicked back into relevancy after being basically a walking cameo a...
by Wombatwarlord777
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

Jingles wrote:But where was Mephiles? His title was literally "The Dark"!
Please, Mephiles was weaksauce! Now that we Sonic fans have become more sophisticated and mature, we can finally handle a villain like Infinity the Dark-er!
by Wombatwarlord777
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

New trailer. Looks like there's more than one resistance. You won't believe who's back... Curses, I thought we were getting Mighty or Nack or something. Given the writers of this game, Shadow's reason for joining the bad guys is probably going to be "the strong deserve to rule over the weak!" or so...
by Wombatwarlord777
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 72746

Re: Sonic 2017

I was cool with all the ancillary characters until I saw Charm's dire visage again. It looks awkward to have your buddies' animated, floating heads pop in and say a line or two as the apocalypse is obstensively raining down. Plain old radio chatter feels a lot more appropriate given the in-game situ...
by Wombatwarlord777
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105312

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

I don't see any Quartz Quadrant in Chemical Plant. If I remember correctly, there is a gimmick in Quartz Quadrant that has Sonic spin around through transparent pipes, almost similar in function to the twisting tube gimmick in nu-Chemical Plant. https://image.ibb.co/dtREfv/scd_qq_objectsimg12.png T...
by Wombatwarlord777
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105312

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

Not to mention Wacky Workbench. I could have sworn that Aquatic Ruin would've been the Sonic 2 zone in the game. The initial trailer showcased it alongside Flying Battery (I'm pretty sure Sonic Generations pulled a similar stunt with this anniversary video ), plus we were sorely lacking for water / ...