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by FlashTHD
Tue May 16, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Super Mario Bros.
Replies: 259
Views: 34313

Halfway through World 3 and i've already stockpiled about 60 lives. That's one thing I despise about the series, being able to rack up extra lives so quickly. I'll prolly never see the words "Game Over" in this one as long as I live. It plays great. The levels are excellently designed and use their ...
by FlashTHD
Mon May 15, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: Can't hold on much longer
Replies: 122
Views: 91209

I don't know when I first liked Sonic; my mom claims I was four when that happened (my recollection of anything before I was five is more than spotty). The funny thing is, I didn't like him for the games - I had no idea those even existed at the time. Sonic was just awesome for some reason and I stu...
by FlashTHD
Sun May 14, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Final thoughts on Shadow the hedgehog (game)
Replies: 45
Views: 6495

Zeta wrote:Getting hit tends to send you off a cliff immediately.
Alright, now that's a ridiculous exaggeration. It's not always a certain thing.
by FlashTHD
Sun May 14, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Final thoughts on Shadow the hedgehog (game)
Replies: 45
Views: 6495

Why is it that so many people are so careless with the jump dash/homing attack? I honestly have no idea where all these complaints about the homing attack in the Shadow game constantly missing are coming from; the only time it's thrown me off a cliff was once. Once. I've had the game since it was ou...
by FlashTHD
Sat May 13, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Wild Fire: Sonic in a Solo Adventure! (Wiiii!)
Replies: 103
Views: 36842

I did some digging in the museum pages, and only found two credits to Ogawa's name: "Character Game Designer" for SA1 alongside Iizuka and Takao Miyoshi, and one of the many designers for Chu Chu Rocket. I haven't checked any of the newer games' credits. It seems like he hasn't been that high on the...
by FlashTHD
Sat May 13, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Sonic Next-Gen trailer on XBOX Live Marketplace
Replies: 1171
Views: 256766

EGM ran a preview. It doesn't say much that we don't already know, though it does clear up a few things. Two choice quotes: "We have many goals that we are striving to achieve with the first Sonic game for the next-gen consoles, but the main one is to return Sonic to his roots," says Shun Nakamura o...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 12, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Sonic Next-Gen trailer on XBOX Live Marketplace
Replies: 1171
Views: 256766

Linking to what i'm about to link to may be a bad idea knowing what kind of reaction it may get here, but if Sonic Stadium's sources aren't yanking our chain, then Silver... is a time traveller. Uh...huh. Also, just look at some of those comments there. "Shadow probably joined the military!" It hurt...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 12, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Sonic Next-Gen trailer on XBOX Live Marketplace
Replies: 1171
Views: 256766

EVEN MORE unstable cameras (balanced with what seems to be an slightly more forgiving control... the Moses section can be fixed with only moving the camera a little UP , but of course, that would ruin the speed sensation), THAT FUCKING SA2 BOXES AGAIN (this is particularly annoying in the Silver le...
by FlashTHD
Thu May 11, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Sonic Next-Gen trailer on XBOX Live Marketplace
Replies: 1171
Views: 256766

Also, he said that the PS3 crashed on him. Advanced NextGen technology man
It's no wonder. The PS3 has eight cores. If you don't program it just so, the whole tower that is the game becomes unstable. Developers were complaining about the system being fussy to work with long ago.
by FlashTHD
Thu May 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bitter Nintendo tears
Replies: 249
Views: 45440

Yeah, but just the opening theme. Would have been interesting if they talked him into more than that. What suprised me was that there are lyrics - I would have preferred none since Melee's theme was badass on its' own.
by FlashTHD
Wed May 10, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Site Updates
Topic: Of Hedgehogs and Squid
Replies: 65
Views: 63605

Remember how Sega of America over-hyped Heroes and got everyone all excited over what turned out in the end to be another experiment with the core gameplay? I wouldn't put it past them to be doing this again now. Gibbon's right that this isn't an entire game based on "the roots", but the only major ...
by FlashTHD
Wed May 10, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bitter Nintendo tears
Replies: 249
Views: 45440

Melee was a killer game and a quantum leap over the N64 game, though it was so big a leap that I have a hard time seeing how much farther Smash Bros. can evolve. It's nice to see that they aren't fiddling with what already works so well and that this is the first Revolution game to not go out of its...
by FlashTHD
Tue May 09, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: "Super Paper Mario" - new Gamecube title
Replies: 99
Views: 13324

I'm more tempted to call this "Mario's Acid Trip", given the math skies and geometric everything and Bowser/Peach hooking up and Mario's dry expression on his face while running around. Who in Nintendo was smoking what when they came up with this?
by FlashTHD
Tue May 09, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Wild Fire: Sonic in a Solo Adventure! (Wiiii!)
Replies: 103
Views: 36842

Hm, Yojiro Ogawa is the producer. Someone refresh my memory on what he's done for the series. Gamespot conducted this interview: GameSpot: When did development on the game start? How much did you know about the Wii hardware and controller at that time? Yojiro Ogawa: Exact date of starting the projec...
by FlashTHD
Tue May 09, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Wild Fire: Sonic in a Solo Adventure! (Wiiii!)
Replies: 103
Views: 36842

EDIT: Wait, what am I saying, I just read that press release thing again, I can't believe I didn't take that in. What a load of tripe. Ugghh nevermind I've been completely off today, I think it's all been too much for me to handle, one hell of a day and not enough sleep to handle the intake. Agreed...
by FlashTHD
Tue May 09, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bitter Nintendo tears
Replies: 249
Views: 45440

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/e3_2006/wii/img_con/photo_classic.jpg When I think about using that hideous thing, it makes my hands hurt. Couldn't it just have been easier to make a modded GameCube controller that would comfortable without question instead of making a butt-ugly and dysfunctional-loo...
by FlashTHD
Tue May 09, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Wild Fire: Sonic in a Solo Adventure! (Wiiii!)
Replies: 103
Views: 36842

Developed by SEGA Studios USA? Outlook not so good. It's also not a pleasant sign when the story synopsis immedeately makes you think back to Sonic's Gameworld. What kiddie-riffic bile is this? Did the Shadow game prove them incapable of writing a half-decent story or what? The controls don't sound...
by FlashTHD
Mon May 08, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bitter Nintendo tears
Replies: 249
Views: 45440

This is more or less what I thought the Revolution controller would be before it was unvieled - a typical controller with motion sensors built in. I like the idea; unfortunately, Nintendo has already made their big splash with the Revmote, so Sony's coming off as desperate for ideas now. That's not ...
by FlashTHD
Mon May 08, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: E3 Sonic Next-Gen trailer on XBOX Live Marketplace
Replies: 1171
Views: 256766

Observations based on the screenshots only (damn my weak connection): 1) Eggman is too realistic-looking. He hasn't lost weight so much as having his 'stache streamlined to the point where he's scary to look at. In a bad way. I wonder how much better he'd look if you replace his 'stache in those sho...
by FlashTHD
Sat May 06, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

BTW, you have no idea what a faggot is until you've been to the Sonic Stadium forums. Trust me. I take it you're referring to Flint, Roarey, BirdieGryphon and Falc? For what it's worth, they all happen to be good friends of mine. So, yeah, I hope you aren't trying to start something Only one of tho...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 05, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

You know, there's one possibility we've failed to cover: somewhere, somebody could be having good, hard laugh over that brochure. Only when someone else brought this up did I realize that it could be fake. -- The site that this image originated from was http://ipavel.com/sega/ . That link is now dea...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 05, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

Then that would make me a bit more tolerant than you. If the story turns out like crap, i'll be disappointed. Not as much as I was with the Shadow game (where the story was a more critical element and was structured terribly), but I will be disappointed - however, if the gameplay is the opposite and...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 05, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

It's not really paranoia to say one is disgusted with Sega.
No, but did seeing Whitey and Shadow really make you hate Sega as a whole for it?
by FlashTHD
Fri May 05, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

In my extremely narrow and close-minded view of the series, its roots do not involve tired exploitative cash-ins like Shadow or overall shitty derivative character designs like Mr. White. I wouldn't call "Whitey" deriative, just fugly. Shadow fits that bill more, but he's at least a different enoug...
by FlashTHD
Fri May 05, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: StH: White hedgehog revealed · Shadow · PC Version
Replies: 101
Views: 36438

Yuck. That guy is hideous. The pose and chest puff only makes it worse. Still, he may just a be another one-shot character, and if you think about what approach they're taking with the story, it seems to me like a reasonable assumption. Shadow...well, no telling what that will amount to. It does bri...