Well, I browse around various game-related message boards on occasion, so when I see members depict their ideal classic Sonic game in 3D, they always include cell-shaded graphics. No idea why, but it seems somewhat logical.
Green Gibbon! wrote:Yet that damned jeep, more than any other thing, keeps nagging at the back of my mind like the last echo of reason in my psyche telling me, "Seriously dude, it's just over, let it go."
I wrote:Great. The gaming community will now continue to bitch about things that are in almost every other 3D franchise. As long as Sonic is in 3D, there will be bottomless pits. Oh fucking well. Let there be no anticipation for this game whatsoever, all thanks to SONICTEAM developing this game during Shadow the Hedgehog's development. Everyone pops boners when they see Super Mario Galaxy, but God forbid there is any hope for the Sonic franchise to work in 3D. I give up. Everyone will conclude SONICTEAM has not learned their lesson as this game started development before SONICTEAM had anything to learn, I will have to endure another year of disappointment as SONICTEAM releases a game that is not of our expectations whatsoever and I will continue my stroll down various message boards as the notion that "the franchise is dead" will remain dominant in Sonic-related threads everywhere for another year as everyone will continue to pop boners for the next Metal Gear Solid or Zelda game, and I continue to envy every other franchise that is not Sonic forever.
Nobody ever wants to fulfill my hopes. Ever. Why do I keep dreaming for the well-being of another when nobody is willing to even fulfill that? Have we lost faith in ourselves as a society that much when we cannot even wish for the well-being of others without meeting disappoint too? Even something commercial such as a video game series? I really wish I could just spontaneously die right now, but that would only make things more dire. Thank you, SONICTEAM, for promising what you clearly cannot deliver just to crush our anticipation right when you finally reveal new information after eight fucking months. I still wish the best of luck for this... this... SONIC ADVENTURE 3... but if the past is any indication, it will take more than wishing to make this game as good as it needs to be.
Condensed for your ignoring pleasure wrote:[spoiler]For my part in promoting this masochism, I apologize. I had my own reasons for hoping the series would fail that I've since overcome and I'm sorry if I darkened your perspective of the community. I know it's no consolation, but getting what I wanted didn't feel like I expected it would. I thought I'd do a quiet little victory dance but instead I felt more angry and dead inside that I thought I was still capable of feeling for this series, and when I saw everyone praising it on the news board I felt totally abandoned. But then I took a step back and let go of the things I could never bring myself to let go of, and I think you should too. Hold on to your fandom if it's good, but loosen your grip. Don't subject yourself to anxiety like this for another whole year.
There may never be another good Sonic game again. And even if there is, all things must end. "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will comeÃ¢â‚¬â€the readiness is all. Let be." You said before that you'd take the good games and ignore the bad. That's a healthy attitude that I'm ready to accept now. Don't go switching places with me.
I didn't really want this. I didn't want to see Sonic irrevocably defiled or the community miserable or your hopes crushed. What I wanted was the strength to let go, because I had to, because I was holding on too tight. Maybe you are too.
I guess this brings our yearlong...rivalry, or whatever, to a close. As climactic an ending as I could have asked for. A little depressing, but I keep seeing a sunrise. I've enjoyed your outlook. It was fun and enlightening.[/spoiler]
Frieza2000 wrote:Just so you don't feel lonely, I'ma embarrass myself too.
And seeing as you had probably calmed down before you even logged back on I'll just hide in a corner now, unwilling to stop myself from posting this despite all logic.
When Sega mentioned returning Sonic to his roots, it's weird how suddenly everyone assumes they're going to make Sonic 1 in 3D or something. It's the reason why Sonic Robo Blast (stupid name) didn't work; you can't just "make" a 2D game into 3D.
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