Sonic Boom TV Show Megathread Getcha CG cartoon chat here!
Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:04 PM
Just don't like the whole humour of eggman - he should kinda be the horrible bad guy in my opinion......
I don't think that would fit in with the kind of tone this show is going for. It's supposed to be light hearted fun, not dark and serious. I mean, it's not like you could replace Robotnik in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog with Robotnik from SatAM and have it stay the same show.
Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:08 PM
I do hope that it won't be cancelled, because I'll be needing something to hang on to after The Legend of Korra ends.
Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:34 PM
I know this show follows after the games, but it's very weird having Sticks just *poof* into existence in episode 2.
I kinda like Sticks, reminds me of Daffy Duck lol
Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:47 PM
Posted 08 November 2014 - 09:12 PM
Nah, I think Eggman works best when he has a nice element of comedy while still being reasonably threatening (like in Sonic Unleashed). Still, the first two episodes having elements of him cooperating with the heroes as a facade? As others and myself said earlier... save that stuff for later after you've developed the relationship between Eggman and Sonic. Even Mike Pollock wasn't able to save it completely, and that's saying something.
If anything, she's the last person who should be that paranoid. Her shtick (sorry) seems to be having grown up in the wilderness (if her apparel and the tie-in comic are anything to go by), so I can see her being paranoid about technology SPECIFICALLY, but having her yell at her own shadow is just stupid.
Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:08 PM
Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:05 AM
Maybe I should have compared this to one of Cartoon Network's other 15-minute shows? Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball, and even Teen Titans Go! all had premiere episodes that essentially set the tone for what the viewers should expect from them. They started establishing their respective universes (well, all right, Teen Titans Go! didn't that as much) and the formulas by which they would operate (this was/is especially true for Regular Show). I can't put my finger on it, but Sonic Boom's premiere did feel off in comparison.
Perhaps it's partially expectations for some sort of pilot special? Maybe it's also, as has been speculated, that the episodes are being aired out of order. There hasn't been a proper introduction of Sticks to the audience... outside of the game. In the other series I've listed, there has been some sort of first proper appearance of new characters, with or without some even just half-assed explanations, from Thomas and C.J. in later seasons of Regular Show, Flame Princess in Adventure Time, to Steven Universe, Gumball, and Clarence's Simpsons-esque cast of characters in their respective fictional cities. You could excuse Orbot and Cubot, in a way, as they have been in previous games, but this is Sticks' first. Oh well...
Oh, and another parallel with Pac-Man: both premieres had the word "kill" somewhere in the dialogue. It was uttered by President Spheros in Pac-Man and Sticks in Sonic Boom.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:36 AM
Because, after all, no one can tell the difference anymore.
Sometimes I wonder if anyone even remembers what a Sonic game was.
In before every major game journalist outlet describes Shattered Crystal as "Classic 2D Sonic Action".
As for the cartoon, I couldn't watch more than five minutes of either episode. It feels like watching that old Donkey Kong Country show, but slightly better writing. I must be too old for this shit now.
And when there was singing, it was incidental and mildly humorous. You know, compared to DK doing a poor man's Cab Calloway dance while he crooned about the Crystal Coconut or a fatass Kremling reuniting with his pirate brother. I mean, I'm usually fine with singing in shows (I still have a few songs from season 1 of SpongeBob knocking about in my head every once in a while), but holy hell was that too much.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 01:38 AM
Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:15 AM
The sonic fandom, the only one to produce such an exhorbant amount of art that it sometimes obfuscates the official material.
And at some points looks like THE official material :v