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Confessions and admissions of a Sonic fan Share your inner most Sonic-ness, be it good or negative

#106 User is offline HCKTROX 

Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

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Here's something I got to vent: Before releasing the final version of Mobius Evolution, I had a lot of exams from college. The final deadline imposed by Abyssal Leopard was quite tight, with less than 2 weeks away, and the game was still full of bugs everywhere you could imagine. I had to choose. I should have studied... but I also was very tired of social issues, I had some rage against the world or something, but the team counted with me. So idiotically, I prefered to spend sleepless nights fixing bugs, rushing features, and so on. Eventually I got forced to quit college.

EDIT: Grammar.
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Here's one that I didn't realize was confessionworthy until I saw just how much people seem to prefer Sonic 1's art: I think Sonic's sprites in the first game is hideous. In fact, I really don't like for any of the art (or music*) in the first game. I all-around liked Sonic 3's aesthetics best. The visually noisier backgrounds, the bigger shoes, the significantly more intricate shading, the rebalanced character proportions, and the all around sense of texture to everything... The first game feels really flat compared to the third, IMO.

*Star Light Zone's music is pretty great though.

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My current ringtone is the invincibility tune from Sonic Runners. It's one of my favourite Invincibility tunes, but I feel a bit off considering how much I didn't get on with Sonic Runners...

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I use the ring sound for text messages and the Sonic Generations Act clear as my voicemail jingle. I'm totally going to use Sonic Mania's Chemical Plant Act 2 as my alarm when the OST is released!

#110 User is offline The Growler 

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Up until more recently, I didn't really know what an "anti-hero" actually was. I kind've always thought it was a form of a 'super-villain' that was designed to be a match for the protagonist/hero, rather than just a generic villain - and it was Shadow that was always the one I thought about; but then I got confused (not so much in later days) when Shadow seemed to turn 'good' in the end.

The term still confuses me a bit. I mean, shouldn't Batman be classed as an "anti-hero' then, rather than a vigilante?

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View PostThe Growler, on 18 June 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

Up until more recently, I didn't really know what an "anti-hero" actually was. I kind've always thought it was a form of a 'super-villain' that was designed to be a match for the protagonist/hero, rather than just a generic villain - and it was Shadow that was always the one I thought about; but then I got confused (not so much in later days) when Shadow seemed to turn 'good' in the end.

The term still confuses me a bit. I mean, shouldn't Batman be classed as an "anti-hero' then, rather than a vigilante?

An anti-hero is a form of hero that is usually the opposite of a role model. There are many takes on this, whether it is a partially reformed villain, a guy that does things that need to be done, no matter what it takes...

Batman is not exactly an anti-hero, but he's near that point: while he does many things that more idealist heroes wouldn't do, he still knows where's the line and why some choices are better despite the questionable moral of the choice itself. The Punisher is an anti-hero, basically because he's mad and doesn't bother to stop for a moment and think if he should do what he does, and, also, he's carried off by revenge more than anything else; still, he kills bad guys, so he's doing some kind of heroic task. John Constantine (Hellblazer), is also an anti-hero, but his background is more like Batman's and he retains his mental sanity, so I think this guy fits better the idea you had in mind.

Shadow is an anti-hero in Sonic Heroes, along with Omega. In his own game, the not-so-good storyline could fit this label as well, but don't ask me about other games because I haven't played them (except for SA2).

I went off topic, but I wanted to help. I've already confessed to much in previous posts, anyway. :v:

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I was quite disappointed when I first played the Mega Drive versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My previous exposures to the games were the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Turns out that sort of a first impression on the series can end up making the rest seem underwhelming.

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View PostFlygon, on 18 June 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

I was quite disappointed when I first played the Mega Drive versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My previous exposures to the games were the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Turns out that sort of a first impression on the series can end up making the rest seem underwhelming.

Yup, pretty sure that's why I didn't enjoy Sonic 1 as much. The first game I played was Sonic 2 and I think the next Sonic game I played was Sonic 3. Sonic 1 has always seemed underwhelming as a result.

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View PostFlygon, on 18 June 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

I was quite disappointed when I first played the Mega Drive versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My previous exposures to the games were the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Turns out that sort of a first impression on the series can end up making the rest seem underwhelming.


My first exposure to Sonic was the comicbook, but I did not really think much of the character until I was given a GameGear for Christmas. I have always felt the GG/SMS versions were more fun with their gimmicks and visuals than the actual 16-bit genuine article, and I suppose the exposure would give that a bit of a bias.

#115 User is offline The Growler 

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View PostFlygon, on 18 June 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

I was quite disappointed when I first played the Mega Drive versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My previous exposures to the games were the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Turns out that sort of a first impression on the series can end up making the rest seem underwhelming.
I had a similar experience too.

My first experience of Sonic [as far as I can remember] is playing Sonic 1 on the Master System, and I think SMS Sonic 1 was possibly the first game I actually completed (loads of times [back then]) - with all the Chaos Emeralds. However, I still remember being blown away by the graphics when I saw Sonic 1 for the Mega Drive at my brother's friend's house - in comparison to what I was used to on my little Master System.

When I did get S3&K, I just don't know why or how, but on 3 or the savegame slots, someone had already beaten the game and got all the Super Emeralds as Sonic & Tails, Tails alone, and as Knux; obviously I must have gotten it secondhand, so I was able to play as Hyper Sonic from the very beginning (I know I'd never had been able to do it myself back then, I'd be too frustrated when I accidentally hit a red orb to want to try and get them all myself. I guess I'm too lazy :p)

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View PostXCubed, on 13 June 2017 - 08:01 AM, said:

I use the ring sound for text messages and the Sonic Generations Act clear as my voicemail jingle. I'm totally going to use Sonic Mania's Chemical Plant Act 2 as my alarm when the OST is released!



Mobil gas stations use the ring sound for the till too.

They think I don't fucking notice that I'm onto them

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For a while, I was using Quartz Quadrant Past as my ringtone and a portion of the JP/EU Metallic Madness Present to notify me of text messages. In fact, I only stopped because I had to reset my phone for some reason and was too lazy to set it back.

View PostAerosol, on 19 June 2017 - 11:41 PM, said:

Mobil gas stations use the ring sound for the till too.

They think I don't fucking notice that I'm onto them

I remember some of Target's newer portable scanners using either the ring sound effect or coin sound effect from the Mario games. It might have actually been both. It might have also just been my boss being a rebel with his phone.

#118 User is offline biggestsonicfan 

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View PostAerosol, on 19 June 2017 - 11:41 PM, said:

View PostXCubed, on 13 June 2017 - 08:01 AM, said:

I use the ring sound for text messages and the Sonic Generations Act clear as my voicemail jingle. I'm totally going to use Sonic Mania's Chemical Plant Act 2 as my alarm when the OST is released!



Mobil gas stations use the ring sound for the till too.

They think I don't fucking notice that I'm onto them

I actually believe it's a particular brand of cash register tech. Every time I hear it I have to slyly investigate. The registers and the units are relatively similar in build, and I just assume are all variants from one corp branch.

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I probably have a lot of these but the biggest one is that I honest to god think Adventure is better than Adventure 2 - at least in terms of story. It felt totally epic without needing to blow up half the moon, and excelled through its more character driven gameplay. Tails' self-confidence, Amy's independence and Knuckles' history made completing their stories compelling, and you were never forced into switching over to play a different character or mode if you didn't want to. It felt like there was depth, growth and progress, which was then retconned from SA2 onwards.

Of course the chao garden is heaps better in 2 and there're no fishing levels, but 2 also didn't have E102, and more than anything else I just LOVE that Adventure Sonic is kind of an asshole. I feel like they got his character perfect. He had some corny lines, still cared about everybody, but everything he did was for himself. I'd rather play a game with that Sonic in it rather than Boom Sonic.

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Right there with ya. Sonic Adventure, in terms of story and characterization, is miles better than SA2.

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