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Old 08-11-2017, 12:16 AM
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Listen. Listen to me. This is not a road I normally travel, but. Look at this gif. Look at this gif and tell me that the look that Sonic gives Knuckles is anything even resembling heterosexual.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:34 AM
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You can read what you like, but to me that's a, "Yeah buddy, let's get ready for adventure!" grin as intended.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:28 AM
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You can read what you like, but to me that's a, "Yeah buddy, let's get ready for adventure!" grin as intended.
Same.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:32 AM
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I hope the excitement for Sonic Mania finally demonstrates to Sega that the shorter, more cartoony designs from the classics are Objectively Better.
Since Sonic Forces uses both designs, everyone can be happy!
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:44 AM
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Listen. Listen to me. This is not a road I normally travel, but. Look at this gif. Look at this gif and tell me that the look that Sonic gives Knuckles is anything even resembling heterosexual.
TIL every DreamWorks character is gay
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:46 AM
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TIL every DreamWorks character is gay
I motion we name this fetish "smarmbrophilia."
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:09 AM
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Is the memphis style space an actual world in this game, or just part of the video? I would like to play in that world.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:12 AM
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not quite sure I understand. are you referring to studiopolis
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:21 AM
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PC version delayed two weeks for further optimization.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:25 AM
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not quite sure I understand. are you referring to studiopolis
Maybe? I haven't played a lot of Sonic at all. The place that seems to exist between all the portals in the video with all the floating thingies. It's pretty.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:27 AM
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Oh like the weird cross between (sonic cd animation) stardust speedway and the old japanese box art? I honestly don't know! I thought you might have been referring to the cityscape partway through the episode.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:19 AM
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PC version delayed two weeks for further optimization.
Looks like the end of the month got a lot busier for me, with Yakuza Kiwami and the XCOM 2 expansion both coming out that week.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:24 AM
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Man what the hell kind of optimization does this thing need? Isn't this basically the same engine that was able to run quite well on mid-range PCs from like 5 years ago? The fuck kind of specs are they targeting?
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:11 PM
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Review codes are in the wild so someone must have found something game-breaking.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:26 PM
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TIL every DreamWorks character is gay
At least one DreamWorks movie has one gay main character!
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:54 PM
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I know I keep complaining about this game which I suppose I do mainly because I am particular about classic Sonic and am willing to give a pass when the newer games mess up with stuff mainly because they are a bit more mechanically experimental but at 0:40 into that song when it turns into oversentimental square waves it loses me. The old Sonic games didn't particularly sound like that, and it feels like a sort of modern papering over of the actual sound of the old games which were much funkier and, yes, energetic.

Ultimately, I think the song is leaning a bit too hard into "Here's that videogame that you loved from your childhood back again but with more novelty, you remember childhood don't you? You can tell this is a videogame because square waves and synth drums" and I have to say I am not a fan. It's more listenable than the garbage new yankee workshop clips that got sampled for Sonic 4's instrumentation, but I still find it oddly distasteful.

All the other music I've seen in previews is good tho.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:24 PM
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I quite like oversentimental square waves, but it does sound more like Sonic Colors than the old games. The rest of the soundtrack is super Sonic CD-y.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:11 PM
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I mean I wasn't a huge fan of Sonic Colors' weird chiptune shit either! I made covers of Planet Wisp, Aquarium Park, and Sweet Mountain on Genesis specifically because of how fucking weird it was to try to pass off not-quite-turbografx music as from a Genesis or something. Come to think of it, Sonic Colors did a lot of "old Sonic levels, remixed" too in those special stages.

For me the question is not "Why is Mania PC delayed" but "Why is Sonic CD's Steam release still fucked up"
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:24 PM
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Edit: Nevermind thought it through and that was a dumb question
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:28 PM
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Every time I see one of these Sonic Mania animations it just makes me sad as I wish Tyson Hesse would find something good to be a fan of.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:02 AM
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Every time I see one of these Sonic Mania animations it just makes me sad as I wish Tyson Hesse would find something good to be a fan of.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:07 AM
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Every time I see one of these Sonic Mania animations it just makes me sad as I wish Tyson Hesse would find something good to be a fan of.
Sonic (the character) is good, it's just most of his games that aren't.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:14 AM
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Imagine if Tyson Hessee worked on an Apogee platformer.

Imagine Tyson Hessee being the art director on James Pond 3!
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:16 PM
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Apparently that intro song is not by Tee Lopez but by some duo called hyper potion. They'll be doing all the cutscene music.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:05 AM
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Planet Wisp is actually one of my favorite game tunes of all time.

Really hope the PS4 version is not delayed, because I currently don't feel like playing anything else but this.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:38 AM
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IT'S OUT TOMORROW AAAAAAAAAAA
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:39 AM
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Every time I see one of these Sonic Mania animations it just makes me sad as I wish Tyson Hesse would find something good to be a fan of.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:47 AM
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Ars Technica likes it, but mentions some annoying bugs.

If they can get those ironed out for the PC release, I'm ok with the delay.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:52 AM
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US Gamer likes it, too. Is it tomorrow, yet?
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:24 AM
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Apparently that intro song is not by Tee Lopez but by some duo called hyper potion. They'll be doing all the cutscene music.
Yeah, I was really confused when you were going into it not sound like old Sonic games; that's not the point of that song. That song's goal is to advertise for the game! Hyper Potions is a cool duo under Gamechops and I enjoy their output. I don't think they were trying to sound too much like sonic but instead just have a general nostalgic vibe.
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