Sorry. I should make it clear that I'm not angry at you, I'm angry at the game and at Sonic Team. I was very excited about it, and then spent a long time trying to find a part of it that justified me spending my money, only to find that that part didn't really exist. So sorry for being such a dick about it. I think most of the long-time members are used to me being a grumpy bastard.
The trouble with discussing the game is that it makes me remember everything I hated about it, and probably come away disliking it twice as much as I did before discussing it. So I will try to remember something I liked about it!
Uuhhhhhh... I liked the tune in Splash Hill Zone. Although I hated the instruments it was played on. And I liked the game more than Sonic Chronicles, which I still maintain is the worst Sonic game out there.
Sadly, I am not the least bit surprised. It became clear to me that they weren't putting in as much effort as they said they were when they got the Chaos Emerald colours wrong. They had obviously just Google Image-searched them and used the first picture they found as reference, since at the time the first picture that came up in Google Images at the time (and still) was a picture of the wrong-colour emeralds from Sonic R... which are the colours Bioware used.
If they had done their research or asked Sonic Team they would've easy found out that the seven emerald colours in every major game in the series have always been the major colours of RGB.
Not a big deal, perhaps, but it's a stupid mistake that shouldn't be made by anyone who was trying to be as faithful to the series as they claimed. It's stuff like that that made it feel to me like the entire game was just a cheap way of trying to get Sonic fans to buy Mass Effect. And I already had Mass Effect!
"What Could Have Been: This game is almost an Unfinished Beta - the one we have now is a very stripped down version of what was originally planned. Hackers have discovered that the opening cutscene was to be A LOT longer and have an actual battle. The music would probably be actually good instead of strangely retro soundly. But no! All of this is likely the result of Bioware being bought by Electronic Arts roughly a year before the game released, and Bioware completed enough of the game to fulfill their contract to Sega so that they could concentrate on Dragon Age: Origins."
I was actually interested in this game when it was first announced, and was promptly lost when I started seeing the average review scores from it.
Also any footage of the "Bioware ads?"
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2011 6:10:30 GMT -5 by Da Robot
The game's ending cutscene was essentially a very cheesy ad for Bioware. The person playing skips most of it, but it goes on for a long time, with Sonic and Tails talking about how amazing Bioware is all the way along, and then telling players to buy more Bioware games. Quite often after battles (and once during a cutscene) you get a message telling you to visit Bioware.com.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2011 6:12:41 GMT -5 by kirbychu
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
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Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5