Hmm... The enemies seem pretty boring to fight and take way too long to defeat. That's going to get dull and repetitive fast. Amy's voice is a huge improvement, though. And the boss fight against Eggman looks fun.
But I can't shake the feeling I'm just looking at a Ratchet & Clank game reskinned with Sonic characters.
So like I thought, the general consensus from people at E3 seems to be that the combat in the demo is very dull and repetitive. Which isn't good for a combat-focused game.
I'm hearing good things about the 3DS game, though. And looks like Metal Sonic appears in it. His design looks... relatively if not completely unchanged, but it's hard to tell from those tiny, grainy screens.
EDIT: Also, seen with the Sonic Boom toys, Orbot and Cubot. Looks like they haven't been redesigned either.
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They may have just changed the name because it's already in use so much elsewhere. I mean, within the Sonic franchise alone Sonic Boom is already the name of a song, an album, an episode of a TV series, a special move and an annual convention. There's some brand confusion going on there.
I wonder what made them change their minds? I gather Sonic never does very well in Japan anyway, but usually Western Sonic games do end up getting released there eventually... just much, much later. Maybe they're hoping the show might be a hit there. Wasn't that awful DKC series surprisingly successful in Japan?
I'd agree on most of that, but the song's been released there several times. It's the only song from the US Sonic CD soundtrack that was included in the Japanese 20th anniversary soundtrack release, so that probably means it's popular with fans over there.. but they probably didn't know about it much before Brawl.
I'd guess the name change is probably a combination of them wanting to distance Boom from the song, and wanting to make it extra clear the games are tied to the TV show.
I was definitely expecting much worse. The tropical look of the show is nice, though. Even if the animation itself is pretty jerky (though I can't expect Pixar quality in a TV show...). I still don't know if I'll be playing the game, though.
They revealed the plots of four episodes, too. If I remember rightly, one has Tails build a universal translator that accidentally translates what people say into what they really mean, and Amy has to keep it from revealing how she feels about Sonic (I guess it's a secret in this show) and one has everybody take refuge in Amy's house during a storm, where they find a play she's written about characters obviously based on them.
And then the two that sounded most amazing to me - One where Amy and Eggman start playing an RPG together and have to keep it secret from everyone else, and one where Eggman accidentally blows up his house and has to crash on Sonic's couch for a while.
Not sure where all the fight scenes in the trailer fit into that, but the tone does seem to be somewhere between AoStH and SatAM. Hopefully it'll please fans of both. I'm way more of an AoStH fan myself, so the comedy I'm seeing here makes me happy.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
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nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
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Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
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nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
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nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
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Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
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Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
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Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
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Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
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Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
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nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
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Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
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nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
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