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.
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
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nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
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Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
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Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
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Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
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Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
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nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
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