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isn't it remarkable how i've evolved: i no longer copypaste other peoples profiles, here i'm making my own.
so... FAVOURITE SONIC GAMES
From most hated to most liked, and in what plane they're in
Sonic Battle (GBA)
Sonic Rush (DS)
Sonic Advance series (GBA)
Sonic CD (PC 2011 Remake)
Sonic 1 and 2 (MD)
Sonic Colours (DS)
Sonic 3K (MD)
Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2)
Sonic Heroes (PS2)
Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 (360)
Sonic Adventure 1 (PC, DC)
Sonic Adventure 2 (XBLA, DC)
That 3-D 2-D stupidness i hate oh-so very much.
Sonic Unleashed (360)
Sonic Unleashed (PS2)
Sonic Colours (Wii)
Sonic Generations (360)
But what if i ranked them all, without the plane, actually explaining why I hate them this time?
20. Sonic Unleashed (360)
19. Sonic Unleashed (PS2)
These games both suffer from problems, the HD version more than the Wii version. Both versions include terrible level progression, slippery car-like controls, linear racetrack level designs, confusing control layouts and boring night levels. The HD versions night levels get crazily unbalanced in difficulty near the end with bad camera angles and overpowered enemies, while the PS2/WII version is just overall boring. The HD versions levels contain more dick-ish object placement and a much higher emphasis on the boost mechanic. The Towns in the HD version are tolerable, the PS2 version has a screen with cardboard cut-outs where you can't progress until you've talked to somebody. Overall, because of it's more forgiving stage design and because the Homing Attack is on the jump button, the Wii version is slightly better, but not by much.
18. Sonic Spinball (MD)
17. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (MD)
Both side-titles and while Robotnik's MBM is actually good, it's just average. Spinball is a pinball game with not only a plot but also an end goal: get the chaos emeralds. which you can only do if you've sufficiently hacked the game so that you have infinite lifes because it's stage design is just so unintuitive.
16. Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2)
The one with guns, and all of them suck, especially ones like the bazooka that don't auto-aim. Where's the Ratchet and Clank lock-on feature? you input R1 strafing and then nothing else? The acceleration and tractions are kinda loose, you can basically hear the squelching of slippery butter under shadows rocket sneakers. The branching paths have been done before in better games, and have been done before without some bullshit last story segment probably retconning your favourite ending. But on the positive side, now ends the era of "Hate" and now the era of "...OK"
15. Sonic Battle (GBA)
14. Sonic Rush (DS)
13. Knuckles Chaotix (32X)
12. Sonic Advance series (GBA)
11. Sonic 4: Episode 1 (PC)
And so ends the Era of "...Ok" but before we transition into the area of "Actually kind of good", let's discuss these: Sonic Battle is a fighting game with RPG elements that wears out it's charm after the third character campaign.
Sonic Rush is basically Sonic Unleashed in Full 2D with an extra playable character that doesn't suck. It's better than Unleashed if only because it isn't completely ruining the 3D gameplay and only the 2D gameplay.
Knuckles Chaotix is a team-based game which only involves Sonic at the end, the music, visuals and stuff are good, though being tethered to your team member constantly can be bothersome.
The entire Sonic Advance series: 1 is too hard, 2 is too "Sonic Unleashed"-ish and 3 has a team system from KC that can actually break the game with the right pairings. (Knuckles Tails).
Finally Sonic 4 Episode 1 is the supposed return to form for 2D sonic, even though it's a giant rehash with catchy music, attractive visuals and sticky physics. Had fun, but not a whole lot.
10. Sonic CD (PC 2011 Remake)
9 1/2: Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
9. Sonic 1 (MD)
8. Sonic 2 (MD)
7. Sonic Colours (DS)
6. Sonic Heroes (PS2)
5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 (360)
And so we leave the era of "Actually pretty good" to enter "Better than Mario Sunshine" territory. but let's discuss:
I played the recent remake of Sonic CD in a new engine: the time stones added some replay value, you could play as Tails, the music for both versions was great and the bosses were pretty creative.
I Recently had a chance to play Secret Rings at a friends house, and while I didn't manage to get past Pirate Storm, I think I played enough to max out my opinion: it's stages are like unleashed in that they're linear, though unlike unleashed, you can actually see the challenge ahead of you, giving time to prepare. The graphics look appealing, the environments are... ok for the most part, the music is kickass, the only real downside is the very unresponsive controls.
Sonic 1 and 2 started it all, I cannot explain their awesomeness, but I do have better games out there.
Colours on DS is basically Sonic Rush with added replay value, with stuff like wisps and whatnot.
Heroes, the dreaded PS2 version. personally I don't get the hate: I never noticed frame rate or collisions detection issues, and I'm the guy that attempted Super Mario Bros. Lost Levels. It's fun, but it's that unleashed kind of fun with simplistic linear level designs and an over exaggeration of speed. One good thing is the ok music and somewhat decent combat.
and if you're surprised that Sonic 06 made it this high on the list: please tell me why you're surprised. In todays gaming atmosphere where Sonic Team and Takashi Iizuka have this delusion that putting Sonic in Mario Galaxy levels is the best idea in the universe, i'll gladly take any Sonic game in an original setting, and 2006 does not disappoint. It's huge, it's challenging, it's memorable, it's replayable, it's varied and best of all: it's fun. something that no amount of Unleashed Generations Mods will ever achieve. Sonic Team, gamers are not sick of the Sonic Adventure formula, they're sick of you making underwhelming games.
4. Sonic Colours (Wii)
3. Sonic 3K (MD)
2. Sonic Generations (360)
1. Sonic Adventure 1 (PC, DC) and Sonic Adventure 2 (XBLA, DC)
So I got into Anime a while ago for whatever reason and I have found a few interesting ones along the way, all of which I really ended up liking, if not adoring.
Fullmetal Alchemist. 2003 specifically. (I think I've fallen to the trope where if you watch this show first, you'll prefer it to the manga and the "Brotherhood" show that closely follows the manga. It's what TV tropes calls a "Pragmatic Adaptation", where it differs from the source material enough to be considered a separate thing (you know, what Toei should have done to Dragon Ball Z so that the fight with Frieza didn't drag on for as long as it did? and anyone that hates DBZ Kai for getting rid of the filler is a freaking mental lunatic?)
Hetalia: Axis Powers. (Ignoring the stereotypes and the idiots that hate the show because of the stereotypes, you'll find a decent show with enough humor of many varieties and loveable characters... almost too loveable, I mean look at it's fanbase, it's got more Yaoi fiction than South Park, though at least Hetalia has the excuse of a primarily male cast. South Park has a ton more females and it's still lacking in that regard... but I digress)
Sonic X... used to be on this list, but I've noted that it's very flawed and it had to rip off it's best ideas from Dragon Ball of all things. So instead, I've chosen...
One Piece. (Based on Eiichiro Oda's manga, this thing is literal perfection, characters, action, drama, it only focus on what it needs to focus on, especially no unnessecery romances that demand entire volumes. (take note guys) If I have to label one complaint, it's that It can get a bit stale during it's super-huge arcs. I liked it in the East Blue Saga where there were little arcs of maybe 10-15 episodes max. Quality over Quantity, that's what I say. It was a chore to drag though the Alabasta arc because of this and i'm stuck in Skypiea because of it's just so samey. Two warring sides, an all powerful watcher-over-er, it's just Alabasta in the Sky.
And the filler isn't too shabby too. I can't understand the hate for most of it though (Oh yeah, Celestial Dragons and a Rainbow Mist are so illogical compared to an island in the sky or crocodiles with bananas on their heads).
I also like Bleach, of the... 5 episodes I've seen so far. And when I get time, flush out my inhibitions, completely block myself away from it's rabid fanbase, i'll complete what some call the "Holy Shonen Trinity"... and watch Naruto. Though I haven't heard good things, like how the character is some kind of Gary Stu, how the filler is better than the actual manga adaptations, like how the moral of the source, to break from tradition and think for yourself or something was completely forgotten after a while. Still, it has the Bayformer blessing of having a ginormous following despite what problems I've heard so I'll have to judge for myself... when I watch it.
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