This is what happens when you think about a game too much

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This is what happens when you think about a game too much

Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:42

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJnJHI5 ... re=related

I LOL'd at how much he overanalyzed sonic. :lol
He is the absolute epitome of people who try too hard to apply logic to fiction. It's all true but... IT'S A VIDEO GAME! :p

The same kind of thing happens here sometimes when we talk about which viking lander landed on the garg king, or how mortimer got the vorticons to voluntarily put on mindbelts. Those discussions are pretty entertaining and thought provoking 8)
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Post by kuliwil » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:17

One critical difference: Keen is cooler :P
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Post by tulip » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:14

Oh my god what an idiot. He's complaining about all kinds of that's-not-like-it-is-irl-issues, yet he doesn't seem to mind Sonic is a Hedgehog that is blue and runs fast.
Also half of the time he complains about the rings system, which is about the most creative feature in sonic, and he demands a dull old lifebar instead. Maybe jerks like him are the reason games are so lifeless and uncreative today.
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Post by DHeadshot » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:33

Overanalysing is fun! Just as long as the people who make games pay no attention to that aspect...
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 19:47

I've watched a few of his other rant videos too. He complains about Sally and other SatAM characters having been 'dropped' and it seems he doesn't even recognize those characters weren't even official canon to begin with.

edit: Oh, and apparently there's a part 2

"The chaos were made for girls playing this game."

Don't you think we're being a little sexist here? I was a tween boy back then and I enjoyed the chao stuff, but I will say that it's not very fitting with sonic and would be better off as it's own game.
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Post by RoboBlue » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:21

My reactions:
1.) A lot of games at the time didn't have life bars, you'd die in one or two hits.
2.) What the fucl is he talking about, Sonic needs 50 rings to become Super Sonic.
3.) If you could only move in two dimensions, you'd become a master of vertical movement too.
4.) Being a big guy, I've taken down people by jumping on them. :P
5.) Sonic has loop-de-loops because the game is meant to feel like a roller coaster; you blast through stages at high speed and do impressive-looking stunts.
6.) The dash panel is an item, get over it. How do health items in shooters work? >_>
7.) Cars can do the "spin-dash" too, maybe Sonic's part mechanical; Everything else in the game's been roboticized anyway. :P
8.) Sonic DOES have the protective shields, as an alternative to rings.
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Post by Levellass » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:04

Candy.

Floating in levels waiting to be collected.


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