Critical Miss: Ask and Ye Shall Receive...

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Haha. It's true. Sonic back in the Genesis was fun, then Sonic 2006 was trash, but lately Sega is trying their best to revive Sonic to his fast running roots excluding what made the series worst.

That bad, huh?

Composer:

zombie711:
DID NOBODY PLAY Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, how about sonic heros, or what about sonic colors.

those are the games their talking aboutO.o...

Compleattley off topic but.
you is useing the Z gear!

Love the mixture of animals during the years lol

Tharticus:
Ah Sonic Fans. I wonder who got it worst, Sonic or Star Wars fans?

Sonic fans. Star Wars fans can MAYBE get something good.
Sonic fans get nothing good anymore except remakes of the good Sonic games.

Stout rebelled against her roots of ponytails and white-spotted brown pets only to return to them?

Also, 2006? Is she like, 20 years old or something?

Ravegoth Stout - a good time was had by all.

Fronzel:
Stout rebelled against her roots of ponytails and white-spotted brown pets only to return to them?

I would argue the comic is trying to make a statement about how Sonic games have changed and Stout's appearance reflect that. That is to say, they both started off in one manner, went through an awkward change, and are now trying to recapture the original incarnation's style.

Also, 2006? Is she like, 20 years old or something?

Judging by her height at '96, I'd assume she's 11-13; if that is correct, in '06 she's easily in her twenties.

Screw Sonic I see Firebrand, I love that game!

GARGOYLES FOR THE WIN! lol. I never had the "I wish sonic would...." thoughts so this is kinda lost on me but at the same time i understand lol.

Jarrid:

Fronzel:
Also, 2006? Is she like, 20 years old or something?

Judging by her height at '96, I'd assume she's 11-13; if that is correct, in '06 she's easily in her twenties.

Funny enough i tried to get her age bracket as well. Mental note she is an non existing character she doesn't have a real age

Composer:

zombie711:
DID NOBODY PLAY Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, how about sonic heros, or what about sonic colors.

those are the games their talking aboutO.o...

but those are good games

I liked Sonic back in the day...

To bad there are no good ones now.

Oh sonic, you never fail to fail.

D Moness:

Jarrid:

Fronzel:
Also, 2006? Is she like, 20 years old or something?

Judging by her height at '96, I'd assume she's 11-13; if that is correct, in '06 she's easily in her twenties.

Funny enough i tried to get her age bracket as well. Mental note she is an non existing character she doesn't have a real age

Truth on the nonexistant part, but we try to keep the comic somewhat based in A reality. So yea the kid Erin is supposed to be 9ish and the rest you can ex trap o late from there. Im terrible drawing kids usually so Im glad it at least appeared kinda close

You know, I think the emo look was very right for her.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Ah, Sonic fans. Those that love Star Wars may forget certain films, but your nightmares are hard coded.

*Cries* Why would you make a robot army of shadows that can use guns!?!

WHY!!!!!??...Although Sonic 4 was good, but just for Nostalgia's snake

POWER RANGERS AND GARGOYLES FOR THE FREAKIN WIN!!!

foxyexplosion:

Truth on the nonexistant part, but we try to keep the comic somewhat based in A reality. So yea the kid Erin is supposed to be 9ish and the rest you can ex trap o late from there. Im terrible drawing kids usually so Im glad it at least appeared kinda close

So around 23 now, i think that would make a lot of people that like Stout happy. She does look really cute in the second frame. I understand you want to have it based on a reality(and i like the comics a lot).

Grey Carter:
Ask and Ye Shall Receive...

...and receive. And receive. And receive.

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The poster of Lord Zed in the background is officially the best thing you guys have put in this comic yet. Power Rangers represent!

Does anyone else wonder if her hamster is really just a alien pet that evolves as it grows older rather then her just getting another pet?

oh man... ROFL, That is so true.

I liked sonic adventure 2....

I'm probably the only one aren't I?

Anyone else see the progression from dog to snake to mouse?

This one was good. I also like all the different pets you go through.

I believe Team Sonic is out of touch with the times and their fans. If there ever was a title/franchise that needed to be handed over to the likes of Team Ninja, Ninja Theory (since they seem to be very popular lately)or any other notable 3rd party developer for a reboot, the Sonic the Hedgehog series would be it. Heck, maybe other developers would start listening to the Sonic Comic writers because they have been begging Team Sonic to make a game based on the comics for a while. I guess the suits and the devs of Team Sonic are too stubborn to listen to anyone but themselves and whatever creative mojo they had is quickly running out.

Mysnomer:
What's the poster next to the Masamune Shirow art? And is that Dominion Tank or just one of his poster arts?

It's Dominion Tank police. Hence the tank.

The other one is this guy I believe.

Therumancer:

Oh, I see your point. To be honest I'm a horrible writer which is why I've given up on my dreams of becoming a published novelist. I simply don't have the control or thought processes to write that way.

What's more, I've found that being more concise and to the point usually doesn't help, especially on the internet. The reason being that people will try and make counter arguements, or say "yeah but", or just want more details. I typically wound up putting out the same amount of text (and they wind up reading as much) with shorter posts. I ramble, but at the same time I think it saves time if people read what I write.

I understand the problems, I've tried to correct them and find middle ground, but I'm just not wired that way.

When I write it tends to be in a very brief report-type form (like I did at work), or huge rambling masses of text. Maybe things will change, but I suspect it might have something to do with how messed up my head is (medically speaking).

Yes I know exactly what you mean and the internet can be bad for you (or me) that way.

I think the best way to approach either designing a game or writing a forum post, is to try to write it for the positive common sense people that will understand. And then hope for the best. And ignore blatant negativity.

It's not easy to be concise, but it's a skill worth developing. You usually have interesting thoughts so I could see you becoming a published novelist if that's still on your mind.

Poor sonic team they should just move on to something new.

I'd hit Erin 2006 so hard, that whoever pulled me outta her should be crowned king of England...

OT: I thought the exactly same, when Sonic 3D came in the Mega Drive, I wanted a real 3D sonic badly, after Sonic Adventures 2, I was stuffed with it, and nowadays, I no longer hope for anything related to sonic. Not even the last animated series were as good as the first two.

is that a SURGE?!

Pirate Kitty:
They forgot to ask for a good Sonic game.

That's where everyone went wrong, haha.

Therumancer:

Capo Taco:

I mean to do this purely as a favor to you: I hope you will accept it that way.

This could have been your post:

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The problem is in part competent design or lack thereof.

Sometimes game designers are out of touch with their fan base and have trouble of effectively separating signal from noise.

The gaming community is said to be very negative and some companies have negativity forums so they can more easily ignore it: this is a problem.

Designers say that they don't just want you to point out the problems, but also offer solutions. This results in longer posts (like mine) which are then frequently ignored.

Why are there arrogant designers who look down on their fans like this?

Dragon age 2 is a good example: it uses a pre-made protagonist instead of wider customization, even tough Saint's row 2 showed with their multiple lengthy script read by multiple voice actors that you don't need to do it that way.

The game turned out alright, but dragon age would have been much better had they listened better to the information they had asked for and even received.

Likewise sonic 3D could easily have been a great game, but the development team completely fucked it up.

So yeah, great comic and a Sonic 3D game would have worked with competent game design.

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If you manage to make your writing shorter, you'll be read more and it'll be better for the games you comment on.

Oh, I see your point. To be honest I'm a horrible writer which is why I've given up on my dreams of becoming a published novelist. I simply don't have the control or thought processes to write that way.

What's more, I've found that being more concise and to the point usually doesn't help, especially on the internet. The reason being that people will try and make counter arguements, or say "yeah but", or just want more details. I typically wound up putting out the same amount of text (and they wind up reading as much) with shorter posts. I ramble, but at the same time I think it saves time if people read what I write.

I understand the problems, I've tried to correct them and find middle ground, but I'm just not wired that way.

When I write it tends to be in a very brief report-type form (like I did at work), or huge rambling masses of text. Maybe things will change, but I suspect it might have something to do with how messed up my head is (medically speaking).

Honestly, I preferred the more verbose post. It conveyed more detail and personality than the summary did.

Okysho:
I liked sonic adventure 2....

I'm probably the only one aren't I?

Don't worry, I have the same problem. I felt that shadow is unappreciated, Considering he brooded for what, 1 Game? Jeez Louise, Kratos Brooded for 5 games straight and yet people still like him.

Sorry for the Rant, I'm a bit of a Shadow fan.

airrazor7:
I believe Team Sonic is out of touch with the times and their fans. If there ever was a title/franchise that needed to be handed of to the likes of Team Ninja, Ninja Theory (since they seem to be very popular lately)or any other notable 3rd party developer for a reboot, the Sonic the Hedgehog series would be it. Heck, maybe other developers would start listening to the Sonic Comic writers because they have been begging Team Sonic to make a game based on the comics for a while. I guess the suits and the devs of Team Sonic are too stubborn to listen to anyone but themselves and whatever creative mojo they had is quickly running out.

Its because the Japanese absolutely HATE the comics. Before the internet, Japan actually had its own story behind Sonic's adventures that resembled the Sonic Adventure series, with all the heroes on Earth. Mobius was purely an English speaking invention.

Little Stout is adorable!

D Moness:

Jarrid:

Fronzel:
Also, 2006? Is she like, 20 years old or something?

Judging by her height at '96, I'd assume she's 11-13; if that is correct, in '06 she's easily in her twenties.

Funny enough i tried to get her age bracket as well. Mental note she is an non existing character she doesn't have a real age

Yeah, I'm aware. That's the same argument I make against people labeling drawings as "child porn." Unless you're willing to track down the original artist and ask them if their drawing is supposed to be a minor then there's no way you can prove such, short of gross assumption.

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