I Play Porn Games For The Story // 16.10.2011

Alrighty! Welcome to another weekly blog written by yours truly. Here I talk about visual novels, videogames, anime, programming and other stuff I guess. This week admittedly I’ve not being doing much of anything, but the show must go on, so I’m writing stuff anyway!

Have I used that song before? Probably... whatever.

Like I said a while back I started another year at university, and it really feels like I’m doing nothing at all. If I wasn’t so in love with procrastinating I’d take this opportunity to do a lot of programming, but instead, I’ve been sleeping in until 6pm, so whoops!

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

The best kind of game is the one that after a whole lot of random conversation with friends, someone can just go “screw it, let’s play X”, and everyone cheers in agreement. Well, that was how my friends and I started playing Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

Now what can I say about Sonic Adventure 2? It seems that in my circle of friends it’s in agreement that this is the last good 3D Sonic game, despite us constantly hating on it as we were playing. So there’s that, and as it turns out I can do a pull off a pretty decent Shadow voice and remember way too many lines from that game.

So the game is broken up in three separate kinds of games, first there is the usual Sonic/Shadow platformer type stuff that somehow they managed to break after this game (but then again, it was Sonic Heroes, so makes sense). The weird thing about this game is that after the first level, none of the levels are really that... good, per se. I guess this is happens with most games, like for instance most people remember World 1-1 than anything else, but the rest of the levels are largely forgettable. The bosses are also pretty whatever, especially the Sonic vs. Shadow boss battle early on in the game. By rapidly pressed ‘A’ we managed to beat the other hedgehog within 15 seconds, making the entire thing rather silly. There are also a lot of weird things about the timed levels. Shadow getting 2 minutes more than Sonic, the rocket Sonic has to catch just taking off as soon as Sonic reaches the rocket as opposed to waiting for the entire countdown to end. You know, things that shouldn’t annoy me, but they do.

The next type of gameplay is the Tails/Robotnik mech type stuff, which might be the most boring type out of all three. This involves looking around the level, holding down ‘A’ to target enemies and let go to shoot at them. It’s sort of Rez like in a way, but it’s pretty boring for the most part. The camera, while not good at any point in this game, is the worst in this mode, mostly because of the platforming sections using these terrible mechs. Also, maybe it’s just because my friend is terrible at games and couldn’t tell what was a platform and what was OBVIOUSLY QUICKSAND but I digress.

Lastly and certainly not least, you have the Knuckles/Rouge levels in which you have to try and find shards of the master emerald. After spending way too long trying to figure out how much of a badass Knuckles is, being able to punch the master emerald into shards that fly all the way across the world, and even into space, and in some cases even manage to embed themselves into the ground and walls of these areas, and somehow always manage to show up in groups of three, and also videogames. So like I said, this is the best of the three gameplays, why you ask? Well let me answer your question with:

Despite my friends managing to beat the first Knuckles level in 40 seconds, he got stuck on Pumpkin Hill for like 20 minutes. I wasn’t opposed to this, mind you, as as it turns out I know all the lyrics to Pumpkin Hill. Then after that there was Aquatic Mine, which feels like someone in the design team said “Hey guys, you know how everyone loves the Water Temple? How about we do that!”

I hope he got fired.

So I’d be silly to be talking about Sonic Adventure 2 Battle without talking about why it makes it an amazing game, and that is the Tails and Rogue racing levels! So some of my friends couldn’t even remember these existed if you can believe that, so we got up to those in the story to unlock the mini game, and then played the mini game for way too long. The cars in that mode had two extremely different modes, the racing mode and the drift mode. To drift, all you had to go was let go of ‘A’ for a brief second and then start holding it again, and it allowed your car to be super goddamn drifty. That mod is the way to go, so much so that when racing them in the story, I was drifting left and right for the entire level. The mini game version is also pretty great, but I found it rather stupid that to unlock the mini game you had to beat one of the races from the story, but you had to complete both races to unlock a two player split screen version, for no real reason.

Ok yes the only reason we were playing the game was for the Chao Garden. Somehow most of us remembered where the majority of the Chao keys were in every level, and thus managed to get into the garden after every single level. My friend was insisting about raising a chao as straight neutral, and would therefore complete a few as hero and then as dark and kept doing that for an hour or so. However, he had to go to class at some point, and I was left with the controller. So what did I do? Nothing really, I was playing as Robotnik, and petted the chao, for 30 minutes straight. Now, this maxed out the chao’s evil bar within the first minute or so, but the real reason behind the sabotage was it made the chao incredibly confused and sleep deprived, so every time my friend went into the chao garden and tried to give the chao anything, he’d always fall asleep in between every vile of energy. Completely worth it.

Also chao racing is still amazing.

Katahane

When it comes to gay relationships, I’ve always preferred men when it comes to women. Honestly, I don’t really know why, because despite not having any reason to think this way, I’ve always viewed male gay relationships to be a lot more innocent than female. This might be from certain anime that I watch, or my own personal experiences but I really don’t know why I think that. Why am I talking about this? Well, this week I decided to tackle a yuri game, the first yuri visual novel I’ve played, called Katahane. Now, while I do play porn games for the story, I don’t really seek out yuri games, so I never bother reading them. Also, this game was made by Tarte, the creator of Which Girl Should I Choose, which I did not enjoy at all. This is a fan translation, as opposed to last time in which the translation was done by MangaGamer and was terrible, so my expectation level was rather average.

The game takes place in a world with the distinct kingdoms, the red, blue and white kingdoms. The Blue and Red kingdoms dealt mostly with trade, while the much smaller White kingdom dealt with research into dolls. Dolls, also known as Sisters, are highly-advance human-like creations. These dolls require a ‘tuner’ to help maintain them. Each kingdom co-existed peacefully, that is, until a leader of the White kingdom, called Christina was assassinated by one of her closest allies, named Ein, in an attempt to make the three kingdoms go to war. As a result, Ein has gone down in history as the biggest betrayer of the three kingdoms.

The story is broken up into two distinct parts, the first of which is called Shirohane. This story follows Wakaba; an amateur playwrite is coming up with a play based on the events of Ein and Christina. This idea is nothing new, but all plays put on about this event seem to have some kind of MacBeth type curse about them and something always seems to go wrong. Wakaba’s version is different, however, as her version of the story does not portray Ein as the villain, and instead makes him into a loyal supporter of Princess Christina. At the same time, a boy named Cero gets a letter requesting him to meet with Lein, a famous tuner, for a check-up on a young looking doll he takes care of, called Coco. Cero, after reading about Wakaba’s new play, invites her along to try and find people to star in her story. The majority of this arc is seeing Wakaba somehow managing to recruit more people for her play, eventually culminating in a performance. The role of Christina is played by Angelina, an amateur actress who had been shot down for a role as Christina in a different play just before meeting Wakaba and the gang, and the role of the Sister by the Princess’ side is played by a Sister called Belle, a one winged sister who has been Lein’s daughter for 50 years.

About two fifths into the story, the story shifts into the other part of the story, dubbed Kurohane, which just so happens to be the story the play is based on. The story here starts with Coco’s arrival at the white kingdom castle, where she meets Christina, who looks a hell of a lot like Angelina, and the Sister Efa, who looks identical to Belle, except from the fact she has two wings instead of one. There is also Ein, Christina’s regent, and Dua, the head of the guards, who obviously are on the lookout for anything suspicious. Christina is organizing a play, designed to strengthen the relationship between the three kingdoms. For this, she has Coco from the Blue Kingdom, and Efa, a national treasure from the Red Kingdom. However, during the performance, there is an assassination attempt on Christina’s life from a Red Kingdom representative, an attempt that is blocked by Efa, costing one of her wings. This arc focuses on the relationship between Princess Christina and Efa, and shows the truth behind Ein’s betrayal.

Something that I find really amazing about this visual novel is the idea of history being wrong. In the present day of this world, Ein is seen as the biggest betrayer in history, which is backed up by Cero, a would be historian, pointing out that Wakaba’s idea of showing Ein as a nice character is completely farfetched. Then, after accepting this, the player is shown the events of that assassination, and how it totally wasn’t Ein in the slightest. In the Kurohane arc, there is a small group of people within the White Kingdom that plot against the Princess, whom the mastermind is actually a representative of the Blue Kingdom, a man who is eventually killed by Ein. I won’t spoil exactly what the true history is, but, it sort of makes sense that the true events aren’t the ones that become the accepted history of that era. It’s a crazy thing, and something that I personally am fascinated with, the whole idea that history could very well be wrong. It sort of goes back to the whole concept of history is written by the winners, like, obviously as far as history goes, the winners of any war were the good guys. It’s also pretty funny seeing the characters from the play and the people they are based upon, and how much some characters are the same, with the same voice actors even. Though as a funny aside Ein looks pretty much identical to a con artist called Tonino, which is in purpose as his partner, Silvia, also looks exactly like Dua. Wakaba casts Tonino as the Blue Kingdom representative instead, and gets a famous actor to play Ein instead. I thought that was pretty funny, considering how obviously similar the characters were made, only for Wakaba to screw it up.

You may have also noticed that I haven’t said who the main character is, which is good to notice that, as it brings me to another good point about this story, there isn’t really a main character. The story switches perspectives all throughout the story, making no one character feel like the centre of attention, which is a great thing. There are two routes for the get go, the relationship between Cero and Wakaba, and the relationship between Angelina and Belle. The story does a great job in making the routes feel like they are both taking place at the same time, which as a result makes the entire story feel a lot more complete. Periodically throughout the story there with be options to decide on whose perspective you’d like to see next, it’s a really great system to help decide what part of the story you want to witness, and again, makes it feel like there is more going on than what you see.

I feel that, despite the main Shirohane story dragging on for a bit, which that in itself is only brought into sharp contrast due to the seemingly rushed pace of the ending, the story here is really well told. The Kurohane arc even, is good enough to check out on its own, this combined with really nice looking art and an interesting lore, I feel that this game is worth checking out.

The Office

For what feels like several years but is actually just the last few months, a certain magical Manthorp has been trying to convince me to watch the US version of The Office. I’ve never really been interested in watching it for two reasons. One, I’ve never been a fan of adaptations, wherever I can help it. It’s something that I’ve said in this blog quite a few times in reference to anime adaptations of visual novels, but I feel that the core conceit remains the same. Second, I’ve never been a fan of awkward comedy; in fact I really don’t like it at all. That’s just in my style, I don’t find watching people embarrass themselves particularly funny, in fact I’m the kind of guy that when moments like that happen in movies, I’d mute it outright.

Having said all that I figured I may as well check this out, and I’m glad I did. I really like the whole never talked about documentary style the show does for, and the characters are larger than life yet still kind of believable, with my favourite being Kevin.

HEY THERE GURL

And that’s all I want to say about that! I’m only three seasons in but knowing my marathonning style I should be caught up pretty shortly, provided I don’t get completely distracted by other stuff.

And with that this week of absolute nothing has finally come to a close! Maybe next week will be more exciting but who really knows, I have a feeling that by the end of this semester I’ll find out I’ve been not going to one of my lectures or something and then everything will go real bad real fast. But until then I’ll be sleeping in until 6pm and filling in wiki articles for My Little Pony iOS games.

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Posted by Psycosis

Alrighty! Welcome to another weekly blog written by yours truly. Here I talk about visual novels, videogames, anime, programming and other stuff I guess. This week admittedly I’ve not being doing much of anything, but the show must go on, so I’m writing stuff anyway!

Have I used that song before? Probably... whatever.

Like I said a while back I started another year at university, and it really feels like I’m doing nothing at all. If I wasn’t so in love with procrastinating I’d take this opportunity to do a lot of programming, but instead, I’ve been sleeping in until 6pm, so whoops!

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

The best kind of game is the one that after a whole lot of random conversation with friends, someone can just go “screw it, let’s play X”, and everyone cheers in agreement. Well, that was how my friends and I started playing Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

Now what can I say about Sonic Adventure 2? It seems that in my circle of friends it’s in agreement that this is the last good 3D Sonic game, despite us constantly hating on it as we were playing. So there’s that, and as it turns out I can do a pull off a pretty decent Shadow voice and remember way too many lines from that game.

So the game is broken up in three separate kinds of games, first there is the usual Sonic/Shadow platformer type stuff that somehow they managed to break after this game (but then again, it was Sonic Heroes, so makes sense). The weird thing about this game is that after the first level, none of the levels are really that... good, per se. I guess this is happens with most games, like for instance most people remember World 1-1 than anything else, but the rest of the levels are largely forgettable. The bosses are also pretty whatever, especially the Sonic vs. Shadow boss battle early on in the game. By rapidly pressed ‘A’ we managed to beat the other hedgehog within 15 seconds, making the entire thing rather silly. There are also a lot of weird things about the timed levels. Shadow getting 2 minutes more than Sonic, the rocket Sonic has to catch just taking off as soon as Sonic reaches the rocket as opposed to waiting for the entire countdown to end. You know, things that shouldn’t annoy me, but they do.

The next type of gameplay is the Tails/Robotnik mech type stuff, which might be the most boring type out of all three. This involves looking around the level, holding down ‘A’ to target enemies and let go to shoot at them. It’s sort of Rez like in a way, but it’s pretty boring for the most part. The camera, while not good at any point in this game, is the worst in this mode, mostly because of the platforming sections using these terrible mechs. Also, maybe it’s just because my friend is terrible at games and couldn’t tell what was a platform and what was OBVIOUSLY QUICKSAND but I digress.

Lastly and certainly not least, you have the Knuckles/Rouge levels in which you have to try and find shards of the master emerald. After spending way too long trying to figure out how much of a badass Knuckles is, being able to punch the master emerald into shards that fly all the way across the world, and even into space, and in some cases even manage to embed themselves into the ground and walls of these areas, and somehow always manage to show up in groups of three, and also videogames. So like I said, this is the best of the three gameplays, why you ask? Well let me answer your question with:

Despite my friends managing to beat the first Knuckles level in 40 seconds, he got stuck on Pumpkin Hill for like 20 minutes. I wasn’t opposed to this, mind you, as as it turns out I know all the lyrics to Pumpkin Hill. Then after that there was Aquatic Mine, which feels like someone in the design team said “Hey guys, you know how everyone loves the Water Temple? How about we do that!”

I hope he got fired.

So I’d be silly to be talking about Sonic Adventure 2 Battle without talking about why it makes it an amazing game, and that is the Tails and Rogue racing levels! So some of my friends couldn’t even remember these existed if you can believe that, so we got up to those in the story to unlock the mini game, and then played the mini game for way too long. The cars in that mode had two extremely different modes, the racing mode and the drift mode. To drift, all you had to go was let go of ‘A’ for a brief second and then start holding it again, and it allowed your car to be super goddamn drifty. That mod is the way to go, so much so that when racing them in the story, I was drifting left and right for the entire level. The mini game version is also pretty great, but I found it rather stupid that to unlock the mini game you had to beat one of the races from the story, but you had to complete both races to unlock a two player split screen version, for no real reason.

Ok yes the only reason we were playing the game was for the Chao Garden. Somehow most of us remembered where the majority of the Chao keys were in every level, and thus managed to get into the garden after every single level. My friend was insisting about raising a chao as straight neutral, and would therefore complete a few as hero and then as dark and kept doing that for an hour or so. However, he had to go to class at some point, and I was left with the controller. So what did I do? Nothing really, I was playing as Robotnik, and petted the chao, for 30 minutes straight. Now, this maxed out the chao’s evil bar within the first minute or so, but the real reason behind the sabotage was it made the chao incredibly confused and sleep deprived, so every time my friend went into the chao garden and tried to give the chao anything, he’d always fall asleep in between every vile of energy. Completely worth it.

Also chao racing is still amazing.

Katahane

When it comes to gay relationships, I’ve always preferred men when it comes to women. Honestly, I don’t really know why, because despite not having any reason to think this way, I’ve always viewed male gay relationships to be a lot more innocent than female. This might be from certain anime that I watch, or my own personal experiences but I really don’t know why I think that. Why am I talking about this? Well, this week I decided to tackle a yuri game, the first yuri visual novel I’ve played, called Katahane. Now, while I do play porn games for the story, I don’t really seek out yuri games, so I never bother reading them. Also, this game was made by Tarte, the creator of Which Girl Should I Choose, which I did not enjoy at all. This is a fan translation, as opposed to last time in which the translation was done by MangaGamer and was terrible, so my expectation level was rather average.

The game takes place in a world with the distinct kingdoms, the red, blue and white kingdoms. The Blue and Red kingdoms dealt mostly with trade, while the much smaller White kingdom dealt with research into dolls. Dolls, also known as Sisters, are highly-advance human-like creations. These dolls require a ‘tuner’ to help maintain them. Each kingdom co-existed peacefully, that is, until a leader of the White kingdom, called Christina was assassinated by one of her closest allies, named Ein, in an attempt to make the three kingdoms go to war. As a result, Ein has gone down in history as the biggest betrayer of the three kingdoms.

The story is broken up into two distinct parts, the first of which is called Shirohane. This story follows Wakaba; an amateur playwrite is coming up with a play based on the events of Ein and Christina. This idea is nothing new, but all plays put on about this event seem to have some kind of MacBeth type curse about them and something always seems to go wrong. Wakaba’s version is different, however, as her version of the story does not portray Ein as the villain, and instead makes him into a loyal supporter of Princess Christina. At the same time, a boy named Cero gets a letter requesting him to meet with Lein, a famous tuner, for a check-up on a young looking doll he takes care of, called Coco. Cero, after reading about Wakaba’s new play, invites her along to try and find people to star in her story. The majority of this arc is seeing Wakaba somehow managing to recruit more people for her play, eventually culminating in a performance. The role of Christina is played by Angelina, an amateur actress who had been shot down for a role as Christina in a different play just before meeting Wakaba and the gang, and the role of the Sister by the Princess’ side is played by a Sister called Belle, a one winged sister who has been Lein’s daughter for 50 years.

About two fifths into the story, the story shifts into the other part of the story, dubbed Kurohane, which just so happens to be the story the play is based on. The story here starts with Coco’s arrival at the white kingdom castle, where she meets Christina, who looks a hell of a lot like Angelina, and the Sister Efa, who looks identical to Belle, except from the fact she has two wings instead of one. There is also Ein, Christina’s regent, and Dua, the head of the guards, who obviously are on the lookout for anything suspicious. Christina is organizing a play, designed to strengthen the relationship between the three kingdoms. For this, she has Coco from the Blue Kingdom, and Efa, a national treasure from the Red Kingdom. However, during the performance, there is an assassination attempt on Christina’s life from a Red Kingdom representative, an attempt that is blocked by Efa, costing one of her wings. This arc focuses on the relationship between Princess Christina and Efa, and shows the truth behind Ein’s betrayal.

Something that I find really amazing about this visual novel is the idea of history being wrong. In the present day of this world, Ein is seen as the biggest betrayer in history, which is backed up by Cero, a would be historian, pointing out that Wakaba’s idea of showing Ein as a nice character is completely farfetched. Then, after accepting this, the player is shown the events of that assassination, and how it totally wasn’t Ein in the slightest. In the Kurohane arc, there is a small group of people within the White Kingdom that plot against the Princess, whom the mastermind is actually a representative of the Blue Kingdom, a man who is eventually killed by Ein. I won’t spoil exactly what the true history is, but, it sort of makes sense that the true events aren’t the ones that become the accepted history of that era. It’s a crazy thing, and something that I personally am fascinated with, the whole idea that history could very well be wrong. It sort of goes back to the whole concept of history is written by the winners, like, obviously as far as history goes, the winners of any war were the good guys. It’s also pretty funny seeing the characters from the play and the people they are based upon, and how much some characters are the same, with the same voice actors even. Though as a funny aside Ein looks pretty much identical to a con artist called Tonino, which is in purpose as his partner, Silvia, also looks exactly like Dua. Wakaba casts Tonino as the Blue Kingdom representative instead, and gets a famous actor to play Ein instead. I thought that was pretty funny, considering how obviously similar the characters were made, only for Wakaba to screw it up.

You may have also noticed that I haven’t said who the main character is, which is good to notice that, as it brings me to another good point about this story, there isn’t really a main character. The story switches perspectives all throughout the story, making no one character feel like the centre of attention, which is a great thing. There are two routes for the get go, the relationship between Cero and Wakaba, and the relationship between Angelina and Belle. The story does a great job in making the routes feel like they are both taking place at the same time, which as a result makes the entire story feel a lot more complete. Periodically throughout the story there with be options to decide on whose perspective you’d like to see next, it’s a really great system to help decide what part of the story you want to witness, and again, makes it feel like there is more going on than what you see.

I feel that, despite the main Shirohane story dragging on for a bit, which that in itself is only brought into sharp contrast due to the seemingly rushed pace of the ending, the story here is really well told. The Kurohane arc even, is good enough to check out on its own, this combined with really nice looking art and an interesting lore, I feel that this game is worth checking out.

The Office

For what feels like several years but is actually just the last few months, a certain magical Manthorp has been trying to convince me to watch the US version of The Office. I’ve never really been interested in watching it for two reasons. One, I’ve never been a fan of adaptations, wherever I can help it. It’s something that I’ve said in this blog quite a few times in reference to anime adaptations of visual novels, but I feel that the core conceit remains the same. Second, I’ve never been a fan of awkward comedy; in fact I really don’t like it at all. That’s just in my style, I don’t find watching people embarrass themselves particularly funny, in fact I’m the kind of guy that when moments like that happen in movies, I’d mute it outright.

Having said all that I figured I may as well check this out, and I’m glad I did. I really like the whole never talked about documentary style the show does for, and the characters are larger than life yet still kind of believable, with my favourite being Kevin.

HEY THERE GURL

And that’s all I want to say about that! I’m only three seasons in but knowing my marathonning style I should be caught up pretty shortly, provided I don’t get completely distracted by other stuff.

And with that this week of absolute nothing has finally come to a close! Maybe next week will be more exciting but who really knows, I have a feeling that by the end of this semester I’ll find out I’ve been not going to one of my lectures or something and then everything will go real bad real fast. But until then I’ll be sleeping in until 6pm and filling in wiki articles for My Little Pony iOS games.

Posted by Video_Game_King

After reading that you can do a Shadow voice, I took off my crown and tried my hand at it. Turns out my Shadow voice is just a very shitty Solid Snake.
 
Also, I read two paragraphs into the yuri game before asking myself, "Wait, what's going on?"

Posted by Psycosis

@Video_Game_King: That might just be my terrible writing. This was written after watching all of that there Octoberkast thing Tested was doing, so I blame everything on that.

Posted by Video_Game_King

You probably shouldn't write your blogs on the day you post them. Write them the day immediately before you post them :P.

Posted by Rudyftw

I want to read this because of the title, but it's sooooo long though.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Rudyftw said:

I want to read this because of the title, but it's sooooo long though.

Isn't that the generic complaint people use against every piece of writing on the Internet?

Edited by Rudyftw

@Video_Game_King said:

@Rudyftw said:

I want to read this because of the title, but it's sooooo long though.

Isn't that the generic complaint people use against every piece of writing on the Internet?

Probably. I would Google it, but there would probably be a long article to read.

Edited by Psycosis

@Rudyftw: To be honest I thought I wouldn't have a lot to write about this week, and it'd be a short one. It's only a little bit shorter than what I usually do I think.

@Video_Game_King: Pfft, I'm lucky if I start them an hour before I post them! I love writing them but I get them done a lot faster when I'm up against my arbitrary deadline.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Oh Sonic Adventure 2. My first game on the Gamecube, and something that if I played it now, would probably hate, mostly because the best parts of that game are the Sonic/Shadow levels which only make up a third of the game, and even then I'm sure I'd be way more annoyed by the camera now than I was when I was 10 (Was it that long ago? Really?) Those treasure hunting levels? Nightmares. So many nightmares. And I'm sure the story would be totally nonsensical. In any case, it's clear that Sonic Heroes ruined the franchise for my... 12 year old self? Yep. I'm too old. The soundtrack in that game is probably hilarious though.

The US version of The Office is actually really good... for its first 3 seasons. Everything afterwards is super hit and miss, but I haven't seen the most recent stuff so I can't personally comment on that.

Posted by CornishRocker

The Chao Garden was the only thing that kept me coming back to Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

Posted by Psycosis

@CornishRocker: Same here! If I remember correctly I managed to beat every race except the last chao race against the devil, just way too hard. A lot of fun though.

@ArbitraryWater: The soundtrack is pretty amazing, from Escape to the City to all the Knuckles levels. I know every word of that Pumpkin Hill song and I'm not ashamed of that in the slightest.

So what you're saying is I've peaked on The Office? Uh oh. To be fair the episodes I say were like season 5 or 6 which convinced me to start watching so hopefully I'll enjoy them, I may as well keep at it now.

Posted by JackSukeru

Sonic Heroes was the first 3D Sonic game I played (I've never played SA:2 and only the demo of the original SA) and boy does it have problems. There's so much stupid stuff design-wise in that game that I get mad just thinking about it. I'm not gonna harp on it any more than that though (except to say that flight formation looks stupid and it SUCKS!), cause you probably know it if you've played it, but I'm still kind of surprised by how much of its awfulness I managed to look past at the time.

A fun read as usual and reading it somehow reminded me that a new episode of MLP is out, thanks!

Posted by dvdhaus

@Rudyftw said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Rudyftw said:

I want to read this because of the title, but it's sooooo long though.

Isn't that the generic complaint people use against every piece of writing on the Internet?

Probably. I would Google it, but their would probably be a long article to read.

agreed. these are interesting reads though.

Posted by Chop

I hate Sonic Adventure 2. Better than Adventure, but the fact that some people don't hate that game baffles me.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

Ok just dont watch the last 3 seasons of the Office...  Even the one where Michael Scott leaves.  I was expecting something climatic for his last season but I just felt everything was so rushed and recycled

Posted by Psycosis

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: In in for the long haul! But yeah I've heard it peaks in the middle, should be interesting either way.

@Chop: I think it's because of the Chao garden... or at least, that's the reason for me. My friends and I a few weeks back spent a good 4 hours or so talking about all the Sonic games and how the whole storyline fits together.

@dvdhaus: Damn right they are!

@RockmanBionics: I didn't play a lot of Sonic Heroes. Having never owned it myself it was the game I only played when I went to a friend's place, and even then I hated it. Sonic games never really recovered from that unfortunately. Maybe Sonic Generations will fix all that! Right guys? Guys?

Posted by Sparklykiss

You know, I had a good chuckle over this until I got to the end with that image.

You're a sick man.

Moderator
Posted by Psycosis

@Sparklykiss: <3

Posted by Daniel_Newton
Now, this maxed out the chao’s evil bar within the first minute or so, but the real reason behind the sabotage was it made the chao incredibly confused and sleep deprived, so every time my friend went into the chao garden and tried to give the chao anything, he’d always fall asleep in between every vile of energy. Completely worth it.

Fuckin' love it, you evil genius you.