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  1. NMS added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    And here I thought it was going to be good. Meh.  Just gonna just watch it on YouTube then when it comes out. 
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  2. Captain Metallix added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    Eh, more like a mesh between Unleashed and Lost World graphically, but gameplay's a little harder to explain. Simply put, Modern is like Colours but with wonkier momentum, Classic is like Generations but without a stupidly powerful Spin Dash, and the Avatar is similar to Modern but with even less control. I will say that the characters' unnatural controls can make 'em feel, in some ways, broken. Not quite in the same way as 06 was, but it's certainly noticeable. However, unlike 06, nothing felt quite as... precise as that game. It's more like the extreme opposite, I guess, since the characters feel far more floaty and imprecise than they realistically should.
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  3. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    Ooooh so in a sense, it's like Generations on the graphics department, but... 06 on the gameplay?
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  4. Captain Metallix added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    I can tell you now, this was definitely not just a case of not knowing what to do or how/when to use a move. The controls were legitimately awkward, since you seem to gain an unnatural amount of speed both on the ground and in the air. So when you think you're gonna land on a platform, you often either go too far in one direction (and fall), you don't go far enough (and fall), or you do land on the platform only to find yourself slipping off the other end (and fall). The momentum in this game is completely out of whack.
    I say this as someone who liked how Sonic controlled in Generations (and Unleashed, though to a lesser extent). In Forces, he and the Avatar just flat-out aren't fun to control, primarily because you don't truly feel like you're in control of their movements. I don't want these criticisms to be seen as me needlessly hating on Sonic Team or the game, but I am genuinely disappointed in what I played.
    To answer you're last question; these demos should provide a general idea of how the final game will play, then the developers work on bug-fixes and gameplay tweaks. The earlier the demo, the more they can fix, theoretically. Yet the first playable demo for Sonic Forces was E3 this year (only a few months before release) and no real improvements have been seen since. Not at Gamescom, not at PAX, not at EGX, and not even at the Tokyo Game Show that just finished! There's only 43 days until this game is due to release, so any feedback they receive isn't gonna mean much now. The most that the developers can do by the time the demo comes out is work on some basic bug-fixes and slight gameplay tweaks.
    Even if that 'fixes' the control of the characters, that doesn't change the levels and their design. If they're bland at launch, they'll still be bland afterwards.
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  5. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    Oh...errrr... welp... so then MAKE THAT ONE
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  6. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    But that's not the comic I'm making D:
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  7. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    Okay, so they are actually characters created by you, with no relation to any anime, videogame, comic or whatever... I was wondering because of this being a Fan Character section, and the only exisiting franchise I could relate your work to was Yo-kai Watch.
    But then again, as you've said, you have taken different kinds of, let's say, monsters, and made your own story with them. They are original. You shouldn't have any problem in making your own manga with them. So    J U S T    D O    I T !  MAKE THAT COMIC COME TRUE!
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  8. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    I mean to be honest, in ANY Sonic games case, (except 06 but that can burn in hell with all the mosquitoes) I never really thought that the controls were bad, but that I as a player just didn't know what move to use and WHEN to use it. Then again aren't test plays there to give the game developers more time to fix some late problems they didn't know existed?
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  9. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    Hm... You're right, I mean I THINK they're original but.. I mean the term yokai has been around for so long, that you can't really say any of your yokai characters are "original" I think... or something. .___. also it ain't JUST Yokai school. there are others, chimeras, cat humans, lizard humans, zombies, ghosts, puppets, dragons, humans, an adorable sheep spirit.
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  10. Thire added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    By the sound of things, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope for the sake of sanity they polish their poop 'til it shines...
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  11. Captain Metallix added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    It's weird. You'd think that Sonic Team would look at Generations (or even Unleashed) to replicate Modern Sonic's gameplay. But instead, they went back to Colours' approach, and somehow made it feel worse than that. Classic's gameplay is basically what I expected, since unfortunately the current development team don't seem to understand how the classic games' physics worked. Not completely terrible, but unimpressive nonetheless. (Heck, if the team behind Mania had worked on Classic Sonic's gameplay and levels, then I imagine it could've been one of the more impressive parts of Forces.)
    It really is a pity, and I can only hope that Sonic Team learn from this. I'm not really confident that they will, but one can hope at least.
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  12. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    More students of the Yokai School... each one more adorable and strange than the last one...
    Now I think of it, you usually put these characters here, but are they even fan-characters to begin with? Because I thought they were fully original. Maybe I missed they are inspired by the Yo-kai Watch series? 
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  13. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "Yeah! Watch me fly guys!" Said Max winking.
     
    "And property damage." Added Zangoose 
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  14. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    That sounds nothing but bad news at this point... I was expecting Modern Sonic to have a fully polished gameplay style, looking for Classic to have its well-known momentum based mechanics and the Avatar to add something new and refreshing, as well as having a slower gameplay, but still well made.
    Seems that isn't the case...
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  15. Captain Metallix added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    So, I got a chance to play the game at EGX this year, and I can honestly say that this game feels like a major step in the wrong direction. To summarise...
    Modern:
    Modern Sonic feels incredibly awkward to control. For some reason, his speed jumps from 0-60 faster than you can react, which leads to incredibly janky turns and jumps that you should be able to do just fine, but can't because of the weird momentum (or lack thereof). This impacts the platforming pretty badly, despite the incredibly basic (and honestly boring) level design.
    Classic:
    Classic Sonic feels pretty much exactly like Generations, with only one real difference; he can't hold the X/Square button to perform a Spin Dash like Generations, but can now perform the Drop Dash by holding the Jump button mid-air, like in Sonic Mania. Not much else to say, though, since the only 'level' he gets is a boss fight.
    Avatar:
    The Avatar felt like the worst character of the bunch to control. Like Modern Sonic, their jumps are also finicky, but you don't even get a double jump to somewhat help with platforming (unless you choose to be a bird). The grapple feels like a delayed Homing Attack, which makes it feel like it should take out multiple enemies at once, but can't (unless you choose to be a bear). The Wispons, while cool in theory, are very boring in execution, since they all just mow down enemies without any need to think ahead. The Wisp powers that they allow range from interesting at best (Burst) to outright lazy at worst (Lightning).
    The platforming is much worse than Modern Sonic's, and the constant feeling of "I should've made that jump!!" after falling between two platforms for the eighth time gets incredibly frustrating. Also, on a side note, giving each Avatar species a 'unique' skill bothers me, since a lot of these skills (such as the aforementioned double-jump and powered-up Homing Attack) would be very useful to have together. But no, they're all separate, which leaves me choosing a species not because I want to be that species, but because a want that species' ability, even if I hate the look of them.
    Tag-Team:
    Basically, it's got the same problems as Modern Sonic and the Avatar, but combined. It really just feels like a glorified Avatar level, with short segments where you're 'required' to boost as Modern Sonic. The only thing that surprised me was that, if you 'fail' the Double Boost QTE, then the game won't play the vocal version of Fist Bump, but the instrumental version instead. As someone who likes the instrumental, but can't stand the lyrics, I'm fine with 'failing' these segments more often!
    Overall:
    I wanted to stay at least optimistic for this game until I had a chance to play it myself. And after doing so, I'm afraid I just can't. Above all else, this game feels like a major step back from Generations in terms of gameplay. It feels incredibly unfinished, uninteresting, and ultimately unsatisfying. And this is due to come out in just over a month! (No matter what anyone says, that's not enough time to work these things out. This is pretty much how the game will be when it releases.) I'm still interested in how the story will play out, but that's it at this point.
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  16. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Fan Characters (Wanna see what ya made!)   

    Hey. Hey. Hey Guys... More characters:



     
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  17. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic The Mobian mystery Dungeon   

    Aaaaaalright, I thought you already have written the storyline. 
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  18. Dylan added a post in a topic Sonic SCANF Youtube channel?   

    Yes. Yes you do. Otherwise it can be considered that you are taking their work and passing it off as your own... I think

    But I think you can put it in the description of a video
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  19. Geoffrey St John added a post in a topic The Mobian mystery Dungeon   

    Actually Chaos the stories I write would depend on what you my audience decide when it comes to the three choices. And so far we have two protagonists for two stories. And in this case since Kat nominated first it means Skye still has his nomination.
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  20. ChaosKaiser added a post in a topic The Mobian mystery Dungeon   

    I'll choose Bunnie. Because reasons. 
    Actually, I think it's a good character to make a "choose-your-own-adventure" story. She has a conflicting backstory with her cyborg body, a romance with Antoine, she can engage battle with easy, or take things from the emotional side... 
    But yeah, Nicole would be a great protagonist too. The only problem I see is that Geoffrey would have to write stories revolving technology all the time, so that the holo-lynx can be around!
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  21. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Non-Sonic Art Thread   



     
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  22. Shinomi-chan added a post in a topic Sonic Forces (Xbox One, PS4, PC & Nintendo Switch)   

    Chao Garden hasn't been a thing in a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.
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  23. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "Let's see if he can fly first," said Luna.

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    "Sure," grinned Ziona following.  "Need to be ready for the disaster!"
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  24. Skye Prower added a post in a topic Sonic SCANF Youtube channel?   

    But do you need to put up a 'blah blah belongs to blah blah' all the time?  That's gonna be a minefield if I start looking at the comics! ;-p 
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  25. Seviper the Fang Snake added a post in a topic Role-Play Mania v2.0   

    "Well he was a robot..." Said Fenn.
     
    "Better catch up." Said Zangoose 
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