Apologies for the very long delay in this story. But now the tale shall continue.
"Matlida, Ah think Ah'd like to see the Grandmaster. Ah need to ask him something" said Bunnie. Matilda nodded and looked to Tech. "Understood! I am on it!. "Grandmaster Rabbot! Come in Grandmaster!" Said Tech while using the radio. "Tech, what are you contacting me for?" Said a voice over the radio. "Apologies Grandmaster, the new rabbot is requesting an audience" said Tech which caused the line to go silent. "I will see them tomorrow morning. Things are too busy right now. Instructed Matilda to arrange a bed for her in the elife barracks." Said the voice. "Matilda is present, Grandmaster. She heard your orders and will do as you command. Sorry for bothering you sir" said Tech as the radio went silent. "Thank yah Tech. Ah will come see yah again soon" said Bunnie as both Tech and Matilda saluted each other which Bunnie mimicked
Matilda lead Bunnie to her Barracks and set up a bed for her. "The Grandmaster is a busy man and it is a miracle he has agreed to see you so short notice. For now let's get some sleep" said Matilda as she entered her room which was next to Bunnie's. ‐-------------------------------------
So now dear readers the choices return. What will Bunnie do next? Will she get some sleep and wait to see her uncle? Will she talk to Matilda? Or will she sneak out of the barracks and do some recon.
Perhaps the editors are in contact with Sega directly, and only stories approved by the company can be published. I doubt that Sega is running the story themselves, but instead, they let some limited creative freedom to the authors, and then revise and edit the scripts to fit with the kind of product they want to sell. Still, whatever the process is, Sega has now more control over the comics than ever before.
Welp, another gane under my belt. I have just beat Bloodstained Ritual of the Night! Fantastic game. Seeing as it's still relatively new, I'm not saying anything about it, but it's great. I can recommend it. But it is a challenge. Fun but fair.
Judging by how the storylines are (or lack of in this case) in the more recent Sonic games and comparing how the comics are being told now, I think it’s safe to say that SEGA is fully running the story. Flynn was doing a pretty great job at Archie with what he had before it was shut down but now I think SEGA is keeping a tight grip on the IDW comics.
(Hope this doesn't count as double-posting...) So, I've read issues 18 and 19. Still enjoying the artwork in 18, Tracy Yardley is great at drawing Sonic stuff. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Although I've noticed some tricks to fasten his work, like Cream's face being copied in two panels. Not a great deal, but it bugged me. C'mon, Tracy, don't do that, bro. Leonardo Ito, still makes great use of flat colours (specially in a little flashback scene), but it feels a little off in some panels, considering the "darker" tone of the story. As for the script... Issue 19 is drawn by a different artist: Jack Lawrence. I don't dislike his art, but it feels less "Sonic-like" than what other artists have made. On the other hand, the characters feel quite lively and dynamic, Lawrence nailed the expressions and created quite detailed backgrounds, so overall, great art too! Coloring by Bracardi Curry has a strange sepia/orange tone over the first pages, which gave me the impression that I was reading a flashback, although that wasn't the case. However, this is corrected in the latest pages of the book. Overall, in this episode, the chromatic pallete seems to be give that "menacing" vibe previous issues didn't have. Let's go for the story itself...
I'll be honest, I feel the storytelling isn't really all that good. Progress is really slow or fast, each episode is just Sonic interacting with a character or a team... it's the same as the first presentation issues, but now with the infection thing going on. Also, visual storytelling isn't as drammatic or intense as it could. I don't blame the artist for it though. Heck, I feel like I shouldn't put the blame on Flynn -the writer- either. As some of you might already think, it's likely that now that Sega has more control over the comics, they are limiting what can and can't be told in these stories, or even directing the narrative structure of the issues. If that's true, I don't like where this might lead to... If it's not, what the heck is happeing? How long do we have to wait until we have a less repetitive story structure?
I got Diablo III for the Switch. I had the base game on my PC but there's been some issues with it. But the portible Switch version just seems soooo much more fun. And despite the lack of mouse controls it's translated over well for the most part. The Inventory screens are a little clunky alas. But all the monster slaying is still there and still fun!
Bloodstained Ritual of the Night! I got the Switch version as I'm trying to save room on my PS4 for the inevitable Final Fantasy VII Remake when it releases 9001 years from now... But in all seriousness? I'm loving Bloodstained. Right blend of fun and difficult.