Sonic Tag Meme
I hath been tagged by @theguardianknux! Let’s do this! >:D
How long have you been a Sonic fan: Technically I’ve been a fan since 2000-2003, but I didn’t get really active until 2007, so I’ll say that XD
First Sonic game played: Sonic 3 (& Knuckles)
Top 3 Favorite Characters: Cream, Amy, and Tails X3 They’re all adorable, yet still badass and I can relate to them for various reasons
Favorite Vocal Track: Hm… It’s a toss up between “This Machine” (Team Dark’s theme from Heroes), “Team Chaotix” (theme of guess who from Heroes), and “Catch Me if You Can (Zero Gravity version)”… I guess I’ll go with “This Machine” because it’s just SUCH a badass theme for a badass team >:D
Favorite Non-Vocal Track: Imma go with “Perfect Dark Gaia”. An orchestral masterpiece which really gets your blood pumping to take down Dark Gaia and save the planet that you’ve explored and got to know everyone on it, alongside the friend you’ve bonded with throughout!
Top 3 Games: Sonic Unleashed, Sonic 3&K, and Sonic Generations (I also have Sonic Heroes as a personal favorite)
Top 5 Stages: Oh boy XD In no particular order…
1- Angel Island Zone (S3&K)
2- Seaside Hill/Ocean Palace (Heroes)
3- Hang Castle (Heroes)
4- Dragon Road (Unleashed, both Day and Night)
5- Ice Paradise (Advance 2)
Favorite Team, (Team Rose, Sonic, Dark, Chaotix): Tie between Team Sonic and Team Rose
Favorite Game Intro: Gonna have to go with the popular choice and say Sonic Unleashed. You- you just can’t top that!
Which game has the best story: I’m gonna have to go with Sonic Adventure. It has the best tone for the franchise, there is no “emptiness” in any part of the plot, the characters are portrayed and handled the best (especially Tails and Amy), and the overall message is delivered perfectly
2D, 3D, or Both: If you asked me this years ago, I would’ve said 3D in a heartbeat. But I’ve since come to terms that Sonic still needs to figure out the third dimension and 2D is plenty fun, so Imma say both :D
Sonic Mania or Sonic Forces: Neither, to be honest. Barely anything about Forces has been revealed thus far and the stuff that has is honestly disappointing to me (Classic Sonic returning despite Mania, Green Hill Zone AGAIN, the extended cast not being playable AGAIN, a new character being introduced when the already present cast have yet to be really used for well over ten years now, and Cream not being confirmed and likely never will because idiots) while I’ve never been excited for Mania. Can’t really get excited for a new Classic game after years of putting up with Classic extremists labeling everything I love to be pure shit, wanting Sonic to go backwards, and being catered to for the past few years. Not fond of Christian Whitehead after he said in an interview that he finds the extra characters to be “pointless”, a sentiment I’ve grown entitely intolerant of given that these characters AREN’T pointless and this opinion is preventing them from making appearances and potentially forced into obscurity. And while I’m glad characters OTHER than Sonic are playable at last, I can’t get excited when these characters are the ones that are already playable in Sonic 3 & Knuckles and the Advance trilogy, games that I’ve played numerous times and they don’t even have any new moves added to them… I’m sorry, I hate being a spoilsport, but that’s just how I feel. I do hope Mania kicks off a new series of Classic games, if only so the Classic extremists can shut up, and Forces ends up really being the game we all need, but presently I’m not excited for either of them
Which character(s) would you want to see in the Boom show: Even though I’m not at all fond of the Boom TV show, I REALLY want Cream to be included in the show ASAP! She is the most underutilized character in this franchise and she really needs the exposure! I’m also confident that MAYBE the writers can utilize Cream’s potential and make her overtly more badass (since people view Cream as “uninteresting” because she’s played as mostly a straight innocent girl instead of the subversion of that character archetype that she’s supposed to be). Other than Cream though, I also think Team Chaotix should be included because, come on, it’s TEAM CHAOTIX!
Best Sonic Show: The OVA. Great animation, great story, great portrayal of the characters, it’s overall the only great Sonic show in my opinion. If only it actually got to BE a show instead of a movie, but sadly it relied on Japanese viewership when Sonic isn’t popular at all in Japan…
Favorite Sonic Era: The Adventure/Pre-2010 Era. Yeah, it had ShTH and 06, the Adventure games and Heroes haven’t aged well, and so much about it could’ve been better (namely Dr. Eggman actually being an antagonist and not usurped by some random monster). But this era is what gave us the characters we all know and love, bothered to try and use them, expanded and fleshed out the world, and tried to tell compelling stories and actually succeeded in most areas. The Classic game’s only claim to fame is the gameplay and Post-2010 has Eggman being the final boss and sole threat
Tag 5 or more people: @candicindy, @crusherthedoctor, @echidnapower, @perla-speedofsound-adventuring, @classicdaisycalico, @isakthedragon, @theroadtoindigo-go, @mathewryf, @happystudentartist, and anyone else who wants to do this :D