Sonic the Hedgehog 26th Birthday Appreciation

As you guys may know I’m a Sonic fan through and through and there’s nothing that will get rid of that, despite the many times the series gets bad to mediocre titles once in a while. I’ve never gave up on the blue dude, ever since I was a kid I was into the cartoons and games. Sonic was the definition of 90’s cool and seeing his mannerisms, hearing his one-liners has always made a lasting impression on me, it was nothing I’ve seen much from other series or media. Sonic is my hero and honestly a big role model for me, he’s my all-time favorite fictional character after all(Edward Elric is up there of course). The ability of super speed was always a thing I was fascinated by, having the ability to go fast excites me and running is a thing I especially enjoy doing(Track would have been a good extracurricular activity for me, but I was such a geeky introvert).

Sonic may have a short temper, might be impatient, he is cocky and so full of himself, but underneath that exterior he’s a very kind guy who dearly cares for his world, the people and his friends. He never gives up a challenge, always seeks the thrill of adventure and his carefree spirit has been aspects of Sonic that I admire! I won’t get into too much detail, but I’ve been following the Sonic series since the early 2000’s with Sonic Advance/Sonic 2 and Sonic Adventure, and to be honest I’ve never gotten disinterested in the series. There’s a charm that just appeals to me and the games are just legit fun, the series is a favorite of mine and I will continue supporting it, because there’s nothing like keeping up with your beloved childhood series and reliving those fond memories in new and exciting ways! Happy 26th Birthday Sonic!

Here’s my Sonic collection btw:

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Sonic Collection 2017 Leftovers

Games I Want Announced at E3 2017

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With the E3 convention starting very soon and the hype is definitely there for me I wanted to list some games that I would love to see get announced at E3 2017. Even if they are impossible to happen or they’re crazy things to dream for I will still list them. Anyway, here’s my list of games I want announced at E3 2017!

New 2D Metroid or Metroid Prime

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I’ve been wanting a new good Metroid game since forever, I remember being so excited for the announcement of Metroid: Other M, but the game ended up being an average game which was disappointing. I still may give that game a try someday though. I adore Metroid Fusion and the other 2D Metroid titles, so it would be a dream if we actually got a new 2D Metroid more similar to those and not too story-driven and cinematic like Other M. I haven’t finished any of the Metroid Prime games, but if we don’t get a new 2D Metroid game and get a new Prime I would still be happy. A 2D title would make me more happy though, I heard a rumor that there’s two Metroid games going in development and I hope it’s actually true!

Ape Escape 4

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As someone who loved the crap out of Ape Escape 3 being one of my favorite video games of all-time, I really want to see a new Ape Escape game on PS4 that’s traditional Ape Escape and not party game or spin-off stuff. I still need to finish the original and 2, but boy do I miss catching these darn apes with their quirky personalities and animations, with the main character’s gadgets and taking in the charming level designs and music, so much fun! A PS4 title would be such a nice break from all the serious games coming out these days on PS4, with the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy coming out soon this should be a thing someday I hope…

Jet Set Radio Future Remastered/Jet Set Radio 3

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By the end of last year I bought a PS Vita and one day I saw that the original JSR was on sale for it, I’ve always wanted to give it a shot and at first I wasn’t too thrilled with it. The more I played it the more it grew on me and the more I came to get obsessed with it! I bought it on PC, Vita and PS3 and finished it multiple times lol. I wanted to play it’s sequel Jet Set Radio Future so badly and I ended up buying my own copy of the Sega GT 2002/Jet Set Radio Future Combo Pack unable to play it at the moment though. I don’t own any Microsoft consoles and my nephew’s 360 can’t even play the game, unless I buy an official HDD for it, so I’ll never have the opportunity of playing the game. I hope Sega/Smilebit decides to remaster this game, just like the original, because it’ll make playing it more convenient, considering it was an Xbox exclusive, plz Sega! A new title would be nice as well, since Sega is interested in bringing back their other IPs, this series shouldn’t be wasted, it has an appeal to it like no other!

Persona 6

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This is me throwing an insane dream for E3, an announcement for P6 wouldn’t make sense for this year’s E3, but I still wouldn’t mind getting one, because I love the series that much lol. We’ll be waiting forever for it, so I gotta keep my time occupied catching up to the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei games I haven’t finished. 🙂

New F-Zero

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Growing up with the GBA F-Zero titles Maximum Velocity and GP Legend, I have quite the nostalgia for F-Zero. I haven’t exactly invested too much time into a F-Zero game as much as those two, but considering how much Nintendo fans want the series to make a comeback I’m with them too! I would love to play a new F-Zero title the likes of F-Zero GX, that game looks freaking insane and throughout my gaming career I’ve always had a preference for arcade racers opposed to racing sims!

Final Fantasy XVI

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With FFXV’s success and the long wait we’re going to have for FFVII Remake and KH3, I think it would be awesome to have an FFXVI announcement at E3 this year. I have no clue what Square has planned to show off this E3, but we’re not expecting FFVII Remake or KH3, so what do they have in store? Perhaps, an console announcement for Dissidia Final Fantasy on PS4? More FFXV stuff? They could pull an FFXVI out there too I guess, that would be interesting, yet it seems highly unlikely lol.

Drakengard 4

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Yeah… this is very unlikely, with Yoko Taro taking a break from directing video games I can’t see this being a thing, but we can still get that Drakengard HD collection and NieR remaster someday hopefully lol.

No More Heroes 3

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Goichi Suda(Suda 51) announced a new title with Travis Touchdown at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, this got me very very excited, but it was never confirmed it was a new No More Heroes title. I hope at E3 this new Suda title is finally shown off and hopefully revealed as the third No More Heroes, because that would definitely blow me away!

Bayonetta 3

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With Nintendo making Bayonetta 2 a thing for Platinum Games on the Wii U, I do wish for a third game to happen on the Switch, with ports of Bayo 1 & 2. Bayonetta is one of my all-time favorite video games and considering I was unable to even play the sequel due to it’s exclusive appearance on Wii U, having a port of Bayo 1 & 2 on Switch would be logical. I was hearing rumors that the third installment may have a male protag, which I don’t find favorable in my opinion that wouldn’t even make sense with the title Bayonetta 3, I would love if the ports and the new sequel has an appearance at E3 this year, I’m asking too much though.

A new Treasure game

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This is definitely another fever dream, but who doesn’t love Treasure games?! They’ve developed titles like Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Sin & Punishment, Ikaruga, they’ve created some gems throughout their development career, but lately they’ve created two titles that were Japan only and published by Capcom, Gaist Crusher in 2013 and Gaist Crusher God in 2014 which are licensed Anime game titles. I wish they could develop a new IP or a sequel to a previous IP it would be nice. Imagine a Treasure/Platinum game in this generation of gaming, God-like!

Metal Slug 8

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I miss Metal Slug, with SNK making a video game resurgence making KOF XIV a reality, I definitely want them to make new titles of their other IPs and Metal Slug is indeed one of those. A proper 2.5D Metal Slug with 3D models, would be a good choice, since making a new Metal Slug with new high quality sprite work would be pretty expensive, I’m sure they could make a great new title and that they’ll be passionate about it, because that seemed like the case with KOF XIV.

The New Arika Game, Fighting EX Layer

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At first being an April Fools joke, it actually became a tech demo. The company Arika only needs a publisher to make it an actual thing and I read up on a rumor that SNK might publish it, but it wasn’t confirmed so fingers crossed for it to actually happen! I adore the original Arika characters created for the Street Fighter EX series like Garuda, Doctrine Dark and the Kamen Rider inspired Skullomania! These characters won’t ever appear in a game that’s not developed by Arika, so no hopes for appearances in Capcom fighters SFV or Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, this has to be a thing and it becoming official at E3 would be insane! 😀

Shenmue HD Collection

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Shenmue III is finally becoming a thing! I grew up playing the original game on my bro’s Dreamcast and I remember it fondly, never finished the game nor have I finished it’s sequel. I think an HD collection could remedy that and Shenmue III won’t have an appearance at E3 this year from an article I read, and it could be delayed till 2018. Imagine an HD collection being announced at E3, it needs to happen and I’ll gladly buy it!

Garou 2

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This was actually going to be a thing back then, but it was scrapped. SNK had the idea of making a Garou sequel if KOF XIV was an success and it was! Also, Rock who was the new protagonist in Garou: Mark of the Wolves made a triumphant return as a DLC character in KOF XIV, now where’s Garou 2?!

 

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII HD Remaster

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I loved Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, it’s one of the main reasons Final Fantasy VII became my favorite title in the series. While waiting for the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake, wouldn’t an HD Remaster be a cool thing to do? So those fans who never got the opportunity to play the game on PSP can give it a shot on current gen consoles and for those who would love to relive those memories of the game. It certainly was one of the greatest experiences I had on my PSP and having an HD remaster would be a delight, especially to experience Zack’s awesome character arc once again! 🙂

A New Parasite Eve

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This would be great, highly unlikely, but it would be nice to see Aya Brea make a well-deserved return! Parasite Eve was an amazing game, I haven’t played the sequel, but I did play The 3rd Birthday first actually and I enjoyed it personally. I’m not a big fan of Aya’s portrayal in The 3rd Birthday compared to the first PE and the story was nonsense, but I would love if Square went back to the roots of PE with it’s unique RPG battle system and not a survival horror title or third person shooter. I can’t see that happening with Square, it would be awesome to see the series make a return though, it’s an interesting series that had quite an unique concept to it.

Panzer Dragoon HD Collection

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Never played any of these games, I just want a more convenient way of playing all of these titles. Considering, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga were Sega Saturn exclusives and Panzer Dragoon Orta was an OG Xbox exclusive there’s literally no way to play these games unless you own the copies of the games and their respective consoles(The original has a PC and PS2 release actually). An HD Collection needs to happen, seriously I’m so interested in the series and the RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga is hailed as “one of the greatest games of all-time” I can’t overlook that!

Skies of Arcadia HD Remaster

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Sega’s interest in what IPs fans want more of has Skies of Arcadia(Eternal Arcadia in Japan), hitting the radar for what these fans want and I can see why. I’ve never played Skies of Arcadia, but from the art and video footage I’ve seen I’ve grown fascinated about the game. I could emulate it, but Sega could definitely make an HD remaster for the game, there was a port for Gamecube so this could be a possibility some day!

In conclusion, these are just some games I would love to see make an appearance at E3 2017. There was some believable ones and those “out there” picks, but you know we all have our dreams that we wish could come true and these are those games that would make me quite giddy! ^_^