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John E. Dynamite

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    Yo. Sonic Mania. It's a good game. I wasn't playing much of anything when the real stinkers came out, the era of Sonic '06, Unleashed, Secret Rings and Black Knight. I can't even imagine having emotional capital invested in the series when those were coming out. But it wasn't like there were no good Sonic games between Adventure 2 and now. First and foremost the Sonic Advance series is underrated. I can't believe it's been this many years and Nintendo hasn't found a good way to release old GBA games. Sonic Heroes was pretty novel and generally fun to play. I bought Sonic Colors on the cheap about a year ago and was pretty pleased by it, even if it is a Mario Galaxy rip-off. The original Sonic Mega Collection was absolutely fine and almost ahead-of-its-time, occupying the short-lived time between hardware that could support bigger multi-game compilations from generations prior and online marketplaces making playing those old games a bit more direct (and profitable). I've also heard good things about Rush and Generations. But YO. Mania! Go buy it. Other than a few obtuse boss fights and wishing their were more all-new levels as opposed to the remixed ones, this is some damn fine run-and-jump gaming.
  2. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    I woudn't dog him on it if he hadn't BEEN doing it. The last time I watched AJPW with any regularity was when he was coming up with Manabu Soya and I remember thinking the same thing then. So many NJPW guys throughout the company's history excelled at expressing themselves to the entire crowd. Hashimoto was an absolute master. Inoki was damn near magical. Okada's very good when he feels like it, same thing as Mutoh. Liger does it at an A+ level every night with a mask on, I didn't seen a lot from his TNA run, did he do anything different in front of a different crowd / more intimate arena?
  3. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    SANADA doesn't emote enough. He's not a supporting actor on a multi-camera AMC series, there are few reasons for a wrestler to ever be subtle when wrestling in front of 10,000+. The way he grimaces, shouts, opens and closes his eyes, he's got to project that to the grannies in the bleacher seats. I've done enough academic and community theater to tell you that not everybody has that gift. It can be strangely hard to teach. SANADA is a very common example of a guy who has everything else going for him, but guys like him usually cap out at the mid-card.
  4. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    I would argue lazy toe kicks to the gut to set up moves from a front facelock or piledriver position was/is a problem with a certain breed of indie kid, specifically ones who grew up playing CAWs in early Smackdown! games AND who did a lot a Stunners to their friends. I'm completely serious. And Kenny is a part of that. VIDEO GAME PRO WRESTLING.
  5. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Tuned in a 5:45 ET, assuming the show was on at the same time as the last two days. Clicked the vid, it was them presenting the trophy to Naito. Hell of a way to go spoiler-free. Enjoyed both tag title matched more than I expected. War Machine can really go. For the dozenth time this year, Taguchi reminds us he knows how to work. And if seeing Nagata's manly blubbering the other day wasn't enough, now we get a misty-eyed Shibata... it's like Daniel Cormier somehow started all this. Ugh, my heart.
  6. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Nothing wrong with that. Undercard was goofy as shit, though.
  7. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Good main. Naito only does the eye taunt to prove he isn't Robert Gibson.
  8. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    It's crazy, though, I really dug *Naofumi Yamamoto* as a Young Lion, was psyched for his G1 run in the mid-oughts. Liked his stuff in ECW, and that entrance music! I still sort of blame the neck injury. At least I want to.
  9. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Fascinating conversation. Nakanishi, run around him in circles.
  10. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Yoshitatsu, worst-in-the-world candidate that he is, has a pretty serious boxing background from what I remember. There's an old rumor that he beat Sheamus' ass.
  11. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    He was a high level Greco-Roman guy in college, to boot.
  12. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Poor guy indeed, but he was the one who booked it. Same with the losses to Ratboy and Marufuji, I think I read that he just never liked being the champ.
  13. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    AT Lock my heart.
  14. Purotopia General Discussion: 2017!

    13 years after the 2004 stroke. I hope Honma never comes back, I hope Shibata never comes back. I don't want my, our, a collective anyone's enthusiasm for puro to ruin or end any lives. And you KNOW who the at-risk guys are.
  15. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kota Ibushi is currently killing me. I want to start a grassroots effort to replace YOSHI with somebody good. Like, I dunno, Dinosaur Takuma. He'll be in one of the next three G1s, mark my word.