Never liked Pirate STC. Always seemed ridiculously out of place and just quite intimidating (this includes the whole marketing for Sega using it). It most certainly wasn't making me want to buy more Sega products, and after creeping through the first go at a strip of it in STC, I felt genuinely repulsed by it.
I would have to say the Pirate STC story was the worst (most likely gonna get lynched for saying it now).
Nah you're right, it's terrible. Mind you, it does divide most people round here. As in, groups of people, not individual people...
but I still feel it was my least favorite next to the one with the Dragon under Tekno's lab
This one I liked though. A decent foe, a snappy appearance from Knuckles, Shortfuse's temper and a complete lack of threat from the Freedom Fighters. It definitely has its place with the rest of The Final Victory run-up stories. Just my two pence, though.
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Haha, I knew as soon as you told me about this thread that the tripe list would resurface.
I think I was reaching with some of these. Separating a few parts out of the Shanazar arc was pretty weird and it all came to an amazing conclusion in "Heart of Evil". Same with "Back in the Special Zone" which was a prelude to "Root".
"Black Christmas" isn't good but I have very fond memories of, not least because it introduced me to the Father Christmas mythology, something I'm very interested in now.
"Hobson and Choy" is the weirdest one. Oddly, on rereading the comic now, it's one of my absolute favourites. It's weird trying to get back into the mindset when I didn't like it.
I also have fond memories of "Child's Play" even though there's not really much to it and Nigel himself declared it tripe.
I think "Hero of the Year" and "Sonic No More" stand but the big one is "Shining Force". It adapted my all-time favourite game so, in fairness, I was always going t be predisposed to be critical; but I don't think it holds up in its own right either. I'm not sure how you could effectively adapt the story, but the adaptation didn't work for me at all.
On the other hand, highly underrated Nigel: his Streets of Rage story. Didn't care for Streets of Rage before that, but SOR 3 was amazing.
his one I liked though. A decent foe, a snappy appearance from Knuckles, Shortfuse's temper and a complete lack of threat from the Freedom Fighters. It definitely has its place with the rest of The Final Victory run-up stories. Just my two pence, though.
I agree it wasn't bad!
And about Nigel's stories.......some of them weren't brilliant, but hey, you just can't expect a perfect work in anything.......besides, at times when you try something new It's a 50/50 chance of not doing something that people doesn't like
The first ever Sonic story wasn't that great either. And by that, I mean it was highly naff.
TBH that one was pretty poor, but after going through them all, I enjoyed quite a few more than I expected. Not all of Lew's stories sucked. While I did get sick of that eternity ring, some of the story concepts weren't that bad. I liked the fake out of Tekno frying Amy in the Roman Gladiator one. Tear in her eye, she is then betrayed by the emperor.
And I loved the Agent X mystery, and loved it being Johnny! That one had so many legs it could have been a centipede! How could someone so close to Sonic for so long, lose faith in Sonic? But I hated the 'oh it's not a real Johnny, don't worry' conclusion.