History YMMV / ShadowTheHedgehog

3rd May '17 1:00:12 PM WaxingName
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** The fact that there is no way to end up truly siding with Eggman. The game gives you the option of siding with the boring alien-out-of-nowhere, Black Doom, and with G.U.N., Sonic, and his friends. But there is no ending where Shadow declares his loyalty to Eggman; the ending of Lava Shelter where, ''by your own choice'', you decide to follow Eggman turns out to be a big fat lie as Shadow suddenly turns around and proclaims that he's going to use the Chaos Emeralds to destroy him. It's a massive disappointment for those RootingForTheEmpire.

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** The fact that there is no way to end up truly siding with Eggman. The game gives you the option of siding with the boring alien-out-of-nowhere, Black Doom, and or with G.U.N., Sonic, and his friends. But there is no ending where Shadow declares his loyalty to Eggman; the ending of Lava Shelter where, ''by your own choice'', you decide to follow Eggman turns out to be a big fat lie as Shadow suddenly turns around and proclaims that he's going to use the Chaos Emeralds to destroy him. It's a massive disappointment for those RootingForTheEmpire.
12th Apr '17 10:53:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FanNickname: Use the terms "[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Sonic]]" or "Grand Theft Shadow" around almost any Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog fan and they'll know which game you're talking about. Obviously it's first and foremost down to all the vehicles that Shadow goes for joyrides in, but also of course the gun use and violence.
12th Apr '17 10:47:59 AM WaxingName
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The ''entire premise'' of Shadow deciding whether to be a hero or villain was simplified down to: "Maybe this guy knows about my past... no maybe this other guy." There's no involvement of actual character morals whatsoever, and the RandomEventsPlot nature of whatever route you take blocks out any CharacterDevelopment we might see from Shadow. Also, the Good/Neutral/Evil routes barely have an impact on the story, despite potential for compelling storytelling drama over whoever sees Shadow as an enemy or an ally. There isn't even an ending where Shadow sides with Eggman!

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The ''entire premise'' of Shadow deciding whether to be a hero or villain was simplified down to: "Maybe this guy knows about my past... no maybe this other guy." There's no involvement of actual character morals whatsoever, and the RandomEventsPlot nature of whatever route you take blocks out any CharacterDevelopment we might see from Shadow. Also, the Good/Neutral/Evil routes barely have an impact on the story, despite potential for compelling storytelling drama over whoever sees Shadow as an enemy or an ally. There isn't even an ending where Shadow sides with Eggman!


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** The fact that there is no way to end up truly siding with Eggman. The game gives you the option of siding with the boring alien-out-of-nowhere, Black Doom, and with G.U.N., Sonic, and his friends. But there is no ending where Shadow declares his loyalty to Eggman; the ending of Lava Shelter where, ''by your own choice'', you decide to follow Eggman turns out to be a big fat lie as Shadow suddenly turns around and proclaims that he's going to use the Chaos Emeralds to destroy him. It's a massive disappointment for those RootingForTheEmpire.
4th Apr '17 5:53:41 PM Tightwire
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* FanNickname: Use the terms "[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Sonic]]" or "Grand Theft Shadow" around almost any Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog fan and they'll know which game you're talking about. Obviously it's first and foremost down to all the vehicles that Shadow goes for joyrides in, but also of course the gun use and violence.



* FanNickname: Use the terms "[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Sonic]]" or "Grand Theft Shadow" around almost any Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog fan and they'll know which game you're talking about. Obviously it's first and foremost down to all the vehicles that Shadow goes for joyrides in, but also of course the gun use and violence.
4th Apr '17 5:52:18 PM Tightwire
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* FanNickname: Use the terms "[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Sonic]]" or "Grand Theft Shadow" around almost any Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog fan and they'll know which game you're talking about. Obviously it's first and foremost down to all the vehicles that Shadow goes for joyrides in, but also of course the gun use and violence.



* HolyShitQuotient: The game's introduction is loaded with it, but what should stand out as a shock to most is Shadow having just finished ''beating the ever living crap out of Sonic''.

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* HolyShitQuotient: The game's introduction is loaded with it, but what should stand out as a shock to most is the question of whether Shadow having has just finished ''beating the ever living crap out of Sonic''.
26th Feb '17 7:00:20 PM DuelMark
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Black]] {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} is [[BigBad the leader of the Black Arms]] and a [[KnightOfCerebus completely humorless]] EvilutionaryBiologist. First he helps Gerald Robotnik make an immortal creature out of his own DNA in return for the Chaos Emeralds. This is a trick, since he plans to gather the Chaos Emeralds to become [[AGodAmI godlike in power]], then just use humans ToServeMan, [[ImAHumanitarian ''if'' you know what I mean.]] He throws his own soldiers at the heroes of Mobius like tennis balls, and has no issues with [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness destroying his own son]] once the job is done, no matter whose side Shadow takes. He forces Shadow to relive Maria's death to manipulate him, and destroys an entire city with the Eclipse Cannon. He paralyzes Sonic and co, and billions more on the planet, to allow his offspring to eat them alive. [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocritical]], ruthless and uncaring to even his own, Black Doom is [[VileVillainSaccharineShow among the worst]] the world of ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has to offer, even today.

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Black]] {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} is [[BigBad the leader of the Black Arms]] and a [[KnightOfCerebus completely humorless]] EvilutionaryBiologist. First Having [[AliensAreBastards visited the Earth]] for thousands of years, he helps [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 made contact with Gerald Robotnik make an immortal creature out of his own DNA in return for Robotnik]] 50 years prior to the Chaos Emeralds. This is a trick, since he plans series, agreeing to gather a deal where a creation using Black Doom’s cells, the future Shadow the Hedgehog, would deliver the Chaos Emeralds to become [[AGodAmI godlike in power]], then just so that the Black Arms can use humans ToServeMan, Chaos Control to arrive on Earth and bring prosperity to humanity. Gerald realized once Doom left that he was lied to, as Black Doom intended to enslave the human race and use them as a [[ToServeMan food source]]. During the events of the game, he preaches about the [[KnightTemplar evils of humanity]] and how they don’t deserve to be free, claiming they would be better served as a [[ImAHumanitarian ''if'' you know what I mean.]] He throws food source]] for the Black Arms, all while showing he has no regrets killing his own soldiers at the heroes of Mobius like tennis balls, and has no issues with men or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness destroying throwing away his own son]] once “son” when everything is finished]]. During the job is done, no matter whose side game, he sends his army to kill millions, manipulated Shadow takes. He forces Shadow by forcing him to relive Maria's death to manipulate him, and Maria’s death, destroys an entire city with city--and most of his army--with the Eclipse Cannon. He Cannon, and spreads a gas that paralyzes Sonic and co, and billions more on the planet, friends to allow make it easier for his offspring to eat them alive. them. [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocritical]], ruthless and uncaring to even his own, Black Doom is [[VileVillainSaccharineShow among the worst]] the world of ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has to offer, even today.offer.
24th Feb '17 8:07:22 PM WaxingName
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* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: Some of the more charitable opinions of the game tend towards this. While the story is a mess of random events with barely any cohesion, the gameplay at least plays mostly like ''Heroes'' and the ''Adventure'' games, just with guns added. At the very least, it doesn't have the GameplayRoulette that many dislike about several [=3D=] ''Sonic'' games.
15th Feb '17 11:51:28 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* HolyShitQuotient: The game's introduction is loaded with it, but what should stand out as a shock to most is Shadow having just finished ''beating the ever living crap out of Sonic''.
9th Feb '17 6:05:30 PM WaxingName
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* LoveItOrHateIt: While the game's tone and presentation is nigh-universally polarizing. Some consider the controls to be functional and appreciate the level design promoting a mix of speed, platforming, and exploration as expected from the series along with functional gunplay. Others consider it as big a problem as the tone, with slippery controls retained from ''Heroes'', repetitive level design, tedious missions, and poor design issues such as being forced to kill enemies of the opposite alignment on certain routes. It is common for fans to advise first-time-players "If you like Shadow, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't." Even official reviewers admitted something very similar on its release.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: While the game's tone and presentation is nigh-universally mocked, the gameplay itself is polarizing. Some consider the controls to be functional and appreciate the level design promoting a mix of speed, platforming, and exploration as expected from the series along with functional gunplay. Others consider it as big a problem as the tone, with slippery controls retained from ''Heroes'', repetitive level design, tedious missions, and poor design issues such as being forced to kill enemies of the opposite alignment on certain routes. It is common for fans to advise first-time-players "If you like Shadow, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't." Even official reviewers admitted something very similar on its release.
9th Feb '17 6:04:49 PM WaxingName
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* CampMasterpiece: Perhaps the most notable thing about the game is that despite it not being part of the main series, it is unforgotten even to this day. Every Sonic fan knows of its NarmCharm, even if they haven't played it. One of the main plot complaints is how many loose ends it has left.
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