History YMMV / ShadowTheHedgehog

23rd Jun '16 4:27:07 PM Atlasth3rd
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* NarmCharm: To many, the above mentioned examples, along with the fact that it's a completely toothless attempt at a DarkerAndEdgier Sonic game are what make it so memorable.
4th Jun '16 9:47:05 PM nombretomado
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** The effectiveness of the weapons depends on what version you're playing. Works pretty well on the Gamecube version but is utterly useless on the PS2 version. Also, the targeting system seems to have issues when it comes to short-ranged weapons, yet works really well once you start getting medium to long-ranged weapons.

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** The effectiveness of the weapons depends on what version you're playing. Works pretty well on the Gamecube version but is utterly useless on the PS2 [=PS2=] version. Also, the targeting system seems to have issues when it comes to short-ranged weapons, yet works really well once you start getting medium to long-ranged weapons.
4th Jun '16 9:28:37 AM rjd1922
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* SoBadItsGood: Amongst the badly BrokenBase, some fans think the barely PG13 violence and language, ridiculous plot and dialogue, and averaging gameplay make the game a camp masterpiece.

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* SoBadItsGood: Amongst the badly BrokenBase, some fans think the barely PG13 PG-13 violence and language, ridiculous plot and dialogue, and averaging gameplay make the game a camp {{camp}} masterpiece.
17th May '16 10:39:19 AM WaxingName
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** Digital Circuit. And if you like that, you'll like Mad Matrix. Not only is the {{Cyberspace}} concept a very unique one among Sonic levels, but the sections where you race along internet circuits are really fun, and the platforming is quite well-done in the level. Technically there are puzzles, but they require something less than the brainpower of a slug to solve.

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** Digital Circuit. And if you like that, you'll like Mad Matrix. Not only is the {{Cyberspace}} concept a very unique one among Sonic levels, but the sections where you race along internet circuits are really fun, and the platforming is quite well-done in the level. Technically there are puzzles, but they require something less than the brainpower of a slug to solve. Mad Matrix is another Cyberspace level in the same vein, and is just as good (unless you don't like the mission where you must destroy several bombs).
16th May '16 7:24:21 PM WaxingName
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** The "hunting" missions of every kind are terribly designed, which really hurt as they comprise about 60% of the whole game. You have no radar, and there are rarely "extra" enemies/stuff to find if you miss a few, and the only way to backtrack is to keep moving forward until you find another checkpoint. And all of these problems wouldn't be too bad, but the linear stage design just makes them unbearable. Team Chaotix had something like this in ''SonicHeroes'', only there you were only required to find half the things most of the time, rather than all of them, and there were more colours in that game so things stood out more.

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** The "hunting" missions of every kind are terribly designed, which really hurt as they comprise about 60% of the whole game. You have no radar, and there are rarely "extra" enemies/stuff to find if you miss a few, and the only way to backtrack is to keep moving forward until you find another checkpoint. And all of these problems wouldn't be too bad, but the linear stage design just makes them unbearable. Team Chaotix had something like this in ''SonicHeroes'', ''SonicHeroes'' (itself not well-liked either), only there you were only required to find half the things most of the time, rather than all of them, and there were more colours in that game so things stood out more.
16th May '16 4:57:29 PM Berrenta
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* SoBadItsGood: Amongst the badly BrokenBase, some fans think the [[SupposedlyRebelliousSeries barely PG13 violence and language]], ridiculous plot and dialogue, and averaging gameplay make the game a camp masterpiece.

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* SoBadItsGood: Amongst the badly BrokenBase, some fans think the [[SupposedlyRebelliousSeries barely PG13 violence and language]], language, ridiculous plot and dialogue, and averaging gameplay make the game a camp masterpiece.
12th May '16 12:32:31 AM Thomasfan
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** One of the pathways to get to the pure hero ending is "Under The Name Of Love". In that pathway, it goes like this: Neutral Westopolis, Hero Glyphic Canon, Neutral Circus Park, Neutral Mad Matrix, Hero Space Gadget and Hero Final Haunt. You help Knuckles in Glyphic Canon, but go back to being neutral for a while, and it isn't until Sonic comes into the picture to give the final push to being pure hero. It's almost like [[LoveRedeems: Sonic's love redeemed Shadow]]. Ok, Knux helped a little, but still, you could go either way. With Sonic, it could also dip into FoeYay territory.

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** One of the pathways to get to the pure hero ending is "Under The Name Of Love". In that pathway, it goes like this: Neutral Westopolis, Hero Glyphic Canon, Neutral Circus Park, Neutral Mad Matrix, Hero Space Gadget and Hero Final Haunt. You help Knuckles in Glyphic Canon, but go back to being neutral for a while, and it isn't until Sonic comes into the picture to give the final push to being pure hero. It's almost like [[LoveRedeems: [[LoveRedeems Sonic's love redeemed Shadow]]. Ok, Knux helped a little, but still, you could go either way. With Sonic, it could also dip into FoeYay territory.
12th May '16 12:32:07 AM Thomasfan
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* HoYay.
** One of the pathways to get to the pure hero ending is "Under The Name Of Love". In that pathway, it goes like this: Neutral Westopolis, Hero Glyphic Canon, Neutral Circus Park, Neutral Mad Matrix, Hero Space Gadget and Hero Final Haunt. You help Knuckles in Glyphic Canon, but go back to being neutral for a while, and it isn't until Sonic comes into the picture to give the final push to being pure hero. It's almost like [[LoveRedeems: Sonic's love redeemed Shadow]]. Ok, Knux helped a little, but still, you could go either way. With Sonic, it could also dip into FoeYay territory.
14th Apr '16 7:20:12 PM Angeldeb82
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* BaseBreaker: To elaborate, the base was already pretty broken over if Shadow's return in Heroes was a good thing or not. This game did nothing but add fuel to that fire. In fact, this game cemented Shadow as ''the'' most divisive character in the series bar none. To this day, fans are split on whether he is still a good character who's just been the victim of overexposure and bad writing, or a glorified {{Gary Stu}} who should have died after his debut and just does not fit with the whimsical nature of the series.
* BestLevelEver:

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* BaseBreaker: To elaborate, the base was already pretty broken over if Shadow's return in Heroes was a good thing or not. This game did nothing but add fuel to that fire. In fact, this game cemented Shadow as ''the'' most divisive character in the series bar none. To this day, fans are split on whether he is still a good character who's just been the victim of overexposure and bad writing, or a glorified {{Gary Stu}} who should have died after his debut and just does not fit with the whimsical nature of the series.
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** Sky Troops, which has a great sense of speed and platforming, set high up in the sky with great music and pretty good missions. It was popular enough to be included in fan mods of ''SonicGenerations''.

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** Sky Troops, which has a great sense of speed and platforming, set high up in the sky with great music and pretty good missions. It was popular enough to be included in fan mods of ''SonicGenerations''.''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* BaseBreaker: To elaborate, the base was already pretty broken over if Shadow's return in Heroes was a good thing or not. This game did nothing but add fuel to that fire. In fact, this game cemented Shadow as ''the'' most divisive character in the series bar none. To this day, fans are split on whether he is still a good character who's just been the victim of overexposure and bad writing, or a glorified Marty Stu who should have died after his debut and just does not fit with the whimsical nature of the series.



* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Black]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] is [[BigBad the leader of the Black Arms]] and a [[KnightOfCerebus completely humorless]] EvilutionaryBiologist. Having [[AliensAreBastards visited the Earth]] for thousands of years, he made contact with Gerald Robotnik 50 years prior to the series, agreeing to a deal where a creation using Black Doom’s cells, the future Shadow the Hedgehog, would deliver the Chaos Emeralds so that the Black Arms can use 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 food source]] for the Black Arms, all while showing he has no regrets killing his own men or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness throwing away his “son” when everything is finished]]. During the game, he sends his army to kill millions, manipulated Shadow by forcing him to relive Maria’s death, destroys an entire city--and most of his army--with the Eclipse Cannon, and spreads a gas that paralyzes Sonic and friends to make it easier for his offspring to eat 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.

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Black]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} is [[BigBad the leader of the Black Arms]] and a [[KnightOfCerebus completely humorless]] EvilutionaryBiologist. Having [[AliensAreBastards visited the Earth]] for thousands of years, he made contact with Gerald Robotnik 50 years prior to the series, agreeing to a deal where a creation using Black Doom’s cells, the future Shadow the Hedgehog, would deliver the Chaos Emeralds so that the Black Arms can use 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 food source]] for the Black Arms, all while showing he has no regrets killing his own men or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness throwing away his “son” when everything is finished]]. During the game, he sends his army to kill millions, manipulated Shadow by forcing him to relive Maria’s death, destroys an entire city--and most of his army--with the Eclipse Cannon, and spreads a gas that paralyzes Sonic and friends to make it easier for his offspring to eat 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.



** "This is like taking candy from a baby, [[PokeThePoodle which is fine by me.]]"

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** "This is like taking candy from a baby, [[PokeThePoodle which is fine by me.]]"me]]."



** In Cryptic Castle, the Dark mission requires you to side with Eggman. However, because the Black Arms and the Eggman robots are both in this level, Eggman's robots contribute to the Dark points guage (and thus, your Dark mission ranking), even though Eggman is scolding you for attacking them. In other words, attacking your own ally's mechs is the way to get points for that mission.

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** In Cryptic Castle, the Dark mission requires you to side with Eggman. However, because the Black Arms and the Eggman robots are both in this level, Eggman's robots contribute to the Dark points guage gauge (and thus, your Dark mission ranking), even though Eggman is scolding you for attacking them. In other words, attacking your own ally's mechs is the way to get points for that mission.



** In particular, Shadow's implied RoboticReveal towards the end of ''Heroes'' would have made things even more interesting... But it's only even really mentioned in the last two of the neutral-route levels, and thus the two endings where Shadow accepts this as fact are two of the absolute least canon, even when taking the game's story before the OmegaEnding as BroadStrokes. Instead, we just have to accept that Shadow had an UnexplainedRecovery after ''Adventure 2.'' At least they do cover that [[spoiler:Shadow was rescued by Eggman as he fell, so at least it isn't left hanging, but only if you wait 9 minutes into the final boss, as it's never in any actual cutscenes.]]

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** In particular, Shadow's implied RoboticReveal towards the end of ''Heroes'' would have made things even more interesting... But it's only even really mentioned in the last two of the neutral-route levels, and thus the two endings where Shadow accepts this as fact are two of the absolute least canon, even when taking the game's story before the OmegaEnding as BroadStrokes. Instead, we just have to accept that Shadow had an UnexplainedRecovery after ''Adventure 2.'' 2''. At least they do cover that [[spoiler:Shadow was rescued by Eggman as he fell, so at least it isn't left hanging, but only if you wait 9 minutes into the final boss, as it's never in any actual cutscenes.]]cutscenes]].
13th Apr '16 2:21:47 PM Arbitrarily
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was the game to introduce skydiving mechanics, not ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. This is also the first game to involve parkour-esque wall-running mechanics as an expansion on the Triangle Jump, not ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' is well known for featuring a destroyed city level, w

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was the game to introduce skydiving mechanics, not ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. This is also the first game to involve parkour-esque wall-running mechanics as an expansion on the Triangle Jump, not ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' is well known for featuring a destroyed city level, w
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