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So I sort of just had an idea on how to deal with Shadow's lack of power, but since it has to potential to be kind of a touchy subject I mean... I don't think anyone's gonna have a problem with it, but I wanna be sure. So I'm seriously considering having Shadow replace his special moves with weapons, since that was a big thing in his own game. I've gotten one person's feedback on it, but I wanna know how everyone else feels about it. Would it be a bit too controversial?
I'm not sure if this poll will make that much of a difference, but I also wanna consider how controversial this'll be. Give me your thoughts on the idea, and I also appreciate suggestions. Thank you!
Post by PolarStarQuote on Oct 12, 2020 17:42:47 GMT -8
So, Here's the way i see it...Shadow shouldnt use guns. For Evidence; Shadow the Hedgehog is used as the key example to every 'Turn a child character EDDDGGYYYYY' joke i have ever heard. And, Shadow is always gonna look awkward holding a Magnum. He just is.
Now, That being said, Shadow the Hedgehog (The game not the scruffy grumpy) does have some more unique weapons you could use! How about the Samurai Blade (Special Weapon from StH), Ring Shot, Black Sword-- Etc. etc.
Or, How about some Starfox Weaponry? Fox Fire, Fox Illusion, Etc. Is done through G Diffusers on there actual person. Might be worth looking into for Shadow's sort of moveset!
Might as well throw my own minor hat into the ring. I'm gonna say yes to adding the guns, but I am going to add a slight contingency too it. If you're going to give him moves to reference the fact he used fire-arms in Shadow the Hedgehog then I think you should go all out and have him represent a wide array of the weapons in said game. Give him one or two of the firearms from GUN, a weapon from the Black Arms, a weapon stolen from Eggman's robots, etc. You can even pull from other sources in the series that didn't show up in Shadow the Hedgehog.
Is this idea in some ways kind of dumb and silly? Yes, giving this cartoony character a gun is pretty weird, but what's the point of being here if you aren't going to embrace the bizarre and silly? So screw it, give him a rifle if you think that's your best course of action. I simply just recommend trying to incorporate as much as variety as you can to be accurate to the game where this is a thing.
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Oct 12, 2020 18:34:59 GMT -8
Mmm, think I'm gonna go through the 'two cents' route on this one.
So, unlike Alche or Quote, I'm on this weird thrid camp that you could get the guns from Shadow the Hedgehog...but go for the more whimsical/non-realistic ones, like the Black Arms and Egg Pawn weapons? Maybe even the Egg Vacuum?
Though another idea that sprung into my mind (because I was thinking about applying something of the sort to Sonic too) is that you could go for something like the Simulus World Ring you used in the Search for Resolution, but instead of just adding elemental properties to existing attacks, it could grant Shadow new moves, like an icy spear-like attack, or a shocking explosion.
But actually, I voted neutral. I'unno. Personally, I just find gun worship culture insufferable and that bleeds into my feelings towards guns in general. You would also run into a small fluff vs mechanics issue where you can't really shoot someone and expect them to die if they're at full HP even though that's how guns work in reality.
But I don't think they're too controversial, and I don't actually have a better reason for that. Sooo yeah!