SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

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Mar 9, 2005

A generic rage

So, earlier today I was reading the text description of the just announced Shadow the Hedgehog game. And though the concept of a game starring Sonic's most fearsome pallette swap made me a little weary -- especially one that takes place in the "darker side of Sonic's universe" and features "Shadow packing some heat" -- I tried to keep an open mind. I mean, how bad could it be?

Then I saw the trailer.

So yeah, pretty bad. Comically bad.

Now, these kind of changes are never going to please everyone. For example, some hated the shift from the wacky, all-ages platformer Jak and Daxter to the darker, more mature, more weapons-oriented Jak II. But even if you thought it was a move in the wrong direction, at least it was done competently. The style and tone and art direction and character design were all altered from the original Jak and Daxter to fit the more "mature" motif.

But this Shadow game is another story. It looks like they took Sonic Heroes -- which itself is the kiddiest-looking Sonic game ever -- and shoved in some guns. They aren't even cartoony or science-fictiony guns: they're oversized replicas of actual weapons. That's right, this time around, that wacky Shadow is packing a bloody uzi.

I'm not offended, I'm just astounded. My brain does not even know how to interpret this information. This isn't a mature Jak II-styled evolution, or even an X-TREME Loonatics-esque update. It's Mickey Mouse with firearms.

Sam Logan

Mar 7, 2005

Number one song after number one song

My guest strip for the aforementioned Niego is up! You can check it out by clicking the enticing image below.

In other webcomic news, Brian Carroll returns today with a new chapter of Instant Classic: Brothers Donathan. It's a direct sequel to the original Prologue storyline, which I know a lot of you thoroughly enjoyed. Me, I am just excited to see Author and Cactus back in action. (And maybe some of the others, too!)

In closing, I leave you with Ben Folds covering Dr. Dre. If you are having trouble playing the streaming ASX file, some people are hosting mp3s further down in the thread. I wonder what Dre would think of this.

Sam Logan

Mar 4, 2005

Remember whatever, it seems like forever ago

I really think you need to be reading Niego. In only a short amount of time, it has grown into one of the funnier and better looking comics on the internetwebs. Plus, since the archives are still relatively small, there's plenty of time to read through the whole thing in preparation for my guest strip, which will be running early next week. But you don't need an excuse. You just need a sense of humour and a little spare time!

Thank you all for your sympathy regarding my misadventures in car shopping. I was a very-tiny-hand-gesture close to giving up on the whole escapade and cruising around in a cardboard box, Sam and Fuzzy style.

I guess what I am saying is that I was feeling... not so extreme. Extreme like a horse. A horse named... X-HIDALGO SPACEFORCE G!

Sam Logan