Page for December 03, 2003:


Commentary for September 15, 2018:

While a lot about this page has necessarily changed for the remaster, the essence of it has been preserved so that it arrives at the same end point, which is Cookirini advising Eon to seek out Tobias Svalbard at Hi-Q Labs in Metropolis Zone. But it was still quite a lot of work to re-write the dialogue into something that doesn't sound like a seventeen-year-old whose only really understanding of politics is from arguing with conservatives on an internet forum.

Visually, this was quite an overhaul. Only a small amount of original assets could be recycled into the remaster, as a number of panels unnecessarily used Photoshop effects. Haig's entire campaign broadcast is new, although the original did feature the Eclipse Cannon firing, but it talked about a very vague threat of terrorism rather than anything specific. The actual attack on the moon was not mentioned.

Talking of which, the attack on the moon. It was one of the most shocking and dramatic moments of Sonic Adventure 2, but one that Sega seems to have completely forgotten. In every game to show the moon since, it has been intact. I've seen fans speculate that the moon was rebuilt to avoid the harmful tidal effect losing half of it would have on the world, but I suspect it's just sloppy writing really. Besides, the moon is about 3,474.2 km wide. How do you rebuild that? I guess there could be unknown future tech capable of it, but Sonic's world has never felt quite that advanced to me. But I digress.

Eon's World takes place in a time where there is readily available interplanetary travel. Earth has warp capability, even, although warp drive is not yet advanced enough to take you much further than Sirius, and only if you don't mind taking a few years to get there. But getting to the moon? No problem. It's as easy as flying from London to Tokyo in the real world of today. So, naturally, the moon is -- or rather, was -- inhabited. Over a million people lived on the moon and when Eggman fired the Eclipse and destroyed half of it, most of them were killed. This has been referenced before, of course, but I don't think actual numbers were given until now.

So, while Sally Acorn and Walter Haig may disagree on everything else, permanently destroying the Eclipse Cannon is something they can definitely agree on.

For the moon in panels 2 and 3, I actually used an image of the moon I created sprecially for chapter 8 of Eon's World 2.0, using a new simplified style I'm experimenting with in that chapter. It's working out nicely, actually, and I feel it works pretty well here, too.


Original Character Credits

Sora-Ya - character & sprites by Bethany Turner

Governor Walter Haig - character & sprites by Bethany Turner

Silky Fox - character by Vay Yates, sprites by Bethany Turner

Eon Squirrel - character & sprites by Bethany Turner

Brenda Winters - character & sprites by Bethany Turner

Cookirini - character by Jessica Davis, sprites by Bethany Turner

 

Custom Sprite Credits

Sally Acorn - sprites by Bethany Turner

 


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