Two New Sonic Games, including 2D!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I am pumped for sonic Mania, it looks like what Sonic 4 should have been. Not as much for Project Sonic 2017, but hopefully its good





     
  2. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem Is that a pro Genji?! Premium Member

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    The first one looks like a bunch of indie devs told Sega "look, you guys suck at this shit, let us do it".

    The second looks like they're going to bring in another gimmick in an attempt to revive the dying franchise.
     
  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    The lead guy for the 2d one got hired apparently because he did some Sonic Rom hacks and was hired to work on the mobile ports, so it seems to be in good hands

    The second one looks a little jarring, but Sonic Generations worked well, so we'll see
     
  4. shortkut

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    yeah, my opinion is there was internal arguing over which direction sonic should go in. The result is two different styles of games and whichever one sells better, wins.
     
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    I'd say the 2D one would sell better, but the 3D one comes out in the fall, which is prime video game release time.
     
  6. Gorge

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    Why does Sega keep doing this? They keep trying to make Sonic about more than running around at the speed of sound. Got places to go got to follow my rainbow. I dont want to play as Amy, hell I dont even want to look at Amy. Mario is always light on story and those games are always good. I think its cool that sonic is 3D, thats not the problem with it. Sega cant stick around with 2D, they have to keep moving on. They just dont have focus on what they want sonic to be.

    That said I was always bad at the 2D sonic games so im not super excited about that one and I did like Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, even that chaos pet things to an extent.
     
  7. shortkut

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    I was always worse at the 3D sonic games
     
  8. Fool's Requiem

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    That's because the 3D Sonic games were worse in general.
     
  9. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I'm a little confused about your post...what do they keep doing?

    Sonic was more than just running fast, in the Genesis/CD games there was a lot more platforming and exploration than one might think, and it was impossible to go super fast and complete the level without dying or getting hit a bunch until you've mastered the level.

    I too didn't like being forced into playing other characters, I'm imaging that Sonic Mania will let you pick between Sonic, Tails and Knuckles just like you could in the Genesis days. The 3d one looks like it might just be playing between classic and modern sonic.

    I don't mind a little story if it isn't awful or doesn't get in the way. There was more of a story to Sonic 3 and knuckles than most probably realized.

    I'm fine with a split of 2d and 3d sonic games, no reason to only focus on one.
     
  10. Gorge

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    Trying to make some big important story with Sonic games as well as making us play as people other than sonic (and to an extent tails and knuckles). The focus is different than what it was with the 2d games.