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Sonic Forces Thread

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View PostDark Sonic, on 10 December 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

1. Forces has a physical release where as Mania did not. It's a lot more accessible to parents who are buying gifts for kids, especially if they aren't tech savy and don't understand digital releases and the like. Also nothings more fun than unwrapping a physical thing :v:

Physical releases are also a lot easier for Walmart to sell. That's gotta be a huge factor for them; you can't walk into a brick and mortar store (which is still their bread and butter) and buy a Sonic Mania download code for any platform. You've gotta buy a gift card, and I'm not sure what the profit margin is on those, but I'd imagine slim to none since a $20 eShop card is worth the same in the eShop as you pay at the store.

#6002 User is offline Dark Sonic 

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https://twitter.com/...584100662075392

So this is strange. Apparently there was some footage supposedly from early build of Forces that has since been deleted. Tracker on Twitter managed to snag a gif of at least some of the footage and it shows Modern Sonic exploring a much more open world than anything seen in Forces. It also shows off an unrestricted camera.

Thoughts?

EDIT: Oh good apparently someone was able to snag the footage before it was taken down so we could possibly see it again.

EDIT 2: It's fake, continue as normal. As far as we know there was never any plans for this game to be more open :v:
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Wtf. It looks... not horrible?

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From what I can tell this was a fanwork. Seems to be from the guy who made that recreation of Sonic Unleashed.

https://www.youtube....h?v=0gK56bYWaMI

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Has anyone gotten x360ce to work with Sonic Forces? All I have is an OG xbox controller and I can't get it to work.

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November NPD results (which covers sales of games in the US) are in.

Forces debuted at #7 in the top ten charts for Nintendo Switch games...and that was it's only appearance. Nowhere to be seen in the top ten charts for PS4 or Xbox One games, and didn't appear in the overall top twenty best-selling games for the month.

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It's almost as if good games tend to be popular, while "not horrible but not great either" ones don't as much.

Who knew.

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...Everyone?

This doesn't seem to be a surprise. Middling Sonic game gets middling reception and sales.

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One can only wonder what Sega intends to do with Sonic next after this...

And apparently, they just have no damn intentions whatsoever to unlock the Super Sonic transformation that was patched in on day 1, either.

What the hell is going on with them?

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I think my early assumption that Forces "near-bombed" is looking more likely by the day. Yes we don't have concrete numbers or hard data just yet, but that NPD performance for a mainline Sonic game hitting all systems, with the timespan between Forces and the last Sonic game and all the marketing Forces had is fucking abysmal. It basically didn't chart and its position on the Switch's chart is too disappointing to matter. We don't know if it bombed yet but it's looking increasingly likely it dramatically underperformed even if it stops short of outright bombing on all systems.

On a more positive note, Sonic Mania sold like, millions of copies so at least we had one super successful Sonic game this year (and much more deservedly so, in my opinion).
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View Postmakoeyes, on 15 December 2017 - 11:12 AM, said:

And apparently, they just have no damn intentions whatsoever to unlock the Super Sonic transformation that was patched in on day 1, either.

What the hell is going on with them?

Ya, gotta say what the hell was up with tying finished stuff like this to DLC? If the game isn't performing well they might just not get around to releasing it which screws console gamers out of already finished content.

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Why even mention super sonic in the patch notes if he's not going to be usable outside of PC mods?

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During the last stream Aaron insinuated that the Super Sonic DLC would be coming soon.

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View PostDark Sonic, on 12 December 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

https://twitter.com/...584100662075392

So this is strange. Apparently there was some footage supposedly from early build of Forces that has since been deleted. Tracker on Twitter managed to snag a gif of at least some of the footage and it shows Modern Sonic exploring a much more open world than anything seen in Forces. It also shows off an unrestricted camera.

Thoughts?

EDIT: Oh good apparently someone was able to snag the footage before it was taken down so we could possibly see it again.

EDIT 2: It's fake, continue as normal. As far as we know there was never any plans for this game to be more open :v:/>


I know you said it was fake, but what was the footage/gif?
(I'm curious if it looked like an actual decent attempt at 3D Sonic, fan game or not)

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View PostDark Sonic, on 15 December 2017 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postmakoeyes, on 15 December 2017 - 11:12 AM, said:

And apparently, they just have no damn intentions whatsoever to unlock the Super Sonic transformation that was patched in on day 1, either.

What the hell is going on with them?

Ya, gotta say what the hell was up with tying finished stuff like this to DLC? If the game isn't performing well they might just not get around to releasing it which screws console gamers out of already finished content.


So wait, Super Sonic is still not in the game? I had no plans of buying it until they added it....

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