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  1. In Topic: Sonic Forces

    Yesterday, 02:48 PM

    View PostDeef, on Yesterday, 09:07 AM, said:

    *nods*

    It's just bonkers. I too think Forces is playing it straight. There isn't enough to suggest otherwise, while there is plenty to suggest that the designers have completely lost confidence. Literally every part of Forces that we've seen is a gimmick that looks reactive and looks desperate. Those words sound like I'm being emphatic, but that is really simply what it looks like, and that's the opposite look of a game that's riffing on self-awareness.

    Edit -- That is, if there are actual game designers even getting any say in this. The orders-from-above smell is really strong with this one.

    Every time that we see something of this game, it just drives home my suspicion that it's built entirely on executive orders. Colours and Generations so far stand as the only 3D Sonic games to get (and maintain) universally good reception from fans and critics. But following those games we got Lost World and Rise of Lyric. Both bombed on the market, and RoL has racked up an even worse Metacritic score than the infamous '06. Lost World still only managed some fairly polarising, but majorly middling, scores. So without really understanding why those games were such flops - Wii U exclusivity and poor management and direction from both SEGA and Sonic Team - the powers-that-be have ordered "Generations 2 but darker and with fan characters for the children". I don't think that this is the game that Sonic Teams wanted to make at all.

    Mania on the other hand... it's a true passion project. I would love to know the full ins and outs of how it got greenlit, and what SEGA at large make of it. It's getting praise because it's a genuinely good game that's aiming to deliver something special. Forces is a cynical product that kind of seems to be backfiring already.
  2. In Topic: Sonic Forces

    22 July 2017 - 03:43 PM

    View PostLowSeasCaroz, on 22 July 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

    View PostTiller, on 22 July 2017 - 02:53 PM, said:

    As a broad observation, all the levels blah blah blah


    Yes.

    ALL THE LEVELS.

    (Actually, just the 1.5 levels I've seen so far but that doesnt matter right!?!)

    We've seen Classic Green Hill, Avatar Green Hill, Modern Park Avenue and Avatar Park Avenue. That's four not counting boss battle. All of them are very short, majorly 2D and have huge amounts of automation. It really doesn't look good.
  3. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    22 July 2017 - 05:57 AM

    View PostJaxTH, on 22 July 2017 - 05:01 AM, said:

    View PostBlue Blood, on 22 July 2017 - 04:14 AM, said:

    View PostJaxTH, on 22 July 2017 - 02:24 AM, said:

    Fucking Christ, there are three different versions of that vinyl. Wiki am cry.

    They're all the same where it counts. Standard editions in black and translucent blue, or limited edition (only available this weekend) in Mania-themed paint-splatter. The contents of the LP are identical. Even the prices are the same. I've gone ahead and purchased all three because fuck yeah Sonic Mania.

    I don't think you get my point. Unless you are going to make scans of all three for the wiki that is.

    No no, I got what you were saying. I was just reiterating that they're all the same on the inside, so there won't be any worries about getting the right info.

    Though that said, seeing as I am getting all three versions, I guess that I could provide scans for the Wiki. It'd be my first proper contribution. Have we got any scanning guidelines? I'll be happy to give it a go. It's about time I started being a bit more pro-active.
  4. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    22 July 2017 - 04:54 AM

    View Post360, on 22 July 2017 - 04:40 AM, said:

    Would prefer the OST on audio CD to be honest. Vinyl's not really my thing - but cool they're supporting the game like this.

    Just three weeks away. Not long!

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    The release also includes a download code of the album in both lossy and lossless formats.

    I can't not be satisfied with this, personally. I have no way of playing vinyls and I'm not about to go and buy a player either. But this is awesome.
  5. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    22 July 2017 - 04:14 AM

    View PostJaxTH, on 22 July 2017 - 02:24 AM, said:

    Fucking Christ, there are three different versions of that vinyl. Wiki am cry.

    They're all the same where it counts. Standard editions in black and translucent blue, or limited edition (only available this weekend) in Mania-themed paint-splatter. The contents of the LP are identical. Even the prices are the same. I've gone ahead and purchased all three because fuck yeah Sonic Mania.