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What was your FIRST impression of Sonic?

#31 User is offline Kæðer 

Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:04 AM

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1 - First Sonic game I played: Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

2 - Found out about it: from playing it once with my little brother at my mom's boyfriend (Ex-boyfriend? Friend?)'s house when we were little. I'm guessing it was the mid 90s.

3 - Initial reaction to it: I was kinda leery with it not being a Nintendo console (and my little brother liked Sonic, thanks to the cartoon, so of course I, the elder brother, couldn't like that little-kid crap. Haha), but I did enjoy it. I got stuck on the underwater stage.

I didn't play a Sonic game again till my cousin got a Dreamcast and I played Sonic Adventure. I only remember playing Windy Hill. It was pretty fantastic actually. I mean, those graphics... But that was it for Sonic once more.

...Till my little brother got Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. And I became a huge fan, played it to death, recorded the vocal songs from the sound player with a voice recorder and listened to it like a Walkman, and eventually bought the vocal album and Sonic Adventure DX. :D

#32 User is offline Knucklez 

Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

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1. Sonic & Knuckles Collection PC (Sonic 3 & Knuckles).

2. My grandfather, who I have not seen or spoken to in 15 years, randomly gifted me with this when I was about 7 years old. Besides SMB1 on my NES and Bonk's Adventure on my TG16 (which I still have all of), this was my only PC game. Looking back it's pretty cool to know that my first games and intro to gaming were none other than the industry's Holy Trinity of mascots.

3. I have to say I was 'mesmerized' by all the color and the scenery throughout the levels and oh god that beautiful PC soundtrack no one on here appreciates. Once I figured out the basics and got going, I just couldn't put the joystick down. I got past CNZ barrel with ease while using joystick but for the life of me couldn't figure out how to do it using the keyboard once my joystick broke lol. It was a trip though. I was a lonely kid and it pulled me into another world I just couldn't get enough of.

I played this game for 4-5 straight years alongside Age of Empires 1 & 2 and Age of Mythology. It wasn't until middle school that I figured it all out and finally managed to snag the Super Emeralds and become Hyper. THAT was refreshing after so many years. And then my old desktop that could run the old Windows 98 game broke down. Got a laptop after that which ran Vista and my games were toast. I know all the compatibility workarounds now, but at the time I was clueless and just dealt with being forced to abandon the games because Vista wouldn't run them. I jumped onto Pokémon Emerald, Diamond, Platinum... while simultaneously on RuneScape for 4.5 years... and in quitting that waste of time after clocking over 6000 hours, I picked up my S&KC and yearned to play it again somehow. Did some research and lo-and-behold I discovered that roms and emulation existed... in Dec 2010... yes I know... I was living under a rock. However, when I booted S3K up for the first time on Fusion I burst into fucking tears. I did more research and I discovered THIS PLACE AND WOW THERE'S A SONIC 1!!! AND 2!!! SEGA GENESIS!? THE HELL IS THAT!?!?!? Thank you Retro. You pulled me out from under the proverbial rock. Above all though, thank you Grandpa George. I'm sorry we can't have a relationship but I will always be grateful for your random gift that would define so much of who I am. Sonic 3 runs deep for me in many ways and it will forever be a part of who I am.
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#33 User is offline MoonRunestar 

Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:39 PM

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If I remember correctly, the first Sonic game I played was Sonic Heroes; specifically the PS2 port (shudder). I have no idea how or why I had the game but I played it to death.
I remember having a pretty fun time with it; Team Rose was the first story I completed since you didn't have to deal with the chase sequence in Lost Jungle.

I eventually managed to beat all the teams' stories, collect the chaos emeralds, and beat Metal Overlord, but after I did that I had this strange glitch where every prerendered cutscene no longer had sound; did anyone else with the PS2 PAL version have this problem too?

After that I went on to play Shadow the Hedgehog on the PS2 (ugh), the Sega Mega Drive Collection on my PSP 2000 (I still have my old save files, including some debug-enabled save states of the Sonic games), and the Sonic Mega Collection Plus on my dad's old Compaq laptop.
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#34 User is offline DetoNtn 

Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

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1 - Sonic Adventure.

2 - My dad is a Sega fanboy - he still believes to this day that Sega does what Nintendon't. When I was sort of young in 2006, he showed me his collection of all his Sega stuff. He had a Dreamcast on top of all the stuff in his storage chest / trunk thing, and he pulled that out, along with Sonic Adventure. He plugged in all the cords in the TV and booted it up, and began right at the beginning where you have to fight Chaos Zero.

3 - At the time in 2006, I was busy playing on the Gameboy Advance I had. I played Pokemon Ruby a lot, and I also liked Metroid Zero. I never really played on console much, because the console I had hooked up in my room was a Playstation, and I didn't really like playing Crash Bandicoot or Final Fantasy because they were hard. As soon as I saw my dad pull out Sonic Adventure, I thought it was pretty dang cool. I never saw a game like it before. I loved it because I liked homing attacking stuff, and being able to explore. It became my new favorite game.

After I got hooked to Sonic, I began to play the Dreamcast a lot more, and it became my favorite video game system of all time. I even bought my own Dreamcast with my allowance, because I wanted one for my room that I didn't have to share. I may not play it as much as I did back then, but it's still my favorite console, and Sonic Adventure is still my favorite game.

#35 User is offline AlexaDream 

Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:34 AM

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1 - What was the first Sonic game you played?
Sonic Heroes o Xbox, but I stumbled upon the blue blur way sooner.

2 - How did you find out about it?
About Sonic? I think it was some trailer on TV, but the memory's old and blurry and searching YouTube only directed me to Sonic 06. After that thing was over (Yes, I actually watched it to the end, no judging), I started flying through
"Recommended" section to newer things, and dealt with the crazy stuff somewhere in the middle of a Sonic Unleashed Let's Play. It was a wild ride, but I learnt to enjoy it.
As for Sonic Heroes, that was completely random. My dad bought from his friend (who "upgraded" to PS3) an old Xbox, just because he liked the way it played movies. I was about 12, curious little girl, so one day when I was home
alone, I started it up to mess around with it for a bit. A week before that, I found out that my grandma's TV had some games on it, so that's what I checked for. I found about fifty diffrent titles. Mind blown. I paced around the room in
excitment for a while, and decided to pick one to play. I would've probably picked something else if not for the colourfull icon, but! After learning the mechanics and button layout on the controler, I had a fun time.

3 - What was your initial reaction to it?
"This is exciting!" "God, I hate Omochao." "The controls are slippery..." "Nobody can stop me from playing this game."

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