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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:55 PM

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Streets of Rage 2 was released today. Just grabbed it from the Google Play Store. At a guess a speedy release to capitalise on the Streets of Rage 4 hype.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:18 PM

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View Post360, on 22 September 2018 - 06:55 PM, said:

Streets of Rage 2 was released today. Just grabbed it from the Google Play Store. At a guess a speedy release to capitalise on the Streets of Rage 4 hype.

Been 2 days, but Sega Forever is just dead in the water with AGES coming.

It won't be long before it becomes another silent chapter in Sega's history at this point.

EDIT: This desrves a little more bashing commentary to be honest.

Streets of Rage 4 announced. Hype is generated. Streets of Rage 2 released on Forever a VERY SHORT time later.

Who, in their goddamned minds, were requesting Streets of Rage 2 prior to this release?

Sega OF EUROPE: You are listening to no one but yourselves and shame on you for handling your nostalgic properties in this abomination of a "Forever" campaign.
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View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 22 September 2018 - 09:18 PM, said:

Been 2 days, but Sega Forever is just dead in the water with AGES coming.

It won't be long before it becomes another silent chapter in Sega's history at this point.


I see where you're coming from - but Sega AGES is unproven at the moment with only one platform dedicated for it (Switch). That and the first wave of games they're announcing aren't that exciting. If they confirm it for more platforms like Xbox and PlayStation and announce something truly wow-worthy like Panzer Dragoon Saga or Jet Set Radio then yeah Sega Forever would be doomed and rendered irrelevant. But for now I think the two services can happily co-exist without AGES replacing Forever. Perhaps in the not too distant future it will but for now with AGES being Switch-only it's more of a cool thing for Nintendo owners that may become something great eventually but not much more than that. That said yeah I totally get the frustration with Forever.

It has been doom, gloom and disappointment with Forever ever since the service started and it is disheartening that it could have been genuinely great when it's not as of yet.
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:30 PM

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Sonic CD got an update on iOS last week. The game is finally playable on iPhone X, they actually fixed the display glitching out resulting in a blank screen. Of course, they didn't touch anything else so there's still a big white square in the middle of the title screen along with other minor problems like the PPZ1 demo when you let it sit on the title screen not playing properly due to an enemy spawning early, then instead of going back to the title screen after the demo it goes to the menu, so you can't see any of the other demos.


Regarding Sega Ages, I don't think it was even intended to compete with their mobile strategy. It's just them brining back the Sega Ages line of games that they had on Saturn and PS2.

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:17 PM

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Regarding AGES vs Forever, I meant it like this:

AGES, being handled by a more reliable M2 who has just put out a high-quality port of Sonic 1 on the Switch, has published both a list of games in order of most requested. Forever will do nothing but reply a request has been "logged" without releasing any data whatsoever.

As far as a library is concerned, AGES has confirmed to have SOURCE CODE LEVEL porting for an arcade title. Forever continues to struggle porting over and already working mobile port of Sonic 4 Ep II.

It's not that they are fighting for the public to play those games on their platform, it's just a simple matter of what is already available to us and the quality of that content. In this case, AGES has wiped the floor with Forever, catching them essentially with their pants down.

Forever will not look into platforms that do not have mobile ports already, nor have they shown any actual evidence of listening to us, while AGES is including ARCADE TITLES right out of the gate, something Forever has overlooked.

This is not Sega competing against itself, it's just a sign that Sega, as a worldwide entertainment industry, has no fucking handle on itself across regions.

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It randomly occurred to me today that Sega Forever intro that nobody likes is actually very appropriate. The misused ring loss sound effect appropriately references all of the problems introduced in every game they've tried to update for Sega Forever. I wonder if someone picked that as an inside joke, or if it's just a terrible coincidence.

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