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Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC) Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon and PagodaWest

#4456 User is offline JcFerggy 

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I'm split between the two camps. Obviously I'd like to know everything I can about the game, but thinking back to Generations and it's PR lead up really spoiled me. None of the zones were a surprise anymore, and I think in retrospect I would have preferred seeing them blindly. The most surprise I got were the side missions with their unique objectives and interactions with the side characters.

At this point I don't think I want any more classic levels to be revealed. I like the thought of being surprised by an old favorite. As for the new levels, I would be fine with a few screens and small segment videos similar to Flying Battery, but no full level playthroughs. People start to dissect the footage, then there is nothing left to discover.
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This reveal is long overdue, seeing as Studiopolis is the only truly original zone we've seen so far when Mirage Saloon was based on existing assets. We need two examples to establish a pattern.
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I just hope that we have more than 3 / 4 new zones.

#4459 User is offline nineko 

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re: spoilers

You know, some other forums about other things (e.g. TV shows) sometimes have two separate discussions, one with spoilers and behind-the-scenes content, and another one without. It should have been suggested 297 pages ago, though.

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We can have 2 threads, spoiler tags, whatever, but what the people who don't want to see stuff revealed are saying is they don't get their info only from the forums, so this won't solve their problem.

I'm of the opinion that if you really don't want anything to be spoiled, you simply shouldn't click the play button. If you think a still image of a Zone and its name will spoil the game for you, then you probably have pretty low expectations for the gameplay.

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View Posttokumaru, on Today, 03:51 PM, said:

We can have 2 threads, spoiler tags, whatever, but what the people who don't want to see stuff revealed are saying is they don't get their info only from the forums, so this won't solve their problem.

I'm of the opinion that if you really don't want anything to be spoiled, you simply shouldn't click the play button. If you think a still image of a Zone and its name will spoil the game for you, then you probably have pretty low expectations for the gameplay.

That's not it at all. It's just that people would like to go into a game totally blind when they know they're going to play and enjoy it anyway. You get the thrill of seeing the new content at the same time you get to play it for the time. It's an awesome feeling.

I recommend you guys who want to avoid spoilers download a plugins to protect your browsing. I use Spoiler Protection for Chrome. I've got it set to block any content with a bunch of custom tags pertaining to Mania. It works a treat. I used it for Pokémon Sun/Moon and went in seeing virtually no new Pokémon or details. It was great.

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View PostBlue Blood, on Today, 04:11 PM, said:

You get the thrill of seeing the new content at the same time you get to play it for the time.

I personally prefer to split my thrill in 2... I love the feeling of seeing a screenshot of a new Zone, and I'll love when I finally get to experience it. It also helps with the anticipation, seeing new things makes it seem like we're closer to the game's release.

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Just to clarify, since I didn't pick a side in my previous post while presenting the options, I'm ok with the spoilers. Of course I don't want to see a full playthrough before the game is released, but what we've seen so far isn't excessive at all.

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View Posttokumaru, on Today, 01:34 PM, said:

View PostHigh Fidelity, on Today, 11:12 AM, said:

It's only full zone video I have a real issue with, screenshots still leave allot to the imagination.

Then surely you can control yourself and not click the play button if the preview looks spoilerish, or stop watching a video if you think you're seeing too much.


It's not really about that, I think it would be better for the franchise. And what JcFerggy & Blue Blood said.
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