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Team Sonic Racing (Sumo Digital/Early 2019)

#526 User is offline Yeow 

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View PostBlue Blood, on Yesterday, 12:18 AM, said:

15 playable characters isn't a lot by standards today, especially when it means that a number of series standards are getting the shaft. It's a bit weak. And the races in this game have 12 participants, so straight away that's very little variation of race participants. Some races (presumably story ones) will have generic Egg Pawn racers instead of one or two of the teams. It's just... weak.


Compared to past Sonic/Sega racers....

Riders - 16
Riders ZG - 19
Free Riders - 18
ASR - 20 (25 when counting platform-exclusive characters and DLC)
ASRT - 22 (33 when counting platform-exclusive characters and DLC)

Outside of those games--even if you discount (what you consider) the various clone characters, MK8 Deluxe still has at least over twenty in the base roster alone, whether you're counting what were formerly DLC characters for the original MK8 game or not. (Yes, MK8 Deluxe isn't an upcoming release and is technically a enhanced port of five-year old game, but it's still selling like hotcates and it's one of the few major kart racers around if you want to talk competition.)

Meanwhile, CTR: Nitro-Fuel, assuming it includes the entire roster from the original game, has 15 like TSR. But that makes sense given that it's --surprise surprise-- a remake of a game from two decades ago, compared to TSR being a new experience / new entry. There's also a good chance the developers may add new characters to expand the roster (a popular theory I've seen is that Spyro could be added as a racer).

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But hey, if Sega really wanted, they could had just allowed ten racers like in Sonic R, or even four racers like the original Sonic Drift, so we should be thankful they didn't do that, amirite? /s
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Well you also have the Sonic Forces Speed Battle game that's currently being supported that has like, idk 25 characters now? They have basically the entire Modern cast minus maybe 4 of the Zeti (which, who cares) and then they have special event characters on top of that. 15 seems kinda weak.

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View PostYeow, on Yesterday, 02:02 PM, said:

Meanwhile, CTR: Nitro-Fuel, assuming it includes the entire roster from the original game, has 15 like TSR. But that makes sense given that it's --surprise surprise-- a remake of a game from two decades ago, compared to TSR being a new experience / new entry. There's also a good chance the developers may add new characters to expand the roster (a popular theory I've seen is that Spyro could be added as a racer).

Nitro-Fueled already has TSR beat in terms of character count, since they're making Oxide playable this time around. For what it's worth, there's been talk of DLC too, though nothing officially confirmed in terms of characters (I'd be surprised if Spyro didn't make it to the game one way or another, especially since they were coming up with concepts for a Spyro-themed track).

I'm curious, though: are there a lot of Modern Sonic characters people wish were included in TSR? Most of the mainstays are already in, though I can understand why anyone would be upset at Zavok taking just about anyone else's place. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen anyone who genuinely likes the guy. I'm sure there are people out there who do, but surely they must be in the minority? It's weird that Sega doesn't seem to let go of him for some reason.

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View PostHP Zoner, on Yesterday, 05:18 PM, said:

I'm curious, though: are there a lot of Modern Sonic characters people wish were included in TSR? Most of the mainstays are already in, though I can understand why anyone would be upset at Zavok taking just about anyone else's place. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen anyone who genuinely likes the guy. I'm sure there are people out there who do, but surely they must be in the minority? It's weird that Sega doesn't seem to let go of him for some reason.

Zavok sadly is the only evil strong man the modern series has. The classic series has at least Bark, Metal Knuckles, and the Heavy King (who would have been a far better candidate for team Eggman imo).

But there are other characters from the modern series that might have been nice. The rouges, Cream, Espio and Charmy, Chaos, Infinite even (all of who, save for infinite, are in Forces Speed Battle). Hell if Sega wanted Zavok in so bad it could have been Zavok, Zazz, and the girl one (Zeena?). Or a team classic Sega Sonic might have been nice with classic Sonic, Mighty, and Ray. Regardless there was a lot of character potential and they failed in that dept save for bringing back chao.

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EDIT: Oh, thought it was a new post. Disregard.
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https://twitter.com/...032937541328897

Aaron Webber: "It's on the way! Expect to see new gameplay and other TSR game features at SXSW, and from then until launch. We'll also be playing it on the livestreams after SXSW."

They haven't shown off the car customisation yet, so I expect they'll touch on that.

I'm hoping for some traditional racing options as well, without the team system.

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View PostPengi, on Yesterday, 09:09 PM, said:

https://twitter.com/...032937541328897

Aaron Webber: "It's on the way! Expect to see new gameplay and other TSR game features at SXSW, and from then until launch. We'll also be playing it on the livestreams after SXSW."

They haven't shown off the car customisation yet, so I expect they'll touch on that.

I'm hoping for some traditional racing options as well, without the team system.

I think they confirmed normal racing would be a thing early on. But yea about time. Show actual footage please.

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