QUOTE (Zakalaks @ Feb 7 2011, 03:23 PM)
I would like to see some actual original levels for episode 2 rather than classic rehashes.
This this this this this!
I can't stand seeing "I hope they remake Sonic 2 stages for Episode 2!" for multiple reasons (not that it's happened here, and I'm not targeting Kazeblade as he was referring to Special Stages). Aside from the obvious fact that Sonic 2 was represented in E1 by both Mad Gear and the Final boss, we don't need more remakes
. If I want to play Hill Top Zone, I'll go play Hill Top Zone. If I want to play Wing Fortress, I'll play Wing Fortress. I'd be absolutely fine with straight HD remakes/updates if it was done in a separate title, but blatantly doing this again with Episode 2 would be a surefire way to piss me off. Physics don't bother me much, I got over the music, but plainly slapping a new layer of paint on an old fence isn't going to cut it for me this time. (Not that I foresee this trend continuing, just throwing it out.)
Now, Lost Labyrinth/Mad Gear were better ways of doing things than Splash Hill/Casino Street. LL/MG arguably looked better than the originals (read: arguably
), had enough to make them look different, and honestly should have been the route as far as the remake/update trend went in E1. I have no issues with them using level cliches (Green Hill and Angel Island are of a similar cliche, but are wildly different), as even the classics did that, but man. This is one thing that would probably turn me off from future episodes until they became dirt cheap through a sale.
Wild rant over nothing, but it's been building up inside me for a while.
One of the biggest reasons I keep playing Sonic games is to see what different levels they can come up with, and usually the 2D games inspire the best. From the classics to a few stages in the Advance games...even the Rush games had some interesting looking levels. Unleashed/Colors were particularly interesting to me, even if the former largely consisted of places heavily inspired by the real world, it still felt surreal to someone like me. I'm hoping Dimps can knock it out of the park in future installments.
Phew. Now back to waiting on news, even though it apparently won't be for a while.