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Playing As Tails in Sonic 2

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

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If he plays exactly like Sonic (and possibly slower?), why play as him?
There is the cool effect of having Sonic fly the bi-plane instead of tails, but that's it. And you might as well not collect the rings if you can't achieve Super status.
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Some people just like playing as Tails. They may like the character more even if he can't fly.

Might as well ask why play as Luigi instead of Mario or why play as anyone in any Mario Party game besides Mario. Simple. The option's there and they feel like it.

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Actually, there are a few differences between the two in Sonic 2. For instance, in the CPZ boss, if you're Sonic and you duck during Robotnik's ball of blue death attack, you won't be harmed. If you're playing as Tails and you try the same tactic, it harms you like it normally would. Tails also has a smaller hit box. Play ARZ's boss with both characters; Sonic will get hit in the head by the second lowest arrow, while it simply goes over Tails.

Off to PA I go :D

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View PostDark Sonic, on 18 April 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:

Might as well ask why play as Luigi instead of Mario or why play as anyone in any Mario Party game besides Mario. Simple. The option's there and they feel like it.


If I remember correctly Mario Bros 2 (aka Doki Doki Panic sprite hack) had already been released at the time and featured all 4 characters sporting unique advantages (Luigi could basically flutter jump). You'd think Sega would have caught on and given Tails flight, especially considering he flies everytime he respawns in 2p mode.
This is a null point considering Sonic3 but it makes me wonder what their thought process was
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Perhaps the same laziness, er I mean time constraints, that made them cut out (the good?) half of Sonic 2.

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What is the point of this topic?

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View PostJaxTH, on 18 April 2012 - 01:53 PM, said:

What is the point of this topic?


I'm asking why people play as Tails, if they do at all.
Was that really so hard to understand? :colbert:

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View Postdsrb, on 18 April 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

Perhaps the same laziness, er I mean time constraints, that made them cut out (the good?) half of Sonic 2.


What are you talking about? Seriously, I'm interested.

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View PostAerosolSP, on 18 April 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

View Postdsrb, on 18 April 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

Perhaps the same laziness, er I mean time constraints, that made them cut out (the good?) half of Sonic 2.


What are you talking about? Seriously, I'm interested.

Stuff that was taken out obviously.

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I thought he was implying there was another half to Sonic 2, like Sonic 3 and Knuckles. Oh well.

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Nah, I meant that sometimes—and IMHO—it seems as though the best parts of the game never made it out of, or even into, the early beta stage. HPZ and the associated Super transformation and cinematics would have been great; Dust Hill and Wood Zone had potential, and in any case might have been better than some of the somewhat boring, not to mention unpalatably coloured, levels in the final; and so on.

When you weigh up how much was scrapped against how much made it in, it might have been a totally different game had the development taken a different path. Would it have been better? I don't know, really. But it's almost certainly my least favourite of the original trilogy (quadrilogy), in terms of gameplay and often visual design. Take this all with a giant helping of Binky's Facts and Opinions, of course.

Ironically, Sonic 2 Retro Remix is probably my favourite hack of all evar. What can y'do?

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View Postdsrb, on 18 April 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

But it's almost certainly my least favourite of the original trilogy

I'm going to cry now

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Don't be sad. Binky will always be there for you.

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I say why not? Shouldn't someone be allowed to just...look different but play the same game? I'm sure there is already a Tails flight hack lying about so just play that if you want something different about him :P

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I don't understand why this thread exists
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