Emerald Hill is practically a complete rehash of Green Hill.
Green Hill Vs Emerald Hill: Which Zone is More Memorable?
Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:41 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:10 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:42 PM
Oh god no.
If you want a player to go lower after a loop, make a hill after the goddamn loop, if you want a player to stay on the same level, with an EHZ loop, you have to make a retarded looking "dip then hill" thing, or worse, ramp-to-hill-to-flat bullshit.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:56 PM
I'm pretty sure if you asked a gamer if he/she recognizes the GHZ or EHZ theme, 9 out of 10 times they'll say, "What the hell is that?", for both songs. Sonic isn't that popular.
I was mainly talking about older gamers, who've at least played Sonic 1 or 2 once.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:00 PM
I guess I'd go with Emerald Hill because despite Green Hill's music and aesthetic being shoved in everywhere and Emerald Hill's aesthetic basically being Green Hill 2.0, Emerald Hill is the one I remember more of in terms of level design, while I remember little of Green Hill beyond the first screen and thinking "oh hell, there's a third act?" the first time I played it.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:48 PM
I'm gonna have to say Emerald Hill for this. The fanfare at the start of the song just sticks out and it's way more memorable to me than Green Hill's music, despite green hill being reused EVERYWHERE. The boss is also way more memorable. Again, ball and chain is kinda iconic, but the drillcar tends to stick out way more to me. The art between the two is quite similar, and both don't really stick out to me in level design because, well, they're both first levels. They tend to have somewhat simplistic level design, so it's the boss and music that really make EHZ beat GHZ for me.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:51 PM
And I'm pretty sure I played Sonic 2, and in turn, Emerald Hill, before Sonic 1 and Green Hill.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:34 AM
Emerald Hill is a more fun level in my opinion but, as someone else mentioned, to me it feels a bit like they made a good level then dropped Sonic into it. Of course its built for Sonic 2's Sonic and personally I don't believe either zone is better than the other from a level design standpoint; they're both great and the difference in motion between the 2 games has a greater affect on the player than any other factor in the zones' designs (and thus I enjoy playing EHZ a more). But Green Hill feels like it's a Sonic world, all wrapped up and around Sonic. Emerald Hill is more a really good run. The only thing I can think of to explain myself in less vague terms is that EHZ allows the player to devour the zone a little too freely. Although this also makes it great fun in flamewing's Sonic 2 Heroes hack.
But yeah, memorable? Green Hill.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:31 PM
For starters, in Green Hill, the background is beautifully designed, in it's quaint pixel glory. You have nice colors and contrast, with a good amount of detail but not enough that it is actually distracting. The ground itself is made up of a checkerboard, and I am not entirely sure if nostalgia is speaking here, but I feel like the checkerboard goes really well with sonic games.
Emerald Hill Zone however has an awful background. While it isn't too distracting, it is just not pleasant to look at. There is much less detail, the gradient of texture in the trees cuts off way too sharply, and the water is just a blue bar with a few stray pixels. The ground is made up of dirt-colored tetris blocks and really isn't aesthetically pleasing either.
That being said, I enjoyed both games, but I enjoy playing through Green Hill Zone again much more, and nostalgia isn't really a factor because it applies to both of them.
Ultimately, Green Hill Zone seems much more polished and well built, graphically, and gameplay.
So there is my two cents.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:20 AM
Green Hill Zone is a VERY Close 2nd mind you. Again the Green Hill Zone Music was memorable and the level design was pretty good if a tad too easy.