How would you redesign Sonic the Hedgehog?

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  1. Yuski

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    I personally don't see the need to redesign Sonic for Needlemouse, I have nothing to complain about the 1998 and on design - I prefer it over the classic design anytime. But, If was requested to me to redesign Sonic for this specific game, would look a Sonic CD and new design hybrid like this:

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  2. Greg the Cat

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    <!--quoteo(post=397574:date=Jan 18 2010, 05:50 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jan 18 2010, 05:50 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397574">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=397571:date=Jan 18 2010, 05:46 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Jan 18 2010, 05:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397571">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->HAhahahaha. Yeah, next thing we know, we'll have the Super Eggman Bros on the wa--- Oh wait. Nevermind.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    What is this supposed to mean? Then again, Nextgen Eggman's design is widely hated among everybody. And what I meant by "toonier proportions" was that he would be much more in the shape of Eggman from Unleashed.
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    Oh absolutely nothing more than an Archie Comics reference.
     
  3. Azookara

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    Are you suggesting that Nextgen Eggman is like modern Archie's Eggman? If so, then I agree since basically they are nearly the same character. Probably why I hate the new comics so but love their interpretation of Eggman.
     
  4. The Pulse

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    <!--quoteo(post=397539:date=Jan 18 2010, 06:06 PM:name=Blue Blood)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blue Blood @ Jan 18 2010, 06:06 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397539">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->And pulse, Sonic is not Bubble Bobble.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    But think of it this way: An "animal friend"-sized Sonic as opposed to an Anthro Sonic has less of a chance at creating bad furry porn and uninteresting Fancharacters.
     
  5. Greg the Cat

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    <!--quoteo(post=397584:date=Jan 18 2010, 05:58 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jan 18 2010, 05:58 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397584">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Are you suggesting that Nextgen Eggman is like modern Archie's Eggman? If so, then I agree since basically they are nearly the same character. Probably why I hate the new comics so but love their interpretation of Eggman.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Um... Actually it was a joke based on Snively's green variant of the Eggman coat and pants.
     
  6. LordOfSquad

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    <!--quoteo(post=397574:date=Jan 18 2010, 04:50 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jan 18 2010, 04:50 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397574">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->lol of course you may have noticed I was pointing out the bandana bit. =P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Maybe I should have made it more obvious I was being sarcastic about my upset-ness. =P
     
  7. Lobotomy

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    As far as I'm concerned, Sonic CD style is the perfect design.

    Also:

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    Is it wrong for me to say Tails looks fucking adorable?
     
  8. OSM

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    <!--quoteo(post=397541:date=Jan 18 2010, 05:11 PM:name=Ravenfreak)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ravenfreak @ Jan 18 2010, 05:11 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397541">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I would like to see classic Sonic with just different colored eyes. If Project Needlemouse is supposed to resemble the classic Sonic games, then SEGA shouldn't use modern Sonic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Pretty much this. Just make the brown highlights in his eyes green.
     
  9. Emerald Spirit

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    <!--quoteo(post=397576:date=Jan 18 2010, 06:51 PM:name=Yuski)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Yuski @ Jan 18 2010, 06:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397576">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I personally don't see the need to redesign Sonic for Needlemouse, I have nothing to complain about the 1998 and on design - I prefer it over the classic design anytime. But, If was requested to me to redesign Sonic for this specific game, would look a Sonic CD and new design hybrid like this:

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    I really like this one. I'd love to see this.
     
  10. Greg the Cat

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    That placement in his eyes.... Those pupils are so...

    DERP A DERP!
     
  11. Phos

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    <!--quoteo(post=397528:date=Jan 18 2010, 04:50 PM:name=RedStripedShoes)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RedStripedShoes @ Jan 18 2010, 04:50 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397528">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I'm going to transfer this post from the Needlemouse Concept Art thread.
    And they don't have to. See, I find flaws in the designs of both Classic Sonic and New Sonic. Classic Sonic looks too unathletic, and New Sonic looks too arrogant. What they need to do is find some sort of happy medium.

    I took 30 minutes to alter a picture of Classic Sonic posted earlier in the thread. It may look a bit shoddy, but for illustrative purposes, I think it does the job.

    <a href="http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/8/1950977/ClassicSonicHybridSonic.png" target="_blank">http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/8/1950...HybridSonic.png</a>

    Note the longer legs, longer body, larger hands and feet, slightly sharper quills, longer ears, shorter nose, and green/hazel irises.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I have to wonder why so many people spring for the green eyes when they try and mix the two styles because it's not like there was any particular reason for the green eyes in the first place. I also don't think that trying to mix the two versions of the eyes by making the pupils massively dilated is a very good option, and making them reflect green would kinda make them look like camera lenses.
     
  12. Covarr

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    I drew this on an index card because it was convenient, but there are a few things I want you to notice about him:<ul><li>Broad, rectangular shoulders. All the greatest heroes had them, like Batman. It's a sign of strength.</li><li>The kickass running animation from Sonic 2 beta.</li><li>A belt. It could be a utility belt, but it doesn't need to be.</li><li>A chin. All the greatest heroes had them, like Batman. It's a sign of strength.</li><li>Only three spikes, all on his head. Now his friends can call him a spiky headed jerk, like Cloud.</li><li>A belly button. Sonic was so unrealistic until I made this masterpiece drawing.</li><li>No sidemouth. Sonic was so unrealistic with it.</li><li>Side-eyes. All the greatest Foxtrots had them, like Jason. It's a sign of strength.</li></ul>
     
  13. Skyler

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    This is perfect. Proportions are spot on, has the best of both main design principles, doesn't draw too much attention to itself yet still has a cooler-than-you vibe.
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    Agreed, I really like what that design is trying convey a lot. Very reminiscent of the classic design.
     
  15. DimensionWarped

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    This is perfect. Proportions are spot on, has the best of both main design principles, doesn't draw too much attention to itself yet still has a cooler-than-you vibe.
    Everyone can go home now.
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    I agree with this being perfect for the proportions while blending in the modern details. I prefer these proportions to what is being used now simply because it has more of a classical animation quality to it.

    I wouldn't mind them adding in some more details though. Sort of along the lines of how Mario got details in Smash Brothers Brawl I mean. Some texture to the parts that look like they could have texture, shoe fabrics, glove fabrics, etc.

    Honestly though, the look of Sonic himself isn't really something that weighs to heavily on my mind when I'm thinking about how good the game actually is.
     
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    This, with smaller hands, no weird brow crease and sharper quills, like these:
    <a href="http://www.powersonic.com.br/desenhos/media/ova5.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.powersonic.com.br/desenhos/media/ova5.jpg</a>
    I also wouldn't mind these quills either, they're close to what the original design had:
    <a href="http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/games/1/12/11111/thumb_620x2000/Sonic_model.jpg" target="_blank">http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/games/...Sonic_model.jpg</a>

    Anything very close to his japanese original models or the Sonic CD or OVA is also accepted.

    I LIKE his green eyes, I think it makes him look more alive than the black eyes, but if it can't be helped, then it can't be helped.

    <!--quoteo(post=397576:date=Jan 18 2010, 11:51 PM:name=Yuski)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Yuski @ Jan 18 2010, 11:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397576">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I personally don't see the need to redesign Sonic for Needlemouse, I have nothing to complain about the 1998 and on design - I prefer it over the classic design anytime. But, If was requested to me to redesign Sonic for this specific game, would look a Sonic CD and new design hybrid like this:

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    Me likes, as long as those quills are hiding others, I can't think of his Sonic X model. Almost as bad as his earlier ones in the shows.
     
  17. RedStripedShoes

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    <!--quoteo(post=397610:date=Jan 18 2010, 06:53 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Jan 18 2010, 06:53 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=397610">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That placement in his eyes.... Those pupils are so...

    DERP A DERP!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I made an adjustment to the offending eye, if Yuski doesn't mind.
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  18. Skyler

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    That just makes it look even better, methinks.

    Not to mention it reminds me of MAH BOI...
     
  19. Mercury

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    This is a good mix. I like Sonic better when he's cuter and shorter - he is supposed to be a hedgehog, after all.

    You may remember my redesign from the DOODLES! thread:

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    It could still do with a few changes, but you get the basic idea. If Klonoa can wear clothes (and get away with it), then so can Sonic.
     
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    That is cool as hell.
     
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