If Sega only cared about pandering to YOU, what kind of Sonic game would they make?

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  1. Pink-bot

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    If they were pandering to me they’d release a sonic generations level pack, but with way more mod support (think custom enemies/bosses/level gimmicks.)

    edit: also IDW would be the main canon with the comics taking place in between the games.
     
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  2. Knucklez

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    For me, they'd rerelease Unleashed, Generations and All-Stars Racing Transformed physically on PS4. (Instead... we got Colors).

    As far as making me a new game, Sonic 5.

    A proper Sonic 5, with the Hyper formes incorporated again and a true combat-intensive final battle against Metal Sonic. I've got more ideas, but I'll save those for another day.
     
  3. Crimson Neo

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    You know, it'd be cool too if we got a Knuckles' Chaotix game but with Encore Mode mechanics (and a better level design for stages, obviously).
     
  4. Its funny you say this, other forums I frequent generally have more leaning towards Modern Sonic and would a new Sonic Advance over a new Sonic Mania and find the latter "regressive"


    But yea, its a weird timeline where a MODERN 2D Sonic game is more of a pipe dream than a Classic one.
     
  5. Josh

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    "They need to stop making games in the style of 25 years ago, it's just so regressive. But a game in the style of TWENTY years ago, that would be just the shot in the arm this series needs!"

    Hahaha, yeah, like I always say, it's only nostalgia *pandering* if it's not your nostalgia.
     
  6. Zephyr

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    But Sonic Forces came out just a few years ago. :V
     
  7. Pengi

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    What would the major distinction be, other than green eyes?

    I'd certainly rather have a Sonic Advance 4 by Evening Star than a Sonic Mania 2 by Dimps.
     
  8. Think this is being extremely reductive.

    Sonic Advance 2, 3, and the Rush games don't really play anything like the Classics at all do they, I don't really think its "pandering" just preferring a different style of game. Sonic's 1-3 have been released a million times, and have recieved a follow up in Mania, but the last time a Rush or Advance game was touched was almost ten years ago. I don't think its unreasonable people who prefer that are wrong.

    People like the Advance and Rush games though...

    There seems this impression that DIMPS made nothing but trash games when...no, Sonic 4 aside, all of their games have been pretty well-received. They're not on the same level of the Classic games and I feel this where you guys are judging them from, but they were never really trying to be, especially Rush. They were just doing their own thing.
     
  9. qwertysonic

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    One of the issues with the advanced series and most of Dimps' Sonic game design is that they are often based around the idea of bottomless pits, which we don't don't see a lot of in the classic trilogy.
     
  10. I didn't say they were GOOD, just different.
     
  11. Pengi

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    You didn't mention the Rush games. The Sonic Rush games have a distinct identity and set of game mechanics. If someone says they'd rather have a Sonic Rush sequel than a Sonic Mania sequel, it's clear what the distinction is.

    But these people you brought up who say they'd rather have a Sonic Advance sequel than a Sonic Mania sequel, what are they asking for? What's the distinction? Green eyes? Dimps? Cream the Rabbit?
     
  12. As I mentioned, Sonic Advance 2 and 3 have vastly different mechanics than anything the Classics really tried. Sonic Advance 2 is basically a proto-Rush game, and Sonic Advance 3 has the whole teamwork gimmick.

    So I dunno, I guess mechanics that just aren't lifted wholesale from from the first three games only?
     
  13. Pengi

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    That's very vague. A new Sonic Advance means a game that doesn't play like Advance 1, and possibly doesn't play like Advance 2 or 3? But adds some new mechanics? But it doesn't particularly matter what they are?

    Sonic Mania Plus has the drop dash, new move sets for Ray and Mighty and the buddy system in Encore Mode. The Zones themselves have a lot more new interactive level gimmicks and off-beat bosses than any of the Advance games.

    I still don't see the distinction. I'd certainly be happy to see Evening Star make a "Sonic Advance sequel but not on Game Boy Advance or emulating the limitations of the Game Boy Advance". I think it would end up essentially being a Sonic Mania sequel, but with green eyes.
     
  14. raphael_fc

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    In my mind people would ask for an Advance title over a classic title only for that particular modern art style.
     
  15. A lot of people who prefer Sonic advance were kind of miffed they didn't Amy after all and opted for Mighty and Ray.
     
  16. Winins

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    Sonic 4 Episode 3. Give me my conclusion.
     
  17. Sui Eel

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    I prefer to be surprised. Something with no compromises that I can freely recommend to people outside of the fandom with mostly original concepts would be a nice surprise.


    But I'll also take a new Riders game with netplay and gameplay similar to the OG.
     
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    If not Mania 2 or Adventure 3, giving Big's Big World a budget and official support. I'm not kidding. :shobon:
     
  19. qwertysonic

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    I hadn't heard of this, but now that you mentioned it I agree. It looks like it could be a fun idea.
     
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