Sonic 2 HD General

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by Lanzer, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Lapper

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    I got a full HD monitor just for this too, just before the alpha came out. Very glad I did, helps with the drawing now too I guess.

    Things are moving so fast, I wish I could say more but it's very exciting.
     
  2. Andrew75

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    Nothing beats playing sonic with 120 - 144 HZ refreshrates! you can see the details in levels so much better while running at high speeds!
     
  3. MaximusDM

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    I don't think I'll be falling for this again.
    But I will say that I do believe the last CPZ pipes I worked on look not only better, but more accurate to the original design and art style of the original game than the teaser picture or pre-alpha art or whatever it is.
    Not to shit on anyone's work. Just keeping it real.
     
  4. Lapper

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    Hey MaximusDM. That art preview is what people have submitted in order to join the team. None of it is final or even a start. Just submission pieces.
     
  5. MaximusDM

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    From my experience with this, the whole team ended up being one guy making all the art assets.
    To all those hoping to join this "team". All I have to say is proceed with caution.
    Perhaps do some research on the old forums on Sonic 2 HD before devoting your and art and time to a possible sinkhole of confusion, misery, anarchy, and miscommunication.
     
  6. Falk

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    the one thing that concerns me is one of you has Sonic 2HD in your custom title and the other has Sonic 2 HD can you guys get this in order it is really confusing
     
  7. Lapper

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    @MaximusDM
    If we decide to show our new process one day, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Pumping high quality assets out like a machine, on most occasions. Being someone who helped with it back in 2008 really helps me appreciate the difference.

    @Falk
    I'm sure that's due to a character limit if that's the case.
     
  8. VectorCNC

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    I Pm'd Maximus the same question but got no response?

    Why so angry about Sonic 2 HD, and then still have it in your title? Something smells around here...
     
  9. S0LV0

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    I think you're on the wrong page, dudebro
     
  10. Lilly

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    He totally missed the joke. :specialed:

    Seriously do hope communication's better this time around. It's a lot harder to keep things organized online, instead of in person.
     
  11. steveswede

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    MaximusDM was a big concept art contributor to S2HD when it was a community project. His frustration probably comes from all the shit that happened around the time it went from a community project to a closed one. The main team didn't inform anyone of these changes and left people in limbo on what was happening with the project and IIRC did this for nearly a year. MaximusDM did amazing 3D concept art of stuff like Oil Ocean and Chemical Plant, giving the terrain more depth that otherwise would have been hard to work out given the original resolution of the sprites. You can't knock MaximusDM for being bitter when he put so much passion into the project.
     
  12. VectorCNC

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    I apologize Maximus, I wasn't trying to "knock" you. I can imagine how frustrating that must be to actually contribute to something you care about and then be left in the dark. I for one would love to see some of your concept work. And you know, no one from 2 HD has put forth any new assets, despite the claims that the project would be more transparent and that the art had a fast-track process to completion.

    I say this out of lustful passion of course. Come on S2HD Team, throw us a bone over here! Give us a peak behind the curtain already! :argh:
     
  13. winterhell

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    The project being more transparent doesn't mean there will be a GitHub repository, or that the artwork would be in a public database for all to see every little change.
    The new artists got selected a month and a half ago. Its a bit unreasonable to expect them to have like a whole level finished this early, even if(BIG if) it takes them less than a month per zone when they pick up the pace.
    The original team took a whole year to make Sonic 2, and they were being paid to work exclusively on this 40+ hours a week.
     
  14. Lilly

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    After having worked on so many projects, the buzz of sharing every nibble of progress gets pretty old after so long. When they have something they personally feel excited to share, they'll share it on their own time. Months without an update would make anybody anxious, though.
     
  15. Lapper

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    Well said, .Luke.

    You'll see things as they fully develop.
     
  16. MaximusDM

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    There is no sprite that is actually like the art created for this picture so I did my best to guess at what piece it was supposed to be.

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    There are things I know I could fix on this but it came to a point where the project was a complete circus.

    You had staff members trying to overhaul the original pine tree in HTZ and make it look more like a Christmas tree.
    They were fishing for ideas from saps like me so I went redesigning something that didn't need it just to see it through to the end.
    All that came was a bunch of arguing without moderation.
    Staff didn't know what they wanted and they left the forums to their own devices since forum members' input didn't actually contribute to anything.
    To this day I don't know what any of it actually accomplished. Needless to say the project collapsed on itself and I wasn't the least bit surprised.
     
  17. Lapper

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    About back then, you are completely right! Good to be in ol' 2014 now.

    Those things from the blog image are not being used (they weren't to be used in the first place ;) )
     
  18. Lapper

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  19. TimmiT

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    I like that you guys are trying to change up Hill Top Zone more. The speed of some of the animations is so fast that they can look unnatural though. Like, the interval between the flower glistening isn't even a second. Aside from that, neat.
     
  20. There's a farting flower in Hill Top Zone!? Never noticed it...