Sonic 4: Episode 1 Discussion

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  1. Lanzer

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  2. Willie

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    Well, it just released for PC yesterday and making an entire animation set is a lot more time consuming than just swapping it with the iPad graphics.
     
  3. Lanzer

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    I was just talking about a texture mod :v:. but what do you mean by animation set? as in making new animations for the game?
     
  4. Willie

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    Well, I guess saying texture swap would have worked better, but making new textures is still a lot more time consuming than just swapping it with ones from the iPad.
     
  5. SANiK

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    I've been putting off getting this game for consoles along with Sonic CD, because I've been trying to influence SEGA with my purchasing power, to show them that the PC has potential.

    With that said, up until now, based on opinions of you guys, I've held the mentality that Sonic 4 Ep 1 is "crap."
    After spending the cash to buy Sonic 4 Ep 1 for Steam and playing it, I think it's the best Sonic game I've ever played, better than Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic CD.

    Yesterday I've played Sonic 4 Ep 1 more than I've played Sonic CD. Sonic CD's levels are uninspired compared to Sonic 4's.

    Now one of the complaints I hear against Sonic 4 Ep 1 is that the "The physics are glitchy!"
    No my friend, the physics of Sonic 1 to Sonic 3 are glitchy, Sonic 4 fixed them.

    You know what amazed me about Sonic 4 Ep 1?

    The puzzles where Sonic had to stop and think. Like that section in the casino level where you had to time your jumps to cross the cards.

    Or how about the ruin level where you had to light the torches (that go out), where one torch controls two platforms,
    one platform you need to stand on, but the other blocks the path ahead. So you had to light the torch with a precise delay to allow you to jump on the platform, and have the other disappear in time for you to move on.

    I also enjoyed the repeating level portions ala Super Mario Brothers, where one had to figure out how to break the infinite loop.

    The use of 2D tiles was a great decision. In Sonic Generations' Classic Gameplay, due to 3D perspective, a platform next to a hill may look like this at first:
    -[ ] (it looks like the platform is touching the edge of the hill)
    but once the perspective changes, you see that the platform is quite some distance from the hill:
    - [ ]

    That was annoying in Sonic Generations, which Sonic 4 Ep 1 had solved.

    The other great thing about using a 2D tile system is that it forces the map makers to make the levels connected. I'm sick of Generations' levels featuring gimmicks that prevented the player from going back.
    Sure, a giant fish is chasing me, forcing me to move on to the next part of the level, but that seems ... ugh. Sonic 4 does have its gimmicks, but it's still well done, rewarding the player for exploration.

    All in all, I give Sonic 4 Ep 1 the "Best Sonic Game Ever" award. It was the best money I had spent.
    And it made me realize how annoying some of you are when it comes to still thinking Sonic 1/2/3/CD can't be beat. Pfft.


    My only regret is not being able to write to SEGA to tell them that they've been doing a fine job with Sonic 4 all along, and how I'm disappointed that I hadn't tried playing the game earlier to tell them so.
    Too bad they're going to butcher Sonic 4 Ep 2 by listening to the wrong fans.
     
  6. Mastered Realm

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    Does the World of Darknes (Act 2) of Lost Labyrinth have a Power Sneakers monitor?
     
  7. GeneHF

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    None in any obvious locations, as far as I can tell.
     
  8. Guess Who

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    I tried doing what you did there for April's Fools, but it's really hard not to write about it in a positive light without slipping in a lot of "false compliments". You have really strong guts, you earned my respect.
     
  10. GeneHF

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    Come back to it when the new game smell wears off. I had the same level of optimism too. Then I went back to it about a week later to dick around in time trials.
     
  11. Twilightzoney

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    Well speaking on texture mods and all that good stuff. I finally figured in photoshop how to actually get those alpha textures to work for dds files. Just one setting I had to change it to., such a nuisance.

    [​IMG]

    Anyways since you guys love Sonic 4 and like to make fun of it, but overall still enjoy it I did this just for fun. So now he'll waggle his finger at you and not have the odd smile he does to you. I'm not going to say its an improvement but its just for some good fun.
     
  12. Okay, I feel technologically inept here, but I bought this on Steam last night (I was getting the Gen. DLC and CD, so I figured why not), but I cannot get the game to recognize my gamepad. It works for Generations and CD, so it can't be the controller's fault. I can't even get past the title screen because of this. I configured it to use the game pad, but it just doesn't work (I just tried the keyboard, and it works, but I'm terrible at using keyboards for platformers or sidescrollers...)

    Is anyone else experiencing this? Am I doing something retarded? (That really wouldn't surprise me...)
     
  13. Overlord

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    You know damn well what I meant, but hey, trolls gotta troll :specialed:

    Sonic 4 is by no means a decent game, but a return to the embarrassment that was some of the previous threads simply isn't happening.
     
  14. Polygon Jim

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    All the bitches.

    That would have almost been funny 2 years ago when I did it. Good job.
     
  15. Twilightzoney

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    Your so right! Cause I did it just like you too, same exact posing and everything! Wow man thats hilarious, great originality indeed.
     
  16. Tanks

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  17. Dark Sonic

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    It all comes back to the simple fact that not everyone has the ability or desire to mod their game consoles. The PC version is the first version that's easy for everyone to mod. So let him have his fun.
     
  18. Skyler

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    It does, but I haven't played the game lately so I can't say exactly where it is.
     
  19. Mastered Realm

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    Thanks... I'm trying to make a nice OST... I ripped all songs from the Iphone version but they miss the Casino ACt 2 Song (alternate song) the Powersneakers for that and the act 2 of lost labyrinth, cutscene, and world map track... Tried rippng the psn version but no luck yet!
     
  20. SomeSortOfRobot

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    I probably won't buy this version anytime soon, because I'm more interested in what you guys do with it than to actually play it again.