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Sonic Boom (Games) Megathread

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TimmiT, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. ICEknight

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    This please.

    Not only for the 25th Annyversary but, like, continuously. Forever.
     
  2. Jason

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    The problem with that is Sega clearly doesn't seem to trust anyone outside of Japanese developers to with non-spinoff titles and ports. If Sega were to ever spin off Classic Sonic, which I guess is a misnomer since he fits in the main canon timeline now, it'd more than likely go to Dimps.
     
  3. Herm the Germ

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    MIDI-to-SMPS-conversions, mostly. Takin' requests, too.
    I for one am glad the designs are Boom exclusives. I've grown a lil' too fond of the current designs to trade them in for, uh, that stuff. Amy and Tails look cool, admittedly, but, that's it. =/
     
  4. ICEknight

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    In a fair world, it would be a sales contest between The Taxman-Stealth and M2's respective re-releases + - (but I secretly hope that both teams will work together for Sonic 4 Mega Drive edition)   .
     
  5. Yusuke

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    How about we don't have loud clips of audio randomly thrown about on Sonic Retro, so that people using headphones and with weak hearts don't die?

    Thanks. Dick move. Gotta recover from the panic attack now.

    Also Sonic Boom, blue arms, buffles, blah blah blah it's lame or whatever I dunno. I like the writing.
     
  6. Knucklez

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    I don't like this or care for it in terms of anything Sonic-related. Even though it's not canon, it's just another degrading thing to Sonic being added on top of what Lost World just did.
     
  7. Blue Blood

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    Care to explain why?

    Boom is a considered effort to do something completely different for the franchise. You certainly don't have to like it (though I really do like it so far), but what on Earth makes it "degrading"? For all we know, the show could end up being fantastic, and the game could be one of the best Sonic games ever.
     
  8. Aerosol

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    Hey, I like you Blue Blood, but I'm gonna have to stop you right there and ask you for clarification.

    See, if you mean "Sonic game" as in a game with Sonic as a character as it's focus, then I'm inclined to agree. The developers behind it have an awesome record, and I'm sure it'll be a great game. But if you mean "Sonic game" as in a game that follows the game design language of other mainstream games in the series, then I'm afraid you've lost me.

    It's the difference between Crash Bandicoot 3 and Crash of the Titans. They both great games, but one is a Crash Bandicoot game and one is a game with Crash Bandicoot in it.
     
  9. Endgame

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    I've been wondering, is the this still being done by My Little Pony's Dave Polsky? I mean, is Dave a part of Big Red Button, or has it changed hands since then?

    ps. How on earth is Knuckles supposed to glide now with a figure like that (unless they've decided to scrap that particular trait for some random reason, or plainly just forgotten/don't care about it)?
     
  10. Blue Blood

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    I knew someone was going to be pedantic about that wording. Sonic Boom is something very different, yes. We all know that. It's plain as day. Would you rather I said "the game could be one of the best Sonic games to share many attributes with the Sonic series at large, considering it also differs in many areas and doesn't necessarily do what many fans expect or want from the series but instead goes in a completely different direction"? We don't even know how Boom will turn out. It could be a mess of ideas poorly put together, it could be generic or it could even be a technical failure as well. It might feel like a Sonic game with a whole new focus, or it might feel like something that's practically incomparable beyond characters.

    Sonic Boom is still a Sonic game, even if it is it's own unique branch of the series that's exempt from almost all of the series standard principles. There's a certain degree of common sense required when you talk about things like this. Boom is hardly going to be a Sonic game that "follows the game design language of other mainstream titles". Like I said, that's the point of it. Would you call Chronicles a Sonic game, or would you arbitrarily call it a game with Sonic's face on it, forgoing the very fact that it's purpose was to be different and that it would normally be discounted in most discussions anyway regardless of quality?

    I know what you're saying of course. Let's say Boom was some rampant 10/10 success and it just completely took over the existing series and replaced it. We'd then end up, very clearly, with Sonic games and Sonic Boom games. As it is though, Boom is still a Sonic game, albeit with a different purpose. It could unanimously be seen as the best Sonic game ever, while still failing to be what existing fans want or a so-called "true Sonic game" (of which everyone's definition will vary).

    Polsky is one of the writers for the TV show, not a part of BRB. That does brind up an interesting question though - the game acts as a sort of prequel to the show, so who's written the plot and script for it? I would guess it was a joint effort, with BRB probably taking the lead as it's their game.
     
  11. Kyuu

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    "On top of what Lost World just did"? Do you mind clarifying that?

    Lost World wasn't great, and yes, it did come across as confused at times, but degrading? I'm not sure I see what you're getting at with that.
     
  12. Dark Sonic

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  13. Shadow Hog

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    He really really hated Lost World.
     
  14. Knucklez

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    Of course Dark Sonic would have no respect against anyone's right to give their opinion, especially me.

    And as far as what I said goes, I don't have to clarify anything. It's as straightforward as it needs to be.

    The fact remains, anyone on here who has an opinion that is inclined towards bashing or disliking or just plain being against any Sonic-related material is always deemed wrong.
     
  15. Lilly

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    People have been saying Sonic Team should do this since Megaman 9 happened, and it wouldn't be a bad idea. Sonic doesn't have a consistent image anyway, and fan games have attempted revisiting the classics a multitude of times, but we at least have Sonic Before/After the Sequel. I guess they'd rather leave that up to the fans, but the liberties SEGA gave Taxman and Stealth with things like Hidden Palace Zone is pretty encouraging.

    Oh man. My sides hurt from laughing at the sound myself, but I wouldn't have thought it'd do that to somebody. At least it's tagged to a specific page, (39.) so that's only an issue for people reading through the backlog of posts.
     
  16. Aerosol

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    Easy there. I mean pedantic? Really? And then you just had to go and imply that I'm somehow lacking in common sense. I thought you were classy.

    There are elements in the game trailer that already show that Sonic Boom is moving away from being a traditional Sonic game. I'm not saying it won't be a good game. I'm not even saying I abhor its existence (even if the character designer should be shot in the arms). I'm saying it's not a Sonic game.

    It might be a fast paced, action-oriented game, but lots of games can be described that way. Doesn't make it a Sonic game. Being a Sonic game, I expect a certain kind of experience. It's already evident that Sonic Boom will not provide that experience, even if it's a great game in it's own right.

    To answer your question, no I don't think of Chronicles as a Sonic game. I think of it as an RPG, regardless of it's quality. I think of Labyrinth as a puzzler, and Shuffle as a party game. Taking this further, I call Mario Kart a kart racing game, and call Star Fox Adventures an adventure game. I don't call them a Mario game and a Star Fox game, respectively. And just to round this out, I call Metroid Prime a Metroid game. Why? Because even though the game is presented in a completely different format (first person), it captured the feel of it's predecessors perfectly. It felt like a logical expansion of the existing series, rather than a completely separate off-shoot.

    Sonic Boom has that same kind of combat focus as Heroes, but almost none of the same visual design elements. Ergo, it doesn't look like a Sonic game. It looks like a game with Sonic in it. I don't see either of these elements changing this far into development, so that's the opinion I'm sticking with. I don't think it's a pedantic opinion to have, but whatever.
     
  17. Dark Sonic

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    I don't like this thing either. Your posts are over all just extremely negative
     
  18. Laura

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    Can we focus more on quality Sonic discussion rather than member bashing?

    I tend to read more threads on Retro than I post and, honestly, the member bashing is just boring.

    Less member bashing, more quality Sonic discussion please.
     
  19. The KKM

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    Be fair though- you didn't really discuss much either right now :v:

    I'm still maladjusted to the designs, anyways. And the fact this needed to be a reboot of sorts still angers me. No reason why the whole thing of doing a cartoon, a western front, etc couldn't have been done with the normal Sonic :P

    I'm still going to buy the game likely though, if only because I like Sony platformers :v:
     
  20. Lilly

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    I pretend those posts don't exist and attempt to move on with the topic, on the off-chance mods decide to trash the posts involved, but that rarely puts the breaks on this stuff, it seems.

    That is an interesting point, they didn't have to change everything to create a new cartoon, but I guess it came down to marketing. Maybe they wanted something a little edgier for Sonic? Parkour is huge right now, so it makes sense to me. Sports tape on their shoes seems odd, but it doesn't look too busy everywhere else.

    The cartoon's trailer looked pretty promising, so I'm hoping it adds some quality programming to Cartoon Network's lineup for a change.