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Sonic Free Riders

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Tiranno, Jun 2, 2010.

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  1. Endri

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    Are still there games even being developed to the PS2 at all? I thought it was already dead.

    And yeah, as a matter of fact, $150 was the launching price of the 32X. $159 to be exactly.
     
  2. The Wii's non-HDness is encouraging some developers to scale down Wii games to fit the PS2 (keep in mind that the PS2 is generally considered weaker than even the Gamecube, so this is probably doesn't bode well for said developers using the Wii to its fullest potential). For example, a config file in the Wii-exclusive shooter The Conduit implies the engine could be port-able to the PSP (and presumably the PS2).
     
  3. Endri

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    I mean, are there exclusively games made for the PS2 anymore? They are just scalled down versions of Wii games, as you have already shown. And even then, the last game I remember being released to the PS2 was Silent Hill Shattered Memories, which was a scalled down version of a Wii game as well. =/
     
  4. Frozen Nitrogen

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  5. Overlord

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    Isn't a better comparison the original PlayStation?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_%...nsole%29#Titles

    Sept 9th 1995 was the PS1's US release, and 18th March 2008 a final repressing of new discs. Even if we go by the official discontinued date of March 23rd 2006, that gives the PS1 a 10 and a half year lifespan (rising to 12 and a half counting that repressing), which means PS2 will last until September of this year in Japan (lol, that's next week) or September 2012 by the original system - but Sony has stated as long as devs keep making new games they'll keep it alive, making the point moot. One thing you DO have to bear in mind though is that in the last 6 years of the PS1's life there was NO equivalent still on sale with both N64 and Saturn being long dead - if we stretched this out and conjectured that Wii is a PS2 equal (it's not really, but work with me here), we could be looking at 6 years after Wii dies before PS2 does, with the state of porting Wii titles as it is. Seeing PS2 survive to the latter half of this decade, while farfetched, isn't impossible - the Atari 2600 was launched in 1977 and not officially discontinued until 1992!

    This hugely offtopic tangent aside - I could potentially see this being ported if Kinect bombs, even if it's just packaged with an EyeToy or something (or maybe as a PS2 title with Eyetoy that also works with Playstation Eye on PS3?)
     
  6. Neowl

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    Boxart GET.
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    Also, price has been stated as $49.99, no word on a release date, aside from 'holiday season'.

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  7. Blue Blood

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    That's some real bland boxart right there. It's crap.
     
  8. TimmiT

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    So it fits right in with the other Kinect game box arts!
     
  9. Frozen Nitrogen

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    Oh god; Sonic's got his S4 wiggle-grin going on again.

    The fact that there's nothing but characters on this boxart worries me further that this is just going to be a collection of tracks with not even a tooth-floss string of a plot to tie them together.

    (Everyone else might like that, but I'm a storyfag here. :\ )
     
  10. Namo

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    Nuh-uh! If you look REAAAAAL close you can see some textures on Sonic's Gloves and Board! :eng101:

    Seriously, what's with that. I mean, really.
     
  11. MykonosFan

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    I guess incorporating the Microsoft Wave/Kinect line-thingy was kinda neat, but other-wise even someone like myself doesn't find much to that box art. Ah well.
     
  12. Frozen Nitrogen

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    And if you look REAAAAAL close on the huge-ass highest-res version, Sonic's got something wierd going on with the soles of his Ronald McDonald boots. It's like... fractal treads or something, idk. :v:
     
  13. Aquaslash

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    I like the models there, even if they've got that Sonic Heroes shine thing going on.
     
  14. Clutch

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    I can't help but think the texture on Sonic's board makes it look like it's made of Styrofoam.
     
  15. Frozen Nitrogen

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    Much to my surprise, this port-Riders-to-360-to-make-a-quick-buck is actually starting to look not half bad.

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    In fairness, the ability to flail your way to victory by gratuitous physical exertion does have a certain appeal, because when you get pissy at the vidyagaem for a losing streak, now you can channel your raeg into victory, rather than just swear at the screen repeatedly.
     
  16. Blue Blood

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  17. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    Here's the TGS trailer, showing off a new course.


    1:07 - Fuck yeah TWO Sonic games with minecarts this fall!
     
  18. Namo

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    The last two posts are epically timed, I must say.

    I like the way Free Riders is turning out. I wasn't big on Kinect at first, and I'm still not, but this game may persuade me to give Kinect a shot.
     
  19. Tichmall

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    Subliminal minecart now ? Ha ha.

    I guess the Riders series is the Sega counterpart of the F-Zero series, since All-Star Racing is the Mario Kart's one.
     
  20. Jimmy Hedgehog

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    If it could use a controller and was on PS3 I'd love to play it :(
     
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