Sonic Frontiers coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC (Holiday 2022, from Sonic Team)

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  1. MontiP

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    We still don't know how the pink-haired woman will appear in-game (if she ends up appearing in the first place).

    Edit: More or less what Shady said lol
     
  2. DefinitiveDubs

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    I think humans in Sonic games are fine, but I also think they're a crutch for what could be new and interesting animal character ideas. Imagine if Knuckles had been a human instead, and how much more boring that would seem.

    That said, yes, I will gladly take this over the Unleashed human design any day. Oh god.
     
  3. raphael_fc

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    I didn't explain myself, my bad.

    What I meant is I don't think this anime style will be the human-looking, precisely because I don't think she and the pinky haired girl look alike.
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  4. Shaddy the guy

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    Well, I think they fit together just fine. The age difference and 2D vs. 3D art difference probably does a lot. Regardless, you have to admit Purple looks more like Sage than she does Professor Pickle to her left there.

    Anyway, HQ Sonic render:
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    He looks a little more like that nice Colors Ultimate render than Forces (and certainly better than the bad Sonic 4 model), but I'm having trouble placing that facial expression. He's not quite frowning, but definitely not smiling. He looks like he's really urgently forgetting what he was just talking about.
     
  5. Crimson Neo

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    Would be not surprised if that render'd got used for the game cover.
     
  6. kyasarintsu

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    Her design is a little alien. I like it.
     
  7. _oliver

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    It's a really nice model, but the pose just makes it look ugly as fuck.
    Posing and lighting is everything when it comes to these renders, for example, this render is using the Sonic 4 model everyone hates but still looks amazing because of dynamic posing and lighting.
    I do like the model itself though, the detail on Sonic's gloves and cuffs are welcome but I sincerely hope this render won't be on the cover or anything important like that.
     
  8. _Sidle

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    Sage and TailsTube-Lady look perfectly in-style with each other to me, though all I really have to go off of it the eyes, as well as general familiarity with how stylized anime/cartoon characters translate to models.
    (here's literally the only two images we have of them again but at a slightly higher res lol)

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    Bear in mind we're also looking at a 2D adult(?) vs a 3D child which are very different proportionally (as they should be). It'd help if we were looking at a 2D child and a 3D child, or a 2D adult and a 3D adult.
     
  9. Shaddy the guy

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    Honestly, now I'm looking through Sonic 4, Unleashed, and Colors Ultimate renders and discovering I have no fucking clue how to tell which model is which. Everything except this Unleashed render has pointier ears and that weird "sleeve" thing going on with his arms, but the Colors Ultimate one has a much more distinct fur texture. The new one also seems to have slightly smaller eyes and ears, and his muzzle also seems to have a harsher cleft near his nose? Ugh, it's really difficult to differentiate between them. Like you said, I guess posing is everything.
     
  10. Sonic's designs have been all over the place. SAGE looks fine tbh.

    Sonix established having humans a long time ago, kind of too late to put the genie back in the bottle now and Forces just really fucking weird having no humans period despite it being a global takeover.
     
  11. Shaddy the guy

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    New screenies
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    Nothing too exciting, but we see another ninja enemy in a different spot, Sonic gets rings from an orb, and there's uh...blue hoops? Dash rings? I dunno.
     
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  12. SystemsReady

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    man I know this makes me Ancient but god I wish we could get Bendy Sonic again. we have the 3D tech now, make him Adventure-like you cowards
     
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  13. foXcollr

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    I love Chao World Extended, especially the stat boost features. I hope if there is a Chao Garden they actually add a lot of those quality of life features and cosmetics.
     
  14. Starduster

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    I don’t want to see Sonic Adventure graffiti art levels of bendiness, but I do agree that his arms and legs should bend like pipe cleaners rather than rigid joints. Better yet, switch between the two depending on what’s called for. If it’s done right, people won’t be able to see it in a way that’s jarring.
     
  15. Shaddy the guy

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    It doesn't matter how Sonic's limbs bend, only that his animations use actual squash-and-stretch...because that's a major principle of animation. Everyone dogged on Rise of Lyric for having the cheap-out dialogue scenes, but when that game actually had animation in its cutscenes, it was more expressive and fluid than...uh, every other Sonic game ever released, I guess.
     
  16. candlesonfir3

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    That highway cyberspace level might be one of my favorite sonic levels ever from an aesthetic standpoint, the busy and somewhat abstract roads going in every direction in the background with those streaks of light is just.. the exact kind of thing I wanna see from a Sonic level. Abstract based on real concepts. I dig it so much.
     
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  17. I've never got why people get so upset over Sonic having humans in it, when Mario has walking talking toadstools and a walking talking turtle, who wants to hump a human princess. That's to overlook in the original design Sonic had a human girlfriend or the fact that having a bipedal Blue Hedgehog that can faster than the sound barrier is utterly preposterous on its own, but hey lets look over that and moan about Sonic, being on earth, being able to talk and who like's girls...

    Still, the more I see of Sonic Frontier the better it's getting. I think it be very much like Halo Infinite, when you get past all the 'trademark' hate, its going to be a bloody good game and a joy to run around the open world
     
  18. Metalwario64

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    I second that:
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  19. Hamzawesome

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    I am biased, but I think anime characters work well with Sonic characters. It worked in Sonic X and continues to work in Pokemon and such.
     
  20. Shaddy the guy

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    This actually proves what I was saying pretty well, as this Sonic art (well, the original it's based off of) is from a distinctly different era of Uekawa's artwork, where Sonic is already more rigid and angular than he was in the Adventure era. He's still got great gestures and posing, but this is not "bendy Sonic". Barring something genuinely flawed, what's most important with a Sonic design, or a Sonic model, is how you use it.