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Sonic Generations Megathread

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Scarred Sun, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. The KKM

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    Everytime I hear this it annoys me so mkuch. Classic Tails was clearly developed already with the mechanical child idea even before Sonic Adventure- Sonic OVA being an example.

    As for Sonic Generations, I am cautiously happy with the teaser. Even if it'll have no story, it seems it'll be a fun idea.
     
  2. David The Lurker

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    You don't even have to go back to the Sonic OVA to show off Tails' mechanical prowess. In the manual for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (the Japanese one, of course) it talks about him creating a Jewel Radar, which alerts him to the existence of Angel Island and the Chaos Emeralds that reside there. And why does Tails end up right behind Sonic before the events of Sonic 2? Because he was attracted to the Tornado. Sure, he had been following him around previously, but he wasn't right next to Sonic all the time. If he hadn't seen the plane on the beach, he might not have been the constant companion. Even if you don't want to go with the manuals, he is seen flying the plane in Sonic 2, and attaches some sort of rocket to the bottom. And a magnet to attract the Master Emerald in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. If he wasn't already inclined to invent, then how did he do that? And that's not even getting into the Sea Tail that was used in Tails Adventures and Sonic & Tails 2 for the Game Gear. So yes, if a classic and modern version of Tails were to meet, they could certainly have invention fun.

    As for the game itself...ok, yes. I can repeat everyone and say I got excited about seeing classic Sonic running around once more. But at the end of the day, we don't know anything else about the game. We don't know how it will play, or if the rest of the art design will be like that trailer, or...anything. So we all are just in a sea of baseless speculation where we go on about what our favorite level is and hope it gets into the game. Unlike the Sonic 4 trailer, though, I am not given a sense of dread. And I don't know if that should scare me or not. If it turns out good, then good! If it's bad...then we just have another to add to the list, except this time it will have the classic version of Sonic along for the ride. I just want the game to try and be as good as Sonic 3 & Knuckles, if not better. I certainly want it better than Unleashed/Colors. No, I'm not saying Colors was bad. I'm saying I want this game to be better than Colors.
     
  3. MykonosFan

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    Well, I wasn't meaning that Tails is only good for making things, I just thought it was a cute little idea.

    :psyduck:

    I do wonder what the range of characters will be though. This seems like the perfect title to get multiple playable characters in to please that portion of the fanbase (let's face it, we've had quite a few "Sonic only" games for a while, it couldn't hurt to let a few characters back into the limelight, provided they aren't hindering/drastically different). Eggman is a given, probably Tails/Knuckles, but I wonder if they're keeping this pre-Adventure, post-Adventure, or altogether. Hopefully we'll get a little info on what this is all about next week.
     
  4. Malpass

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    Probably pre-Adventure, but they could throw Shadow in.

    Just as long as they leave Big out of things, it couldn't be that bad.
     
  5. Toasty

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    It's hard to comment on the trailer since there's not really much gameplay, but it's really pretty, it's nice to see classic Sonic in HD. I never played Sonic Colors, Sonic Unleashed, etc. so maybe I'll pick this game up when it's released. Gonna be safe and check the reviews though, it's really hard to justify the $60 price tag of video games nowadays. Hopefully this is released on all three platforms, I'd rather play it on my PS3. ;)

    Classic Sonic is so cute and cuddly though. <3
     
  6. DimensionWarped

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    They could go the Megaman 10 route (with Bass) and make classic versions of the more recent characters too. Classic Sonic fans would be torn in different directions by the presence of a classic styled Shadow and whatnot, on the one hand despising them for what they represent and on the other hand being unable to help themselves for their love of things that prey on their nostalgia.
     
  7. trakker

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    imagegone* don't kill me

    I think at most though, they will stick with the Colours formular, so if we se any other retro characters, it will just be Tails and Eggman/Robotnik, very possibly Knuckles, it just depends on how classic Sega are going with this.
     
  8. trakker

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    I don't think its possible to be anything BUT a "speculating assbrow" at this point.

    Sorry about the image, people were speculating about additional retro characters, and I just provided an image I made a while back of such a thing, sorry if it was illplaced, last thing I need is a second suspention caused by a personal oversight.

    If I may indulge a theory about the abundance of white in the background in the trailer, unless said already, perhapse because this would be part of the opening. Now that the two Sonics have come together, the colour will expand out around them and building levels for the next 90 seconds (estimate) as they run through it, kinda adding colours "Deblob" style.
     
  9. Cinossu

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    "Additional retro characters" more implies characters that already had retro appearances, ie. Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman, etc. Not the newer ones in a retro-esque form or look.
     
  10. BuffaloWilder

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    I'm absolutely loving this - with one small contention.

    What's always been so implicitly cool about the look of Classic Sonic is that potent mix of cute and dangerous, something probably best demonstrated in the Sonic CD animations - here, they've gotten the cute down for the most part, but I'm not seeing too much of the edge, that furrowed brow, that sardonic smirk, just yet. I mean, that's the kind of stuff that defined Sonic's personality, back when. Hopefully, it isn't missing from the finished product, because otherwise they've visually gotten the character down-pat perfectly - and nobody, but nobody, can say Sega is willfully ignoring their fanbase at this point.
     
  11. Dark Sonic

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    Even after all these days, is anyone else still completely shocked when they see classic Sonic in that trailer? It's just, idk something about classic Sonic running along side modern Sonic. It's just so damn unexpected.

    So glad they brought him back :D
     
  12. ICEknight

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    It still makes me smile, for some reason.
     
  13. Blue Blood

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    Absolutely. The day after the trailer was released I had to rewatch it to make sure it wasn't a dream.
     
  14. cornholio857

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    Same here. I've watched the trailer over a dozen times and each time I smile. Even if this game is the one time only appearance for Classic Sonic in a modern game, I can deal with that. Because after that interview I read about Classic Sonic never returning I really thought that was it for him. Anyways, good to see his familiar face again. :)
     
  15. Frozen Nitrogen

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    Buzz Killington here, disrupting this hippie love-in with the dissenting opinion that Old Sonic in the trailer:
    a) Looks shit
    b) Has no place in 2011
    c) Is the hedgehog-ly reification of "BAWWWWW GREEN EYES"

    I can't even bring myself to watch the damn video a second time, such is the depth of my disdain. :argh:
     
  16. InstantSonic

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    I can't wait to see what Sega will be bringing to the table with this game. Sure, we might get recycled zones as hinted in the trailer, but by god, Green Hill Zone needs some 3D justice to make up for that horrible level from SA2.
     
  17. Jayextee

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    Good to see I'm not the only person who thought the SA2 Green Hill Zone was a crime against good taste. A few seconds of fangasming, and then outright confusion at the confused scale, linearity, and overall shitness of it? Shyeah.

    Like what I see in the trailer, but I want it all coloured. Cheers.
     
  18. cornholio857

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    Sonic 1 levels I want to see return:

    • STAR LIGHT ZONE
    • Marble Zone
    • Spring Yard Zone
    • Green Hill Zone just for the hell of it.(Wasn't impressed by the SA2 version.)
     
  19. Dark Sonic

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    I'm not sure if I'd rather see new level layouts based off the old levels or the same levels reimagined ala SA2's GHZ. But what I can say is what levels I want to see from there respective games.

    Sonic 1
    Green Hill Zone
    Starlight Zone

    Sonic 2
    Chemical Plant Zone
    Casino Night Zone
    Mystic Cave Zone

    Sonic 3 and Knuckles
    Hydrocity Zone
    Marble Garden Zone
    Launch Base Zone
    Lava Reef Zone
    Sky Sanctuary Zone
    Death Egg Zone

    Sonic CD
    Stardust Speedway Zone
    Quartz Quadrant Zone

    Sonic Adventure
    Final Egg
    Sky Deck

    Sonic Adventure 2
    Pyramid Cave
    City Escape
    Crazy Gadget

    And personally I'd like to see Planet Wisp in HD despite the fact the game just came out
     
  20. Blue Blood

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    GHZ in SA2 was a wonderful homage, but a whole game like it? No thanks. Turning the 2D stages 3D does not work at all. All you end up with is Heroes-esque highways in the sky that feel like they should be 2D. What would work however is rebuilding the levels from scratch in 3D with some similar formations and the same sort of gimmicks. That's what I'm hoping they've done in this game if the rumours about old levels are true.
     
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