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Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC...Netflix?)

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TimmiT, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. 360

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    Have to be honest, I was disappointed when I read the headline on NeoGAF earlier. I was in Starbucks at the time and I literally thought to myself "Chemical Plant Zone. Again. Wasn't that just beautifully rendered in Generations?". But then I got home, watched the footage and changed my mind. Taxman and Stealth's work is better than Sonic Team's original design of the zone. It's like the original but on steroids. So many cool and interesting new ideas and the music, the music is just godlike. So I went from somewhat disappointed to hype levels returning to maximum. Really hope Sonic 3's zone is either Hydrocity or Ice Cap.

    Also to echo everyone else I also feel like we're seeing too much now. We've seen what, 70% of the game so far? Doesn't leave much room for surprises. One of the best things about getting a new Sonic game back in the day was not knowing much about the game and having everything be a wonderful surprise, which was possible in the Megadrive days what with no Internet and limited exposure via magazines. However with Mania it does feel like we're seeing almost everything in advance.

    Hope they keep at least some of the game a secret until release. CPZ with it's awesome transformation and amazing new music would have been a lovely surprise, as would the boss at the end of GHZ. It does feel they're showing too much now when they don't really need to. This game is destined to be a sales success. It's almost like they're over promoting it.

    Compare this to Forces for example which is also slated for this year and we've seen GHZ, Park Avenue and know about the character creator. That's it.
     
  2. Sean Evans

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    Guys we haven't seen all of the older zones yet. Who's to say there won't be other Sonic 2 stuff, or that this is even half the game? Let's all just calm down, and listen to the god tier remix of Chemical Plant mkay?

    + - Chemical Plant is my favorite stage from S2, so I ain't complainin'   :)
     
  3. XCubed

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    I need a Tee Lopes X Yuzoboy Chemical Plant Zone act 2 remix stat!
     
  4. Sparks

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    I really hope these end up in Chemical Plant Zone. :v:
     
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    Now that we have one zone from each game (unless they decide to include a Sonic 3 stage) I'm hoping for slightly more obscure reimagined? stages. I think Azure Lake has an OK chance of making it in because of the mock-up shown during the Sonic 3 and Knuckles for mobile campaign, but I think Toxic Caves would be a wonderful choice.


    It'd be unexpected, instantly recognizable, and a totally new gameplay experience for the level.Since there doesn't seem to be a casino stage they could really go all out with the pinball theme as well.

    Just think of what Tee Lopes could do with that funky music
     
  6. Sean Evans

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    But there is a Casino stage. The casino trope is basically bumper bounce zone, and Studiopolis fits that bill. Plus it's got that raffle drum in act 2 which is probably this game's slot machine. Plus, Toxic Caves is kind of lame visually.
     
  7. Drex

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    Yeah, I forgot about all the different bumpers in Studiopolis. With that and the flippers and bubbles in Mirage Saloon the pinball mechanic does have its representation already, but I still think that Toxic Caves would be a worthy pick.

    The stage still looks pretty alright to me and the graphics would get an update in Mania anyway. With the mine carts, the robot dragon, and possibly other gimmicks pulled from other spinball stages I think it has enough unique things to make it stand out from the others. Also, it'd be pretty sick to see Scorpious as the act 1 mini boss crawling around, jumping, and spraying acid everywhere.
     
  8. Mastered Realm

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    What did you say that triggered the 'I HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE SONIC ENGINE' filter?

    The 'd-y-i-n-g c-a-t-s' one is still working haha 'orchestral masterpieces'

    I love the filters of this place!
     
  9. Sir_mihael

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    Literally my wet dream right here. Toxic Caves had a great grungy feel to the music as well, and is just asking for an updated remix.

    I know Spinball is more-or-less in the 'Sega pretends it doesn't exist' camp outside of reference nods, but to see Sonic return to a ruined Veg-o-Fortress would be the kind of crazy surprise I would want to see in Mania.
     
  10. Drex

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    + - p-i-n-b-a-l-l p-h-y-s-i-c-s   :ssh:
     
  11. XCubed

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    Wow, I never knew about that one, and to think, the other one was around well before Sonic 4.
     
  12. Chaud

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    I would love Toxic Caves, but if I saw The Showdown I would literally freak out for a minute or two. :v:

    But yeah, this will never happen.
     
  13. Mastered Realm

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    I wonder if we'll see hidden palace again, as the zone's background was used on the livestream when showing screenshots.
     
  14. JcFerggy

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    Not a clean rip at all, but someone sliced the two Act 2 video's music together to make a full loop.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuRRxN4hydY
     
  15. Mastered Realm

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    I'll try cleaning the song, then. I'll post my results in a few hours :)
     
  16. Dark Sonic

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    That'd be lovely, as I cannot stop listening to this track. It's like a Chemical Plant dance remix.

    It's funny, I never really cared too much for either Chemical Plant or Flying Battery's music (I mean I liked them but they weren't my favorites). These Tee Lopes remixes make me love them though.
     
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    I just found this generic looking box-art for the Switch version of Sonic Mania by changing some numbers in the URL on GAME's site. While this doesn't confirm a boxed release it certainly hints at it very strongly.
     
  18. XCubed

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    I doubt that. It looks too plain. The image just looks like a nice placeholder.
     
  19. plushifoxed

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    I mean, most placeholder boxart is just the game's logo on white with maybe a piece of stock art of the character thrown on there.
    For example, this placeholder box from Zero Time Dilemma:
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    The final box art has a full illustration on it.
    It's entirely possible that that's a legitimate placeholder entry.
    It could be nothing, but it could be something. You know?
     
  20. It's not shown here, but this guy who previewed it at E3 mentions a "Puyo-Puyo-like minigame happening in the middle of it".

    https://youtu.be/yOJgBbTmcxU