Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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

  1. Clutch

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    Hahaha, love that Daytona USA reference.

    And, goes without saying, the entire freakin' thing. Absolutely incredible.
     
  2. Lilly

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    I legit had a huge smile on my face when I saw the title screen. That was beautiful! Finally, we have a new, original 2D Sonic game made by an all-star team from the fangaming scene. The drop boost looks interesting too.

    And I feel dumb having looked at the (no surprise) dumb YouTube comments. Wow, some people are unironically salty that this is a 2D game and not Sonic Adventure 3. :specialed: It's both hilarious and sad.
     
  3. Can't wait. This is what we've been waiting years for. Thank you all.
     
  4. This. I feel like my brain cells are dying the more I read. People are seriously not happy with this? What's wrong with them? This is, IMO, exactly what Sonic needs right now. With an all-star cast to boot!
     
  5. Cooljerk

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    Man, when this franchise hits it's high notes, it really hits them. Everything about this is amazing. This looks incredible!

    Congrats to Tax and Stealth. What an incredible accomplishment for the Sonic scene!
     
  6. RankoChan

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    Some random RPG project.
    I'm interested to see if they'll go the S3(&K) route in terms of story and in-level cutscenes/stage transitions or the more barebones route ala S1/2/CD. Either way, color me hyped! This exactly what I've always wanted from a new Sonic title.

    It's so weird being excited about the Sonic franchise again after so long.
     
  7. Sappharad

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    I was hoping for Sonic Generations 2, and maybe Sonic 3K mobile, but I never expected a completely new title by Taxman & Stealth.

    Congratulations to everyone involved, really looking forward to it!
     
  8. Friend of Sonic

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    Please everyone buy this. Please. how is this real
     
  9. Rika Chou

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    Wake up! Are you dreaming again?!
     
  10. Lobotomy

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    Well, shit, it finally happened, didn't it? This must be what shipping fictional characters, and watching them hook up in the very next season feels like.
     
  11. Cooljerk

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    Not buying this should net you a ban
     
  12. Phoebius

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    You magnificent bastards
     
  13. I REALLY hope this also leads to Sonic 1, 2 and 3&K Taxman versions being released on Consoles/PC too as it would be a super cool run up to this game.
     
  14. redhotsonic

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    This explains why Megamix got cancelled. If it's for Sonic Mania instead, I'll take that any day.

    When I first saw this, I had to watch it a second time, because the stream with its terrible sound and quality, I wasn't aware this was the announcement of the game!

    It looks superb, and very smooth. I wonder how many levels there are? If a 512kb cartridge can fit at least 6 levels, I expect this game to have at least 6000 times more! =P

    Joking aside, congratulations to Taxman and Stealth. Because they are behind this game, I am pretty sure that this won't be a disappointment on release, and will be the closest to the original physics. I cannot wait....

    ... I can't believe the amount of moaners there are on YouTube and Facebook right now...
     
  15. Neowl

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    Elemental Shields confirmed.
     
  16. Wait, is Headcannon Stealth?
     
  17. Blue Blood

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    I am in utter disbelief. For one, this isn't even Sonic Team's next main game. This is a side project, a separate 2D title made by an incredibly talented team. SEGA relented, swallowed their pride and finally made the game that people have wanted for years and not the game SEGA thinks we want. It's by the fans, for the fans. Absolutely incredible. Let's just rename this Sonic 4, and pretend the other one never existed.

    I can't begin to express my thanks and congratulations to Christian Whitehead and everyone else on board quite enough. A job well done, guys.

    And like I said, this isn't even Sonic Team's big new title. I'm certain they've got something else cooking.
     
  18. A bunch of screenshots, a few remarks. Sorry that they're all out of order; imgur and my laptop don't play nice.

    http://imgur.com/a/5oenM
     
  19. Ravenfreak

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    Hnnngggggg I'm freaking out right now! This is what Sonic 4 should have been! And shit not only is The Taxman involved Stealth is too! :O I'll gladly take this over Megamix, I mean don't get me wrong Megamix is still fucking amazing but this?! This is what I was hoping to see for the next Sonic game, and you bet I'll be pre-ordering this!
     
  20. TimmiT

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    Yo I just noticed.

    The island on the title screen is Sonic's face.