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

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

  1. qwertysonic

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    creating the biggest sonic collection
  2. KingOfBunnies

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    I voted in the poll for the collector's edition. I've wanted a physical release of this game since it was announced. I hope it actually happens! I'll definitely buy it.
     
  3. 360

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    Updated poll results:

    Almost 33K votes cast and 83% in favour of a CE for Sonic Mania - up from 79% yesterday night. The results are looking good!
     
  4. Miles3298

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    Count me among the "take my rings" folk. Because do shut up and take my money, Sonic Mania team. I won't take no for an answer. (Unless I have to, but that would suck, eh?)
     
  5. KingOfBunnies

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    I hope we get a demo to the game soon. I was secretly hoping during the 25th anniversary stream that Aaron was going to say "to the folks watching the stream, there's a demo out tomorrow/soon." Because that would be awesome. Especially since it was a special occasion. They could even make it a timed demo like the first Generations demo.
     
  6. kullenberg

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    Man, I miss that feeling of walking into the store and getting that crazy dopamine spike upon seeing the newly released game sitting on the shelf in all it's shiny glory. Having a physical copy to handle really anchors that feeling in a way a digital download just doesn't.
     
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  8. VectorCNC

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    Not sure I understand this response, but I just want to say that I also think the games have lacked genuine creativity for a while. The tropes of the zones have been re-used to death. Studiopolis is by far the most original concept for a zone I have seen in a long time. It's so refreshing! If that makes me a bitch, then grab my juicy honking tits and motorboat baby!
     
  9. Aerosol

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    Sonic (?): Coming summer of 2055...?
    "Grass city" sounds vaguely like "rack city", which Tyga says frequently in this song, to the point it gets annoying.

    The joke already went over your head, but I figured I'd point it out to you so you could look up.
     
  10. Someone at Sega remembered us mocking up Sonic Advance 2 fake screens and Sonic Blur's fake beta rom? That's an incredibly meta reference. The hoax pic in question matches pixel for pixel one of the old fakes, including that bordered frame effect used to mimic the actual GBA screen being "scanned."
     
  11. VectorCNC

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    Ah, no motorboat then...
     
  12. MykonosFan

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    CE poll seems to have ended at about 34,901 votes. Hopefully with time this will bear fruit.

    54% "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RINGS"
    29% "Yes"
    17% "No"
     
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    I'd say 83% in favour of "Yes" after a substantial amount of votes is extremely promising. Good result. The poll indicates overwhelmingly that people want a physical CE so hopefully Sega take notice of the positive results and act accordingly. It's almost 30K people willing to buy a physical release of the game. Sega have to notice that.
     
  14. IrnBru

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    If they release it in a MegaDrive-esque case it'd be a 10/10. CD holder instead of a cartridge slot and a beefy manual would be most impressive.
     
  15. Flygon

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    Does it become an 11/10 if it's a cartridge with a Micro USB plug, Cable, and installs via USB? :v:
     
  16. 360

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    Yeah that would be particularly awesome. I'd probably buy two copies if that happened. I think my ultimate dream for this game is that it becomes a massive success which ensures a long running series. I'd love for this to outsell the Sonic 4 series and encourage Sega to develop a Mania 2 and 3.

    I think with the overwhelming amount of positivity, hype and buzz for Mania a sequel is highly probable. We'll know more once the game releases.
     
  17. Jason

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    I'd prefer a DLC approach, honestly. If we're going into unexplored Sonic business territory ("fuck it let's have the gajins make a classic Sonic game because we give up"), I think more unique zones added to Mania Island through expanded campaign or branching paths would be intriguing. If this is a modern take on classic Sonic, we don't really need back to back sequels with no engine or style changes, like S3 to S&K, in the 21st century.
     
  18. Felik

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    I think you're new to this thread. People here generally tend to think that ANY change to the holy S3&K formula, no matter how minuscule or reasonable it is, is an act of blasphemy. Let alone a suggestion of a DLC.
    And will violently try to ridicule and/or rebut any suggestion that classic games mechanic/formula can be improved upon.
    At least the most vocal group.
     
  19. Black Squirrel

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    Can I just point out,

    was there ever really any chance of people voting "no", given that it was posed to a realtively hardcore Sega faithful who grew up with boxed games?
     
  20. steveswede

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    You say that but having raw statistics regardless of hardcore group gives a publisher an idea if it's worth taking the risk. I'd be interested to know how many copies Sega would have to shift for it to be break even and how many for it to be a success.