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Sonic Neo Genesis

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by Felik, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Scripten


    First impressions:

    First zone is wonderful. Fast, interesting, full of secrets. I absolutely love how it plays, though it might possibly give you too many lives. I'm not totally sold on suggesting lowering the ring count yet, but that's the biggest criticism I have right now. I left the zone with about ten lives and I didn't play that well.

    Second zone is really fun as well. I like the new gimmicks a lot. It feels like the quintessential classic Sonic urban level that we didn't ever quite get. (Starlight Zone is close, but it's more of a highway theme.) Maybe add in some more building-esque tiles to hammer in the trope? Also, one major criticism for this zone. That mini-boss intro is utter bullshit. I had died once beforehand by getting crushed between moving platforms. Fine, no biggie; happens all the time. However, remember how I said I had about ten lives at the end of the first zone? I got a game over facing that mini-boss because it kept crushing me at the very end of the section because I could land far enough to the side. One-hit kills are pretty terrible in general, but for the second mini-boss in the game? Definitely sours the overall fantastic impression of the game I had up to that point.

    All in all, though, this is a very professional fangame and I can't wait to see what you do with it.
  2. TheInvisibleSun


    Buffalo, NY, USA
    The Water
    I'm getting this odd bug where the player's "moving left" sprites don't appear. I tried redownloading, re-extracting, etc., but nothing seems to fix it. I checked a playthrough online that didn't have this issue, so I know it could be something on my end. Otherwise, I'm thoroughly enjoying what I am seeing; though I kind of want to figure out what's happening so I can enjoy the game properly!

    By the way, + - Not sure if design choice, but Knuckles' glide bounce can't break monitors for some reason. It also doesn't get as much of that pleasant liftoff that he got in 3K.  
  3. Felik


    That has to do with shaders. It seems that shader effects don't work on all machines. Can you share your PC specs?
    + - Weird. I used values from physics guide. There's one thing I wanna hint at. That badnik at the beginning of TMZ2 is there for a reason.  

    Edit: Also I don't know if it's miscommunication on my part but everyone seems to credit me on everything which is not true. Most beautiful graphics in the game are made by Pulse0. I'm a hack when it comes to creating original graphics.
  4. TheInvisibleSun


    Buffalo, NY, USA
    The Water

    System Information
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    System Model: Satellite C655
    BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.20
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 2048MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 1916MB RAM
    Page File: 1989MB used, 1842MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

    Display Devices
    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_FDE01179&REV_07
    Display Memory: 829 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 128 MB
    Shared Memory: 701 MB
    Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: LP156WH2-TLAA
    Monitor Id: LGD0230
    Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.973Hz)
    Output Type: Internal

    EDIT: Huh, I thought I deleted all that excess information. Fixed
  5. thevaleev


    Sonic Game Land
    This is the best game I've played at this SAGE so far. There are so much improvements from the last demo - more details for zones from the previous demo, new music, animations, spritework plus completely new stage with HUGE load of casino and carnival gimmicks. I pretty much like everything so far, didn't find any major bugs and actually playing it for three days and hunting these medals. Great job guys, I hope your game will go well and get finished in the future.
  6. Caverns 4

    Caverns 4

    Sonic: Retold
    I just played the SAGE demo. This game is great, but it's really held back by a single problem, IMO.

    Might as well get the good out first though: This game is flipping beautiful. The level and character art is outstanding and clean, and was a pleasure to look at. The enemy design was also really unique, you totally incorporated some ideas I've never seen before. From that aspect, this game is so good, it almost feel official, and the level layouts were really well thought out, with some crazy awesome gimmicks!

    However, the major setback... Is the air control. While for the most part, the controls feel just like a classic Sonic Game, there are a few times where the controls plagued me nonstop, particularly during the point where you're being chased by the giant ball. Once you jump, if you had any level of speed, you are committed to that direction, and it's impossible to maneuver yourself in the opposite direction. You can slow to a stop, but not actually reverse direction, unlike the original games. That, kind of ruined the otherwise seamless experience for me. It feels kind of clunky, and made it very hard to precisely control where I'd land. I got flung to my death a good few times.

    If that were fixed, then Sonic Neo Genesis would probably be the best game this year, IMO.And to be clear, I do still really like it, there's just some frustration that could be fixed.
  7. CornFlakes


    More then likely one of the best things at SAGE at the moment. Amazing job Felik. I absolutely love the graphics and music. You and your team have really out down yourselves and I can't wait to see more of this in the near future. Keep up the amazing work.
  8. Techokami


    For use only on NTSC Genesis systems Researcher
    Sonic Worlds Next
  9. Felik


    Life is life basically.

    Also I updated the first post

    To elaborate a little I'll say that I've been spending the majority of my free time on this fangame for the past two and a half years.
    I still want this to be done. I am going to be a part of the dev team if it is going to take off. And I will be an active member just am not going to be nearly as involved. I don't want to guilt trip people into joining, I am totally fine if it dies out if nobody skilled enough will show interest because I did my best and I am satisfied with what me and Pulse0 achieved together. Pulse0 however really wants it to continue on. I support his desire but as I said I can't be as involved as I used to any more and considering he's an artist without a programmer this project is doomed.

    Also don't underestimate Pulse0's involvement in this game. All of the great custom art in the game is made by him. I've been mostly stealing from other games and such. He was making graphics from scratch.
  10. TheKazeblade


    "Our Life is More than a Side-Effect" Member
    It would be a shame if NG died out, as the work you and Pulse0 have done absolutely has not gone unnoticed. Its always nice to see projects outside of the Sonic Worlds engine just for that diversity, and the art is outstanding.

    I definitely hope Pulse0 gets brought out of pending purgatory, as his skills and passion are noteworthy and Retro is a great resource to keep the project alive if at all possible.
  11. DarkVDee


    Duke Of Palettes Member
    Sonic DVD [CD2]
    Delete this post please -_-
    For personal reasons