Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Ashura96, Jul 8, 2015.
No guys this is a children's thing you can't have such words on display stop.
I don't know what the funniest part is
That's kinda ironic :v:
As if it wasn't stupidly obvious, Takashi Iizuka confirms that Sonic Team is making a "brand new" Sonic game.
"The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games were developed."
Because people keep buying them no matter the quality
When quality leaves town, all you're left with is quantity to brag about.
Quantity > quality for Sonic Team. :specialed:
Iizuka leave the PR to the meme lords you're not helping
Iizuka really needs to step down already.
Great interview with Aaron here by The Verge.
Obviously no hints to the new Sonic game, but its nice that they can actually have an influence in development more now than in Sonic 4 times.
Great interview. And that's a very key point.
The YouTube account put a nice little video out going over each "Sonic" with a light summary of each main game, with a few spinoffs too.
Rest in peace, Sonic Lost World.
I hope this is true..
Read the top comments, they said themselves that allot of games were skipped for time in making that video.
Also >>NOW LOADING>>
We can see it in action with Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice. They have clearly taken specific complaints (namely the level design) to heart and designed what is, by all accounts who have played it, a much better game than Shattered Crystal was. And this is after a major delay, after initial footage suggested it would have the same problems as Shattered Crystal.
A lot of games were slipped, but they still found time for that. They've got their priorities in order and I'm not even joking.
They still have issues. Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced 4 years ago and they still have a website for it and are silent about it. The least they could do is announce that the western release is cancelled or something, instead of saying no comment any time someone asks.
Edit: After reading The Verge article, I guess we'll see to what extent they actually took feedback when they announce the new game. The interview with Iizuka linked in the 25th anniversary thread makes it sound like they're still trying to "re-invent" the franchise over and over, even now, when they probably should be looking at the games that were well received like Generations.
Man, if we did a video with EVERY game on the timeline, we'd be here for about 10 minutes just watching logos fly by. I think such a focus deserves a more granular/microscopic approach.
Superficially, “ good position right now to listen to its fans” sounds promising, however this statement is of little merit. Which fans? The 90% who are younger than 12 years old. Or the 10% who are long-time fans, like us? All you have to do is listen to this forum to find wildly diverging views, even regarding a cohort of “Retro” fans, a specific subset of the overall fanbase. Feedback can mean anything...
Lizuka says, “Our goal is to add something new and… overcome hardships”. I hear, let's implement more gimmicky mechanics without falling on our face. This has been the same mantra for decades.
SonicBlur has it right, they need to look at the games that were well received and build on that. Otherwise they will only continue to fracture their fanbase, which leads to more dissatisfaction and harms the brand.
If Lizuka were to say iteration of this I would be hopefull, “We are focusing on what elements of the franchise have been most successful and how we can both integrate these together and build upon them, to create a unified vision moving forward which respects the brands heritage.”
Listening to fans doesn't necessarily mean doing what they say. If they listen to ALL their fans, they can combine the information gleaned from that with their own ideas and judgment to make something new.
It's like composition rules in art (of any sort, not just visual): you need to know them before you start breaking them. In this case, it's important to know what fans want before deciding whether to actually do that. It gives them another factor to consider, not a strict mandate to adhere to every fans' demand no matter how contradictory.
Just saying, unless you think the current head of Sonic Team is a reptile of some sort, it's iizuka. There's no L in there. :v
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