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Zone 01 : "The Mandatory Green Level"

Discussion in 'Project: Sonic Retro (Archive)' started by Retro_Stew, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. RamiroR

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  2. Vaiyt

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    I like the idea. Anything that might make a typical tropical level more awesome is good in my book.
     
  3. Retro_Stew

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    Notice how awesome the old art is.
     
  4. STHX

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    I always loved that level art.
    But now that I think about this, how can Sonic be slow after a loop?
    When you pass a loop, Sonic gains speed, since the 2nd half is downward. So how Sonic can be slow after that?

    Maybe that gimmick can be placed in another place.
     
  5. Ice Sonic

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    Only when the player slows him down.
     
  6. STHX

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    <!--quoteo(post=275111:date=Feb 1 2009, 02:57 PM:name=Ice Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ice Sonic @ Feb 1 2009, 02:57 PM) [​IMG]
     
  7. Drex

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    The first mock-up is fine. The fact that sonic is going so fast after the loop means the player has to quickly jump onto the sightly raised ledge. If the don't react in time they hit the ledge and sink to the bottom.
     
  8. test-object

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    Or, you know... the OTHER other way 'round?

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  10. Retro_Stew

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    So... Is our version definitely out?

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    You ask, I deliver... I meddled a bit with the metal foundation, and I think it came out nicely :)

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  13. Matwek

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    I did actually mean a recolour of the pattern. I kind of like the light blue rocks, its something different.
     
  14. This perhaps?
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  15. Namagem

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    I'm liking this concept. The different colored tiles makes it obviously different from the traditional GHZ/EHZ motif. My only complaint is that the tile pattern could have some more detail inside it, Ala EHZ. If we can make the level look that fluid, it should definately be a hit.
     
  16. Chimpo

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    I don't really like the old tile design. It's like I'm playing a slightly different version of Green Hill Zone.

    And I swear to God Phoebius, if I see another post like this.

    I don't know what the fuck I'm going to do but it's not going to be pretty.
     
  17. fifthelephant

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    Only in Sonic 2 did they try and copy GHZ. Sonic 3 had a beachy bit then they set the whole level on fire, and S&K they had that mushroomy thing going on.

    I think the first level would have had a big twist on the cliche again.
     
  18. Afti

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    Why don't we go with an abandoned beach resort? We could have shipwrecks, collapsed surf shacks, etc. For example:

    You have a log bridge like in GHZ or EHZ, right? Below it is some shallow water about waist-deep.

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    Now, the bridge hasn't been properly maintained, and is rotting. So, if Sonic just steps onto it, it'll buckle, dropping him onto a lower path. Once fallen, the bridge is only a background object, entirely passable.

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    However, if Sonic approaches the bridge running at speed...

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    He'll be able to fly across the gap due to his forward momentum, and will take a different path.

    Please ignore the extremely quick MSPaint art; it is purely for demonstration purposes.
     
  19. test-object

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    I rather see this rotting bridge idea in the theme of "Mytic Cave Zone"... and for the love of God and my eyes, PLEASE use softer colours next time! :words:
     
  20. Chimpo

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    Enough of these damn "level layout gimmick" ideas.

    We need to get back to actually designing how the level will look.

    Like I've said before, one thing I would like to see is level progression within the level. This is a fast bloody hedgehog, there's no way he could be seeing the exact same scenery after running for miles and miles.

    Similar to how Sonic Unleashed did it with some of its levels like Adabat or Mazuri.

    The player would start off at some different part of the level, and as he progressed further, the scenery would change.

    Adabat: Village > Jungle > Ocean > Jungle > Ruins

    Mazuri: Safari > Village > Jungle > Huge Fucking Tree

    If this is a "Tropical Level" we should do just more than just water and trees. We could start off on a beach, and as we progress further, end up running on a man made resort, all clean and neat for the tourist, and then we blast off into the wilderness where vegetation is wild and hidden tunnels everywhere.

    You know, shit like that people.