Zone 05 : "City Zone"

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

  1. Have you decided on a name for this zone yet? Because I have an idea that you'll find simply delightful.

    Genocide City Zone. Not only does it pay tribute to the cut Sonic 2 zone, it'll be another S2 zone that got revived in a later game, like Hidden Palace in Sonic and Knuckles!
     
  2. Phoenix

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    I thought we were supposed to make names later?
     
  3. I know, I know, it's just as soon as I saw the pictures on the first page the first thing I thought was "They HAVE to name this zone Genocide City."

    It's partly why I registered.
     
  4. Ollie

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    Why though?

    There is nothing "Genocide" about it, care to explain? ;)
     
  5. Dan Genesis

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    As it was predicted. Plus, this is like some cute Member
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  6. Do you not remember Genocide City Zone from Sonic 2? Of course you don't, it was cut. That's why I suggested naming it that, as a tribute.

    Sonic and Knuckles also did it with Hidden Palace, remember?
     
  7. Phoenix

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    Yes, but Hidden Palace in S3K was a hidden palace. That one described the level. I don't see how we could name this one Genocide City, if that's your only reason.
     
  8. Yeah it looks a little more than just a little inspired by the Gigalopolis Zone.

    The "city" level is a Sonic staple so it's good that one will be included. Even the zones that aren't technically city themed like Chemical Plant, Casino Night, Carnival Night (C words...) have big cities in the background and crossbeams in the foreground. To avoid it looking same-ish though a few of those common elements might need to be reworked. The starry night sky, the girders, hell even it being a typical city all together.
    SonicCD's Zones were kind of crazy, after all it took place on "Little Planet". One of the Special Stages had a City motif.
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    The city here is more Cyber Punk and futuristic then the typical office building/tenement set up we usually see.
    That might open up the options for slightly more fantastic elements like hovering street lights, crazy lighting and just random techno objects.
     
  9. Afti

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    Little elevator-teleporter thing.

    When Sonic steps in front of the door, it opens, and sucks him in. It then sends him to the door at the other end of the tube.

    Most of the graphics here are from elsewhere in the tileset; only the doors (windows not included) are custom.
     
  10. Ollie

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    You didn't get my point, of course, we all know what Genocide City was. But I was actually meaning how did you get the link to this zone that it had a reference to a "Genocide" theme?
     
  11. STHX

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    We can still call it Cyber City.

    *runs*
     
  12. synchronizer

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    That would be fitting, and I would like that name to be used, but I don't know about everyone else. Either way it can't be done if alliteration is not allowed.
     
  13. FinalBeyond

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    Alliteration should be allowed, if not for every zone. After all, we had Oil Ocean in Sonic 2, without such a naming scheme throughout.
     
  14. synchronizer

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    I didn't think of that! So I suppose as long as the names have variety, alliteration or not, it's okay, but I think this should get back on topic. Wasn't it said that names should not be discussed until later? Speaking of those elevators on the previous page, I think they are good, but in a futuristic city like this, wouldn't the technology rely on something more advanced, like the teleporter tubes you see in S3K Death Egg Zone?
     
  15. Afti

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    An advanced society still cares about cost. Public elevators are far CHEAPER than public teleporters, both to produce and maintain. Robotnik is just a showoff.
     
  16. fifthelephant

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    Does it need to be set at night?

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  17. Rika Chou

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    OH, I do not like that at all. I much prefer it how it was.
     
  18. fifthelephant

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    It'd probably look better with a grey forground, perhaps being a spiritual successor to Chemical Plant Zone. That's what I was suggesting anyway.
     
  19. Phoebius

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    Please, I don't want to see my background to become this kind of crap :/
     
  20. fifthelephant

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    I didn't think my recolour was so bad! Oh well, maybe it isn't as good as the original.