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#1501 Space☆Warp

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MVM5MUB5H8
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Like the drill-69 in the first video.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

I assume that cheap pit with the rolling boulders is meant to be ducked under in the first corner, but the poor guy didn't see it coming and got smacked by it. Other than that and the bubbles chain, it looks pretty fun actually. And he plays almost well. More footage like this, please Posted Image

Oh yeah I hope it's not almost entirely underground aside from a few areas with the theme park, unless it's like that because Act 2 is mostly there.

One more thing, I don't really get the attack pattern of Snowy yet, but you can just 69 him for a insta-kill it seems.

Edited by Semi-colon e, 01 March 2012 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

First video, about 27-30 seconds in, I hate the way Sonic accelerates running up a hill.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

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PEOPLE WHO CAN ACTUALLY PLAY.

FINALLY.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Just noticed - the camera sits just slightly ahead of Sonic when moving to the right. That's a nice touch rather than having him in the center the entire time.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

First video, about 27-30 seconds in, I hate the way Sonic accelerates running up a hill.


To be fair he air dashed before that slope...so he had forward push already. Sonic didn't really slow down that much when going up hill when he was already going at a decent pace in the old games.

Sonic 1/2 it is indeed harder, but it was made easier in Sonic 3&K

With that being said...that...looked alright. Its a lot better than the shit they been sowing us...and...is that PHYSICS AT WORK OMG!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Aw! They stole the name I was gonna give my band!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

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Aw! They stole the name I was gonna give my band!

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White Park Zone Act 1 would be a pretty cool band name yeah.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

To be fair he air dashed before that slope...so he had forward push already. Sonic didn't really slow down that much when going up hill when he was already going at a decent pace in the old games.

Sonic 1/2 it is indeed harder, but it was made easier in Sonic 3&K

With that being said...that...looked alright. Its a lot better than the shit they been sowing us...and...is that PHYSICS AT WORK OMG!

He went from jog to wheel-o-feet while vertical. He sped up.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Are you guys sure that these bottomless pits and bubbles chains aren't just in the bottom routes of the stages? There might be other paths with better designs....

Even if it's not, I will still love the game to death.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Nice to see Snowy destroyable in one hit with the Team Attack.

From what little I could hear from the music, I liked it. But it's way to little to really tell.

And once again, Germans bring the good footage. Also, the reason they showed the controller and Tegra thing, is because they're from a gadget site, not a gaming one ;) He says nothing new about the game, if you are curious.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

Holy- Someone who can actually play the game half-way competently!? I can actually hear some of the audio now? We actually see a good portion of the stage we haven't seen yet?

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The player has my respect. But why does everyone with a camera within 10 meters of Sonic 4: Episode 2 feel compelled to record 'exclusive' footage of the Xbox 360 controller?

Edited by Agent York, 01 March 2012 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Holy- Someone who can actually play the game half-way competently!? I can actually hear some of the audio now? We actually see a good portion of the stage we haven't seen yet?

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The player has my respect. Not the camerman though. Why does everyone with a camera within 10 meters of Sonic 4: Episode 2 feel compelled to record 'exclusive' footage of an Xbox 360 controller?


Like I said in my last post, these guys are from a gadgets site. For their readers this is what's interesting.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

I liked the lying down animations in the Russian video. What exactly caused them to die though, I can't tell. There didn't seem to be anything.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Is it just me or does the game look so much more appealing when you're watching someone who can actually play it?

And that music still sounds like the Bike theme from Pokemon Red/Blue.

I liked the lying down animations in the Russian video. What exactly caused them to die though, I can't tell. There didn't seem to be anything.


Timer reached 10 minutes.

Edited by Swiss, 01 March 2012 - 06:13 PM.


#1516 Agent York

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

Like I said in my last post, these guys are from a gadgets site. For their readers this is what's interesting.



Fair enough point, but it's not just them. It's like, every gameplay video so far needs to take a peeking glance at the Xbox 360 controller like it's some unholy perverse thing that demands the audiences attention.

"Oh yeah, look at that guy press it's buttons! Oh~ Mash that A button and jump dash 20 times in a row~ STOP. Don't hold the A button to competently jump, you're hurting it!"

Edited by Agent York, 01 March 2012 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Fair enough point, but it's not just them. It's like, every gameplay video so far needs to take a peeking glance at the Xbox 360 controller like it's some unholy perverse thing that demands the audiences attention.

"Oh yeah, look at that guy press it's buttons! Oh~ Mash that A button and jump dash 20 times in a row~ STOP. Don't hold the A button to competently jump, you're hurting it!"

It's a gadget con, not a game one. The people going their are interested in the tech.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

It's a gadget con, not a game one. The people going their are interested in the tech.


That would make sense, I've been busy the last few days so I've only been able to take glances at the topic and I haven't seen anyone mention the specifics of the con, just that a lot of Sonic 4: Episode 2 footage is popping up and most videos feature incompetent players and glances at the 360 controller.

Kind of weird to debut a playable demo of a game at a gadgets convention, but whatever.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:22 PM

Kind of weird to debut a playable demo of a game at a gadgets convention, but whatever.


Actually, Episode 2 is one of the things that is showing off the new tech. Also, it gets the game out to people who wouldn't normally play it.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

Actually, Episode 2 is one of the things that is showing off the new tech. Also, it gets the game out to people who wouldn't normally play it.


Clearly.

But it also brings to question who the game is being marketed to. It is true that Episode 2 is being brought to these devices, and I can understand the technical demonstration aspects, but isn't Sonic 4 supposed to be SEGA's, "For the retro fan, for the gamers," title? They have specifically said that in the past, they have advertised Sonic 4 as being the game for fans of the classic series. Yet here we have Sonic 4: Episode 2, which is not only modernizing itself in quite a few ways with level designs that reflect the Sonic Advance and Rush games more than the classics, but it seems to be marketed a lot on it's technical prowess right now and trying to capture interest through it's technicalities rather than by fine design to attract gamers.

I'm playing devil's advocate here, I know. I actually am looking forward to the game, but I can't help but feel SEGA isn't doing the best job marketing this game at all. The big gameplay "reveal" was supposed to be at a tech event as well; remember when we all watched the stream and they didn't even show the game? We had the concept art weekly thing again. Now the demo is unveiled at a gadget's show. It's feeling more like it's trying to attract mobile audiences with flashy graphics and cool tech, like using controllers, than actually trying to capture it's core audience, the retro Sonic fans.

Edited by Agent York, 01 March 2012 - 06:31 PM.





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