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  1. As much as I think a "real" Mario and Sonic crossover would be cool, I can't help but wonder if the two series' drastically different philosophies on level design and even basic gameplay mechanics wouldn't make it very difficult to create something that satisfyingly represents both.

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Well they tried changing Sonic's gameplay/style to better fit Mario's and people damned it off. I wonder how diffrent everyone would feel if it was originally pitched as a crossover game.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      At this point i'll take an RPG or something. Just anything that isn't a mini game compilation.

    3. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

       

      @Dejimon11

      The issue there is that people are unwilling to give Sonic RPGs another chance after Chronicles, claiming that the slow turn based gameplay goes against Sonic's fast-paced "philosophies." But man, would I kill for one that had a 2d artstyle and gameplay reminisent of M&L.

       

      Sadly, I feelbalot of general people have grown to not care for a real crossover, all because "Mario is too good to be paired with someone as crappy as Sonic."

    4. MegasonicZX

      MegasonicZX

      It's honestly why I don't care to have a crossover between the two at this point, the two are so wildly different that I can't see how a platforming crossover would work beyond "let's put this guy's levels and tropes into THIS guy's gameplay and vice versa" (and to me this would be pretty boring as a crossover). 

    5. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I mean, I can see why - from a story standpoint - people would want it.

      Seeing Mario and Sonic, Luigi and Tails, Bowser and Eggman, etc. interacting has some promise.

      But like others have said, an RPG is probably better suited to that sort of thing.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      What design philosophy? Modern Sonic (at least if Forces is any indicator) would probably have more depth in a Mario/Sonic platformer due to the Mario people actually giving a damn.

      Edit: partial joking.

    7. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Well Mario can roll in Mario Odyssey and Sonic tried to adapt to the Mario gameplay in Lost World but yeah... it is something that can work but a lot of effort from both sides has to be done.

      If a platformer wouldn't work and RPGs have issues regarding Sonic himself (and only Sonic, rest of the cast are more adaptable and would be fine), what about racing or tennis? Something that is faster paced to suit Sonic yet not as conflicting when adapting. After all both Mario and Sonic had racing and tennis games.

      As weird as it sounds a Donkey Kong Country and Sonic crossover might make more sense just on the grounds that DK can roll, different level design when compared to Mario, more natural environments but then again it still clashes with Sonic artistically and the level design is still linear.

    8. Milo

      Milo

      Honestly I'd just straight-up take a Mario game and Mario gameplay that happens to be set in Sonic's world, rather than try and "marry" the two together or do the inverse. Especially since Mario's gameplay is actually delivering more on what I want from Sonic than the actual Sonic games [aside from Mania] if Odyssey is anything to go by.

      Otherwise I'm of the agreement that it would likely be better off just having an RPG rather than trying to do a proper platformer. Take the crossover premise and make that the next Mario and Luigi or Paper Mario.

    9. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I mean, Sonic had clashing, wildly different gameplay styles in his games all the time, so "Mario runs through Sonic levels and Sonic runs through Mario levels" approach in a Generations kinda style wouldn't even be too outlandish.

    10. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      @Thigoblin not to mention Mario's latest adventure literally had over a dozen different play styles as well. That argument is pretty much invalid at this point.

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