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  1. I find it telling that nobody has noticed Sonic2020

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      If it doesn't involve a Sonic game worth giving a damn about, then I don't really care anymore.

    2. Polkadi~☆


      It doesn't mean anything, at least not yet.

      We'll start paying attention when something happens with it.

    3. Menace2Society


      I noticed it.

      I just didn’t care.

    4. Scar


      That's the point. Things have gotten so blegh that we're not even in that overly excited delirium that follows vague teasers any more.
      That's depressing.

    5. Milo


      The lack of any interest in the new round of hints is absolutely deserved. There was absolutely zero payoff with most of the cryptic puzzles from last time and it's at a point in time where they isn't anything worth talking about in regards to Sonic. Nobody owes them any attention.

    6. JosepHenry


      ... Why be excited if there is NOTHING TO BE SHOWN YET


      like sonic game this year? Cool! Cannot wait to see it. But the logo doesnt mean a goddamn thing. Can we stop right now into crying doom and gloom over nothing yet

      It is january first. The year just started.

      Whats there to talk about? "AAAH AHHH NEW LOGO AAAH" i already did that

      What else can we do

    7. Ferno


      I've BEEN saying the cryptic hint thing was annoying af way back in 2015-2016 but everyone still ate it up anyway, along with the self aware "we know" memes and big adventure 3, etc

      jeez the 2nd half of the 2010's was just blegh for the franchise besides the brief fun ride with mania

    8. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Oh, we're noticing alright. Noticing they've appeared to have learned absolutely nothing.

    9. Strickerx5


      To echo what everyone else has said here, it's mainly about how the hints have been handled for the last half a decade. They never really lead to anything and I believe everyone here is aware of that now. Hard to put effort into something when you know it's all for not.

      It's why most of us are simply waiting for actual, tangible details. If they do happen to come from this "fire" and "gold" nonsense or whatever then hey, good on SoA for finally following through on one of these. I'll be sure to pay more attention next time. But right now, pff they haven't earned any of that.

    10. blueblur98


      it's just a logo.

      there's nothing to be excited about. it's the first day of the year.

      like, yeah, there are cryptic hints here now, but we've only just started with those.

      are you referring to the fact that it confirms new things releasing in 2020?

      just about all of us expected a new sonic project in 2020. we're not really ready to get excited about something that was pretty easy to predict.

    11. Celestia


      I don't even mind the cryptic hints but yeah there's just not much to go on. The logo with the Rings is cute.

      ...I also heard they apparently deleted the video so lol.

    12. RosaRosaRosalina


      look i dunno about you guys but i'm pretty excited for sonic's presidential run

    13. Miragnarok


      The movie overshadowed it. 

    14. Polkadi~☆



      they deleted the video so they could reupload it

      and the reason for that is, and you better believe it:

      they forgot to feature Sonic Forces

    15. Celestia



      I'm surprised they didn't just leave it like that

    16. Polkadi~☆


      it's not like the video benefitted from having Forces in it, sooo...

  2. Its actually amazing. A whole year has gone by and not even a hint on the next Sonic game. Feel like this is exactly what the franchise has needed


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    2. Thigolf


      Yes, because they focused on TSR.

      How is this significant/special?

    3. Diogenes


      i mean it was ages before we saw anything of forces, and we know how that turned out

    4. Strong Guy

      Strong Guy

      Isn't that what happened before forces was announced

    5. Ferno


      Same thing happened with Forces and I was really hyped as a result. Then the game was revealed. Then more details about it was shared. Then it came out. 

      I no longer feel hope simply by how long sega withholds news tbh

    6. Ryannumber1gamer


      I don't know why anyone would be surprised, we already knew the next game was gonna be the 30th anniversary title.

    7. Conando


      I’d like to think, after Forces, they wanted to give themselves some time to do it right.

    8. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I’m not looking forward to the only new sonic games being anniversary blowouts designed to rehash things... 

    9. Ferno


      We can't even *have* another Generations anytime soon because other than Lost world we barely have anything new to cobble together into a nostalgic birthday blowout. We'd need another decade or two of nothing but all new content, so they better get started.

    10. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      It feels weird. Up until the last few years, there has ALWAYS been a new Sonic game coming down the pike for me to be excited about. But now, there's nothing. I mean, we know they're working on one, but it's not the same as actually having a tangible game with a title or teaser trailer or SOMETHING to latch onto.

  3. That's a fairly flippant, and reductive statement you've just made there. I'm not overly familiar with FE, but as far as I know, each instalment focuses on different characters. Sonic is more than just The Guy on the Box, he's the central character in the whole franchise. The titular character. Sonic is a mascot, and not just any mascot, one of the most instantly recognisable mascots in existence. You show a random person the boxart from any given FE game, and chances are, they won't know who it is. You show a random person a picture of a blue hedgehog with red shoes and chances are they'll know its Sonic. I'm not saying having an OC creator will kill the franchise, I just don't think its appropriate in a mainline game. If SEGA wanted to make a turn-based strategy game or an RPG, a character creator would be a-ok with me. But in the main series of Sonic platformers - a series which doesn't even have an identifiable gameplay style other than Gotta Go Fast, then in my opinion its just muddying the water with regards to what a Sonic game actually is.
  4. I don't really think that's a meaningful comparison.
  5. Personally think that a character creator in a game that is centred around a videogaming icon. A mascot upon which a company built its fame. That is a mistake. I'd have no problem with the character creator being put in an RPG spinoff or something, but in a main-series platformer? When you add in the fact that the Sonic franchise has lacked any real identity since 2011, and its just muddying the water. What is a Sonic game, if any random character creator can waltz in with a half-baked gameplay style and take centre stage? I ask this. Would you ever see a character creator in a mainline Super Mario platformer? Say a hypothetical Mario Galaxy 3, or Odyssey 2? They might introduce a new character or mechanic or powerup as a side function, but nah, no character creator.
  6. Y'know, its kind of amazing that we've heard nothing about a new main series Sonic game in 2 years. It feels weird, but honestly, I'm kinda glad. Franchise needs a hiatus to get itself in order.

    1. Menace2Society


      I wouldn’t be too sure about that. Remember that the gap between Lost World and Forces was 4 years, and well, we know how that went.

    2. TheOcelot


      My monies on a new 3D Sonic game for 2021 (30th anniversary) and maybe a second smaller title (like how we got Mania & Forces in the same year).

    3. Scar


      For a blissful moment, I had forgotten about Forces. 

  7. I don't recall any recent Sonic games trying to make Sonic cutesy? So I don't really understand where this is even coming from. Yeah they've been taking the angle of more self-aware and cartoonish approach, but that isn't really the same as being cutesy. YMMV if you don't like Sonic being a somewhat unfunny Ryan Reynolds wannabe. But its not like any of the other interpretations of Sonic have had stunning characterisation. SA1 Sonic was basic as fuck and had honestly laughable dialogue. SA2 is better, but that isn't really saying much. Heroes through to 06 is such utter garbage that its not even worth thinking about to be brutally honest. Unleashed and SatBK are probably the best iteration of the semi-serious Sonic, but still brought a lot more self-awareness and levity to the party than the ridiculously edgy nonsense that came immediately before it. What ultimately matters is the quality though. If a genuinely talented writer came in and produced a Pixar quality story where Sonic and co were cutesy, it would still be better than literally every other Sonic story that has ever existed. I personally don't care which direction they take, though I certainly have preferences. All I want is genuine effort and passion put into producing something of quality, instead of half-assedly attempting to target some niche segment of the massively fractured fanbase. If its just really fucking good, it has a better chance of satisfying not just existing fans, but attracting more people to the games as well.
  8. They probably realised it wasn't gonna be received like Generations. That game was basically Generations, but worse in every conceivable metric. 4 years to make a game that is visually stagnant and mechanically worse than its direct predecessor. Just terrible.
  9. 100% done with Marvel. Endgame was a great film and a great place to end my interest in anything related to Marvel.
    I hate Disney.

    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Can you please explain....

      I mean I respect your decision just wanted to know your reasons for it

    2. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      No, that's perfectly reasonable. I share the exact same sentiment.

    3. mayday2592


      If anything i'm hyped. No one seriously expected the MCU to end with Endgame. Theres so much more to explore with there  a being an increased cosmic and multiversal focus.

    4. Scar


      Cause most of their films are just so cookie-cutter. They're rolled off a production line with all the passion of a Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bar. Yes, they're pretty good, but not that good. Its not worth me going to pay to see each of the 2-3 formulaic derivative movies they release every year. Plus, I can't be bothered to follow a massive cast of mediocre characters - and lets be honest the best character in the franchise was Tony Stark, and CapAm had the best produced action films in the series. They're gone now. Their arcs reached their logical conclusion and I loved how they ended. There is nothing and nobody left who I can say I care about. 

    5. mayday2592


      I'd say there's loads of passion for the source material from both the Directors, Actors and Kevin Feige. do  Most  It's why such dedication was put into Endgame and Infinity War. And Mediocre characters? I cant really agree. Most of these guys are way complex and  likable compared to your usual action movie hero.

  10. If they're making a game, they've been awfully quiet. Frankly that's a good thing as Forces was hyped to shit and turned out to be a horrible embarrassment. Put your heads down and make a good fucking game. Also cancel the live action movie pls ty.
  11. I don't mind, as long as it has the minimum effort of Generations Classic Stages put into it. Those stages were absolutely popping with life and detail and it was wonderful. Personally wouldn't mind letting Taxman continue with his pseudo 32-bit 2D Sonic, but would actually really love for them to evolve it into like a hand-drawn sprite based 2D sidescroller. Something like Rayman Origins/Legends. Still broadly flat and 2D, but with beautiful high-res, handdrawn assets rather than the current 16/32-bit-style assets. Ultimately anything that isn't the pre-rendered garbage that Sonic 4 E1 was, is absolutely fine. But a 2D high-res sprite based evolution of Mania is ideal for 2D games imo.
  12. What have we seen of the next game to declare a change in Era? Nothing. Maybe Lost World might have marked that change, but Forces regressed back to a worse version of Generations/Unleashed's gameplay. So we're back to that again.
  13. TSR's soundtrack is gonna be sick.

  14. Remix is fucking sexy. Bingo Highway was an underrated track, but this adds so much more to it.
  15. In a word. No. The games are bad, because they're poorly conceived and poorly designed. There is no creativity. The maintain a baseline level of technical competence, and that's it. Mario games haven't ever been bad, despite being almost exclusively "Solo Mario". In fact, its equally bullshit to suggest that the mere existence of Sonic''s shitty friends is what led to the decline (aside from Shadow's game). Solo Sonic isn't to be blamed, and neither are his friends.
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