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Spooky Mulder

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  1. I'd say Lost World to the present. We had one broken attempt to revitalize the franchise followed by a years-long break ended by one of the worst produced games in the series. Oh plus a failed spinoff! Sonic Forces has really spooked me about the franchise. After that long, there's no excuses for why SF reused so many assets from the previous two games while having even lazier level design. Mania has been a great silver lining in this dark age, but it's not apparent yet whether it will actually change the direction of the main series. Even if it does, I'll still probably look back on the 2013-2019 period as the worst for the franchise in my life. Yeah Heroes-Secret Rings was bad but hey at least they were releasing games back then.
  2. Unification. That doesn't mean all games need to be the same! But the identity of the characters can be more consistent, even if the art style changes to suit the game. Look at Mario! Mario is always essentially the same. There is no "Classic Mario" and "Modern Mario." Each game's art style varies slightly and gameplay often varies dramatically but Mario remains Mario. I don't think having Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic, Boom Sonic, Movie Sonic, and whatever the heck is next Sonic is a good approach for a franchise that already suffers from identity confusion. Sonic Team should figure out who and what they want Sonic to be and go from there. He shouldn't be a completely different character in 2D and 3D.
  3. Smash Test Zone: Eggman's twisted version of crash testing but safety isn't the goal here. This is where Eggman has been experimenting with his latest maniacal creations, fine tuning them for maximum destruction. Watch out for crash test dummy-like badniks, take a ride in out of control race cars, dodge malfunctioning booby traps, and do battle with Eggman as he beta tests his latest fighting mech.
  4. It's not a big investment for SEGA though, is it? They licensed the use of Sonic in a Paramount-produced film. SEGA didn't invest in this — they got paid to let someone make it.
  5. I know SEGA has essentially no control over the film, but I wonder if they might have stepped in with some sort of proposal to get Paramount to redo the design. Before this week, I thought the movie would suck quietly. Now given how much discussion I've seen in the mainstream, I think there's a chance this film could have been legitimately damaging to the brand because of Sonic's appearance. Sonic is an iconic character and this really screwed up his (literal) image.
  6. Is his speed new? Please tell me his speed isn't going to be the result of his travel to Earth... Can't wait for the movie to suggest Sonic isn't actually fast — he's just slowing time down.
  7. I think it won't be a Boost Game. Something different. I suspect Mania's reception has had an effect on the direction of the overall series. If I'm wrong....lol
  8. Not yet. We might be between eras at the moment. It depends what the next game brings, but the series is still pretty much the same now as it's been since Unleashed/Colors. Generations' arbitrary groupings aside, I would consider Sonic 06 to be part of the Dreamcast/Adventure Era. The failure of that game ended the era and Unleashed in 2008 set the stage for everything we've seen since.
  9. Kinda embarrassing but I think I'd be more excited if this was just a straight up live action Sonic X movie. Why the need to introduce some random new human character when Sonic X already went that route?
  10. Yeah one of the weird things about this design is how naked it makes Sonic look. I almost want them to give him some Boom Sonic sports tape and a scarf. Maybe that will make him look less naked. Or maybe it will make it worse.
  11. Gonna be hilarious when SEGA announces a Sonic movie tie-in game produced by an American studio and it turns out to be the best 3D Sonic game in years.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Seeing as what ROL ended degrading into partially thanks to Sega's interference, I'd doubt they'll have as much more freedom as ROL did.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      That's a fairly low bar though.

    3. Enderwoman


      ^ i really loled at this pwnage bc its tru lol
      its so epic

    4. Spooky Mulder

      Spooky Mulder

      I was waiting for someone to say "*only 3D Sonic game in years"

    5. JosepHenry


      Now we all just forget Generatuons existed and it was really good

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @JosepHenry Generations is almost eight years old, and it's only decent. Like, special only because it's not bad.

    7. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


      It's slowly getting harder to look back on Gens as fondly when it kickstarted the whole nostalgia fanservice thing that Lost World and Forces employed, more specifically the Classic part. Especially when they officially retconed Classic Sonic from that game into being the same "another dimension" Sonic and not being the young Sonic that Gens implied.

      To give it credit, it's by far the best anniversary title, and it does make sure to give classic, adventure and modern equal balance and not abused the same way that subsequent Sonic Team games done.

  12. I wonder if I would be more excited if I was 10 and still really wanted Sonic to be real. Sort of reminds me of the old live-action Scooby Doo movies. That wasn't the easiest translation to live action either, but they were hilarious movies. Far from critically acclaimed, but still pretty great in their own right. That said, I'll heat my hat if this thing is anywhere near as funny as the 2002 Scooby Doo movie.
  13. Maybe it's the angle but his head really does look huge. It's a strange design, but I won't nitpick it right now because I'm sure there's plenty of that. Instead I will point out how childlike Sonic looks! I wonder what age he is supposed to be? I don't think this is the ~16 year old Modern Sonic we've seen in the 3D games. I'm thinking he's more like 10.
  14. Oh God it just gets worse.

  15. Beige arms would be a massive improvement. Maybe it's not too late. Really not feeling the design as is.
  16. A four-pillar approach to a struggling franchise of an iconic character, each with radically different designs and approaches? what could possibly go wrong
  17. Do you think Sonic 06 will ever be re-released?

    1. Badnik Mechanic
    2. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    3. Blacklightning


      They were so ashamed of it that they delisted it entirely in an effort to save their brand image.

      Not that it actually worked, but I think it says a lot about how much they'd rather not revisit it verbatim.

    4. Lord-Dreamerz


      Nope. Thankfully SEGA seems to be smart enough to not do it.

    5. Polkadi~☆


      I can fly, Jova. If my grandfather's flight simulators are to go by, anyways.

      ...but i can't land


      Also, nope. You can't even find the digital download of the game on Xbox Live and PSN. SEGA really don't want to talk about the game.

    6. Wraith


      Probably not, sadly.

    7. Harkofthewaa


      ...Xbox One BC when?

    8. Spooky Mulder

      Spooky Mulder

      It makes me sort of sad that this hilariously bad game won't be playable on future consoles.

    9. Milo



      (apparently used copies aren't too difficult to find, from what i've read)

      e: besides, at least there's people busy making a faithful remake/port of the game (and with the bugs fixed); the sonic 2006 project

  18. Of course not. I've never beaten the final bosses of Sonic 2 or Sonic and Knuckles and I've never come close to collecting all of the emeralds in either. Sonic 1 is the only Genesis game i've actually completed.
  19. Just finished Sonic Forces. That was horrible. Not even "so bad its good" like 06.

    Every single aspect of this game feels unfinished and I'm pretty sure whole levels are missing/cut. Null Space???

    1. Spooky Mulder

      Spooky Mulder

      Plus so many reused assets from Generations/Lost World? WTF happened during development that resulted in this hot mess?

  20. Why does Sonic drop like a rock in Sonic Forces? I don't remember Generations having these S4E1-like physics problems.

    I know I'm late but I got sonic forces for Christmas and really hate this game.

    1. Ferno


      I died so many times with Modern, Classic, and the Avatar because the physics for all 3 sucked

    2. Strickerx5


      They don't use the same gameplay engine from Gens for starters. A lot of it is actually from LW from what I recall. Though, why Classic specifically feels so awful is beyond me.

    3. ThePrinceOfSaiyans


      That game's mechanics are a dumpster fire.

    4. Ferno


      Not only is it the LW engine, but the game seems to try to take cues from Colors as well in places, which only further ruins things

    5. Spooky Mulder

      Spooky Mulder

      The level design is obviously atrocious but I can't get over these physics. I've died many times in the same places but have yet to find a section that is challenging instead of just broken. Plus, the levels are so short that I feel like I never got a handle on any of the characters controls because I was always bouncing back and forth between them.

      This is such a weird game.

  21. I wonder if we will get a proper Sonic game in 2019 or if we have to wait until 2020.

    1. Kiah


      The later the better. I just want to skip 2019 as far as Sonic is concerned due to this movie alone. TSR and whatever else they have up their sleeve I fear wouldn’t be enough to balance out that travesty. 

    2. Dr. Christmas Mike

      Dr. Christmas Mike

      Sonic 2020 is gonna be a weird time. I can feel it. Everything is probably gonna be chrome in the future, just like Spongebob predicted.

  22. Finally playing Forces...personally i find it worse than 06 so far. It's got less ambition and personality. And it seems even more unfinished.

    1. Spooky Mulder

      Spooky Mulder

      Why is everything so scripted? I remember Generations Classic portions having odd scripted sections in loops and other spots but this is soooooo much worse and less disguised.

    2. Kiah


      At least I find some parts of Sonic ‘06 enjoyable. I legit struggle to do the same with Forces. 

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