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  1. Mania Glitch Thread

    Same bug, same level. Lol
  2. Mania Glitch Thread

    Froze how? My first time ever completing the 6th Special Stage saw Knuckles run up to the UFO but he never started to spindash. He was just running on the spot and the UFO wasn't moving. What made it funnier was that Knuckles was some Blue Spheres that kept regenerating every few seconds, so he was racking up crazy points. But it was all for naught cause the game was soft-locked (couldn't pause and exit) so I had to return to the home menu and close the game.
  3. Forces story: what would you like to see.

    I'm so fucking tired of this. Do we really need to pre-face everything with an opinion and subjectivity disclaimer? No. Fuck that. If someone says "I want a good Sonic game", you know damn well it's just their opinion that the games in question aren't good. People bitch about opinions being expressed as facts all the time, and the reality of it is that actually people seem to lack the ability to understand subjectivity unless it's expressly pointed out to them. Forces is a bad game. That's my opinion, not a fact. I shouldn't have to tell you that because it's a subjective matter and goes entirely without saying. I can even outline all my reasons for arguing that it's a bad game. But does that mean I'm trying to convince that it's a fact? No. It's still just an opinion that may or may not be shared by others.
  4. The Sonic Mania Soundtrack thread!

    I'd rather no music change whatsoever. But speeding up the tracks as you say isn't really an option - the Megadrive games could speed up the music because they were playing the music live rather than pre-recorded tracks (this was of course due to the technical limitation of the Megadrive). This was even the case for CD, which used a separate speed shoes track just like Mania. Games like S4 and Generations do the sped-up tracks differently - each one is a unique track that's designed to blend in perfectly to the normal zone music when it ends. That's why if you use any of the alternate music in Generations, the speed shoes music is always the SA1 speed shoes theme instead of a sped-up version.
  5. He's had it modelled since Unleashed 360/PS3. In fact, he has two mouths, but only the one closest to the camera is rendered and the other one is hidden. This is best seen in Unleashed where you have full camera control, or in Lost World where Super Sonic is bugged and always has both mouths showing.
  6. Maybe they should have been going for a different vibe. Nah, I'm talking bigger picture here. Eggman taking over the world thanks to the Phantom Ruby and HBHs. And rather than being all apocalyptic, it would be a bit more wacky even if still dark and foreboding (ala Eggmanland). Basically let's just change everything about Forces. All of it. Problem solved. Fixed it guys. You can go home now.
  7. Forces story: what would you like to see.

    Yeah, because the argument here is totally about Modern vs Classic, and definitely not about just wanting a good a game. All those Classic fans do is whine.
  8. How on Earth did the Mania team come up with the idea for the three original zones in the game? Discounting Mirage Saloon of course. They're all totally unique for the series, particularly the second one that you come across. And that music...

    1. Josh

      Josh

      The original zones proved to me that they were worthy of being successors. The kind of oddball tropes Sonic Team would come up with in their heyday 

    2. Ernest-Panda
    3. OcelotBot

      OcelotBot

      They deserve a chance to make  12 all new original zones.

       

       

    4. Mysterion

      Mysterion

      Probably was reading a newspaper one day and...bam. It happened.

    5. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      IIRC the second zone's idea came from a trip some of the developers did to Japan.

    6. OcelotBot

      OcelotBot

      Yeah, @Slingerland did visit japan.

    7. Soniman

      Soniman

      It comes with having talent and dedication 

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      It really is kinda funny just how creative they all are, but yeah, second zone in particular.  That could've been like four seperate concepts but they merged them all perfectly.

      I will admit I wasn't HUGE on the final zone - namely because the climax snuck up on me.  I really thought I was playing the penultimate zone the whole time and there'd be one more, maybe single act, truly final zone after.  For whatever reason, the whole "complete four mini levels in whatever order you like to open the path to the goal" always feels like penultimate stage material for me.  Probably Zelda OoT/WW's final dungeons trained my mind to think that (since they both do that as the penultimate challenge, followed by one final much more straightforward dungeon segment).

      But yeah either way when the ending rolled I was like "oh that was it?" lol.  Of course I didn't have all the emeralds so it wasn't, but yeah.

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Ernest-Panda No, three. I specified "discounting Mirage Saloon" because that was a long time coming.

    10. Ernest-Panda
    11. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      There's only four original zones?

      That's horrible

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The Classic levels are so totally revamped and reimagined at times that they may as well be new and original zones. And potential Mania 2 needs to be all original zones, but Mania is still brimming with new content. And the boss fights are the best the series has seen.

    13. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I trust your judgement

    14. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't think anyone wanted so many classic levels, if any at all, but they could not be better. Seriously.

  9. It's really no coincidence that the final boss music sounds like Fist Bump from about 53 seconds in: Now what if Forces used the HBHs in place Shadow, Metal, Zavok and Chaos, with the King in place of Infinite? Not that that would fix Forces, but I want to say it would make things more likeable on a story front.
  10. At least one zone in Mania has unused areas for transitions both into act 1 and out of action 2. 

    1. Inkling Cooper
    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Lava Reef

      No characters get a transition into act 1, but a quick jaunt in debug reveals an unused area above the start that...

      Is exactly like the start of the level for Sonic in SK

      . And although Knuckles has a transition at the end of act 2, Sonic and Tails do not. But again in debug you can find a good chunk of unused terrain that would work for a cutscene.

    3. OcelotBot

      OcelotBot

      Spoiler

      That's depressing.

      #UnfinishedMania

       

       

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @OcelotBot No, don't you get it? It wouldn't be a true Classic Sonic game if there wasn't cut content. 

    5. OcelotBot
  11. Mania Glitch Thread

    The PC version was likely delayed due to DRM issues (which do qualify as optimisation) as opposed to bugs, and it's probably the lead platform. We've not seen any official footage of the PC version that we know of, but that doesn't actually mean anything at all. And Mania isn't in a bad state whatsoever. It's got more bugs than is ideal, but the game functions correctl . The bugs present are mostly down to specific circumstances rather than the game being broken in any way and can be patched out with relative ease. It's not a case of things that need to be completely reworked.
  12. Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)

    Chips as in "fries", not "potato chips" like Walkers/Lays. Also, as a proud purveyor or the Ninja Squid and Stealth Jump, it's got to be invisibility.
  13. I don't think you understand how opinions work.
  14. Zone 0 needs to make Mania maps in the future. 

    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Sorry for not knowing but what is zone 0

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      A brilliant website with comprehensive guides and maps for every level in S1 - K.

      http://www.soniczone0.com/

    3. Tails spin
    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Check it out sometime. The maps are easy more detailed than you'll see elsewhere. At the very least, they take out a lot of the frustration of SCD. 

  15. The quote dissection game is messy, so I'm not going to continue doing that for the sake of our sanity. Also you and I are totally going off thread here. I'm going to spoiler this reply , and if you want to continue the discussion, just quote this post into another topic. I'm only posting this here now so that it's clear to anyone reading.
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