Jump to content

Indigo Rush

TSSnet Staff
  • Content Count

    17,945
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    266

Reputation Activity

  1. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from MainJP in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  2. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's on PSNow? So it's technically available on relevant hardware, then. It may not be ideal, but my point stands: Sonic Colors does not have this, even.
    And again, I want to reiterate that it's availability is only half the equation; it's also one of the 'bad' ones, and SEGA is not so dumb that it would put in the R&D into repackaging a game that they know is not going to review well. 
    Sonic Colors was reviewed well, Sonic Colors isn't available on modern hardware, it's been ten years, SEGA needs a safe bet for their efforts. It's time for an upgraded port. 
  3. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Soniman in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  4. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from KnuxDLX in How would you improve Knuckles gameplay in 3D games?   
    Throw me in the camp with those who think Knuckles' digging abilities should be explored a bit more beyond what the Adventure games did. If Knuckles is going to ever be playable in a 3D action game again, I'd like to see him preserve momentum by diving into the ground and drilling across the surface as if he was swimming in a body of water (which is also something I'd like to see return from SA2). I think there's some potential to be had there, especially in conjunction with his usual climbing, punching and gliding abilities. If you've ever played Super Lucky's Tale, you'll know what I'm going for. Basically Lucky's burrow ability, but faster and effective on walls as well as the ground. 
  5. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Winston in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  6. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Salamander in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  7. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic 30th predictions   
    I do understand that. I guess I don't see a need to remaster it either as it's a gorgeous game that isn't really hurting to be significantly changed (medal hunting aside) and my argument is more about why Colors needs it more.
    I can see why fans want a collection, though. I can get behind that.
  8. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's on PSNow? So it's technically available on relevant hardware, then. It may not be ideal, but my point stands: Sonic Colors does not have this, even.
    And again, I want to reiterate that it's availability is only half the equation; it's also one of the 'bad' ones, and SEGA is not so dumb that it would put in the R&D into repackaging a game that they know is not going to review well. 
    Sonic Colors was reviewed well, Sonic Colors isn't available on modern hardware, it's been ten years, SEGA needs a safe bet for their efforts. It's time for an upgraded port. 
  9. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  10. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Spooky Mulder in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  11. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from SBR2 in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's on PSNow? So it's technically available on relevant hardware, then. It may not be ideal, but my point stands: Sonic Colors does not have this, even.
    And again, I want to reiterate that it's availability is only half the equation; it's also one of the 'bad' ones, and SEGA is not so dumb that it would put in the R&D into repackaging a game that they know is not going to review well. 
    Sonic Colors was reviewed well, Sonic Colors isn't available on modern hardware, it's been ten years, SEGA needs a safe bet for their efforts. It's time for an upgraded port. 
  12. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from SBR2 in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  13. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to Wraith in Sonic 30th predictions   
    a lot of people who worked on Sonic Colors are still at sega, so if any game was likely to get some extra content in a remake it'd be this. I still wouldn't bet money on it but it's a thought.
  14. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Piko in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  15. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to azoo in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Gonna be real with yall, I don't want any remasters or a collection as the main meal. I'm so tired of talking about these same games, man. lol
  16. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Starved for years and turning your nose up at scraps.
    Yeah dude I'm with you. I'll take this as a bonus (Unleashed would have been much better though), but it'll suck hard if this is all we get.
  17. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Cosmos Rogue in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  18. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to Wraith in Sonic 30th predictions   
    You're making sense, but I don't think any Sonic fan is obligated to give a fuck about SEGA's finances/rep, especially these days where they seem to do fine in both departments whether Sonic is in the picture or not. It's really NOT a big deal when an underwhelming Sonic game comes out anymore. Forces wasn't a big deal. TSR wasn't a big deal. Unleashed wouldn't be a big deal.

    They string fans along with references to the "untouchables" across all of their media all the time. They can afford to polish out some kinks on Unleashed and do a reissue. Capcom does it with their bad games often enough for everyone to understand it's not some big risk. The cost for the whole thing shouldn't be understated, but it's still low enough that niche fans can make up the difference.
  19. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Sonikko in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's on PSNow? So it's technically available on relevant hardware, then. It may not be ideal, but my point stands: Sonic Colors does not have this, even.
    And again, I want to reiterate that it's availability is only half the equation; it's also one of the 'bad' ones, and SEGA is not so dumb that it would put in the R&D into repackaging a game that they know is not going to review well. 
    Sonic Colors was reviewed well, Sonic Colors isn't available on modern hardware, it's been ten years, SEGA needs a safe bet for their efforts. It's time for an upgraded port. 
  20. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Kuzu in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Sonic Colors actually makes a load of sense for a remaster. 
    It was a very critically acclaimed game when it released (people talked about how much it broke the 'Sonic Cycle' and whatnot) and holds up rather well, but also desperately needs that graphical boost in the 2020's. It's ten years old, and is not available on anything other than the Wii and DS. 
    I've heard people asking for Unleashed to get ported, but I don't think folks really have considered how much it was thrashed and trashed on release, so no clue why you'd think SEGA would mess with that. Additionally, I was able to download it on my fiancee's Xbox One for $20 and play through it (until I couldn't stand it anymore) so it's not like it's unavailable to consumers on relevant hardware.
    Colors needs some serious polish in a few areas, but it's art direction is gorgeous, the good faith it restored in the franchise is undeniable and it can only benefit from being brought back into focus, especially after Forces unceremoniously wet the bed and became the latest "bad Sonic game" of the generation. The modern branch of the series needs a pick me up.
  21. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to Blue Blood in Sonic 30th predictions   
    Oh please, do go into detail. It's easy for people to put on their rose-tinted lenses when it comes to thinking about the Adventure days and forget about the problems that the series had back then. From the sound of it, you aren't particularly keen on what the games in those days offered and would rather the series leaned in a different direction?
  22. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in How would you improve Knuckles gameplay in 3D games?   
    Throw me in the camp with those who think Knuckles' digging abilities should be explored a bit more beyond what the Adventure games did. If Knuckles is going to ever be playable in a 3D action game again, I'd like to see him preserve momentum by diving into the ground and drilling across the surface as if he was swimming in a body of water (which is also something I'd like to see return from SA2). I think there's some potential to be had there, especially in conjunction with his usual climbing, punching and gliding abilities. If you've ever played Super Lucky's Tale, you'll know what I'm going for. Basically Lucky's burrow ability, but faster and effective on walls as well as the ground. 
  23. Fist Bump
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from KnuxDLX in How would you reboot/reimagine Sonic?   
    When you say "reimagine/reboot" Sonic, I'm assuming this is meant to run the entire gamut from character designs to storyline of the main game series. To that, I'd say the most important thing is to recognize first that Sonic is much bigger than a stand-alone game franchise, and everything from the movie to the shows to the comics and maybe even the mobile phone games have equal potential to leave a strong first impression on newcomers. From a branding perspective, that's a lot of salivating potential for making money a franchise that transcends generations, but it's equally nightmarish to manage. To just "reboot" the games is one thing, to make a sweeping call that everything ever that stars Sonic doesn't count anymore is most likely going to fall on the deaf ears of the general public who'll say "who cares" and enrage the fans who've spent years of their lives building their understanding of the Sonic series. If we're going to "reboot" it all, get ready for some backlash and confusion.
    So, we want to reimagine Sonic. If that responsibility fell on my lap, I'd first and foremost establish a living lorebook/continuity bible that explains everything from how Sonic's universe functions to every character's favorite food. Sonic's world needs to be fleshed out so it can be a sturdy launching point for an endless number of stories to tell, as well as give a faithful canvas for fans to create their own stories and characters with. From there, I think it's important to make sure different media forms like the comics and TV shows be written and portrayed in a way that doesn't contradict the games, instead supplementing them to create a sort of expanded universe, if you will. 
    The main thing is to determine if we want to redesign the cast, and to that I'd say not to, or rather not much. The current modern design which incorporates some of Classic Sonic's stature is a great equilibrium to work from. I'd just have it so certain games or other media have the opportunity to fill in more specific details such as fur and shoe texturing, similar to the Movie, just not as radical.
    The next major task is story, and I think the biggest thing is to take advantage of 30 years of hindsight to recreate the most loved story beats from the series across any continuity, as well as avoid recreating (or heavily modifying) the worst ones. I'm talking moments like Tails saving Sonic at the end of Sonic 2, Eggman brutally defeating Sonic in Archie #175, Sonic and Shadow's "faker?!" quips in SA2, the showdown against Metal in the OVA, Sonic and Knuckles squaring off in... Sonic & Knuckles, that sort of thing. It doesn't have to only come from the game series to find a second life in a rebooted series. Similarly, just because it was in the games, doesn't mean it needs to be revisited. I'd stay far away from incorporating the Black Arms into Shadow's backstory, for instance, and the Deadly Six need a serious retooling. 
    Aside from that, rebooting the series from "square one" with a Sonic 1 or Sonic 2 remake isn't a bad start, but pretty soon we're going to need to be smart with adding more fan favorites into the mix. Eventually we'll need to get back up to par with having the primary cast and tertiary supporting characters on the palette so we can start painting new stories with them. This is possible with the aforementioned hindsight; it'll be much easier to reintroduce the old guard when we've already figured out their personalities and character arcs. Some game stories could even be "re-told" as comic book arcs or TV episodes; or for fun, we could take something like the Storybook series and literally make them into story books. All the character development without any of the half-baked Wii tech demos. 
    Additionally, with the comics and shows picking up the slack, some characters could be introduced in that area and then be incorporated into a major game without having to make another introductory arc to explain everything about them. I'm actually sort of hoping SEGA is going to do this with the IDW comic, as it took off right after Sonic Forces and seems to consider the games prior to that as part of it's canon; and with Tangle and Whisper being playable in the mobile games, there's certainly an opportunity to be had here. From there, you could introduce all new characters or re-incorporate "lost" or "non-canon" characters like the Hooligans or the Freedom Fighters in new, re-imagined ways that would supplement the new series. 
    And that's where I'd start. I didn't mention anything about game design because this just isn't the topic for that, though I definitely have my opinions there. For the most part, I think the series is just fine the way it is, but if afforded the opportunity, I'd vouch for everything I said above.
  24. Nice Smile
    Indigo Rush got a reaction from Ricochet in How would you improve Knuckles gameplay in 3D games?   
    Throw me in the camp with those who think Knuckles' digging abilities should be explored a bit more beyond what the Adventure games did. If Knuckles is going to ever be playable in a 3D action game again, I'd like to see him preserve momentum by diving into the ground and drilling across the surface as if he was swimming in a body of water (which is also something I'd like to see return from SA2). I think there's some potential to be had there, especially in conjunction with his usual climbing, punching and gliding abilities. If you've ever played Super Lucky's Tale, you'll know what I'm going for. Basically Lucky's burrow ability, but faster and effective on walls as well as the ground. 
  25. Thumbs Up
    Indigo Rush reacted to The KKM in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    At a guess, the Hardcover also includes all the variant covers, and sketches and so on, accounting for the extra 12 pages.
     
    Also yeah hi 
    c'est moi
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.