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Whatever the WhoCares

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  1. If it is just a Sonic game, yet also some kind of monumental announcement, then it would have to be Sonic Adventure 3. In other words, it definitely isn’t Sonic-related
  2. Look, if Sega wants to keep mixing in “old” elements with the new, I’m fine with it if it’s done right. For all of Forces’ faults, one thing I appreciated was that when it brought back Green Hill and Chemical Plant, it treated them more like returning locations than levels. New music, new environmental effects, etcetera. If we go back to the same resort as Emerald Coast, but the level and music are different, then it doesn’t really feel like retreading old ground.
  3. If I could get SA2 on the Switch, I would finally make time for those Chao emblems.
  4. It could be one or a series of Switch ports. SA, SA2, Colors, and Generations would all be received well by players (not so much critics, but that hasn’t stopped Switch ports of controversial games in the past).
  5. I need to own up to my harshness towards Iizuka-san leading up to Forces. He’s in a really shitty position, and judging from his Sonic Adventure interview, he does seem aware of what made that game special. I wish him the best.
  6. Or are they talking about the game rather than the concept?
  7. Sonic Adventure style, maybe with some limited parkour integration if conducive to good level design. Make the Light Speed Dash its own button, which they’ve already figured out anyway. Bring back the balancing mechanic for rail grinding, albeit a little more forgiving than SA2. Homing attack keeps the reticule, but with a more natural sound than the old beep we’re used to. Maybe a woosh or something. But now I’m drifting off topic. Oh yeah! Keep the drift mechanic from Generations.
  8. Somehow I get the feeling that the next game is “do or die.” Like, if it’s not good, then Sonic will retreat to 2D-only games for the following decade or so. If rumors of Iizuka’s disappointment with Forces are to be believed, then it’s safe to say he’s at least trying for something different next time around.
  9. To answer the topic title, yes. The (very) early 2010s and the early 2000s. Especially the latter. You point out the Dreamcast being a financial failure, but as a person in his mid-20s, I can tell you that Sonic Adventure 2: Battle was the shit back on the GameCube. From the moment I saw it in a booth at Toys R Us, this game was synonymous with the console. To this day, when I visit someone’s house and they have a GameCube lying around, SA2:B is almost always among their game stack. Yes, it had its shitty levels, but we all knew to avoid them when we set out to get drives for our Chao. And so we played the good levels, over and over, for what was admittedly more of a grind than it should’ve been- and those levels are what stuck in our hearts and minds. I’m about to go on a tangent about how crucial the chao really are to 3D Sonic, but I’ll just leave it at this: every single time I bring up Sonic to people, they might not even remember the name of the GameCube game they played, but they ALWAYS remember the Chao.
  10. So when’s the next event where we might be thrown a bone?
  11. “Until things have settled”? Im sorry, that’s too vague for me. Commerce may not fully resume for months.
  12. Let’s say, for the sake of discussion, that ST has a competent group of people. What would you have them do with a SA remake? Personally, I think there should be an option to play the story in chronological sequence, doing away with redundant bosses and cutscenes. SA2 style. It would make the story a lot more coherent.
  13. Yeah, there’s a lot that could go wrong. But that’s why I put in those “if” qualifiers.
  14. Honestly, if it’s feasible, think I want to see a remake of Adventure. Why? Because in that interview where the headline was, “Iizuka wants to remake Sonic Adventure,” I actually detected passion and enthusiasm in his words. Iizuka seems genuinely fond of his time with Adventure. If he’s confident that he can get the talent necessary to do a SA remake right, and he really thinks he’s up to the task of helming it, then I say go ahead.
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