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  1. Rowl

    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    That would be funny as heck! If Infinite would be portrait more like this I would have liked him more. I think Sega knows or has a feeling, that this game will not really be that good. So they will do the same thing as they did with the Boom games. Just bring them out and hope the can sell a few copies without the internet freaking out too much.
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    In Defence of Infinite

    I'm sorry... nothing against people who like infinite... but... man... that guy was such a big joke. "O, no! A bigger edgelord stole my edginess! Now I have to join forces with the biggest terrorist this world knows and kill millions of people so that I can prove to mankind how edgy I really am!" Shadow was right about Infinite. He is such a pathetic character.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    I also think that Frozen Junkyard is just reused elements from Forces' Chemical Plant Zone. It looks just way too much like that.
  4. Something interesting about the Mario series is, that a lot of their side characters got their own spinoff game or even series: Donkey Kong got DKC, Diddy Kong got Diddy Kong Racing, Yoshi got Yoshi's Island, Wario got even two series with Wario Land and WarioWare, Peach got her own game Super Princess Peach (which sadly flopped), Luigi got his own series with Luigi's Mansion and Toad got his own game with Captain Toad. Kinda a lot of spinoffs. I actually wonder, if Sonic Team pull of the same with Sonic. And it's not like they didn't tried already. Tails got his own little spinoff series in the form of Tails Adventure, Knuckles with Chaotix and Shadow with his own game StH. Sega actually tried to pull of some spinoffs with some of the side characters, but stopped one day. Anyway, my question for this topic is, would you like to see some spinoffs of the other characters and when yes, which character should get his/her own spinoff series. Personally, I wouldn't mind to see them trying to flash out the other characters a bit more with their own possible game series, but on the other hand I'm actually not 100% sure, if anyone can pull this off. Sonic's friends do not have the best record with critiques unlike Mario's friends, which seemed that all of them, even the filler ones like Daisy and Waluigi, are highly beloved. Kinda hard to say... what do you guys think?
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    I personally enjoy the Deadly Six. They have cool designs, funny personalities and are one of the very few Non-Dr.-Eggman-Villains that actually fit into the Sonic Universe since they are also designed and written in a very cartoon-like way. Most other Sonic villains look like they belong into another game. Merlina and Erazor-Djinn, for example, look like they belong into a Zelda game and villains like Iblis and Dark Gaia look like monsters form a Square Enix game. And those villains who have the more the typical Sonic design like Infinite and Mephilies are just way too over the top for their own good.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Shouldn't this be Sega's job? After all, they own the rights of Sonic.
  7. I think it has more to do with the fact that they do not know what to do with them anymore. Most of Sonic's shitty friends have ended their stories years ago. It is kinda hard to use any character if you as a writer told everything that you can tell with them. Take Chip for example. His story ended with Unleashed and it is nearly impossible to use him as a character anymore without ruin his finished story. A lot of Sonic's other shitty friends are in the same boat as him. Shadow for example also had his story ended with his own game Shadow the Hedgehog. He got all his questions answered, there are no secrets anymore to discover, he made peace with himself and G.U.N., and he let his past go. There is really nothing more to do with this guy. And you can tell, that the writers really have big trouble in fitting Shadow into the narrative of a Sonic game. In most recent games he is just there for fanservice and is grumpy all the time. He is kinda like Squidward now.
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    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    This new issue kinda feels more the real beginning of the whole saga. For me, it feels like now the story starts to begin.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Zavok isn't a bad choice at all. At least he is one of the very few surprising elements of this game. Everything else from the characters, to the gameplay and the tracks is so save it hurts. Seaside Hill again, Rooftop Run again, Planet Wisp again. With this trend the last two track themes will be Chemical Plant and Death Egg.... AGAIN!
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Don't forget that all the classic versions are now their own characters. Classic Sonic, Classic Tails, Classic Knuckles, Classic Amy, Classic Eggman and Classic Meta-Sonic are not the same characters as Modern Sonic, Modern Tails, Modern Knuckles, Modern Amy, Modern Eggman and Modern Metal-Sonic.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Sega wants to keep the Classic characters and the Modern characters separated. Which is the reason we will never see Ray or Mighty in a modern game.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Am I the only one on this forum that isn't an Infinite fan? For me he was the most laughable, weakest, pitifully, forgettable excuse for a villain I ever saw in a Sonic game. He had the lamest motive out of all the villains in Sonic history. This over the top edgelord was edged down by a bigger edgelord and because he lost his edginess against this other edgelord he now joins forces with the biggest villain of his world to show the world how edgy he can be. No... I take Zavok over him everyday. Sure, Zavok is a Bowser ripoff, but at least he is not as pathetic as a villain as Infinite.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    I don't think the story will be that big and dramatic. They will keep it simple like in Diddy Kong Racing and Crash Team Racing. A bad guy shows up (Wizpig and Nitros Oxid) and forces the hero characters to race against him. TSR will most likely have a very similar plot.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    I'm okay with Zavok... But boy, the guys at Sega really like the leader of the Deadly Six and maybe the Deadly Six in General. I think at this point we can see the Deadly Six as recurring antagonist of the Sonic series. Believe it or not, but Zavok together with the Chao are the only real big surprises for this game so far. Every other character was really very predictable so far. Is it confirmed that Infinite died at the end of Forces. Because for me it seemed that he just flew away. Also guys, there are no real villains left to fill in the role of recurring bad guys. Shadow is a good guy now (I think), same goes for Chaos. Black Doom was destroy, Erazor Djinn is stuck in his lamp, Merlina is also a good guy now, with Infinite I'm not 100% sure if he died or not, Nack, Bean and Bark can only be used in the Classic Timeline, same goes for the Hard-boiled Heavies, Tails Doll and Metal Knuckles and Mephilies was erased from the timeline. Besides the Deadly Six there is no other options left for another villain character. This roster sucks. But we all knew that this will happen. I mean, they do not want to use any of the Sega characters, and also said that classic characters will also not be used, + we only have 15 slots this time around. All of this already told us in advance, that this roster will be really safe and predictable. Everything with Sonic lately feels so safe. I kinda wish that they would have gone full out with this game, now that it is Sonic only. If they really had to sacrifice all the Sega content for more Sonic, than they should have went deep into the Sonic history. But they didn't... no, this is one of the most save games they ever done. This is how I would have made the roster: 1. Team Sonic: Sonic, Tails and Knuckles 2. Team Dark: Shadow, Rouge and Omega 3. Team Rose: Amy, Cream and Big 4. Team Chaotix: Vector, Espio, Charmy Bee 5. Team Eggman: Dr. Eggman, Metal-Sonic and Orbot and Cubot (as a Team) 6. Team Dimension: Blaze, Silver and Marine 7. Team Zeti: Zavok, Zomom and Zazz 8. Team Chaos: Tikal, Chaos-Zero and Chao 9. Team Unleashed: Chip, Prof. Pickles and Lah 10. Team Fangirl: Elise, Merlina and Shahra 11. Team Classic: Classic Sonic, Mighty and Ray
  15. Sonic's shitty friends are now in the same boat as the DKC characters. Back than when the other Kongs and King K. Rool where still around, we took them all for granted. But now that they are gone, we start to miss them and start realize, how much they actually added to the DKC universe. With Sonic's friends it is kinda the same thing. They made the Sonic universe a bit more lively.
  16. We all know how much critiques and the internet love to bitch about Sonic and his shitty friends. Even us fans complain a lot of the huge cast of characters this series has. There for I wonder, if their a character or even a bunch of them, that you yourself can consider as completely unnecessary for the series. A character that is either useless for the overall narrative and contributes nothing to the world of Sonic? I personally have a handful of them. Big the Cat He can be pretty entertaining some times (although it is most of the time accidentally) and out of all the characters he has the most unique design, I consider him to be a pretty pointless character. He is more a character that lives by himself and stays out of all the action and the adventures. Big is not a person, that wants to fight. He just wants to relax and fish with his best pal who happens to be a frog. He feels completely out of place in a series that is all about been part of a huge, action heavy adventure. The Babylon Rouges The problem with those three is, that Sonic and his friends already have enough rivals. Sonic himself already has Knuckles, Metal-Sonic, Shadow and Silver four big rival characters. Jet is really the fifth wheel in this scenario. Plus Jet, Wave and Storm are to much tied in in the Riders series, which it seems has been cancelled for good. And with out a new Riders game, I do not really see them been used anymore. Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel Two characters that have the same powers as Sonic other two best friends and even have the same colors scheme with mighty been red and Ray been yellow. I really no point in those two is we already have Tails and Knuckles feeling in similar roles. Sticks the Badger She felt so unnecessary for the Boom universe. For me it feels like she was only created, so that the Boom series can have its own character to promote the games. And yes, that is all what Sticks is for me. Plus, she was always the one character who was left out of the group if the writers only wanted to use four of the five main characters. Cream the Rabbit She kinda has also no point in this universe anymore. She is a character that is kinda the sidekick of Amy. And Amy herself isn't really often used in the more resent games. So if Amy doesn't show up, than their is also no real point for Cream anymore. Also kinda like Big she is more a character that enjoys the more quiet times in life. Those are all so far. Any character that you kinda see as pointless?
  17. Sure... all of those characters do technically fit an own role, but... so many fans expect them to be playable just like Sonic, which makes them characters that should be on the same level of importance like him.
  18. I think the reason why Mario can also get aways with his large cast of characters is, because a lot of them fill in a different role in his universe. Luigi is Mario's brother, Yoshi is his pet... i guess, Peach is Mario's love interest I guess... I'm now not really sure with that after Odyssey, Daisy is Luigi's love interest, Wario is Mario's rival, Bowser is Mario's main enemy, Bowser Jr. is Bowser's son and the secondary antagonist etc. With Sonic on the other hand... a large majority of his cast of character have a very similar role like him. Most of them are all super hero like characters who fight the bad guy of the day. Kinda like the Avengers only that they share the same narrative from the start.
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    Spinoffs for other characters?

    But... isn't this actually the point of Blaze's creation? She was meant to be a female version of Sonic. Everything about her, her design, her abilities, her role in her home dimension was intended to be (almost) the same as Sonic. I mean, sure they can add some new things here and there like Nintendo did with Luigi, Yoshi and Wario, but... I'm not sure if that is the thing that people want form Blaze. The reason why she has become so popular in the first place is, because she is just like Sonic, a female Sonic that is as powerful and cool like him.
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    Spinoffs for other characters?

    Well... yes. I mean if the Blaze game plays like Sonic, sounds like Sonic, looks like Sonic than... yes, it should be a Sonic game. Other spinoffs separate themselves in many points from their original series. Luigi's Mansion for example was a unique gameplay mechanic, a different level structure, different enemies (most of them) and a different sound design than the more familiar Mario games. Same goes with DKC, Wario Land and Yoshi's Island. If Blaze will get her own game, than it should feel like a Blaze game. It must have its own identity. It needs to have just like Luigi's Mansion or Wario Land something that can Blaze call her own. It can't just be Sonic's gameplay, narrative, goal, enemy and boss design, but just with Blaze as the lead character. If that is the case, than Sega should just green light another Rush game with her as the co-star.
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    Spinoffs for other characters?

    Not really... she kinda needs to have her own gameplay style to justified her own spinoff. Sure Wario Land, Yoshi's Island and DKC is all spinoffs of the Mario series, and yes, all of them are also 2D Jump'n Runs, but they still are very different from Mario in terms of gameplay, art style and tone.They even have their own character cast, that are different from Mario. King K. Rool and Captain Syrup are very different from Bowser. And Yoshi Island for example has it's own unique art style, music and gameplay with the egg mechanic. A Blaze game kinda needs to have all of those things to justified her own spinoff. She needs to have a new main antagonist that is as unique as King K. Rool or Captain Syrup, she needs to have maybe a outstanding gameplay style or at least a gimmick like Yoshi has and the tone and feeling of her game needs also to be very different Sonic. I personally do not see the point for a Blaze game, if everything from the main antagonist, to the art style, the gameplay, music direction, enemy design and characters is just like that of Sonic. Than why even bother to give her a spinoff.
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    The only big things that might get my attention for this game are the story and maybe the last mysterious character that Sega makes such a big deal about it. With the last remaining zone themes... I'm not sure... we already have urban/sky theme with Rooftop Run, an ocean theme with Seaside Hill, a desert/haunted theme with Sandolopis, an ice theme with Cool Edge and with Planet Whip we have a nature/forest theme. The two most likely ones are casino theme and a space theme. My guesses would be Casino Park from Sonic Heroes and Death Egg.
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    Spinoffs for other characters?

    The answer is easy: She is as fast as Sonic, her arch enemy is a re-colored Dr. Eggman, her super form is very similar to that of Sonic, she collects seven different colored gems and her sidekick likes to build stuff like machines and gadgets. She is more or less just a cat version of Sonic. So... is you already have Sonic, why would you create a game of Blaze that would be almost identical to that of Sonic?
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    Again... The Music is fine like always. But... jeez... show us some gameplay for once... it seems like they have really nothing to show off. Imagine if this came would have came out in December 2018 like it was planned to be.
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    Humans in Sonic Games

    I also do not get it. And with Billy Hatcher (and maybe even Nights) they actually have the best template for a human design that would fit into the Sonic Universe. Billy Hatcher a bit more, because they are all technically human versions of the four main Sonic characters. Billy = Sonic, Rolly = Amy, Chick = Tails, Bantam = Knuckles. But... I'm not sure if this is even necessary anymore. It seems to me that, besides Eggman, they will be no humans anymore in the current world of Sonic.
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