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A Peep

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  1. Not too much. Just small improvements like making Knuckles’ drill into the ground like SA2, making Amy a bit faster, a more SA2 light speed dash, maybe even putting beta Windy Valley back in. There is one cool thing I’d like though. Basically, the sonic & knuckles versions of Sky Deck happen at the same time, so the reason why the gravity gets screwed in Sonic’s stage is because Knuckles keeps tilting it. So maybe in sonic’s stage, if you’re observant, you see Knuckles tilting the ship, and in Knuckles’ stage, you hear Sonic go, “woah!” or something. Little touches like that would make the game feel a lot more cohesive
  2. A challenge I have fun doing is seeing how long I can sustain boost mode in Sonic Advance 2
  3. The run button works, I have little problem with it in gameplay (apart from how Sonic will just speed up if you turn him and that running in unimportant especially with that spindash), it’s just so pointless. To give the game some props, the parkour gameplay honestly looked pretty interesting and could’ve been great with better level design. The platforming and exploration is decent and there are a few okay levels (the first level, the rail grinding level, the mach speed level) and of course, the OST is pretty good. It’s just that the controls feel clustered due to the amount of moves Sonic has, a majority of the levels are either boring (the dessert level) or frustrating (all of frozen factory), the story is probably the worse in the entire series, the art design feels like Sonic CD cranked up to 11 and none of the wisps are fun, even with regular controls. The run button thing still annoys me, but that barely scratches the surface on what made this game bad and I shouldn’t of made it my main argument for why I dislike Lost World
  4. I did the tier list thing with games, so I might as well explain myself for more unpopular opinions. ”rush adventure over rush 1?” - they’re both pretty close to each other but Rush Adventure feels more refined and has better level design than Rush, even with padded sailing. ”why 06 over Heroes?” - I’ve already discussed my distaste for Heroes (page 268) but 06, while having sensitive controls, still felt more precise than Heroes, I also feel that the level design felt open and had multiple paths that somewhat rewarded you for exploration in some levels. Not calling 06 good at all, but I can name more good points about than Heroes ”why Lost World so low?” - what makes Sonic special, what made him a mascot, what made him second to Mario was his speed and Lost World messes with the controls so much that it makes his defining feature limited to a button, something even 3D Mario games don’t have. Even getting past that, Lost World is a mediocre platformer that ranges from a game to downright frustrating
  5. Yeah, whenever sonic said anything it was always slightly jarring. Still my favourite moments in the cutscenes though (well apart from, “this is like taking candy from a baby, wHiCh iS FiNe bY mE”)
  6. I’m going to be optimistic and say that if Sonic Team absolutely has to shoehorn in Classic Sonic, they’d make it a skin for getting all the emblems and possibly make 2D versions of Emerald Coast, Speed Highway etc... for DLC. That said, while I don’t think a hypothetical SA1 remake would strip half of its content, add wisps etc.. I think they would add additions from SA2 (bounce bracelet, non-spammy spindash, improved drill claw, better light speed dash) which could be for better or worse depending on who you ask. Honestly though I’d rather a game with inspiration from SA1 than a SA1 remake.
  7. The sideplot between <insert name here> and Jake was heart-wrenching
  8. Yeah, I kinda agree, like why of all characters would it be 3 characters we literally haven’t seen since 1996 (outside of a discontinued comic), it’s one of the few mania references that feel forced. As for the boss, I can barely remember it because of how quick it is.
  9. I just recently played through Colours and honestly enjoyed it a lot more. While it isn’t a 3D game, the 2D sections more than not, felt nicely designed with alternative paths that complimented the wisps nicely. Dialogue isn’t as bad in this as is it in Lost World or Forces, but that really isn’t saying much. As to why it was so highly regarded, it was probably due to a breath of fresh air after most sonic games were gimmicky (At this time, Chronicles & Sonic 4 were getting decent reviews, it really isn’t hard to see how an actually good sonic game got praised after 06). But, I think Colours may be slightly disliked now is because of unleashed praise. I mean, seeing Unleashed in the spotlight, it really isn’t hard to see how going from levels like Jungle Joyride & Rooftop Run to some of the later acts in colours can show the flaws in it. I still like Colours but I can definitely understand how someone would dislike it
  10. I see what you’re saying, but I just get the feeling TSR was always meant to release on 2019 because of the lack of gameplay before release and no proper release date. But besides that, I’m disappointed but understand the pandemic is more important than speedy porcupine
  11. This topic might be more interesting now that Unleashed is seen as “a hidden gem that critics overlooked as another way Sonic tries to keep relevant” and since Colours is seen as “a blocky game that critics ate up because it was easy and pandered to them.” btw, unleashed and colours are some of my favourite sonic games, colours kinda grew on me
  12. So about the art design, I do like how Lost World has more bouncy animations for sonic. The bounce emphasises well how, while heroic, energetic he is. However, the badnik design feels a bit too simplified and... friendly? In the original games, the presence of badniks felt slightly intimidating. Take Sonic CD for an example, as clownish as Eggman was, there was a chance of him taking over Little Planet, turning the utopias into placing where these robots took over any living thing in the zone. While this theme was pulled back in the Adventure games, more in SA2 than SA1, it still remained and saw a mini-renaissance in Colours. However in Lost World, it just feels like the badniks are there to be enemies with no meaning. My big criticism is with the aesthetic. Everything looks over-saturated and just feels like video game levels. In the genesis games, all 4 of them established their lands and made you care about them, you care seeing South Island, progressively getting more mechanical, you care trying to make a good future in CD, you care about Angel Island being set on fire and the ruins of Marble Garden crumble in 3&K. This trope continued throughout the 3D games, for example, ridding the world of Dark Gaia monsters and getting the world back to its former glory, stopping the eclipse cannon from destroying the world, even if it meant a sacrifice and unchaining the planets and setting the wisps free from Eggman’s amusement park. However in Lost World, you don’t care about any of the levels because either way, they’ll just be cylinders and spheres in the sky. It doesn’t really help that the story cares less about the lost hex than the player does either.
  13. I’ve just gotten all the chaos emeralds in the sonic advance trilogy which just shows that I’m going crazy from self isolation 

    1. Celestia


      I think the only time I got more than one is the third game and even then I didn't get the last one.

    2. Sean


      My condolences

    3. Kuzu


      I did that when I was 14

  14. As divided as the fanbase is, almost everyone is saying the same things, no green hill, no 2D in 3D games, the new stories suck, no wisps, less automation. In this forum alone, you’ll probably see at least 5 posts saying the same thing. Plus, when was it the fans’ job to make a sonic game? While most 3D fan games are just test areas, the very few that get past that stage (Sonic GT, Robo Blast) have more effort and are more fun that any of the sonic from the last 8 years (besides Mania) usually done with with less than a sixth of developers games such as Lost World & Forces have.
  15. “Then, when Sonic usually says “let’s get em” he turned into Super Sonic from the fleetway comics and said, “why do you not want to play with me, mortal scrotum”, and grabbed his blood-covered hand out of the TV...” Dumb creepypastas aside, during Sonic Unleashed, occasionally when I play Dragon Road day, I jump onto a spring but the game registers it a one of those Eggman springs that usually send you into spikes, so I hit the regular spring (that was registered as an Eggman spring) and fell off the 2D plain. Has this happened to anyone else?
  16. Yep, that one has happened to me a lot too. In other Tails-related glitches (or bugs), in Advance 1, if you play as Sonic with Tails, when you finish X Zone in the bad ending, Tails just stands there in the results screen, then he’ll go into his idle animation. Cracked me up the first time I saw it.
  17. Yeah, it was kinda nice Team Chaotix wasn’t just another mode of difficulty. The problem is it wasn’t fun either. I agree that I like Boom Knuckles. TBH if you’re gonna make Knuckles stupid, at least do it to a spin-off series. Plus he probably had the best lines in the TV show.
  18. In my opinion, the SATAM theme song was perfect for the way Sonic was marketed at the time but kinda unfitting for the show itself. As for my unpopular opinion, since I’ve been seeing a lot of Heroes praise, I’ll come out and say it is honestly a mediocre at best game. While the concept sounds perfect and could rid the problem of “why am I doing blah blah blah in a sonic game”, as well as having an amazing visual direction and OST, the game itself just does so many things wrong. For one, the controls are slippery and feel like Sonic & Co. skating with butter under their shoes, but good level design can save iffy control (eg. Sonic Advance 3 & Generations) however, the level design feels so copy paste as set pieces are constantly used, than used again, and again, and again. Even when the level design is somewhat original and almost fun, you’re always stopped by enemies that cost you the special key because Sonic moves way too fast to slow down at a decent rate. Tails’ thunder shoot is OP but that doesn't mean much considering he probably controls the worst due to being slow, fall off ledges easily and has flight even shorter than Sonic 06. While Knuckles probably feels the best out of the trio due to decent speed, not a fan of how his attacks move him forward into a bottomless pit. The game has a plentiful of glitches (I played the GC version, not the PS2 version) that can vary from mildly amusing animation glitches to a cheap way of losing a life. The bosses are 3 types: character fights which genuinely took me less time than SA1’s, endurance rounds, which are endurance rounds and actual boss fights. Egg hawk is just press b as Knuckles, Egg Albatross is just spam A as Sonic & Egg Emperor is a terrible fight since you just have stuff trying to kill you while the boss is trying to kill you and when the boss rushes off, you run in the right direction, use a ramp or pole and the Egg Emperor just charges at you, christ it’s bad. And all those issues are just Team Sonic. Sonic Heroes gets worst every playthrough. Team Dark is my issues with Team Sonic ramped up to 11... trillion, Team Rose isn’t terrible but feels so pointless considering you’ve most likely 2 campaigns by now and Team Chaotix is beta-shadow the hedgehog, with all teams ending up in an anti-climactic final boss that pointlessly used a fan favourite. Sonic Heroes could’ve been great, and I’m glad people enjoy it more than me. There are certainly bright spots in this game (OST, Grand Metropolis, Egg Fleet). But, Sonic Heroes more or less started the slow decline culminating in 06, that still plagues both the fandom and the franchise, and that’s something I can’t really respect Heroes for doing. For all its best aspects, none of it was worth what happened to the franchise.
  19. So... I can finally deduct the we are getting a Sonic Adventure 2R4: Episode 1 remake for the Master System,
  20. Honestly, getting all red rings in Sonic Lost World isn’t that hard (with the exception of Frozen Factory Zone 2)

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The worst ones are where you have to fight those crappy parkour controls. Or in the original Wii U version when you had to use the motion controls for the Wisps. 

    2. A Peep

      A Peep

      Yeah, I’ll give you that the parkour sucks, but you don’t actually have to use wisps to get red rings outside of Windy Hill

  21. Jesus looking back on my list did I actually prefer secret rings over 06? Guess I’ll update it now that I played the storybook games, Lost World And Heroes more. S - Unleashed HD A - Generations B - SA2, SA1, 06, Lost World Wii U, Colours C - Black Knight, Heroes, Unwiished D - 3D Blast, Lost World 3DS E - Secret Rings, Forces
  22. Games (physical) - Sonic Advance Sonic Advance 2 Sonic Heroes (GC) Sonic Advance 3 Shadow The Hedgehog (GC) Sonic Rush Sonic ‘06 (XB360) Sonic Rush Adventure Sonic & The Secret Rings Sonic Chronicles Sonic Unleashed (XB360, Wii) Sonic & The Black Knight Sonic Colours (Wii, DS) Sonic Classic Collection Sonic Generations (3DS) Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 3DS) Sonic Mania Plus Games (digital) - Sonic The Hedgehog (GG) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (MD, GG) Sonic Chaos (GG) Sonic CD Sonic 3 & Knuckles Sonic Triple Trouble Sonic Labyrinth Sonic 3D Blast Sonic Blast Sonic The Fighters Sonic Adventure Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Sonic Generations (XB360) Sonic Forces Team Sonic Racing Figures - Tomy Classic Sonic (the one with all of the eye and mouth pieces) Tomy Classic Tails Other Merch - Sonic PJs Sonic Shirt Sonic Unleashed Jumper Sonic Slippers Sonic Cushion
  23. Just finished ‘’06, that game wasn’t terrible for me outside of a few sections (End Of The world, ball puzzle)

  24. Not sure where to put this or if this is allowed so if it isn’t then feel free to close this topic. The Sonic Rift leaks seem okay at first but then the “SEGA employee” says that the boost formula isn’t as good as it is in Unleashed than says the undeserved praise Unleashed gets. As well as that, the employee says, at least they tried, characterisation is good for once. If you indentify yourself as a part of Sega, than why would you trash talk a franchise you’re involved in. The Sonic 5 leak is better, but I think a Crush 40 song seems weird for classic sonic. At most, a cheesy sonic r like song would be in a Mania like game. What are your thoughts?
  25. I do miss Scott Drier as Knuckles, but with his personality now, I don’t think Scott Drier would fit
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