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  1. Ive been out of the fandom for a while. I was at college on a break when my friend called me over, I saw the new game on IGN and almost gaged, What the heck happed happend to Knuckles? I had no idea there was a massive "reneisence" of Sonic in the works, needless to say this was a suprise to me, and a bad one at that. Sonic looks passable, the extra spines look silly and the blue arms are just really off putting. Why is he wearing a scarf? Knux....looks retarded. I look at him and see Crush Bandicoot, if thats what they were going for they succeeded. I get that they want a big strong character but this was way overboard. He looks like a deviant art knock off. WAY too tall, Tiny head compared to his body and those feet are too small. Poor Knux has been the series punchbag since shadow and got progessivley stupider and insignificant as the series went on and now we have this.... Amy and tails look pretty good, I hate the tape fetish they got going on but I can get by that. Knux on the other hand... gets worse every time I look at him. I played around with the render in photoshop to see If could make it somewhat appealing to me while still keeping in line with the direction the devs are want to take the characters. I feel its a good comprimse. I hope these new designs are not permanent, I know its been stated they arent but that could change if its popular enough.
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  4. All:"Because we're Sonic Heroes!" Nuff said.
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  6. I really enjoyed SA1's HUB worlds. They had alot of charm to them and they weren't too big. It was a lot of fun exploring them to find hidden chao eggs, upgrades and easter eggs. Metal sonic and that other robot inside the capsules in Eggmans base come to mind. I loved exploring the Egg carrier and finding out Eggman had a swimming pool, a locomotive chair, a monorail and even a maid to keep it all clean. The characters controlled exactly the same as they did in the stages, no speed caps at all. This meant getting around was fairly quick. Unfortunatley they felt the need to pad it out with those keys. HUB worlds can work for Sonic. Sonic is the kind guy, who is always looking for new things and places to explore. If done right, they can be really fun to mess around in. If the Sonic series was to use HUB worlds again, this should be the basis.
  7. The biolizard never really disturbed me, just confused me. I mean where the hell that that thing come from? A prototype of the ulitmate life form yes, but why is it a huge effing lizard? It was foreshadowed in the dark story but that was a blink and you'll miss it moment and even then wasnt really explained. The most disturbing thing with the biolizard for me was the giant tumors sonic and shadow hit with their face.
  8. No worries, I'll be here if you need me. I may draw them anyway just for fun.
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  11. Im not too fussy on my sonic merch, mainly cause the UK gets barely anything besides the games so I cant afford to be picky. I have to rely on sites like ebay and pay outrageous prices to get my figs which is a absolute pain. Most of the time the figs are not even worth it due to issues I wont go into cause they are well known. Theres also the issue of budget with also limits what i can get hold off
  12. Isnt It obivious? Maria is an alien. Lets be honest, In SA2 she looked really weird. I prefer the anime-esqe design. She looke good in the CG cutsences...what the hell happend with her in game model though.....? Also what the hell were sonic team thinking making shadow part alien, how could they think pulling a Star wars was a good idea?
  13. Aww dont, you'll make me blush....and inflate my ego. Was it really that fast, I thought it wasnt fast enough and took too long getting it done. Ive been looking at the list and realised theres still quite a few empty slots. If you need help filling them, Would you object if I did Sonic 1, Sonic Under ground, and the sonic advance 1,2,3 as a back up? Not trying to horde the project, its just in case you cant get them filled, in time. Question: What could one do for Shadow the Hedgehog? Since sonic took a back seat in that game and the 3d renders for that game are very similar to the current ones, the only thing I can think of to make it Recongisable is giving Sonic a gun, which I dont think many people would like since It clashes with the franchise. Dam that game was awful. The sonic advance I was thinking could try in replicate the sprite work seen in the menus. Not sure if that could work though, would need some big ass pixels and they likely wouldnt resize properly.
  14. Finished my contribution, Just check your email. I really like the idea of some kinda complimation book for all the artwork. Although like you said this would have to be cleared by SEGA. Im not entirely sure what would have to be done for SEGA to ok it but I would assume it would involve giving them rights to the artwork to use as they please. Please dont quote me on that though as Im no legal expert.
  15. Going by that logic, I would say Tails is his best rival, I cant begin to count how many times hes screwed me over in the classics!
  16. Gotta be generations for me. I know its so dam short but its also so dam good. When I get bored of boosting through enimies, I can switch to some old-school spin-dashing. Modern and classic, best of both.
  17. I wouldnt mind seeing an EP3, I would rather they just nix the whole sonic "4" thing and make a new game entirely. If we do see an EP3 heres what I want: Knuckles is a given, he used to be a prominent character that had purpose but lately hes been shoved aside and forgotten about. More original zones. Im all for the nostalgia factor they love so much but episode 1 and 2 felt really samey. Going through the rehased zones just felt like they were reusing motifs without any effort. That said, I would like to see blue spheres again. I think that would look great in full 3D. The elemental shields would be nice to see again maybe a couple of new power ups as well. Please use real instuments for the music and dont boss pinch music or that dam extra life jingle again. I hate hearing that at the end of every stage. Kinda sad since I loved it in the original game, it sounded so much better. Its pretty much a certainty that EP3 would be be based on S3&K, but Im hoping for something new. Time will tell...
  18. Hey, just been going through the old posts in the thread and I gotta say your stuff is awesome. Character designs are rich in detail and all have an energetic feel to them. That Death KIng comic is fanastic. I gotta ask, do you do this for a living? If not you easily could.
  19. To me nothing of sonic 4 felt like a true sequel. Ep 1 was a carbon copy of old levels, awfull physics, repetative music. I hated the overused speed boosters, homing attack chains ad worst of all the uncurlling. Ep 2 fixed some of these problems and was a step in the right direction. The team mechanic worked well for the most part, the flying was very clunky but the swimming was a great addition. Better graphics, more original level design, new bosses. All in all a great improvemnt on EP2. But thats my problem with EP2. Its part of sonic 4. Its bogged down by EP1's dissapiontment and Generations Greatness. I remember playing Generations classic levels and thinking "THIS is what sonic 4 should have been", when EP2 rolled around after over 2 years of waiting I expevted something great and got an improved EP1. My biggest issue with sonic 4 is actually the name Sonic 4. It feels like the game was in development before the sonic4 idea came into play and the higher ups decided to cash in on the nostaliga craze and slapped 4 on there and called it a sequel when it so obviously isnt. Why cant they jsut take the classic parts of generations and make a new 2d game with that?
  20. since it is still Dec, I see no problem with posting this. Also I finally got my 5inch super sonic 2 pack and the QC is shocking to say the least. Not only was his face hanging off but there was marks, dirt and scuffs all over him. Convinced I could do a better job than a proffesional toy company I set to work and this was the result: Armed with a dremel, revotech joints, glue and modeling clay I have fixed the awful joints and he can actually stand now. Neck joint looks a bit weird but it turned out to be vital in keeping him upright. Tillting that giant head forward is istrumental to keeping him stood up. Planning on gutting a classic sonic for some option closed fist hands. Just need some matching yellow paint.
  21. Thanks bud. Yeah it does suck im not working on the game anymore but I need to focus my attention elsewhere. I wanna make a comic book and all my energy is going into that. I did have an alpha build saved somwhere if your intrested in see how it runs. Unfortunatley that build is out of date compared to the one I was working on which fixed sonics sluggish speed, which I am unable to find. I do still have all the sprite work and other concept pics to show.
  22. Wow, there sure is alot of really talented artists on here. Im overwhelmed by really high standard. Lets see if i can match it. I mostly favour digital art work in the likes of Photoshop. Just so much eaiser to correct a mistake and references are just a tab away. My prefred style is comic books, lots of black shadows and stylized characters just get me going. Lets start with a self portrait. Merry Christmas from the mushroom kingdom. Very old pic. Wish I did something with the background. Will likely go back to this a some point. Cause I can. One thing I love about the sonic games is the new character art styles they come out with from time to time. This is one i tried to make on my own, I called it "QUEST" At one point I was working on a fangame and this is a concept for a level theme. A crystalized volcanno motif was what i was going for. Sadly I am not working on it anymore due to other projects. Hope you like, lots more to come.
  23. I know I have only litrealy just joined but I would really like to take part in this. Im big on art and take great pride in my work. I am by no means a profesional but I am not an amuter either. Looking at that list it was hard to choose what game I would like to represent. Dont think it should be that hard, just pick your fave right? I considered doing SA style but I have done that style before and want to try something different so I would opt for Colours.
  24. Hi everyone, Im emerald-shine. Wish I could say where the name came from but I have no freaking idea. Just liked how it sounds and stuck with it. I am an aspiring artist, who mainly favours digital art. Armed with Photoshop and a Wacom tablet, ( best £150 I ever spent) Im currently working on my own comic book. Very early stages but its got some legs i think. Been a fan of sonic since the Megadrive. As cliche as it is, sonic was my childhood. Nothing compared to getting that final hit against the death egg robo and watching the whole stage explode for the first time. Im also into toys, love collecting little oddities to play with or even customize. Of course being in the UK really hinders my options for decent Sonic toys. Anyway I'll see you guys around and try not to annoy anyone.
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