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I'm so happy to hearthat the game has upped the difficulty level. I can finally enjoy mastering a game like I did in Unleashed.

Edited by Voyant

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How was controlling Sonic, along with the new control scheme in general?

(Pardon me if i keep asking the same questions, i'm just far too curious).

 

It feels fluid and easy to control. You easily adapt to the new controls, you mainly use the back buttons of the gamepad for the new mechanics and I think it benefits from that because it doesn't feel like your hands are stretched out across the controller like in some other Wii U titles. You still jump in a normal fashion so even if you don't get used to the new mechanics straight away, you'll still be able to not die all the time.

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Other things I noticed from the trailer. Please excuse the horrible image quality (mostly because of the stream...I hope) and the rush Paint editing!

 

 

 

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One thing that stood out to me in the trailer was the positioning of the Red Ring. Nothing groundbreaking, it's obvious that Sonic will use his parkour to reach it rather than Spin Dash up the curved wall. No, what I'm wondering is how Sonic is supposed to get to the exit from the position of the Red Ring. Now I might be wrong, but I don't think Sonic can jump or double jump that distance from the wall without hitting the spikes. He also can't drop back down due to the monster pursuing him This leads me to wonder if Sonic can perhaps use the vines on the ceiling as part of his parkour.

 

Maybe I'm underestimating his jump distance, but the angle doesn't look doable to me. Plus, the vines solve no real purpose ,especially as there is no Grabber badnik present like in the previous set:

 

 

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Is this monster pursuing Sonic the same species as...

 

 

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...the giant worm getting in the way of Eagle Sonic? Seems that way. The purple splodges it seems to spit out also match the colour of the monster chasing Sonic. Could all be a coincidence but you never know.

 

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Just what is this thing? I can't tell if it it's a badnik or not. If it is, it's one I myself don't recognise. It's defeated when Sonic kicks the Buzzbombs into it.

 

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Moving on to Silent Forest:

 

 

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First, the circle on the upper-right on the screen is possibly more wishful thinking on my part. We see Sonic follow the ring trail with his parkour in the trailer, but that area highlighted looks like it could be accessible. I know I'm probably reaching here, but it'd be nice.

 

The circle around Sonic highlights him just as he has performed his double jump, nothing special there, but it's what he does afterwards:

 

 

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He goes from completing a double jump into initiating a Homing Attack. It's been a long time since I played Colours, so correct me if I'm wrong, but he wasn't able to do that in that game was he? If not, this might give us a clue as to how all Sonic's jumping styles fit together. Perhaps he can connect a homing kick to his double jump as well? I think this is further evident by how he deals with the Mushroom badniks later on:

 

 

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He homes in one one badnik...

 

 

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...before kicking the one ahead away.

 

I think that's all I got so far. I'm worried that most of this stuff was already obvious/confirmed, but I felt I should share anyway. :)

Edited by Ringo ~

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That looks like the red ring was already collected which means that the rings don't disappear like they do in Generations, which is a thing I am actually glad they brought back from Colors. It really annoyed me I couldn't see the rings I picked up in Generations, especially since the game didn't show the rings you collected in order.

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If you right-click and hit "open in new tab" (or the equivalent) it'll load up a page with the image on it.

 

The purple thing, I'm pretty sure that's one of these caterkiller-esque robots.

As for the red ring...yeah it doesn't look like you'd be able to get out of there safely with the moves we know of. Climbing along those vines seems pretty likely. And thinking about it, maybe these vines too? These ones even look like they've got handles, so maybe you monkey bar across like in Flying Battery?

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...though it's also possible the spikes just retract if you come up from the left side.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKEsejpSRmI

 

^Is that the trailer everyone is talking about? If so then I impressed with the jungle stage. 

 

Yes. Also, I guessing the music isn't from a boss, but the level were Sonic is chased by the giant worm. It sounds very egyptian and "run for your life" like. Unless it's the music for Grimmace's boss battle.

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