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Man, that music just screams "Phase 1" music.

 

Zomzom phase 1: He seems slow and predictable

 

Phase 2: You make him drop his sandwich, making him mad and starts moving a lot faster and pulling some new attacks

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Is it just me or are the GIFs running at a higher frame rate?

 

I slightly sped them up. Long running GIFs take up data.

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*sniff*

The lack of boosters is beautiful here.

Watch the rest of the game have boosters amok.

 

No, but seriously, why is Sonic Team so inconsistent with this stuff? From what we've seen, some levels in this game have too many boosters, and some have a satisfying lack of them, as shown here. I wish Sonic Team would make up their minds about that.

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Ain't just you brother.  It's crazy because the gifs not only look faster but they also look a little smoother than the footage as well.

 

Yeah it does. It actually looks like its running at 60fps, which is what the game's running at...wow man I can't wait to see and play this game for myself. I haven't played a home console Sonic game which runs at 60fps since Sonic Heroes!

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This has been bothering me each time I watch the trailer through and I feel that the desert level needs two things.  

 

One is that the terrain shouldn't be as flat and smooth as it is.  It should be bumpy with hills of sand and stuff.  It would just give the terrain a bit more depth overall both visually and in terms of gameplay.  One of the many cool things about the classics is that each level had slightly different terrain.  In Emerald Hill for example, there's slight bumps in the grass and often if you time a jump correctly off it you get a bit more height.  Compare to Metropolis which is mechanic, hard and smooth.

 

The other is that there really should be an upper path of some sort.  Like some mystic path floating in the air that's narrow and difficult to traverse as well as being more of a challenge to get to, but is overall more rewarding due to, say extra lives and ring capsules being placed on said route (maybe it could be constructed of floating rocks or magic carpets?).  Take the first point in the trailer where Sonic spindashes up the ramp.  

 

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It looks damn cool and demonstrates the physics in this game are pretty solid and whilst it looks fun to go up the ramp it doesn't actually take you anywhere.  Why not place said mystic sky route such that when you launch off that ramp and time your jumps you can just about reach it.  Not to mention the potential compliment it could have with the Eagle Wisp.  This level could be made much more interesting if there was more vertical design.

 

These are just a couple of examples.  It doesn't look bad per se, and I appreciate the freedom of movement that it offers.  Just that this section of the level could be so much more in my opinion.  Still very excited for the Silent Forest level.  I wonder what the brown stuff is anyway?  Mud that acts as a sort of bottomless pit or maybe act like the Oil Ocean oil where you sink slowly into it?  Who knows.

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Hey I just noticed something whilst watching this random piece of gameplay: 

 

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

 

When Sonic actually jumps on an enemy instead of Homing Attacking or kicking them, he gets a ring.  See around the 30 second mark.  Small, but neat little incentive to try to jump on foes.

 

Hmm, that is a really interesting thing you noticed, Do0m. I guess they took the time to add something to reward players for using the jump instead of a homing attack.

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You are my hero. I missed that in the original stream I guess, go figure.

 

Hmm, that is a really interesting thing you noticed, Do0m. I guess they took the time to add something to reward players for using the jump instead of a homing attack.

Well it's certainly a good way to encourage diversity of play, sort of like how Dash awards bonus points for hitting an enemy from above rather than rolling through them - it's more of a challenge, however.

If you don't have alternate paths, alternative playstyles is definitely a good plan; and based on the three speeds model we can already tell they're doing a fantastic job of making this game look to be a joy to play through over and over as there's so much variety.

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I noticed something in the trailers that wasn't apparent before. When Eagle-Sonic is flying over the Bottomless Pit in Desert Ruins, you can see a line of flying enemies hovering over the pit. I wonder if you could homing attack across that pit. 

 

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It seems sensible, considering the path is directly in line with the pit. They sure look low enough. 

 

And besides, I don't think I've actually seen an enemy at eagle height.

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I'm really digging the bonus ring reward for every enemy you kill "manually" with a non-homing attack or kick attack thing. It's a fantastic way of pleasing a classic-era fan in a totally optional manner, while still acknowledging people like playing in that fashion by giving them a small reward.

 

I know time trial speed runs are a popular thing in this game, but I hope this kinda leads to more popular competitions of ring or point collecting things. Were using skill like this (amongst other things I'm sure) is totally in the player's hands to get a better ring count/score.

 

Gotta say, I'm ever-increasingly more excited for this game with every new piece of information I see. Just need one of demz Wii U'z meow.

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I'v just had the weirdest thought. What if The Deadly Six are actually Mutated Wisps?

Interesting thought, but like the thought that they are the chaos emeralds personified, doesn't really hold any grounds.

All we know from Izukia Is that they have always lived on Lost Hex and they are a race called the Zeti

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Yes, I am a sucker for Sonic's good OST so can anyone from SoS let me know about this pwease?
Don't know about the actual Frozen Section of it yet. But the Casino portion has a jazzy, Casino-Like remix of the Sonic 3 and Knuckles Save/Load menu's theme. It actually works quite well. You can here it in one of the vids with Aaron Webber if you put on some headphones.

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I listened to the file select song and the Frozen Factory tune from the gameplay, and I don't quite hear the resemblance. 

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I think that the theories of the Deadly Six being mutated wisps/ personified Chaos Emerald entities aren't the case, Iizuka said they are merely based off Oni, which are bad omens with varying personalities, like some Oni are actually just obnoxious and move stuff around/hide things, others are known to pretty much just moan suck the happy feelings out of you whilst other Oni are actually incredibly dangerous and evil spirits/entities. they're spoken about in Asian folk-lore quite often as unpleasant creatures.

 

I mean Tomb Raider 2013 touched upon "Oni" with the Storm guard warriors from the island, when you read the Japanese Solider GPS Cache's they keep going on about how the island is "cursed" and that they are being watched and stalked by what they can only call the "Oni".

 

If I'm perfectly honest, I really like the fact that Iizuka is keeping super hushed up about the plot and the actual deadly six, even when asked about them at SoS he still pretty much stuck to what they said when they first revealed the Deadly Six, which makes me want to actually wait it out to learn more about them, but the fact they're based off Oni, you can expect some of the stronger ones to be real nasty pieces of work.

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This trailer is awesome.

 

Also is it me, or is the music a hectic remix of the desert level's music in the 3DS version? It's noticeable at 0:50, where it seems to riff the desert level's last section before the loop in the 3DS version? Some of the sound effects are also the same in both parts of the music, but it's hard to tell what's soundtrack sounds and what's part of the level I guess.

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