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Sonic Mania (August 15th 2017, Christian Whitehead, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - The New Classic

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While it could port over nicely to iOS and Android, remember that they're already getting it ported to 4 platforms; it's probably best not to spread their efforts too thin at this moment. Also, for all we know, they may want to push the Nintendo Switch version as 'the' mobile edition for now, so having it available for phones might throw a wrench in that. Besides which, nigh everyone in this bloody fanbase gripes about how touch controls suck, to the point that people outright refused to back the efforts to petition for a mobile Sonic 3 & Knuckles Remaster on those grounds alone (screw each and every one of you), so yeah, I don't reckon there's much incentive for them to be bothered at this time.

Also, it's a $20 game. Who's going to pay $20 upfront for a mobile game? If Mario Run couldn't get away with it for $10, who thinks Sonic can?

It'd be great, I'd play the heck out of it on my phone, but I don't see it happening. Maybe somewhere down the line after the dust has settled post-release and it's prime for a small price drop. Until then, I wouldn't count on it.

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You guys may have heard about a recent "SONIC MANIA - PRE LOAD DUMP (ZONES LEAKED)" topic on Reddit a few days ago alledging zones like Aquatic Ruin & Galooniza zone :huh:

Well, Taxman quickly confirmed over on Retro it's fake:

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if you're talking about this https://www.reddit.c...p_zones_leaked/ it's fake. (GALOONIA-ZONE? wut) 

Galoonzia is like the stupidest name for a zone I've ever heard...

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All I need to know at this point is whether or not Hydrocity is in the game. It's my favourite zone in the series and would just put Mania over the top for me. 
I feel like it's gonna be Aquatic Ruin for the water stage and Ice Cap for the Sonic 3 pick though. 

 

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Even though I would prefer Hydrocity Zone to Aquatic Ruin, I feel like Aquatic Ruin could be done really well if it were really fleshed out and given some new environmental aspects. The original stage had great music and a great aesthetic but was too short to really appreciate or remember. If done right it could be a really engaging and even challenging stage 

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47 minutes ago, Sonicfan287 said:

Even though I would prefer Hydrocity Zone to Aquatic Ruin, I feel like Aquatic Ruin could be done really well if it were really fleshed out and given some new environmental aspects. The original stage had great music and a great aesthetic but was too short to really appreciate or remember. If done right it could be a really engaging and even challenging stage 

I think if that act 2 of Aquatic ruin was more about the underwater ruins it could be interesting. Could even lead to mystic cave. Perhaps there is still a chance for Hydrocity too though.

 

Wait, what if act 2 of mystic cave is hidden palace?

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8 minutes ago, Sonicfan287 said:

I'm hoping since Christian Whitehead seems to be very in tune with what Sonic fans want (at least it seems like it to this point) that Hydrocity Zone will find its way into this game. I feel like it's one of the most popular classic stages and the most popular water level 

Even if Aquatic ruin got in I don't think it denies Hydrocity. The game is big, a temple water level and a jungle/plant water level I could see both coming. Defintally if each game has two levels

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1 hour ago, Sonicfan287 said:

I'm hoping since Christian Whitehead seems to be very in tune with what Sonic fans want (at least it seems like it to this point) that Hydrocity Zone will find its way into this game. I feel like it's one of the most popular classic stages and the most popular water level 

Thing is that Ice Cap is also incredibly popular which is why I could see it going either way. 

While it's probably one of the zones I enjoy the least in Sonic 3, I'd be curious to see what cool things they could do with Ice Cap in Mania. 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Feenaw45 said:

Thing is that Ice Cap is also incredibly popular which is why I could see it going either way. 

While it's probably one of the zones I enjoy the least in Sonic 3, I'd be curious to see what cool things they could do with Ice Cap in Mania. 

 

 

 

Yeah Ice Cap is one of the most popular too but there's no reason we couldn't see both. I'm still very curious to see what Sonic 2 and 3 levels are used. It's almost a no lose situation 

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So based on Taxman referencing Humpty Dumpty and the game taking place after S3&K, are we all pretty much certain that the last (or close to last) level in the game will be some sort of Death Egg ruins zone?

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4 hours ago, Indigo Rush said:

While it could port over nicely to iOS and Android, remember that they're already getting it ported to 4 platforms; it's probably best not to spread their efforts too thin at this moment. Also, for all we know, they may want to push the Nintendo Switch version as 'the' mobile edition for now, so having it available for phones might throw a wrench in that. Besides which, nigh everyone in this bloody fanbase gripes about how touch controls suck, to the point that people outright refused to back the efforts to petition for a mobile Sonic 3 & Knuckles Remaster on those grounds alone (screw each and every one of you), so yeah, I don't reckon there's much incentive for them to be bothered at this time.

Also, it's a $20 game. Who's going to pay $20 upfront for a mobile game? If Mario Run couldn't get away with it for $10, who thinks Sonic can?

It'd be great, I'd play the heck out of it on my phone, but I don't see it happening. Maybe somewhere down the line after the dust has settled post-release and it's prime for a small price drop. Until then, I wouldn't count on it.

Well Sega is planning to open that Sega Foreve mobile service, so I think they don't fear touch controls (think about Comix Zone controls on screen).

Also, I do see a delay for mobile version, probably half a year or a whole one, for favouring Switch and to justify a price drop (10€ would currently be reasonable on mobile, at least for the first year).

It would be weird to me that they didn't take advantage on the fact the Retro Engine can build games for Android and iOS. 

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1 hour ago, McGroose said:

So based on Taxman referencing Humpty Dumpty and the game taking place after S3&K, are we all pretty much certain that the last (or close to last) level in the game will be some sort of Death Egg ruins zone?

If it's this tweet you're referring to:

...The more straightforward interpretation would be that it signifies the exact opposite.  It's a deconfirmation.

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8 hours ago, Indigo Rush said:

Imagine being this butthurt about Classic Sonic and multiple characters

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if you can sit through Super Sonic flapping his arms through the air without laughing I'll buy you a cold one

 

 

Modern Sonic presses the "M" button with his middle finger. O.O

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On 6/5/2017 at 9:48 AM, Indigo Rush said:

Imagine being this butthurt about Classic Sonic and multiple characters

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if you can sit through Super Sonic flapping his arms through the air without laughing I'll buy you a cold one

 

Just goes to show how hard it is to make Modern Sonic have the same "magic" when it comes to emotions/expressions as his Classic self.

Modern Sonic seems designed to show more along the lines of an occasional scowl and smirks, but making him try to pull off much else just makes him look like a dork as this video shows.

You just can't copy greatness, even from yourself, if that makes any sense.

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I would actually love a 3D game in that hand drawn animated style. Imagine a playable Sonic CD cutscene basically. There's no reason why it couldn't be done with today's technology. Might be time consuming and expensive though 

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12 hours ago, Pawn said:

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There's no reason why Modern Sonic couldn't be animated just as well, though? It comes down to cost at the end of the day.

Unleashed was so good... Even had a CGi movie made to promote it...

Delicious.

(The downside is it also showed how Sonic tends to be better when silent, sadly...)

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15 hours ago, Sonicfan287 said:

I would actually love a 3D game in that hand drawn animated style. Imagine a playable Sonic CD cutscene basically. There's no reason why it couldn't be done with today's technology. Might be time consuming and expensive though 

There is a fan video, they call it a proof of concept, for a project called Sonic Freedom. It's not 3D but it's taken a lot of queues from Sonic CD's animation.

If it did end up becoming a game I imagine the scripting and controls would be a bit of an issue, but in video form it looks pretty funky.

Besides that Sonic Utopia which every man and his dog knows about by now, while not animated so to speak, is probably the closest thing to a 3D game in the classic style.

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33 minutes ago, molul said:

I'd prefer a Rayman Origins style for a future 2D Sonic game. I mean as an AAA Sonic Team game. The Mania Team can do infinite "pixel Sonic" games. I'll buy them all. 

No please don't let Sonic Team anywhere close 2D Sonic ever again.

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