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Whatever happened to Dimps?


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The quality track record with Dimps' Sonic games is akin to their level design philosophy.

Assisted by a steady string of dash panels along the way, it steadily accelerates downhill into bottomless pits.

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And well since 2017 isn't confirmed to be on any handhelds at the moment (Gens was announced on the 3DS later after the initial announcement), let's work with what they would do if there is no handheld version for 2017.

Maybe SEGA will them to make more games off the Advance or Rush series or maybe, Dimps run with Sonic has ended.

 

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They currently aren't needed. The last few handheld Sonic games have been developed by different people.

I don't think they're done with Sonic, though. They'll probably develop a handheld version of Project 2017 if a handheld version ever gets annouced later. Really wish they would be able to make an original handheld game instead of a handheld version of Sonic Team's console game again, though.

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1 hour ago, The Tenth Doctor said:

They just released this last week.

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It's getting quite solid reviews (7.5's are the norm) and I have to say, Dimps are better making fighting games than platformers. If Sega ever needed a fighting game, they should go to them.

A new sonic fighter hell yea

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Sonic 4 aside (which i really didn't care for or hate)

the Sonic Advance/Rush games were what 2D fans were asking for,  and they were essentially the proper evolution (the Advance games,) from the Genesis ones (Sonic Mania, to me is denial of the Advance games.) until revisionist history happened at some point, and now most people are denying their possible satisfaction of the Advance games just because of character design purposes, lol.

i would appreciate, if there was another 2D Sonic game like Colors DS, simply for the character interaction in the cutscenes in that game.   

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Maybe Sega could test the waters with a mostly Sonic themed Smash clone at first(Probably with a small amount of characters from other IPs like Sniper suggested), and then go full Sega All Stars for the sequel.

Would be great to see Axel Stone or Blaze Fielding again.

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The Advance and Rush games, while far from perfect, were arguably very high-quality. Heck, I still think Rush Adventure is one of my favorite Sonic games of all time.

I personally feel that Dimps started losing touch when they were forced to make halfhearted versions of console Sonic games instead of being allowed to keep putting out original work. Of course one can't know for sure the politics behind the scenes, but they've shown through their DBZ games that they're a very competent company. They just need the proper direction and creative freedom.

I'd be glad to give them another chance if the circumstances were right. I know they can do great work.

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Dimps haven't been the same since they were forced to make the handheld downgrades rather than original handheld games, a task which has now seemingly been handed off to Sanzaru.  (I recall someone once producing a credits analysis suggesting that they literally weren't the same and that there were a lot of staff changes.)  I felt like they were one game away from producing an amazing Sonic DS game, but it's interesting that their demotion from producing original material more or less coincided with the main games starting to use some of their ideas - 2D segments, Boost, even tricks...  Perhaps there was a feeling in Sonic Team that it made sense to unify their console and handheld output.  Of course, that must also have been determined by the fact that Rush Adventure flopped hard in a way I've never seen adequately explained.  I miss them at their best.  They may not have been making real Classic games, but nobody expected them to until they were handed Sonic 4.

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3 hours ago, FFWF said:

Of course, that must also have been determined by the fact that Rush Adventure flopped hard in a way I've never seen adequately explained.  I miss them at their best.  

This has always been shocking to me. If I remember right, Rush Adventure got good reviews, it was praised just like the first Rush game. It just didn't sell. It's such a shame too, Rush Adventure is definitely one of the best games this series has seen.

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