Jump to content
Ryusuke

Sonic Forces - Story Trailer (English and Japanese)

Recommended Posts

27 minutes ago, GuyWithThePie said:

Wow... Looks like I don't have to worry about the story being boring or uninteresting anymore. This looks like it could be the best story since Unleashed, which was nearly a decade ago.

Also, this location looks pretty neat. Seems to be a futuristic city of sorts.

IMG_6024.PNG

I almost wanted to say it was Metallic Madness' good future, but the place also reminds me a bit of Aquatic Capital from Zero Gravity. It's probably just a new area altogether. You can almost see inside some of those buildings too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

I find the idea of Eggman having conquered 99% of the world hilarious.

Eggman: YES! Finally! I've conquered the world!

Orbot: Actually boss, you've only conquered 99% of the world.

Eggman: What?! I missed it by 1%? WHA-? WHO DOES- HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN!?!?!?

okay that's actually pretty funny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More serious story or not, it's still a cartoon action-adventure game. They really need to get these animations down so that the lively and fast Sonic series can have their models move in a way that matches that feeling. 

I'm happy with the tone they're going for here. It feels very big and it's presenting itself as something they actually want us to care about. Yet, at the same time, the game's theme and the way the characters speak to one another is pushing for a more "together we can do it" angle rather than a "Doom and gloom" one. Which is great.

Tragedy and levity working together. If they can manage to write a good story on top of that then they'd have struck gold as far as the story is concerned for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't get why everyone's so confounded by Classic Sonic being in this story? Clearly Sonic Mania's True Ending is directly linked to this game.

Here's what I figure:

> After the True Final Boss of Sonic Mania, Classic Sonic and the Phantom Ruby get sucked through the portal that gets created.
> This removes Classic Sonic from the timeline, and allows Eggman to take over, fracturing the timeline and creating this new world where Eggman rules.
> This explains why Knuckles is in charge. He fills the gap that Sonic left, when he disappeared.
> Sensing that something is gravely wrong with the timeline, Silver intervenes and decides to set things right by pulling Modern Sonic out of a different timeline, to enlist his aid. This explains why Silver is involved in the plot.
> Meanwhile, Classic Sonic finally arrives on-scene, having been thrust into the future by the Phantom Ruby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the most part I like the look of the environments, but yeah the lighting is off at times (especially in that shot with the huge crowd) and the animations could definitely be better. The latter isn't a new issue and I don't even think they're particularly worse compared to most recent 3D Sonics, but it sticks out since it seems like they're trying to do more with cutscenes this time around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's really weird how some of this stuff looks kinda bleh, but other parts of these cutscenes look gorgeous (mostly the Sonic getting sucked into a hole and Eggy whatevering Infinite to existence). Because judging by the models, none of this is pre-rendered.

 

Also a quick note regarding Classic Sonic, yes he's obviously just there because people like Mania and Generations, but also I don't care because his levels can still be fun anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I'm the first one to notice the White Wispons on the custom army?

TgR3tSt.jpg latest?cb=20110513170028

Kinda weird how they even exist at all since Sonic already uses White Wisps only for this game.

Perhaps they're the generic wispons used solely as basic guns for the background soldiers or even a starter for your character?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

We're not confounded by the slapshot in-story reason he's there.

We're annoyed by how flimsy and obvious his inclusion here as a corporate "Hey, you guys like Classic Sonic right?" sticker for Forces is. Nothing they've shown us so far has made the fact that he's here feel relevant or necessary. Not when it comes to the story and certainly not when it comes to the gameplay. 

I saw several people making cracks about how his inclusion in the game's actual story doesn't make sense. Which isn't true. It's also not "slapshot". The events of Sonic Mania clearly have a direct and substantial impact on Forces' story. That's about as far from "slapshot" as you can get, honestly.

I honestly don't get what the big deal is. Sure, Classic Sonic's gameplay isn't accurate to the original Genesis games. But, it's still fun and offers variety.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Chaos Control Freak said:

I saw several people making cracks about how his inclusion in the game's actual story doesn't make sense. Which isn't true.

I honestly don't get what the big deal is. Sure, Classic Sonic's gameplay isn't accurate to the original Genesis games. But, it's still fun and offers variety.

I would rather have more focused gameplay that's better, than one good one and several not good types of gameplay .

I would also like to play as other characters than " smaller sonic" 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Shadowlax said:

I would rather have more focused gameplay that's better, than one good one and several not good types of gameplay .

I would also like to play as other characters than " smaller sonic" 

Modern and Classic's stages both look good, and there really hasn't been anything that implies that they aren't... It's more of the same of Generations, and I'm totally fine with that.

The only play-type that I'm still kinda weary about is the Custom Character's, if I'm being honest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Chaos Control Freak said:

It was totally fine. It just wasn't accurate to the original Genesis games....

It was bad and not fun, and the best version of generations is the Unleashed mod, because classic sonic isn't it. ( also because the level design is better and actually difficult ) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Chaos Control Freak said:

Modern and Classic's stages both look good

No they don't. Modern Sonic levels so far are little more them empty hallway simulators. And Classic Sonic levels so far are far worse then they were in Generations. Much more flat land masses and extra automated to a Dimps degree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.