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There's a playable demo of Frontiers at Summer Game Fest (Level SPOILERS ahead)


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So there's an actual physical venue for this Summer Game Fest thing... and Frontiers does indeed have a presence there.
 


What could it be? Well... It does indeed appear to be a playable demo!


There's a video showing the game floor here where those 2 pics are from, but it doesn't show anything other than the title screen. But it does seem to indicate that there will be some hands on previews in the next day or two.
 

 

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Time to hear what other people have to say about the game. Super interested to see if there’s a general consensus that it’s good, or if there’ll be some mixed thoughts on it 

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12 minutes ago, KHCast said:

Time to hear what other people have to say about the game. Super interested to see if there’s a general consensus that it’s good, or if there’ll be some mixed thoughts on it 

I hope this demo has the first cutscenes

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5 minutes ago, expansivelovestories said:

if not a trailer, i think there will be a few other publications' own hands-on videos or screenshots!!

I wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet. In the video Badnik linked, the security (or someone) told the person recording to stop. While we might get impressions, there's a high likely hood we won't get footage or screenshots, which is unfortunate.

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I am not pessimistic here, but maybe there is no video recording where the Sonic Frontiers booth is at because Sega did not want anyone recording footage for this game, so they had to respect their wishes and make it so other games can't be recorded as well. *Insert trollface here*

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It looks like people who play Frontiers' demo are under NDA and the impressions of the demo are going to be public at a later date. Don't expect hands on impressions today.

 

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I guess we shouldn't have doubted Geoff after all. If I had known there would demos at the event--well frankly I didn't even realize SGF was going to be a physical event at all, but I digress--I would have figured this is what he meant about Sonic being at SGF, lol.

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3 hours ago, PSI Wind said:

I guess the IGN exclusive deal is making it so others cant record footage or post impressions

That sort of makes sense but do we have word on if even IGN is allowed to record footage of this demo?

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33 minutes ago, SolidSonicTH said:

APPARENTLY the "cyberspace" levels just reuse fricking Generations assets and do nothing unique on their own?

How do you know this?

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5 hours ago, Celestia said:

That sort of makes sense but do we have word on if even IGN is allowed to record footage of this demo?

Well, iirc the guy writing for the month did record his own footage when they let him play for 4 hours but he could not use 

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If the cyberspace stages were nostalgia levels, re-using assets from Generations and Forces to ease the workload and provide variety, I'd be okay with that, definitely better than them all looking like Game Land or BotW Shrines, but they'd HAVE to have just as many "new" nostalgia locations to balance out the ones we've seen and done before.  Like, sure fine, send us through Green Hill, Chemical Plant, Sky Sanctuary and Death Egg again if you must, but there better be 4 new remakes to balance them out etc.

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7 hours ago, SolidSonicTH said:

Some dude named "Zippo" who is apparently a terrible rumor mill but this one seems to have some validity.

Here's a clip that looks a lot like modern Sky Sanctuary: https://mobile.twitter.com/the_marmolade/status/1535420154473074688

has zippo ever been right about anything that wasn't already publicly known beforehand?

also if it really is Sky Sanctuary then i'm guessing there's also the possibility that it's somehow related to the story since Frontiers Prologue suggests that Angel Island is involved

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I mean, reused assets aren’t really anything new.

If the entire level design was basically ripped from Generations then that would be a less inspired choice of course (although I personally would still be happy to have them available to me in this manner).

Something I’m more keen to find out more about is the Open Zone islands. They say the singular levels are set in Cyberspace… but it seems to me that the entire game is designed as a product of Sonic being trapped in Cyberspace. With that in mind, if there are more open zone islands to explore - who’s to say that the islands will stick with only the realism style but have slightly different themes?

It would be far more interesting if the art design changed between subsequent islands, so we have areas that look more retro, generations or Lost World inspired (Think how Mario Odyssey handled the concept).

That would really put this game on the map for me. 

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