Sonic The Hedgehog 4

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  1. MAMA

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    Wow, they have ears afterall!

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    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6216991.html

    http://kotaku.com/5355153/sonic-returns-in-new-2d-hd-game

    Want.
     
  2. Slave

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    *cries*

    Although :D

    I love how they say "is that critical first step that brings Sonic back to his 2D roots". I mean, I can understand having to build UP to 3D, but surely you don't need to move back to 2D step by step. You just DO it.
     
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    http://www.needlemouse.com/

    This actually does seem like the best Sonic-related news since the initial leaks of Sonic Unleashed so whilst I am eager to see, I'm furthermore just waiting to see them cock it up.
     
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    I know I shouldnt get my hopes up, but... :toyah::toyah::toyah:

    I wonder if this will be a full retail release or an XBL/PSN release? I can't imagine it going to Wii, it being HD, but then again..
     
  5. Lee

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    I always wondered why they didn't keep Sonic with 2D gameplay but 3D graphics. It could be like Little Big Planet on speed.
     
  6. Slave

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    For Sonic to go online-only would be a massive move, but then Sega have previously said that they will use the werehog engine in another game, which makes me think they might have a full retail release for something closer to Sonic Unleashed planned.

    There was an interview with the Sega brand manager posted at Gamespot which makes for fairly interesting reading related to how they view the series:

    What is interesting/frustrating is how they seem unable to accept ANY criticism of the 3D iterations. The only game the guy really picks out as a fail was Sonic Chaos, although the core series is the one picked out as the highlight, so at least they know where it's at with the series.

    I have to say, they don't seem particularly ENTHUSIASTIC about essentially undoing a good ten years of work on the series. It basically implies that it's all the fanboys fault for not moving on.
     
  7. MAMA

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    Just give me Sonic & Knuckles 2 and I can die happy.
     
  8. Slave

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    A game with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Robotnik would do me.

    Looks like the "supporting" characters will be back though.
     
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    Hopefully they're back in the same capacity as Sonic Unleashed (ie: you don't play as them, they're just there as part of the, erm, "story).

    Unlike the 3D titles, this is going to sink or swim the franchise in my eyes; if they fuck this up then there is no hope.
     
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    That is the risk I suppose. I mean clearly, it won't be the end of the franchise because there really seems to be no quality control on some of the crap that gets released under the brand.

    But from a fanboy/core gamer point of view, yes, Sonic's legacy really is the one thing that keeps people from not writing the series off. If they can't make this iteration work out, then you have to say "they can't do 3D, they can't do 2D...what can they do next?"
     
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    I want ROBOTNIK, not EGGMAN
     
  12. Lee

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    Aren't they pretty much the same thing!?
     
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    But one is called Dr Robotnik. THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE CHANGED IT
     
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    The worst game he could come up with was Sonic Chaos?

    No wonder the series is shit
     
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    I liked Sonic Chaos (i think) ... and his only basis for criticism was that it was 8-Bit for an 8-Bit system!

    What about bullshit like Sonic Drift?
     
  16. Slave

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    I know :D Though I suppose remembering the names of EVERY game they "didn't quite nail" would be a big ask.
     
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    I know, that pisses me off too. Oh and get Sonic off Earth and kick his ass back to Mobius where it belongs.
     
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    Or Sega All Stars Racing... coming soon!

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    ....at least it looks pretty.
     
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    I'm glad you agree.

    It's like having Santa Claus and suddenly starting to call him Xmasman
     
  20. Slave

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    Eggman has always been his name in Japan though. Not that they can't localise it a bit, but Robotnik's back-story (ie. the Dr. Ovi Kintobor origin) is a very European thing and doesn't fit into the current games at ALL.
     
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    But... that would be pretty awesome :p

    Anyhow, Sega have started a countdown on their blog.. in a pretty strange manner that was probably designed to piss people off as much as possible. Classic Sega.

    http://blogs.sega.com/sonic/2010/01/11/project-needlemouse-character-countdown-day-1/

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    ..I'm going to go out on a titanium limb encased with reinforced concrete and say that Sonic will be the last one left.
     
  22. Slave

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    Sega really had better not fuck this up. I think they're really going for the BIG re-launch
    this year.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Just hurry the fuck up Sega.
     
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    I had this rather WORRYING thought earlier that they could re-imagine the whole series and go for the female market with Amy as the lead character. But if this isn't heading to the Wii that would make little sense.

    I'm suddenly wary that Shadow The Hedgehog could be a possibility.
     
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    Oh I see they're counting down to reveal playable characters. No Tails and Knuckles though...
     
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    *rocks back and forth covering ears*
     
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    Yep. And I only noticed the exclusion of Tails and Knuckles when you mentioned it... hah! I'm sure they'll be in the game in some capacity, even if they aren't playable.

    FYI Needlemouse was Sonics name before they settled on Sonic :eyes:
     
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    I'd like Tails and Knuckles to be playable if they're going to be included...the only way I can really imagine the "hardcore" fans being happy at their exclusion is if the series went right back to its roots and had Sonic as the only playable character.

    I'm not writing a game off before we have any SOLID information on it, but if they're trying to reluanch the series (which it seems they are as they're re-opening a Sonic The Hedgehog ride at Alton Towers in a few months) then to include anyone else above Tails and Knuckles would NOT fill me with confidence.
     
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    So it's CONFIRMED that Sonic will be the ONLY playable character. Plus some concept art of an enemy, funnily enough one that has been around since the ORIGINAL game. This is SO going to be a HD re-make of 'Sonic The Hedgehog'...

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    Isn't that one if those cunts from the Metropolis zone?

    A Sonic RIDE? :o
     
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    FUCKS SAKE.
     
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    Oh isn't that just that pinball ride that has the inordinately long queues?
     
  34. Slave

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    Yes, it's just being re-themed.

    It's all just a good sign though that they are REALLY pushing to relaunch the series - we get a collection of the first four games for the DS in a few months too.

    I can't help but get excited. I've been waiting for this for SO long.
     
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    Yay!! Old Sonic games on yet another format but I'm still well up for it. ESSENTIAL
     
  36. MAMA

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    Yep, looks smiliar.

    I'm glad the Badniks are back, the straight-up robots they introduced to the game in '06 are aesthetically dull.
     
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    *excite*

    I dont know why I'm excited about another port of the Sonic games on the DS though :D I JUST AM. Mid-March it's looking like
     
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    So, Mario is better than Sonic then?
     
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    Oh no he di'int!
     
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