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Sonic Mania

Postby retrolinkx » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:34 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxmtYdEWVzo

That's right, sonic is back to his roots and next year we get a new console version of the Sonic in a 2D platformer. I'm hyped because it's what we've wanted for such a long time, and it looks great.

So, thoughts anyone? If there is one thing about this trailer I don't like, it's that there's not really a lot of info about the game except that it's old school Sonic. In one respect, that's great, in another, I'd like a little more info if there's any out there.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Gaon » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:56 am

Time to add that game in the "PS4 games to buy" list

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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Dr. Roivas » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:01 am

yknow im not usually the kinda guy who gets sucked into nostalgia that easily but damn son this looks rly good
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Postby Ivogoji » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:46 am

Despite more activity in the Sonic section being the thing I harp on

I actually don't have much to say about any of this.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby BlackLuigi7 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:35 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ8EedQJk7Y

We got some gameplay up in here now.
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Postby chaoadventures » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:08 pm

Looks really good. Sonic seems to move like a mix between Sonic CD and 3. And they some how managed to make an overused boss actually different. It's fantastic.

Now make Project 2017 play like Adventure and have Chao.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Jeffery Mewtamer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:27 pm

Here's hoping they learned from the mistakes that were made with Sonic 4..
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Postby BriefCasey795 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:10 pm

Remind me what made Sonic 4 Mediocre? I seem to be out of the loop on that.

Also, we got one of the tracks from the game already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsoQ0A- ... e=youtu.be

Sounds really funky.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby BlackLuigi7 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:51 pm

BriefCasey795 wrote:Remind me what made Sonic 4 Mediocre? I seem to be out of the loop on that.

IIRC, a lot of people said Sonic 4: Episode 1 was pretty okay, but said episode 2 was pretty sub-par.

I personally didn't like it because Sonic felt kinda clunky to me. All the 3D versions of 2D platformers get that pretty wrong. The only times I've played a 2D to 3D platformer that works are NSMB DS, and Sonic Rush. So I didn't get that far into the game to see any glaring problems.

My friend tells me the game doesn't fix a lot of the problems the original 3 sonics have, and actually accentuates a couple with puzzles that grind the action to a halt unexpectedly.
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Postby Lamby » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:36 pm

you have that backwards

episode one was mediocre garbage with homogeneous stage design

two was a step in a better direction that is average but still needed work

that said i'm pretty excite about this for two reasons, looks like a fun side game to the 2017 project and the whiny gamer community will chill for another few months about their decline of gaming delusions!! but i wanna play because as long as playing something retro doesn't feel like the 90s i had enough of 20 years ago i'm a golden girl
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Jeffery Mewtamer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:57 pm

I haven't actually played Sonic 4, but I remember it being hyped to hell and back and then not living up to the hype. If I remember correctly, only 2K6 suffered a worse case of the hype train crashing and burning.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby SwifterTheDragon » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:40 pm

SEGA's listening to fans!
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ANYWAYS, during the stream SEGA recorded a sound effect of the crowd replicating the SEGA sound effect in the classics, and it's apparently gonna be added in the game. Anyone wanna find it b4 me?

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Postby chaoadventures » Tue May 30, 2017 5:45 pm

It's coming out on August 15th.

Based on the new trailer, there's going to be animated cutscenes too.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Lamby » Tue May 30, 2017 7:36 pm

sup loves

i preordered physical months ago; this ***** is ready
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Rajikaru » Tue May 30, 2017 8:27 pm

Oh my god.

The animation is so sweet and beautiful and yet so true to the original Sonic. It honestly fills me with childlike glee. The old simple Sonic sketch is so adorable and a great homage to original Sonic, I always love seeing the little sketches of him taken from various concept arts and instruction manuals back in the early 90's.

The fact that Sega finally caved in and let people who know what the fanbase of the franchise wants make their own game and have control over it makes me so happy. Sonic Mania is the first time in, what, 22 years? That almost anybody that's a Sonic fan can be excited about.

EDIT: Apparently Tyson Hesse is the animator of the trailer.

Holy ****. That explains so much. Tyson is an insanely talented animator/illustrator and illustrated a lot of classic Sonic stuff, including classic Sonic stylized comics.

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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Pratzelwurm » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:19 am

I sure hope we get to see more animation like the trailer; I love Hesse's take on the designs, and the motion is so fluid!

I'm so pumped for this game, man. I'm such a stickler for well-made pixel art, and not to mention some good ol' fashion high-speed platforming (which I'm terrible at but I STILL ENJOY IT FOR SOME REASON).

I also hope that when the game comes out I have money to buy it lol. Maybe it'll go on sale in December, as games tend to do.
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Re: Sonic Mania

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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Mamkute » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:38 am

So very hyped, and I don't even have any means to play it yet!

I am also sad, because I moved out of my college apartment where my roommate and I occasionally played through Sonic 2, 3, & Knuckles, and I will only play it by myself.


This is the game most encouraging me to get a Switch or a PS4.
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Postby Sable » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:14 pm

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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby chaoadventures » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:00 am

10/10. First game I played on the Switch, no regrets.

As it stands, this is my 2nd favorite game behind S3&K.

The bumper spider boss is my favorite so far.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby Sable » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:49 pm

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i love this game so much

EDIT: if you use debug mode + level select to fight egg reverie as knuckles you get this

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Re: Sonic Mania

Postby chaoadventures » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:49 am

just a heads up

the pc version has denuvo drm that only lets you play it online right now so pc users can keep suffering the consequences of having a pc for even more time

no seriously everyone hates this

everyone

there's a chance it'll be removed, but who knows
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