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Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 144905

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

You're right. I stand corrected. :)

I figured Oil Ocean from this shot, with the factories and oil pumps:
http://www.psnfans.com/wp-content/uploa ... ode-21.jpg
by (...)
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 144905

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

Just saw the screenshots. - Full 3D, no anti-aliasing, pre-baked radiosity lighting...this is the Generations engine. I guess that explains why there's no Wii version, since Generations didn't come out for the Wii either. God knows how they'll get that to fit on the mobile platforms though. - No won...
by (...)
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012
Replies: 211
Views: 144905

Re: Sonic 4 Episode 2 Not to Come until 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaH3UwkeKaQ&feature=related Apparently Sega have listened to a lot of the complaints about Episode I. According to Ken there will be a brand new graphics engine, a brand new physics engine, and the "unrolling" has been fixed. Hopefully Sonic won't have the acceleratio...
by (...)
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1018006

Re: Sonic Generations

Didn't Sega's post-launch strategy get leaked with the first demo, and the only DLC was a Casino Night pinball table? I hope I'm wrong. I want more levels.
by (...)
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1018006

Re: Sonic Generations

Just played it up to the end credits. This game is brilliant. IMO it's easily the best of the 3D era, and probably one of the best of the whole series (Gamesradar reckon it's the best one since Sonic 2, and I kind of agree). I liked: - The art style: It's gorgeous. It's like the devs played the fan ...
by (...)
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1018006

Re: Sonic Generations

Anyone played the new demo yet? They seemed to have fixed a lot since the last demo. Classic Sonic is bigger on-screen, and his jump feels less analogue, and the game now has anti-aliasing. Modern still allows players to boost all the way to the finish, but there are a lot of alternate routes for ex...
by (...)
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1018006

Re: Sonic Generations

http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=157338 this is a nice looking anniversary toy but my god, is this a hybrid of modern and classic? If so, is it a hint as to what we're to expect by the end of this game? Some kind of universes merging deal where we're left with the best of both worlds? If th...
by (...)
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 256871

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

The Wii Sonic Colours is significantly better than the DS edition. Agreed. I'm surprised no one else has picked up on this yet, but the DS version has all the physics/momentum features of Sonic 4 (like if you do a running jump and let go of the d-pad). It is better than Rush though, as there are le...
by (...)
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 256871

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

I hear the jap version of Sonic 06 has no trace of crystal mouthless hedgehogs or princesses giving tongue. With the localisation point, I was referring to dialogue rather than plot points. Shadow with guns or Elise making out with a dead rodent notwithstanding, I doubt the original scripts ever fe...
by (...)
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Well, guys, a new Iizuaka interview has surfaced that practically punches you in the balls and proves the man hasn't even played the classic three Sonic games. Uh, wasn't he creative director on the third one?? Anyway, as for my thoughts on the whole physics thing, Destructoid summed it up pretty w...
by (...)
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 256871

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

And from what I can tell, SEGA's (or perhaps just Sonic Team's) big flaw is internal product testing and quality control. It might never have even occurred to them that writing was an issue. Also, localisation. It's basically the JRPG syndrome. When a Japanese dev team (Sega) makes a game in Japane...
by (...)
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 256871

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

Sonic swimming is really... ehh. Sonic can swim?? I knew he had that infinite double-jump underwater in the Wii version, but it wasn't really controllable enough to call swimming. Anyway, I finished the Wii version yesterday. To an extent, I take back what I said about the level design. It's mostly...
by (...)
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: Super Sonic Galaxy
Replies: 1064
Views: 256871

Re: Super Sonic Galaxy

Bought the Wii version this morning. Been playing it all day. - Long story short, it's Sonic Unleashed with all the corners rounded off and all the crap bits taken out. - Each zone has five acts and one boss fight. - The gameplay is mostly 2D. Like, 80% of each level is 2D. - As with Unleashed, the ...
by (...)
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Also, GamesRadar's review (this one has a shot of the world map): http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episode-i/review/sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episode-1-review/a-20101008112650143032/g-20090909115153197035 It looks like the console build is a lot different from the iPhone version. 1up a...
by (...)
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

How can you agree with a score without having even played the game? Sorry, I wrote that wrong. I meant that I think the iPhone version should have got an 8/10 score. At the time of writing, I assumed the phone and console versions were identical (apart from the two level changes), hence the compari...
by (...)
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Also, GamesRadar's review (this one has a shot of the world map):
http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/sonic-the ... 5153197035

It looks like the console build is a lot different from the iPhone version.
by (...)
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

So do we have more impressions of this game, or are most people waiting for the console versions? Destructoid and IGN have reviews up: http://www.destructoid.com/review-sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episode-1-iphone--185959.phtml#ext http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/112/1126734p1.html Destructoid's analy...
by (...)
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Played it some more... - That minecart stage wasn't bad at all. I could imagine it being annoying on Xbox, but with tilt controls it works. I beat the level in less than 2 minutes and didn't get stuck on anything. - The pinball level in Casino Street act 2 is horrible. It's like the Collision Chaos ...
by (...)
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Just played it for a few minutes on iPhone... - It only cost £6. - I'm only about two acts in, and I know my opinion is immediately invalid because I'm a fanboy, but it was actually fun to play. - The level layout is a step up from Rush/Advance. You don't have to memorise the level design just to no...
by (...)
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Levels that are designed specifically to make using the character's abilities annoying doesn't sound like a good thing to me.
If you just hold right and run really fast, you'll eventually run into something and die. That's how side-scrolling games are supposed to work.
by (...)
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

I'm with Rob-Bert on this one. I just saw HALF THE GAME and it looks fun. I was cautiously optimistic before, now I'm actually looking forward to it. - The gameplay looks good. They did actually stick with the momentum-based gameplay after all, and managed to balance it with the speed. You do get th...
by (...)
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

Can't wait until (...) starts defending this.
Sorry to disappoint. All the tunes were taken down before I could hear them.
by (...)
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

The guy who posted it on Retro didn't really cite any sources. It doesn't look like he was the one who leaked it, but if the game is currently being tested on Microsoft's PartnerNET, it wouldn't be too hard to extract assets
It's not on PartnerNet anymore. I looked a couple of weeks ago.
by (...)
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010
Replies: 1905
Views: 289504

Re: All-new 2D Sonic rolling out in 2010

...I thought this was supposed to play more like the classic Sonic, and the homing attack is the gimmick. Calling the homing attack a gimmick is kind of harsh. I mean Sonic 2 had the spin dash, 3 had the weapon shields, CD had the "running on the spot" dash, the homing attack is more like those. I ...