A Sonic RPG from Bioware---wait...WHAT!?!

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Postby Arcade » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:06 pm

BlazeHedgehog wrote:
Anon wrote:I suppose that Luigi (and Waluigi by vague association) would count as well, but yeah, I think that's about it. Even if there are any more, they'd be limited to one game, so it's not really worth mentioning.


Don't forget Boshi from Super Mario RPG.


And Metal Mario, appears in the Smash bross series…does it count?
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Postby Plorpus III » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:19 pm

No, that's just Mario with the metal cap, isn't it?
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Postby Yami CJMErl » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:34 pm

Pretty much.
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Postby Frieza2000 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:59 am

In SSB1 you fight a metal Mario and Luigi where it never wears off. That might be what he's thinking of.
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Postby gr4yJ4Y » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:40 pm

You fight them in one of Melee's one-player modes too.
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Postby Brazillian Cara » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:04 pm

Also, he/it appeared in some Tetris spin-off (Dr. Mario 64) and one of the golf games as an unlockable character.
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Postby Plorpus III » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:48 pm

Yeah, but it's still Mario. Think of it like Super Sonic being a seperate character in Sonic Shuffle. (I think he is, at least.)
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Postby PSMad » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:09 pm

No Sonic RPG love at E3? What a disappointment. As much as I’m looking forward to Sonic Rush Adventure I’m more eager to know more about this game.
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Postby Isuka » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:14 am

They must be still guessing which RPG style is more aggravating for a Sonic game.
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Postby Arcade » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:42 pm

Like a slow rpg? Or using a Final Fantasy style of engine? I can’t wait to be disappointed!
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Postby Esrever » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:14 pm

Of course it wasn't at e3! They only just started working on it! :)
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Postby Ngangbius » Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:23 pm

Leipzig Gaming Conference or TGS teaser then?

Believe!
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Postby b_boult » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:56 pm

http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/07/qa- ... -spea.html

A new interview, pretty much full of the same questions and answers as you'd expect at this stage. However, there's a few lines in this one that make me feel a bit more confident, the wording of this segment in particular:

We plan on taking those core Sonic elements that fans love about games and incorporating them into a brand new adventure that will feature the best of both worlds: all the fast-paced action of Sonic, plus a deep and engaging storyline that will keep players on the edge of their seats. By staying true to those Sonic elements that fans are already familiar with, and injecting our own unique BioWare flavor, we plan to make that transition as smooth and exciting as possible.


Also, this sentence gives me a little more hope too:

people don’t tend to spend quite as many hours in a row on the DS as they would when playing a BioWare game for console or PC, so gamers can expect the Sonic RPG to not only be fast-paced, but very easy to pick up and play at length or in shorter bursts – whichever they prefer!


I'm not the world's biggest RPG fan, and it kind of implies that this game might not feel quite as slow and difficult to get into as I had worried. Anyway, discuss or don't discuss I guess.
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Postby Cuckooguy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:27 pm

Uh, it still sounds like vague Press Release material to me.
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Postby PSMad » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:22 pm

Despite knowing nothing much about this game it's easily my most eagerly anticipated Sonic game in a while. Actually it’s probably because I don’t know anything about it other than the fact Sonic Team aren’t cobbling it together.
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Postby DackAttac » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:19 pm

Cuckooguy wrote:Uh, it still sounds like vague Press Release material to me.


Kind of an unfair dismissal when it addresses the speed/RPG ratio very thing people have been proclaiming this game dead on arrival over.

Come on, this is Bioware, not Sonic Team. Being overtly pessimistic just makes you look dumb.
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Postby Locit » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:41 am

Any and all information put out about this game right now is basically a furthering of the original press release. It's pointless to report on, because there's, well, nothing to new to talk about. They're just doing what they're paid to do: generate hype by saying nothing. And who can blame them! That doesn't mean we have to talk about it every time the president of Bioware says how much he and his team love Sonic in a new yet oddly familiar interview.

And they haven't really addressed the speed/RPG ratio. They've said they are addressing the speed/RPG ratio, which is not the same thing as actually addressing it.
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Postby DackAttac » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:18 pm

Locit wrote:And they haven't really addressed the speed/RPG ratio. They've said they are addressing the speed/RPG ratio, which is not the same thing as actually addressing it.


True, but it's at least better than skirting the issue.
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Postby Yami CJMErl » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:31 pm

I figured this was important enough to warrant a bump--I just got the newest issue of Nintendo Power (Jan. 2008), and the "Next Issue" page shows the cover story as being "exclusive new info" about none other than the mysterious Sonic RPG.

In other words, we'll be FINALLY seeing some actual news about this game in about a month--possibly even less, if the news goes the way of the NiGHTS 2 stuff and is leaked ahead of time (which it probably will be).

I'll try and get up a picture of the page (for proof) later today.
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Postby DackAttac » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:35 pm

Looking back, I'm kind of shocked a media-less game has generated seven pages of discussion.

Of course, that's more like two and a half in non-GHZ-pages.

Really, though, mysterious is the way to put it. When I saw this topic at the top of the list, I was fully expecting that EA had axed this title in the merger shufflings.
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Postby Yami CJMErl » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:14 am

Hasn't BioWare stated that the game wouldn't be affected by the merger already?
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Postby DackAttac » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:35 pm

Probably. Logic has little bearing on my thought process.
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Postby Isuka » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:33 pm

Since this is a DS project, it does have some promise of good sales, doesn't it?
That's most probably the reason for not cancelling the game... and also they've probably settled a contract with SEGA already for this, too.
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Re: A Sonic RPG from Bioware---wait...WHAT!?!

Postby DBurraki » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:58 pm

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226943

I'm sure this has probably been posted somewhere else on the forum, but whatever.
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Re: A Sonic RPG from Bioware---wait...WHAT!?!

Postby The Ghost Of Ember » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:57 pm

DackAttac wrote:I've always been curious on the etymology on Rule 34. Are there any rules 1 through 33?


I believe it comes from 4chan, and yes, I do believe there is, and more. Most of them are nonsense though. It might be interesting to search out who first established rule 34, but that would require searching through 4chan, and I value what's left of my sanity.
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