Sonic and the Quest for Phallic Compensation

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Spoiler: Sonic is cursed with a human appearance and must defeat the Black Knight to remove it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZRILUDgcHA

Sonic fights for his friends.

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More than anything, I'm shocked they kept this under wraps so long after the leakfest that was Unleashed. Hell, haven't we found out about the last four or five titles from someone noticing a copyright on the logo & title?

And I can't figure out for the life of me why you all bitch about the lame story ideas before there's an inkling of gameplay. They're utterly incapable of doing a story well, their investment in 4Kids should be proof positive of their contentment with awful cutscenes.
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Truth. I may be more apt to call it fair, but it had too many great moments that have yet to be recaptured, so I don't feel good about writing it off as substandard, even if I thought it so at the time, having just come off SA1.

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Green Gibbon! wrote:Image

Hell yeah, I'd play that.
It's about time someone posted some decent porn.

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http://blogs.sega.com/sonic/2008/07/21/ ... ck-knight/
SEGA ANNOUNCES SONIC AND THE BLACK KNIGHT

A new addition to the Storybook Series of Sonic Titles

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (July 21, 2008) –SEGA of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Sonic™ and the Black Knight, an all-new Wii-exclusive adventure. Part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, this new title brings Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight. Using the unique Wii control system, this exciting game will take advantage of both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk to offer an interactive experience that any Sonic fans will love.

Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a true hero and the ultimate knight. With a series of missions taking place in stunning Arthurian-inspired locations, Sonic and the Black Knight promises to offer a fast-paced adventure that gamers of all ages will enjoy.

“After the success of Sonic and the Secret Rings we’re delighted to announce a second title in the Storybook Series,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe, “Following Sonic on his way to knighthood will excite players of all ages.”

Sonic and the Black Knight, exclusively for the Wii, will be out in Spring 2009.

So yes, this is part of the series started with Secret Rings, which is a seperate entity from the main Sonic series - more details on the game will be revealed soon. - AAUK

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The only good thing about this is that I usually like medieval settings. Not sure if in a Sonic game though, aside from Kingdom Valley.

Ah well, at least I'll have the US version of the PSP Yggdra Union and well as the upcoming Knights in the Nightmare to play some actually GOOD games featuring knights!
(If you haven't noticed by now, yes, I'm a sucker for Sting's Dept. Heaven series. I've got every console incarnation of Riviera, its two soundtrack releases and YUGBA and its soundtrack thus far. Along with a few Riviera guides and artbooks.)

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Zeta basically called, and I like how the press announcement basically avoids talking about how the game is supposed to play.

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Yeah, I either wanted Sonic in King Arthur's Court or Sonic and the Wizard of Oz. : ) I'm pretty happy with this turn of events.

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Rob-Bert wrote:Zeta basically called, and I like how the press announcement basically avoids talking about how the game is supposed to play.
Well, it says that the nunchuck is involed this time and in Sega of Europe's blurb there will be swordplay action.
Sonic returns to the Wii™ on a wild ride through a storybook world of Arthurian legend in his brand new adventure, Sonic and the Black Knight™. Designed exclusively for the Wii, Sonic and the Black Knight brings a new twist to Sonic gameplay by combining Sonic’s legendary speed with frenetic swordplay action that makes full use of the unique Wii control system.

In this strange, enchanted medieval world, Sonic wields a sword in his effort to save the day. Encountering many friends and foes along the way, Sonic shows them what it takes to be a true hero and the ultimate knight. Master the sword and unravel the mystery behind this intriguing adventure…

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This whole thing sucks and I hate you all.

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I imagine the swordplay will just be a replacement for the "Heart on Fire" techniques from Secret Rings and will just require you to waggle to activate them.

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Why does Sonic needs a sword again?

I originally thought it was just for promotional purposes. :/

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Zeta wrote:Yeah, I either wanted Sonic in King Arthur's Court or Sonic and the Wizard of Oz. : ) I'm pretty happy with this turn of events.
Yeah, it must be a stellar occasion to watch the million pieces the series' credibility was already in be finally smashed into nothing.

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I'M HOPING THIS ENTIRE GAME IS IN FIRST-PERSON TO BRING SONIC BACK TO HIS ROOTS.

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This first game had Sonic with a magic ring that gives him heartburn, and this game has him wielding the Excalibur. If they made it Sonic and the Wizard of Oz, then at least he'd get to wear the Silver Shoes.

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Ngangbius wrote:Why does Sonic needs a sword again?
Because swords are cool. Hence why the main character of basically every JRPG ever made gets to wield one even though I'd much rather play as a mage/wizard/spellcaster and just fuck weapons altogether and instead just nuke the enemies with powerful spells. >:(

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gr4yJ4Y wrote:I'M HOPING THIS ENTIRE GAME IS IN FIRST-PERSON TO BRING SONIC BACK TO HIS ROOTS.
FINALLY SOMEONE WHO AGREES.

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Yeah, it must be a stellar occasion to watch the million pieces the series' credibility was already in be finally smashed into nothing.
Oh, like it's worse than Shadow or WereSonic. :roll:

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The concept of Sonic sword fighting is just as stupid since for 17 years his whole body is a sharp weapon.
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Ngangbius wrote:Why does Sonic needs a sword again?
Because swords are cool. Hence why the main character of basically every JRPG ever made gets to wield one even though I'd much rather play as a mage/wizard/spellcaster and just fuck weapons altogether and instead just nuke the enemies with powerful spells. >:(
The main characters in Suikoden 1, 2, and 5 didn't wield a sword, and neither Mario did in his RPGs. Hell, Sonic doesn't appear too either in his own damn role-playing game.

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Now that I think about, this might an attempt to cash in on the Zelda franchise's success.

I sure do hope that they incorporate complex dungeons with mind-bending puzzles.

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Ngangbius wrote:Why does Sonic needs a sword again?
Simply because the Wii Remote Control can be waved about like a sword, and with rumours of the next Zelda game playing up the sword-fighting they probably want to jump on that band-wagon. The boat stuff in Sonic Rush Adventure seemed like blatant copy-catting of Phantom Hourglass, though I thought they integrated that feature quite well and at least the entire game wasn't built around it.

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This is the post where I say you're all overreacting and this game isn't necessarily bad, or even stupid in its premise.

...I got nothing.

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Details from Nintendo Power. It's ambiguous to if it's on rails this time; "Sonic is controlled with the Control Stick". Knuckles and Shadow are also playable.
the team behind Sonic and the Black Knight is keenly aware of the franchise’s past missteps, and their enthusiasm for doing right by the series is infections
That's what they all say.

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Crazy Penguin wrote:Simply because the Wii Remote Control can be waved about like a sword, and with rumours of the next Zelda game playing up the sword-fighting they probably want to jump on that band-wagon.
So why not use franchises that features actual sword-wielding characters from their company like Wonderboy or the hero from the Oasis games to test this new gimmick?

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-”his sword, a talking blade named Calibur, serves as a mentor”
Oh that's just swell.


But hey, Jun Senoue is composing! Maybe the music will drown it out.

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K2J wrote:Knuckles and Shadow are also playable.
Can't really say I'm suprised that Shadow will be playable. Wasn't he able to use swords in Shadow the Hedgehog?

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