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One Classy Bloke
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Post by One Classy Bloke »

...I've been playing with this knowledge for a good week now. But now i finally dare to say.

Final character list
- Sonic
- Tails
- Knuckles
- Jet
- Wave
- Storm
- Amy
- Eggman
- Cream
- Rouge
- Shadow
- NiGHTS
- Aiai
- Ulala
- E-10000g
- E-10000r

The Chaotix don't even appear during the cutscenes. Speaking of which, the cutscenes in this are some of the best we've had. The whole game, in terms of story, is not intended to be serious. It's all very refreshing for a series bogged down by Shadow (who has no appearance in the cutscenes either) and other general seriousness.

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Post by Gaz »

Seems odd there's no Chaotix yet they include 3 non-Sonic characters. Still, I know I'm probably in the minority but I think I'd prefer NiGHTS, AiAi and Ulala to the Chaotix anyway. 2 new robot characters? Wouldn't 1 be enough?

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Post by Ngangbius »

SegaSonic wrote:Screw you son! Ulala is a lawsuit.
One Classy Bloke wrote:...I've been playing with this knowledge for a good week now. But now i finally dare to say.

Final character list
- Sonic
- Tails
- Knuckles
- Jet
- Wave
- Storm
- Amy
- Eggman
- Cream
- Rouge
- Shadow
- NiGHTS
- Aiai
- Ulala
- E-10000g
- E-10000r

The Chaotix don't even appear during the cutscenes.
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And Gaz, I guess I'm part of that minority that prefers Aiai, Ulala, and NiGHTS to the Chaotix to be in this title.

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Post by One Classy Bloke »

I'm actually not certain about the two robot characters being secret characters. But i am sure about the rest.

As for Ulala, doesn't Sonic Team have creative control over the Space Channel series since that merger between them and UGA media?

There are more details i could unleash on you guys, but i'm hungover, so fuck you.

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SPILL, BITCH

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I sincerely hope that NiGHTS doesn't use an airboard.

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Kishi wrote:I'm digging Eggman's outfit. But since when was Shadow "created in the likeness of Sonic"? In the context of the story, I mean.
I think they're going to gloss over the "intricancies" of Shadow from now on. No point in drudging up that mess again.

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Frieza2000 wrote:I sincerely hope that NiGHTS doesn't use an airboard.
He can be an airboard!

No Chaotix? oh well, Atleast the Legendary Nights will grace this game..Hopefully without a board!! Anyways! Im glad his in.

And Eggman too!

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I am crying because there is no Big. No secret character option of him?! I cry.
~Neo

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Post by Kishi »

Considering the inclusion of Nights et al. and the nature of the genre it's reasonable to predict that this game will be rife with cameos, even if they're not in the form of playable characters.

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Post by James McGeachie »

No Metal Sonic either then? I don't really mind, I was happy with the character selection as soon as I knew Eggman was playable, but it's odd that they're offering random generic robot characters over choices that would've appealed more to fans.

Of course it's not like any of this will matter unless the game turns out to be good.

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Yeah, I want to see mighty adn chaotix and Amigo, too! Also, Gamma ver.2, CHaos and darkchao <3

Or something like that.

This game doesn't sound too shabby, actually. The selection of characters isn't horrible, though I find Aiai and Ulala to be odd choices. Still, it'd be cool to hear Ulala making commentary and dancing or something. SPAAAACE CHANNEL 5!

Gimmicky as it is, I'm intrigued by the Exxxtreme Gear aspect of the game. It's made me realize that the boards allow for customization that wouldn't be available in a Sonic game without gimmicks. I also like the idea of the various modes, especially Mission Mode. It, and the talk of differences between s/f/p, give the impression of expansive tracks, which allow for exploration, and is generally a good thing. Tracks themselves look good too, especially Eggman's factory.

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Post by Gaz »

There's some new gameplay videos at GameSpot.

Unfortunately, the game seems to have a very annoying commentator. Let's hope you can switch it off.

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Post by James McGeachie »

LOOK AT TAILS RIDE THAT TURBULENCE!

I'm not sure if I like the look of this much now, there's far too much fucking motion blur and the gameplay looks extremely irritating to control.

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Okay. I'd go so far as to say that the constant dialogue from your fellow teammates in SH didn't bother me for the most part, but that commentator is not going to work. -50 respek points :(

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Post by Dash »

In case anyone missed it, here's a Riders advert featuring Uekawa's art.


Besides the announcer girl though, Riders seems to be shaping up nicely. Team Babylon's designs look to have come together really well too. So long as they stay Punk baddies(No Anti-Hero bullshit), I'm okay with them.

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Commentator is only active in the story mode.

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Post by Dash »

That's comforting. Wait, no it isn't.


Isn't there an option to turn it off all together?

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Post by One Classy Bloke »

I don't remember it being all that constant anyway, at least not like in Shadow or Heroes.

I heard an interesting rumour now that i think about it. It seems that Sega is releasing a branded set of headphones which are only combatible with Heroes and Shadow. They work like normal headphones, but whenever one of your team mates talks, a spike is shot into your ear. Thanks to the wonderful technologies of Acme Co., this spike only deafens you for the period when the character is talking.

And then i woke up

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DGEZ6UBT

Enjoy

By the way, here's a translation of what their saying:

Sonic: "The EX World Grand Prix, huh? Let's do this!"
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Sonic: "Take a look at this! I'll show you what true speed really is!"
- "vs." -
Jet: "You can't catch up with him! Get outta my way!"
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Jet: "Are you saying the Babylon Rogues aren't capable of stealing some puny emeralds?"
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Tails: "I just need to fine tune a few things then your Extreme Gear will be at 100%."
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Wave: "Well, I never imagined anyone would enter the race with such a piece of junk!"
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Knuckles: "It's you!"
Knuckles: "We'll settle this on the track!"
Storm: "Looking forward to it!"
Storm: "I'll make sure to pay you back for this!"
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Jet: "Heh. So let me get this straight, we just need to collect all these Chaos Emeralds, right? "
Jet: "Sounds easy!"
Eggman: "You really think so, eh?"
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Tails (to wave): "Customized it myself."
Wave: "Hmmm"
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Jet: "Let's finish this, then we'll finally get the treasure of Babylon."
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Amy: "It really looks exciting and fun..." <cuts into next>
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Sonic: <cuts from last> "Well, I don't think he's all talk, you know. " <cuts into next>
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Wave: <cuts from last> "If he's interested in this technology, it must have value." <cuts into next>
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Sonic+Knuckles (But Jets voice): <cuts from last> "Without wings, you might as well kiss the ground and go home!" <cuts into next>
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Sonic: <cuts from last> "Babylon?" <cuts into next>
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Eggman: <cuts from last> "I've heard so much about your infamous group."
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Sonic (CG): "At last, some competition!"

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Post by Gaz »

The Sega America Sonic Riders site has been updated. They've now added the profiles of the 2 robot characters to the site. They simply call them Robo 1 and Robo 2(what great names). They seem like pretty pointless additions to me.

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Who wants to bet money on all the fanartists stealing the Sonic Riders colouring style and wearing it so threadbare you could strain vegetables through it? I wouldn't be surprised after seeing the beating that the Adventure-style colouring took, being plastered onto hideous, misshaped Sonics across the interweb since 2000.

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Post by Professor Machenstein »

Whoa! They are the bastard childern of an Egg-Robo and an Egg-Pawn. I think they were called something else beside Robo 1 and Robo 2 though. One Classy Bloke said they were called "E-10000g" and "E-10000r" in his list of Riders characters.

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j-man wrote:Who wants to bet money on all the fanartists stealing the Sonic Riders colouring style and wearing it so threadbare you could strain vegetables through it? I wouldn't be surprised after seeing the beating that the Adventure-style colouring took, being plastered onto hideous, misshaped Sonics across the interweb since 2000.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Or lack of originality...

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Neo Yi wrote:I am crying because there is no Big. No secret character option of him?! I cry.
~Neo
yes but do you cry

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