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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1890 on: September 16, 2022, 12:20:51 am »
Learn about the creation of Sonic Team’s new animated logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBiXYBt3jKU

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Fans of the Saturn and Dreamcast eras fondly recall lovely little animated logos with sound effects as they started up games like NiGHTS into Dreams and Sonic Adventure.
But starting with Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Team’s logo was simply a static image on a black background.
Even big name titles like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic Unleashed opted for a plain static logo, often being upstaged by a cute animated logo for the Hedgehog Engine.
But after the success of ...

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/09/15/learn-about-the-creation-of-sonic-teams-new-animated-logo/

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1891 on: September 16, 2022, 01:58:42 am »
Super Smash Bros Director, Masahiro Sakurai, is impressed with Sonic Frontiers after playing it in TGS 2022



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"I was thinking of buying it since I can play Sonic in a new way, but now I will definitely buy it.
Thank you."

Sources :
https://twitter.com/SEGA_OFFICIAL/status/1570253603251818496
https://twitter.com/OnTheDownLoTho/status/1570255947368484866

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1892 on: September 16, 2022, 06:15:10 am »
Or second playthrough? Like new game plus is using Super Sonic?
We still don't know yet. Nothing's been confirmed.
I do like the idea of a special mode unlocked just for Super Sonic. Maybe an Extra Hard mode but Super Sonic is exclusively available for it.
If it's a remake then it'd probably handled by third party.
Sonic Team's resources are already busy and focusing on making new Sonic games.
Third Party developers had better luck making games for Sega other than Sonic. Sonic Mania was the only game that came out great. Origins and Colours Ultimate... not so much. From all the modern games they could remake, they wasted it on a glitchy remake of Colours.
All they care about are money and investment.
Hoping that someday they could sell it again what they bought in a higher price.
Yeah but NFTs are literally nothing. NFTs are only valuble to those that give a damn about them. Other than that they're worthless inside the market.
Did they even reference real cities in the previous movies?
Like New York or Washington D.C.?
I kinda forgot.
Other than San Francisco, Sonic visits other major locations in the world like Paris, Great Wall of China and Giza.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYFaXKhCl4
You'll be busy playing Sonic Frontiers demo to notice those girls anyway if you went there.


That'strue. Gotta prioritize on interactions I can succeed with.
Learn about the creation of Sonic Team’s new animated logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBiXYBt3jKU

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/09/15/learn-about-the-creation-of-sonic-teams-new-animated-logo/
Is that the modern 1-up theme? I suppose it's been repurposed now that 1-ups were made redundant since Forces.

It is pretty cool. I prefer the soft Saturn-Dreamcast era Sonic Team logo myself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VR1icSSgvM
Super Smash Bros Director, Masahiro Sakurai, is impressed with Sonic Frontiers after playing it in TGS 2022



Sources :
https://twitter.com/SEGA_OFFICIAL/status/1570253603251818496
https://twitter.com/OnTheDownLoTho/status/1570255947368484866
I wonder how he feels with all the BotW like elements in the game?

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1893 on: September 18, 2022, 08:57:45 pm »
I do like the idea of a special mode unlocked just for Super Sonic. Maybe an Extra Hard mode but Super Sonic is exclusively available for it.

Hopefully different. If the level and enemies just stay the same, it would be an easy mode with Super Sonic.

Third Party developers had better luck making games for Sega other than Sonic. Sonic Mania was the only game that came out great. Origins and Colours Ultimate... not so much. From all the modern games they could remake, they wasted it on a glitchy remake of Colours.

Not Aliens Colonial Marines though.



This mess is worse than all other bad Sonic games combined.

Other than San Francisco, Sonic visits other major locations in the world like Paris, Great Wall of China and Giza.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmYFaXKhCl4

Yeah, I meant in US, I forgot about San Fransisco, but for China etc, those scenes were memorable.
If San Fransisco could make it then I guess other cities too.

Is that the modern 1-up theme?
I suppose it's been repurposed now that 1-ups were made redundant since Forces.

It is pretty cool. I prefer the soft Saturn-Dreamcast era Sonic Team logo myself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VR1icSSgvM

Yeah, even the classic ones like Origins has ditched 1-ups.
The theme is for star tokens now in Origins.
To unlock music, movies, and artworks.

wonder how he feels with all the BotW like elements in the game?

I don't think he's the kind that compare one game to other.
What he said it always short.
He's a game director after all, not game reviewer.
If it's good then it's good.

Also Sakurai is one of game director who understands Sonic.
Sonic was always fun to play in Super Smash Bros.
That's why it kinda matters.

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1894 on: September 18, 2022, 09:35:38 pm »
Sonic Speed Simulator - Jet the Hawk!



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◉ New Metal City Race!
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Play here: https://www.roblox.com/games/9049840490/METAL-CITY-Sonic-Speed-Simulator
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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1895 on: September 19, 2022, 12:24:27 am »
Like a Dragon: Ishin! & Sonic Frontiers won the 2022 Future Award









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The Future Award is an award given to popular upcoming games that appeared at Tokyo Game Show.
Japanese publishers would often include this award on their games’ official websites.
It also acts as a sign that the Japanese public is looking forward to those titles the most, as public votes determine the award winners.

Article : https://www.siliconera.com/japan-future-award-2022-winners-include-ffxvi-and-wo-long/

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1896 on: September 19, 2022, 08:49:08 pm »
Rumour: Sonic Frontiers aims for 720p and 30fps on Nintendo Switch



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One of the attendees spoke to one of the SEGA representatives at last week’s Tokyo Game Show to find out what resolution and frame rate we should expect for the upcoming Sonic Frontiers.
The individual was informed that the Nintendo Switch version of Sonic Frontiers aims to be 720p and 30fps on the Switch family of systems.
Those of you with a PlayStation 5 should expect to be able to choose from two options 4K and 30fps or 1080p and 60fps.

Article : https://mynintendonews.com/2022/09/19/rumour-sonic-frontiers-aims-for-720p-and-30fps-on-nintendo-switch/

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1897 on: September 20, 2022, 12:56:44 am »
Super Sonic Will Apparently Be Mandatory For Some Bosses In Sonic Frontiers



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Sonic Frontiers director Morio Kishimoto states, "Normally in Sonic games you'll encounter a boss and you'll fight them as regular, blue Sonic.
In Sonic Frontiers, there will be bosses that blue Sonic can't even scratch.
But if he collects and uses all seven Chaos Emeralds, he can become Super Sonic and then battle those bosses.
Becoming Super Sonic will be the only way to fight them."

Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/09/super-sonic-will-apparently-be-mandatory-for-some-bosses-in-sonic-frontiers

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1898 on: September 20, 2022, 07:21:44 am »
Hopefully different. If the level and enemies just stay the same, it would be an easy mode with Super Sonic.
By the looks of it, it looks like Super Sonic will serve a role similar to a Trance or Limit Break for Sonic. I imagine collecting the emeralds to unlock Super Sonic will still be a thing but that would probably take up half the game than  most of it.
Not Aliens Colonial Marines though.



This mess is worse than all other bad Sonic games combined.
Really? I guess Sega has had hard luck licking the right third party developers. Not like they can complain if they can't be bothered to make their own games.
Yeah, I meant in US, I forgot about San Fransisco, but for China etc, those scenes were memorable.
If San Fransisco could make it then I guess other cities too.
Oh for sure. In Sonic's second movie, Sonic tries to get his "Blue Justice" reputation as a hero in Seattle.
Yeah, even the classic ones like Origins has ditched 1-ups.
The theme is for star tokens now in Origins.
To unlock music, movies, and artworks.
I don't mind lives being made redundant but I really think Sonic Team should repurpose 1-ups in Sonic games than just ditching them along with lives.

In Sonic Forces, while the game has infinite lives in penalizes your overall score whenever you die. I would keep 1-ups in the game and make them grant bonus points to your overall score of equal value to penalized points whenever you die. That way 1-ups can still be used without the need of a life system.
I don't think he's the kind that compare one game to other.
What he said it always short.
He's a game director after all, not game reviewer.
If it's good then it's good.

Also Sakurai is one of game director who understands Sonic.
Sonic was always fun to play in Super Smash Bros.
That's why it kinda matters.


True. He probably regards Frontiers a sort of tribute to Breath of the WIld. And Nintendo likes it when Sega kisses the ring.
Sonic Speed Simulator - Jet the Hawk!



Play here: https://www.roblox.com/games/9049840490/METAL-CITY-Sonic-Speed-Simulator
I already finished it. Even found a way to freely explore the course without the Extreme Gear racing which made collecting parts very easy.
Like a Dragon: Ishin! & Sonic Frontiers won the 2022 Future Award









Article : https://www.siliconera.com/japan-future-award-2022-winners-include-ffxvi-and-wo-long/
Congrats for the both of them!
Super Sonic Will Apparently Be Mandatory For Some Bosses In Sonic Frontiers



Article : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/09/super-sonic-will-apparently-be-mandatory-for-some-bosses-in-sonic-frontiers

This is why I believe unlocking Super Sonic will be a mid-story thing than a side-story thing.

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1899 on: September 20, 2022, 10:01:02 pm »
By the looks of it, it looks like Super Sonic will serve a role similar to a Trance or Limit Break for Sonic. I imagine collecting the emeralds to unlock Super Sonic will still be a thing but that would probably take up half the game than  most of it.

As long as we don't have to play som mini games that has different gameplay to get emeralds.
I really hate Sonic 3, Sonic CD, and Sonic Mania bonus games' gameplay that I never bothered to collect the emeralds.

Really? I guess Sega has had hard luck licking the right third party developers. Not like they can complain if they can't be bothered to make their own games.

Not just new games, ports too.
Ports usually aren't handled by SEGA themselves.
For example, Steam port of console games.
Sonic Forces, Yakuza 0, and Valkyria Chronicles 4's ports to PC were handled by HARDLight and there were no problems at all.

I don't mind lives being made redundant but I really think Sonic Team should repurpose 1-ups in Sonic games than just ditching them along with lives.

In Sonic Forces, while the game has infinite lives in penalizes your overall score whenever you die. I would keep 1-ups in the game and make them grant bonus points to your overall score of equal value to penalized points whenever you die. That way 1-ups can still be used without the need of a life system.

It worked well indeed for achieving S in every Sonic Forces' levels.
Frontiers has open zone though, would the scoring system be available?

True. He probably regards Frontiers a sort of tribute to Breath of the WIld. And Nintendo likes it when Sega kisses the ring.

It's kinda like you're treating Sakurai as Shigeru Miyamoto.
Although he developed games for Nintendo, Masahiro Sakurai is not a Nintendo Employee.
Sakurai also isn't the maker or developer of Breath of the Wild, he had no obligation to compare Sonic to it.
If he want to compare Sonic, it would fit most to Kirby since he's the creator of Kirby.
Sakurai talked a lot about non Nintendo games too, for example he praises Horizon Zero Dawn too.



I already finished it. Even found a way to freely explore the course without the Extreme Gear racing which made collecting parts very easy.

Man, that was fast.


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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1900 on: September 20, 2022, 10:07:19 pm »
Sonic Prime releases this winter to Netflix – watch the new teaser trailer now!

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

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The trailer itself shows Sonic racing Shadow while causing Big the Cat to fall over. Poor Big.
Also teased is Doctor Eggman in a new mech and the show’s plot of reality being shattered.
It’s all very “Into the Spider-Verse” of them, but still cool.

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1901 on: September 21, 2022, 12:06:54 am »
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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1902 on: September 21, 2022, 04:45:46 pm »
As long as we don't have to play som mini games that has different gameplay to get emeralds.
I really hate Sonic 3, Sonic CD, and Sonic Mania bonus games' gameplay that I never bothered to collect the emeralds.
I don't mind bonus stages, I just hate Sonic 3 Special Stages and Blue Sphere. I'd rather it be pinball or Sonic Mania Special Stages or hell even Sonic 1 Special Stages.
Not just new games, ports too.
Ports usually aren't handled by SEGA themselves.
For example, Steam port of console games.
Sonic Forces, Yakuza 0, and Valkyria Chronicles 4's ports to PC were handled by HARDLight and there were no problems at all.
Can't say the same for most of the Dreamcast ports.

It worked well indeed for achieving S in every Sonic Forces' levels.
Frontiers has open zone though, would the scoring system be available?
I dunno. They already have Skill Points so why need regular points in general? And I doubt the game will use 1-ups let alone lives.
It's kinda like you're treating Sakurai as Shigeru Miyamoto.
Although he developed games for Nintendo, Masahiro Sakurai is not a Nintendo Employee.
Sakurai also isn't the maker or developer of Breath of the Wild, he had no obligation to compare Sonic to it.
If he want to compare Sonic, it would fit most to Kirby since he's the creator of Kirby.
Sakurai talked a lot about non Nintendo games too, for example he praises Horizon Zero Dawn too.

I'm not comparing Sakurai to Shigeru Miyamoto. Just feels like as long as Nintendo plays by sega's rules then Nintendo will let Sega have a longer leash.
Man, that was fast.


it is. Told you Speed Sim had it's flaws that I often exploit. Heck Metal Madness had an exploit that allowed me to freely explore the course and they fixed it but not before I took my time collecting them purple things.

Same with Metal City. I chose Big the Cat avatar and wondered around the city while raced whizz past me. I must had been quite the sight.

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1903 on: September 22, 2022, 12:21:33 am »
I don't mind bonus stages, I just hate Sonic 3 Special Stages and Blue Sphere. I'd rather it be pinball or Sonic Mania Special Stages or hell even Sonic 1 Special Stages.

Blue spheres made my head dizzy. I can't really stand it.



Can't say the same for most of the Dreamcast ports.


This one?



I thought they're working just fine.
On console at least.

I dunno. They already have Skill Points so why need regular points in general? And I doubt the game will use 1-ups let alone lives.

May be there are other unlockable things other than

I'm not comparing Sakurai to Shigeru Miyamoto. Just feels like as long as Nintendo plays by sega's rules then Nintendo will let Sega have a longer leash.

SEGA isn't just Sonic. Yakuza, maimai, Total War, Chunithm, Football Manager, PSO2, and Judgment are things that Nintendo wouldn't be able to catch up.

it is. Told you Speed Sim had it's flaws that I often exploit. Heck Metal Madness had an exploit that allowed me to freely explore the course and they fixed it but not before I took my time collecting them purple things.

Same with Metal City. I chose Big the Cat avatar and wondered around the city while raced whizz past me. I must had been quite the sight.

I see. I guess my kids and may be most of who played it never found that exploit.

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Re: Sonic The Hedgehog - A Little Ball of Energy in an Extremely Handsome Package
« Reply #1904 on: September 22, 2022, 12:45:05 am »