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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: December 30, 2011 (04:19 AM)
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I'm pretty sure Sonic Colors already filled that role. It did for me, anyway. Such a great Sonic game. I'll try Sonic Generations soon, since I downloaded it during a Steam sale, but frankly I have a hard time imagining another Sonic game coming along that nails everything the way Colors did. If Sonic 4 manages to do that in a second episode... great! I don't expect it, though.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: December 30, 2011 (07:35 AM)
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Yeah, Sonic Colors actually gave me hope for the series because it turned out impressively well for a modern Sonic title, followed by Sonic Generations. If there are still people out there moaning about wanting a good new Sonic title, then I don't know what to say, there's already two out (I'll even extend that by saying Sonic Heroes and Sonic Unleashed weren't bad games, either). I think some people are still just clingling on way too hard on how bad Sonic 06 turned out. That was years ago and only one game.

As for Episode 2, I'm having my doubts about it. Episode 1 displayed that, Dimps and whoever were in charge of making decisions for the game, were good at devolving the franchise. And with the only "big" news of Episode 2 that the team can give us is of Tails and Metal Sonic making appearances, that's meh-ish at best. I'll try th demo when it eventually comes out, though. Hopefully it'll be more than lame remixes of past levels this time.


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: December 30, 2011 (12:28 PM)
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Actually, they've announced that "Episode 2" is going to use a new physics engine, and they're going to make some minor adjustments in response to fan critiques of the first episode. (e.g. Sonic will no longer unfurl from ball form when rolling up a slope.)

I hope they nail it this time, but until a satisfactory demo is released, I'll remain cautiously optimistic.


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Author: Roto13 (Mod)
Posted: December 30, 2011 (01:16 PM)
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I dunno how I feel about changing the physics engine between episodes. The physics weren't perfect in the first episode, but they worked. I think different episodes in a "season" should have a similar feel.


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: December 30, 2011 (01:25 PM)
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The physics in "Episode 1" were terrible. The purpose of that game was to recreate the feel of the classic Sonic games. In those games, you could build momentum. In "Sonic 4", you couldn't. That's inexcusable. If you ask me, Sega should just pretend "Episode 1" didn't happen and move on with a clean slate.


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Author: Roto13 (Mod)
Posted: December 30, 2011 (01:50 PM)
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They were terrible if you think they're supposed to be like the Genesis games. They're perfectly fine if you accept Sonic 4 as its own unique game. And pretend it doesn't have a number in it.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 31, 2011 (06:25 AM)
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Wasn't the entire point of Sonic 4 to recapture the magic of the earlier titles? A big deal was made about how the series was going back to its roots. A little hard to do that when it can't even capture the same feeling of speed.

I'm playing Generations now. I bregrudingly love it.


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Author: Roto13 (Mod)
Posted: December 31, 2011 (09:01 AM)
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That's what the announcement hype said, but it was a pretty clear lie. Anyone still looking forward to it feeling like Sonic 1-3 after watching the first gameplay trailer has only himself to blame if they were let down by the final product.

The game is what it is. It's not a proper Sonic 4. It was never going to be a proper Sonic 4. I don't think that has to be such a terrible thing.


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