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Sonic Mania (Brand New Retro Inspired Sonic Game)

Post by ALK » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:42 am

So after a pretty rough start to their live stream reveal, SEGA revealed its new Sonic game, Sonic Mania.

And it's not only 2D, its also has pixel graphics as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfv0ac7GG8

Pretty interested in this, despite lacking a PS4/XBONE (NX port maybe?).
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Post by TheNewMonkey » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:28 am

Nice! Good to see that Christian whitehead is involved, the guy that remastered S1,2 &CD, hopefully it turns out decent :D
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Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:15 am

2D? The characters don't talk? Only Sonic, Tails and Knuckles?

BLOODY HELL SEGA, YOU FINALLY LISTENED!!!

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Post by sebadude » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:41 am

This looks brilliant, the best news since Sonic Generations!

If this is a big success I wonder if Sega would follow suit with an official console launch of the incredible Streets of Rage Remake? :)

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Post by LAIS » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:54 am

ALK wrote:So after a pretty rough start to their live stream reveal, SEGA revealed its new Sonic game, Sonic Mania.

And it's not only 2D, its also has pixel graphics as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfv0ac7GG8

Pretty interested in this, despite lacking a PS4/XBONE (NX port maybe?).
With the release of the upgraded consoles, 2017 might be a good time to get on board the current gen price wise should you be interested in doing so.

Really excited about this game though, I hope they have mega drive inspired music too with the new levels.

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Post by DPrinny » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:28 am

They seem to forget the Master system games
So no new Jungle stage........
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Post by Sureshot » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:12 am

Wow, looks good! Hopefully the feel and level design are on-par.

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Post by The Beans » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:24 am

Man, the deja vu! :lol:

It's like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 all over again. Everybody getting excited because it's more 2D Sonic etc.

I predict much moan after this new game releases. :lol:
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Post by DPrinny » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:27 am

I like Sonic dash............
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Post by Sel Feena » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:33 pm

The Beans wrote:Man, the deja vu! :lol:

It's like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 all over again. Everybody getting excited because it's more 2D Sonic etc.

I predict much moan after this new game releases. :lol:
Shhh, shhhh. Hush now. Let us have our hedgehog hopes. I want to believe.






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Post by ironmonger » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Looks really good, hopefully it won't be a disappointment like Sonic 4! :?

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Post by theantmeister » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:15 pm

No sign of the dreaded lock on mechanic. I'm hopeful this won't suck.

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Post by ALK » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:19 pm

There was also another Sonic game announced. An 3D game from Sonic Team and the same dev teams as Colours and Generations. It also has modern Sonic teaming up with Classic Sonic again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCh9--2xcKk
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Post by NickThorpe » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:45 pm

The Beans wrote:Man, the deja vu! :lol:

It's like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 all over again. Everybody getting excited because it's more 2D Sonic etc.

I predict much moan after this new game releases. :lol:
This is a different scenario, really. The problems with Sonic 4 were threefold: inauthentic visuals/sound, terrible physics and unwelcome intrusion of modern Sonic mechanics (eg. the homing attack).

Visually, it's plain to see that it looks much more consistent with the original games, and the music that's out there is pretty good (and rather reminiscent of Sonic CD). The game is running in the engine that powered the mobile remakes of Sonic 1, 2 and CD, which are all very accurate to the original physics. Not sure about the drop dash as a new mechanic, but that's a minor quibble at this point.

What remains to be seen is how the level design holds up. Still, Sonic Mania has already avoided many of Sonic 4's problems.
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Post by ALK » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:55 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:2D? The characters don't talk? Only Sonic, Tails and Knuckles?

BLOODY HELL SEGA, YOU FINALLY LISTENED!!!

:D
Till of course they start offering Sonic's many pals as DLC no doubt. They have to be well aware of the zillions of Sonic 1 mods with Play As "Insert Character Here". :lol:
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ALK wrote:So after a pretty rough start to their live stream reveal, SEGA revealed its new Sonic game, Sonic Mania.

And it's not only 2D, its also has pixel graphics as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfv0ac7GG8

Pretty interested in this, despite lacking a PS4/XBONE (NX port maybe?).
With the release of the upgraded consoles, 2017 might be a good time to get on board the current gen price wise should you be interested in doing so.

Really excited about this game though, I hope they have mega drive inspired music too with the new levels.
It's in the plans but expenses always get in the way. @_@ As well as the NX, I've got a duo of Pokemon titles and a mini NES to worry about in November, and that's before Xmas gets pretty money consuming....
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