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Old 02-06-2014, 10:13 AM
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Talking SEGA reveals Sonic Boom (Wii U/3DS) + TV Show

http://nintendoeverything.com/sega-t...vent-tomorrow/



?2014 will mark a renaissance for Sonic the Hedgehog,? a press invitation from SEGA reads. The company will be hosting an event tomorrow so that announcements and future plans for Sonic can be shared.

Based on the art above Sonic Boom will be one of the highlights of the press gathering. A logical assumption would be that a game or two will be appearing as well.
Old 02-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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Who's the character that is totally not Knuckles with a mohawk?
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surprised people aren't talking about this more

it's been an interesting day for the sonic series, to say the least
Old 02-07-2014, 02:31 AM
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A trailer:



...Well first off, I like Dr. Eggman's design for the show, despite being less egg-shaped and more top-heavy then in the games. Second of all... what's with all the bandages? ESPECIALLY on his shoes, wouldn't they get torn up or something? Also...



THERE'S GOING TO BE A GAME BASED ON THIS?! I mean, I think this is the first time a Sonic show was directly tied into a video game; I'm not sure about Sonic Spinball, but Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was Puyo Puyo with an Adventure of Sonic the Hedgehog skin. Aside from that, NONE of the Sonic shows did were ever mentioned, acknowledged, or tied into the games in any way. This is especially weird, considering this show is a Western production, apparently not being made in-house by Sega of Japan or anything. It'll definitely be fascinating to see this unfold...

As for the game itself... The characters' in-game models look weird... The game otherwise looks pretty sweet.

Oh, and full shots of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy:



Buff Knuckles just doesn't look right... And again with the bandages!
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:38 AM
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Hesitant about the game. Character models are pretty gross. Game itself reminds me of Heroes in several ways (which I think is a game that had potential, but made a LOT of mistakes and ended up being extremely monotonous).

TV show clip was fun. Writing seems to be very similar to the games from Colors and on, which has generally been pretty good. I'll probably end up checking it out. Seems like it'll pretty easily become the best Sonic show yet.

New designs aren't bad. Still not used to huge Knuckles and Sonic's legs are kinda awkwardly long, but Amy and Tails's designs are pretty sweet.
Old 02-07-2014, 02:48 AM
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So this is all strictly western, huh. Japan isn't even getting the games.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:39 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH KNUCKLES

What's up with the bandages? Especially the ones around the shoes?
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After 8 years, the other characters finally get their individual gameplay styles again. I could get used to Knuckles' design, and I especially love the new clothes for Amy and Tails in the concept art, but the in-game models are kind of...ew. Maybe it's just the lighting, but it looks like they also screwed with the muzzle color for Knuckles, Amy, and Sonic by making the color brighter than it should be.

I really hope the show gets released on Netflix. We had to cut the cable last year and our antenna TV isn't doing us any favors...
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:28 AM
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:30 AM
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As long as Knuckles raps again, can we truly dismiss this game?

Bring back the rap I say.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:41 AM
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Not gonna lie. I saw the game trailer and once the dubstep started playing, I couldn't stop laughing and barely paid attention to the trailer. Because I was tired and the site I saw it on wasn't a reputable source, I honestly thought it was just a well made parody.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:55 AM
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I think the designs are ok. Bandages. I know there's mixed feelings about Knuckles but I like that he actually looks different from the hedgehogs now.

Is Sonic Boom coming to the PS4/ONE? Or is it a Nintendo exclusive?
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I think the designs are ok. Bandages. I know there's mixed feelings about Knuckles but I like that he actually looks different from the hedgehogs now.

Is Sonic Boom coming to the PS4/ONE? Or is it a Nintendo exclusive?
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:16 AM
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I hope these guys dont make it onto smash bros looking like that lol
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Talking Sonic Boom for Wii U/3DS

http://www.sonicstadium.org/2014/02/...wii-u-and-3ds/
A prequel to the new TV show.
This is NOT a reboot, but a separate continuity to the main canon.
Old 02-07-2014, 05:46 PM
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IMHO it looks mediocre.
Old 02-07-2014, 06:45 PM
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I think it will be better than Lost World and I may even buy it but that Knuckles design is killing me.

It is strange how SEGA decided to release another Nintendo exclusive Sonic game after the pretty bad sales of the previews one.
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It is strange how SEGA decided to release another Nintendo exclusive Sonic game after the pretty bad sales of the previews one.
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/02/07...december-31st/
Old 02-07-2014, 07:52 PM
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Dubstep, hipster Sonic and meathead Knuckles.....

Sorry to be so negative, but those new character designs are so bad that I feel like they just killed my childhood. And after how bad Lost World was, I'm pretty sure I will never buy a Sonic game again.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:23 PM
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"Killed my childhood"
No need for hyperbole
The designs aren't the best (Although beefy knuckles is hilarious)
But the gameplay looks interesting and is finally reintroducing multiple characters on consoles since Sonic Adventure 2 (Sonic Heroes, all the characters were essentially the same, Sonic Generations, 2 sonics)
As long as the gameplay is decent and soundtrack is better than Lost World, I'm all in.
Especially since this isn't a replacement for the Sonic franchise and is rather a side game.
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I was king of hoping Sega's 3rd exclusive title would be from another franchise (e.g. Shinobi, Sega Rally), but at least the gameplay looks promising. If it has local co-op where you and another player can play at the same time, it will be interesting to see how it squares up to SM3DW.
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Insert Knuckles on steroids comment here.

Also, I want to see lots of bondage with all of the bandages going on.
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^ It was always said to be three Sonic games, not three SEGA games.

I think it looks and sounds great. The CEO and co-founder of Big Red Button was the very first employee at Naughty Dog and worked on Crash Bandicoot 1/2/3/Racing, Jak and Daxter 1/2/3/X, Daxter, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Many team members worked on the Ratchet and Clank series.

As for Sanzaru, who is developing the 3DS version, they recently made Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita.

Very hopeful that this will turn out good.
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they just killed my childhood
Oh my f***ing god, would people stop using that? Your childhood is not a living being, therefore it can't be killed. Your childhood already went by and it's never going to come back, so stop saying that everything new that is related to something that happened in your childhood is "killing it".
It's also dumb to cry and moan about a character re-design and doom the game to all hell because of it.

On topic: I think the game looks great, and I'm glad we can finally play as Sonic's friends again, who have been absent since 2006 (The Storybook series multiplayer and mini game collections don't count). So yeah, about freaking time.

I want to see footage, or at the very least a few screenshots, of the 3DS version, just to see how it differs from the Wii U version.
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It is strange how SEGA decided to release another Nintendo exclusive Sonic game after the pretty bad sales of the previews one.
I should have bought Lost Worlds (I enjoyed the demo) instead of the first 3DS one (I can't remember its name), which I didn't get into at all.
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I think it would be much better if they made this game with the old character designs.
As many people have already mentioned, the gameplay looks promising... The new models are just a bit off. Not all of them, I like new Amy and Tails. Sonic is just meh... I guess they didn't wanna mess a lot with the most important and well-known character and face the rage of the fans. The one character that saw the biggest change is Knuckles and it makes me wanna puke...****in steroids...
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It's not terrible, but the gameplay teaser shown so far shows some beacon of hope for the game. As a long time Sonic fan, I may just buy it if the price is right. I just hope the 3DS port will look good. I just can't see myself owning a Wii U.
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Here knuckles if you guys wanted to see
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I think it looks and sounds great. The CEO and co-founder of Big Red Button was the very first employee at Naughty Dog and worked on Crash Bandicoot 1/2/3/Racing, Jak and Daxter 1/2/3/X, Daxter, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Many team members worked on the Ratchet and Clank series.

As for Sanzaru, who is developing the 3DS version, they recently made Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita.

Very hopeful that this will turn out good.
That's good to hear!

I thought Sonic: Lost World was okay but it was definitely B-tier.

Sonic Boom looks a lot better gameplay-wise.
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That's good to hear!

I thought Sonic: Lost World was okay but it was definitely B-tier.

Sonic Boom looks a lot better gameplay-wise.
Never mind.

This game was rushed to market and all the potential that it had got flushed down the toilet.

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There's a free Sonic Boom theme up for download on the 3DS if ya really want it.
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There's a free Sonic Boom theme up for download on the 3DS if ya really want it.
It's a shame the first free theme(that isn't a recolor) is of sonic boom lol, but I'll take a free theme.

EDIT: Nvmd the theme is bizarrely fast paced for menu music and scrolling to a different screen makes a really annoying "womp womp womp womp" noise. I'll just revert back to default blue and pretend this theme doesn't exist lol.
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It's a shame the first free theme(that isn't a recolor) is of sonic boom lol, but I'll take a free theme.

EDIT: Nvmd the theme is bizarrely fast paced for menu music and scrolling to a different screen makes a really annoying "womp womp womp womp" noise. I'll just revert back to default blue and pretend this theme doesn't exist lol.
You know a game's bad when even the theme is poorly designed.
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A good portion of the Big Red Button team left during the last months of development, so it definitely shows they weren't very confident in the project. This is seriously one of the ugliest games I've seen on the Wii U.

Regarding the terrible writing, the way Shadow is portrayed in this game is hilarious.

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This was an event match in Brawl.
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The first 6 minutes of this episode is a literal frame by frame analysis on the first cut-scene of the game. There are a lot of bizarre animation bugs so I think it's worth watching up to there(the rest of the episode is just normal game grumps).
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