So this was supposed to be Sonics 3D debut?

I'm sure as hell glad that this didn't come out and that they did wait for Sonic Adventure. Here, take a look:
 
 

  
There seem to be some interesting concepts there, but overall it just looks like it would play weird. Plus what kind of a name is Sonic Xtreme anyway? What does Giant Bomb think of this game that could have been?
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19 Comments
Posted by InfiniteGeass

I'm sure as hell glad that this didn't come out and that they did wait for Sonic Adventure. Here, take a look:
 
 

  
There seem to be some interesting concepts there, but overall it just looks like it would play weird. Plus what kind of a name is Sonic Xtreme anyway? What does Giant Bomb think of this game that could have been?
Posted by AjayRaz

Sonic Xtreme, as a name is indeed generic. game however looks like, as you said, it has some interesting concepts. looks like it would be overly difficult, however

Posted by thedj93

sonic xtreme was the concept name.

Posted by Blackmoore

This was actually mentioned on last week's Bombcast. Jeff mentioned it during emails I think.

Posted by Coltonio7

That shit hurts my head.

Posted by Skald

I can see the appeal there, but it's hard to judge such an obviously unfinished game.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Blackmoore said:
" This was actually mentioned on last week's Bombcast. Jeff mentioned it during emails I think. "
Yep.
 
At first, it made me think of Mario Galaxy before Mario Galaxy.
Posted by InfiniteGeass
@Blackmoore: 
This is what made me look up for this video actually.
Posted by vidiot

The game was never finished, that video is a work-in-progress.
 
The development of Sonic Xtreme is a scary reminder of the dark side of game development. I strongly recommend reading this article
Excerpt:

Disaster struck in August when Senn’s body, worn out from the nonstop work, couldn't take it anymore.

“I took on far more than was healthy... and after 2 years I became extremely ill... a nurse told me he thought I had 6 months to live, actually. I lost 25 pounds, was sick all the time, had cramps... and still went in to work... all due to too much stress,” says Senn.

Yes, that's right. The development of this game almost killed people -_- 

Recently 1up did a good article on the sheer amount of Sonic games that were canceled in mid-development. There's apparently a ton.
Posted by InfiniteGeass
@vidiot: 
Dude, that is some dark shit.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

Wow. There is a reason this game was canceled. The video gave me a headache...
Wasn't this leaked onto the internet recently or something weird like that?

Posted by Jeust
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Wow. There is a reason this game was canceled."
It wasn't good enough.
Posted by Jeust
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Wow. There is a reason this game was canceled."
It wasn't good.
Posted by ZanzibarBreeze

It is unfinished, but it feels very slow to me. Or, I should say that it looks very slow. Too slow. "No Way? No Way!"

Posted by carlthenimrod

Awh! Muh brain!

Posted by Video_Game_King
@ArbitraryWater: 
 
A beta, yea, but it's nothing like this. And my opinion is that while I want the game simply for closure, after having played Christmas NiGHTS, I know why they didn't bother putting a 3D Sonic on the Saturn. (Obviously, Jam doesn't count, since that was just an extra portion.)
Edited by Frederik

Looks awesome, in a headache inducing kinda way... 

Edited by Alex_Murphy

That sort of reminds me of Crash Bandicoot the way it has 3D elements but not full on 3D movement. Oh wait, it does get more 3D towards the end but it still has the fish eye lens thing going on.

Posted by Coombs

OMG 
I think I just had a seizure.....