Alright, lets say that you get chosen to make a Sonic game. How would make that game?
How would you make a Sonic game?
"No they couldn't."How do you know? The Sonic games that come out today are crap. No matter what you say. I know its about opinion but they have stuff in them that are so unnecessary. Sonic does not need a sword. He doesn't need to turn into a werewolf. People are begging for a new 2D sonic but the guys over at SEGA don't give a shit.
"Al3xand3r said:"No they couldn't."How do you know? The Sonic games that come out today are crap. No matter what you say. I know its about opinion but they have stuff in them that are so unnecessary. Sonic does not need a sword. He doesn't need to turn into a werewolf. People are begging for a new 2D sonic but the guys over at SEGA don't give a shit."
FIrst of all who exactly is begging for a 2D Sonic game? Secondly, there are some on the DS that have come out in the last couple of years. Last of all, if anything Sonic didn't turn into a big enough of a werewolf. Could you imagine how great it could have been had Sonic just been a bigger werewolf? The answer: very great.
I refer you to this quote,
"CAPS LOCK, GO!It's so true, and so funny.
SONIC DOES NOT WIELD A SWORD.
SONIC DOES NOT TURN INTO A WEREWOLF.
SONIC DOES NOT SHOOT GUNS AT SHIT.
SONIC DOES NOT EMBARK ON MINIGAME SHITQUESTS BY TALKING TO NPCS.
SONIC RUNS FAST AND COLLECTS RINGS AND BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF EGGMAN
....Really, how hard is it?"
I'd make it a sequel to Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The storyline would be that Sonic, and every character in the sonic universe has been imprisoned by L.O.G. due to their suckyness. Banjo & Kazooie think he's done a terrible thing and embark on a mission to get enough jiggies to save them. The gameplay would be faithfull to the original N&B. At the very end, when they have enough jiggies, they're about to rescue all the sonic characters, when L.O.G. brutally murders them all, using a troop of chainsaw wielding maniacs.
And sonic & co are dead forever. And you didn't have to play another sucky sonic game to see them die. Perfect.
It's simple...I'd make a 2D game in HD. There is no need for complication. I would just take the time to create and bunch of great levels and possibly add a level creator so people could create and share their own levels. There would be plenty of other things to do in a new game, but those are the basics for me.
Would also like to note people use Black Knight's IGN review as the excuse to say ALL recent Sonic games are crap. If you trust that reviewer, then you should agree in that Secret Rings was a decent game and could be great with simple improvements to the formula rather than denounce everything that's been done in recent years.
I checked and he scored Unleashed even better actually (7.2) so what I said above, apply it to that also. So which is it, do people trust Matt or just jump @ his last review because they happen to agree (without playing the game)?
2 rules that would basically make the games good again :
1. Slow Sonic down. Compare to the Genesis games to how fast he moves in Unleashed. He moves about 10 times faster than he ever used to. I know he's supposed to be fast, and it's fun to go fast, but even looking down a level like a road you can clear hundreds of feet in less than a second. Imagine racing through GTA4's cities at 2000mph?
2. No extra crap whatsoever. Only Sonic levels you run through, one after another. No cutscenes, no other characters, no hub world, no quicktime boss battles, NOTHING ELSE.
The problem with point 2 is people expect 10+ hour games these days, the old SNES/Genesis standard of games that can be beaten in an hour or two is not possible to sell these days, even as a downloaded game. Games used to take longer because when you made mistakes you were set back a lot. This is also not possible to do anymore. People complained about Bionic Commando Rearmed and that game had infinite continues! Really only something like Mega Man 9 compares (but that game's difficulty isn't well enough designed).
Just do what they did on the genesis/megadrive/whatever, but prettier. Get rid of any human character that isn't Robotnik. Go back to calling Eggman Robotnik while you're at it.
If they can't do that then they should just put the old fellow down, save for (maybe) cross over appearances in Mario games. I didn't mind Mario and Sonic at the Olympics or him being in Smash Bros.
A platformer with both Mario and Sonic would be nice, but I'd be content to just let Sonic become a character in the various Mario spinoffs. Golf, Mario Party, Tennis, whatever.
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