Is sega trying to kill Sonic?

#1 Posted by Grady (163 posts) -

Really?  Sonic and the Dark Knight?  Who here is going to the funeral.  Oh wait, that already happened after Shadow the Hedgehog.

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#2 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -

not with sonic unleashed

#3 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

He's been dead

Unless sonic unleashed is good

#4 Posted by psychomode (784 posts) -

Sonic Unleashed looks awesome, and I have pretty high hopes for the DS RPG too.

#5 Posted by sdodd02 (722 posts) -
BlackWaterCO said:
"He's been dead

Unless sonic unleashed is good"
I agree, he's been dead for a while...
#6 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

Sonic WildFire wasn't that bad. I actually liked the concept a lot.  I think that Sonic is just doing better on the Wii/DS then any other consoles.
I think that Sega just needs to release a new 2D sonic game on XBLA/PSN like Nintendo is doing with Wario World.  Making a classic game, usually built for old systems or handhelds and upping the resolution and length of the game like crazy.

#7 Posted by Nobility (295 posts) -

He's alive?

#8 Posted by Iffy350 (224 posts) -

I thought sonic was already dead. They have had more than five animated tv series for sonic the hedgehog and they all pretty much failed.

#9 Posted by phatkav (304 posts) -

Well I think this is it. They are coming with a normal Sonic 3D game (Sonic Unleashed), an RPG Sonic game (the one one the DS), and... a game where Sonic plays with Swords. 

Let's predict people, which game will suck more.

#10 Posted by ParanoidFreak (1461 posts) -

 Sonic has been going downhill since the second game.

#11 Posted by KiLL3r (100 posts) -

He's been dead a while now,  another crappy sonic game to his resume.

#12 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

That's not a hedgehog. Get serious.

#13 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

the sonic the hedgehog series ACTUALLY has its very own forum! You could discuss this there! How about that?!

#14 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

until sonic goes back to its 2D roots its not gonna be good.

#15 Edited by Blueblur1 (344 posts) -
Iffy350 said:
"I thought sonic was already dead. They have had more than five animated tv series for sonic the hedgehog and they all pretty much failed.
"
There's been 3 different animated series not 5. And the most recent one, Sonic X, has been very popular and even spawned a comic book series. Check your facts before you decide to start posting.
#16 Posted by roylink (132 posts) -

Well I heard that Sonic & The Dark Knight will be in that same style as Sonic & The Secret Rings. So I have hope that this game will be a frustrating but ok experance. 

#17 Posted by Locke (330 posts) -

Sonic's been dead for a while.

#18 Edited by wolfcoyote (7 posts) -

I don't know if I can take another Sonic game - I mean back in the mid-1990s he was the reason that I flunked out of college (I'm almost finished with Paralegal Studies now with a 3.9 GPA).  You wouldn't believe how happy I was to purchase a used copy of Sonic CD for $35.00 USD or finally own all of the Sonic the Hedgehog cartridges for Genesis.  I even remember finally tracking down a 32X to play Knuckles Chaotix but not finding the game and being CRUSHED.

Now whenever I hear about a new Sonic game being developed my first impulse is to cringe at the thought.  The Game Boy Advance Sonic games were only half-decent (just hold right and jump occasionally) but the addition of needless gimmicks in the console Sonic games after 2001 has turned old-school Sonic fans away.  I was hoping that Sonic Unleashed would break the mediocrity streak, but fighting as a hulking hedgehog by night?  Oooookkkkaayyyyyy...

#19 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -
Blueblur1 said:
There's been 3 different animated series not 5. And the most recent one, Sonic X, has been very popular
"
Yo shut up :|
#20 Edited by MSG (188 posts) -

Is it just me or are developers using the Wii as a dumping ground for all their absolutely insane franchise spin-offs?  First the Castlevania fighting, I'm sorry not fighting, 3d action versus game, now, Sonic's waggle-tastic midieval romp.  What's next, a Wii-exclusive Metal Gear mini-game compilation?

#21 Posted by Iffy350 (224 posts) -

Sorry. I just put a random number. I didn't even bother to count because frankly two tv series is way too many.

#22 Posted by Philanthropy (142 posts) -

Oh lord knight sonic.

#23 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

Oh I get it, Lord of the Rings.

#24 Posted by despa1r_fact0r (5 posts) -

I loved Sonic and the Secret Rings and I wanted a sequel, and that what we have with Sonic and the Black Knight

#25 Posted by roylink (132 posts) -
I_smell said:
"Blueblur1 said:
There's been 3 different animated series not 5. And the most recent one, Sonic X, has been very popular
"
Yo shut up :|
"

If you think  Sonic fans are that picky, Whit untill someone mentions voice actors. 
#26 Edited by Kentro (12 posts) -

look grady, The possible fact is that Shadow The Hedgehog is what caused SEGA to uprise. The only thing that the F****ed up on was "Sonic Mega Collection". I mean, they should have not brought back sonic by reliving the sucky graphics and pixel art animation. And, the other thing the screwed up on was "Sonic Unleashed". Listen fans, you might think its the best action/ adventure game ever. But for the truth, Its storyline, and cause and effect motion was all downhill for when sonic actually went into space (without a space suit, nor any tails the fox helping him in the beggining.) Then he turns into a werehog, from all his "supersonicness" powers being drained. And when the F**** did dark giaia come in?! What happend to Chaos?! And i thought eggman was taking over the world, NOT BLOW IT THE F**** UP!!!
#27 Posted by Delta_Ass (3282 posts) -

I'm still waiting for the Sonic FPS. They haven't made one of those yet!

#28 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

sega isnt trying to kill sonic, they HAVE killed sonic, you know its pathetic when Dimps makes better sonic games then Sonic Team xD
#29 Posted by Kentro (12 posts) -
@Shindiggah said:
"sega isnt trying to kill sonic, they HAVE killed sonic, you know its pathetic when Dimps makes better sonic games then Sonic Team xD "

Dimps? Isnint that like a company or something?
#30 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -
@Kentro said:
"@Shindiggah said:
"sega isnt trying to kill sonic, they HAVE killed sonic, you know its pathetic when Dimps makes better sonic games then Sonic Team xD "
Dimps? Isnint that like a company or something? "
they are the ones that made sonic advance1-3 and Sonic Rush/Rush Adventure on GBA and DS (respectivly.)
#31 Posted by Djstyles92 (953 posts) -

fuck sonic...he doesnt exist to me

#32 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

Man this is some HELLA old post - bumpin' in here.

#33 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -
@Kentro said:
"The only thing that the F****ed up on was "Sonic Mega Collection". I mean, they should have not brought back sonic by reliving the sucky graphics and pixel art animation. "
The Genesis trilogy, Sonic CD, and even Knuckles Chaotix represented the visual pinnacle of the series. The art direction featured in these games is miles better than anything from the Saturn era and beyond, and it all holds up today.
#34 Posted by Kentro (12 posts) -
@CoolDrMoney said:
" @Kentro said:
"The only thing that the F****ed up on was "Sonic Mega Collection". I mean, they should have not brought back sonic by reliving the sucky graphics and pixel art animation. "
The Genesis trilogy, Sonic CD, and even Knuckles Chaotix represented the visual pinnacle of the series. The art direction featured in these games is miles better than anything from the Saturn era and beyond, and it all holds up today. "

Well basiclly they were in the back ages, so you really cant blame them. Im sure it was good back then
#35 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -
@CoolDrMoney said:
" @Kentro said:
"The only thing that the F****ed up on was "Sonic Mega Collection". I mean, they should have not brought back sonic by reliving the sucky graphics and pixel art animation. "
The Genesis trilogy, Sonic CD, and even Knuckles Chaotix represented the visual pinnacle of the series. The art direction featured in these games is miles better than anything from the Saturn era and beyond, and it all holds up today. "
Agree. But I think I'm one of the only people out there who loved the art direction of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (the "more attitude!" version of Sonic. I just loved the quality of the animation) just as much, if not more than, Sonic 1 and 2's version of the blue hedgehog. The anime style that the game has taken on isn't nearly as good. It just serves to make it feel even more like a kid's game.
 
But the biggest flaw to any modern Sonic game, especially the modern 2D ones on handheld platforms, is the level design.
#36 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

Sonic and The Dark Knight? 
 

I hope Bats will get him.   
#37 Posted by Novyx (479 posts) -

Anyone look at the time lapse? Why is this revived?

#38 Posted by Kentro (12 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" @CoolDrMoney said:
" @Kentro said:
"The only thing that the F****ed up on was "Sonic Mega Collection". I mean, they should have not brought back sonic by reliving the sucky graphics and pixel art animation. "
The Genesis trilogy, Sonic CD, and even Knuckles Chaotix represented the visual pinnacle of the series. The art direction featured in these games is miles better than anything from the Saturn era and beyond, and it all holds up today. "
Agree. But I think I'm one of the only people out there who loved the art direction of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (the "more attitude!" version of Sonic. I just loved the quality of the animation) just as much, if not more than, Sonic 1 and 2's version of the blue hedgehog. The anime style that the game has taken on isn't nearly as good. It just serves to make it feel even more like a kid's game.  But the biggest flaw to any modern Sonic game, especially the modern 2D ones on handheld platforms, is the level design. "

Well the game and actions is just a little tedious to me. Im not saying i dont like the 1st 3 sonics. Im kinda like a 3D kind of guy. But i must admit, the sonic 1,2, & 3 were great games.
#39 Posted by Kentro (12 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
"Sonic and The Dark Knight? 
 
I hope Bats will get him.
"


 
 
 
 
 
 
Its Sonic And The BLACK Knight.

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