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Edited by Doctor3vi1

first? sonic speed

Edit: drat. closer to tails speed i suppose.

Posted by Crake

Fish ninja

Posted by jukeboxzer0

fish sticks

Posted by kollay

Dat money shot.

Posted by RetroVirus

I think the weirdest this is the 85%! that showed up.

Posted by JoeyRavn

Looks cool. When the PC version is discounted (read: €10 or less), I'll probably grab it. But I can't help thinking of modern Sonic as a sort of Duke Nukem: a decadent figure that tries just too hard to stay "cool". But with less mysoginy.

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Posted by wrathofconn

@JoeyRavn: I think you're mistaking Sonic for Sega as a whole, but yeah. Hopefully PSO 2 doesn't suck!

Edited by Argo15

I agree, i'll buy it at less than 10$

Posted by Mento

The killer whale section of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was fairly notorious, though maybe not as notorious as the human/hedgehog romance or several other unwise decisions that game made. Still, I'm kind of surprised Sega felt the need to replicate any part of that disaster.

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Posted by Hot_Karl

To all the people here who won't buy the game at $10 or more, then nothing will sway you. If you didn't care about Sonic at full price, a price cut won't do anything for you either. Any game seems good at $10 or less. Even Duke Nukem Forever was fun at a $10 cost.

Posted by Swick

Allow me this pleasure... Flee Willy!

Posted by lord_canti

for some reason whenever a game says something along the lines of "infamous bosses" and there all people ive never heard of it my mind goes to that lonely island song throw it on the ground " like this and this and even this"

Posted by Dezzamon

@RetroVirus: It's like they think 85% is a decent score and something to feel good about! (*psst* It is)

Posted by Vigorousjammer

@Mento: aren't you forgetting Sonic Adventure?

Posted by Karandras

It says something about the state of the Sonic franchise that even with a handful of good reviews i'm still deeply suspicious of this game...

Edited by itsjoncharles

@Karandras: A handful? There's a lot more than a handful.

People are looking to be negative. Get over it.

Posted by Eyz

Looking nice^^

I loved that scene in SA1 :)

Good ol' Dreamcast...sigh..

Posted by paulunga

@itsjoncharles said:

@Karandras: A handful? There's a lot more than a handful.

People are looking to be negative. Get over it.

Yeah, this is basically the third game in a row that got progressively better. Even Unleashed was half-good already.

Posted by Karandras

@paulunga said:

@itsjoncharles said:

@Karandras: A handful? There's a lot more than a handful.

People are looking to be negative. Get over it.

Yeah, this is basically the third game in a row that got progressively better. Even Unleashed was half-good already.

The "handful" statement was specifically aimed at the 3DS iteration of this title, sorry, I should have been more clear (I'm generally more hopeful of the handheld Sonic games than the home console releases).

Posted by itsjoncharles

@Karandras: So was I tbh. The 3DS version is not the greatest.

Posted by Humanity

@RetroVirus said:

I think the weirdest this is the 85%! that showed up.

Yah I think they know how Sonic is received so to get an official 85% from the Nintendo Magazine no less is quite an accomplishment.

Posted by Sjupp

I JUST WANT THAT MUSIC

Posted by Jethuty

@Mento said:

The killer whale section of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was fairly notorious, though maybe not as notorious as the human/hedgehog romance or several other unwise decisions that game made. Still, I'm kind of surprised Sega felt the need to replicate any part of that disaster.

notorious? what are you talking about?

tried looking it up on the internet, nothing really came up, please elaborate.

Edited by Ace829

@Jethuty said:

@Mento said:

The killer whale section of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was fairly notorious, though maybe not as notorious as the human/hedgehog romance or several other unwise decisions that game made. Still, I'm kind of surprised Sega felt the need to replicate any part of that disaster.

notorious? what are you talking about?

tried looking it up on the internet, nothing really came up, please elaborate.

I think he's actually talking about the killer whale section from Sonic Adventure. I played the abomination that was Sonic 2006 and don't really remember a killer whale in that.

Posted by Jethuty

@Ace829 said:

@Jethuty said:

@Mento said:

The killer whale section of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was fairly notorious, though maybe not as notorious as the human/hedgehog romance or several other unwise decisions that game made. Still, I'm kind of surprised Sega felt the need to replicate any part of that disaster.

notorious? what are you talking about?

tried looking it up on the internet, nothing really came up, please elaborate.

I think he's actually talking about the killer whale section from Sonic Adventure. I played the abomination that was Sonic 2006 and don't really remember a killer whale in that.

yeah, i know, thats the one im asking about. Anything paticular about that whale section?

Posted by Silver-Streak

Poor Sega, when the best review quote they can put in a trailer is 85%, you know it's a harsh time for them.

Posted by dEFaNkT

SEGA let Sonic have a respectful and peaceful retirement.

Posted by Mento

@Jethuty: Just gave me flashbacks to that insane LP a bunch of goons did. The whale jumping was the first section of that game where you had almost no control over what was going on because of its crazy camera and lack of information about what to press and when, so the dudes playing it died constantly and lost their progress after discovering there was no auto-save. A portent of the horrors to come.

I do recall it being in Sonic Adventure too, though. So maybe it's just a thing they bust out every now and again as a trademark? "They liked it the first time the whale showed up, so let's just put it into every other Sonic game from now on"?

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Posted by FattyLobotnik

@Jethuty: @Ace829 said:

@Jethuty said:

@Mento said:

The killer whale section of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was fairly notorious, though maybe not as notorious as the human/hedgehog romance or several other unwise decisions that game made. Still, I'm kind of surprised Sega felt the need to replicate any part of that disaster.

notorious? what are you talking about?

tried looking it up on the internet, nothing really came up, please elaborate.

I think he's actually talking about the killer whale section from Sonic Adventure. I played the abomination that was Sonic 2006 and don't really remember a killer whale in that.

See for yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EMQEm1nV1s&feature=BFa&list=SPCD0663D3E68BDDE4

Posted by Linkster7

Haven´t I all ready played this game?

Posted by Koobz

I hope in the next Sonic game Big the Cat marries a whale. That would finally validate all my ecchi fan fiction.

Posted by Kato

To me this game looks gorgeous and I wish I had a 3DS. Waiting for that built-in-dual-analog+extended battery model!

Posted by scottygrayskull

So SEGA is happy with an 85% review for the game? No developers are going to get fired or lose any bonuses because of a low Metacritic rating?

Huzzah! Some people aren't idiots!

Posted by AgileNate

I thinking on getting one of the console versions soon.

Posted by jrlyon

@Humanity said:

@RetroVirus said:

I think the weirdest this is the 85%! that showed up.

Yah I think they know how Sonic is received so to get an official 85% from the Nintendo Magazine no less is quite an accomplishment.

It's completely bizarre though, Why even show it? 85% isn't something you scream from the hilltops, there are plenty of organizations that are soft on marks that you can quote. The people who love sonic are going to buy this and 85% isn't going to convince anyone that generally doesn't care about him.

Posted by MeatSim

There a little to proud of that one 85%.