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Edited by fisk0

Sonic in its prime was never better than OK.

There, I said it.

I kinda agree, I got my Mega Drive for Ecco the Dolphin, not Sonic, and that's always been the Sega character I've been more interested in.

Posted by tophernav

Brad is offensively bad during this quicklook.

Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum

Looks as good as Brad's reaction time.

By that I mean it looks bad.

Edited by GrantHeaslip

I feel like I would have been able to take away a lot more from this video is Jeff was playing. The controls and feel are a big deal in a platformer, but I can't figure out to what degree they're actually bad, and to what degree Brad just isn't good at the game and/or isn't putting much effort into learning how it works. Those 3D segments in particular (see the 1-5 circles he needed speed to reach) seem like they're supposed to be played way faster and looser.

I'm not saying this is an amazing game they just don't understand man, but it might not be bad in the way it looked in the QL.

Posted by GunstarRed

My favourite thing about this quick look is the part where Brad says that the racey-fast gameplay is not fun and then goes on to say the honeycomb level is more like he was expecting... so, yknow like the 3D sections in Generations and Colours.

Edited by Teoball

Huh, this looks ok.

Posted by BenderUnit22

Look, I'm not saying this game looks very good, but Brad playing it makes it look extra bad, especially when he keeps making excuses.

Posted by ripelivejam

and mediocre games appearing mediocre are still being blamed on brad's perceived lack of skillz. never change GB...

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

I have no idea why people thought this was going to be great

Edited by Lazyaza

They'll never make a sonic game right. Even when they're not bad they're still not good.

Sonic should never be stopping, he should always be moving at top speed, an entire game of nothing but moving at higher and higher velocities would be amazing. Apparently sega isn't aware of this and so a good sonic game will never exist and never has.

Posted by bunkerbuster05

The deadly six ain't got nothing on the sinister six, son.

I mean, where's the alliteration?

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Posted by Fairbrethees

This looks alright. Seems like you'll have to put some effort in to get the most out of it. I'll still give it a go once I get a wii u

Posted by RobertOrri
@cypher said:

Sonic 2006 could be an interesting Breaking Brad series...

The Mach Speed sections would literally kill him.

Posted by berterbertez

@hef: Dodging things at high speeds?

Posted by Pudge

Good to see that even when they stumbled onto the perfect formula for a modern Sonic game with Generations, they decide to never make that again and instead just create more mediocre garbage. JUST MAKE MORE GENERATIONS. Even if you have to make more of the 3D levels, I never played them anyway.

Posted by PurplePartyRobot

I was about to make a remark about the Sonic game cycle continuing another iteration, but this game looks functionally competent. This has got me thinking that this game is good, but isn't for me.

Posted by TyCobb

I haven't played a Sonic game since the first one on the DreamCast, but I have to admit, if this game was on PC, I probably would have bought it. It looks like a fun ass game to try and speed run.

Got to admit, the music is pretty great.

Agreed.

Nothing will ever beat Spring Yard though.

Posted by ejiehi

:brad also :sonicfans

Posted by smileyforall220

Brad is terrible at this game ha, though annoyingly generally dismisive, and seemingly not caring at all about this quicklook. Should have got someone else to do it, he seems annoyed that he even has to do this.

Posted by smokyexe

I didn't know that it was cool to hate on Sonic like that.

Posted by RetroVirus

That jungle level actually looked fun. Other than that, I am not interested in this game, aside from the music. That's some pretty good music.

Posted by TandooriCactus

This looks like utter utter shite.

Posted by Popogeejo

@brad, you need (well, should when you have some free time) to watch Pokecapn's LP of Sonic 2006. Let others suffer. Since you probably don't though, just watch video... 34 or really any one at random. The game is bad in every possible sense. It's kind of remarkable.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

Every couple years or so I am reminded that there still exist loyal fans to the Sonic franchise.

The ones I've met in person have been really sincere and passionate to the extreme. Like, even the notorious low points in the series have indignant and vocal supporters. The mere fact that there is a conspicuous minority who defend Sonic 06 is probably the prime example, but I remember a guy who was super into all the werehog shit as well, and was comparing the combat to Devil May Cry among other technical character action games. I mean, everyone has opinions, but that sort of thing teeters on the edge of delusion. It's not even rabid fanboyism as I'm familiar with it, it's like this undying devoted FAITH in a character. Talking to that dude, I realized he experienced an intimate, almost ecstatic connection with the universe or something. that I did not share, down to feelings of personal connection to newly announced characters. To them, Sonic today is a cooler character than he ever was to me in, say, Sonic 2.

Posted by ChosenOne

Cool to see gameplay elements like wall-jumps and ledge-grabs in there to attempt to make the platforming sequences more fluid, I've been an advocate of implementing those features for years. Although this might not be first Sonic game to have that, I don't really know.

I used to really like playing Sonic games in the past, from the original up to SA2 (though I remember being really frustrated with the camera issues in the Adventure games). Today I mostly just enjoy watching speenruns. Not saying the new games are terrible by any mans, they just don't appeal to me. And I don't even know what I would want to see from a new Sonic game to get me excited about playing one again. I do think a drastically different art-style than what we're used to could be interesting.

Posted by TooWalrus

Every couple years or so I am reminded that there still exist loyal fans to the Sonic franchise.

The ones I've met in person have been really sincere and passionate to the extreme. Like, even the notorious low points in the series have indignant and vocal supporters. The mere fact that there is a conspicuous minority who defend Sonic 06 is probably the prime example, but I remember a guy who was super into all the werehog shit as well, and was comparing the combat to Devil May Cry among other technical character action games. I mean, everyone has opinions, but that sort of thing teeters on the edge of delusion. It's not even rabid fanboyism as I'm familiar with it, it's like this undying devoted FAITH in a character. Talking to that dude, I realized he experienced an intimate, almost ecstatic connection with the universe or something. that I did not share, down to feelings of personal connection to newly announced characters. To them, Sonic today is a cooler character than he ever was to me in, say, Sonic 2.

They exist!

Edited by RageGoblin

Brad is more annoying than usual in this video.

"This controls like shit. Maybe I shouldn't run the whole time? Oh, fuck it, I'm gonna run the whole time anyway!"

It's totally possible the game is garbage and controls poorly, but Brad certainly doesn't know because he's not even trying.

Posted by RobotSquad
@pudge said:

Good to see that even when they stumbled onto the perfect formula for a modern Sonic game with Generations, they decide to never make that again and instead just create more mediocre garbage. JUST MAKE MORE GENERATIONS. Even if you have to make more of the 3D levels, I never played them anyway.

You should. Most people (even classic fans like myself) agree that the 3D stages are the highlight of that game. It perhaps sounds crazy to the more dismissive out there, but they finally got 3D Sonic right. Colors and Generations were, without caveats, really good games. It would be a shame to see that Sega messed it up again.

Posted by kishinfoulux

Brad is more annoying than usual in this video.

"This controls like shit. Maybe I shouldn't run the whole time? Oh, fuck it, I'm gonna run the whole time anyway!"

It's totally possible the game is garbage and controls poorly, but Brad certainly doesn't know because he's not even trying.

It's a Sonic game. I'm betting it's garbage.

Posted by Dead_Cell

@tycobb said:

I haven't played a Sonic game since the first one on the DreamCast, but I have to admit, if this game was on PC, I probably would have bought it. It looks like a fun ass game to try and speed run.

@machofantastico said:

Got to admit, the music is pretty great.

Agreed.

Nothing will ever beat Spring Yard though.

I don't know I love me some Mystic Cave from Sonic 2.

Edited by Lausebub

I haven't played a lot of Sonic games and call me crazy if you want to, but this one looks alright. It's too bad the Wii U actually has quite a selection when it comes to good platformers. Rayman Legends, NSMBU, some indie games like Cloud Berry Kingdom or Mutant Mudds and the upcoming Mario 3D World or DKC Tropical Freeze. I'll probably get it once it's cheap, though.

Edited by Nime

With more Breaking Brads, Vinsouls, etc coming around, I think I'm getting to the point where I'm no longer starved enough for content to have any desire to watch Quick Looks for games the guys don't give a shit about - it just makes me sad, regardless of the game's quality.

Posted by cheesy123456789

New rule: Brad is not allowed to hold the controller during platformer quick looks.

Posted by lacke

Brad, you are playing so poorly that it's almost too frustrating to watch. If you tell me it's because of lag then I will believe you. Input lag makes me go on "mild tilt" as well and often leads to me playing more poorly than I should do with said amount of lag.

Also people want Wii U to be able to compete with XB1/PS4 because then those who prefer Nintendo's first party games only have to get a Wii U to be able to play the third party games that they like. For instance, as PC is my primary platform I see little incentive for me to get a XB1/PS4 this generation. If Wii U had the same level of third party support then I would get a Wii U without hesitation.

Edited by Slab64

Hey @brad

Posted by JJOR64

After watching the Quick Look, I'm still looking forward to this. Looks fun.

Posted by CDUB901

oh man, i LOVE games with food levels, especially if it's dessert...idk it just brings out the inner child in me for some reason (i remember really liking the Pink Panther game for the SNES because it had a food level...also in Baten Kaitos there is a world that looks like it's made out of dessert I believe)

as for the rest of the game it looks good enough....still really dislike the behind the back stuff though

might pick this up once it goes down in price...still need to finish Generations

Posted by triviaman09

The bee level looked fun and everything else looked like garbage. Why don't they just make an entire game of the bee level?

Posted by Menkhor

It is getting harder and harder to watch Brad play during Quick Looks... I mean I love the guy, he is an awesome commentator... but sweet Jesus, please just pry the controller away from him. -_-

Posted by BLipp18

@slab64 said:

Hey @brad

but he would have to read the comments to see that..... *head explodes*

Posted by BLipp18

@ildon said:

@blipp18: It only had the time limit during the 2 player race mode.

no, there was a timer in the single player. Its part of the interface that disappears all the time. You can see it around 3:00, top left corner. It goes timer, rings, lives (which, again, Mario and Sonic keeping alive for really no reason). Its just in the 600s which is more than enough time to finish a level, which just adds to the pointlessness of it.

Posted by Ronald

I had to laugh during the two player race when Brad was complaining about how bad the camera was and that it was following Jeff and Jeff says to look at the game pad.

Posted by punkxblaze

Brad is more annoying than usual in this video.

"This controls like shit. Maybe I shouldn't run the whole time? Oh, fuck it, I'm gonna run the whole time anyway!"

It's totally possible the game is garbage and controls poorly, but Brad certainly doesn't know because he's not even trying.

I was more irritated by the constant proclamations of "I don't care" in the beginning. Why are you running the quick look if you don't give a shit. It's different when it's a game they come in to intending to make fun of (see: Hatsu Mike), but when it's something like this, where they're going to treat it like a chore, what's the point?

Posted by jmic75

Not a huge fan of sonic but generations was probably the best in the past 10 years.

Posted by peritus

Am i a bad person for being excited about a new sonic game? Because i kind of am. ( excited that is! )

Posted by Lysergica33

This looks..... Like another 3D sonic game. Overly visually busy, unresponsive controls, annoying characters, boring music, irritatingly happy 100% of the time. Man, fuck 3D Sonic so hard.
Some good Brad action here though.

Posted by AV_Gamer

A Sonic game exclusive to the a Nintendo console. Only those whom were around during the 16-bit console wars understand the irony of it all.

Sega's mistake was making this game a Wii U exclusive. Not because of the Nintendo brand, but because the Wii U is currently on life support and a new Sonic games isn't going to heal the dying console.

From what I've seen the game is getting mixed reviews from decent to bad.

Posted by Phished0ne

This actually looks decent. I never thought i would live to see the day Jeff said something in a Sonic game looks kinda interesting.

Posted by MormonWarrior

As a surprise to literally nobody, this game is complete hot garbage.

I played Super Mario Galaxy last night and it was amazing and beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Ain't nobody getting teary eyed about this rubbish.

Posted by Jokful

brad is so bad

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