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    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Oct 07, 2010

    A Sonic Team and Dimps co-production, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is the first part of the next numeric chapter (though really the twenty-sixth entry) in the adventures of Sega's longtime mascot.

    Concerns about Sonic's run animation

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    #1  Edited By vigorousjammer

    First, if you haven't seen it already, check out the new video for Sonic the Hedgehog 4:

      
    Now, if you look closely, you'll notice that Sonic's run animation for the new game looks kind of slow... I'm a bit concerned that they won't get the animation right and the whole game will feel slow... do you guys think Sonic's run animation looks good, or should there be more spinny legs instead of this one foot in front of the other crap?
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    #2  Edited By Willy105

    Yeah, it's very distracting.
     
    They should do it like Nintendo did, giving him the "wheel" feet animation.
     

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    #3  Edited By rjayb89

    Needs more motion blur.

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    #4  Edited By SeriouslyNow
    @Willy105: 
    That's less of wheel and more of figure 8 / infinity / moebius strip animation.  I agree it does look cool.
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    #5  Edited By Diamond

    Definitely need a wheel of blur of some kind.
     
    One more thing I'd like?  More layers of parallax scrolling in the background.  Sonic 3 had tons of layers, and I think high res 2D means you need to add even more layers to make it look as good as it did.

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    #6  Edited By VirtuaXav

    I don't really mind, but the "spinny" legs look better I think... 
     
    The example @Willy105 was really good, that'd look sweet.

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    #7  Edited By TheMustacheHero
    @Emandudeguyperson said:
    " Wow, who in the fuck cares, really. "
    Someone who likes Sonic? I think it looks slow too so....
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    #8  Edited By JJOR64

    His run animation looks like the one from Sonic Rush.

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    #9  Edited By vaiz

    Considering this is likely an unfinished build shown and the trailer itself looks to be put together... hastily, at best, I wouldn't count on this representing his final running animation.

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    @JJOR64 said:
    " His run animation looks like the one from Sonic Rush. "
    That's what I thought when I first saw the trailer,
     

    What seems to be the problem here????? Nothing.

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    #11  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

    I see what you mean actually. However they've only just properly announced the game, we're a fair way from playing the finished build and there's no point in judging the run animation this early on, they could change it entirely from the one we saw in the trailer.

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    #12  Edited By Jambones

    Looks like he has no knees... Bring back the wheel legs.

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    #13  Edited By Diamond

    I just noticed everywhere in that video Sonic is leaving huge dust clouds behind.  Not a great look...

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    #14  Edited By TheFreeMan
    @Willy105 said:
    " Yeah, it's very distracting.
     
    They should do it like Nintendo did, giving him the "wheel" feet animation.
     
    "
    I concur.
     
    Although his animation in the trailer does look a bit like the one from Sonic Rush, if you slow it down a lot and if he's not boosting (which is not often).
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    #15  Edited By demontium
    @Vigorousjammer: it looks like he is walking.
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    #16  Edited By Willy105
    @JJOR64 said:

    " His run animation looks like the one from Sonic Rush. "

    The thing is, it was fine in Sonic Rush because it was not something you saw often. If you were playing Sonic Rush correctly, you were always boosting, meaning you were always a blue blur and couldn't see Sonic clearly. Here, there is no boost, Sonic is back to his original speed, and you can clearly see his animation. 
     
    It is distracting going at that speed and being in walking mode all the time.
     
    @Emandudeguyperson said:
    " Wow, who in the fuck cares, really. "

    People who like games. Sonic games as well.
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    As nice as it is to know that Sonic walks at that speed, I want to see him running.

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    #18  Edited By vigorousjammer
    @punkxblaze said:
    " Considering this is likely an unfinished build shown and the trailer itself looks to be put together... hastily, at best, I wouldn't count on this representing his final running animation. "
    let's hope it's not... I really want this game to be absolutely perfect...
    I mean, it's a HUGE step in the right direction... but I just hope it actually FEELS right
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    #19  Edited By m1k3ines  Online

    Lol if they want to portray Sonic become older then they nailed it with his slow ass running. My god im surprised he didn't fall off that horizontal helix.

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    #20  Edited By Karl_Boss

    They'll fix it.

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    #21  Edited By Bobdaman18

    Sonic has been dead to me for years, so if this running animation is off its because the real sonic died during the genesis era and this is another one of the impostors that sega uses to make money off of us.

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    #22  Edited By Meowayne

    Really, guys?
     
    Really?

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    #23  Edited By JonathanMoore
    @JJOR64 said:
    " His run animation looks like the one from Sonic Rush. "
    Sonic Rush was epic though.
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    #24  Edited By Jadeskye

    sonic still has fans? holy shit.

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    #25  Edited By WinterSnowblind
    @FunExplosions said:
    " The game is just gonna blow. Simple. It's gonna be a $20 piece of shit downloadable display of mascot prostitution. They took what could have been a good idea, and decided to ...once again... not put in any fucking effort at all. SEGA is full of god damn money hungry shameless pedophiles.
     
    Okay, it might not blow. It will be tolerable. But they are still dragging Sonic out into the woods, pulling his pants off, and raping him silly. <--South Park reference. "
    This is pretty unfair based on a few seconds of footage.  

    For one thing hey have said that there will be mechanics to speed up Sonic.  They don't want it to be like the terrible Advance/Rush games where you just hold right and hit boost pads, but performing well during the stages and keeping the flow going will increase the speed at which he moves at.
     
    It's also very possible this is just early footage.  I agree that it looks odd, but even if this is how he runs for the whole game, it's not going to make it any better/worse.
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    #26  Edited By JJOR64
    @JonathanMoore said:
    " @JJOR64 said:
    " His run animation looks like the one from Sonic Rush. "
    Sonic Rush was epic though. "
    Agreed, especially the sequel.

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