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RUMOR - More details on the next Sonic game

This information comes from the same person that leaked details for Sonic Generations.

- Level titled “Shattered Heights” will be reminiscent of New York
- Will consist of Sonic and Tails breaking through tall buildings as humans gasp in horror
- Sonic and Tails communicate to each other in every level and discuss surroundings
- Each character can access parts the other character can’t
- Developers aim to make a Sonic Generations that played like the Genesis titles
- will feature Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Knuckles, and Amy Rose
- will also include some sort of Magical necklace.
- Emblems will make a return
- Levels will include S rank missions, “Collect all Red Ring” missions, and side missions for ever character
- due out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, 3DS, PlayStation 4, and the next Xbox
- due out November 2013
- 3DS version will not be handled by Dimps

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30 Apr 2013 21:51

Whether this is real or not, I never understood the "Sonic Cycle". 2 bad games, 2 mediocre ones? People exaggerate the 'awfulness' of Sonic games for a while. :/

Funny thing is, there were worse ones between 3/K and Adventure. Sonic CD is pretty mediocre, IMO.

@BillNye

Convinced you did not play Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Or Generations as Classic Sonic on a console.

@Kenichi340

They do that in other 3D Sonics... lol

And 06 was the only one to be awkward with humans due to the style. Though I don't really think humans belong in Sonic anyway.

@TheLastBlade

I am not surprised by this.
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30 Apr 2013 21:53

MoldyClay wrote:Whether this is real or not, I never understood the "Sonic Cycle". 2 bad games, 2 mediocre ones? People exaggerate the 'awfulness' of Sonic games for a while. :/

Funny thing is, there were worse ones between 3/K and Adventure. Sonic CD is pretty mediocre, IMO.

@BillNye

Convinced you did not play Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Or Generations as Classic Sonic on a console.

@Kenichi340

They do that in other 3D Sonics... lol

And 06 was the only one to be awkward with humans due to the style. Though I don't really think humans belong in Sonic anyway.

@TheLastBlade

I am not surprised by this.


I have played sonic 3 and knuckles, but it isn't that fun to me.. I prefer sonic CD a lot more
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30 Apr 2013 21:55

Oh god yes....please let the return of the emblems be true!
I'm loving the sound of everything. Too bad about DiMPS. I like them.

Going to get flamed for saying that, but I don't care.
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30 Apr 2013 22:09

Mirr0rR3flection wrote:Not sure what to think of this... :|

BillNye wrote:plays like the genesis games? haha no thanks. the original sonic games are some of the most overrated games of all time.

Agreed. -_-


You guys are crazy. You can't get any better than the first couple Sonic titles. I feel like the series has really lost it's way. I don't even know what Sonic games are anymore -the whole race like a car through scripted events, then slow down and do some platforming, plus the dumb dumb story where they have somehow made a cool character into an annoying moron, doesn't sit well with me. Watching the clip legendofsantiago put up just reminded me of the mish mash of game play Sonic has become. I also can't stand how they have brought Sonic into the world of humans, with helicopters and other common crap like that. The original sonics were based around a world separate from ours.
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30 Apr 2013 22:10

Let's party like it's 2006!
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30 Apr 2013 22:10

robometal cowboy wrote:- Level titled “Shattered Heights” will be reminiscent of New York
- Will consist of Sonic and Tails breaking through tall buildings as humans gasp in horror

You know...that sounds familiar....




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30 Apr 2013 22:16

Cassidy wrote:
robometal cowboy wrote:- Level titled “Shattered Heights” will be reminiscent of New York
- Will consist of Sonic and Tails breaking through tall buildings as humans gasp in horror

You know...that sounds familiar....




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You know, I understand what you are trying to say, but I hardly think it is appropriate making a joke about this. It's not funny.
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30 Apr 2013 22:23

I sincerely hope this is true, as it sounds amazing. And the leaker apparently has some nice credibility due to leaking Generations (which would be nigh-unguessable) before it was released...

I want to beliiiiiieeeeve

Also those bullets RMC made about the stage are remarkably terrible. Here's the actual quote: "Most of the level consists of Sonic and Tails actually breaking through the windows of buildings several stories high and running through apartment hallways, office buildings, and hotel suites with Pixar-like humans gasping and shouting in surprise."
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30 Apr 2013 22:33

COlimar788 wrote:: "Most of the level consists of Sonic and Tails actually breaking through the windows of buildings several stories high and running through apartment hallways, office buildings, and hotel suites with Pixar-like humans gasping and shouting in surprise."


What you said seems more exciting than the articles quotes.
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30 Apr 2013 22:36

toupee43 wrote:You know, I understand what you are trying to say, but I hardly think it is appropriate making a joke about this. It's not funny.

I'm not joking. I'm saying what RMC posted might be a pretty screwed up "troll" rumor.
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30 Apr 2013 22:46

robometal cowboy wrote:- Developers aim to make a Sonic Generations that played like the Genesis titles

That was worded terribly, RMC. Don't worry though, I still love you. Anyways, what he's trying to say is that it plays like the Modern stages in Generations but with a more open level design with multiple routes through the level.
- 3DS version will not be handled by Dimps

Finally! Dimps level design is god awful.
I never really got why humans in a Sonic game got so much hate. To me, it seems as silly as complaining about green eyes. Maybe it's because I played Adventure 1, 2 and Heroes as I was growing up rather than the originals.
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30 Apr 2013 23:21

"Sonic and Tails communicate to each other in every level and discuss surroundings"

NO NO NO NO! That's what the worst thing about Sonic Heroes was! Please no talking during the levels!!!

Also, I'm fine with Colors/Generations style... What I'm sick of is Sonic only gameplay, which this is said to remedy if Tails is playable. But I'd prefer at least one new character.. that used to be Sonic's thing until fans complained about it... the New Characters weren't the problem, it was the terrible writing and unpolished gameplay.
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30 Apr 2013 23:22

BassDS wrote:Oh god yes....please let the return of the emblems be true!
I'm loving the sound of everything. Too bad about DiMPS. I like them.

Going to get flamed for saying that, but I don't care.


I like DIMPS a lot as well, they picked up quite a bit of Sonic Team's slack for a few years.

I think Sonic Team is back on track though, Colors and Generations were solid titles.
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30 Apr 2013 23:27

@MoldyClay

Eh..

Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonic 06
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic Unleashed
Sonic 4
Sonic Riders
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01 May 2013 00:17

bound_for_earthbound wrote:"Sonic and Tails communicate to each other in every level and discuss surroundings"

NO NO NO NO! That's what the worst thing about Sonic Heroes was! Please no talking during the levels!!!


I enjoyed the conversations it gave a sense of adventure and friends by your side. It would've been worse with no talking and just running would feel very robotic. I'd also say the Eggman PA's were the best thing about Colors..(Yeah didn't care for Colors...)
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01 May 2013 01:41

BillNye wrote:plays like the genesis games? haha no thanks. the original sonic games are some of the most overrated games of all time.


Cleary you didn't grow up playing a genesis or in that era. Let me guess ps1?
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01 May 2013 02:18

But Generations was a step back from Colours, Ive always hate that alot of the new sonic game levels are just streets
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01 May 2013 04:21

jump_button wrote:But Generations was a step back from Colours, Ive always hate that alot of the new sonic game levels are just streets


Agreed. Don't get me wrong, we've got some lovely levels and music from some of these re-imagined real-world settings - but it can't be every game; it'd fast grow visually and thematically boring [which is why I don't care for many games that focus on 'realism'].

Colours was a step in the right direction; visually and thematically [a return to more original levels, not the fact it was in space].
And since I hated the Unleashed Day portions [which Colours and Generations refined abit so they weren't as numerous or annoying], I really hope that they finally expand on the concept and actually widen the levels to give Sonic [and the player] some breathing room.
Boosting through narrow passages is all too common - why not more big open spaces alike Titanic Plains from Black Knight [with free control to move forward and backwards, level tiers etc. of course]?

If anything comes from all these rumours, please it be that we have playable Sonic, Tails and Knuckles [at least] portions again!

... And the return of Chaos Gardens [if I may be so greedy]; me and my younger sis spent over 50hrs with them on the Dreamcast version of SA2 back in the day! :P
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01 May 2013 06:02

@Every who hates DIMPS. You do realize that they made the Sonic Advance Series right?
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01 May 2013 10:57

Sounds terrible.

I really wish Sega would just dismantle Sonic Team already and let outside developers work on the franchise so that it actually has a chance of returning to something worthwhile. They got rid of their truly great internal development studios like Smilebit, AM2, Amusement Vision, etc. and yet they keep this mediocre lot around like they are some important industry talent or something? I don't get it. Imagine what a Sonic game from Smilebit could have been like.
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01 May 2013 14:48

@baba944

Yeah, but their LAST game was the abysmal 3DS version of Generations, so the saltiness is understandable.
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01 May 2013 20:57

Hinph wrote:Sounds terrible.

I really wish Sega would just dismantle Sonic Team already and let outside developers work on the franchise so that it actually has a chance of returning to something worthwhile. They got rid of their truly great internal development studios like Smilebit, AM2, Amusement Vision, etc. and yet they keep this mediocre lot around like they are some important industry talent or something? I don't get it. Imagine what a Sonic game from Smilebit could have been like.


Or if they used the Super Monkey Ball engine for a Sonic game.
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01 May 2013 22:34

Welp. KingBroly was right, this rumor is full crap. Literally.

http://i.imgur.com/QxuXkZY.png

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