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Sonic: More images

Sonic: More images

Sega released this whole bunch of new Sonic The Hedgehog images, still planned for a late 2006 release.

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Commented on 2006-08-04 16:45:43
shadows look awful!
Commented on 2006-08-04 16:46:11
This game looks ace I aint played or even been bothered about a sonic game since the ones on the dreamcast but this looks well worth a look. Hope we get a demo of it :)
Commented on 2006-08-04 16:52:01
Sonic, I am your woman!
Commented on 2006-08-04 16:53:15 In reply to Barber
Posted by Barber
shadows look awful!
I think he looks pretty cool myself, I'm liking the swamp level.

The white hedgehog is pretty lame by the looks of it.
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:08:10
I think he's talking about shadows rather than Shadow...
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:10:26
Yes no guns!

I hate that white Hegdehog, he messes up the pace with his slowness. I hope I don't have to play as him.
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:12:06
Yeah, the shadows are very pixelated. Kinda reminds me of that Lord of the Rings RTS that's out now. The shadows there are super pixelated too...
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:13:24
Shadow's bound to "mess up the pace" aswell what with his vehicles and stuff, but I think if it's all fun I think it can only be a good thing to mix things up a bit.

Because really, the problem with SA2 wasn't that the Knuckles and Tails bits were in there or that they were slow - it was that they were SHITE.
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:28:56
A lot of attention have been put into the character to models. The models almost make the backgrounds look mediocre in some shots. I'm talking about the smeared textures on the ground and rock surfaces. I love that spiral in the swamp scene though. Sonic's model has never looked this good.
Commented on 2006-08-04 17:57:22
2D Sonic>>>>3D Sonic
Commented on 2006-08-04 18:20:11 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
Yeah, the shadows are very pixelated. Kinda reminds me of that Lord of the Rings RTS that's out now. The shadows there are super pixelated too...
If you run with sonic-speed you aren´t able to look at the shadows :-)
Commented on 2006-08-04 18:33:05
woo, woo Looking good Sonic.

All I need is a speed trial on Green Hill Zone one :)
Commented on 2006-08-04 18:42:33
Oh yeah this is one of the best games of the year and good thing shadow dose not have guns!
Commented on 2006-08-04 19:21:13
I'm gonna stick my head out with a big SHOOT ME sign on the forehead and say I actually enjoyed the gunplay in Shadow The Hedgehog. To me, that was one of the things that really worked in that game from a gameplay standpoint. He doesn't neccessarily have to have realistic weapons, but mixing the E102/Tails & Eggman bits from SA2 with the Sonic/Shadow setup of gameplay was pretty smart. Bouncing off something and shooting something else out of the sky = yummy.

Without it, Shadow is truly just a palette swap that drives cars.

Oh yeah, and he's also insanely cool as a character.. but you know, we were talking gameplay.
Commented on 2006-08-04 19:34:27
playermodel look impressive all other thinks look bad
Commented on 2006-08-04 19:58:45
They should go back to the roots stop trying to create all these new characters. Make the game about sonic and just deliver an awesome experience. They should put more resources into this game than they are then again.. we likely wont receive a true sonic game till the next time they decide to make one.
Commented on 2006-08-04 20:19:46 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
They should go back to the roots stop trying to create all these new characters. Make the game about sonic and just deliver an awesome experience.
I totally agree.

It seems to me since SA they have made the game easier and easier and less about skill.

Saying that i wasn't all that impressed with Mario Sunshine either, both games are trying too hard to be innovative, I hope Mario Galaxy isn't disappointing.
Commented on 2006-08-04 20:30:13
It has to be said, the Wii one (Wild Dash or something) looks just like what I want from a Sonic game: tons of speed, and just Sonic dashing to the end. All you do is move him from left to right and hit attack; it's just face-melting speed and reactions.
Commented on 2006-08-04 20:34:35
I'm so very torn. I'm sure a game like that would be better as a game, actually, and I think Wildfire could potentially be much better than this one even. But the thing is, I really enjoy the extra characters. I actually liked the fact that there was a proper story in SA1, and I thought it was a lot of fun playing it from different perspectives, especially E102 was interesting, getting to see stuff from Robotniks view.

I guess I'm so used to Sonic games being very average gameplay wise, I've become attached to the characters instead. My dream game at this point would be a proper Sonic Adventure 3 set up like SA1 mixed with ideas from SA2. A main story featuring Sonic and a main story featuring Shadow, both offering different perspectives through shorter play throughs using Tails, Knuckles, Rouge and some Robotnik henchman. Those would have to be WELL THOUGHT OUT though. There's no reason why Knuckles missions should have to be so sodding dull.
Commented on 2006-08-04 22:40:08
Cant wait to try this game :D
Commented on 2006-08-04 23:04:41
Must-have, hope a demo comes to xbox live soon but doubt it :(
Commented on 2006-08-05 01:01:44 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
Yeah, the shadows are very pixelated. Kinda reminds me of that Lord of the Rings RTS that's out now. The shadows there are super pixelated too...
I was thinking the same as soon as i put BFME2 on my sisters 50" hd tv they looked horrible it was ok on my standard def tho.

And yes i was talking about the shadows by there feet not the character :)

Other than that the game looks good have to wait for the demo tho to see if its a renter or a buyer.
Commented on 2006-08-05 01:27:21
Really wish they culd make them like Klonoa, keep the 2D gameplay but make it 3D... but no :/ ofcorse not they need to make it like this and make the gameplay so much harder and less speed :/

Really love hte old games, still play them then and then on my mega drive but the newer ones just disepointed me.
Commented on 2006-08-05 11:58:19
I can't believe that Sonic's going next gen! This game's gonna be so cool, i can't wait for it's release! I'm glad that Sega's brought some more screenshots out because the previous one's are just Sonic and Silver and the ones with Sonic on always happen to be in that Storm level or that "Kingdom Valley" level. Now there's more of Shadow =D I think all the characters looks cool on next gen. And in those screenshots, Shadow has some power like in Shadow The Hedgehog, it might be Chaos Blast or something. I can't wait any longer before i play this game! It's gonna be awsome!! There's just one thing i don't understand. How does Shadow fit into the story line? It's mainly abut Sonic trying to save Princess Elise and trying to get passed Silver to defeat Dr Eggman. I'm not really sure how Shadow fits into that, he might be an ally to Sonic? Ah, well, we'll receive further news about the game in the future...
Commented on 2006-08-05 14:05:22
Yeah I share your cautious concern Jimbo, and I think it's a matter of Shadow being incredibly popular more than him fitting into the storyline. Hopefully there is some continuity between this and the Adventure/Heroes/Shadow storylines despite this apparently being sort of a re-imagining.
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