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Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing announced

Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing announced

Sega announced a few minutes ago the release at the beginning of 2010 of Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, a game that should have lots of fans of the blue sky company rejoicing.

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Commented on 2009-05-28 19:28:32
could be sweet! outrun + weapons :)
Commented on 2009-05-28 19:31:24
Why SONIC & sega All Stars Racing and not only Sega All Stars Racing? :S
Commented on 2009-05-28 19:33:39
Could be embarrassing. Yet another terrible Sonic title? Surely not.
Commented on 2009-05-28 19:34:49
On the outset i would SAY NOOOOOOOOOO...... but sega tennis was fun :)
hope this will have levels from all segas games :)
Commented on 2009-05-28 19:52:38 In reply to teh_d00d
Posted by teh_d00d
could be sweet! outrun + weapons :)
Exactly! Seeing how SST was essentially stripped down Virtua Tennis with tons of fanservice, this could certainly be a character heavy Outrun. Colour me interested!
Commented on 2009-05-28 20:26:31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcn0vZdcaHo

Actually this makes it look more like a cross between Motorstorm and Excitetruck.
Commented on 2009-05-28 20:28:57
We could have gotten something in the vein of Outrun 2 or Daytona USA or SuperGT: S.C.U.D. Race or even Racers Megamix. But knowing neo*SEGA (the company who has been impersonating SEGA since the Sammy buyout), especially with their need to slap Sonic on the front of another Mario Kart clone, we will likely end up with complete shit instead.

Sad really, as the nigh deplorable state of videogame racing really, really, REALLY could have done with another Daytona or another S.C.U.D. Race type of classic SEGA racer.
Commented on 2009-05-28 20:46:44 In reply to FreeSwag
Deplorable state of videogame racing!? Forza 3 is about to be unveiled, Bizarre are making Blur, Black Rock are making Split/Second and EA have finally gotten their shit together with NFS and Shift is an genuine attempt to make a proper, quality racer. Dirt 2 and Test Drive Unlimited 2 have been teased for a good while now.

Only last year we got stuff like Pure, Wipeout HD, Motorstorm 2, GRID and Burnout Paradise. If anything the state of videogame racing has never been better.

And the notion that the larger videogame market cares about now-obscure Sega racers is a fantasy.
Commented on 2009-05-28 20:56:29
Could be pretty fun, but with all the great characters Sega have, why do we need such a large emphesis on that series? I'd rather see more characters from Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, and Phantasy Star, etc..

Instead the roster will consist of every Sonic character ever, Gum, AiAi and the thing from Samba De Amigo. Perhaps Ulala too, if we're lucky.
Commented on 2009-05-28 21:15:54
There were characters from Golden Axe and Jet Set Radio already in the Tennis game, I don't see why they wouldn't be in this one.

Really the only one I proper missed in Sega Superstars Tennis was Sho Musashi. But then I guess once you've played as the AM2 palm tree in Fighters Megamix, anything will come out short. :)
Commented on 2009-05-28 22:27:01 In reply to FreeSwag
Posted by FreeSwag
Sad really, as the nigh deplorable state of videogame racing really, really, REALLY could have done with another Daytona or another S.C.U.D. Race type of classic SEGA racer.
SCUD Race theres a game I haven't played in awhile.
Commented on 2009-05-28 22:29:12
WinterSnowblind:
Many o the classic characters from sega games are too obscure for a title like this. I mean...i'd love to race around the track as Rolf or Rune, how about Nigel from Landstalker? But except for a few of us a little more "hard core" gamers few will probably even know about those characters so putting the shitty ones that everybody knows seems pretty logical to me, however boring it is :P
Commented on 2009-05-28 22:57:10 In reply to Megido
There were shitty characters in Sega Superstars Tennis? :O

Are you sure you're not just confusing "popular ones from games you don't like" with "shitty"?
Commented on 2009-05-29 02:26:51
Simon: As someone who loves what sega did primarily in the early 90s i think that the character roster in Sega revenge of the long name Tennis is pretty weak but i'm not disputing that they are putting the popular characters in there. I mean the first thing i'd do to edit the character list in SSST would be to remove Tails, Amy and Shadow. Fuck those characters, nobody likes them. Also there's got to be WAY more memorable stuff then Pudding and Reala available in sega-history.

Just for the heck of it, here's my 16 characters that belongs in a game with "Sega Superstars" in the title:

Sonic
Knuckles
Alex Kid
Alterd beast guy (with powereups!)
Joe Musashi
Ax Battler
Gilius Thunderhead
Alis
Rolf
Ryo Hazuki
Hotzuma
Axel Stone
Blaze Fielding
Akira Yuki
Pai Chan
Nights

I guess games like Jet Set Radio and Space channel 5 deserves some space as well but they don't fit on my list ;)
Commented on 2009-05-29 02:40:31
Even if it is an average game, if it has 4 player MP and is accessible to youths it will be a Day 1 purchase from me... unless we see Conker's Carts first and it is better :P
Commented on 2009-05-29 02:48:33 In reply to dingleberry
Posted by dingleberry
Could be embarrassing. Yet another terrible Sonic title? Surely not.
Their thinking is if they keep making Sonic games, there is bound to be a good one sooner or later.
Commented on 2009-05-29 02:49:55
@ Megido

Well you can't really blame them for where your history lies with Sega. For me, Reala and Pudding are every bit as memorable as Knuckles.

And the roster in SST has a selection from all over the place. Gilius and Alex Kidd are in there, with stages based on After Burner and Space Harrier. They've picked things from all of Sega's history, and I'll go on record and say I find every single character in SST absolutely loveable and as good a taste as any of the charm and personality of once-upon-a-time Sega.

There's also a pretty major difference between loveable characters and iconic ones. I would enjoy having a bunch of dudes in there like Apharmd off Virtual On, Bahn off Fighting Vipers, Axel off Crazy Taxi, Azel off Panzer Dragoon Saga and the list goes on and on and on. And then a little longer than that. The truth is though, those aren't very iconic, and they wouldn't necessarily fit in as well as these larger-than-the-games-they're-in type characters.

And of course I agree there could be MORE characters in there, there always can be with fanservice, but I wouldn't by any stretch call the ones in there "shitty".
Commented on 2009-05-29 02:54:15
Smon:; i just think that some of the characters feel like such minor characters, and they occupy spaces that more classic characters could fill. But like i've said already, i understand why the roster looks like it does.
Commented on 2009-05-29 03:01:46
Shouldn't Sonic be able to keep up on foot?

If this is the biggest all Sega property we see at E3... well I'll be pretty sad.
Commented on 2009-05-29 05:59:13 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Deplorable state of videogame racing!?
Yes it's pretty damn bad actually

Forza 3 is about to be unveiled
OK, but let's hope they revamp some stuff

Bizarre are making Blur
As much as I like Bizarre, we'll wait and see.

Black Rock are making Split/Second
New franchise, we'll wait and see.

EA have finally gotten their shit together with NFS and Shift is an genuine attempt to make a proper, quality racer.
That doesn't really mean anything.

Dirt 2 and Test Drive Unlimited 2 have been teased for a good while now.
DIRT was dirt and it's being made by Codemasters, but yeah, TDU is worth looking forward if they manage to tweak the handling.

Only last year we got stuff like Pure, Wipeout HD, Motorstorm 2, GRID and Burnout Paradise. If anything the state of videogame racing has never been better.
None of those games have a lasting appeal I'm sorry. They are not BAD, but they are really not worth a buy for example. GRID was DIRT.
Now seriously, racing games are in a very poor state. I don't know what your point of reference is Simon, but go back 5 years and think about what was out there.

Rallisport Challenge 2, PGR2, THQ's MotoGP (when it was still fresh), Gran Turismo 4, GTR, rFactor, Forza, Burnout 3, Outrun 2 (as much as I think there's no much to it).

All these came out in the 2004-2005 range, all these games will leave a mark and something important to the genre, unlike the bunch of averages that have been coming up lately. And of course, there were a lot of games like the ones you mentioned, for example TOCA 3, which although a good game, it lacks overall--not something worth having (even though I do have it, lol).

So yeah, this generation has been totally lacking in racing games. Aside from Forza, PGRs, and perhaps Motorstorm, nothing has really made an impact.
Commented on 2009-05-30 20:34:56 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Smon:; i just think that some of the characters feel like such minor characters, and they occupy spaces that more classic characters could fill. But like i've said already, i understand why the roster looks like it does.
Pretty simple. Its the very first trailer, i could almost actually call it a teaser if the concept wasn't crystal clear to me. The reason only these characters were shown is because everyone could recognise them, expect a lot more with the come of days, i mean the trailer even shows "2010" right in your face so we got plenty of time to be spoiled with new content.
Posted by Megido
Sonic
Knuckles
Alex Kid
Alterd beast guy (with powereups!)
Joe Musashi
Ax Battler
Gilius Thunderhead
Alis
Rolf
Ryo Hazuki
Hotzuma
Axel Stone
Blaze Fielding
Akira Yuki
Pai Chan
Nights
How about Joy instead of Ryo? She has a bike of her own as far as i know...
Commented on 2009-05-31 18:21:09
Ok...WHY Sonic needs a car??? he dont need it :/

I dont knot if this game gonna be good but i will laugh if Bayonetta(character from Sega now) be in this game =D

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