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Sonic Unleashed images

Sonic Unleashed images

Sega released these seven new images of Sonic Unleashed, looking as fresh as ever.


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Commented on 2008-05-19 14:47:26
mmmmmm..... not bad.
Commented on 2008-05-19 14:47:54
looks like it should be a XBLA game
Commented on 2008-05-19 14:52:21 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
looks like it should be a XBLA game
For what reason? The lighting and the textures, bar picture 1, look incredible. Check out the last batch of shots too, I think they are better than some of these.

The game actually looks fun too. It's mostly 2.5D from what I can tell and it goes in to 3D sections throughout the stage, a la what the DS Sonic Rush games did from time to time. It's nice to see them going back to their roots and not trying to tack on all sorts of extra crap that we just plain don't need, like crappy friends and side missions.
Commented on 2008-05-19 14:57:18
..and the ability to turn into a werewolf?
Commented on 2008-05-19 15:11:21 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
..and the ability to turn into a werewolf?
Probably the reason why the game will suck... hard! They have to fail like all previous Sonic games somewhere, don't they?
Commented on 2008-05-19 15:43:03
It has been since the dreamcast that we have had a good Sonic game ...
Commented on 2008-05-19 15:53:50
Is this a ON RAILS GAME? if not why so the need for the speed bar?
& like the other ones said... i mind gettin the dreamcast one XMAS with sonic for it... I think thats the last time i got hyped about play a sonic game :(
Commented on 2008-05-19 17:08:26
Sonic on X360? What the F!
Commented on 2008-05-19 17:17:04 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
looks like it should be a XBLA game
See the teaser trailer for this game, then you'll realise how very wrong you are.

I for one can't wait for it!
Commented on 2008-05-19 17:18:47
back to the roots ... looks fabulous!
Commented on 2008-05-19 18:28:20 In reply to munkieNS
Posted by munkieNS
For what reason?
Isn't it obvious? The game looks a lot like it plays in the same vein as the old 2d Sonic the Hedgehog game and therefor it should only be about 400 Microsoft points (or else, I will not be buying it).

This isn't my opinion, but since you haven't got an answer from bleachedsmiles yet I though I could explain his doubts about this title hitting retail and why it should be downloadble instead.
Commented on 2008-05-19 18:47:00
I haven't seen an XBLA game that looks that good...

Anyway, they have alot to prove given the track record. Hopefully this doesn't suck.
Commented on 2008-05-19 19:00:06
oh Sonic, what have they done to you? :(

bring back 100% 2D sonic!!! sprites for the win!
Commented on 2008-05-19 19:14:20 In reply to Foo
Posted by Foo
Isn't it obvious? The game looks a lot like it plays in the same vein as the old 2d Sonic the Hedgehog game and therefor it should only be about 400 Microsoft points (or else, I will not be buying it).

This isn't my opinion, but since you haven't got an answer from bleachedsmiles yet I though I could explain his doubts about this title hitting retail and why it should be downloadble instead.
Ok, classic gameplay = cheap game for you? That is a terrible mindset, my friend. This Sonic game looks like it'll actually be fun, unlike the last one. Maybe you're not a fan of the old games, but I for one love classic games with a visual remake.

I would also love a 100% 2D Sonic game, d00d. Creating a quality 2D game is more time consuming than a 2.5D game, which is why no one does it. That and a lot of people don't care for it, sadly.
Commented on 2008-05-19 19:25:51
^^It's has a classic gameplay too. I love it, looks great keep watching for game play footage :D thx you for the picture^0^
Commented on 2008-05-19 19:55:05 In reply to CEZARR
Posted by CEZARR
Sonic on X360? What the F!
???
Commented on 2008-05-19 20:12:36 In reply to Denjinflash
Posted by Denjinflash
I would also love a 100% 2D Sonic game, d00d. Creating a quality 2D game is more time consuming than a 2.5D game, which is why no one does it. That and a lot of people don't care for it, sadly.
The Sonic Advance, and the Sonic Rush games (to a degree) all played completely 2D, but they still weren't any good. The gameplay involves nothing more than holding right to move as fast as you can to the end of the level, while occasionally pressing A to jump.

I'm not sure where the idea that the Sonic games should be all about speed came from, but the original games didn't play anything like that, they were fun due to their great level design, not the speed or gimmicky features and annoying characters.

While this does look an improvement over their past few attempts, that isn't saying much, and I'm not holding out any hope for this to be Sonic's redemption, the same thing has been said about every big Sonic game released for years, and they've only proved that they can make crappier and crappier games.
Commented on 2008-05-20 05:06:16
I'm pretty sure when the original Sonic games came out they were all about speed and back then were considered really fucking fast

This looks like it's headed back to those more ornate level designs you speak of as well
Commented on 2008-05-20 11:59:37 In reply to CEZARR
Posted by CEZARR
Sonic on X360? What the F!
it ain't the first.
Commented on 2008-05-20 14:09:10 In reply to JonM
Posted by JonM
I haven't seen an XBLA game that looks that good...
Rez? Ikaruga?
Commented on 2008-05-20 14:47:04 In reply to Denjinflash
Posted by Denjinflash
Ok, classic gameplay = cheap game for you?
No, not me. I though I was clear about that, but maybe not.

I agree with everything you said. Sonic Unleashed looks awesome and hopefully it plays much better than the last horrible one. And I would gladly pay $60 for a good next-gen (this-gen) 2D Sonic game. And yeah, I am a fan of the old games but I guess our friend bleachedsmiles isn't. :)
Commented on 2008-05-20 15:18:20 In reply to Mikeey_kakashi
please be good please be good please be good!
Posted by Mikeey_kakashi
Rez? Ikaruga?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume he's talking about visuals.
Commented on 2008-05-21 16:01:55 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
please be good please be good please be good!



I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume he's talking about visuals.
And you would be correct.

:P
Commented on 2008-05-22 20:11:37 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
snip
I agree, man, the old games had both speed and fun level design. The advance and rush games weren't so bad for me, but for sure didn't compare to the old hits. Actually, I really enjoyed rush. Anway, a new console game going back to the old formula was what I was waiting for, and I sure hope this game unleashed won't be gimmicky or empty feeling.

and my bad, Foo!

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