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Sonic Mania

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:00 am

I love this and I'm angry I can't justify a Switch this month.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:15 am

[QUOTE="DarkZero, post: 1640904, member: 34654"][MEDIA=youtube]zA9zwpMj_8A[/MEDIA]
the official sonic channel posted the animated intro for the game and it's amazing and cute[/QUOTE]
Neat. Reminds me of the Sonic OVA, or the cutscenes from Sonic CD.

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Post by Artemis008 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 pm

This is basically New Super Mario Bros but for Sonic? I just hope to god the sequels don't become pointless cash grabs, like NSMB ironically.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:00 pm

??????

how do you look at all the amazing effort being put into the spritework and overall presentation and think "oh yeah just like new super mario bros."

if anything it's more comparable to mega man 9 with how it's staying true to the aesthetics of the original games but even then not really because sonic mania takes it to a much higher level of detail and polish than the original games ever did
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Post by Artemis008 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:05 pm

New Super Mario Bros was a game meant to throw back to the retro days and Mario's (at the time) dead platforming lineup.

Sonic Mania is a game meant to throw back to the retro days and Sonic's dead platforming lineup.

The literal only thing I'm worried about is the sequels. That's where NSMB went wrong and it could full well happen to Sonic.

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Post by X-3 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:12 pm

MM9 and NMSB have similar intentions but different executions. Mania definitely is more of a MM9-style execution while something like Sonic 4 is a NSMB execution.

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Post by Artemis008 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Yeah,I guess that makes sense.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:33 pm

Also, Sonic Mania is a result of Sega/Sonic Team finally realizing that a very sizeable portion of their fan base would rather play a polished Sonic fan-game than their new content because their new content has completely different physics and feel to it than the early era Sonic games, whereas fans who enjoy those games want something to polish and perfect that old formula rather than throw it out completely. Sonic Mania is pretty much Sonic Team recognizing the popularity of certain fan works and that fans are doing what fans want better than they are, and giving the green light to make what is essentially an official sonic fangame. It's honestly a really remarkable feat of collaboration with the community imo, and a meaningful continuation of 2D Sonic that builds on and polishes the potential that was there.
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Re: Sonic Mania

Post by Infinite » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 pm

I was really impressed with the framerate and the number of levels.

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Post by Swordmaster Link » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:45 pm

Finally got around to downloading this, and I'm loving it just as much as I thought I would. I was also surprised by the number of levels (I tried not to learn too much about it beforehand) and the design is top-notch. You just really get the sense that this was made by people who really love the old-school games. Honestly, I feel pretty comfortable putting this game right up there with S3&K.

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Post by Artemis008 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:02 pm

Have any of y'all played Sonic Megamix? Stealth was the lead developer on that before he went to work on mania. It's such a great game. I've beaten it with all 5 characters multiple times.

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:05 pm

yeah i love megamix, mostly playing as sonic bc he's got the homing attack and light dash and it's really fun and chaotic

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Post by Artemis008 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm

DarkZero wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:05 pm
yeah i love megamix, mostly playing as sonic bc he's got the homing attack and light dash and it's really fun and chaotic
He's definitely the most involved, knuckles wasn't finished so after Dark Fortress he doesn't get anymore exclusive paths which makes him my least favorite. Tails has the slash ability which is good for taking out enemies you can't jump on (caterkillers, that weird snail enemy), mighty can have multiple shields which is really useful for the water level and metallic base, shadow I haven't fully completed but he feels like a **** tails clone tbh.

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Post by PataPanfan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:20 am

holy **** this game rules

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:39 am

i havent caved and bought a switch for mania yet but as soon as sonic forces comes out i think imma buy both sanic games and just not leave my room for a month until i have thoroughly played and replayed both

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Post by PataPanfan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:42 am

it's the greatest game i've ever played

i've played less than an hour but i am very confident in saying that

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Post by Marilink » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:47 pm

It's certainly the best Sonic game. I'm confident in saying that.

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