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SEGA planning new game around Sonic Boom, first look at new Sonic and Knuckles designs

SEGA’s Sonic press event is taking place as we speak, and one member of the press was kind enough to share a few tidbits from the presentation.

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-Foxtrot875d ago

What the hell have they done to them...

Why base it around a TV show for kids ages 8 - 11, it means the games are going to feel like that.

God SEGA are clueless when it comes to Sonic these days

NYC_Gamer875d ago

SEGA will finish off what's left of the franchise

-Foxtrot875d ago (Edited 875d ago )

How many times though now have they tried to "reinvent" it

Sonic The Hedghog 2006

Sonic and the Secret Ring/Black Knight/Unleashed - All had gimmicks

Sonic 4 Episodes

Sonic Colours/Generations

I mean Jesus Christ

As I've said before I'd rather they reboot it and do it as an origin story with the Freedom Fighters. Have a darker tone for the game, too many Sonic games over the years have gotten cheesy.

They shouldn't of mentioned the age rating for the TV show because now they are basically admitting, yeah it's going to child like. If Mario can appeal to all ages why can't they do the same to Sonic.

Knuckles looks like a tank who is on Steroids and Sonic with his scarf and new hair looks like a pompous douche

jimbobwahey875d ago

Sonic Generations was the only good Sonic game in a long time, and I have no idea why they don't just make something like that again. Wasn't it also the best selling Sonic game in a really long time as well? Everybody loved it and yet they go right back to making garbage...

-Foxtrot875d ago

@jimbobwahey

Yeah same here, Generations was the best game so far the only thing I didn't like was the Modern Sonic levels. Thats why I wouldn't mind a reboot since they could go back to the young Sonic design.

Colours was alright but the wisps put me off, it was pretty cheesy

It feels like SEGA nearly get it right but they always have that one big thing which ruins it. Look at the gimmicks they added to the Secret Rings, Unleashed and The Black Knight. I mean a Sword....in a Sonic game.....COME ON

Freedom Fighters would be great with better designs

http://static4.wikia.nocook...

Yi-Long875d ago

The best Sonic-design is still the original 'chubby' Sonic, which we saw in Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2.

And that gameplay and level design was also the best.

Sonic 1 and 2 are still absolute classics well worth playing. After that, they just completely lost it somehow. Adding in new moves (like an automatic grab, which took the speed out of the gameplay), and (mostly) lame characters.

It's amazing to me how Sega can't seem to realise that all they have to do is take Sonic 2D games back to that platforming-perfection we saw in Sonic 1 and 2.

And for 3D titles, they should look at the Mario Galaxy games as an example, instead of turning it into some kind of 'rollercoaster' where you've got minimal control over Sonic.

kickerz875d ago

That scarf.. Lol either sonic is a little cold or sonic is now gay

sweetSWAGGER875d ago

@jimbobwahey

YES. A thousand times, YES. Generations made me care about Sonic again, but it also reminded me why people hate the game. Sonic team should look at Mario 3D world in terms of perspective (a marrying of both 2D and 3D), because wildly switching between a 2D and 3D perspective just doesn't really work for Sonic games.

And I guess Sonic wants to be Nathan Drake for some reason.

TomShoe875d ago

YEAH MANNN MAKE WAY FOR THE CHAOTIX SON

BakPAin875d ago (Edited 875d ago )

I like Sonic episodes!

Frodosmugins875d ago

Probably trying to appeal to the new generation of people going gym to get buffed up with Knuckles!

and sonic just looks pansy now with that scarf! pop culture sucks!

Bobby Kotex875d ago

I guess everyone forgot sonic is a kids game, just like mario. I lost interest by the time I hit puberty.

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sonic989875d ago

finger crossed ...
i am hoping for the best the best the best ..
dunno why am still nervous

crusf875d ago

You speak without even knowing what the game will look/feel/sound/Play like don't assume something you might end up regretting later.

-Foxtrot875d ago (Edited 875d ago )

Even though it's SEGA, the guys who end up releasing a Sonic game which usually has something wrong with it whether it's gameplay, art style or level design.

If they never made a mistake...fair enough but since they have I think people can fairly judge.

linkenski875d ago

Japanese people trying to target a western audience in a nutshell. They end up trying to please a demographic they don't actually understand.

live2play875d ago

If its worth. Anything its not made by sonic team, its actually ex naughty dog devs

hkgamer875d ago

no wonder i got some kinda crash vibe

TBONEJF875d ago

Why the heck do the look so damn tall for? Seriously they should of kept their original design. someone should fire the head of the art dept at sega

ChickeyCantor875d ago

It mainly sells to a younger audience. They know EXACTLY what they are doing.

CertifiedGamer875d ago

I don't understand why people are upset. Sonic is aiming for a demographic of children. They aren't aiming for teens or adults. I think they made the right choice by going for kids but the wrong choice by going wii U and 3DS exclusive. Their are parents that would buy this for their kids who own a PS4, or Xbox One had they chosen to make it for multi platform.

GhostTurtle875d ago

Seems to be the case with most Japanese Devs these days.

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IanVanCheese875d ago

So they stretched his legs out on a rack and covered him in bandages? I guess that's the key demographics that chime with the kids these days; medieval torture and Egyptian mummies.

Metallox875d ago

Knuckles... what happened to you?! Sonic looks really weird, too. It has something on his face that makes me feel that. And the scarf...

KonsoruMasuta875d ago (Edited 875d ago )

What......... what..... what have they done?! Noooooooooo!! They ruined it!!!!!

http://i745.photobucket.com...

Why does Knuckles look like he is taking roids?

VENOMACR1227875d ago

Because thats the modern cool. I agree, looks stupid. They should just make a 3D Sonic game based on the old school games. Unfortunately, Sega and the Sonic franchise are dying.

Snookies12875d ago (Edited 875d ago )

Lol, he's got a serious case of baby face on that gorilla body too... His legs should be breaking under the pressure of his torso.

SpideySpeakz875d ago

I don't care how it looks. All I care about is the gameplay, and its looking good.

Rockefellow875d ago

They give Sonic a scarf... Scruff his hair up to make it look like he has mange... Stretch Knuckles out to 8 feet tall... My Lord. I realize they're going with the look of the new syndicated cartoon, but it feels like with every step forward in the Sonic world, someone slips and falls down a flight of stairs in order to reboot or freshen up the franchise. There were plenty of great aspects to a lot of the recent Sonic games; why not focus on improving upon what fans have enjoyed instead of scrapping everything accomplished once a year?