Sega’s aiming to rebuild its name and reputation, and that means a refocus on quality when it comes to console games, especially in the West.
... they have so many great GREAT IPs, yet their business-decision making has been extremely poor at best, ever since the 32x and SegaCD. It's absolutely amazing to me how they have manage to keep screwing up such a huge potential, time and time again. It's like the people running the company have absolutely no clue as to which games the gamers want, or how to deliver them.
Yeah it's been extremely poor. Sonic could have been their number 1 franchise but they exploited it. Says they want to gain trust with us yet revealed not too long ago http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S... ¬¬
Sonic is by far the best mascot in gaming and the most appealing ...they could start from there but they just need to give Sonic to some serious veteran JAPANESE developers , i repeat JAPANESE developers (aka no princes , no beasts, no human worlds ,...just return to the surreal animal/robot world of the first 2 games)...IMO they can handle it properly and win back the disapointed fans ...
that would be a day to look forward too. SEGA was known for being a risk taker but after few consecutive fatal decisions they took the back seat ever since. now, not only SEGA's management is poor but I think they don't have the talents to make new AAA games or revive the classics. ironically, the only way for SEGA to prove themselves again as industry pioneers is by taking a risk, calculated, but a risk nonetheless.
Well considering it's coming to TGS, it's probably a Japanese game (at least not another sonic) But the question is will they localise it? Sega your pretty crap at localising games- the ones I want to throw money at you anyway
Start by building a really good Sonic game. Go back to the beginning..
Or better yet, why not use the plethora of other ips that haven't been done to death?
fair enough. but it shouldn't be so hard to ask for a good sonic game, lol.
Back to the beginning you say... http://img3.wikia.nocookie.... http://img3.wikia.nocookie.... I think it could work.
yeesh.. creepy looking, lol
Is that scientist suppose to be Eggman/Robotnik? When the heck did the lardo get extreme liposuction?
@MasterCornholio Yeah, pretty much In the beginning he's called Doctor Ovi Kintobor, a scientist from Earth who comes to Morbius to do his work in peace. He is currently working on a machine to rid the planet of all evil. Retro-Orbital Chaos Compresso or ROCC for short. He then meets Sonic who here is brown and is lacking his thicker spikes and running shoes. Ovi becomes intrigued by his claims and does some tests on him to see how fast he can run. Sonic is put onto a Kinetic Gyratoscope which lets him run even faster, to help him even more Ovi gives him some power sneakers which prevent friction allowing him to run even faster then the speed of sound. However the sonic boom he creates shatters the Gyratoscope, it then fuses Sonic's spines and changes the colour of his skin to blue. Resulting in the Sonic we have today. Sonic and Ovi become good friends and using his speed he asks Sonic to find the Grey Chaos Emerald, the last one he needs to power his machine. In the end Sonic can't locate it as it's with Knuckles. One day Ovi goes to fix them up some food, Sonic goes into the fridge and only finds a horrible, rotten egg. As he goes to get some salt he accidentally trips on some wires and his hand slams onto the ROCC's machine. The machine explodes bathing Ovi and the egg in chaos energy and turns Ovi into Doctor Ivo Robotnik (name reversed). After this the freedom fighters are created to fight Robotnik from destroying the planet. There are a lot of origin stories but this would be my pick for a game. Later on in the comics you find out the rotten egg and the loose wires Sonic trips on is set up by a future version of Sonic who sets things in motion so Ovi can become Robotnik as he is the only person who can defeat the Brotherhood of Metallix in the future. http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki...
You can start by giving us a new streets of rage.
Just give us a proper Sonic game. Sonic Generations was a really nice step forward.
give me a proper next-gen sequel of Valkyria Chronicles please and while we're at it, localize Valkyria Chronicles 3
Give us a Valkyrie collection remastered!! Day 1 I would buy it.
Oh man yes please!
way back before online console games sega was reigning high. I used to love everything sega but i gave up with sega games after deamcast. after dreamcast it was one fail move to another.
let us pray
Enough with Sonic, let the poor blue blur rest for a while. As much as we all know and love the IP, it needs to go away. There are other IPs with greater potential that needs to rebooted or re-released. Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, a proper Shining Force (have you seen Fire Emblem's popularity as of late?), Panzer Dragoon RPG, Revisit Burning Rangers, continue on Guardian Heroes, crazy taxi, power stone HD and a new one. Or sell those IPs to capable hands and make some cash. Ask Atlus to revisit some of these IPs. So many possibilities.
Believe it when WE see it...
Sega could be great. But they need to ditch that sonic crap. They ran their name into the ground. They could use more western influences and stop with the anime. They need to mature with the times.
Phantasy Star and Valkyria Chronicles in the west please
Phantasy Star V, would heavily appreciated
Guess that means we'll have to wait for PSO3 instead of PSO2.
its time for a new jet grind radio. without the arcade style that didn't really fit with home games very well. No timer, no focus on score. Instead make it a good cartoony blade runner basically make mirror's edge on roller blades
The 1st step into getting better is to admit you done wrong and try to make it right. A good Sonic would be nice and maybe a new Virtua Fighter also.
Sega can more be accused of mismanagement when there are many great IPs that are have just been just left on a shelf such as Shining Force, Phantasy Star, Burning Rangers, Panzer Dragoon, Crazy Taxi and on and on. Okay, so Dreamcast was not the success it should have been given how good the console was. Sega leaving the console business did not make things better when it should have and Sega could have instead become a software gaming powerhouse given the quality of IPs it has. Sega still has a chance if it is willing but time is running out. There is still a lot of goodwill gamers have invested in many of the IPs to ensure success of new games if Sega were to make the effort but the longer Sega takes, the harder it becomes as the younger gamers have no idea just how could many of the Sega IPs were. I would instantly buy any new Burning Rangers or Shining Force game. Look at how successful the Shenmue III Kickstarter has been and yet Sega sat on it all these years when it could have been making games that gamers want!
I used to love Sega. That time we didn't call each other as fanboy, but I was sort of... Genesis still my fav console of all times and I miss a lot of the magic that Sega could give us at the time... Now Sega is just a weak developer. I really hope for a rebirth of the company, but dont expect it.
Shining Force 3 remake and Shining Force 4. <- How much money do you want? Name your price.
Wonderful, I want all developers to be like this, especially Square and Capcom.
SEGA continues to have terrible business practices, I really doubt they can do much to win back trust without upsetting its fans
They could start by simply porting JSRF to the digital era, the only way to play it is to own an actual Xbox as there are no Xbox emulators. Next, starting small still they could localize and port all 3 Valkyria chronicles games into a digital trilogy they could release across most of the digital front. Then, if they want to go further they can localize Yakuza Ishin and 0. Finally, after they feel confident enough they could revive sonic by avoiding gimmicks, bugs, and glitches and having the Chao garden from Sonic adventure. From then on its all speculation
Easy just release an HD version of Panzer Dragoon Saga, Shining Force 3 HD, a remake of Phantasy Star 4, a true JRPG Phantasy Star 5, Skies of Arcadia HD remake or Skies of Arcadia 2.
Yakuza to the west please
I want to hear of Yakuza spin-off series + 0 to the west
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