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New 2D Sonic Title Only Stars Sonic

The folks at SEGA updated their official blog this morning to announced the new 2D Sonic title, currently being titled "Project Needlemouse," will only star Sonic himself and no other playable characters or friends.

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nogolis3255d ago

Finally... This is what, well one of the problems, that made Sonic games unbelievably stupid. Every character had super speed. It made no sense. Sonic should be the only one with speed. The others should have had their own powers and not speed. Lame as hell.

Anyways, 2-d and only Sonic... I'm buying it.

SoapShoes3255d ago

Knuckles was the best thing to ever happen to Sonic and made Sonic 3 better than the rest(especially Sonic 3 & Knuckles).

mastiffchild3255d ago

No, Sonic was best alone and in Sonic 2(with just Tails for company) the series had it' best in game moments so going back to having no outside distractions is a wise move for me.

What I can't get my head round is Sega's decision not to make a version for Wii gamers given the success and profile of Sonic on the console after the "Mario and Soonicat .." games on the Wii.

Then again if someone could explain the marketing strategy they use for Yakuza3, 2 or 1 in the west i'd love to hear it-or for VC or..well you get my drift.They do make some awfully odd choices about their games, where they get playd and how well(or not) they'r supported and if anyone's likely to give their games a misleading or crappy demo you can bet on Sega all over again(VC demo put off more people than it got interested and the Sonic unleashed demo would have had you thinking there WAS no werehog bollox at all!).

I can't say I've got sky high hopes for the back to basics PN but I'm interested and if they're ever going to get some magic back this is easily their best(and last?) chance to do it. Leyts just hope some of th speed and platforming purity(including the trademark cheap deaths too for me) is on the way back. After so many failures, though, it seems foolhardy to hype this too much just yet, no?

About Tails, Knuckles and Shadow:I know people who will defend a different one of the sidekicks but never more than that and the over supplying of them to the sries certainly weakened it no end but maybe if it had stopped at two or three they wouldn't be as roundly hated and derided as they now are as the number of them around the games just diluted everything that made the series good in the first place no matter which of his cohorts you feel was better than the others.Just my view anyhow fellas.

gumgum993254d ago

I have no problem with only Sonic, but Characters aren't what really kills the game, its the gameplay. Sonic 3 had Knuckles and is considered the best 2D game in the series. Sonic Adventure and its sequel showed that 3D can work in a Sonic game, and there were many characters to choose from.

Ninji3255d ago (Edited 3255d ago )

I mean just look at the logo.

hatchimatchi3254d ago

that's hilarious.

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why did people disagree with you? no sense of humor i guess.

andy16643255d ago

No more stupid Characters - Tails and Knuckles would be ok for co-op and single player for specific items in inaccessible places the others cant reach or variaty once you have played sonic. High hopes for this

SoapShoes3255d ago

Shadow was the most popular Sonic character even outclassing Sonic himself for awhile, not all characters are stupid. :|

Bodyboarder_VGamer3255d ago

In fact, most people prefer Shadow over Sonic...

Noob3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

I think that all went away when the horrific "Shadow the Hedgehog" debuted.

Redempteur3254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

these most people who liked shadow made sega took bad decisions ...

While shadow was alright in sonic adventure 2 .. his appearance in ...shadow the hedgehog , sonic 06 , sonic heroes and the list goes on were pointless and ridiculous ..and it only served to dumbed down the game in final ...

I loved the sonic rush series ..but even then that other character was alright but played 95% just like sonic .. when what is the point of using almost copy cat character twice ??

Sega thought of this and then decided to give shadow guns and bikes to make him cool ..and it sucked BIG TIME .

SO thank god ..they stayed with sonic ONLY ..

NOw please sega , just make it sonic the hedgehog ..no werehog ..no surfing , no fishing , no snowboarding just make hime run and jump ...I only accept super sonic !!
you heard me ??

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