Sonic 4, 2D is Cool Yet Again

In the early 1990s, the Sonic the Hedgehog series was such a force that it propelled Sega to a level of prominence that it had not even dreamt of and unfortunately still tries to return to today. The much maligned Sega has redeemed itself lately by publishing titles such as Bayonetta and others but the Sonic franchise is trying to polish its tarnished name which has degraded slowly over time.

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Xeall3026d ago

Ha, i remember the ROM for the Sonic 4 beta back in the day that was like Knuckles Chaotix. I'm looking foward to this but the 'episode 1' scares me.

Ziriux3026d ago

I do not mind getting my sonic in episodes, all it means is that I'll be getting some constant 2D old school sonic the way I use to love it.

multipayer3026d ago

I still remember the hundred sidescrolling sonics released after genesis, so this "rebirth" isn't working on me... espeacially with the "episodes" title.

Whitefox7893026d ago

They've already done it before they did it with Sonic The Hedgehog 3, and Sonic and Knuckles. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was episode 1 in that story arch while Sonic and Knuckles was episode 2 in the story arch for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Point being if you wanted the most out of either one of the games you needed both of them. Especially playing through Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and through Sonic and Knuckles to find out there is a bonus level where Sonic is Supersonic in space taking down Robotniks giant Robot.

Bilbo653026d ago

"I still remember the hundred sidescrolling sonics released after genesis"

Then name one. Besides sega cd, gamegear games which were good.
Not sure why everyone's upset with the episodes its just them saying they are expecting to make sequels, i'm sure they will give us good value not just take sonic 2's 11 zones and chop it into 4 parts.

multipayer3025d ago

I could accept your sugar coated lies, but we all know sonic has been a whore and DLC is ideal for cash grabbing. I can't imagine this being any better than the last one released on psp or ds. Most of you obviously havn't played the huge back catelog of attempted revivals, Sonic Advance 1-3 are my favorite. I suggest at least playing them first or if you're going to be a baby about those games being handheld...

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cb8103026d ago

Is Sega back in the game with the big boys?

Ziriux3026d ago


You're right, Bayonetta was only the one game in the few years that made a lot of headlines.

qface643026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

yeah i know and even that game wasn't made by sega just published
can't think of any sega developed game that has been real big recently

now that i think about it what has sega been up to lately? not much comes to mind

young juice3026d ago

sega is publishing the new aliens vs predator game.

JohnTheBaptist3026d ago

Sega published Condemned as well I think.

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WengYong3026d ago

If Sonic returns to 2-d Im all for it. 2-D is back, and Braid showed us that

Ziriux3026d ago

Indeed, and honestly the best way Sonic plays and looks is in 2D, you can't change something that was happening for years into 3rd and expect the hardcore fans of the franchise to like it.

Sheikh Yerbouti3025d ago

Handhelds and PSN/XBLA games have proven these games can stand up with the bigger console brethren. With plenty of loved IP's, I'd love to see more developers revisit/update classic franchises.

I would especially love if Sega brought back these for the 20teens.

Altered Beast
Alien Storm
Streets of Rage

aedwards893026d ago

Sonic 2D will no doubt be the great old Sonic game that we all knew from childhood. However can the franchise bounce back to success after the horrid 3d versions?

Cronus31663026d ago

I was never a huge fan of the Sonic series. Mainly because I never owned anything Sega till they had the Dreamcast. Although there are plenty of people out there that enjoy it so hopefully it can be as strong as they're hoping it can.

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