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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 03:58:21 pm »
I for one will enjoy it. Because while everyone else expects too much, I'll just enjoy it for what it is.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 04:01:40 pm »
*shrug*

I hope I enjoy it and that they make a good game. Always want good Sonic games.

But I don't expect anything. :u

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 04:13:45 pm »
Considering how far games have gone and where this game is going, it's in a weird spot.

I sometimes visit a store that sells nothing but classic games as far back as the NES. Every now and then a 9-year-ol kid will pick up a NES controller and try to play a game on display and then give up becuase the graphics are lame and it's old. Heartbreaking, but we as adults can be guilty of the same thing. Someone my age criticized Minecraft a while back for being to blocky and low-poly, and yet grew up playing the same classic games as I did.

The point being is that it's easy to judge a simple game like Sonic Mania based on the standards of other games we enjoy more. Our tastes evolve and change and naturally we expect a lot of rich content in games nowadays. But I don't think that's what Sonic Mania is going for. Ask any kid to review Sonic 3 & Knuckles and they'll say it has little to no replay value. Since when was replay value a thing back in the 80s/90s? But it's all we had. Sonic Mania just might be an over-glorified nostalgia trip, but if that's all what I really want from it then I'll be satisfied. Might be niche to ask for a game but that will suit me.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2016, 04:20:08 pm »
Yeah, those are good points. In my defense, SEGA hasn't exactly given me many reasons to be "hype" about Sonic. Hence my dour attitude toward Sonic Mania. Colors was fun on the Wii. And there is a DS RPG I really wanna try that is Sonic-based.

Now, I do try to go into all the new Sonic games (and most games) with an open mind. But I will absolutely joke about how the series has not been that great in the lead-up to release. :3

I hope Mania incorporates something like Mario Maker. For some reason that was my very first impression when I saw the art style and presentation. Then again, maybe they should focus on making Sonic work right first before giving us a toolset.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2016, 04:28:50 pm »
Funny how you mention joking about the series. From what I can tell, whomever is running the official twitter for Sonic the Hedgehog, they crack a lot of jokes about their crummy history and reference a lot of memes, but they're pretty savvy about it.

But you can tell they still care about the franchise.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2016, 04:30:16 pm »
Oh yeah. Their Twitter has been pretty great.

It's like if that fake Kaz Harai account were actually Kaz Harai. :D

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2016, 03:11:38 pm »
"Ma all the gods of furious strong be with you as you crunch opposents, and live like a windrammer as you f**k."
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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2016, 09:41:29 am »
lolol

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2016, 05:56:41 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uipt68Tghl8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uipt68Tghl8</a>


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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2016, 09:16:54 am »
HOLY. LOL.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2016, 11:44:30 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKGDC4JaMU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKGDC4JaMU</a>

Kinda interesting.
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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2016, 05:35:09 am »
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"Sonic Amateur Games Expo"

"SAGE"

Wait a minute.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2016, 09:27:07 am »
Ha
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2016, 09:50:07 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqgkPCEIP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqgkPCEIP8</a>

I don't care too much for the set, but I thought the reference was clever.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC_a4kxL8NI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC_a4kxL8NI</a>

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Re: Sonic Mania
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2016, 10:02:18 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zmICz4q_8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zmICz4q_8</a>