Friday, September 11, 2009

Everybody's supersonic racing

So, a new 2D HD Sonic game for next year? I am intriguéd. And because everyone on the Internet already has fifty-seven opinions on it, here am I to offer what I would like to see.

  • Really fancy sprites. Work for the HD tag. I want Vanillaware-level quality here. I was, in fact, playing Sonic Advance 2 the other day and I decided that I prefer Sonic in sprites to polygons. Apparently I am retro.
  • Extra characters, but keep 'em leashed. I happen to rather like the ridiculously huge supporting cast, but let's just have them popping up in little cameos most of the time. Maybe have Tails tagging along behind Sonic, Sonic 2/3-style, but have any other characters non-playable and limited. Let's see Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Big, Omega, maybe Rouge, the Chaotix and possibly Blaze and Marine for the heck of it. Oh, and revive Mighty, Fang/Nack and Bark. No brand-new characters though.
  • Eggman is the main villain. No "henchman suddenly takes control" again. Although from what I can gather they already did that in Unleashed, but I haven't played that.
  • Proper badniks. By "badniks" I mean "robots that look like animals and when you bop 'em little animals come out". None of this generic humanoid stuff, it's just not as aesthetically interesting. (Honourable exception for the steampunk robots from Rush Adventure's Machine Labyrinth.)
  • Zones and acts. It still feels odd not popping "Zone" on the end of a Sonic level.
  • Less running, more platforming. Using momentum more, like back in The Good Old Days. Spin Dash and rolling about, baby.
  • Music by Hideki Naganuma or Richard Jacques. Either is acceptable. Or both.
  • Get seven Chaos Emeralds, become Super Sonic. From what I can recall, you haven't been able to be Super Sonic in any old level since Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Tut.
  • Metal Sonic. Metal Sonic is cool.


lnsector said...

I think the guy who holds the copyright to Mighty left Sega.

Sam said...

Then clearly they need to use one of their special SEGAssassins to hunt him down, kill him and rip the legal rights from his cold dead hands.

I mean it's so obvious

Munroe said...

I concur with everthing metioned by Sam. He is 100% on top of it and is correct in every respect.

...except for the Super Sonic bit. While it is common knowledge that Super Sonic is awesome beyond any hope of a doubt, he is just too God-Mode. I think they need a feasible way to add him into the game, because they definately need to, but not too much.

Although God-Like in his own way, Metal Sonic is something else entirely; he can be as feasible and emotionally receptive as the best of them. He, too, is Awesome beyond anything. I would be willing to see Him as a playable character, but only after the game is finished, as a Secret Character. He is just too badass to not be a main-ish villain/antagonist.

Ditto to what he said on the badniks, other characters, stage designs, and pretty much everything else.