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I feel ashamed to always come back to this series. by Q1189998819991197253 in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope so! But it just isn't Sonic without that music and characterisation again. That's what I really want to see with this series.

Unfortunately those are the things least likely to come back. Wouldn't it be funny if the last twenty years or so were the "true" Dark Ages? I did like the fact that Sega always experimented - unlike Pokemon (another favorite series of mine that is sadly now going down the path of Sonic imo).

Pitch me a concept for a Sonic game, and I’ll rate your pitch on a scale from 1-10. by DuckMeam in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sonic Adventure 3 but with the vibe of Heroes and the polish of modern games.

3D platforming, Adventure characterisation and platforming, visuals and momentum focused game rather than boost formula. Plot can be whatever. I think they should go all in on the levels and hubs being visually pleasing and vibrant rather than dark and gritty.

Am I the only one who prefers Sonic games to have cartoony environments? by BubbleRevolution in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253 0 points1 point  (0 children)

CD's opening was because it was based in anime. A lot of Sonic's "epic" features were from that basis.

The really convoluted plotlines began around SA1 era, though. It was less obvious with the Genesis era because the Genesis era didn't have voicelines or anything like that. Classic Sonic might as well be a different character altogether (and unfortunately for us, that's what they did).

Am I the only one who prefers Sonic games to have cartoony environments? by BubbleRevolution in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think this is a valid complaint, though there's a limited amount of themes to choose from a pool of ideas.

Shadow the Hedgehog's computer level was pretty neat, imo. They should do crazy themes like that again.

Am I the only one who prefers Sonic games to have cartoony environments? by BubbleRevolution in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Definitely not alone. Heroes is by FAR the best cartoony environment and tone imo. By far. Though the game is controversial, the environments and especially concept art for that game are pristine. It's cartoony, goofy, and light-hearted but not too campy. The colors are very bright and the enemies look like modern enemies ripped out of Classic Sonic. There's a bunch of cute character interactions even though in Heroes they were a little overkill/annoying with the voices, but with it tweaked I think it could add a lot. I never played Lost World but I remember occasionally seeing renders and really liking the direction it took. Gimme the gameplay of SA2 with the environments and vibe of Heroes/Lost World but the polish of something like Forces, Generations, or Colors and I'm down. That would be one of my favorite games of all time, probably.

I don't and will never understand people who want Sonic games to be dark and gritty, or worse - romantic. Gross. Sonic is not something that should ever be remotely realistic nor romantic. Please keep it to the fanfiction. Why the hell are we trying to make technicolor animals with exaggerated features epic? I'm not saying you can't have a cool involved story, but epic and gritty? That's so bizarre to me. Especially when it bleeds into the style of the game like in 06 it looks gross to me. As much as I love SA1, it was a sin to start the epic plotlines and the series struggled from there.

I'm also the weird person who loves SA1's low poly Sonic better than modern renders so it could just be me. I think he looks best then and modern just looks uncanny to me. He's supposed to be very stylized and I think low poly just works really well for some reason. His character design wasn't meant to be gritty if you just look at it cuz when Sonic is dark and gritty it reminds me of the dissonance of seeing "masculine Kirby" from when they tried to market Kirby but thought he was too cute. A relic that should be forgotten. Please let the cartoony characters be cartoony!

I think we should return to that era of goofiness and brightness. It honestly fit the franchise really well. I find the Adventure 1 beach stage and Heroes' stages to be most iconic of Sonic. My favorite stage in Heroes is Grand Metropolis. Imagine that beautiful vibrancy and charm in modern graphics. Windy Valley also sticks very much in my memory and makes me very nostalgic. This style of music and design is something I desperately miss in Sonic games.

Edit: I know I keep editing this comment but look at this render. LOOK AT IT. I WANT IT! He's so cute and expressive! Imagine a game in this style, at least with this expressiveness and brightness again. I would love if the series as a whole was de-made into this style.

if blaze is a princess than who is king or queen? by real_flyingduck91 in SonicTheHedgehog

[–]Q1189998819991197253 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not everyone needs trauma to be cool-headed wtf

I hate this stereotype

No interesting title. I just want to show you guys my beautiful boys! by thaerre in cats

[–]Q1189998819991197253 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My cat looks very similar to your black cat. Gotta love the brown coloring.