I have to be honest, this is definitely the one to watch for me this year. Every time I see a screenshot I'm intrigued anew; I haven't felt this willing to indulge myself in a game's release in years. So I figure I'd better stop lest I spoil something good.
(But before I do: the Fire Shield is back to complement the Lightning Shield. I doubt we'll see the Bubble Shield unless there's an Aquarium Park deal going on, but I'm hoping we'll see different, new kinds of Shields instead. I also doubt they'll give Sonic the same powers he did in Sonic 3, but that's no biggie considering the homing attack and double-jump are a part of his repertoire already.)
Maybe the Deadly Six are caricatures of famous Sonic haters?
Zavok: GameInformer (He's the leader and the only one that looks and sounds like a threat) Zazz: Sonic 1 (his craziness) Zeena: Hoggys2much (she looks like something hoggy would favorite on Deviantart) Zor: Gligar13Vids (his goth look reflects Gligar13vid's desire for mature games) Zomom: Konata1000 (by physical appearance alone) Zik: Yahtzee
Did anyone here manage to get a play of it at Summer of SOnic last weekend? I didn't have the time to queue up as I was helping out on the stand, but wondered if anyone got hands on with it?
Apparently no one else?
I got a quick go, they were particularly stingy with letting people on it.
There was no tutorial, which considering the game has an entirely new control scheme to ANY previous 3D Sonic outing surprised me as the Generations and Colours demos at past SOS had some kind of pointers even though the controls were relatively unchanged from Sonic Adventure/Unleashed.
I played through the first level, while visually quite striking a little jarring, definitely looks better in motion.
Sonic is slow, I didn't figure out how to make him run until I almost completed the level, which frustrated me no end. It'll be great for more platformery aspects of the game, though I didn't really see anything resembling that in this stage rendering it a little useless. Hopefully it'll get used more in the rest of the game.
Overall it felt a bit buggy, but with a lot of promise. I'm definitely intrigued and quite excited to see the game completed, but right now I'm planning on reading the reviews first before buying a Wii U.
It's definitely a "hmmmm...." kinda game right now for me.
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