It took me a few seconds to realise it was two different designs. My first thought was "Why is Tails twice?"
So I think the correct answer is "yes".
On a related note, many classic fans are outraged that Classic Tails is the wrong shade of orange. In this case, I'm willing to concede that they have a point. If Sega are going to bring back the classic designs, they may as well do it properly. Ironically, I seem to be the only one who noticed the nose was off, and I'm more into the modern design!
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2011 15:45:19 GMT -5 by kirbychu
Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 20, 2011 17:09:51 GMT -5
Actually, "modern" Sonic has been around for more than 10 years, which is longer than "classic" Sonic was around before that, so they're both pretty retro at this point. Calling one "modern" seems like kind of a misnomer, I think.
On that note, Sonic is due for another redesign. I say they go completely chibi this time around, combining his head and body into one round sphere with a short, spiky buzz-cut. And make his eyes puce.
Since a lot of fans are still struggling to come to terms with the design that's been in place since '98 (most of them are in the 'denial' or 'anger' stages), I think another redesign would probably push them over the edge.
I never understood why "physics" are such a huge deal to Sonic fans. "New SMB Wii," didn't play exactly like SMB3 or SMWorld, and Mario fans didn't care. Sonic 2 didn't play exactly like Sonic 1, and Sonic 3 didn't feel like Sonic 2, so Sonic 4 doesn't have to be exactly the same, I say. (Granted the spindash, and some things did need some work.) But fans kinda missed the point to Sonic 4: Ep.1, wich was for Sega to gauge what fans liked, or didn't like about it, so they could improve the formula, and physics for "Episode 2," and make it a better game.
As for Sonic Generations 3DS, I've seen footage of it, and personally I think it looks pretty cool. The modern stages look just as good as "Sonic Rush Adventure," (wich is in my opinion the best recent Sonic side-scroller) and the classic ones look fine to me.
I'm also glad to see they included the Mushroom Hill zone from "Sonic & Knuckles" in the 3DS version.