It's not the concept of werewolves in general, it's that Sonic the Werewolf comes in on the heels of two fantastic games wherein you control wolf characters. Watch - Unleashed! will also feature some imp-like creature that rides on Sonic's back every time he transforms. Coming from Sonic Team, such lack of originality is hardly new.
Next, in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe: Sonic tries to become a successful rapper and stars in his own rhythm game, featuring stylish paper-cut-out graphics, while combating hordes of themed robots that have been hijacked by Robotnik and programmed to do evil. Sonic will also start weilding a seven-foot sword that looks like a kitchen knife, and the XBox 360 version will have only five Achievements that can be obtained easily within the first two minutes of gameplay via button mashing. Plus, Rouge becomes infected with a virus that turns her into a zombie and can only be passed on through her vampiric bites ot other characters, while Tails discovers he's the last heir to a family of vampire-slayers and sets out with his new whip to set things right!
Post by Dasher Misire on Jul 19, 2008 21:46:17 GMT -5
Sonic and The Newest Character on the List of unused one-timing characters.
A Mother 3 joke over a game like THIS?
And come on Sonic Team. Naka really was the one thing holding you together, huh? Smash gives you another chance with some ex-fans (like me!) and you blow it. There's NEVER a new Sonic game that's just what fans want. They gotta throw werewolfs or swords or fudging lack of control into the game.
Anyway that's 3 Sonic games being worked on right now, right? Hope the quality isn't garbage because they're crankin' out one Sonic game after another.
Well, Sonic Team Japan is doing Unleashed, BioWare is doing Chronicles, and this is likely either Sonic Team USA or UGA's work. So they shouldn't have any effect on each other.
There's NEVER a new Sonic game that's just what fans want.
That's because all Sonic fans want is a Sonic 3 & Knuckles remake. Over and over again. Sonic fans are afraid of new things.
Though I'm pretty wary of this sword thing myself, I don't think that Sonic Team should quit trying out new gimmicks. Mario does it. And where would gaming be if he didn't? This stuff keeps a series fresh.
This game looks to me like a follow-up to Sonic and the Secret Rings, this time set in King Arthur.
Sonic fans have been divided on everything since they decided to give him a different continuity for each country at the start. We're at a point where one man's perfect Sonic game is another man's Superman 64.
Sonic Unleashed looks to me like the best 3D Sonic in years. So far it exhibits none of the flaws that Heroes, Shadow, Rush, Rivals, Secret Rings, or Sonic '06 did, and that Werehog thing looks like a spiritual revival of Streets of Rage, Altered Beast and Ristar all in one.
I have a feeling that this Black Knight game will end up being the least liked of the currently known new Sonic games, given what Ijust said about Unleashed and everything we know about Chronicles so far.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5