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.
I suppose I agree except for Sonic Rush and Secret Rings which I thought were good.
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One thing I wish that SEGA would bring back are some of their underrated series of games, like Clockwork Knight, Alex Kidd, Comix Zone, Vectorman (without that lame, Master Chief-like style), Ristar, Greendog, Zaxxon and several others.
Heh. To me, the Sonic Cycle doesn't apply anyway. I like Sonic's friends, and the gameplay hasn't yet been the same old (isn't this what the fans want anyway?).
The only game that's really, truly disappointed me was Sonic '06. Though I have my frustrations with Shadow and Secret Rings, they weren't as much of a chore to get through. I was happy with everything outside of those three so far.
Everytime I get my hopes up, the game ends up sucking. 2 Wii games come to mind. Sonic and the Secret Rings... and an even bigger dissapointment... NiGHTS.
Nintendo gave the Sonic series an opportunity by putting Sonic in a quality game.... making fans young and old like him again. Something tells me they're going to completely blow it with these new games.
The Sonic Cycle doesn't apply. This game looks like it's going to be crap so we are in uncharted territory now.
Which means, somehow, this game will buck everything and be amazing.
Though if Sonic is going to get a sword, he really should get something like a rapier or something. It makes more sense for him to have a small light sword that wouldn't impede his natural speed. It looks just silly to see his wiry little hand holding up a two-handed sword which he will no doubt swing around like it's a small sword.
Well the game its official a secuel to Secret rings as part of the “Storybook series“. I liked Secret rings so I´m up to it, i just hope they can give me the following: 1.- Been able to stop, turn 360o and return, 2.-Change the jumping mechanic from Hold and release button to jump to, press button t jump. 3.-Justify the sword with some GOOD gameplay 4.- Make the new characters cool as Shahara and not dull as Silver/human princess from Sonic 06. 5.-Keep the storybook like cinemas.
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