Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 19, 2014 19:11:34 GMT -5
Allegedly, this is a very early, off-screen, in-development screenshot of Sonic Boom. It certainly looks like a test area more than anything that's been officially shown of the game so far. Needless to say, even if it's authentic, it is not representative of the final game. But it is kind of an interesting curio.
On a separate note, something else interesting occurred to me. Since everyone has been playing "Six Degrees of Sonic" with lead level designer Chris Senn, who was also team leader on the cancelled Sonic X-treme on the Saturn, there's actually another loose connection that I haven't seen mentioned yet. It's been noted that Bob Rafei previously worked at Naughty Dog as the lead artist on the Jak & Daxter trilogy and Uncharted 1, but the game designer for those games was Hirokazu Yasuhara, who worked at Sonic Team and was the director of the original Sonic trilogy on the Genesis/Mega Drive. Of course, he doesn't have anything to do with Sonic Boom or Big Red Button, but it's kind of interesting nonetheless.
Apparently the voice of Eggman has hinted that that ISN'T Marine, and may be an entirely new character... But if that's true it's kind of stupid. Aside from looking a hell of a lot like Marine face and markings-wise, she's the same colours and uses a boomerang. :/
Post by Nester the Lark on May 16, 2014 19:43:19 GMT -5
I'm not criticizing the artwork or anything, but it seems to me that the Sonic characters stick out a little compared to the other original characters, not unlike in the old Sonic SatAM cartoon. I guess the new characters are more Western in style, which clashes a little with the traditional Sonic style. Maybe the redesigns were meant to address that, but there's still a distinct difference, IMHO.
On that note, the raccoon character definitely looks like a Sonic character, so she's probably Marine.
I do really like the artwork overall, tho. High quality stuff. And I appreciate that it sets itself apart from the main series.
Ah well, not Marine. I can understand the need for having a new character here, though. She's obviously there to be the character things get explained to for the audience's benefit. She fits in visually with the cast better than Chris did, and she's obviously got more to her personality than JUST being the Watson, so that's cool.
Doesn't look anything like a badger, though. She looks more like a chipmunk to me.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 2, 2014 14:23:39 GMT -5
Ton of new info revealed today.
The Wii U version is titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and the 3DS version is Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Rise of Lyric focuses on action-adventure and combat while Shattered Crystal is more about platforming and puzzle solving. Lyric is the new villain, who looks like a Don Bluth character to me. Both games are scheduled for release in November.
- Sonic retains his Spin Dash - follow up a Spin Dash into enemies with multiple kicks, accomplished by hitting the Y button - Knuckles is slow, but powerful - Knuckles has a 3-hit combo and a breakdancing flare move - Amy is armed with a hammer and a three hit combo - she also has a move where she lunges forward with her hammer and spins it - she is the only character with a triple jump - Tails is the only ranged attacker - he can fire grenades by pressing X and this move can be charged - pressing Y makes Tails drop a robot that seeks out enemies - use the Enerbeam to yank off enemy shields and grab enemies - Sonic spins the enemy around with the Enerbeam until you toss it at another enemy - you'll use this trick to defeat the Crab Driller mini-boss - the game includes multiple collectibles, include robot scrap parts used for upgrades - search for Shinies, which are buried treasure - you can only see this treasure by using the Wii U controller to light up a path - unlock items and concept art from finding these goodies - you'll get to fight Eggman and you are able to choose from all 4 characters during the battle - the computer controls the other three characters when you aren't using them - Eggman takes his egg shaped spaceship and merges it with a walker to fight you - use your Enerbeam to grab robots and toss them at Eggman - when Eggman is stunned, you can use the Enerbeam and yank Eggman - this makes all the computer-controlled characters do the same to help yank Eggman down - when he's on the ground, hit the attack button to make all the characters come in and beat Eggman up
And finally, gameplay footage from Rise of Lyric:
EDIT: Here's a preview that shows a lot of combat footage:
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5