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Sonic Colors

EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology
So. New Sonic game announced for the DS and Wii.

Plot as known so far: Eggman is back to the old "kidnap cute critters as power sources" plan: he's got these colorful aliens called Wisps and trapped them in an amusement park in orbit around the planet. Sonic's probably like "Seriously? Again?" and goes off to ruin Eggman's lunch.

Apparently when he frees the alien, he can use their color powers to create new paths. Yellow dude lets him drill underground and Cyan dude turns him into a laser, for example, and chainging together powers in quick succession builds a combo boost meter or something. Apparently the Wii version will have a 2D 3D mix; sounds a bit like Unleashed's daytime stages. And it looks like Tails is gonna have a role, too.

Relevant stuff:

Kotaku article

Relevant Sega blog post

Official website w/extremely short announcement trailer


Crap I might as well get out of the way before others do it:

The Sonic Cycle
The Sonic Cycle Cycle
The Sonic Cycle Cycle Cycle


So anyway, it's slated for "Late 2010". Thoughts?

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Big image:

    http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3334/1274982429808.jpg

    No gimmicks, eh? Ha ha ha ha.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Heh. Wow. That's... wow. Someone didn't think that tagline through.

    But it's a gimmick I think I'll like. All this burrowing and lasering and stuff.

    Enlong on
  • BlurblBlurbl -_- Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think every new game is going to be a fresh start until they start getting meta with fresh fresh starts until Sonic fans just kill themselves.

    Hand it over to another developer already, christ.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I like how two of the aliens are sharing a look of concern

    one looks completely bored

    and then the one in the bottom right looks genuinely agitated.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I like how two of the aliens are sharing a look of concern

    one looks completely bored

    and then the one in the bottom right looks genuinely agitated.

    And one is basically going "WHEEEE~!"

    Enlong on
  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Sonic needs unabashed gimmicks. It's always had them, of course, but the recent games have been claiming to have a sort of purity that they've failed at. Attempting to 'bring Sonic back' will always end in failure.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Not even slightly interested.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    jothki wrote: »
    Sonic needs unabashed gimmicks. It's always had them, of course, but the recent games have been claiming to have a sort of purity that they've failed at. Attempting to 'bring Sonic back' will always end in failure.

    Well, is Sega really advertising this as another "fresh start"? Seems that's just what the magazine decided to put in.

    Enlong on
  • Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Evil, Evil, Jump for joy! Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    LewieP wrote: »
    Not even slightly interested.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Enlong wrote: »
    jothki wrote: »
    Sonic needs unabashed gimmicks. It's always had them, of course, but the recent games have been claiming to have a sort of purity that they've failed at. Attempting to 'bring Sonic back' will always end in failure.

    Well, is Sega really advertising this as another "fresh start"? Seems that's just what the magazine decided to put in.

    No, I'm thinking Sega has the right of it. It's name is Sonic Colors, after all.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Now, what really needs to happen is that Sonic obviously needs to start collecting a new set of superpower items. They should be related to the plot or theme of the game, like the World Rings were in Secret Rings. Perhaps... I have it! The new item should be some set of seven precious gems, because gems are shiny and these aliens are kinda shiny. Each one a different color of the rainbow. One green, one blue, one yellow, etc. Seven, of course, because that's how many colors are in the rainbow. Perhaps Sonic can go into some sort of alternate dimension; a special zone of reality, if you will, to collect them. This "Special Zone" should be extremely colorful and just generally be a trippy experience. Once Sonic collects them all, he can go into a shiny super mode... maybe I should write this down...

    Enlong on
  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Huh, that sounds somewhat familiar. Like some game has done this before. Not sure if I can think of which game though, I get the impression it's a fairly obscure release.

    capt.b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-0.jpg?x=245&y=345&q=85&sig=ojdI2LoC90ovHA4n.BLAjA--

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The biggest surprise here is that TSR isn't the OP

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The biggest surprise here is that TSR isn't the OP

    i couldn't care less about this game

    but this was a large shock to me

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's pretty close to the 'plot' of Sonic 3D too.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure were both fantastic.

    Can Sega make it a three-peat DS amount of awesome?

    We'll see.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Huh, that sounds somewhat familiar. Like some game has done this before. Not sure if I can think of which game though, I get the impression it's a fairly obscure release.

    capt.b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-0.jpg?x=245&y=345&q=85&sig=ojdI2LoC90ovHA4n.BLAjA--

    What is the plot of Galaxy 2, anyway? I don't have it yet, but the only thing that seems similar between this and Galaxy 1 is the existence of cute aliens. Not, for example, what they do and what the badguy wants to do with them.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Enlong wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Huh, that sounds somewhat familiar. Like some game has done this before. Not sure if I can think of which game though, I get the impression it's a fairly obscure release.

    capt.b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-0.jpg?x=245&y=345&q=85&sig=ojdI2LoC90ovHA4n.BLAjA--

    What is the plot of Galaxy 2, anyway? I don't have it yet, but the only thing that seems similar between this and Galaxy 1 is the existence of cute aliens. Not, for example, what they do and what the badguy wants to do with them.

    Bowser steals the princess for the 47th time.

    Though I was referring to not just to the aliens, but the fact that he's on land floating in space, the fact that he has drill and laser power-ups (though in Mario it's a rock dash rather than a laser), etc. etc.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Could they really be ripping off something so recently released, though? I mean, there's a timeframe to think about.

    Enlong on
  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    For some reason all I can think of when I hear the title is the NES classic, "Color a Dinosaur."

    CLEARLY this is a sequel, and the full title is "Sonic Colors a Bunch of Aliens"

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  • SeolSeol Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Enlong wrote: »
    Could they really be ripping off something so recently released, though? I mean, there's a timeframe to think about.
    Well the drill powerup in SMG2 was revealed a year ago...

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  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So it's being reported that DIMPS is behind the DS version, making it essentially Rush 3 (a good thing!), while the storybook team is behind the wii version.

    So.. the Wii version will at least look nice - Black Knight looked amazing in parts - but the chances of it playing like shit are pretty high.

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The Sonic cycle doesn't apply here since this already looks stupid.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The biggest surprise here is that TSR isn't the OP

    i couldn't care less about this game

    but this was a large shock to me

    This. It isn't that Sonic is not on my radar, its that there's an annoying blue blip that refuses to die. Is there another franchise that has existed for so long with such terrible games?

    Much to the contrary, I rather enjoy TSR's ridiculously elaborate exposè posts about how the jump height has changed by three pixels and now you cannot see sonic's left shoelaces when he runs through checkpoints so the ideal cosplaying shoe would now be PF Flyers ferrari red custom 934s instead of candy apple red 14 series Chuck Taylors with no grommets and extra-wide "cadmium white" #3 laces.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    LewieP wrote: »
    Not even slightly interested.

    And yet here you are.

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Huh, that sounds somewhat familiar. Like some game has done this before. Not sure if I can think of which game though, I get the impression it's a fairly obscure release.

    capt.b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-b267e3690c8e4b549ecfa920fc69609f-0.jpg?x=245&y=345&q=85&sig=ojdI2LoC90ovHA4n.BLAjA--

    To be fair, if Sega manages to copy Mario Galaxy well enough, Sonic Colors will be an extremely good game.

    If they're going to make a rip-off at least they're ripping off something already proven to be excellent.

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  • InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have never been a fan of Sonic or Mario, but it has always been entertaining to see Mario soar into greater heights and popularity while the Sonic games fall into disarray. It's as though SEGA doesn't get it or something.

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Inzigna wrote: »
    I have never been a fan of Sonic or Mario, but it has always been entertaining to see Mario soar into greater heights and popularity while the Sonic games fall into disarray. It's as though SEGA doesn't get it or something.

    It's because SEGA underwent a massive restructuring after Sammy bought them. They're essentially not the same company they were beforehand, except they still own all your favorite franchises and rape them every few years.

    No, i'm not bitter, why do you ask?

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  • -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I like that they're going "Ok, ok guys THIS one will be the good one, forget that shit we gave you before!" before the other game is even out. That's a great endorsement of Sonic 4.

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  • HallowedFaithHallowedFaith Call me Cloud. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Every game has some kind of power-up or some shit. I'm not seeing how this game would be a rip-off of SMG2.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    -SPI- wrote: »
    I like that they're going "Ok, ok guys THIS one will be the good one, forget that shit we gave you before!" before the other game is even out. That's a great endorsement of Sonic 4.

    To be fair I don't think they're intending for a retail release to directly compete with a downloadable one.

    At least

    that's what I'm telling myself, because I really want Sonic 4 to be good.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Every game has some kind of power-up or some shit. I'm not seeing how this game would be a rip-off of SMG2.

    I too am failing to see the comparison, besides the planet theme, but so far there has been no footage with blatant planet hopping.

    Technically Mario Kart is just Power Drift with Mario characters, and yet no one says anything.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Sega makes murder porn.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Considering this one's said to be geared toward the younger crowd, it may be overreacting a little at this point to get upset that it doesn't cater to our particular desires. After all, it seems the youngsters are the ones largely responsible for keeping Sonic afloat...

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Inzigna wrote: »
    I have never been a fan of Sonic or Mario, but it has always been entertaining to see Mario soar into greater heights and popularity while the Sonic games fall into disarray. It's as though SEGA doesn't get it or something.

    It's because SEGA underwent a massive restructuring after Sammy bought them. They're essentially not the same company they were beforehand, except they still own all your favorite franchises and rape them every few years.

    No, i'm not bitter, why do you ask?

    Good Sonic games were not being made before the Sammy buyout.

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Considering this one's said to be geared toward the younger crowd, it may be overreacting a little at this point to get upset that it doesn't cater to our particular desires. After all, it seems the youngsters are the ones largely responsible for keeping Sonic afloat...

    Are they? Are young people even familiar with the character? Everyone knows Mario, but Sonic has not exactly remained relevant...

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  • ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Considering this one's said to be geared toward the younger crowd, it may be overreacting a little at this point to get upset that it doesn't cater to our particular desires. After all, it seems the youngsters are the ones largely responsible for keeping Sonic afloat...

    Are they? Are young people even familiar with the character? Everyone knows Mario, but Sonic has not exactly remained relevant...

    Games have been coming out consistently featuring Sonic and he has had that TV show on Kids TV (Dunno if that's still going), so yeah, I think he's still familiar to kids. Hell, the 6 year old across the street from me has a coat with Sonic on it.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Here's the important question:

    Does this one have Amy?

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think the more important question is, why won't Sega take a break from churning out mediocre to awful Sonic titles and make us a new Panzer Dragoon game? Make it for the Wii so it can take advantage of pointer controls or make it for the 360/PS3 so it can have awesome graphics, I don't care, just make it.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    If you're gonna go that route, the even more important question is, why does Sega continue to put the Phantasy Star series in the whole and stop that by making a new single player top-drawer RPG experience with a rich story set in the Algo solar system?

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