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Old 07-22-2016, 07:18 PM
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Default Sonic 25th anniversary announcements (Sonic Mania, Project Sonic 2017)

Haaaa did anyone else see the Sonic 25th Anniversary stream, with its "big reveal"?

What a train wreck!

EDIT: Well there we go. Sonic Mania. Looks like most of the mediocre 2D Sonic games we've seen in the past 10-15 years!

"""""COOL!"""""
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:19 PM
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Watching the stream now and it is deeply sad.

I'll probably be all over Sonic Mania, though. Having Christian Whitehead on board hopefully means the physics will be good. And playable Tails!

The cycle begins anew...
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:23 PM
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Guys I'm gonna buy this

I'm doomed
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:27 PM
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Hahaha what the hell.

This is the Sonic '06 of streams.

Everything that could go wrong is going wrong, plus some unexpected wrong things on top of that.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:29 PM
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I don't know shit about streams but HOLY FUCK SONIC MANIA LOOKS PERFECT.

Fuck the haters

This is my shit.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:51 PM
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I don't know shit about streams but HOLY FUCK SONIC MANIA LOOKS PERFECT.

Fuck the haters

This is my shit.
I know! This is what I have wanted from Sonic, Sega! Holy fuck, why did it take so long? And the team behind it should be solid.

I'm...excited? For Sonic? Gonna wait fast?
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:22 PM
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Guys I'm gonna buy this

I'm doomed
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I don't know shit about streams but HOLY FUCK SONIC MANIA LOOKS PERFECT.

Fuck the haters

This is my shit.
These two posts, forever repeating.

They keep pulling me in, dammit. I can't get away!
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:12 PM
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I don't know shit about streams but HOLY FUCK SONIC MANIA LOOKS PERFECT.

Fuck the haters

This is my shit.
This shit looks fucking amazing is what it looks like.

Holy shit I mean just, holy shit.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:36 PM
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Everything that could go wrong is going wrong, plus some unexpected wrong things on top of that.
They're doing a sing-along but they didn't mic the audience. It is quite awkward.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:51 PM
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They're doing a sing-along but they didn't mic the audience. It is quite awkward.
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Ahhh I stopped watching too soon!
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:32 PM
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[Sonic Mania video]
I just got the most gigantic boner.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:58 PM
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Guys I'm gonna buy this

I'm doomed
It's so beautiful. It looks like what Sonic 4 should have been.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:05 PM
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This was also a thing?
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:12 PM
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It's so beautiful. It looks like what Sonic 4 should have been.
Holy crap, no kiddin'.

I mean, Sonic Generations 2 or whatever is pretty cool and all, but just look at that.

e: Not any indication of anything, but is it just me or did Chrono Trigger possess the last ten seconds or so of the Mania trailer's music?
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:22 PM
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So, I like the fact that it seems to be faster than average Sonic 2D games, but...

Honestly, a lot of why I like Sonic Generations' 3D levels over its 2D levels is the 2D levels feel more like a maze and an obstacle course designed to disrupt your speed and progress rather than how the 3D levels were designed to facilitate your speed.

This game so far seems like more of the 2D levels rather than the 3D levels in terms of design.

I hope I'm wrong. I want to like this game. I want to so much.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:59 PM
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e: Not any indication of anything, but is it just me or did Chrono Trigger possess the last ten seconds or so of the Mania trailer's music?
Yeah, I kinda thought I heard some SNES soundfont in there. Definitely sounds different from the rest of the music.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:02 PM
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Sonic Mania will probably not suck, but I admit I'm not a fan of the new layouts and stages in the mobile ports of 1 and 2
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:02 PM
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WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT HATERS MUTEKI.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:04 PM
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No, BEAT, no!

Don't get yourself modded!!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:30 PM
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No, BEAT, no!

Don't get yourself modded!!!
YOU CAN'T SAVE ME FROM MYSELF DD

THAT SHIP SAILED YEARS AGO.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:37 PM
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Could somebody just tell me what went/is going wrong with the Stream? That's what I truly care about most in this world. I tuned in briefly just now and there was some guy surrounded by other guys (video game developers?) who maybe looked stunned and embarrassed, but I didn't stick around long.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:42 PM
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People over on YouTube are pretty... Well...

This looks good. Like, really good.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:06 PM
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:10 PM
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:39 PM
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Even I think Mania looks good.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:50 PM
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*slow clapping, steadily building in speed*

Yeah, Sonic Mania looks like the new Sonic game we wanted for 20 years.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:51 PM
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:09 AM
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Sonic the Hedgehog is an ex you remember having great times with when you started out together, then everything became toxic and brought out the worst in both of you. You occasionally see glimpses of the good times and want to reconcile, only to be faced with the harsh realities of things not being what they once were. A mirage of happiness in an oasis of shit.


I want to be excited for Sonic Mania.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:13 AM
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Sonic the Hedgehog is an ex you remember having great times with when you started out together, then everything became toxic and brought out the worst in both of you. You occasionally see glimpses of the good times and want to reconcile, only to be faced with the harsh realities of things not being what they once were. A mirage of happiness in an oasis of shit.


I want to be excited for Sonic Mania.
Sonic Mania seems like the lobotomy you got after the relationship.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:46 AM
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Okay so... yeah, I'm obviously buying this. Seeing Christian Whitehead's name grabbed me pretty much right away (seriously, go download Sonic CD if you haven't yet). And I like how the trailer opens with them blatantly agreeing that the last two decades of this series has been almost entirely garbage.

But.

The last half-decade has been a weird one for the Sonic Cycle. It started when Sonic Generations was better than any right to be. That game was a flawed masterpiece (you guys, they made a Sonic 2006 level FUN), and I came out of that thinking "holy shit.... they finally found the perfect formula for this franchise. All they have to do is give the boss battles a lighter touch and there it is. Sonic Generations 2."

No exaggeration, it was the first time in over ten years that I allowed myself to not be cynical. Here was a highly polished Sonic game that I could swear was made by a team of professionals that gave a shit... Sonic Cycle broken, right? They've finally got the perfect template down. This is the easiest tap-in putt they could ever dream of having. Now if they can just- *Lost World and Sonic Boom* - aaaand it's gone.

For fuck's sake, I said. They stared down that tap-in putt, grabbed that wood driver, and enthusiastically chopped that ball directly into a lake. The Sonic Cycle had become the Sonic Busted-Ass Whirligig. One of my first thoughts after seeing this new Mania trailer is that they'll probably follow it up with a game even worse than Sonic Boom, thus solidifying my Whirligig theory.

But for now? They've got me, goddammit. They've got me believing again.

HOLY SHIT SONIC GENERATIONS 2???? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH
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