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Old February 5 2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4

I'm not sure how many Sonic fans there are on the Trek BBS but if there are, Sega have officially named their until now codenamed project "Needlemouse" as Sonic 4.

After 16 years the story picks up after Sonic 3 & Knuckles but before Sonic Adventure. And true to the other numbered games of the Megadrive era, it will be a built from scratch 2D game, the first main console 2D Sonic game in years.

Unfortunately it will be download only for the time being, for the 3 main consoles and the Iphone but I hope there'll be a PC release further down the line.

http://www.sonicthehedgehog4.co.uk/e...ectflash=false

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_4
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Old February 5 2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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I hope it's good. The last few Sonic games were not. If it's a solid game, I will definitely pick it up. Sonic 2 is one of my favorite games of all time.
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Old February 5 2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

I'm hoping so too, from the footage they've shown it will be 2D from the ground up, they have tried to go back to the good old formula of the first three, even having Sonic be the only playable character.

All 3D elements and unnecessary characters have been left out, since its meant to take place before them, I'm just wondering how exactly it'll tie into the end of 3.

Having played nearly every Sonic game there is, the 3D was a let down, Sonic Adventure was good and I enjoyed Unleashed a good bit, but I've been waiting for a good 2D'er for years.
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Old February 5 2010, 11:23 PM   #4
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This will definately be Sonic's last chance for me, after the empty promises of the recent games. I have to admit though, Sega does seem to be on right track here. Calling it Sonic 4, using a mainly 2D perspective and making it a download title all seems to make sense and doesn't feel like they're forcing any gimmicky elements into the game.
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Old February 6 2010, 12:35 AM   #5
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It was all the random extraneous characters that bugged me. Tails was fine. He was like Sonic's new sidekick. Then they started introducing all sorts of random characters, and I just lost interest.

It's "Sonic the Hedgehog," not "Lots of Multi-colored Hedgehogs."
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Old February 6 2010, 01:03 AM   #6
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I want a 2D starring Shadow. With or without guns.
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Old February 6 2010, 06:57 AM   #7
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Finally!
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Old February 6 2010, 02:33 PM   #8
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Re: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

@USS Bones: Check out the fan made "Sonic 2 HD", its a scratch built work in progress to remake Sonic 2 in HD, Shadow will be an unlockable character or one of the character choices at the start, its still pretty much an Alpha though.

@crouteru: I know what you mean, after Sonic Adventure about 12 years ago nearly every game since in the series has sucked, I don't mind the DS games or Sonic Unleashed but damn a lot were on the level of Heroes and the Advance series *shudders* I'm hoping it won't be a larger scale Sonic Advance 2 or 3.
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Old February 6 2010, 09:26 PM   #9
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Sonic 2, 3 & Knuckles, and to a lesser extent, Sonic 1, are some of my favourite games of all time (I grew up with them pretty much), so I'll be highly disappointed if this ends up sucking, but hopefully it won't. It looks promising so far; fast 2D platforming with no pointless characters and no gimmicks (unless they've got some gimmicks up their sleeves that they haven't mentioned yet) is a formula for win
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Old February 6 2010, 09:27 PM   #10
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I didn't really like Sonic 3. I don't remember why.

Knuckles was okay, but I think the best part about it was that you could attach it to other game cartridges.
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Old February 6 2010, 09:39 PM   #11
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I didn't really like Sonic 3. I don't remember why.
You're the first person I've seen that doesn't like Sonic 3. It was the best game of the three (I say three, because I never played Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles on their own, just combined) in my opinion.
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Old February 6 2010, 09:58 PM   #12
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I barely even remember Sonic 3, honestly. I never owned it, only played it at a friends house a couple times. I just remember being underwhelmed by it (which is saying a lot considering I was like 8 years old).
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Old February 6 2010, 11:31 PM   #13
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I didn't really like Sonic 3. I don't remember why.
You're the first person I've seen that doesn't like Sonic 3. It was the best game of the three (I say three, because I never played Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles on their own, just combined) in my opinion.
Meet number 2 .

Seriously, I far preferred the first two Sonic games. They simply felt fresher and more original. And I also felt that the looks of the game as well as the characters weren't as good as in the previous parts. I always remember part 3 looking somewhat watered down or blurry (I can't really put my finger on it).

I also never liked the Knuckles character (neither in terms of his 'character' or his looks, for that matter). Plus I never got past the first level or so which just felt really uninspired to me.
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Old February 7 2010, 01:01 AM   #14
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Re: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Justtoyourleft wrote: View Post
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I didn't really like Sonic 3. I don't remember why.
You're the first person I've seen that doesn't like Sonic 3. It was the best game of the three (I say three, because I never played Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles on their own, just combined) in my opinion.
Meet number 2 .
Chalk me up as number 3.

Sonic 1 & 2 rocked, esp. 2 (probably one of my favourite MegaDrive/Genesis games) but I never really liked 3/Knuckles all that much. I mean, I played them, but they never grabbed me the same way as 1&2.

I always remember part 3 looking somewhat watered down or blurry (I can't really put my finger on it).
I disliked the look too; I think I remember thinking it was too busy or something.



This new Sonic 4 looks cool.
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Old February 7 2010, 02:31 PM   #15
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Re: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Wow, people who didn't like Sonic 3? make that a first for me as well, 1994 will always be the year of Sonic 3 and Knuckles to me, I loved that game. Anyway Sonic 4 has an awful lot to live up to at this point, it better be a damned good game
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