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  • FoxdenRacing - February 6, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    Aside from reeking of 'designed by committee so that tweens/early-teens [the 10-14 crowd] will all find somebody to identify with' aesthetic...the jock, the nerd, the cool kid, and the tramp...I'm not sure what to think of this above and beyond the obvious: just how many hours did they have to spend on a torture rack to stretch their limbs to be that long? I kid, I kid. The game itself I'll reserve judgement for until I see the execution. It's obviously inspired by NSMB, which is far from the worst thing to be taking inspiration from...but it's going to come down to the execution. I am happy to see that somebody finally put a stop to "We heard you fans loud and clear! We're giving you exactly what you asked for! Introducing 'X the Y: 10 times as annoying as V the W!'" crap, but I don't know if 'old fart in suit trying to tell kids what kids like' approach is going to work any better. But then again, that defines the entire Sonic franchise as far back as Sonic Adventure 2: trying way too hard, grossly overcomplicating a simple formula: tight controls, blistering speed, branching platforming, run and jump and smack a hilariously contrived contraption until it breaks, repeat until put in a situation of running and jumping and smacking a hilariously contrived contraption until it breaks...with no margin for error, roll end credits. The cartoon...eh. It's going to come down to the writing. If it's more Looney Tunes Show than Loonatics [both of which tried to make 'something more' of familiar characters], it could work.
  • shawksta - February 6, 2014 1:03 p.m.

    "Co-op with 2-4 people" "NSMB" Stop
  • BladedFalcon - February 6, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE
  • shawksta - February 6, 2014 1:50 p.m.

    I don't understand why people think the whole co-op issue came Because of NSMB, it wasn't the first game to do it. And this is a 3D Action game while NSMB was a 2D Platformer.
  • birdro - February 6, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    Man those new designs aren't doin it for me :P. Amy and tails haven't really changed all that much, but overall it just feels weird, especially when Knucklees is the only one to have any notable arm definition. I don't know, It's cool to see them taking chances with the series, and multiplayer sounds interesting in a way, but besides gameplay obviously, for me this whole revamp rides on the kind of tone they're going for with the writing. The episode descriptions at a glance sound like the kind of quirky humour getting more popular in cartoons anymore, but it's really easy to cross a line into just bad writing with that kind of premise, so I'm fenced here :P
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - February 6, 2014 12:25 p.m.

    Well, how could Sonic as a franchise get any worse, eh? ... *prepares to see it get much, much worse*
  • Vonter - February 6, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    They say "Why fix it if ain't broken" but in Sonic's case, I don't think it's that harsh breaking something that's already broken. Maybe the good things it may have will be more appreciated. At least is not Sonic Team doing this, so it's like a coin toss.
  • Frieza - February 6, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    Sonic has blue arms. Blue arms. BLUE. ARMS. Tail's design is the only one I'm comfortable with at this point. I would like to say the same thing for Amy, but her expressions are kinda off putting. She looks more like a seductive vixen rather than an energetic fangirl. Knuckle's body looks like a Dorito chip.
  • J-Fid - February 6, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    "Sonic and Friends go to High School!"
  • Frieza - February 6, 2014 12:25 p.m.

    That special episode where Amy gets pregnant with Sonic's kid and teaches kids about safe sex.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - February 6, 2014 12:12 p.m.

    So this is the third Wii U game? Alright. 1. Why is knuckles face look like its photoshopped? 2. Why is sonic wearing bandages OVER his gloves?
  • BladedFalcon - February 6, 2014 10:58 p.m.

    Worse... he's wearing bandages OVER HIS FUCKING SHOES That makes even LESS sense... I mean, wouldn't bandages around your shoes get in the way of the thread marks in the soles, and thus make it easier to slip? Kinda counter-intuitive specially on a character that is all about running fast...
  • Jackonomics2.0 - February 12, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    Meth. Not even once.
  • wiitard07 - February 6, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    Eh. Eeeeeehhhh.
  • EAC73 - February 6, 2014 12:09 p.m.

    Wow, some reason I'm extremely uncomfortable about that new Knuckles design.
  • wiitard07 - February 6, 2014 12:53 p.m.

    It's his enormous torso I think. Every character in sonic used to have the same build, and it was so cool. But this...

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