GameCube gets Sonic!

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  1. Morgan Jolley

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    Sega recently announced that it was making a secret project, then announced even more recently that it is making a port of Sonic Adventure 2 for the GameCube.
    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...806025,00.html
    I knew Sonic would end up on GCN, and based on what I heard about Phantasy Star Online for GCN after it had only been in development for a month, Sonic should look more than three times as good as the DC version, and will hopefully be purged of its problems. Good thing I waited on the DC version and never got it.
     
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    Too bad, this was the most disappointing game in the DC lineup. Hopefully the next new Sonic game will feature Sonic in more than 1/8 of the game. [​IMG]
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    I'd much rather get SA2 for Cube than Dreamcast. I can't wait. I hope they enhance it.
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    If it is greatly enhanced, then I'll get it for Gamecube. Otherwise, it is a later DC buy. Regardless, this is good news for Nintendo.
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    That pretty much confirms that Mario won't be appearing in his own game at launch. I'm sure we'll see a new Mario game at SpaceWorld (for release in 2002) but with Sonic on-board right now Nintendo has a well known mascot.
    I think we all knew the secret Sega game would be Sonic. I'm a bit bummed though...I was hoping for something different. The Sonic Adventure games are a shadow of Sonic's former self.
     
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    Yea, I'm sure there's nothing to it. But there are some characters in Smash Bros. that I've never seen before...who are they? Japanese-only characters? They could certainly replace them.
     
  12. Morgan Jolley

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    I claimed to have beaten Sonic Adventure in 18 hours, not Sonic Adventure 2. SoA2 will be on GCN, not SoA1.
    Phantasy Star Online for GCN had better graphics than PSOv2 for DC plus it could have 4 players on screen at once without any slowdown and it had been in development for only a month. If they can do that with PSO, they will do much more with Sonic. Also, PSO for GCN has more features in it than PSOv2 for DC, so SoA2 for GCN will probably have more features in it than SoA2 for DC.
    In Super Smash Brothers: Melee, the added characters are from Nintendo games (mainly). Some characters have been added that were from Japanese games, but not many.
    [Edited last by Morgan Jolley on August 21, 2001 at 02:41 PM]
     
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    Blah!!! So what!! Give me 128bits of sidescrolling 2-D Sonic and I will be the first in line to get it.
    I would also love to see a 128 bit 2-D sprite based Mega-Man, Metroid & Castlevania. Some games just should not go 3-D
     
  14. Morgan Jolley

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    I think the blue bomber's first outing on 3-D was pretty good and had a unique style of its own.
    Castlevania just wasn't as good as the originals because of the added dimension, but I think there is a new game in development that is 2-D (for PS2 I think).
    Sonic is great in 3-D, its Tails, Knuckles, and everyone else who sucks. They should seriously make a game with only Sonic and no other characters. Remove the story and just make it a bunch of huge fast levels and it will be great.
    Metroid should be good if they are able to create a style unique in itself. If they try to make it too much like the older Metroid games, it will be bad. I hope it starts out like a dark, creepy alien ship kinda deal and then turns into a run for your life frenzy. I hope its not all FPS though. They are also making another Metroid for GBA that is 2-D.
    All 4 series above are getting more 2-D incarnations (MegaMan X6 for PSX and Battle Network for GBA, Sonic for GBA, and Metroid for GBA--Castlevania is still unknown whether it will be 3-D or 2-D but an interview with the director gave a 2-D impression).
    Sonic Adventure 2 for GCN will probably have higher poly counts, a better camera, and maybe some more levels. They have more power and more space to work with on the GCN than they did on the DC.
    [Edited last by Morgan Jolley on August 21, 2001 at 05:30 PM]
     
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    Some of the characters are from games that were released in Japan only, and there are only a few of those. Most of them are from games that were released in America as well.
     

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