Okay okay, so for 16 years, retro Sonic fans have been dying for this day, the day that Sonic returned to his roots and as can be expected - everyone is tense as to whether or not Sega still has it in them to bring Sonic back to his former glory.
However after scouring countless Sonic sites - the kind that worship the older titles - I have come across a lot of negativity towards the upcoming Sonic 4 game. Personally I am going to answer some of them right now. Being a classic Sonic gamer myself, i thought it was about time I said my opinion.
Why are they using the new style Sonic as opposed to the retro style?
I will tell you why, because the whole idea of the updated graphics is to make it look as good as possible, classic Sonic wouldn't look right in 3D, especially because we have grown to know Sonic as what he looks like now. A lot of people are campaigning already that Classic Sonic make an appearance as an optional extra - really? That's great that you want something that bad but does it really matter - you play it for the gameplay not something as meaningless as this.
Some people actually photoshopped a sonicstadium.org/community/cla...
onto the sonic 4 logo and granted, it looked pretty good, but the new logo still looks better and gets me more excited.
Why are Sonic's eyes green and not retro black?
Get a life... they are just eyes!
Sonic's running animation is rubbish
Right so the first EVER trailer of Sonic 4 which actually shows some gameplay is 3-4 seconds long... and you managed to come to the conclusion that his running animation is rubbish - a lot of people have speculated that this is his sonicstadium.org/news/sega-son...
but if you look at it, he aint even running that fast at all... wait until you see some more gameplay before blasting something as small as this!
This one is two sided, some people really want them to make an appearance (myself included) so long as it is JUST them two... and some people don't. I think they should make an appearance as with todays technology they could make some decent co-op or versus modes to add to the game... not like before where tails always got left behind because sonic was too fast.
There's no new and imaginitive badniks?
How the eff do you know? The game has a 3-4 second long trailer, the site shows a few sketches of classic badniks, but you don't know whats going to be in it until it releases or we see some more gameplay footage... and what more can you want from a classic sonic game than classic baddies.
Dr Robotnik is called Dr Eggman
Who the hell cares what his name is... yeah I liked the name Robotnik better but it's hardly going to ruin the game is it? You are still going to kick his ass the same.
The levels look too much like Sonic 1 & 2 mixed together
Well duh - you all wanted a retro like sonic game, how much more retro can you want if the graphics dont resemble classic sonic games? For as long as I can remember the whole orange and brown blocks have been a trademark for classic and modern Sonic - so why the hell are people complaining about it?
They are bringing back the old special stages from Sonic 1 :(
Right, so eagle eyed fans might have seen in the background the old sonicstadium.org/news/more-son...
from Sonic 1 near the end but redone in a new style. Whilst this isn't definite proof, it does look genuine. Granted it wasn't my favourite type of special stage (mainly because it didn't unlock super sonic after collecting all the emeralds) but its about as retro as you can get from a special stage. So quit whining about something you asked for and was delivered.
Will Super Sonic be playable throughout the entire game like before?
My guess is yes, part of the fun of the old Sonic games was being rewarded for collecting the emeralds, your reward being invincible and super duper fast. They would be stupid not to have it in there but still don't let it ruin the game completely if it isn't.
The music sounds tacky
website featured what is most likely the intro jingle from Sonic 4, and it sounds pretty much what you'd expect from a Mega Drive/Genesis era... something which I think personally makes it feel more like a) a sequel to the old games and b) more of a grass roots game. So STFU and wait until the game comes out before judging the whole soundtrack of that 30 second jingle.
Its being released in episode form
True this is probably not the best way to do it but who knows, perhaps they have something up their sleeve which will explain the reason why they did this... why don't you wait and find out before moaning about it. Download seems the best way for a game like this as it wouldn't be worth bringing to DVD as it would be too small.
It isn't going to be released on the DS, but instead the iPhone
That's because it is to be released as a download, and the download size for a DS is pretty small, meaning the game wouldn't be able to be released on the DS... who knows, they could port it to a DS and sell it in shops cheap but you will have to wait and see. And why not release it for the iphone... it is becoming a popular medium of gaming - look at Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty - if that can work on an iPhone then why not Sonic?
It just seems to me there's too much bitchin' about this game, if you ask me it's because people are nervous that it is going to be a let down, like every Sonic game has seemed to be for most since the Genesis days. It appears that the people asked for retro and now that they are being given retro - they have a bee in their vag about it!
I say quit the whining, wait for the game to come out before bashing it, then go buy it and support the spiky legend - a true Sonic fan sticks by the blue blur no matter what - it's not his fault Sega have screwed him over the past 10 years!