Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) shouldve been Sonic Adventure 3..

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  1. rodimus62609

    rodimus62609 Well-Known Member

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    It would've been perfect. Just cut down on the atrocious load times, add in the sense of speed like in Sonic Unleashed( honestly sonic was slow, except in those frustrating speed sections), and replase Elise with Princess Sally or something. Also make Eggman look like he usually does and have dialogue with humans like it is in Sonic Unleashed The graphics could be on par with SU also. The camera could be fined tuned. It would be a perfect game!
    What do you think?
     
  2. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    I'm not sure you understand how game design works. Sonic 06 was one of the most broken train wrecks of a high profile IP that I've ever seen. No amount of comedic tweaks could have save the mechanics and design being fundamentally flawed. Even given some polish and some mechanics not being broken to hell and back, it still would have sucked.

    Slapping Sonic Adventure 3 on it would not make it any better. Remember, we're talking about this game:

    Sonic the Hedgehog is a bad game, and here's why - YouTube
     
  3. rodimus62609

    rodimus62609 Well-Known Member

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    Ho. Ly. SHIT. I've experienced a few glitches in that video, but only once or twice. That is beyond terrible. Wasn't this supposed to change the Sonic franchise? Do you have any idea why it was so rushed and careless like this?
     
  4. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    It came down to a lot of things.

    Sonic Team was the former shell it used to be after the Dreamcast went kaput. Heroes was alright but not great. A bad change. Shadow was just a purely bad business and marketing research. Sonic 06 was the train wreck.

    1. Sonic Team wasn't the former team it used to be.

    2. Sega wanted to cash in on the new generation of console craze. Pushed game to be released early.

    3. Sonic Team has to work with new hardware, split its already defunct team between the base game on the 360 and somehow working with the PS3.

    4. Game design from the get go was flawed. The Story, the events, the stage design, EVERYTHING. The managers and designers jumped ship when they saw a sinking one midway through the project.

    5. Try to cram a lot of characters and content into the game but making a disaster. Blaze, a side character, came out playing the best.

    6. Everything went to shit.

    7. Little or no playtesting or time to fix anything

    8. Sega wants to release the game.

    9. Game releases.
     
  5. rodimus62609

    rodimus62609 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that just makes me not want to play it anymore. That really is a let down. I knew they were going downhill, but didn't think it would that bad. They really need to get back on their feet and make a good quality 3d sonic game. Sonic Adventure 2 remains my favorite to this day.
     
  6. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    They've been trying to recover since. Unleashed was an ok start, Colors more so, and Generations is now put up or shut up.

    But they've lost a lot of what made Sonic good in the first place. They've also refused to double back and make sure they do things right.
     
  7. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Sonic needs to be gently laid to rest for a long time.
     
  8. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    Probably for the best. Even generations seems to be a disappointment.
     
  9. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 basically was Sonic Adventure 3 anyway.
    The game should never have been released. It's unfinished.

    And what amazes me is instead of patching it Sega released paid DLC to make the game harder.
    Harder? The game would glitch when you just walk down the street.
    Sega expected me to pay for even more difficulty? CRAZY!
     
  10. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    a dlc to make the game harder. yeah. the glitch made it so hard that i nearly throw my controller at the tv. why the hell would i want to make it more difficult!?
     
  11. Gryph

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    I think it looks really good. The videos of both versions of City Escape pretty much sold me on the game.
     
  12. ShiroPrime

    ShiroPrime blargh

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    Eugh this game. :banghead:  I bought a 360 solely for this game, and boy you can imagine my disappointment. Granted, I have since justified my purchase with far more worthy titles, but this game had such potential; all down the shitter, just to meet the "holiday release" quota.











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  13. Kostya

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    No, a new name does not save a shitty game. Really it would just tarnish the Adventure name. If they ever do make a Sonic Adventure 3(unlikely given the route the modern era games are going) I fully expect it to be much better than 06.
     
  14. Radioactive Ravage

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    As one of the most avid fans of Sonic on this site, I must contribute.

    No.
     
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    The game may have been shit, but at least a good sound track came out of it.
     
  16. Radioactive Ravage

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    Damn good soundtrack. Love the Eggman themes and His World.
     
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    It's Sonic the Hedgehog. Much like Final Fantasy it's contractually obliged to have an awesome soundtrack no matter how shitty the gameplay or story is.
     
  18. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    *Awaits Twin Twist to make a defense for this game*

    :p 
     
  19. Radioactive Ravage

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    Glad to hear that some people recognize Sonic for his strengths- bitchin' music.
     
  20. thebruteslayer

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    After clicking on this thread out of curiosity, I must contribute...

    ...I've got nothing, this look's fucking horrible.
     

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