I am sorry that I have been virtually dead as of late (almost a year in fact, wow). And I mean virtually, not wholly dead yet, working on that apparently through unhealthy soda guzzling, obesity and the like, but still, I’ve been either lost in video games, project hell or watching the collapse of the Country I live in happening in slow motion and real time.
Had Windows 10 (don’t worry, I got better), and outside of banging my head against the wall, I’ve been skipping along with this job I have which gives me no real time to write (found almost 100 errors on something I already passed to Vger to read; only to find about 130 more. Yay! :V )
Showed off my comic to someone who laughed hard for awhile, read some of them myself. I miss doing them, even got scripts written around in here somewhere. Wrote one on a napkin! Lost that, but I remember most of it. I think.
Long and short of it people, I will be attempting to finish Projects on top of and rekindle my love affair with doing the comics. Fully colored mind you, won’t be too lazy. Will piece one together at least once or twice a week, upload it around Wednesday mornings my time, which is on the Western Seaboard, north of that one state that is always on fire.
Just a quick reminder to everyone Summer of Sonic is this Saturday, for those of you that have tickets make sure you log into the Summer of Sonic hub to download them, to those that do not have a ticket I’m sorry but all tickets have gone.
I look forward to seeing you all there… just look for the lanky bearded dude who looks like he’s about to fall over dead… long story involving con flu and heat stroke you can ask if you find me.
So yeah, that was a thing… the party itself seemed… like a thing. Let’s leave it at that and move onto the interesting stuff, the game announcements.
Yes that’s right I used the plural, we ended up with two game announcements.
Early on we got the announcement of Sonic Mania a new 2D sprite based Sonic game mixing up old and new levels in some sort of manic montage of nostalgia and newness. Check out the trailer below it looks good and will launch early 2017 so we don’t have long to wait. Coming to PS4, PC and Xbone.
I’ll admit this threw me, I was not expecting another 2D game, and it’s plugging straight into the nostalgia part of my brain so yeah I am happy.
Much later on we had what I was expecting, a big game announcement from Sonic team, Sonic Project 2017 which looks to be a continuation along similar lines of Sonic Generations in terms of graphics but not Sonic Generations 2 as I repeat from my earlier post, it’s not been long enough for them to justify another Sonic Generations game. Saying that it’s hard to speculate at the moment as so far we have only had a teaser trailer showing off modern and classic Sonic. Which don’t get me wrong looks good, but until I see more I’m on the fence, it could be the next Generations, or it could be the next 06, but one things for sure it’s not Sonic Adventure 3!
As any self-respecting Sonic fan should know tomorrow Sonic is having a party in San Diego; now I would love to be going to this but my office for budgetary responsibility tells me I’m only allowed one trip to the states a year and I used that a few weeks ago, so instead I will stay home and play a bit of rumour control.
It has been announced that the future of Sonic the hedgehog will be unveiled at this event, so what does this mean? Let the speculation begin!
Well it’s got be a new game, right?
That’s pretty much a certainty we have been getting hints of a new game for a while now and with E3 behind us this seems like an ideal point to launch it, let’s not forget there has been a noticeable gap between the last major Sonic game and now.
So are we finally getting Sonic Adventure 3?
Ugh, are we STILL on about this? Sonic Adventure 3 was Sonic Heroes! Why? It was the first major game after SA2, it follows on chronologically from SA2, it takes the multiple playable characters aspect of SA1 and SA2 and puts a new spin on it, and has multiple stories woven into a larger story arc (see also SA1 and SA2), need I go on? Oh and for those that argue that Shadow the Hedgehog or Sonic 06 is technically SA3 I’d argue that neither of those have as much in common with SA1 and SA2 as Sonic Heroes did. Now can we finally take off our rose tinted glasses, put the nail in the coffin, and move on with our lives?
Sonic the Hedgehog 5?
I really hope not, for a start it wouldn’t constitute a major Sonic game in my book certainly when you look at what a major big budget game is nowadays, I also think people overestimate how well Sonic 4 actually did in the end, for an episodic game with only two parts, it barely qualifies as ‘episodic.’
Big’s Fishing Adventure?
Sonic Generations 2?
Not really been enough time since the last one, and do you really want a game comerating Sonic Boom?
I certainly hope so, it’s time for SEGA to take a bold step forwards with a fresh take on Sonic developed internally with love and care, which we have seen multiple times now from Sonic team, so if anyone can pull a rabbit out of the hat it’s them.
Okay now for a few quick dart board predictions:
– New game will feature Sonic
– Game will be for PS4/Xbone/next nintendo system or any combination of the three
– There will be a slight re-design of Sonic
– Tails will be along for the ride, who knows we might get Eggman as well
– Game will distance itself from Sonic Boom
– New game will hint at a series of games to come
That’s about all I can think of right now, leave comments below with your thoughts, and remember my thoughts and predictions are just that any relation to what is actually announced is purely coincidental.
For the lucky lot who are not going to the event there is a Livestream, starting 6pm PST 22nd July, or 2am BST 23rd July. Watch it here!
Summer of Sonic the UK based Sonic the hedgehog fan convention is now less than a month away so now seems like a good time to go through a quick rundown of what we know so far.
First of, for those of you attending make sure you have signed up to the Summer of Sonic hub, as this is where you will get the latest information on the event and it’s where your tickets will be distributed, backers should have had a few emails about this already so if you haven’t signed up yet dig out the email and sign up now. If you have lost your email then you can contact the Summer of Sonic team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that the important stuff is out the way where and when is it?
Saturday 6th of August starting at 10am and running until 7pm, at the ILEC Conference Centre near Earls Court, for information on transport please check out this guide that has been put up on the SoS hub.
Today Sonic the Hedgehog turns 25, it’s hard to imagine it’s been that long. Now Sonic is certainly not a great gaming icon now but for the generation I grew up in he was, Sonic formed a bit part of my life so I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped bring Sonic the hedgehog to us over the years in whatever form, your efforts have helped to enrich my life and that of so many others.
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