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Re: Sonic Mania, new 2D sidescrolling Sonic game (Switch/PS4/XB1/PC)

Post by nem » September 3rd, 2017, 12:32 pm

I hate to admit it but I haven't bought this because the PC version has terrible DRM (Denuvo).

Now I wish I had next gen console. Game looks really, really good :(

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Post by wigsplitta » September 3rd, 2017, 3:57 pm

I haven't got to Titanic Monarch yet. I made it to Mirage Saloon, before erasing all traces. I've been trying to maximise chaos emeralds and blue spheres on the replay levels, but I'm not doing too great. I haven't reset a game mid level this many times since the N64 Goldeneye speed runs :shifty:
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Post by SuperPang » September 3rd, 2017, 5:32 pm

Don't worry about the emeralds. **** easy to collect afterwards.

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Post by Chris » September 7th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Great game! Totally dig the MegaDrive'ish colour palette. Hopefully it will hit retail in physical form soon.

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Post by cools » September 24th, 2017, 10:33 pm

Finally cleared Titanic Monarch.
[+] Spoiler...
Wasn't surprised to find it was the final level.
Greatest Sonic game? Quite possibly. Can't help wondering how it would've been reviewed back in the olden days. I find the levels a little more frantic and claustrophobic than those in the original games - the Speedy boots and Invincibility powerups are all but pointless for example. Feels like there's fewer set-pieces too.
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Post by SuperPang » September 24th, 2017, 10:51 pm

TLB next cools.

I loved it. A lot of recycled levels but lots of nice ideas and touches added to them. I'd like to see more new levels in SM2 but they should still add the revamps. It's quite an achievement for a handful of indie devs and sonic modders. They get exactly what made the games great. I hope this has been a big success for Sega and they put up the resources for a trilogy. My only minor gripe was the wobbly difficulty curve. I'd take 3 attempts to do one zone and then one life the next. The game is easier than the MD games. The only real challenge is those bloody blue spheres.

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Post by wigsplitta » September 28th, 2017, 6:23 pm

SuperPang wrote:Don't worry about the emeralds. **** easy to collect afterwards.
Cheers for the heads up, didn't realise you could complete, then level select to grab the emeralds and re-complete the game.
I try and read as little as possible to avoid spoilers. Could've saved myself a couple of hours of re-tries. :lol:
That being said, thoroughly enjoyed every part of the game, retires and all! Time to have some more fun caning the game with Super Sonic :awe:
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Post by SuperPang » September 28th, 2017, 6:27 pm

There are more levels than emeralds so you can get them all by re-playing any zone. Some you can reach in under 30 seconds.

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Post by wigsplitta » September 28th, 2017, 6:34 pm

Aye. Used Green Hill Zone to get the last couple.
Any tips on those bloody blue spheres...? :lol:
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Post by SuperPang » September 28th, 2017, 6:45 pm

Try not to break your controller.
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Also, once you unlock debug mode spawn a bunch of 10 rings and checkpoints.

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Post by wigsplitta » September 28th, 2017, 8:16 pm

:pointup: :awe: :thumbupright:

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That view 8-)
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Post by Flinnster » September 28th, 2017, 10:34 pm

Looks great! Have you got it working in one of the Egret's yet? You know you wanna! :awe:
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Post by wigsplitta » September 28th, 2017, 11:41 pm

A bit of 29" crt would indeed be schweet.
I'm still working on the hdmi --> something or other goodness. I hope Ralph doesn't mind me inviting myself round to test it on his rgb projector :fastlove:
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Post by Flinnster » September 29th, 2017, 12:19 am

Yeah I would have thought there's something out there for HDMI -> VGA -> 15Khz, for all the pi box stuff going on :)
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Post by cools » September 30th, 2017, 10:56 am

It's a 16:9 game though?
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Post by Flinnster » September 30th, 2017, 7:36 pm

Exclusively? No options for any 4:3 stuff at all? If so dammit, need to get a Viewlix :D
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Post by Flinnster » October 1st, 2017, 12:22 am

Cos I like arcades? And I like my current low-res CRT telly too :)
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Post by PrincessPrinPrin » October 1st, 2017, 9:17 am

Im running games with a vga to tv converter on my Shangai Novel, with composite and it looks amazing, Im not interested in RGB or Scart.

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Post by wigsplitta » October 1st, 2017, 10:48 am

:thumbup:

I got a bit mixed up (beer fuddled) with my previous comment. I meant hooking it up to it up to my 32" widescreen trinitron, rather than fullscreen cab. :shifty:

I've been playing a load of Sonic 1/2/3/Knuckles recently on my cab though, and I think it is thoroughly suited for an arcade stick/cab setup 8-)
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Post by trev1976 » October 1st, 2017, 1:49 pm

Game plays with a stick just fine. Bitd I use to play sonic one with the official Megadrive joystick.
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