>I don't think even most fans have played every Sonic game or even tried to.
Have you ever considered that's the reason why Sonic is in the gutter?
From the first game in 1991 to Sonic Rivals
at the end of 2007, the ENTIRE
series is one huge overaching story, with every single game in it canon and adding on a new chapter. If you haven't even taken a crack at half of them, and have only played the "best" ones, then you're missing out on majority of the story of the games. And, it's a wonder why people don't understand Sonic.
>I think it may even be counter productive to give a new player a compilation with literally everything because they may either not know where to begin or what path to follow
Why is it so hard to just start at the beginning and play in order of release? Or, if they did do a "master collection", divide everything up by eras (Genesis, Game Gear, Dreamcast, HD, etc.) so that you can go straight to the types of games you want.
> I think the new compilation will be a great addition because it puts the best front and center in a way that is much more comfortable to just pick up and play.
But, the new compilation is quite literally Sonic Classic Collection
on the DS with the addition of Sonic CD
. And, it's not the "best" Sonic
games "front and center", it's just the Genesis games that they're rereleasing for the second dozenth time.
>I wouldn't call it inferior to the Gems collection since that collection is for the most part Game Gear games
And Sonic CD
, and Sonic The Fighters
, and Sonic R
, and an entire gallery with videos and images that are rarely ever seen (Including the full versions of all of the Genesis games).
>Then there's the fact that the games in thew new collection are remasters
It's the same games as was released 30 years ago.
From what I've been told, the only addition that the "remasters" have added is a widescreen hack and a soundtrack change.
>which makes me more excited than Sonic Spinball or the Game Gear games and I think would give someone new a much better impression of the series.
Let me get this straight:
<Releasing the same four games for the 20th time > having a game compilation with over 20-30 games to play
>I haven't played any of the collections
And, that goes to show.
>I had to go get each game individually (and also the BIOS files I think), then fiddle with the emulator and have it pick up my controller, and ultimately all you get is a tiny square screen that's like 320x240
What stupid piece of shit emulator did you use? You can runaround the net and find pre-installed versions of Kega Fusion that auto-start with whatever game you wish and zero issues.
>but having something that's easier and more comfortable to play would be great
Which is already possible with the dozens of collections that already exist.
I already pointed out that all you need for nearly all of the "original" games is a PS2 or GC and 2-3 games.
>can you seriously say that fishing and emerald hunting aged well? Do you think something like that would be well received these days?
I don't see why not when people didn't have an issue when the game came out back in 1999, and again in 2003. And, if people bitch and moan about it, then I can dismiss it as "unjust criticism" like whenever people write off my views about Half-Life
being a superficial piece of shit that is only considered "brilliant" because the "master race" had never played a JRPG. And, that's
still receiving "fan remasters" to this very day despite majority of the game being nothing but fluff.
>Hell, emerald hunting stages could take as long as werehog stages, specially in SA2, but with a gameplay style that is even less engaging.
How retarded do you have to be to not understand how a radar works?
>SA2 is much more frustrating because it still has shit parts but now they incorporated stuff like rail grinding in the Sonic sections which was finicky as hell.
Grinding the rails was the best part of SA2
, and it's been the biggest shame that they nerfed it starting with Shadow
>Honestly they're both less than stellar games compared to what you'd expect from a franchise that went on for so long and the renown they have
Oh dear Lord, 'ARE YOU ONE OF THE BRAIN DEAD IDIOTS SPOUTING THE MEME THAT "
SONIC WAS 'NEVER' GOOD''"?
>Did you just say the dark ages began after 06?
Yes, because 06
, despite being a rushed and broken game, still continued the gameplay of the previous titles. All the 3D games afterwards, beginning specifically with Unleashed
, are just Crash Bandicoot
>No, what I was saying is Sonic Team would create a huge turd with hype through the roof because of saying they're going back to the roots/renown from the name/it's what a lot of people have been waiting for/other reasons and it'll crash and burn the fanbase because everyone is still waiting ever since gens for a serviceable game.
You just described what their current model of advertising is for EVERY Sonic
game since Sonic 4
>I think that's what they've been trying to do and the way they'll go.
And, it's going to do nothing except cost them money.