Unskippable: Sonic the Hedgehog

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I agree with the statement that the people who made this game wanted to do something else but had to do a Sonic game so they made a final fantasy-like cutscene and stuck Sonic in there.

I lol'ed when Sonic picked up the girl and started running. So awkward.

The smell of desperation is in the air, it smells good.

Oh my gosh, it's TRUE! Sonic Team WOULD rather make other games, so they make them and shoehorn Sonic into them! That fight scene with Sonic and the robots WOULD be pretty funny and cool, but to me, it clashes with everything else, how everything looks Final Fantasy-esque! And Dr. Eggman in this game... I don't know what it is, but I can't say I hate his design, but at the same time, I don't like it...

The best part of this video was near the end, where things really start to not make sense. Why doesn't Sonic actually TRY to save her? Why does he let Dr. Eggman get away? Why does Dr. Eggman let Sonic have that jewel thing the girl threw? So many stupid moments in a cutscene alone...

This episode was a riot, guys. But the Sonic dev team really did make it easy for you guys. You guys didn't even have try....

If it wasn't for the fact that the title says Sonic the Hedgehog I could've sworn it was a Final Fantasy game.

Maybe Team Sonic should just stop then if they want to make different games, I beginning to think that bestiality scene was there on purpose, so that they can get fired and do something else.

You know, even with "Eggman" there, I would have still bought (as in had some faith in) this game from the cut-scene there, he made for a outrageous and very eccentric bad guy, even if for an FF game he wasn't very subtle; but as soon as Sonic arrived it was all over.

I didn't like his voice, he invalidated everything that had happened in the cut-scene so far, I stopped caring entirely about the intricacies of the characters I was seeing develop. I mean, what was the significance of all that? The effort that went into the elaborate design of the world in that first minute and a half (?) conspicuously implies the developers had something with much more substance in their minds that this. This thing.

Oh hilarious commentary as usual guys.

Wow they were having some really big problems trying to keep a consistent reality level/setting/theme

GamemasterAnthony:
You know...Sonic probably WOULD have had a better RPG than Sonic Chronicles if Square-Enix was on board.

Hey, I liked Sonic Chronicles (downer cliffhanger ending aside)! And Bioware actually made Big likable. (Admittedly, they did that by making him an idiot that you can't help but laugh at.)

I really did lol at the chili dog reference. I remember those old cartoons, and they were some of the BEST, not like the shit that kids are forced to watch today.

P.S.
I was also a victim of the "one eyeball with two pupils" theory even way back when i was watching the cartoons

sigh....I guess I'll stick with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic books. At least they make more sense.

You got you science fiction in my fantasy.

Funny enough, that statement is also applicable to Final FANTASY

Yes, a Chili Dog... with the works! Ah Saturday mornings.

Great commentary guys.

Holy crap, it really DOES look like a Final Fantasy-game! What the hell is this!?

I think the last Sonic games I ever played had to be on the Game Gear but even I still know some things about the Sonic Universe that I think should be possible. Hell, Sonic was able to get to space in Unleash! I'm sure catching up to a slowly moving space ship that is close to the ground will be within Sonic's power to get to. And I serious agree that Eggman, should have tried to get the Chaos Emerald right then and there! Because that seems like the big thing he is always doing, whether he is Eggman or Robotnik. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Robotnik would have gone for it right away because I think he was more daring than Eggman, at least from what I have seen of him.

Also, I think that point on that the "Sonic team wants to make new games but they are always forced to make Sonic games" seems to have some truth to them. Up until the "You got Science Fiction in my Fantasy" part, the story looked like a Sonic-free zone. Course, it wouldn't remain that way considering that the title of the thing is "Sonic the Hedgehog".

Ack No! the bad memories are all coming back, worst part, the extensive loading screens just so you can view this mess! Someone pass the brain bleach! I need to get it out of my mind!

Hillarious episode but with material like this it was bound to be and y'know I think your right, Sonic Team must want to make other games but people wont let them, kinda like how Rare wanted to make Dinosaur Planet but Nintendo said "nope we want a starfox game" and so we ended up with that.

Still one Pro for this game, it doesnt have Chip in it

The Con, it existed at all

huh.... my captch dealie is oddly relevant "make haste"...

I remember playing this game. It was crap. Like most Sonic games. I want to play a game wherein you control Dr. Eggman (sorry; Robotnic) and take over a planet or something. And shoot sonic in the face so he dies. But maybe that's just me.

Do you remember when Sonic was about blue guy running fast collecting rings ? Neither do I.

i dont know the game, but from what i ve seen so far ... sonic is a real douchbagger!

Oh God, why does this look soooo bad? I mean, I've played a few demos for Sonic games and I knew they didn't play well, but this... good lord.

Oh, and can someone please explain to me the whole Eggman/Robotnick thing? Why do people disagree about what he's called?

im still waiting to see sonic eating midi-chlorians and becoming the only jedi in the universe to stop doctor robotnik and his werewolf-vampire-ninja cyborgs of the third reich clan and save pandroradia and his blue native inhabitants in a brink of a time.

Dana22:
Do you remember when Sonic was about blue guy running fast collecting rings ? Neither do I.

because in fact those rings were fuses for the anti global warming machine that dr. robotik destroyed with the help of his android zombies.
sonic and his furr-men were hired by xavier al gore to rebuild the machine and stop dr robotik once and for all.
while the furr-mens fought and distracted the mayor forces, sonic infiltrated the shadow moose facility to stop metal meat grinder....

didnt you read the manual?

no, seriously. the sonic devs have been replaced by fan fiction body snatchers.

JWRosser:
Wow that looks....awful.

Neither Sonic nor Robotnik (I refuse to call him Eggman) look like they belong there at all. And at the end...why didn't Sonic just run up the buildings and gather enough speed to propel himself onto the ship like he has done so many times before?

I hope he and the Princess (I assume she is anyway) don't fall in love.

Oh God...they do, don't they?

Except his original name is Eggman, he's always been called Eggman in Japan, Sonic games are made by a Japanese developer, his Wing Fortress in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was branded with a giant E at several locations, the Death EGG, and one of his robots shoots eggs, how much more evidence do you need to be snapped out of your silly denial that Eggman is, and always will be, his original name that Sega of America changed for no good reason.

And they kindasorta do in a not really but maybe way, it's not really clear, like many things in Sonic 2006, if you ever want a good laugh, look at Pokécapn's Let's Play of Sonic 2006, he and his friends had the wild idea of LPing the whole thing, with all characters, in one session, you can really tell when it starts being 3am as their insanity ramps up.

"Now let's get back to this Final Fantasy game."

At what point did the developers think to themselves that a cartoon anthropomorphic woodland creature 90s caricature who fights a tubby children's style mad scientist was an "edgy" concept?

Pedro The Hutt:
his original name that Sega of America changed for no good reason.

I thought "because it sounds better" was a good reason.

''ouh you got your science fiction in my fantasy'' :D

YOUUU SHALL NOT PAAASSSS
XD love it
but whoa...Final Fantasy?? no wayy

HAHAHAHA pot leaf the hedgehog...lmao

Yeah, really. If I didn't already know it was Sonic because of the video title, I would have never expected him or Robotnik to show up. What the hell.

And this isn't the last time it happens, either. Sonic gets teleported into someone else's game in Sonic 4 as well, and ends up controlling like whoever the main character of that game was supposed to be instead of like Sonic.

Blue streak as his franchise dies indeed. If people would stop buying garbage like Sonic 4 and Sonic Colors and insisting that it's good, SEGA could finally pull the plug on this. But nooooo...

GamemasterAnthony:
You know...Sonic probably WOULD have had a better RPG than Sonic Chronicles if Square-Enix was on board.

It would have been worse. Much worse. Perhaps you've forgotten Square Enix's track record for bad games?

Pedro The Hutt:
Except his original name is Eggman, he's always been called Eggman in Japan, Sonic games are made by a Japanese developer, his Wing Fortress in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was branded with a giant E at several locations, the Death EGG, and one of his robots shoots eggs, how much more evidence do you need to be snapped out of your silly denial that Eggman is, and always will be, his original name that Sega of America changed for no good reason.

Except other regions aren't Japan, and in other regions his original name is Robotnik and they later changed it to Eggman. It doesn't matter what he was called in Japan. He was Robotnik here, and then they changed his name to Eggman.

As much as I complain about Final Fantasy games having too much human (in the current installments anyway) I think I'd rather take that than blue hedgehogs. Granted I can see more people wanting Biggs the Cat than Quina the gender-ambiguous gourmand.

I see a game with deep potential buried within the cash-cow additions and all the executive meddling...

Anyway, with all the bashing I've done to this game, I have to say that Elise has a really nice character design. She just doesn't belong in a Sonic game, for crying out loud.

summerof2010:
Oh, and can someone please explain to me the whole Eggman/Robotnick thing? Why do people disagree about what he's called?

In the 90s, American Sonic games had him named Robotnik, while in Japan his name was Eggman. When Sonic Adventure was dubbed, the American continuity had pretty much become obsolete, so they fused the two names together: Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. People pretty much just call whichever they prefer these days.

Anyone else think that priest at the beginning was the same one from the Little Mermaid? You know, the one with the unfortunate buldge

Have to say, the past two Unskippables have been top notch!

shadowmagus:
You know, I hope Mario takes Sonic out for beers occasionally. I mean, I know they have had their franchise disagreements in the past, but I seriously think Sonic needs consoling after this kind of thing.

They did meet once didn't go well. :)

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/5915956/sonic-and-marios-awkward-reunion

Poor Sonic. :(

that girl... has to have the ugliest face whens he smiles I've ever seen in gaming.

bawkbawkboo1:
Lacey Chabert ... does the voice for Meg fucking Griffin (Family Guy obviously).

AbstractStream:
Snip

Chabert only did part of the first season of Family Guy. Mila Kunis has done the voice for Meg basically forever.

Ugh. No. NOPE!

There should be a new law. If a princess/girlfriend/whoever is so useless and stupid that all it takes for her to be kidnapped is for you to look away for a whole of 2 seconds, she doesn't get to be rescued anymore. She deserves to be kidnapped and then raped/sacrificed/marry the bad guy.

I don't care. The next game I play that I see character who is the only reason you're suffering the game in the first place to act this stupid to be kidnapped in the first place I'll just say: have a good time with the bad guy, because I'm not playing this shit.

If only I had this philosophy sooner... I'd be capable of avoiding Final Fantasy X. Or at least if I realized it the second time Yuna was kidnapped. Or the fifth...

*sobs*

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