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Agreed, I didn’t realize until after Burning Skies was out and reviewed that Nihlistic was working on Declassified as well. I just wrote it off after that and it turned out to be worse than Burning Skies. Money well saved by not buying either. I too have much more faith in Guerrilla.
I really am looking forward to this game. I keep trying not to get my hopes up, but I feel like it has a lot of potential and just looks better than Resistance: Burning Skies and CoD: Declassified ever did.
Agreed and I’m all for more Nintendo Direct’s than a big presser at E3. I honestly predict that I’ll enjoy hearing from Nintendo more than Sony or Microsoft, even with the new consoles. I’m just ready to hear about more First Party Nintendo games. I also feel like we’ve seen most of the games we’re going to see from Sony and Microsoft (after there event of course). Yeah it will be nice to actually see the PS4 but still, I’m ready for more Nintendo news.
Understandable, I just look at it more like it’s in its own genre. Like the 3 genres that fall under racing to me are Simulator, Arcade, and then Mario Kart. Just like I look at fighting games as Arcade and Super Smash Bros. I don’t mind having some variables I just don’t want it to dictate the entire game. You can make Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. as deep or as simple as you want. There just aren’t too many games that can do that and do it well.
I love playing it whenever I’m lucky enough to find one. I’ve only ever played it like 3 or 4 times but it is fun.
I’m that guy who lets the person in second place stay close enough that as soon as I see a blue shell I hit the breaks and reverse. :)
Unless of course I am just way out in first haha
Totally agree! I sing 7’s praises as much as possible. After talking about it so much I wish I had put it at #2 instead of #3 on my list now! haha
That’s fair. I cherish any opportunities nowadays to actually have a couch multiplayer experience since they are so few and far between now. That’s why Nintendo still holds such a special place in my heart, they still know how to make a good time with friends in the same room.
Also I’m a sucker for the motorcycles haha :P
Yes 7 is absolutely a must play.
I didn’t like all of the variables in DS. Like how you had to look at all these stats like speed, acceleration, weight, handling drift and items. I’m really happy they dumbed those things down in Wii and 7. Also I felt like it didn’t play as well as previous titles. It may also have been the fact that it was the next Mario Kart game after Double Dash (my favorite) and it was a let down compared to it. I didn’t really like most of the Karts and the ones I did like always seemed to have terrible stats. It did have some good courses though.
I can see where you’re coming from on 64, I just have way to many fond memories of 64 but going back to it now without any friends, it gets old quick.
Don’t get me wrong, The Wii one has it’s issues and it also doesn’t sit high on my list as well, but it kind of brought back the whole fun of couch multiplayer with me and my friends.
7 is extremely good. It blew DS out of the water IMO. I didn’t have high hopes for 7 because of how I felt about DS but it impressed me to no end.
Why have they never brought this back in some way?! I’ve really never hear anyone say they hated Double Dash. They could at least make it an option even if it isn’t the main mechanic.
I actually would put Mario Kart DS toward the bottom of my list. Just didn’t like it as much. Mine would go:
1. Double Dash
4. Super Mario Kart
7. Super Circuit
I actually almost put 7 above 64 but too many fond memories of couch multiplayer. I really like 7 though.
That’s fair, I was actually thinking about it in a Rayman Origins or Donkey Kong Country Returns kind of way, where the 3D of the 3DS could be used in a way where there are different dimensions of each level (far off or closer up) and Sonic could jump and travel to each part of the level. I can just see it working better with sprites personally but would be happy with either!
I agree that it wouldn’t be feasible for Nintendo to buy Sega, but I think more collaboration like this would be a good thing and could potentially allow each company to show the other their strengths and weaknesses.
That’s what I was thinking, and since they are getting released about a month apart, it wouldn’t hurt as bad to buy both.
Sonic Adventure 2 is definitely high on my list of games and easily my favorite 3D Sonic. I’ve played and beaten it on just about every system it’s been released on at this point. Since I owned a GameCube and not a Dreamcast in Sonic Adventures heyday, I obviously played Sonic Adventure after SA2 in it’s DX: Directors Cut form and I didn’t like it nearly as much as SA2. I beat it once and I was done with it. Sonic Adventure 2 seemed to be paced so much better and I liked that there wasn’t an open world to deal with. Here’s hoping Sega release a Sonic Adventure 3 that borrows heavily from SA2’s style.
I know it was just a port but I didn’t own a Dreamcast so Battle was my first taste of Sonic since Genesis.
Like many have said in these comments, Sonic seems to fit best with the Nintendo demographic. It’s not that he doesn’t work as a multiplatformer (yes I just made that up) and Sega would pick up more sales with a multiplatform game, but if Sonic is going to be exclusive to any system, Nintendo makes the most sense. You’re right in the fact that a lot of younger Sonic fans won’t remember the old days of Nintendo vs. Sega or Mario vs. Sonic and that the rivalry will only get them so far, but at this point I don’t think the rivalry is even a consideration in Nintendo and Sega’s heads. This is purely based on different demographics and signing exclusive deals that will make both companies more money (if the games sell well of course). The only thing that really remains of the Mario/Sonic rivalry are the Mario and Sonic Olympic game series that they continue to capitalize on. I’m willing to bet a lot of kids don’t realize that they used to be competitive in a completely different way years ago.
Here’s hoping it’s a 2D sidescroller for 3DS akin to Sonic Advance or Sonic Rush. Preferably Advance since I like the sprite based games better than the fully rendered ones.
I’m just bad at Sonic 1. I’m also a huge Sonic nerd but I only ever played Sonic 2 (my first experience with Sonic ever) 3, & Knuckles on a Genesis. It wasn’t until The Mega Collection on GameCube that I ever touched the first one, so by then my preception on how to play Sonic was from 2, 3, & Knuckles which all play somewhat different compared to 1. That’s why it’s so difficult to me. You have to take one a little slower and think about your moves a little more than the others.
I may end up getting both and just not open the physical copy and shelf it next to my unopened Super Mario All Stars for Wii and Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition. I know it sounds silly, but I am really digging that box.
I agree man. I’d rather spend the $20 on the digital version but that box and artwork… is SOOO tempting…
I’m hoping this will be as much fun in a party scenario as WarioWare: Smooth Moves was.