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Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« on: January 11, 2008, 07:02:10 PM »
http://www.vh1gamebreak.com/2008/01/bioware-on-the.html

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But I want to point you in the direction of Nintendo Power’s February issue for a world exclusive story on the new Sonic role playing game. In a seven-page cover story full of information and screenshots, the magazine covers Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood with insight and depth.

Sonic Chronicles will be made by BioWare (Knights of the Old Republic) for the Nintendo DS, and it looks like a brand new era for the hedgehog, one full of engaging story, and one where the hedgehog slows things down a bit so you really get inside the narrative. Yes, you exchange eye-popping speed for an immersive experience.

I can't wait to see what this is all about. Right now I'm less concerned whether it'll be good or crap - I'd just like to see what they're doing.

January 11, 2008, 07:06:50 PM
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 07:06:50 PM »
Let's just hope for the best.

January 11, 2008, 07:16:40 PM
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Re: Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 07:16:40 PM »
It'd definitely be a radical departure from the whole "A to B as fast as possible" formula Sonic games prior to now have been all about. As much as it does kind of deviate from the foundations of Sonic, however, it'd be interesting to see how a RPG tackles things. It may be lure players from a fandom that is more involved with the hedgehog, but something that I think may be a problem is the reception from casual gamers/Sonic fans. To them, it may be pure crap-- after all, they're likely used to "fast" Sonic games. Maybe I'm grossly incorrect, too, so who knows?

Nonetheless, it sounds appealing to me! I wonder what the plot will entail, though. It'd be great to see something original. :)
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January 11, 2008, 07:17:44 PM
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Re: Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 07:17:44 PM »
Sounds like a fangame

(first!)

January 11, 2008, 07:18:24 PM
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 07:18:24 PM »
Sounds like a fanfic.

January 11, 2008, 07:19:59 PM
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Re: Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 07:19:59 PM »
The Dark Brotherhood? A Sonic game that isn't fast at all?
I don't think so.
- This is sure to end in hijinks!
(I'm watching you, I'm always watching you. -)

January 11, 2008, 07:20:09 PM
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Re: Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 07:20:09 PM »
Sounds like a fangame

(first!)

Haha, I wanted to avoid saying something like that. :P

I do recall a fangame looong ago (late 90s) called "Sonic RPG" or something like that, that tried to put Sonic in the position. I don't remember details about it, but I guess news about this game could also be a dream come true for some people.
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January 11, 2008, 07:20:54 PM
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 07:20:54 PM »
Sounds like an Archie Comics issue.

January 11, 2008, 07:22:34 PM
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 07:22:34 PM »
Hahahahahaha, "The Dark Brotherhood", hahahahahaha
wtf
it might even be a gangsta-nerd fusion album put out by 8-year-olds

January 11, 2008, 07:22:59 PM
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 07:22:59 PM »
What an inspiringly fanfiction-style title!

Bioware pretty much have a perfect record when it comes to developing games, so it should be an enjoyable RPG. But it's still hard to take a new Sonic game seriously. :<
asdf. :(

January 11, 2008, 07:26:27 PM
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Re: Sonic Chronicles is the RPG, also has a goofy subtitle
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 07:26:27 PM »
Especially when it's called the dork brotherhood

ahahahaha you see what i did there

because it's a sonic game

with a bad title


only a dork would like it




get it






Seriously though.  Bioware is awesome.  This could be awesome.  I'm willing to give it a chance, and am actually excited to see.. SOMETHING about it!

January 11, 2008, 07:27:59 PM
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2008, 07:27:59 PM »
More info from NeoGAF:

- Sonic is the Cover Story for this issue of NP. Cover art's nice.

- In game graphics have a watercolor look to them. Everything is hand-drawn.

- 4 party members at a time, 11 total choices, only 7 are known: Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Rouge, Shadow, and Big the Cat.

- The party has the ability to split off in to teams at certain parts

- Rings are the game's currency

- Controls are done with the stylus, Phantom Hourglass style.

- No random battles; enemies are seen on the field, Chrono Trigger style.

- Battles are turn based, Final Fantasy style. Select the moves for your entire party and then watch them play out.

- They want the battles to remain as face-paced as possible.

- Special Attacks are executed by doing Elite Beat Agents style screen tapping.

- There are special attacks where two or more characters team up (like Chrono Trigger)

- Instead of MP, you have "Fatigue Points"

- When you level up, you can distribute stat points as you see fit.

- You purchase special attacks and can upgrade them over time.

- "Full Animated Cutscenes" promised

- Remixed classic music

- Side Quests promised

- "Simple Dialog Trees" also planned

- Each area is split in to two acts; first act is in the normal world, second act is in a "dark world" of sorts.

- Plot: Two years since Eggman's last defeat, Sonic is on vacation. Tails notifies Sonic that Knuckles has been kidnapped by a group of marauders and that six of the seven Chaos Emeralds are missing. Eggman's not responsible for any of this, but Bioware wants to make him a credible villain again none the less. They hint at a "twist" regarding Sonic and Eggman that goes all the way back to the early games (perhaps it explains their rivalry? I hope not).
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January 11, 2008, 07:32:23 PM
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 07:32:23 PM »
- Rings are the game's currency

I wonder what's used for food then...

January 11, 2008, 07:45:05 PM
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 07:45:05 PM »
- You purchase special attacks and can upgrade them over time.

Hey, remeber how awesome this feature was in Sonic 360, you know, where they totally included it and not just say they were going to, but not?
- This is sure to end in hijinks!
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January 11, 2008, 08:11:45 PM
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 08:11:45 PM »
What is happening, why do I suddenly feel enthusiastic?!
I haven't felt like this since SA2.
but the Whimsicott looked so cute, I had to shave it

January 11, 2008, 08:12:30 PM
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 08:12:30 PM »
Since this games is going for the in your face dark stuff will Shadow get his guns back?

January 11, 2008, 08:29:09 PM
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2008, 08:29:09 PM »
What is happening, why do I suddenly feel enthusiastic?!
I haven't felt like this since SA2.
Same. I'm itching with excitement, I can't wait for the scans.

January 11, 2008, 08:38:40 PM
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2008, 08:38:40 PM »


Holy...

January 11, 2008, 08:41:43 PM
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2008, 08:41:43 PM »
Need scans now!

January 11, 2008, 08:43:50 PM
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2008, 08:43:50 PM »
If only my NP subscription had expired A MONTH LATER ;_;

(This list is incomplete)

January 11, 2008, 09:01:32 PM
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2008, 09:01:32 PM »
The title still makes me think of Archie Comics.

Though that cover art makes me think of Fleetway.

January 11, 2008, 09:06:09 PM
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2008, 09:06:09 PM »
Huh, this actually doesn't sound that bad right now.

January 11, 2008, 09:14:29 PM
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2008, 09:14:29 PM »


Holy...

The character looks like Blaze's "Not Void".

January 11, 2008, 09:35:07 PM
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2008, 09:35:07 PM »




Authenticity debatable, but probably real... and it looks awesome.
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