I am sure plenty of people are talking about this subject. but I feel I must be one of them.
So, anyway. "Sonic Mania", and the mysterious "Project Sonic 2017."
Firstly. Great to see Sega producing new Sonic games that are more original
and NOT a cheap tie-in to the Sonic Boom cartoon (Sega's equivalent to a "Videogame based on a Superhero Movie" gimmick.)
and it certain brings something for everyone to enjoy..
Sonic Mania appears to be yet another nostalgia trip like 'Sonic 4' was
with the return to Sega Genesis styled side scroll, from A-to-B, Sprite gaming.
the trailers alone makes it difficult for me to tell if 'Mania' is a remake of prior classics, or something entirely new
(they claim it is new, with some old levels being remade. So I guess it's a bit of both.)
But I think what everyone is really talking about isn't Sonic Mania. but more of Project Sonic 2017.
the NOT sequel to Sonic Generations, which again has Modern and Classic Sonic teaming up.
Now, apart from the trailer being "theatrical" (I hesitate to use the word "Epic", so to not seem predictable)
what people are really talking about was the tagline at the end: "Join the Resistance", which is starting quite the buzz.
Mainly, people are under the impression that this new game may either be based on
or at least have elements from the Archie Sonic comic book series in it.
Wishful thinking, I know. but could this really be fact?
I mean. I am all for a videogame adaptation of the comic series (which to be honest, has more story and drama than the prior games had)
but, the question is that: are we (the fans) reading TOO MUCH into this one line of text?
I mean, the game won't even be due out until 2017.
and, even then, the release date is sketchy. being given the placeholder of "Holiday 2017"
(heck, they haven't even chosen a proper title yet!)
Still..It's a fun thought. be great to have Sally, or Bunnie as a playable character for once.
but regardless on whether this will be the case, the game looks promising.
I mean. I am certain it won't be a repeat of Sonic '06.
(whose only problem was being a rushed title that was released incomplete.)
I am confident that by Christmas of next year (I am assuming) will give Sega plenty of time to work on the game.
(at the very least, far longer than they are working on Sonic Mania. which has a Spring 2017 release date.)