Welcome to Emulationworld

Forum Index | FAQ | New User | Login | Search

Make a New PostPrevious ThreadView All ThreadsNext Thread*Show in Threaded Mode


SubjectNew Sonic game is worthy Reply to this message
Posted byJudgeInjury
Posted on11/03/11 00:35 AM



Gameplay is spot on, in both 3-D and side scroller mode. Graphics are very nice, with retro music and menus including a flute remix and some J-pop stuff that fits the levels well. If Sonic colors answered Mario Galaxy, Sonic Generations is a clear stab at New Super Mario Brothers.

It plays classic, and is a weird mash up of Mario (Paper version comes closest, but others as well) the most recent Donkey Kong Country, and the fabric looking Kirby game. I found it challenges you much like the later levels in Mario Galaxy, but has a lot of modifiers to help out if you got stuck in a certain spot.

Some weirdness though, including an emulated version of original Sonic that doesn't have any scanlines or aliasing options, and only displays in two modes; blown up and kinda fugly or teeny tiny (like 20% of the TV screen) but smooth. And for whatever reason, the cutscenes look very much like playstation 2 level, jaggy as all get out. I usually don't care about graphics that much, but they are jarringly bad. Sub wii even.

But taken overall, this game is finally what the fanbase has been dying to play for the last 20 years(!). A nice remixed Sonic without all the guns and werewolves and human girls to kiss that have plagued the series, aside from Colors. Highly recommended for any Sonic fan.


SubjectLooking pretty good on PC. new Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on11/03/11 09:36 PM



http://steamcommunity.com/id/76561197978069247/screenshots?tab=public&showdate=1&filter=app_71340

Full-size shots I took in that library. Just the second stage.

This shot really captures how well they make the environment look big.

This shot is from video and it's not that bad. The video didn't have huge blocking but obviously wasn't of a very high bitrate.

I'll have to hook up the PC to the 52" TV and play from there.




SubjectHow's the performance? new Reply to this message
Posted byDeath Knight
Posted on11/04/11 06:32 AM



What's your setup? Are you getting any slowdowns?

All work and no play makes me..., well, you know the rest.


SubjectMan it must be the encoder they used for the console version new Reply to this message
Posted byJudgeInjury
Posted on11/04/11 09:28 AM



Looks sharp on your rig. Maybe the TV I am using it doing it. cause it looks like this youtube video just blown up a bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nUMFl8OwaM

At least the game is fun to play though, so I guess who cares :)

http://steamcommu> nity.com/id/76561197978069247/screenshots?tab=public&showdate=1&filter=app_71340
>
> Full-size shots I took in that library. Just the second stage.
>
> This shot really captures how well they make the environment look big.
>
> This shot is from video and it's not that bad. The video didn't have huge
> blocking but obviously wasn't of a very high bitrate.
>
> I'll have to hook up the PC to the 52" TV and play from there.
>
>



SubjectRe: New Sonic game is worthy new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on11/04/11 12:53 PM



Your comments intrigue me. Shame I've been so pissed and disgusted with Sonic since that first GBA title and all the failures since it it's hard to fall back into it. The game looks like it could be downright fun. I'm also wondering where I should if I do, go with it. I got the PS3, the Wii can fuck off for obvious reasons, and I have a 3DS. I also have a new laptop, but it while having a good video card I fail finding proof it it'll cut it as it's an intel hd 3000 card that can use up to 1.7gb of memory. It can run starcraft2, civ5, rage, dragon age games, but will take a piss on the halfass shitty engine Call of Duty uses so you got to research before diving in. If I knew it worked for PC for me I'd probably get the steam one as I'd be more inclined at a buttons push to just use it on here and Steam often runs funky deals too.



Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"


SubjectRe: How's the performance? new Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on11/04/11 10:17 PM



i7-950 @ 4.2GHz with a GTX480. I did experience a couple very small slowdowns in Green Hill but haven't had any in Chemical Plant or the Sky Sanctuary zones.




SubjectIt was an 8GB download. If Xbox, maybe they crushed those vids for disc space. new Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on11/04/11 10:18 PM



asdf




SubjectWill my PC run Sonic Generations ok? new Reply to this message
Posted byParatech
Posted on11/05/11 03:07 PM



I have an AMD 5000, 2GB Ram, Radeon HD 4670 HD 1GB video card, Win XP, and I was told on the Steam forums my HD 4670 is slower than the 2900, which I don't understand.

I guess I'm really no longer good at understanding video cards and some hardware.



The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!


SubjectI wish it was running at 60fps on the 360 new Reply to this message
Posted byskydoune
Posted on11/06/11 01:57 AM



Sonic needs full 60fps especially when it's side scrolling. Other than that, the game looks pretty fun, just started playing and I enjoy it.

Btw, 360 discs now have more space on them, they managed to squeeze like 200mb more on a dvd so I guess they didn't had to downsample the videos after all.




SubjectPlayed it at 19201080p last night. new Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on11/07/11 01:16 PM



Played on my TV with it set to 19201080p (not I) and it ran fine with no noticeable slowdown. Pretty impressive. They'll be able to resale these games on the next-gen consoles as "TRUE-HD 1080p!"

Oh yeah, I've also noticed that it's much easier to follow the game with your eyes probably since the PC can run it at a smooth frame rate.




Previous ThreadView All ThreadsNext Thread*Show in Threaded Mode