Gaming Details on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226943
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Hey, not sure if anyone already posted about this, I just searched and didn't see anything. Feel free to lock if it's already around.

The new issue of Nintendo Power has a big 7 page feature on Bioware's Sonic RPG. I haven't given a shit about Sonic in ages, but I gotta say it looks like Bioware might do the franchise well. The graphics are really nice, all of the backgrounds have a water color look to them and they all appear hand drawn. A rather refreshing change of pace. Battles look to take place in 3D environments. I haven't read much yet but it looks like you can have up to 4 party members at a time, including dopes like Big The Cat.

Just thought you guys would like to know. Anyone want scans?

-Cover Story with nice artwork
-In game graphics have a water color look, all hand drawn
-4 party members at a time
-Each character can do certain things ex: Tails can float over things (standard stuff)
-11 party members total - 8 known are Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge, Shadow, Big the Cat
-Control done fully with stylus - think Hourglass
-Able to split party into teams at certain moments
-Rings are used as currency
-No random battles, see enemies on the field
-Turn based battles, choose commands for everyone in your party before they actually follow through. Want battles to be fast paced
-Elite Beat Agents style special attacks
-Team attacks (like Chrono Trigger)
-"Fatigue Points" instead of MP
-Choose which attributes to increase when you level up
-Purchase and level special attacks
-Bits of story - Sonic's on vacation from defeating Eggman 2 years ago. Gets a call from Tails that Knuckles has been kidnapped by a group called the Marauders, and that 6 chaos emeralds are missing. Eggman not the main villain. But Bioware wants to make him a creditable bad guy again. Something about a "twist" between Eggman and Sonic that goes back to the earlier games.
-2 acts - first takes place in standard Sonic areas. 2nd takes place in a darker world
-Remixed classic tunes
-"fully animated cut scenes"
-simple dialogue trees
-Side quests
 

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It's weird to see a Sonic RPG.. but I'm liking the details about this game.. might become one of the best DS games
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Never liked anything Bioware made, so I'll probably skip this like I have every other sonic game in the past forever.
 

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This is hilarious. This game may be the first time that Surfer Girl has seemed credible.

She mentioned a while back in her blog that Sega would be licensing one of their franchises to a Western Developer to be turned into a RPG game.

I've got to try and find that link so I can prove it tho...
 

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This is hilarious. This game may be the first time that Surfer Girl has seemed credible.

She mentioned a while back in her blog that Sega would be licensing one of their franchises to a Western Developer to be turned into a RPG game.

I've got to try and find that link so I can prove it tho...
The game's existence has been known since June. We are just getting the first screens and details now.
 

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Oh, I knew it existed but she pretty much predicted the title of the game and all.

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"Sega is publishing an action-RPG called The Dark Brotherhood from a Western developer."
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I'm trying to find the first link in which she pretty much predicts the entire game's inception, even before it was known to exist.

Here's the link I pulled that quote from: http://softrockhallelujah.blogspot.com/
 

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Although the Sonic universe is completely uninteresting to me I am looking forward to this game seeing its from Bioware, I'm very curious to see what the story is and how they can make Sonic and his lackies interesting to talk to.
 

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Looks pretty interesting. It's one of the most bizzare franchise shakeups I've ever seen though. Sonic + RPG + Bioware = ???

Hopefully it turns out really good. It certainly has the potential to as long as Sonic's shitty friends don't muck it up.
 

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