Sonic Central broadcast happening tomorrow, as fans plead for SEGA to delay Sonic Frontiers


In lieu of showing up at a specific Summer press conference, SEGA will be taking to hosting a new Sonic Central event. The broadcast will detail the future projects, partnerships, and events regarding the franchise for the rest of 2022. It'll go live on June 7th at 9am PT/12pm ET.

This will be going on amidst the recent gameplay showcases for Sonic Frontiers, SEGA's next mainline Sonic game. Following IGN's exclusive reveal of two new trailers, concerned fans took to social media, where the hashtag #DelaySonicFrontiers began to trend. The first trailer focused on the open-world level design and general gameplay and was received fairly negatively, with the second trailer highlighting the combat, which caused even more outrage, ranging from fans claiming Sonic's animations were too stiff and unfinished, to the world being lifeless and empty, jokingly compared to fanmade "x series in Unreal Engine" videos.

Right now, Sonic Frontiers is slated to release by the end of this year. Sonic Origins, which is a collection of the series' most beloved retro games, will be out at the end of the month, on June 23rd.
 

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list of good sonic games:
sonic 1 2 and 3 with knuckles (cd is debatable)
adventure 1 & 2 (excluding adventure 1 dx. Due to the port causing a lot of issues. and even worse on the pc version via steam since it ports the xbox 360 version, which was a port of the pc cd version, which is a port of the gamecube version, which is a port of the dreamcast version)
sonic unleashed (Fans have reconciled with the werehog and realize it's not that bad, it's just not fit for sonic)
sonic generations
sonic mania
sonic rush 1 & 2
Sonic colors ds & wii
You forgot Sonic Heroes
 

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I've been saying this for a while now, but it will be SEGA's marketing that will lead to Sonic's downfall.
I hoped that after the entire mess in promotion that was Sonic Forces, they would pick up their brains and plan something for Sonic Frontiers that won't make a lot of fans explode in negativity.
BUT NOPE! Still as incompetent as ever...
Its the fan's nitpicking thats bringing down Sonic.
 

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No amount of delays will make it a masterpiece, but they could maybe take it from a 5/10 to a 7/10 if they make the direction of the game a little more focused. You gotta have more segments of classic Sonic level design populating the world, not to mention vary up the enemies more and give them at least some personality. Not to mention make them less attack-spongey.

Elden Ring, and to a lesser extent BotW, were both praised because of how well they interspersed mastery of linear game design in a non-linear open world framework. Sega can't be out here bringing this weak shit like it's still 2006. Or maybe the plan with Sonic is strictly to ride the movies' coattails from now on.
honestly, i said this years ago but i don't expect things from sega, it feels like they don't really care, just do something in 3 minutes and release as a AAA game, i get more hyped for fan projects that looks fun than official games, and the combat in this game looks like, mash 1 button all the time, even unleashed has done better
 

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Waitwaitwaitwaitwait people are asking for a delay?
Guys are we in a parallel universe?
Nah, we just know that most games these days have been unfinished piles of shit pushed onto store shelves to meet unreasonable deadlines and expect that initial profits will help offset the fact its going to be absolute garbage that everyone will hate.

Honestly speaking even if they had all the time in the world here I doubt this game will get any better as a result. You can give a dev studio as much time as they need, but if the devs are absolute shit then the result will remain the same more or less.

Last I checked, Sonic Team is not exactly a promising example of more time meaning a better product. Most of the things they have made have always been broken, bland shit.
 

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Nah, we just know that most games these days have been unfinished piles of shit pushed onto store shelves to meet unreasonable deadlines and expect that initial profits will help offset the fact its going to be absolute garbage that everyone will hate.
They are?
I've liked a lot of recent games.
 
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frontiers feels like it's going to be the next 06, there is sooo much wrong from a developers perspective.
 

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How come people complain about the realistic graphics in these 3D Sonic games when some of the levels in Sonic 3 & Knuckles look generic?
 

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How come people complain about the realistic graphics in these 3D Sonic games when some of the levels in Sonic 3 & Knuckles look generic?
It's not Realistic graphics that's the issue. NONE of the game is stylized, with a character that is, extremely stylized. The levels can look generic in sonic 3K, but it's still stylized to be reconizable as a sonic level even if you remove sonic from the picture, the graphic design still screams "yup this is a sonic game." A starter unreal fan project and this game looks far too similar.
 

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It's not Realistic graphics that's the issue. NONE of the game is stylized, with a character that is, extremely stylized. The levels can look generic in sonic 3K, but it's still stylized to be reconizable as a sonic level even if you remove sonic from the picture, the graphic design still screams "yup this is a sonic game." A starter unreal fan project and this game looks far too similar.
i understand your point and i agree. sonic frontiers at moment is basically looking like "who framed roger rabbit", but only roger rabbit being a cartoon, without any other cartoon characters, taking place in the real world without any reference at cartoon (besides roger) at all.
 

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i understand your point and i agree. sonic frontiers at moment is basically looking like "who framed roger rabbit", but only roger rabbit being a cartoon, without any other cartoon characters, taking place in the real world without any reference at cartoon (besides roger) at all.
Oh you mean like the Sonic Adventure games?
 
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