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Akainu
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(02-06-2014, 07:44 PM)
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Knuckles' head ain't right at all. Sonic is fine though. Sonic can do without the hand wraps. It makes sense for Knuckles.
.la1n
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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I needed this today, haven't laughed this hard in some time. Who knows, maybe the younger generation will dig the design, what do I know I'm old.
Narroo
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
The proportions and odd curing through it off. I doubt this would pass the golden ratio test.

Particularly Knuckles, he looks top heavy.
DryEyeRelief
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow


- Sonic's audience is, now more than ever, young males I would say 6-9 but maybe as old as 12. These designs are clearly reflecting that kind of aesthetic. They look like TV series characters, they look designed for action figures, and that makes sense.

Knuckles' figure is going to be top heavy
Game Guru
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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So if we get a Sonic Generations 2, will we be able to play as Genesis Sonic, Dreamcast Sonic, and Hipster Sonic?
Itchy//Tasty
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by djplaeskool

MAKE WAY FOR THE CHAOTIX SON

You just nearly made me do a spit-take. Perfect.

HEY LET'S BLOW THIS JOINT, SPEAKIN' A JOINTS--
pikablu
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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what in the hell?
Pillville
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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Knuckles new look:
spyroflame0487
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(02-06-2014, 07:45 PM)
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I like how they just kind of took knuckles' regular head and placed it on this buff creature's body.

Honestly, they're not that bad. Probably in action they'll look a bit better. The designs of Sonic characters were kind of boring in the first place and lent to why we got so many copy paste of characters over the years. At least with sonic and knuckles here, they look pretty unique.
TheBaronOfNA
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Nirolak

I think it looks fine overall to be honest.

It's pretty much what you'd expect with a modern kids cartoon.

Sshhh...

Let me hear the tears.

I agree. They look fine. But the reactions here are better.
Pie and Beans
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
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SONIC HAS BLUE ARMS.

BLUE ARMS?!?!?!?!?

This is green eyes all over again.
Reversed
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
Their legs are getting longer. One day they're gonna get Bayonetta-long legs.
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
Knuckles 'roided up.
3bdelilah
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
I guess I'm one of not many people who kind of digs the new Knuckles design. At least not a deal breaker to me.
marink
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

I think several things are pretty clear from both the visual design and the plans of the franchise reboot:

- Sonic is now primarily a character franchise driven by merchandise and entertainment products more generally. The games are not the primary product, they're just one part of the process.

- Sonic's audience is, now more than ever, young males I would say 6-9 but maybe as old as 12. These designs are clearly reflecting that kind of aesthetic. They look like TV series characters, they look designed for action figures, and that makes sense.

Oh they're like Transformers.
jello44
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
Coming Soon, Knuckles vs UFC.
BadWolf
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
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Not bad, I like them.
Kriken
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
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At what point will his design have only his legs visible on screen?
Ouroboros
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(02-06-2014, 07:46 PM)
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I like the designs if they were a bit more proportional...

Edit: Also, what is up with all the bandage wrappings??
Finalizer
(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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michaeltraps
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Can't wait to see Tail's thick rimmed glasses and cardigan.

Amy Rose to guest star on GIRLS.

These actually aren't terrible. Will market well to kids.
Xun
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Sonic is a franchise beyond saving.

It will forever be tainted.
MrBadger
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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So Knuckles no longer has giant boxing gloves, lego feet or a neck. rip my favourite character

Chacranajxy
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Game Guru

So if we get a Sonic Generations 2, will we be able to play as Genesis Sonic, Dreamcast Sonic, and Hipster Sonic?

Yeah, but the Hipster Sonic levels just involve buying tchotchkes from antique stores.
Rash
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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I usually go into these sorts of things with an open mind but...errr, no.

Change can be good but the differences here aren't really improvements at all. Why'd they even need to do this in the first place? Was Sonic losing appeal?

I will say "Hipster Sonic and Bro Knuckles" is pretty funny though.
MrSaturn99
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by RedNumberFive

I've been asking myself this since the late 90s.

I feel for you Sonic fans. I really, really do.
Exotoro
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kriken

At what point will his design have only his legs visible on screen?

legs the hedgehog

do not steal
Slayven
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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He said he was hard as nails.
Levito
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Knuckles is clearly on TRT, shame the athletic commissions refuse to do anything about it.
Santiako
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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I showed then to my nephews (8 and 11) and they thought they were super cool, so mission accomplished I guess.
CassidyIzABeast
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Clearly modeled after prime Triple H
Baleoce
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(02-06-2014, 07:47 PM)
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Lay off the roids Sega
Joqu
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(02-06-2014, 07:48 PM)
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I guess I'm okay with this, that could've been much worse.

Definitely a downgrade though.
TheOGB
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(02-06-2014, 07:48 PM)
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Cross-posting

Originally Posted by TheOGB

Sonic Boom 2: Knuckles Needs a Neck

Zalman
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(02-06-2014, 07:48 PM)
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This is terrible. Absolutely terrible.
El Sloth
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(02-06-2014, 07:48 PM)
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Knuckles' proportions remind me of a mushroom.
Itchy//Tasty
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GuardianE
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(02-06-2014, 07:48 PM)
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From a design standpoint, why do they both have bandages? Like, if they wanted to have Knuckles look like a big brawler, I can kind of understand the logic throwing some bandages on him. But why Sonic?
weaKwillO
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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Lol! Patiently waiting to see where Sega went with Tails.
Reila
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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Sonic looks great imo.
Chao
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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For starters, Sonic arms aren't blue, PERIOD.
Plywood
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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lol
Speedy Blue Dude
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
Why are Sonic's legs so fucking long and kind of skinny compared to his body.

Did they even try making Knuckles proportionate holy shit. His upper body god damn.
Loch Doun
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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They modeled Knuckles' design as a slice of pizza.
Gartooth
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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Holy shit, why the hell did they do that? XD
Princess Viola
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(02-06-2014, 07:49 PM)
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i actually can't stop laughing at these btw
Cragvis
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(02-06-2014, 07:50 PM)
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Dat Sanic Franchise:

Data West
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(02-06-2014, 07:50 PM)
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Cut the head off Knuckles and he looks like a robot
Kriken
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(02-06-2014, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sorastitch

legs the hedgehog

do not steal

Sgel the hedgehog, original design do not steal
Messi
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(02-06-2014, 07:50 PM)
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Knuckles skipped leg day?

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