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Old 05-30-17, 01:23 PM   #26
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Old 06-22-17, 03:02 PM   #27
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Re: Sonic Mania - 8/15/17

Walmart currently has the PS4 version of the Collector's Edition for $42.69 for in store pickup ($58.37 - $15.68 pick up discount)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sonic-Man...n-PS4/54715918
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Old 08-03-17, 03:16 PM   #28
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Re: Sonic Mania - 8/15/17

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Walmart currently has the PS4 version of the Collector's Edition for $42.69 for in store pickup ($58.37 - $15.68 pick up discount)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sonic-Man...n-PS4/54715918
Looks like Amazon dropped my pre-order down to that price. Very nice of them!

Game comes out the week after next. I can't wait!



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Old 08-03-17, 06:44 PM   #29
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Re: Sonic Mania - 8/15/17

The Collector's Edition was limited, right? I've been looking on Amazon for a couple of months and it's always been out of stock for the PS4 or Xbox One.

Also, supposedly, the Switch version is 30fps.
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Old 08-03-17, 06:58 PM   #30
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Re: Sonic Mania - 8/15/17

It's out of stock on Amazon (at least for now) but is available at Best Buy for preorder for $55.99 (with GCU)

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Old 08-03-17, 07:18 PM   #31
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Thank you, Decker.
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Old 08-10-17, 10:46 PM   #32
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Old 08-11-17, 06:43 PM   #33
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Old 08-13-17, 03:10 PM   #34
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PC version has be delayed 4 days. To compensate, you will get a Sonic 1 code for free on Steam.
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Old 08-14-17, 09:07 AM   #35
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Some of the early impressions of this have me really excited.
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Old 08-14-17, 10:49 AM   #36
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Reviews are coming in and are very good.

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Old 08-14-17, 11:20 AM   #37
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So I was aware of this game coming, and was looking forward to it, but I just learned from looking at a review this morning that it contains fan created content. How in the world did I miss that before?
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Old 08-14-17, 12:15 PM   #38
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Really curious how this plays on Switch, looks like all the reviews are PS4 based.
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Old 08-14-17, 12:19 PM   #39
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Really curious how this plays on Switch, looks like all the reviews are PS4 based.
Yeah. Nintendo Life said that Switch codes will be sent out later; PS4 and Xbox One codes for now.
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Old 08-14-17, 01:09 PM   #40
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So I was aware of this game coming, and was looking forward to it, but I just learned from looking at a review this morning that it contains fan created content. How in the world did I miss that before?
It's technically all fan created content. Since SEGA couldn't quite figure out how to make Sonic quite right again, they licensed it out to fan/developers to do it. They previously worked on the ports of other titles to mobile and/or PC and Consoles. More or less an indie Sonic game.

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Old 08-14-17, 03:47 PM   #41
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It's technically all fan created content. Since SEGA couldn't quite figure out how to make Sonic quite right again, they licensed it out to fan/developers to do it. They previously worked on the ports of other titles to mobile and/or PC and Consoles. More or less an indie Sonic game.
Very neat. It's absurd to me how some companies fight so hard against fan creations.
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Old 08-14-17, 05:04 PM   #42
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So fantastic to see this living up to hopes. Will definitely buy.

In addition to hoping this leads to similar quality titles, I'm hoping we'll see more indie games with an "enhanced 16-bit" aesthetic. The 8-bit looking stuff is cute, but so much more can be done on today's hardware.

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Very neat. It's absurd to me how some companies fight so hard against fan creations.
As someone who works at a company that regularly has to protect it's intellectual property, it makes sense to me.
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Old 08-15-17, 09:07 AM   #44
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Went ahead and bought it on Switch and played through the first couple acts, so far so good! Animations are really nice.

Oh, and I should say i'm playing using the analog stick and it seems ok control wise. I tried using the buttons as a D-Pad and I don't find it particularly good.
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D pad is fine on the pro controller for me. Like the game so far, I like the level setup of "something from the early 90s", "now something entirely new".
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Steam is selling this for $17.99, but it won't be released until the 29th.
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Re: Sonic Mania - 8/15/17

Got it for the Xbone last night. Only played a few levels before bed, but I'm really liking it.

But I can't figure out the UFO level, how do I catch it?
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Got it for the Xbone last night. Only played a few levels before bed, but I'm really liking it.

But I can't figure out the UFO level, how do I catch it?
Collecting blue orbs makes you gain speed, with enough you can grab the UFO pretty easily.

On a slight spoilery note (from Stage 2), I thought the Chemical Zone boss battle was cleverly integrated, have they ever done one like that before?

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I didn't get that far. It was getting late.

But I am liking the redone boss battles so far.
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Old 08-27-17, 11:32 PM   #50
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Man, I suck at getting the Chaos Emeralds in this game. I get that the idea is that I'm supposed to get the blue orbs for speed and rings for time but I can't seem to catch the alien ship. It sucks that you only get one attempt at them at least until you beat the game.

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