SEGA's had an interesting year with Sonic the Hedgehog, unveiling a cool Anniversary logo and then trolling fans with a reveal that was actually for a fan event and a Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice release date. Ouch, we hope the famously witty Sonic social media team took a few days off after that one.
Even worse, the delayed 3DS game by Sanzaru Games has been lacking in trailers to show us what to expect; thankfully that's now been resolved with a new 'E3 Trailer' for the title, which IGN evidently got its mitts on ahead of time.
It looks decent, to be fair, and it's worth reminding ourselves that Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Sanzaru's first effort on the 3DS, was better than the famously dire Wii U game. With that in mind, and the fact that delays have meant more time has been taken on development, we're going to approach Fire & Ice with a little optimism.
Let us know how you think this is shaping up ahead of its late-September release.
This actually doesn't look to bad. Will wait for a review though. Here's hoping.
It doesn't look bad at all. I'm looking forward to it.
It seems like all the new trailers are dropping before E3 starts. We've had this and KH 2.8 this morning and then Watch_Dogs 2 at noon. I guess E3 started early.
I enjoyed Shattered Crystal, so hopefully I'll enjoy this one, too! Looks fun!
it does look kind of fun. if it's better than that last 3DS game then it might even be good. I'll wait for reviews or a demo
i'll wait for a review, before decided to buy the game.
Putting Sonic and Boom in the title is toxic.
Doesn't it look the same like Crystal?
I'm not having hopes on this one though....I mean, how can you convince the ones that didn't find Boom great at all?
UGH this really bugs me. If it's an E3 trailer, then why are they showing us now? That is the whole POINT of being an E3 trailer. To be shown AT E3.
Seriously. Why the heck is this a trend now?!
@abbyhitter I'm excited for Lego D tomorrow.
This looks good enough for a Sonic Boom game, and another 3DS game in 2016. The game comes w/ a DVD of a new kids cartoon, so that kind of shows who they are aiming the game towards.
Looks pretty awful.
At this point, all the fan made Sonic games are better than the real things.
Doesn't look that bad actually. I´d still like to see Sonic Generations 2 some day.
Wished the DVD coming with it was a blu-ray, and specified the amount of episodes.
Hmm... I still don't really have an opinion on Fire and Ice. I meam, Shattered Crystal was okay and this appears to be more but, it really doesn't give me any sense of feeling besides meh.
Sonic has become a synonym for "I'll wait for the reviews".
That's nice, but there's one thing I would buy before anything else... 3D Classics: Sonic The Hedgehog CD, involving the same team behind the Android port. Day one purchase.
@VR32F1END I wouldnt expect much, as it'll more of a sampler to get you to buy the DVD releases and watch the show for those in the Sonic Fandom who buy every game but have yet to dip their toes into the new show because it's "Not that one adaptation they love" or just those kids who plain havent seen it yet.
That said, probaby 2, maybe 3 eps at max...
@VR32F1END I heard that there will be three fan picked episodes
Go run and jump, Sega.
You know, with Atlus being part of Sega, maybe the next Megaten game could have Sonic as a demon of the Undead race.
The trailer doesn't look terrible tho.
@Tuosev Companies have been releasing trailers or sample vids leading up to E3 week this for years. They're suppose to wet your appetite for the main E3 meal. The thing is though most companies are pulling out of the show, but still need the attention so they're releasing them to still garner attention from journalists.
Not much looks to be changed from last year to this year.....
Returning back to it's 2D roots? Awesome! Battle bosses with BOTH screens? Nice! That's something I haven't seen since Sonic Rush. That game was AWESOME!
@whiffy5 The episodes are:
Chili Dog Day Afternoon (where Knuckles goes on that quest to get the perfect pepper)
It Wasn't Me, It Was the One-Armed Hedgehog (where Sonic gets framed for robbing Eggman, and it turns out to be Metal Sonic)
It Takes A Village To Defeat a Hedgehog (Eggman gets all the supervillains together, and Shadow fights Sonic because Sonic can't build IKEA products)
I'll probably end up getting this game, it looks better than Shattered Crystal.
pre-order a modern sonic game? good one!
Doesn't look bad but I'm not holding my breathe for it to be good as I said the same thing about Sonic 2006.
Looks pretty good
Looks.... decent. I loved the TV series.
Ill wait for the reviews and a longer gameplay video
Looks alright, but I'd still prefer to see the next main series game. I wonder when they will announce that, if not at this year's e3.
Honestly Shattered Crystal seemed like an adequate 2D platformer from what I played in the demo and what I had seen online. I'd hesitate to call it GOOD, I have no interest in actually buying it, and there's such a vast selection of other 2D platformers out there on the system which would be far more worthwhile (some even Sonic game, hello Rush), but it didn't seem like it was deserving of the widespread panning it got that seemed to hold it in a similar light to Rise of Lyric.
I doubt Fire and Ice will be great, but I also doubt it'll be offensively bad. Sanzaru Games did manage to pull off Sly 4, which also took a lot of delays but in the end satisfied most of the fanbase. They're competent developers that can probably make something halfway good if they're given time, which it seems they are.
(of course that doesn't mean I wouldn't much rather that they made Sly 5 instead, but oh well.)
Another Sonic Boom game? Oh shiiiiii-oooot!
Doesn't look bad, really. But. . . .
I think the game looks decent. Making a sequel to boom is stupid, don't get me wrong, but if we took it out of the picture I think this game looks fine.
Plus, buying this means you support the idea of Sega delaying Sonic games when needed.
Let us not forget that theWii U version was broken and underdeveloped. The 3ds version just sucked.
@Tuosev My guess is that it's to get people hyped for whatever they do reveal at E3.
Looks decent actually! I really hate Knuckle's personality change. I wonder if the two entities of Sonic that are ongoing will confuse people..
The developers are killing E3 themselves! I want E3 trailers and E3 reveals AT E3, not before!! E3 should be surprising, its not surprising when you have seen/heard everything before!!
So I'll prob end up getting this because I'm desperate for a new Sonic game and Shattered Crystal wasn't bad. Really hoping there's more coming out for Sonic's 25th. A return to true form is long past due. :/
@MrPuzzlez I'm a huge fan of Sonic Rush too. The music was so infectiously catchy and the speed was insane, I just have to go and play it NOW!
I really like the look of Fire & Ice but like most people will wait for reviews to come out. Although I usually enjoy Sonic games even if they get bad reviews, with a few exceptions.
Didn't get Shattered Crystal because of the reviews though and was waiting for it to come down in price. If anyone knows of it going cheap then please let me know.
Hopefully this can be a respectable enough, 6-7/10 release.
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@Uzuki I get that fueling the hype fire is a good thing, but I don't want the information now. It really takes away from the "specialness" and importance of the main event. I feel the same about the Super Bowl commercials. If we've seen them all on Youtube the week before, what is the point of tuning in for them during the actual Super Bowl? The current generation doesn't exactly get super hyped about football anymore.
If I know everything that will be shown at E3, what's even the point of watching for surprising reveals and new trailers?
@Tuosev You have to see it from the game publisher's perspective. It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to rent floor space and get a booth inside the building. Depending on who you are that could mean millions of dollars just to show off a dozen or more games and that money isn't coming back. So why waste space, time, and money to show off 3rd party dev games that are barely going to make their production cost back? Combine that with how streaming sites like Youtube and Twitch have pretty much destroyed the need to actually go to these things and the effort just isn't worth the cost. Last year's 50,000 ticket sales was the peak and if listening to all the journalists and Youtubers, no one really wants to go but have to because it's their job.
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