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It seems that some Sonic fans are none too pleased about Dimps’ handling of their beloved character. The Sonic 4 developer, whose other games include Sonic Rush and the Sonic Advance series, has a reputation within the Sonic community for an overemphasis on speed boosts and homing attacks. As part of a ROM hacking contest, a particularly disgruntled fan has decided to take out their frustrations in a creative way.
As Destructoid points out, SOTI’s hacked version of Sonic 2 includes speed boosts in every level, mismatched sound effects, and a purposefully easy to abuse homing attack.Check out the trailer for the hack below, or visit this site to download it and play it yourself (at your own risk, of course).
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This is why I dont like telling people im a sonic fan cause of these people with sand in their ass.
Yeah, looking back on the Sonic Advance games, particularly 2 and 3, the speed boosts were somewhat unnecessary to include (SAdv1 had a better balance), and the Homing Attack just seemed like a leftover from Sonic Adventure, and didn't really belong in a 2D game.
I'm confused. I thought Dimps was the only developer to make a good Sonic game in the past 15 years?
My hopes for Sonic 4 are still high, but I was a little worried when I heard Dimps was in charge. The sonic advanced series was certainly better than Sega's 3D attempts, but still not close to the glory days of Sonic 2, 3, and S&K.
You're not a fan if you complain about games you've never played before, from developers who are talented and doing a good job. You're just a whiny little ***. Sonic 4 will be awesome, because nearly every Sonic game Dimps has done has been awesome. They're GOOD at it. REALLY GOOD.
This is like when "Call of Duty fans" complain about TreyArch's games without any basis for it. They're not fans. They're just stupid.
Okay, in the past 10 years, Dimps has made Sonic Advance 1,2, and 3, Sonic Rush, Sonic Rush Adventure, and the daytime stages from Sonic Unleashed. In that time, Sonic Team has made Sonic Riders, Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, the werehog stages in Sonic Unleashed, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg. At this point, I'd rather have Dimps.
I... Don't get it. Dimps actually makes pretty good Sonic games...
lol looked great but that's why am glad some of the newer sonic games are not all about speed. you would miss out on some of the great music and stage designs.
personally i think Dimps are doing a great job.
sonic advance series was good i thought and sonic 4 looks like its gonna be awesome.
and dimps to have done a awesome job at creating the feeling of speed witch is a very important element in sonic games.
something SEGA has been missing for awhile now.
i think im gonna be glad that dimps are doing sonic 4.
There's no pleasing some people.
Homing attack has no place in a 2D game.
I played Advance as a kid and I enjoyed it, but I picked it up again recently and I was amazed at how I could just hold down the right button and beat the level.
I do think that dimps does a great job in sonic games, but do you guys really think that dimps capture the feel of the classics? you have to understand that sonic advance and rush series is not like the classics and not just because of the characters and character designs.
I just thought of something, when Sonic is defeating those robots on the plane level, and freeing the animals, they are just falling to their deaths.
Just give me sonci 4 already sega I'm waiting
Call me crazy, but that just looks like a ton of fun.
I'm glad other people feel the same about the asinine homing attack as I do.
Although I'd still take Dimps over modern-day Sonic Team any day of the freaking week.
I don't think Sonic 4 will be as bad as some are making it out to be. But I could be proven wrong though.