saddleblasters what’s the leading tone in C# guy?
Mnemogenic so I fired up the version of Space Harrier on my PC Engine Mini and basically fell asleep.
Then, I recognized SH2 in the switch Genesis collection. I ended up trying Super Thunder Blade, and thinking, simultaneously, this is ridiculous and this is kind like Space Harrier. Then I tried the version in that collection, which features a generous rewind feature and was pretty enamored with the experience
THEN, I purchased Space Harrier 3D for like 2 dollars on one of the “Shop is burning, get it while it’s hot” sales that Sega did on the 3ds shop in the last few months, and realized the true experience.
So just do all those things.
Viz a viz Sonic Frontier: I’ve been thinking that an open world Sonic would be dumb from back when it was going to be called Sonic Rangers. I just can’t imagine the team incorporating the fun parts of Sonic (2d racetracks) into a big map with dozens of directions. There is already hardly any of the 2d magic brought into the 3d space, and open world environments are typically just really big spread out 3d levels (bare with me here). My thinking has somewhat conflated open world with a dimension beyond the third here. Also, so much of the fun of an open world is seeing something that seems out of context and discovering something neat, which feels a bit too incongruous with Sonic’s favorite speed.
However, reading this thread, I remembered the game Defunct. It’s honestly a really cool game that is somewhere between racing game and Sonic game. You play as a unicycle robot with a broken motor, and your main locomotion comes from the slope, indicated by the light on your little friend’s back to accommodate the wild camera. The game has a lot of fun with setting up these 3d tracks with hills and ramps and stuff, but there’s one segment in particular that really struck me as being something that feels open ended while having a “Disneyland Weiner” and a ton of fun rolling around to be had. The stage is called Lonely Hills or something, and you get out of this almost tunnel of a kind of apocalypse forest zone into just a huge area covered in hills. Whenever I’ve gone back to this game, I just beeline for that zone and do some tricks with my robot bud.
I’d thought it impossible before, but maybe an open world Sonic could be cool. Likely it won’t, but it’s nice to have finally opened my mind to it
Also, being from New Jersey, our fighter would probably be a Soprano, and I’d like to pitch the name of my briefly cosplayed OC from my friend’s Television program themed birthday weekend, Sergio Romesco