PlayStation General
31 May 2017

I really want to like Sonic, but I just can't for one reason.

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And that reason is LOSING EVERY SINGLE RING you've collected just by getting hit ONCE. I'm a collectathon guy in games, and I like to keep what I've collected. What's the point of going out of your way to collect hundreds of rings when you'll just lose them all in an instant? I could deal with losing a certain number of rings per hit. or a percentage, half, whatever..but ALL OF THEM FROM ONE FREAKING HIT?? Might as well just pick up one ring to not die and ignore the rest. It's so frustrating and annoying to me. Better of getting right at the end, clearing out enemies. then go back and pick up some rings and hit the goal.

  • Sonic was cooler as a cartoon...
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  • I was thinking about Sonic yesterday and ordered the Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3. I used to own it on 360 but the disc got destroyed and I got the itch to play it again.

     

    Such a great game collection disc if you own a PS3. 

     

    Sonic

     

    I don't have much to say about the ring's in Sonic. There meant to earn extra lives like coins in Mario not to be collectibles you keep.

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  • Emerald_Swords (Support MVP)

    Never understood the appeal to Sonic games, even as a kid.

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  • The only Sonic I ever liked was Adventure on Dreamcast, mostly because I could raise those lil things on my VMU. The Genesis Collection is one of the best game collections ever btw. Phantasy Star 1-4 all under 1 roof, Shining Force, Shining in the Darkness, arcade version of Altered Beast and so much more.

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  • I enjoyed sonic I don't believe I ever finished it to the end. Mostly restarting it  just to play a few levels.

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  • And I really wanted to like Batman v. Superman. You're not going to like every single thing. It doesn't mean something is "overrated" or that there's something intrinsically wrong with what ever it is. That's just the way it goes.

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  • BBurgSteve (Support MVP)

    OP better stay away from Pac-Man, Space Invaders or Galaga. I'm afraid he'd have an aneurism after losing a life after one hit...
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  • I thought the ring system in Sonic was really good, during boss fights you can stay alive by always collecting 1 ring back when you lose them. Except the final level in Sonic 2, screw that level!

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  • Sonic is a gift to this world and you all will respect him!!!!!!!!
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  • Emerald_Swords (Support MVP)


    Darkvizardichigo wrote:
    Sonic is a gift to this world and you all will respect him!!!!!!!!

    He hasn't had a single good game yet.

     

    Knack> Sonic

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  • Blasphemy! Emerald shame on you lol. Mania looks good
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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)


    Darkvizardichigo wrote:
    Blasphemy! Emerald shame on you lol. Mania looks good

    I'm looking forward to Sonic Forces, it's been quite a while since I last played a sonic game, in Forces you can also create your own character, and each species has their own unique ability. For example, there is one, that keeps 1 ring when you are hit, another one with the ability to draw rings to you, etc. 7 species have been announced for the game that the player can choose from when creating their custom character. (Wolf, Rabbit, Cat, Dog, Bear, Bird, Hedgehog)

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  • when did he say that sonic was overrated? And im sure he already knows everything else you said in your platitude reply. But shills are gonna shill though, even if it isn't PS related, lol. And @ TC youre probably playing the older games, i only like modern sonic. You dont lose all your rings in modern sonic games.
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  • Oh , and, sonic adventure 2 & Unleashed >any other sonic game.
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  • If rings are the "coins" of Sonic, why do you lose them all when you get hit once? If they work more like mushrooms, there should just be a ring here and there. Mario's coins don't all go away when he gets hit. They have all these secret areas and rows and columns of rings in Sonic..but why collect those 300 rings when you'll just end the level with 20 or less, anyway?

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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)


    GuitarGamer357 wrote:

    If rings are the "coins" of Sonic, why do you lose them all when you get hit once? If they work more like mushrooms, there should just be a ring here and there. Mario's coins don't all go away when he gets hit. They have all these secret areas and rows and columns of rings in Sonic..but why collect those 300 rings when you'll just end the level with 20 or less, anyway?


    They act as a way to save you, your character won't die as long as you have at least 1 ring. The more rings at the end of the level the higher your score will be. For your example, collecting 300 rings doesn't mean you will end the level with 20 or less. It depends on your skill at the game, but you will want to try and keep as many rings as you can by the end of the level in order to get the best score.

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  • It's part of the challenge. If you don't want to lose your rings, don't get hit.
    Kids these days....
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  • I never got into sonic. I guess I was all about Nintendo and sonic was a Sega thing. But the few times I did play it I didn't care for it much.

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  • Hush your mouth!
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  • Blastfurnace2k wrote:

    The only Sonic I ever liked was Adventure on Dreamcast, mostly because I could raise those lil things on my VMU. The Genesis Collection is one of the best game collections ever btw. Phantasy Star 1-4 all under 1 roof, Shining Force, Shining in the Darkness, arcade version of Altered Beast and so much more.


    I've always liked Sonic, but Adventure on the Dreamcast was the absolute pinnacle for me too. I loved breeding and raising the Chaos. The 3D was very well done and the worlds were some of the best ever in a Sonic game. One of my absolute favorites of the 3D platforming genre is ToeJam & Earl 3 on the original Xbox. Absolutely awesome game.

     

    Phantasy Star I-IV are great games (right up there with the FF games of the time). I played all of them when they first released (originally on the Genesis). The same goes for the Shining titles. I still remember going to Electronics Boutique the day Shining Force II came out. Another great RPG on the Genesis was The Sword of Vermillion. PSO on Dreamcast was another killer game. I wish we could get the new PSO on PS4 in the states.

     

    All that said, Sonic has really gone downhill over the years. I don't know if the games have actually gotten bad or if they simply haven't gotten better? Either way, what I am looking forward to is the upcoming Crash collection. I just wish that Crash Team Racing was included. IMHO, that's one of, if not THE greatest cart racer ever. Much much better than Mario Kart.

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  • I liked Sonic Spinball. Made for an interesting pinball game. Sonic Rush is pretty fun too, and a kinda felt that was the direction the series should have gone, gameplay wise.

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  • Sorry, that's a part of every Sonic game ever. The trick is to avoid getting hit during a normal level playthrough and then keeping enough rings (you will lose some) to survive boss battles. Sonic works as a platformer with speed though. This is why the franchise survives, even though there have been terrible 3D entries to the series in the past.

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  • GuitarGamer357 wrote:

    And that reason is LOSING EVERY SINGLE RING you've collected just by getting hit ONCE. I'm a collectathon guy in games, and I like to keep what I've collected. What's the point of going out of your way to collect hundreds of rings when you'll just lose them all in an instant? I could deal with losing a certain number of rings per hit. or a percentage, half, whatever..but ALL OF THEM FROM ONE FREAKING HIT?? Might as well just pick up one ring to not die and ignore the rest. It's so frustrating and annoying to me. Better of getting right at the end, clearing out enemies. then go back and pick up some rings and hit the goal.


    Your complaint is just silly. Regardless whether you get hit or not, you still lose all your rings at the end of a stage as the score is tallied. The rings serve only two purposes:

    1. A shield of sorts so you can take a hit

    2. A way of obtaining an extra life and, if the score is high enough, a continue.

     

    Not in any Sonic game I played are rings meant to be collected to keep. They are always meant to be spent.

     

    If this is the reason you don't like Sonic, you entered the franchise with the wrong mindset.

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  • GuitarGamer357 wrote:

    And that reason is LOSING EVERY SINGLE RING you've collected just by getting hit ONCE. I'm a collectathon guy in games, and I like to keep what I've collected. What's the point of going out of your way to collect hundreds of rings when you'll just lose them all in an instant? I could deal with losing a certain number of rings per hit. or a percentage, half, whatever..but ALL OF THEM FROM ONE FREAKING HIT?? Might as well just pick up one ring to not die and ignore the rest. It's so frustrating and annoying to me. Better of getting right at the end, clearing out enemies. then go back and pick up some rings and hit the goal.


    I think you would love them souls games.

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