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Episode 2: "Sonic Boom" - Q&A Quest

WheelsWheels RPGamer StaffRPGamer Staff
Fresh off the pilot episode, Q&A Quest is back to discuss how to make a good Sonic RPG. We also examine Idea Factory's recent uptick in quality.

Episode 2: "Sonic Boom" - Q&A Quest
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  • VictarVictar Member Full Members
    I was shocked to hear so much negativity directed upon Sonic Chronicles. Apparently the long length of its battles, as cited in Adriaan's RPGamer review, is its fatal flaw. I conclude that a hypothetical Sonic turn-based strategy RPG would be the ultimate self-contradictory planterary aligment, manifesting the worst game of all time.

    So, my question is: what is it about turn-based strategy RPGs that makes the long length of their battles a non-issue for people who like them? As a gamer who has tried and failed a dozen times to enjoy different turn-based strategy RPGs, I'm genuinely curious.
  • BEAT_TEH_SKELTONBEAT_TEH_SKELTON SKELETON KING SKELETON HELLFull Members
    OH HEY I'M THE GUEST TALKMAN. THAT'S ME.

    I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE THINK A SONIC RPG WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA. IT'S A SERIES WITH A BUNCH OF COLORFUL GOOFY CHARACTERS THAT WORK TOGETHER AND THERE ARE 7 MAGICAL THINGS THAT A BAD GUY WANTS TO STEAL AND THEY'VE EVEN HAD A FEW PRINCESSES AND DEAD CIVILIZATIONS THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE.

    THAT SAID THE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GOOD SONIC GAMES GOOD IS HIGH-SPEED PLATFORMING AND LEVELS THAT ARE FUN TO RUSH THROUGH AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. THERE'S NOT REALLY ROOM FOR ANY LEVELING OR GRINDING OR WHATEVER IN THERE.

    ALSO SONIC CHRONICLES THE DARK BROTHERHOOD IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH 06 AS FAR AS WORST GAMES EVER GO. SO THERE'S THAT.
    LOUD SKELETON WHAT SHOUTS ALL THE TIME.
    VOTED THIRD BEST SKELETON ON TWITTER BY CONCERNED PARENTS.
  • VictarVictar Member Full Members
    The Mario & Luigi RPG series is like that too, but it's remained fairly popular. Its battles are usually quick, though, and it certainly doesn't take 30 seconds to run from combat like Sonic Chronicles allegedly does.
  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    OH HEY I'M THE GUEST TALKMAN. THAT'S ME.

    I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE THINK A SONIC RPG WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA. IT'S A SERIES WITH A BUNCH OF COLORFUL GOOFY CHARACTERS THAT WORK TOGETHER AND THERE ARE 7 MAGICAL THINGS THAT A BAD GUY WANTS TO STEAL AND THEY'VE EVEN HAD A FEW PRINCESSES AND DEAD CIVILIZATIONS THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE.

    THAT SAID THE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GOOD SONIC GAMES GOOD IS HIGH-SPEED PLATFORMING AND LEVELS THAT ARE FUN TO RUSH THROUGH AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. THERE'S NOT REALLY ROOM FOR ANY LEVELING OR GRINDING OR WHATEVER IN THERE.

    ALSO SONIC CHRONICLES THE DARK BROTHERHOOD IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH 06 AS FAR AS WORST GAMES EVER GO. SO THERE'S THAT.

    Well a Sonic RPG doesn't have to match exactly the platforming experience.

    For example the Mario RPGs certainly contain platforming, but not at the level of the series proper. It just has to have a flavor of the main series, which is why fanboy's idea of Sonic as an Ys style RPG is actually pretty awesome. Or you know, just give it to Nintendo and make Paper Sonic. I'd be all for that.
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