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#31 KEM64

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

So it's come to this: All those Sonic recolors on all those fan-art sites that their creators claim as "Original character. Do not Steal!" are going to be in a Sonic game. Is this supposed to be the 3rd character they've been teasing?


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#32 Einsiety

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Please tell me the editor will allow edits of this magnitude, I've been waiting for Ohno the Echidna to appear in a sonic game.

#33 Anthus

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:48 PM

Bubsy confirmed. It's an interesting idea, I guess, but I'm not really sure it'll bring a lot to the game. So can he use other abilities (like the grapple thing)? Can the Sonics also be customized with gear and moves? It just, to me, looks like the kind of extraneous thing that Sonic games don't need, but we'll see. I'm more excited for Sonic Mania anyway.

#34 Cukeman

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

Me and my friends used to read Archie's Sonic comics and draw our own heroic animal characters for the Sonic world, while we were still innocent kids who didn't have any concept of the dark places fan art can go.


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#35 Einsiety

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:27 PM

In all seriousness though, this is definitely a potential goldmine for Sega, and I honestly hope this ends up being successful. As dumb and even terrifying as Sonic fan characters can be, I'm sure a number of you have some kind of repressed memory somewhere of even making just one, even if it was just some dumb little doodle you did 10-15 years ago.

 

Given my first username on this site, you can tell damn right I was certainly one of those kids back then.



#36 The Satellite

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:45 PM

I have never once made a Sonic OC, despite being the big fan I am. Honestly, when I was younger, I was the kind of kid who imagined myself actually joining in on adventures with my favorite heroes, rather than to make up some avatar to take my place. Hell, that was the basis of my Star Wars adventures that evolved into the RP I'm still writing today; that was when I started making OCs, but characters built around my main character (who is now less of but still essentially an author avatar of myself), none of which with any relation to canon characters. That's how that entire site is; portraying or sharing a direct relationship with a canon character is against the rules anyway.

 

Mini-autobiography aside, yeah, I've come to realize myself that this is honestly a smart marketing move. They know their fanbase and tons of them are gonna be incredibly excited at this opportunity. And also probably tear it to shreds when they can't make their OCs perfectly but that's another story. It'll probably do well on that alone; I can hear the younger Sonic fans begging their parents for an Xbox One/PS4/Nintendo Switch for Christmas already.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:07 AM

Oh man, this is next level "google your name and get a sonic OC".

 

DeviantARTists must be having a field day with this.



#38 Koh

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

I think they've seen  the level of success with things like Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2.  Those are incredibly successful, and one of their selling point sis the fact that you can make your own character.  So, in terms of marketing, it makes sense.

 

 

But lol, the floodgates of Hell have surely been opened.


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