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Sonic Frontiers (Holiday 2022)

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On 18/06/2022 at 9:17 PM, Aperson said:

Honestly, Sega's handling of this game has been poor from a marketing point of view, it seems like they are intentionally making the game look bad. Is it a bad game? Not really the place to be able to tell just yet if I'm honest.

The game may well end up playing & looking much more fulfilled and exciting than the initial gameplay footage, but showing off the footage that they have has created a large amount of uncertainty surrounding the game and it’s quality.  There was no pressure to show it off right now, and if this is the beginning of the supposed third phase of Sonic games (2D, 3D & now open-world) then the marketing team have had ample opportunity to make the first footage of the game to be as impressive as possible.  A shame it looks to be yet another mis-step.

The developers are at least defending all of their decisions, as I’ve seen plenty of news of them doing so, with the most interesting being that they suggest playtesters would score the game at 80 or 90 at this stage.  I’m not entirely sure what that really means, and whether they’re being humble, bragging, or solely defensive.

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Probably because Sonic fans are impatient.

Sega have said they are aiming for high review scores, which I think is totally the wrong way to go about it. I get what they actually mean but it shouldn't have been phrased like that.

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Let's be brutally honest, the game looks crap.  It has a terrible, flawed premise and it's coming from a developer who has a proven track record of making mostly bad Sonic games.  There is no reason to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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