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name is Naean Howlett-Foster, and I am currently developing my own
Sonic game, which aims to be a game which fits in with the tone, style
and characteristics of SEGA’s classic 2D. Sonic games.
my game endeavours to be a direct sequel to Sonic The Hedgehog 3 &
Knuckles. The game will be titled “Sonic The Hedgehog 5”, as official
“Sonic The Hedgehog 4” games published by SEGA already exist. Speaking
of which, that is where this project’s inspiration sprouted from...
those not in the know, the short story is this: Sonic The Hedgehog 4
was overall a massive disappointment, especially in the physics, level
design and originality departments. In SEGA’s own words, it apparently
“continues right where Sonic & Knuckles left off!”, yet the end
products feel, for the vast majority, like anything but.
game was split into underwhelming short (And rather pricy!) episodic
chunks, and lacked many features which its supposed predecessor, Sonic
The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, brought to the table. As a long time
classic 2D. Sonic game fan, this frustrated me to say the least!
I decided to take upon the challenge of crafting a sequel myself which
aims in every manner to be a genuine successor to Sonic The Hedgehog 3
In general, community feedback and
recognition is seriously important to me, and for a project such as
this, even more so, which is why I would absolutely love your
When you think about it, while the
majority of the community have a fairly clear rough idea of what they
would want from such a sequel, it’s safe to say that lots of people have
different specific ideas of moving Sonic forwards and upwards when it
comes to the classic 2D. Sonic game series.
course, in order to make a game which is sure of what it is trying to
accomplish, I cannot and will not make guarantees that all feedback
received will contribute to my game.
I want to craft
a sequel for Sonic fans which brings together constructive points and
well-reasoned perspectives in as much fair / equal measures as possible,
while at the same time not including elements that would outright clash
with, or break the feel of, the game.
I am striving
to make Sonic The Hedgehog 5 as well balanced as possible, but it is
important for me and others to bear in mind that no game (Not even the
sheer excellence that is Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.) can
please 100% of the audience in every single way. There are simply too
many variables in preference and such.
Even if none of your feedback
is utilised or implemented into the game (No hard feelings!), your time
and efforts matter greatly to me nonetheless, so I would still be very
eager to acknowledge this in the final product, given your name and
permission to do so.
I appreciate answers both short
and lengthy, and while I would (Obviously!) prefer it if all answers
are in depth, I completely understand if questions are answered briefly
and also if you’re unsure of how to really answer certain questions. If
you get stuck, answers such as “Not sure.” or “Can’t say.” are perfectly
acceptable - no pressure.
Thank you very much for your participation. Your input means a lot to me.
This is quite a long and exhaustive survey - there are 50 questions!