Sonic Boom Pre-Release Disscussion Thread!
Sonic Boom is a new CGI series based on the Sonic The Hedgehog video game series. It premieres Fall 2014 on Cartoon Network! Come here to chat about what you expect to/hope to see from the series.
Anywho, here's what we know so far.
Writing/Directing Talent for the series includes…
Dave Polsky ( My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, South Park)
Mark Baker (Adventure Time, Duck Dodgers)
Even Baily ( George of The Jungle)
Bill Frieberger (Drawn Together, Simpsons)
Also, the current game VAs will be reprising their roles as the various Sonic characters.
So yea come and share your thoughts/expectations on the show so far.
Honestly, I'm a little worried that this show might not be for me. Between what looks like some odd re-designs for Sonic and especially Knuckles, and most of those writer/directors being from shows I'm not exactly a big fan of if I've ever seen them at all…yeah, color me a little hesitant.
All that said though, I'm still giving it the chance to impress me of course. I'm a Sonic fan so I'll be checking out the first episode at least to see what it'll be like.
Understandable, from the staff seems they are going more for comedy ala AOSTH. Which I'll admit I like AOSTH. But a more action oriented series would be nice. But yeah just have to wait & see how things turn out .
Man what's up with Knuckles? Reminds me of the later seasons of the 80's Ninja Turtles when their mutation became unstable.
Sonic Boom Character Designs Revealed!
Personally, I like em, Amy's new get up is much better then that cheesy dress she had. Still abit iffy on Muscular Knux, but it's not as bad as I feared. Still looking forward to this cartoon!
The game's gonna suck, yo
Meh, I think it looks fun!
Speaking of which, game trailer!!!
Sonic has never been good in three dimensions and that's why he's been so unsuccessful since 1996. Sega should cap him out at 2.5D, Sonic Generations was pretty fun when they restricted gameplay to classic sidescroller mode
Apparently the addition of a scarf is supposed to indicate that Sonic really like ADVENTURE, which is hilarious. And the game trailer features dubstep, which is equally hilarious and is pretty telling of what the marketing team thinks is the new 'cool' and 'edgy'
The new designs seem pretty obviously modeled after Looney Tunes. Also, when Sonic takes a low stance and bends his knees and his tail is hanging down, it looks like he's got a tiny blue penis between his legs. I will say that I don't dislike Knuckles' new design, aside from that he looks more like a mole than an enchida
I respect your opinion, but disagree, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 were super fun & successful games! And Colors was mostly positively recived.
I for one look forward to both the game & show!
Sonic Adventure 2 was fun, but that doesn't change the fact that it was mechanically broken. The Knuckles/Rouge dig missions were a ton of fun, and the Chao garden speaks for itself, but the Sonic/Shadow missions were brutal and don't have any kind of real flow to them since you run into walls and corners about every 15 seconds
I got into sonic because of the comics & toons, so I can't comment as much on the games as a gamer but most are at least decent to me.
Anywho trailer for the toon is up! Looks pretty good for A TV CG toon! Looking forward to the premire on CN This fall!!
We gee been workin out with Knux I see. XD
I don't know how the show is going to make an impact on sonic boom. Either we love it or hate it. When it comes on Cartoon Network, I'll watch an episode or two.
I have declared today Sonic day, because no matter where I turn online, this stuff is EVERYWHERE. :P Not that I'm complaining mind you.
I'm actually kind of liking Sonic's design (though nothing tops the original lil' chubby guy) and Tails, Amy's I have no thoughts on, but Knuckles…ehhh...it can grow on me probably, but I just get this feeling that someone said 'he's the muscle' and the designer took it too literally. It's nowhere near as roided out as I feared he was going to look based on the shadow we had before though.
Don't really know how to feel about the game trailer, it could be good, it could be bad. The show trailer though...I have the same feeling of it could go either way, but I have much more interest in it admittedly than I do the game. It seems witty enough based on the trailer, but I'm still a little fearful with the focus on humor that it could turn into Adventures. But eh, I'm biased - SatAM is still my favorite Sonic thing period.
The sonic Boom site is now live! http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/boom/?t=en_US
@GYT: Personally I think Amy's new look and potential new attitude going off the sites short description is an improvement, I hope the show focuses on developing her more as a character beyond "crazy gal with mad crush on Sonic" .
Honestly, this looks like an awesome game. And it's from an American developer made up of former Naughty Dog vets. Interesting.
I'm not part of the '3D sonic sucks' bandwagon (at this point, that's all it is), even if there were one or two frigid entries. In fact, I like it much more than the sidescrolling scheme…mainly due to Sonic Team having lost their edge in that area. (The recent 3D entries being much preferable to Sonic 4 and Gens/LW's 3D levels trumping the 2.5D ones IMO)
For me, the return of multiple playable characters (FINALLY) is a major selling point for me. While there's only so much a trailer can tell you, it looks fairly solid. I just hope the different gameplay styles aren't too polarizing (Treasure hunting, mech shooting, and the other styles from the Adventure games were not only unfitting for the series..but far too slow and tedious), though it at least still looks fairly fast-paced.
I am genuinely excited for this game. It left me with an even better impression than Lost World.
I'll see about the cartoon.
Both trailers look pretty good to me, particularly the one for the cartoon. Looks like they're keeping Colors' tone–snappy dialogue, and lots of action. I approve.
Weirdly, it's Eggman's new design that troubles me the most. I don't know--in motion, there's something about it that doesn't look quite right. Mike Pollock's still awesome, though.
I out right love knuckles new design. If you're gonna have a character that is represented as "Tough guy" might as well make him bulky.
Tails voice is still the same though.
New character. Stick the Jungle Badger
Edit: here's a video