This is the debut trailer of Sonic Lost World and from this trailer it looks very different from its predecessors. Series producer Takashi Iizuka says the team is focused on “creating an all-new design for 3D Sonic games” that is very much this case. While many gamers, have been quick to point out this game’s resemblance to Super Mario Galaxy, when I first watched this my mind immediately thought of the never-released game Sonic X-Treme.
For those who don’t know Sonic X-treme is that was suppose to release in 1996 for the Sega Saturn however the game was never completed. It would have Sega’s answer to Super Mario 64 and the first fully 3D Sonic game. Despite this video of Sonic X-Treme can be found all over the net and to me Lost World looks more silimar to X-Treme than it does to Mario Galaxy. What do you think?
Some Sonic fans are be a bit peeved that only Sonic will be playable but I believe this to be a step in the right direction. Sega should focus perfectly Sonic’s gameplay before messing with other characters. It’s early days but so far I’m really impressed and series producer Ilzuka is saying all the things I want to hear . A more open-world which focuses less on linear running and more on platforming. It’s becoming more and more of a shame that I’m ultimately going to miss out on this game as Sonic Lost World is exclusive to Nintendo consoles the Wii U and 3DS.
- Sonic Lost World trailer reminds me of Sonic X-treme (destructoid.com)