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#Sonic Frontiers fight footage doesn’t encourage a lot confidence

“Sonic Frontiers fight footage doesn’t encourage a lot confidence”

The extra I see, the much less I’m into it

With a month of reveals lined up, extra footage of Sonic Frontiers surfaced at this time on IGN, and this time, fight is the main target with six minutes of drawn-out robotic encounters.

Should you haven’t seen it but, it’s price watching yesterday’s open-world exploration and puzzle gameplay first — you form of have to see either side of the coin. Even then…

I’ll simply come proper out with it: all the vibe appears extraordinarily bizarre with this open-world recreation, to the purpose the place I’m struggling to image how all of those items will match collectively to kind a satisfying, full of life expertise. Possibly they are going to, perhaps they gained’t. However this continues to be a poor first impression for what might conceptually be a smash-hit recreation.

The precise fight strikes in Sonic Frontiers appear high quality (particularly if that is just the start, with room for development), however among the digicam, animation, and presentation selections are simply baffling. Circling a fortified enemy to launch its shell within the air, opening up its susceptible physique for assaults? Kinda cool, truly. However the entire prolonged bit with the towering robotic towards the top of the video regarded actually tough to me. That’s the phrase I preserve coming again to with these out-of-wider-context clips.

Sonic Frontiers flurry attack
Sonic’s flurry assault in motion.

The precise recreation, simply this footage, or each?

A part of me wonders if it’s not essentially the sport itself (or no less than not solely the sport) that’s rubbing me the fallacious approach as a lot as it’s the piecemeal rollout of gameplay reveals. I feel a extra guided, holistic showcase would’ve labored higher at this level within the cycle. I imply certain, we’re all speaking about Sonic Frontiers proper now, but it surely’s not good.

Principally, it looks like Sega is slowly ripping off a bandage with this Sonic Frontiers rollout. I preserve telling myself to not write this recreation off but — and I haven’t but — but it surely’s getting tougher and tougher to really feel assured about the place issues are headed. It’s a 2022 launch!

Possibly they’ll change my thoughts with a few of Sonic Frontiers‘ extra bespoke areas. Possibly! And in case of emergency, it is likely to be time to interrupt the glass: unleash the Chao Backyard.

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random footage. They’re something however random.

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