Sonic World DX Sage demo impressions

When did I make this post on the Sonic world DX Anniversary Demo? I made that post in 2019. It is crazy how time flies. But the blog post was my first impression of Sonic World DX in 2019. Safe to say, my first impressions were anything but great. After I made that post, I stopped playing it.

I saw that the Sonic World DX team released a Sonic Amateur Games Expo demo or sage demo, but after the sonic world dx anniversary, I got to the point where I ignored the game. And there is their Sonic World DX Q and A video, and that is something else.

With a bad experience with Sonic World DX, I want to see if the Sonic World DX sage demo fixed some problems I held. And what other changes got made. And since they made a post saying they are cutting some characters. May as well try it out, and I might be impressed.

Enough stalling. I’m going into this sage demo with a bit of bias and a bad experience. If I start sounding mean towards the game, you know why. And I think it is time I made a real impression post here.

Sonic World DX is a 3D platformer where you have a stage selection like Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. There is no story, no main battle guy. Just run and play, which is good.

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Sonic World DX impressions

Ah, Sonic World DX. After that mess that was the Sonic world drama, Sonic world R9 came out not too soon after things got sorted but that drama was a mess

But enough of that. I said my piece. Sonic World DX is a Anniversary Demo that was released to the world to play, test out, and find bugs and such.

The demo has 1 level, that being kingdom valley from Sonic 06  and this demo has 3 acts and I have to say, Kingdom valley, it’s fun to play. The stage is open to explore ar your own pace or find your own ways of playing the stage. I love this about the demo.

As much as I love the demo. The game seems to be running on the same engine as Sonic World R8 / R9. Engine being Blitz3D. I have heard they have mastered Blitz3D and I seen they made tools for Blitz3D to edit or crate levels but that comes with it’s own issues..


Bugs

The game crashes if the player get to goal ring with any shield in Act 1 or act 2, which is annoying to deal with. Below are gif links of me showing the crashes. Act 3 doesn’t crash. Guess there is a issue with loading acts that NEEDS to be fixed.

https://i.imgur.com/04AJd0B.gifv

https://i.imgur.com/7OFTCH6.gifv

https://i.imgur.com/v3HdDcd.gifv

Sonic can run / jog on walls?

You can clip through the floor

Some springs and launchpads send you forward but unless you add forward input, you are going to fall to your death or miss where you were aiming for.

https://twitter.com/OnyChaos/status/1098494225648357376

During the credits, the player can go to the Sonic World Blog by hitting the Rt on the controller. If you use a keyboard. it runs as normal but using a controller, it freaks out and mass open the same link when it gets a controller input.

The text can overlap the score in results but this is based on your screen size :V

While not a bug but a issue. I don’t know who made the timer for Sonic World but someone, fix it. It has been 5 years and this is still a thing?

https://i.imgur.com/flKXqRB.gifv

My final thoughts

Sonic World DX shows promise that it can be a great fan game in the future, and with a new change in lead. Sonic World Dev team seems to be on track. I hope this team can do well and maybe in the future, they can learn a new engine since Blitz3D is outdated but that’s up to them.

Sonic and the rings look nice. Sonic model looks clean same for the rings. Everything looks good. The new UI is nice and I like where this is going.

Super Sonic / Hyper is OP where you can skip some areas. And while Sonic feels better to control, he feels way too loose for tight platforming. Same for his other forms

Overall, I had fun playing Sonic World DX. It may be a demo but this is one demo to play as it does new things better and It’s fun.

Download the game here: https://sonicworldfangame.com/2019/02/14/sonic-world-dx-anniversary-demo/

Thanks for reading. :P

Hyper’s Quest 2 christmas 2018 impressions

Here are my impressions on the fan game called Hyper’s Quest 2 CHRISTMAS 2018 DEMO

So, with this being a demo. I will talk about what I like and disliked. And some bugs.

This is a fan game made on the Sonic Max engine in Game maker studio.

Controller support works well but the only setting that works is Vsync (I think anyway) But after that the game loads up the intro logo screens and then you get story or plot about the game. Dr.robotnik is doing evil things, go stop him.

And after hitting start, you can play as Hyper or Knuckles

Can I just say that the song for Ecstatic City Zone is pretty great. I love it

The first stage is fun, thought a bit short but it gets the job done.

Think you will get a good Idea of the zones. They are fun and they do vary in size. The first zone for Hyper is short but it is very fun and the other zones follow the same idea but they are longer, and there is a bit more here to explore. The levels could use a bit more work. But it’s still fun to run though, even just being a demo.


Time to talk about what I liked and disliked

Likes:

  1. Music (4 or 5 tracks I did enjoy)

  2. Hyper’s moveset

  3. The sprites

Dislikes:

  1. The boss fights were meh

  2. The level layout could be better

  3. The collision  does need a bit more work, it works but in some areas, it’s buggy

  4. While I did enjoy the music. The rest of the songs were a miss for me The songs for bosses and the second zone and arcade mini game songs were meh. This however is subjective.

  5. Lack of a skip button for the cutscene or intro story

  6. The game booting up has varied load times. Not sure if this is the cause of the engine or what.


The only bug that’s worth noting is that debug mode is broken. It needs fixing..


My final thoughts

TheRealHypester, what I played here was a great demo of something amazing. Yes, it needs works works but for the most, this left me with good impressions, and I hope to see this fan game completed in the near future. You have a diamond in the rough but with a bit more work, this game will shine on through.

His Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealHypester

Play his demo here: *locked or deleted the game

Review: Sonic World R8

Hello there. Sonik, here with a new post. I want to give my thoughts on Sonic World R8 but to do that, I will need to play some Sonic World R8 (SWR8) and give my honest opinion on the game.

Sonic World R8

Going to play the game for about a good 30 mins to an hour and say what I feel about the game as a whole. And since the game has extra modes…. I will spend a few mins on those as well.

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