History VideoGame / SonicGenerations

29th Mar '18 9:38:48 PM nombretomado
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* MercyMode: The UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS version of the game's TimeAttack mode and the Challenges in the other versions counts as this. Previous [[SonicAdvanceTrilogy handheld]] [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic]] [[VideoGame/SonicColors games]]' time attacks sent you straight to the "retry/change-zone/change-character/quit" menu after either finishing the level or dying, but in ''Generations'' this happens only after having completed the stage; dying results in either restarting the stage or respawning at the last checkpoint instead. This means you can practice sections as much as you please. However, respawning at a checkpoint ''[[ContinuingIsPainful doesn't set the timer to whatever time you happened to run past said checkpoint.]]'' So, if scoring a perfect time is your top priority, you have to restart the level manually.

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* MercyMode: The UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS version of the game's TimeAttack mode and the Challenges in the other versions counts as this. Previous [[SonicAdvanceTrilogy [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy handheld]] [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic]] [[VideoGame/SonicColors games]]' time attacks sent you straight to the "retry/change-zone/change-character/quit" menu after either finishing the level or dying, but in ''Generations'' this happens only after having completed the stage; dying results in either restarting the stage or respawning at the last checkpoint instead. This means you can practice sections as much as you please. However, respawning at a checkpoint ''[[ContinuingIsPainful doesn't set the timer to whatever time you happened to run past said checkpoint.]]'' So, if scoring a perfect time is your top priority, you have to restart the level manually.
23rd Mar '18 8:25:42 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy: One of the extra missions involves robots who block themselves with shields, and the only way to destroy them is to summon [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] to distract them so that they can't block your attacks. That's right. [[HelloNurse Rouge is so sexy that not even robots are immune to her charms.]]
2nd Mar '18 1:36:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The cover of "[[SonicR Super Sonic Racing]]" samples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haOCJ8wL0OA this]] UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn promo; more precisely, the lines "We are five years away from entering the 21st century" and "Introducing Sega Saturn!"

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** The cover of "[[SonicR "[[VideoGame/SonicR Super Sonic Racing]]" samples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haOCJ8wL0OA this]] UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn promo; more precisely, the lines "We are five years away from entering the 21st century" and "Introducing Sega Saturn!"
25th Feb '18 4:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* [[SeventhGeneration Modern Era]]:

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* [[SeventhGeneration [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames Modern Era]]:
22nd Feb '18 6:35:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[SixthGeneration Dreamcast/Adventure Era]]:

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* [[SixthGeneration [[UsefulNotes/TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames Dreamcast/Adventure Era]]:
11th Feb '18 9:37:03 AM Vilui
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* ChainsawGood: The GUN truck, which comes equipped with three giant buzz saws this time around in the HD version's Modern Sonic portion.

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* ChainsawGood: The GUN truck, which comes equipped with three giant buzz saws buzzsaws this time around in the HD version's Modern Sonic portion.



** Even moreso considering [[spoiler:the nature of the game as a sequel to the events of ''Colors''; direct continuity is something rarely seen in more recent Sonic titles, so having it established and directly referred to ''in a game all about Sonic's history'' is a notable achievement on Sonic Team's part.]]
** The preferred name or moniker for Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik can be thrown into confusion when [[spoiler:Classic]] Eggman states no one calls him by his real name anymore. In the International version of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Sonic and friends initially prefer to negatively call him Eggman, while he insisted on being called Robotnik -- however, this characterization doesn't exist in the Japanese version or any other game (at least in the sense of Eggman being an insult).

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** Even moreso more so considering [[spoiler:the nature of the game as a sequel to the events of ''Colors''; direct continuity is something rarely seen in more recent Sonic titles, so having it established and directly referred to ''in a game all about Sonic's history'' is a notable achievement on Sonic Team's part.]]
** The preferred name or moniker for Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik can be thrown into confusion when [[spoiler:Classic]] Eggman states no one calls him by his real name anymore.any more. In the International version of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Sonic and friends initially prefer to negatively call him Eggman, while he insisted on being called Robotnik -- however, this characterization doesn't exist in the Japanese version or any other game (at least in the sense of Eggman being an insult).



* CoolBoard: Classic Sonic has a skateboard, in true early 90's fashion. Modern Sonic uses a snowboard in City Escape, just like old times, as well as in a mission in Rooftop Run.

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* CoolBoard: Classic Sonic has a skateboard, in true early 90's 90s fashion. Modern Sonic uses a snowboard in City Escape, just like old times, as well as in a mission in Rooftop Run.
4th Feb '18 11:19:55 AM nombretomado
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** The [[NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS]] Resort re-appears in Radical Highway.

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** The [[NightsIntoDreams [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS]] Resort re-appears in Radical Highway.
27th Jan '18 9:35:46 PM nombretomado
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** The hardest achievement is called "[[McHammer Can't Touch This]]".

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** The hardest achievement is called "[[McHammer "[[Music/MCHammer Can't Touch This]]".
25th Jan '18 11:51:16 PM jameygamer
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* {{Flanderization}}: The truck in City Escape. Although in ''Sonic Adventure 2'', the main purpose of the truck was probably to catch Sonic despite collateral damage. In ''Generations'', it basically wants to kill and maim Sonic [[ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding without any care for its surroundings]] (Because why on earth would a truck need [[spoiler:''three buzzsaws, rocket jets'', and the ability to ''drive on the side of a freaking building'']]?).



* FollowTheMoney: Naturally, especially evident when rings appear after hitting a switch.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After the cutscene in which Vector is freed, [[spoiler:his text bubble correctly predicts the nature of the [[BigBad Time Eater]]]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Well, he IS a detective, after all.]]
** Compared to Eggman's begging for help when he's captured after the Death Egg fight, Eggman has no objections when the Time Eater grabs him after the Egg Dragoon battle and it takes place in a fraction of the time as the first. [[spoiler:With the revelation that the Time Eater is controlled by the two Eggmen, one can see that the first fight was deliberately thrown and that the second was actually a rescue.]]



* {{Flanderization}}: The truck in City Escape. Although in ''Sonic Adventure 2'', the main purpose of the truck was probably to catch Sonic despite collateral damage. In ''Generations'', it basically wants to kill and maim Sonic [[ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding without any care for its surroundings]] (Because why on earth would a truck need [[spoiler:''three buzzsaws, rocket jets'', and the ability to ''drive on the side of a freaking building'']]?).
* FloatingContinent: Sky Sanctuary.
* FollowTheMoney: Naturally, especially evident when rings appear after hitting a switch.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: After the cutscene in which Vector is freed, [[spoiler:his text bubble correctly predicts the nature of the [[BigBad Time Eater]]]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Well, he IS a detective, after all.]]
** Compared to Eggman's begging for help when he's captured after the Death Egg fight, Eggman has no objections when the Time Eater grabs him after the Egg Dragoon battle and it takes place in a fraction of the time as the first. [[spoiler:With the revelation that the Time Eater is controlled by the two Eggmen, one can see that the first fight was deliberately thrown and that the second was actually a rescue.]]



* SuperSpeed

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8th Nov '17 4:34:31 PM MarsJenkar
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* MovingTheGoalposts: [[spoiler:In Crisis City Classic, the [[FanNickname Trollnado]] literally does this, moving the goalpost to a later part of the level, forcing Sonic to chase it.]]
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