Sega on Sonic Boom redesigns

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User Info: SalsaSavant

3 years ago#1

The short version:

Knuckles working out: So he has a distinctive silhouette.

Sonic with a scarf: More of a western cowboy ascetic they were going for.

All the sports tape: Associated with heroes and kickasses who aren't vain.

The early redesigns actually disgusted Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team.

Knuckles already has a distinctive silhoueete though! I like the scarf, but it wasn't strictly neccesary. And most importantly, Sonic IS vain. That's sort of the point of his personality, that he has a 'tude.
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User Info: RogerTritonHOPE

3 years ago#2
As the video game industry gets older, these sorts of updates and redesigns are inevitable. Styles change, techniques are refined, and what's in vogue today could be gone tomorrow. However, as Rafei noted, if you approach this challenge with the right attitude, it doesn't have to be a negative thing. "Change just for the sake of change is not a worthy goal by itself and not as impactful as change that serves a greater purpose.

This looks good.
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User Info: Stopthink

3 years ago#3
Great, they look like garbage.

User Info: Terotrous

3 years ago#4
Interesting article. - My backloggery - My novel, updates weekly
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