Thanks man, I know he's still popular- especially here on DA but modern Sonic is just too... irritating for my tastes. And I've had too many bad experiences with the 3D games (except Generations 'cos I haven't played it yet). Been loving Sonic CD since it's re-release though!
Give Sonic Generations a shot, granted I'm a fan of the older blur and MOST of his games (really, there's stuff that doesn't fly with me either, namely 2006) but the game is just very enjoyable , besides that Classic Sonic was really great in that game.
Yeah, I've been meaning to play it- though why Sonic would want to save his friends still confuses me- with the exception of maybe Knuckles, Tails and Amy they all need sticking in a blender. And that's only because once upon a time they didn't speak
Mute Sonic is good Sonic. Anywho- I did enjoy the classic stage of the demo. The 'Modern Sonic' stage was just a case of holding down the boost button and listening to him shout 'Woo' a lot.
Don't worry, there's more platforming in the later stages of the game for Modern, besides that, if you see your fastest time on Modern, it should be around 2:10 or something. Some people managed to squeeze out 1.52 or so, there's a lot of different paths for Modern. Have fun!
The most impressive thing about this is how much form you managed to make him have. Oftentimes classic Sonic is depicted a bit flatly compared to his modern counterpart, because of the simpler design. Seriously, kudos for such epic form while still following the CD design spot on!
That's not to say nothing else about this is great. I love the pose, it's visually striking but playful at the same time (a quality I quite admire about classic Sonic). The speed effects on the ground, his shoes, and the dust (plus the hints of grass and earth being thrown into the air) are very convincing without being overdone. I think that's what really makes this whole piece great--striking without being overdone. It looks like official art.
I know what you mean- I wonder if him being 2D was the reason for his alteration in the (old) cartoon series? He only had one row of quills which looked a bit dumb. I imagine he was drawn like that to make the artists lives a bit easier though. Always used to bug me anyway.
Thanks for the kind words though, sir- I indeed wanted to capture Sonic's older charm- the bright colours and the rounded shapes and the idea he just loves running for the hell of it. None of this skater boi 'radical dude' mentality for me! Anywho- thanks again!