Have you wondered what an open world Sonic game looks like? This game actually has the potential of showing us the real power of Sonic’s speed.Today, a nice post was published on the GAMING Bible Facebook page regarding a fan-made Sonic game. The main point here is that it’s presented in a way to illustrate how an open world game would like if it featured everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. Sonic The Hedgehog games have done poorly is creating the real and compelling Sonic experience that will truly make him shine. However, it is true that Sonic Team hasn’t tried publishing Sonic in an open world environment.
The fan who made this used the Sonic model used in Sonic Generations and developed a big wide open version of Green Hill zone. Using assets from the original game, a whole experience was made where you see the player simply run around at the speed of the sound.
There is actually a great amount of detail that has gotten into making this level. The camera is dynamic and moves along during loops and inclined roads like a real Sonic game should do. Truthfully, this is an impressive representation of a 3D-modeled Green Hill zone. Using Classic Sonic and a familiar stage is indeed the best way to show off this type of idea. The retroesque art style of this world is definitely something to be admired.
Personally, I would be really interested in an open world Sonic Game. Sonic is known for his speed and to properly take advantage, you need to make a big enough world that will utilize that strength. Past Sonic games have pinned Sonic on a stage-by stage process and it’s more like a roller coaster where the player needs to simply hold forward on the control stick. In time, that gets old real fast (pun intended).
What do you think about this open world idea? Is it something Sonic Team should consider for their next big Sonic game? So far, we only that a new Sonic game is in development for the recently-revealed Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for more info on Sonic.