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March 26th, 2008

Wheel Of Fate

TimWe have to thank Sega for the comic idea this week because they made it too easy. Seriously, Sonic turns into a wolf? And that’s not an April Fool’s joke? Couldn’t they at least choose a different animal to pretend they weren’t copying Twilight Princess? To be honest, I didn’t like the idea of Link turning into a wolf and I really didn’t like playing as Wolf-Link either. Somehow I’m not bothered as much by the idea of Sonic turning into a wolf. First of all, he’s already an animal, so the change isn’t as drastic as with Link. Also, anything to prevent a wolf sidekick from entering the Sonic universe is fine by me (we don’t already have one of those, do we?).

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  1. Dragonblader1 says:

    To be honest (even after finding out about it days ago) I didn’t see the last panel coming. 😛 I also like the idea of Sonic and Tails being mountain climbers, probably just because I like BOTH Sonic and the game “Ice Climber”. Did you seriously have an idea for all 8 of those series’, because if so then I’d like to hear the Fire Emblem idea ’cause I luvs me sum Fire Emblem. Also Pokémon.

  2. dj75728 says:

    I’d also like to see the pokemon and fire emblem pie pieces, but anyway NCG didn’t see that wheel coming, heh astronout plumber :mrgreen: . What has Sega been doing lately? And love “Parka Sonic and Tails”, cool pic Ray.

  3. sheppy says:

    I really hate to say this but REALLY?!? We are essentially shown a 2D gameplay Sonic sans retarded friends with 3D graphics that has me drooling like Klonoa 2 was just unveiled and we’re on the “ZOMG, stolen from Nintendo” bandwagon?

    Hey Nintendo, Clover called, they want their Okami back…

    I keep forgetting, Sonic = Instant Phail. Damn, I feel like I’m back in grade school having to defend a Sonic game nobody has even touched yet, as if we live in a world where only Sonic or Mario can exist, instead of both. Sega has rediscovered what worked with Sonic on the DS (and it isn’t Bioware) and they bring it to consoles and people have to find the ONE bad thing about it….

  4. dr. game says:

    sega: comeon comeon good soinc game nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo rip off another franchize were in the red this is the WORST posable time to get a bad spin i heat mondays

  5. dr. game says:

    off toipc: you guys have’ent added any thing to the extras page in FOREVER put something new on there

  6. Dragonblader1 says:

    off toipc: you guys have’ent added any thing to the extras page in FOREVER put something new on there

    Well I’d like to see the wheel in desktop format, except not spinning, but then Tim’d have to think of something for Pokémon and Fire Emblem and Ray’d have to waste extra time away from his girlfriend to make 2 extra pie pieces. I mean, that totally takes 7 days and we’ll miss the next web comic, amirite?

  7. Rioluke says:

    NCG
    I love the typical “sonic scrathing his nose for no apparent reason”
    Also his eye color changes from a very dark green to neon green,
    Sonics arms are blue,
    My fingers are crossed for Unleashed,
    What is that clock supposed to be? The HUUGEE rellease of the Wii clock or am I wrong? Because that icon is throwing me off.

  8. VFDroid says:

    Great comic, guys! Love the picture of Sonic on the Landmaster! :mrgreen:

  9. Ray says:

    …Ray’d have to waste extra time away from his girlfriend to make 2 extra pie pieces.

    Haven’t heard, eh?

    Sonics arms are blue…

    Sorry, but you’re not correct on that.

    NCGWhat is that clock supposed to be? The HUUGEE rellease of the Wii clock or am I wrong? Because that icon is throwing me off.

    It’s Sonic’s version of the Game & Watch.

  10. lwelyk says:

    Sad, but true. It should have been called the wheel of dumb gameplay mechanics. I really am sick of them having a game that looks awesome, then telling me about the lame gameplay mechanic.

  11. bill says:

    when i originally loaded the page the bottom third of the last panel was for some reason cut off. So, originally i didn’t get to read the last caption and instead just saw sonic scratching his nose speechless. That was much more funny than reading the last caption, IMHO you should take out the final word bubble and leave sonic speechless

  12. bg4m3r says:

    Wolf-Sonic? Yeah, that’s a bit un-original. The whole Link transforming thing in Twilight Princess isn’t unheard of though. I direct you to recall Link to the Past for reference where Link was turned into a bunny in the Dark World until obtaining the Moon Pearl, which makes the wolf from in Twilight Princess much more appealing by comparison. Also, Bunny-Link was completely useless, at least Wolf-Link has some fighting prowess!

  13. bg4m3r says:

    Also, the Wheel of Fate would, indeed, make a cool wallpaper! Perhaps something to revitalize the Extras section a bit??

  14. Glenat says:

    As if werewolves were created by Nintendo.

  15. dj75728 says:

    Sheppy has a point, Okami anyone? but Sheppy, Sonic games have equaled fail lately, and it’ll take more than some decent, very early, video to rectify all the bad choices and games as of late. Really hope you’re not gonna hold your breathe on Unleashed.

  16. Taco! says:

    Do we have even official confirmation the Sonic Unleashed is happening? Last I saw, it was just pictures and a video that got leaked. Also, I would really like to see a Pokemon pie piece.

  17. Rioluke says:

    Sheppy has a point, Okami anyone? but Sheppy, Sonic games have equaled fail lately, and it’ll take more than some decent, very early, video to rectify all the bad choices and games as of late. Really hope you’re not gonna hold your breathe on Unleashed.

    Sonic, Zelda, and Okami.All three games have wolves, BIG FREAKIN’ WHOOP. The three games are sooooo different DOES IT REALLY MATTER if they all have wolves? Do you have any idea how many WWII games there are? Do they copy each other?

  18. lwelyk says:

    Do we have even official confirmation the Sonic Unleashed is happening? Last I saw, it was just pictures and a video that got leaked. Also, I would really like to see a Pokemon pie piece.

    Yeah it’s confirmed, I saw on Sonic Cult the other day how they found the information. Basically SEGA’s really dumb with their Press Site, so much so that they pretty much gave you log-in info. It was in a folder named Game Informer Exclusive.

    Oh, and @ everyone else: Chill out. The main problem I have with the wolf thing is that it’s a dumb idea. We don’t need a pointless gameplay feature to be tacked on.

  19. tustin says:

    Nice Comic!
    I love all the little pie pieces on the wheel! (You copied and pasted the Landmaster, didn’t you?)

    I can imagine:
    –Pokemon Pie Piece – Sonic tosses a pokeball out and Tails pops out of the pokeball. 0_o
    –Fire Emblem Pie Piece – Sonic, Tails, and Kunckles are dressed up medieval style. Sonic has a long sword (Paladin), Tails has a cloak and a book (Priest), and Kunckles is in thick armor and has an axe (Axe General). I can see Eggman as a Dracoknight now… Rouge is a Rogue – er – Thief… hmm… Where to put Shadow…?

  20. Dash says:

    The first game I though of wasn’t really Zelda, but instead I remembered Altered Beast. You know, a Sega game where the main characther turns into a werewolf-type beast.

    And in some weird way, I really liked the wheel. Started thinking about some games:
    -Super Sonic Galaxy,
    -Star Sonic,
    -Grenn Hill Climber,
    -Pokesidekicks (Knuckles, I choose you),
    -Tails Dream Land,
    -Sonicmin,
    -Metal Gear Eggman,
    -Chaos Ware,
    -The Legend of Amy: Emeralds of Time,
    -Shadowtroid,
    -Metal Emblem,
    -Sonic’s Island.
    -Would also think of a Sonic themed Mother RPG, but I guess Bioware is working on that.

  21. sheppy says:

    Sheppy has a point, Okami anyone? but Sheppy, Sonic games have equaled fail lately, and it’ll take more than some decent, very early, video to rectify all the bad choices and games as of late. Really hope you’re not gonna hold your breathe on Unleashed.

    Well, here’s my deal…

    Play some handheld Sonics. Sonic Advance was brilliant. Sonic Advance 2&3 started focusing more on pure speed and cheap shots and the Sonic DS series has been pretty solid as well (except the damn charge springs in Carnival Zone). Lately the Sonic 2D games have been more about pure speed and cheap shots instead of speed sequences being those few nuggets in between elaborate platforms where you get pumped. From what I saw of the video, it looks like this new Sonic is a return to that form but with much more processing power.

    As for the werewolf bits, do we even know how that’s gonna work yet? Could it actually be something along the lines of certain levels are when the moon is out, Sonic obtains all new “werewolf like” abilities such as higher jumping, wall climbing, strength to break down barriers he couldn’t before? And if that’s the case, could we be seeing more evidence of trying to scale back the roster in the form of putting Sonic in Knuckles style levels? I don’t know yet, I want to know more on how the werewolf aspect will work before I judge it.

    Because we can wax poetic about how stupid it is all day but the video game industry as a whole is filled with stupid ideas just like this one. Put on a Racoon Suit to fly? I mean, OMGWTFBBQ! Not to mention King Wart is destroyed by eating his vegetables. But those ideas made for fun gameplay, who’s to say Werewolf Sonic won’t be the same way? Sticking to the handheld sonics has taught me one thing, it’s far too early to give up hope completely.

  22. dj75728 says:

    @Rioluke: Yes. Yes they do. Here’s how I see it. Okami took Zelda’s basic formula/gameplay, and Zelda then took the whole wolf thing(shadow beast encounters anyone?) from Okami, but regardless those games are very similar adventure titles, Sonic is not. The wolf thing seems more like a gimmick than anything else(to me), not an attempt to spice up great gameplay for a sequel(like in Twilight Princess).

    @Sheppy: I played all the portable Sonics, Advance 1 was good, Advance 2+ were boring(could hold right and tap jump through every stage), Rush(and Adventure) were also kinda boring(lotta text in Adv.) but showed improvement, and Rivals was bad. But still, the portables are why I still have some hope. And I don’t think they should kick out Knuckles for any reason. That’s like giving Sonic a jet-pack and canning Tails, Tails and Knuckles are the good sidekicks. If you ask me they should get rid of all introduced characters after Sonic CD. And about the racoon suit, first Mario game he used mushrooms to become big, and a flower to shoot fireballs, racoon isn’t that far off from these concepts. Anyway, I’m just not gonna hold my breathe for “Unleashed”, but I’m not condemning it yet either, much too early for that regardless and I wanna see how this plays out. But as a betting man, I don’t think this is gonna work. And lol on “OMGWTFBBQ” :mrgreen: .

  23. Gino says:

    Sonic turns into a wolf? I haven’t heard that. Great comic though.

  24. Epsilon says:

    Fang. That’s all I have to say. (In other words, yes, we DO have one of those.)

  25. Troy says:

    Poor Sonic is Sega’s whipping boy.

  26. Dande says:

    Infact there has been a wolf in a previous sonic game “Tails’ Skypatrol” for the game gear.
    He is called: Fockewulf, one of Witchcart’s henchmen, a blue male wolf who rides on a flying motorbike.

  27. Gewurztraminer says:

    It’s funny because I like Sonic; i just stopped playing the games after the Genesis. (Similar to how I stopped playing Mega Man games after the SNES.. ok i lie, i stopped after X4).

    I didn’t even notice the Brawl icons on the wheel at first because I was too busy having fun trying to figure out what the pictures themselves were first.

    Also, I hadn’t realized Sonic would be transforming into a wolf. I just saw pictures and assumed he was turning into some sort of de-evolved hedgehog (say, a bandicoot, or something =P). Pity. That would have been more interesting than the wolf concept.

  28. Gewurztraminer says:

    It’s funny

    referred to the comic, btw =]

  29. alxfbn says:

    sheppy said:

    “As for the werewolf bits, do we even know how that’s gonna work yet? Could it actually be something along the lines of certain levels are when the moon is out, Sonic obtains all new “werewolf like” abilities such as higher jumping, wall climbing, strength to break down barriers he couldn’t before?”

    i gotta say that was my first thought about this new sonic game and my second one is that maybe, just maybe, the wolf sonic is some sort of enemy, but that’s stretching it.

  30. dj75728 says:

    @Gewurztraminer : You stopped after X4? Really? I stopped the X series after X6, if you get a chance I think you should play X5 & X6, they were very good. Oh, and the Zero series was also very good in my opinion.

    @alxfbn: I like the Enemy wolf sonic idea, except that it really reminds me of Crunch from Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex.

  31. SuperStingray says:

    You say that like Twilight Princess was the first time the werewolf idea was used.

  32. Saturn2888 says:

    Sonic’s already an animal. This is odd. But either way, can anyone link me to whatever this comic is talking about? Thanks! Yes, it was funny.

  33. Andrew says:

    NCG!

    (And you thought I would go a whole comic without commenting)

  34. sugaristan says:

    I actually liked the idea of wolf link and had a lot of fun playing as him. wolf sonic is just a stupid idea, but I’m not a sonic fan so…..

  35. Gurei says:

    I just hope atleast theres a gameply reason for the wolf deal…and i hope its a better gameplay than shadows gun aprach.
    Still,theress no arguing,videogames got a lot of wolf latly.

    So hes like,a Hedghehog-Were-Man-Wolf thing lol.

  36. Jasper says:

    Is there even a single image of Sonic as a wolf yet?

  37. Jaegen says:

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to call him “Beast Sonic?” <_<

  38. Fierce Deity says:

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to call him “Beast Sonic?” <_<

    true that would make a lot more sense silly sega

    Infact there has been a wolf in a previous sonic game “Tails’ Skypatrol” for the game gear.
    He is called: Fockewulf, one of Witchcart’s henchmen, a blue male wolf who rides on a flying motorbike.

    LOL fockewulf
    I’m so immature
    apologies

  39. Zanzibar says:

    Gah, what’s up with people saying Zelda “copied” Okami’s wolf?

    Seriously.

    I could have understood it if the games were released years apart, but they weren’t!
    Okami: April 2006
    Zelda: November 2006

    Average game development time: 2-4 years!

    The games were developed simultaneously! Neither game copied the wolf part from the other. It was thought of and implemented at the same time. Really, makes no sense to even say that one or the other was ‘first’ with it.

  40. Tails-Ohki says:

    XD Looks like Sonic landed on Fire Emblem this time with the new announcement of Sonic and the Black Knight!

  41. Gadoink says:

    BANANA BREAK

  42. Gargomon251 says:

    I think you mean “feral hero of LIGHT” since the hero of TIME was OoT

  43. Cheeseball701 says:

    As absurd as Sonic doing a Game & Watch style game would be, he did LCD games as recently as 2004 in the form of McDonald’s toys. To be fair though, those didn’t have a watch functionality,

  44. aghhdjgdjkfhgtahdugihila; says:

    Do you think we could get a full shot of that wheel just to see the other choices?

  45. Rey Alejandro says:

    I would have loved to see most of these also made as games. Especially the hidden Pokemon and Fire Emblem. Though, if you consider Fire Emblem as Strictly a swordplay game, Black Knight happened, and if you consider Pokemon as Strictly an RPG, Chronicles happened.

  46. JackitK says:

    2 Years later Sonic Color is announced and Sonic finally gets his Astronaut Plumber wish! XD

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