Team Sonic Racing |OT| Sonic & Friends All-Stars Racing

Arta

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Oct 27, 2017
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Is there a way to unlock any music to play while you're racing? The track for customizing cars should be for racing.

 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Eggpawn Assault is probably the easiest of the different challenges so far, especially after learning knocking into them also gets you points, not just using the rockets.

& either I'm getting better, or Ch. 4 feels a bit easier compared to Ch. 3 when it comes to clearing stuff on Hard. Though had a few times I had to replay on Normal to get the key conditions.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Eggpawn Assault is probably the easiest of the different challenges so far, especially after learning knocking into them also gets you points, not just using the rockets.

& either I'm getting better, or Ch. 4 feels a bit easier compared to Ch. 3 when it comes to clearing stuff on Hard. Though had a few times I had to replay on Normal to get the key conditions.
The game has a really fucked up difficulty curve. The Adventure mode gets easier the further you get, and it's not just you getting better. Go back to the earlier challenges and they're still harder.
 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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I swear, the drifting challenges are the worst on any of the casino levels because it has parts where it's hard to fully see what's coming up ahead, & worse more when you can't tell where the goalpoal is, nor which side is which.

JESUS, took me like 10 tries to get the platinum medal. Which sucked because it took me like 2 or 3 tries as Silver, but I had like 1,900 because I got 2 yellow sides.

Edit: & the traffic ones as well, there were times I would go down or up a hill only to realize there was a robot that I didn't see, causing me to spin out.
 

test_account

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Oct 25, 2017
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Bought this game today (would have bought it sooner, but the store where i work didnt get it on time). Kinda cool to see that the game has a manual (although quite limited what it contains), at least the european version. Its been a while since i've seen one of those in new games :) I havnt played the game too much yet, but its nice from what i've played so far.

By the way, why doesnt all racing game offer d-pad steering? I can get used to using the analog stick, but i feel that the d-pad is much more precise for racing games.
 

Brend

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Oct 28, 2017
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Man, getting these platinum time trial medals are gonna be tough across the board. Especially since all the music is replaced by Green Light Ride with no way of changing it...


For anyone interested, TSR was the featured discussion in the latest episode of the racing game podcast I do with Adam Ismail from GTPlanet and Tom’s Guide. Our codes were provided by SEGA, just for full transparency.
 

ZeroX

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Oct 25, 2017
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Holy fuck I was pretty good at Transformed but this game is kicking my ass

Saw videos online of Daredevil and Ring Challenge and thought "that was easy". I was wrong!


Sort of not feeling the game on Switch though. It looks good for a Switch port in handheld, but I'm still finding it hard to see things on the smaller screen, it looks like garbage docked, and the joycons aren't the best for controlling. I feel like I need it in 1080p/60fps to be honest.
 

Kunka Kid

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah the requirements for platinum for some of those Ring challenges are wild. They require near perfect play.

Super fun game though.
 

Nocturnowl

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, that story mode just kinda ends, I mean I shouldn't be surprised considering it's really just chapters upon chapters of any sort of plot element dragging its feet until the very end, boy it's a flat finish.
And I can't even bring Eggers and co into the adventure mode or instantly have expert options for post game cleanup? I guess it would mess with those important plot elements!
Well at least Eggman's dialogue was on point throughout.

Hope the younger audience got a kick out of it though, it's still fun to see the Sonic cast bounce off of one another, and apparently when I wasn't looking Amy got made a lot more enjoyable of a character, huh.
 

unholyFarmer

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Hope the younger audience got a kick out of it though, it's still fun to see the Sonic cast bounce off of one another, and apparently when I wasn't looking Amy got made a lot more enjoyable of a character, huh.
Indeed, I really enjoyed Amy in the adventure mode. The story was bland, but there were some nice elements like Amy's interaction with Big.
 

Ferrs

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Oct 26, 2017
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I feel like a problem may be that the game only puts you in rooms that are not playing, so if all sessions are currently in a race the game doesn't find anything.
 

Skyfireblaze

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Oct 25, 2017
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I thought I found the awesome Green Light Right Loading Screen version and then a minute or so in it becomes a abomination :(

 

Lukar

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yesssss, was really hoping the soundtrack would be available soon. Trips to and from work are gonna be much more fun now. :D
 

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Hi all, I'm planning on picking up the game this weekend. What's the framerate and resolution on PS4Pro vs Switch? If the performance is acceptable I might pick it up for Switch but if the disparity is huge then I'll go with PS4Pro.
 

Nocturnowl

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hi all, I'm planning on picking up the game this weekend. What's the framerate and resolution on PS4Pro vs Switch? If the performance is acceptable I might pick it up for Switch but if the disparity is huge then I'll go with PS4Pro.
60fps PS4 Pro vs 30fps Switch
no idea about resolution but no doubt that PS4 Pro trumps it handily.
 

MELLO

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Oct 25, 2017
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As cool as the team play mechanic is the standard races are like 10x's better against humans and online. Less chaotic and more balanced and skill based. I can pull out ahead and keep first place better for driving better.
 

Kapryov

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For anybody that didn't know, this amazing soundtrack is now available to stream or purchase!

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Thanks. I don't have the game, I've been watching this thread waiting out for the soundtrack.

And holy shit they actually recorded a new Mechanical Resonance* from Sonic Adventure!
This whole game was worth it now. Whatever Dark Arsenal is must be awesome then.

* the same song was stage music in SA, I just don't remember which stage it was. I preferred the Resonance version anyway
 

Jon Carter

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Oct 27, 2017
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Man, the game looks really good in handheld mode on Switch (haven't tried docked yet). Very surprising for a multiplatform title. This might be the best-looking non-Panic Button third-party game on the system.
 

TheOGB

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks. I don't have the game, I've been watching this thread waiting out for the soundtrack.

And holy shit they actually recorded a new Mechanical Resonance* from Sonic Adventure!
This whole game was worth it now. Whatever Dark Arsenal is must be awesome then.

* the same song was stage music in SA, I just don't remember which stage it was. I preferred the Resonance version anyway
Ah yes, Final Egg. Yeah, the Adventure and Adventure 2 callbacks in Team Sonic Racing have been really great to see (and especially hear!)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Woooow I did like 6 races in SP campaign mode wondering where the hell the story was. I didn't know you had to hit Square lmao.

Really liking it so far. No, it's not gonna dethrone MK, but it does plenty different to set it apart.

(I'm also pumped for CTR, but trailers don't look as smooth as Sonic Racing. If it's really at 30fps, Sonic got it beat in my book.)
 

Ferrs

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Oct 26, 2017
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As cool as the team play mechanic is the standard races are like 10x's better against humans and online. Less chaotic and more balanced and skill based. I can pull out ahead and keep first place better for driving better.
Yep. You also don't get fucked if your team doesn't know the item spam sharing trick.
 

RM8

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Oct 28, 2017
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I got this as a gift! Switch version. First impressions:

- I really dislike everyone but Tails, character-wise, lol. I miss AiAi, MeeMee, and Joe Musashi :(((
- It looks pretty good in handheld mode, but...
- 30fps is really not optimal and experiencing this hurts my Crash Team Racing hype.
- I'm sorry but I do miss planes and boats.
- Team mechanics are okay but I won't miss them if they don't come back for a hypothetical sequel.

I'm enjoying it, but it's absolutely not Transformed. This one is for Sonic fans and if you're not one, it's honestly a downgrade.
 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Am I doing something wrong on stage 5-2? I could've SWORN I counted that I used 35 wisps.

Edit: Weird, after changing characters, it seemed to have worked. Maybe it was actual hits?
 

Brazil

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Oct 24, 2017
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I realized halfway through the campaign that I was skipping those dumb story segments without noticing it.

I'm usually averse to skipping any type of content, but I really don't wanna go back to catch up on those I missed :lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I realized halfway through the campaign that I was skipping those dumb story segments without noticing it.

I'm usually averse to skipping any type of content, but I really don't wanna go back to catch up on those I missed :lol
Same thing happened to me till I hit World 2. I dunno why they bothered starting races with story a different button, when it prompts you with the option to skip it anyway.

Fwiw, it's all dumb fun. The story is nothing profound.
 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, Ch. 5 felt the easiest of the bunch. Even the "don't get hit by any wisps" for the one eggpawn challenge didn't take as many tries as I thought.

Hell, I actually managed to do the daredevil challenge on 6-9 on my FIRST TRY because the stage was actually nice & big & I could actually see far ahead where I would need to drive next.
 

Lant_War

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New patch on PS4. Claims to fix and improve the online experience

Edit:

- Online seems about the same? There was less lag in the races I played, though.

- Now X in adventure mode opens the story, as it should

- The PS4 Slim audio glitch is still there
 
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Shining Star

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May 14, 2019
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I decided to give the challenges a try last night after writing them off as impossible. I actually managed to do every one in Chapter 1 and 2! They were pretty fun once I started trying. Still really hard but they just take some tries to learn and get good.
 

Piccoro

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Nov 20, 2017
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New patch on PS4. Claims to fix and improve the online experience

Edit:

- Online seems about the same? There was less lag in the races I played, though.

- Now X in adventure mode opens the story, as it should

- The PS4 Slim audio glitch is still there
Do the lobbies still crash frequently?
And what audio glitch? I play on the Pro and the sound is all effed up, with voices suddenly increasing volume and an ocasional scratching sound.
 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Freakin' hell, was about to complete Ch. 6 last night but the game froze AGAIN as it was loading the 3rd race in the GP. Guess I'll see if I can finish it today.

Also, is it confirmed you gotta play through Adventure on Expert to unlock everything? Might as well aim for the platinum considering all I have left are getting all the stars & beating Ch. 6 & 7 on Hard, but I also need to unlock all the paint kits.
 

Zonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is it just me, or did they also patch the difficulty? I'm playing the GP on Ch. 6 & wow, I am having NO issues getting 1st place now on hard. "1st" try and was able to get 1st all 4 races without having to retry (not counting the damn attempt where the game froze loading the 3rd race)

.....oh freakin' hell, I didn't get 225 rings!?
 

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Oct 30, 2017
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Been playing this the past few days. Some what fun. Haven't played a racing game since like 2016(Driveclub). Its not scratching my itch tho, im fiending for a really good racer on PS4. Im despressed.
 

JayWood2010

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Oct 27, 2017
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I ended up reviewing this and gave it a 8.5. It really surprised me and how good it is, and its probably one of the best Kart Racers to date. My only issue with it was the online seems to have issues with long wait time, and not that many players. When youre matched up, there is still mostly AI opponents, and that is unfortunate. I wish it would wait for a full room of people to start, but that may be an issue of lower userbase.

This is yet another reason Cross-play needs to exist in more games.

But if the online patch fixes my issues, im going to have to jump back in.
 

Nocturnowl

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is it just me, or did they also patch the difficulty? I'm playing the GP on Ch. 6 & wow, I am having NO issues getting 1st place now on hard. "1st" try and was able to get 1st all 4 races without having to retry (not counting the damn attempt where the game froze loading the 3rd race)

.....oh freakin' hell, I didn't get 225 rings!?
It's bizarre that it suddenly gets easier, even better is how the final chapters constant use of egg pawns that get taken out by you bumping into them only gives you more advantages

Storming through the expert grand prix with ease yet those first 3 or 4 chapters of normal mode adventure were bringing the thunder.
 

Ferrs

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Oct 26, 2017
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They really need to let players seeking rooms to be able to get matched into rooms with people already playing, didnt Transformed worked like that?

People don't stick around when there's a room with a loner but in a half full room with people they're gonna wait for the race to be over.