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Dravenet7 said:
Paperboy_J said:

Why has nobody tried to make a fast-running character to rival Sonic? I'd love to see a different take on that concept.

Shadow

Also freedom planet, but generally Sonic isn't really in a competitive market. Even with Sonic, he was meant to rival Mario

I meant rival Sonic as a franchise, not as a character.  Shadow was still made by Sega, with the same basic gameplay mechanics, so he doesn't count.

As for Freedom Planet, I guess that's something, but even though I haven't played it, it still looks like it was heavily inspired by Sonic.  I want to see some completely different gameplay mechanics.



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Games about mythologies other than norse, greek and judeo-christian..



COKTOE said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I think there was a full game about sumo on PS2, but I can't remember what it's name was and it was Japan only.

Geez. Looks like there have been A LOT of Sumo games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sumo_video_games


Never knew about that! XD Don't think any of them went mainstream though.

DragonRouge said:
Games about mythologies other than norse, greek and judeo-christian..

Assassin's Creed Origins digs into Egyptian mythology, doesn't it?



Nogamez said:
Loved Halo 1 and 2, never played much off the newer ones!! Heard thats 5 isnt as goos as the others though from people.

Have you seen recent sales figures for sonic, Yeah thats why!

Paperboy_J said:

Why has nobody tried to make a fast-running character to rival Sonic? I'd love to see a different take on that concept.



3D platforming



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objectifying men.... i mean come on!



 

aikohualda said:
objectifying men.... i mean come on!

Does Dream Daddy count?



Paperboy_J said:

I meant rival Sonic as a franchise, not as a character.  Shadow was still made by Sega, with the same basic gameplay mechanics, so he doesn't count.

As for Freedom Planet, I guess that's something, but even though I haven't played it, it still looks like it was heavily inspired by Sonic.  I want to see some completely different gameplay mechanics.

I know, but your criteria was generic enough that I wanted to say Shadow in jest.

 

Aside from that I'm not too sure what you're expecting with a rival to sonic with the same fast-running as him, but completely different mechanics as criteria. You want a fast character in what sense? With what you mentioned, it can't really "rival" Sonic if it completely strays from its concept and retains its fast running.

In any case,  I don't want to leave with the impression Freedom Planet is merely a Sonic clone.  Its also heavily influenced by the amazing Gunstar Heroes, and other games, but still does its own thing. It also has a pretty decent emphasis on combat. I'd personally recommend it



CaptainExplosion said:
aikohualda said:
objectifying men.... i mean come on!

Does Dream Daddy count?

Yes but we need more :p... you actually played the game?



 

I believe that there are a few lacrosse games out there....

https://www.giantbomb.com/nll-lacrosse-2010/3030-31013/
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/casey-powell-lacrosse-16/bx7hfjczfdf9

As for badminton, it can be found in Sonic & Mario Sports games.