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Drama Platform Sonic Colors Ultimate on Switch takes flak for release bugs and crashes

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The issues, which appear to be mainly affecting the Nintendo Switch version of the remaster, include severely glitched visuals, players falling through scenery, soft locks, crashes and more.

“Don’t tell me people are actually blaming the Switch for this when it can run literally any other Wii remaster or port with absolutely no issue,” wrote one Twitter user. “This is entirely on Sega, as usual when it comes to Sonic.”

“Sonic Colors Ultimate is objectively the most broken Sonic game ever made, not even Boom or 06 was this bad,” claimed another.

We’ve asked Sega for comment on the reported issues and asked if there’s a patch planned.

 

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C'mon ya'll, that seizure one is obviously fake.

Also why is Sonic's jumping SFX the same as Crash Bandicoots twirling SFX.
 
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Visual glitches would be connected to broken shaders, falling through scenery wouldn't be caused by shaders though, so definitely multiple issues at play.

Was the game ported by an internal Sega team or by a third party port studio?
 

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Despite name of vid, first 8 minutes shows off Playstation and XBOX glitches.

Visual glitches would be connected to broken shaders, falling through scenery wouldn't be caused by shaders though, so definitely multiple issues at play.

Was the game ported by an internal Sega team or by a third party port studio?
It was done by Blind Squirrel Entertainment, who also now have to patch the credits.
 
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These glitches are some of the best graphics I’ve ever seen on Switch, to be fair. Imagine the games we could have if seizures didn’t exist.
 

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Despite name of vid, first 8 minutes shows off Playstation and XBOX glitches.


It was done by Blind Squirrel Entertainment, who also now have to patch the credits.
Damn, that's insane. Graphical glitches aren't a huge problem, fixing broken shaders should be fairly easy compared to those gameplay glitches.

I wonder if this'll get even a fraction of the flack CP2077 got.
 

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I played a bit of this game..

I never played the original but this versiont controls like dogshit.

Is this just the Switch version or what? It's so much worse than the controls of say Sonic Adventure 2.
This was meant to be one of the better 3D Sonic games, I can tell you 100% it doesn't lace Adventures boots anyway.
 

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There's some confusion about how buggy Sonic Colors Ultimate may or may not be, so we decided to post a compilations of glitches we've encountered ourselves! Some of these we encountered accidentally, others past 3:50 required following specific steps and are less likely to be encountered accidentally.

Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
1:39 Bug examples
3:50 WARNING for Photosensitive Epilepsy (Requires intentional steps)
 
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Despite name of vid, first 8 minutes shows off Playstation and XBOX glitches.


It was done by Blind Squirrel Entertainment, who also now have to patch the credits.

People expecting SEGA and Sonic Team to make a good or even a decent remaster.

I saw the loading time take more time than Sonic 2006... What a fiasco in many levels.

Even a barely minimum they don't do.
 

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Every time Sega gives a porting work to some small external team, is always a mess.
This, Shenmue 1 and 2, Panzer Dragoon.

Do these things internally, Sega! That's your freaking job dammit!
 

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Now someone explain to me why the fuck theres people on youtube doing damage control over a broken shit like that? They say those videos are "fabricated".

At this point it can be only people with mental issues.
 

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Dig into? That's full of shit! They knew what they were releasing.

The funny part is, Sonic fans posted the bugs, others Sonic fans calling fake bugs (created by emulator), and only after some are posting their real Nintendo Switch running the bugs that the SEGA start to talking about.

Now they're using the argument of 'we're separeting the real ones from the fakes'. SEGA is famouns for save money so if I would guess they skip the entire QA.
 

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Can't wait my Ps4 retail disc arrive!
This game is awesome! I was searching for ps4 issues, looks like Switch version are more affected.

Btw, people are using emulator and posting as a console bug ? Why ? Childish behavior...
 
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01011001

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am I the only one who didn't even notice that this already came out? what?
 

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Look my post again.
I said Switch is the most affected with bugs.
And has the emulator guys too.

Go back and see my post again...

I saw your post, but no evidences. That video was a responce to Katie calling some bugs fake BTW.

And PS4/Xbox One have corrupted files, so IDK if this can call 'Switch the most affected', unless corrupted saves don't bother you too much.
 

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I saw your post, but no evidences. That video was a responce to Katie calling some bugs fake BTW.

And PS4/Xbox One have corrupted files, so IDK if this can call 'Switch the most affected', unless corrupted saves don't bother you too much.

Well let's see...I love this game, i have on Wii too...So when announced the Ultimate, i had to buy it!
 
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I like Colors too, but for me is wait until they fix all this mess.
I got that Keychain retail disc...I collect games so...lmao...
Yeah, at least a patch for save they will release, i guess...
 
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Sonic games in majority are great.
Don't make me do a list...

What REALLY worries me is people think TLOU2 is the best game ever made.

That is 2021...
THAT is scary.

Sonic 1 - good
Sonic 2 - good
Sonic 3/Knuckles - good
Sonic CD - good
Sonic Adventure - shit
Sonic Adventure 2 - meh/good
Sonic Heroes - Shit
Sonic 06 - OH GOD NO! NOOO!!!
Sonic Advance series - meh (terrible camera)
Sonic and the Secret Rings - meh
Sonic and the Black Knight - nah
Sonic Unleashed - 50/50
Sonic 4 - shit
Sonic Colors - good
Sonic Generations - good
Sonic Lost World - good (best 3D Sonic)
Sonic Boom - RUN! IT'S THE RETURN OF SONIC 06!
Sonic Forces - meh
Sonic Mania - good (best 2D Sonic)

9 good, 5 bad, 5 meh
 
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