Tag: Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Colors Review

Experience has Taught Me to Investigate Anything That Glows

Sonic Colors Screenshot

HIGH Seeing Sonic swim. It's about freakin' time.

LOW "Hey Tails, you just missed the B.B.B.E. The Best! Boss! Beating! Ever!" *cringe*

WTF Why is Sonic's mouth on the side of his face?

Video: Sonic Generations official gameplay trailer

As nice as this trailer looks, it only reminds me that Sega still doesn't know what to do with Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega wants so badly to fit Sonic into a large 3D world that it has forced him into games with hover boards, wolf transformation, giant swords and even guns. Fans on the other hand just seem to be begging for more of what they grew up onβ€”2D platforming levels.

Video: Sonic Generations official gameplay trailer

Video: Sega teases reboot with Sonic Generations trailer

Recently it has felt like Sega has been trying to rekindle the love of its fans every year. Every year there has been a Sonic remake or a Sonic collection or a Sonic reboot or combination of the three thrown onto store shelves. Despite its failures, Sega just keeps on trying and this year, just in time for that 20th anniversary, Sega has come up with Sonic Generations. Not a lot is known about the game, but the teaser video making the rounds has sparked some discussion.

Video: Sega teases reboot with Sonic Generations trailer

The Bossness of Sonic’s Bosses

Due to a slight tug of nostalgia that the recently released Sonic the Hedgehog 4 was unable to satisfy, I went back and played through all of the games that comprised Sonic's glory days. You know how it feels when you watch 10-year-old highlight reels of some sports team you care about? How you're reminded of how good they used to be? It was kind of like that. Between Sonic 1-3/Knuckles and Sonic CD I truly felt like they held up after all this time.

I still have my Sega Game Gear, and here’s what I think…

Sonic Art

It's funny what was once considered portable.

My little brother and I got a Sega Game Gear for Christmas in 1991. At the time, we thought it was the coolest thing ever, despite only having the pack-in game Columns at first. It was the promise of the Game Gear that excited us so much. Sure, our friends with Game Boys had all kinds of great games to choose from, but soon we'd be able to play Sonic the Hedgehog in full color … in the dark!

Video: Sonic Unleashed speed run illustrates Sonic’s former glory

After the launch of Sega's ridiculous Sonic and the Black Knight, it is fitting that I came across this video (posted on Sega's PR blog no less). It is a speed run done in Sonic Unleashed for the PlayStation 3, by an unknown Japanese gamer who displayed a level of skill and reflexes in the game that definitely deserved recording and saving for prosperity.

In the level, the unknown player puts Sonic through his paces at breakneck speed. From the word "GO!", he is a blue blur and more amazingly, the world around him is nothing but a beige blur. Okay it is just a speed run, but when you watch enough of them starring Sonic, and especially those taken from the new Sonic titles, if you're like me, you get an intense feeling of nostalgia.

Sonic and the Secret Rings – Review

Read review of Sonic and the Secret RingsFrom its incongruous RPG-style leveling up to its endless recycling of levels to its utterly ridiculous Arabian Nights-themed story, Sonic and the Secret Rings feels horribly padded from top to bottom. To top it off, the sloppy controls make the game way harder than it should be. There might be a serviceable game buried somewhere in here, but I don't think it's worth anyone's time to try and find it.

Sonic Gems Collection – Review

Sonic Gems Collection basically dares its audience to ask one question: does merely being old qualify a game for 'classic' status, or did the game have to be good in the first place? Sonic Gems offers three previously unrereleased Sonic games, as well as eight other 'bonus' titles, bringing the grand total up to 11. This shotgun approach is actually the secret of the title's success, because while the three marquee titles are a bit of a letdown, a few of the lesser titles are interesting and fun enough to make the game worthy of a look.