Poor Sonic has been through a lot of harsh times.
But I personally have a feeling those dark times for the ol’ blue blur are over with the upcoming Sonic Generations. But it’s not all thanks to Generations that Sonic has some more life… Oh no. It’s been a thorough process.
It all started with Sonic Unleashed. And no! Don’t close out the article yet! This game is truly the reason Sonic is back and ready to kick competition in the face with a homing attack. It added the new Sonic gameplay that was incredible compared to the other garbage Wii titles for Sonic. It made him faster, sleeker and felt comfortable. Sega hit gold with that formula. Granted, most overlook Sonic Unleashed due to the werehog mode, which yeah…
it was bad. But hey, with a success comes a failure. Also think, Sonic has had some worse outings….. (Sonic Heroes, Sonic ’06, and Sonic and The Secret Rings to name a few) But after the brilliance Sega hit with Unleashed, they decide to try and mold a new shell for Sonic in Sonic 4. And we can all agree that Sonic 4 fell flat on its face. Especially with the 15$ price tag at launch.
Then FINALLY Sega truly listened to the fans and pulled Sonic Colors (or Colours for Europe and Canada) out of their magic spiky hat. They took the amazing Sonic formula from Unleashed and used only that formula. They ALSO managed to only include Sonic and Tails. The only two truly needed in a Sonic game (besides Robotnik). Sonic Colors was a hit in my mind. The level designing was expert and the music for each stage was interesting.
Overall, Sonic Colors did it right. Colors truly added to Sonics life. But now, Sonic Generations is coming out and from what we’ve seen of it so far. It contains promise. It has the best of both worlds (or Sonics) and that is a-okay with me. Sonic, it’s good to have ya back dude!
- Rumor: Sega Finishing Sonic Wii “Trilogy” (escapistmagazine.com)
- Sega celebrates two decades of Sonic the Hedgehog (go.theregister.com)
- Sonic The Hedgehog Celebrates Twenty Years In Style (godisageek.com)