Reviewing SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Games 101

A game is a event where participants attempt to abide by pre-established rules and meet an objective. The reason is for their own amusement. Games are for fun and so if one is having fun playing a game it’s doing it’s job right? Nothing else should matter right? Not if this guy’s printed on the front!

STEP 1 – “It just doesn’t feel like the good ol’ days.”

Always be sure start off with the Sonic series’s decline in quality. For example, “It just doesn’t feel like the good ol’ days.” But don’t elaborate on what you mean by this exactly. Just say it because it’s what everyone else says and you also want to look cool.  

All Sonic games want to be just like Mario games.

STEP 2 – Always reference Mario. Always.

Make Super Mario references whenever possible. There must at least be two Mario references to make a good Sonic review. Be sure to credit anything positive in the game as something borrowed from the Mario franchise and ignore the fact that may not actually be the case.

However, don’t make it obvious! Go for a crude approach like writing “a certain Italian plumber”  instead of saying Mario so only true gamers would understand such an obscure reference which will in turn boost your rep as a games reviewer.

You see all Sonic games try to emulate Mario titles. I mean, you would think that the two would share similarities because they are both platformers but NO, these similarities only come because Sonic wants to be Mario and don’t be afraid to point that out.

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All Recent Things SONIC

Mario vs Sonic vs Megman too!!

Ever since I found out the latest Sonic game would be a Wii U exclusive I haven’t given it much attention. I gave Sonic Colours the same treatment given it was a Wii exclusive. But the worst thing about it is, that this game looks really good to me. Even the 3DS version looks good and that’s saying something. The game’s world landscape is very different, for lack of a better word, to the other flat-based landscapes of Sonic adventure but in a good way.

These worlds are a lot more open, with more emphasis of exploration and platforming. I’m also a fan of the variations between acts within Zones. It’s probably the closest thing we’ll ever get to the ill-fated Sonic X-Treme. It just a real shame I won’t be playing it anytime soon.

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This is the debut trailer of Sonic Lost World and from this trailer it looks very different from its predecessors. Series producer Takashi Iizuka says the team is focused on “creating an all-new design for 3D Sonic games”  that is very much this case. While many gamers, have been quick to point out this game’s resemblance to Super Mario Galaxy, when I first watched this my mind immediately thought of the never-released game Sonic X-Treme.

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Sonic DS

Sonic’s making himself at home on Nintendo’s turf.

The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has been really quiet as off late. Since 2011’s Sonic Generations; Sega has been uncharacteristically quiet about the next Sonic game that many have been waiting for until now. The newly awaited title is “Sonic Lost World”.

However the bigger news is that Sega have announced a exclusive partnership with old nemesis Nintendo which will have the next three Sonic games exclusive to Nintendo consoles the first of which being Sonic Lost World being a exclusive for the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. That means no Sonic for Xbox or PlayStation owners for a while. Needlessly to say this has ticked off a lot of people and while I can’t say I’m thrilled I can understand the business logic behind this on Sega’s part and I ask for those fans who are unhappy to try to look at the positives for a second.

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