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Submitted by Chaosmedia 1012d ago | review

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 : Episode II Review - Chaos Hour

For a child of the ‘80s it’s almost a universal understanding that you spent your youth in front of the television, playing either Mario, or Sonic the Hedgehog. For those of the Sega persuasion you spent your days running through iconic levels at a breakneck pace, enjoying beautiful vistas wizz past you as you destroy robots, avoid imminent drowning, and save fluffy bunnies from certain doom. This memory from your childhood, if you’re anything like me, has stuck with you your entire life, you look back on it with fond memories and wish to relive those memories. (Android, PC, PS3, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, Wii, Xbox 360) -

D3mons0ul  +   1012d ago
This blue piece of shit that few still care about is causing Anarchy Reigns to be delayed until 2013.
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Jormungandr  +   1012d ago
I don't buy that Sonic the Hedgehog is past it's prime. As a 2D platformer? Definitely. In the world of 3D... no. I agree that it has been mismanaged by Sega since taking the leap to 3D. But if Mario, Zelda, and Metroid can survive the change... so can Sonic. It's just a matter of doing it right.

Unfortunately it would have to be done *very* right to overcome the stigma Sonic has developed... and Sonic 4 has failed at that miserably. I played Ep1... or tried to. I was not pleased.

Ep1 didn't have physics problems. "Problem" is far too mild a world for it. More like it was just flat simply a completely different game than the first 4 Sonic games in the series (Sonic 1-3 and Sonic & Knuckles). Like comparing Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and Super Mario Brothers 1. That's not a "problem"... that's a slap in the face for fans of the series.

They say Ep2 fixes that... I gotta say I'm skeptical. But that's still beside the point. As the author of this article rightly points out it's not the '90s any more. But that doesn't mean we need to do away with Sonic... but rather we need to do away with the 2D sonic and re-invent sonic for 3D.

Maybe it's too late to save Sonic. My inner child weeps at the thought. But maybe it is. But if it is too late... then it will be because Sega has mismanaged the series... not because Sonic couldn't be brought to 3D.
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