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Vairety Reviews Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Review by Leigh Alexander:

"Few videogame mascots have endured as tenaciously - or as dubiously - as the once-proud Sonic the Hedgehog. Unlike Nintendo's Super Mario, to whom Sega's speedy blue anthropomorphic hedgehog was a worthy rival in the early '90s, Sonic has largely failed to adapt with the times. With "Sonic Chronicles," Sega makes the somewhat bizarre choice of abandoning high-speed action and putting Sonic in the hands of role-playing games developer Bioware, best known for detail-intensive, character-driven epics like "Mass Effect." The result is surprisingly fun and competent, though far from the shot of adrenaline the franchise needs to return to its former glory."

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