" It has been a pretty ridiculous twenty years for mainstream gaming. Basically, every character we grew up adventuring with as we controlled them from our TV screens has become a celebrity, a pop culture icon. Like celebrities, we've seen our friends at their best and at their worst. We've watched as Mario as he battled adversity to becoming a multimillion dollar sensation and a household name, reinventing himself at every turn. Meanwhile, we've witnessed our old pal Sonic, slump into the deepest form of depression; every new endeavor he attempts just makes the public hate him more. Now all we can do is shake our heads every time we hear about his next failure and think 'Man, what happened to you?'"