For the last 20 years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been an icon of the gaming world. Ever since his first appearance in 1991, he has been running through our heats, and collecting the rings of our inner souls. Back then, Sonic was one of the games to not only strive for, but to flat out beat (Along with Mario of course). Sonic introduced a unique 2d sidescroling experience that brought together the whole essence of the 1990 gaming era. However, that was the 1990s. Is Sonic’s formula still relevant in todays gaming market? When it is forced to compete with titles such as Uncharted 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the Blue Blur just doesn’t come out on top.