Sonic Boom: Has Sega Lost its Sonic Touch?

From Gamedaily.com: "This week, NYC is hosting Digital Life, a mini CES/E3 that showcases upcoming products. It's mostly tech, cameras and what not, but there is a smattering of colorful events, the most notable being Sonic the Hedgehog's 15th birthday celebration, hosted by Party of Five and Mean Girls alum Lacey Chabert. There will be cake, the birthday song, and most likely some guy (or gal) dressed in a life size Sonic costume. It's just unfortunate that it's one of the most unexciting sounding birthdays that I have ever been invited to. If only Sega gave me a reason to celebrate.

Have you ever wondered what's been going on with the Sonic franchise? Back in the day, and I'm talking the early to mid nineties, a new Sonic game was always associated with quality. Press clamored for the latest releases, and most of these gems (Sonic, Sonic 2, and Sonic CD especially) met with rave reviews. Meanwhile, Sega was on a tear. It had used the blue hedgehog to apply a monster nerve hold on Nintendo, thus causing it to relinquish its stranglehold on the videogame industry. And Sonic creator Yuji Naka was likened to Mario's proud papa Shigeru Miyamoto. With these weapons, Sega was poised to capture the hearts of millions for years to come.

Then the company lost its market share and everything went to hell...."

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sega need to do a 2D sonic using some crazy next gen graphics and features. 2D is not dead- for certain games it just works better.

sonic in 3D just seems doomed...

shortyNZ6344d ago

totally, they should atleast give it a go considering they havnt had a real sonic hit since the megadrive days

Lostboy6343d ago

The problem is that these 3d trainwrecks still sell. Probably due to the fact that Sonic X the cartoon is widely viewed by kids across the world. My son for example loves sonic and has almost all of the recent games. I don't allow him to play them anymore because all I can hear is "This stoopid camera!!!" They should sort out their games because it seems that they don't care too much about the fans. Plain to see from the half assed titles of late.

TheXgamerLive6343d ago

They fixed the problems we found playing the XBOC 360 live demo. The bad camera is itself enough to do away w/the game but it was fixable. The story also has some potential for a sonic game I mean.

Ravenator5296343d ago


I think the days of Sonic are numbered.

Konami did the same thing with the Castlevania series. It was a great 2D platformer!

Castlevania 64 was painful to play and the PS2 Castlevania games felt like I was playing DMC.

At least Castlevania is still done right on the DS.

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10 Most Underrated Third-Person Shooters

GF365: "Here are our picks for the ten most underrated third-person shooters that you might not have played before or even known about."

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neutralgamer1992300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

Actually great list TBH I agree with all 10

I hope one day we get some remakes for the following

The saboteur(with a proper remake and quality of life features this game could be great)
Scarface world is yours
Binary domain ( such a great game with great story)
GUN(this needs a remake)
Space marine 40k(such fun time)

Would also like to suggest adding the mercenary series even the 2nd game which is disliked by many is a fun time

cthulhucultist300d ago

I recently finished Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and found it to be very enjoyable.

The game respected the lore and the gameplay was quite decent.

The color palette was a bit underwhelming (backdrops and setting) and recycled but I think that it deserved better.

Here's hoping for an amazing sequel

Vengeance1138300d ago

Space Marine II !! My most anticipated game of 2023! Woot


Best Games Based on Movies

GF365: "These are the best games based on movies. Every entry on this list will be a great video game adaptation of popular movies."

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HeliosHex411d ago

Best game based on two movies that were never made goes to robocop vs terminator.

Owlbert410d ago

Did you play RoboCop Vs terminator... pretty sure it was on the mega drive) genisis.

HeliosHex410d ago

Yes played it on genesis for the blood. Snes had a version but I think the blood was censored not sure. I just remember genesis being the go to system for games with blood.

Owlbert410d ago

Alien isolation...ftw,it is definitely one of my top games,I played it again a few months ago ✌️


John Woo’s cult-classic action game “Stranglehold” returns to PC thanks to GOG

Stranglehold, a thrilling action game co-created by the famous Chinese director John Woo, returns to digital distribution on PC today. After years of being lost and unavailable, the game comes back to life thanks to the efforts of GOG.COM and the title’s publisher.

Fishy Fingers1551d ago

Definite lack of Doves in games this gen.

TGG_overlord1551d ago

True that...Good thing that I still got the whole "Max Payne" series in my game collection.

TGG_overlord1551d ago

With no doubt, so this release sure made my day.

isarai1551d ago

Hmm, the thought of playing this through HDMI on my 4K TV through my rig sounds worth another playthrough of this gem. Especially at $10.

TGG_overlord1551d ago

I don't have a 4K tv or monitor I'm afraid :S But I'm going to pick up the game anyways ;)