411mania writes: "As a product of the 1980's, I grew up with the 8-bit mascot. I considered Mario one of my best friends. Soon, the consoles took a dive into the bright lit and colorful 16-bit era. As I got older and wiser, so did the consoles. I found myself wanting more than just to be shooting fireballs and searching for princesses who always seemed to be in another castle, leaving behind one lone talking mushroom who would inform me of my wasted time. The Sega Genesis and Sonic the Hedgehog came to my rescue. The speed! Mario never moves this fast! It was a nice change of pace; literally. Since his initial release on the little black box, Sonic has seen some changes in his line-up, some good and some bad. And then there's Sonic Unleashed. A game that breaks the mold when it comes to Sonic games. It's not good. However, at the same time, it isn't bad. It's much, much worse than bad. It's horrific. Let me break this down for you."