When I was growing up, there were two distinct camps. There were the kids who liked Nintendo and those who liked Sega. I was on the Nintendo side, yet I admittedly did borrow a friend’s Sega Genesis just so I could play Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, Sonic lured me over to the dark side–and for good reason. The games were fast, they were fun, and unlike anything we had seen on a console before. But then something happened: Sonic took a turn for the worse.
Sega started to pump out the Sonic games to compete with Mario’s popularity adding in some strange unlikable co-stars. Then 3D took the ultimate toll on the blue hedgehog. The games simply weren’t fun anymore. Now Sega vows to return to Sonic’s roots by releasing a true sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 3. No co-stars, no 3D, just good old school Sonic like you remember on the Genesis. But does the retro style gameplay translate well in today’s gaming age?