Oh, Sonic, Sonic, Sonic... How long has it been since you had a good game? I suppose that answer will vary depending on how much individual Sonic fans are willing to forgive, but the general consensus is that it's been far too long. I myself am a huge Sonic fan despite being a die-hard Nintendo fanboy. While other kids were reading comics about some lame guys in tights called Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, I was busy reading up on the blue rodent with an attitude and an appetite for chili dogs. Despite my love for Sonic, playing Sonic and the Secret Rings for the Wii felt like each member of Sonic Team coming up to me one by one and slapping me in the face and spitting in my eye. Needless to say, that game completely turned me off of the franchise I once adored (at the time I didn't have a 360 or PS3 for that Sonic the Hedgehog to do it for me). Praise the gaming gods for Sonic Generations! Ever since its first trailer, the game has looked great, but fans (myself included) remained understandably skeptical. Now that the game is out, and I've spent countless hours with it, I am very pleased to say that Sonic Generations broke the curse of the Sonic Cycle and is the best Sonic game I have played in a long time.
Undoubtedly many of you have seen that there is yet another new Sonic game in development, Sonic Generations, and undoubtedly many of you slowly moved your hand to your forehead, shook your head, and went on with your day. Well why don't you brighten your day a little and take a gander at this gameplay video:
Looks like videogames' two biggest stars are set to return in a sequel to last year's Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. Predictably, the game will be based around the various winter sports featured at the Olympics. Expect skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and the like. Wii Fit owners will be pleased to learn that their version of the game will make use of the Wii Balance Board.
Hit the spring for a teaser trailer and the official press release.
SEGA has released a new trailer for the upcoming Sonic and the Black Knight for Wii. Not much is shown that we didn't already know, but the gameplay is looking solid, and the cartoon-drawn cutscenes as seen in Secret Rings look nice. And best of all? No werehog in sight!
You can view the new trailer over at IGN, or conveniently embedded after the break.