Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sonic Adventure comes to XBLA and PSN

Even if the speedy blue hedgehog is long past his glory days and quickly headed to an early grave after mediocre releases, I still have faith in one of gaming's legendary icons. With Sonic the Hedgehog 4 on the horizon, it would seem Sega has opted to rekindle the flame fans once had for its company mascot by re-releasing Sonic's first true outing in the third dimension (Sonic 3D Blast doesn't count) on Xbox Arcade and the PlayStation Network. I have followed the blue blur for his entire career through the good and bad times and remain a faithful fanboy. Sonic Adventure's return prompted me to play through other not so successful 3D Sonic games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 and Sonic Unleashed. I can't say that the time was entirely enjoyable with the often convoluted story and broken camera controls that resulted in several broken controllers in the past. Somewhere along the line, Sonic Team forgot what made the hedgehog such a hit with gamers. Maybe Sonic 4 will bring back what so many of us have missed with recent Sonic titles and had a brief glimpse of in the day stages of Sonic Unleashed. Please enjoy my simple Sonic Adventure tribute sketch in honor of the last exceptional Sonic game from the early days of the Dreamcast. Sonic boom!

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