I won’t lie, I haven’t played a Sonic game in a very long time. After Sega left the hardware race, I pretty well gave up on Sonic. Don’t know why, but honestly Sega hasn’t been Sega since they stopped making consoles. Lately I’ve been going crazy with Saturn reviews, which you can check out by clicking on our YouTube link at the top right of the site, or check out the Saturn playlist I created (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF683F0069AE1354F&feature=plcp). The bottom line is, I’ve been reliving some excellent Sega classics, and have been craving for more Sega love. What’s an old-time Sega fan to do? Download Sonic 4, that’s what!
I played for around three hours and I’m having a really good time. Sure the physics aren’t what you remember from the Genesis days, but this is a beautiful and super fast Sonic played in 2D. What more could you ask for? Well, besides better physics… I downloaded the PS3 version for the low price of $5. I’m not directly going for the trophies, but have found them to add some depth to the game. For example, you normally go for the Chaos Emeralds in a Sonic game, well now you score a trophy for doing so. Beat the first level in under 60 seconds and bam, another trophy. I like trophies and achievements like this, that make you want to go for them. Fun and challenging.
I don’t want to go on and on about this because today has been an insanely busy day for me and COE-related duties. I was on the phone and emailing tons of PR agents all day trying to secure games for January and beyond. Trust me, it’s not easy. So in-between doing this I figured I’d try Sonic 4, before recording some more footage for my next Saturn review. I know many of you will be able to add your own comments on the game so I won’t go on. Just know that I’m surprised by how much fun I’ve been having with a new Sega game. That hasn’t happened in a very long time. If you’ve been craving an old-school Sonic, be sure to check this one out.
For those interested, I finished off the first two zones, got all seven Chaos Emeralds and am going to try and finish the game tomorrow before starting on Sonic CD HD, which I hear great things about. Really want to see how the HD version translates. After that, I think I may just pick up Sonic Generations. Could it be, could Sonic actually be back?
So what have you all been up to lately?