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E3 2010: Sonic Colors first impressions

Here we go again… We’re excited about a Sonic game again, yes, in spite of all he’s put us through. We know. Our anticipation and revulsion for all things Hedgehog has been known to rise and fall with the changing of the seasons. But Sonic’s taken a multi-year breather from “returning to his roots” and looks all the better for it. Hopefully, gamers won’t mind that he’s heavily borrowing from his old rival….

Mario Galaxy. That’s all we could think of once Sega unveiled Color’s overworld to us. Each level is represented by planets, tethered to together by Doctor Eggman’s fiendishly fun plot of creating the universe’s largest amusement park. We don’t think Sega will resent the comparison to Nintendo, because we sure as hell don’t. It’s the best thing the Wii’s got going, and we wish more games ripped off, instead of just straight up stealing Wii Sports.

However, it’s not like simply being set in space is what made Galaxy great. It’s the idea that levels can be clumps of anything and everything, and don’t require a logistical explanation. And that’s exactly what Sonic Colors has going for it, thus freeing Sonic Team up to design gorgeously detailed environments without the creative restriction of open-worlds, sword, town folk banter or Werewolf-based cache.


Above: No Werehog, as far as the eye can see...

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29 comments

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  • killswitchmad116 - June 17, 2010 9:38 a.m.

    Wait....If you look around the web you'll find a tech demo for the original Sonic on the Saturn it was just like Mario Galaxy so therefore Galaxy nicked Segas idea :)
  • QWERTYCommander - June 17, 2010 5:26 a.m.

    Damn I wish I was Sonic in that last picture.
  • milesgregory - June 17, 2010 5:03 a.m.

    Ha!!! Funny thought what if this is the game that a couple years from now gets sega back. That would be funny. But seriously folks this looks good. They just need to make Panzer Dragon (am I the only one yes no...whatever) oh and phantasy star. Maybe Ristar 2 (I jizzed) but sega needs to get back on top whether it be with an actual console or just releasing the best games for nintendo.
  • StickyLungs - June 17, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    I guess I'll give this game a shot, but I feel like I have stockholm syndrome.
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 17, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    As long as it doesn't have crappy dialogue cut scenes, the other "Sonic" animals, and human/ furry make-out time....
  • n00b - June 17, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    remember sonic unleashed looked good until a few weeks till release... thats when they reveled the warehog and sonic was crap again.
  • Cyberninja - June 17, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    wow this is a really good year to be a nintendo fan
  • SaltyWalnuts - June 17, 2010 1:27 a.m.

    flying through crazy worlds at high speeds with no lame friends and no speed breaking tranformations... fuck it, against my better judgement i am sold on this game. looks awesome.
  • Tenfey - June 17, 2010 1:02 a.m.

    Maybe someday we can move past this bigotry and refer to them as 'Sonic-Americans'
  • VirAetas - June 17, 2010 1 a.m.

    Admittedly, I'm nervous yet hopeful for this game. I was actually intrigued by the first preview you posted a couple weeks back. However, the other unnamed wisp powers worry me. All Sonic needs to do is run fast, and faster. But like all fans, I'll get my hopes foolishly high and then have them dashed at the last second when the final wisp turns him into vampire with stretchy legs and a terrible text tree driven plot. Like Mass Effect except with terrible animal puns.
  • shyfonzie - June 17, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    My prediction: Sonic in a slow jetpack.
  • likejenga - June 17, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    @theemporer that took me a while but i loled many times
  • RocketPenis - June 17, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    Heres to hoping, that this game will be good.
  • theemporer - June 17, 2010 12:15 a.m.

    In a week they will reveal the swatchhog.
  • db1331 - June 17, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    Follow along with me: The last several Sonic games have been terrible. Sonic Colors is a Sonic game. Sonic Colors will be _______.
  • mgkyo666 - June 16, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    @Tronto13 You spelled one wrong... IRONY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • SenatorPepper - June 16, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    Yup. I'm going to drool. Don't care. Optimistic. Like Thom Yorke.
  • Metroidhunter32 - June 16, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    Just so long as it doesn't control like secret rings. That was just god awful.

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