Retro Sega Sonic

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  • FireSonosuke - December 17, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    I think I'm of the minority that actually like Sonic Unleashed, INCLUDING the Werehog sections.
  • rxb - October 22, 2013 4:52 a.m.

    I remember Sonic Twos-day. Pure bliss.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 17, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    If it was my graph it'd look something like this. _| ____ _| / \ ____ __ _|__/ \__ __/ \ / \ ________ _| \ / \__ __/ \__/ _| \ / \ __ __ | _| \__ / \_____/ \ / \ | _| \____/ \__ __/ \__/ _| | | _|_________________________________________ |__|__________________________ |'91| '92|'93|'94|'95|'96|'97|'98|'99|'00|'01|'02|'03|'04|'05|'06|'07|'08|'09|'10|'11|'12|'13+ (so far) <YEAR> | | | | | | | | |__| IT'S NO USE!!! Most of the differences come from the fact that I don't have an anti-Nintendo stance, I always felt that you could like both Sonic and Nintendo.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 17, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    Welp, looks like comment formatting destroyed my graph. ='(
  • GR_JustinTowell - October 18, 2013 3:41 a.m.

    No, I'm impressed with the graph :) And while I hated Nintendo as a kid, I'm now very comfortable with their approach to game design and have grown very fond of Mario & co. Never thought I'd say it!
  • GR_LucasSullivan - October 18, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    The effort is what counts :D
  • G0523 - October 17, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    I've been a Sonic fan since I was 5 years old, back in 1992. While the franchise has been through its extreme ups and downs, I'm still really glad I'm a Sonic fan. Sega made me clamor for all those Sonic games on systems other than the Genesis/Mega Drive (Knuckles' Chaotix, Sonic CD, Sonic 3D Blast on Saturn, etc.) they were always far too expensive. But when the Dreamcast came out, there was no question anymore. I was finally old enough to buy my own stuff and the Dreamcast with SA1 (and Rayman 2!) were all I wanted. It was amazing and I loved it. Once Sega pulled the plug on the Dreamcast, though, I knew dark times were ahead. But I didn't realize how dark they would actually be. The Sonic Advance games were fun (even though only the first one was the best) and I liked Sonic Heroes but then came Shadow and Sonic 2006. God were those games awful. I'm still surprised I managed to finish their story modes to be quite honest. But then Sonic Unleashed was released and, despite the werehog parts, I enjoyed it a lot. Also, having Sonic in Smash Bros. was like a dream come true! I love the Smash Bros. series and was ecstatic when Sonic was announced. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games though? Ehh I tried it but wasn't really a fan. It didn't feel like either character needed to be there. But then Sonic Colors came out and it was really good. Like surprisingly good. But then, Sonic Generations. Oh, man. I remember I went to a GameStop nearby because they were having a midnight release for Uncharted 3 which came out the same day but I think I was the only one who went in there and bought myself Sonic Generations. I didn't care. I loved it. I played the hell out of that game. So much fun! And now here we are. Anticipating Sonic Lost World. I played a bit of it last weekend at NYCC and accidentally chose one of the harder stages on display but it was still fun. I can't wait!
  • ThatGamerDude - October 17, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    I've been lucky enough to not have played through most of the "bad" Sonic games but all the other, I have really enjoyed (Even Sonic Heroes). I personally have always enjoyed Sonic Advance 2 not just because it was my first GBA game but the sense of speed you get from the game (the sountrack also helped too) and luckily, didn't crash as much as you probably did.
  • shawksta - October 17, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Ah Sonic Adventure, what a memory that was, i missed out on Sonic Adventure 2 but i played the HD port, it was really neat. I liked Sonic Zero Gravity on Wii I dont know why, it was just complicated and fun, except F*CK the online component, Your all f*cking crooks with your hacked Time Trials, F*CK YOU. Black Knight had a nice story, especially the villain. "beside that, there was another Mario & Sonic... but the gaming world seemed to be leaving poor Sonic behind." I know your simply making a point, but Winter Games was by far the best and most funnest Olympics game and thank god the next Wii U game is another Winter Game. Lets hope Lost World can bring something to the table. So far it has great potential but there's a lot of whinning as usual.
  • Vonter - October 17, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    Didn't play Sonic Black Knight however I like the cheesy final boss song. It's a shame they didn't continue there fairytale series, it felt hanged after that game had in the box it was planned to be a continuing series.
  • shawksta - October 17, 2013 7:20 p.m.

    Yeah, but Sega can only shove Sonic in so much before realizing its not gonna stick, and the Fairytale series wouldve been interesting.
  • pl4y4h - October 17, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    My first sonic game was either Sonic R or Sonic 3 & Knuckles on the PC, then bits of Sonic CD but I was too young to really utilize the time warp mechanic successfully. There I moved into SA 2 Battle, Adventure DX, and Heroes for the gamecube. Skipskipskip then I played Sonic 4 part 1 and then Generations (Catching up to playing sonic 1 and 2 multiple times between then). I was sensible enough to skip a large chunk of the catalogue.
  • GOD - October 17, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    I didn't see you mention the first Sonic Advance anywhere and I was wondering your opinion of it, since you are the Sonic expert if there ever was one. Also, Justin, what do you think of the Chao Gardens? Do you want them to return ever? Besides a Sonic collection PC disc in a paper envelope that I don't even know where it came from, I never got into Sonic until playing the Adventure rereleases on Gamecube and also Sonic Advance on the GBA which I personally really enjoyed. Even with the adventure games being my first major introduction to Sonic, I still found the other Sonic friends to be thoroughly annoying/stupidly funny. I also couldn't really stand Sonic Heroes and I haven't gotten a Sonic game since. 3D world looks to have some legitimately good ideas so I'm looking forward to your review.
  • GR_JustinTowell - October 17, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    Sonic Advance '1' is very good, best of the three. But only later when GBA Micro let you actually see the graphics ;) And Chao Garden and races were cool in SA1, though I didn't spend much time exploring them in SA2.
  • EAC73 - October 17, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    Sure Sonic R looked nice at the time, but that game was not fun at all to play, and don't get me started on the weird soundtrack.
  • pl4y4h - October 17, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    And as a complete contrast, I loved everything about Sonic R. Granted I was like 6 or 7 when I played it, but damn I had some good memories of that game
  • LeoZeo - October 17, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    I jumped into it around 1999. Adventure games are still my favourite Sonic games of all time. Also, I must be the only person in the world to think this... but I kinda liked the Shadow game.....
  • fattoler - October 17, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    I... Kinda liked the Werehog stages.