When videogames go emo

We now have to be miserable to have fun

We remember when Sonic was “The hedgehog with attitude”. In his 16-bit days Sega always marketed him as the cooler, edgier alternative to Nintendo’s portly plumber, but oh how things have changed. In these contrivedly far less innocent times, it isn’t enough just to be fast, cocky and cool. No, Sonic’s now the square one and Sega need a new and ‘improved’ bastion of badassness.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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