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.