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.
So they’ve taken the basic concept, dyed him jet black black (yawn), made him overtly offensive to all around, and given him a gun. A bloody gun! Nice one Sega. You’re down with the kids. Really street. No, honestly, we mean it.
And all of that made a really good game too. How could it not?