Thursday, 4 February 2010

Superfast Sonic is 16 Years Too Late

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

I liked to play Sonic the hedgehog when it was a 2D platformer. Once every other console jumps to 3D, Sonic has to jump 3D too, and then just makes the game a little bit unplayable.

I was bored of falling during my first 5 minutes of playing a 3D Sonic the Hedgehog. You have to control left right, speed and everything in a split second.

I do think that the only way that people could finish up Sonic 3D was to memorise the course totally, which if for me... not a joyful platformer game.

Recently I read the paper, and they're saying that Sega (I thought this company has gone bankcrupt?) is going to release it's long hold Sonic the Hedgehog 4! A 2D platformer! Yiehaa...

Sega has announced that the game formerly known by the codename ‘Project Needlemouse’ is actually Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

Sonic 4, we’re pleased to report, heralds a return to his two-dimensional roots. In other words it’s a side-scrolling, high-speed, gold ring-collecting action/platform game, just like the good days of the Mega Drive. That’s certainly no bad thing in our book – especially given the travesties of recent outings. Furthermore, being a bit, y’know, old school the new game doesn’t require the large storage capacities offered by DVDs or Blu-Ray discs. Instead it’s bound for download via Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare and the PlayStation Network this summer.

The other significant component of Sega’s announcement is the new name – ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1’. Sega doesn’t illuminate on the implications of this, but it certainly looks like there will be other episodes in the pipeline. Let’s just hope that this is more than a means to pick our pockets several times over.

And that’s pretty much all there is to know at the moment, save to inform you that Sega has just launched an Official Sonic 4 website that boasts a number of countdown clocks, each ticking away towards the unveiling of new gameplay information, concept art and so on. In short we’ll have plenty of reasons to be checking www.sega.com/sonic4/us/index.html over the next few days, and we’ll be sure to report back with the juiciest details.

Well... that's a good news. I just can't wait to have em on my Wii. (better get Super Mario Bros 3 first!)

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