The main line of Sonic the Hedgehog games (no spinoffs) has been on an upward trend with its most recent games after Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) because every game since then has received better reviews than this 2006 game. IGN thought that this 2006 game would “sabotage any hopes for a successful transition to the next-generation. …Players will die countless times as Sonic and friends plunge into the depths of the abyss thanks to unresponsive and plain whacky controls.” It gave the game a 4.8/10. The next game Sonic Unleashed recieved mixed reviews, praising the daytime levels and criticizing the nighttime levels. Metacritic gave it a 60/100 for much of the same reasons. The next game: Sonic 4 Episode 1 got mostly positive reviews. Game Rankings gave the iOs version a 74.29% using a variety of other game ranking websites. Metacritic gave the same game a 74/100 with the highest praising reviews calling it “deserving of the name ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4′” and multiple reviewers have stated that it recaptures “a lightning fast 2D platform game that recovers what made the original game a true classic”. The Playstation 3 version got slightly lower at a 72, the X-box 360 game got a score of 74/100 and the Wii version notched the highest reviews at a strong 81/100. Sonic Colors’s reviews from Metacritic were consistent, scoring a 78 and 79 on the Wii and DS versions, respectively. One praises the “fantastic game. Not just a step in the right direction, but an unequivocal success. In fact, it’s the best entry in the series since the Blue Blur’s 16-bit heyday.” Another reviews Colors as “fast, frenetic fun with enough challenge to satisfy the hardcore crowd baying for a decent new Sonic game.” The following game was Sonic Generations, the 20th anniversary game. It was a diamond compared the 15th anniversary game. The X-Box 360 and Playstation 3 versions differed by only a single point in reviews by Metacritic. The homage to fans won praise for ” the perfect celebration of everything Hedgehog for any type of fan” and ” a successful combination of classic and modern gameplay, both of them polished and highly replayable, making this latest Sonic game the path to follow for future releases.” Sonic 4 Episode II lost a bit of ground. The reviews from Metacritic on the iOs version are that the game” isn’t quite the blue hero we know him to be, but it’s a step in the right direction and a decent platformer for fans of the series and those after a slick platformer.” The Playstation-3 and X-Box 360 got slightly more lower scores, but the game’s reintroduction of the Sonic & Tails duo last seen in Sonic 3 & Knuckles was “gives the perfect level of balance to correct mistakes made at mach speed.” In the last month, Sonic: Lost World has been released, however, it’s a little earlier to start judging the game.
I’m listening to BrainScratchComm’s playthrough of “Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)”, which can be summarized as great soundtrack, awesome headkick by Shadow vs. Silver, and garbage that’s all been retconned. Tangent’s aside, It was written by the main guy of the Improv Club, a guy by the name of Cody. Opening with how he got mocked in lower school, and how awesome his friends were, he goes on how playing video games made him different,, he goes on how he was friends with James since like 1st grade. (Which i thought was a framing error until I realize he was talking about a different James than the one that now comes to mind.) He describes how James got him out of the house and they rode bikes together in his neighborhood. Which was under construction. He then describes how encountering a bad stretch, he fell off his bike … a lot. After the experience, he pretty much passed up on riding bikes. But he also goes on to say how everybody needs a friend like James, who takes them out of their comfort zone, a Leonard to Sheldon, so to speak.
After much deliberating, I have just decided to mention Robotics and settle on a “Sonic the Hedgehog” speal. Why? Because it’s counts as a theme for Seniors for Homecoming. (They have Nintendo, Sonic is on Nintendo). I have bought Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. All four games are on my iPad mini. I love going hitting “No Save”, tapping S-E-G-A, choosing to add an extra Chaos Emerald, and the Sonic 2 &C Sonic 3 Item boxes. I love the fact that I can play as Sonic, Tails, Sonic & Tails, & Knuckles. I love accidentally getting the combo of Knuckles & Tails. (I still can’t figure how I got it that one time.) I like playing Marble Zone as Knuckles and climbing the walls, or using Tails to carry Sonic to extra life boxes in Spring Yard Zone. I like posting pictures of my games on Facebook. (I even have an album titled “Sonic the Hedgehog” pictures.) I watched Clementj642’s playthroughs on Youtube (He RIPS SONIC 06 APART [Though he starts cursing at how bad the game gets]) on the Internet after I got home at 10:30 PM from my summer job. In Sonic CD, I like bouncing through the time periods, and shooting for the Time Stones. In Sonic 2, I like trying to improve myself to get past Chemical Plant Act 2. (Seriously, that zone is too hard for its placement in the game, because Chemical Plant was originally much later in the game.) In Sonic 4 Episode 1, I like racking up the extra life boxes, and all the nostalgia filter. I like playing the pinball machine in Casino Night, Act 2. It is so fun to hit “Jackpot” twice in a row, and get a total of 300 rings for 3 extra lives.
Heck, I’m even using Sonic the Hedgehog (the characters of Shadow and Silver) in my Related Rates problem project for AP Calculus AB. There’s even Sonic 4 Episode 2 App, that allows to play as Sonic & Tails a la “Sonic 2” on iTunes. I will be buying it when I get enough money to get an Itunes card. (I’ve posted several requests on iTunes asking for a “Knuckles in Sonic 2”, “Sonic 3 & Knuckles” and “Sonic 4: Episode Metal” Apps.) Even better, when my ability to enjoy food disappears, when I can’t get enough sleep, because of my medicine, I still enjoy the games on my medicine. The games are truly amazing. (Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic 06 aside), and while hopes for the true 3-D games (Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, especially) are not likely to be fulfilling. At least, I can by the soundtracks to most of the games. I own the Japanese Soundtrack to Sonic CD. (I just found a copy of the American Soundtrack available) and a few songs from the 3-D games. (The theme songs from Sonic ’06, the intro music from “Sonic Adventure”, “Venegance is Mine” — For Radical Highway and “Live and Learn” from Sonic Adventure 2, and “Team Chaotix”.) They sell the “Sonic Generations'” soundtrack on iTunes.