Friday, May 16, 2008

the blue blur goes for a walk

I always find it hilarious how defensive Sega is on their Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I sure hope the video posted below is a glitch and not the actual Havok physics engine they backed the game on, where the bad guys would have ragdoll physics. With that being said I can fully understand why Sega wants to completely ignore the 2006 next generation entry of the Sonic franchise in their hype for the upcoming Sonic Unleashed. I almost find it pathetic that the biggest addition in this year's entry to the series is the fact that the game will switch to 2D style side scrolling during the fast moments of the game and then switch back to 3D.

Its as if they're starting to give up on the notion of making a 3D Sonic game and just giving the fans what they want. I guess this would make sense, the only good Sonic games in the past 10 years were 2D style games on the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS, all of which weren't developed by Sonic Team. Its almost as if the Tokyo based Dimps team knows Sonic better than Sonic Team themselves. We'll find out soon enough since the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed will be handled by Dimps while the Xbox 360/PS3/PS2 ones will be from Sonic Team. The fact that they have yet to unveil the new "unleashed" werewolf gameplay aspect of the game is just a bit unnerving to say the least.

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