Sonic: Generations isn't swept up in the HD remake craze we're seeing with other franchises of a similar age. It's a different tour of its titular hedgehog's greatest moments, giving some classic 2D levels from the series a 3D interpretation, and vice versa. Fans have shouted for an end to the gimmicks, and for Sega to just give them what made the game great in the first place. This is Sega's response. Should you pick it up?
Owen Good, who may be the sports writer, but can still handle a D-Pad and hum the Green Hill Zone theme, thank you: Sonic sits at the exit door of my first console gaming era, in my late teens and early 20s. I think I last played it in a fraternity brother's garbage-strewn room with an iguana (which I would later kill) perched on my shoulder. It says a lot that those vivid memories come to life, 20 years later, after hearing Sonic's distinctive Vegas slot-room cacophony of collecting rings to a chiptune calliope.