A Look Back at 20 Years of Music History with Sonic

Masato Nakamura says he composed the remix of Sonic the Hedgehog's Green Hill Zone theme the way he did the original: By imagining it as a film. The difference is he only had still photographs when he wrote the song 20 years ago. Now for source material has the advantage of full motion video—and, of course, one of… » 11/19/11 3:00pm 11/19/11 3:00pm

Sonic Generations Has Game Reviewers Running in Circles

Desperately attempting to please two different sets of fans on Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary, Sega has crammed two different types of hedgehog gameplay into Sonic Generations, a formula that never fails to create entertaining game reviews. » 11/03/11 12:00pm 11/03/11 12:00pm

Revisiting two decades of games, is pitched as a celebration of…

Run Green Hill Zone in Under 1:50 and Collect Some Nice Sonic Merch

Earlier today I was wondering what qualified me to review Sonic Generations, beyond my capacity for saying "god dammit." Yet after a solid 24 hours with this game not only are my eyeballs properly tracking its sidescrolling motion, I've recovered my innate understanding of the technical requirements of a solid speed-run … » 11/02/11 11:30pm 11/02/11 11:30pm

Should You Buy Sonic: Generations? Yes.

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 … » 11/01/11 8:00pm 11/01/11 8:00pm

You’ll Be Able to Play Shinobi and Sonic Generations on the 3DS in…

So, you've held on, 3DS owner. You've maintained ownership Nintendo's stereoscopic handheld despite a software portfolio that's been rough going. When will you be able to play a classic arcade ninja or a beloved, speedy hedgehog, you've cried?! One Japanese publisher has heard you and their answer is soon. » 10/27/11 12:40pm 10/27/11 12:40pm

Perfect Chaos Reigns Over Sonic Generations' Modern Era

The third and final era represented in Sonic Generations is the modern era, represented here by the Crisis City, Rooftop Run, and Planet Wisp levels, and since there hasn't been a particularly compelling rival character in years, here comes Perfect Chaos. » 10/07/11 5:00pm 10/07/11 5:00pm