It was not long after 18/April-2011 - when the first Sonic Generations trailer was released - that something inside clicked. I had been with Sonic for ten years now, but only as a general fan.
I hardly took notice of any games, hadn't played most of the games released since Sonic Heroes, and definitely wasn't a part of any fan related groups online. So what was it that made me take notice of Sonic Generations, which ultimately crafted me into the fan of the series I am today?
The earliest memories I have with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise are with Sonic Adventure 2 way back in 2002. I can also remember owning both Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R on PC, though of course not having a computer until around 2004/5 those two would have come around that time.
I also had Sonic Heroes and Sonic Advance 1 and 2, but I couldn't exactly be called the biggest fan like I was with Pokémon. In that period of 2005-2010, when my gaming passion grew, I had owned hardly any new Sonic the Hedgehog games. The only game I did own was the first Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, on both DS and Wii.
The 10th anniversary of Sonic was what first got me into the series. The 20th anniversary helped cement my love for it. I started to take more notice. I followed Generations almost all the way through - from reveal to launch. Fact of the matter is, Sonic Generations got me to love the series, and I have since played most of the games I missed out on.
Spoilers. Spoilers. Oh so great.
Spanish or not, it's too late.
Game surprises wasted.
Avoid Youtube at all cost,
Otherwise the wait is lost.
Just a little poem there, to show how displeased I am at this news.
You heard me. Sonic Lost World has had its street date broken. Spanish retailers (or at least one) have broken the official release date for Sonic Lost World, and spoilers have already been posted onto YouTube.
And as said, my idea of Sonic Adventure 3. Why am I uploading this so early after the previous article then? Well, a recent bout of the rumour mill has been going, and basically the game 'Sonic Excursion' seems to have been taken as fact by almost everywhere. I won't bother going into it, as I'm sure that many of you will have seen it somewhere.
But onto my idea, which is more fleshed out than that rumour. I had planned this to feature Chao Gardens more in the story rather than how the other Adventure games dealt with them, which I described as "Oh look! A Chao Garden. Let's visit". This way, they can still remain optional, but it doesn't look as though they've been added in for the sake of it. Chao have been a major part of the story in two Sonic games - Adventure 1 and Rivals 2. This then would be the third, and as you read on, you'll see why. It's a long post, so settle in for some reading.
Admit it. Playing Sonic the Hedgehog games competitively against others is fun. Both Adventure games, Heroes, and the 3DS version of Generations all feature local multiplayer, and in the case of the 3DS, online play.
I have been keen to booting up Adventure 2 and Heroes when mates are round, and all enjoy it. But modern Sonic games seem to have just become single player affairs.
So today, I finally earned the Platinum Trophy of Sonic Generations. From the reading I had done, it seemed I wouldn't be able to do it, due to the 'glitched' trophy.
This, however, is nonsense. The trophy is not glitched at all. Instead, it is the servers of the Sonic Generations leaderboards playing up.