Thursday, June 19, 2014

1.03 Sonic went 'Boom' and died.

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1.03 Sonic went 'Boom' and died.
     We all know the mascot of Sega, the 'blue blur', the hedgehog that's supposed to be faster than the speed of light, although we all know that isn't true, you know him; Sonic the Hedgehog.

     He's cool, he's cocky, he's annoying, but that's how some of us gamers like him. He isn't a bad character, his games are fun, from his classic interface in 2D until he arrived in 3D in his newer games, his awesome speedy abilities and awesome moves, Sonic is one everyone knows about, and cannot forget. He has been around for a while now, but has he been around too long?

     Recently, he came out with the game Sonic: Lost World. When I heard it got announced and I saw some gameplay and footage, I got really excited, but at first they said nothing about what the game was actually about, but in the trailer it did mention something about six new villains called the Deadly 6 or something like that. But anyways, it had a whole new game setting, as gravity was defied and you could move around on little platforms and explore strange new places on a distorted lost planet called the Lost Hex.

     It looked like a good game, until I actually watched some playthroughs, and I realized something; there was no reason to it all! Think about it, the game literally starts out with you flying in the air on Tail's airplane (can't remember the name) and you and Tails are chasing after Eggman as he stuffed the little animal critters inside his capsule, just like in the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. It was interesting to see this concept again, but all the sudden you see a planet, one giant ass planet, oh look! It's the long lost Hex that people have been looking for!


     So you get shot, you crash onto the planet (i can't remember where Tail's goes off to) and then you land, and you save the critters, but all the sudden, you see the Deadly 6 in front of you, they look kinda vicious, and you are ready to fight them, but instead of fighting them, you just fly and burst past them and leave the critters behind.

What the f*ck, Sonic?
Are you f*cking series right now.

     The game just felt like all the other Sonic games, but at the same time it didn't at all. Think about it, Sonic Unleashed was a great Sonic game in the franchise! You played as the original Sonic in actual fun maps and cool new skills, actions, graphics, it was a masterpiece of a game and had a lot of bonus content so you could keep playing after you beat it, and how could we forget playing as the Werehog? He could break and smash with cool combo moves, he was slow, but the maps were designed for him specially and you could cycle through day and night in the game so you can play as him whenever you want! I also liked collecting XP and upgrading my abilities! That was fun to me because there was so much I had dreamed for a Sonic game!

     After that was Sonic Generations, which was a freaking blast! It was about the original Sonic, 'modern' Sonic, but twist! It's about 'classic' Sonic as well! What happens? Well, there is a break in time, and a giant clock-work doom cloud takes all the Sonic characters from the past and future and brings them into a place between time, a blank place where no past or future is yet created, and Sonic from today and Sonic from the past (graphics improved and new 3D design), they must work together to bring all their friends back from Sonic history and save time before it is consumed to nothing! It was creative, and the best part? You could play as modern Sonic and run around worlds that were originally in 2D (such as Green Hill Zone [Sonic the Hedgehog] and Chemical Plant Zone [Sonic the Hedgehog 2]), but with new gameplay, the 2D worlds expand to 3D for the first time ever! And with classic Sonic, you can explore the 3D worlds from newer Sonic games (such as Crisis city [Sonic '06] and Planet Wisp [Sonic Colors]) and play them in 2D mode for the first time as well, including the ability to use a Wisp (such as Drill or Spikes) as classic Sonic! It was a fantastic bring pack to a future and past, and they had this piece of dialogue in it that made me smile so hard;

Classic Tails: "He has how many? Where does he keep all those rings?"
Modern Tails: "I don't know. I keep forgetting to ask."

     There were so many great Sonic games in the 2000s (Sonic '06 is a bad game, I know, but hey!) and his fan-base blew up like crazy, but all the sudden, he SSSSUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKEEEDDD.

     I don't mean he sucked, but they just released a new game called Sonic Boom and it's a co-operative game where you work as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy to do whatever, I don't know the story yet, but it has a bit more of a some-what western costume design, and guess what I realized?


     Do you see what I'm trying to show you? Look at them again, look at them in order. Can you see it? He's small in the beginning, round, looks like a little kid around the age of ten years old. Just read this:

These are estimated on how old he looks in the following images:
Image #1 - Age 10 Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Image #2 - Age 13 Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut (1998)
Image #3 - Age 16 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Image #4 - Age 19 Sonic Lost World (2013)
Image #5 - Age 21 Sonic Boom (2014)

You can see it for real now.
Sonic isn't changing design...

     Of course time goes by in his dimension, but as you can see, it's REALLY happening! He's growing up! Here are more statistics:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Classic)
    • Short
    • Round
    • Soft & Cuddly
    • Young looking
    • No voice
  • Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut
    • Slightly taller
    • Lost a bit of weight
    • Less soft
    • Looks like a kid, but a bit older
    • Young and a bit of a scratchy voice
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    • Average height
    • Slim and healthy
    • No more softness
    • Looks like a teenager
    • Bit of a bolder voice
  • Sonic Lost World
    • Stopped growing for a bit
    • Still slim and healthy
    • Still no cuddle
    • Looks like an adult
    • Voice went bold, changed entirely
  • Sonic Boom
    • Reached his final height
    • Is a lot more slim, lost a bit more weight
    • Dresses up in newer clothes like a young adult does
    • Looks 'all grown up'
    • Again, bold voice and stops changing.
     This is total proof that Sonic is aging, and what if four games later, he starts having the issues of being middle aged and he sounds like a REAL ADULT? What if people? What does Sonic have planned for us?

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