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a sonic update at Fri 12-Jun-15 11:37:19
I still wonder how this happened. Generations and Colours were so good. They were so good that we could take the announcement for Lost World with cautious optimism. But now, three games later, the news of Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice just leaves me rolling my eyes. I'd like to believe that this is going to be better than the last abomination they put out. After all it can't possibly be worse. Right? Lightning has struck twice already, it can't possibly be three times, right?

Methinks it can. Mehopes, still, for some reason, it won't. And I still hold out some small hope that Sega Japan are going to announce a real Sonic game. Please, Sega?

Sonic Lost World fell prey to some of the old faults - especially where someone decided instakills in a limited-lives system equal fair challenge. And where someone else came in from a weekend of reading GameFAQs posts about other game series and decided that, for some bizarre reason, what the Sonic series really needed was a godsdamned stealth section. But they made these errors in Unleashed, and then the next game was Colours. A Lost World 2 could be really good. And the idea that Sega's share of the proceeds might go towards it is literally the only reason I am prepared to countenance Fire and Ice right now.

Sega. We're watching.

In SV news, I intend to more actively participate in E3.
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