“The 3D Sonic games are rubbish,” we once, understandably, cried. “We need a modern version of the 2D series”. But then we got modern 2D games, in the shape of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and one half of Sonic Generations, and while better, they didn’t feel quite right. Very much the product of a modern Sonic Team trying to reverse-engineer the past with today’s tools and thinking, they were a decent-enough emulation of ‘90s fun that slightly lacked the heart and charm of the source material. They were Jurassic World, basically. The series’ traditional studio has changed staff so many times, and run through so many attempts to reinvent the series with ever-changing contrivances over the years, that its perception of ‘good Sonic’ now appears to be the game design equivalent of a word that’s been repeated so many times it’s lost all meaning, and become merely a sound. All this I knew, in theory. What I didn’t know was how clear it would become once I played a Sonic game by someone else. A game that got it right.Playing Sonic Mania for the first time is a lot like watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in that it becomes immediately… Read full this story
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