Sega is making waves toward the 25th Anniversary game - Gaming Thoughts
Sega recently released, on Twitter, their official Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary logo and I have to say I'm pretty excited about it. Why, you may ask? Because the logo gives away a major vibe for the old days of Sonic! The logo itself looks like it was taken straight from a Genesis game which is always good to an old school fan such as myself.
So what does this show for the game? Well besides hope that the game will be more classic in nature, nothing. Nothing on the major game has been given away yet or has been leaked. Which is fine, as long as the game we end up getting is awesome. Time will tell. I can tell you what I really hope this game becomes, in one of two steps/desires.
1. I hope the game is one that is truly classic. I mean really classic. Like Sonic the Hedgehog 5 type of a thing, with tons of levels and great bosses, incredible music, etc. It doesn't have to be a pure 2D only game, I'm fine with the steps into 3D, but I'd be the most happy with a game that screams Sega Genesis. Sonic the Hedgehog 4, especially part 2, did a good job of that, but the amount of levels felt somewhat lacking. Plus half of the game, Episode 1, didn't even really feel like the second one (which does make sense since they were two different games, but still it created a disconnect). I want a huge game for this anniversary and if they go the good old days route I'm hoping for 40 levels, Chaos Emerald challenges, some type of co-op mode, and things like that. That would be a heck of a way to bring in the 25th Anniversary!
2. If they don't go the classic route then I hope we get something like Sonic Adventure 3 for the anniversary. As long as it has a good story, not decent, but actually good, I'd be happy with something like that. Have some solid gameplay as well. I don't care what the story is to be honest, as long as I want to keep playing to see what happens, that's enough for me. I liked Sonic Adventure but I loved the second one so hopefully (if they go this route) it's a good game that improves on everything we've seen in the past. Such a game is in high demand from Sonic fans, so there's no better time to introduce such a game than on the 25th anniversary! Will it happen? Probably not, but you never know!
Whatever Sega does I hope it's a fun game that leaves you wanting more of the same afterwards. That to me shows that they did a great job and that you can be happy with that. Time will tell what happens but keep your eyes peeled for news!
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Daniel Curtis has been an avid video game player for 21 years, since he was 5 years old. He runs a popular blog dedicated to gaming at GamerZoneBlog.com