This week on The Entertainment Dome, I wind up completely derailing any potential discussion topics to talk about Sonic Frontiers, its critical reception, and what it means for the series’ future.
Favourite Moments in Fiction #9 – Super Sonic VS Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure)
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sonic Adventure
I’ll be among the first to admit that Sonic’s first 3D outing has not aged well. However, I have too much nostalgia for the game to care. As one of the games that acted as my gateway into the franchise, I have a lot of fond memories playing Sonic Adventure and I still enjoy playing it to this day. If I had to pick an all-time favourite moment from it, though, it’d probably have to be the final boss fight. Continue reading
My VG Music Picks #51 – Be Cool, Be Wild, Be Groovy …for Icecap (Sonic Adventure)
If you heard this music without context, you wouldn’t think it would fit an ice-themed level, would you? And you’d be right. Icecap in Sonic Adventure is a much more platform-heavy level that requires you to take a slightly slower, more methodical approach to it… until you get to the snowboarding section that is. Continue reading
Sonic Forces – …Me to Question This Franchise’s Future Again
After a hiatus of sorts that was born from the unmitigated disaster known as Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, 2017 was set to be the year of Sonic the Hedgehog’s return. And while most eyes were focused on Sonic Mania, – a nostalgic throwback to his glory days in the 90s – my attention was placed squarely on his new 3D outing, Sonic Forces. If Mania was specifically designed to pander to Classic Sonic fans, Forces seemed to be doing the same for those who grew up with the more recent titles, such as myself.
Even when early previews were quite negative, I remained optimistic that while the game might not be the same level of quality as, say, Sonic Generations, it’d at the very least provide me with plenty of enjoyment and help usher in a new age of good 3D Sonic games. Sadly, that is not entirely the case. Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 63 – E3 2: Electric Boogaloo Part 2
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we finish off this year’s E3 recap with a ramble about the showings from Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo and more.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 60 – Fifteen Year-Old Me is Screaming
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we have a short natter on the newest Far Cry 5 info, we discuss how the upcoming Castlevania Netflix show might actually be good and I let my Sonic fan-boy out when talking about Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 51 – Sonic Forces… Me to Relive Emotional Trauma
WARNING: The following episode contains spoilers for Life is Strange
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James fulfills his promise from last week and decides to provide his two cents on Mass Effect: Andromeda, before moving onto gushing about his recent experience with Life is Strange and I wrap things up with some brief opinions on Sonic Forces and how Sega’s handling its PR (apologies for the peaked audio).
The Entertainment Dome Episode 27 – Not So Super Sonic
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we’re still complaining about the Ace Attorney anime and loving/hating Danganronpa 3. But we DO talk about actual news later on; specifically Telltale’s “multiplayer” announcement, the latest NX rumours and the two new Sonic the Hedgehog games.
My VG Music Picks #34 – Wave Ocean – The Water’s Edge (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006))
Sonic the Hedgehog for Xbox 360 and PS3 was a disaster. There is no good defense for this game; even ten years after its release, the vast majority consider this to be one of the darkest moments in Sonic’s history. A moment that very nearly killed him. But, despite the justifiable hate this game has received, there seems to be one thing that we all seem to agree on – it had some fantastic music. Continue reading