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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood


23:2407/10/2008Posted by Emmet PurcellNo Comments

It’s tough being a company mascot. After firmly establishing himself as an indestructible pop culture icon in the 90s, SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog has since been trundled out for a quick buck time after time, be it to play tennis, or even ride hover boards. Each canon installment has also confirmed the anthropomorphic hedgehog’s reluctance to fully meld his traditional gameplay styles with the demands of 3D platform gaming, whilst overloading an already stuffed ragtag of series cast members. Thus much-vaunted Canadian RPG developers BioWare’s (Neverwinter Nights, Mass Effect) decision to breathe life and credibility into SEGA’s star was one that perplexed hardcore gamers and delighted Sonic devotees. Its outcome, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, is an admirable success, but one that falls short of satisfying both spectrums.

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