Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is Sonic The Most Overrated Game Ever?

Sonic the Hedgehog is an interesting case study in whether his popularity is due to the character and marketing or actual good game design. It is also quite curious that a video game franchise with such a random collection of hits and misses has survived for so long, especially when you consider how rough his ride has been over the last 15 years. Personally I have always been split down the middle where I find some of the Sonic games enjoyable but that enjoyment is often derived from the overall package as opposed to the core gameplay which is often painfully average.

YouTube channel Previously Recorded has decided to sit down and examine the original 16-Bit Sonic titles and try to establish if Sonic is the most overrated game ever. It is an interesting breakdown of the games design and a great view for aspiring indie game developers. It should also be noted that the video is trying to view the early Sonic games objectively while not attacking the series overall. I say this because Sonic fans are some of the most fierce and blindly loyal video game franchise fans ever. Enjoy!

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