Sonic Generationes Is Like A Dream Sonic Game, Except It's Real

Sega's next Sonic game, Sonic Generations, will let you play as classic, side-scrolling Genesis Sonic or as modern, control-him-from-behind-in-3D Sonic. You'll control either Sonic in levels inspired by three eras of Sonic games, from the originals, to the Dreamcast era, to modern times.

No special powers. No playable friends. Sonic Team is doing development.

On Friday, I played new versions of the original game's opening Greenhill stage , testing the classic and modern Sonic variations. As Classic Sonic, I ran from left to right, running and dashing. As modern Sonic, I was playing a three-dimensional game, running, jumping air-dashing, building a boost meter and tricking in the air. Both experiences were fun and felt true to their routes (though beware, reader, I grew up with a Super Nintendo, not a Genesis).

Sonic Generations will be out later this year for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Sega rep told me there's no Wii version because the game is fully HD. Odd. Sonic's been a star on Wii. They must have something else planned... (Sonic as a Vitality Sensor launch game? Make it happen!)

See the new Sonic Generations screenshots in the video above.


    And so the Sonic Cycle starts once again.....

    Please make sure there's no homing attack either and I will buy this day one!





    Hopefully there'll be an update that removes the unnecessary Modern Sonic bits.

    This article pretty much sums up how I feel.

    "were fun and felt true to their routes"

    Was that some kind of attept at a pun?


      Was that some kind of attempt at spelling?

    Hrm....a "good" Sonic game....but the Mayans didn't say anything about this in their end of the world predictions....

    Alas, I suspect there is on "Dreamcast Sonic" with the crazy wiggling eyebrows as he talks.

    Yes, as others say, the Sonic Cycle begins anew. I am excited about this game and thoroughly expect it to suck.

    Wow. There's an idea Sonic Team. Actually go back and play the originals and find out how to make a Sonic Game. Maybe have a go of Mario64/Mario Sunshine/Mario Galaxy too while your at it. Actually, how about you just make SEGA bankrupt, and destroy my childhood. And then let Nintendo buy 'em out! (thats a positive thing people, DKC made sure of that back in the ninties)

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