Sonic Generations is out in just 1 hour and I haven’t been excited about a game like this in AGES.
When I was but a wee bairn, everyone in my neighbourhood grew up with Sega.
Everyone who didn’t own a Mega Drive was mad jealous of those who did.
I mean, c’mon.
They had blast processing.
It wasn’t until the Sega Saturn came out that things started heating up between my friends.
I would get into fights at school with Playstation fanboys, clutching my copy of NiGHTS while trying to explain that just because it came with its own, unique controller doesn’t make it lame.
You just don’t understand, I would say.
Sonic R is supposed to be braindead easy so that everyone can enjoy it!
Ah, the console wars.
We all have our own beloved memories of that era.
But at one point, Sega stopped making home consoles.
The kids on the block who I grew up with, lamenting over their dust-covered Dreamcasts would occasionally ask me if I kept playing mine, or if I too would join them for a few rounds of Halo.
Yeah, I kept playing it.
Even to this day, nothing beats Sonic Adventure’s Chao Garden.
Now that I am in Japan, with new games being thrown in my face every second day, I often think about how much things have changed from when I first turned on my Mega Drive.
However, there is one thing that will always remain the same.
My love for that little, blue hedgehog.
It’s been an amazing 20 years, Sonic.
Keep on running, you magnificent bastard.