Tech Member Techokami has ripped what he told us about last week: unused Sonic Colors voice clips. They are in OGG format, so you’ll need a compatible player. These clips are little one-liners from Sonic and Eggman that sound like they were going to be used in-game, but tossed at the last minute. “BOS07″ & “E06″ seem to be the only clips in this batch that were used in the game.
We’ll try and find out why they’re in here, but until then, download them for yourself! I know most of you will enjoy them, since voice acting has become more important than gameplay in this generation of Sonic. No idea how that happened.
Now (wow, I’m an idiot) Tomorrow officially starts the 12 Days of Christmas. Already? Maaaaan, everything is moving so fast!
Sonic Retro News
There is this myth that is perpetuated by the mainstream gaming media that if a Sonic game is in 2D, it’s automatically good. Scarred Sun tackled this misconception back in August in response to Sonic Team’s director, Takashi Iizuka, buying into this fallacy in order to cover for his failures and bad decision-making. 2D is simply a cosmetic preference and whether or not a Sonic game is good boils down to it being well-executed, something everybody has forgotten in Sonic’s second decade. Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure have been the recent success stories in the franchise. They’ve been benefiting from the “2D bump,” however. I’m going to preempt the rest of my review for Sonic Colors (aka “Sonic Rush 3”) by saying that I don’t care for either of them. They’re boring. Before you leave yet another stupid comment saying, “oh it’s not classic Sonic, so that’s why you hate it,” please stop. I treat those two games differently, because they do not play like the classics, nor do they profess to be them. They left the latter to Sonic 4. (*zing*) Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventureis more about speed and racing, keeping platforming to a minimum. That’s not the reason they’re boring though:
Sonic Colors on the DS does all of these things, somehow managing to be more boring, shorter and easier.