Sonic the Hedgehog was a big part of my childhood, but some things are best just left to age and die gracefully. It seems Sonic still has a bit of pep left though, and the latest trailer for Sonic Mania has me cautiously optimistic.
Sonic Mania goes back to the roots of Sonic, when his games were fun and fast and well, 2D. Too many games broke those three pillars of what made the original Sonic games so popular, but Sonic Mania promises to be a “new classic”. I have faith in the people working on the project too, a bunch of Sonic fanatics at Headcannon and PagodeWest Games that ported old Sonic games to new platforms with great reception from fans. These people know what made older Sonic games so appealing and hopefully this comes through in Sonic Mania.
Sonic Mania releases on August 15 and is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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