With Gow unable to join this week due to having some work to do before Fiona getting back from a holiday, I took the opportunity to take a break myself as well.
However I couldn’t quite bring myself to do it, my OCD kicked in about the fact that I was about to miss a week.
However I also have been meaning for weeks to do a catch up on what’s going on with the Site, Podcast & YouTube, so took the opportunity to do a short podcast on that stuff.
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Now I know I am a Sonic fan and as the elder of the T1 team I have a lot more nostalgia than the others to call upon – However knowing that when the review code for the HD Re-Release of Sonic Adventures 2 landed it was instantly put aside for me, I am starting to get the impression that I might have been typecast!
Originally released back in 2001, I do vaguely remember playing it on the Dreamcast. It was actually the last Sonic to be released for a Sega made console, though it was later ported to the Gamecube as well.
When you start the game your first real port of call is the story mode, this comes in two variants ‘Hero’ & ‘Dark’. Hero puts you in control of Sonic (naturally), Tails & Knuckles while the Dark team consists of Dr Robotnik and saw the introduction of Shadow the Hedgehog & Rogue the Bat.
Gameplay wise these two teams are basically a match, for example the Sonic/Shadow levels are the classic get though the level as fast as you can, collecting all the rings type affair. Tails/Robotnik levels involve running around in Mechs shooting anything that moves, while the Knuckles/Rogue levels involve finding a number of items hidden in the level.
You need to have finished both stories to get to the final ending of the game, but once you do this is when the game opens up a bit and gains some re-playability. Each level contains a set of extra ‘missions’ that give you a reason to go back and do them again. From collecting 100 rings to finding the hidden Chao, it changes it up enough not to be a complete grind.
What however is very grinding are the visuals, controls & camera.
Everyone by now knows that I am a bit of a nerd and have always loved comics. Sometimes I can get a bit snobbish about it as well when it comes their transition to other media.
Green lantern for example was an absolute travesty & Superman returns should have been shot on sight with a kryptonite bullet. However the one that makes my blood boil the most was the 1995 Judge Dredd, not because it was a bad film but more because this was a lot of peoples first introduction to the character.
Fortunately there is a new Dredd film out that is getting some good reviews (I have yet to see it) that should help wash away the memories of that film.
However that is not the only Dredd related project out at the moment, TinManGames have a new digital adventure book featuring the Judge.
Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 puts you in the boots of the Judge as he brings the law to the streets of Mega City One.