Well, Sonic Lost World has come and gone, and in the process managed to break my heart. Lost World seemed like it was upping the ante for Sonic games to come, but I was mistaken. Though, Sonic has managed to sweep me off my feet again with the announcement of Sonic Boom and everything involved with it. Sonic Boom not only plans to launch a video game, but also a TV series to complement the game as well. Sega looks to be taking Sonic in the right direction with time and investing the proper amount of attention to our Blue Blur.
Sonic comes to us in a new fashion with Sonic Boom, as does Tails, Amy Rose, and Knuckles most of all. Amy Rose and Sonic seem to have just undergone a wardrobe change, but the same can’t be said for Knuckles and Tails. Tails is no longer bronze with his outlandish tech gear; instead, the remodel of Knuckles plans to take that role. Knuckles has grown a little since the last time we saw him, and even though it may be weird, it’s fitting for the character. Alterations were made across the board and will be evident in the gameplay, but these are logical improvements that could better help define the Sonic franchise.
Sometime in between Sonic Boom’s release and now, try to get some friends and prepare for the multiplayer experience to come. As any game, solo campaign will be available, but the most enjoyment will come from the thrill of racing with friends. The new model of these beloved characters look to play off of one another with a strong emphasis on interaction between them, instead of having different levels dedicated to only one character ala Sonic Adventure 2.
It was rumored that Sonic Boom was going to arrive on Xbox One and PS4, though Sega quickly shot those tales down, confirming that the title will be exclusive to Nintendo platforms. I’m always happy to hear Nintendo and Sega creating a world for Sonic, but fool me twice, shame on me. I’ll attempt to restrain my excitement, but I look forward to what Sonic Boom has to deliver.