This week it seemed appropriate to look back at some of our favourite launch titles ever. And today we have a classic. “Sonic doesn’t work in 3D”. There’s a phrase that would see a rise in popularity throughout the 21st century. As the years turned into decades, our collective memory has been warped. We’ve lived through Sonic 2006. We’ve been made cynical. But in 1999, Sega were primed to usher in a new generation, and a more modern take on their beloved mascot.Sonic Adventure was the first mainline Sonic title since 1994’s one-two punch of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Sonic and Sega were back, and more bombastic than ever. This was 128-bit, baby! Ask anyone what the coolest moment on the Dreamcast was, they would confidently respond with Sonic being chased by a killer whale in Emerald Coast, Adventure’s opening level.However, Sonic Adventure was more than just a technical showpiece. It was a look into the world of Sonic. It turns out that giant anthropomorphic animals are actually something of a minority here. There are humans here that have lives, you can talk to them, and hear about their problems. I would spend hours running around the city and the… Read full this story
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