Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I could watch this episode again

The following is a post I put on the BBC America blog of which Doctor Who episode I would re-watch over and over (and over!) again.

“Dalek” It show action, the return of the Daleks, Christopher Eccleston being the first doctor I’ve enjoyed, the doctor joking around as well yelling in hate to show his acting range, a museum of sci-fi history, and a bad guy that gets his in the end. A episode I’ll enjoy over and over again.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A future of Sonic

The 1 thing I always think of in a new Sonic game is 2 player co-op. Sonic 2&3 had it, Sonic Advance 3 had it, and Knuckles Chaotix had it. Soic 2 is one of the perfect games for me because of the co-op that me and my sister used. I have dozens of games that have a online, system link, or split screen co-op to them.

Look a Super Mario Bros. Wii, that game could have been a 2-4 player Sonic game if SEGA used my idea that I had for a few years now. It doesn't need to be 4 player, but something like LEGO Star Wars where 1 player can switch between Sonic and Tails with a dropin out co-op for a friend.

Go back to the roots of Sonic 2&3 by just having Sonic and Tails in it. With the 2 characters the game can have puzzles like the 2 to hit 2 buttons to open a door, use Tails to lift Sonic to areas he couldn't reach alone, and beat Badniks with shields by having Sonic stand in front as Tails attacks from behind.

This game could be on any system. Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii could use their online multiplayer, while phone and other handhelds could just have offline multiplayer. New characters could be DLC (did I just say that?). Sonic 4 is on all of those platforms and Sonic 2 is on even more.

This new game can be a download only game too. Sonic may have too many friends these days, but having one in a game with him is better than none (looking at Sonic 4). Sonic is my favorite thing and I want to enjoy it with a friend.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sonic Generations of me

Way back in the year 1992 the video game company SEGA releases the sequel to its biggest selling at the time. This game is now available on dozens of platforms. It was the first in the series to have co-op play. The game I’m talking about has an epic story without a single word being said with music that I still sing today. This adventure spans four days around, under, and over one island, even in space. This video game that got me loving video games and the main character that stars in it is Sonic The Hedgehog 2.

It was Christmas and toys were everywhere. One of the many items me and my sisters got was a SEGA Genesis that came with Sonic 2 which we had to share. I played with it the most so I came to owning it. We also had a NES with one or two games and an Atari, both of which we hardly touch. They were not as fast, bright, and entertaining as the new system in the house that will turn me in to a gamer. Some other games were rented here and there like Mortal Kombat 3 but didn’t have the gameplay of Sonic 2 which was the only game at the time I enjoyed. It would be some years later until I play the first game but not as much time would pass until I play the sequel Sonic 3.

Sonic 2 was the first game I beat, over and over again. Sonic 2 got me in to collecting all of the rings, I still fail at it. It also got me to start seeing the patterns in enemies and bosses. After many times of play I then started to see that the faster I play the bigger point bonus I’ll get. I replay levels to find hidden items and faster routes. When I finally got all of the chaos emeralds a whole new world of Sonic opened for me thanks to Super Sonic. Sometime later I came across video game codes for Sonic 2 that just crank up the crazy fun for me to have. Enter the level select to replay my favorite parts all I wanted, enter the sound test part to chill to the tune without enemies or time limit, and then came the debug code that not only had me making a crazy fun game in to just crazy but had me to follow the path of a gamer to the road of game maker. The debug code not only gave me a peek of what a game can do, but how they are made and worked.

Most people may say that they love Sonic 3 more but there would be no Sonic 3 if Sonic 2 didn’t start the grand story of the Death Egg. The Sonic comic book and cartoons came out the year before Sonic 3 which shows that Sonic 2 had been doing so well in sells that more money was put in the idea of Sonic to make a comic book with a continuing story that still runs today and two cartoons, one that's all wacky comedy which each episode could be a standalone and the other cartoon is an epic tale with humor to keep it friendly with lots of darkness and even a bit of sadness too.

The Mario games like to have the word bros. in the title but the player can only play as one of them at a time where as in Sonic 2 the 2 does not only mean that it’s the second game but also that two player can play at once. Player one plays as Sonic who is the only one who can get power ups, hit the signpost, lose rings when hit, has the camera following him, and dies. Player two plays as Tails with the same moves, ability to hit baddies, collect rings, and the ability to not stay dead. It was with this type of game play the that teamwork skills are made by having player one move the camera while player two takes the hits. My sister was player two which was a stepping stone for her to become a gamer as well.

Sonic is my favorite thing. He has done more wrongs than Mario but Sonic gets right the things Mario can’t do well or at all. Starting with Sonic 2, continuing with the comic book, and now plans to take the Xbox360 and Wii to the heights of new game play fun for everyone at the speed of sound, Sonic won’t stop no matter the speed bump.

Happy birthday Sonic!

$6 for a limited Sonic comic

Here is Sonic #229 next to Sonic #229 variant edition.

Beware Sonic fans.

Some parents who saw the Kroger ad from last week may have seen this not so well put together emulator of some games with Sonic on the cover. Spread the word to avoid.

Saturday, December 3, 2011