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Flashback Arcade – Episode 1 | The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise

On the inaugural episode of the Flashback Arcade, Middle of Nowhere Gaming Associate Editor Esteban Cuevas (@colorwind), Associate Writer Charlie Savidge (@cnsavidge), and Executive Editor Shawn Richards (@littlebighamm) discuss everyone’s favorite blue and speedy mammal, Sonic the Hedgehog. We discuss our first game with the blue blur as well as what we like about Sonic and the state of the franchise now.┬áThen, in the first addition to the Flashback Essentials, the crew decides whether or not Castlevania: Symphony of the Night should be inducted. Will one half of the Metroidvania genre make the cut? Continue reading Flashback Arcade – Episode 1 | The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

Sonic BAMF!

I had no faith in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric before it came out. At first, I held off on judging the redesigns of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy because, as a Sonic fan, I was used to new ideas being tried with the franchise. However, after seeing actual gameplay of the game at E3 2014, I knew that not only was the game in trouble, but Sega would be as well since they were developing a new TV show and merchandising based on this idea. There was very little of the Sonic style and feel in the game, and it looked like a generic platformer that you would find dirty and uncared for in the discount section at Walmart. Everyone who has played this game has declared it an unmitigated disaster on the level of the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006 so I was expecting the worst. However, now that I have played and finished it, I think the hyperbole of the internet has gotten the best of us. Continue reading Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review