Retro Review: Sonic Adventure

Oh Sonic, how the mighty have fallen.

Once the Sega superstar with attitude, able to go toe-to-toe with Super Mario, and now, well, have you seen Sonic Boom? The blue blur’s descent into mediocrity has been a tragic one, notably starting with his shaky transition into the 3D. But many fans still revere those first forays into the third dimension with Sonic Adventure released on the Dreamcast in 1998 and its 2001 sequel. These games are remembered fondly, and with each new 3D iteration of Sonic, many cry out for the series to return to its roots with a new Adventure game. But are these games really worthy of such praise, or is our nostalgia playing with our memories? After returning to these games recently through the magic of PSN, I can now say it’s the second. Definitely the second.

Continue reading “Retro Review: Sonic Adventure”

Top 10 3D Zelda Bosses (That Aren’t Ganon)

With The Legend of Zelda on the mind after the new Netflix rumours, I couldn’t help reminiscing on the franchise and came to the conclusion of this simple Top 10 for my favourite series. Well, not entirely simple, pretty specific rules for this list I know, but I decided it was a bit unfair to compare the top down Zelda bosses with the ones from the 3D installments, so maybe that will be a topic for another time. Not to mention, between a score of truly climactic moments with Ganondorf throughout the series, I didn’t want to bog down this list with the same character. So without further ado, these are the 10 3D bosses not named Ganondorf have that stuck with me the most throughout my years of playing The Legend of Zelda.

Continue reading “Top 10 3D Zelda Bosses (That Aren’t Ganon)”