He's Got High Hopes

He’s Got High Hopes


Regular comic resumes Monday, but for now here’s some filler as a cop-out.

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that Sonic is going to be in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And if you haven’t, welcome to the internet. The range of reaction to his appearance has run an interesting gamut from outright rage and declaration that Nintendo has lost a sale, to belief that Sonic could very well be a top-tier fighter in the upcoming game. But there is one reaction that I have heard that seems to sum it up.

Like it or not, Sonic hasn’t produced many good games at all since Sonic Adventure 2, or even earlier depending on your perspective. Considering his declining popularity, it’s not unreasonable to assume that he’s in there as simply a fanservice; that he’s present simply to satisfy the fans of his from his glory days on the Genesis, and try to capitalize on the showdown that just about every video gamer from that age was longing for: Sonic vs. Mario. One on one. No olympic games. Just ass-kicking.

I am by no means saying that Sonic’s appearance in Brawl is a bad thing. Hell, I love watching him fight, and am sure that when the game does come out I’ll log plenty of hours beating the snot out of people with Sonic. But for me, the knowledge that Sonic is in the game has been… surreal. Every time I watch a video of Sonic in battle, I have to think for a moment, “Am I really seeing this?” But then my inner fanboy takes over and I wallow in the carnage.

Love him or hate him, Sonic’s in Brawl. Whether you want to play as him, beat the crap out of him, or set up the dream match you know you want to, he’s there, and I for one am glad to see him. All I really know for sure is that I have never been more excited about Brawl since the first trailer was revealed last year. Feb. 10th can’t come fast enough.

In other news, polls for the Sonic Site Awards close tomorrow! Vote for us!

It’s looking unlikely we’ll have a comic on Tuesday, and I have a midterm on Wednesday, so no filler from me. Sorry, all.

Posted on October 13, 2007 at 12:00 AM in Power Rings Filler and tagged with , . Follow responses to this post with the comments feed.
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