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Time flies by so fast at times, but sometimes it just doesn’t go fast enough. For our friend Sonic, his latest crack at the whip looks like it may actually rectify a lot of what has been plaguing him in the transition to 3D. Don’t get me wrong, I actually had quite a bit of fun with Sonic Adventure 1. I thought it was a pretty charming title and a great launch game for the Dreamcast. After that though, the series has just regressed like a terminally ill child with a horrific disease. You stand over his bed, looking at your childhood friend encased in a glass; the plague raging through his body making him a Shadow of his former self (nice pun, eh?).
Well, we have renewed hope as the cure to what ails Sonic seems to be coming in the form of Sonic Colors and Sonic 4. Sega finally realized they should stop experimenting with their key mascot by giving him a bunch of screwed up experimental drugs, and went back to all natural home-made cures. And wouldn’t you know it? Sonic Colors looks AMAZING!! It’s a Wii game that is visually super polished with just the right mix of speed, 2.5D side scrolling and 3D over the shoulder action. I have high hopes for Colors and barring any crippling technical issues, the game should see some rather excellent success.
Sonic 4 is a total throw back to the original Sonic games, and it may be a little too similar to the old games (the first stage looks VERY similar to Green and Emerald Hill), but I think overall it is the path they needed to go in order to restore Sonic’s greatness for the latest generation of gamers to see. Well done Sega, you guys obviously realized the error of your ways. I’m not fond of downloadable games, but I have Colors to satiate me and I’m glad they took a cue from Capcom by doing some retro things like Megaman 9 and 10.
Regarding the comic! Pie and I have been discussing getting our release schedule on track, so we will be working diligently on keeping a promised schedule from now on. Our goal is to get a comic in your hands every Friday from here on out. We have looked long and hard at our production times and believe that this is the most sensible schedule for us to maintain. We would love to keep up with our contemporaries by publishing more frequently (such as thrice weekly), but the speed at which we work just won’t allow it. We considered toning the comic down by trimming dialogue and shortening up frames, but we both like the format and quality of Life in Aggro so far so we will be sticking with it.
Anyways, thank you so much for your readership and support! Enjoy!!
Sorry for the wait on this one guys. I'm not exactly sure what took so long to get this one out, but I'm pretty-quite sure it's not because of the complexity of the art. o_< Bear and I were going over some information on the new Sonic Colors coming out for the Wii recently and thought it sounded and looked rather promising. ^-^ I think the coming releases of Sonic games are going to do Sonic some major good because all of them seem to be trying to focus on going back to the original fast side scrolling roots everyone loved back in the early 90's. -not like a half mutant experiment gone semi-wrong like Sonic Unleashed. ^^;;
I think experimenting is great and all, but if you end up falling on your face as bad as Sonic has with so many tries considering how beloved and successful the series used to be, it's just screaming that something's wrong and that you gotta go back and grab whatever it was that made it amazingly successful in the first place. It's kinda strange that Sega didn't seem to want to do this until after YEARS of fans crying for Sonic to go back to his roots. Sonic might be saved but it's such a shame that the Secret of Mana franchise which has been in a similar situation over the past decade has already died to nonstop experimentation. I have a strong feeling that Squeenix’s Mana Revival Project a few years back was their last attempt to revitalize the franchise. '_' It's such a shame.
It was Bear's idea to put Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice cameos from the Ace Attorney series in the comic; it made me so happy! XD They were so fun to draw.~ I think I can consider myself a big fan of the series even though I've only done most of up to Chapter 3 in only the first game, but wow is it an amazing game!! >.< I've been in a HUGE Ace Attorney kick for the past few days because of the cameos; I've been listening to the soundtracks on youtube almost nonstop for the past few days and I'm really wanting to go back and pass the first game. XD We only have the first three games on the DS and I'm kinda wanting to get Apollo Justice (the fourth game in the series) before it becomes too hard to get since it's been YEARS since its initial release and is already out of print. I'm also curious about the creator's new game coming out called Ghost Trick; it sounds interesting and innovative. XD I hope I get the chance to try it out one day (and get Apollo Justice '_' ).