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01/13/2014

Fan Works, Game News, Hacking, Humor, Miscellaneous, Sega Retro

Monday Links: Apologetic Edition

The other site staff wanted me to put this video in this week’s Monday Links. Considering the content of the video, I’d like to apologize on everyone’s behalf for putting it here. I’m sorry. I’m so, so very sorry.

Retro/Bits News

  • Guess Who reviewed the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World and greatly regrets doing so [Review]
  • Missed some of our Vidya Retro streams? Catch up on some [Highlights]
  • A new version of Sonic Worlds Delta has been released for MMF2/Fusion 2.5 [The Barrel Update]
  • The fifth release of Sonic ERaZor is here [Yup, that still exists]
  • My Life with SEGA has released a sequel to The Next Level [No Limits]
  • The winner of the SEGAbits Summer of Art/Season of Colors contest has been revealed [Ryo Hazuki would want it]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • SEGA announced a new Alien game, this one being a survival horror title called Alien: Isolation [Spooky scary]
  • Rhythm Thief, a 3DS game barely anyone knew about, is now available on iOS. [MICROTRANSACTIONS YAY]

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Game News, Reviews

Sonic Lost World (3DS): The Retro Review

soniclostworld_3dsGod, where do I even begin?

Sonic Lost World for the 3DS is the latest in a recent trend of handheld Sonic games – while there was a long string of completely original Sonic titles, from many of the Game Gear titles all the way to the Advance and Rush series, the last couple have instead been downscaled versions of their console counterparts: Colors, Generations, and now Lost World. Why this is the case, I don’t know, because it will invariably result in comparing these games to their consistently better big brothers, and in every case they fall short, including this one. Which is tremendously worrisome, considering the Wii U version of the game didn’t exactly set a high bar to begin with. Continue Reading