I have such fond memories of ‘studying’ for exams in my university days. Group ‘study’ sessions. Late-night pizza deliveries.
And fighting with my sisters over whose turn it was to play Sonic the Hedgehog on our Sega Mega Drive.
We loved that game. Sonic was cute and super-fast. As him, we raced around in pursuit of the evil Dr Eggman, collecting rings to get more lives, getting lost for a moment in another world. It was the best way to let our brains have a break from our cram-sessions. It became tradition; it just wasn’t SWOT Vac without Sonic.
I’m not the only ’90s teenager who has a special place for Sonic The Hedgehog in their hearts. Which is why now, 20 or so years later, I know a whole generation will be as excited as I was to hear that Sonic’s back again in Sonic Forces. Released on November 7, 2017, the game’s going to be everywhere – available to play on PS4, XBOX One and the very portable Nintendo Switch.
Which is fantastic for so many reasons.
These days, I may not fight with my sisters over getting some game time in for myself, but I compete with my 10 year old, who thinks it’s weird and uncool of me to be interested in gaming because I’m old. Little does he know about my secret old life as a talented gamer!
Now I’m thinking that because of the platform options, maybe I can be on the Switch while he’s on the PS4, and I can show him who’s the real Sonic boss?
I’m also excited to introduce him to a Sonic game, because I know the other cute characters in the franchise are really fun, making it one of the most kid-friendly games on the market. It’s recommended to be suitable for all ages – including, ahem, anyone who’s in their early 40s.