DS Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 8:54 PM

Images of Sonic Chronicles

Images of Sonic Chronicles

Bioware will try to give back its prestige to the famous blue hedgehog by creating him an exclusive role-playing game for the Nintendo DS - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Here are the first images of what looks like the first true good game of this hero and his friends in ages.


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Commented on 2008-02-19 21:36:18
i don't know what to think...first off, this is BioWare and i love bioware. Then again it's sonic and Sonic sucks. Also it kind of looks like jRPG. And it's for a hand held, i really don't like hand held system. Hmm.
Commented on 2008-02-19 21:59:51 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
i don't know what to think...first off, this is BioWare and i love bioware. Then again it's sonic and Sonic sucks. Also it kind of looks like jRPG. And it's for a hand held, i really don't like hand held system. Hmm.
Well, I love Bioware, i like Sonic, i love RPGs (especially jRPGs) and I like the DS.
So, I think it looks great so far....
Commented on 2008-02-19 22:24:58
Sonic sucks? Well ok then. I guess we can close this topic now and stop posting news about any sonic related project ever.

Sonic rules (the original two or three sonics and sonic adventure) and this game is looking mighty handsome.
Commented on 2008-02-19 22:25:26
looks great! GO BIOWARE!
Commented on 2008-02-19 22:55:09
While its cool their making this, I'd rather they work on something else
Commented on 2008-02-19 22:58:08 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
While its cool their making this, I'd rather they work on something else
They do ;

Mass Effect PC
Mass Effect 2 PC / X360
Unknown MMORPG
Unknown next-gen game

So I don't see the problem. It's not like all their ressources are put into that project. I'm glad to see them handle a different type of game.
Commented on 2008-02-19 23:01:39
I don't think Mass Effect 2 is announced yet, but EA did say they'd pimp the shit out of that franchise.

They're working on Dragon Age, for PC only so far, right?
Commented on 2008-02-19 23:03:54 In reply to Joergen
Posted by Joergen
Sonic sucks? Well ok then. I guess we can close this topic now and stop posting news about any sonic related project ever.

Sonic rules (the original two or three sonics and sonic adventure) and this game is looking mighty handsome.
Yeah, either that or you could just stop being a dick.

Imo there hasn't been any GOOD sonic games since Sonic 3 basically. Sonic Advance 1 & 2 were alright i guess but other than those Sonic has just been abused for the last 12 years. But that's just my opinion.

I'd be much more inclined to like this if it wasn't Sonic i think.
Commented on 2008-02-19 23:32:29
Sonic has been abused and he has always been one of my favorite characters. I really hope this game comes out good and ppl get there dang act together!
Commented on 2008-02-19 23:41:31 In reply to Megido
The first sentence was a bit uncalled for, so I won't quote it...
Posted by Megido
Imo there hasn't been any GOOD sonic games since Sonic 3 basically. Sonic Advance 1 & 2 were alright i guess but other than those Sonic has just been abused for the last 12 years. But that's just my opinion.

I'd be much more inclined to like this if it wasn't Sonic i think.
Sonic Rush was ok, but really it's a matter of opinion. I believe handheld Sonic games have been good so far, while console Sonic games have suffered greatly. I believe this game can be the Sonic RPG to Mario's RPG for snes.
Commented on 2008-02-19 23:56:43
sonic went to shit after the genesis/megadrive era (yes, advanture sucked balls) and im not entirely sure an RPG is what the franchise needs to revive him. i think sonic is pretty much dead. the last game i played which was even remotely decent was rush on the DS.
Commented on 2008-02-20 00:23:44 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
sonic went to shit after the genesis/megadrive era (yes, advanture sucked balls)
You mean when he went from 2d to 3d? That's why Sonic advance and rush are so much better, because they stuck to 2d?
Commented on 2008-02-20 00:47:26
Awesome graphics but I don't care for the Sonic universe... or Bioware.
Commented on 2008-02-20 01:22:42 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Yeah, either that or you could just stop being a dick..
No your being the dick, there doesn't seem to be much that you do like though, so i guess your games library must be pretty small, or you much play A LOT of crap games.

The main reason Sonic has been less than good is because Sega have lost their edge, this isn't a Sega game so it could turn out pretty damn good, It's nice to see Bioware trying something different.
Commented on 2008-02-20 01:28:34 In reply to Kudgel
Posted by Kudgel
They do ;

Mass Effect PC
Mass Effect 2 PC / X360
Unknown MMORPG
Unknown next-gen game

So I don't see the problem. It's not like all their ressources are put into that project. I'm glad to see them handle a different type of game.
You missed Dragon Age. For shame.
Commented on 2008-02-20 03:44:44
I love Bioware, but I hope that they don't keep the turn-based system. It works for Final Fantasy, but Sonic is about speed and a turn-based system doesn't convey that.
Commented on 2008-02-20 03:51:14
I hope its awesome cause I absolutely adore Bioware and I love Sonic, although I have a hard time imagining a Sonic game with an intriguing story, but if anyone can pull it off I think it would be Bioware.
Commented on 2008-02-20 05:45:31 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
You missed Dragon Age. For shame.
:(
Commented on 2008-02-20 06:46:20 In reply to jackdoe
Posted by jackdoe
I love Bioware, but I hope that they don't keep the turn-based system. It works for Final Fantasy, but Sonic is about speed and a turn-based system doesn't convey that.
Too late.
Commented on 2008-02-20 14:02:49 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
I don't think Mass Effect 2 is announced yet, but EA did say they'd pimp the shit out of that franchise.

They're working on Dragon Age, for PC only so far, right?
Mass Effect was said to be a trilogy, even when it was first announced. The second game is due this year, and then the third next year. I wouldn't count on them sticking to that schedule, but yeah.

They're also working on Jade Empire 2.
Commented on 2008-02-20 15:17:49
Nice idea to take Sonic into a different style of game, but to me handheld rpg's never tend to work out. I prefer my RPG's on the real conosles
Commented on 2008-02-20 15:25:05
Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure absolutely ROCK. Sonic Advance 1 and 2 were great but maybe didn't dare step out of their megadrive shoes and felt more like modest imitations. Sonic Battle was good, Sonic and The Secret Rings was great, and Sonic Riders - while ball bustingly insane learning curve - was ultimately good too.

Sonic Adventure 1 had all the usual charm and decent enough gameplay, Adventure 2 had great gameplay but lacked charm.. and everything else inbetween now and then is basically rubbish.

That's my take on it. :)

I'm prolly too big a Sonic fan for my own good but I do reckon I have a semi-adequate perspective on things despite that fact, and saying Sonic's sucked since the Megadrive days I think is more about people being nostalgic and not having given the games a proper chance than the statement being true.


Regardless of all that I think this looks brilliant. Not just for being Sonic but for having some really amazing art in general. Watercolour backgrounds for the absolute win, and since when do BioWare really screw things up? Although thematically some stuff isn't always to everyone's liking (I know Mass Effect got too stuffy for me personally) they're pretty hardcore developers and know what makes a good game tick.

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