DS Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | 12:30 PM

Images of Sonic Chronicles

Images of Sonic Chronicles

Bioware sends a new batch of images for its role-playing game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood developed exclusively on the Nintendo DS. The blue hedgehog and his friends will try to regain prestige among their fanbase - even if the olympics game spin-off sold millions of copies, real fans have been waiting far too long for a quality title featuring their beloved hero. Release date is set to September 8 in Europe.


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Commented on 2008-05-21 12:53:41
Will be ineteresting to see how this turns out, its hard to tell what its like just from screen shots.

Hopefully if it does well, we may get to see a 360 spin off/sequel. :D
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:06:45 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Will be ineteresting to see how this turns out, its hard to tell what its like just from screen shots.

Hopefully if it does well, we may get to see a 360 spin off/sequel. :D
There's already Sonic Unleashed ya know.

Or you meant another RPG?
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:15:34
The Dark Brotherhood comes in your sleep when you've murdered someone.
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:24:31
That looks lovely. BioWare ist absolutely talented.
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:43:19
Wait.. Bioware!? I had no idea. This can only mean good things right?
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:45:59
tbh it looks like poo to me. The map on the top screen looks pretty basic to say the least and while the backdrops on the lower screen aren't terrible they are far from brilliant. Also i just don't see an interesting story going on with the retarded sonic cast. I mean, Sonic is a douche, Tails is a whiny bitch, to find out when knuckles was cool you take your current age and subtract around 60 to 70 percent from it, and all the other characters are just BAD in ways i don't even want to go in to. Also they are talking animals.

Bioware rocks but i just can't understand why their talent is wasted on a shitty license like Sonic.
Commented on 2008-05-21 13:57:02 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Wait.. Bioware!? I had no idea. This can only mean good things right?
No.

See : Mass Effect

Flame Shield level 5 activated
Commented on 2008-05-21 14:48:28 In reply to Kudgel
Posted by Kudgel
See : Mass Effect

Flame Shield level 5 activated
This is a good sign?

Reply: No

Why?

Reply: Cuz they made the Best Next-Gen RPG For Consoles Till Now. It's a Bad Omen, dude!

News @ 11.
Commented on 2008-05-21 14:51:00
The only problem I can think of with this is if they make it too forgiving, which is basically a cardinal sin with any RPG, rendering any tactical sense absolutely worthless.

Other than that, it's the perfect place to make a game like this, and these graphics make Sonic and friends look rediculously awesome. Combat supposedly having Ouendan style rythm based tapping coupled with more traditional mechanics ensure that even if it IS a tad easy, it's still going to be really cool to play.

I hope it's awesome and sells enough to make Sonic Chronicles a recurring presence on the DS. With Sonic Rush, Sonic Rush Adventure and this, the platform kinda seems like a new home for the blue, exploited little guy.

Now go ahead and make Sonic Battle 2 for the DS with network/online play and stylus controls ala Ninja Gaiden and I will love you forever.
Commented on 2008-05-21 14:53:23
The game oozes the Mario & Luigi Style.
If it's anyting similar, and keeps the Battle Mode as fun & entertaining as that one, then it's gonna be an hell of a game.
Commented on 2008-05-21 20:49:31
Other than the map up top that really clashes with the bottom screen, looks nice

A Paper Sonic type game on Wii would be nice if they were going to continue Sonic RPGS
Commented on 2008-05-21 21:04:01
I have absoloute faith in Bioware, they're yet to make a bad game.

However, Sonic seems like a horrible choice. Poor characters, and a convuluted universe and storyline.. It'll be interesting to see how they handle this.
Commented on 2008-05-22 02:01:36 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I mean, Sonic is a douche, Tails is a whiny bitch, to find out when knuckles was cool you take your current age and subtract around 60 to 70 percent from it, and all the other characters are just BAD in ways i don't even want to go in to.
It depends on which version of Sonic characters they're using. Since there is no Silver, yet there is Shadow, I would guess that this takes place in the Sonic Adventure universe. That would mean Sonic and Tails don't act like what you've stated. If this were to take place during the Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn universe of Sonic, then I could see what you mean.

Also they are talking animals.
May I ask if you've watched any cartoons in your past?
Commented on 2008-05-22 10:19:02
Looks cool so far. :)
Commented on 2008-05-22 19:58:02
Maybe I'll have to keep waiting for that quality Sonic game. Doesn't look like it's my cup of tea..the adventure characters are not cool.
Sonic unleashed really peaks my interest, but I will have to try this one out also.

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