Reviews and Problems with Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
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Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog has been around since the 16-bit era, and been in all kinds of video games. Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood is the first time Sonic was in a role playing game. Well known developer Bioware is the company that took on this task, and put it on the Nintendo DS.
Conclusion: Concept: Have a respected outside developer repair Sonic's reputation
Graphics: Impressive hand-drawn environments mesh well with 3D character models
Sound: No annoying voices! Killer guitar riffs!
Conclusion: The graphics in Henry Hatsworth are extremely cute, with enemies that look like they were pulled straight out of a children's cartoon and character designs that are original and likable. The environments are mostly things you've seen before, but they're designed well enough that it's forgivable.
Summary: When Henry Hatsworth was initially announced I played it off as a quick attempt at a cash in on the Professor Layton model of puzzling, well... adventures, I guess. But after playing Hatsworth and his “Puzzling Adventure” I must say that this is quite a spectacular surprise.
Excerpt: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood had many RPG fans scratching their heads from the get-go. A Sonic RPG? Unheard of! Well, unfortunately not any more. While the game offers some neat gameplay aspects, it ends up falling short of being worthwhile.
Excerpt: Sonic has fast become the black sheep of the Sega family, following some unsuccessful attempts at bringing the series into the current generation. It seems the poor wee mammal just can’t cut it in 3D so when it emerged BIOWARE, best known for their sterling role-playing titles were having a crack at...
Excerpt: Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect and now... Sonic Chronicles? Hold up one second. Canadian RPG gods BioWare have made some of the best RPGs ever. They've also got a reputation for making hardcore RPGs.
Excerpt: What could be stranger than a Sonic RPG? A Sonic RPG developed by Bioware, a Western company. Nevertheless, it's here, and if the majority of the public can be believed, it's Sonic's last chance to show promise before he ends up in the dumpster.