The Gamer Headlines Show Ep. 78: Does Sonic the Hedgehog Have a Future?

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By Chris Cortes – 1st July 2016
The Gamer Headlines Show Ep. 78: Does Sonic the Hedgehog Have a Future?

Welcome to The Gamer Headlines Show, a weekly podcast discussing video games, movies, comics, TV, and any other topic deemed geeky enough to be covered.

Hosted by Adnan Riaz and Christopher Cortes, this week’s episode has our hosts discussing the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, the announcement of Wreck-It-Ralph 2, the reveal of a System Shock remake Kickstarter, and more.

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What are your thoughts on Wreck-It-Ralph 2’s announcement? Do you have any Sonic the Hedgehog memories from the past 25 years? Let us know in the comments!

  • Mr0303

    Glad to see you guys are back. It’s a shame that you missed E3 – I would’ve loved to hear your thoughts on that.

    I’m happy that Wreck it Ralph is getting a sequel, but I’m kind of annoyed that Sarah Silverman’s character is back. I found her nearly unbearable and her story was finished in the first movie.

    Sonic is one of the most well known gaming icons and I think he can make a comeback. I think the issue for him was the varying quality of games in the last decade. 2006 was horrible, Unleashed was OK and Generations was amazing – people just don’t know what to expect from a Sonic title. It takes a single good game for a mascot to get back into the spotlight – just look at Rayman Origins/Legends. There is definitely a market for those kind of games today and I do hope Sonic’s next game will be a good one.

    • Chris Cortes

      Yeah, we were bummed out about E3, but Adnan’s voice was pretty bad at that point and he needed to heal up.

      Great points on Sonic the Hedgehog! He totally has the opportunity for a come back, Sega just needs to figure out how to do it.