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The Blue Blur and My History with Video Games

While I’m still waiting for my internet connection to be okay, I decided to relive my childhood by watching Sonic X.

Sonic X is an anime series that involves Sega’s mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Speaking of Sonic the Hedgehog, my brother told me that there would be a CGI series called Sonic Boom. It would be released in Cartoon Network this year. I searched about it on the internet and lo and behold!

Sonic, Tails, and Amy Rose look awesome! I noticed recently that Sonic’s arms don’t have the same color as his chest, but I can easily overlook that part. It’s Knuckles that I’m worried about. I think his old character design is fine and his strength doesn’t need to be emphasized by his buff figure. I would’ve overlooked that part if I didn’t grow up with Sonic since the 90s, but it was a very big adjustment for me. It’s like Knuckles suddenly used steroids underwent a drastic workout with his whole body instead with his fists. The Sonic Boom TV series better have good voice actors and story lines because Knuckles’ new design ruined my childhood.

My history with Sonic the Hedgehog goes way back in the early 90s. In fact, I used to play the games with an old Sega video game console. Although I don’t remember the name of those games, I remember that they had these old school graphics.

My guidey! Just looking at this picture makes me feel old! Who would’ve thought that Sonic the Hedgehog came a long way since then. That was the first game that I enjoyed when I was a kid. I honestly don’t know why I enjoyed it, but I think it’s because it had something that not other games I played had back then: speed. Sonic wouldn’t be called the “Blue Blur” if it wasn’t for his speed.

I stopped playing with video game consoles since my brother introduced me to Xbox 360 when I was in high school. The reason why I stopped playing games at that point is because unlike the Playstation 1 and 2 controllers, the Xbox 360 controller has more buttons for me to memorize and use. If I’m not mistaken, I think the last Sonic the Hedgehog game that I played is called Sonic Heroes.

Sad to say that I don’t play video games anymore like I used to. However, I’m willing to wait for the Sonic Boom TV series to¬†appear in Cartoon Network. But since I’m in the Philippines, it would probably take a year or so for it to happen.