Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Vertical Slice: Sonic Fans are LOVE (TSSZ)



My first article as the new columnist over at TSSZ looks at the back lash current Sonic writer Ken Pontac has received from fans following the "revelation" that he isn't completely familiar with Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2

The article is called "Vertical Slice: Sonic Fans are LOVE". Check it out.

As an opinionated piece, I dived right into to the issue of over reactive Sonic fans and educated the unwashed masses with regards to how modern videogames are actually made, the role a writer plays in a non-narrative focused game, and why there is no such thing as a Sonic the Hedgehog "canon".

I made jokes, used swear words and poked fun at the overly toxic sections of the Sonic fanbase. Needless to say, the article received several comments from disgruntled Sonic canon apologists, but received many more from intelligent fans willing to have an open discussion about the importance of narrative in modern Sonic games. Oh, and Mike Pollock and Ken Pontac stopped by to say hello.

So that's the very first entry in my column nailed, go have a read and let me know what you think!

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