Sonic Colours Retrospective: The Colours Still Feel So Right

2010 was an interesting time to be a Sonic fan. At the start of the year, the franchise was at one of its lowest points, with jokes about the Sonic Cycle being thrown around every which way following the downward spiral of quality in the games – Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic 2006, Sonic and the Black Knight… even 2008’s Sonic Unleashed, the closest thing to a step in the right direction we’d seen, was critically panned and bogged down by poor design choices. Luckily, there seemed to be a shining ray of light on the horizon, one that the entire fanbase was clinging their hopes onto, something that promised to set the series back on track at last…

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Summer of Sonic: The Highlights

Two years ago today, I attended the Summer of Sonic 2016 convention at the ILEC Conference Centre in London, a day of celebrating all things Sonic the Hedgehog – organised by the fans, for the fans. This was actually my sixth time attending the convention (out of a possible seven!), and though I missed out on the very first event in 2008, I’ve seen it grow from small and humble beginnings to one of the community’s most prolific achievements. With Summer of Sonic seemingly over for good, and ten years of fond memories left in the minds of many, I’d like to take a look back on the good times that always made it such an enjoyable fixture in the Sonic calendar.

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