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Bioware Making a Sonic RPG on the DS 49

Posted by Zonk
from the oddest-title-i've-ever-written-out dept.
1up has the news that Bioware (makers of classic RPGs like Knights of the Old Republic and Neverwinter Nights) is collaborating with Sega to make a Sonic the Hedgehog roleplaying game for the Nintendo DS. "Sega's latest effort clearly illustrates the company's increasing interest in (and reliance on) Western content developers and Western audiences ... Now all we need to do is sit back and wait for the patented Bioware mid-game reveal which unmasks Tails once and for all as the evil Dr. Robotnik. Who needs Mass Effect? When the angst-ridden backstory of Knuckles the Echidna is your muse, the world is your spiky-headed oyster." For the record? I need Mass Effect. Now.
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Bioware Making a Sonic RPG on the DS

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  • by FlipmodePlaya (719010) on Saturday June 23, 2007 @04:21PM (#19622501) Journal

    I, for one, loved the first Sonic Adventure. It seems to catch a lot of flak these days, but remember that it got excellent reviews [gamerankings.com] in its time.

    That said, I can understand why fans of old school Sonic did not like the new direction of the series, even if it was quite well executed, and I readily admit that Sonic Adventure 2, Heores, etc. were less fun. I have high hopes for this new title - the change in genre doesn't bother me at all.

  • Mario RPG (Score:5, Insightful)

    by moosesocks (264553) on Saturday June 23, 2007 @04:38PM (#19622629) Homepage
    For a quick history lesson, Square did the same thing for the Mario franchise way back in 1996, with Super Mario RPG [wikipedia.org]. It is widely regarded to be one of the best Mario games, and one of the best RPGs ever produced.

    The fun bit is that it appealed both to first-time RPG players, and to experienced RPG veterans.

    Now, if only Square (and the rest of the industry) would get its act together, and start releasing games for multiple consoles, I'll be a very happy man.

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