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So, if you were tuned into the right media outlets starting yesterday, you know about the big reveal of Sonic Boom, both the game and the TV show.  I saw the videos, and my interest was mildly piqued, but this being a series I haven't bought for almost a decade (guess which game broke me), I was hardly wowed.  Then I stumbled onto Polygon and read this: www.polygon.com/2014/2/6/53871… , and I just about did this (Warning, probably NSFW): www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-pX30…

Not since the writings of :iconvertekins: has something made me want stand up and cheer so much, and unlike her writings, this is a manifesto for a game.  Moving away from mindless speed obsession?  Check.  Exploration?  Check.  Bringing Sonic's friends back into a playable role?  Double check.  Giving them all different, useful abilities instead of using Wisps to give Sonic all of the abilities?  Check.  Amy Rose as a flat-out badass?!  Check!  Better plot?  Check.  I might actually feel inclined to look over my shoulder and see if these "Big Butt" guys (seriously; that's what I read their name as) are spying on me, but I'm too thrilled to be nervous, because these are all of the things I've been begging for, to varying degrees, for far too long--some of them over a decade.  It's like the developers took a look at all of those idiots, including players, reviewers, and even Sonic Team themselves for a while, who insist Sonic should be nothing but a shallow speedy boost-fest, and said, "You know what?  No.  Fuck that overrated Dimps shit.  We're going back to making an actual game!"

It's still early, and of course, it's still possible the game will be bad.  I have a hard time seeing one with that much announced about it, but it's always possible.  But if it's bad, that will be the fault of the execution; not the concept.  Meanwhile, when you have a concept like Shadow the Hedgehog or the use-the-boost-to-get-through games that scared me to all new levels when Sega called them "Modern Sonic", even if you execute it perfectly, you'll still be left lacking.  This sort of thing has already started on the right foot, and I cannot wait to read, hear, or see more.

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