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Sonic The Hedgehog: In Your Face #1 - Comics From The Basement

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Sonic The Hedgehog is turning 25 this year…. And if for a lot of us, if we didn’t feel old before… we certainly do now!

I kid of course, but yes 25 years ago, Sonic debuted and has been running at a very uneven pace in terms of good games versus bad games… particularly from the launch of sonic Adventure in 1998 which saw the franchise move from the 2D realm to 3D, which has resulted in some very… very… bad games… namely the one released for the 15th Anniversary that… well, we won’t talk about that here.

However over in the comics… Sonic has enjoyed a rather long and consistent run under the Archie banner, and outside of issues with legal paperwork being missing and a retcon event that also involved MegaMan, Sonic The Hedgehog comics have remained… fairly decent over the years. Though personally, I think issues 32 through 75 are the best since they follow more of the Sonic Saturday Morning series and tie them in to the games.

Which brings…

Video Game Review: Alpha Protocol

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Normally when it comes to video games, I prefer to have some game footage so people could get an idea of where I'm coming from with my opinions of the game, or just for a Lets Play lark.

Unfortunately, the tedious nature of Alpha Protocol published by Sega in 2010... really didn't put me in the best of moods... and I chucked the video I was recorded. Not because I wasn't making progress... oh no... it's because the game feels like a chore.

For those of you who may not know, you as the player step into the shoes of an agent named Mike Thorton, and you get a couple of different options to start, I started off as a recruit, and he's a new guy from Langley who wakes up after being abducted and is searching for his captures.... and then after orientation, your real mission starts. Basically, it's the start of a 'spy' career.. (at least with the path I picked).

So let's talk the positives, and this is going to be qui…