Wow, this Sonic Chronicles trailer is an instant classic, if promotional game trailers have classics. Check out that model planet they made just for that one shot! Somebody spent hours making a miniature just for that one fly-in. Unless it's CG, in which case ... somebody spent hours making a...

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June 4, 2008 at 9:30AM
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Sega has unloaded an incredible amount of screens from the upcoming Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood on us and, frankly, we're surprised we even found the time to write this up. Seriously, there are some good images in there, which show off the Green Hill Zone, among others. And, there's eve...

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We've had Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood on the brain recently. It's an important title for us, because it can prove that Sonic is a worthwhile gaming character again, much like his golden days. But, that's not to say there aren't a few things that scare us about this game. For one, Sonic is...

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As our rudimentary French extends to asking for directions and words that aren't suitable for a family site such as this one, we haven't a clue what's being said here by the Bioware bods who are working on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. We'd like to think that they're desperately trying ...

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Not even the goofy-looking cartoon alien (Shade, just the latest in the endless parade of Sonic the Hedgehog supporting characters, and looking straight out of Invader Zim) can stop this early Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood boxart from looking cool. It's about as simple as it can be -- a h...

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Apparently, Sega is terribly keen that we see more of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood's combat system. Of the 50-odd new screens distributed today, the vast majority were dedicated to showing off battles in the BioWare RPG, which utilize the Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents technique of hitting numb...

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Back at the Nintendo Media Summit, Kirby Fong, producer on the Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood project, talked about the game and the decision to go with Bioware. The game is entirely stylus-driven and has received a lot of attention due to Bioware's promise to make us love something we can'...

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Most seasoned gamers will be familiar with the practice of wearing out their A button as they skip through mountains of dialog in a game. It's a harsh truth that the majority of titles don't do dialog well to start with, and when there's enough wordage to fill a few phone books, playing can feel mor...

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A turn-based RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood moves the speedy Sega characters into a role-playing world. After a big, "Huh?" I gave this DS-only game a shot at the Nintendo Media Summit. But especially with Bioware behind the project, I came away thinking it could be a fun game for kid...

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What's going on over at Sega lately? They need to check the pipes in the basement or something, because a veritable flood of leaks has been unleashed onto the internet. The latest? Supposed screenshots of Blue Ridge from Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. The more we see from the game, we can't...

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Of course, if you ask us, that title is hopelessly wrong. No sane person will ever like -- let alone love -- Big the Cat. Whereas many of Sonic's tedious friends tend to grate on our easily shredded nerves, Big is uniquely annoying. Playing through his stages in Sonic Adventure holds all the appeal ...

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You can do your part to give a non-generic name to one part of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood: the mysterious alien race. Sega Europe's Sonic City is holding a poll to name the new alien group found in BioWare's RPG. You're limited to one of nine predetermined choices, seen in the image here...

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There are two disparate components of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, each of which has its own fandom. Sonic the Hedgehog, and BioWare. These are pretty distinct things: Sonic is traditionally the domain of retrogamers and children, and is best known as a series of action-platformers; BioWa...

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We're not quite ready to start feasting on crow yet, but we're going to say that Sonic Chronicles looks a few orders of magnitude better than we imagined. Despite Bioware's obvious RPG competence, an RPG about Sonic and his awful friends sounded like sheer torture. IGN's interview with Bioware's Mar...

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Good (if extremely vague) news! If you're one of those people who is looking forward to Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood -- in the DS Fanboy offices, some of us are and some of us aren't -- then it's definitely coming to Europe this year. And, because Europe gets the majority of games after Ja...

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The latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine contains a blowout feature of the new Sonic RPG, which is indeed titled Sonic Chronicles. (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, to be exact about its generic title). While we're still skeptical about the very premise of a Sonic RPG, we must say that t...

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