Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, May 30, 2016

VGM Monday: Central City


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. So to celebrate, from now and throughout Sonic’s birthday this June, I’m going to be highlighting some of my favorite Sonic music for VGM Monday.

If Sonic 06 was the worst Sonic game, then Shadow the Hedgehog was the worst spin-off game, but not for lack of trying. Shadow had all the potential to be a great game, especially with its branching story lines and alternate endings, but it completely fell flat with its poor controls and unnecessary game mechanics. (Seriously, why does a super-fast hedgehog need a gun or a jeep?)

But as with most bad Sonic games, if there was one redeeming grace, it was the game’s soundtrack. As the game starred the dark and gritty Shadow, it only made sense that the soundtrack was more dark and gritty with a greater emphasis on metal music. This can easily be heard with the music to the opening level, Central City: