Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, May 16, 2016

VGM Monday: Crisis 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.


Yes, it was only a matter of time until this retrospective touched upon the biggest blight in the Sonic franchise: Sonic 06.

As it was released for Sonic’s 15th anniversary, the game was rushed through development in less than six months—and it really shows! The story? It’s no use. The controls? It’s no use. The glitches? It’s. No. Use. There was literally nothing redeemable about this game.

Well, actually there were two things: there were the many humorous reactions to the game, and there was also the soundtrack. Yes, despite everything else about the game being of no use, the soundtrack was actually quite decent, especially with my favorite song track, Crisis City:

The level of Crisis City is set within a dystopian future where everything lies in flames and ruin, and the background for music does an excellent job of exemplifying all of that. The music gives off that sense of overall hopelessness and despair that would have befallen upon such a city, along with the sense of urgency of trying to do something, anything, in order to try to set things right.

While the original track was pretty good, the Sonic Generations Modern remix is the better version in my opinion, which is why that's the version I'm sharing. If anything, the song is set in a game that doesn't suck!