Is something good just because you’ve convinced yourself it is? This is the question swirling around my mind as I play Sonic Colors: Ultimate (on PS5 for those who care) having last played it in what seems like an entirely different life and world on the Wii.
Is Sonic Colours: Ultimate, a slightly spruced up and tweaked version of the 2010 game, good or do I just have memories of it being good? And were those memories of it being good created due to memories of other Sonic games being good? And which ones were actually good? Was it just the core Mega Drive/Master System series and Sonic CD? Is every thought about a game beyond that a lie?
I’m not entirely sure where I stand on this, to be honest, but I do know that Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a fairly good 3D Sonic game. For me it’s not up there with Generations, but it’s better than Sonic The Hedgehog (2006). That’s not saying much, I know, but I don’t think the last 11 years have been especially kind to how this plays.