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The Besties 76: Poor, poor Sonic

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 as editor-at-large and is now editor-in-chief. He also created and occasionally teaches NYU’s Introduction to Games Journalism course.

I come here to praise Sonic, not to bury him.

Wait, that's wrong. I come here to bury him — or at least the happy memories I once had of him.

Fortunately, my besties Justin and Griffin have positive things to talk about, like the surprises of The Stanley Parable and oh my gosh Candy Box 2 is out! So yes, while I'm sad to see the mascot of my childhood continue to struggle through my adult years, I can take solace in the cornucopia of other good games being released on a weekly basis.

  • 3:20 - Best first level of a not-so-good game (Sonic: Lost World)
  • 15:15 - Best tutorial (How to Survive)
  • 22:20 - Halftime!
  • 26:00 - Best endings (The Stanley Parable)
  • 37:00 - The winner is everyone!

Theme song by Ian Dorsch

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