Sonic Chronicles Trailer Has Explosive Text

Sonic's first foray into the RPG genre serves as a dramatic basis for the latest Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood trailer, coming by way of publisher Sega.

Developed by Mass Effect (PC, 360) creator BioWare exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Sonic Chronicles is set to debut this fall.

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    August 1, 2008 6:41 PM

    This is really strange. It's a Sonic RPG, it's made by Bioware, the trailer is strangely bland, and it's called Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood...

    Dark Brotherhood? Seems a little cliché.

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      August 1, 2008 9:55 PM

      And this is surprising? Bioware aren't exactly the most creative storytellers.

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        August 2, 2008 3:11 AM

        Really? I thought the KOTOR series was great, in terms of story. Granted, they had plenty of plot to begin with, but they really added a lot to Star Wars.

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          August 2, 2008 4:15 AM

          I'll be honest, I haven't played through all of KOTOR. But what I did play was pretty generic in terms of story. Even Mass Effect, while featuring a pretty great back story, used a lot of sci-fi clichés.

          I find that Bioware are very good at telling relatively uninventive stories. Nothing horribly wrong with that - I really like their games - but clichés aren't really unusual for them.

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            August 2, 2008 5:34 AM

            So... you've finished one Bioware game and you are about to judge all of their games by Name one other game where an ancient race of synthetic dreadnaughts continuosly exterminate the universe's population when it reaches it's peak. Oh yeah, and the ships have mind control capabilities. Oh and also if you go through the game as a woman you can still have sex with Liara (the blue alien chick.). Just thought I'd through that in know...because of the awesomeness.

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              August 2, 2008 5:52 AM

              Settle down, I thought Mass Effect was great. I already said I don't have a problem with what BioWare is doing. Also, ME's not the only game of theirs I've finished, I just haven't played through KOTOR.

              But the whole 'galactic cycle' thing is pretty much the sci-fi equivalent of fantasy's Chosen Ones and Ancient Prophecies.

              If you want examples, the Shivans from Freespace serve an identical role to the Reapers in Mass Effect. The Inhibitors in Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space books are much the same. They have differences, sure, but the concept of an ancient race of galactic 'moderators' wiping out all sentient life every time it reaches a certain stage is pretty standard fare in science fiction. It's a cool cliché, don't get me wrong, but it's still a cliché.

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              August 3, 2008 7:56 AM

              Holy crap, spoiler tags man.

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        August 4, 2008 7:56 AM

        Baldur's Gate 2 was creative.

        Disagree, and I shall strike you down. You will not become more powerful than I can possibly imagine.

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      August 2, 2008 10:21 AM

      Actually "The Dark Brotherhood" was the name of an evil group of cultists in the Sonic comics way back about 8 years ago, and those comics were really really good. Thats why when I heard the title for this game I thought they based it off of the comics but then I discovered it wasn't even close :(.

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        August 3, 2008 7:20 PM

        They were also the vampires in ES Oblivion, methinks.

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          August 4, 2008 9:20 AM

          No, not the vampires. It's th name of the assassin's guild. I think the name was first mentioned either in Morrowind or in its first expansion Tribunal.

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