So, only a week to go til Sonic Rush Adventure washes ashore at game retailers, and I am rather excited, moreso than I was at this point for the first one anyway. Most people prefer plots not to be spoiled for them - I'm the same, but because level design is my first love in Sonic, I don't want levels and general gameplay contents spoiled for me either. I just love the feeling of exploring a brand new level for the first time ever, and it's amazing when you haven't seen a single screenshot or movie clip of it, and haven't heard the music, don't know what type of level it's going to be or even know its name until you actually play it. In recent years, most games could not offer me this experience because I'd already found out something about all its levels - I really hate it when official media spills the beans on all of them, so now I refuse to see any more screens or movies, hear the music that's on the rather stylish official site, or find out anything else about SRA. I know five of the seven levels, but I want the remaining two to be kept a complete secret, thankyou very much. The only video footage and music I've seen/heard is in the trailer too, so there's plenty of new ground for me to cover - can't wait!
One thing that's still up in the air as far as I'm concerned is whether or not the game will feature online play via wi-fi. If it does, it'll be the first ever Sonic game to officially take the big leap into online play (and about time), but I'm trying not to be too excited. Some sources say it will, some don't mention it, but after it was promised, then taken away from us in Sonic the Hedgehog on 360, I remain on the fence. If it doesn't, then apparently Sonic 2 on XBox Live Arcade might take the leap instead, but Streets of Rage 2 apparently is very slow online, so that might bomb a bit too. Bah!
Expect a full on bout of impression giving on SRA next weekend. Should get Hill Top up before the month's end aswell.