Don’t fear the isometric Sonic! New Sonic Chronicles trailer looks pretty nice

What is it about isometric viewpoints, classic franchises, and role-playing games? They seem to fit so well together! This perplexing equation worked wonders for classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and now seems to be continuing with upcoming DS game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

I am not getting my hopes up just yet, though. We all know how Sonic’s last outing in the isometric universe turned out (three words: throw-up on bread). Luckily, something about this new trailer makes me (cautiously?) optimistic that Sonic’s foray into hit points and heal potions could turn out well.

Maybe it’s the fact that the trailer gives me a Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga vibe (definitely a good thing)? Maybe it is the fact that the game is made my RPG masters BioWare? Maybe it is the fact that the music is on a Puzzle Quest level of overdramatic, epic proportions? Whatever the reason, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood seems to have some potential.

What do you think? Does this trailer get you at least a little excited for a Sonic RPG, or were you done with the hyper blue hedgehog ages ago?

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