Mail call: Sonic Mania

Best Sonic game or bestest Sonic game? Tell us more!

Along with Mega Man 11, we'll also be exploring the classic roots of a second modern update of a famous mascot franchise in our next recording weekend: Sonic the Hedgehog's Sonic Mania.

Again, our goal with conversations like these explore a new(-ish) game that builds on a long-running video game legacy. What does Sonic Mania bring that's new to the franchise? How does it uphold the series' traditions? Does it properly walk the line between reverence and reinvention? We have a few dyed-in-the-wool Sonic fans joining us for this one (namely, Ray Barnholt and Caty McCarthy) but we'd also like for you to weigh in with your opinions.

As always, please try to keep your missives to 200 words or less. You can either post them here or send them via email to me at jparish [at[! Either way is great. Please tender your submission no later than Dec. 6, and we'll do our best to include it on the show when we record next weekend. Thanks!