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The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog.

For more major games Yahtz has reviewed lately, check out Dredge and Tchia, Resident Evil 4 (2023), Metroid Prime Remastered, Atomic Heart, Hogwarts Legacy, and Dead Space (2023).

And check out Yahtzee’s other series, Extra Punctuation, where he’s recently talked about refuting the notion that he hates video games and games promising the moon and delivering nothing.

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I have a restless soul as you know, one that can’t be held back by petty, earthly concepts like meeting a regular deadline, responsible parenting, healthy eating habits, not contaminating offshore marine life habitats, and as such I spent the majority of the last two weeks in Milwaukee hanging out with my D&D group. I only stumbled back home at midnight on Thursday with a fried cheese curd hangover and another arrest warrant on me from the coastguard and as such only had one day to play something for this week’s ZP. How thoughtful of SEGA to put out a new Sonic the Hedgehog game on April 1st that can be played in slightly less than the time it takes to watch this video. Plus it’s free, which means I have no right to complain about it. Aw, Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s cute that you genuinely believe that, he said, as he laced up his favourite curbstomping boots. You absolutely cannot fault the title of the Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog at least. I mean, what a beautifully eye-catching premise. Equally so had it been the title of a Youtube video essay about Sonic Team’s handling of the franchise from 2000 onwards. Or an item on my to-do list. The trailer was fucking masterful. First thing you see is Sonic’s big fat corpse. Ooh, someone’s been reading my dream journal.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.