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"This is anal sauce! It's so bad it's a work of art! It's a fine, delicately-crafted sculpture of shit! And I'm impressed."

-The Nerd, talking about Sonic 06

Sonic the Hedgehog (known as Sonic 06) is a platforming, free roaming video game. It was released on November 14, 2006 by Sega for the Playstation 3 and Xbox360. It was released to be part of Sonic the Hedgehog's 15th anniversary, which is intended to reboot the series. The plot involves Sonic, Shadow, and Silver going through time to stop powerful beings known as Mephilis and Iblis. Sonic co-creator, Yuji Naka, was inspired by films such as Batman Begins, taking the game in a more darker, plot driven style. However, the game was rushed to meet the holiday deadline. As a result, the game was polarized by critics and fans for broken gameplay, confusing story, loading screens, etc. Many internet stars have also given rants on the game, such as the Game Grumps, SomecallmeJohnny, and the Angry Video Game Nerd. Many consider Sonic 06 to be one of the worst games of all time.

AVGN episode[]

Part 1: Ever since the Christmas Wishlist episodes, many fans have been requesting Sonic 06, saying that the game is much worse than the other ones he's played. The Nerd thinks that the game can't be bad since it was released years later, but soon his expectations are completely subverted. The Nerd mocks the game for loading screens, how the game separates itself so much from the series, glitchy and dizzy gameplay such as going through solid objects, strange camera angles, and etc. He also complains on how it takes so long to get to any of the levels, saying that you have to complete dumb, essential side quests, such as finding a specific captain and finding a dog. He also finds it odd that Sonic, a cartoon hedgehog and Elise, a realistic women are in a relationship. The Nerd stops playing the game when he rants on the bad Silver the Hedgehog boss battle. The Nerd goes on a ranting spree, finding it insulting that Sega named the game Sonic the Hedgehog. He then puts the game in his "collection", as he whips the game over and over.

Part 2: After a recap that has nothing to do with the previous episode, the Nerd decides to keep playing the game, since there's so much he wants to talk about. The box for the game has been brutally beaten, as bleeding scars are seen on the cover. The Nerd figures out how to beat Silver the Hedgehog, but results in the princess, Elise, getting kidnapped. The Nerd rants on how she keeps getting kidnapped constantly, sometimes seconds after Sonic rescues her. The Nerd also complains on how confusing the story is, with new material such as time travel. Especially since the original Sonic the Hedgehog game had a simple concept. He also notices on how long the levels take, noticing one of the level took almost 15 minutes. He complains on how difficult some levels can take, also noticing that when Sonic dies in lava, he just lays down on it. The Nerd goes through three long "trials" and another level, complaining that if you fail, you have to complete the three trials again. He rants on Elise's roll in the game, since she gets captured over and over, but eventually dies sometime on the game. But the game pulls off a deus ex machina, as Sonic and Silver go back in time to save her. The Nerd rants on how they can just go back and prevent the game from being made. The Nerd completes the final levels, and is relieved to complete Sonic 06. But he realizes that there are two more side stories for Shadow the Hedgehog and Silver the Hedgehog. The Nerd further plays through the episodes, but stops playing when Elise kisses Sonic to revive him. The Nerd gives the game the "bedroom eyes", as the Sonic game sexually whips him over and over.