Unleashed: “Definitely A Step In The Right Direction For The Series”
Gaming Union were recently lucky enough to have a chat with Bentley Jones. The musician has recently been linked with Sega and Sonic being the artist behind Silver’s theme in Sonic 06 and various other projects since. Bentley Jones was even seen at last years Summer of Sonic singling live for the audience with Sega music legend Richard Jaques and the voice of Sonic R, TJ Davies.
So what better subject to grill Bentley about than the spiky blue one himself? Ranging from his favourite Sonic game to what he’s playing now and even finding a little time to talk about Sonic music. The part probably most interesting to TSSZ News readers would be his thoughts on Sonic Unleashed. Panned by the press but beloved by some fans the game seems to have split opinions down the middle. Here’s what Bentley Jones has to say on the matter when asked what he thinks about the new Sonic games…
“I don’t know, I think Sonic gets a hell of a lot of stick from the critics and he’s held up to a double standard. The latest one is Unleashed and I really enjoy playing it – I’m not sure what people will think about that – but I thought it was really good and I think it was definitely a step in the right direction for the series. If they used Unleashed as a template for the next Sonic game, then we could definitely see Sonic returning to his former glory of the 90s.”
You can read the full interview here but for those of you hoping to catch Bentley Jones at this years Summer of Sonic, you might be disappointed.
“Arrgh, man! Honestly, because people think I’m bluffing or trying to avoid it because I’m planning a surprise appearance or something. But honestly, I want to go but at this point I don’t know if I can make it. That evening I have to be way up North, so it’s figuring out how I can be in London for the Morning/Lunchtime then getting all the way up North in the same day. I’m trying my best to work something out though, and if I manage it I’ll officially announce it and everyone will know about it. Until then though, even I don’t know.”