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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (Nintendo DS)

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In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, a mysterious force has begun to tear apart the world and Sonic and his band of friends (11 of them playable) must come together to fight off the menace and bring peace back.

The gameplay is a mix of action and RPG where players explore a map, collecting items and rings, which can be used to buy new special attacks and solve puzzles that are unique to each of the characters in the players party. To fight the player customizes their party of four from the eleven playable characters and uses the stylus to rhythmically tap and drag at a precise time to complete attacks and string together a group of deadly combos.

There are 20 different areas to explore, ranging from classic Sonic backdrops to new ones created for the game. Another feature is the "Story So Far Feature", which does a quick recap of the players progress each time they start their game back up.

Players can also go wireless through Wi-Fi and trade Chao, a unique artificial life form, each with their own distinct power-ups and abilities that can be used in battles.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Chronicles: La Confrérie des Ténèbres" -- French Title
  • "Sonic Chronicles: Die dunkle Bruderschaft" -- German Title

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The Press Says

1UP Sep 26, 2008 A 100
Game Captain Oct 02, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Nov 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Green Pixels Oct 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Oct 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Sep 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 19, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65 Sep 26, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Destructoid Sep 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Sep 26, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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Cancelled predecessor

This is not the first time SEGA has attempted to make an RPG in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. In early 1993, SEGA was involved with Falcom in the development of a Sonic role playing game for the SEGA CD titled Sister Sonic. Just as Super Mario Bros. 2 was Doki Doki Panic with the Mario cast replacing the original characters, in a similar manner, Sister Sonic would be Popful Mail with the Sonic cast replacing the original characters. As the game's name suggests, it would reveal that Sonic has a long lost sister. The game was cancelled due to fanmail sent to the company.
Big John WV (25268) added Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (Nintendo DS) on Nov 21, 2008