Video Game: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
A playful little title from Sonic Team
and published by Sega
with the most cheerful mood ever. It's about four kids that go to "Morning Land," a magical land that's inhabited by the Chicken People. They need help. In order to help these little chicks, the four don the magical Legendary Chicken Suits and command eggs in order to take down the Big Bad
with the help of cute little mon-like creatures by your side to whoop some booty.
Sounds cute, at least before you take into account the massive amount of possibly traumatic material. The Big Bad
and his cronies? Crows
who want to take over the world by causing endless night. None of this sounds threatening, but boss fights bring a whole new level of creepy. Most of these bosses, and some notable levels, are also much harder
than most people would have a right to expect from such a child-friendly setting.
The mission-style layout is sort of a Shout-Out
to the Adventure games from the Sonic franchise
with the gameplay focusing more on fighting than speed. It got mixed reviews (well, more like mixed-to-positive) from the gaming community, but the Sonic community liked the game (which is rare
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