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Via Joystiq, So, we agree then. In speaking to Newsweek's N'Gai Croal about the Olympic pairing of Sonic and Mario, Sega of America president, Simon Jeffery, echoes a widespread sentiment that it's time to give Sonic a bit of a reboot. "We are actually undergoing a fairly considerable refresh of Sonic as an intellectual property, as a character," says Jeffery. "Sonic on the Wii is probably the first product that's come to market that reflects that. We're not going to be bringing another game out on the other platforms for quite some time, because we feel that it is time to reinvent Sonic, to make Sonic contemporary again." If Sonic and the Secret Rings was the first step in revitalizing a franchise gone astray, it certainly wasn't a very good one. In fact, it turned out to be more like a drunken waddle out of bed before careening down a flight of stairs. Still, it's reassuring to see that Sega is, at the very least, attempting to reestablish their fallen mascot as a character that could convince you to buy his game. Unless, of course, that's still happening... "At the same time, even the recent 360 and Playstation 3 games have sold extremely well," continues Jeffery. "Sonic is still an extremely endearing character; there's still a lot of love for Sonic out there in consumerland." If gamers are trying to send Sega a message, it's getting garbled in consumerland's confusing postal network. If we truly want a Sonic reboot, we'll have to stay away from the hedgehog until he gets his 3D act together. Perhaps a little help from Mario and Miyamoto will set him back on track by the time the 2008 Olympics arrive.



 

  

 

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Didn't Sonic Wii get pretty decent score for a Sonic 3d game?



 

 

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Sonic and The Secret Rings is a good but not great game. If they can take Secret Rings and fix its flaws it could turn out great for the Sonic franchise.



Alacrist said: If Sonic and the Secret Rings was the first step in revitalizing a franchise gone astray, it certainly wasn't a very good one. In fact, it turned out to be more like a drunken waddle out of bed before careening down a flight of stairs. Still, it's reassuring to see that Sega is, at the very least, attempting to reestablish their fallen mascot as a character that could convince you to buy his game. Unless, of course, that's still happening...
Sonic and the secret of the Rings may not have been a great game, but it was great in comparison to several of the Sonic Games that have been released recently; consider the quality of Shadow the Hedgehog andSonic the Hedgehog and ask yourself whether Sonic and the Secret of the rings was all that bad?



Yeah, it had alot of people saying it was the best 3d Sonic since Sonic Adventure!



 

  

 

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Alacrist said: Yeah, it had alot of people saying it was the best 3d Sonic since Sonic Adventure!
Never played Sonic Adventure, but I mean it can't be that bad right? Hopefully we will see some really god sales in marsh for sonic. Because I really want the hedgehog back from the b-game list.



 

 

Buy it and pray to the gods of Sigs: Naznatips!

It sold 88k in the US in the first week can't be all to bad.......



 

  

 

Alacrist said: It sold 88k in the US in the first week can't be all to bad.......
Yeah I know but I would love a million seller here, and well sonic is not selling in Japan, so EU and USA needs to do it



 

 

Buy it and pray to the gods of Sigs: Naznatips!

Sonic and the secret rings is a good game. It has got some flaws, but overall it's the 3D sonic game with the least bugs and problems. In my opinion it is the best 3D sonic game beside sonic heroes. The adventure titles had too many levels without a good sense of speed. Putting all the sonic characters in teams, each with a fast character, gave sonic heroes the most important thing about sonic games which is, of course, speed. Shadow and sonic for 360/PS3 were major letdowns. Sega should continue to make sonic games only for Wii (3D) and DS (2D).



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Sonic and the Secret Rings wasn't too bad. I liked the blazing fast race through the level mechanic of the 2D Sonic's but the RPG elements, horrible rock music and voices, and a generally poor method of attacking enemies dragged it down. I liked using the Wiimote to navigate so if they would emphasize the first part (i.e. the traditional Sonic elements that made Sonic games great) and drop the last three they'd have a good-great game. I'd say it was a bit more of an improvement than the article claims, they got rid of guns, Dreamcast quality graphics, and terrible 3D cameras. 3 down, 3 to go.