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?