The Idea for Sonic Adventure was from Iizuka! That's why he is the director of both Adventure 1,2 and shadow. Being the producer has nothing to do with creative input in the game. Matte of fact Naka complained all the time since being put in producer position kept him away from a hands on approach to the series. Producer is just the guy that make sure milesstones are being hit when they are supposed to. The idea that Naka did only good is also BS. Naka is part responsible for Shadow the hedgehog and 06!.His is idea was that because westerners liked violence adding it in Sonic would increase appeal... how stupid. Your giving credit to the wrong people in both regards. I am not disagreeing that Sonic tone is hampering the series but the stupid premise that going back to it would fix the series while ignoring the up and down in quality in the game itself as the biggest factor in the decline. Your just using alot of flat out wrong information. Classics are loved dearly by those that played them and they had no story. Generations and colors have very little stupid stories and generally praised by the community. Ironically the game you keep using as the ideal in tone is the most hated in community.
I will have to leave it at this. Must go to work.
Ok, well it doesnt add up that if in one case Naka beeing the producer means he has nothing to do with it, but on the other one he has everything to do with it. You're not making sense. Either he has nothing to do with it on all regards or he has something to do with it on all regards. Make up your mind. :P
With that said, i disagree. Again, under Naka Sonic team built great games like Nights, like Burning rangers, like Billy hatcher. Under the current management its been nothing but misses. How can there not be a correlation?
Finally the critics of Sonic 06 were great, but there was an insane ammount of hype behind the game. Something that doesnt exist in the most recent games. Graphically the series has actually taken a step back. The community criticises the game with good reason because much of it was wrong, especially cause it was rushed. But, the premise of a storyline with cool characters wasnt that. That premise hyped the game up and was a sucess. I actually bought a new console (the xbox 360) with the game. It was the game that made me get a new console. That is what i think can be salvaged from that game.