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spurgeonryan said:
AZWification said:

Wow.. The Metascore will actually be even lower than I thought.


The real sites will save it. Ign, gamespot, Eurogamer, etc

ign 4.3/10

gamespot 2/10

 

i guess not eh? 



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Smear-Gel said:
IamAwsome said:
Ljink96 said:
Sega just can't make decent games anymore. What's up with that? Sonic just fails all the time! Generations was almost a Sonic savior but then more crap came down the chute. I can honestly say that I hate post Yuji Naka Sega. It's like they don't know what fans want or something. I understand that we cannot tell any company what to do but if you have an overwhelming number of fans that want something like a Sonic Adventure 3 or Sonic 1-3 HD 2.5 Remakes and you ignore it for Sonic Boom, you need help. The cartoon needs help too. Sega, I want to love you but you're making it so hard for me to do so. Sonic has so much potential and they aren't showing any of it right now. Hopefully, the Japanese devs take over the whole thing this time.It's like Sonic 32X all over again.

Eh, the problem with Sonic is that Sega keeps changing the (perpetually crappy) formula. Sonic Boom is different than Lost World which is different than Black Knight which is different than Colors which is different than Generations and Unleashed which is different than 06 and so on. It seems like they are trying to find a gameplay style that appeals to every fan, but they epically fail at that goal every. single. time. Fans wanted Sonic Adventure 3, and out of that goal we got Sonic 06. Fans wanted Sonic to go back to 2D, and we got Sonic 4. It seems like Sega wanted to start completely fresh with Sonic Boom with a new story canon, new enemies, and the cartoon. We all see how that turned out...

If Sega wants to keep Sonic alive then they absolutely need to listen to fans this time around, and I mean more than just scaling back on characters. They also need to develop  refine one of the many existing Sonic formulas and make a game that people want to play. At this point it's do or die for Sonic. He already isn't as recognizable amongst the mainstream anymore (Boom was probably supposed to change that). We're not far from a point where the diehard old time Sega fanboys who actually finished Sonic 06 won't care anymore. 


Woah...that's a terrible idea. I'd say that Sonic has the worst, most broken fanbase for any video game. Trying to please all fans or listening to even a third of the fanbase will lead to the game being hated by most everyone, which is evident in the games now. Lost World is split between being considered great and awful. Every Sonic game that is them listening to the fans ends up being hated by the fans.

"Go back to the roots!"

*Sonic 4*

"Just a rehash!"

 

"Do something different!"

*Unleashed*

"Stop with the different stuf I just wanna run!"

 

"Forget all the friends!"

*Sonic Boom*

"Why are they changing the original people slightly???"

Sonic fans just want a decent game, which is what we got with Sonic Colors and nobody complained. 



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Look at it this way: it's headed for a top 20 placement on gamerankings...on their worst video games of all time list.

And just when you thought the Sonic franchise could sink no lower after Shadow and '06.



HyrulianScrolls said:
Look at it this way: it's headed for a top 20 placement on gamerankings...on their worst video games of all time list.

And just when you thought the Sonic franchise could sink no lower after Shadow and '06.


I never played it, but I did not really think Shadow was that bad?



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Fusioncode said:

Sonic fans just want a decent game, which is what we got with Sonic Colors and nobody complained. 


Sonic Colours managed to escape that fate luckily. But every other game considered decent by part of the fanbase is called the worst game ever by the rest of it, for reasons they asked for.



 

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Experimental42 said:


Sonic 4 didn't fail because it was a rehash, it failed because it had absolutely terrible physics, controlled relatively poorly, had bland design, and looked sluggish.

Sonic Boom is indefensible as well, regardless of fan backlash at the start, it wouldn't be hated if it didn't suck.


I meant the type of complaints that come up about these games are the exact opposite of what people say before they come out.



 

Lost World's my favourite sonic game.



Sonic needs to follow in Nintendo's foot steps and bring back a side scroller platform true to 1 and 2 to bring back a fan base, then but out a Sonic Boom type game.