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I was an old school Sonic Fanboy, but now I almost never buy their games. They had a chance to reboot the series for the better with what Sonic Boom was SUPPOSED to be, but dropped the ball drastically.

I think I may make a thred linking a video depicting this fact, but I need to search for it.



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I just don't understand why Team Sonic persists in using the same damn game mechanics that essentially render the game into little more than an autopilot experience for every 3D title. That, and the physics are always so awkward and wonky.

I'd love to see how Nintendo would approach the franchise at this point, though I suppose that's a touch blasphemous.



Sonic Boom is a great show that I watch it every weekend. I'm hoping Sega can get its act together since I really like the universe.



Johnw1104 said:
I just don't understand why Team Sonic persists in using the same damn game mechanics that essentially render the game into little more than an autopilot experience for every 3D title. That, and the physics are always so awkward and wonky.

I'd love to see how Nintendo would approach the franchise at this point, though I suppose that's a touch blasphemous.

As much as i think they would do a much(and i mean, a MUCH) better job of making sonic a good game,sonic is sega.It lives and dies in reflection of his company. Unfortunately,sega is one of the most confusing and desorganized publishers in this industry. 



Sonic has up and downs just like alot of series. Their a good games in the series and their are bad. Hell I would even argue that the good outweighs the bad (Mania, Generations, the Advance ones, DS ones, Colors, the classic games, Adventures, Heroes(that game if good, damnit), hell even the All star racing games are good.

Ironically i think the problem is Sonic Team, dissolve that team and get new leadership in their, cause they have been wildly inconsistent. It says something that the best one recently wasnt made by that team. I stopped reading the comics when they did a soft reboot, you know a series been going on too long when they do that.



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If by stuck you mean kept buying and playing all Sonic games then I did most certainly NOT stick with the franchise.
I love Sonic and I am one of those who discovered Sonic when it all started in the early 1990's.
I have not played a Sonic game in a long time but I did play the recent Sonic Mania as it is a true Sonic game, as it was thought out at the beginning.
As for Sonic Forces, I'm not saying it's a bad game but these 3D games are not what the hardcore Sonic experience is all about so I'm passing that game.
Hoping for a Sonic Mania 2

Last edited by CrazyGamer2017 - on 08 November 2017

I went to youtube and watched episode shadow and the cut-scenes.

Yeah... it's bad. No super Sonic either.


I wish they stopped making the 3D games or just get the Sonic Utopia guys make a 3D one and Christian whitehead continue the mania series. That's the Sonic we need. Have Sonic team make some other IP. They can't do Sonic right ever since Naka left.

 

Meta is at 53. 

Last edited by Nem - on 08 November 2017

I mean Sonic Mania was really, really good. It's probably my new favorite Sonic game. It's that well put together. I don't put too much investment in the 3D titles, but I will say that I thought Generations and Colors would be in the catagory of "better" Sonic games. Forces looks and plays like a convoluted mess. It wants to mimic Generations, but falls way short of the mark they set there.

Honestly, it just comes down to Sonic Team not knowing how to make a proper Sonic game. They got upstaged this year by Sonic Mania, which is great to see, because they need a serious wake up call. It's embarrassing, because throughout Sonic's 3D years they've failed to establish a strong foundation or identify for Sonic  to thrive. You an look on the other hand at Mario and how Nintendo established his identity in the 3D realm. All 3D Mario games have a familiar feel of control that was established back in Mario 64. Sonic doesn't have that... The closest thing Sonic has to an identity is the boost formula, and even that is questionable since Sonic Team hasn't built on to that in any sort of meaningful way. Sonic Team and Sega in general has shown over the years of how truly inept they are in developing their prized franchise. I'm truly convinced that they simply got lucky with Generations at this point.

Going forward, they need continue with the Mania series with Christian Whitehead. That will bring them success and they need to clean house and truly figure out how they want to represent Sonic in the 3D realm, because settling on 2 half baked play styles isn't working.



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Why does anybody stick with any franchise? Because they enjoy it. Sure Sonic has had it's ups and downs, but in my opinion at least, there have been more high points than low points.



I stick with Sonic because I know the developers ARE capable of making a great game, whether it be side scroller, or this boost version, or any inbetween, I've enjoyed multiple versions of Sonic (Except Werehog in Unleashed, fuck you with your insane difficulty spikes!) and want to see more from them. My favourite game in recent years is easily Sonic Generations.

I think there have been more good games than bad games in the Sonic franchise, people are just scared to give them a try because the one time they did, they picked a bad game and were burned.