Sega Tries To Revive Sonic Again

There seems to be a new trend lately where game companies are trying to bring their classic franchises back to their once former glory. Many have failed and some have done exceptionally well. And Sega is no stranger to this, as they’ve been trying to breath new life into our favorite hedgehog for years now. The only problem is, with every person they please, 10 more get infuriated. It’s no secret that Sonic the Hedgehog has some of the pickiest fans out there.

Sonic Generations

Sonic  4: Episode I was going to be THE game to put the blue blur back on top. And although it made many people happy (like me), many more had a lot of problems with it. The complaints ranged from amenable; such as the gameplay mechanics, to downright stupid; i.e. “Sonic doesn’t look right! I want my old pot bellied, black-eyed Sonic back!” Seriously people? You’re complaining about how Sonic looks when he’s looked this way for over 10 years when the potbellied look only lasted for eight? Personally, I prefer the thinner, green- eyed Sonic. He just looks cooler all around. And I’ve been a Sonic fan since the very first one came out. Do people actually believe that the way Sonic looks dictates the quality of the game? Lets face it, Sonic games started to blow before his appearance changed. Remember Sonic 3D Blast? And if you liked that game, then any of the newer ones should be great to you.

It’s pretty obvious that Sega wants to please everyone with Sonic Generations. Classic side-scrolling platforming? CHECK. 3D adventure-esque levels? CHECK. Green-eyed Sonic? CHECK. Potbellied Sonic? Yup, we have that too! You heard me right, Sonic Generations features both versions of Sonic. I guess they ran out of ideas for new characters (and about time too) so they decided to give us clones with the old versions instead. [That was a joke, I think the new/old versions of Sonic can be something interesting.]

Not a whole lot is known about Sonic Generations yet, but Sega is hoping to give us the best of both worlds with it. Will Sonic generations be the game that finally pleases everyone? Of course not! That is NEVER going to happen! Many people are already hating Generations for the fact that it’s not going to be on the Wii.  The majority of the Sonic fanbase migrated to Nintendo after Sega left the hardware business.

Now lets hope they still listen to us few fans who where happy with Sonic 4 and give us Episodes II & III.

But that’s all I have to say for now. I’ll leave you with the first gameplay trailer.

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4 Responses to “Sega Tries To Revive Sonic Again”

  1. Dan Says:

    I really wish they would have built a game off of the original comic or at least Sonic the Hedgehog the animated series (the Saturday morning show). I just never liked sonic after dream cast changed the format and the story of the series altogether.

    Didn’t much like Sonic 4, as I wasn’t as big a fan of the original sonic game. They took out everything and started from scratch. Not complaining about that, but it was definitely a dry game overall.

    You’re right about the picky fans (I’m one of them). I just wish they would get away from the silliness and start working on a solid story like Sonic 3/Sonic and Knuckles.

  2. Brock Says:

    Sonic Generation looks really cool. The reason why Sonic 4 annoyed me was because the name made me think it would be like a sequel to S3AK because Sega advertised it as a sequel and then the zones were the same as the old zones with new names and music. And I don’t like being forced to use the homing attack because I think it takes a lot of skill out. Generations looks great because it has classic game play and I’m happy that their not false advertising it. Yes. I’m also a picky fan also.

  3. jpage46 Says:

    well i have it and the game is shit, it dosen’t take long to finish and clasic sonic is as hard as modern sonic but you have to finish both acts in the 3 levels in the era to get chalange acts to go onto get the boss keys to unlock the boss gate to defeat the boss and get the emerald. it’s takes too long to get started and the game is too short

  4. Joseppi Says:

    I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about the game. Some love it, some hates it, and some are neutral. I’m a big Sonic fan, but I can’t help but be skeptical. I am planning on renting it and if I like it a lot, I’ll buy it. If it’s just mediocre, I’ll wait a few months until the price drops to around $20.00.

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