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 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.