Submitted by sherrera5354 1002d ago | opinion piece

What Needs to Happen to Make Sonic The Hedgehog Great Again

I’m back again, just a different game. This time, Sonic the Hedgehog. I think we can all agree that there are a ton of things that need fixing, but I’m only going to tackle five points. Some of them are very important, while others are just little things that make zero sense to me. Enjoy! (Industry, PS3, Sega, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog, Xbox 360)

SlapHappyJesus  +   1002d ago
It's called Sonic Generations.

Just do that again and everything will be fine.
Yi-Long  +   1002d ago
It just needs to go back to it's roots.
2D, sprite-based, great music, fantastic gameplay.

Sonic 1 and 2 were PERFECT Sonic games. After that it just kinda got off-track.

There's that stunning looking Sonic HD Remix that had a brilliant demo a while ago. I wish Sega would hire THAT guy.

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NJShadow  +   1002d ago

(I'll try and stick to the mainstream/canon titles.)

Sonic 1 - Great.
Sonic 2 - Incredible.
Sonic 3 - Phenomenal.
Sonic & Knuckles - Awesome
Sonic 3 & Knuckles - The epitome of Sonic's greatness, the greatest Sonic title, IMO. (When you hooked Sonic 3 up with Sonic & Knuckles)
Sonic 3D Blast - Fun, but many found it so-so.
Sonic Adventure - Terrific.
Sonic Adventure 2 - Very cool, very fun.

Sega never got back on track after Sonic Heroes. So while the Genesis titles were by far the BEST, things didn't really get bad until Sonic Heroes.

I still play the original Genesis titles on my PSP during my breaks at work all the time. They just NEVER lose their ability to be fun. I couldn't tell you how many times I've beaten the Genesis titles.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   1001d ago
your comment is the only one needed becuase its the truth, generations is an amazing game except the end boss. thats the dumbest battle ever. create another sonic just like it and were in business
Knight_Crawler  +   1001d ago
Sell the franchise to Nintendo and have a Smash Bros vs Sonic Team fighting game.

Nintendo can bring Sonic back to its glory days - something about Nintendo and platformers...its like the invented the genre
SpiralTear  +   1002d ago
Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations proved that 3D Sonic games can be good, so I don't see why making Sonic exclusively in 2D is "fixing" things.

Other than that, everything else in this article has been stated before. In fact, it was stated during the Sonic 06/Unleashed era. I think Sonic's doing pretty well now, better than he's been in a long time at least.
Yi-Long  +   1002d ago
Most reviews said the 2D levels were great (in generations)
...but the 3D levels were only 'OK'. There was certainly a preference for the 2D levels.
NJShadow  +   1002d ago
That's like being fed lima beans after you've been starved of food for days and days. Sure, it's food, you're happy to see it, but it's still lima beans. The 2D play in Generations was good for TODAY'S Sega. Yesterdays Sega could have done SO much better. (The speed/momentum/control was still off.)
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1002d ago
Step 1: Stop trying to take Sonic into genres and places that will always fail.

Step 2: Go back to retro 2D gameplay... like Mega Man 9 and 10.

Step 3: ????

Step 4: Profit

Step 5: Repeat as necessary...
NJShadow  +   1002d ago
Well said. Plain and simple. And oh yeah, they actually have to make them like they CARE about the series.
Nexgensensation  +   1001d ago
your being sarcastic right, Sgt_Slaughter?
I like your idea but I for one do not want to play another sonic game only in 2-D.
What sonic needs, is his entourage cast as playable characters. I feel like we need to know more about the rest of the group and why they're on the adventure.
don't be afraid to add rpg elements to the game, having rpg elements to an action adventure game always work wonders.

Choa garden! this will single handly bring sonic back to many hearts, and what more can you say.
BitbyDeath  +   1002d ago
Copy whatever Mario is doing
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1002d ago
When did Mario turn into a Werewolf?
Thatmattkid  +   1002d ago
"He is a fast character and that’s why we love(d) him. We just want the old Sonic back."

NO! I loved him because of the clever level designs, reflexes and building momentum to reach top speed, like it was in 1 and 2.
Yi-Long  +   1002d ago
... I don't want to go on a 2D or 3D rollercoaster if I hardly have to control him.

Sonic 1 and 2 had that perfect blend of fantastic level-design mixed with some cool short 'fast' section where you could 'flow' into a nice speed.

It was kinda ruined with Sonic 3 and/or Sonic and Knuckles, where Sonic would suddenly grab something and you would stop dead in your tracks hanging onto a vine or whatever. Very annoying.
nevin1  +   1002d ago
How old were you people when Sonic 1 and 2 were released?
prototypeknuckles  +   1002d ago
these type of articles are pointless sonic is already on the right track after colors, and generations and now im anticipating the next sonic game.
NJShadow  +   1002d ago
Dude, they're definitely not on the right track. Sega just butchered Sonic fans' dreams with Sonic 4 parts 1 & 2. If you think Sonic 4 was good, then your tastes clearly differ from mine, and most of the folks clamoring for a good installment in the series.
prototypeknuckles  +   1002d ago
did i say sonic 4, no i said sonic colors and generations if sega continues to make games like generations, then yes sonic is on the right track. because generations was able to please both old school and new sonic fans with its two types of gameplay. besides, i dont think sega wanted to release sonic4 episode 2,they knew it sucked but people kept on asking them for it,in the end they were all quite about it and said that there may be no more episodes.
NJShadow  +   1002d ago
Sonic 4 Episode 1 was after Colors and Sonic 4 Episode 2 was after Generations. So yeah, they continue to churn out sub-par fillers... like a day old lunch meat sandwich. ;)
DanielBryan  +   1002d ago
God,or what ever space fairy you believe in,could do it.
DrRobotnik  +   1002d ago
You know how we can fix Sonic. Put him to rest. I can help, lol.
black911  +   1001d ago
Bring A Sega Console Back.

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