Susan Arendt writes on Wired's Game|Life:
"The truth cannot be denied any longer. Sonic the Hedgehog must die.
I say this not because I hate Sonic, but because I love him, or rather, I loved him. In truth, the blue hedgehog we knew and adored passed away many years ago. What is left is little more than an animated corpse, put on gruesome display for the profit of its puppeteers. This modern Sonic is a an abomination, a grotesque that simply should not be, and I, for one, am calling for his head."