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Sonic Boom: Real Hope for the Hopeless Hedgehog

Sonic's success is about more than a questionable redesign.

We can all agree that Sonic and his buddies have too many wraps around their hands and feet in the upcoming Sonic Boom. But when The Blunder Busters looked closer, there are some strong indicators--beyond gameplay, beyond 'roided-out Knuckles--that Sonic Boom is SEGA's greatest effort to revitalize the franchise in a long while. Here's why it might work.

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SegaGamer870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

You all say you are excited about a new Sonic game and then when it is actually released you are back hating it again. The same will happen with Sonic Boom, you will be all positive at first and then you will be back to bashing it again.

There has never been anything really wrong with newer Sonic games, it's just that so many people are stuck in the past and get all caught up in nostalgia. If these newer Sonic games weren't actually called Sonic then these games would have nothing but positive reviews.

nintendufus870d ago

I see your point--Sonic games have become sort of a running joke in recent years, with many gamers dismissing them as trash on principle. Me? I've gotten my hands on every one I can afford, approaching each with an open mind and distancing myself from nostalgia as much as possible. And, even with decent titles like the DS version of Colors, they still just don't impress. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with gamers' expectations for a game or nostalgia for the series. Sometimes, games are just bad.

Dread22870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

Some of them are good, some are meh and some are bad. Here are some examples for Home Consoles and PC - Good: Sonic 1-3 & Knuckles, Sonic Adventure,Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations.
Meh: Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Unleashed , Sonic 4 Episode 1 & 2, Sonic Lost World.
Bad: Knuckles Chaotix, Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic 06 (Terrible).

Now granted some people may say Adventure isn't good because of Big the Cat. I'd say that's a fair point but there is nothing wrong with the gameplay. Nor does it prevent you from playing all of Sonic Levels (besides Super Sonic, which is suppose to be an unlockable kinda like the Emeralds from Sonic 2/Sonic 3 and Knuckles).

Sonic Boom could be good, could be bad. I just know I love Jak and Daxter/Uncharted so I'll give them a chance.

dcj0524869d ago

Dread, what was bad about sonic heroes?

KonsoruMasuta870d ago

I have hope for this game because of the person leading the project. I usually don't get hyped for Sonic games unless they show something promising, which non of the recent games seem to do.

GadgetGooch870d ago

It has nothing to do with sonic...most people just don't like bad games...this on the other hand ACTUALLY has potential...just the overall essence of the game seems upped and with having some quality developers on hand helps too...

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Stringerbell870d ago (Edited 870d ago )

Generations was tons of fun and (just my opinion deal with it)Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the best kart racers out there. But yes there have been some flops but it all hasn't been doom and gloom for the franchise.

thezeldadoth870d ago

i hope mario kart 8 takes influence from transformed. its truly an awesome racer

SkullBlade169870d ago

The only problem I have with the new look is how Knuckles looks, he just looks plain weird. I think the other characters look fine though.

Shadonic870d ago

sonic's and amy's limbs are off and a change too Sonics arm color is needed. different scarf color ? knuckles head should be changed more as it looks shopped. Less bandages

Dread22870d ago

Agreed, Knuckles look weird. But to be honest Knuckles has basically been a deadweight since Sonic Heroes. Maybe they needed to knock the hiphop out of him. Put him on some steroids and make him a bro lol.

SteamPowered870d ago

Somebody better check Knuckles for PED's. We dont want him to drag gaming into the Steroid Scandals that plague other sports.

DigitalHope870d ago

Haven't felt good about a Sonic game in a long time. This looks good though, real good. Hope it can bring back the nostalgia of my childhood where all I did was play sonic.

Like the character revamps as well.

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