Sonic Dev Admits Reason Why Recent Sonic Games Have Suffered

Ever since Sonic Adventure 2 on the Sega Dreamcast the hedgehog has suffered some pretty poor releases. Sonic fans have been hurting for a long time now with titles like "Sonic Riders" and more recently "Sonic The Hedgehog". What little good will gamers had left for the blue blur is quickly evaporating thanks to Sonic Unleashed, an otherwise decent Sonic game ruined by brawling levels that turn Sonic into a werehog combatant. So why exactly do the development team keep screwing things up exactly? David Clayman caught up with a member of the development team on Sonic Unleashed and asked them exactly this.

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TheColbertinator3463d ago

If they decrease the length to make it better that is fine.But I think most would agree on simply making Sonic back into a 2D game again.Its just like Megaman,they are 2D characters and should be in 2D games

Bigbangbing3463d ago

Have you played Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 ?

while i think it would be cool if they make a XBLA Sonic 2D but with 3D graphics .. like LBP or Bionic commando rearmed

but i want Sonic Adventure style :"(

PirateThom3463d ago

nbnt - have you played Sonic Rush on DS?

It basically is that, it's just 2.5 Sonic and it's fun!

Mr Fancy Pants3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

MegaMan Legends was great specially the sequel! There you have your 3-D MM game. Sonic Adventure(the first one) is an example of a well made 3-D Sonic game.

Bigbangbing3463d ago

@ PirateThom

i don't have DS .. :(

TheColbertinator3463d ago


Of course I did.I enjoyed them but I would still prefer a 2D Sonic game.

@Pirate Thom

Yeah Sonic Rush was good but many would like to see Sonic 5 be on PSN/XBLA/Wiiware more.

Milky Joe3463d ago

Right on Mr Colbert. If they can't make a full length game and manage to keep the pace throughout, they should make a PSN etc. only game with a short run time (but plenty of unlockeables and time trials and stuff to give it plenty of replay value for little-to-no extra development time) and then give it a lower price.

Still, I never thought about it like this. I always just assumed the dev team had no idea what they were doing but this makes a lot of sense.

Captain_Sony3463d ago

Sorry I just dont buy it. There are plenty of ways to get around that and it just seems that they are wanting to make excuses for something that failed, when they probably thought it would be the greatest thing added to Sonic ever.

Milky Joe3463d ago

I'm pretty sure that by now they would've realised that people just want to run as Sonic. It's probably been said in every review of every game since the last decent one.

I don't think there's any reason not to believe them.

iamtehpwn3463d ago

"uhm...WE can't make a real sonic game because it takes too much damn work. Take werehog. mmkthxbye"

Jerkapotamus3463d ago

That would really be ideal for me. Offer a two to three hour classic sonic experience and offer it for $15-$20. I would probably get it.

ThanatosDMC3463d ago

But... i like Megaman Legends 1 & 2. Sonic on the other hand was just not my cup of tea. They should just stop with Sonic and create a different game.

SuperM3463d ago

What was so poor about that response?

I was thinking just the same thing when i saw videos of sonic unleashed. Huge 3d enviroments that you pass through in a matter of seconds. Sure they could use 8 years to make the game, but is it really fair to complain that they dont use that much time? If they did they would go bankrupt and they would have to update the engine several times, perhaps even switch console to make the game up to date. Too Human anyone?

psnDevistator3563462d ago

They were just lazy?

God cmon we've been suffering with bad Sonic games just because they didn't want to work hard?

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Mr Fancy Pants3463d ago

mmmm interesting, lets read it...

PirateThom3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

I'd rather they make it a download title with running only than bulk it with crap to make it a disc title.

Honestly, that's a poor excuse for subpar games.

Rob0g0rilla3463d ago

Just listen to the fans.

Make it cheaper if it's that short.

Smacktard3463d ago

Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 were terrible. The only good levels were the speed levels. The knuckles and rogue levels in SA2 were absolutely AWFUL.

Gambit073462d ago

totally agree, I still have the limited edition SA2, god they fcked it up, I never played a sonic game after that.

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