Videogamer writes: "Sonic games are for kids. Sonic games aren't for hardcore gamers. Sonic games aren't very good, and Sonic games sell millions. This is the way it is.
Should we settle for this most depressing of situations? Should we accept Sonic's modern day mediocrity? Should we, as fans of the early Sonic games, simply get over it? No. Of course we shouldn't. If Nintendo can make Mario games that sell bucket loads and score 9/10 in reviews, then why can't SEGA do the same with Sonic? If Nintendo can make a game as good as Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii, why can't SEGA do the same with Sonic? If Nintendo can resist giving Mario a sword, a sword!, then why can't SEGA resist giving Sonic a sword?"