Sonic The Hedgehog, who celebrated his 20th birthday earlier this week, "was the Call of Duty of its day," SEGA West CEO Mike Hayes has suggested, claiming that it was the game every "cool gamer was playing".
Sonic used to be incredible. So did Call of Duty.
CSS is better than COD
little kids have never played it with its thousands of modded servers, ontop of normal game-play. They've only known consoles the lowest most primitive form of gaming at home. CSS is a better game, and they dont keep charging you 70/pop ever year either for 'shit exp packs'
Sonic was never better then Mario
I disagree. I think sonic was way cooler than mario. As for which game was better, each had it's ups and downs. But sonic 3 and knuckles (to me) is the single best 2D platformer ever. I mean, the game was just amazing. I've re-bought it twice this generation just because of how great it is.
sonic doesnt have the staying power as much as a mario game and we have seen that by how many bad sonic games have came out lately
I, admittedly, am not the most objective person when it comes to sonic(see my home page thingy) But between Sonic and Mario? Mario was the very first game I ever played, whereas Sonic The Hedgehog was the first game(genesis first console) that I ever owned. Mario made me WANT to play games. Sonic made me HAVE to play games. I prefer Sonic but as an adult now I know that it's Mario's basic concept, shot with adrenaline and acid.
I always liked Sonic more than Mario in my genesis days.
Lol, bold words Sega. Especially Since Super Mario brand outsold the **** out of Sonic. I love Sonic more than Mario but just saying, Mario was the Call of Duty. Sonic was more like Halo.
Except if Halo was multiplatform, it would demolish the Call of Duty's in sales.
I don't know where you got that idea from... Halo doesn't even touch CoD sales on 360 alone.
Black Ops made $360 Million on the first day
Halo: Reach made $200 Million on the first day
Look at the overall numbers for 360 alone... CoD outsells Halo on 360. Plus, the first day sales don't support your argument even though they are across multi-platform.
Yup, nvm, I was only looking at first day sales.
Dude... Sonic had multiple TV shows(AOSTH, SatAM), comics, food products, etc... Sonic on Genesis sold very well and his reach expanded much further than just video games.
those days were humble and pure. god do i remember those days......
The days where companies did not milk consumers for every penny they earn. *Hint: Activision*
Haha thats bullshit. They've been milking since day one.
Have you hear of the company Atari or the the 1980's Video game crash which was caused by saturation, i.e. 'milking'?
The sega advertisement push was the complete OPPOSITE of humble back in the day. Sega did what NintenDON'T
if sonic was the call of duty of it day then we can see how call of duty will be doing now and after mw3. sonic for me reached its highest point with sonic adventure 2: battle which is like cod with cod4 after that the games slowly declined and lost its magic in both franchises. so i guess that is proper way to compare the two.
For SEGA, maybe, but Nintendo (Mario) owned the market.
Dammit. If only I had known what it took to be cool. On second thought, I'd rather play games I enjoy instead of playing the ones the cool people play. Sonic was never on my list of wanted games and Call of Duty only made a brief appearance.
Sonic was not actually a revolution, it was more an evolution of various attempts that Sega had made to create a mascot in its own arcade-like image. It's Kid Chameleon rethought in a way but, coupled with the fact that the Megadrive's processor was actually potentially twice as fast as the younger SNES, it did use the unlikely figurehead of speed, the hedgehog, in an initially interesting way.
I see the original game in particular as epitomising the Japanese way of life. Some parts are very fast and modern and sometimes like urban rollercoasters but then there is a stage like Marble Zone which is very ancient, slow and orderly. What about the bonus stage in the original game where fish turn in to birds in the background and somee organ music plays like some kind of lament? That is perhaps very different from the cool, wise cracking, image that people have of the Sonic games.
But the truth is that many great 2D platformers are too little discussed because of Mario and Sonic.
I have many more fond memories of Donkey Kong Country, Superfrog or World of Illusion overall.
Woah, someone else who played Superfrog. :O
Good, then maybe COD will become completely irrelevant soon too
That is wrong Sega. Call of Duty is a franchise that was once great but was ruined because the corporate higherups wanted to milk the series. In that regard, Mega Man was the Call of Duty of the 2D consoles with 6 Mega Man games on the NES and 5 games on the SNES. I still love the Mega Man games, but it was milked so much so that Mega Man X5 and X6 were released in the same year. Not even Call of Duty has released 2 games in one year (yet).
sonic lost his footing once sega called the quits on the hardware market. come on i mean really . sonic on a nintendo system is just wrong. it almost felt like sega turned sonic to some kind of slut .sonic been shaking his ass on every platform out there these days. no matter how good those new sonic games look though it just feels wrong on anything that isn't sega
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