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Is Sonic past his prime?

Megabits of Gaming writes: "Sonic is undoubtedly a legend but he’s really running out of ideas now. He’s 20 years old, living in the past, and attempting to recapture his youth. Whilst his peers have innovated, he’s repeated and recycled."

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Yi-Long2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

... great 2d platformers will always find an audience.

The problem is Sega, who are too incompetent to just give the fans what they want most of the time.

caseh2599d ago

'The problem is Sega, who are too incompetent to just give the fans what they want most of the time.'

That pretty much sums up Sega for me these days. Love 'em but please stop making stupid decisions. :(

Yi-Long2599d ago

... they've been making stupid decisions ever since the Mega-CD and 32X...

They CAN make great games, yet they somehow seem to screw up in other ways most of the time.

farhad2k82599d ago

Classic Sonic was the best.. platform Sonic sucks!!
But the classis version just doesn't appeal to people anymore, especially kids that were born post 2003 and have no clue how old Sonic plays like.

gumgum992599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

Not just great 2D platformers, but also great 3D platformers too. You shouldn't speak for everyone, Yi-Long, as if everyone in the fanbase feels the same way you do.

christheredhead2599d ago (Edited 2599d ago )

it looks as if sonic is headed in the right direction after a very long and bumpy road. sonic colors was a fantastic, well built game and generations is looking great so far. hopefully sega can keep it up.

Ibwib2599d ago

I really enjoyed Sonic Colours. A simple concept, just enough tweaks to keep things fresh but no outsized gameplay concepts unnecessarily shoehorned in (Werehogs? Really?). It got it just right: dizzying speed and challenging platforming and no twonking about.

Of course, proper platform games are all about precise timing and dexterity, and are very hard because of it. That doesn't fit all that neatly with modern games, which are more about giving gamers a sense of progression from start to finish, and are a a little less punishing because of it.

maniac762599d ago

Wot makes these type games so fun is the 2d side scrolling,but once you have lame fools tryn to reinvent and making it `3d`then it fails

If they would have just kept sonic in 2d/3d.he would have been okay,now has just played out. Mario still rocks tho

Gran Touring2599d ago

Sega thinks they can keep playing on people's nostalgia for their new sonic games, and obviously it hasn't been working. IMO, the last Sonic games that were really good, were Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. If they want to make a truly modern Sonic game, they should make SA3, and just keep the main characters (Sonic, Tails, Knux)

And for god's sake Sega, take some time to develop your games. There's a fundamental difference between the old Sonic Team from the new, and it's that they now try to chuck out a new Sonic game every single year. Why don't you give Sonic more time and throw out VF5:Final Showdown for consoles in the wait?

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