Sonic Boom: Has Sega Lost its Sonic Touch?

From "This week, NYC is hosting Digital Life, a mini CES/E3 that showcases upcoming products. It's mostly tech, cameras and what not, but there is a smattering of colorful events, the most notable being Sonic the Hedgehog's 15th birthday celebration, hosted by Party of Five and Mean Girls alum Lacey Chabert. There will be cake, the birthday song, and most likely some guy (or gal) dressed in a life size Sonic costume. It's just unfortunate that it's one of the most unexciting sounding birthdays that I have ever been invited to. If only Sega gave me a reason to celebrate.

Have you ever wondered what's been going on with the Sonic franchise? Back in the day, and I'm talking the early to mid nineties, a new Sonic game was always associated with quality. Press clamored for the latest releases, and most of these gems (Sonic, Sonic 2, and Sonic CD especially) met with rave reviews. Meanwhile, Sega was on a tear. It had used the blue hedgehog to apply a monster nerve hold on Nintendo, thus causing it to relinquish its stranglehold on the videogame industry. And Sonic creator Yuji Naka was likened to Mario's proud papa Shigeru Miyamoto. With these weapons, Sega was poised to capture the hearts of millions for years to come.

Then the company lost its market share and everything went to hell...."

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sega need to do a 2D sonic using some crazy next gen graphics and features. 2D is not dead- for certain games it just works better.

sonic in 3D just seems doomed...

shortyNZ5898d ago

totally, they should atleast give it a go considering they havnt had a real sonic hit since the megadrive days

Lostboy5898d ago

The problem is that these 3d trainwrecks still sell. Probably due to the fact that Sonic X the cartoon is widely viewed by kids across the world. My son for example loves sonic and has almost all of the recent games. I don't allow him to play them anymore because all I can hear is "This stoopid camera!!!" They should sort out their games because it seems that they don't care too much about the fans. Plain to see from the half assed titles of late.

TheXgamerLive5898d ago

They fixed the problems we found playing the XBOC 360 live demo. The bad camera is itself enough to do away w/the game but it was fixable. The story also has some potential for a sonic game I mean.

Ravenator5295898d ago


I think the days of Sonic are numbered.

Konami did the same thing with the Castlevania series. It was a great 2D platformer!

Castlevania 64 was painful to play and the PS2 Castlevania games felt like I was playing DMC.

At least Castlevania is still done right on the DS.

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