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Sonic Hasn’t Been Bad In A Long Time

Hardcore Gamer: This past week Sega released a trailer for their new Sonic game, titled Sonic Boom. As is pretty much always the case with Sonic, there was a strong and vocal reaction to this new game. Much of the outcry revolved around the admittedly bizarre looking redesign of the characters, but the typical undercurrent of casual dismissiveness that generally accompanies Sonic related announcements was also present. For many years the narrative amongst the gaming community and general attitude of many games writers has been that Sonic is dead and has been for a long time, but it seems these people would rather perpetuate this notion than actually take a closer look at the series’ recent offerings.

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Snookies121714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

You're right, the Sonic games haven't been bad in a long time... Yet they haven't been particularly good either. Nowhere near the level it used to be back in the Genesis days.

Generations was the only one that even came close. That game was really great. Albeit, it had some disappointing moments. Overall though, it was the best Sonic game in quite some time.

I'm not holding my breath for this new one, but we'll see how it comes along.

-Foxtrot1714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

Generations for me was one of the best in years, after that you finally thought they would take a step forward with the franchise but then Lost Worlds came out and you just couldn't believe how they took steps back.

I feel like people are fine with just average Sonic games when we should be wanting the best for him.

Yeah you can say Lost Worlds was alright, it wasn't broken or unplayable but compared to Generations which came before it, it was a massive letdown.

Console Games which were good

Sonic Colours
Sonic Generations

Console Games which were bad

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic Unleashed
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic: Lost World
Sonic 4

The bad games outweigh the good

I think the only reasons people are hyping themselves up for this game is not because they WANT it to be good but because it's a next gen Sonic game, it has a new lick of paint (especially that it's using the Cry Engine 3) and it's being developed by the studio two ND members founded thinking those two members are like the ENTIRE team at ND.

I can see why people want it to be good, but I don't see why they aren't keeping an open mind towards it after being burnt in the past. It would be different if the good game/bad game ratio was the other way round but it isn't.

isarai1714d ago

This isn't necessarily supposed to be the next big installment of the Sonic franchise though, it's just something Sega is allowing some other studio to make to alongside the new show

dcj05241714d ago

Good:
Sonic:lost world
Daytime stages of Sonic Unleashed
Sonic Colors
Sonic Generations
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Riders
Sonic Rider Zero Gravity

Average:
Shadow the hedgehog
Sonic Adventure
Sonic and the secret rings
Sonic and the Black Knight
Terrible:
Sonic 06
Sonic 4
Night time stages of Sonic Unleashed
Sonic R
Sonic Free Riders
For ME thats 7good games
4 Average ones
4Bad Ones and the handheld games (minus 3DS version of Generations and lost world those were bad) i can justify my enjoyment of the series.For me the good outweighs the bad. In my opinion of course. Many of you hate sonic riders and heroes.

Dravidian1714d ago

Eh....yeah, I partly agree. Except I liked Secret Rings and am currently having a good experience overall with Lost World- some levels are great while others are meh. Lost world tries something new (parkour and the different run modes); the ideas were good, but the execution could have been done much better.

That being said, people, including myself, are keeping an open mind precisely because it's a new game AND a new studio working on it. These aren't mathematical algorithms where once a pattern is determined it can never change. As gamers we're supposed to judge games on a case-by-case basis; there are many examples of good series with a few stinkers and vice versa.

linkenski1714d ago

Colors is a much more solid Sonic game than Generations IMO. It has an amazing replay-value because of the level-design and bonus content such as Game Land, unlocking Super Sonic, leaderboards and whatnot. I've played both games to death but Colors came out stronger IMO.

ChaosKnight1714d ago

Yeah but the last time he was good was 1995.

RexFury1714d ago

I thought Sonic Rush was a great game.

linkenski1714d ago

I became a Sonic fan because of that game. It's one of the best 2D platformers I know :D

SpiralTear1714d ago

I'm one of the crowd that thought Unleashed was bad, but not primarily because of the Werehog. It was more because of the forced-revisiting design and annoying hub world. But the fact of the matter was that it was infinitely better than '06.

After Unleashed, Sonic got so much better. Nowadays, with Colors, Generations and Lost World, it's downright ridiculous to say that Sonic is "bad."

Reeze1714d ago

I really think that Sonic Boom has the potential to be a great game. Let's hope Big Red Button did their best! I'll buy it if it turns out to be a good game!

Software_Lover1714d ago

Can someone get rid of the Zelda Tatoo? I mean D**n.

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slivery1714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

I know right, seriously? I have been asking myself the same question ever since this Taboola ad thing popped up.

I don't feel like seeing some strippers ass everytime I click an article. I even love a good ass, me being an ass man and all but seriously I have more respect for myself than to give some poor girl the attention she begs for, taking selfies of her ass while working at a strip club..

Real classy..

I seriously don't mind if you just want to be a stripper but do people have to be so narcassistic about thier bodies, at least have some humility and be humble about it.

What bothers me the most, no one would care that much about that tattoo if it wasn't on some semi cute strippers lower back. I am 100% certain if some over weight guy or girl who wasn't attractive by societies standards would have had that tattoo, no one would have made an article about it.

In all seriousness it isn't even that great of a Zelda tattoo either if you look at the detail.

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