If Sega wants to bring its speedy blue mascot back to prosperity, it should follow these steps to the letter.
All they need to do is go back to what it was like but add better story elements to it As I've said basing it off the Sonic Comics would work. From a fast brown Hedgehog to a super fast, red trainer wearing blue hedgehog. It shows you how Robotnik became evil and why Sonic decides to stop him. http://img3.wikia.nocookie.... http://vignette3.wikia.noco... Plus Amy actually was better developed back then, she got involved more and could defend herself. http://img1.wikia.nocookie....
I really don't know what Sega can do to bring back Sonic. They tried brining him back to his roots but that failed just as the article suggested, poor level design and bad gameplay. The rest were all gimmicks poorly executed, so my only suggestion would be to FIRE Team Sonic. If Mario can venture off into new gameplay areas and still be successful with spin offs after spin offs then that shows a true testament to the developing power of the Mario team at Nintendo. There is no reason why Sonic shouldn't have the same success in all his games and spin off. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed needs a sequel. I mean did it really do that bad that Sega dropped all support for consoles? I mean the PC version got a bunch of updates including extra characters why couldn't they port that over to the consoles? It's a shame because my friends and I play that game religiously, it's the closest to Mario Kart we have.
2008-2011 they had a working formula. Sonic Unleashed,Sonic Colors, and Sonic Generation was not sonic's roots at the core (Sonic Adventure is more true to the 2D Genesis games) but fans loved it and it was fun. Then they screwed around with it in Lost World and Shat on it with sonic Boom
Make it a requirement for workers to play Sonic 1-3 and Sonic Adventure 1 & 2.
Keep releasing games like Generations, Allstars transformed and Unleashed, and they should be good!
Now Sonic will be a mobile game only? That's awful.
Just keep on making grwat games like Sonic Racing, Sonic Fighters, and try new genres. Innovate. As far as traditional Sonic Platformers, take your time to make the best you can. Churning out titles clearly won't work, also don't be afraid to partner with Nintendo on a Platformer. Mario & Sonic would be a crazy Wii U exclusive and big seller. I wouldn't mind seeing HD remasters of the original trilogy, either.
Just stop making Sonic for a few years. Then come back with a clear head and try something fresh.
Sonic Adventure 3. There, done.
Give me Chao Garden
Real simple Sega... just hand over the franchise to Nintendo and step back.
Agreed, the only other developer that I could see making a decent Sonic game would be Insomniac.
Stop releasing broken sonic games that your team damn well knows is broken and selling of the name of "sonic the hedgehog"! Start back to his roots get rid of the entire cast with the exception of introducing tails,and knuckles maybe same game or in a sequel How about different series like super Mario bros. classic- where the story is kind of left to interpretation of the player no voice acting just game play.simple run left to right Also get rid of sonic all star racing which is cry to be your take on Mario kart bring back sonic riders(i might be alone in wanting this) its a similar concept being a racing game and all) but nobody else is doing it...ORIGINALITY bring back the sonic adventure series throw whatever new/old characters in this story driven series .Include the chaos as well which a lot of fans have been asking for. bring back jet set radio, Phantasy star rpg and the online series
Sonic Adventure 3 right + epic chao garden. its not that hard....
True, they got the formula down with SA2.. that could be hugely expanded upon these days with lots of tweaks to fix the camera issues etc.. Same for the Chao, could be much more advanced than they were in SA1/SA2. They were more like a Tamagotchi since they worked with the Dreamcast VMU so they were kinda simplistic back then.
At this point they need to either take him out back with a shotgun or let Nintendo adopt him.
Sonic Adventure 3.. Notice Sega has not created a SA3 yet. Even though Sonic Adventure franchise is the most successful 3D sonic game created. They've had Sonic 06, Sonic Unleashed (In japan called Sonic World Adventure) and Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog but NO SA3. Sega could have called Sonic 06 Sonic Adventure 3 but why didn't they? Because they knew deep down every Sonic game after SA2 was not worthy to be called Sonic Adventure 3. I still think SA3 is going to happen that's when Sonic will be revived when Sonic Adventure 3 comes out and it'll most likely be on next gen only consoles.
Naming a game Sonic Adventure 3 doesn't instantly make it a good game. I would like SA3 as much as the next fan but I'm cautiously optimistic given that Sega has had mixed results in handling their mascot.
Both sonic 06 and sonic unleashed began development as Sonic adventure 3. Names don't mean anything
I actually really liked unleashed. I thought it played well and looked really good. Unleashed, Generations, and Colors were all actually good and fun to play.
They can't. Not everything lasts forever. Time to move on. Create new IP. New brands. New characters.
Yeah its called make Generations 2 and put it on PS4 XB1 and Wii U and let Platinum codevelope it and BOOM! INSTANT HIT!
I agree with posters above that both Nintendo's EAD group and Insomniac would both be the best choices for a truly great Sonic game.
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