The Euthanasia of a Gaming Icon - Sonic Must Die

Has our beloved blue hedgehog "run his course"? When a game franchise has been milked to death, and your favorite characters reduced to laughing stocks, when is enough, enough? Is it time gamers told the developers "Please, let them die" when something has just gone on far too long?

Within this article, the author discusses what made Sonic great, and why it might be time for Sega to finally put him to rest.

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chrisjc5641d ago

I agree. They haven't made a good Sonic game since Adventure 1, and many fans would even dispute that. They really had 8-9 chances on this one.

Smacktard5641d ago (Edited 5641d ago )

I completely agree. Just kill the character.

I remember liking Sonic Adventure 1... but I also remember liking Sonic Adventure 2, and I played that recently, and... ugh.

Genesis games all the way.

lokiroo4205641d ago

They dont need to kill him, just make a game worth playing, he still has his own niche in gaming. Perhaps a gta type game and drop sonic in, they need to leave the run fast down this path approach and let you do what you want with him.

Trollimite5641d ago

this newer crowd of gamer dis the history that sonic has. they should do hd remakes of the old ones, then release newer versions of the games. that would be the begining of the sonic revival

gaffyh5641d ago

What they NEED to do is instead of making fully 3D games, make remakes (and sequels) in Bionic Command: Rearmed style and release them only on PSN/XBLA/WiiWare. The concentrate on new IPs, and occasionally put Sonic in Mario games (or whatever else).

Smacktard5641d ago

"They dont need to kill him, just make a game worth playing, he still has his own niche in gaming. Perhaps a gta type game and drop sonic in, they need to leave the run fast down this path approach and let you do what you want with him."

oh god this is such a bad idea oh god oh god oh god why would you even suggest this seriously

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Product5641d ago

This is a prime example of a great game concept and franchise being beatin to death by people who overly think what a next gen game should be.People seem to forget alot of what we liked about old franchises were their gameplay.
Instead people are to focused on making cross genre games,online,mulitplayer,graph ics,and special achievements instead of first perfecting the gameplay.

Especially in an old franchise from the golden age of gaming Sega among others should know that gameplay was the number one selling factor fro games back then.Sonic unleashed almost had it untill they thought about Sonic going all Teenwolf on us because they thought the game needed more.
Overthinking often leads to bad ideas.

Cajun Chicken5641d ago

Things that ruined Sonic:

1. His 'cool' voice in the games.
2. His numberous typical random 'furry-like' characters that turn up in games like annoying flies.
3. Changing Dr. Robotnik's name officially to 'Eggman' creatively just because he looks like an egg.
4. Putting lyrics to what would sound like cool tunes if it wasn't for the singing.
5. Trying to find a balance between 2D and 3D gameplay.
6. Having no-coherant plotline throughout all the games.
7. Taking him away from Moebius and plonking him on Earth with humans.
8. Not going back to the Green Hill Zone and ignoring the simple chequered patterns that made Sonic games so memorable.
9. Making a rubbish sequel to the great Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast.
10. Giving him stupid abilities.

lokiroo4205641d ago

11. making him sprint none stop

Cajun Chicken5641d ago

I wonder how that could work out in a modern day scenario...

Gambit075641d ago

Wow, that loading clip from Sonic '06 is insanity.

StillGray5641d ago

I thought it might be a joke when I saw it. Turns out it's real. Ugh.

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A Sonic Unleashed Remaster Is Long Overdue

Still remembered as one of the best Sonic games of all time, I believe it's time Sonic Unleashed gets its overdue remaster after Sonic x Shadow Generations.

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-Foxtrot30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I think it's best we leave these games we're they belong...in the past

Secret Rings, Unleashed, Black Knight etc, they weren't the best at least enough for a remaster

Generations is getting one because they had something easy to shove Shadow into before the Sonic 3 film and it's probably the better ones they've did over the past decade or so.

rayford1529d ago

Unleashed was one of my favorite P3 games would love a remastered version

NSANiTY28d ago

Minus the Werehog levels and I'm in.

Redgrave29d ago

Would be called.... Sonic Re-Leashed

Father__Merrin28d ago

Wouldn't mind a sonic 06 re release


Sonic Heroes, a Twenty Year Reunion

WTMG's Leo Faria: "Sonic Heroes is an enigma of a game. It is bad, in every technical aspect you can imagine. Upon replaying it for the first time in more than a decade, I did noticed how poorly it aged. Yet… I really don’t care. It’s the bizarre kind of charm featured in every single Sega game from this era. Call it nostalgia, call it game feel, Sonic Heroes is the kind of game you know you shouldn’t like as much as you do, but you couldn’t care less about that. It just takes a few seconds of listening to that adorable Crush 40 theme song for you to basically shut off the logical parts of your brain and proceed to enjoy this adorable jankfest with the biggest of smiles."

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