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    Default Re: Sonic the Hedgehog: Is it dead?

    I personally like how Sonic has gone to more 3D, and Lost World is my favorite of the Sonic games (partially because I'm so bad at the others). But I do notice that most of the levels aren't ones you'd want to play again, except for some of the bosses and Windy Hill Zone. If they made levels that people would be like, "Wow, that's really awesome! I want to play that again and again" then maybe more people would be interested in the new games. Also not saying it's a bad idea to have it in game, but that Asteroid wisp is a pain and I'm stuck on a level just because I can't get it to jump when I want it to.

    Also Knuckles' new design in Sonic Boom is crazy, they should have kept him the same size. I've never seen him as being like super big and buff, and I think his old design was as good as it gets for him. Now he just looks weird. I like what they did with Tails though

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    Sonic is not dead in a sense that there will be no more games. Last time I checked, newer Sonic games are still coming out to this day. I understand that quantity does not mean quality, and the past Sonic games in the last 10 years have had their ups and downs, with the lowest point being in 2005-2006. From what I've read in online game sites and articles, I don't think Sonic games can be any lower than those points and it would have to take a major screw up to be lower than Sonic '06 or GBA Genesis. *shudder*

    Now, will he ever get the popularity back that he had in the 90s? I doubt it. Back then, it really felt like Sega of Japan and America really were on the same page and worked together to bring great games. Today, it seems like both companies are on their own terms, and I believe that is what really caused the game's quality to go down. I mentioned this in another thread, but I also feel like Sega is focusing too much on storytelling and not enough on gameplay. A balance of both is good, but I feel they forgo one for the other. Of course, that is just my opinion. The older games in the early 90s had great gameplay, but very little story with no dialogue, yet they were a blast to play! Today, there is a lot of storytelling, too many characters, and crappy controls that make gameplay frustrating as hell. I would rather have good gameplay, but it's not like they could not do both by also bringing a good story to tell. From what I read about Generations and Colors, they are getting better at balancing both, but it is going to take a bit more than that to bring back the kind of popularity he enjoyed in the 90s.


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    Default Re: Sonic the Hedgehog: Is it dead?

    I can count the amount of good Sonic games on one hand. Sonic died a while ago in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Sonic the Hedgehog: Is it dead?

    I don't see how a franchise that still earns some good sales can be a "dead" franchise. Sure, the majority of the 3D games have earned a mixed or average critical reception, but it still has a following going on, as I have heard of some fans who enjoyed the 3D Sonic titles. Also, at least 21 Sonic titles have sold a million+ copies, and that is certainly enough to make the Sonic series successful. Even Sonic Lost World has sold 710,000 copies as of last March, so even that one has enjoyed some decent sales.
    Overall, there are still haters who will despise the franchise no matter what Sega does with it, and the critics are divided on the franchise as a whole, but for how successful a gaming franchise is, there is more that goes into it than just the haters and critics. When you take into account that there are still some Sonic fans out there that support the series and that Sonic games still sell well (hey, I'm a poet!), I don't see the franchise going anywhere anytime soon, no matter how many haters it has.

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    Default Re: Sonic the Hedgehog: Is it dead?

    It seems to have died down but it seems still to be alive enough.

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