Who is it that gives a shit about Sonic the Hedgehog?

#1 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

We all know Sonic was good on the Megadrive, but since then it's got all crazy and dumb. But the Team Sonic guys are still in business, so who's buying all these new Sonic games?

I want to collect rings n shit without the sexual tension between Sonic n- Rouge the Bat. I don't care about Knuckles' time in prison or Tails' crazy inter-species relationships, but apparantly someone out there does. They're makin an RPG now.

Make yourselves known, you crazy Sonic fans.

#2 Edited by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

We call them Furrys.

#3 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I'm sure even they don't care about Sonic the Hedgehog. And there's not enough of em.

#4 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I grew up playing the original Sonic The Hedgehog, I played Sonic Adventure, but when I rented the current-gen Sonic game for the 360, I wanted to throw it out the window at a car driving by. I played Bionicle Heroes instead (what does that tell you?)

#5 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

I used to care, honestly I did.

Past tense though.

#6 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -
#7 Posted by HistoryInRust (6397 posts) -

Yeah, the DS games were good. 

I'm a fanatical Sonic purist, though.  I even have a plush from '91.

#8 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

Each time one comes out it always looks good....

The last one was so amazingly bad and somehow had it's moments where you say to yourself "There, right there. Why didn't they do that better/more." They could build entire Sonic games out of the good moments from the bad games. Adventure 2 had some really fun levels for example, but the rest of the game brings it down.

Yeah, I'm the one falling for it....Unleashed will continue the tradition of "Wow, side-scroller Sonic cool! Why isn't this the whole game?"

#9 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -
#10 Posted by TEAMHOLT (438 posts) -

Parents who think Sonic is a safe bet, horrible deviant nerds who sexualize animals, and people who just can't let go.

#11 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I loved the old games and the DS games...I know that the console games have been crappy for a pretty long time, but I will stay hopeful because I know another good Sonic game can happen. It is possible, but it just hasn't happened yet...

#12 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2542 posts) -
DualReaver said:
"We call them Furrys."
ownage.
#13 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

To be honest I wasn't as put off by some of the 3D stuff as some other people, but I did play a little of Sonic The Hedgehog for Xbox 360 not too long ago and I can say without any hesitation that it was awful.

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#14 Posted by dankempster (2254 posts) -

As long as I own the Mega Collection for my PS2, I will always give a shit about Sonic the Hedgehog. Playing that, I can almost imagine the last ten years never happened.

#15 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I loved the old sonic games, never even touched any of the new ones since Sega became a publisher/developer. Last Sonic game I played was Sonic Adventures, and that one was pretty good. I'm not so sure about the RPG that's coming out though...

#16 Posted by clarke0 (1077 posts) -
DualReaver said:
"We call them Furrys."
I would say that sums it up nicely.
#17 Posted by Dalai (7069 posts) -

Sonic lost his mojo after the Genesis died... that's all I've gotta say about this.

#18 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

I actually thought most of the sonic games have been good.  Not great but entertaining..

Im talking about the main 3d ones- adventure, shadow, the sonic/tails/knuckles, and sonic next gen.  They're pretty fun.
However, Sonic did hit a low point: Sonic and the Secret Rings.  That is the 2nd worst game I've played this gen, only behind transformers.  Such a bad game

#19 Posted by Lemegeton (780 posts) -
Dalai said:
"Sonic lost his mojo after the Genesis died... that's all I've gotta say about this."
i dunno the first Sonic Adventure game on the Dreamcast was pretty good. basically any sonic game after Sega left the hardware business sucked donkey balls
#20 Posted by Nude_Dude (1076 posts) -
this is why i love Sonic
#21 Posted by Demilich (2598 posts) -
#22 Posted by dankempster (2254 posts) -
Nude_Dude said:
"
this is why i love Sonic
"
I think this is conclusive proof that there are still people out there who care way, WAY too much about Sonic.

"I has a speed"... Brilliant!
#23 Posted by PharoahCapcom (480 posts) -

I wouldn't say I am a Sonic fan but I did used to love the games and I am always hopeful that the franchise becomes good again.The last 3 Sonic games excluding Mario & Sonic at the Olympics and Sonic Riders were complete garbage.

#24 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Well back in the megadrive days I loved sonic but didn't have a megadrive of my own so anything sonic related was special. I don't think I will ever dislike sonic, I would just prefer some of the new characters to go away.

#25 Posted by ParisRobot (29 posts) -

I grew up on sonic, I loved him to death. I even watched that terrible cartoon with the green and purple hedgehogs (i don't even remember what its called). Actually, I stopped carrying about sonic around that time. Forget I said anything.

On a less embarrasing note, the last sonic games i got were sonic adventure 1 and 2 on the dreamcast. After that I decided that I keep my money away from the blue blur unless he ditched his lame friends  *cough*everyone who isn't tails*cough* and went back to what made the originals fun in the first place. 
#26 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

Dont doubt bioware.

#27 Edited by CapnCloudchaser (77 posts) -

Some people that say Sonic games have been going down hill since the MegaDrive need to get a grip and look at his games a bit closer. It's been more of a roller-coaster than a downward spiral.

Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 were both good, high scoring games when they were released. Sonic Heroes may not have had the same charm, but after that we Sonic Advance, then Shadow the Hedgehog which obviously wasn't as good, followed by Sonic Rush, a critically acclaimed Sonic game, then Sonic 06 which was rubbish, followed by Sonic and the Secret Rings which also received favourable reviews, and Sonic Rush Adventure, which has received favourable reviews. That doesn't look like a downward spiral to me.

We have Sonic Chronicles and Sonic Unleashed on the horizon. Sonic Chronicles is made by Bioware, and Sonic Unleashed uses the Hedgehog engine which has been in development for two years. Sega have been listening to the criticisms of the past few 3D Sonic games, of course they will try and make Sonic Unleashed the best 3D outing Sonic could have. They're not likely to let one of their key franchises die. Just because he's had a few bad games over the past few years doesn't mean that the rest of his games are worthless as well. Hell, even Mario has had some rubbish games and spin-offs, but people don't suddenly jump on the hate bandwagon and start proclaiming his death.

#28 Posted by Crono (2706 posts) -

Genesis Sonic = Good

Dreamcast Sonic and beyond = Bad

#29 Posted by demonbear (1877 posts) -

Sonic+Rpg made by Bioware = I'm in.

#30 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Sonic has never been good, so the only people who care are people who care are people who can't let their childhood opinions go.

#31 Posted by DeVeAn (414 posts) -

It seems like its the cool thing to do is hate Sonic these days. Yes there have been bad games but other franchises have had bad ones too. How many were actually bad? Sonic the hedgehog 2006 is one. While they story was not the best, IF the game had been polished it would have been OK not great. Shadow was BAD. Sonic Heroes not the best game but not BAD. I am hoping that Unleashed is Good but I wont know till I play it.

#32 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -
DeVeAn said:
"It seems like its the cool thing to do is hate Sonic these days. Yes there have been bad games but other franchises have had bad ones too. How many were actually bad? Sonic the hedgehog 2006 is one. While they story was not the best, IF the game had been polished it would have been OK not great. Shadow was BAD. Sonic Heroes not the best game but not BAD. I am hoping that Unleashed is Good but I wont know till I play it."
First of all, thanks for bringing this thread back up. I'm depressed about Sonic again now :P

Your right, 2006 had some good moments and some fun areas. Like those Sonic areas where he's running full speed....great idea, but so poorly executed.

Heroes wasn't bad, but that was officially taking all the extra characters too far. Who needed all that?

Same thing with Adventure 2. Some of those Sonic Stages were brilliant. Problem was everything else....everything else being almost the whole rest of the game.

Unleashed could be good. I think more people are frustrated with the fact that Sega seems so creatively bankrupt. Really? Stretch arm werewolf? The fans left want a 2-D Sonic for the most part. It's unfortunate that we got our hopes up when they leaked the first trailer. Probably a good reason why the werewolf wasn't shown earlier! Looking at the release schedule, Sonic will have quite a challenge this year in sales. I'm sure it will sell on the Wii. But good luck on the PS3 and 360....

I think Sega has treated almost all their IP's pretty poorly. Their best games are still ports! And even then, they put out the Master System Sonic on VC. That's almost irresponsible on their part.

This post ended up a little longer then I intended....but come on!
#33 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

did I honestly just see a Lolsonic?

anyway Sonic is like Mario in a way - except Sonic has sucked for a long time - even if Mario sucked people would still love him.

#34 Posted by TheDavidSwain (36 posts) -

They should make like... Sonic Raving Rabbids or something.

Do what successfull 2d games did to evolve and still be fun.

Sonic adventure battle 2 was shit. All the new sonic games have been shit. Except for that one on the dreamcast that was ok. I blame the camera, it's hard to enjoy going fast when the camera makes it impossible to see where the hell you are going.

#35 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -
TheDavidSwain said:
"They should make like... Sonic Raving Rabbids or something.

Do what successfull 2d games did to evolve and still be fun.

Sonic adventure battle 2 was shit. All the new sonic games have been shit. Except for that one on the dreamcast that was ok. I blame the camera, it's hard to enjoy going fast when the camera makes it impossible to see where the hell you are going."
I liked SA2B. Although I was like 11 when I played it.
#36 Posted by FullMetal_Mac (90 posts) -

I have always respected Sonic The Hedgehog, but after Sonic Heroes that's when Sonic started to lose all his greatness the only thing that saves Sonic from sucking anymore is the fact that the original games on the Genesis still kick ass.

#37 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

Little kids.

#38 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

I want him to be good again.

#39 Posted by mac512k (148 posts) -

My opinion on sonic games...


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