Did this series peak at sonic 2

#1 Posted by jayclassic (17 posts) -

For me sonic 2 was the best and the series started going downhill after it

#2 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
jayclassic said:
"For me sonic 2 was the best and the series started going downhill after it
"

I'm glad someone else has Sonic The Hedgehog 2 as their favorite. (Sonic 2 is my favorite platformer of all time) I've played some of Sonic 3. It's levels are okay but not anything truly special (Sonic 2 has the best levels out of any game), the bosses weren't that great and Carnival Zone is no Casino Night Zone (I gave up on the Carnival Zone level)
#3 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I agree, though the Death Egg can suck my eggs.
I haven't beaten that boss in over a decade and even then, I can't remember if it was me or my buddy who finally beat him.
Replaying the Sonic Mega Collection on the Gamecube really cemented that Sonic 2 is the pinnacle.

#4 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

The combination of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles made the best game in the history of time

#5 Posted by Eder (395 posts) -

I second Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can't beat Hyper Sonic. You just can't.

#6 Posted by HistoryInRust (6275 posts) -

I think the music in Sonic 2 stands uncontested as the best music in the series (I catch myself humming Chemical Plant Zone's theme more than twice a week), but the experience and art design of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles is much more satisfying. 

Also, it's also fair for me to say I hate the final few stages in Sonic 2.  The Sonic Team builds these levels to take away Sonic's one strength: his speed.  Planting steel crabs and Praying Mantises at the crest of a loop or just off-screen whilst Sonic is hurdling down a flat stretch is complete, utter bullshit.

#7 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
TeflonBilly said:
"I agree, though the Death Egg can suck my eggs.
I haven't beaten that boss in over a decade and even then, I can't remember if it was me or my buddy who finally beat him.
Replaying the Sonic Mega Collection on the Gamecube really cemented that Sonic 2 is the pinnacle."

I can't wait to get Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15851 posts) -

I remember thinking Sonic and Knuckles was so badass when I was young.

#9 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:
"I remember thinking Sonic and Knuckles was so badass when I was young.

"
They still are..er were.
#10 Posted by HistoryInRust (6275 posts) -
gunswordfist said:
"LiquidPrince said:
"I remember thinking Sonic and Knuckles was so badass when I was young.

"
They still are..er were."
Liquid means the game titled "Sonic & Knuckles".  I mean, your point still holds: they, along with Tails, are still the best of the protagonists. 
#11 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"gunswordfist said:
"LiquidPrince said:
"I remember thinking Sonic and Knuckles was so badass when I was young.

"
They still are..er were."
Liquid means the game titled "Sonic & Knuckles".  I mean, your point still holds: they, along with Tails, are still the best of the protagonists. "
lol He did, I'm sorry. And yes Sonic, Knuckles and Tails are still cool. I love playing as all 3 at the same time in Sonic Heroes.
#12 Posted by NightsIntoDreams (10 posts) -

I was a big fan of Sonic CD and the first Sonic Adventure.  Sonic and the Secret Rings was pretty good too.  The DS Sonic games arent bad either.  But other than those they have been pretty bad lately.

#13 Edited by Shadow (4977 posts) -

Sonic 3 when combined with Sonic & Knuckles makes the best genesis game there was

edit:  I just realized I posted this same answer in this same thread and aparently 1 month later, I still recognize the greatness of this combination.

#14 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -
Eder said:
"I second Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can't beat Hyper Sonic. You just can't."

Speaking as someone who got Super Tails, yes you can
#15 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
Shadow said:
"Sonic 3 when combined with Sonic & Knuckles makes the best genesis game there was

edit:  I just realized I posted this same answer in this same thread and aparently 1 month later, I still recognize the greatness of this combination."

Hehe that's hilarious.Shadow said:
"Eder said:
"I second Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can't beat Hyper Sonic. You just can't."

Speaking as someone who got Super Tails, yes you can"

Super Tails?
#16 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -
gunswordfist said:
"Shadow said:
"Sonic 3 when combined with Sonic & Knuckles makes the best genesis game there was

edit:  I just realized I posted this same answer in this same thread and aparently 1 month later, I still recognize the greatness of this combination."

Hehe that's hilarious.Shadow said:
"Eder said:
"I second Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can't beat Hyper Sonic. You just can't."

Speaking as someone who got Super Tails, yes you can"

Super Tails?"
Super tails?
#17 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -

Sonic CD has always been my favorite. Not only was the game awesome, but you could pop the disc into your CD player and listen to the music of the game. Friggin incredible. 

Sonic 2 and 3 come in a close second and third, if we're ranking things. 
#18 Posted by Snail (8584 posts) -

After Sonic and Knuckles perhaps, then they had a sucessful port into 3D and then downhill.

#19 Edited by Gunrock (142 posts) -
Bucketdeth said:
"gunswordfist said:
"Shadow said:
"Sonic 3 when combined with Sonic & Knuckles makes the best genesis game there was

edit:  I just realized I posted this same answer in this same thread and aparently 1 month later, I still recognize the greatness of this combination."

Hehe that's hilarious.Shadow said:
"Eder said:
"I second Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you can't beat Hyper Sonic. You just can't."

Speaking as someone who got Super Tails, yes you can"

Super Tails?"
Super tails?"
Yes, super Tails, only when you played Sonic 3 & Knuckles and getting all the emeralds and the super emeralds as Tails you could become super Tails that had animal friends around him, but still no match for Hyper Sonic and Knuckles
#20 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

I love Sonic 2, it's the first game I ever played. But I think Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the ultimate Sonic game. 

#21 Edited by Deathawk (280 posts) -

Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the definate Sonic experience. Sonic Adventure is  pretty good too though...

#22 Posted by IndeedCodyBrown (391 posts) -

I like the sonic homebrews more than most real sonics

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