I get the fans of GB hate him as well. But overall it's starting to get vitriolic. Like, dan and jeff had some sonic games on their GOTY list. They laughed at the worst episodes of sonic boom. It feels like the old mario vs sonic years. And lets face it...sonic 1 vs mario 1 at the time, sonic was better looking and appealing with more varied levels and music plus graphics. So i get why people into mario at that age would hate sonic. Then you have the sonic "edge" which isnt really a thing anymore but people push things that they remember so i get it. Something was bad one day, so it's always bad.
My point is, GB learned to like some jrpgs, they learned to like anime, they learned to like even fortnite. So can they learn to like sonic.
Caveat: Sonic i know is not mindblowingly good. It's not great, or the best or above average. It's a fine or okay game to play on paper reviewed, all of them. I do not think they should like every game or sonic.
But on paper today...Mario 64 is bad but IMO its still good.