"I really don't think anyone would care if this damned Sonic would just die for a good 10 years or so. Then it can pull a Super Duper HD Remix Version and it would sell well again. Everyone is on to bigger and better games this generation, please slow down Sonic, you're not impressing anyone. "Yet his games still sell. Surely some people still like Sonic games (Not just Sonic fans), thus blanket statements like these "No one cares!" don't actually say anything at all. Sonic was actually voted the number one most popular video game character in the UK this year, so he's still really popular :O
One thing that has irritated me over this release is that it is a good game buried under some problems, but a lot of people are content to just sit back and insult the game without first even playing it. Sure, that's what reviewers are for, to stop us wasting money on a bad game, but Sonic Unleashed has had a lot of mixed views, especially from gamers who have played through Unleashed and discovered that, hey, it's not as bad as critics are saying.
I was at University the other day and played through the first two levels on Sonic Unleashed, which were two daytime stages, as people on my course (Game programming and design) sat and watched. It was my first time playing, so I made a few mistakes, but a few people there were interested and some decided to go out and play the game because it looked interesting. A few others shouted at the scream "OMG Sonic is so crap these days!" and "It's a shit game!" just by watching me play. I told them that they can't judge how rubbish the game or the series is just by watching, I would take their opinions seriously if they actually got up and played it themselves. They didn't of course. My point is that a lot of people are screaming about how rubbish the series is these days and how bad Sonic Unleashed is (Mostly because of the Werehog) yet most of these people haven't even played it, they're just making judgements based on word of mouth and the opinion of reviewers who have to be critical and entertaining as part of their job.
I'm not saying that everyone should go out and play Unleashed in order to have an opinion, but personally speaking, I'm likely to take a critical opiion seriously if those people have actually played the game.
The Werehog's gameplay isn't actually as bad as people are saying and I agree with Blaze on that one.