(When I say "Sonic", I don't mean just the character, I'm referring to the franchise as a whole)
I think this video perfectly explains why Sega keeps digging themselves in a hole, and why Sonic's return to glory is very unlikely.
- Yes I think Sonic and Sega will be great again, it's only a matter of time.
- No I don't think Sonic nor Sega will be great again, I'm surprised they're still around.
- I am conflicted about the matter.
- I don't know/care about Sonic or Sega, show me the results.
Most Helpful Girl
Didn't watch the video, but we can't look into the future. We can only speculate. I personally think that sonic is getting a bit old. It's been around for ages. While in my childhood children were talking about mario/sonic/pokemon they now talk about 3d games and god knows what. So unless they advance quickly I find it highly unlikely that it will have a huge comeback.
It feels kind off like a sequal from some 90's movie. Sometimes they work out, but... usually they fuck it up good. The Original series are in my opinion Always the best.
Most Helpful Guy
Nope. Sega has lost track of what made him great. It's now too much about the storyline and characters, and this misguided notion that his speed is absolutely essential to show off in the games. The 16-bit originals did have some fast parts, but they were great because of the exciting, intricate, detailed levels.
All the new games seem to be basically being throwing forward at ridiculous speed and trying to catch rings and items. That was fun for the bonus level of Sonic 2 but you can't make a whole game based on it (except for Sonic Dash).
Their attempts to bring him back to the good old days have mostly failed. Sonic 4 was awful and he just felt 'wrong' to control. Generations was okay.
The best 'Sonic' game you can get right now is Freedom Planet, which does a Sonic game better than Sega could ever hope to.