Sonic the Hedgehog’s mistakes

Sonic, ten characters that shouldn't exist, robotnic, tails, knuckles, and an enemy.

Oh dear lord, WHY! Why is Sonic the Hedge­hog cursed to live in so many awful games!  The fans have made it quite clear what they want, and it’s so sim­ple to deliver, they want Sonic, run­ning fast through roller-​​coaster like lev­els, NOTHING MORE.  Sega has decided that this isn’t enough, there has to be swords, guns, were­wolves, crappy con­trol schemes, human/​anthro romances, and/​or a cast of cheesy char­ac­ters.  There have been enjoy­able parts of all of these games, but for the most part, they are RUINED, by oth­er­wise unnec­es­sary com­po­nents, like trea­sure hunt­ing, mech-​​battling, and rais­ing Tamigotchi-​​like crea­tures.  The orig­i­nal Sonic the Hedge­hog had sales of over 4 mil­lion, Sonic the Hedge­hog 2 over 6 mil­lion, more recent, gim­micky addi­tions have trou­ble break­ing the 2 mil­lion mark.  Doesn’t Sega want to make money any­more!?  Are they just using Sonic as a fig­ure­head to push their game ideas that they don’t think will sell?  Have they given up com­pletely!?  I don’t know.  What I do know is that Sonic Gen­er­a­tions appears to be a step in the right direc­tion, includ­ing lev­els that hear­ken back to the orig­i­nal Sonic the Hedge­hog, as well as the more liked por­tions of recent games (you know, the parts where Sonic runs fast).  But still, you wouldn’t think it would take SO MANY failed attempts for them to real­ize that peo­ple just don’t want the gim­micks.  They buy the Sonic games, hop­ing that this one will be dif­fer­ent, and it never is!

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