Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:58 PM
The Sonic series has always been a bumpy ride. It is surprising to see so many fans of this damn hedgehog after games like Sonic 06 and Shadow the Hedgehog. So I gotta ask, why do you still play or at least follow the Sonic series after so many years of mediocre titles? What keeps constantly bringing you back to this series?
Personally, I've always liked this series because it is kinda like a roller coaster. sometimes you can get some of the worst games of all time while other times you can get some of the greatest. It is always interesting to see what Sonic Team is thinking of next.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:03 PM
That's a good question. Honestly? I don't know! I mean, I'm more forgiving of bad Sonic games than I am of bad anything-else games, and I don't know why. I think that Sonic just struck me as cool as a kid, and it stuck. Even when he's being decidedly uncool.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:08 PM
Frankly, it's almost become kind of ritualistic to me. Lately I've been lucky, and they've only been pumping out games that I genuinely really like, such as Sonic Colors and Generations, but ever since Shadow the Hedgehog the franchise has bee a bizarre emotional roller coaster. Hopefully the quality of the franchise remains consistent, as I can't really see myself buying anymore poor games if they decide to chuck out some shitters.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:11 PM
For me, it's probably due to nostalgia. I mean while the likes of Sonic 06 sucked badly, that doesn't mean I'll just stop being a fan of the classic Sonic games. I sorta toned down my Sonic fandom by a lot around 2006-2008, but after playing the more recent titles I'm slowly gaining optimism for the series again, seeing as the newest games coming out do give me atleast a bit of excitement for them.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:12 PM
Probably just habit. I've been playing Sonic for going on 16 years now and the classic games have always been good, with the newer ones starting to get better (except when they're mediocre).
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:24 PM
Nostalgia, and I like platformers. Sonic has spoiled me into liking platforms where the character at least has an option to run fast and the game can be speed runned easily. Some Sonic techniques I've applied to Mario speed running.
So, I guess I just find Sonic addicting!
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:27 PM
I... I don't know. God help me, I don't know!
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:05 PM
Hmm...not sure. I SHOULD
be disappointed over the sonic games I've played and hate this fanbase by now but I'm not...god help me I'm not somehow I always find some enjoyment out of each title in some way even 2006 just for its lulz factor and this fanbase amuses the hell out of me in my 10 years on the internet I've been through some fanbases but nothing like you guys. you people keep me coming back just to see what will happen the next day none of my other fixations never did that. thanks for that I guess?...
I have a feeling I'll always be a fan of this blue cocky smartass no matter if it gets worse again or not. Lets just hope the worst is behind us and we can have a respectible series again.
This post has been edited by Lanzer: 08 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:32 PM
Same here. I don't know either.
I guess I've been hoping for his return glorious return deep down inside. And you know what? IT HAPPENED.
It feels good knowing that I've kept up with Sonic (HUEHUEHUEHUE) and that I got paid off for it.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:35 PM
I've always loved and revered the classic era, and I'm always going to be a fan of that, and I've been a fan of the hacking/fangame community for a very long time who kept the spirit of those games alive. But the main series? I stopped being a fan around adventure time and never bought a single game until Generations. I never complained once when I knew the awful new lows the franchise was sinking to, because it just wasn't my franchise any more. However when they made Sonic 4, that made me very cunting well angry indeed!
Yes, Modern Sonic was very good in Generations and Colours, but am I a fan of him? No, not yet anyway. We all have our favourite and least favourite James Bond or Batman, and while I might get the next Modern game if it's up to Colors/Generations standards I wouldn't call myself a fan, I don't like him enough to get invested in his world like I was with Classic.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:42 PM
I just love it. I love everything about the setup of the original games, from the characters to the lighthearted plot to the world they live in. I still play the Genesis titles all the freakin' time, and ROM hacks help keep that up.
No other game has made such a lasting impression. I never get tired of playing them, no matter how many times I fly through Emerald Hill Zone.
I grew up with Sonic, like a lot of us did. He was completely unrivaled awesome in my childhood, had some rockier times through my awkward teenage years, and now is finally establishing himself.
It's not just nostalgia, either. Despite my Oldbie status, I'm not jaded or cynical in the slightest. Sonic 4 wasn't completely what I wanted, but it wasn't half as bad as some here made it out to be and I have high hopes for Episode 2. I really liked Sonic Unleashed, I loved Colors, and Generations? Honestly probably my favorite Sonic game EVER right now, though we'll have to see if it stands the test of time or dilapidates like the Adventures did.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:45 PM
I probably wouldn't be if this forum wasn't here. But I do play the classics still and enjoy them. I collect older video game carts and have them to play at my disposal.
I really liked SEGA's hardware and collect them when I see them about. I have 6 Megadrives/Genesis consoles now, 4 SMS, 3 Dreamcast, 2 Saturn... etc etc.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:51 PM
My feeling are similar to jasonchrist's. I'm still a fan of the Sonic I played a child; I'm not a fan of what Sonic has become after Sonic Adventure. I don't even consider it the same franchise, though I still enjoy the occasional release (Sonic Rush Adventure, Sonic Colours).
The reason I'm still active in the Sonic fan community is because I love the hacks and fangames, and I want to make my own.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:16 AM
Sonic 3D Blast broke it for me, to be honest. I never felt the same about the games. I actually never really liked SA1. SA2 was neat, but it wasn't 'Sonic' to me. Then everything to Shadow the Hedgehog was mostly 'Meh', with my only interest being any game that continued story from SA2. Shadow the Hedgehog was the death knell for SA2's story, but mildly amusing.
I play the games to critique them and I am a fan of the old days, unwilling to give in to watered down offerings or be swayed by massive movements. I did not hate Sonic 4 to begin with, I gave it a fair chance and it showed me its true problems that way. Physics were nothing compared to its sparse, Sonic Advance/Rush/garbage levels.
Currently I have hope for more good Sonic Team games, and the remote hope that Dimps is permanently fired and Sonic Team makes a proper 2D "Sonic 5" or something to right the disturbance in the force.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:44 AM
He just kinda stuck with me, and I have a lot of good memories, too. I grew up playing on Sega consoles, playing Sonic games. That, and I really don't particularly like the Mario games, so he's not one I would turn to (TLoZ is pretty awesome, though <3). I don't hate them or anything, but it's not something I'd choose over a Sonic game, given that a Sonic game is a choice. Either way, the fact that I grew up playing Sonic games gives me more of an incentive to stay with him on the roller coaster of good and bad games (which have been getting better gradually, IMO), I guess. I also don't really hate one half of the franchise or the other. I like the classic gameplay, but I also like the pre-Unleashed 3D gameplay, as well as I like the post-Unleashed 3D gameplay (ignoring the fact that some of the levels essentially play for you, but that's just bad level design. I'm talking moreso about gameplay mechanics).