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I'm running a poll about Sonic fandom Specifically, is the era you started with your favorite?

#16 User is offline Ravenfreak 

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No surprise seeing that "Started with the classics, and the classic era is my favorite" is currently number one on the poll, but that's what I started with and enjoy the most. I honestly haven't finished 99% of Sonic games that were released after '98 (aside from Forces for some reason) and I've completed the original Genesis games with all chaos emeralds in hand countless times. To be fair, all I had until 2003 was a PS1 and Sega Genesis, so I didn't have access to the Dreamcast titles when they were first released. (And 10 year old me didn't like Sonic Adventure for some odd reason...)

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View PostTheBdude, on 30 December 2018 - 10:44 PM, said:

I think a good follow up quiz would be "If you voted that your era wasn't your favorite, what was your favorite era?"

Maybe this would've worked better if there were 2 separate questions:

1- Which era did you start with?
2- Which era is you favorite?

This would give you more information than trying to cram permutations of the possible individual answers into a single answer.

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I like the three eras.
I grew up with the classics, with the first game on the Master System in 1991, followed by the Megadrive.
I love the Adventure era, fond memories of discovering Sonic Adventure !
I like the Modern era, especially the Unleashed-Generations era.

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Ah here we go. Classic is now in the lead with Adventure a strong second. All is right in the world. Your poll is a major success Josh. It has a hell of a lot of votes and interest.

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I can't remember whether I first played Sonic 2 or Sonic 3, but I recall not playing Sonic 1 until later. We owned Sonic 3 so that got the most playtime, so it holds a special place in my heart. I still go back to it and play it sometimes - although it can be a bit hard to adjust to the limits of the system after playing Mania. I will maintain though that Classic Sonic was my era and it'll always be my favourite. I've got a fondness for Advance though.

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Classic buh

The real meat of the series

The rest is just fluff

But of course I'm gonna say that :)

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Question: Is this just for people on Retro or are you gonna post something similar on other Sonic forums?

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Kinda late, but I voted 'Adventure and it's my favorite' cause that's true. I did kinda want to say this, though. So, I had the Gamecube and I pretty much at some point or another (often through renting and trade-ins), had every Sonic game that ever released on it including both Adventure games, both Mega and Gems Collections, and Heroes. I had them all at once, without 90s marketing, or even much current marketing because my internet use was low and I didn't have cable for most of my kidhood. I never saw any difference between classic and green eyes. It was all just Sonic, and until I started reading on the internet more frequently, I don't remember ever thinking that there was anything that made the older games and the newer games distinct.

It's for this reason that I really don't like these distinctions between eras, at least officially speaking. I kind of understand why we have them as fans to an extent, and this is kind of a tangent, but I really don't like that "Classic Sonic" as it's own character and game series is a thing. I don't like the idea that the Sonic from Mania and the one from Adventure are different characters. To me it's a pointless distinction, especially when the current games are so poorly defined and tend to borrow heavily from past stuff. The way it is now, I'd much rather they just did what they wanted for any given game, and let us sort through it like it was before Generations drew these muddy and blurry lines in the sand.
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Wow. Very interesting to see both Classic options in the majority AND the minority respectively. Then again, I got into the series of off a Game Gear game, so maybe that would have something to do with me being in the latter. Well, truth be told, I don't really have a favorite either as you can probably deduce, but I suppose the era that comes closest would have to be Modern. For me, Classic only has 1, Adventure has nothing, and Modern has... I guess 1.5?
I dunno. I was thinking making Unleashed - Sonic 4 Episode II it's own separate era and calling it either the Unleashed era or the Generations era. Then later on down the line, we could call this era we're in now the Mania era... but then that might start getting too cliche.

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Very late to the party, sorry, but the poll is very interesting so I put down my tick.
Due to my circumstances, the first console I could pick up, was a Dreamcast, and with that, Sonic Adventure 1 + 2 and Sonic Shuffle. The latter really didn't impress me much.
At the time, the only exposure I had was passing experience (at friends' homes) with Sonic CD and playing that.
But serious time, and playing experience was gained on Dreamcast, with Sonic Adventure and its sequel. So I fit into the "Adventure Era"

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Wow, nice. I'm in the minority!

Born '86. Just the right time to be able to play Sonic 1 well enough and grew up with the Classic series.

However I got the most love for Sonic Adventure, easily. Possibly the 'everything was better when you were twelve' symptom, but that era was great. Unironic enjoyment of Shadow the Hedgehog also plays a part.
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View PostSir_mihael, on 17 January 2019 - 07:52 AM, said:

Wow, nice. I'm in the minority!

Born '86. Just the right time to be able to play Sonic 1 well enough and grew up with the Classic series.

However I got the most love for Sonic Adventure, easily. Possibly the 'everything was better when you were twelve' symptom, but that era was great. Unironic enjoyment of Shadow the Hedgehog also plays a part.
I know, I'll get my coat..

Old man here... I got Sonic Adventure when I was 26. I am now 43 and I still play that game every day.
How do you know a Sonic game will stay on the Cool Wall? When your dear old MOTHER wants to play it.

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Been a fan since 1995, ride or die with the classic series although Adventure 2 is the closest a 3D game came to capturing the old magic.

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View PostMicheal Anthony, on 18 January 2019 - 01:58 PM, said:

Been a fan since 1995, ride or die with the classic series although Adventure 2 is the closest a 3D game came to capturing the old magic.

Yeah, that's true.
I could say it depends when and where you jumped into the series. Classic, Modern, or Postmodern

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