The idea of this topic is taken from a post which MarkeyJester made at SSRG, which is as follows:
However, I don't know what makes you all tick, sometimes I get lucky (See Pana Der Hejhog), sometimes I don't (see Sonic 1 50hz faster edition), but to do this properly, I want to get deep into your thoughts with a serious effect, what are you looking to see in a new Sonic Mega Drive/Genesis game?
Before anyone jumps the wagon and says this is an ideas thread, in one frame of mind, yes you are right, but not in the same context, ideas threads are often created by those showing their ideas but not in action, and may never actually get to the stage of making them practical, not to mention that most of the time the ideas are either stupid or cliché, and the thread is only built around a conversation over "their" ideas and nothing more, hence why we trash them.
Let's think of this as a community gathering of ideas, a provided marketing research of what the scene is interested in, this opens up room for more conversation. Of course, you are not forced to share your ideas at all, if you would like to keep them to yourself, then that is entirely your business and no disrespect to you. As most of you will have a lot of creative ideas, this will leave a lot of open room for multiple future hacks, and I think it would be great for those looking to make a hack, who are interested in knowing what people would like to see, will find it here.
Hell play our cards right, we may end up with hacks congenial to us as a community rather than just the directors, like we usually keep getting.
I would like to further ask that you don't be silly with your ideas, be honest, be straight, otherwise the thread will fill up with a load of crap, and will have to be deleted, I don't want to have to do that.
Hopefully this topic does not fall outside the rules (if it does I apologise) and some decent discussion can come from this. The more original ideas, the better, as a lot of hacks these days seem to be based around the same few concepts (homing attack, making Tails fly, adding Knuckles etc). Many people claim this is due to lack of ideas, but with this I'm hoping that people less interested in the actual hacking aspect can still put their ideas forward and maybe see their ideal hack appear as a result in the future.
So, what do you look for in a Sonic hack or fan game?