QUOTE (SpeedStarTMQ @ May 17 2010, 06:20 PM)
It is true. Even his blue is inconsistent to a degree where we can plainly see it's a totally different type of blue. His shoes have changed; the shape, the straps (an added yellow buckle), the bottom of them in recent games, everything about Sonic has changed at some point or another, save for the basic template, which of course bounds what is Sonic together.
Sure thats fine, but the blue they used changed from S1 to S2. Then it changed again from S2, to S3&K.
They changed the tinge in order to stop Sonic from blending into the background.
The 1998 redesign did more good than it did harm. All they did was make him taller and more althetic in appearance, lengthened his quills, and gave him green eyes.
It is as I've said before. The artists behind Sonic, felt they neede to modernise/improve Sonic's model. Some people out here seem to think the new Sonic model looks atrocious and ugly. Look at it again. It doesn't. Apart from a few odd facial expressions, he looks fine. In fact he looks better
than he did before, in my opinion.
Some people argue that he doesn't look "cute" anymore. He wasn't supposed to look cute. He was meant to look cool. Relook at the original concept designs by Oshima.
We need to move on for god's sake. The design isn't "bad". The models may have been subpar in a few games, but the artwork has remained the same for nearly 10 years.
THIS is the new Sonic design. The models in-game change as the developers improve their modeling skills.
The artwork has remained largely the same.