Boom is not solely written by them (worth remembering they did SOME stuff for it); rather it’s representative of the era as a whole. Sega wanted to make Sonic drop everything it was doing to be more of a light situational comedy in the past decade, and Boom (the show at least) is like a pure manifestation of that. Removing them alone isn’t going to make that go away, but them actively removing them and RCS could be symbolic of them changing their angle. Emphasis on could be. EDIT: If Maekawa wrote both Riders games then that’s maybe the only game since SA2 he was able to keep it together lol. Removed them from the post for accuracy, because my point still stands otherwise. An extreme shift in tone isn’t necessary.