There has been a lot of talk on this board recently about 'Classic Sonic' what with the announcement of a new Sonic game. With that inevitably comes the backlash of people complaining about the new games, and how the kids of today clearly don't know what they're talking about. What I'm interested in is how many people on this board have regular interactions with the new Sonic generation (5 - 10?) and therefore actually have justification for their opinions on the matter. Whether its brother, sister, cousin, nephew, niece, etc… And what do you notice about their interaction with the icon that is Sonic, either through games or TV? NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TOPIC DISCUSSING THE PROs AND CONs OF CERTAIN GAMES I'll get things started. I have 2 cousins around the age of 6-7ish and both clearly like Sonic. Both got into Sonic through Unleashed and Rush, and due to visiting their older cousin (Me) they are also well aware of the classic 2D games. The first out of the 2 will always ask me if he can be a different character, he doesn't care if its shadow in one of the newer games or knuckles in the older ones, he just wants some variety. The second will prefer to play the 2D games. When I asked why? His response was simply that “they're easier” not that they're better, that includes the newer DS ones as well (which would lead me onto a whole new topic if I had the time, Kids these days may have easier games but its far more difficult for them navigation a 3D environment with 10 or so moves to learn. All we had to learn was left, right and jump). I do have plenty more observations, just wanted to get the ball rolling.