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Why do you like Sonic the Hedgehog?

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  1. Ell678

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    When you first saw Sonic, or first played Sonic, was there a particular reason that you liked it? Or a reason you still play the games you played so long ago today?

    I can tell you I guess it's a mix of the character and the games. What I mean is, Sonic, as a character, is a cocky, arrogant hero with absolute style. And needless to say, the games are fantastic. That personality just works with Sonic, and I practically grew up on AOSTH, STC and the games, so a mixture of gaming nostalgia and also loving the character has kept me coming back for more.

    What about you?
     
  2. Master3k

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    Because a friend introduced me to it when I was 8 (yep, that was back in 2003), and I liked it because of speed and its 2D-ism. Few days after that, I looked for sonic games, then founded out in the same time how to mess around with emulators, then...here I am.
     
  3. Jayextee

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    Hidden depth in the quasi-newtonian physics and level layouts that completely betray any first impressions a one-button control scheme would give, and yet completely in lieu of said system; anybody could pick up the game and play.

    That's about the good Sonic games, the rest is just a thing I stick to out of sheer dumb habit. [​IMG]
     
  4. Solid SOAP

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    The nostalgia, simple story-lines, characte designs, and simple and easy gameplay that I can just pop in if I want a quick rush.
     
  5. Ice Sonic

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    I don't remember when I saw him first: in the first genesis Sonic the Hedgehog game or in Sonic X. I was 7 or 8 years old then. Anyway Sonic cought my attention because of two things: he's fast and he's...blue (yeah, that's my favourite color). I also like his personality and overall design. The game was a lot of fun and very simple to play, so that's another reason why I like him.
     
  6. I like the 2d ones because they were the first games I owned for the first system I ever owned (besides a gameboy). 3d not so much...
     
  7. Hybrid Project Alpha

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    Sonic was my only friend ;_;
     
  8. Dan Genesis

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    Well, I remember the first Sonic game I played was Sonic 3 and Knuckles. I loved that game, and still do. I guess part of why I've stuck to the series I because I'm one of those people that can pick up and play just about anything I can get my hands on and play it well.

    Also, the series was a driving force that eventually got me to where I am to day as far as writing. Before I played Sonic 3K, I HATED writing, and I still hate writing to a prompt (who doesn't?). I wanted to make the next Sonic game, then that evolved into making my own original series, and before I knew it, I was actually writing stories, and good ones.

    I don't think I could ever give this series up (not that I really could give up any series) because I owe so much to it.
     
  9. NoNameAtAll

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    bekuz he's bloo ;)

    Nah, in all seriousness, I was introduced to Sonic 2 on a friend's Sega Genesis. We used to play the two-player mode a lot (And since we both sucked at the time, we often got stuck in one part of Casino Night Zone Act 2.) I got hooked and eventually convinced my parents to buy ME a Sega Genesis. The Genesis had Sonic 2 as a pack-in game...and it's history from there.

    Basically, I like his cocky, arrogant attitude. And now, I appreciate the older games even more thanks to various hacks and such that can really change the experiences.

    There are a lot of factors as to why I like our favorite blue hedgehog. But knowing about him since a young age likely has to do with it.
     
  10. Vaiz

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    I was a fan of his design, personally. Sonic was also among one of the first -real- video games I ever played (as opposed to edutainment and the like), so I became attached to it over any other game.
     
  11. Dark Sonic

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    Was it that part where you had to bounce your self up onto those moving platforms and there was no turning back? I hated that part as a kid
     
  12. RedStripedShoes

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    As a kid, I sat down in front of the TV one saturday morning to watch my cartoons. Then I saw SatAM. Really, the only thing I processed was the blue hedgehog which seemed to be the star of the show. The first thing that caught my attention was his voice, which I actually thought sounded good. (Crazy, huh?) After that, I just became more enthralled with everything that made the character so unique among the bland assortment of animated protagonists in the same lineup. He was spiky, he had a connection between his eyes, he was super-fast, and he could turn into a buzzsaw. When it was done, I wanted more. But he never seemed to be on TV when I wanted him. I only occasionally saw him and his AoStH counterpart from then on.

    And then, some time after I got my Genesis, I was given a plastic case which featured, to my surprise, Sonic the Hedgehog along with his buddy Tails (Sonic 2). I couldn't believe such a thing existed. Sonic was so popular, they actually made him into a video game!? (Of course, I had yet to learn that the reverse was true.) Well I snapped it in and started playing. I remember my first reaction being that this seemed nothing like the cartoon series I watched. Sonic was a lot more rigid, and the general cartoonishness had been greatly diminished. Also, he didn't talk. I was annoyed by the fact that I didn't get to hear Sonic talk throughout the game as I played. (The first three games I got were The Lion King, RBI 94, and X-Men 2, all of which featured voicework to some extent.) And yet as I continued to play, I became more and more engrossed in the gameplay. It must have been the unique style of play that the other platformers I played lacked (namely Rings instead of health, and more realistic physics).

    Over time, I accumulated a modest Sonic collection (4 games for the Genesis, and Sonic 3&K for the PC). Then I received a Playstation, and Sonic left my games collection as everything Genesis related was stored away. Yet the blue hedgehog had left such a big impression on me that I continued to search for anything Sonic-related I could get my hands on (though I failed to get more than 2 comic books for all my trouble - sad, I know). My Genesis was eventually given away too. I think Sonic would have left my mind forever if I hadn't got the Mega Collection for PS2. It refreshed my love for the blue hero - it was like I never left. After that, I found myself paying more attention to whatever was going on in the Sonic world. It was unfortunate that I had returned when Sonic was beginning his downfall, but I think because my image of him had not been tarnished during the gap between Genesis discovery and PS2 rediscovery, I could still cling on to the Sega mascot even when so many other fans were leaving. And now, even though Sonic is no longer the hedgehog he once was, I still hold hope that he is capable of returning to his former glory, which is why I remain a fan to this day.

    In short: I LIEK SONIKKU YAY ;)
     
  13. Mama Luigi

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    Sonic's a pretty cool guy. eh foils Eggman's plots of evil and doesn't afraid of anything.
    Also, Sonic was the first game I ever played. Plus, my only friend at the time (who conveniently lived next door to my house at the time) was a big fan of Sonic.
     
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    Simple reasons: enjoyed the challenge and atmosphere of the game, and fell in love with the character designs. I just found Sonic "cool", and the games were "cool", and ... it was all just "cool."

    He's been getting pretty kiddy lately, losing his cool, but he still appeals to me.
     
  16. BlazeHedgehog

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    Just a lot of good memories, I guess. I can't really think of anything specific... it was just a culmination of a lot of different little things.

    I had never seen a game like Sonic before. I had never seen a character like Sonic before. I had only played Sonic 1 for maybe an hour or two my first time, and then my brother moved away and he took his Genesis with him. I only ever played it that one time, outside of maybe a few minutes here or there on an in-store kiosk or at a friends' house.

    It was just a snowball effect, I guess. I had a desire to play more Sonic, but couldn't play more Sonic, so I spent all my time trying to find games like Sonic, but nothing ever really met the same standards of quality. By the time I got a Genesis and a Sonic to call my own (two years later), I had already developed sort of a rabid obsession from trying to find Sonic alternatives on the SNES.

    I doodled Sonic all the time. After I played it that one night, I had tried to draw Sonic and it was, at the time, the best thing I'd ever drawn. Few kids at school believed that I drew that without tracing, so I became known as "that kid who draws Sonic really good".

    Then S3&K came out and me and my friends basically spent all summer getting every possible ending (No Emeralds, Just Regular Emeralds, All Super Emeralds) with all three characters.
     
  17. Ollie

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    I grew up with Sonic, Itt was the first game I played so yeah. Just a childhood obsession that I still have today. =P
     
  18. NoNameAtAll

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    No, it was this pit after a slot machine.
     
  19. Chimpo

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    I hate the guy in all honesty. I prefer the other Blue king.
     
  20. Blue Emerald

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    The reason I like the Sonic games is because 1) I've known Sonic ever since I was 3, back when AOSTH was still on TV and I the only Sonic game I knew was Spinball, and 2) I especially like the original games from the Genesis era; they represent everything that a video game should be: collect valuable items, destroy a bunch of mechanical henchmen, stop a really evil villain from ruling the world, and all while doing it as a blue hedgehog in a wild and surreal universe. That's just plain, simple, 100% fun.
     
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