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SEGA: Future Sonic Titles Will be More Like Classic Sonic Games

SEGA: Future Sonic Titles Will be More Like Classic Sonic Games - News

by Jared Katz , posted on 26 October 2015 / 3,614 Views

During a recent interview, Sega of Europe’s Marketing Manager, Jon Rooke, talked about the company's future plans for the Sonic franchise.

At the risk of getting fan hopes up only for them to be dashed yet again, Rooke reiterated Sega's apology for the quality of entries in the franchise in recent years and signalled a change in direction:

“Sega has publically apologised to the fans as the quality of console games in the Sonic franchise hasn’t been acceptable over recent years. It’s been tough translating that iconic side scrolling 2D experience from the 90s into 3D but Sonic is still huge for us so the new games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday.”

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umegames (on 27 October 2015)

They said this before. Actually twice i believe

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Nem (on 27 October 2015)

I'll believe it when i see it, but i do want to believe it. Just do what Sonic fan remix did. Surely it isnt that difficult. For 3D Sonic go back to the gameplay from Sonic adventure 2 and you are sorted. The problem you guys have is that you are constantly trying something different. Stick to what worked.

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HylianYoshi (on 26 October 2015)

Tread lightly, Sega.

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IamAwsome (on 27 October 2015)

So that means no more Sonic Boom games right??

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TheGreatGamerGod IamAwsome (on 27 October 2015)

Oh god I hope it does mean the end of them.

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Shadow1980 (on 27 October 2015)

Something more like the classic Sonic levels in Sonic Generations would be great. SG was probably the best Sonic game in the past 20 years, and that's probably because it was closest to old-school Sonic gameplay. Sonic simply works best as a traditional 2D speed-focused platformer. The transition to 3D hurt Sonic greatly, as aside from the first Sonic Adventure (which was decent) his games have been mostly average to bad since the switch. Meanwhile, the Genesis-era Sonic games are among the finest platformers ever.

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TheGreatGamerGod (on 27 October 2015)

Problem with Sonic Team is even when they go back to the classic Sonic's they bring everything they've destroyed the series with along for the ride. The worst of the bunch being constant speed boosters, punishing any form of backtracking or exploration.

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NinjaFox (on 27 October 2015)

With the popularity of indie and retro, I honestly feel like Sonic might simply be better suited to a return to side scrolling days as well. Though overall, I did feel like Sonic Adventure did a good job of the old feel in 3D for the most part. Having sections that basically take away player control because you're hitting springs and flying too fast to keep up, used sparingly, felt a lot like some of the old Sonic levels in the originals.

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AlfredoTurkey (on 27 October 2015)

They need to get the original Sonic Team together if they want to make magic again.

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TheGreatGamerGod AlfredoTurkey (on 27 October 2015)

I agree completely. There's not a single of the 3 creators there working on the series and it's been hurting badly for it for years.

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tripenfall (on 27 October 2015)

I was excited when Sonic 4 came out a few years ago. On paper it looked like a take on the old games but they managed to stuff that up too.

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