Sega Frustrated by Recent Lackluster Sonic Games

With the recent release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the 3DS eShop, fans have been reminded of just how well those early Sonic games played…and what it felt like to complete the perfect spin-dash, tearing through the course in a meaningful way. Well, as meaningful as you could get with a speed-addicted blue hedgehog.

But it also emphasized just how terrible Sonic games have become as of late. Sonic the Hedgehog fans can debate until the end of time the ins and outs of Sonic Boom, Sonic Lost World, and other recent games, but everyone can agree that the height of Sonic-dom has long passed. Not once has Sega been able to re-capture the magic of its early Sonic games.

Guess what? Sega has figured it out, too. According to the marketing director of Sega Europe, Jon Rooke, Sega knows just how mediocre its offerings have been and wants to get back to the “good old days”:

“Sega has publicly 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.”

Do you believe them? Is it even possible to go back? We’ve seen Nintendo re-capture the magic of their early titles, but it’s no easy feat. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out or if Sega just throws its hands up in despair.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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