An Open Letter On Why Sonic the Hedgehog is (Actually) A Good Franchise.
Alright children, settle down, it’s time for Scholar Vivi to teach you a thing or two about a certain game franchise – and why a lot of you should probably do a little searching before you deem an entire series bad because of some popularly perpetuated stigma passed around the internet like the word of god.
A lot of you chuckle and grin at memes at the expense of this franchise, to the point where now you’ve got somebody like the guy in charge of Sonic’s social media practically embracing it and making just as much fun of the series as you all are, that’s…horrifying, but okay.
It’s perpetuated mostly by the dark period of Sonic games, as it is referred to by series veterans, that rests around the 2005-2006 marker. Seeing the release of two of the series’ most notoriously terrible games (Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, respectively). Both of these titles did cause quite a stir and upset among fans and press alike, but - let me first start off by saying this.
Those games? Eleven to twelve fucking YEARS ago, those were made. People claim that ever since then the franchise has been dead and that Sega should really just kill one of their most financially successful properties on the market - while ignoring that fairly recent followups were pretty good, such as Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Generations, the latter of which was regarded by many as stellar!
Interested yet? The rest goes under a readmore so I can continue to ramble, but do please keep reading if you’re interested.