Uhm hey Crusher, out of curiosity. Which do you think are the pros and cons of Pontaff's writing regarding Sonic? Don't worry, I do respect your opinion, I just want to know.
-Their portrayal of Robotnik is one of his best, combining his humor with his menace perfectly. All they need to do is have him be more proactive like he’s known for being, and I’m set. (While I agree with the criticisms about how Sonic doesn’t take him seriously, that’s a problem with Sonic’s portrayal, not Robotnik’s. And even then, Sonic by his very nature has ALWAYS had a few problems with this. It’s one of the reasons for why I’m not too fond of him.)
-Also, and I need to stress this, Robotnik isn’t getting upstaged all the goddamn time.And the one time it does happen, he still turns it to his advantage by the end. (I’m only talking about the main series by the way, since I was always apathetic towards the Boom games.)
-I really appreciate that they had Sonic acknowledge his mistake in Lost World and how he did his best to set things right, after how he all but ignored his own fault in the breaking of the planet in Unleashed. While not perfect, I think they did try to improve Sonic’s characterization in Lost World, and it’s a shame that the admittedly lacking execution of Lost World’s setup has made some fans swear off the inherent idea of Sonic doing anything wrong.
-Simple though they may be, the Deadly Six are far more entertaining and memorable than many of the other Not-Robotnik villains in the series.
-Some of the humor can actually be pretty great at times. The public announcements in Colours are a prime example.
-While the tone itself isn’t ideal, their streak has nonetheless been consistent. Consistency has always been one of Sonic’s biggest problems, so I can respect this.
-I agree that they ought to raise the tension a little more towards the end.
-Some of the humor could be improved.
-There could be more use of dynamic scenes (although I think some fans exaggerate how often dynamic scenes popped up in previous games).
-The rest of the cast could do with more utilization.
-Sonic’s tendency to snark too much, though again, I think he’s always had a problem with this. (Like in Unleashed, where Sonic’s reaction to seeing Eggmanland for the first time is to roll his eyes and hypocritically snark about how the doctor is enjoying himself too much, or how he jokes about skydiving to Robotnik instead of being angry with him for being used as an unwitting pawn in his scheme.)
-Lost World’s portrayal of Tails, as it’s not really in-character for Tails to get snippy like he did. That said however, I still think some of the hate directed at Tails in recent years for this portrayal is really ridiculous and way too vitriolic, to the point where I wonder if this is how Shadow fans felt back in 2005-2006.