Sonic fragmentation or Sonic choice


Sonic The Hedgehog #39

Wed May 12, 2021 28 d

Report: Test subjects S, A, and T are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.

Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog #40

Wed Jun 2, 2021 Tentative

Tangle to the rescue! The brave lemur has jumped into the battle to save Sonic, Amy, and Tails from falling victim to Dr. Eggman’s latest experiment. Belle has a different kind of battle when she comes face-to-face with an old friend. Will the gang be able to escape unharmed? Find out in Evan Stanley’s epic conclusion to “Test Run”!

Sonic The Hedgehog #41

Wed Jun 16, 2021 Tentative

The Deadly Six are still on the loose and attacking towns. Jewel the Beetle recruits Sonic’s friends the Chaotix to find and stop the Zeti, but Zavok of the Deadly Six is looking for his minions, too—he’s angrier than ever and wants to reunite. The Chaotix will have to act quickly to outsmart the Deadly Six!

Sonic the Hedgehog: 30th Anniversary Special

Wed Jun 23, 2021 Tentative

After 30 years of going fast, it’s time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It’s an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!

First, in “Seasons of Chaos” by longtime Sonic scribe Ian Flynn and artists Aaron Hammerstrom & Reggie Graham, Sonic goes on an adventure from pleasant spring valleys to wintry wonderlands in search of the Chaos Emeralds. But Sonic’s not alone, with a little help from his friends Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, they’ll race, fight, and fly their way to victory against the baddest of baddies!

Then, in “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday,” the vile, villainous Dr. Eggman takes center stage in a story written by New York Times bestseller Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club)! And how does the bad doctor celebrate the occasion? Only his Badniks know for sure…

Finally, in “Sonic Learns to Drive,” Sonic’s up against a tough challenge: Driving! When the fastest thing alive can outrun any car, will Sonic have the patience to learn… or will he finally get left in the dust? Written by the hosts of My Brother, My Brother, and Me, The Adventure Zone, and New York Times bestsellers, the McElroy Brothers!

Grab a slice of chili dog cake and don’t get left in the dust on the most way past cool book of the year!

Sonic The Hedgehog #42

Wed Jul 7, 2021 Tentative

Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it’s time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 359 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    Sonic fragmentation or Sonic choice

    A brief look into how different fans see Sonic in different ways.

    Sonic Fragmentation… is it a good thing? You may have heard of “Android fragmentation” which refers to the numerous different configurations the Android OS can be reconfigured as. There are few different versions of the OS, some phones have slide out keyboards, different phone screen sizes. Sonic fragmentation follows that same premise (loosely obviously).

    Sonic can be many things 

    Sonic can be about slow and exploration (Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 (emerald searching), Sonic Unleashed (Werehog levels). Sonic can also be about raw speed (Sonic Rush,  Sonic Unleashed (Day levels)). Of course more often than not, it's a hybrid of these. Some people enjoy only speed areas. Some people only enjoy slow and exploration areas. The same thing is the case for the story. Some people like a deep involved plot (Sonic Adventure 2). Some people would say to keep it simple (Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations). This also applies to all the different cartoons and the comics.

    The message here is that again, Sonic is many things. Fans see him in many different lights and have completely different ideals for what Sonic is supposed to be about. This threw Sega off for a few years because they were getting mixed reactions each time they wanted feedback from the fans. (Shadow The Hedgehog for example) The upcoming Sonic Boom video game is also once again testing new waters. Some people will like it and some people won't. This is very expected.

    In fact, “Sonic Fragmentation” is likely a bad name for it. It casts a negative light. I don't believe it's a bad thing. Sure, some people won't like the other incarnations of Sonic out there except for their favorite but the choice is out there and that's what matters. Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM, Sonic Underground, Sonic X, Sonic OVA, and soon Sonic Boom. You have a lot to choose from and it's wonderful the choice is there.

    And so, this is what'd I say to Sega… Keep doing what you're doing. Keep experimenting. Keep testing new ideas. It can only benefit everyone in the long run.