“Sonic the Hedgehog” is a huge franchise appearing in comics, shows, movies, and, of course, games and has inspired the lives of many gamers. After the completion of “Sonic Unleashed,” Sonic Team discussed ways to celebrate the blue blur’s 20th anniversary. The team decided to split the gameplay between Classic and Modern. Dimps helped develop the 3DS version of the game which the team decided to start from scratch and make the game a celebration of Sonic’s portable history. Ports for the Wii, DS, and Playstation Portable (PSP) were scrapped, however. On Nov. 1, 2011, “Sonic Generations” was released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The Windows version was released two days later and the 3DS game came out on the 22nd. So, is this game a timeless Classic? Or a Modern flop?
Note: I will be reviewing the PC version for this review.
It was meant to be a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the “Sonic the Hedgehog” franchise. It was meant to be an outstanding return to Sonic’s 3D gameplay like the well-received Adventure games. And yet….the game was poorly received. The game was declared the worst Sonic game of all time and, to others, one of the worst games of all time. “Sonic the Hedgehog” (2006) became the reason why everyone treated the franchise like a joke. Despite it being over a decade since it’s release, people still point to this game as the reason why Sonic is so bad and how the franchise has become a laughing stock.
Aaron Webber has been working for Sega since April 2008. He began as a “Game Master” in which he would manage gaming communities and work with the development team in Japan. Eventually, he began interacting with the communities of Sega franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Valkyria Chronicles. He became an associate brand […]