Whenever we hear that a new Sonic game is to be released I think of my youth and how its rival Mario has left our speedy hedgehog behind. The long awaited Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I game will make its way to consoles next week as a DLC, with Sonic Colors following after.
It is such a sad thought to realize that Sonic has been left behind, as first person shooters offers a challenge that our blue friend is unable to win. Jim Avery from GamerTVNetwork also points out that Sonic is unable to compete with the likes of his old rival Mario as well.
There are so many reasons for this, but the main one is Sega is no longer the powerhouse they once were – not having a current games console is the biggest problem. Who would have thought that Nintendo from the 80’s would still have the biggest selling games console?
OK, so we know that the Wii and DS do not offer the kind of graphics that the PS3 or Xbox can give, but games like Mario have never been about that. Nintendo has always been in touch with the user, and what most of us want is a game that relieves the stress and just have fun – yes FPS games offer fun, but I cannot say that they alleviate my stress, can you?
Do you think that there is still a future for Sonic, or should he hang up his white sneakers and retire to Florida?