Sonic the Hedgehog has been in flux for years – some would even say decades. He existed as a reaction to Nintendo’s safe-and-cute mascot Mario, his intense 90s aesthetic setting him up for an incredibly limited life-span.
Sega recently announced that we’d be getting not one, but two new Sonic games in the near future. The first – Sonic Mania – is looking back to the past, sporting a retro-aesthetic and featuring several fan designers. The other – simply titled Project Sonic – looks eerily similar to 2011’s Sonic Generations, and is slated for release next year.
But are either of these games a good idea?
By so aggressively chasing the past, are Sega acknowledging that they just don’t know what to do with the blue-blur? What could they do to make people care? Should they? Let us know in the comments below!
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