Here's something really controversial:
Part of me wishes that SatAM had never existed, since it seemed to have been one of the major things that splintered the fanbase and put this twisted perception that "Robotnik" was always this threatening menacing complete monster and that Sonic's new friends "replaced" the Freedom Fighters...
We should be friends. You guys want an unpopular opinion? Take this:
SatAM Robotnik, and find him to be the absolute worst
incarnation of Dr. Eggman in any media. Gone are all the lovably quirky traits and egotism that make Eggman who he is,
with only a generic pile of evil remaining in its place.
Say what you will about Julian being a more menacing villain (Which I already disagree with, but that's neither here nor there); He's a far
than the original Dr. Eggman, and that's what I care about.
Furthermore, I'm somewhat annoyed that some fans think that classic Sega Eggman was supposed to be like
SatAM Robotnik, and that Adventure-era Eggman "replaced" him. One of the reasons I like Generations so much is that it finally showed us the original classic SoJ Eggman in a modern title, busting the myth of Julian having anything
to do with the games. So fans can take their "Eggman replaced
Robotnik, how dare they!" campaigns and neatly file them away, thanks.
EDIT: I want to note that I actually like Archie Eggman a lot. Even though he's less sympathetic and a lot more murderous than his game counterpart, his personality
is quite colorful and endearing. Archie Eggman is- in my opinion- SatAM Robotnik done right.
Edited by Egghead, 27 May 2012 - 11:15 PM.