Single Status Update
Reaction: Unleashed is a partial metaphor (I'm not sure if that is the right word) for Sonic's general status with the public. I say this is partial because it is lacking the elements of people showing apathy or outright negativity towards Sonic and friends and towards Chip, which kinda keeps it from completely working. And this is the ramblings of a guy who has too much time on his hands. SPOILERS BELOW:
Eggman blowing up the world = Sonic games hitting rock bottom and SEGA having their reputation blow up in their faces after one too many moment of poor decisions.
Planet being put back together = SEGA trying to put Sonic back together though not exactly the way he once was.
Werehog = How the world sees Sonic; an abomination that doesn't know what it's trying to be/Sonic's gimmicks having a potentially good idea in theory, but the execution makes people see it negatively.
Chip = Newcomer to the franchise who gets bombarded by negativity as a result of his idealism.
Dark Gaia = Cynicism, disillusionment, and how easy it is for negativity to spread across the public and the fanbase.
Sonic's friends (or lack of) = the scapegoat for the failings of Sonic despite not being the main problem.
Well there's two problems I see.
1. Chip is disliked because he's annoying and not good, not because he's new or idealistic. See how much people have warmed up to Silver after all the crap in 2006. While this could be a result of the comics helping a bunch with making him intersecting, they've done nothing to make Chip more likeable.
2. The Dark Gaia metaphor is good, but it eventually stopped and saw reason. Where Sonic hate will continue inevitably, forever.