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  1. Tails also suffers from how he more or less got the Luigi Treatment (that is, show him as more obviously flawed compared to his brother/surrogate brother) as of Lost World, but they really have solid plan to do this hence Tails' shifting personality (arrogant brat to coward).
  2. Sonic Team just tries to be like Nintendo in that it tries to make Sonic a series where the characters are just actors playing parts but they also pretend that it's really a series with continuity (see Chaos in Sonic Forces). They flop at this. Show that once again Sonic has no solid direction.
  3. Yeah well Iizuka also said the games happen across two planets and yet we see plenty of evidence otherwise (Echidna Civilization in train distance of a human city, Silver growing up in the burnt leftovers of a human ruled kingdom, hieroglyphics in Sandoplis).
  4. They were too busy shilling Infinite as their edgy new villain to remember to have his threat level be suitable for the world.
  5. We already saw Shadow Chaos Controlling with no emerald in his game.
  6. Almar

    What are some missed opportunities in the Sonic franchise?

    Orbit and Cubot's just an attempt to stick a Scratch and Grounder into Game!Sonic.
  7. Almar

    What are some missed opportunities in the Sonic franchise?

    Takashi Yuda, the man who came up with Knuckles, said he didn't plan for him to be more than a supporting character. It's not hard to guess he was seen as a character for Sonic 3 that became adored by the fans so he got to stick around. REALLY stick around. I'm talking becoming one of the "Big 4." More or less. Knuckles, Blaze, Shadow, Chaotix. All can easily be heroes with their own stories. They did this in the comics with Knuckles being put with the Chaotix in their own slice of the world set in Angel Island. I mean, Luigi has already gotten his own games and games where he's more strongly shown as Mario's co-star. Toad and Toadette were always just sidekicks/helpers. Let's not forget how Donkey Kong, Wario, Peach, and even Bowser have been the protagonists of their own games (or at least a co-protagonist in Bowser's case).
  8. They forced a connection between Infinite and Shadow but insisted on making Sonic and Buddy be the hope for Planet Furry. There wasn't a place for Shadow since he didn't really fit in the story. Frankly, most of the Resistance wasn't needed and could have been cut from the game.
  9. Almar

    Why Sonic Underground Sucks (In my Opinion)

    He had a neat dynamic with Robotnik, Sleet, and Dingo as their Coconuts more or less (that is, a 3rd minion who more obviously than the other two minions has his own agenda of looking out for #1). I'll say that it looks like the showrunners weren't really sure if they wanted him to be a villain or not.
  10. Almar

    What are some missed opportunities in the Sonic franchise?

    Not letting you join Eggman in Shadow the Hedgehog and meaning it. Also, going through the trouble of having a sorta-Legion of Doom for Sonic Forces yet have little actual mystery over it. Sonic Team tries to have their cake and eat it too. Bring in characters like Chaos and allude to past events for fanservice but also do what Mario does where the characters are "actors" (as Miyamoto put it). Introduce ridiculous retcons for the past games (hello Two-Worlds) instead of just outright saying they're rebooting the series (actually, I suspect Sonic Unleashed was considered to be a reboot considering the minimal cast, new world, different tone).
  11. It was an obvious sign that the makers were getting tired of doing Crash. You saw that in Spyro the Dragon as well. And unlike Sonic Team they had the foresight to just make new IPs instead of forcing Spyro to drive hummers and wield guns or whatever happens if Sonic Team was in charge.
  12. Too long didn't read Sonic is a speshul snowflake that shouldn't have standards and a solid direction. We tried it TC's way. And that got us Sonic going from Mario's greatest rival to a meme.
  13. Silver's problem is the same one that Knuckles and Blaze has in that he's rooted in one element of the Sonic universe (time travel/future) as opposed to being rootless like Sonic and so can be easily inserted into many situations. Silver's presence in Forces only getting a sloppy throwaway line in the comic about him protecting the future just shows that how he's not really suited to be like Tails or the Chaotix.
  14. The Sonic fandom became fractured, as you call it, thanks to Sonic Team's failure/refusal to hold Sonic to a single direction. Whether it was tone (just compare edgy Shadow the Hedgehog to Sonic Heroes' Saturday Morning Cartoonyness), visuals, even the characters' personalities. I ask you, do Black Doom, Elise, and Chip all look like they belong to the same series? And Sonic Team sticked plenty to "their own ideas." Even when cutting down on the cast during the early Boost Era they still stuck in the gimmick gameplay that made characters like Big be hated so.
  15. They listened? Really listened?
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