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  1. If the rumors are true, that they already are working on the next cartoon, there is no real reason to continue with Boom. Also, Sega really didn't care much about the cartoon anyway. They didn't promote the cartoon properly and they never even told us, that the cartoon will end after the second season.
  2. Disney kinda still needs to create a new wave of famous Disney princesses to fill in the gap. So far for this generation of kids, they only created 4 new princesses: Rapunzel, Elsa, Anna, and Moana. Maybe five if we can count Vanellope also as an official one. With Kairi they would have been only 5 of them, so two are missing. We have to wait until the next KH game when Disney has the two other princesses ready for marketing.
  3. Every Sonic character seems to be kinda incompetent in this series with the exception of Tails and Eggman.
  4. Yeah, great... more music. Sure it is cool and all, but for fuck sake, show us some gameplay Sega!
  5. Well, they did it in the past, but now it seems they will only stick with only a few throwbacks, mainly the retro era.
  6. None really knows what they want from Sonic. Sonic has so many different faces. Even in this generation alone, we have technically 5 different version of Sonic in terms of tone and atmosphere. 1. Forces 2. IDW Comics 3. Movie 4. Mania 5. And maybe the potential new cartoon that will come 2019.
  7. No. None of the companies should listen to fans. Fans do most of the time do not know what they want. Sometimes it can turn out very nice like with Breath of the Wild and SSBU, But most of the time it can be a disaster like with most Sonic games.
  8. This is exactly the issue. If you look at other series like Super Mario and Crash Bandicoot those series also have a huge cast of characters, but the big difference between them and Sonic is, that a lot of them fill in the roles of side characters. Most of Sonic's shitty friends are written just like Sonic. Been a superhero with a special power that fights the big bad guy. Shadow, Knuckles, Blaze, Silver, Team Chaotix and even Sticks feel more like co-stars than side characters. And you can not fill your whole story with dozen of hero characters. There needs to be one central character. And for this series, it needs to be Sonic.
  9. Sounds like the typical Hollywood to me. We all know that we here in the west have no balls anymore.
  10. You know, this lava level would have been the perfect opportunity, to give either Iblis of the Ifirt genie a cameo as a stage hazard. You know, like in taken advantage of the whole Sonic series, now that it is Sonic only. Jesus Christ... this lava level looks so freaking generic compared to the highly detailed ones from the Mario Kart series, or the one we had in Transformed. Also, I have once again something to bitch about. Have you guys noticed, that almost every track they use the same looking balloons with either Sonic's or Shadow's head as a background decoration? So far those two are the only balloons I saw in the game. No Tails balloon, no Knuckles balloon, not Blaze balloon. Just the same looking balloons in every background. The same I can also say about the audience. So far it seems that every single track has as background characters only those poorly animated 2D sprites of the Chaos and no one else. No animals friends, no anthropomorphic characters, no Badniks, no humans etc. Once again, Mario Kart and CTR beat TSR also in this battle. They actually have 3D animated renders for their background characters like with residents of the Mushroom Kingdom or the animals and lab assistants of N. Sanity Island.
  11. Hard to say... we can not sacrifice the characters, since a lot of them, even the most useless ones like Charmy Bee and Sticks, have their fans. We also can not sacrifice the nostalgia elements from the past, since this series most remind the audience how good Sonic was 30 years ago. And we also can not get rid off all the buttrock music, since it is the most popular soundtrack of the franchise. There is nothing really that can be sacrificed. Sonic's whole existence very depends on everything: Characters, music, nostalgia etc. The only thing that we could maybe sacrifice to make Sonic popular again, for the 4th time already, would be some of the key items like the golden rings, chili-dogs, the springs, and even the Chaos-Emeralds. Those are the only elements that I can see were no longer a part of the franchise if we have to sacrifice at least one thing. Maybe Sonic can have another trademark favorite food like roasted chicken or something, the rings can be replaced by... I don't know... marbles I guess and the Chaos Emeralds can be replaced by some other powerful objects like coins, crystals, burgers whatever.
  12. And here lies the problem. We will never get a really good Sonic game anymore if fans just buy blindly anything with Sonic's name on the cover. Mario, Zelda, Crash, and Spyro, for example, all need to be good to sell. Their games have to be as polished as possible. Sonic on the other hand still relies way too much on his name alone. And to be fair, it still works for him. But someday not even mediocre games like Forces will save the series if they continue this trend. It is just a matter of time. It could happen in 5 years, 10, 20, 50, who knows. It really seems for me, that gameplay and fun are not really the highest priority for this franchise anymore. It is just the name, the characters designs, nostalgia, and memes.
  13. Whatever they plan, I hope they finally get people interested in the game. So far they didn't really do a good job in hooking people up. Maybe they should start showing us small trailers of characters and tracks like CTR does.
  14. What else could they show? We know all the characters and all the vehicles and power-ups. And I doubt that the story modus will be that exciting so that they can talk over 20 minutes about it.
  15. This is still very late. Yes, we finally get some gameplay. But only 2.5 months before the release date.
  16. Maybe the lava level that we saw in the background of the snow level. Or it could be the mine level we saw in the screenshots. Anyway... once again, this shows me why Crash Team Racing is the better-marketed game of the two. Sure, the marketing team of CTR also show us concept arts of the tracks, but at least they also show us gameplay videos and small trailers that show us tracks and animated characters in it. They also talk much more about the game compared to Sega. Heck Crash Team Racing showed us in one single day gameplay videos of three tracks (Crash Cove, Dingo Canyon, and Polar Pass) and full gameplay videos I dare say. Unlike with TSR which only show us small clips of them. Sega lost their care of Sonic many years ago. If they would care about Sonic, they never would let games like 06, Shadow and Boom happen. This game's marketing just shows me once again, how little passion Sega has for their biggest IP. Nintendo cares about Mario and Zelda, and Activision, although they are nothing more than a bunch of greedy assholes, at least care enough about Crash and Spyro to make good games of them. But Sega... they just do not care. The only make Sonic games now because they sell well. Sega knows that Sonic is such a beloved character that kids, families and hardcore fans will buy games as long as Sonic's name is on the cover.
  17. There is a lot to fix with this roster. Especially if you compare it to Transformed which had 30+ characters. Now they cut the roster in half with TSR which is just lame. Especially if you think of how freaking huge the roster of this franchise is. This would have been their best chance to finally use all of Sonic's shitty friends and they blew it!
  18. If this is true then the show that will come out might be a bit of a cluster. Unlike the classic era, the modern cast hasn't really got an established identity yet. The modern era can be mature like SA2, can be completely dark and messed up like 06 and Shadow the Hedgehog, can be balanced in terms of story and comedy like Unleashed, can be an overall funny, simple cartoon, like Colors, Generations and Lost World, or be pseudo-dark like Forces. Especially Forces kinda showed me, that the modern era really has trouble finding itself. Therefore I'm not sure if we really should use the modern cast for a new show. At least not for now.
  19. The future of the next Sonic cartoon kinda depends on what trend is popular at the time. If you look at all the cartoons, it seems, like they all tried to copy the formula of other successful shows at the time. AoStH for example tired to copy the slapstick humor of The Looney Tunes and Animaniacs and also the surreal art style of Ren and Stimpy. Also, the story structure felt more like those shows, been more episodic. Satam was more of a story-driven action show, which it seems where also popular at the same time as whacky slapstick cartoons. The art style and tone felt closer to shows like Batman the animated series and Gargoyles. Sonic Underground... I really do not know what they wanted to achieve with this show. I heard rumors that this show wasn't planned to be a Sonic show, but instead something original, where Sonic was shoehorned in in the last minute. That would explain why Underground felt so sidelined in terms of Sonic content. Sonic X is problaby the show that comes the clostes in representin a spicific era of the Hedgehog in its show. In X's case the Adventure era. But still, this anime also had some influences form other animes at the time. Because Chris was more of the star of the then Sonic, I had a bit of a Digimon and Pokémon feeling by watching this show. Sonic Boom seems to took inspirations by modern western cartoons, that are more simple slice of life comedies like My little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The next big Sonic show could be anything at this point. It really depends in what people are into in the future. It could be anything.
  20. 1. Shahra - technically, but like any other genie, she is bound to the rules of her ring/lamp. Meaning she has all the power in the world, but can not use them for her own wishes. 2. Merlina 3. Blaze 4. Zeena 5. Rouge 6. Sticks 7. Shade 8. Cream Wave, Vanilla, Elise, Marine, and Tikal are a bit harder to judge. Vanilla and Elise have no real powers and fighting skills, Marine already breaks down if we just tickle her, Tikal never showed any abilities and Wave can only fight by using some gears.
  21. Probably because Shadow is actually overpowered. He can control space and time, runs super fast, has a super form and can time travel at will. Sonic only has two of those abilities. So yeah, Shadow is a bit overpowered.
  22. True... I always thought N. Trophy had his own theme track. Okay, then the possible new characters do not need to have their own home track. Except for Spyro. He really needs one. In that case, I personally would love to see some tracks base don the themes from Warped. I'm actually surprised, that they had none of them in the game. Stone Age, Egyptian, Orient, China etc.
  23. And with the limit, I mean the way they tell the story of the series. This is actually a question I only know have thought up. The Sonic series kinda already told stories, where Sonic fought the biggest threat and had the darkest scenario. For example Mephilis. This guy was probably the most dangerous opponent the heroes ever faced. This guy is their version of the devil and when he transforms himself into his ultimate form, he becomes literally the god of space and time and has the power to whip out everything they ever existed. Plus he was so far the only villain, that managed to actually kill Sonic, something no one so far has done. Because of how much of a threat he was, other villains that came after Mephilis, like The Deadly Six, Lyric, Infinite and I even dare say Dark Gaia, feel all really less threatening and come off more as joke villains compare to him. Same also with the ultimate dark scenario. They already did this in Forces. Eggman finally won and took over the world. And people even thought that Sonic was killed. Eggman was 99% close to his goal. Every other evil plan of his that will come after Forces will sound and feel very harmless compared to his achievements in Forces. I personally wonder, how they will top that all in the future. A lot of these plots sound more like they will fit for the end of the Sonic series. The last goodbye. What do you guys think?
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