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'Hooked on Sonics': What Attracted You to the Series?

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To put it simply: YouTube.

 

To put it in a way that sets this post within the confines of the rules: In 2006 I gained an interest in Sonic. I didn't have Internet access really so I couldn't look into the franchise and learn about it. Then in Spring of the following year, my family got a computer and it was pretty neat. I don't know exactly the sequence of events but I got into Sonic videos and along the way I met this amazing friend who taught me all the basics, or maybe it was the other way around, I'm not sure. But anyway, meeting the aforementioned friend: that's when I got hooked, that's when I became a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog. And it's been a pretty cool ride ever since. There's been ups-and-downs of course but I'm in it for the long-haul. :)

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I got into the series because my dad and mom had played the series a ton in the 90s (especially Sonic 2) when they were dating. So when I was reeeeally little (like 3 or 4) my dad had purchased SA2:B for the Gamecube. I liked watching him play. I tried playing, but, well, I wasn't really good at games when I was three, haha. My dad would buy every Sonic game for the Gamecube, so I was exposed to a lot of the games through that. We kept up the tradition of buying every Sonic game throughout the console generations - Wii, Xbox, WiiU, etc.

 

Then Sonic X came around and I used to watch it all the time. Obsessively.

 

So it was sort of a combination of inheriting the gaming love from my parents and television. I think the music also drew me in, too, especially during elementary school. For some reason, I was into Sonic Underground's music the most (they played a lot of reruns of that show when I was a kid right when I got home from school). 

 

I sort of had a fallout when I was eleven/twelve and was really into Twilight, but I've always been drawn back into Sonic. It's the character designs, their personalities, the music, and just...having a lot of fun playing the Gamecube games I still own, I guess. Probably some other things, too, but I can't exactly name them. *shrug*

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It all began when I was 4 or 5, for some reason I was at my sister's friend's house and I saw them playing sonic adventure 2 on the gamecube, I remember really liking the look of it and asking if I could give it a try, for some reason they didn't let me but my family happened to own an old sega mega-drive (or genesis if you live in America). So I played the original two games a lot and then I played adventure 2, and that's where it all began, this also started my interest in video games as a whole. 

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Sonic 1 for the Master System sucked me in. It was built into the console and it was super fun. I remember Bridge Zone the most because I loved the music (which would be later sampled into Janet Jackson's "Together Again"). Then there was Jungle Zone, man...I hated that one. I don't think I ever got all the emeralds.

 

This was when Sonic first came out so I've been with the series ever since.

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Probably Sonic Generations. That game was hella fun and seeing the many characters from different Sonic games come into this game was pretty neat as well. I liked the gotta go fast gameplay, the level design, and the music.

 

I have watched the old Sonic cartoons (Sonic Underground and SaTM), watched Sonic X, and played as Sonic in SSBB but I never really felt inclined to check out his games.

 

Fucking Game Grumps of all things made me check out for good Sonic games.

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I was attracted by the fact the games are great platformers. Well at least during the Megadrive Era, the series has kind of moved away from the platformer root. The speed, art design and great characters were what hooked my attention but the fact the Megadrive games were such great platformers is what attracted me and what continues to attract me to the games to this day.

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It started when I was one. Wanting the Genesis game of Toy Story, my dad got out the Genesis and put in Sonic 1. I was hooked on the game. All I saw Sonic as at first was just an escape from reality, like Disney movies could sometimes be (except Alice in Wonderland, which freaked me out!... So trippy... the Cheshire Cat and Queen of Hearts are very unnerving characters indeed). Then I rented Sonic Adventure 2 Battle after seeing a commercial. From there, Sonic became so much more...

 

I later got Mega Collection, where I learned of the comics. I then got some Archie Sonic comics. And then X premiered. I also got word of an earlier Sonic cartoon even cooler than X: SATAM. I started collecting the plushies of the characters. The first non-compilation Sonic game I bought was Heroes. The strong world and cool characters pulled me in and haven't let go, even as they've faded away. Some influence of the series will always be there.

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It all started way back in elementary school when I saw some of the older kids being their Sonic Advance/Sonic Adventure 2 strategy guides to the after school program.

I was intrigued and decided to get my parents to buy Sonic Advance so I could get in on the action as well. And sure enough, I fell in love with the series as a whole.

I think the one thing that attracted me to this series the most is that unlike other games I played at the time, the characters in the sonic series had actual personalities and therefore I could relate to some of them (especially Knuckles and Shadow).

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What attracted me most to the Sonic series was just plain Sonic The Hedgehog I just love the character and like almost all of the supporting cast. I just found this series cool and very interesting. May I say also very cute.

That's all! :)

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My first Sonic game was Sonic 06, but what made me love Sonic more was when I played Sonic Colors. I saw who the character behind the series was. Sonic was a funny, confident, caring guy on an adventure to save aliens and their planets from Eggman. He expressed that he didnt like that was happening to his friends and he fighted for them. He also pushed Tails in the elevator to protect him, even he put his arm in front of him to not let Eggman get to him. It showed that he had a heart and he wanted was best for those who he cared about while being confident and funny cracking jokes alot.

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