At this point, there really isn’t much value in talking about how far Sonic the Hedgehog has fallen. The once iconic mascot for one of gaming’s biggest brands has been limited to a series that has only rarely achieved anything above mediocrity for the better part of the decade. However, when it’s the people behind the brand who are actually talking about it, then you should take notice.
“Sega has publicly apologized to the fans as the quality of console games in the Sonic franchise hasn’t been acceptable over recent years,” Jon Rooke, Sega’s European Marketing Director stated. “It’s been tough translating that iconic side scrolling 2D experience from the ’90s into 3D but Sonic is still huge for us so the new games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday.”
While it’s nice to see the criticism come straight from the source, words mean little without action. The most recent console outing, Sonic Boom, definitely strayed far from the franchise’s mid-nineties zenith, so this comment is at least an indication that Sega might be looking in the right direction if tit wants to restore the foundation upon which its company was built.
Source: Nintendo Life