Jack and Rich Evans from RedLetterMedia have a new video up that asks the question "Is Sonic, The Most Overrated Game Ever?" While those are fighting words for some, they bring up good points in the video.

After I picked up my Wii and the luster of Wii Sports wore off I started collecting used games for the Gamecube(The Wii can play Gamecube games, YAY!). One game I picked up was the Sonic Mega Collection. The Sonic Mega Collection was fun in that I was able to play all the classic Sonic games but it wasn't fun enough for me to spend much time playing them. Somehow, the fun, just never arrived for me with Sonic.

What do you think, is Sonic awesome or something else?

Oh right and Sonic apparently would have eaten his own poop if the game were more realistic... So yeah, watch the video below for more that and more scientifically accurate Hedgehog facts with music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNEZ4WWQIk

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/31/2014 at 02:56am

The video is a little long for me right now, but I can say with no hesitation that the Genesis-era Sonic games are some of my favorites of all time. The first few forays into 3D were solid, but they got boring fast. Kinda like Mario Sunshine. The mechanics all work well but there's not much fun.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/31/2014 at 07:21pm

I never got into Sonic games, mostly because I always felt like I wasn't any good at them, or I was playing them completely wrong. A lot of the same frustration that Jack and Rich express in the video, actually. They weren't hard games, like Mega Man was hard. Sonic games just felt really unfairly torturous.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/31/2014 at 07:29pm

I agree scrypt, besides the first level I didn't have much luck with them.

Travis, did you ever beat a Sonic game?

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/31/2014 at 08:55pm

Oh yeah, I never played the first one, but I beat 2, 3, and Sonic and Knuckles, including the various ways you could combine them (Sonic 2 + Knuckles, Sonic 3 + Knuckles. That whole mechanic was awesome). I beat the first episode of Sonic 4 that was released recently, but it just feels mushy, I didn't care for it much. I *think* I beat Sonic Heroes on PS2.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/31/2014 at 10:16pm

The only recent Sonic game I remember playing was Sonic Unleashed on the 360. I didn't mind the werehog stuff as much as a lot of people apparently did, even though it was completely out of place. The daytime stages were near perfect, however, and if they could do (or have done?) something solely like this in an arcade style game, I'd play that.

Zach_Foster wrote on 08/02/2014 at 03:37am

The Sega Genesis being my very first console, I had a lot of time into Sonic games at a very very young age. I'll admit that to this day i've never beat a Sonic game, but they will always hold a strong nostalgic value to me because they're some of the first games i had ever played. Other than that though, I would say that Sonic eventually turned into more of a fanfare device for Sega. They were trying to achieve what Nintendo had done with Mario, and it just didn't really work out for them.

The only post-Genesis Sonic game I can remember playing was Shadow the Hedgehog, which i distinctly remember as being a classic sonic running-style game in a semi nicely done 3D third person, but it was also a shooter which I thought was very odd considering the point of the original sonic games was to save animals, not kill people.

I did enjoy the old television series also, if any of you guys remember that.

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