When did you personally give up on the Sonic franchise?31 posts and 22 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
For me it was definitely somewhere between 2003 (Sonic Heroes, return of the Chaotix and the redemption of Big, last really classic game and also the end of Sonic X) and 2009 (Black Knight, the one point everyone started to feel they were just getting desperate for new gimmicks).
It's pretty easy to blame it on Sonic 06, just because it was a unfinished game that shouldn't have been released as it was, but there was still Sonic Unleashed in 2008, one of the better installments at the time, and the ones before 2006 wasn't exactly legendary either.
At the time they also started sexualizing Cream, she was no longer as innocent as she was in Heroes and Sonic X, though I still think a character that young should never have been in the franchise at all, and they also started making Amy and Tails younger to cater even more to the pedophiles in the fandom like supersonic250 and Kayla-Na.
Add Sonic Boom, which had practically no relation to the games or any coherent character development whatsoever, it felt like the creators were handed a very rough description of the cast with no idea what the games were even like, and of course that live action "adaption" which was more like a Chipmunks movie that had a revolting verson of Sonic and a few random references (rings etc.) thrown in it as a gimmick.
Sonic is dead for me, I want nothing to do with the games, the cartoons or the fandom. I still love Rouge, even though she wasn't even in my favorite games, but unlike many of you I've grown out of childish obsessions, and I don't need to flaunt it every time I post.
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I didn't have a comodore, but late in the game my parents did buy a second hand windows 95 that had this game "Jazz Jackrabbit" installed on it.
I'm just mentioning it because it was basically the PC's answer to Sonic. Sega was like "yeah nintendo check out our specs, gotta go fast!" and PC was like "yeah Sega, what chip are you running a Dorito? Gotta overdose on crystal meth… I mean sugar!" I really liked it back then when I played it, but after replaying it I can't for the life of me figure out why.
It was a popular game back then. But not as much these days due to its death in obscurity.
My stepdad worked in the pc industry for a while and I managed to be given a lower end one not worth a whole lot even now compared to some of the models but still worth hundreds today if not a few grand. My grandmother basically sold all my stuff and lied about it so I never got to fully use most of my stuff in childhood besides the sega and my uncles ps1 once that came out and my first ps1 games were obviously GT 1 , crash bandicoot and spyro the dragon.
Dunno about Jazz Jackrabbit, but Zool was presented as the answer to Sonic.
It was a mediocre game ; Jazz was fun on the other hand.