Poor, poor Sonic fans. Every time they think the nightmare of modern Sonic games might be over, Sega says “Wait, let us try again. We can do it better next time, we promise!” And then this happens. Well guess what, Sonic fans (all three of you), SEGA’s going to give it another shot! Sonic’s latest potential tragedy – I mean, game – was first hinted at a few weeks ago and will indeed feature “classic” Sonic alongside new Sonic, thanks to some such nonsense about time travel.
Generations is said to combine both 2D sidescrolling sections and 3D platforming, so it’ll really give players a chance to experience multiple dimensions of disappointment. But don’t let the last 10 years of abysmally bad Sonic games get your hopes too down. Brand director David Corless calls Generations “a fitting celebration for Sonic’s 20th Anniversary” and that it will “bring to life the last twenty years of Sonic’s universe in a truly unique and imaginative way”.
I’m not sure who SEGA’s trying to convince at this point: Sonic fans or themselves. Either way, we’ll certainly be going into this title with a hefty amount of skepticism.