In the early ‘90s, there was a time when Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog only true rival was Nintendo’s Super Mario. In fact, Sonic might have been even more popular than Mario at the height of the 16-bit console wars!
But times change, and so too did Sonic…but not for the better. While the Super Mario games maintained their popularity by continuing to innovate, Sega has apparently never been able to recapture the intangible qualities that made the first Sonic games so much fun to play. That’s one of the many reasons that Sonic has transformed from Mario’s distinguished competition into a special guest star on the Wii U.
This week’s Honest Gaming Trailer from Smosh Games throws its spotlight on the Sonic series and it articulates one of the biggest problems with the franchise: the games require the players to go fast, but then the level design punishes them for doing so!
Amazingly, the Honest Trailer barely touches on Shadow the Hedgehog a.k.a. “the hedgehog with a gun.” But there’s still plenty of lunacy to go around as one of the all-time gaming franchises slowly collapses in on itself.
Not even the hardcore Sonic fans escape unscathed, as the Honest Trailers team offers a brief glimpse of the furry madness. Here’s a free google tip: never search for Sonic fan art without the “safesearch” feature enabled. Trust us on that one.
What did you think about the Sonic the Hedgehog Honest Trailer? What can be done to restore the once great Sonic franchise? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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