History YMMV / SonicGenerations

16th Mar '17 6:25:34 PM BlueGuy
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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary). Quite a bit of people feel that, ''Generations'' is still the best 3D game in the series, but feel disappointed that it is only the best by comparison to the [[ContestedSequel divisive 3D titles]] that came before it.
** This is perhaps best shown by comparing the trailer [[TheReveal reveal]] of Generations in 2011[[note]]that of Classic Sonic fighting alongside Modern Sonic[[/note]] to the exact same trailer reveal of VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017 in 2016, no less than five years later. Classic Sonic in Generations was met with almost widespread approval, but Classic Sonic in Project Sonic can boil down to, "Uh, could we have [[EnsembleDarkhorse Shadow]] instead, please?" The reveal of VideoGame/SonicMania a mere hour or two before it certainly didn't help.

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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary). Quite a bit of people feel that, that ''Generations'' is still the best 3D game in the series, but feel disappointed that it is only the best by comparison to the [[ContestedSequel divisive 3D titles]] that came before it.
** This is perhaps best shown by comparing the trailer [[TheReveal reveal]] of Generations in 2011[[note]]that of Classic Sonic fighting alongside Modern Sonic[[/note]] to the exact same trailer reveal of VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017 in 2016, no less than five years later. Classic Sonic in Generations was met with almost widespread approval, but Classic Sonic in Project Sonic can boil down to, "Uh, could we have [[EnsembleDarkhorse Shadow]] instead, please?" The reveal of VideoGame/SonicMania a mere hour or two before it certainly didn't help.
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6th Mar '17 11:37:45 AM Carls493
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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary). Quite a bit of people feel that, ''Generations'' is still the best 3D game in the series, but feel disappointed that it is only the best by comparison.

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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary). Quite a bit of people feel that, ''Generations'' is still the best 3D game in the series, but feel disappointed that it is only the best by comparison.comparison to the [[ContestedSequel divisive 3D titles]] that came before it.
6th Mar '17 10:56:12 AM mlsmithca
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** Game Informer's review for ''Sonic Generations'' gave it a 6.75 -- equal to ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006]]''. One [[http://youtu.be/jqOssrGoVYY?t=26m50s YouTube reviewer]] went so far as to call Game Informer out on their opinions in the middle of his own review.
*** Game Informer drew in even more hate when the reviewer responded to people complaining about said review by insulting them in the letters section.

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** Game Informer's review for ''Sonic Generations'' gave it a 6.75 -- equal to ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006]]''. One [[http://youtu.be/jqOssrGoVYY?t=26m50s YouTube reviewer]] went so far as to call Game Informer out on their opinions in the middle of his own review. \n*** Game Informer drew in even more hate when the reviewer responded to people complaining about said review by insulting them in the letters section.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: Probably the most accepted Sonic game since the 3D era, if not the most accepted 3D Sonic game in general, which is saying a lot considering how notorious the fanbase is for never being able to agree on anything. This game manages to combine elements both classic and modern fans love about the series, in addition to all of the artwork and musical tracks you can unlock. Combine that with a PC port that has given the modding community something new to play with and you have Sonic game with a very healthy and positive fanbase.
2nd Mar '17 9:12:13 AM WaxingName
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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary).

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* HypeBacklash: On its release date, it was largely considered the greatest 3D Sonic game ever. While the backlash is not as significant as, say, ''Colors'' or especially ''Adventure 2'', the praise for the game has waned somewhat over the years due to such factors as being [[ItsShortSoItSucks too short]], having [[ExcusePlot no real plot]], and/or being too much of a nostalgia trip (to the point some people have accused SEGA of relying on Classic Sonic a bit too much in more recent years, especially during the franchise's 25th anniversary). Quite a bit of people feel that, ''Generations'' is still the best 3D game in the series, but feel disappointed that it is only the best by comparison.
1st Mar '17 9:20:44 PM WaxingName
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** If that isn't enough, WordOfSaintPaul by way of Ian Flynn, head writer of the Archie Comic, has stated that the Time Eater is infact [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles]], or at least some portion of him surviving the defeat of Solaris and the paradox that prevented his existence.]] However, no Sega statement is known to have been issued in response. Even so, this plays the trope strait
7th Jan '17 7:54:34 AM Tailikku
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** If that isn't enough, WordOfSaintPaul by way of Ian Flynn, head writer of the Archie Comic, has stated that the Time Eater is infact [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles]], or at least some portion of him surviving the defeat of Solaris and the paradox that prevented his existence.]] However, no Sega statement is known to have been issued in response. Even so, this plays the trope strait
24th Oct '16 5:33:12 PM nombretomado
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** After the level list was leaked, some fans were disappointed by the lack of variety between them. [[spoiler:At least, until it was shown that some levels will be radically different from the originals.]] Takashi Iizuka saying that the 3DS version will ignore levels from the GameGear [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogChaos spin]][[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble offs]] didn't help much either.

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** After the level list was leaked, some fans were disappointed by the lack of variety between them. [[spoiler:At least, until it was shown that some levels will be radically different from the originals.]] Takashi Iizuka saying that the 3DS version will ignore levels from the GameGear UsefulNotes/GameGear [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogChaos spin]][[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble offs]] didn't help much either.
24th Oct '16 5:29:01 AM WolfThunder
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* BrokenBase: Yes, [[RunningGag as a Sonic game,]] [[BrokenBase even this game isn't safe.]]

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* BrokenBase: Yes, [[RunningGag as a Sonic game,]] [[BrokenBase [[BrokenBase/SonicTheHedgehog even this game isn't safe.]]
24th Oct '16 5:24:41 AM WolfThunder
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* BrokenBase:

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* BrokenBase: Yes, [[RunningGag as a Sonic game,]] [[BrokenBase even this game isn't safe.]]
24th Oct '16 5:24:41 AM WolfThunder
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