History YMMV / SonicGenerations

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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24th Oct '16 5:22:53 AM WolfThunder
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* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less very well received by fans from other countries, the Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia called it ''Sonic Degradations''.

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* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less very well received by fans from other countries, the Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia even called it ''Sonic Degradations''.
24th Oct '16 5:21:37 AM WolfThunder
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* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less very well received by fans from other countries, the Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it, for some reason. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia called it ''Sonic Degradations''.

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* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less very well received by fans from other countries, the Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it, for some reason.it. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia called it ''Sonic Degradations''.
29th Sep '16 5:56:37 PM WaxingName
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** All of Sonic's friends simply stand around and do nothing for all of the game (aside from participate in one-off minigames/missions). Even Shadow and Silver just show up to spar with Sonic... and then do nothing else; not even helping Sonic [[spoiler:defeat the two Eggmen in the Time Eater]]. There's a reason that it was with ''Generations'' many fans felt the sting of having only Sonic(s) playable.

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** All of Sonic's friends simply stand around and do nothing for all of the game (aside from participate in one-off minigames/missions). Even Shadow and Silver just show up to spar with Sonic... and then do nothing else; not even helping Sonic [[spoiler:defeat the Sonics [[spoiler:by going super alongside them and helping defeat the two Eggmen in the Time Eater]]. There's a reason that it was with ''Generations'' many fans felt the sting of having only Sonic(s) playable.
29th Sep '16 5:53:38 PM WaxingName
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* SoOkayItsAverage:
** Tends to be the lowest opinion of the game with HypeBacklash setting in. It's still considered to be one of the best Sonic games compared to the rest of the series, but its relative lack of meaningful content and story holds it back. It's thought of less than a game with a mix of good and bad that makes it average and more of a very good game that could have been more than it was.
** The 3DS version gets this reaction from most. The game is derided for its even greater lack of content (even compared to the console version) as well a wasted opportunity with not representing the handheld games save [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries one]]. However, the game is still considered to be perfectly enjoyable with good level design (when not recycled from the originals), with a few even considering the 3DS version to be an underrated gem with a few advantages over its console/PC cousin, most notably the Final Boss.

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* SoOkayItsAverage:
** Tends to be the lowest opinion of the game with HypeBacklash setting in. It's still considered to be one of the best Sonic games compared to the rest of the series, but its relative lack of meaningful content and story holds it back. It's thought of less than a game with a mix of good and bad that makes it average and more of a very good game that could have been more than it was.
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SoOkayItsAverage: The 3DS version gets this reaction from most. The game is derided for its even greater lack of content (even compared to the console version) as well a wasted opportunity with not representing the handheld games save [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries one]]. However, the game is still considered to be perfectly enjoyable with good level design (when not recycled from the originals), with a few even considering the 3DS version to be an underrated gem with a few advantages over its console/PC cousin, most notably the Final Boss.
6th Sep '16 12:31:09 PM WaxingName
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** All of Sonic's friends simply stand around and do nothing for all of the game (aside from participate in one-off minigames/missions). Even Shadow and Silver just show up to spar with Sonic... and then do nothing else. There's a reason that it was with ''Generations'' many fans felt the sting of having only Sonic(s) playable.

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** All of Sonic's friends simply stand around and do nothing for all of the game (aside from participate in one-off minigames/missions). Even Shadow and Silver just show up to spar with Sonic... and then do nothing else.else; not even helping Sonic [[spoiler:defeat the two Eggmen in the Time Eater]]. There's a reason that it was with ''Generations'' many fans felt the sting of having only Sonic(s) playable.
21st Aug '16 11:05:01 AM TheTraveller
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** While IGN's review gave the game a fairly good score otherwise, the reviewer going out of his way to pan the music accompanying Modern Sonic's stages and questioning those who ''do'' like it caused a significant amount of backlash regardless.
* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less better received by fans from other countries, Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia called it Sonic Degradations.

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** While IGN's review gave the game a fairly good score otherwise, the reviewer going out of his way to pan the music accompanying Modern Sonic's stages and questioning those who ''do'' like it caused a significant amount of backlash regardless.
regardless. It doesn't help that IGN has had a history of badmouthing Sonic games, no matter the actual quality or general perception, which continues in full swing to this day.
* AmericansHateTingle: While the game is more or less better very well received by fans from other countries, the Russian Sonic fanbase ''loathed'' it. it, for some reason. One [=YouTuber=] from Russia called it Sonic Degradations.''Sonic Degradations''.



** Unfortunately, the same can not be said of the rest of the cast in the final battle (non-3DS). It most certainly does not help that the final battle is also ThatOneBoss.

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** Unfortunately, the same can not be said of the rest of the cast in the final battle (non-3DS).(though the 3DS version omits them entirely). It most certainly does not help that the final battle is also ThatOneBoss.



*HarsherInHindsight:
**"''Hey Sonic! Enjoy your future, it's going to be great!''" Heh heh...yeah, sure. This is doubly true nowadays; not only was this untrue for Classic Sonic (since he would have to go through the supposed DorkAge), but also for [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Modern Sonic]] [[VideoGame/SonicRunners himself]]. And that's not getting into the [[VideoGame/SonicBoom Boom]] spinoff...



* 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 ''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.

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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.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).
**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.



* ItsShortSoItSucks: The main campaign has been criticized for this. The game only contains 18 stages (14 in the 3DS version), they are evenly divided between the two gameplay styles, and all but two of them are only 3-4 minutes long even your first time. To be fair, the game is filled with optional missions, but all of them are just shortened {{Remixed Level}}s. The large amount of alternate paths does help to ease this, however.

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* ItsShortSoItSucks: The main campaign has been criticized criticised for this. The game only contains 18 stages (14 in the 3DS version), they are evenly divided between the two gameplay styles, and all but two of them are only 3-4 minutes long even your first time. To be fair, the game is filled with optional missions, but all of them are just shortened {{Remixed Level}}s. The large amount of alternate paths does help to ease this, however.



** The 3DS version gets this reaction from most. The game is derided for its even greater lack of content (even compared to the console version) as well a wasted opportunity with not representing the handheld games save [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries one]]. However, the game is still considered to be perfectly enjoyable with good level design (when not recycled from the originals), with a few even considering the 3DS version to be an underrated gem.

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** The 3DS version gets this reaction from most. The game is derided for its even greater lack of content (even compared to the console version) as well a wasted opportunity with not representing the handheld games save [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries one]]. However, the game is still considered to be perfectly enjoyable with good level design (when not recycled from the originals), with a few even considering the 3DS version to be an underrated gem.gem with a few advantages over its console/PC cousin, most notably the Final Boss.
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