History YMMV / SonicGenerations

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.
31st Jul '16 7:25:29 AM The_Nightblazer
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** The Egg Dragoon takes 8 hits to defeat (or 10 in hard mode), and Eggman will often fly out of reach, making the fight too long for quite a few people.
31st Jul '16 7:14:42 AM Silverblade2
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* BaseBreaker: [[TheBusCameBack A large number of the supporting cast returning]]. Some people complained about it and said it ruined the game (despite the confirmation that they're just [=NPCs=] coming at the same time), the people [[JustifiedTrope pointing out that it makes sense]] and that the people complaining that are [[MisaimedFandom forgetting that the game is]] [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating 20 years of the]] [[VideoGameLongRunners Sonic franchise]], and the people that have been waiting for those characters to make a reappearance in a main Sonic title.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: [[TheBusCameBack A large number of the supporting cast returning]]. Some people complained about it and said it ruined the game (despite the confirmation that they're just [=NPCs=] coming at the same time), the people [[JustifiedTrope pointing out that it makes sense]] and that the people complaining that are [[MisaimedFandom forgetting that the game is]] [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating 20 years of the]] [[VideoGameLongRunners Sonic franchise]], and the people that have been waiting for those characters to make a reappearance in a main Sonic title.
11th Jul '16 10:08:05 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper:
** [[ExpositionFairy Omochao]] is back, and he's as annoying as ever. Thankfully, the main menu contains the option to turn him off.
** 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.
--> '''Voice #1:''' That looks like a homing shot!
--> '''Voice #2:''' Be careful, Sonic!
** What makes them even more annoying is that, the ''one'' hint you really need, namely "aim at the core and boost" gets drowned out by a dozen repetitions of "that looks like a homing shot".
** Equally useless is the final instruction, which if misinterpreted will be played over and over for eternity:
--> '''Tails:''' Sonic! Press L1 and R1 at the same time to combine your powers! [[spoiler: ("And hold them" would have been useful 20 minutes ago, Tails.)]]



* StopHelpingMe:
** [[ExpositionFairy Omochao]] is back, and he's as annoying as ever. Thankfully, the main menu contains the option to turn him off.
** 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.
--> '''Voice #1:''' That looks like a homing shot!
--> '''Voice #2:''' Be careful, Sonic!
** What makes them even more annoying is that, the ''one'' hint you really need, namely "aim at the core and boost" gets drowned out by a dozen repetitions of "that looks like a homing shot".
** Equally useless is the final instruction, which if misinterpreted will be played over and over for eternity:
--> '''Tails:''' Sonic! Press L1 and R1 at the same time to combine your powers! [[spoiler: ("And hold them" would have been useful 20 minutes ago, Tails.)]]
28th Jun '16 7:29:40 AM WaxingName
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14th Jun '16 7:47:42 AM WaxingName
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** The entire game itself can qualify with fans claiming that its a good game despite its [[ExcusePlot obvious lack of a plot]], while others claim that the lack of one really drags it down. That said, in a rarity for Sonic fans, the general consensus is that the game itself is solid, with its only glaring flaws either being the plot (or lack therof) or its shortness.
** Speaking of its shortness, the amount of content in the game has become a point of contention in the years after its release, as the game only has 18 main stages evenly divided between the two gameplay styles, and they range from 4-7 minutes long your first time through. Some believe that the amount of content wasn't enough to justify the game's price considering the length of previous Sonic games (even ''Colors'' which wasn't that long itself), and that the game should have had more stages or more meaningful replay value. Others believe that the large amount of alternate paths in each level provides enough replay value on its own, and also point out that ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' was criticized for having the Werehog take about 2/3 of the game in total playtime. Many were hoping that there would be DownloadableContent that would add more well-loved stages to the game later on such as Ice Cap Zone and Egg Fleet, but were disappointed when it was revealed that the only DLC would be a Casino Night-based pinball minigame.

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** The entire game itself can qualify with fans claiming that its a good game despite its [[ExcusePlot obvious lack of a plot]], while others claim that the lack of one really drags it down. That said, in a rarity for Sonic fans, the general consensus is that the game itself is solid, with its only glaring flaws either being the plot (or lack therof) or its shortness.
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** Speaking of its shortness, the The amount of content in the game has become a point of contention in the years after its release, as the game only has 18 main stages evenly divided between the two gameplay styles, and they range from 4-7 minutes long your first time through. Some believe that the amount of content wasn't enough to justify the game's price considering the length of previous Sonic games (even ''Colors'' which wasn't that long itself), and that the game should have had more stages or more meaningful replay value. Others believe that the large amount of alternate paths in each level provides enough replay value on its own, and also point out that ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' was criticized for having the Werehog take about 2/3 of the game in total playtime. Many were hoping that there would be DownloadableContent that would add more well-loved stages to the game later on such as Ice Cap Zone and Egg Fleet, but were disappointed when it was revealed that the only DLC would be a Casino Night-based pinball minigame.
1st Jun '16 2:12:30 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 content and story holds it back from excellence.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: SoOkayItsAverage:
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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 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 excellence.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.



** A few people have been complaining that [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sky Sanctuary]] [[FanDumb isn't yellow enough]].



** No Classic Amy or Knuckles, despite being prominent characters from before the ArtShift. There's no Modern Metal Sonic either, despite him being the only other villain besides Eggman to be prominent before and after the ArtShift.

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** No Classic Amy or Amy, Knuckles, or the Chaotix[[note]]Though to be fair, the Chaotix's [[VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix debut game]] is now considered non-canon while their "true" debut is considered to be ''Heroes''[[/note]] despite being prominent characters from before the ArtShift. There's no Modern Metal Sonic either, despite him being the only other villain besides Eggman to be prominent before and after the ArtShift.
12th May '16 3:39:15 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 content prevents it from being excellent on its own.

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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 content prevents and story holds it back from being excellent on its own.excellence.
14th Apr '16 2:39:52 PM WaxingName
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* ItsShortSoItSucks: 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. Not helping is that 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 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. Not helping is that 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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