Sonic is kinda like yahoo. I keep thinking "Who the fuck still uses/plays that thing?"
I DON'T PLAY THE GAMES ANYMORE BUT I KEEP ON DREAMING
* n * if they can target kids with sonic franchise they must be able to target adult nostalgia crowd too. One goddamn game.
Also whining about what makes modern-day sonic suck is good exercise in finding out what makes old sonic games good and being able to appreciate it and draw inspiration from the right parts (protip, slow platforming sections suck if you've got sonic 1 movement - FM music sounds awfully cool when done right, abstract pixely style of (some) environments is a very unique style) alalala etc. So I enjoy that too.
And yes, I do enjoy the old sonic games. Noone can convince me that 'they are objectively worse than my nostalgia tells me', when I was a kid playing sonic gave me euphoric feelings, and now I just plainly enjoy the fusion between hyper-synthetic colors, hyper-synthetic music and multiple layers of parallax scrolling very fast, because that's stuff I really enjoy.
But yes well I've given up on that awesome stuff (THIS IS AN OPINION D: ) that sonic was once.
I'll just try to incorporate the stuff I liked about the old sonic games in .. the games I make