SO WE PUT SONIC IN YOUR SONIC SO YOU CAN SONIC WHILE YOU SONIC
Sega has announced that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players can unlock Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis in Sonic Generations.
I don’t like being critical of the news (yeah, right), but surely this seems stupid. How many times has Sonic the Hedgehog been released?
I’ll tell you. This game has been released for over twenty consoles. If you haven’t played it by now, you never will. Why does the game need to be released again? Why within Sonic Generations? It just seems…pointless, you know?
Sega had this to say:
Save up your points and then go to the Skill Shop, where you can purchase the “SEGA Genesis Controller”, which will allow you to access and play Sonic 1. You can also spend your points to get infinite continues for Sonic 1.
Well guess what? It’s still stupid.
I don’t see the problem with this. It almost makes MORE sense to unlock the original game in a product that boasts “Generations”. Making a mountain out of a very small molehill, in this man’s opinion…
Definitely overkill, but at least it goes against the standard created by Nintendo who makes you pay for their 25-year-old, copiously released games.
I completely agree with the article. I believe that the original sonic is accessible by many other means, and there is no real incentive to unlock it. Plus, Sonic Generations aims to be a throwback to the original games anyway, further reinforcing the point that the target audience has already played the original game… Many times.
I don’t know, I’m on team “why not include it?” Maybe there’s no real need TO do it (although I’d personally prefer a version of Sonic with infinite continues any day), but it doesn’t really hurt anything.
@paul- I don’t think there is harm in it. I just feel like it is a crappy unlockable. Give the audience something really cool: like a completely new game using the original Sonic 1 graphics. Or even new features to the original game in addition to the original. I don’t know. Im greedy… Then again I haven’t really liked sonic since sonic 3 and knuckles. I was just kinda stunned how this made ign news…
That’d probably be waaaaay more work for the developer, though, to the point where it’s not worth it to them. I’m assuming the decision would’ve been between “this unlockable” and “not this unlockable.”
Then again, I’ve complained before about bonus features that made the game as a whole worse (THANKS FOR NOTHING, FABLE II MULTIPLAYER), so maybe I shouldn’t talk.