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Sonic is Sonic by ARTic-Weather Sonic is Sonic by ARTic-Weather
This is what gets me most about each side of the Sonic Fanbase.

You got the Retro fans that want nothing more then a complete remake of Sonic 1, and you know if that happened, they'd find something to whine about. Most of the time they all think Sonic 3 was the best game EVA (Even though, I think compared to Sonic CD it was crap, music, level, and gameplaywise)
And you have the modern fans that just want running forward as fast as you can. Oh no, we don't want Platforming in this Platformer we just want to run as fast as we can in a straight line.
As well as this, the Retro fans hate Sonic's new design, being sleek, older looking, and the green eyes. The Modern fans don't like Sonic's old, stubby fat boy design.

Hang on. They're both Sonic. How can you be a Sonic fan if you hate one of them? It isn't possible.
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Magic-Mouflon Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The thing is, I enjoy Sonic in any way or form. As long as his iconography remains, he's still Sonic. The original Megadrive/Genesis games are what made me passionate about the games industry and I've enjoyed the blue blur's antics ever since.

However, when it comes to 3D, Sonic Adventure had it all. It wasn't linear, You had a good mix of platforming, rudimentary speed, and exploration in 3D space. Even the original games allowed you to go back and forth, look for hidden items and find secrets. In Sonic Generations, you run as fast as you can through these fantastically rendered and well developed environments, yet non of it is interactive or explorable for the player. Sonic Adventure wasn't perfect, but it was a perfect blueprint for what the franchise could have become. Take a look at the state of the industry from 1998-1999 and look at it now, it's hard for me to ignore the lack of innovation that has been made in the series since. However, the Sonic Boom game does look promising.

I hope I properly articulated my thoughts on the matter, but I am still a Sonic fan, no matter what.

   
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MandL27 Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true, so true. That's why I have a blocklist nine users long on the Sega Fourms: They violate this rule.
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Neo-Dragon-ZX Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't mind either i've played the classic and the originals and i love sonic cuss he's an awesome mascot who's game are amazing
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I do prefer the older Sonic design over the new one, but I don't "hate" it. It doesn't mean I can't call myself a Sonic fan, because if they're both Sonic and I like one better than the other, I'm still a fan of Sonic, right? 
I just gave myself a headache, but still! o3o
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warriorcatandsonic Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true!
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Sashel506 Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right? You can't call yourself a sonic fan if you can't love both sonics. Classic and Modern.:/
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JuliatheHedgehog336 Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<font><font>Je agr !</font></font>
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Fireninjastar Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always hip, always cool, sometimes awkward, and always packing, he's still Sonic.
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