Heavy criticism has once again emerged from the internet as a new trailer for the next title in the beloved Sonic franchise has arrived, which many skeptical individuals are already assuming to be overflowing with horrendous glitches and unfair mechanics (which, if previous entries in the series are any indication, it may well be).

The reveal trailer:

A PV showcasing gameplay for Sonic Forces, which is surprisingly devoid of bugs:

Those that apparently cannot get enough of the mistreated mascot that is Sonic can look into purchasing Sonic Forces when it is released for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC sometime towards Christmas.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The last good 3D Sonic game was Sonic Adventure. From there it went downhill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should play Sonic Colors or Sonic Generations.

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    Comment by Tube Worm
    10:51 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What if I told you the same team that made those is making this one.

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    Comment by TheOhFaSho83
    05:37 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, I already said the same just a few days ago. For all it's flawss, Sonic Adventure still holds up. I can't say the same about this one. I hate the core design already. All the rings and springs and dash panels and whatnot. Remember when that sorta stuff seemed fun, before Sega said "Dimp My Sonic"? (if you get the reference)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Emerald Coast was one of the best opening stages of any Sonic game I've played. City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2 was great too. Just for a console of that era, it was remarkable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic was never good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Play Sonic 1, 2, CD, Knuckles, and Spinball and tell me they didn't have something there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    can't argue with that there was definetly "something" there

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were better than the 3D games but that doesn't say much. They were still pretty bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No those were pretty bad too

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I never liked him and he's turned into a bloody joke. Just stop it, Sega, you have many, many other interesting IPs that you haven't touched in decades.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shining Tears

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong. The Shining series is very much an active series. Sega just doesn't bother to translate into English. Plenty are out on the PSP, PS3, PS4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems to me that all you can do whenever a new Sonic game comes out it is bash it. Absolutely nothing positive and it's saddening that you can only judge the newer games by flops of the past. If you hate the series so much why bother commenting on it? A lot of us actually have good feels for the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:09 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit, when an entry in the series is good, it is recognized. See Colors, Generations.

    It's just that Sonic is almost never good. It's not a conspiracy. It is what it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    not bullshit. bashing a game before its even released is pretty stupid, generations was actually good and sonic boom wasnt made by sonic team so it shouldnt count towards the criticism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love it when people still get swept up in the Sonic Cycle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who misses Sonic the Hedgehog SAT-AM (1993)... Those were the days that Sonic was an exciting character, and Dr. Robotnik was actually a menacingly diabolical villain... (and not just an Egg-Man laughing stock)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    all they need to do is whatever they did with generations
    that is literally the only good sonic game

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)



    Anything ELSE "Sonic" -> [WILL NOT]

    I AM, however, willing to put up a challenge. Sonic Mania will make 3-5 times the profit that this Sonic Forces could ever hope to, and the reason is not hard to understand.

    However, it's really sad to know that it takes several "FANBOYS" to create a worthy "Sonic" game, but the franchise's OWN CREATORS haven't been able to procure a GOOD game since Sonic and Knuckles..... (that was released in 1996)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Sonic: The Dating Sim" and "The Girls of Sonic Extreme Beach Volleyball" when?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric had glitches doesn't mean that EVERY other Sonic game does. Has anyone here played Sonic Colors or Sonic Generations? These were amazing Sonic games, all I see is bias against the series in this article. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic greatness in 2D was having great speed AND great exploration. In 3D, they haven't found a way to have both in a convincing way, and isolated, both are just plain boring in Sonic games. Alas, you can even still falling into the nothing in new games!

    And no, I don't think even SA and SA2 are any good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't seem that bad though I think they need to make the side characters like Knuckles,Amy,and Tails playable as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what Sonic fans actually believe.

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    Comment by bmn user
    21:49 20/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Why Won’t The Franchise Die!?"
    Because it's still a profitable series. Even the titles that seemingly everyone disliked sold enough copies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 20/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly I don't see where the problem is, it just look like the average modern Sonic game to me.

    Not exacyly excited about it, cause I'm not a fan, but I see nothing wrong there for those who follow the franchise. Looks...perfectly fine to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It looks like bland sonic trash they been putting out for the last 10 fuckin years!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I seems to work fine for Nintendo

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The difference is, Nintendo have talent. Talent that is recognized by reviewers and players all over the world. There's nothing your troll opinion can do about that, I'm afraid. Sorry. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So that's why they made super mario maker yet still attempt to make a new mario game. also how are their other franchises that are on smash bros life support @23:12?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    10? More like 20.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 20/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still like sonic ♡

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    Comment by Mitchell
    01:11 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still liking Sonic is fine, but do you buy the Sonic games when they come out? I see them and wonder if the Devs are just throwing stuff at the wall now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 1:11 here, yes 😊

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know.. I would really like it if Sega released PSO2 to the west instead of churning out Sonic games that I haven't played in many many years.

    Sure it was fun when I was like 13.. It isn't anymore. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I wish Sankaku Complex would choose one of my comments as a random quote for their headlnes someday too!"

    This one!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't look as good as Generations or the day levels from Unleashed.

    Too bad, it almost looks decent.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually looks kinda interesting to me, and I quit playing Sonic games after the Dreamcast versions ended up being duds.

    Ultimately like Mario, all the fans really want is 2D Sonic games instead of the butchery we have to put up with ever since the beginning of the 3D era in the late 90's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not true, Mario fans all want something different. Some want oldschool 2D, some want a return to free-roaming Mario64 style, some want a Galaxy 3. Hell, some people (including me) wouldn't mind a sequel to Super Mario Sunshine. And the "current" gameplay style seen in 3D World/Land is highly regarded as well, I'm sure people will want a return to that once it's gone.

    A far cry from the Sonic series...

    Comment by Anonymous

    By the power of fetish and desperation, we will put out anoter sanic game!

    If you're wondering why this franchise hasn't died yet. Still, you gotta give them credit as being bull-headed about their game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's pretty commendable when nintendo attempts to use another franchise that's not mario or zelda.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "90% people complaining about people who complain about the game
    5% people complaining about the game
    5% random stuff"

    From a top YouTube comment that also happens to be accurate for this article. The so-called "many skeptical individuals" are literally like 5% of the complaints, and about 10% of the dislikes.

    Gameplay footage is pretty much part of what the game's first trailers promised and had people hyped about in the first place... which is apparently a bad thing now, because why not.

    Fucking unpleasable, broken fanbase.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I don't know where Sankaku is getting these opinions but from the people I've discussed with and seen online people are actually very optimistic about the new game, just a lot of doubt on the gameplay from the different Sonics.
    Honestly at this point it's like an agenda to push hate on Sonic the Hedgehog when you only talk about negative views of it, you can't mention you like Sonic without someone talking about how the old games were the best or that it was never good or that's it's always shit. And if you have doubts some people really have a personal grudge on Sonic you can just go watch IGN's first review of Sonic Unleashed or really anything on IGN that discusses Sonic. Arin from game grumps helped a lot on that regard years ago since he hated anything that had Sonic in it though he's toned down with it. Not sure if it's butthurt Nintendo or Mario fans or something.
    I'm just happy the franchise can still go and the amazing marketing work they've been doing lately with Twitter is great. Last time I was this excited about Sonic was when Generations came out and now we're getting two games at almost the same time with different flavours for both sides of the fan base. I give my props to SEGA, Sonic Team and Christian Whitehead who's a really cool guy for making those amazing remaster of the Genesis/MegaDrive games who managed to get a great spot working on Sonic Mania now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sonic fans are always optimistic about new games and 9 times out of 10, it's trash. Maybe this game will be that 1 time out of 10.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems like you're stuck in the Sonic Cycle my friend.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 20/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    IGN isn't really professional in their critics and same goes for sankaku. Most of the time Sankaku give "critics" without getting any evidence of the game or not knowing about it. They just watch the video and just judge E.g Senran kagura beach splash. The author who created about it stated "though the addition of a new male character will likely garner hatred from the game’s 2D-cutie worshiping fanbase."

    He's just the MC. And he isn't "NEW" he's an old character.

    All that aside Sankaku isn't a place to get serious over anything. Most of it is shitposting, but there's some small amount that are somewhat real news

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    Comment by Chen-04
    08:04 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic just never successfully made the jump to 3D and by now it's just too late. The franchise is buried under a pile of shit that's been accumulated for nearly 20 years.

    At this point, why even bother with the franchise anymore? And I mean the guys buying this crap, not the guys selling it. I understand why they sell it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 21/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get why should everything be 3d. sonic franchise is hard to succeed as 3d. certain games are better off being 2d. same can be said with turn based rpgs becoming more action orientated.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    02:28 22/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, but this game isn't 2D.. or is it?

    Comment by Anonymous

    For some people it is kind of fashionable (or whatev) to talk trash about whatever is popular. On this site you may have seen claims about child porn made about anime titles where is not even a kiss.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sankaku is good for pictures, but whoever does the writing is and always has been an idiot on his best day. Just look at the nice shots, watch the videos, and zone out when they try to put words together. That's what I do.

    In this case, he's just trying to pander to the small but loud crowd of folks who don't play Sonic but have devoted themselves to reminding folks how bad the new titles are, not realizing that his base is actually excited about this one.

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