i will admit when i first saw the silhouettes of the redesigns i was intrigued. who couldn't be? at a silhouette's glance it looks so odd yet big. but when it came to execution it failed. let's first talk sonic. sonic is just odd. first off, i feel like the messy quills are unnecessary. plus its odd to see sonic with shorter quills. i will admit that i do like the neckerchief on him. it does leave an explorer vibe. the bandages are unnecessary too. i learned later on that they're supposed to be sports tape but most people dont know that and didn't know that. for some reason, sonic's arms are blue here. i also feel like taht's unecisary. ehenever i saw that its usually an animation flub or a box art miscoloration. much like this www.google.com/search?q=sonic+…:. its nothing to boicot sonic boom for like ive seen happen before but it is unneeded. also, his arms and legs are way too long. i know ive said that modern sonic's arm and leg length doesn't bother me compared to classic sonic's but the reason behind that is because the rest of his proportions look and feel like sonic. this feels like an edgelord trying to make sonic too edgy (aside from edgelord drawing poorly). not only that but they turned sonic into a total dick. take for example, the first episode of sonic boom. he up and fired tails after he crashed the plain. i know he was trying to make sure he wouldn't get hurt but after this he decided to try to put him up a mountain that is supposedly completely unsafe. where as main sonic as i'll call him (not gonna be many times i talk about classic sonic) asked him what happened and why he crashed and offered him a better plane in sonic adventure. what i'm saying is that they looked at the first 2 cut scenes of sonic adventure and said "that's sonic." now tails is the only one i like though that is still a bit of a search. the bandages are still unnecessary and the goggles sort of work since he is the pilot. and i feel like the belt could've been a bit less if they insist that he has it. now onto something that i really dont like about tails. they just sorta made him the wacky inventor. its like they saw the first cut scene in tails' story in SA1 and said "that's tails". like take for example, in rise of lyric he lust separated "cuffs" and called it a whip and its like he made it out of nothing! fuck, lyric took control of it again by the end of the game. i know tails has made helpful things before but at the very least he has it on stand by. like the fake emerald in SA2, his tablet in sonic unleashed and fuck we've even seen him tinker with it in colors to make it work as a translator. so now, knuckles......poor...poor...knuckles....i feel like a majority of his design issues could've been fixed if he wasn't on steroids. the bandages honestly work here if they're replacing his boxing gloves. something like this Knuckles Boom SA . maybe a few bandages on his dreadlocks too. like tikal. they also need to stop with the dumbing down knuckles deal. he isn't dumb especially considering the sonic comics. his father was teaching him calculus before he could even spell his name. hell, in sonic OVA he's shown to know how to fix a biplane. so, no. hes not dumb. hes just gullible. mainly because he's always questioning himself and his purpose. i honestly feel bad for him. now, Amy. personally, i could see her in a tank top, shorts, and maybe her shoes and gloves. all im saying is that they could've ditched the dress tradition this time around.. as for her personality, it just feels either bland or annoying. now, shadow, looks okay. though the fan rendition looks a bit better in my opinion www.google.com/search?q=fanren…: . his personality is where the problems lie. i feel like every line of dialog from his mouth is "you're pathetic". that isnt shadow. while shadow is cocky he's also been known to use it mainly as a taunt and not as a damn catchphrase. now eggman. all i see is his get up in that one episode of the adventures of sonic the hedgehog www.google.com/search?q=genera…: what doesn't make sense though is the fact that he has a porn mustache in this rendition. if they had to change his mustache why did they go with the porno stache? also, why are they trying to force some sort of bromance between sonic and eggman? that's just wrong in my opinion. something that personally pisses me off is that orbot, cubot, and metal sonic all look like their original counterparts. they used less effort in fan favorites like metal sonic than main characters like sonic.
now, the tv show. honestly, its pretty much teen titans go without being teen titans go in my opinion. that's really all i can say about it. if you've seen a few episodes of teen titans go you get the general idea of sonic boom. its honestly, just as annoying and just as stupid in terms of plot. just like teen titans go, they barely capture the characters' personality. if i do like anything its the whacked out versions of the classic badniks. it honestly feels like Tim Burton drew them.
next, the games....uuhg....how anyone thought they were gonna be good at all is baffling. first rise of lyric. the prequel to the tv show. first off the story isn't all that good. though the opening cut scene i just though "pleeeeeeeeeease! let sonic die! he deserves better than this!" but unfortunately, that didn't happen. 1 ton rocks fall on him and he's fine.not even a broken pinky....fffffffffffffffffUCKERS! you just couldn't let him die! honestly, in a way, if he died or was at least incapacitated it would've made for a much better game. hear me out, all of them would have to deal with sonic being absent to lead them and they argue and bicker but they'd have to find a way to cope and work together only for sonic to slide in at the last minute to help save the day. the hole teamwork moral at the end would make a lot more sense. but no, he's totally fine. the game play is pretty meh too. and thats without glitching the system. sonic isn't even adventure fast. fuck, i feel like i go faster in 06. at least there was a boost option in 06. all you have is a small spindash ,that barely gets you anywhere. when you play as sonic you should at least feel fast but i feel like im piloting sonic in sonic 2 xl only he didn't gain weight and got thinner all of them are the same as sonic with a few minor differences. tails can fly but honestly a bit worse than in 06, knuckles can climb stuff but he cant even glide. so its like 06 but less fun. Amy has been handed the parkour stick sonic had in lost world. which im okay with to be honest. originally about all she had was her hammer. so its okay in my opinion where as in lost world they substituted boost with parkour. they replaces speed, something sonic is known for, with a small feature in sonic adventure. anyway, back to the games at hand, moving from rise of lyric, lets go to shattered crystal. its just slightly better. it still feels bland and whats worse is its just a slightly fast paced Mario clone. compare this to any 2d Mario game and tell me im wrong. doing things like essentially making Amy into princess peach. weave seen her as the damsel in distress before but its was usually a side thing. like, "i have to stop robotnik from destroying little planet and now i have to save the girl a barely know" or "i have to stop eggman and now a robot kidnapped Amy. i'll deal with that when i can". and fire and ice is just meh in my opinion.
now, real quick, sonic synergy. if you didn't know, sonic synergy was the original name of sonic boom. and just recently the original trailer came out. so many people are freaking out saying "this shows boom's potential!" i looked at both trailers back to back and they feel the same. sorry, but i dont see a difference.