Okay, before I say anything, I am a retro-gamer despite that I am in the age group where you expect me to play Halo, Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, etc.
Okay, onto whatever I wanted to say. I grew up with alot of the older Sonic games. When I was under the impression that Knuckles was cool, everyone else was all over Shadow. Eventually I got a demo of Sonic Heroes and got the impression that he was better that Knux. Then I thought E-102 Gamma was cool, then Omega. Then, once Silver became cool, I lost all faith in new sonic games. Silver took what Sonic was, and just blew it. Then came Blaze the cat, then the babylon rogues, then all these uber custom Sonic characters. I thought that Sonic lost it's cool. Now that Metal Sonic is apparently going to be in Mario & Sonic at the winter olympics, I feel like the Sonic Team is coming to their senses.
So now I want your opinion on all these new characters in Sonic. Pleas give reasons why and most of all, do not flame others for their opinions.
We do already have a thread about Sonic, but I honestly think that this is an important enough topic to have it's own thread (in my view anyway). I think all of these new characters are a big part of what's responsible for the decline in quality of the recent Sonic games. Tails, Knuckles, and Amy were great, I'm all for them appearing in future titles and playing a big role. Let's just pretend that Big the Cat never happened. Shadow and Rouge are awesome too, but I'd rather they be reserved for special games, and not be featured in every title. Then we get to Sonic Heroes, like you mentioned. I'm just barely willing to accept the characters we got there, and for specific reasons: The Chaotix were just plain funny. That was an awesome clash of the personalities there, and I think they should be in future games. Omega, not so much. I guess I could accept him in the future, but meh, it depends. After that, it all goes downhill. Sonic 06 is the absolute worst Sonic game I've ever played, and it trashed Sonic's good name. Silver was a Shadow wannabe, and I thought Blaze didn't really bring anything to the game that I cared about. The Babylon Rouges seemed neccessary for the Sonic Riders games, but I'm really not in favor of a third installment at this point. Chip was cute, but really, they should have but Knuckles in instead of him, because Chip turned out to be kind of boring, just like Blaze.
So yeah, I have a pretty big problem with it too. My advice to Sega from an old school Sonic fan: Stick to the characters everyone loves (Tails, Knuckles, Amy) instead of bringing out boring characters (Silver, Blaze, and to a lesser extent Chip) that no one is going to care about.