Sonic has really gone downhill lately. Just when I thought Sonic could make a comeback after Sonic Generations we got nothing, but subpar Sonic games and Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is continuing the trend of bad Sonic games.
The first Sonic Boom game flopped faster than Alien Colonial Marines. The two Sonic Boom games sold 490,000 copies combined between the Wii U, and 3DS. I don’t have a problem with Sonic’s new look, but the games were boring, and glitchy from start to finish.
Someone at Sega thought it would be a good idea to release another Sonic Boom game after the major flop of the last one. Sonic Boom, sales wise, is the worst Sonic game in existence. Sonic Lost World sold more with 710,000 copies. If Sonic Boom was playable it probably would have did okay in the long run, but it’s not. Sega hasn’t known what to do with Sonic in a really long time.
The last great Sonic game was Sonic Generations. It mixed old Sonic with new Sonic and gave us the best Sonic game we’ve had in a really long time. Instead of building on the success of Sonic Generations Sega gave us subpar Sonic games.
If Sega wants Sonic Boom to succeed it’s going to have to perform flawlessly. It’s going to need interesting level designs, and take a page out of Mario’s playbook. There’s a reason why Mario games are still successful today. It’s because Mario knows how to innovate itself each and every year while Sonic on the other hand doesn’t know what it wants to be.
I’m most likely going to skip Sonic Boom. It depends on what’s other games are coming out around it. I’ve been disappointed by Sonic too many times already to care about another failure in the making. Sonic is on the edge of the abyss right now and if this game fails it’s going to fall right into it.