Happy Sonic Mania Day, Fans and Furries Alike
I don't think we've seen a Sonic game receive such positive reception since Sonic Generations back in 2010. Congratulations to both Sega and Sonic fans (aka furries), Sonic Mania looks to be a success.
Of course critical reception doesn't mean jack if the sales aren't there, but for a game releasing at $20 in the middle of August, I'd be shocked to see it not perform well.
Just look at how much people actually like this game. Even the user reviews aren't a total load of garbage, although Metacritic is stupid and shouldn't be regarded as a basis for how good a game is ever (although here I am plugging it).
If you think that's creepy, just check this out. Commenters on IGN are actually not ripping the site, as well as each other, apart.
Although IGN's Sonic Mania video review is being torn apart in the comments section on YouTube, but what else is new?
Perhaps Sonic Mania has managed to transcend the old perception of what Sonic was, creating a new identity for the franchise and quite possibly alleviating itself from the woe caused by generations of bad Sonic games (despite the fact that I personally love nearly ever Sonic game).
Nah, I'm sure when Sonic Forces comes out the internet will tear that shit up.
As for me, I can't wait to play Sonic Mania. Got that stupid-ass collector's edition coming in the mail. It's kinda a waste of money, but c'mon, the Sega Genesis statue says "Seggaa" when you flip the switch on. Also, this trailer is reason enough to justify the purchase.
Anyhow, here's to you, Sega. May Sonic find more success in the future by starring in more games that look like they were made in the 90s.