It applies because Sonic is a fantasy character whose core concepts aren’t lighthearted and funny. It’s like trying to turn the Halo series into a humor-based plotline. It doesn’t work. Humor in the Sonic games must be as intelligently-placed, well-time, and situational as it it should be in any good story. It shouldn’t just go, “Oh, fuck it” and try to force the ugliest of the ugly bastard children of the Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon’s worst senses of humor in because of the bad reviews. Reviews have largely been a matter of, “Well, here they are, if anybody cares” when it comes to Sonic. But as SEGA are as interested in having at least moderately good reviews, then the key is trying to improve the reasonable criticisms of the plots. Reasonable (well, sort of) including things like gun play and kissing humans. Reasonable not including things like the presence of a story, voices, other characters, Earth-based settings, better villains than Robotnik, etc.
Apocalyptic settings are pretty badass, so yes. A less unpolished, unfinished looking apcalyptic setting would be preferable. But no, there is no reason Sonic shouldn’t be in any environment that isn’t dark enough to play a serious part in earning the game a T rating.
I don’t know the context for what he’s saying but it really sounds like he’s the embodiment of
For what it’s worth, my response to him:
Sonic has never been serious. He’s always fought a villain named “Dr. Eggman”, who has always had his personality described as “that of a spoiled child”. The whole entire problem with Sonic plots arised when this franchise started taking itself more seriously than pretty much anybody else did. Cute, colorful talking animals are not a good format for serious drama, no matter how much you wish they were.
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