Sonic has had a rough 15 years. As far as I'm concerned the last true Sonic game, Sonic & Knuckles, came out in 1994. The fact that gamer's and reviewers alike bought into the travesty that was Sonic Adventure ensured that every 3D Sonic since would suffer from the same problems. These problems include lame sidekicks with even lamer gameplay segments, Sonic interacting with and even kissing humans, and most of all turning into a werehog. Sega was allowing Sonic games to spiral out of control and were quickly forgetting what made Sonic special in the first place. Sega's attempt to keep Sonic relevant by making him increasingly more rad nearly killed him. I had long since given up hope on the Sonic series, especially in 3D, but then this game came along and changed everything. Sonic Colors is perhaps as good as a 3D interpretation of Sonic could get.
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