The next 3D Sonic Game has finally been revealed. While rumors are circulating about it, Sega has yet to formally reveal any details about this mysterious new title. Before Sega comes it and tells us everything about it, let’s fill this void with some requests for this new game.
The quality of the 3D games has been a rollercoaster ride over the last few decades, to say the least. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are a few core improvements that the Sonic Team could make in the next Sonic game that would get it off on the front foot.
Complex Level Design & Longer Levels
Perhaps the worst part of Sonic Forces is how the Sonic Team shifted the gear into reverse and delivered clearly inferior 3D levels as compared to what was seen in Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, or even the daytime stages of Sonic Unleashed.
The only excuse that would make any sense is that Sonic Forces was rushed. It’s not a particularly good one, but it would at least make some sense as there is no other reason for the Sonic Team to mess with what was working so well.
Sonic Generations built on what Sonic Colors and Sonic Unleashed had put in place when it came to 3D level design, and it ended up becoming among the best 3D Sonic games to date. The stages were beautiful, most of them took around five minutes give or take to complete for the average player, and there were plenty of alternate routes that players could explore. They were just fun to play and mostly free of any pain points that had plagued the 3D series to that point such as glitches or lame deaths.
Sonic Forces just decided to do away with all of that. The courses were far shorter, there was very little variation, and most of the stages were just not fun to play. I played through Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Generations multiple times for faster times just because the stages were fun to play through. I cannot even recall the name of a single stage of Sonic Forces. Couldn’t pick them out of a lineup if my life depended on it because they were just so unmemorable.
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