I'm going to assume that this is The Cartoon: The Game.
If this is meant to be the reboot of Sonic in general - Sonic fans have little to no reason to keep defending their favourite mascot now. They have aimed him specifically for 6-11 year olds.
The character designs look so awful but the gameplay itself could potentially be decent. Such a sad day that Sonic design and aesthetics has come down to derivative corporate hipster chic mixed with yesteryear's wub, wub dubstep.
I was about to say I'm ok with this reboot until I saw that trailer.
I don't even know what to think. For the first time in my life they have put out a Sonic trailer that makes me feel nothing. Not joy or anger, just nothing. Nothing about this appeals to me in any shape or form. This looks about as outsourced and focus tested as it can get.
The one thing the Sonic franchise didn't need after Sonic Lost World was a VISUAL change. That game turned out to be pap but the art style was close to perfection. but now this.
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Honestly, any sort of change to Sonic is welcome from me.
I'm one of those people that didn't even like Generations (I only played the first set of levels/boss, but I was so frustrated with some little design choices already that I didn't really want to play more).
Yeah, the TV character design will take some getting used to and has some issues, and those designs somehow didn't translate well at all to the game (...yet?) but overall, I'm not ready to hate this yet. It looks crisp and fast, it is exploring gameplay mechanics that we haven't seen since Sonic Heroes, it's using an engine that might prove itself well on Wii U (aside from characters, it comes off as attractive in the trailer,) it's not slavishly tied to Sonic's past (and thus the door is still wide open for classic Sonic,) and there are good people behind it. And, it's on a platform that could use a big game. I'm not overly confident, but I hope it manages to surprise people and turn out good.
Well, we haven't had any CryEngine 3 games on the Wii U yet, so it's tough to say. The environments being much more visually ambitious than the ones in Lost World would point to 30 fps than not, though.