- Apr 20, 2021
honestly this is a hot take but outside of the obvious Boom: Rise of Lyric, Storybook games, and the shitty spinoffs like Sonic Shuffle, there's no real objectivity to wich Sonic games are truly good, many of us here enjoy Shadow, i think it's a fun enjoyable game,Remember that liking a game doesn't make them good, kid. Its sad, but it's true. You could aways send a letter to Izuka demaning a Shadow the Hedgehog 2, I mean it was thanks to Sonic fans letters that he started Forces project.
In other news, I'm still wondering how can Shadow Hedgehog story can be any better than Heroes. Is it because it has guns or because Shadow finally defeats Sonic?
Sonic Heroes' story was just "oh no Metal Sonic is turning against Eggman, gotta fight him" it was simple and it worked for what it was setting out to do, making a lighthearted fun story mixing elements from the old and the new, and it certainly did that waaay better than Colors or Forces did for sure, but it was nothing special.
Shadow on the other hand, had the premise of Shadow having amnesia and Multiple Choices thing just made it more interesting, as everyone besides Sonic & friends was trying to use that to their advantage, the Goverment wants Shadow as a tool to do their work for them, The Aliens and Robotnik want to use Shadow to take over the world, there's stuff like the possibility of Shadow being a clone (wich shoud've been the case honestly) that give the plot a sense of mystery, even the edge is excusable considering Shadow is, again, amnesiac and has that arrgoance that he had in SA2 but without any memories of Maria or anyone like Amy trying to help him, thus he's like a teen trying to find his identity and who he really is, while being haunted by the memories of both his past and the events of SA2, the plot also does a good job at clearing some plotholes from SA2 such as what the Eclipse Canon was for. i also don't mind the swearing because it was honestly the game was still having some fun with it's edgyness. i think it's fine if the characters say some "damn's" from time to time.