Disregard what anyone else might tell you – Sonic Lost World is a pretty great game. It’s not amazing, but it’s pretty great. Other than Lost World, I’m not sure I could recommend a recent Sonic game to anyone. Honestly the last Sonic game I played that felt really polished and fun was Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed . While All-Stars Racing is an incredible arcade racer that everyone should pick up, it is kind of sad that the only memorable modern Sonic game that comes to mind is a spin-off title. Sega wants to change that all of that, starting now.
Sega’s chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich recently pointed out in an interview with MCV that the decision to hold off on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is proof that Sega is changing its approach. “Sega is really – as of this last year – putting a huge emphasis on quality. One of the things about Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is that we held the title for a year, which is not something Sega has traditionally done, but this focus on quality is really about trying to take Sonic back to where it used to be.” Sonic is an invincible gaming mascot; like with Mario, we’ll tolerate loads of insufferably shallow games until we finally get something worthy of the legacy. Hopefully Fire & Ice represents a return to form, but we’ll have to wait until September to find out.