Sonic Colors designer tells you to stop being excited

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Wow Sega, way to absolutely kill the good grace your game has earned! Sonic Colors‘ lead designer, Takashi Iizuka, has said that anybody who liked Sonic back in the Genesis days should stop looking forward to the upcoming Wii game, reiterating the previous message that Colors is for children in no uncertain terms.

“We know there are sometimes opinions about control from core gamers, but we’re intending Sonic Colors to be played by children of probably between six and twelve years-old,” he explains. “So, with Sonic Colors we have aimed to make a game that everyone can control and have fun in. So, it’s not really a game for the core gamers. If you take the rail grind, it’s something that’s fast, not difficult but is fun to do and looks great. It’s about making a game that’s right for the core audience of the game.”

Weird that he says that “everyone” can have fun with Sonic Colors … except for Sonic‘s oldest fans. Apparently the “hardcore” gamer is incapable of enjoying Sonic Colors, which is an amazing PR claim considering the fact that so far, many hardcore gamers are more excited for Colors than they are for Sonic 4

I really liked what I played of Sonic Colors, but according to Sega, I should just stop looking forward to it. Fair enough, guys! I’ll henceforth write the game off as a load of crap, since apparently that’s what you want. Seriously, what a dreadful way to go about promoting your game.

Sonic Colours ‘not for core gamers’ – Iizuka [CVG]


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