What makes Sonic fans "tick"

To the Sonic fans here (ESPECIALLY if you've been a fan since the Genesis) what does it mean to be a Sonic fan? Why do you like the games/character so much?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Amy Rose makes me feel so weird and good down there.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sonic is a black-coded character and all Sonic fans are race mixing BBC addicted schizos.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >-coded
      You're a Tumblr tier homosexual.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sonic X, fan content, porn, and 2000's games are essentially the life blood of the Sonic fandom.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        seeing sonic X was cool. seeing sonic fan games was even cooler, seeing sonic porn was the coolest!

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Personally, I like the vibrant color coding, the dumb edgy moments, the high speed physics, the hot/cute ladies and they're fun to draw. Also, frick Ken Penders for killing Sonic Chronicles. The bastard has good taste at times, but in general, he stained this franchise with his pettiness.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's like a dog whistle. Only certain types of people "get" Sonic. Usually ones with diagnosed or undiagnosed autism, really into music and somehow music theory, level design built to be speedrun to help provide a dopamine high demonstrating mastery of the game's physics and momentum, and really Sonic's distinct attitude that exudes in whatever ridiculous environment they threw him in. If I could pin him to a Dragonball Z character, I'd say he was pretty close to what I'd say is DBZ Frieza/Cell Saga Goku or Vegito in his attitude and persona. Or maybe sort of WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin in a "frick it, l'm doing it." kind of way. Which by the way Sonic fans are typically into Dragonball, WWF/WWE and Michael Jackson. All that Sonic, Sonic was absolutely fricking corny, but he embraced that shit and played it straight.

    Also Sonic fans seem to feed off of people making fun of them so you can't even talk shit about them with it effecting them negatively. They know Sonic is stupid and ridiculous, but they embrace it and built a community around it since it's just dumb fun. It's a rare case where the community legitimately knows the essence of Sonic more than the developers do and likely ever will. So much so that their ausitm kicks in and they build games themselves better than the developers do sometimes out of frustration ("if you won't do it, I will") but mostly because there really is nothing that pulled it off like Sonic. I haven't cared for Sonic games since the movies though and I haven't played Sonic Frontiers or Superstars since I'm tired of being disappointed in what the games became. They're missing something with Sonic that even games like Sonic and the Black Knight had and Sonic 06 had.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do you like the games/character so much
    I don't know. That's honestly my answer.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I legitimately couldn't tell you, it's like that one gene that makes cilantro taste like soap except it gives people Sonic autism

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only way to knows is to play some of the older games yourself. If it clicks, you'll know. If it doesn't, you'll never know.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Pure, unadulterated high octane autism

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i just think sonic is kewl

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >love me megadrive games
    >love me Dreamcast games
    >hate archie
    >simple as

    That's my opinion of the franchise.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much the same here. I just love the old Genesis titles, Mania, and vibes of the Adventure games. I will say some of the later characters designs are quite nice, Blaze the cat for example.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yeah we are one and the same. however,

        https://i.imgur.com/QPfZqbG.png

        To the Sonic fans here (ESPECIALLY if you've been a fan since the Genesis) what does it mean to be a Sonic fan? Why do you like the games/character so much?

        >tick
        to make sonic your life (like certain people have) is beyond sad, it means nothing to be a sonic fan unless if you're severely autistic

        It's like a dog whistle. Only certain types of people "get" Sonic. Usually ones with diagnosed or undiagnosed autism, really into music and somehow music theory, level design built to be speedrun to help provide a dopamine high demonstrating mastery of the game's physics and momentum, and really Sonic's distinct attitude that exudes in whatever ridiculous environment they threw him in. If I could pin him to a Dragonball Z character, I'd say he was pretty close to what I'd say is DBZ Frieza/Cell Saga Goku or Vegito in his attitude and persona. Or maybe sort of WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin in a "frick it, l'm doing it." kind of way. Which by the way Sonic fans are typically into Dragonball, WWF/WWE and Michael Jackson. All that Sonic, Sonic was absolutely fricking corny, but he embraced that shit and played it straight.

        Also Sonic fans seem to feed off of people making fun of them so you can't even talk shit about them with it effecting them negatively. They know Sonic is stupid and ridiculous, but they embrace it and built a community around it since it's just dumb fun. It's a rare case where the community legitimately knows the essence of Sonic more than the developers do and likely ever will. So much so that their ausitm kicks in and they build games themselves better than the developers do sometimes out of frustration ("if you won't do it, I will") but mostly because there really is nothing that pulled it off like Sonic. I haven't cared for Sonic games since the movies though and I haven't played Sonic Frontiers or Superstars since I'm tired of being disappointed in what the games became. They're missing something with Sonic that even games like Sonic and the Black Knight had and Sonic 06 had.

        >So much so that their ausitm kicks in and they build games themselves better than the developers do sometimes out of frustration
        it's like they do it out of spite, they care about shit nobody else does and expect the developers of their shit game to pay attention to them. don't they get that sega just worships their fans nostalgia now and use it mostly for marketing, the fans gave what their "idea" of what sonic is and fricked themselves over LOL

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >>hate archie
      Literally no one ever mentioned it until you did. Go back to /sthg/.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Kys

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What you see is what you get! Just a guy that likes fun games!

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sonic corners a platformer niche that I enjoy. Until recently there have been no real alternatives.
    It's a shame that Frontiers seems to have lost the core appeal for open world shit and sub-par action combat

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What a weird question. Why not ask it of any other fanbase?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'd imagine it has to do with the memetics surround Sonic the Hedgehog, where there's tons of secondaries that have very strong opinions on the "low quality" of the games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There is not, nor ever will be again, another fanbase like the Sonic fanbase. The Sonic community has this distinct thing about them that sets them apart from anyone else.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've not followed modern sonic since Adventure, and I didn't even play that.

    I grew up with megadrive (uk here) games and read Fleetway Sonic The Comic, that's where Sonic ends for me.

    Sonic was always about cool surreal levels with fast gameplay, when it became dull realistic landscapes, donut steel characters and occasional humans, it wasn't the games and world I loved anymore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You should give Mania a go, it's great.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sonic should be anime and should also be written by westerners. Sonic Team needs to be fired

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's autism
    I wish the series would die already and in a sense it's been dead since 06 even though I like SOME of the games after that point

    If I were to put it simply, there's a few angles I could take.
    Angle one is just that I like speedrunning, so the classic games, SA2, and SRB2 are appealing just because they give me a lot to work with and get better at.
    Angle two is that I think the characters are fun, specifically in the sense that I like seeing certain dynamics and enjoy when comics or fanworks let me see stranger combinations of them. Sonic should be written more like Touhou.
    Angle three is that I think this series has genuinely been consistently phenomenal at writing stories when they're about a robot. Gamma's Story, Sonic Battle, the OVA, and Scrapnik Island all rock and I genuinely think the first two altered my brain chemistry when I was like 10. I also just love most of the robot designs in the series even if it's basic enemies. Even 06's robots are pretty cool if you're not comparing them to the usual style. I think Forces is the only mainline game to have bad robot designs

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This.
    I like this shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      AW HELL!
      SHAAAAADOOOOW!

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped playing Sonic games when they transitioned to 3d. Adventure sucks. All 3d games are terrible. Nowadays Sonic games is only good for its music, and only barely.

    I liked the comedy focused cartoons like Adventures of Sonic and Sonic Boom. Never liked SATAM other than the great voice cast (particularly Jim Cummings). Never saw the others. Never read the comic.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I like fast-paced precision platformers, and the various other directions the series has gone.
    I like the setting and characters.
    I think there's no other platformer series as good as Sonic, by a long shot.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >what does it mean to be a Sonic fan?
    endless disappointment
    tired of this boost shit

    at least I'll always have SRB2

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >at least I'll always have SRB2
      Until the new troony devs frick it up in the next update.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        then I'll still have whatever the current version is

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        do you have a single shred of evidence for this even happening or are you just spouting buzzwords for the sake of it

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Didn't they pretty recently have an autism fit and throw out a ton of WADs from the database because of forum spergery?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i literally don't know, i haven't followed the game since last year that's why im genuinely asking.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The old devs got kicked out by the newbies, who are fricking mental.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I used to like Sonic for his freedom asepect of his character and gameplay, how he acted, why he did what he did, and did that in ways that felt distinctly himself compared to other characters. His gameplay mainly was never something I felt was available anywhere else.

    That all changed when he went 3D, and every example officially by SEGA since has been a entire slap in the face not just for him, but his friends, his world design, his gameplay, and overall his entire purpose has been nothing but the root cause of the division of Sonicgays today. I can only imagine half if not 90% of Sonicgays post S3K would likely have never been a part of this franchise, for the better, so a more healthy, gameplay focused fanbase would be around actually happy with what SEGA makes instead of constantly needing fan games and headcanons to enjoy what should have been very clear how to do right.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yeah the new games lack that sense of adventure and feel too campy

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I just like games that capture the essence of Sonic 3 & Knuckles or the Dreamcast era Adventure series.The character is the shape of fast. I never joined any fandoms or cultural groups about it, but liked Sonic Mania a lot.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Also the TV shows have been funny.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Had 1 and CD as a kid, replayed endlessly
    >Later got Heroes and fell off the series although I'd keep up with news and releases
    >Skip a little over a decade
    >Try out SRB2 on a whim
    >Loved it, finally bother going through the entire series
    I find his gameplay pretty unique which is always a nice reason to keep paying attention to a franchise. Can't say I ever cared for the characters. I'm sure as a kid I thought Sonic was the coolest, or how I first saw Shadow during my peak edgy phase but even then I didn't go balls deep into these games story and would rather they just move on.
    Nowadays I mostly cross my fingers and hope they finally get it right.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sonic has good 2D games and good 3D games. People that get caught up on "the specific times Sonic was good" are moronic, because every era has had good games and utter dogshit games

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Do you mean sonic fans or sonicfans?

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I want to like Sonic but i just dont anymore. Sonic was good from 1996-2004 and then they just started shitting the bed over and over and over and over. If they made SA3 and hsd all the features of SA1, SA2 and Sonic Battle (like customizing a character and their moves but make it good and not like Forces) it'd be such a free money printer.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sonic should be both "free" (fast, not tied down by the chains of modern society, but still cares about/fights for his friends) and "cool" (relative to teenage boys (influences younger generations trying to look cooler so everyone gets stronger because of how cool sonic is)) because thats timeless and swaggy regardless of what israelite interest groups scream about (also sonic should be insanely powerful). Notice modern sonic games strangely trying to either make him weaker/slower/less cool for literally no reason and they fricking suck? If Sega just followed the scripture of SA2 and S3&K instead of generations tier """pandering""" humanity would have flying cars by now

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