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It took Generations to get here but all good things come to those who wait, such as this WWYDD! We explode this very transitional time in the games from highs to lows and how we would do things differently. Now for this first question I've got a special one for ya, something that could blow your minds on how this would be different... How different would Sonic Mania and Forces be if they took place in the opposite's era and what would the end result be? (Mania in the Modern Era and Forces in the Classic Era) What I mean is what would the games be like had they taken this very different approach, so now Sonic Mania is the 3D Modern game and Sonic Forces is the 2D Classic game. Just how would they change and what sort of aesthetic and style changes would that entice? I'm really looking forward to your answers for this one folks, good luck!
The 2010s of Sonic brought about many changes, some that a lot of people would have wanted to be different. There are the sort of questions we ask here at WCHBD. For starters let's look at the rather polarizing game Sonic Lost World... What if Sonic Lost World was a Modern "Boost" style Sonic game? How would that have changed it's reception along with it's future title Sonic Forces?
So everybody I gotta ask you, so about 5 years ago we got Sonic Generations which gave us Classic Sonic again right. Now this was a big surprised when the game was announced, and generally everyone liked that Classic Sonic was making a comeback. The hype of this still resonated after the game came out with it being the biggest hit the Sega Sonic games have had in years next to Colors. I mean what's not to love here you had retentively the same gameplay albeit different physics, but mainly everyone was on a nostalgia trip binge from that and afterwards, thing is though it seems like this binge has been going on for Over 5 Years now and a good chunk of fans seem to not get enough of it. I mean I knew there was going to be a market with Classic Sonic stuff again during and afterwards, that's not a surprise there but it's been going on for so long now and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Classic Sonic just had a boom of marketing, artwork, even a few cameos here and there to up until the 25th Anniversary Announcement where some good members of the community from Sonic Retro were gathered by Sega to make Pure Classic Sonic game with Sonic Mania, having both Classic and a few New Levels as well coming out. Kind of a like a Sonic Generations Classic Only with Accurate Physics, which was a big surprise and very well received by nearly everyone. Not only that but the newest mainline Sonic game will have Classic Sonic too, which was a huge surprise since this was announced a little bit after Mania's announcement. This brings me to a conundrum, now don't get me wrong I do like Classic Sonic, but the thing is Generations was suppose to generally be a Time Travel story with the Past Sonic meeting the Current Sonic and having an adventure. But now it seems like both Sonics are now separate characters on their own, and it's just a theory here I mean Sega is CLEARLY marketing them as different Sonics, you have Sonic and Classic Sonic now. Which brings me to question... Are Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic from separate timelines? Because considering how this has been going in recent years there's now a huge divergence between the two not only in terms of style but more importantly marketing, despite the Time Travel plot of Generations it seems like both have become part of their own Series. We have the Classic Sonic Series and Current/Modern Sonic Series making up Sega Sonic now. So I ask you guys what do you think? Do you think this is a good idea, a bad one, should Classic Sonic remain in the past or spin-off into it's own thing? Leave your thoughts guys, because honestly I can't make heads or tails on this one. XP I don't know if I'd prefer it being one whole continuity or two separate ones myself, after all there were a good number off differences to the characters during the Classic Era before a chunk of the cast got transferred over to Sonic Adventure. For example in the Classic Era Sonic was 16 and Knuckles was 15, whereas since Sonic Adventure their ages were switched, Tails has remained the same age but Amy almost seems like a complete new character from the transition going from 8 to 12.