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Now this saga lasting from the main issues of 252-287 and universe with 55-90. Now  granted there is a break with worlds unite in between but that will be a separate review. 

To summarize the comic begins as the aftermath of worlds collide where sonic, his friends and even Eggman explore the world in the wake of the super genesis wave. Which there are overarching effects not only tears in the fabric of space and time but also an ancient doomsday prophecy is jump started as well. The world is shattered to pieces, and two ancient beings of light and darkness are awakened. And its up to sonic and his friends to restore the world complete and whole and along the keep eggman and his minions from taking advantage of the shattered world like using the power of the ancient evil spirit Dark Gaia or the chaos emeralds to further his plans. 

The next part in assessment is the pros and cons of this saga. And how this could have been improved or what worked and what did not. 

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For the pros, cons, and observation section. I'm going to turn it over to other people for what they consider particular to this review. 

Pro:

-introduction of newer characters. 

Throughout the pre-reboot we had a character glut. Which often times they were needless like tommy turtle, or were poorly implemented like the brotherhood of guardian echidnas. Now we have new characters with newer backgrounds some are old wine in new bottles or new wine in old bottles like the ffs. Others are brand new like cassia and clove. 

 

Con:

-chip's aka light gaia's relationship with the protagonist cast members

The problem with chip in this saga though granted the saga is meant to have chip to play a role. His impact seems rather miniscule. Also, there is not much to devote interactions between him and the ffs which however only a few pages are devoted to it. 

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13 hours ago, TheRedAuthar said:

I agree.  I had stopped reading the comic for a while and when I picked it up again I had completely forgotten about Chip.  I didn't even remember when he stopped hanging out with Knuckles and moved over to hanging out with Sonic.  To be fair he's a bit more developed than he was in Unleashed, actually contributing rather than just being around for the ride, but it still feels like he's just a "character of the day".   At least the comics are more likely to bring him back then the games are.  

Well the transition was during champions seeing as a few people dropped the book because of it made me salty toward people in the past. Now not so much.

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Pro:

-All the game cast characters had their own tasks and were not just unmentioned.

Compared to the game, established game cast members like knuckles and Shadow were just nonexistent in unleashed. Though the Japanese title called it the world adventure, yet none of the elements that made up Sonic's world are mentioned. Which here game characters actually have something to do. Shadow hunting down eclipse and remnants of the black arms. Knuckles restoring the master emerald aside from being the delivery boy to the main ff cast when he sends them Chip. And Silver though is aware of what's happening he's facing problems of his own I.e. genesis portals being the fallout of the SGW.

Con:

-emotion toward the shattered world, and characters. Aka emotional investment

Unfortunately, we had only saw emotional investment with only in a few characters. Often this was during the character building issues like spark of life or some of the back up stories. The story is supposed to be a world flung into total chaos, biblical wrath of god kind of stuff. Not just "yeah this is happening. Just another day." 

-The lack of a foundation

What also is lack of, is that yes treat this end of the world and chaos like its nothing new. However, this a different universe with a different history and course of where the story goes. This not established enough as one would like. Again this was due to many factors. 

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Overall I feel this saga was inappropriate for reestablishing Sonic's universe. As we are dragged showing different places and characters throughout and never taking the time to take in the characters and setting. Sure there are highlights like the universe and backup stories like shattered, the dark trilogy (I.e. shadowfall, chaos caper, and total eclipse), spark of life, a light in the dark, eggman's dozen, and a couple of others. However, most of the stories after champions was nab the macguffin interact briefly rinse and repeat. As a game adaptation, its better than what the old comics did with sonic adventure as shattered world did tie the game material with the comic material. However, it didn't really do anything special beyond the source material. That and the comic material was far from and was on a shakey base. I would go much further into it but on a different thread. But, tbh this new comic world is indeed broken but it seems no chaos emeralds or ancient spirits can truly fix it

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