Constructive criticism on the internet is a wonderful thing for video games.
It allows hard working SEGA staff such as Ken Balough to browse forums and social networking sites, forwarding the feedback notes of countless gamers to Sonic Team.
Voicing your opinion on the SEGA forums for example, almost guarantees that your feedback will be heard. The important keyword being ”heard”…
Sonic Team are not obligated to act on your feedback. It’s their game, their vision…
… And yes… assuming that time and budget is available, it’s likely that majority-voiced feedback will be acted upon. Afterall, Sonic Team wants fans to enjoy their games and come back for more.
But that doesn’t mean they are going to cater to your every whim!
It seems a handful of SEGA forum members have taken upon themselves a new level of self-inflated importance suggesting that they are somehow the voice of every ”classic” fan of the Mega Drive games.
Dare anyone say they like a modern game more as that would mean they have ”low standards” or are hurting the ”classic agenda” to restore Sonic to his former glory.
As I said… constructive criticism is good but not when it’s the same group of people literally battering it into every single thread with attempts to guilt trip others into boycotting the game… urgh. It’s scaring people off!
Wanna know what my message to those people is?
Stop acting like you are self-entitled to Sonic 4 because you determined 15+ years ago that the sequel to Sonic 3 & Knuckles should be a certain way. Some of us ”classic” fans are looking forward to Episode 2 and don’t appreciate being roped in with you.
You will get to try the game out like everyone else when the time comes… before you decide on a purchase! If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, if you like it, buy it, either way… forward your feedback to Ken.
I honestly don’t see what the problem is… just wait to play the bloody game. Does anyone else feel this way? Feel I’m being too hard on those criticising? Should they be allowed to turn every thread into a negativity fest? Let me know in the comments below…
Posted by MrFranklin on Mar 18, 2012Tags: criticism, feedback, Ken Balough, SEGA, sonic 4 episode 2, Sonic Team