When Sonic Lost World was first unveiled, many Nintendo fans noted the similarity to Mario Galaxy in the title. It appears that similarity may have been intentional, as Sonic Team director Takashi Iizuka has revealed that the team wants to win over platformer fans with the game. Iizuka has stated that he hopes Mario fans will play the game since it is exclusive to Nintendo platforms.
“Sonic started out as a platform title but, as we got to the more recent ones, it changed to be a more speed-based game. Recent fans will be familiar with that speed-based gaming, but with Lost World, we wanted to win back the platform fans. We don’t just want old Sonic fans to come back, though: we want Mario players and other platform gamers to enjoy the new game, too.”
Speed-based Sonic games have been some of the worst games in existence in my opinion, as both Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 and Sonic and the Secret Rings were terrible games, so it’s nice to see Sonic Team getting back on track with the direction they’re taking the blue hedgehog. Do you agree with the direction? Let us know in the comments.