Huh?: Sonic fans trying to boycott Sonic 4

After fifteen years of releasing crappy to average 3D Sonic games, Sega has finally returned to the series’ 2D roots with Sonic the Hedgehog 4. It’s what the fans have been asking for, and Sega has relented.

So said fans are happy, right? Well, yeah. Most of them are thrilled to see gaming’s famous hedgehog back in true left-to-right 2D platforming action. However, one Destructoid tipster spotted this petition from so-called Sonic “fans” declaring they would be buying the very first Sonic game on Sonic 4‘s launch day because they wanted an old Sonic game with new graphics.

Let the idiocy commence:

“Fans of the sonic series are like most sega fans, we want their old games brought back to the glory days when sega was pretty much the power in video games. Seeing the gameplay of sonic 4 has made many of us realize what we already knew, Sonic 4 will simply not be anywhere near as good as the original sonic games. Either way, We will decide to finally show sega what the fans truly want. A real sonic 4, as long as sonic 4 stays the way it is, we will not buy it, we will in fact buy sonic 1 on release in protest of sonic 4, till we end up with a re tool, or change, we want sonic in hd, not sonic RUSH HD. We will not buy a future sonic game, till we get a true successor to sonic 1/2.”

Right. After years of bleating about getting a 2D Sonic game, the poor lambs are whinging when they do get one because it’s a new one. Despite only a few seconds of leaked Sonic 4 gameplay having been released, these folks already know that “Sonic 4 will simply not be anywhere near as good as the original sonic games.”

Currently the petition has 1,053 signatures (though some are mocking remarks about the petition itself) – depressing stuff. Sonic 4 is not a HD remake of Sonic 1, but passing judgment on a game after a minute of unfinished footage is arrogant and idiotic in the extreme. For what it’s worth, I think Sonic 4looks gorgeous, is in 2D, has Sonic in it and none of his crappy friends, and is blazingly fast. But I wouldn’t slap a review score on it. Because I haven’t even played it, and I’m not a presumptious douche.

But hey, at least they’re going to show Sega who’s boss by … purchasing another Sega game! Oh yeah, stick it to the man, kids! I’m sure Sega is gutted.

[iPetition, via Destructoid]