Blake Draco has just pointed me to the TV Tropes page which has some very interesting additions based around the subject of “Broken Base” – a civil war amongst the fanbase over issues. Considering the Sonic fanbase in general all the below is from the website. Does this sound familar to any of you?
On the Sonic The Hedgehog Series:
The Sonic The Hedgehog series, pre-Sonic Adventure and post-Sonic Adventure. Then there are the people who liked the old games, Adventure, Adventure 2 and the new 2D games; easy enough to find if you’re looking, but a peripheral glance at the fandom core makes one think they don’t exist, mostly because they don’t want to be caught in the crossfire.
- And then there’s the people who like or hate certain characters, the odd ship wars, and differing opinions on what games were signs of Jumping The Shark and what games were the exception….
On Shadow The Hedgehog:
Shadow the Hedgehog of the Sonic series is either considered to be the worst video game character ever made or the best thing to ever happen to Sonic. He’s pretty much the Sasuke Uchiha of video gaming.