“From a general game design perspective, in recent years we’ve been able to introduce Sonic to new fans, a lot of the Nintendo/Mario fans, and because of that, we’ve made changes to the design, and we’ve designed things in Sonic Colours that we think will really appeal to people who are unfamiliar with the Sonic brand and the Sonic gameplay. So from that perspective we hope that fans of Mario will really be able to enjoy playing as Sonic in Sonic Colours.” – Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka
I was in High School during the days of Nintendo vs SEGA and I’m proud to say that I fell into the Nintendo camp with the NES / SNES. During those console wars you were pretty much on one side or the other and very few ever crossed the line. Because of this I only played Sonic a handful of times and didn’t care for it.
I’ve tried over the years to play the newer Sonic games (and even have tried to go back and play some of the older ones) and there must be some part of my brain that is stuck back in the old days because I just don’t care for them at all. Maybe things will change with Sonic Colors, but I’m not going to hold my breath.