With the last few years of gaming heavily focused on remakes and remastered, and with more to come, there’s one game that I feel desperately needs a remake, and it’s one that people will either heavily agree or disagree with me on, and that is Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, aka the infamous Sonic 06.
Sonic 06 as the name implies, was a 2006 game developed by Sonic Team, produced to commemorate Sonic’s 15th anniversary, and intended as a reboot for the seventh generation video game consoles. However, what we got instead was a stain on Sonic’s legacy, and one that has haunted the blue blur for years to come. No matter how fast he ran, he could never outrun this unholy mess.
Nearly 15 years later, to this very day, people in the gaming community still mock Sonic for that game. So in an era where remakes are popular with the masses, if Sega’s up for the task, they should try to right this wrong and remake this game to truly bring it to the state it was once promised to their fans years ago. It’s almost genius when you think about it. Everyone knows about this game, there’s not a single gamer out there who hasn’t heard the name “Sonic 06”, or better yet, made fun of it.
Just the mere mention of a remake for Sonic 06 would generate an insane amount of buzz, as everyone would be interested to see how Sega will handle and remake what was once considered the Sonic worst game in gaming history. I’ve seen dedicated fans of the Sonic series try and mod their own version of Sonic 06, by trying to improve upon the game’s flaws and each time I looked at the improvements, I couldn’t help but see a glimmer of potential in the game. I also feel like it would lift the unbearable weight that the franchise has dealt with for years, reaching to the point of excessive self-depreciation of Sonic image just to make him “relevant”!
They could make the game they truly intended without the time strain they had in the past, they could fix the plot holes and tell the story exactly how the intended and fix the ending too. No, seriously fix that Elisa ending, nobody would miss it. There’s no other game more in need of a remake than Sonic 06. We deserve it after playing through it! That’s my opinion on the matter!
Let me know what you guys think?