My boyfriend M has declared he doesn't like Sonic the Hedgehog anymore. It's too inconsistent and all over the place. The storyline is whacko and he especially doesn't like the Archie Comics. He's really into Halo which he says has been consistent since the beginning of the games and throughout all media. He also says other media go deeper into the story but aren't necessary so you can go as deep into the story as you want without being confused by it later or having it changed.
While I totally agree that Sonic has been super inconsistent and made lots of changes and then often time go back on the changes, I have to disagree with him. The games are yes, very inconsistent but they're also rather old and have had to adapt to changing platforms, graphics, game-play, and audiences and that's where a lot of the changes come from. Not to mention competing with Mario and trying to out do Nintendo. Halo has ALWAYS been popular, didn't really have a rival game to compete with, was ALWAYS 3d and on xbox 360. So in that respect it can't be compared. Yes the storyline is solid so I have to give it that. But at the end of the day it is another first person shooter. Sonic has different elements to it that I feel rival that of other games. Each character is unique and plays a little differently and yes they can have oddball stories but whatever! It's about anthropomorphic animals for christ's sake how solid do you want to story to really be? When they tried that in Sonic 06 it was a complete flop!
As for the comics, I have a love hate relationship with them. They obviously started out very simple with cheesy drawings and fluff stories but as it progressed and got some deeper stuff and more characters, original and from the games, it got a lot better. Now the tricky thing is all the changes they made and decisions they backed out on. For example, Sally Acorn SHOULD HAVE STAYED DEAD! If they were going to go and make a huge decision like that then they should've stuck with it instead of reacting to the uproar from fans and coming up with some goofy way to revive her. Sorry, but if it isn't Dragon Ball Z reviving people, I'm not okay with it. That my boyfriend and I can agree on. However, I do like some (SOME) of the alternate futures the Archie team has come up with. The enerjak saga with Knuckles and Silver was BADASS
And then Mobius X years was really cool too (although I thought Julie-Su looked like a pink prostitute with that hair and I didn't like Knuckles and Sonic being enemies sorta)
It's like lol what? Why does Julie-Su have that hair and only 4 fingers and Sonic in a pool? with gloves on? so many things wrong with this picture lol I wanna kick his ugly toothless kid in the face haha
So I mean they had their moments. I like Shadow in the comics better than the games but hate Rouge in the comics and like her better in the games so I agree, it's inconsistent because their personalities change. It's like one big fanfiction. And now that the stupid lawsuit is happening, characters like Julie-Su and Mina, who had become main characters, are being pulled and Knuckles and Tails are left without their wives! So here is yet even more inconsistencies! But over all I can focus on the things I like such as the amazing art and stories which why I continue to read it and M does not.
Now the anime from Sonic and Halo are completely different. The Halo anime stayed 100% true to the game (so I'm told) and the Sonic X anime did not. Sonic X was not made by SEGA so the writers had creative liberty - again, just like a fanfiction of sorts. But I personally LOVED the Sonic anime and was really interested in the direction it took (minus Chirs Thorndyke) with adding Cosmo, the metarex and the Sonamy and Knouge stuff in there. No Sally, no Elise, no Julie-Su, just the characters as they were meant to be in Sonic Adventure 2. AWESOME!
Okay rant over. I just resolved it:
Sonic > Halo
Libby~1 M~ -5