Well, you can’t say Sega doesn’t know their audience.
This year’s “well, I guess maybe it could be okay, maybe” Sonic game, Sonic Forces, looked incredibly bland from its reveal trailer, especially next to the deliciously retro Sonic Mania. As someone who’s been burned by the Sonic Cycle more than once, I knew I’d be safe in passing on another “modern” outing by the blue blur.
Then they crammed DeviantArt into the game and suddenly I’m on board. I don’t know why either and it makes me so mad.