when the age of 16 bit was dying i'd say. as soon as 32x was made sonic was done for. he advanced into the 3D age primitively with sonic 3D which wasn't overly a success...and his games continued to go downhill.
Sonic Adventure 2 was the death of the Sonic Team franchise. There have been some good handheld Sonic games. Sonic Adventure was a great game, I never really understood the animosity that's risen for it lately. It was such a loved game, now it's nothing but "SONIC NEVER HAD A SINGLE GOOD 3D GAME!"
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2009 17:32:14 GMT -5 by Double J
I think they first blew it when they didnt make a "real" Sonic game on the Saturn. People just started losing interest in Ol' Blue in the mid 90s. It didn't help that the Saturn failed, too. The Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure alike were too little, too late. While Sonic Adventures 1 and 2 were great games, they werent enough to save interest in Sonic. Then Heroes came out and it officially went down the crapper. Bringing Shadow back was also a cheap stunt because of his popularity, then they even had the nerve to give him his own game. Sonic died in 2001 with the end of Sega's consoles and Sonic Adventure 2.