When it comes to the 3D versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, there really isn’t a whole lot to brag about. While there have been a few games that have been decent, the vast majority have been bad and Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 is easily one of the worst. The game has many things wrong with it, but some loyal fans are attempting to fix that.
The Gistix team is comprised of hardcore Sonic fans and their current goal is to release a version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 that is actually fun to play. While the game is still in the works and has a long way to go, they have released a demo that features a fully-playable level. While you can watch footage of it right here, it is also available to download on PC right here.
While one level isn’t a whole lot to go on, you can definitely tell that some improvements have been made. Sonic’s movement speed has been greatly adjusted to cause a slower startup, which may prove to help with the game’s notorious control issues. There still seem to be some aggravations with the ring dash not always triggering when you want it to, but hopefully that can be chocked up to this being in the early phases.
This is honestly great news to hear, and it only adds to 2017 potentially being the greatest year that the Sonic the Hedgehog series has had in a very long time. Sonic Mania is releasing in Q2 of this year and is a 2D platformer being developed by truly talented people, and the codenamed Project Sonic 2017 is a 3D platformer that aims to finally get Sonic’s 3D adventures back on track. That game will be similar to Sonic Generations in that it features two variants of Sonic, and it will launch in Q4 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.