Sonic running around a loop-the-loop in Sonic Origins

Sonic Origins Fixes For "A Variety Of Issues" In The Works

July 15, 2022

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Sonic the Hedgehog's official social media manager has promised that fixes for "a variety" of Sonic Origins issues are in the works. Katie "MiniKitty" Chrzanowski also promises more "official messaging" regarding the game when the team has more to share.

What fixes are coming for Sonic Origins?

It's fair to say that the fan response to Sonic Origins has not exactly been positive since its launch in June. Fans have complained about a lack of new content for the games included in the compilation, as well as myriad glitches that weren't present in the original games (owing to their transition to a new engine, most likely). Now, the Sonic the Hedgehog social media manager has taken to Twitter to reassure Sonic fans that the team is aware of their complaints and that the devs are working on it.

 

Sonic taking part in a UFO minigame in Sonic Origins

In response to a fan who says they're still waiting for a patch that fixes Sonic Origins' bugs, Sonic the Hedgehog social media manager Katie Chrzanowski says the team has "been listening" to fan feedback for the game and that the devs are currently "working on fixing a variety of issues". She doesn't specifically name which issues the devs are working on, however. Chrzanowski says that the team will "get some more official messaging out" once there's more information available. It might not be much, but the recognition that there's a problem and that someone is working on fixing it is still better than nothing, I guess.

 
 

Why has Sonic Origins been received so poorly?

In retrospect, we probably should have seen the negative reception for Sonic Origins coming a mile off. The game's release date was revealed back in April alongside a truly heinous DLC plan that was simultaneously confusing as heck and extremely egregious in terms of monetization. Following this, there was the news that all of the Sonic games contained within Sonic Origins would be delisted in their original forms prior to the compilation's launch, meaning that if you don't already own those games, you either play the Origins versions or nothing at all. That would have been fine if the Origins versions of the games were acceptable, but to many fans, it seems that's not the case.

Sonic facing off against Eggman in Sonic Origins
Sonic Origins has not been received well by fans.

So, if you missed out on the announcements and some of the hype, what exactly is Sonic Origins? Well, it's a compilation of four classic Sonic titles (technically five if you count & Knuckles as a separate game): SonicSonic 2Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. These games are available either in their original forms or in an expanded widescreen format that does away with the classic lives system and ratchets up the resolution. As you might expect from a "museum"-style game, there are also unlockable extras to grab like artwork, challenges, and new Missions that you can take on to spice up the gameplay a little.

 
 

Between the Sonic Origins debacle and the poor reception to the initial reveal of new 3D title Sonic Frontiers, it doesn't seem like Sonic is exactly having a grand old time of it right now. Of course, this is arguably a franchise with a history of being somewhat mistreated by its creators, and there's every chance that the Sonic Origins devs can indeed turn things around and make something good of this compilation. The positive reception to Sonic Mania a few years ago shows that there's still a healthy appetite for classic 2D-style Sonic, so I'm rooting for a redemption story on this one. Only time will tell. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info about this.