[WARNING!!!! READING AHEAD!!!!]
this is basically a theory, so don’t go crazy when you see something you don’t like >_<
sonic boasts 24/7 that he’s the fastest being in the world but in all of his games he runs at speeds that is close to an F1 car but nothing near the speeds he claims to be able to achieve, lots of gamers go crazy because sonic always says that he can achieve sonic speeds but can sonic actually achieve super sonic speeds?
I used to rage when I see modern sonic games and see that sonic doesn’t go the promised “super sonic” speed but I started to think of why sonic isn’t going the speeds that a fighter jet typically goes.
these are my theories of why sonic isn’t as fast as he claims to be:
1# nobody likes a short sonic game
it’s enough that the current speed of sonic is fast enough to finish a level in less than 5 minutes (if you watches some of the sonic game speed run, people finish the levels in less than 2 minutes), so imagine if sonic ran near the speed of sound, then you would finish levels in 15 seconds.
2# the superman syndrome
if you are an avid superman fan, then you would have enough knowledge that superman is more stronger than he looks but the only time he uses the strength is when he really needs to, the same can be applied to sonic, what would happen if sonic reached super sonic speeds? if you watched videos of objects reaching super sonic speeds, you would notice that it drags a lot of things behind it, generates a loud-deafening sound, imagine if sonic did that on a constant basis, so sonic doesn’t go full speed unless he really needs to.
3# motion sickness for everyone
do you read the health precautions whenever you buy a game? playing a sonic game where sonic goes full speed guarantees nausea, headaches and possible chances of vomiting ( and the last thing you want is a game that everyone avoids)