like, what if the only type of character that could exist would be a hedgehog? what if the series was still just 2 main characters? (sonic and eggman) what if most of the cast we've come to know and love... never existed?
To be honest I do agree that the Sonic series has probably a bit too many side characters (aka that term beginning with the Letter S and ending with -y but I won't explicitly state it as it would go against the forums' rules).An old criticism from the mid 2000's that went around a lot was that Sonic had too many friends, but honestly I've never agreed with that viewpoint. In my eyes, it's not that there's too many of them, it's that the writers are terrible at doing anything with them. They are always at their best when they are the main focus of their own stories such as in Adventure or Heroes, and tend to come off as annoying side characters when they aren't the focus. If these characters could stand on their own two feet without needing the spotlight on them, the games would benefit greatly from it.