Our friends across the pond had to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal, as the games weren’t released in the UK until Nov. 21, but it didn’t matter because they weren’t too excited to get the game anyway.
This isn’t good news at all for SEGA West’s new Sonic the Hedgehog IP as they invested considerably in the franchise, with an animated TV show, merchandise line and even a whole fan event dedicated to it.
What’s more, both games have been panned critically, with Rise of Lyric currently sporting a 38 Metacritic score and Shattered Crystal a 39. With the games selling poorly and being met with poor reviews, it will be interesting to see what SEGA does with the franchise moving forward. Would you like to see another developer, perhaps even Sumo Digital, try their hand at developing a sequel or would you rather SEGA simply kill the franchise now?