Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic 06 is Better Than Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric are the two Sonic games that are widely regarded as the worst in the series. Which is worse?

I'm one of the people who personally thought that Sonic 06 had more salvagable quality to it than Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Here are ten reasons why.

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1Sonic 06's soundtrack is awesome

One thing Sonic games rarely disappoint on is the music, which makes it all the more baffling why Sonic Boom decided to go for a completely forgettable and unremarkable soundtrack.
I mean come on, Sonic 06 had Zebrahead.

2Sonic 06 feels more like a Sonic game in spirit

Sonic 06 gets huge brownie points from me for trying to re-capture the feel of the Sonic Adventure games. Sonic Boom just feels like a desperate attempt to mash many different genres into a new game with mundane results.

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3Sonic 06 controlled better

The controls in Sonic 06 were twitchy and sensetive, but at least it had better pinpoint accuracy than Boom's complete lack of weight and sense of control.

4Combat in Sonic 06 blended in better with the speed

As basic as Sonic 06's combat was it at least gave you a sense of power taking down hoards of enemies in light fast speed. Charatcers like Shadow and OMEGA were satisfying to play as because of the sense of power they gave you. Sonic Boom made a task out of taking down the smallest of enemies and the combat made the Werehog look deep.

5Sonic Boom has more framerate issues

This is inexcusable. Sonic 06 was a generation behind and was a launch game for the next gen consoles, so it was a bit more understandable. The Wii U wasn't even new when Sonic Boom came out, so how is the framerate even choppier here?

6Sonic 06's story has more good moments

There is a good story in Sonic 06, it just needed more re-writes from the plot-hole ridden mess that came from it. But still there were a lot of great moments of character development and interaction, so I see a lot of untapped potential here.
Boom's storyline was just bland and forgettable. I do miss the times when Sonic stories got more involved and cinematic feeling.

7Sonic 06's glitches are funnier

Of the multitude of glitches in Sonic 06 very few are game killers and a lot can bring about hillarious results (i.e. getting characters into levels they're not supposed to be in). Sonic Boom on the other hand has only one funny glitch (Knuckles infinite jump) and even then it's been patched now (Booo! ).

8Silver is such a unique character

He wasn't fast, but who needs speed when you can pick up and throw things with your mind? Silver's gameplay whilst not having very good physics worked well enough and were a nice change of pace from the usuall fast running affair.

9Solaris is an awesome final boss

Whilst it's probably more satisfying the fact that the game is ending (:P) taking down Solaris made for one epic final battle. The orchestrated remix of His World is outstanding and the controls work well enough for the fight itself.

10Sonic 06 had better voice actors

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11Sonic 06's speed sections have more to do

Whilst frustrating due to sensetive controls the mach speed sections are (For the most part) designed well enough to accomodate for the speed with wide open areas and letting you see far into the distance to plan out your next move before you get there. Sonic Boom's speed sections suffer from the afformentioned framerate issues and the level designs are the equivilant of train tracks.

12Knuckles is actually smart in Sonic 06

He may be gullible but never stupid. Thus, Sonic Boom ruined his characterization.

13Sonic 06 had better composers
14Character designs looked better
1506's graphics were actually semi-appealing

I mean, the game didn't look good by any means, but compared to the jagged, pixelated edges and terrible lighting of boom, 06 is just 100 times easier to look at.

16Sonic 06 had better cutscenes

In Sonic 06 The Cutscenes Wern't Very Good BUT At Least The Characters When Talking Matched What They Were Saying, In Boom Each Character While Talking Looked Real Bad

17Sonic 06 had a better cast of playable characters

While Sonic 06 is not good, at least there were more characters to play as.
Sonic 06: Sonic, Shadow, Silver, Blaze, and many more.
Rise of Lyric: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy (that's it. It's not like any one of them is a great character, let alone amazing. My favorite was Sonic, and he is only good at best). - SelfDestruct

18Sonic 06 has better local multiplayer
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