I mean, between the obvious lack of quality and the plethora of glitches, Sonic Boom's rapidly earning its unfortunate nickname of "Sonic 2014". So let's do the math, shall we? In the last decade, out of the many, many Sonic games we've had, only two, that's right, TWO, were worth playing (and you should be ashamed if you can't figure out which ones I'm talking about). Seriously, fuck the guy who thought, "wow, Shadow's so popular, he needs his own game!". Because that's how it all got started. (I could say, fuck the guy who thought Shadow himself was a good idea, because he wasn't, but SA2 and Heroes were actually pretty dang good, though time has been kinder to other games.)
Remember when they basically had to cancel the third game of the Storybook trilogy because the first two were so damn atrocious? You'd think someone somewhere would've understood that wake-up call, but nope. Aside from the aforementioned two miracles (because that's what they're looking like right now), it looks like some puppetmaster's playing with Sonic and pals' dead corpses at this point. Is it Old Yeller time? I'm really starting to feel like it should be. Probably won't, because as long as Sonic's in the title of a game people are going to be suckered into buying it (as seen with the people hopelessly defending Sonic Boom in an attempt to justify their purchase). And as long as it makes money, them anthro carcasses are going to keep dancing.
And yes, I'm aware this particular game was made by a third party, but I'm pretty sure Sega had to greenlight that decision in the first place. Likewise, you can't really put the blame on "being rushed for the holidays", because Sonic 2006 had the same problem, and no one gives THAT a free pass. Heck, in many ways Sonic Boom might have it worse, because 24 hours after release we already have sub-1 hour sequence breaking speed runs, whereas it took even Sonic 2006 YEARS to perfect the glitching aspect.
In closing, quote of the day goes to one MasterLemon:
Sonic Boom doesn’t sound like the game of the year. And I bet all the
Megas in the game will end up on B- at best on Smogon’s viability
ranking. Guess Knuckles was stronger with a Life Orb rather than those