This time I had a mini-sketch!
I don't know why, but I would drescribe with a few doodles what I think about the too much criticized choice to put Sonic on a gear at Sonic Riders.
We need always remember that Sonic is a game and many thing tend to be simplified, so, some choises that at times may seem unhappy for someone, or just strange or even mechanically wrong...well...they are normal after all (just think that there are many incongruence even in TV series or mangas etc.).
Not that I agree with senselessness, but I don't scandalize in an exaggerated way for one of this without notice that the series is full of that! (Yes...the Sonic serie is full of things that I find senselessness).
Besides the fact that Sonic is on a gear it isn't so absurd, just think that if he wanted to race vs a birds he needed a support, infact gears fly even if mechanically not seems in the game (and Silver make only half meter flying with his telekinesis at 06 XD)...
If someone of you as played with Riders, surely you will be aware that there isn't trampolines or something like that, but only ramps which form pointed you in which direction you need to weight the jump (some times maddeningly too long to do without a gear) for take the shortcut.
If I can give an advice, don't love to spit hate on a something as simple and harmless such a game or a character (some fan may get hurt
) even if many fan do it, it isn't useful. Enjoy the serie, focus on what you like...love and don't waste time to hate! <3