In a recent interview Sega’s Takashi Iizuka has stated that Sega’s promising Sonic Colors wasn’t created to appeal to hardcore gamers and is instead meant to appeal to children between the ages of six and twelve years old.
“We know there are sometimes opinions about control from core gamers, but we’re intending Sonic Colors to be played by children of probably between six and twelve years-old. So, with Sonic Colors we have aimed to make a game that everyone can control and have fun in.”
“So, it’s not really a game for the core gamers. If you take the rail grind, it’s something that’s fast, not difficult but is fun to do and looks great. It’s about making a game that’s right for the core audience of the game.”
– Sega’s Takashi Iizuka