"Aren't you able to abandon him? You have done the same with Backyard Sports, Army Men, Bubsy, Petz, Bubble Bobble, Joe Danger, and other damned franchises."
We won't. We can't. We mustn't. Because Sonic has far more staying power than the above-mentioned series. Sonic is viable as a multimedia universe, not just a game franchise. We are driven by more than just the gameplay. That is why we must hang on: we must save the franchise.