Last edited by S.O.N.I.C; 01-11-2017 at 08:19 AM.
The games' stories never actually revolve around the main characters outside of Shadow, and Knuckles/Eggman indirectly.
First off, he's been absent for over 10 years from the main games, so no, it's high time he was properly put into the story againwe know everything about him and he got enough spotlight
Second, your idea of needing to know more "things" about a character to justify their appearance only applied to, again, characters like Elise and Chip, whom the story actually center around. Otherwise, Sonic should never show up given we know nothing about him
You do realize this whole "characters being underused" applies to literally the entire cast bar Sonic, Tails, and Eggman, right? Shadow has been used just as much as Rouge or the Chaotix have. Moreover, if you actually took the time to read some of my posts on this thread, I actually do vouch for Team Dark as a whole as well as Team Chaotix being regulars, since both teams' appearances are easy to justify.while the characters are trapped being underuse for a long time like Chaotix and misused like Rouge , SEGA made her damsel in distress for the sake of him.
t's not fair focusing on a character just because you find him cool and ignore the rest of the cast, the other characters have fans you know , and the most they are easier to justify their extence .
I was actually speaking from a story perspective, and quite frankly, Team Dark as a whole has more of a reason to get involved with stopping Eggman and saving the world than pretty much the rest of the cast bar Sonic and Tails, and maybe Amy. But I doubt SEGA will ever replace Knuckles with Amy.