10 Video Game Developers Who HATE Their Own Creation

9. Sega - Sonic The Hedgehog (2006)

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Even the most casual Sonic fan will surely remember the universal disdain for 2006's Sonic the Hedgehog reboot, where basically every aspect of the game was widely panned, with many even deeming it the worst Sonic game ever made.

And though Sega has put out their fair share of mediocre Sonic games over the years, they certainly weren't blinkered to how especially poor Sonic '06 truly was.

In October 2010, the publisher made the radical decision to stop selling Sonic games with "average or below average" Metacritic scores, resulting in a number of Sonic games - including Sonic '06 - being delisted from storefronts.

Sega claimed they made the decision to avoid confusing customers and increase the value of the Sonic brand, which is a pretty clear statement of condemnation.

After all, how often does a publisher see so little worth in a game from one of its major IP as to literally not let customers buy it and give them money? In the corporate world, hate doesn't get any more obvious than that.

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