Okay so i decided to do this out of the blue (pun intended) and give some thoughts on it.
First things first, i do not hate the more serious type story, in fact i like some parts of it too, but i like to give some thoughts on why they shouldn't be TOO serious of a game.
1. They have a certain charm to them i like.
Ive always like to the lil jokes in any media (if done right) and thats why i like Sonic Boom show so much with all the reference and jokes the writers give and makes me glad they when with the comedy route, and even though i know that the current witers of the Sonic games arent really that well recieved and mostly hated which is understandable, but i always like the humor sometime in the games, mostly in Colors, but still enjoy them.
2. The dont really fit the genre of Sonic very well most time.
Like i said, i like the lil more serious tone that the Sonic series gives, but sometimes its just doesn't work really, at least to me.
Example are 06, no not game play, the story, ya see i didn't like how it took itself seriously which granted it was rush, but still it wouldn't be a good story nonetheless, and really shouldn't be that way at all and be kinda like a Unleashed type story, not a drama story, speaking of which.
3. The reason i didn't get involve with the Archie series that much.
Now i really wasn't interested in Archie that much and the reason is i didn't like all the drama, characters, and story.
I didn't like how some of the game characters acted, i never really cared for the Freedom Fighters that much tho i don't hate them really they're just not interesting to me, and having no connection to the main games, that's just me really.
They just don't really interest me other than the art which is great really, but i don't mind people liking them, it just they weren't for me, which is why i'm one of the few people that's glad SEGA ended them, although i totally respect you being upset at them being done with it, minus "some" people.
So thats it, just wanted to say something i had on my mind and thought i share with you guys and i like to hear what you guys think, also i repeat i do not mind the serious side of Sonic that much, and still wish to keep it, just not too serious.
Anyway, Enjoy the rest of ye day or night depending where ya are doc