This is something that's been bugging me for quite a while now. For anyone who claims to enjoy the Klonoa series, I'd like to ask: aside from artistic similarities to Sonic the Hedgehog, what do you truly like about Klonoa? For me, I adore the series with a passion, because the level design and mechanics are very fun and clever, the characters are incredibly lovable, and it has an irresistible style and charm that few other games can match.
The reason I ask this is because I've been seeing more and more of these Sonic/Klonoa fusions from those who claim to like the Klonoa games, and now it seems to be getting out-of-hand. "Super Klonoa", as it's called, is obviously Klonoa mixed with Super Sonic, with almost identical features (unclothed, Super Saiyan, brighter colors, etc.)
First, I'd like to get this off my chest before I say anything else: I don't like Sonic the Hedgehog as a character. I can enjoy some of his games such as Adventure 2, but I just don't like Sonic, nor do I like the rest of the cast (especially Tails). I don't want to go off-topic, so I'm just gonna sum up why I dislike his character: they try to make him seem like a cool-headed show-off kind of hero, but I just find him annoying and kind of an asshole (whereas other characters, like classic Dante, pull the show-off trope much better in my opinion)
You can call me biased or whatever you want, but the reason this bothers me so much, is because this constant fusion of one of my all-time favorite games and Sonic the Hedgehog sends a message to everyone else that the Klonoa series simply does not have what it takes to be a standalone franchise without leeching off the style of another franchise. The only reason Klonoa is related to Sonic at all, is because his Lunatea's Veil design has a somewhat similar anatomy to Tails. Aside from that, Klonoa and Sonic are nothing alike. This is especially bothersome since Klonoa's not that well-known to begin with, and nowadays, the only thing keeping the series alive is the web comic on ShiftyLook. Turning him into a Sonic character doesn't make things any better. I know that people have their reasons for liking something, and I don't want to make any assumptions myself, but claiming to be a fan for the sole fact that it looks like something else is entirely invalid. Visual similarities should be what grabs your attention to the game, not what makes the game truly great
I don't want people to only acknowledge the series as "that game that looks like Sonic." I just want Klonoa to get the attention he deserves, especially for his own merits...
So I ask again, what do you truly like about Klonoa?