I wish modern Sonic games still had this artstyle. It's a little '90s, but I'd say it mostly feels timeless. The Sonic Adventure and Adventure 2 boxart still kind of feels like an evolution of it, but I miss the quotes most of all. The Adventure games should have had those deep quotes from Sonic on the covers. I suppose the theme songs sung from the perspective of the characters kind of fill similar roles, but even those have gone away. I just love the idea that, in this universe, "Ask not what others can do for you, but what you can do for others" was a line made famous by Sonic. I figure Sonic is actually a pretty deep philosopher, but doesn't take time to really articulate his thoughts often. He takes his ideas for granted, so he doesn't need to lecture people. But on the covers, and in his theme songs, we get a look at his inner thoughts.