(I would've gotten a better picture of it, but my scanners been broken for a few month's now
I know the game itself was a bust that is now unfortunately considered worse than Sonic 06, but the one thing that Irked me was that of all people, fan-favorite Metal Sonic was spared a redesign. Whether it was simply because they couldn't think of anything or they just didn't want to mess with perfection, he just felt out of place in this world because of how sonic had changed himself. So naturally, being the nosy person that I am, I did a quick doodle that came to mind earlier today and figured I'd share it with you. Maybe I'll release a colored variant in the future, but the point is, metal sonic is supposed to mirror sonic, I'm surprised they didn't try to make an armor variant of his neckerchief or anything >.>
All in all, when redesigning him, I wanted to make sure he was built a bit more solid, as sonic is more melee based than before. So naturally he's sacrificing speed for armor and attack power in order to compensate for dealing with four foes at once (Amy, Knuckles, Tails, Sonic, etc).
Also, ignore the typography to the right, I tried to make it cool but failed XD
Metal Sonic (C) Sega and Sonic Team
Metal Sonic Fan made variant (C) Evilwheatley