Excerpt: Missed opportunity. That's one way to describe Sonic Generations 3DS. Although it follows the same basic formula as its console counterpart, with classic and modern Sonics working together to save their world from destruction, Sega played things too safely. As a result, the game never comes close to matching the intense moments from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version, while a strange decision will probably leave some hardcore Sonic fans scratching their heads.
Pros: Visually stimulating 3D effects, classic music, challenging Mission mode, spot on Sonic physics.
Cons: Lackluster presentation, cheap deaths, not enough levels, lag filled online play.
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog began life as SEGA's "extreme" rival mascot to Nintendo's Mario, but the speedster has become so much more than a product of the knock-down-drag-out 16-bit console war; the Blue Blur stands as one of the most iconic figures in video game history. Sonic Generations celebrates the hedgehog's two decades of stardom by culling together everything that made the Sonic franchise a success (bright, colorful graphics, insane speed, simple controls) and...
Conclusion: If you are truly a Sonic fan, you will probably love this game. Playing many of the classic levels will bring back childhood memories to all you hedgehog lovers. I'm a little disappointed that modern Sonic doesn’t get a full 3D stage to show the real power of the 3DS. At most, you will get a 45 degree shift to show what’s ahead of you. The replay value makes up for the short and predictable story, bringing many challenges and extra content to the table.